Kalyan Das

Kalyan Das covers crime, transport, human rights and central government offices from Bhopal and Indore.

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Uttarakhand elections: BJP drops 10 sitting MLAs in first list

The ruling BJP on Thursday dropped 10 sitting MLAs and gave tickets to all 11 ministers in the first list of candidates for the assembly elections in Uttarakhand.
Union minister Pralhad Joshi during a press conference to announce list of BJP candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand elections, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Union minister Pralhad Joshi during a press conference to announce list of BJP candidates for the upcoming Uttarakhand elections, at BJP headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 12:11 AM IST
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By, Dehradun

Uttarakhand polls: BJP announces list of 59 candidates, drops 10 sitting MLAs

Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami, his 11 cabinet colleagues and the BJP Uttarakhand president Madan Kaushik have been given tickets to contest from their constituencies without a change
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will contest from Khatima constituency in the upcoming Uttarakhand assembly polls.
Chief minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will contest from Khatima constituency in the upcoming Uttarakhand assembly polls.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 04:10 PM IST
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Will not contest Uttarakhand elections: Trivendra Singh Rawat

In a letter to BJP national president JP Nadda, Rawat wrote that he wanted to dedicate his time “to ensuring the return of BJP in power in the 2022 polls”.
BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat said he will not contest the Uttarakhand elections next month.
BJP leader Trivendra Singh Rawat said he will not contest the Uttarakhand elections next month.
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:41 AM IST
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Expelled Uttarakhand minister for seeking two tickets: BJP

Harak Singh Rawat denied having asked for two tickets and added the party believed some social media reports of him joining Congress
Harak Singh Rawat speaking to the media after his expulsion. (ANI)
Harak Singh Rawat speaking to the media after his expulsion. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 04:44 PM IST
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Haridwar hate speech: Seer Narsinghanand booked for assaulting 3 reporters

The seer, meanwhile, was sent to 14-day judicial custody in connection with the hate speeches he made at a three-day-long Dharm Sansad in Haridwar on December 17-19.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Yati Narsinghanand, who was arrested in connection with the Haridwar hate speech case, has been booked for allegedly assaulting 3 journalists.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:27 AM IST
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Seer Narsinghanand held in Haridwar hate speech case

This is the second arrest in the case registered on December 23 after public uproar as videos of the event were widely circulated on social media and after the Supreme Court sought a response from the state government on what it had done about the alleged hate speeches
Yati Narsinghanand is the sect chief of the influential Juna Akhada, and one of the five accused named in the FIR.
Yati Narsinghanand is the sect chief of the influential Juna Akhada, and one of the five accused named in the FIR.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 01:21 AM IST
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By, Dehradun

First arrest made in the hate speech case

This is the first arrest in the case registered on December 23 after public uproar as videos of the event were widely circulated on social media and comes a day after the Supreme Court sought a response from the state government on what it had done about the alleged hate speeches made at the Dharam Sansad (religious parliament).
Police personnel arrest Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Narayan Tyagi in connection with the three-day-long hate speech conclave in December, in Haridwar.
Police personnel arrest Wasim Rizvi alias Jitendra Narayan Tyagi in connection with the three-day-long hate speech conclave in December, in Haridwar.
Published on Jan 14, 2022 06:36 AM IST
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Accused No 1 in Haridwar hate speech case arrested, others sent notice

Jitendra Narayan Tyagi’s arrest comes a day after the Supreme Court issued notice to the state government on a plea demanding stringent action against those involved in making hate speeches at the religious event held in Haridwar last month
The Supreme Court has given the Uttarakhand government 10 days on a petition over the religious event where some speakers allegedly called for violence against Muslims and Christians. (Screengrab)
The Supreme Court has given the Uttarakhand government 10 days on a petition over the religious event where some speakers allegedly called for violence against Muslims and Christians. (Screengrab)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 09:04 PM IST
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BySandeep Rawat and Kalyan Das

Bulli Bai app case: 3rd accused arrested from Uttarakhand

Hundreds of Muslim women, including vocal activists or top professionals, were listed for “auction” along with their photographs sourced without permission
Mumbai Cyber Police arrested the third accused, Mayank Agarwal, 21. (AP/File)
Mumbai Cyber Police arrested the third accused, Mayank Agarwal, 21. (AP/File)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 11:44 AM IST
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ByVijay Kumar Yadav, Kalyan Das

GitHub row: 18-year-old U'khand woman, Bengaluru engineering student arrested

The arrests were made by Mumbai Police, which is probing two such controversial webpages hosted on the code sharing platform, GitHub. The first web page was floated in July 2021 and the second, Bulli Bai, surfaced on January 1.
Activists pointed out that despite complaints, no action was taken in the July case, and that the pages were meant to demean Muslim women.
Activists pointed out that despite complaints, no action was taken in the July case, and that the pages were meant to demean Muslim women.
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:04 AM IST
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ByManish K Pathak & Kalyan Das, Hindustan Times, Mumbai/dehradun

Uttarakhand girl arrested in Bulli Bai app case is a class 12 pass-out. She’s 18

Bulli Bai app case: The Mumbai police team is waiting for a female police officer to reach Uttarakhand’s Rudrapur town to accompay the 18-year-old to Mumbai where a case was registered on Sunday.
Bulli Bai app case: The 18-year-old girl from Uttarakhand is the second person to have been arrested in connection with the case registered by the Mumbai cyber police for the app on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
Bulli Bai app case: The 18-year-old girl from Uttarakhand is the second person to have been arrested in connection with the case registered by the Mumbai cyber police for the app on Sunday. (Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 04, 2022 07:27 PM IST
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ByKalyan Das

Haridwar event: 5-member SIT set up to probe hate speech case

A five-member special investigation team (SIT) was constituted on Sunday by Uttarakhand Police to probe the hate speeches at a religious gathering in Haridwar
The event where hate speeches targeting minorities were made from was held from December 17-19 in Haridwar (HT PHOTO)
The event where hate speeches targeting minorities were made from was held from December 17-19 in Haridwar (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 05:59 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

10 days after FIR, SIT set up for ‘fair and unbiased’ probe in Haridwar speeches

Haridwar hate speeches: The Uttarakhand Police said a five-member SIT led by a superintendent of police (SP) has been formed “for a fair and unbiased probe” into the December 23 FIR registered for hate speeches at the Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar.
Haridwar hate speeches: Activists of various left organizations shout slogans during a protest against hate speeches at the Dharma Sansad event in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar where some Hindu seers leaders made communally sensitive speeches (AP)
Haridwar hate speeches: Activists of various left organizations shout slogans during a protest against hate speeches at the Dharma Sansad event in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar where some Hindu seers leaders made communally sensitive speeches (AP)
Published on Jan 02, 2022 01:47 PM IST
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Yati Narsinghanand and another seer named in U’khand hate speech FIR

The number of people accused of giving hate speeches at a three-day religious congregation rose to five in the complaint filed at the Kotwali police station in Haridwar.
Yati Narsinghanand
Yati Narsinghanand
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 11:21 PM IST
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Forces’ ex-chiefs write to President, PM Modi on Haridwar, Delhi hate speeches

The letter has also been addressed to CJI NV Ramana, home minister Amit Shah, defence minister Rajnath Singh, Rajya Sabha chairman Venkaiah Naidu and Lok Sabha speaker Om Birla.
AISA and SFI members protest against the alleged hate speech in Haridwar, in New Delhi on December 27. (PTI)
AISA and SFI members protest against the alleged hate speech in Haridwar, in New Delhi on December 27. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 01, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Modi in U'khand: Cong ignored development despite knowing its a border state

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally in Haridwar in the poll-bound state, his second poll-related programme in Uttarakhand.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and other dignitaries in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, on Thursday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami and other dignitaries in Haldwani, Uttarakhand, on Thursday. (PTI)
Published on Dec 30, 2021 11:50 PM IST
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ByAnkur Sharma, , Haldwani/dehradun

Top cop seeks report after officer is seen laughing with hate speech accused

Uttarakhand police chief Ashok Kumar has sought a report from Haridwar’s senior police superintendent over a video that purportedly showed an investigation officer sharing a laugh with the Dharam Sansad hate speech accused
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest over the Haridwar hate speech episode, in New Delhi earlier this week. (ANI)
A demonstrator holds a placard during a protest over the Haridwar hate speech episode, in New Delhi earlier this week. (ANI)
Published on Dec 29, 2021 04:35 PM IST
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Haridwar hate speech case: 2 summoned; accused files cross-complaint

Notices have been served to Jitendra Narayan Tyagi, previously known as Wasim Rizvi, and Pooja Shakun Pandey, alias Annapurna Maa. However, a similar notice couldn’t be served to the third accused, Dharamdas Maharaj.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 29, 2021 07:04 AM IST
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Police yet to summon accused in Haridwar hate speech case

“Police haven’t yet send notices to the three named accused so far in the case to record their statements,” said inspector Rakendra Kataith, station house officer of Haridwar Kotwali police station, where a case was registered on December 23.
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Members of All India Students' Association (AISA), Students' Federation of India (SFI) and other organisations protest against the hate speech during a recent religious gathering in Haridwar, on Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 28, 2021 03:35 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Police add names of two more seers in Haridwar hate speech case

The Haridwar police in its ongoing probe of the case against accused seers who allegedly delivered hate speeches against minorities during a three-day event in the city, have added names of two more seers in the case, said police on Sunday morning
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Screengrab from a video of the 3-day Dharma Sansad event in Haridwar. (File photo)
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 11:56 AM IST
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Day after minister Harak Rawat walks out of cabinet, Dhami says issue resolved

State BJP chief Madan Kaushik and MLA Umang Sharma were among the other leaders who termed reports of Harak Singh Rawat’s exit as ’baseless’
Harak Singh Rawat was unhappy over the issue of a proposed medical college in Kotdwar. (Archive)
Harak Singh Rawat was unhappy over the issue of a proposed medical college in Kotdwar. (Archive)
Updated on Dec 26, 2021 02:16 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

‘He hasn’t resigned, issue is resolved’: Uttarakhand minister’s close aide

On Friday, minister Harak Singh Rawat stormed out of the cabinet meeting citing “government inaction” on proposed medical college in his constituency
Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat. (File photo)
Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat. (File photo)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 12:13 PM IST
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Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned

BJP party state president Madan Kaushik dismissed reports of Rawat’s resignation.
Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned
Uttarakhand minister storms out of cabinet meet, BJP says he hasn’t resigned
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:55 AM IST
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By, , Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Haridwar case: Police verifying videos and identifying seers

A day after it registered a criminal case against several people, Uttarakhand Police on Friday said it is verifying videos of a controversial religious event, where speakers allegedly made hate speeches in Haridwar last week, “to gather evidence against the accused and add more names in the case”
Lucknow, India - Jan. 19, 2018: Syed Waseem Rizvi, Chairman U.P. Shia Central Waqf Board in Lucknow, India, on Friday, January 19, 2015. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times) (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Lucknow, India - Jan. 19, 2018: Syed Waseem Rizvi, Chairman U.P. Shia Central Waqf Board in Lucknow, India, on Friday, January 19, 2015. (Photo by Subhankar Chakraborty/ Hindustan Times) (Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 25, 2021 03:48 AM IST
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By, , Hindustan Times, Haridwar/dehradun

Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh storms out of cabinet meeting, says I resign

Uttarakhand government spokesperson and minister Subodh Uniyal denied that Harak Singh Rawat has resigned. He, however, added that Harak Singh was unhappy over an issue. State BJP chief Madan Kaushik said the party will resolve any issue.
Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat, who joined the BJP from the Congress in 2017, was upset in delays over approvals for a proposed medical college in his constituency. Uttarakhand goes to polls early next year. (Twitter/@drhsrawatuk)
Uttarakhand minister Harak Singh Rawat, who joined the BJP from the Congress in 2017, was upset in delays over approvals for a proposed medical college in his constituency. Uttarakhand goes to polls early next year. (Twitter/@drhsrawatuk)
Published on Dec 25, 2021 12:26 AM IST
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ByKalyan Das and Neeraj Santoshi

U'khand polls: Some parties dividing people for vote bank politics, says PM Modi

“There are some political parties in the country which have always created a divide in the society to appease a section,“ PM Modi said ahead of February 2022 assembly polls in Uttarakhand.
Some political parties have ‘created a divide in society to appease a particular section’ for vote-bank politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. (ANI)
Some political parties have ‘created a divide in society to appease a particular section’ for vote-bank politics, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said. (ANI)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 05:03 AM IST
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PM Modi to launch key corridor in Uttarakhand today

Political analysts said, the ruling BJP will once again depend on the “charisma” of PM Modi to help them win a second consecutive term in the state. The party has planned at least six more rallies of the PM, besides the one in Dehradun on Saturday, before the elections.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects in Uttarakhand, followed by election rallies. (Agencies)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of multiple projects in Uttarakhand, followed by election rallies. (Agencies)
Updated on Dec 04, 2021 06:48 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun

Uttarakhand withdraws Char Dham Act ahead of polls

The Uttarakhand government analysed the report before taking the decision as per a Cabinet subcommittee’s recommendations.
Dhami said the government decided to roll back the law based on the report and the recommendations. (PTI Photo/File)
Dhami said the government decided to roll back the law based on the report and the recommendations. (PTI Photo/File)
Updated on Nov 30, 2021 11:17 PM IST
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Seminar on infrastructure building in Uttarakhand, HP border areas held

On the first day of the seminar, the experts from WIHG, BRO, IIT-R and IIRS spoke on the technical and geological aspects of infrastructure development in the border areas of the two Himalayan states near the Line of Actual Control
Dignitaries during the two-day seminar held by army in Dehradun. (HT Photo)
Dignitaries during the two-day seminar held by army in Dehradun. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 11:10 AM IST
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Political parties look to change narrative in poll-bound Uttarakhand

The imposition of three farm laws was a major issue in Udham Singh Nagar and Haridwar districts, which has sizeable Sikh and Punjabi farmer population, and the ruling BJP had been trying to counter the Congress campaign in the districts
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat at the Ghazipur protest site on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, on December 20, 2020. (HT Photo)
Former Uttarakhand chief minister and senior Congress leader Harish Rawat at the Ghazipur protest site on the Delhi-Uttar Pradesh border, in New Delhi, on December 20, 2020. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 20, 2021 02:16 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Dehradun
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