Meerut

  • Meerut: Woman sub-inspector takes fight against sexual harassment to Facebook July 15, 2014

    Meerut: A woman sub-inspector from Meerut has now taken her fight against sexual harassment to social media. The 29-year-old woman police official had registered a complaint alleging sexual harassment by a DIG-rank officer. She said that her superiors failed to act on her complaint and has accused them of shielding...
  • Factory worker battling for life after friend's heinous prank June 21, 2014

    An ordnance factory worker is struggling for life after a friend played a practical joke on him. He filled compressed air into the worker's intestine through his rectum by a high-power compressor, police said on Saturday. The incident took place Thursday in Muradnagar area of Ghaziabad but was reported on Friday...
  • Another BJP leader shot at in Uttar Pradesh June 11, 2014

    Meerut: In yet another attack on BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh, Puneet Singhal was shot at by unknown assailants in Bulandshahr district on Wednesday. The injured leader was rushed to a hospital in Meerut where he is undergoing treatment. This is the third attack on BJP leaders in a week's time....
  • Constable allegedly rapes, makes MMS of girl on pretext of getting her a job June 11, 2014

    A hapur based girl has accused a constable of UP police living in her neighbour of rape and making an MMS clip of the act, police said. The girl narrated her ordeal to Meerut IG following which, he gave orders for an immediate investigation into the matter. While talking to reporters, the...
  • Woman dies while giving birth; doctor shot at by husband June 1, 2014

    A woman has died in a nursing home in Meerut while giving birth, following which her husband shot at a woman doctor there alleging the death took place due to her negligence, police said on Sunday. Wife of one Babuddin (32) died on Friday while giving birth at a nursing home on...
  • Meerut: BSP leader, supporters lathicharged by police May 30, 2014

    Meerut: The Meerut Police on Friday reportedly lathicharged a local BSP leader and his supporters. The police action came after the politician and his men blocked a road and disrupted traffic. They were reportedly celebrating the BSP leader's release from jail. ...
  • 10 Kashmiri students expelled from Meerut University, guilty of misconduct May 23, 2014

    Ten Kashmiri students caught in a row over cheering for Pakistan cricket team have been expelled by a private university in Meerut after they were found guilty of misconduct and damaging property while suspension of 57 other Kashmiri students was revoked. Over two months after a controversy broke out over Swami...
  • Meerut riots: District administration bans fireworks till May 17 May 15, 2014

    Following last week's communal clashes here, the local administration has enforced a ban on the sale and use of fireworks in Meerut district with effect from on Wednesday till May 17 to prevent any fresh eruption of trouble when Lok Sabha poll results are declared. According to district collector Navdeep Rinwa,...
  • Meerut clashes: Security tight, arrests to be made today, says DM May 11, 2014

    A day after clashes break out in Meerut, security has been tightened in the area, said the DM Amit Renwa. ...
  • Meerut: Tension continues after clashes between 2 groups, 12 injured May 11, 2014

    Meerut: The situation remains tense in Meerut after clashes broke out on Saturday, in which more than 12 people were injured. The scuffle took place between members of two communities over construction of a water kiosk near a mosque in Teergaran area. While there has been no fresh violence, police were...
  • Tension in Meerut after two groups open fire at each other May 10, 2014

    Meerut: Over two dozen people have been injured after two communities clashed over drinking water in Meerut. The two groups opened fire at each other. The city is under heavy police deployment with the officials claiming that the situation is under control and no curfew is in place. The incident took...
  • Man convicted of murdering father shoots mother dead on parole May 8, 2014

    A 60-year-old woman was shot dead allegedly by his son, while he was out on parole after being convicted of killing his father about seven years ago, police said on Thursday. The accused, Lokesh (35), serving life imprisonment, had an argument with his mother allegedly over a land dispute and later...
  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? April 8, 2014

    In a special series 'Open Mike' CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits DN College in Meerut to take youth's opinion on 'Modi wave' and the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • Modi supporters, detractors clash during CNN-IBN show 'Open Mike' April 8, 2014

    Meerut: Polarisation of voters just ahead of the elections in Western Uttar Pradesh has reached a fever pitch. At a recording of CNN-IBN's Election special show 'Open Mike' with its Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, clashes broke out between BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's supporters and detractors. The issue being discussed...
  • 16 liquor smugglers arrested in Meerut April 5, 2014

    Sixteen liquor smugglers were arrested from various districts of Meerut division in western Uttar Pradesh and 60 litres raw liquor and 3,106 bottles of smuggled liquor seized from them, police said on Friday. The raw liquor was seized from Muzafarnagar and Saharanpur areas, they said, adding around 2,600 bottles were seized...
  • Lobbying within Congress comes to the fore in Nagma's constituency April 3, 2014

    With the Lok Sabha elections drawing closer, factionalism within Congress has came to the fore in Meerut where the party has fielded actor-turned-politician Nagma in a bid to wrest the seat from rival BJP. Congress's Meerut city unit president Saleem Bharti on Thursday alleged that two senior party leaders -- zonal...
  • Congress seeks protection for Nagma after she was 'manhandled' at rally April 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress on Wednesday wrote to the Election Commission seeking adequate protection for its candidate from Meerut, actor Nagma. The 39-year-old was allegedly manhandled at a rally in Meerut last week. Nagma had just reached the site of the rally when she was surrounded by a mob. In the...
  • 12-year-old girl immolates herself after poor exam results in Meerut March 30, 2014

    Upset over poor exam result, a 12-year-old girl allegedly immolated herself at her house in Meerut district, police said on Sunday. They said Kajal, a class eight student, on Saturday set herself ablaze after pouring kerosene oil over her body. She was apparently upset over securing third division in her exams. Police...
  • Meerut: Nagma slaps youth at poll rally after he 'manhandles' her March 28, 2014

    Meerut: Congress candidate from Meerut, actress Nagma found herself in a peculiar spot on Thursday. The actress slapped a person during an election rally in Meerut. Nagma had just reached the site of the rally when she was surrounded by a mob. In the confusion, a youth reportedly manhandled her...
  • Open Mike: Is cheering for Pakistan in an Indo-Pak cricket match an act of sedition? March 11, 2014

    Earlier this month, Meerut University suspended Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during India-Pakistan match during the Asia Cup. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose meets Kashmiri students in the national capital and takes their views. ...
  • Slapping sedition charge against Kashmiri students a serious matter: Akhilesh March 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that slapping a sedition case against a few Kashmiri students who had cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match was a serious matter and that a probe has been ordered. "Action will be taken on the basis of the probe," Akhilesh...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students March 7, 2014

    Islamabad/Srinagar: A day after a cornered Uttar Pradesh government withdrew sedition charges against 67 Kashmiri students for cheering for Pakistan during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match, Pakistan has not lost an opportunity to comment on India's affairs. Lashkar-e-Toiba founder and Jamaat-ud-Dawa chief Hafiz Saeed, who was the 26/11 Mumbai attacks...
  • Kashmir students in Meerut in trouble after cheering Pak cricketers March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A group of Kashmiri university students who cheered for Pakistan during a cricket match against India have been charged with disturbing communal harmony, police in Uttar Pradesh said on Thursday. Cricket games between rivals India and Pakistan tend to be high-voltage events, played out in a charged atmosphere with...
  • Sedition charges dropped against Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak March 7, 2014

    Meerut: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday dropped sedition charges against the Kashmiri students for cheering Pakistan team during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match on Sunday. The move comes after the Home Ministry sought a report from the state government. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, too, spoke to...
  • Legal view: Sedition law is draconian, a weapon in the hands of state March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Dr Mrinal Satish, Associate Professor of Law at National Law University, Delhi spoke to IBNLive on sedition charges slapped against Kashmiri student, who celebrated the victory of Pakistan Cricket team. Here is his view: Legally speaking, cheering for a Pakistani Cricket team or some other team is not sedition....
  • Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak booked for sedition, Omar upset March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government and the opposition came together on Thursday to decry the action taken against some Kashmiri students in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, for reportedly cheering Pakistan during a cricket match. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted strongly, tweeting, "Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably...
  • UP government defends university's action against Kashmiri students March 6, 2014

    Pattan: There was tension in Meerut university after certain Kashmiri students cheered and celebrated Pakistan's victory after the India vs Pakistan Asia Cup match. They were asked to return to their homes after the incident. 20-year-old Adil Akhoon and his friends were packed off in two buses. The students alleged...
  • UP: Kashmiri students suspended for cheering for Pak in Indo-Pak match March 5, 2014

    Meerut: Sixty-seven Kashmiri students have been suspended by a Meerut university for cheering for Pakistan during Sunday's India-Pakistan match in the Asia Cup. The students have also been asked to return to their homes. Meerut also saw protests against the students. Following this incident, PDP MLAs staged a walkout from the...
  • Meerut: Business hit as leopard remains on the loose for fourth day February 27, 2014

    Meerut remains panic stricken as there is still no news about the leopard which was spotted four days ago. Meenakshi Upreti has more. ...
  • Meerut: Authorities fail to capture leopard; schools, colleges shut for 3rd day February 26, 2014

    Meerut is virtually locked down with a stray leopard on the prowl for the third day. It was last spotted on Monday afternoon. Residents are now staying indoors for fear of being attacked. ...