Neeraj Mohan

Neeraj Mohan

Neeraj Mohan is a correspondent, covering Karnal, Kaithal, Kurukshetra, Panipat and Yamunanagar districts of Haryana.

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The airstrip will be expanded from 3,000ft to 5,000ft. (HT PHOTO)
The airstrip will be expanded from 3,000ft to 5,000ft. (HT PHOTO)

Decks cleared for expansion of Karnal airport

By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON FEB 21, 2021 12:59 AM IST
The total proposed land for this project is 172 acres, 3 kanal and 16 marla. Out of this, 106 acres, 6 kanal and 14 marla belongs to the government of Haryana while the remaining is being acquired from 24 landowners and shareholders of Kalwheri village.
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ernment agencies will begin procurement in April. (GT Photo)
ernment agencies will begin procurement in April. (GT Photo)

Mustard seed prices soar in Haryana, fetch 1500/quintal over MSP

By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:57 AM IST
Mustard seed growers in Haryana are elated as the price of their produce has crossed the minimum support price
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Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayatat in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait addressing a Kisan Mahapanchayatat in Kurukshetra on Tuesday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)

Will hold mahapanchayats in all states to unite farmers: Rakesh Tikait

By Neeraj Mohan, Gumthla Garhu (kurukshetra)
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 01:52 AM IST
Urging farmers to stay united and support the agitation, Tikait said, “They are trying to divide us on the basis of religion, region and size of land holdings. But a farmer is a farmer and we all are united against these laws.”
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Will hold mahapanchayats across the country, says Tikait in Haryana

PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 11:53 PM IST
Gumthla Garhu (Kurukshetra): Bharatiya Kisan Union leader Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his statements in Rajya Sabha and said that the Sanyukt Kisan Morcha will hold kisan mahapanchayats across the country in a bid to intensify the farmers’ agitation against the Centre’s three new farm laws
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Farmers blocking the Rohtak-Jind highway in response to the chakka jam call on Saturday afternoon. (HT Photo)
Farmers blocking the Rohtak-Jind highway in response to the chakka jam call on Saturday afternoon. (HT Photo)

Farmers block Chandigarh-Delhi highway in response to chakka jam call

UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 01:15 PM IST
Haryana Police create alternative routes on NH44 as protesters hold three-hour blockade in Kurukshetra, Karnal and Panipat against the internet shutdown at the protest sites
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Farmer unions have appealed to keep the protests peaceful.(Bloomberg)
Farmer unions have appealed to keep the protests peaceful.(Bloomberg)

Chakka Jam: Delhi-Chandigarh highway blocked at 3 places in Haryana

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 01:01 PM IST
  • Protesting farmer unions have asked local farmers to ensure the Saturday protests remain peaceful and the movement of ambulances, marriage parties and media persons is allowed.
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People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers' protest against farm laws at Kandela village in Jind district in the northern state of Haryana, India,(Reuters)
People attend a Maha Panchayat or grand village council meeting as part of a farmers' protest against farm laws at Kandela village in Jind district in the northern state of Haryana, India,(Reuters)

Will not enter Delhi, say farmers as police prepare for chakka jam

By karn pratap singh, Fareeha Iftikhar, Anvit Srivastava, Neeraj Mohan, New Delhi, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 05, 2021 03:29 AM IST
Home minister Amit Shah met NSA Ajit Doval to review the security situation in Delhi ahead of the farmers’ highway blockade on Feb 6.
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Will not enter Delhi, say farmers as police prepare for chakka jam

By Karn Pratap Singh, Fareeha Iftikhar, Anvit Shrivastava and Neeraj Mohan
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 11:36 PM IST
New Delhi/Karnal Farm unions agitating against three agriculture laws announced on Thursday that no protester will enter Delhi during a three-hour nationwide highway blockade on February 6 in a bid to avoid a repeat of the clashes and violence witnesses on Republic Day
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BKU Charuni has called for resumption of protests at toll plazas in Haryana.(HT Photo)
BKU Charuni has called for resumption of protests at toll plazas in Haryana.(HT Photo)

Fresh turf war in Haryana as farmers resume toll plaza protests; forces deployed

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal
UPDATED ON JAN 29, 2021 02:40 PM IST
  • In Panipat, protesting farmers resumed their protest at the toll plaza in the district on NH 44 and opened the barriers, allowing free passage of vehicles
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Gurnam Singh Charuni. (HT Photo)
Gurnam Singh Charuni. (HT Photo)

Farmers to protest at Haryana’s toll plazas till demands are met: Gurnam Charuni

PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 03:12 PM IST
In a video message, Charuni also warned the BJP-led Haryana government against using police force on the farmers who were protesting peacefully for the past one month
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Actor Deep Sidhu addresses farmers at Ghazipur in New Delhi. (PTI)
Actor Deep Sidhu addresses farmers at Ghazipur in New Delhi. (PTI)

Actor Deep Sidhu blamed for violence

By Surjit Singh, Neeraj Mohan, Zia Haq, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/karnal/new Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:16 AM IST
  • Farm leaders alleged Sidhu — who earlier publicly aired his differences with the Samyukt Kisan Morcha — tried to defame the farmers’ stir.
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Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)
Farmers on a sit-in protest against new farm laws, at Lehra Bega toll plaza in Bathinda, Punjab. (Sanjeev Kumar/Hindustan Times)

Farmers voice disappointment, anger in Punjab and Haryana

By Aneesha Sareen, Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, Amritsar/ludhiana/ Karnal/ Rohtak
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:09 AM IST
  • Even farmers, who were earlier excited about the tractor rally and spent the day glued to their phones and television sets, said the violence on the streets of Delhi and outside the Red Fort weakened the movement.
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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar. (File photo)

Republic Day: Haryana CM’s programme changed, to hoist flag in Panchkula

UPDATED ON JAN 25, 2021 03:12 PM IST
Shifting of Khattar’s programme from Panipat has necessitated change in state Governor Satyadeo Narain Arya’s programme from Panchkula to Haryana Raj Bhawan at Chandigarh
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Haryana Bhartiya Kisan Union president Gurnam Singh Charuni addressing supporters. (HT file photo)
Haryana Bhartiya Kisan Union president Gurnam Singh Charuni addressing supporters. (HT file photo)

Will not disrupt Republic Day functions in Haryana: BKU (Charuni)

PUBLISHED ON JAN 23, 2021 03:45 PM IST
Gurnam Singh Charuni says though protests against political rallies will continue, supporters will not disrupt or oppose any R-Day function lest it sends a wrong message.
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The initiative has been taken with the help of Tinka Tinka Foundation.(HT Photo)
The initiative has been taken with the help of Tinka Tinka Foundation.(HT Photo)

Panipat jail to become first in Haryana to have in-house radio station

By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 06:13 PM IST
  • As per the jail authorities, the RJs included a 24 years old Afghanistan national Nimatullaha, who is in Panipat jail for illegal stay in India without a valid visa.
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The vaccination drive resumed at Kaithal in Haryana after one of the sites was shifted following interruptions caused by protesting farmers.(Agency)
The vaccination drive resumed at Kaithal in Haryana after one of the sites was shifted following interruptions caused by protesting farmers.(Agency)

After farmers’ protest, vaccination centre shifted in Haryana’s Kaithal

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 16, 2021 03:38 PM IST
  • Kaithal superintendent of police, Lokender Singh said that some people were protesting at the vaccination centre and therefore the drive was shifted to the civil hospital.
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Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar addresing the media on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar addresing the media on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

Hry CM calls off meet after protesters vandalise venue

PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:28 AM IST
Khattar’s Kisan Mahapanchayat was aimed to drum up support for the three contentious agriculture laws that have triggered widespread protests in North India, particulary at the borders of the national capital, where farmers have been protesting since November-end.
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's Kisan Mahapanchayat venue in a Karnal village on Sunday was vandalised and has witnessed clashes and protests.
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar's Kisan Mahapanchayat venue in a Karnal village on Sunday was vandalised and has witnessed clashes and protests.

Farmers ransack Khattar's Kisan Panchayat venue, clash with pro-farm laws group

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 05:07 PM IST
  • The protestors, who easily outnumbered the police, vandalised the event venue which led to a major scuffle with the organisers of the Kisan Panchayat.
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Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is holding a Kisan Mahapanchayat in a Karnal village on Sunday(HT Photo)
Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar is holding a Kisan Mahapanchayat in a Karnal village on Sunday(HT Photo)

Khattar's kisan panchayat to support farm laws riles up protesting farmers

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Karnal'
PUBLISHED ON JAN 10, 2021 11:34 AM IST
  • Kisan Mahapanchayat: Additional forces from the nearby districts have been called in and duty magistrates have been appointed to monitor the law and order situation
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The villagers had filed a complaint with the NGT in 2018, alleging that the emission and liquid discharge from the refinery was polluting the air and ground water in the area.(HT Photo)
The villagers had filed a complaint with the NGT in 2018, alleging that the emission and liquid discharge from the refinery was polluting the air and ground water in the area.(HT Photo)

All villagers around Panipat refinery to undergo health check-up by June 30

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 01:16 AM IST
Will be conducted in the next six months to find out the impact on their health due to the pollution caused by the facility as alleged by the locals in their complaint to the agency
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In October last year, Haryana food and civil supplies department had sealed two mills of a Karnal-based trader for not returning 10,696 MT custom milled rice worth ₹37 crore(Representational picture)
In October last year, Haryana food and civil supplies department had sealed two mills of a Karnal-based trader for not returning 10,696 MT custom milled rice worth ₹37 crore(Representational picture)
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Though the police claimed that there was a dip in rape cases, which were 123 in 2019, the rising incidents of child abuse pose a major challenge for the law enforcement officers.(HT Photo)
Though the police claimed that there was a dip in rape cases, which were 123 in 2019, the rising incidents of child abuse pose a major challenge for the law enforcement officers.(HT Photo)
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Farmers organisations had earlier decided to enforce free movement of vehicles at the toll plazas in the state for three days.(HT Photo)
Farmers organisations had earlier decided to enforce free movement of vehicles at the toll plazas in the state for three days.(HT Photo)

Protesting farmers extend toll-free movement in Haryana indefinitely

By Neeraj Mohan | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Karnal
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2020 09:44 AM IST
Protesting Haryana farmers say the toll plazas will remain free of charge for commute as long as the protests at Delhi borders last.
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Kurukshetra University postpones UG, PG exams till February end

By Neeraj Mohan | Hindustan Times, Karnal, Karnal
UPDATED ON DEC 24, 2020 08:50 PM IST
As per the previous schedule, the examinations of the odd semesters of graduation and post-graduation courses were slated to be held in December.
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