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Man shot dead in food park: Baba Ramdev's brother arrested

Haridwar: Police on Wednesday night arrested yoga guru Baba Ramdev’s brother Rambharat after a person was shot dead  and many others were injured in a violent clash at his Haridwar food park.

Rambharat and a park employee were first detained by the police for questioning. They were later arrested.

Clashes broke out between security guards on duty at Ramdev's Patanjali Food and Herbal Park in Padartha area and members of a truck union, police said.

The members of the truck union were for some time protesting against the firm engaging truck operators from outside of Haridwar for transporting products to market.

They wanted the firm's management to assign the job to local truck owners, SP (rural) Parmendra Dobhal said.

The supporters of the union on Wednesday stopped trucks outside the gates of the firm to which the security guards objected.

A verbal clash ensued followed by fist fighting leading to the security men opening fire at the group of truckers, killing one of them on the spot, he said.                
The deceased has been identified as Balbir (50), who hails from Ethal in Haridwar district.

Four persons belonging to both groups were also injured in the clash, the SP said.

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Baba Ramdev declines cabinet status by Haryana Govt

Sonipat: Yoga guru Ramdev on Tuesday refused to accept the status of cabinet minister given to him by the Haryana Government and said that he would like to work and carry it forward by being away from politics.

"With due respect I refused to accept the offer, would like to work and carry my work forward by being away from politics," he said.

"Whatever work I have done regarding yoga and ayurved, never did it with any greed or profit," he added.

The Haryana Government had on April 13 announced that it would give Baba Ramdev the status of cabinet minister. He was earlier made the state's brand ambassador to promote yoga and ayurveda.

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Baba Ramdev Wrestling with Sushil kumar at Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

Baba Ramdev Wrestling with Sushil kumar at Patanjali Yogpeeth Haridwar

People know him for his expertise in yoga, knowledge of Ayurveda, and sharp comments on corruption and black money - but on Monday Baba Ramdev showed off his wrestling skills in Hardwar.

The yoga guru organised a national-level wrestling and kabbadi championship in the holy city on Monday to mark the 20th foundation day of his ashram, the Divya Yog Mandir. 

Many familiar faces from Indian wrestling attended the event, but ultimately the yoga guru walked away with all the appreciation for his spirit and skills.
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