Among WhatsApp groups under the scanner are the likes of “valley of tears”, “pulwama rebels”, “daftare surat auliyan sophiyan”, “FrEEdom FigHtErz”, “Tehreek E Azaadi123”, “Mugahideen-a-Islam”, “Al Jahad”, etc.
Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh convicted in rape case: On Friday, violence erupted in Panchkula, parts of Haryana, Punjab and even in Delhi after a CBI court convicted Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh of rape.
Today’s violence, given its sudden flare-up and intensity, was startling — but hardly surprising. When Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar appealed for calm a few minutes before the verdict, it was clearly too little, too late.
The Khattar government’s approach to the present crisis has been exactly the same. The Haryana government got its first warning on August 18, when hundreds of dera followers thronged the CBI court in Panchkula expecting that the verdict in the case would be pronounced on that day.
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Carnival Group are in talks with global investment major Blackstone which is a multinational firm founded in 1985 by US-based billionaire and current chairman and chief executive officer Stephen A Schwarzman, and Peter G. Peterson.
The Twitter handle @mlkhattar, belonging to Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar is silent on the alleged lynching of 15-year-old Hafiz Junaid, who was stabbed to death on board a Mathura-bound train in Faridabad on Friday evening.
On June 19, the NGT issued the notice on a petition filed by Lt Col (Retd) S S Oberoi against the Haryana government’s sanction for felling trees in the eco-sensitive Aravalli Hills. The next date of hearing is July 3.
Justice Dhingra’s report, sources said, alleged abuse of power and illegal gratification in the grant of licences while citing examples of how approvals were granted or denied in violation of the law and laid-down procedures.
From the statements of Nailah, Gazdar and two others, NIA investigators learnt that the main source of funding of Naik’s companies was through “donations” and “zakat money received from donors in India as well as abroad”
“My first thought was these children are not going to live long by picking food from the streets. But I did not know how to help them. I did not know much about Indian culture and everyone I spoke to dismissed these children as rag-pickers and thieves," he says.
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