PILIBHIT

  • Varun Gandhi holds a massive roadshow before filing nomination April 15, 2014

    Sultanpur: BJP General Secretary Varun Gandhi filed his nomination for Lok Sabha elections from Sultanpur on Tuesday after holding a massive roadshow in the area. Varun Gandhi, the son of Sanjay and Maneka Gandhi, travelled in an open jeep just like his cousin Rahul Gandhi in neighbouring Amethi where he received...
  • It was Varun's decision to contest from Sultanpur: Maneka Gandhi April 5, 2014

    Pilibhit: Bharatiya Janata Party candidate from Pilibhit Maneka Gandhi slammed her estranged nephew Rahul Gandhi for calling Narendra Modi a devisive leader. Talking to CNN-IBN while campaign, Maneka said, "I don't think it's true, in fact, we are getting a lot of votes from Muslims as well this time." Accusing...
  • Maneka Gandhi doesn't own any vehicle but has assets worth crores March 21, 2014

    Though senior BJP leader and sitting MP from Aonla, Maneka Gandhi does not own a vehicle, she has movable and immovable properties whose value run into several crore rupees. As per the affidavit filed along with the nomination papers for Pilibhit seat, Maneka has Rs 39,365 as cash in hand, and...
  • Lok Sabha elections: Four Gandhis in the fray from Uttar Pradesh March 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Just like 2009, this time too there are four Gandhis in the fray from Uttar Pradesh. All four are from the illustrious Nehru-Gandhi family. While Congress President Sonia Gandhi, her son and party Vice President Rahul Gandhi are defending their seats Raebareli and Amethi respectively, Maneka Gandhi and...
  • UP government approves proposal for tiger reserve in Pilibhit February 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday approved the proposal for establishing a tiger reserve in Pilibhit for conservation of the feline. The decision in this regard was taken at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, an official release said in Lucknow. The cabinet also approved expansion of National Health Insurance...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Maneka Gandhi accuses Akhilesh of bowing before Azam Khan September 23, 2013

    Attacking the SP government over the Muzaffarnagar riots, BJP MP Maneka Gandhi, on Monday, said party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had "bowed" before UP Cabinet Minister Azam Khan. "Both father and son have bowed in front of Azam Khan and his likes...this should be taken note...
  • Court accepts UP government's plea against Varun Gandhi June 12, 2013

    New Delhi: Nearly three months after a court acquitted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) General Secretary Varun Gandhi of making provocative speeches during the 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign, the Pilibhit District court on Wednesday accepted UP government's appeal against the acquittal of the BJP leader. As many as 14 government...
  • Hate speech: UP govt moves court against Varun Gandhi's acquittal May 29, 2013

    Lucknow: The UP government on Wednesday moved court against the acquittal of BJP MP Varun Gandhi in two cases of hate speech. The appeal was filed in Pilibhit sessions court. Government counsel Abhay Saxena moved the appeal in the court of District Judge Vinod Mishra. The court fixed June 15 as the...
  • UP: Girl set on fire for opposing sexual harassment May 22, 2013

    Lucknow: A 17yearold minor girl in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit is battling for her life after three young men allegedly set her on fire for resisting an attempt to molest her on Monday evening. The girl has been admitted in the hospital in a very serious condition and is undergoing treatment. The...
  • UP: Three men set ablaze teen for resisting molestation May 21, 2013

    Lucknow: A teenaged girl was allegedly set ablaze by three youths after she objected to eveteasing in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit district, the police said on Tuesday. The incident took place on Monday night at Mohammad Beni Chowdhury area when the 17yearold girl resisted the eveteasing by three youths Munna,...
  • Varun Gandhi hate speech: Many witnesses turned hostile during trial May 15, 2013

    Lucknow: Nearly three months after a court acquitted Bharatiya Janata Party General Secretary Varun Gandhi of making provocative speeches in 2009, the Uttar Pradesh government will now appeal against the order. This, after CNNIBN's sister channel IBN7 reported that as many as 14 government servants, including the then district magistrate...
  • Hate speech: UP to appeal against Varun Gandhi's acquittal May 14, 2013

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it would appeal in a higher court against the relief given to BJP general secretary Varun Gandhi by exonerating him of a hate speech charge. Inspector General (IG) Crime Ashish Gupta told mediapersons that the chief judicial magistrate's court had exonerated Varun...
  • Will continue to work for strong, united India, says Varun Gandhi after acquittal in hate speech case March 5, 2013

    A Pilibhit court on Tuesday acquitted Varun Gandhi in connection with the second and final of the two hate speech cases against him. ...
  • Court acquits Varun Gandhi in another hate speech case March 5, 2013

    Pilibhit: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Varun Gandhi was acquitted on Tuesday in a hate speech case by a Pilibhit court. Court acquitted Varun in the hate speech he made during 2009 Lok Sabha polls. In February, court had acquitted Varun in another hate speech that he had given...
  • Varun Gandhi let off in one hate speech case February 27, 2013

    Pilibhit: Pilibhit Chief Judicial Magistrate Court on Wednesday acquitted Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Lok Sabha MP Varun Gandhi in one of the hate speech cases. The BJP leader was acquitted by Chief Judicial Magistrate Abdul Qayum where police had filed a chargesheet in the case, which was lodged at Sadar...
  • 2009 hate speech case: Varun Gandhi to face trial November 30, 2012

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh, Varun Gandhi faces trial in the 2009 hate speech case after charges were framed against him in a Pilibhit court. Varun Gandhi, greatgrandson of the country's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru, had reportedly made inflammatory comments against Muslims in...
  • UP govt allocates Rs 7 cr for flood relief work August 7, 2011

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has allocated Rs seven crore for rescue and relief work in floodaffected areas of the state. "The state government has allocated Rs 7.07 crore to supply and arrange relief material in floodaffected districts," Relief Commissioner KK Sinha said. He said the allocated amount would be given...
  • Hate speech case: Charges framed against Varun May 31, 2011

    Lucknow: A local court in Pilibhit has framed charges against BJP MP Varun Gandhi in connection with the alleged hate speeches made by him during campaigning for the 2009 Lok Sabha polls. Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) Ajay Krishna, while hearing the case on Monday, ordered the prosecution to produce witnesses while...
  • Police to file chargesheet against Varun today July 13, 2009

    Lucknow: Pilibhit police may file a chargesheet against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Varun Gandhi on Monday for his alleged hate speeches during poll campaigns in March. As the government has granted prosecution sanction, police may file a chargesheet against Varun under section 153(A)(promoting enmity on religious grounds), 125 of...
  • Varun Gandhi's election challenged by his uncle July 1, 2009

    Allahabad: A petition was filed in the Allahabad High Court on Wednesday challenging the election of BJP leader Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit Lok Sabha seat for allegedly seeking votes by spreading hatred against members of a particular community. Congress candidate from Pilibhit VM Singh, who is also the maternal uncle...
  • Now, Varun Gandhi 'misbehaves' with journalists May 21, 2009

    Lucknow: Controversy is not leaving the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi. Hogging the limelight for sometime for his alleged antiMuslim speeches, the young Lok Sabha MP is now caught in a row with journalists. A group of Uttar Pradesh scribes on Thursday accused Varun Gandhi, the BJP MP from...
  • Varun Gandhi accuses poll officials of bias May 13, 2009

    Lucknow: Varun Gandhi, the controversial Bharatiya Janata Party(BJP) candidate from Pilibhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh, had heated arguments with some poll officials on Wednesday, accusing them of being biased in favour of the Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) candidate. As Pilibhit went to the polls, Varun Gandhi alleged that some election officials at...
  • NSA revocation, a slap on Maya's govt: Varun May 10, 2009

    Lucknow: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi on Sunday said the recommendation of a court panel to revoke the stringent National Security Act (NSA) against him was a slap on the face of the Mayawati government in Uttar Pradesh. "The recommendation to revoke the NSA against me has come as...
  • The Saffron Gandhi: Who exactly is Varun? May 9, 2009

    New Delhi: Varun Gandhi has emerged as the most controversial politician of Elections 2009. Today, he is known as the Saffron Gandhi, but who exactly is Varun Gandhi? Is he just the new poster boy of Hindutva, a star campaigner for the BJP or is he much beyond it? ...
  • Richest candidate charged for violating code May 2, 2009

    Lucknow: The Congress party's Pilibhit candidate V M Singh, who is contesting against his nephew and Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Varun Gandhi, has been charged for violating the model code of conduct, an official said on Saturday. "He (Singh) has defied the poll code by not providing details of expenditure incurred...
  • Watch: Politicians and their collapsing dais May 1, 2009

    Lucknow: A dais that Bharatiya Janata Party leader Varun Gandhi was standing on collapsed on Friday in his Pilibhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh, but he did not suffer any injuries, police said. ...
  • Varun unhurt as dais collapses | Watch May 1, 2009

    Lucknow: A dais that Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi was standing on collapsed on Friday in his Pilibhit constituency in Uttar Pradesh, but he did not suffer any injuries, police said. "The fourfeet high dais collapsed just before Varun was about to start his public address in the Bithaura...
  • Throw away votes, don't vote Cong: Varun April 29, 2009

    New Delhi: Controversial BJP leader Varun Gandhi, while campaigning in Aligarh, has said that the lone terrorist caught after the 26/11 strike Kasab is being pampered in jail. He said this after the NSA act had been slapped on him and he had been jailed in Etah for...
  • Watch: Varun files papers, proceeds with caution April 22, 2009

    New Delhi: After hitting the headlines with his alleged hate speeches in Pilibhit, BJP candidate Varun Gandhi filed his nomination papers on Wednesday. But this time around, he was extra cautious about every move he made and every word he uttered. ...
  • Varun files nomination | Assets worth Rs 5 cr April 22, 2009

    Varun Gandhi filed nominations on Wednesday from Pilibhit and showed assets worth Rs 5 crore. ...