ANSALS

  • Uphaar case:SC judge recuses himself from hearing Ansal's plea June 16, 2014

    New Delhi: A Supreme Court judge on Monday recused himself from hearing a plea of real estate baron Gopal Ansal, convicted in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, seeking its nod to visit London and New York on a business trip. As soon as Ansal's lawyer mentioned the matter, Justice Vikramajit Sen,...
  • Uphaar tragedy: Sushil Ansal goes abroad, SC raises the red flag March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has expressed displeasure over Uphaar case accused Sushil Ansal traveling abroad without the court's consent. Ansal had gone abroad for medical treatment. Sushil Ansal and Gopal Ansal have been convicted by the court to serve 1 year in jail in the Uphaar case. Lawyer...
  • Uphaar fire tragedy: Supreme Court upholds conviction of Ansal brothers March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Wednesday upheld the conviction of Ansal brothers in the Uphaar cinema hall fire tragedy. The SC bench rapped Sushil and Gopal Ansal saying that the two were more concerned about making money than ensuring safety of cinemagoers. However, the two-judge bench differed on quantum of...
  • SC to pronounce verdict in 1997 Uphaar cinema tragedy today March 5, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court is expected to pronounce its judgement in the Uphaar cinema tragedy case on Wednesday. Sushil and Gopal Ansal have sought an acquittal from the Supreme Court. The High Court had reduced their sentence from two years to one year whereas the CBI and victims of the...
  • Cinema halls receive blood-written letters over Sunny Leone's 'Ragini MMS2' screening March 3, 2014

    Some right-wing groups have threatened managers of two reputed cinemas in Ghaziabad not to show "Ragini MMS2", co-produced by Ekta Kapoor, Shobha Kapoor and starring Sunny Leone, saying that it is against Indian culture. Police said that managers of Big Cinema situated in Ansal Plaza Mall in Vaishali area and PVR Cinema...
  • Uphaar case: SC notice to CBI on Ansals' plea seeking release of hall May 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday asked the CBI to explain why it continued to seize the Uphaar cinema premises in New Delhi. The SC directive came after Ansal Theatres filed an application seeking release of the hall for renovation and reuse. The Uphaar cinema fire tragedy in June 1997 had...
  • Uphaar case: Ansal seeks clubbing of 2 criminal cases February 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Real estate baron Gopal Ansal, one of the convicts in the 1997 Uphaar fire tragedy case, on February 2 moved a plea in a Delhi court seeking clubbing of two other pending criminal cases against him. Ansal, in an application filed before Additional Chief Metropolitan Magistrate Gautam Manan,...
  • Uphaar fire: Ansal apologises to victims' family October 4, 2012

    New Delhi: Uphaar cinema owner Sushil Ansal on Thursday apologised to the family members of the victims killed in the 1997 fire tragedy in the hall. Ansal apologised for the fire tragedy which resulted in the death of 59 people and said that he was willing to construct a trauma...
  • Uphaar tragedy: Victims' families hold a prayer meet June 13, 2012

    New Delhi: Family members of victims of Uphaar fire tragedy on Wednesday held a prayer meet in the memory of 59 persons who died in the theatre 15 years ago and urged the government to bring in legislation to deal with such manmade disasters. Association of Victims of the Uphaar Tragedy...
  • Centre acts on wetland sale by UP government February 4, 2012

    New Delhi: The Environment Ministry has reacted to a CNNIBN report about how the UP government had violated environment rules and diverted wetlands in Greater Noida's Dadri to the Ansal group. The ministry has ordered that the work on the project should be stopped. It has also issued a show...
  • Govt to probe sale of Greater Noida wetlands January 20, 2012

    New Delhi: Union Minister of Environment and Forests Jayanthi Natarajan has ordered an investigate into the sale of wetlands in Greater Noida's Dadri by the Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh government sold 2400 acre of wetlands, home to over 5,000 migratory birds to a private builder. "We are extremely concerned about...
  • UP: Mayawati sells wetlands to private builder January 19, 2012

    Greater Noida: In a fresh controversy surrounding the Mayawati government ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls, it has allowed the sale of wetlands near Noida to a private builder. Hundreds of acres of wetlands visited by migratory birds from as far as Siberia and Spain were sold to Ansals for a...
  • SC verdict on Uphaar disappointing: Neelam Krishnamurthy October 13, 2011

    The Convenor of Association of Uphaar Victims Tragedy said no one has respect for public safety in this country. ...
  • Uphaar compensation cut, victims' families upset October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday slashed the compensation relief awarded to the victims of the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire case, disappointing the families who have lost their loved ones in the tragedy. After fighting for nearly 15 years, the Supreme Court verdict on Thursday came as a major setback...
  • SC disappoints us, say families of Uphaar victims October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: Disappointing the families who lost their loved ones in the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire incident, the Supreme Court on Thursday slashed the compensation awarded to the victims of the tragedy. Compensation to the families of deceased older than 20 years has been cut from Rs 18 lakh to...
  • Blow for Uphaar victims, SC reduces compensation October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major relief for Ansal Theatre and Clubotels Ltd in the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy in New Delhi, the Supreme Court on Thursday reduced the compensation payable to the family of those killed in the tragedy. The apex court reduced the compensation for persons above 20 years...
  • Uphaar case: SC verdict on compensation today October 13, 2011

    New Delhi: More than 12 years after the harrowing inferno that snuffed out 59 lives and injured 103, the Supreme Court is expected to deliver its verdict on Thursday on the quantum of compensation to be awarded to the victims of the 1997 Uphaar Cinema fire tragedy. The Delhi High Court...
  • UP: Army embroiled in another land scam December 14, 2010

    Lucknow: Army it seems is also losing land to both public players and land sharks. In a candid admission to a question in parliament last week Defence Minister AK Anthony has admitted that about 220 acres of prime land owned by army in Uttar Pradesh has has been encroached upon....
  • Four killed in south Delhi road accident May 2, 2010

    New Delhi: Four young men were killed on Sunday after their speeding car hit an electric pole and turned turtle near Ansal Plaza mall in south Delhi, police said. "Three youths from Gautam Nagar and one of their relatives from Jalandhar (in Punjab), who was travelling with them in the...
  • Families of Uphaar victims for law to check disasters June 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Families of Uphaar victims on Friday observed the 12th anniversary of the cinema hall fire tragedy, which claimed 59 lives, and demanded a suitable legislation to tackle such manmade disasters and firmly punish the offenders. The families also resolved to fight for enhancing the punishment of culprits, as they...
  • Uphaar case: CBI clean chit to former cop Kanth April 17, 2009

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Friday gave a clean chit to former Delhi top cop Amod Kanth, who was accused of negligence in the Uphaar fire tragedy of 1997 when a cinema theatre in New Delhi caught fire, claiming 59 lives. The move comes as a setback...
  • SC grants bail to Ansals, victims' families unhappy January 31, 2009

    New Delhi: When she started her fight for justice 12 years back Neelam Krishnamoorthy never thought that one day the courts would let her down. The bail for the Ansal brothers in the Upahaar case has left her disappointed. I am very dissatisfied, very disillusioned. The Ansals have been successful...
  • SC grants Ansal brothers bail in Uphaar case January 30, 2009

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court Friday granted bail to real estate tycoons Gopal and Sushil Ansal who were undergoing a yearlong jail term following their conviction for lapses that led to the June 1997 Uphaar theatre fire tragedy. A bench of Justice S B Sinha and V S Sirpurkar granted the...
  • SC judge recuses himself from hearing the Ansals bail January 23, 2009

    New Delhi: Supreme Court judge B N Agrawal on Friday recused himself from hearing the bail plea of real estate tycoons Sushil and Gopal Ansal in the Uphaar fire case after counsel Ram Jethmalani expressed reservations about the matter being placed before a bench that included him. A bench headed by...
  • Delhi HC verdict in Uphaar case satisfies no one December 20, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday upheld the charges against but reduced the quantum of punishment for the Ansals brothers from two years to just one year in the 1997 Uphaar cinema hall fire case that claimed 59 lives. Members of Association of Victims of Uphaar Tragedy (AVUT) who...
  • Ansal brothers held guilty again, jail term reduced December 19, 2008

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Friday upheld the trial court verdict holding real estate tycoon brothers Gopal and Sushil Ansal guilty of criminal negligence in the 1997 Uphaar cinema fire that claimed 59 lives but reduced their jail terms from two years to one. Ruling on a review petition,...
  • Cheer up: Property developers ready to slash prices November 22, 2008

    New Delhi: Houses from some of India's leading property developers will get cheaper as they are ready to respond to Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram's call to cut prices. However, some developers say there is not enough cushion to drop prices further. Leading developers like Ansals and Omaxe could slash property prices...
  • Ansals jailed: Justice at last for Uphaar victims' kin September 12, 2008

    New Delhi: Ten months after being sentenced in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, which claimed 59 lives in 1997, real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal will spend their first night in jail on Thursday. Earlier on Thursday, the Ansal brothers surrendered before the Patiala House Court in compliance with the...
  • Uphaar case: Ansal brothers surrender, taken to jail September 11, 2008

    New Delhi: Real estate barons Sushil and Gopal Ansal on Thursday surrendered before a Delhi court in compliance with the Supreme Court order cancelling their bail in the Uphaar fire tragedy case, which claimed 59 lives. Minutes after the surrender, Shekhar Krishnamurthy who lost his son and daughter in the fire,...
  • SC cancels Ansals' bail for stalling justice September 10, 2008

    New Delhi: Eleven years after 59 people died in the Uphaar fire tragedy, those responsible finally seem to have lost all hope of eluding the law. Real estate tycoons Gopal and Sushil Ansal were convicted in January, but managed to get off on bail. However, now the Supreme Court has stepped...