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Shafiqur Rahman Barq: Imposing Muslim face of Sambhal, adjoining areas

The SP MP, who died on Feb 27 aged 94, worked with Chaudhary Charan Singh and also remained a strong voice of Muslim politics

Shafiqur Rahman Barq was a five-time MP. (HT file photo)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 08:14 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra: Rahul, Priyanka target govt over ‘paper leaks’

Yatra passes through three constituencies in Moradabad where BJP suffered defeat in 2019; Danish Ali joins in Amroha

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra during the ‘Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra’, in Moradabad on Saturday (ANI)
Updated on Feb 25, 2024 05:52 AM IST
ByS Raju, Sambhal

All eyes on political impact of Sambhal event

Sambhal Lok Sabha constituency, where the foundation of the Shri Kalki Dham temple was laid on Monday, was won by the BJP only once in 2014.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with chief minister Yogi Adityanath and Acharya Pramod Krishnan during foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Kalki Dham at Anchora Kamboh in Sambhal on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 06:09 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Previous governments failed to respect faith, ensure livelihood, says Yogi

CM Yogi was addressing a gathering during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Kalki Dham Temple at Ainchoda Kamboh village in Sambhal

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath addressing the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Kalki Dham temple, in Sambhal district on Monday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 06:05 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Wheel of time has turned, India setting example for world: PM Modi

Modi was addressing a gathering after laying the foundation stone of the Shri Kalki Dham temple at Ainchoda Kamboh village in Sambhal district of western Uttar Pradesh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi performing pooja during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Shri Kalki Dham temple in Sambhal district on Monday. Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath and Shri Kalki Dham Nirman Trust chairman Acharya Pramod Krishnam also present. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 06:01 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Mahapanchayat in Muzaffarnagar: Farmers to stage dharnas in four states on Feb 21, says Tikait

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait announced that farmers will also stage dharnas in Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Punjab and Uttarakhand on February 21 to press their demands. Speaking to reporters after attending the mahapanchayat, Tikait said a resolution was passed during the meeting asking the Samyukta Kisan Morcha (SKM) to launch a tractor march to Delhi in the last week of February if the government does not accept farmers’ demands.

BKU leader Rakesh Tikait (File)
Updated on Feb 18, 2024 06:54 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

BKU Mahapanchayat announces tractor march on February 21

Addressing a huge gathering of farmers in the Mahapanchayat, BKU leader Rakesh Tikait made a scathing attack on the ruling BJP government and said, “ It is a battle to protect ‘nasal and fasal’ ( generation and crop) which has been captured by the corporates.”

Tikait appealed to farmers to show their full strength during the tractor march on February 21. (HT FILE)
Published on Feb 17, 2024 10:44 PM IST
ByS Raju

Rural bandh more of a symbolic protest but many farmers shun work

BKU supporter farmers largely followed the bandh call and kept off their daily farming activities while many others continued their daily work. A group of protesting farmers forced a few sugarcane weighing centres to close down in Bijnor and also asked traders in Afzalgarh to close their shops .

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait told reporters that the protest was for farmers’ demands, including implementation of the Swaminathan Commission report and loan waiver etc. (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 06:38 AM IST
ByS Raju

After siding with BJP, Jayant should now help solve farmers’ problems: Tikait

Interacting with mediapersons, Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) president Chaudhary Naresh Tikait said that the government should also understand that merely giving Bharat Ratna to former PM Chaudhary Charan Singh would not suffice and the problems of the farmers would have to be addressed .

Tikait said that if Jayant was not able to address farmers’ grievances, he would suffer a loss. (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 15, 2024 07:20 PM IST
ByS Raju

Better wait for a day or two: RLD leaders on alliance buzz

Chaudhary on Saturday praised the Modi government for honouring his grandfather and former prime minister Chaudhary Charan Singh with the Bharat Ratna posthumously.

RLD leader Jayant Choudhary during a SP-RLD rally in Meerut. (PTI File)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 06:55 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Bharat Ratna for Chaudhary Charan Singh hailed in Jatland

Move to be a shot in the arm for the saffron party in west UP, believe political experts and some farmer leaders

It was a long-pending demand of people, especially Jats which the Modi government accepted, sending a wave of happiness among different sections, particularly the agrarian community. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 07:54 AM IST
ByS Raju

Court declares Sonakshi Sinha’s manager, two others absconders

The court didn’t issue any order against actress Sonakshi Sinha because the Allahabad high court has stayed any proceeding against her and the next hearing in the case will be on February 28.Actress Sonakshi Sinha, her manager Malvika Punjabi, Dhumil Thakkar, Adgar Sakariya and Abhishek Sinha were made accused in a case of cheating after Pramod Sharma, a resident of Katghar area in Moradabad, registered a case against them on February 22 in 2019 in Katghar police station of Moradabad.

Pramod Sharma’s lawyer PK Goswami told the court during the hearing on Wednesday that Sonakshi Sinha had got the stay from Allahabad high court but the other accused neither appeared in court nor filed any plea for bail. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 08:56 AM IST
ByS Raju

Uncertainty shrouds RLD’s future in INDIA, political circles abuzz

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said he hopes that Chaudhary will not weaken the struggle going on for the prosperity of Uttar Pradesh

The political circle in the state was abuzz with speculation that the RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary was not very pleased with the seat-sharing arrangement (HT)
Updated on Feb 08, 2024 07:58 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

17-yr-old rape victim ends life in Meerut

The girl’s mother said that Rajiv, a resident of Soram Gola village of Muzaffarnagar had raped her daughter in 2020. After lodging a report in this case under POCSO Act, the police filed charge-sheet in the court and trial was underway.

When the police interrogated the mother, it came to light that the daughter did not want to live with her. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 04, 2024 07:56 AM IST
ByS Raju

RapidX train touches 160kmph in trial, 2nd phase ops soon

RapidX is the country’s first regional rapid transit system which will enable reach commuters to reach Delhi from Meerut in an hour.

Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System Train runs over the track. (HT File)
Published on Feb 03, 2024 09:54 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Time to take ‘rashtra pratishtha’ to new heights: PM Modi in UP's Bulandshahr

Modi was addressing rally in UP's Bulandshahr after launching projects worth over ₹20,000 crore. It was his first rally after inaugurating Ayodhya's Ram Mandir

Prime Minister Narendra Modi receives a memento from Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Bulandshahr on Thursday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 26, 2024 02:35 AM IST
By, Meerut

Modi govt will win 3rd successive term: Yogi Adityanath at Bulandshahr rally

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath credited Prime Minister Narendra Modi with the rapid progress of Uttar Pradesh and expressed admiration for the creation of a new India under his guidance.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurates multiple development projects in Bulandshahr, Uttar Pradesh, in the presence of chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday. (ANI P HOTO)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 09:26 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Elephant, leopard found dead in Bijnor

The body of a male elephant was spotted in a narrow drain of Shahnagar Kurali beat of Sahuwala range in the district on Wednesday, while a male leopard was found dead in the field of a farmer Balbeer Singh in Palanpur village of Seohara area on Tuesday.

A male leopard was found dead in the field of a farmer Balbeer Singh in Palanpur village. (HT)
Published on Jan 24, 2024 10:27 PM IST
ByS Raju

Tiger kills 20-yr-old woman in Amangarh area

Divisional forest officer (DFO) of Bijnor Arun Kumar said that the girl and her mother went deep inside the jungle to collect fodder. A tiger ambushed the girl at Jhoolo Khaata compartment and killed her.

Tiger kills 20-yr-old woman in Amangarh area (Pic is for representation)
Updated on Jan 16, 2024 07:30 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

CBI arrests RPF constable for posing as CBI staff

It is alleged that he took the help of New Mandi Police Station, Muzaffarnagar, to give a fake notice to a district-based businessman.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2024 06:18 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Reunion with Yograj family to increase BKU clout, Tikait grip on Khap

BKU’s district president in Muzaffarnagar, Yogesh Sharma said the compromise between the two families would give an impetus to farmer politics in the region. “ Bonding of these two forces will also bring their followers under the aegis of BKU which is a flagship organisation of farmers”, explained Sharma. The compromise would further elevate the stature and strengthen the grip of Naresh Tikait over Baliyan Khap which is one of the biggest khaps in the area with its members in 86 villages.

Naresh Tikait will sit in settlement panchayats with bigger strength, said Subhash Baliyan, general secretary of Sarv Khap Panchayat. (HT File)
Updated on Jan 12, 2024 06:22 AM IST
ByS Raju

‘Rain likely in Meerut region on Jan 10, cold to stay’

Considering the situation, the district administration has extended the winter vacations in schools till January 13 and many schools have also started online classes so that students could continue their studies from home.

Tourists pose for photos at Taj Mahal on a cold and foggy winter day, in Agra on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 10, 2024 05:18 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Farmers protest, demand declaration of cane price

The headquarter of BKU is situated in Sisauli, Muzaffarnagar and thousands of farmers gathered here led by BKU’s district president Yogesh Sharma. The farmers who arrived on tractors protested for two and a half hours. During this, the ADM administration Narendra Bahadur was made to sit in the middle of the dharna and farmers apprised him of their problems.

The government should increase the price of sugarcane to <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 per quintal, said BKU leaders. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 07, 2024 07:36 AM IST
ByS Raju

Hearing against former MLA deferred for failure to appear before court

BJP leader Sangeet Som's hearing for charges of slapping a returning officer and damaging a CCTV camera during an election was deferred to January 17. The investigation is still ongoing.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 04, 2024 06:08 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Assault on councillors: Jayant lashes out at BJP

“The chief minister should tell where is rule of law in the state? The minister and MLA have ruined the dignity of the House by thrashing the councillors”.

RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 03, 2024 06:50 AM IST
ByS Raju

Two leopard cubs found in Amroha

Finding cubs of big cats has become routine as leopards have made cane-fields their hide-out, say foresters and wildlife experts

Ramesh Chandra, conservator of forests, Moradabad division, said that more than a dozen cubs had been spotted in Bijnor and nearby districts in the mpast few years. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 30, 2023 08:22 AM IST
ByS Raju

Rampur cops set up spl team to trace Jaya Prada, produce her before judge

Rampur SP Rajesh Dwivedi said the police team has been unable to trace actor-politician Jaya Prada to execute the non-bailable warrant issued against her

A non-bailable warrant has been issued against the ex-MP Jaya Prada because she had not been attending court hearings in connection with model code of conduct cases registered against her (Facebook/somendra.harsh)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 03:07 PM IST
ByS Raju

Police detain madrasa student for objectionable post on X

SP(Rural) of Saharanpur Sagar Jain said that a case had been registered against the accused student and he was allowed to go after an interrogation.

Police detain madrasa student for objectionable post on X (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 27, 2023 10:58 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

UP police detain Deoband madrasa student for threatening Pulwama-like attack on X

Police said they have identified the accused as Talha Mazhar, who has been pursuing a course in religious education from a madarsa in Deoband for the past four years.

The accused in a post on X said another Pulwama will happen soon. (Representative Image)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 07:03 PM IST
ByS Raju

Bulandshahr teenager tests Covid positive

The 17-year-old boy was suffering from persistent fever and his family members were getting him treated by private doctors . His antigen test was done on December 18. It was positive and RTPCR test further confirmed corona .

The CMO has given instructions to the medical in-charges to increase the number of corona tests in the district. (Pic for representation)
Published on Dec 21, 2023 10:17 PM IST
ByS Raju
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