Kannauj

  • UP: 3 men gangrape woman, tie her naked to a tree 2 days ago

    Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Three men allegedly gangraped a 33-year-old woman and then tied her to a tree in a naked condition in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh. Kannauj is the constituency of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple. The incident took place in Umarda area of Kannauj, on the intervening night...
  • Prisoner dies in jail, family alleges torture August 10, 2013

    Two days after an inmate's suicide sparked violence in Kannauj prison, a 37-year-old prisoner on Saturday died in the district jail in Badaun under mysterious circumstances, with family alleging it was a custodial death. The jail authorities, however, denied the charges, saying that inmate Anek Pal, who was facing murder charges,...
  • Inmate suicide sparks riots in Kannauj prison August 8, 2013

    Riots broke out in Kannauj prison in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday after a prisoner committed suicide after being allegedly beaten up by a jail guard, officials said. Kamlesh Kumar, 48, was allegedly beaten up on Wednesday night after which he hung himself in the toilet. As news of the death spread, prisoners...
  • UP: 12 killed in road accident near Kannauj May 21, 2013

    Kannauj: In a tragic incident, 12 persons were killed and 25 others critically injured after a mini bus collided with a truck near Katra village in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj. The injured passengers were rushed to Sadar Hospital and are undergoing treatment. The bus was carrying baaratis (marriage party) and...
  • Kannauj: Boy dies after allegedly being beaten up by teacher December 11, 2012

    Kannauj: In another corporal punishment shocker, a class five student in Kannauj died allegedly after being beaten by his teacher. The family claims the boy returned home late and was very weak. He was rushed to a hospital when he collapsed but died a few hours later. The school principal...
  • UP: HC questions 24-hour power supply to VIP districts September 25, 2012

    Lucknow: The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has questioned the 24-hour power supply to the VIP districts in Uttar Pradesh. These include power supply in Amethi, Raebareli, Etawah, Kannauj, Mainpuri and Ramnagar. Amethi is Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's constituency, Raebareli is Sonia Gandhi's while Etawah and Mainpuri are...
  • UP: Sweeper turns doctor at a Kannauj hospital July 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's healthcare system stands exposed once again. After Bulandshahr, Ballia, Kushinagar and Meerut, another incident of sweeper performing a doctor's duty has come to light and this time, it is in Kannauj, where a man was caught applying injection to a patient. In Meerut, a wardboy was caught...
  • UP: Dimple Yadav elected unopposed from Kannauj June 9, 2012

    New Delhi: Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday was elected unopposed from the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat with both candidates in the fray against her withdrawing their nominations for the by-election. Dashrath Singh Shankwar (Samyukt Samajwadi Dal) and Sanju Katiyar (independent), both withdrew from the...
  • UP: Dimple Yadav set to be elected unopposed June 8, 2012

    Kannauj: Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is all set to be elected unopposed from the Kannauj Lok Sabha seat with both candidates in the fray against her withdrawing their nominations for the by-election. On the last day of the withdrawal of names on Friday, Dashrath Singh...
  • Kannauj bypoll: BJP candidate fails to file papers June 6, 2012

    New Delhi/Kanauj: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which had decided not to contest the Kannauj Lok Sabha bypoll against UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple, made a last minute U-turn announcing a candidate on Wednesday only to allege later that the Samajwadi Party (SP) goons prevented him from filing...
  • UP: BSP not to contest against SP's Dimple Yadav June 6, 2012

    Lucknow: Giving a free run to Samajwadi Party nominee Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, main opposition BSP on Wednesday announced not to contest the by-elections for Kannauj parliamentary constituency. "The party has decided not to field its candidate in by-election for Kannauj parliamentary seat in...
  • Kannauj: Congress not to contest against Dimple June 5, 2012

    Kannauj: In a move that hints at the changing political equations and new alliances, the Congress has decided not to field a candidate against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple in the Kannuaj by-election. Notably, the same party had pitched Raj Babbar last time to defeat Yadav by a...
  • Cong help for SP: no candidate against Dimple June 5, 2012

    New Delhi: In what could be seen as a proof of growing bonhomie between the Congress and the Samjawadi Party, Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said he will not field any candidate in the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-poll against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife, Dimple, who will be...
  • Akhilesh's wife to launch 2nd political innings June 4, 2012

    Lucknow: Dimple Yadav, wife of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, will file her nomination for the Kannauj Lok Sabha by-poll on Tuesday, a Samajwadi Party (SP) leader said. The by-poll was necessiated by Akhilesh Yadav's election to the state legislative Council and Dimple was fielded following consultations and deliberations, the...
  • UP: woman forced to give birth on the pavement July 4, 2011

    In a shocking case of apathy in Kannauj, a woman is forced to give birth on the road after a hospital refused to admit her, allegedly because she didn't have enough money. The poor pregnant woman was allegedly denied admission in a district hospital in Kannauj, uttar Pradesh. She was forced...
  • One arrested in Kannauj minor rape case June 19, 2011

    New Delhi: One of the accused in the rape case of a minor girl in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh was arrested on Sunday. The accused raped and then blinded the girl when she tried to resist their assault on her. The incident occurred on Saturday night and a case had...
  • Forbes India: India's sandalwood trade hijacked August 6, 2009

    Dard-e-sar ke vaaste chandan lagaana hai mufeed, Uss ka ghissna aur lagaana dard-e-sar yeh bhi to hai [Sandalwood paste is the ideal cure for a headache, (But) its preparation and application is a headache in itself!] That Urdu couplet best encapsulates Kannauj's long-standing love affair with sandalwood oil and attar (perfume). Situated along the mighty Ganga...
  • Poll talk: Akhilesh Yadav on his poll plans May 7, 2009

    Mulayam Singh Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav is fighting from the Kannauj seat. ...
  • Another minor dies in a borewell November 9, 2008

    Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh: Nine-year-old Puneet who had fallen into a borewell at Kannauj on Saturday is now dead. In what looks to be a clear case of negligence, the borewell in front of the child's school did not have a cover. It was around 1400 hours (IST) on...
  • UP's turks have nothing to conquer April 11, 2007

    Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Kannauj was once ruled by the biggest Indian dynasties but today the city’s famous for its 4,000-year-old attar or perfume trade. Attar is still prepared in large copper vessels by some manufacturers but in a 65-year-old factory in Kannauj, entrepreneur Punit Jain has broken tradition. The firewood and...