In pics | Faith and traffic: Kanwarias on the march
The Kanwar Yatra, an annual pilgrimage undertaken by Shiva devotees to places of worship was concluded on Wednesday.Although elaborate arrangements were made by the traffic police for the Kanwaria movement allowing for their safe passage and smooth flow of traffic in NCR, the rush threw road rules out of gear.
Kanwariya pilgrims coming back after collecting Ganges water from Haridwar, in Noida. (Sunil Ghosh / HT Photo)
Devotees wear masks during kanwar yatra in New Delhi (Ravi Choudhary/ HT Photo)
A group of kawarias holding up traffic on GT Road after one of the Kanwarias was allegedly injured by a speeding vehicle (Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
A Police constable dances to the music blaring from a music system during kanwar yatra in Ghaziabad.(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
Devotees perform Puja and Jalabhishek at Shiv Temple in Mayur Vihar. (Sushil Kumar/ HT Photo)
A suspected Khalistani terrorist, Parminder Singh, has been taken on remand by the crime investigation agency for interrogation in the recovery of two SUVs with fake registration certificates. Parminder is among four 'Khalistani' terrorists arrested by Haryana Police in Karnal on May 5 with explosives and arms. Investigators claimed that Parminder had allegedly bought two SUVs bearing fake registration numbers from Nitin of Ambala and Sandeep of Kharar in Punjab, who have already been arrested.
Yamunanagar police have booked former Haryana State Cooperative Development Federation (HARCOFED) chairperson Rameshwar Chauhan and Chauhan's son Varun Chauhan for allegedly duping former civil surgeon Dr Vijay Dahiya of about ₹50 lakh. Chauhan has, meanwhile, refuted the allegations and accused Dr Dahiya and his son Paritosh Dahiya of not adhering to the conditions in a petrol pump partnership deal.
Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Sunday said various digital-driven initiatives started in the past over seven years have made the scope of corruption in the state negligible. Khattar said the BJP worked in the direction of its election manifesto to give transparent, clean administration and corruption-free governance. The chief minister said Haryana has set an example for other states in agriculture and industry as well as in sports and education.
Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP's) Rohtak MP Arvind Sharma on Sunday hit out at Haryana chief minister Manohar Lal Khattar and former co-operative minister Manish Grover. Apologising for his remarks on the Congress and its leader Deepender Hooda last year, the Rohtak MP said he had made the “biggest mistake of his life” by giving a statement in favour of Grover.
Two farmers were trapped in a 40ft deep tubewell pit after a portion of land collapsed when they went down to carry out some maintenance work at Hisar's Saharwa village on Sunday morning, police said. The farmers have been identified as Jaipal Hooda and Jagdish, who had gone down to fix the tubewell motor. At least three more persons were also present on the mouth of the well.