BALLIA

  • Government transfers 12 senior IAS officers including Ballia DM July 16, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government transferred 12 senior IAS officers, including the District Magistrate of Ballia. Special Secretary, Urban Development Department, Yashwant Rao will be the new District Magistrate (DM) of Ballia in place of Muthukumaraswami B, a spokesman said. Hariraj Kishore, under transfer member of Judicial Revenue Board, Allahabad, will be...
  • LS polls: Unhappy over ticket distribution, BJP workers protest at party office in Ballia March 19, 2014

    Unhappy over the distribution of tickets for the Lok Sabha elections, BJP workers staged a demonstration at the party office and in Ballia on Wednesday. Even as Congress MP Jagdambika Pal joined BJP in New Delhi, party workers from his constituency Domariyaganj and nearby areas continued their sit-in at party office...
  • Ex-MLA Ram Iqbal Singh terms Ravindra Khushwaha 'unsuitable' for BJP's LS ticket March 16, 2014

    Former BJP MLA Ram Iqbal Singh on Sunday termed party candidate Ravindra Khushwaha as "unsuitable" for contesting Lok Sabha polls from Salempur constituency and said he would discuss further poll strategy in a meeting with his supporters on March 20. "Kushwaha, son of former MP and SP leader Harikewal Prasad joined...
  • Man rapes 5yearold girl in Bhimpura January 27, 2014

    A fiveyearold girl was allegedly raped in Bhimpura area in Ballia, police said on Monday. The girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour on Saturday when she was alone in her house, they said. The matter came to light when her family members returned home, they said, adding the accused was...
  • Man kills two daughters, injures wife over family dispute December 28, 2013

    A man on Saturday allegedly killed his two daughters and injured his wife over a family dispute in Rewati area, police said in Ballia. The accused Govardhan attacked his wife Chandramuni with a sharpedged weapon this morning and when his daughters Rishu (12) and Rinki (10) attempted to intervene he injured...
  • Sports minister offers Sachin Tendulkar to join SP November 17, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh Sports Minister on Sunday offered cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar to join Samajwadi Party. "I wish Sachin to join SP if he wants to play political innings," Narad Rai told reporters in Ballia. "Both Congress and BJP believe in useandthrow policy and he (Sachin) should remain aware of it," the...
  • Delhi gangrape braveheart's village satisfied with verdict September 13, 2013

    Ballia: People of the Delhi gangrape braveheart's ancestral village in Ballia lit candles and distributed sweets after hearing that a court has awarded death penalty to her attackers on Friday. Medawar Kalan village, which came into spot light after the brutal December 16 incident last year, has been struggling to cope with...
  • Light rainfall in UP, Ganga, Yamuna flowing near danger mark August 3, 2013

    Light to moderate rainfall occurred at isolated places over the state while the Ganga and Yamuna continued to be in spate in some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Central Water Commission sources on Saturday said that Ganga was maintaining dangerous levels all along the route from Fatehgarh to Ballia either crossing the...
  • UP: Man allegedly rapes his minor daughterinlaw May 1, 2013

    Ballia: A 12yearold child bride was allegedy raped by her 60yearold fatherinlaw in Nagra area in Ballia, a senior officer said on Wednesday. A person filed a complaint that her niece was raped by her fatherinlaw following which an FIR was lodged on Wednesday, additional superintendent of police Ashok Tripathi...
  • UP: 'Obscene dances' mark Mangal Pande's anniversary April 9, 2013

    Ballia: Locals in Ballia in the native town of Mangal Pandey, the 1857 sepoy mutiny icon, alleged that obscene dances were performed to mark his death anniversary, prompting the district authorities to order a probe. On Monday, in the memory of Mangal Pandey, various functions were organised in Ballia. However,...
  • UP: Court disposes of country's oldest case February 23, 2013

    Ballia: A local court on Saturday disposed of a 76-year-old case while directing 11 persons to return 600 acres of mortgaged land to a person for Rs 807. Last year, during review of old cases, Supreme Court had considering it to be the oldest case of the country and directed...
  • UP: Woman beaten to death over garbage disposal dispute December 6, 2012

    Ballia: A 45yearold woman was beaten to death while her daughter was seriously injured following a dispute over garbage disposal in Sasna Bahadurpur village, police said on Thursday. Tarkeshwari Devi was beaten to death with lathis and her daughter, Brinda, injured when some persons with whom they had a dispute...
  • UP: ClassII student raped, killed by teacher August 28, 2012

    Ballia: A minor girl was allegedly killed after being raped by her school teacher in Ballia, police said on Tuesday. Shashank Mishra took the girl, a student of classII in Kids Convent school, to a field after school hours and raped the girl before killing her at Bairia area on...
  • FTN: Do Government hospitals need shock treatment? July 11, 2012

    UP's healthcare system stands exposed. After Bulandshahr, it is now a government hospital in Ballia, where a sweeper was found attending to patients in the emergency ward. ...
  • Sweeper turns doctor: UP orders DGlevel inquiry July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Reflecting the sorry state of healthcare in two government hospitals in Uttar Pradesh, ward boys, pharmacists and sweepers have been found administering injections and stitching wounds of patients. The UP government on Wednesday ordered a Director Generallevel inquiry into the incident. After a technician doubled up as doctor in...
  • I assist doctors in treating patients: UP sweeper July 11, 2012

    A sweeper has been caught on camera attending to patients in the emergency ward of a government hospital in Ballia. ...
  • Sweeper as doctor: Will take action, says Ballia medical officer July 11, 2012

    After Bulandshahr, a sweeper at a Ballia government hospital was caught on camera attending to patients in the emergency ward. ...
  • Sweeper turns doctor at another UP govt hospital July 11, 2012

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh's healthcare system stands exposed. After Bulandshahr, it is now a government hospital in Ballia, where a sweeper was found attending to patients in the emergency ward. The sweeper, Rajkumar, was found administering stitches to patients in the emergency ward. That's not all. Even the pharmacist was injecting patients....
  • UP: Dalit girl abducted, raped by teacher April 14, 2012

    Ballia: A 16yearold dalit girl was allegedly abducted and raped by a primary school teacher in Ballia, police said on Saturday. The incident took place on Friday at Narahi area. Medical examination of the girl, who was later rescued by police, has confirmed rape, SP Luv Kumar said. An FIR was lodged...
  • UP: Voting generally peaceful, turnout 56 pc February 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Nearly 56 per cent of 1.92 crore voters on Saturday exercised their franchise for 59 seats spread over nine districts in the byandlarge peaceful second phase of the fiercelyfought Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The fate of 1,098 candidates, including two state party chiefs, 31 MLAs and 24 former ministers was...
  • Boat capsize: Death toll rises to 57 June 15, 2010

    Ballia (UP): With the recovery of 12 more bodies from Ganga River on Tuesday, the death toll in the boat tragedy in Dubahar area has climbed to 57, police said. "Since early morning 12 more bodies have been fished out from the river by the divers," station house officer of Dubahar...
  • Polling begins for Bikramganj, Ballia LS seat December 29, 2007

    New Delhi: Polling for the byelections to the Lok Sabha seats of Bikramganj (Bihar) and Ballia (Uttar Pardesh) began on Saturday morning amid tight security. Bihar's borders with Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have been sealed to check the entry of troublemakers, Rohtas District Magistrate and Returning Officer for the election Vishwanath...