Saharanpur

  • Saharanpur riots: Probe report blames government officials for failure to control situation 3 days ago

    Saharanpur: The Commissioner of Meerut division, who probed Saharanpur riots that left three persons dead, has blamed government officials for failure to control situation, say sources. The Commissioner submitted an 85-page report to the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Rakesh Bahadur on Tuesday. Violence had erupted in Kutubsher area of Saharanpur on July...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Report on Saharanpur riots 'politically motivated': BJP August 17, 2014

    A probe committee's report on Sunday questioning BJP's role in the Saharanpur communal violence of Uttar Pradesh has evoked an outpouring of political reactions, but the BJP has rubbished the allegation as "politically motivated". "We do not know the veracity of this committee and its report. But the unfortunate incidents in...
  • Saharanpur riots: Committee headed by Shivpal Yadav questions BJP's role August 17, 2014

    A five-member committee headed by UP minister Shivpal Yadav, which probed the communal violence in Saharanpur that left three persons dead, has blamed administrative lapses for the incident and questioned the role of BJP. "The report has been submitted by the committee to chief minister in which a BJP MP has...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence August 17, 2014

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Uttar Pradesh struggles with a progressively faltering law and order situation August 8, 2014

    Meerut: Three separate incidences of communal flare-ups in western UP-Saharanpur, Moradabad and Meerut- have formed a triangle around the epicenter of the communal cauldron which festered for months in Muzaffarnagar before the last General Elections. The first place to erupt post the General Elections was a small town in Moradabad district-Kanth,...
  • After Saharanpur incident, govt to identify disputed sites in the state August 8, 2014

    Close on the heels of Saharanpur incident, where three persons died in a communal clash over a disputed land, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday announced to identify the disputed sites in the state. "Disputes sites in the state are being identified and efforts are being made to get the dispute resolved amicably....
  • Rahul enters well of the House, seeks debate on Communal Violence Bill, says Speaker is partial August 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi took charge in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday as he led his party's demand to discussion the Communal Violence Bill. Rahul Gandhi entered the well of the House in the Lok Sabha shouting slogans and demanding that the Bill be brought for discussion...
  • Curfew will be relaxed in Saharanpur for 12 hours: DM August 3, 2014

    Curfew will be relaxed in violence-hit Saharanpur for 12 hours on Sunday, an official said. "Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 7 pm on Sunday," Saharanpur District Magistrate Sandhya Tiwari said here. The situation is getting normal in the district rapidly, she added. Curfew was clamped on last Saturday in Saharanpur...
  • Saharanpur clashes: Aggrieved are being booked, alleges BJP August 2, 2014

    Claiming that Saharanpur clashes took place due to administrative laxity, BJP on Saturday alleged that the administration was also lodging cases against aggrieved to appease a "particular section". "Saharanpur riot is a result of administrative laxity and appeasement of a particular section. It was pre-planned," state BJP president Laxmi Kant Bajpai...
  • UP government orders high-level administrative probe into Saharanpur riots August 2, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ordered a high-level administrative inquiry into the violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured, a senior officer said. "The inquiry has been handed over to the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut and he will submit his report...
  • Shivpal Yadav to head committee constituted to probe Saharanpur riots July 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday constituted a committee to probe the incidence of violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured. The committee headed by PWD Minister Shivpal Yadav would visit Saharanpur and after going through all the aspects will finally give its...
  • Saharanpur riots: Government to investigate ISI involvement July 30, 2014

    The government on Wednesday said it will investigate a union minister's allegation of ISI involvement in the communal riots that rocked Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. "Government will investigate the allegation of (MSME Minister) Kalraj Mishra that there could be Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur communal riots," Minister of...
  • Saharanpur riots: Main accused arrested, booked under NSA July 30, 2014

    Saharanpur: Days after communal violence in Saharanpur claimed the lives of three people and left 33 others injured, the main accused for the riots has been arrested. Muharram Ali Pappu was arrested on Wednesday and booked under the National Security Act. Earlier in the day, a six-member BJP team visited...
  • BJP delegation to visit riot-hit Saharanpur today July 30, 2014

    Saharanpur: There have been no fresh reports of violence in the riot-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh. A 5-member delegation of the state Bharatiya Janata Party will visit the city later on Wednesday. The delegation includes riot accused BJP leader Suresh Rana who has been charged in the Muzaffarnagar riots case. The...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 29, 2014

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  • ISI's hand could be behind Saharanpur riots, says BJP's Kalraj Mishra July 29, 2014

    Union Minister Kalraj Mishra on Tuesday raised suspicion that there could be Pakistani Intelligence Agency ISI's hand behind the Saharanpur incident. Talking to reporters, Mirco, Small and Medium Enterprises minister Kalraj said that during the UPA regime Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had admitted that ISI was active in around 45...
  • News 360: Bangalore Police arrests 2 gym instructors in minor's rape July 29, 2014

    The Bangalore Police on Tuesday said that the six-year-old girl was gangraped in the school premises and arrested two gym instructors in the case. Bangalore Commissioner MN Reddi said, "This is a case of gangrape. The incident happened on July 3." ...
  • Akhilesh's UP earns dubious distinction, tops the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 July 29, 2014

    With 247 incidents of communal violence, Uttar Pradesh has earned the dubious distinction of topping the list of states that witnessed riots in 2013 and the situation is no different in 2014 too. The communal violence claimed 77 lives last year in UP. While the data for this year is still being...
  • Saharanpur riots: 66 arrested, Eid celebrated amidst partial curfew July 29, 2014

    Saharanpur: Eid was celebrated amidst a partial curfew in Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday. The curfew was relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3 pm to 7 pm. But there is...
  • Curfew relaxed for 4 hours in Saharanpur, devouts offer Eid prayers July 29, 2014

    Devouts on Tuesday offered Eid prayers in Saharanpur with district authorities relaxing curfew in the violence-hit city where security forces kept a close watch on trouble-mongers. Curfew was being relaxed in two stages from 7 AM to 11 AM in the old town areas and from 3 PM to 7 PM...
  • Ample security measures in place for Eid: Saharanpur SP July 29, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Superintendent of Police of Saharanpur said that the curfew would be relaxed if the situation got normal. "There is ample security measures in place for Eid",said SP. ...
  • Riot-hit Saharanpur hopes for a peaceful Eid, curfew to be partly relaxed July 29, 2014

    Saharanpur: Tensions have eased slightly in the riot-hit Saharanpur with everyone hoping that the festival of Eid will be a peaceful one. Curfew will be relaxed from 7 am to 11 am on the Ambala road and Behat road. The other areas will get to see curfew relaxed from 3...
  • CNN-IBN appeals for peace on the eve of Eid July 28, 2014

    Admist communal tension in Uttar Pradesh's Saharanpur, CNN-IBN appeals for peace and harmony and wishes you Eid Mubark! ...
  • Saharanpur riots: Situation fully under control, says Home Minister July 28, 2014

    Curfew was relaxed on Monday for four hours in violence-hit Saharanpur to allow people to get their daily needs even as district authorities struggled hard to contain trouble-mongers. As the situation has shown improvement, curfew was being relaxed from 10 AM to 2 PM in the new city and from 3...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey July 28, 2014

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  • News 360: Pak mob kills 3 over blasphemous Facebook post July 28, 2014

    A Pakistani mob killed a woman member of a religious sect and two of her grand daughters after a sect member was accused of posting blasphemous material on Facebook, police said on Monday, the latest instance of growing violence against minorities. ...
  • Saharanpur riots: Stern action will be taken against guilty, assures Akhilesh Yadav July 28, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said those guilty of violent incident in Saharanpur district would not be spared and stern action would be taken against them. During a meeting with Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal here, Yadav said the state government was committed to provide justice and...
  • Situation improves in riot-hit Saharanpur, locals hopes for a peaceful Eid July 28, 2014

    Saharanpur: As the situation improved in the violence-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew was relaxed for four hours in the town to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Local residents are hoping for a peaceful Eid. "We just want...
  • Saharanpur clash: Curfew eased, supplies run short before Eid July 28, 2014

    As the situation improved in the violence-hit Saharanpur in Uttar Pradesh on Monday, curfew has been relaxed for four hours in the old town areas to allow people to buy their daily need items from markets which were directed to remain open. Reacting to the incident, BJP MP Rajiv Pratap...