Meerut

  • Open Mike: Is there a 'Modi wave' in Western Uttar Pradesh? 08-04-2014 11:03 PM

    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' 08-04-2014 08:20 AM

    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...
  • 16 liquor smugglers arrested in Meerut 05-04-2014 12:14 AM

    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...
  • Lobbying within Congress comes to the fore in Nagma's constituency 03-04-2014 08:41 PM

    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 --...
  • Congress seeks protection for Nagma after she was 'manhandled' at rally 02-04-2014 11:36 AM

    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...
  • 12-year-old girl immolates herself after poor exam results in Meerut 30-03-2014 06:28 PM

    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...
  • Meerut: Nagma slaps youth at poll rally after he 'manhandles' her 28-03-2014 08:32 AM

    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? 11-03-2014 10:55 PM

    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. ...
  • Sedition charge for cheering: A new low for India

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    It is sad to see the administrative machinery of India succumb to jingoism. It was shocking that a couple of students from a university in...

  • Slapping sedition charge against Kashmiri students a serious matter: Akhilesh 07-03-2014 05:54 PM

    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,"...
  • 26/11 mastermind offers scholarship to suspended Kashmiri students 07-03-2014 08:46 AM

    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 06-03-2014 11:31 PM

    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...
  • Sedition charges dropped against Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak 06-03-2014 10:31 PM

    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 06-03-2014 02:34 PM

    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...
  • Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak booked for sedition, Omar upset 06-03-2014 02:00 PM

    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...
  • UP government defends university's action against Kashmiri students 06-03-2014 09:39 AM

    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 05-03-2014 08:45 AM

    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...
  • Meerut: Business hit as leopard remains on the loose for fourth day 27-02-2014 09:43 AM

    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 26-02-2014 02:31 PM

    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. ...
  • Meerut normal after leopard attack 25-02-2014 08:40 PM

    Schools and market places reopened on Tuesday after being closed since Sunday as a precautionary measure after a leopard entered the city and attacked several people, officials said. "Although precautionary measures are being taken, I am sure the big cat has left the city," said Sushant Sharma, divisional forest officer,...
  • Alert sounded as leopard slips into Meerut 24-02-2014 11:01 PM

    An alert was sounded in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut city after a leopard entered into it on Sunday and attacked several people, officials said on Monday. As a precautionary measure, all schools and colleges have been closed and people were told to stay indoors. The big cat was first spotted at...
  • Schools, colleges shut as leopard that entered hospital strays into city 24-02-2014 12:37 PM

    A leopard has strayed into Meerut creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which sneaked into the city on Sunday. At least...
  • Meerut: Leopard strays into city, injures 2 people 24-02-2014 09:43 AM

    Meerut: A leopard has strayed into the city and injured at least two persons creating panic and prompting administration to order closure of schools and colleges. District administration has also appealed for closure of markets in the city as forest administration and army officials failed to trace the feline which...
  • 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,...
  • 8 passengers beaten up after argument over occupying seat turns ugly 12-02-2014 01:09 PM

    Eight persons were allegedly beaten up and injured by some unidentified persons in a moving train after an argument erupted between them over occupying the seats in neighbouring Meerut district. Police said the incident occurred on Tuesday in Delhi-Ambala passenger train when Rashid and his family were returning home in...
  • Woman allegedly raped, poisoned and buried by lover in Meerut 06-02-2014 10:47 PM

    A 20-year-old woman was allegedly raped, poisoned to death and buried in a pit by her lover in Hastinapur area of Meerut district, police said on Thursday. The accused, Pappan (25), was on Thursdayarrested and sent to jail. Police said the woman, a BCA student, had left her home for...
  • No government has done more for farmers, Mulayam counters Modi 03-02-2014 01:11 PM

    Only a day after BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's rally in Meerut, Samajwadi Pary has geared up to show its strength at a rally in Gonda, the constituency of Mulayam Singh's arch rival and Congress MP Beni Prasad. Sources say heavy security arrangements have been made at the rally...
  • LS polls: War of words turns ugly, Congress says Modi mentally retarded 02-02-2014 09:59 PM

    New Delhi: The war of words between Congress and BJP is turning into a bitter feud with both parties not missing a chance to hit its opponent below the belt. After BJP prime ministerial Narendra Modi slammed Congress President Sonia Gabdhi for 'zeher ki kheti' (fields of poison) remark, it...
  • Modi hits out at AAP over Arunachal boy's death, midnight raid 02-02-2014 05:04 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Sunday hit out the Aam Aadmi Party-led Delhi government over the death of a boy from Arunachal Pradesh. While addressing a rally in Meerut, Modi said students from Northeast should be given security. He said, "This is the demand of the...
  • Narendra Modi to address a rally in Meerut 02-02-2014 08:37 AM

    Meerut: Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday will address a rally in Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The security has been tightened as the scars of neighbouring riot-hit Muzaffarnagar are still fresh. For the first time an Inspector General of Police has been made in charge of a political rally....