Allahabad

  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims 22-04-2014 02:38 PM

    The one-member Sahai Commission probing into the Muzaffarnagar riots has recorded statements of 125 victims, district authorities said on Tuesday. Constituted by the UP government and led by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, the commission completed recording statements of 125 riots victims in Muzzaffarnagar on...
  • Snapshot: Ameesha Patel campaigns for Congress in Allahabad 21-04-2014 07:21 PM

    Actress Ameesha Patel was recently in Allahabad to campaign for Congress. And as the pictures show, Rajiv Shukla was spotted carrying umbrella for her while she campaigned in Allahabad. The actress made headlines when she lauded Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for the manner in...
  • Snapshot: Candidates grab attention by their colourful attire at electoral office in Allahabad 20-04-2014 08:26 PM

    On the last day of filing nominations for the seventh phase of 2014 Lok Sabha Election a number of independent candidates reached the District Election Officer's office to file their nominations. Many of the candidates who filed nominations may not win the electoral fight but will always be remembered for...
  • Noida Authority seals Supertech's two towers as per Allahabad High Court order 16-04-2014 06:21 PM

    Noida Authority today sealed realty firm Supertech's two 40-storey towers with more than 800 flats following the Allahabad High Court's order to demolish the buildings. The towers -- Apex and Ceyane -- have a combined 857 apartments, of which 600 were sold, and are a part of Supertech's Emerald Court...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots 16-04-2014 02:14 PM

    A one-member judicial commission constituted by the UP government to probe the Muzaffarnagar communal violence began its hearing on Wednesday. The commission led by Justice Vishnu Sahai, retired judge of Allahabad High Court, will record statements of riots victims in its sittings till April 21, district administration sources said. The...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers 12-04-2014 08:57 AM

    Lakhs of flat buyers of Noida Extension are concerned over the news of the Allahabad High Court order to demolish the two towers of Supertech's Emerald Court in Sector 93A in Noida as they fear similar orders may come for Noida Extension builders too. All these builders have also got...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida 11-04-2014 03:16 PM

    Noida: In a major setback to Noida Authority and realty major Supertech, the Allahabad High Court on Friday ordered the demolition of two 40-storey towers in Sector 93 A, Noida. The court has also directed the prosecution of officers of Noida Authority and Supertech for carrying out the illegal construction....
  • HC orders withdrawal of gunners given to SP MLA, daughter 11-04-2014 12:06 AM

    The Allahabad High Court has ordered withdrawal of gunners provided to controversial SP MLA Vijay Kumar Mishra and his daughter Seema Mishra, who has been fielded by the party in the Lok Sabha elections. A division bench comprising Justice Tarun Agrawala and Justice Rajan Roy observed, "The philosophy of the...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn 10-04-2014 03:27 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed as withdrawn BJP leader Amit Shah's petition challenging the FIRs lodged against him in UP for alleged hate speeches after he stated that he wanted to reply to the EC notice in the matter. A division bench comprising justices Arun Tandon and Satish...
  • UP: FIR against Youth Congress leader over Manmohan, Rahul posters 03-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Allahabad: Congress leaders have sparked another controversy by putting posters portraying a scene of mythological book The Mahabharata. Five Congressmen have been accused of displaying the posters and hurting religious sentiments. An FIR has been registered against Congress member Haseeb Ahmed at the Darabanga police station in Allahabad and four...
  • Snapshot: Denied AAP ticket, angry leader shaves off half of his moustache, beard; tours Allahabad on a mule 31-03-2014 08:12 PM

    Making his anger public after being denied Lok Sabha ticket by the Aam Aadmi Party, Sunil Choudhary shaved off half of his moustache, beard and toured the streets of Allahabad on a mule. Carrying a broom in his hand, Choudhary criticised the party on the ticket distribution process and even...
  • Ensure arrest of gangrape accused ex-MLA: HC to UP police 26-03-2014 08:16 AM

    Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh police to ensure arrest of an absconding former MLA who has been accused of raping a girl along with his brother and a close aide in Badaun district six years ago. Passing the order, a Division Bench comprising Justice Devendra Pratap...
  • Transgenders say Modi has all the qualities to be the Prime Minister 23-03-2014 09:28 PM

    New Delhi: At a time, when every individual has made up his mind to whom to give his vote this Lok Sabha election, transgenders from all over the country are also holding a meet to arrive at a consensus for whom they should exercise their franchise. The three-day meet held...
  • Allahabad: Posters put up urging Priyanka to contest Lok Sabha polls 14-03-2014 05:57 PM

    New Delhi: Violating the model code of conduct, Congress leaders have once again put up the posters urging Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka to contest Lok Sabha polls. The poster was seen in front of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru's paternal house Anand Bhawan. The poster was put up...
  • Allahabad High Court gives EC a week's time to reply to PIL on political parties 13-03-2014 09:33 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Thursday gave four week' time to the Election Commission to file its reply on a petition seeking that the registration of 51 political parties be quashed. The Lucknow bench comprising Justices Imtiyaz Murtaza and D K Upadhyay passed the order on a PIL filed by a...
  • Decision on UP seats unlikely at BJP meet today 13-03-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: While speculation continues over Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's Uttar Pradesh seat, sources have now indicated that a decision is unlikely in the party's meet on Thursday. Sources say that Uttar Pradesh is unlikely to be taken up at the party's Parliamentary Board meeting as...
  • BJP to decide on North India seats today, all eyes on Modi's UP seat 13-03-2014 08:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party will hold its Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The party is expected to announce candidates from states like Uttar Pradesh and Bihar that are key to its mission 272+ plan. The party is yet to finalise the seat for its Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi stand from a UP constituency? 12-03-2014 08:57 PM

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? 12-03-2014 07:40 PM

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • Narendra Modi's UP seat yet to be decided, Joshi eyes Varanasi 12-03-2014 08:57 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is likely to step out of his comfort zone and is likely to contest from the state of Uttar Pradesh in the Lok Sabha elections. A day before the BJP's Central Election Committee's meet, sources say that the party's top...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs 05-03-2014 11:18 PM

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order...
  • Lawyers go on day-long strike to support doctor's stir in Kanpur 05-03-2014 05:01 PM

    Lawyers in Kanpur on Wednesday extended their support to the doctors' stir by going on a day-long strike. By boycotting work we are not only supporting the affected doctors but also those patients who are left to wander around in need for medical services, Kanpur Bar Association, President Suresh Chauhan...
  • Allahabad HC directs state government to axe security to 288 people 03-03-2014 11:17 PM

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw, within 10 days, security provided to 288 people with criminal antecedents. This list includes former ministers Ram Achal Rajbhar, Rakeshdhar Tripathi, Daddu Prasad, Nand Gopal Gupta, Harish Nagpal, D.P. Yadav, Pankaj Chaudhary, Begum...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots inquiry commission to visit after 3 months 02-03-2014 06:09 PM

    The one-man inquiry commission constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government to probe the Muzaffarnagar riots will visit again Muzaffarnagarafter three months, sources said. The commission constituted by retired judge of the Allahabad High Court, Justice Vishnu Sahai, will visit and meet victims, official sources said, adding that he will come...
  • Narendra Modi is 'killer of humanity', says Mulayam Singh 02-03-2014 03:08 PM

    Allahabad: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Sunday launched a scathing attack on the BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, calling him "a killer of humanity". Addressing a large gathering at the Parade ground, Yadav took on the Congress as well, saying both the major parties were detrimental for...
  • Hindi litterateur Amarkant passes away at 89 17-02-2014 06:17 PM

    Noted Hindi litterateur and Jnanpith award winner Amarkant on Monday breathed his last at his residence in Allahabadfollowing a prolonged illness. He was 89. Born in 1925 in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh, Amarkant took active part in the Quit India movement of 1942, which caused him to abandon his...
  • Allahabad HC raps CBI for 'partiality' in probing Ghaziabad GPF scam 11-02-2014 06:57 PM

    CBI has drawn flak from the Allahabad High Court for having been "partial in investigating" the multi-crore GPF scam in Ghaziabad district court and "favouring" a number of officials "probably under some pressures having been exerted from some higher ups". "I am very much firm in my view that the...
  • NRHM scam: HC rejects bail plea of ex-UP minister, another accused 10-02-2014 11:16 PM

    The Allahabad High Court on Monday rejected the bail plea of former Uttar Pradesh minister Babu Singh Kushwaha and another accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam. They are facing trial before a CBI court for alleged irregularities in the implementation of the scheme during the previous Mayawati government in the...
  • Investigate misappropriation in MNREGA funds, HC tells CBI 01-02-2014 09:55 AM

    The Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the CBI to investigate the alleged abuse and misappropriation of fund as well as the abuse of power under MNREGA scheme in seven districts of Uttar Pradesh. The order was passed by the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court comprising Justice Devi...
  • Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on Mauni Amavasya 30-01-2014 10:24 PM

    A large number of devotees on Thursday took a holy dip at the confluence of Ganga, Yamuna and the mythical Saraswati on the auspicious occasion of Mauni Amavasya. The bathing festival at the "Sangam" remained incident-free, official sources said claiming that the number of people who took a dip could...