Neeraj Mohan

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

Articles by Neeraj Mohan

Haryana CM Khattar seeks support from khaps to resolve wrestlers’ issue

However, Haryana CM Khattar did not specify what kind of role the khap leaders could play as the matter is already under investigation by the Delhi Police and protesting wrestlers were adamant for the arrest of the WFI chief.

A day after a mahapanchayat of khap leaders in Kurukshetra gave the Centre a week’s time for the arrest of Wrestling Federation of India (WFI) chief and BJP MP Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar has urged khap panchayat leaders to sort out this issue. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Karnal

Arrest WFI ex-chief or we will march to Delhi: Khap leaders

Representatives of over 170 khaps demanded the arrest of former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh.

Arrest WFI ex-chief or we will march to Delhi: Khap leaders
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 12:50 AM IST

Arrest WFI chief by June 9 or face another stir: Tikait to govt

Khap leaders from Haryana, UP and Delhi have given an ultimatum till June 9 to the government to arrest WFI's chairman Brij Bhusan Saran Singh, failing which they will launch a fresh agitation at Jantar Mantar in Delhi. This comes after accusations of sexual harassment by women wrestlers.

Farmer leader Rakesh Tikait speaks during a khap panchayat in Kurukshetra on Friday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 03, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Karnal

UPSC Civil Services Exams-2022: Haryana IPS officer’s son bags AIR 8

13 candidates from Haryana, including 7 girls, have made it to the top 100 candidates' list by clearing the UPSC civil services examinations-2022. The toppers come from diverse family backgrounds.

Ninth rank holder Kanika Goyal with her family in Kaithal.
Updated on May 24, 2023 12:19 AM IST
By, Sunil Rahar, Karnal/rohtak

UPSC CSE results: Haryana shines in UPSC civil services exams 2022

UPSC Civil Services Exams 2022: At least 10 aspirants with links with Haryana -including six girls, have made in the list of top 100.

UPSC CSE results: Kanika Goyal with her father Lakhmi Chand Goyal and Mother Neelam Goyal at Kaithal.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 08:12 PM IST
By, Sunil Rahar

Haryana govt report: Untreated wastewater being pumped into Yamuna, Ghaggar rivers

Water not fit for drinking at six locations in Palwal, five in Ballabgarh, two in Bahadurgarh and one in Nuh district

Untreated effluents from the Dhanaura Escape Canal being discharged into the Yamuna near Nabipur village of Karnal district. (file photo)
Updated on May 23, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Karnal

24 thefts in 23 years: How this Gujarat burglar targeted guests at luxury hotels

Almost 23 years after Jayesh Ravji Sejpal of Gujarat committed his first theft at Taj Hotel in Mumbai by stealing the laptop of a guest in 2000, he targeted 23 more guests of reputed hotels in various cities of the country

The accused, Jayesh Ravji Sejpal, in the Karnal police custody. (HT photo)
Updated on May 20, 2023 11:54 PM IST
By, Karnal

High-yielding hybrid paddy seed prices soar in Haryana

Even the prices of some high-yielding early maturing hybrid seeds in Haryana have reached above ₹400 to ₹500 per kg and the average price of hybrid seed starts at ₹200 per kg. As per dealers, this year farmers are not showing interest in traditional parmal varieties

As the sowing of paddy nursery officially began in Haryana from May 15, farmers are paying higher prices to buy high-yielding hybrid seeds. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2023 02:49 AM IST
By, Karnal

BSEH Class 12: With 99.4%, Karnal taxi driver’s daughter secures 2nd position

As per her marksheet, by scoring 497 marks out of 500, Jasmeet has scored perfect 100 in three subjects — accounts, business study and computer.

As per her marksheet, by scoring 497 marks out of 500, Jasmeet has scored perfect 100 in three subjects — accounts, business study and computer.
Updated on May 16, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana tomato growers stare at losses as prices fall below 5/kg

Harvesting at its peak in region, farmers say they are unable to bear even harvesting and transportation cost

Growers said with traders not showing interest in buying tomatoes, they were being forced to sell the produce to Delhi, Dehradun, Saharanpur, Chandigarh, Haridwar and other cities of nearby states at their own cost.
Updated on May 15, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Karnal

Jan Samwad programmes: CM Khattar strikes a chord with Kurukshetra rural voters

Under the programme, during his three-day stay in the district, the CM attended the events in nine villages

Chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar flags off new bus service from Pehowa to Karnal on Wednesday.
Updated on May 03, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, Kurukshetra

Day 2 of Jan Samvad: Haryana CM Khattar announces relaxation in BPL ration card norms

Haryana CM Khattar made this announcement on the second day of the Jan Samwad programme in Abhimanyupur village of Kurukshetra. He also directed all relevant departments to inform the beneficiaries of this new provision from tomorrow onwards.

In a relief to the below poverty line (BPL) families, Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar announced that families with annual electricity bills up to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>12,000 will now be eligible for BPL ration cards and they will start receiving benefits from this month onwards. (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2023 11:25 PM IST
By, Kurukshetra

At Jan Samvad event, Haryana CM Khattar counters e-tendering criticism

On the first day of Jan Samvad event, Haryana CM Khattar covered Jhansa, Nalvi and Kharindwa villages and interacted with sarpanches from the nearby villages. He also told them about the benefits of the e-tendering system.

Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar’s three-day Jan Samvad (public interaction) with rural dwellers of Kurukshetra district began on Monday where the CM countered the criticism of e-tendering initiative taken by the government. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Kurukshetra

Govt agencies procure 56.04 lakh MT wheat from Haryana mandis

As per the ground reports from major wheat-producing belts of the northern districts of the state, the harvesting is near completion and the day’s arrival of produce in mandis of Haryana has dropped below one lakh MT

As the wheat harvesting nears end, the overall procurement in Haryana has reached 56.04 lakh metric tonnes (MT) against the target of 75 lakh MT fixed by the Food Corporation of India. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 01:17 AM IST
By, Karnal

President Droupadi Murmu bats for more power to women dairy farmers

President Droupadi Murmu on Monday hailed women dairy farmers of the country for their contribution in making the country self-reliant in milk production and stressed on the need to give them more opportunities.

President Droupadi Murmu felicitates degree to the outgoing student at 19th convocation of ICAR–National Dairy Research Institute, in Karnal on Monday. She hailed women dairy farmers for their contribution in making the country self-reliant in milk production. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 12:15 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: Do not support people who are damaging country’s image, says Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar has urged the people of Haryana, especially khap leaders, not to support people who are damaging the image of the country and raising questions over democracy.

Vice-President Jagdeep Dhankhar with his wife Sudesh Dhankhar and Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar at Saint Shiromani Dhanna Bhagat temple, in village Dhanori, Haryana, on Sunday.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana set to miss its wheat procurement target this year

As per information, government agencies in Haryana had earlier predicted to procure 85 lakh MT of wheat but later after consultation with states, the Food Corporation of India (FCI) estimated that Haryana’s wheat procurement target for this season is set to be 75 lakh MT.

As per figures, government agencies have so far procured 58.59 lakh MT wheat from 408 mandis and procurement centres of the Haryana till date. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 22, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: Tardy lifting of wheat delays payment to farmers

Total 47.65 lakh MT of wheat has arrived in the mandis, out of which 44.01 lakh MT has been procured while over 20 lakh MT wheat is still lying in the mandis

Millions of tonnes of procured wheat is still lying in the mandis of Haryana due to tardy lifting, which is in turn delaying the disbursement of payments to farmers. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 01:06 AM IST
By, Karnal

Taraori building collapse: Labourers were packed like sardines in 24 rooms

As per the FIR, there was negligence on the part of owners of Shiv Shakti Rice Mills and the incident could have been averted had timely steps been taken.

The collapse of a three-storey building, which housed labourers of a rice mill, in Taraori of Karnal, has once again brought to fore a much-neglected issue – the poor living conditions provided to migrant labourers by their employers. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 03:04 AM IST
By, Karnal

Karnal tragedy: Building was in poor condition, had alerted owners, says contractor

In his complaint to the police, contractor Ramdev Mehto, who had deputed 70 workers in Shiv Shakti rice mill, said the labour quarters were constructed near the rice mill to ensure round-the-clock availability of labourers

The building accommodating 150 migrant labourers for the past several years was in poor condition with the labour contractor claiming that he had raised the issue with the owner, but required steps were not taken to avert the tragedy. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana: Building collapse leaves 4 workers dead, 20 injured in Karnal

The police said that the incident took place around 3am on Tuesday when at least 150 labourers were sleeping on all three floors of the labour quarters of the Shiv Shakti rice mill

NDRF members engaged in rescue operation in Taraori town of Karnal district of Haryana on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 09:34 PM IST
By, Taraori (karnal)

Atiq killing: Accused Arun Maurya was arrested in 2 cases in Panipat last year, say police

Ajit Singh Shekhawat, SP, Panipat, said Arun Maurya was booked in two different cases of the Arms Act and assault in May and February last year, adding that he was arrested in these cases but later released on bail. He is one of the accused arrested in the killing of Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf

Arun Maurya, alias Kalia, one of the accused arrested in the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf, was booked in cases of Arms Act and assault last year, the Panipat police said. (Getty Images/iStockphoto/ Representational image)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 09:51 PM IST
By, Karnal

55% wheat harvesting done in Haryana

With around 55% of the wheat crop of the total 23.76 lakh hectares under wheat having been harvested, farmers and agriculture experts are of the view that the overall production of wheat in Haryana remains normal.

Though the initial reports suggested that the unseasonal rains had affected wheat crops on 17 lakh acres in Haryana, there is no major impact of the rains on wheat production as the yield remains normal. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:37 AM IST
By, Karnal

Tardy wheat lifting leads to glut in Haryana mandis

The problem is especially grave in the major wheat-producing districts, including Karnal, Kurukshetra and Kaithal, where out of the total 10.15 lakh MT procured, at least 80% is still lying in the mandis. Currently, around five lakh MT wheat is arriving in the mandis on a daily basis.

Wheat at the Indri grain market in Karnal of Haryana on Saturday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 11:33 PM IST
By, Karnal

Nearly 14 lakh MT wheat procured but Haryana farmers await payment

This even as the state government had made tall claims that it is well-equipped to disburse the payments into the bank accounts of farmers within 72 hours of the procurement.

It has been 13 days since government agencies in Haryana started wheat procurement on a minimum support price (MSP) of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>2,125 a quintal but farmers are yet to get their payments. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 14, 2023 02:14 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana farmers, arhtiyas to protest value cut on grains

In a video message, BKU Haryana president Gurnam Singh Charuni has said that there is no clarity in the statement of the CM. He said the government should clarify whether it will bear the value cut for the entire season or a specific period or until the Centre takes a decision in this regard.

Charuni said if the government fails to clarify the matter, farmers and arhtiyas will hold two-hour protests at all market committees from 11am to 1 pm on Thursday. (Gurpreet Singh/HT)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, Karnal

As wheat arrivals pick up, procurement improves in Haryana mandis

Farmers and arhtiyas flay the Haryana government for its decision to impose a value cut in MSP of wheat having shrivelled and broken grains. As the arrival of wheat picks up in Haryana mandis, procurement operations have improved

With the arrival of wheat picking up in Haryana mandis, government agencies have now improved the procurement operations. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 10:26 PM IST
By, Karnal

Slow procurement, lifting in Haryana mandis irks farmers

With the harvesting of the wheat at its peak and arrivals picking up pace, there is a glut in most of the mandis across Haryana, with farmers grappling with not only poor procurement but slow lifting, which has created a space problem

The farmers in the Kaithal district held a protest alleging that their wheat was not being procured by government agencies on the minimum support price (MSP). (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 11, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Karnal

Haryana growers finding it hard to sell wheat with high moisture content

Even as procurement by Haryana government agencies started on April 1, it could not be started in most of the mandis as officials claim that the wheat coming to mandis does not fulfil the required norms for procurement. There are reports that private traders are buying wheat from growers as prices in open market are above MSP.

Wheat growers in northern districts of Haryana are facing difficulties in selling their produce on the minimum support price (MSP) due to high moisture content. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 01:00 AM IST
By, Karnal

Crop flattened, shortage of manual labour adds to Haryana farmers’ woes

Though at least 70% of the crop is ready for harvesting and even government agencies have started procurement operations (from April 1), the shortage of labour and weather vagaries have left wheat growers in a fix.

Farmers harvest wheatcrop at their agricultural fields in Baland village of Rohtak on Tuesday. (Manoj Dhaka/HT)
Updated on Apr 05, 2023 01:04 AM IST
By, Karnal
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