ALLAHABAD

  • Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court Yesterday

    Allahabad: In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid. Justice Surya Prakash Kesarwani passed the order while dismissing a batch of...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti 5 days ago

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...
  • Nithari case: Allahabad High Court puts hold on Surinder Kohli's hanging till December 22 December 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday stayed the hanging of Noida's Nithari killings convict Surinder Kohli till December 22. Kohli was convicted for the murder of a girl, Rimpa Halder, who went missing in Noida in December 2006. After a police investigation, she was found to have been murdered...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • Allahabad HC issues notice to Azam Khan for holding an office of profit September 25, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court has issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan over the office for profit issue. The court asked why Khan should not be disqualified as an MLA since he is also the Vice Chancellor of Mohammad Ali Jauhar University in Rampur. The Court served...
  • Varun Gandhi supporters pelt stones at BJP MP's house who criticised Maneka September 22, 2014

    Allahabad: Supporters of BJP MP Varun Gandhi protested against party colleague Shyama Charan Gupta for criticising his mother Maneka Gandhi by pelting stones at his Allahabad residence on Monday. Gupta, who is the Allahabad MP, had chided Maneka Gandhi for her remarks that Varun Gandhi should be brought back in Uttar...
  • Allahabad HC recommends expulsion of 11 trainee judges over arson in Lucknow September 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday recommended expulsion of 11 trainee judges. The decision comes after the trainee judges allegedly indulged in arson and misbehaved with a girl in Lucknow. The alleged incident took place on September 7 at a restaurant in Lucknow. The judges allegedly got involved in a...
  • Allahabad High Court dismisses PIL seeking ban on release of Ajay Devng's 'Singham Returns' August 15, 2014

    Allahabad: The Allahabad High Court today dismissed a Public Interest Litigation seeking a ban on the release of Ajay Devganstarrer 'Singham Returns' after a submission by movie's coproducer that alleged objectionable dialogues have been removed. A Division Bench comprising Chief Justice D Y Deshmukh and Justice Dilip Gupta dismissed the PIL...
  • HC summons UPPSC chairman, secretary over alleged irregularities in selection process August 14, 2014

    The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday directed the chairman and the secretary of the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission to appear before it next week in connection with a petition alleging irregularities in selection process. A division bench comprising justices Rakesh Tiwari and A R Masoodi asked the officials to...
  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • Justice Katju alleges former CJI Justice Kapadia of overlooking corruption August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju has made fresh allegations in his latest blog regarding the promotion of a judge of Allahabad High Court of questionable reputation. Katju mentions that a certain judge was transferred to the Allahabad High Court after coming...
  • UP: Moninder Singh Pandher gets bail in 4 Nithari killings case August 4, 2014

    Allahabad: Moninder Singh Pandher, one of the accused in the infamous Nithari killings that rocked Noida in 2005 and 2006, has been granted bail in four cases by the Allahabad High Court. Even though Pandher got the bail on Monday but he cannot come out of jail yet as there...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Protests intensify, 4 aspirants on fast unto death July 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The protest against the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT), which started on June 27, is gaining momentum. While there have been violent protests at other places in Delhi, the UPSC aspirants are observing a silent protest at Mukherjee Nagar, the hub of preparation for...
  • AMU professor suspended for using objectionable language against VC on Facebook July 23, 2014

    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, 50yearold elephant recuperates in Mathura July 11, 2014

    Raju, a 50yearold 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 IndianAmerican 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...
  • IIITAllahabad professor booked for sexually harassing student June 5, 2014

    A faculty member at IIITAllahabad 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 IIITA authorities as well as at the Dhoomanjganj police station, accusing her Head of the Department Shiva Prasad of...
  • Exserviceman lynched after his shot kills a man May 28, 2014

    An exserviceman was lynched on Wednesdayby 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 transGanga 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 reinduction 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,...