Faizabad

  • UP: 2 including gunman dead, 4 injured after a blast followed by firing at Faizabad court July 9, 2014

    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 clash...
  • No anger among BJP leaders in UP over ticket distribution: Vinay Katyal May 7, 2014

    While there were reports that the BJP is divided over ticket being denied to Vinay Katyal from the Faizabad Lok Sabha constituency, he has said that there is no anger amongst the party's cadre over ticket distribution. Lallu Singh has been fielded by the BJP. Nirmal Khatri of Congress is...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai May 5, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Is UP being polarised on religious lines in election 2014? May 5, 2014

    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. In an interview to IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai, BJP leader Arun Jaitley said, "I firmly believe myself that the local organisers...
  • News 360: Modi attacks Rahul, calls Amethi the worst constituency in UP May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Modi invokes Ram at Faizabad rally, EC seeks report May 5, 2014

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi courted another controversy while addressing a rally in Faizabad, a town less than five kilometres from Ayodhya. The BJP strongman addressed the rally with the backdrop of the image of lord Ram. The Uttar Pradesh Election Commission sources have said that the EC has...
  • Watch: Is there Modi Wave in Faizabad? May 5, 2014

    Two more phases of elections are left in Uttar Pradesh and all eyes are on what happens to the politically crucial belt of Poorvanchal. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visited the constituency where the BJP took its first steps towards national prominence, Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad. ...
  • A Billion Votes: Narendra Modi campaigns Smriti Irani in Amethi May 5, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi took the Lok Sabha election battle straight to the Congress stronghold of Amethi on Monday and challenged the Gandhis in their pocketborough. ...
  • Picture of Ram shouldn't have been used at Modi's rally: BJP May 5, 2014

    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 of...
  • Congress not appeasing Muslims, Modi uses lord Ram for votes: Khurshid May 5, 2014

    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 Hindu...
  • Watch: Is there a Modi wave in UP? May 5, 2014

    Two more phases of elections are left in Uttar Pradesh and all eyes are on what happens to the politically crucial belt of Poorvanchal. CNN-IBN's Bhupendra Chaubey visited the constituency where the BJP took its first steps towards national prominence, Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad. ...
  • EC seeks report over Ram's picture on Modi's stage at Faizabad rally May 5, 2014

    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 for...
  • Modi holds rally in Ayodhya's twin city Faizabad amidst 'Jai Shri Ram' slogans May 5, 2014

    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 April 3, 2014

    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 sources,...
  • Sitting MLA and SP LS candidate Mitra Sen Yadav's car mows down 2-year-old boy March 10, 2014

    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 action,"...
  • Muzaffarnagar shivers at 1.9 degrees C as mercury dips in UP February 13, 2014

    The minimum temperatures dropped across Uttar Pradesh on Thursday with Muzaffarnagar 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, Kanpur...
  • VHP vows to defy ban, administration talks tough October 15, 2013

    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 Uttar...
  • UP: VHP keen on Ayodhya yatra despite ban, security beefed up September 12, 2013

    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 forces...
  • Akhilesh admits to 27 incidents of communal violence during SP reign September 9, 2013

    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 reported...
  • UP court issues warrants against Akhilesh Yadav, two others August 27, 2013

    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 warrant...
  • Ashok Singhal released, protests by VHP over UP govt crackdown on yatra August 26, 2013

    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, remained...
  • VHP Ayodhya yatra: Events through the day August 25, 2013

    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 August 25, 2013

    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 August 24, 2013

    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 declared...
  • Alert in Ghaziabad over VHP's Ayodhya march August 24, 2013

    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. Ranga Rao...
  • VHP Yatra: Ayodhya turns into fortress, over 200 activists arrested August 24, 2013

    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 declared...
  • VHP yatra: 50 activists arrested, warrants against 300 August 24, 2013

    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 DM...
  • Ayodhya yatra: Plea seeking lifting of ban dismissed by Allahabad HC August 24, 2013

    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 June 6, 2013

    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 Mujahid...
  • 2007 serial blasts accused dies; UP govt orders probe May 18, 2013

    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...