Haidar Naqvi

Haidar Naqvi covers central UP and Bundelkhand. He closely tracks developments in internal security in the region and beyond.

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In Kanpur, man burns wife alive, kills father-in-law, then takes his own life

According to SP Hamirpur Diksha Sharma, the couple was estranged, and the wife had been living separately with their three children for nearly two months.

The victims were identified as Anusuiya (39), her father Nandlal (60), and the husband, Om Prakash Rajput (42). (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 26, 2023 06:22 PM IST

Fire breaks out in Delhi-Saharsa Vaishali Express near UP's Etawah; 19 injured

11 of the injured passengers were experiencing breathing difficulties and have been referred to medical facilities for further treatment.

The fire was reported around 2:40 am when the Delhi-Saharasa Vaishali Express was passing through an area under the Friends Colony police station.
Updated on Nov 16, 2023 10:19 AM IST

Smog blankets Kanpur; metro corp slapped with 52L fine

Monday’s AQI reading stood at 292, causing respiratory distress among the city’s residents. Doctors have advised people to postpone their morning workouts until after 8:30 am to minimise health risks.

Kanpur (File photo)
Updated on Nov 06, 2023 09:33 PM IST

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Compensation still a dream but a sense of closure for victim families as SIT makes arrests

The 39th anniversary of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots brings a sense of closure with 44 arrests made by the Special Investigation Team, but compensation for affected families remains unresolved. Many doubt if a resolution is possible in their lifetime.

1984 anti-Sikh riots: Compensation still a dream but a sense of closure for victim families as SIT makes arrests
Updated on Nov 01, 2023 06:02 AM IST
By, Kanpur

GSVM Med College denies allegations of contaminated blood transfusions

The press conference, which was postponed twice during the day, saw Dr Arya in attendance with other senior doctors, although he was not allowed to speak.

Representative photo (HT File)
Published on Oct 25, 2023 06:56 PM IST

14 kids infected with HIV, Hepatitis after blood transfusion in UP’s hospital

Faulty tests for viruses may have led to infections in children receiving blood transfusions, say officils.

Fourteen children get infected with infections like Hepatitis B, C and HIV after blood transfusion at a hospital in UP. (HT Archive)
Updated on Oct 24, 2023 06:17 AM IST
By, Kanpur

Case of ‘mistaken identity’: Ghatampur man ‘wrongly’ spent 10 days in jail

Sahu, who was jailed even after he produced documents proving that he was not the man the police were looking for, was granted bail on September 22 after an agonising 10 days in prison.

The warrant intended for Sankhwar was, however, erroneously served on Sahu
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 06:44 AM IST
By, Kanpur

In Kanpur, govt policies boost exporter numbers, but European markets weaken exports

The DGFT, which initiated data collection in 2021, reveals that the most significant decline in exports transpired within the saddlery sector, which incurred a substantial loss of ₹300 crore in the previous year alone.

Director General of Foreign Trade (Sourced)
Updated on Oct 22, 2023 05:00 AM IST

From Obscurity to Opportunity: Chironji trees found in Bundelkhand, forest dept to sell its seeds as ‘Kalinjar Herb’

Intriguingly, it was only recently that the forest department became aware about the five-decade old existence of these trees in the Vindhya mountain range.

Kalinjar Herb (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 13, 2023 07:57 PM IST

Delhi man, 19, urinates on retd prof, wife on Sampark Kranti Exp; arrested: Cop

RPF Jhansi station in charge Ravindra Kaushik said Delhi resident Ritesh Kumar was arrested under Section 145 of the Railways Act

The scene at the Jhansi railway station where a drunk Delhi man on the UP Sampark Kranti Express was handed over to the police
Published on Oct 06, 2023 04:48 PM IST

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP intensifies women’s outreach campaign in Kanpur-Bundelkhand region

The campaign to connect with women in the Kanpur-Bundelkhand region will gradually extend throughout the state, as announced by the regional president, Prakash Pal.

BJP aims to secure women’s support ahead of the 2024 elections. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Less, sporadic rain sent temp, humidity climbing in Kanpur

Rain in patches and irregular rainfall were the biggest problems which weather scientists attributed to the El Nino effect.

For representation only (HT FIle Photo)
Published on Oct 02, 2023 07:31 PM IST
By, Kanpur

Kanpur gets future-ready, private players “gun” for growth with projects in arsenal

Kanpur is becoming a major defence production hub, with private companies setting up units in the city. The Adani Group is building South Asia's largest integrated arms and ammunition manufacturing facility, while other companies such as Genser Technologies, Anant Technologies, Delta Combat Systems, Datum Advanced Composites and Adhunik are also setting up units. Production is expected to begin next year.

The Adani group had taken the largest chunk of 106 hectares to build South Asia’s largest integrated arms and ammunition manufacturing facility. (FOR REPRESENTATION )
Updated on Sep 28, 2023 07:15 PM IST
By, Kanpur

Benefit Abuse: Women drawing widow pension despite remarriage in Kanpur; notice sent

A total of 24 married women have been found receiving these widow’s pensions, raising serious concerns amongst authorities.

Representative pic (HT File)
Published on Sep 26, 2023 04:49 PM IST

Land Dispute: Cash reward announced for arrest of BJP leader in farmer’s suicide case

The police have announced a cash reward of ₹50,000 for each of the accused. Joint Commissioner of Police, Anand Prakash Tiwari, said the reward has been announced for the arrest of the accused.

Representative pic (HT File)
Published on Sep 25, 2023 04:50 PM IST

BJP leader declared proclaimed offender over farmer’s suicide, NBWs issued

On Friday, the police approached the district court seeking the issuance of a non-bailable warrant against the BJP leader and five other individuals named in the FIR.

Police confirmed that the police are conducting raids in 10 districts of the state. (Representative pic)
Updated on Sep 15, 2023 09:27 PM IST

Unnao rape victim accuses uncle’s family of ‘usurping’ compensation funds

The eight-month pregnant woman further claimed that when she demanded the money, she and her husband were forcibly evicted from the house.

Unnao rape victim alleges that they deposited the funds in the name of their family members. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 12, 2023 07:31 PM IST

4 snake charmers, upset over earnings after performance, release snakes in train

For 30 minutes, there was chaos in the unreserved compartment of the Chambal Express as passengers scrambled to get onto the upper berths to get away from the snakes

The Chambla Express was allowed to proceed to Gwalior after an extensive search did not turn up any snakes (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 10, 2023 03:51 PM IST

New-born rescued after being buried alive in Knp Dehat

A couple passing through a field noticed suspicious movement in the soil and on closer inspection, found that a new-born baby had been buried in the ground. However, it was alive. The infant was covered in mud and showed signs of distress. It also had blood on its body and visible wounds. Local authorities were immediately alerted and the rescued baby was rushed to a nearby medical facility for urgent treatment.

Dr Vikas Kumar of Moosa Nagar primary health centre said the baby was safe and had been put under special care. (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 10, 2023 12:43 AM IST

G-20 summit: Foreign delegates to get unique ‘Kamalam’ made in Mahoba

The memento has been crafted by Manmohan Saini,a metal craftsman and a national award winner from Mahoba. The UP handicrafts development and marketing corporation asked him to prepare 50 brass lotuses eight months ago.

The artefact is five inches tall with 16 petals-- eight big and eight small. (Sourced)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 12:23 AM IST

Rice plants in UP dwarfed by disease, output likely to be hit, fear scientists

inconsistency in weather catalyses viral and fungal attack on paddy crop; CSA University of Agriculture and Technology helping farmers on how to save the crop from further damage

. Farmers in Banda, Unnao, Fatehpur, Maharajpur, Sarsaul in Kanpur, Kanpur Dehat have complained about virus attack that dwarfed rice plants. (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 08, 2023 07:51 PM IST

Kanpur SI suspended for inappropriate advances towards woman

In the recording, the inspector can be heard asking the married woman if she would consider becoming friends with him.

Assistant commissioner of police for Ghatampur, Dinesh Shukla, will conduct an inquiry. (Representational photo)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 09:07 PM IST

15,621 units in 4 months: MSMEs reviving Kanpur’s economy

As per data provided by the District Industries Promotion and Entrepreneurship Development Centre, Kanpur has on date 72,533 MSME units, 15,621 of which were opened in the last four months.

Data suggests that the number of MSME units in Kanpur has more than doubled since 2015-16 when the city had just 32,703 registered units. (For representation only)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 01:01 AM IST
By, Kanpur

Fourth animal, a leopard, dies at lion safari in Aug

According to the veterinarian of the Safari, the leopard had received serious injuries on the frontal lobe and face when the animal was transported and brought to Safari

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 01, 2023 07:55 PM IST
By, Kanpur

Police keeping an eye on bookies as UPT20 League to begin in Kanpur today

The fear of betting and match fixing seems quite strong as during a 2017 IPL match, police recovered ₹40,90,000 in cash and five mobile phones from suspects.

Green Park Stadium in Kanpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2023 12:03 AM IST

Rise in Ganga’s water level deluges 70 villages, locals forced to live on streets

Extensive swathes of agricultural land spanning 22 villages near the Ganga Barrage in Kanpur, along with 50 villages in and around Shuklagunj, are currently submerged.

Ganga river in Kanpur (PTI)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 11:53 PM IST

Kanpur in meat crisis as supply suspended from Unnao abattoirs

The abattoirs in Unnao were “slaughtering more animals for local consumption”, according to a pollution control board official. As such, the supply to 245 licenced shops in Kanpur has been suspended for the time being

 (HT File)
Updated on Aug 25, 2023 07:38 PM IST
By, Kanpur

Court clerk issues fake bail order to set free Pocso accused, absconding

A man accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kanpur, India, conspired with a court clerk to obtain a fake bail order. Both the accused and the clerk are now on the run. The survivor's father has filed a complaint and is calling for action against the clerk, the lawyer involved, and their accomplices.

The survivor’s family later discovered the clerk deceitfully transformed the bail rejection order into an approval order (Representative photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:03 AM IST
By, Kanpur

Cops transferred in wake of FIR against BJP MP for police assault

The case is presently under investigation by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) led by Additional SP Rajesh Pandey from Kanpur Dehat.

These transfers come less than three weeks after the relocation of SP Kannauj Kunwar Anupam Singh to Amroha. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 10:05 PM IST

Rape accused at large after phony bail release; court clerk inaccessible

The orchestrator of the forgery, identified as court clerk Ashwani, has declined to cooperate with the ongoing investigation.

Currently, cops are conducting extensive raids to locate the accused. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 10:04 PM IST
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