Varinder Bhatia

Articles By Varinder Bhatia

Khalistan supporter wanted in India among those whose homes raided by police in UK

In February 2015, a court in Patiala declared Gursharanbir Singh a proclaimed offender in the case. The Punjab Police arrested five other men in the case, all of whom were acquitted by the court due to lack of evidence.

Robert Vadra land deal: new FIR, same allegations, and panel report stuck in court

Justice Dhingra committee challenged by Hooda, govt won’t release report until court decides on petition. Will new FIR have a bearing on probe?

How Punjab fights war on drugs

What led to its moves, how they have fared: from STF to death penalty proposal to drug tests for govt staff

New city next to Gurgaon: Eligibility criteria eased for consultants

The last date for receiving applications for selection of consultant, which was due to lapse today, has now been extended till July 16.

Death penalty for drug crimes: How the law changed over time

A 2012 report by Harm Reduction International, formerly known as International Harm Reduction Association, a NGO working globally on the subject of drug trafficking mentioned India as one of 33 countries that retains death penalty for drug related offences.

Larger than Chandigarh, new city will rise next to Gurgaon

The new city is likely to be spread across at least 50,000 hectares, which is larger than Chandigarh (11,400 hectares) but smaller than Gurgaon (73,200 hectares).

Bhupinder Singh Hooda: Will remain a party soldier… not going anywhere

Hooda said, "If you look at the history of Congress, every party president has contributed towards strengthening the party. Rahul Gandhi will also do that. He will expand the party. Karnataka is a recent example."

‘Distance’ shrinks between Jats, Dalits as they pitch tents against Manohar Lal Khattar govt

Among the Dalit protesters demanding justice are a fruit and vegetable vendors, masons, daily wagers. Jat protesters include a retired civil surgeon, a professor, a college principal, an excise inspector, a bank manager.

Permanent questions around temporary jobs

In April 2017, the High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad directed the Telangana government to not regularise services of contract employees appointed after a certain cut-off date.

How Haryana lost a decades-long battle for prime land in NCR heart

What is the story of these 464.6 acres in the Gwal Pahari gram panchayat area, close to the Gurgaon-Faridabad Road?

Simply Put: What now in Gurgaon after SC restores acquisition?

Haryana announced land acquisition in 2004, withdrew it in 2007 after owners had already sold cheap to builders. It was fraud, apex court said on Monday.

Journalist who protested PM Modi visit to Canada part of Trudeau delegation

In April 2015, pictures of Saini holding banners that said, “Modi is a Terrorist”, “Modi you are not welcome in Canada” and “India out of Khalistan” with Air India One in the background had gone viral during Modi's state visit to Canada.

Manesar land scam: Bhupinder Singh Hooda dropped land takeover after request from Ghulam Nabi Azad, says CBI

Within four months of the request, the land was dropped from the acquisition process and Hooda approved the grant of licence to the developer on November 25, 2007. The licence, the CBI said, was issued to the developer on May 7, 2008.

Manesar land scam: Bhupinder Singh Hooda’s officer profited via property sale, says CBI

The CBI has called it a “suspect transaction” and alleged that this Rs 80 lakh loss borne by the couple was “nothing but a reward to Chhatar Singh”.

Padmaavat releases today, Haryana govt is silent, wary

Ahead of Padmaavat's release, the government issued prohibitory orders around cinemas/multiplexes across Haryana and deployed additional forces.

Haryana: Recent crimes against women raise questions about Khattar’s ‘Beti bachao, beti padhao’ efforts

The Khattar government's focus on increasing the piety index of the state, with all the focus on the Gita, Saraswati and cow protection, does not seem to have brought down the crime graph.

Beyond the news: Sweeping changes in always-happy Bhutan, what Surveys show

For, the country’s stunning growth rate is largely “jobless”. The working age population is estimated at 506,611, and the labour force participation is 61%.

Like Congress, like BJP: Nine prime acres for a song — this time for Gita Research Centre

In official government records, the land’s value is shown as Rs 50 lakh per acre. The current market price is estimated at around Rs 6 crore per acre.

On Dera Sacha Sauda’s periphery, two villages that shunned the baba

Villagers say there was bitterness against Gurmeet Ram Rahim after they were ‘intimidated, forced’ to sell land

Dera head, son fell out over Honeypreet’s proposal to merge their businesses

Officials investigating the Dera said that Honeypreet’s insistence that Ram Rahim’s son Jasmeet merge his Kings brand biscuits with the Dera’s MSG products led to a fall out between father and son.