Faizabad

  • UP: 2 including gunman dead, 4 injured after a blast followed by firing at Faizabad court 09-07-2014 01:40 PM

    Faizabad: Two persons including a gunman have been killed while four others were injured after a blast followed by firing inside a Faizabad court in Uttar Pradesh. A group of assailants detonated the bomb inside the court premises and then opened fire on bystanders. The violence was followed by a...
  • Picture of Ram shouldn't have been used at Modi's rally: BJP 05-05-2014 06:20 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP squarely put the onus on the local organisers in Faizabad for putting the image of Hindu god Ram at party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's election rally. "I firmly believe myself that the local organisers should have been careful and should not have put the image...
  • Congress not appeasing Muslims, Modi uses lord Ram for votes: Khurshid 05-05-2014 03:42 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Monday hit out at Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate, for invoking Hindu deity Ram's name at a rally in Faizabad, Uttar Pradesh. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Khurshid said that while invoking the name of the...
  • EC seeks report over Ram's picture on Modi's stage at Faizabad rally 05-05-2014 02:01 PM

    Faizabad: Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial nominee, has courted another controversy while addressing a rally in Faizabad, a town less than five kilometres from Ayodhya. Modi addressed the rally with the backdrop of the image of lord Ram. He also invoked Ram's name while making a pitch...
  • Modi holds rally in Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad amidst 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans 05-05-2014 01:36 PM

    Faizabad: At his rally in Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, several of Narendra Modi's supporters chanted 'Jai Shri Ram' as the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate delivered an address. Modi's stage also had a huge poster of the Hindu deity behind the stage. The events are significant...
  • Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escapes assassination blast 03-04-2014 11:12 AM

    New Delhi: Former Pakistan president Pervez Musharraf escaped a bid on his life early on Thursday in Faizabad, Pakistan. The retired General was being shifted from a hospital to his farmhouse in Islamabad when a huge blast occurred at a bridge in Faizabad just as his convoy passed. According to...
  • Sitting MLA and SP LS candidate Mitra Sen Yadav's car mows down 2-year-old boy 10-03-2014 10:27 AM

    A two-year-old boy was mowed down on Sunday by a speeding car allegedly belonging to Samajwadi Party Lok Sabha candidate from Faizabad constituency, police said. "A case has been lodged in this regard. The vehicle that hit the boy was related to SP candidate Mitra Sen Yadav. We taking further...
  • Muzaffarnagar shivers at 1.9 degrees C as mercury dips in UP 13-02-2014 05:46 PM

    The minimum temperatures dropped across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday withMuzaffarnagar being the coldest at 1.9 degrees Celsius. MeT office said that night temperature appreciably fell in Gorakhpur division; fell in Varanasi,Faizabad, Kanpur, Meerut and changed little in the remaining divisions of the state. They were markedly below normal in Faizabad,...
  • VHP vows to defy ban, administration talks tough 15-10-2013 10:36 PM

    Faizabad: A day after the Uttar Pradesh government banned its proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' rally, the VHP on Monday vowed to go ahead with its programme even as the district administration said it was determined to thwart any such plan. "Our activists in thousands are reaching the venue from all over...
  • UP: VHP keen on Ayodhya yatra despite ban, security beefed up 12-09-2013 09:50 AM

    Ayodhya: Security has been stepped up in the temple city of Ayodhya and the neighbouring Faizabad town after Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) announced a 300 km parikrama. VHP members made it clear that the yatra will happen on Thursday in spite of the ban by the Uttar Pradesh government. Police...
  • Akhilesh admits to 27 incidents of communal violence during SP reign 09-09-2013 11:05 AM

    As many as 27 incidents of communal violence have taken since the Samajwadi Party (SP) formed the government in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav admitted. Major clashes were reported from Mathura, Bareilly and Faizabad. Clashes were also reported in Lucknow, Bijnor, Sitapur, Sambhal and Moradabad. Three communal incidents were...
  • UP court issues warrants against Akhilesh Yadav, two others 27-08-2013 11:42 PM

    In an embarrassment to the ruling Samajwadi Party, a court in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad on Tuesday issued bailable warrants against Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, party legislator Tej Narain Pandey and IAS official Ajay Shukla to seek their appearance in a case. The additional district judge (V) of Faizabad issued the...
  • Ashok Singhal released, protests by VHP over UP govt crackdown on yatra 26-08-2013 07:04 PM

    Lucknow/New Delhi: VHP leader Ashok Singhal was on Monday released along with 957 fellow cadres, a day after nearly 2,500 activists were arrested in a massive crackdown by Uttar Pradesh authorities to foil its yatra which also led to protests by its workers. Another arrested VHP leader Pravin Togadia, however,...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: Events through the day 25-08-2013 10:52 AM

    Ayodhya: 11:50 am: Janata Dal United leader Sabir Ali says the BJP can go to any extent when it comes to politics. He saus, "It is the time of election and that is why the BJP and its wings are making this an issue. It is very clear that they...
  • Ayodhya yatra: VHP leader Ramvilas Vedanti, 350 activists arrested 25-08-2013 09:12 AM

    Ayodhya: Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ramvilas Vedanti has been arrested from a temple near Ayodhya ahead of 84 Kosi yatra on Sunday. Around 350 VHP activists have also been arrested and police have warned of arresting those who will participate in the yatra. The stage is seemed to be set...
  • VHP Yatra: Ayodhya on the edge, over 350 activists arrested 24-08-2013 09:30 PM

    Ayodhya/Faizabad: The twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad were on the edge on Saturday as tension mounted on the eve of VHP's yatra with the UP government cracking down on the saffron outfit arresting some of its leaders and over 350 activists. Security was beefed up as a defiant VHP...
  • Alert in Ghaziabad over VHP's Ayodhya march 24-08-2013 09:18 PM

    Section 144 of the CrPC (prohibiting an assembly of more than 10 people) has been imposed in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh after Vishwa Hindu Parishad's (VHP) called for an Ayodhya march. Meanwhile, passengers on Lucknow- and Faizabad-bound trains would be frisked. Briefing mediapersons Saturday, Ghaziabad District Magistrate (DM) S.V.S....
  • VHP Yatra: Ayodhya turns into fortress, over 200 activists arrested 24-08-2013 05:59 PM

    Ayodhya/Faizabad: The twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad were on the edge on Saturday as tension escalated on the eve of VHP's yatra with the UP government cracking down on the saffron outfit arresting some of its leaders and over 200 activists. Security was beefed up as a defiant VHP...
  • VHP yatra: 50 activists arrested, warrants against 300 24-08-2013 04:31 PM

    Ayodhya/Faizabad:Ahead of VHP's yatra from Ayodhya on Sunday, the Faizabad administration on Saturday cracked down on the saffron organisation arresting 50 of its activists and issuing arrest warrants against 300 members of the outfit. Amid heavy deployment of police force in the twin towns, a team led by the Faizabad...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC 24-08-2013 02:07 PM

    Lucknow: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's proposed Ayodhya yatra is set for a showdown as the Allahabad High Court dismissed a PIL seeking to lift the Uttar Pradesh government's ban on the yatra. Slamming the Samajwadi party government of banning the yatra to garner support from the muslim community, former Uttar...
  • UP: Death of terror suspect Khalid Mujahid remains a puzzle 06-06-2013 04:23 PM

    New Delhi: The death in police custody of accused Khalid Mujahid,who died under mysterious circumstances in police custody while being taken to a prison in Lucknow from Barabanki,is under probe. According to sources, Justice RD Nimesh Commission has questioned the police version of Mujahid's arrest. The police allegedly forced Khalid...
  • 2007 serial blasts accused dies; UP govt orders probe 18-05-2013 09:34 PM

    Lucknow: Khalid Mujahid, an accused in serial blasts that had rocked Lucknow and Faizabad courts in November 2007, on Saturday died in Barabanki while being escorted to Lucknow jail after a hearing. Mujahid was being brought back to Lucknow jail after hearing in a Faizabad court this afternoon, Additional Director...
  • UP government may withdraw cases against riot accused 11-04-2013 03:54 PM

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has once again taken a decision which has raised question marks on the administration of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The government has started the process to withdraw the cases against those accused in the communal violence in Faizabad. One the persons against whom the case...
  • UP: Inspector held for attempting to rape minor girl 13-12-2012 10:54 PM

    Faizabad: A Senior Sub Inspector (SSI) of Uttar Pradesh Police was arrested for allegedly abducting and attempting to rape a minor girl, who was rescued from his possession in a hotel in Faizabad, police said on Thursday. On the complaint by the girl's family, police team raided a hotel in...
  • Babri demolition: UP still prone to communal tension 06-12-2012 10:27 AM

    Faizabad: Faizabad in Uttar Pradesh is a town which saw no communal riot even during the demolition of the Babri Masjid, which happened just a few kilometres away. 20 years after the demolition, CNN-IBN travelled to the neighbourhood of UP's temple town of Ayodhya to find out why peace was...
  • UP: Woman delivers baby on hospital floor 06-05-2012 08:09 PM

    Faizabad: Due to alleged apathy of a government hospital staff a woman in Faizabad was compelled to deliver baby on the hospital floor and without any medical assistance. Neeta Yadav, a resident of Faizabad city, has gone to district women hospital to get admitted for the delivery on Saturday. After...
  • Babri Masjid demolition anniversary today 06-12-2011 07:29 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of the 19th anniversary of the Babri mosque demolition, security in twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad has been tightened. This year's anniversary on December 6 will coincide with Muharram's 10th day, which is also observed as a day of mourning by a section of Muslims. "To...
  • UP: Madrassa teacher held for sodomising student 23-03-2011 11:48 AM

    Faizabad: A 'madrassa' (seminary) teacher here has been arrested for allegedly sodomising a 13-year-old student after holding him captive for three days, police said on Wednesday. Shakib Khan, 28, employed at the Islamia Ahle-Sunnat seminary in Inayatnagar locality, was arrested late on Tuesday after the student managed to escape and...
  • It's Fortress Ayodhya a day before SC verdict 27-09-2010 11:12 PM

    Ayodhya: A day before Supreme Court takes up the plea to defer the judgment in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, Ayodhya on Monday turned into a fortress with heavy deployment of security forces. Paramilitary forces, along with the Uttar Pradesh Police, staged a flag march in the twin towns...