Allahabad

  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook 23 hours 39 minutes ago

    An associate professor of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was on Wednesday suspended by the vice chancellor for allegedly using objectionable language against him on social networking site Facebook. "There is a prima facie case of gross misconduct against Dr Syed Ali Nadeem Rezavi, Associate Professor in the Department of History at...
  • Freed from abusive owner, 50-year-old elephant recuperates in Mathura July 11, 2014

    Raju, a 50-year-old elephant who was recently rescued from his abusive owner in Allahabad, is now recuperating at an elephant care centre in Mathura. Raju's owner used to ill treat him and he has several injuries on the legs and head, said chief of Elephant Conservation and Care Centre Yaduraj Kadpekar. The...
  • Munda asks Allahabad Bank to initiate steps to set up more banks in rural Jharkhand July 4, 2014

    Leader of Opposition Arjun Munda on Friday asked the Allahabad Bank to initiate steps in setting up more banks in rural Jharkhand and give a fillip in the efforts by farmers and small entrepreneurs. "Efforts should be made to set up more banks in rural areas... farmers, enterprises and the unemployed...
  • Senior UP Government officer killed in road accident July 2, 2014

    A senior Uttar Pradesh Government officer and his driver were killed when the jeep they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck here this morning. The accident occurred on NH 2 in Khaga police station area when the Bolero jeep coming from Kanpur collided with a truck, killing Khurja (Bulandshahr)...
  • Rare honour: US names mountain after Buxar scientist Akhouri Sinha July 1, 2014

    The United States has named a mountain in Antarctica in the honour of an eminent Indian-American scientist whose pioneering biological research expedition has provided critical data about animal populations. Akhouri Sinha, adjunct professor in the Department of Genetics, Cell Biology and Development at the University of Minnesota, was recognised by the...
  • Badaun gangrape: Allahabad High Court to hear plea seeking CBI probe on June 11 June 9, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Monday fixed June 11 as the next date of hearing on a PIL seeking direction for a CBI probe into the gangrape and murder case of two Dalit girls in Badaun as Uttar Pradesh government submitted the copy of a notification recommending such an inquiry. The court's...
  • IIIT-Allahabad professor booked for sexually harassing student June 5, 2014

    A faculty member at IIIT-Allahabad has been booked for allegedly sexually harassing a female student, police said on Thursday. The complainant, an M.Tech (Bioinformatics) student, had lodged a complaint with the IIIT-A authorities as well as at the Dhoomanjganj police station, accusing her Head of the Department Shiva Prasad of...
  • Ex-serviceman lynched after his shot kills a man May 28, 2014

    An ex-serviceman was lynched on Wednesday by an irate mob after a shot fired by him inadvertently killed a man, police said. The incident took place this morning at Matadin ka Pura village in Soraon police station area of the district's trans-Ganga region, about 40 kms from the city. The retired army...
  • FIR lodged against judicial magistrate on various charges May 27, 2014

    A criminal case been lodged against a judicial magistrate posted in the Ghaziabad courts on various charges including using force against a woman with the intention of molesting her, police said on Tuesday. Police said the incident occurred April 13 in Modinagar town of the district when Additional Judicial Magistrate Sunil...
  • Mathura advocates go on strike, demand morning court during summer season May 14, 2014

    Demanding change of court timings in the summer season, lawyers in the district today went on indefinite strike. The lawyers alleged that the Allahabad High Court has not changed the court timings in the district this year despite their request for introduction of morning courts, Secretary Mathura Bar Association Pradeep Sharma...
  • HC dismisses PIL objecting to girls wearing skirts in schools May 9, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court has dismissed a petition objecting to dress codes in schools whereby girl students were made to wear skirts. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice Dhananjaya Yeshwant Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta while qashing a Public Interest Litigation said "the change, if any, must be brought in the...
  • Petition seeks action against Amit Shah for controversial remark May 8, 2014

    A petition was filed in Allahabad High Court on Thursday seeking action against BJP leader Amit Shah for his statement in which he had described Azamgarh district of Uttar Pradesh as a "haven for terrorists". The petition, which is likely to come up for hearing on Monday, was filed by one...
  • BJP like my old home: Allahabad candidate SC Gupta after re-induction May 5, 2014

    Allahabad: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Allahabad Shyama Charan Gupta, who has recently returned to the party, said the BJP is like his old home. Gupta said, "I returned to my old home as I got a place." Gupta left BJP in 1999 and contested against Murli Manohar Joshi on...
  • Posters in Allahabad urge Sonia to give party charge to Priyanka May 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leaders have once again put up the poster urging Congress President Sonia Gandhi to give party's charge to her Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. The poster was seen in Allahabad's Civil Lines. The poster was put up by Hasib Ahmed and Shrish Chand Dubey, who had earlier put up...
  • HC dismisses Ramdev trust's plea for holding yoga camps in Amethi April 29, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday dismissed a writ petition filed by yoga guru Ramdev's trust challenging refusal of permission to organise yoga camps in Amethi. The Lucknow bench of the High Court, comprising Justice Sunil Ambawani and Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya, passed the orders on the petition filed by Bharat...
  • Commercial establishments in residential areas to face sealing drive April 26, 2014

    Several commercial establishments including banks, ATMs, nursing homes, coaching centres, cyber cafes and private schools running in residential sectors are going to face the heat as Ghaziabad Development Authority has launched a drive against them. Allahabad High Court in September last year had directed GDA to seal all buildings in residential...
  • Sahai Commission records statements of 125 Muzaffarnagar riots victims April 22, 2014

    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 Monday,...
  • Snapshot: Ameesha Patel campaigns for Congress in Allahabad April 21, 2014

    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 April 20, 2014

    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 April 16, 2014

    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 project. On...
  • Judicial commission begins its hearing to probe the Muzaffaranagar riots April 16, 2014

    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 commission...
  • Allahabad High Court order worries Noida Extension flat buyers April 12, 2014

    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 their revised...
  • Allahabad HC orders demolition of two 40-storey building in Noida April 11, 2014

    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 April 11, 2014

    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 state...
  • Amit Shah's petition challenging FIRs dismissed as withdrawn April 10, 2014

    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 Chandra...
  • UP: FIR against Youth Congress leader over Manmohan, Rahul posters April 3, 2014

    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 others...
  • Snapshot: Denied AAP ticket, angry leader shaves off half of his moustache, beard; tours Allahabad on a mule March 31, 2014

    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 March 26, 2014

    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 Singh...
  • Transgenders say Modi has all the qualities to be the Prime Minister March 23, 2014

    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 in...
  • Allahabad: Posters put up urging Priyanka to contest Lok Sabha polls March 14, 2014

    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 by...