Gonda

  • UP government pays compensation of Rs 3 lakh to Gonda rape victim July 18, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government has paid monetary relief of Rs 3 lakh to a woman, who was allegedly raped by a police constable in district Gonda, following a direction from the National Human Rights Commission. Initially, the government had refused to provide financial assistance to the victim but later complied with the...
  • Engine of Gonda Express catches fire; passengers safe July 15, 2014

    A fire broke out in the engine of the Gonda-Bareilly Gonda Express between Risia and Matera railway stations on Monday night, following which some panic-stricken passengers jumped off the train. No passenger was injured in the incident that took place at about 10.32 pm. Some of the passengers jumped off from...
  • FIR on Beni for making objectionable comments against Modi April 25, 2014

    In the second FIR in three days, Union Minister and Congress candidate from Gonda Lok Sabha seat Beni Prasad Verma was booked on Friday for allegedly making objectionable comments against BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. District Magistrate Vikas Gothwal said that while addressing an election rally in Patel Nagar in...
  • MPs Rating: Beni Prasad Verma scores 5.09 on a scale of 10 April 15, 2014

    Union Minister for Steel Beni Prasad Verma is the fifth Congress MP from Gonda Uttar Pradesh. Verma scored 5.7 on accessibility on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. Verma scored 4.9 for provision of good roads, 5.1 for better schools...
  • Modi is a RSS goon and Rajnath is his slave, says Beni Prasad Verma April 2, 2014

    Gonda: Another personal vitriolic attack has added to a series of hate speeches this election season. This time, Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma has targeted Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi and has called him a gunda (goon) of the RSS. Beni Prasad has also attacked BJP President Rajnath...
  • Kerosene-carrying train derails between Gonda and Gorakhpur January 7, 2014

    Rail traffic on the Gorakhpur section of North Eastern Railway in Uttar Pradesh was hit on Tuesday when two wagons of a goods train transporting kerosene derailed between Gonda and Gorakhpur, officials said. No one was injured in the incident. The train was headed to Gorakhpur when the derailment took place....
  • Loudspeaker explodes during dismantling, one dead September 10, 2013

    One person was killed and two others seriously injured in an accidental explosion which took place while dismantling of a loudspeaker at Gonda area, about 30 kilometres away from Aligarh, police said on Tuesday. The incident took place last evening when the victims were dismantling the loudspeaker by using a hammer...
  • Gonda fake encounter: DSP's daughter breaks down as court delivers verdict April 6, 2013

    Death sentence was awarded to three policemen and life term was doled out to five others by a special CBI court in the 31-year-old fake encounter case in Gonda district, which led to the death of 13 persons, including the Deputy Superintendent of Police. ...
  • Death penalty for 3, life term for 5 in Gonda fake encounter case April 5, 2013

    Lucknow: Death sentence was awarded to three policemen and life term was doled out to five others by a special CBI court in the 31-year-old fake encounter case in Gonda district, which led to the death of 13 persons, including the Deputy Superintendent of Police. Special CBI judge Rajendra Singh...
  • UP: Education Minister opposes anti-encroachment drive March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: A Uttar Pradesh minister has sparked controversy by opposing the anti-encroachment drive by Gonda district authorities. Minister of State for Secondary Education Vinod Kumar Singh has accused district authorities of harassing people. The District Magistrate though said that the programme was in compliance with High Court's orders. Singh was dropped...
  • UP: Judge accused of molesting 2 rape survivors January 25, 2013

    Gonda: In a shocking news from Gonda in Uttar Pradesh, two rape victims claim that a sitting judicial magistrate sexually assaulted them. The girls alleged that when they went to the magistrate's chamber to give their statement, he allegedly made them strip and molested them. One of the girls is...
  • UP: Sitting judicial magistrate allegedly assaults two rape victims January 25, 2013

    Gonda: Two rape victims in Gonda in Uttar Pradesh have claimed that a sitting judicial magistrate sexually assaulted them. The girls say they went to the magistrate's chamber to give their statement when he allegedly made them strip and molested them. One of them is a minor. The police have filed...
  • UP govt cracks whip, freezes jobs under NRHM scheme October 14, 2012

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has cracked the whip in the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM), freezing the appointments of over 15,000 health personnel, including doctors, under the scheme. Health Minister Ahmad Hasan froze the appointments following complaints of anomalies in appointments and allegations of irregularities against Chief Medical Officers...
  • CMO abduction case: No FIR against UP minister yet October 14, 2012

    Gonda: Surrounded by security, afraid to speak, Gonda CMO Dr SP Singh isn't sure what to do next. The man who abducted the CMO for not toeing his line may have resigned from his post - but Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Revenue and Rehabilitation Vinod Kumar Singh alias...
  • Gonda 'abduction' case: CMO, DM, SP transferred October 13, 2012

    Gonda: In a major development in the Gonda CMO 'abduction' case, Chief Medical Officer SP Singh was on Saturday transferred. SP Singh, who was untraceable since Monday night after being allegedly abducted by Minister of State for Revenue Vinod Kumar Singh, joined back work on Saturday. The District Magistrate and...
  • UP: 'Untraceable' Gonda CMO returns to office October 13, 2012

    Gonda: Chief Medical Officer of Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district SP Singh, who had been "untraceable" since Monday night after being allegedly abducted by Minister of State for Revenue Vinod Kumar Singh, on Friday made a dramatic appearance at his office in Gonda in the evening. CMO Singh held a meeting with...
  • UP: CMO still in hiding, family says they are scared October 12, 2012

    Lucknow: The controversy over the alleged abduction of Gonda CMO SP Singh doesn't seem to be ending any soon with the CMO still in hiding and his alleged abductor Samajwadi Party leader Vinod Kumar Singh claiming innocence. But the CMO's family is still living under fear and doesn't want SP...
  • UP CMO 'abduction': Minister Vinod Kumar Singh resigns October 12, 2012

    Lucknow: Under pressure after allegations of abducting Gonda CMO SP Singh, Uttar Pradesh Minister for Revenue and Rehabilitation Vinod Kumar Singh resigned on Friday. Vinod Kumar Singh said he was resigning on moral grounds as the Akhilesh Yadav government in the state wanted to conduct an inquiry into the case....
  • UP govt forms two member panel to probe CMO case October 11, 2012

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday formed a two member high power inquiry committee to look into the CMO abduction case of chief medical officer of Gonda SP Singh and the role of Samajwadi Party Minister Vinod Singh.The committee has been asked to submit its report in next two...
  • UP CM summons CMO who was 'abducted', orders probe October 11, 2012

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday summoned the 'abducted' Chief Medical Officer of Gonda, SP Singh. Singh was allegedly kidnapped by Minister of State for Revenue and Rehabilitation Vinod Singh and roughed up by his goons for not including the name of his friends in the list...
  • UP: Probe ordered into 'abduction' of Gonda CMO October 11, 2012

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a high-level inquiry into the alleged abduction of the chief medical officer (CMO) of Gonda SP Singh by Minister of State for Revenue and Rehabilitation. "A two-member committee led by Additional Director Health has been set up to look into the matter and...
  • UP Minister tries to abduct Chief Medical Officer October 10, 2012

    New Delhi: In a bizarre case of kidnapping which shows why hooliganism is still a major challenge in Uttar Pradesh, a Samajwadi Party Minister allegedly abducted the Chief Medical Officer of Gonda in an attempt to force his friends’ names into the list of contractual doctors under the National Rural...
  • UP: Woman set ablaze for resisting rape March 11, 2012

    Gonda: A 25-year-old woman suffered serious burn injuries when she was set ablaze by a youth for foiling a rape attempt at Shuklpur village under Dhanepur police station area in Gona on Saturday. A youth of the same village tried to rape the woman but as she raised an alarm and...