Rampur

  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam April 15, 2014

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers would...
  • EC working as per Congress's directives, will move court: Azam Khan April 13, 2014

    Rampur: Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan who has two FIRs filed against him for the alleged hate speech delivered by him at two different occasions alleged that the Election Commission was working as per the directives of the Congress. Khan who has been banned by the EC from holding rallies...
  • Election Yatra: Watch the political mood in Rampur, Moradabad April 12, 2014

    As a part of special series, Election Yatra, CNN-IBN visits Rampur and Moradabad to find out the mood of voters ahead of Lok Sabha elections. ...
  • UP Election Yatra: Congress aims for re-election in Rampur, Moradabad April 11, 2014

    With elections round the corner, artisans of Moradabad are back in focus and attempts are being made to reach out to this constituency of voters. The town that welcomed the Congress nominee Mohammed Azharuddin in 2009 is completely disillusioned with the party and that could impact the chances of Noor...
  • No building demolished in Rampur at Azam Khan's behest: UP tells HC March 4, 2014

    Allahabad High Court was on Tuesday  informed by the Uttar Pradesh government that no structure has been demolished in Rampur district at the behest of state minister Azam Khan, as alleged in a contempt petition. The submission was made by Advocate General VC Mishra, assisted by senior counsels SMA Kazmi and...
  • Five robbers held while planning loot March 3, 2014

    Five alleged robbers were arrested while planning to execute a loot in Bharatpur district, police said on Monday. Following a tip-off, Dinesh, Lakhan, Jafru, Subhash and Rajpal were caught on Sunday night in the Rampur area, they said. A country-made revolver, gun, two live cartridges, as many knives and motorcycles were...
  • Azam lashes out Modi, says 'Assassin of humanity' cannot become PM February 9, 2014

    Lashing out at Narendra Modi, senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Saturday raked up the 2002 Gujarat riots issue, asserting that "assassin of humanity" cannot become the country's Prime Minister. "An assassin of humanity cannot become Prime Minister of India," the Minister of Minorities and Urban Development said while inaugurating...
  • Seven killed as train rams into car at unmanned railway crossing in Rampur February 7, 2014

    Seven members of a family were killed on Friday when a train rammed into their vehicle at an unmanned railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur district, police said. The family of 11 was headed to attend a marriage at Sitarganj in Rampur district, over 300 km from Lucknow, when their vehicle...
  • High level search team on the lookout for Azam Khan's stolen buffaloes February 2, 2014

    Rampur: In a bizarre incident in Uttar Pradesh, the entire district administration in Rampur has launched a one of a kind, high level search operation for seven buffaloes. These buffaloes were stolen from Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan's farmhouse in Rampur after reportedly the farmhouse wall was knocked down. The...
  • Woman beaten to death by in-laws, family hold protest January 3, 2014

    The kin of a woman who was allegedly beaten to death by her in-laws held a protest on Friday with her body at the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police here in Saharanpur district seeking action against the accused. A police official said that a large group of people from the...
  • Samajwadi Party offers Devyani Khobragade ticket for LS polls December 20, 2013

    Amid outrage over the ill-treatment meted out to diplomat Devyani Khobragade in the US, Uttar Pradesh's minister for urban development and minorities welfare Mohammad Azam Khan on Thursday offered her to contest in next year's Lok Sabha polls from Rampur on Samajwadi Party's ticket. "If she wishes she can resign from her job and contest next year's...
  • Woman kills two minor daughters, commits suicide July 30, 2013

    After a family dispute, a 27-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze along with her two minor daughters in Kisunpali of Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district, about 335 kms from Lucknow. Gudia bolted her room in Rampur Karkhana area and after sprinkling kerosene oil on her daughter Ranjana (nine months) and Sanjana (2 years), she...
  • Uttarakhand: Local villagers grapple with no ration, electricity June 27, 2013

    Dehradun: Uttarakhand is grappling with its worst natural disaster. Huge challenges remain in terms of relief and supplies for the local survivors. There is already an acute shortage of clean drinking water and at least 300 villagers have already reported sick with dysentery. In the village of Khaat, 2 km short...
  • Uttarakhand floods: Threat of an epidemic looms large June 26, 2013

    Rampur: There is a huge shortage of clean drinking water in Uttarakhand, one of the biggest problems after a natural disaster like this and there are fears of disease spreading, given what survivors have been exposed to. Hundreds of bodies also now need to be cremated at the earliest. To get...
  • Jaya Prada meets Meira Kumar, raises red beacon issue April 17, 2013

    New Delhi: Against the backdrop of controversy over Uttar Pradesh officials removing red beacon from her vehicle, Rampur MP Jaya Prada on Tuesday met Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar alleging violation of Parliamentary privileges. Jaya Prada, an unattached MP from Samajwadi Party, met Kumar along with expelled SP leader Amar...
  • UP: Beacon of Jaya Prada's vehicle removed forcibly April 14, 2013

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party MP Jaya Prada on Saturday said the beacon of her vehicle was forcibly removed by some government officials and threatened to raise the issue in Parliament. She claimed that a group of about two dozen officials, including policemen, were present during the procedure at her home. "The...
  • Modi will prove 'yamraj' for Cong in 2014 elections: BJP April 6, 2013

    Rampur: Hitting back at the Congress, which compared Narendra Modi to 'yamraj', the Lord of Death in Hindu mythology, the BJP on Saturday said the Gujarat Chief Minister will prove fatal for the ruling party in the next Lok Sabha polls. "Yes, Narendra Bhai is yamraj but only for those...
  • UP: Baby boy found abandoned in garbage dump July 15, 2012

    New Delhi: A newborn baby boy was found abandoned in a garbage dump in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur district on Saturday. The baby boy is said to be in a critical condition and bleeding from his nose and mouth. Doctors say he also has a difficulty breathing. They say they are doing their...
  • UP: Girl raped inside police outpost in Badaun May 28, 2012

    Badaun: A 17-year-old girl was allegedly raped inside a police outpost in Sadar kotwali area, a senior officer said. The girl, hailing from Rampur district, had come to offer prayers at a tomb along with her grand father where they stayed last night, Superintendent of Police Ratan Kumar Srivastava said. During patrol...
  • MP: Youth thrown out of bus for Rs 5, dies February 26, 2012

    Bhopal: A 21-year-old youth travelling in a bus in Madhya Pradesh's Satna district was killed on Sunday as the conductor threw him out of the running vehicle after an argument over an extra Rs 5 fare, police said. Subham Singh, a resident of Rampur block, had come to Satna, the district...
  • Jaya Prada tearjerker: MP breaks down on flood tour September 14, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi leader and Rampur MP Jayaprada had a narrow escape during a visit to her flood affected constituency when the motor boat she was travelling in almost capsized. Jaya Prada screamed and burst into tears as the boat shook violently in choppy flood waters. The MP also...
  • 'Wronged woman' Jaya Prada wins in Rampur May 16, 2009

    Rampur: Notwithstanding the campaign marred by mudslinging and intra-party feud, Samajwadi Party candidate Jaya Prada on Saturday won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat defeating her nearest Congress rival Noor Bano Begum by 30,931 votes. She polled 2,30,724 votes compared to Bano's 1,99,793. Though the victory margin came down for the...
  • Watch: Amma's options, Cong lures Azam May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Former Tamil Nadu chief minister J Jayalalithaa, whose AIADMK is widely expected to bag most of Tamil Nadu's 39 Lok Sabha seats, said on Wednesday that several political parties were wooing her. ...
  • Watch: Jaya Prada on polls, films and Azam Khan May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Samajwadi Party's star candidate from Rampur, Jaya Prada has fought a very tough battle this election. She says that though this time around, the elections have been a big challenged to her, it is up to her to give confidence to her party workers. ...
  • Bollywood drama in Rampur, Azam Khan writes off Jaya May 13, 2009

    New Delhi: Security has been tightened in Rampur in Uttar Pradesh which goes to the polls on Wednesday. A day after Jaya Prada accused her party leader Azam Khan of distributing nude photographs, Khan has hit back. “My nude, morphed pictures are being circulated, disgusting things are happening. I thought there...
  • Amar pushing Jaya Prada to suicide: complaint May 12, 2009

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) General Secretary Amar Singh has been accused of provoking actress-turned politician and party's Rampur Lok Sabha candidate Jaya Prada to commit suicide, the police said on Tuesday. The complaint against the SP General Secretary was made by the supporters of the party's senior leader Azam Khan, the...
  • Azam Khan's anti-Jaya tirade benefits Congress' Bano May 12, 2009

    New Delhi: The battle for Rampur is turning ugly with actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada alleging that rebel leader Azam Khan is doing everything, including circulating her nude pictures, to ensure her defeat in the elections. Ironically, all the fracas in the Samajwadi Party (SP) camp is only helping the Congress candidate...
  • I am to blame for SP's internal strife: Jaya Prada April 10, 2009

    The electoral battle is perhaps the most critical in the hub of India's politics, Uttar Pradesh. All kinds of stories and rumours are doing the rounds in this battleground. The latest rumours are that there is a huge split within the Samajwadi Party. The war within the SP began with...
  • Amar Singh retracts threat to quit SP April 8, 2009

    Lucknow: After making a veiled threat that he may quit his party over differences with colleague Azam Khan, Samajwadi party General Secretary Amar Singh on Tuesday night ruled out his resignation asserting ‘everything is normal.’ “I can leave the world but I can’t leave the party,” Singh...
  • LeT operatives held in UP reveal Mumbai plot December 17, 2008

    Mumbai: Visuals of a gun-toting Ajmal Kasab and his fellow terrorists - who held Mumbai hostage for over 60 hours starting on 26/11 - have been doing the rounds of every television channel and print organisation for three weeks now. However, the question that everyone has been asking is how...