Manohar Lal Khattar: News

Manohar Lal Khattar is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician and two-time Chief Minister of Haryana state. He did his graduation from the University of Delhi while supporting himself by running a shop. He joined the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in 1977 and, in 1980 became a full-time Pracharak. After serving 17 years in the RSS, Khattar was moved to the BJP in 1994 and made Sangathan Mahamantri in Haryana. In 2000, he became the General Secretary of Haryana BJP, serving in this capacity till 2014. He gained a reputation as an efficient electoral strategist and planned campaigns for the BJP in several state and national elections. Khattar was appointed the Chairman of BJP’s Haryana Election Campaign Committee for the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, in which he led BJP to win seven out of 10 Lok Sabha seats from the state. He successfully contested in the 2014 Haryana Assembly elections from Karnal constituency, leading BJP to victory and becoming the Chief Minister. In the 2019 assembly elections, BJP formed a post-poll alliance with JJP and retained power. Khattar became Chief Minister for the second time, with JJP’s Dushyant Chautala becoming the Deputy CM.

13 Mar 2024

Narendra Modi

Lok Sabha elections: BJP releases 2nd list with 72 candidates 

The Bharatiya Janata Party on Wednesday unveiled its second list of 72 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections.

13 Mar 2024


Haryana's new CM Nayab Saini wins floor test

New Haryana Chief Minister Nayab Singh Saini-led government won the floor test in the state assembly with the support of 48 MLAs on Wednesday.

13 Mar 2024


New Haryana CM Saini to prove majority in assembly today

Nayab Singh Saini, who took oath as Haryana's chief minister on Tuesday, will prove his majority in the assembly on Wednesday.

12 Mar 2024


Nayab Singh Saini takes oath as new Haryana CM

State Bharatiya Janata Party chief Nayab Singh Saini was sworn in as the new chief minister of Haryana in Chandigarh on Tuesday evening.

12 Mar 2024


Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar resigns amid BJP-JJP alliance crisis

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tendered his resignation on Tuesday morning after a meeting with Governor Bandaru Dattatreya.

INLD Haryana chief murder: 2 'shooters' arrested from Goa

Two shooters, who allegedly shot Indian National Lok Dal Haryana chief Nafe Singh Rathee dead last month, were nabbed late on Sunday from a resort in Goa.

25 Feb 2024


Haryana INLD chief, former MLA Nafe Singh Rathee shot dead

Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) Haryana chief and former MLA, Nafe Singh Rathee, was shot dead by unidentified gunmen on Sunday evening in Bahadurgarh, Jhajjar district, Haryana.

23 Feb 2024

Farmers Protest

'Delhi Chalo' protest: Farmer groups observe 'Black Friday' today

The protesting farmers are observing a "Black Friday" today in response to the death of 22-year-old Shubhkaran Singh during the agitation in Haryana on Wednesday.

17 Nov 2023


Haryana's 75% job reservation for locals scrapped by court

The Punjab and Haryana High Court has struck down the controversial Haryana law mandating 75% reservation for residents of the state in private sector jobs, calling it unconstitutional.

07 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh likely to get this new name soon

The Aligarh Municipal Corporation has unanimously cleared a proposal to rename the city to Harigarh, per NDTV.

28 Aug 2023


VHP's Nuh Shobha Yatra today, Haryana on its toes

Haryana's Nuh district is on high alert as the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) has planned to take out another "Shobha Yatra" on Monday despite being denied permission.

27 Aug 2023


Haryana: Security beefed up ahead of VHP rally on Monday 

Security has been tightened in Haryana's Nuh district and other surrounding areas ahead of a Shobha Yatra, a religious rally, scheduled to be carried out by right-wing Hindutva outfits on Monday, PTI reported.

06 Aug 2023


Haryana: Nuh hotel from where violence began demolished

The Haryana government continued its anti-encroachment drive for the fourth day on Sunday and razed the allegedly "illegal" three-storied Sahara Hotel in Nuh, Haryana.

05 Aug 2023


Nuh violence: Now, official links bulldozer action to riot culprits

The district administration in Haryana's Nuh demolished several houses and shops of local residents for the third day on Saturday.

05 Aug 2023


Haryana: Medical stores among 45 shops demolished in violence-hit Nuh

The Haryana government on Saturday bulldozed over two dozen medical stores for allegedly encroaching on government land in the violence-hit Nuh district of Haryana, reported NDTV.

04 Aug 2023


Haryana: 250 shanties of 'illegal immigrants' razed in violence-hit Nuh

The Haryana government bulldozed around 250 shanties of "illegal" Bangladeshi immigrants encroaching on government land in violence-hit Nuh district's Tauru on Thursday evening, NDTV reported.

03 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: 165 people arrested, 83 cases in 4 districts

The police has so far arrested 165 people in connection with the communal violence that engulfed Haryana's Nuh and neighboring areas on Monday.

03 Aug 2023


Haryana riots: Internet ban partially lifted for CET candidates

The Home Department of Haryana partially relaxed the ban on mobile internet, SMS, and all dongle services on Thursday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm in Faridabad, Palwal, Nuh, and three subdivisions of Gurugram: Sohna, Manesar, and Pataudi.

03 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: CM seeks more central forces; internet ban extended

Amid the tense situation in Haryana following communal violence in Nuh, authorities have extended the ban on mobile internet and SMS services in parts of the state until Saturday.

02 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Why CM, Deputy CM are contradicting each other

After two days of communal riots in Haryana following a rally by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal, the administration and government are reportedly acting against the perpetrators of the violence while appealing to citizens to maintain peace.

01 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Mob vandalizes shops, food stalls in Gurugram

A mob on Tuesday set a restaurant and a shop ablaze in Gurugram's Badshahpur, a day after violent clashes broke out between two communities in Haryana's Nuh, reported Hindustan Times.

01 Aug 2023


Haryana violence: Internet suspended, schools shut as 5 dead

The death toll in the communal clashes in Haryana rose to five on Tuesday.

13 Jul 2023


Haryana: Woman slaps JJP MLA visiting flood-affected areas

Furious over floods and the breach of a small dam in Haryana's Kaithal district, a woman slapped Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) MLA Ishwar Singh on Wednesday when he arrived to meet those affected by the flood.

12 Jun 2023


Haryana: Farmers block Jammu-Delhi National Highway over MSP demand

Farmers in Haryana's Kurukshetra blocked the Jammu-Delhi National Highway after a mahapanchayat on Monday to escalate their protest against the state government after it refused to buy sunflower seeds at the minimum support price (MSP).

06 Jun 2023


Haryana farmers demanding MSP on sunflower seeds block Delhi-Amritsar highway

Hundreds of farmers in Haryana's Kurukshetra on Tuesday blocked the Delhi-Amritsar highway to protest after the Haryana government refused to buy sunflower seeds at the minimum support price (MSP).

18 May 2023


Haryana: BJP MP Rattan Lal Kataria passes away at 72

Rattan Lal Kataria, a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Haryana's Ambala, died on Thursday at the age of 72.

24 Jan 2023

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Gurmeet Ram Rahim celebrates parole by cutting cake with sword

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh, who is serving a 20-year prison sentence for raping two disciples, was granted 40-day parole from Haryana's Sunaria Jail in Rohtak district on Saturday.

03 Nov 2022


Haryana: MBBS students initially don't have to pay bond fee

The Haryana government has relaxed Rs. 10 lakh bond amount for MBBS students studying in government colleges across the state.

14 Oct 2022

Gurmeet Ram Rahim

Ram Rahim gets 40-day parole ahead of Haryana panchayat polls

Dera Sacha Sauda chief and self-proclaimed godman Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh 'Insan', who is jailed on twin rape and murder charges, was granted 40 days of parole and is set to be released as Haryana panchayat polls will be held within weeks from now.

30 Sep 2022


Gurugram to get the world's largest safari park

Looks like The Millennium city of India is all set to become a little more "wild."

12 Sep 2022


MHA recommends CBI probe into Sonali Phogat death: Sources

The Ministry of Home Affairs has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the death of BJP leader and Tik-Tok star Sonali Phogat.

03 Sep 2022


Sonali Phogat's aide Sangwan was after her property, claims police

Sudhir Sangwan — the aide of BJP leader and TikTok star Sonali Phogat — who was arrested along with four others accused of conspiring and murdering her, is said to have been eying her property.

25 Aug 2022


Sonali Phogat death: Post-mortem reveals injuries; Two arrested for murder

Goa Police on Thursday arrested two accomplices of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader from Haryana Sonali Phogat in connection with her death.

21 Feb 2022


Haryana board exams for classes 5, 8 canceled

The government of Haryana has said there will be no board exams for classes five and eight this year.

11 Feb 2022


Gurugram: One dead, 2 trapped after apartment building's roof collapses

One person died and at least two were feared trapped after the roof of a residential building in Gurugram's Sector 109 collapsed on Thursday evening.

04 Feb 2022


Haryana approaches Supreme Court over stay on private job quota

The government of Haryana has filed an appeal in the Supreme Court of India, challenging the stay on a law providing job reservations to local residents.

01 Jan 2022


2 dead after landslide at mining site in Haryana

At least two people died and several others are feared trapped after a landslide at a mining site in Bhiwani district, Haryana, on Saturday.

29 Oct 2021


500 cops to guard namaz spots in Gurugram after threats

Nearly 500 police personnel will be deployed at five spots in Gurugram where Muslims offer namaz (prayers) on Friday.

16 Oct 2021

Farmers Protest

Who was Lakhbir Singh, the man brutally killed at Singhu?

A chilling murder at a farmers' protest site at the Singhu border near national capital Delhi on Friday made headlines and rattled people across the country.

04 Oct 2021


'Tit-for-tat' against protesting farmers; Haryana CM calls for armed groups

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is at the heart of a controversy after his remarks on the farmers' protest have gone viral.

02 Oct 2021


Farmers protest at Haryana CM Khattar's house; water cannons used

More than 1,000 Farmers protesting against the central government's three controversial farm laws gathered outside Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar's house in Karnal on Saturday morning.

22 Sep 2021


Haryana government to give subsidy on purchase of e-vehicles: CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Wednesday said that the state government has decided to give a subsidy on the purchase of e-vehicles to encourage their use.

11 Sep 2021


Haryana standoff ends as government orders probe into Karnal incident

A week-long standoff between Farmers and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government in Haryana ended today after the fourth round of discussions.

06 Sep 2021


Section 144 imposed in Karnal ahead of farmers' protest

Prohibitory orders banning the gathering of people were imposed in Haryana's Karnal district on Monday, a day ahead of a farmers' planned gherao of the mini-secretariat in Karnal over August 28 lathi-charge episode, officials said.

30 Aug 2021


'Incorrect choice of words': Haryana CM on "smash heads" remark

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar today said that an IAS officer's remarks to "crack the heads" of the protesting farmers were not right.

30 Aug 2021


Lathi-charge on farmers akin to second Jallianwala Bagh: Shiv Sena

The Shiv Sena on Monday termed the lathi-charge on Farmers by the police in Haryana as the "second Jallianwala Bagh" and said the Khattar government has no right to remain in power anymore.

29 Aug 2021


Karnal SDM orders cops to 'break heads' of protesting farmers

A video of Karnal Sub-Divisional Magistrate Ayush Sinha is doing the rounds on social media, where he can be heard ordering cops to "break the heads of protesting Farmers."

14 Jul 2021


Maruti plant not shifting out of Haryana: CM Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Tuesday asserted that car maker Maruti's plant was not shifting out of Haryana and will remain in the state, and said opposition Congress' claims in this regard holds no merit.

21 Jun 2021


Haryana: Extra marks for students nurturing plant saplings, says CM

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday announced a new policy wherein extra marks will be given to those students from classes VIII to XII who will cater and nurture plant saplings.

04 Jun 2021


Khattar directs officials to ramp-up health facilities for third wave

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday directed Deputy Commissioners across the state to ramp up health arrangements at community health centers (CHCs) and to be prepared for a potential COVID-19 third wave.

20 May 2021


Villagers in Jind defy lockdown norms, Hisar locals join in

A number of locals in a village in Haryana's Jind district on Wednesday allegedly defied COVID-19 lockdown norms with some of them marching through the streets and giving various reasons for their actions.

10 Mar 2021


No-confidence motion against Haryana government defeated in Assembly

The no-confidence motion against the Bharatiya Janata Party-Jannayak Janata Party (BJP-JJP) government in Haryana was defeated on Wednesday.

10 Mar 2021


BJP government in Haryana faces no-trust motion; CM Khattar confident

On Wednesday, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government in Haryana, led by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar, faced a no-confidence motion, at a time when farmers' protests have taken over the state.

08 Mar 2021


Bhagavad Gita holds the key to all the problems: Khattar

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday talked about how Bhagavad Gita holds the key to remove all problems of the world. He was inaugurating a part of the Gita Museum built at the Gita Gyan Sansthanam Centre in Kurukshetra.

13 Jan 2021


As fault lines visible, Chautala, Khattar claim BJP-JJP alliance safe

The heat emanating from the farmers' protest is clearly affecting the ruling alliance in Haryana though both constituents — the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Jannayak Janata Party (JJP) — have asserted the government will complete its five-year tenure.

17 Dec 2020


Amarinder, Khattar condole death of Sikh preacher near Singhu border

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Thursday termed the death of Sikh preacher Baba Ram Singh, who was supporting the farmers' protest and allegedly died by suicide near the Singhu Border, "an irreparable loss".

28 Nov 2020


Punjab CM slams Haryana counterpart over crackdown on protesting farmers

Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Saturday slammed his Haryana counterpart Manohar Lal Khattar for the crackdown on farmers protesting against the Centre's three contentious agricultural laws.

01 Nov 2020


Haryana CM says Centre looking to check 'love jihad' cases

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Sunday said that the Centre is looking into ways to check 'love jihad' cases.

06 Oct 2020


Haryana Deputy CM Dushyant Chautala tests positive for COVID-19

Haryana Deputy Chief Minister Dushyant Chautala on Tuesday said that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

02 Sep 2020


Goa CM Pramod Sawant tests coronavirus positive, in home isolation

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed via a tweet on Wednesday that he has tested positive for coronavirus and will remain in home isolation as he is asymptomatic.

25 Aug 2020


Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 31.6 lakh; over 58,000 dead

On Monday, India reported a little under 60,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 31.64 lakh. Over 800 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 58,565.

24 Aug 2020


Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.

10 Apr 2020


Haryana doubles salaries of healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic

As healthcare workers around the world are leading the fight against coronavirus from the front, they are exposed to its threat more than anyone else.

27 Feb 2020

Delhi Police

Delhi violence: Haryana minister says riots are 'part of life'

At a time when politicians should stay away from passing remarks that might amplify violence in New Delhi, a minister in Manohar Lal Khattar's government has shown that's perhaps too much to ask.

27 Oct 2019


Maharashtra government formation in limbo as Sena, BJP's showdown continues

When Assembly results were declared for Maharashtra and Haryana on Thursday, it seemed BJP would easily form a government in the former state.

27 Oct 2019


Here are some lesser-known facts about Manohar Lal Khattar

On Sunday, Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as the Chief Minister of Haryana for a second term.

27 Oct 2019


Haryana: Khattar takes oath as CM, Dushyant becomes his deputy

On Sunday, Bharatiya Janata Party leader Manohar Lal Khattar took oath as Haryana's Chief Minister for a second straight time, along with JJP's Dushyant Singh Chautala, who was sworn-in as his deputy.

25 Oct 2019


Haryana: Gopal Kanda supports BJP, Uma Bharti talks about "values"

Gifted with a fractured verdict in Haryana, BJP reached out to independents to ensure it forms the next government.

25 Oct 2019


Haryana: BJP wooing rape-accused leader. RIP Modi's "Beti Bachao" rhetoric

In Haryana, Manohar Lal Khattar's nationalism-dripped campaign and PM Modi's rallies failed. BJP managed to win just 40 of 90 seats.

24 Oct 2019


Haryana election results 2019: Dushyant Chautala's JJP may support BJP

With the counting of votes reaching conclusion and Haryana set to witness a hung Assembly, fresh reports suggest that the man of the moment Dushyant Chautala's Jannayak Janta Party (JJP) may extend its support to incumbent Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

24 Oct 2019


Assembly elections 2019: How did star-candidates perform in Haryana, Maharashtra?

With each passing hour, the picture of Haryana and Maharashtra assemblies are becoming clearer.