PRATAPGARH

  • Rajasthan's 'Thawa Art' gets rare honour June 16, 2014

    The trademarks and geographical indications (GI) authorities have awarded the unique tag to the famous 'Thawa Art' of Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district. According to an official statement released in Jaipur on Monday, 'Thawa Art' has been given Geographical Indication No. 244 under the Geographical Indications of Goods (Registration and Protection) Act, 1999. The...
  • LS polls: Popular TV actor Anupam Ojha seeks BJP ticket March 28, 2014

    New Delhi: At a time when people from all walks of life are trying their luck in the Lok Sabha elections, TV actor Anupam Shyam Ojha too has thrown his hat into the ring. Famously known as Thakur Sajjan Singh of TV serial 'Mann Ki Awaaz Pratigya', Ojha is seeking...
  • Lok Sabha polls: Rahul Gandhi to address rallies in MP, UP today March 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, who is on the Lok Sabha election campaign, will be holding two election rallies on Saturday. The Congress's poll campaign chief will be first visiting Mandla district in Madhya Pradesh where he will be interacting with the tribals. Later in the day, Rahul will head...
  • SP renominates Pramod Patel as LS candidate from Pratapgarh March 20, 2014

    For the third time in a row, the Samajwadi Party once again changed its candidate from Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat renominating Pramod Patel from the constituency. Pramod Patel would be the party's candidate from Pratapgarh, a press release issued by National General Secretary Ramgopal Yadav said. Earlier, the party had declared him...
  • 6 detained for Pratapgarh violence, curfew continues January 16, 2014

    Police on Thursday detained six persons in connection with communal clashes in Rajasthan's Pratapgarh district, which has left three dead and six injured, even as curfew continued in Kotadi village for second consecutive day. "An additional force of 400 policemen has been deployed in the area to maintain law and order...
  • Gurgaon: Police arrest five on charges of theft November 15, 2013

    Gurgaon: Five men, all members of a highprofile gang involved in over 100 cases of thefts in posh areas of the National Capital Region (NCR), were arrested in Gurgaon, police said on Friday. The Haryana Police Crime Branch of Sector 45, headed by Yashwant Singh, arrested the five hightech thieves and...
  • Raja Bhaiya reinducted into the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet October 11, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav expanded his Cabinet on Friday after a gap of almost three months and reinducted Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya into his Cabinet. Raja Bhaiya was dropped from the UP Cabinet as Minister of Food and Civil supplies in March 2013 after being named...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS get disputed land July 30, 2013

    Pratapgarh: In yet another case of insensitivity from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the five orphan children who were living near the graves of their parents, who had died after contracting AIDS, the state administration reportedly provided them a piece of disputed land. The children had been provided a 250 square metre...
  • UP: 5 deserted children whose parents died of AIDS given land by govt July 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Five orphans, who were deserted after their parents died after contracting AIDS in Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, have been provided a 250 square metre piece of undisputed land to live on. This came after the land they were earlier given by the state administration turned out to be...
  • UP: 5 kids ostracised after their parents died after contracting AIDS July 26, 2013

    New Delhi: In a shocker from Pratapgarh in Uttar Pradesh, five children have been ostracised by their village community after their parents died after suffering from AIDS. The five children, the youngest of whom is just seven years old, were abandoned by relatives who feared that they would contract AIDS...
  • UP: Pratapgarh MP assures all help to rape survivor July 12, 2013

    The tongue of a rape survivor was chopped off in Pratapgarh late on Wednesday night. The minor was allegedly gangraped on January 22. "My heart goes out to the girl and her entire family. If she is unwilling to stay in her village, I am ready to provide her a...
  • UP: Gangrape survivor's tongue chopped off in Pratapgarh July 11, 2013

    Pratapgarh: In a horrific incident, the tongue of a rape survivor was chopped off in Pratapgarh, Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night. The minor was allegedly gangraped on January 22. The gangrape survivor was scheduled to give a statement before the court on July 24. Her father has already recorded his...
  • Akhilesh sacks UP minister for making sexist remarks April 13, 2013

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Khadi and Village Industry Minister Raja Ram Pandey, who triggered a controversy by allegedly promising to get roads in Pratapgarh district constructed like cheeks of actresses Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit, was on Saturday sacked. "Governor BL Joshi in consultation with Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has relieved...
  • Kunda triple murder: CBI recovers motorcycle used in crime April 10, 2013

    Pratapgarh: The CBI team, probing murder of Kunda DSP Ziaul Haq, on Tuesday recovered the motorcycle which was allegedly used in the murder of Balipur village head Nanhe Yadav. The recovery was made after intense grilling of two brothersAjay Pal and Vijay Pal, both sons of Kamta Pal who is...
  • UP: Policeman threatens and rapes a woman April 8, 2013

    Lucknow: Once again a policeman in Uttar Pradesh has been accused of rape, dealing another massive blow to the already poor law and order in the state. A policemen Veer Singh has been arrested for allegedly raping and threatening a women in Raniganj police station on Sunday. Veer Singh...
  • Was DSP Zia-ul-Haq's murder pre-meditated? March 11, 2013

    Lucknow: Was there a history of animosity between the Kunda strongman Raja Bhaiya and the slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq? CNN-IBN has accessed a criminal history sheet that was prepared against Raja Bhaiya by the DSP. Dated September 5, 2012, the criminal record states 47 cases against Raguraj Pratap Singh, aka Raja...
  • Kunda murders: DSP's wife writes to UP govt, demands trial outside state, fast track court March 10, 2013

    Deoria: Slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq's wife has demanded an outside state trial and hearing by a fast track court into her husband's murder. In a letter addressed to the UP government, Parveen Azad has demanded that the probe should be done by a Delhi CBI team, which report directly to the...
  • Kunda murders: CBI yet to question Raja Bhaiya March 10, 2013

    Deoria: Despite of being named in an FIR for murder and conspiracy, why is the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) still not questioning former UP Minister Raja Bhaiya over the killing of the Kunda DSP Zia-ul-Haq and two others? A team of the investigative agency is in Kunda probing the...
  • Haq's widow turns down OSD's post, wants only DSP's post March 9, 2013

    Deoria: The widow of slain police officer Zia-Ul-Haq has refused to accept the job offered by the Uttar Pradesh government saying that she would not accept anything other than a DSP's post. Parveen Azad who has been maintaining distance from the media, on Saturday told the visiting leader of Loktantrik...
  • UP govt offers jobs to slain DSP's wife and brother March 8, 2013

    New Delhi: The Uttar Pradesh government has reportedly offered government jobs to the wife and the brother of slain DSP Zia-ul-Haq. Dr Parveen Azad, the wife of the DSP, has been offered the position of Officer on Special Duty in the police welfare department and his brother has been offered...
  • DSP murder: Critical questions remain unanswered March 8, 2013

    Lucknow: A CBI team on Friday reached Pratapgarh where DSP Zia-ul-Haq and two others were murdered. They have named Kunda MLA and former UP minister Raja Bhaiya as the main accused in one of the four FIRs. The ten-member CBI probe team will be collecting details from the chief medical...
  • UP DSP murder: CBI likely to register four FIRs, say sources March 7, 2013

    Lucknow: A new development is likely in the probe over the killing of Uttar Pradesh DSP Zia-ul-Haque in Pratapgarh. CBI sources say they are likely to register four FIRs in the matter. One will be regarding the murder of the DSP on the basis of his wife's complaint to the...
  • 'DSP could've been saved had he been taken to hospital on time' March 7, 2013

    Lucknow: There is a fresh twist into the brutal killing of Uttar Pradesh Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque in Pratapgarh. The government doctors citing his post-mortem report have said that his life could have been saved had he been taken to the hospital within 30 minutes of being shot. Eyewitnesses and...
  • UP policeman murder: Protests against Akhilesh March 6, 2013

    Pratapgarh: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav faced protests in Pratapgarh on Wednesday when he went to meet the family of the panchayat chief and his brother who were murdered in Kunda. A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was also killed in the violence that followed after the murder of the...
  • Uttar Pradesh: DSP killed in clashes between villagers and police March 3, 2013

    A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was killed during clashes between villagers and police in Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya's constituency Kunda. A gram pradhan and his brother also died during the gunfire exchange. ...
  • UP: DSP killed in clashes in Raja Bhaiya's constituency March 3, 2013

    Kunda: A Deputy Superintendent of Police (DSP) was killed during clashes between villagers and police in Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya's constituency, Kunda. The incident took place when the infuriated villagers went on a rampage following the murder of a gram pradhan and his brother. Zia Ul...
  • Dalit rape: Akhilesh Yadav suspends top policemen June 26, 2012

    The deteriorating law and order situation in the state has forced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to crack the whip. ...
  • Dalit rape: Akhilesh cracks down on administration June 25, 2012

    Lucknow: In the wake of alleged rape and murder of a Dalit girl and subsquent arson, the UP government on Monday suspended four senior officials, including the District Magistrate and the Superintendent of Police of Pratapgarh, for alleged laxity in performing their duties. DM YK Bahal and SP OP Sagar along...
  • UP govt pays compensation to stampede victims March 10, 2010

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, who had come under attack for not immediately announcing compensation for victims of stampede at an ashram in Pratapgarh, on Wednesday announced an exgratia of Rs 2.5 lakh each to the next of the kin of those killed in the incident. She also announced...
  • Mayawati govt has no money for stampede victims March 6, 2010

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh may have announced Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of those killed in the Pratapgarh ashram but Mayawati, the Chief Minister of the state where the accident happened says she has no money to offer to the victims. Rs 2000 crore have...