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  • Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till December 25 18 hours 59 minutes ago

    Aligarh: Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said. Dharam Jagaran Samiti, a western UP-based Hindutva group, on Tuesday called off its controversial conversion programme scheduled for December 25, ending days of stand-off. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, while welcoming...
  • UP: School principal beats nursery student to death in Bareilly 21 hours 53 minutes ago

    Bareilly: In a shocking news from Uttar Pradesh, a school principal allegedly beat a nursery student to death in Bareilly. The student's father had been unable to pay the school fees for the last two months. But according to the police, the boy was beaten up because he didn't do...
  • RSS asks Dharm Jagran to call off conversion drive in Aligarh on December 25: Sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 in Aligarh by Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) offshoot Dharam Jagran Samiti (DJS) has been called off, sources said on Tuesday. The exact reasons behind the calling off of conversion are not known but the sources said the...
  • Agra conversion accused surrenders Yesterday

    Agra: Nand Kishore, accused of forcibly converting over a 100 people into Hinduism in an Agra village, surrendered before police on Tuesday. "Agra conversion accused Nand Kishore has surrendered," Agra DIG Lakshmi Singh said. Kishore was the most wanted accused named in FIR in the case and carried an award of Rs...
  • Conversion row: Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve 2 days ago

    Aligarh: Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city. "Following reports that the organizers of this 'ghar wapsi' programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and...
  • 19-year-old ends life after being scolded for taking alcohol 2 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: A 19-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by parents for taking alcohol at Nanu Khera village, police said on Monday. The body of Sunil Kumar was found hanging from a tree on Sunday. He allegedly took the extreme step after his parents scolded him for drinking alcohol,...
  • Won't allow mass conversion in Aligarh under any circumstance: Police 3 days ago

    Aligarh: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 will not be allowed under "any circumstance" and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped in the city, a senior police official said on Sunday. "Under no circumstances will we allow the proposed mass conversation...
  • Will go ahead with its homecoming programme on December 25: Dharam Jagaran Samiti 4 days ago

    Aligarh: Notwithstanding the warning by the district administration, the Dharam Jagaran Samiti -- a western UP-based Hindutva group, has said it will go ahead with its reconversion programme on December 25. "This is not conversion programme but a ceremony to welcome those who had left the Hindu fold in the past...
  • Book passes for Taj Mahal online from Christmas 4 days ago

    Agra: The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) is ready to launch its online entrance ticket booking to the Taj Mahal from Christmas day. Tourism personnel in Agra have welcomed the long pending initiative which hoteliers think will curb unauthorised entry, fake ticket selling and other dubious means to gain entry to...
  • Lucknow shivers at 2.2 degrees as cold wave intensifies 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The north was shivering in the grip of the cold wave which has now intensified over the region as Delhi on Friday recorded its lowest temperature of the season so far while Lucknow saw the mercury settle at a chilly 2.2 degrees Celsius. Rain and thundershowers were tipped to...
  • Agra chaupal: People feel misled after conversion row 5 days ago

    In the center of political uproar are the families who were allegedly forcibly converted and their fate is yet to be decided. ...
  • Agra conversion row: People cry foul play, Opposition uproar in Parliament 5 days ago

    Agra: Barely three kilometers away from Taj Mahal the Ved Nagar slum is trying to reassert it's identity. The slum is home to 200 rag-pickers like Ramzan and is now the center of a raging controversy. Ramzan said that he had no idea the havan ceremony performed four days ago...
  • UP: Police announces reward for main accused in Agra conversion row 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Local police has announced a cash reward for the arrest of Kishori Lal Balmiki, main accused in the "forced conversion" of about 100 people mostly Muslim slum dwellers in Agra to Hinduism, a top official said on Friday. "The Agra police has declared a cash reward of Rs 5000 on...
  • Agra conversion row: Need to form a law against it, says BJP's Vijay Bahadur Pathak 5 days ago

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP leader Vijay Bahadur Pathak said that they were not responsible to stop the conversions going on in Agra. "I am against such conversions, need to form a law against it," said Vijay Bahadur. ...
  • Opposition parties slam UP Governor for Ram mandir remarks 5 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has stoked controversy after he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the wishes of the people of India. ...
  • Agra conversion row: Police hunt for accused Nand Kishore Balmiki 5 days ago

    Agra: The Agra police on Friday carried out several operations to nab Nand Kishore Balmiki, who is named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism. Led by Superintendent of Police Sameer Saurabh and ADM Rajesh Srivastava, police teams carried out...
  • UP teacher held for showing pornographic clip to students 5 days ago

    Mathura: Police arrested a primary school teacher on Thursday evening when parents of students filed a complaint against the teacher accusing him of showing pornographic clips to kids on his mobile. Police Circle Officer Anil Kumar Yadav said a lady teacher also was named in connection with the case and...
  • Ram temple should be built at site of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik 6 days ago

    Ayodhya: Even as a controversy rages over alleged reconversions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday sparked a fresh row when he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of Indian citizens". "Ram Mandir should be built as soon as...
  • Air pollution discolouring Taj Mahal, finds study 6 days ago

    Washington: A team of researchers from India and the US has found that the browning of the Taj Mahal's iconic marble dome and soaring minarets is due to dust and airborne carbon particles. "Our team was able to show that the pollutants discolouring the Taj Mahal are particulate matter carbon from...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks Smriti Irani to set up NAAC regional office in UP 6 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday requested union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to set up a regional office of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the state without delay so that educational institutes can be evaluated and their quality standards improved. In the letter...
  • Awaiting more details on Agra conversion row, will act soon: UP Chief Secretary 1 week ago

    UP Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said that they had not received any authentic information on the Agra conversion and would act only once they got the details of the incident. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man gets seven years in jail for raping minor 1 week ago

    Bhadohi: A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor. Shah Alam alias Veeru, a vegetable vendor, was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kotwali area in August 2011, according to prosecution. Additional district judge Sanjay Pandey held Alam guilty on Tuesday. The judge...
  • NDA government under fire from opposition over alleged forced conversion by RSS offshoot in Agra 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A major row has erupted over the alleged conversion of 100 Muslims in Agra by an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal have claimed that they have re-converted the people to Hinduism at a mass conversion ceremony....
  • Agra: NGOs provide shelter to homeless to survive the chill 1 week ago

    Agra: With the temperature dropping by each passing day and this Taj city enveloped in a misty fog in the morning, night shelters set up by voluntary groups are providing succour to the needy. As official agencies usually keep dragging their feet citing a resource crunch for providing shelter to the...
  • RSS claims it re-converted 100 people to 'Hinduism' in Agra 1 week ago

    Agra: At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the cantonment area. The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal claimed to have organised the joint mass conversion ceremony where about...
  • UP: 19-year-old rapes minor Dalit girl in Sambhal, held family captive for 3 days December 9, 2014

    Lucknow: In a shocker from Uttar Pradesh, a 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her 19 year-old neighbour in Sambhal. The girl and her family were allegedly held captive for three days before the accused fled away. The parents of the girl have registered an FIR against the accused. The...
  • UP government suspends ex-engineer Yadav Singh accused of amassing illegal wealth worth crores December 8, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh after an income tax raid on his residence unearthed crores in cash and jewellery. After the raids, Singh was relieved of his charge and attached to the personnel department. The state government had asked for a report...
  • Delhi rape: Accused Uber cab driver arrested from Mathura, to be produced in court on Monday December 7, 2014

    Mathura: In a major breakthrough, police have arrested the Uber cab driver who has been accused of raping a 25-year-old woman in Delhi on Friday night. Delhi Police traced down the accused to his hometown Mathura, from where the vehicle used in the crime was also impounded. "Prime accused in...
  • Ex-Noida Authority Chairman Yadav Singh on blackmoney SIT radar December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversial Noida Authority official Yadav Singh, accused of amassing illegal wealth, has come under the scanner of the Special Investigation Team (SIT) on blackmoney as it on Saturday asked the CBDT to share information with ED so that money laundering charges could be pressed against him and his...
  • Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti meets family of soldier killed in Naxal attack in Chhattisgarh December 6, 2014

    Kanpur: Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti met the family of a martyr who was killed in the attack by Naxals in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh on December 1. She met the family of CRPF Deputy Commandant BS Verma in Kanpur. Verma and Assistant Commandant Rajesh...