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Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to 20 years in jail, fined Rs 30 lakh

Gurmeet Ram Rahim sentenced to 20 years in jail, fined Rs 30 lakh

Haryana
Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, and not 10 as reported earlier, in two cases of raping minors 15 years ago. Special CBI judge Jagdeep Singh said the two sentences of 10 years each will run cosecutively, and not concurrently. The 50-year-old Dera chief has also been slapped a fine of Rs 15 lakh in each case, with the court ordering that Rs 14 lakh be paid to each survivor of the 2002 rapes. A CBI spokesperson said, "Baba Ram Rahim has been sentenced for 20 years. He will remain 20 years in jail as per the sentencing. It's 10 plus 10 years sentence in two cases, and the sentence will run one after the other consecutively and not concurrently, plus a fine of Rs 15 lakh each in two cases."
Dera headquarters practiced their own monetary system

Dera headquarters practiced their own monetary system

Haryana
At Sirsa where the headquarters of the Dera is located, there is a separate monetary system in place. The monetary system introduced by the Dera Sacha Sauda chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim is aimed at tendering change to customers. Located in and around Dera premises, these shops have the word ‘Sach’ (truth) prefixed to their respective names and give out plastic ‘coins’ or tokens of Rs 10 and Rs 5 to customers if they are unable to tender change in Indian currency. These coins, engraved with the words ‘Dhan Dhan Satguru Tera hi Asara, Dera Sacha Sauda Sirsa’, can then be used by the customer to buy items at the ‘Sach’ shops later. In case a shopkeeper does not have any change at his disposal if a customer pays Rs 100 for an item that costs Rs 70, the latter may have to make do with three pl
Haryana achieved sex ratio of 900 girls per 1000 boys

Haryana achieved sex ratio of 900 girls per 1000 boys

Haryana
Haryana achieved a sex ratio of 900 girls as against 1000 boys in 2016, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said today, citing Civil Registration System (CRS) data.This is much in contrast to the statistics of 2011, when Haryana had the worst sex ratio of 834:1000 among all states in the country, he said.The state government had been making concerted efforts to improve the sex ratio, and now it has taken a leap forward by achieving marked improvement in the Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB), he claimed.According to the statistics available for sex ratio, he said that out of 5,25,278 children born in the state from January to December 2016, there were 2,76,414 boys and 2,48,864 girls and the sex ratio at birth touched the mark of 900.He said that none of the districts is below 850...