Muzaffarnagar

  • 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism: Azam Khan 16-04-2014 11:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party's controversial leader Azam Khan said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is a battle to protect secularism and Samajwadi Party is the only one which is responsible for promoting secularism. ...
  • Modi defends Amit Shah's revenge remark, says nothing wrong in his speech 16-04-2014 07:34 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Wednesday defended party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge and his key aide Amit Shah's revenge remarks in Muzaffarnagar. Modi said, "Amit Shah has said nothing wrong in his speech." While addressing a rally at a riot-hit Jat village near Muzzafarnagar, Shah...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Charges framed against five accused 15-04-2014 06:53 PM

    Charges against five accused in connection with murder of two youths during Muzaffarnagar riots were framed on Tuesday in a local court in Muzaffarnagar. Additional District Sessions Judge Jitender Kumar framed charges against five accused Mujassim, Mujammil, Nadeen, Jahangir and Furkan -- under various sections of IPC in connection with...
  • Fresh FIR lodged against Azam Khan for making 'provocative speech' at Bijnor rally 15-04-2014 02:37 PM

    Another FIR has been lodged against controversial Samajwadi Party leader Mohd Azam Khan for making a provocative speech at an election rally in Afzalgarh in Bijnor district. The FIR was registered against Khan on Apr 13 night at Afzalgarh police station here for violation of model code of conduct, official...
  • Court rejects bail plea of three Muzaffarnagar riots accused 15-04-2014 02:18 PM

    A local court has rejected bail plea of three accused in a riot-related murder case in Muzaffarnagar. District sessions judge Vijay Laxmi on Monday rejected the plea of accused Niraj, Rampal and Upendra, citing there was no question of granting bail to them. The three accused were arrested on charges...
  • Women agitated over illegal sale of liquor set shop ablaze 13-04-2014 02:21 PM

    A group of women allegedly set a shop on fire on Bhopa road in Muzaffarnagarfor illegally selling liquor, police said on Sunday. The agitated women have alleged that they had complained to the district authorities earlier but no action was taken against the shop owner, they said. The accused owner...
  • Exhorted voters to express angst through ballot: Amit Shah to EC 13-04-2014 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah on Saturday said to the Election Commission that his 'revenge remark' has been taken out of the proportion. In his reply to the EC's notice, Shah said that he only exhorted voters to express their angst through the ballot and...
  • Amit Shah booked in two more cases by UP Police 12-04-2014 05:06 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday registered two cases against Narendra Modi's close aide Amit Shah in Muzaffarnagar for alleged violation of the model code of conduct following a direction of the Election Commission, which has also banned him from campaigning in the state. While one case has been...
  • Amit Shah to reply to EC notice on revenge speech today 12-04-2014 07:48 AM

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah is likely to respond to the Election Commission's notice on revenge speech on Saturday. The Commission had on Monday issued a notice to BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi's close aide for violating the model code of conduct for the...
  • How can Amit Shah save UP when he can't protect his hair: Azam Khan 11-04-2014 09:41 AM

    New Delhi: The battle for 2014 Lok Sabha polls continues to get more personal as Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has now challenged BJP's Uttar Pradesh in-charge Amit Shah saying he can't take revenge on them for the Muzaffarnagar riots. Khan said, "Amit Shah said he wants to take revenge...
  • Communal divide evident as Muzaffarnagar votes for LS polls 10-04-2014 11:32 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Voting in the riot-battered western Uttar Pradesh took place in the third phase of LS polls on Thursday. The worst hit Muzaffarnagar saw 69 per cent turnout, however, the divide between communities in the region came fore with an increased turnout. The inherent fault lines in Muzaffarnagar lie exposed...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 10-04-2014 10:35 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Boys commit mistakes, don't hang them for rape, says Mulayam 10-04-2014 08:57 PM

    In a highly shocking statement on rapists, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav said that "sometimes boys make mistakes." Yadav even went on to add that if his government comes to power, they will try to amend the law. ...
  • Voters exercise their franchise in the crucial 3rd phase of LS polls 10-04-2014 08:18 PM

    Voters exercised their franchise in the significant third round of the Lok Sabha elections. The common people, the old, youngsters, businessmen, entreprenuers, villagers, etc all came out to vote keeping in mind the issues that matter the most to them. The third round which will elect 91 MPs to the...
  • Lok Sabha polls phase 3: Highest turnout in Kerala, Delhi moderate 10-04-2014 04:59 PM

    Kerala witnessed the highest turnout of 54.24 per cent till 3 PM among 14 states and Union Territories where 91 constituencies went to polls on Thursday. In Delhi, voting percentage was about 52 per cent, followed by Jammu which witnessed 49.46 per cent and in Andaman Nicobar 48.98 per cent...
  • 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...
  • 90-year-old woman in Muzaffarnagar votes for 'Muhabbatnagar' 10-04-2014 11:21 AM

    A 90-year-old voter in Muzaffarnagar exercised her franchise hoping for peace in the riot-hit area. ...
  • Lok Sabha polls: High turnout in UP's Muzaffarnagar, 69.2 pc voting till 6 pm 10-04-2014 10:35 AM

    Lucknow: The riot-hit Muzaffarnagar witnessed a huge turn-out of voters with 69.2 per cent voting registered till 6 pm. Earlier in the day Ghaziabad witnessed 35 per cent voting. Till noon, voting percentage in Saharanpur was 33.55, Kairana 27.70, Bijnor 26.41, Aligarh 21 and Meerut 25. Around 12 per cent...
  • LS polls: Muzaffarnagar electorate step out to exercise their franchise 10-04-2014 08:50 AM

    The electorate in Muzaffarnagar step out and cast their vote almost after seven months of the bloodshed that claimed lives of over 60 people. ...
  • LS polls: Voters look for hope amidst despair in Muzaffarnagar 09-04-2014 10:59 PM

    Being the epicenter of the political discourse in Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarnagar once known as 'mohabbat nagar' is looking for hope amidst despair and people are gearing up for the Lok Sabha polls. ...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday 09-04-2014 10:23 PM

    Lucknow: The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the populace, with...
  • Stage set for polling in 10 LS seats of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday 09-04-2014 05:28 PM

    The electoral fortunes of 154 candidates will be decided in 10 Lok Sabha seats in politically important state of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. Muzaffarnagar riots have changed the political equations of the area dominated by Jats and Muslims which form 15 to 40 per cent of the polpulace, with political...
  • Fearing riots after hate speeches by leaders, security beefed up in western UP 09-04-2014 03:36 PM

    Security has been beefed up for the first phase of polling in 10 Lok Sabha seats in western Uttar Pradesh on Thursday after hate speeches by politicians raised security concerns. Election Commission officials said while a security plan had been worked out much in advance for the sprawling region, the...
  • No fresh petition filed for bail cancellation of Muzaffarnagar riot accused 09-04-2014 03:30 PM

    No fresh application was moved by the UP government to High Court or lower court in connection with cancellation of bail of the 50 politicians accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots. District government counsel Dushyant Tyagi said no fresh application of cancellation of bail was moved in the High Court or...
  • 'Revenge' remark: Amit Shah moves Allahabad HC seeking stay on arrest 09-04-2014 02:31 PM

    New Delhi: Amit Shah, close aide of Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approached the Allahabad High Court seeking a stay on his arrest. Shah was booked for making controversial speeches in Western Uttar Pradesh last week. At a rally in Shamli, he said the elections...
  • Tight security in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar ahead of voting day 09-04-2014 01:50 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: Seven months after communal riots, the Muzaffarnagar town of Uttar Pradesh will vote in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections on Thursday. Tight security is in place for the polls in the highly polarised belt. Riot accused Sanjeev Baliyan, Kadir Rana, Hukum Singh and Bharatendu Singh are...
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  • Tight security in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar to ensure free polls 09-04-2014 12:17 AM

    In order to ensure free and fair elections in the riot-hit Muzaffarnagar district in western Uttar Pradesh, paramilitary forces have been deployed in large numbers in all 764 polling centres. Special arrangements have been made for riot victims in the first phase of elections in the state on April 10,...
  • UP government did everything to stop the communal riots: Akhilesh 08-04-2014 03:37 PM

    With the Muzaffarnagar riots becoming a key poll issue in Uttar Pradesh, CM Akhilesh Yadav has defended his government. "Our government did everything possible to stop the communal riots in UP. We did whatever we could and stopped the entire riots within a day," Akhilesh Yadav said. ...
  • 2014 elections about development, not polarisation: General VK Singh 08-04-2014 03:36 PM

    New Delhi: Former Army chief General VK Singh who is fighting the Lok Sabha elections on a BJP ticket has said that the 2014 elections are about development and not about politics of polarisation. "These elections are about 'vikaas' (development)," he said when asked about his opinion on politics of...