BUNDELKHAND

  • Uma Bharti slams SP over law and order situation, accused UP government of 'shielding rapists' July 20, 2014

    Union Minister Uma Bharti slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the deteriorating law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of "shielding" criminals and rapists. "There is no law and order in UP. The state government is shielding criminals and rapists," Bharti said during a press conference in Lalitpur...
  • Gadkari allows allocation of Rs 32 crore to UP to deal with droughtlike situation July 18, 2014

    Centre has allowed release of Rs 32 crore to Uttar Pradesh as a special case to mitigate "acute drought like situations" due to deficiency in rainfall, particularly in Bundelkhand region. Official sources said Rural Development Minister Nitin Gadkari allowed the allocation to the Samajwadi Partyruled state as first instalment under the...
  • MP Governor moots proposal to set up Chatrasal University in Bundelkhand June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav has initiated a proposal to establish the Chatrasal University in the backward Bundelkhand region. "The Governor has directed the government to immediately consider a proposal to establish Chatrasal University in the backward Bundelkhand region to spread education in the area," an official release said on...
  • Election Yatra: Battle for Bundelkhand April 29, 2014

    With the 2014 Lok Sabha elections underway, CNNIBN's Shreya Dhoundial visits Bundelkhand to find out the views of the voters on the candidates from their constituencies. Out of the 80 constituencies in Uttar Pradesh, Bundelkhand has 4 constituencies Banda, Jhansi, Hamirpur and Jalaun which will vote on April...
  • In Bundelkhand, exdacoit fights election on SP ticket April 28, 2014

    Bundelkhand: If dacoits in Bundelkhand's BandaChitrakoot constituency have their way, then one of their own will be representing them in the 16th Lok Sabha. Not just that, many gangs in their campaigns have issued a diktat to villagers that they must vote for the former outlaw. It is said that Chitrakoot...
  • In Bundelkhand, dacoits still call the shots April 21, 2014

    In Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh, power still flows from the barrel of the gun, where - believe it or not - dacoits play a key role in deciding who will win the five parliamentary seats from the region. The gang of Sudesh Patel, more popularly known as Balkhariya, has been...
  • 'Pravasi chidiya' Uma Bharti lying about Bundelkhand, alleges Congress's Pradeep Jain April 18, 2014

    Terming his rival contestant Uma Bharti a 'pravasi chidiya', sitting Congress MP from Jhansi Pradeep Jain has assured the voters in Jhansi that his party will ensure a separate Bundelkhand state, which, he said has not even found mention in BJP's poll manifesto. Asserting that Congress has always been in favour...
  • Actor Raja Bundela to seek separate statehood for Bundelkhand April 11, 2014

    Movie actor and BJP leader Raja Bundela said in Bhopal on Thursday that he would raise the issue of a separate state of Bundelkhand at the party forum, at an appropriate time after the polls. "I am very much committed to the cause of a separate Bundelkhand state, but this is...
  • Uma Bharti promises separate Bundelkhand to voters in Jhansi April 10, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Uma Bharti has promised voters here a separate Bundelkhand state within three years, if her party is voted to power at the Centre. "I am always in favour of separate Bundelkhand state. If my party is voted to power, I will ensure that Bundelkhand is made separate state...
  • Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers attack Congress office, beat up party members March 28, 2014

    Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers on Friday protested outside Congress office in Lucknow. Sena workers ransacked the office and beat up the Congress workers as the party had no package for Bundelkhand in their election manifesto for Lok Sabha polls. Police then lathicharged the sena workers and chased them away. Congress party...
  • Lucknow: Congress office ransacked by Bundelkhand Vikas Sena workers March 28, 2014

    Lucknow: Suspected workers of the Bundelkhand Vikas Sena on Friday ransacked the Congress office in Lucknow. They also beat up local Congress workers present at the office. According to police officials, the BVS workers were protesting against the Congress manifesto saying it did not have any package for Bundelkhand. The police had...
  • PMT scam: 153 medical students suspended for admission using 'unfair means' January 15, 2014

    Over 150 students have been suspended by the deans of three medical colleges in Madhya Pradesh for allegedly using "unfair means" to clear PreMedical Tests (PMT) conducted between 2006 and 2012 to secure admission to MBBS course. Confirming this, Director, Medical Education Dr SS Khushwaha said that all these 153 students...
  • Rahul hits out at SP government, says Centre funds not reaching people October 30, 2013

    Hamirpur: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday hit out at the Samajwadi Party saying the Uttar Pradesh state government was not passing the benefits of the Central government schemes to the people. While addressing a rally in Hamirpur district, Rahul missed no chance to attack the state government and take...
  • Modi mocks Rahul, says he talks only about his family and not the poor October 25, 2013

    Jhansi: Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took a dig at Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, accusing him of talking only about his family and emotional issues and not about the problems plaguing India. Modi, who mockingly called the Congress MP "shahzade" (prince), pointed to Rahul's election speeches...
  • LIVE: Rahul Gandhi must apologise to the youth of Muzaffarnagar, says Narendra Modi October 25, 2013

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Narendra Modi will address a Vijay Shankhnaad rally on Friday in Jhansi of the Bundelkhand region, which has been long considered a bastion of the SP and BSP. The rally, 313 km from Lucknow, is the second in Uttar Pradesh out...
  • US to help UP minimise postharvest losses September 24, 2013

    The US will extend support to the Uttar Pradesh government to minimise postharvest losses in the state's agriculture produce, officials said on Tuesday. The US would also help the state farmers in growing cotton, spices and olives in Bundelkhand. This was discussed at a meeting between Chief Minister Akhikesh Yadav and the...
  • If needed, will support demand for separate Bundelkhand: Beni Verma August 8, 2013

    Union Steel Minister Beni Prasad Verma on Thursday expressed concern over the backwardness of Bundelkhand region and said that if required, he would support the demand for a separate state to be set up there. But Verma assured that were Congress to retain power at the Centre after the 2014 general...
  • SP MP violates party line, pitches for Bundelkhand August 1, 2013

    Taking a line different from its party which is opposed to creation of smaller states, a ruling Samajwadi Party MP on Thursday supported a separate Bundelkhand state and said he would raise the issue in the coming monsoon session of Parliament. "Bundelkhand is one of the most backward regions and...
  • The Last Word: Telangana Has the govt opened a pandora's box of others demands for separate states? July 31, 2013

    A day after the government gave its green signal to the formation of the 29th state, Telangana, demands for more smaller states from different regions grew louder. ...
  • Telangana fallout: Demands for new states in other regions grow louder July 31, 2013

    Hyderabad: A day after the government gave its green signal to the formation of the 29th state, Telangana, demands for more smaller states from different regions grew louder. While Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Wednesday reiterated her demand to divide Uttar Pradesh into four new states, Civil Aviation...
  • Mayawati welcomes Telangana, renews demand to split UP July 31, 2013

    Lucknow: Taking a cue from the Telangana statehood announcement, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has reiterated her demand of dividing Uttar Pradesh into four smaller states. Welcoming Telangana, Mayawati on Wednesday said, "We welcome this decision of making Telangana, the BSP always advocates smaller states and governance units." Reiterating her demand...
  • Drought: Debt killing Uttar Pradesh farmers August 4, 2012

    Bundelkhand: As India faces partial drought, CNNIBN visits Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh where over 90 per cent of the farmers are now debt ridden and at the mercy of moneylenders after banks fail them yet again. There is no glimmer of hope to the starving family of Kamta, the future looks...
  • UP: No rain, all pain for Bundelkhand farmers July 30, 2012

    Bundelkhand: With the alarming droughtlike situation across the country, farmer suicide cases in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand continue to mount. Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has sounded the warning and asked states to take effective measures to tackle the crisis. Kamta, a farmer from Bundelkhand took a loan of Rs one...
  • Bundelkhand: Debt leads two farmers to suicide May 2, 2012

    Jhansi/Mahoba: Two farmers, who according to their families were in huge debt, committed suicide in Jhansi and Mahoba areas of Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh. In the first case, farmer Rajkumar owed the bank Rs 80000. It was a loan that his father had taken. The worries of Rajkumar increased when his...
  • No action against Siddiqui, UP govt tells Lokayukta February 27, 2012

    New Delhi: The UP government on Monday informed the State Lokayukta that it was not possible to take action against senior Cabinet minister Naseemuddin Siddiqui in the disproportionate assests case, choosing to refrain from giving any reason for the same. The State Lokayukta had recommended a probe by the CBI...
  • Rahul making mockery of Bundelkhand poverty: Uma January 25, 2012

    Mahoba (UP): Continuing her tirade against Rahul Gandhi, BJP leader Uma Bharti on Wednesday accused him of making mockery of the poor in Bundelkhand region and reminded him that she had defeated his "guru" Digvijay Singh in Madhya Pradesh. "Rahul Gandhi should now stop making mockery of poverty, starvation and poor...
  • Chouhan to campaign for Uma in UP polls January 22, 2012

    Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan will campaign in Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, including in Charkari from where his once bete noire Uma Bharti is contesting. "Uma ji is definitely a big national leader and I also spoke to her. She asked me to campaign in Uttar Pradesh...
  • UP polls: Rahul's Bundelkhand trip a flop show January 18, 2012

    Lalitpur (Jhansi): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is on a rallying spree across Uttar Pradesh, the state where he has much at stake in the forthcoming elections. However, on the first day of his fiveday tour of the Bundelkhand region, the Congress leader was in for a disappointment because of...
  • UP polls: Bundelkhand Congress to contest 41 seats January 3, 2012

    Lucknow: The Bundelkhand Congress will contest 41 seats in the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly election and will field candidates in consultations with the Team Anna. "The Bundelkhand Congress will contest 41 seats in the state. Consultations for finalising the candidates have been held with Team Anna members Arvind Kejriwal and Kumar...
  • Rahul assures central package for Bundelkhand December 9, 2011

    New Delhi: Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi, whose interventions have brought the backward Bundelkhand region into national focus on Thursday listened to the complaints of residents of the region straddling both Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh and assured them of all possible help. "The Bundelkhand package money belongs to you. You...