Kosi

  • Drunk priest axed to death by saint in Mathura 16-01-2014 03:22 PM

    The priest of a temple in Shahpur village in Mathura was allegedly axed to death by a sadhu, police said on Thursday. The incident took place on Wednesday evening. "The accused, Baba Lal Giri, has been arrested and an axe along with a lathi (baton) used for the killing has...
  • UP govt bans VHP's 'Sankalp Diwas' on Ram Temple issue 14-10-2013 08:19 PM

    Lucknow: After clamping down on its yatra on the Ayodhya issue, the Uttar Pradesh government on Monday banned VHP's proposed 'Sankalp Diwas' stir on October 18 to press for a parliamentary legislation on building Ram Temple, fearing a communal flare-up. The decision was taken in view of security concerns, especially...
  • VHP's 'panch kosi yatra' begins today amid tight security 23-09-2013 10:06 AM

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) sponsored 'panch kosi yatra', a religious march, began on Monday amid tight security, police officials said. Security forces have been put on high alert around the temple town of Ayodhya and section 144, which prohibits unlawful assembly, is in place, said officials who added only...
  • Ayodhya: 75 arrested as VHP's 84-Kosi Parikrama yatra march concludes today 13-09-2013 03:18 PM

    At least 75 people were arrested and four dozens detained on Friday in Uttar Pradesh as the VHP's Ayodhya march concluded, officials said. Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists said despite the state government's ban, the "84 kosi parikrama yatra" of the Hindu saints, launched on Aug 25, continued over the...
  • Bihar floods: With devastated homes, lakhs worried about the future 07-09-2013 08:51 AM

    Patna: The flood situation in Bihar has worsened with more than 180 people dead and over a lakh affected across 15 districts in the state. Lining up for food, fighting for every morsel and braving the sun with polythene sheets, it's a day by day struggle for more than 2...
  • 50 VHP activists arrested for trying to perform banned 84-Kosi parikrama 30-08-2013 10:49 AM

    Faizabad district officials on Thursday arrested about 50 VHP activists in the Gosaiganj and Akbarpurpolice station areas of the neighbouring Ambedkarnagar district as they tried to perform the 84-Kosi parikrama. The arrests on Thursday came on the fifth day since the bannedyatra was scheduled have kicked off. "We are alert...
  • AMU academicians condemn UP govt's ban on VHP's yatra 26-08-2013 04:48 PM

    An organisation of Muslim academicians of Aligarh Muslim University on Monday condemned the Samajwadi Party government's ban on VHP's 84 kosi yatra and demanded release of those arrested in its connection. Forum of Muslim Studies and Analysis (FMSA) passed a resolution to demand the release of the VHP leaders arrested...
  • VHP yatra 'politically motivated': Ayodhya chief priest 25-08-2013 09:10 PM

    Ayodhya:Acharya Satendra Das, the chief priest of the makeshift temple at the dispute site in Ayodhya, on Sunday alleged that VHP's yatra from Ayodhyawas politically motivated and not religious and that saints were being used for "vested interests". Das also accused the VHP of going against established Hindu traditions while...
  • VHP Yatra: 1,696 arrested, security measures to continue, says UP govt 25-08-2013 07:17 PM

    As the VHP was adamant to complete its 84 Kosi Parikrama Yatra, the UP government on Sunday said security arrangements would continue to check those trying to attend the banned yatra even as 1,696 persons, including Ashok Singhal and Praveen Togadia, were arrested in a crackdown. "The tight security arrangements...
  • VHP Ayodhya Yatra: BJP attacks UP government over arrests 25-08-2013 02:43 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Sunday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for arresting VHP leaders ahead of a religious event. BJP spokesman Bizay Sonkar Shastri said the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) activists and religious leaders wanted to carry out the "84 kosi parikrama yatra" and it was their fundamental...
  • 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: Congress, SP playing with fire, says BJP 24-08-2013 09:06 PM

    The BJP on Saturday termed the ban on VHP's proposed yatra in Ayodhya on Sunday as undemocratic and unconstitutional and alleged the Samajwadi Party along with the Congerss was playing with fire on the issue. "The SP along with the Congress is playing with fire. The unconstitutional and undemocratic ban...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Police arrest 50 ascetics en route to Ayodhya 24-08-2013 09:42 AM

    Fifty ascetics from Rajasthan headed, by bus, to Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to undertake the 84-kosi parikrama were arrested around midnight at the Chauma Shahpur border and sent to jail temporarily. Senior Superintendent of Police Shalabh Mathur said the ascetics will be lodged for a while at the police lines...
  • VHP's Ayodhya yatra a 'farce', says Shankaracharya 23-08-2013 08:25 PM

    Terming VHP's proposed 84 Kosi Parikrama as detrimental to communal amity, Govardhanpeeth Puri Shankaracharya Swami Adhokchajanand on Friday demanded adequate steps before it disturbs peace. He said he had written to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav apprising him of the need for punitive measures against those conspiring to disrupt...
  • VHP yatra: UP govt issues warrants for 70 safforn leaders, seeks help from neighbouring states 23-08-2013 06:57 PM

    In the face of VHP's determination to go ahead with its proposed yatra, the UP government on Friday sought help from neighbouring states in intelligence-sharing and issued arrest warrants for 70 top leaders of the saffron outfit. The list includes national leaders like Ashok Singhal, Pravin Togadia and Ram Vilas...
  • Lucknow: Rajnath, Amit Shah to address BJP trade cell 23-08-2013 09:03 AM

    Lucknow: BJP President Rajnath Singh and UP in-charge Amit Shah will address the party's trade cell in Lucknow on Friday. The visit comes just two days before the VHP starts its 84 Kosi Yatra despite the state government's ban. Terming the ban on VHP's yatra from Ayodhya as "unjust", Rajnath...
  • Plea filed in HC seeking direction to UP govt to allow Ayodhya yatra 22-08-2013 05:52 PM

    A petition was filed on Thursday with the Allahabad High Court bench in Lucknowon behalf of VHP's proposed Chaurasi Kosi yatra seeking a direction to the Uttar Pradesh government to give its permission for the same. The petition, moved by one Pramod Pandey in the registry of HC, is likely...
  • Five years on, Kosi flood probe commission yet to submit report 22-08-2013 04:08 PM

    Five years after a one-man commission was set up in September 2008 to probe the cause of an embankment breach in the Kosi river that triggered the worst floods in Bihar in 50 years, killing at least 250 and rendering nearly three million people homeless, it is yet to submit...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Defiant VHP to go ahead with its Ayodhya yatra 21-08-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) will go ahead with its proposed 20-day Ayodhya Yatra even though the Uttar Pradesh government has denied permission for the rally. The VHP leaders had met the ruling Samajwadi Party leaders last week to seek their support for the yatra. The VHP has...
  • Flood fury in Bihar, thousands rendered homeless 01-09-2011 07:30 AM

    Bhagalpur: Floods have not only rendered thousands homeless in Bihar but has also damaged crops and snapped road communication at several places. Sunita Devi, a resident of Bhagalpur which is reported to be one of the worst affected areas, has been through the worst trauma a woman can undergo. Stranded...
  • Kosi floods: WB grants $ 220 mn loan to Bihar 12-01-2011 04:33 PM

    Patna: The World Bank on Wednesday granted a loan of $220 million for the rehabilitation of those hit by the 2008 Kosi floods in Bihar. The money will be used for building 1 lakh houses, 90 bridges and 290 kilometers of road apart from setting up disaster management cells. Over...
  • World Bank chairman on two-day visit to Bihar 11-01-2011 06:06 PM

    Patna: World Bank chairman Robert B Zoellick would be on a two-day visit to Bihar from Wednesday on the occasion of signing of an agreement with Bihar government for a Rs 1000 crore soft loan for rebuilding areas affected by the 2008 Kosi floods. Chief Minister Nitish Kumar said that...
  • BJP, JD-U love affair hits rough patch 21-06-2010 09:09 AM

    BJP dares Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to end alliance in the state. ...
  • Bihar returns Gujarat's Kosi flood aid: Is Nitish wooing the Muslim votebank?

    The spat between Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and his Gujarat counterpart Narendra Modi has taken an ugly turn. The Bihar government has returned Rs...