Azamgarh

  • 5 dead, 17 injured as speeding car rams into tree June 3, 2014

    Five people were killed and 17 injured when a passenger vehicle in which they were travelling rammed into a roadside tree in Ambedkar Nagar on Tuesday morning. The incident occurred when the vehicle, which was on its way from Baskhari to Akbarpur, developed a technical problem. Despite his attempts, the driver...
  • Three persons of a family killed as truck rams into SUV June 3, 2014

    Three members of a family were killed and four others injured when the SUV in which they were travelling was hit by a truck in Barhad police station area in Azamgarh, police said. The incident took place on Monday night when the family was going for darshans at Vindyachal Dham, they...
  • Akhilesh's angry retort to media on rape cases: Why are you bothered? May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: In what is likely to create more trouble for him, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reacted angrily when asked about the spate of rape cases in his state on Friday. "Have you faced any problem? You are safe, why are you bothered?" he asked a journalist who sought...
  • UP: Murders, rapes, power cuts raise questions over state government May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: The bad news continues from Uttar Pradesh. After the mother of a rape victim was assaulted by the rapist in Etawah and two sisters were gangraped and hanged in Badaun, a minor was gangraped in Azamgarh. The incidents have sent shockwaves across the country and hit international headlines. According to...
  • UP: Four men gangrape minor girl in Azamgarh, no arrests so far May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Four men allegedly gangraped a minor girl in Saraimeer area of Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. The FIR has been filed against the accused but no arrests has been made so far. The incident took place last night when four men allegedly caught the girl and gangraped her in a nearby...
  • HC refuses to entertain petition against Amit Shah May 12, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday refused to entertain a petition seeking its direction to Election Commission for action against Amit Shah for his controversial remark in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Chandrachud and Justice...
  • Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh up for a tough contest in Azamgarh May 12, 2014

    Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh is contesting in Azamgarh other than his home turf Mainpuri in this Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Election map: Key constituencies and candidates in phase 9 of Lok Sabha elections 2014 May 12, 2014

    41 constituencies in three states are voting in the last phase of the 16th Lok Sabha elections.The big battle is being fought in Varanasi with Congress's Ajay Rai pitted against Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and Aam Aadmi Party national convenor Arvind Kejriwal. The fate of Samajwadi...
  • Lok Sabha polls final phase: Modi, Kejriwal among the key candidates May 12, 2014

    Voting has begun for the final phase of the Lok Sabha elections in eastern Uttar Pradesh, northwestern Bihar and southern West Bengal. In the ninth and final round of voting on May 12, a total of 6,61,31,802 voters are deciding the fate of 606 candidates in 41 seats in the...
  • BJP may face the heat in Azamgarh after Amit Shah's 'terrorist' remark May 8, 2014

    Azamgarh: Bharatiya Janata Party leader and Narendra Modi aide Amit Shah calling Azamgarh a haven of terrorists has rubbed the minority electorate in the Lok Sabha constituency the wrong way. Shah's remarks have created a deep resentment amongst the minorities in Azamgarh. The Ulema Council, which came into being in 2008...
  • BJP deviated from development issue in eastern UP: Umer Nadvi May 6, 2014

    Senior research fellow Umer Nadvi said the remark on Azamgarh by BJP's Uttar Pradesh incharge Amit Shah is a planned strategy. He said, "Statements that provoke the people and divert attention from main issues are not appreciated whoever they come from (Azam Khan or Amit Shah)." He added, "The BJP...
  • Jaitley defends Amit Shah, says BJP not polarising voters May 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party dismissed the allegations by the Congress and the Samajwadi Party that it was trying to polarise voters in Uttar Pradesh. Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley defended party's Uttar Pradesh incharge Amit Shah's controversial statement that SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency Azamgarh has become...
  • Mayawati slams Amit Shah over Azamgarh remark, seeks ban on him in UP May 5, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has lashed out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah for calling Azamgarh a terrorist base. "According to the yardstick of Amit Shah, I would say the entire Gujarat state is a base for terrorists. The biggest terrorist in Azamgarh is BJP...
  • Akhilesh seeks EC action against Amit Shah over Azamgarh comment May 5, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Amit Shah for calling Azamgarh a terrorist base. "Since Amit Shah came to UP for campaigning, he has been trying to polarise the state. I hope that the Election Commission (EC) takes notice...
  • Congress seeks EC action as Amit Shah calls Azamgarh a terrorist base May 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Uttar Pradesh in charge Amit Shah raised the poll pitch against the Samajwadi Party government, calling SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's constituency Azamgarh a terrorist base. Speaking in Azamgarh, he accused the SP government of allowing Azamgarh to have become a haven for terrorists. ...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav calls Mayawati 'buaji' May 1, 2014

    Amid controversy over his father's remark against Mayawati, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday called the BSP chief "buaji" (Paternal Aunt) even as her party moved the Election Commission demanding a ban on Mualayam Singh Yadav over his comments. "All those in BSP call her (Mayawati) 'behenji' irrespective of their age....
  • Lok Sabha election: Mulayam to file nomination from Azamgarh April 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav will file his nomination papers on Tuesday from Azamgarh, a town in eastern Uttar Pradesh. Sources said he has strictly directed his party leaders that there should be no major roadshow during nominations. He will reach Azamgarh around 11:50 am by a helicopter...
  • Mulayam files nomination papers from Azamgarh April 22, 2014

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav filed his nomination papers from Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat on Tuesday. The SP supremo is likely to address an election meeting at the ITI ground in Azamgarh. On April 3, he had  filed nomination papers from Mainpuri, pledging loyalty to his traditional seat. He had said...
  • Battle for East UP gets intense, Modi, Kejriwal, Mulayam in the fray March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Poorvanchal (Eastern Uttar Pradesh) has turned into a battleground for 2014. The Samajwadi Party has announced the candidature of its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav from Azamgarh to counter the Narendra Modi effect. Not far behind is the Aam Aadmi Party that is also set to enter the fray...
  • UP, the centre stage of 2014 Lok Sabha elections March 18, 2014

    With the BJP fielding Narendra Modi in Varanasi and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh contesting polls on two seats, Azamgarh and Mainpuri it seems as if Uttar Pradesh has taken centre stage of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh to contest from Azamgarh and Mainpuri March 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is all set to contest from two seats in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections in a bid to counter Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. Apart from his traditional Mainpuri seat in western UP, Mulayam Singh will also be contesting from...
  • LS polls: SP may field Mulayam Singh in 2 seats to boost party's chances March 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav is likely to contest from two seats - Mainpuri and Azamgarh in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections, sources said on Sunday. The Samajwadi Party chief may contest from his traditional Mainpuri seat in western UP and also from Azamgarh as the region has...
  • Elderly man killed in accidental firing at marriage function February 4, 2014

    An elderly man was allegedly killed in accidental firing at a marriage function in Manikpur village in Tehbarpur area in Azamgarh, police said on Monday. 60yearold Bhuwal Ram was injured after a bullet hit him when he was attending the marriage function last night, they said. He was rushed to a...
  • Modi only on TV and in Gujarat, says Mulayam October 30, 2013

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had failed the people of the country and Third Front was the only option for the electorate. Addressing a huge rally in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh, around 270 km from the state capital...
  • Toll in hooch tragedy climbs to 35; excise officials suspended October 20, 2013

    Azamgarh: With 13 more deaths, the toll in the hooch tragedy in several villages of Mubarakpur area climbed to 35 even as Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav took serious note of the incident and suspended five excise department officials. Thirteen people have died since last night after consuming spurious liquor,...
  • UP: 6 dead after consuming spurious liquor in Azamgarh October 18, 2013

    Azamgarh: Six people have been killed after consuming spurious liquor in Azamgarh. Police said another 24 others were taken ill after consuming spurious liquor in several villages in Mubarakpur area. While some people died at home after consuming the countrymade liquor yesterday, others died at a hospital, Superintendent of Police Arvind...
  • UP DGP tells officials to ensure peace during festival season October 9, 2013

    Azamgarh: Uttar Pradesh DGP Devraj Nagar on Wednesday issued directions to concerned officials to ensure law and order during the coming festival season in the state. At a meeting at the circuit house in Azamgarh, he asked the officials to take all necessary steps for maintenance of peace during the festival...
  • How Indian Mujahideen was formed August 29, 2013

    According to reports, IM was established to deny the involvement of Pakistan and its Islamic terrorist groups, especially LeT and HUJI. ...
  • Batla House case: Discontent in Azamgarh over Shahzad's conviction July 30, 2013

    Azamgarh: The decision of the Saket court in Batla House encounter case in Delhi's Jamia Nagar area has come as a huge disappointment for Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. Azamgarh is already facing the charge of being a hotbed of terrorists and the Batla House encounter case and Shahzad Ahmed's conviction...
  • UP: Former BSP MLA, two aides shot dead in Azamgarh, protests erupt July 19, 2013

    Azamgarh: Former Bahujan Samajwadi Party MLA Sarvesh Kumar Singh alias Sipu and his two aides were shot dead on Friday by two unknown assailants in Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh. Soon after he was shot dead, his supporters started protesting against the state government and also set several vehicles on fire in the...