Neeraj Mohan

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

Articles by Neeraj Mohan

Kejriwal to blow poll bugle at May 29 Kurukshetra rally

‘Haryana mein bhi Kejriwal’ and ‘Ab badlega Haryana’ messages of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will disseminate from its first rally being organised in Haryana on May 29
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (PTI)
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal (PTI)
Published on May 26, 2022 01:21 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Life story of famous ragini singer Dada Lakhmi wins accolades at Haryana int’l film fest

Directed and co-written by actor Yashpal Sharma, the 2.5 hour feature film is a heartfelt tribute to famous poet and ragini singer Pandit Lakhmi Chand, who is fondly called Dada Lakhmi
Dada Lakhmi, a Haryanvi film based on the life story of state’s famous poet and ragini singer Pandit Lakhmi Chand, drew a huge crowd and dominated the concluding day of the Haryana International Film Festival. (HT Photo)
Dada Lakhmi, a Haryanvi film based on the life story of state’s famous poet and ragini singer Pandit Lakhmi Chand, drew a huge crowd and dominated the concluding day of the Haryana International Film Festival. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2022 04:41 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Defying govt orders, Karnal farmers begin paddy transplantation

Farmers in several villages of Karnal have started transplantation of paddy, defying government orders that prohibit sowing of the water-guzzling crop before June 15
As per the reports, farmers were seen pumping out groundwater and flooding their fields in Samora, Ramba, Salaru, Sangoha, Sangohi, Darar, Churni and Bibipur villages of Indri block in district in lack of action by authorities. (HT Photo)
As per the reports, farmers were seen pumping out groundwater and flooding their fields in Samora, Ramba, Salaru, Sangoha, Sangohi, Darar, Churni and Bibipur villages of Indri block in district in lack of action by authorities. (HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Karnal: Basmati seeds recalled over poor germination

Dr RN Yadav, principal scientist of IARI’s Karnal regional centre, said the decision to recall the seeds sold between February 25 and April 4 was made immediately after the reports of poor germination surfaced
As per the notification issued by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination. (AP file photo)
As per the notification issued by the ICAR-Indian Agricultural Research Institute’s regional centre in Karnal, the lot of this variety sold between February 25 and April 4 this year, which had the germination capacity above the fixed 80%, has been recalled as there is a possibility of decline in the germination. (AP file photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:25 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Resumption of wheat procurement unlikely to improve Haryana tally

As per the figures of the Haryana food, civil supplies and consumer affairs department, only 42.72 lakh MT of wheat was procured from April 1 to May 15, which is around 50% less than the last year’s 84.93 lakh MT
Haryana mandis are wearing a deserted look as the procured wheat has already been lifted and migrant labourers engaged in operations have gone back with no farmers arriving with their produce. (HT Photo)
Haryana mandis are wearing a deserted look as the procured wheat has already been lifted and migrant labourers engaged in operations have gone back with no farmers arriving with their produce. (HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2022 04:13 AM IST
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Farmers fill pits dug for high-tension electric towers in Karnal village

Thousands of farmers on Saturday filled the pits that were earlier dug up for erection of high-tension electric towers in Bandrala village of Karnal district
The protesters also uprooted the base constructed by the private company for erection of the pylons and threatened to start an indefinite protest until compensation is released. (HT Photo)
The protesters also uprooted the base constructed by the private company for erection of the pylons and threatened to start an indefinite protest until compensation is released. (HT Photo)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Arrested Khalistani terrorists were paid 36 lakh, heroin worth 14 lakh to deliver consignments

Pakistan-based Khalistani terrorists Harvinder Singh Rinda had paid 36 lakh cash and heroin worth 14 lakh for delivery of consignments to four Punjab-based counterparts, revealed the investigators
The investigation agencies of Karnal police have also collected CCTV footage from Amritsar in Punjab, in which the accused were seen accepting money from an unknown person. (iStock)
The investigation agencies of Karnal police have also collected CCTV footage from Amritsar in Punjab, in which the accused were seen accepting money from an unknown person. (iStock)
Published on May 14, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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By, Karnal

‘Arrested terrorist got drugs from Pakistan for payment of delivery of explosives’

Pak-based Khalistani terrorist Rinda had sent a drug consignment along with explosives to accused to fund ops
During the investigation, it was found that with consignments of arms, explosives and grenades, they used to get drugs which they sold to a dealer to get their payments. (iStock)
During the investigation, it was found that with consignments of arms, explosives and grenades, they used to get drugs which they sold to a dealer to get their payments. (iStock)
Published on May 12, 2022 02:26 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Shortage of teachers: Karnal students take to the roads

The students, who were in their school uniforms, were carrying water bottles and hand-written posters slamming the government for turning a blind eye to their plight; many protesters were barefoot, and some were accompanied by their parents.
Students of a Government Middle School in Karnal’s Manchuri village took out a protest march to the mini secretariat in the scorching heat to protest against shortage of staff and lack of basic facilities on Tuesday. (Representative Image/HT File)
Students of a Government Middle School in Karnal’s Manchuri village took out a protest march to the mini secretariat in the scorching heat to protest against shortage of staff and lack of basic facilities on Tuesday. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on May 11, 2022 01:34 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Old Age Samman Allowance: Haryana VB initiates fresh probe into DBT irregularities

Five years after financial irregularities were highlighted in direct benefit transfer of the Old Age Samman Allowance, the Haryana State Vigilance Bureau has initiated a fresh probe into the allegations.
The vigilance bureau has directed all district social welfare officers (DSWOs) in the state to furnish details of beneficiaries who availed the old-age pension scheme between April 2011 to March 2012 to determine whether there were any fake or ineligible beneficiaries of the DBT irregularities. (Representative Image/HT File)
The vigilance bureau has directed all district social welfare officers (DSWOs) in the state to furnish details of beneficiaries who availed the old-age pension scheme between April 2011 to March 2012 to determine whether there were any fake or ineligible beneficiaries of the DBT irregularities. (Representative Image/HT File)
Published on May 11, 2022 01:19 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Mohan and Bhavey Nagpal, Karnal

Haryana Police to bring accused Akashdeep, Jashandeep on production warrant for interrogation

In an effort to trace the network of four suspected Khalistani terrorists, the Haryana police will now take their two Punjab-based accomplices on production warrant for interrogation
The officer said they have not found involvement of the arrested accused in recovery of an improvised explosive device equipped with RDX from Tarn Taran on Sunday. (iStock)
The officer said they have not found involvement of the arrested accused in recovery of an improvised explosive device equipped with RDX from Tarn Taran on Sunday. (iStock)
Published on May 10, 2022 01:04 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Panipat SHO, 2 forest officers on rescue mission hurt in leopard attack

Panipat superintendent of police Shashank Kumar Sawan tweeted a video clip of the leopard’s attack. “I salute their bravery and courage,” he said
Sanouli station house officer Jagjit Singh, Panipat forest department ranger Virender Gahlyan and the forest department’s veterinary surgeon Ashok Khasa were injured in the attack (Video screengrab/Twitter)
Sanouli station house officer Jagjit Singh, Panipat forest department ranger Virender Gahlyan and the forest department’s veterinary surgeon Ashok Khasa were injured in the attack (Video screengrab/Twitter)
Updated on May 08, 2022 06:53 PM IST
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Security agencies interrogate suspected Khalistani terrorists over breach at int’l border

The security agencies are trying to trace the terrorists’ network and the modus operandi they adopted for repeated delivery of arms and explosives from Pakistan
Karnal superintendent of police (SP) Ganga Ram Punia said national security agencies are interrogating them as per their own method and are collecting whatever information they require. (iStock)
Karnal superintendent of police (SP) Ganga Ram Punia said national security agencies are interrogating them as per their own method and are collecting whatever information they require. (iStock)
Updated on May 08, 2022 12:35 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Terror suspects arrested in Karnal were in touch with Pak-based terrorist Rinda for past 9 months

Four terror suspects were active since October last year and had delivered two consignments of explosives, arms and ammunition at Nanded in Maharashtra and Tarn Taran in Punjab, said police officials familiar with the matter
Four terror suspects who were arrested in Karnal on Thursday with explosives and arms were in touch with Pakistani-based Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda for the past nine months through a mobile application.
Four terror suspects who were arrested in Karnal on Thursday with explosives and arms were in touch with Pakistani-based Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh Rinda for the past nine months through a mobile application.
Published on May 07, 2022 01:37 AM IST
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Cops from 3 states tussle over BJP leader’s arrest

The BJP youth wing’s national secretary Tajinder Pal Singh Bagga was being sought by Punjab Police for a case registered over remarks that purported to threaten Delhi chief minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal.
Bagga was charged in the FIR for making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation.(Twitter)
Bagga was charged in the FIR for making provocative statements, promoting enmity and criminal intimidation.(Twitter)
Updated on May 06, 2022 11:43 PM IST
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ByHemani Bhandari and Neeraj Mohan, Hindustan Times, New Delhi/kurukshetra

Day after joint ops, Haryana, Punjab Police lock horns

Three-hour high drama after Kurukshetra SP says Haryana Police had got input from Delhi Police to intercept Tajinder Bagga’s motorcade; BJP leader makes it back to Delhi by evening
The Haryana Police on Friday stopped a team of Punjab cops from taking Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga to Mohali to be produced in a court. (HT Photo)
The Haryana Police on Friday stopped a team of Punjab cops from taking Delhi BJP leader Tajinder Singh Bagga to Mohali to be produced in a court. (HT Photo)
Published on May 06, 2022 04:46 PM IST
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4 gangsters with Khalistan links arrested in Haryana, explosives recovered: Cops

The four gangsters were reportedly on their way to Telangana to deliver the explosives and arms when they were arrested
Haryana Police recovered explosives, arms and ammunition from four terror suspects, in Karnal on Thursday. (ANI)
Haryana Police recovered explosives, arms and ammunition from four terror suspects, in Karnal on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on May 06, 2022 01:43 AM IST
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Four Punjab-based terror suspects caught with explosives in Karnal

Terror suspects from Ferozepur and Ludhiana were in touch with Pakistan-based Khalistani terrorist Harvinder Singh, alias Rinda, and were carrying the consignment to Telangana
The Toyota Innova was taken to the Madhuban police station in Karnal district, where it was inspected with the help of a robot. The police recovered a pistol, 30 cartridges and three containers of explosives weighing 2.5 kg each and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1.3 lakh from the SUV. (ANI Photo)
The Toyota Innova was taken to the Madhuban police station in Karnal district, where it was inspected with the help of a robot. The police recovered a pistol, 30 cartridges and three containers of explosives weighing 2.5 kg each and 1.3 lakh from the SUV. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 05, 2022 04:02 PM IST
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Kurukshetra University to conduct offline exams for the first time in two-and-a-half years

Kurukshetra University is going to conduct theory and practical exams offline from May 17 for the first time in two-and-a-half-years
As per the notification, there will be no restriction on attempting questions unit-wise as the candidates will be allowed to attempt any question. (HT File)
As per the notification, there will be no restriction on attempting questions unit-wise as the candidates will be allowed to attempt any question. (HT File)
Published on May 04, 2022 12:15 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Domestic power supply improves in Haryana, no relief for industries yet

Even as power supply to domestic consumers of urban and rural areas has improved slightly, there is no relief in sight for the industrial sector so far
As per reports, night cuts in industry and agriculture sectors has helped improve supply in domestic feeders. (HT File)
As per reports, night cuts in industry and agriculture sectors has helped improve supply in domestic feeders. (HT File)
Published on May 03, 2022 12:59 AM IST
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ByNeeraj Mohan and Bhavey Nagpal, Karnal/ambala

Rising stray cattle numbers leave Haryana gaushalas crowded

This year, gaushalas were allocated 20 crore for infrastructural needs and 30 crore for fodder
Stray animals are not just a cause of worry for farmers, who say that these enter their fields and damage the crops, but also pose a risk to lives of commuters on highways and city roads.
Stray animals are not just a cause of worry for farmers, who say that these enter their fields and damage the crops, but also pose a risk to lives of commuters on highways and city roads.
Published on May 01, 2022 12:29 AM IST
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By, Karnal

Arhtiyas, mandi labourers in Haryana stare losses due poor yield

After farmers, now arhtiyas and mandi labourers of Haryana are staring at huge losses caused by the poor wheat yield this harvesting season
After farmers, now commission agents and labourers are worried due to low wheat arrivals at procurement centres in Haryana. (HT PHOTO)
After farmers, now commission agents and labourers are worried due to low wheat arrivals at procurement centres in Haryana. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 28, 2022 12:30 AM IST
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Despite ban on sale, transportation, no check on soaring prices of dry fodder in Haryana

Even as may district administrations in Haryana have banned sale and transportation of dry fodder, there is no check on the soaring prices of wheat fodder
The prices jumped from <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>600 to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>700 per quintal in the past two weeks when harvest was at its peak. Fodder traders are expecting the prices of fodder to reach near the wheat MSP of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,015 in the next couple of months. (HT File)
The prices jumped from 600 to 700 per quintal in the past two weeks when harvest was at its peak. Fodder traders are expecting the prices of fodder to reach near the wheat MSP of 2,015 in the next couple of months. (HT File)
Published on Apr 26, 2022 12:47 AM IST
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Yamunanagar medical college to be named after Guru Teg Bahadur: Khattar

Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said Guru Teg Bahadur had made a supreme sacrifice while raising his voice against religious atrocities and injustice, and also for religious freedom and humanity
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Teg Bahadur in Panipat on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar during the 400th birth anniversary celebrations of Guru Teg Bahadur in Panipat on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 25, 2022 12:49 AM IST
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Panipat all set for Guru Teg Bahadur’s 400th birth anniversary celebrations

As per the district administration, arrangements have been made to host over two lakh devotees, including at least one lakh from other states and countries, at the Sector 13-17 ground in Panipat
Officials reviewing security arrangements at the venue of the event at Panipat on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Officials reviewing security arrangements at the venue of the event at Panipat on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 01:10 AM IST
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Worried over private trading of wheat outside mandis, Haryana govt swings into action

Inspection teams formed, checkposts installed to monitor movement and trading of wheat procured without paying market committee fee and rural development funds
Officials have been directed to complete verification of wheat and mustard sold inside and outside the mandi yards during RMS 2022-23, by May 25. (HT Photo)
Officials have been directed to complete verification of wheat and mustard sold inside and outside the mandi yards during RMS 2022-23, by May 25. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 22, 2022 12:42 AM IST
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Haryana Police to increase vigil near UP border in Karnal

Concerned over increasing incidents of criminal activities and theft by gangs from cross-border, the Haryana Police have decided to increase policing on Haryana-Uttar Pradesh border in Karnal district
In the past year, the Karnal police have busted multiple gangs from Uttar Pradesh involved in vehicle-lifting, buffalo thefts and arms smuggling. (iStock)
In the past year, the Karnal police have busted multiple gangs from Uttar Pradesh involved in vehicle-lifting, buffalo thefts and arms smuggling. (iStock)
Published on Apr 21, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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Hassle-free procurement attracts farmers at Adani silos

Weighing, unloading, moisture measurement and online billing – the entire thing takes nearly two hours, providing hassle-free procurement to farmers who bring their produce at the silos of Adani Agri Logistics at Solumajra village in Kaithal
Farmers prefer to sell wheat directly to FCI but say mandis also need to give alternate arrangements for assured MSP. (HT Photo)
Farmers prefer to sell wheat directly to FCI but say mandis also need to give alternate arrangements for assured MSP. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 05:56 PM IST
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Wheat growers of Haryana worried due to shrivelled grains, seek relaxation in procurement norms

Alleging early onset of heat wave badly affecting the crop yield and causing higher percentage of shrivelled wheat grains, farm leaders in Haryana have demanded compensation for the losses and urged the government to not make any deduction in the name poor quality grains
Farmers said agencies do not procure shrivelled grains as most of these grains is already separated during cleaning. (HT Photo)
Farmers said agencies do not procure shrivelled grains as most of these grains is already separated during cleaning. (HT Photo)
Published on Apr 14, 2022 12:46 AM IST
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RTI reply: Haryana spends 29.51 crore annually on 275 ex-MLAs’ pension

The Haryana government has to pay 29
Many politicians in state are withdrawing pensions for five to seven terms, Vidhan Sabha’s reply to Panipat activist’s RTI application states.
Many politicians in state are withdrawing pensions for five to seven terms, Vidhan Sabha’s reply to Panipat activist’s RTI application states.
Published on Apr 12, 2022 01:25 AM IST
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