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Politician files complaint against Karan Johar, others over "drug party"

17 Sep 2020

Politician files complaint against Karan Johar, others over "drug party"

Shiromani Akali Dal leader Manjinder Singh Sirsa has filed a complaint against filmmaker Karan Johar and several other Bollywood celebrities over an old party video.

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

20 Jan 2020

Akalis to not contest Delhi polls after differences with BJP

The Shiromani Akali Dal on Monday announced its withdrawal from the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections.

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

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.

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

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.

Haryana: Class-I student attempts to rape classmate; booked under POSCO

02 Sep 2019

Haryana: Class-I student attempts to rape classmate; booked under POSCO

In a shocking incident, a student of Class-I has been booked for attempting to rape his classmate in Sirsa, Haryana.

Did Karan Johar really host the drug party? He reveals

19 Aug 2019

Did Karan Johar really host the drug party? He reveals

A few weeks back, one of Karan Johar's starry bashes, which was attended by Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal etc., had become a raging topic, with SAD MLA Manjinder Singh Sirsa alleging that these celebs were in a "drugged state."

MLA alleges Bollywood celebrities took drugs at KJo's party

31 Jul 2019

MLA alleges Bollywood celebrities took drugs at KJo's party

Karan Johar's recent starry bash, which was attended by Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone, Vicky Kaushal etc., became a heated topic of debate for politicians.

Criminal complaint filed against SRK's 'Zero' for hurting Sikh sentiments

06 Nov 2018

Criminal complaint filed against SRK's 'Zero' for hurting Sikh sentiments

It's been four days since Shah Rukh Khan unveiled the trailer of 'Zero' and it has got the nation buzzing.

Haryana: Woman, 1-year-old daughter killed in roof-collapse due to rains

23 Sep 2018

Haryana: Woman, 1-year-old daughter killed in roof-collapse due to rains

A 28-year-old woman and her infant daughter were killed Sunday morning after the roof of a house, where they had taken shelter, collapsed due to heavy rainfall in Haryana's Sirsa district.

How Ram Rahim is keeping his Rs.1,500cr-empire in the family

02 May 2018

How Ram Rahim is keeping his Rs.1,500cr-empire in the family

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's Dera Sacha Sauda has a new leader. As the 'godman' serves prison-time for rape, his 70-year-old mother Naseeb Kaur has emerged as the new guiding force.

A sneak-peek inside Tera Vas, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's bulletproof house

23 Nov 2017

A sneak-peek inside Tera Vas, Gurmeet Ram Rahim's bulletproof house

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insan was a superstar and he lived like one.

Dera's 'Qurbani League' threatens to kill Ram Rahim's opponents

28 Sep 2017

Dera's 'Qurbani League' threatens to kill Ram Rahim's opponents

The Dera Sacha Sauda's 'Qurbani League' has reportedly issued a threat to kill those speaking against its convicted chief Gurmeet Singh Ram Rahim.

Ram Rahim appeals against CBI court verdict in HC

25 Sep 2017

Ram Rahim appeals against CBI court verdict in HC

Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh has filed an appeal in the Punjab and Haryana High Court against the rape conviction verdict of the Panchkula's Special CBI Court.

The Dera's sinister secrets: 600 skeletons buried in the campus

20 Sep 2017

The Dera's sinister secrets: 600 skeletons buried in the campus

Controversies around the Dera Sacha Sauda refuse to die down. Now an aide of Ram Rahim Singh has allegedly told investigators that 600 skeletons are buried inside its Sirsa headquarters.

Ram Rahim gets a reality check in jail, grows vegetables

20 Sep 2017

Ram Rahim gets a reality check in jail, grows vegetables

A man with a sprawling empire in Sirsa but now inside Rohtak's jail, Ram Rahim Singh is no more than a common prisoner.

Panchkula riots: Honeypreet, Aditya Insan top most-wanted list of 43

18 Sep 2017

Panchkula riots: Honeypreet, Aditya Insan top most-wanted list of 43

The Haryana government has released a list of 43 most-wanted over the Panchkula violence. Ram Rahim's adopted daughter Honeypreet and Dera spokesperson Aditya Insan top the list; the latter is wanted for sedition.

Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

09 Sep 2017

Dera donated 14 bodies for research without necessary death certificates

Stories about the Dera Sacha Sauda keep getting murkier. Even as forces conduct a sweep of its Sirsa campus, the Health Ministry has revealed that 14 bodies were sent by it to a medical college "without requisite permission and death certificates".

Massive sweeping operations at the Dera headquarters, curfew imposed

08 Sep 2017

Massive sweeping operations at the Dera headquarters, curfew imposed

There's heavy security deployment at the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa this morning as forces engage in search and sanitization operations inside the premises.

No question of successor to Ram Rahim, says the Dera

06 Sep 2017

No question of successor to Ram Rahim, says the Dera

The Dera Sacha Sauda has stated that there's no question of appointing a successor to chief Ram Rahim Singh. There has been "no connection with Honeypreet" since August 25, it added.

Huge cache of arms seized from Dera headquarters in Sirsa

04 Sep 2017

Huge cache of arms seized from Dera headquarters in Sirsa

Information has come in that police have seized a huge cache of arms from the Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Haryana's Sirsa.

Sudesh Kumari, the woman who sent Ram Rahim to jail

02 Sep 2017

Sudesh Kumari, the woman who sent Ram Rahim to jail

The conviction of Ram Rahim Singh in two 15-year-old rape cases brought cheer to lakhs: Indian judiciary had upheld truth and refused to bow down to political pressure.

Why did people have blind faith in 'godman' Ram Rahim?

02 Sep 2017

Why did people have blind faith in 'godman' Ram Rahim?

Sirsa wears an almost-deserted look nowadays. The Dera headquarters, once a bustling place, has more or less been abandoned.

Next Dera Chief: Gurmeet's son Jasmeet could be his successor

31 Aug 2017

Next Dera Chief: Gurmeet's son Jasmeet could be his successor

While speculations are rife on who will succeed rape convict Ram Rahim as the Dera head, it's likely his son Jasmeet Insan may be appointed the next chief.

Haryana: Sirsa officials rescue 18 minor girls from Dera HQ

29 Aug 2017

Haryana: Sirsa officials rescue 18 minor girls from Dera HQ

Following Panchkula CBI Special Court's 20-year sentence to Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh for raping two female followers in 2002, Haryana authorities rescued 18 minor girls from the Dera sect headquarters near the state's Sirsa town.

Did you know the Dera had its own currency?

29 Aug 2017

Did you know the Dera had its own currency?

Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh lived life king-size. He owned an empire, so it might not be very surprising to know the Dera even had its own currency.

Ram Rahim gets 20-year jail in two rape cases

28 Aug 2017

Ram Rahim gets 20-year jail in two rape cases

On 28th Aug, Ram Rahim Singh was sentenced to 20 years in prison: 10 years each for two rapes he committed in 2002. The court stated that the sentences will run consecutively and not concurrently.

Ram Rahim verdict: Meet the judge who convicted the "guru"

25 Aug 2017

Ram Rahim verdict: Meet the judge who convicted the "guru"

Fifteen years after the crime, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh was convicted for sexually exploiting two female followers at his Dera Sacha Sauda headquarters in Sirsa in 2002.

The dark secrets of spiritual guru Ram Rahim Singh

25 Aug 2017

The dark secrets of spiritual guru Ram Rahim Singh

Guru Ram Rahim Singh, head of Dera Sacha Sauda, claims to have five crore followers globally. Devotion to him and the sect runs deep among them.

IAF initiates probe into officer's suicide

05 Nov 2016

IAF initiates probe into officer's suicide

The Indian Air Force (IAF) has launched an inquiry into the tragic suicide of Wing Commander, Rakesh Tiwari.