Anuraag Singh

Anuraag Singh

He is a special correspondent based at Bhopal who covers state crime, police headquarters, all investigative agencies and Income Tax.

Articles by Anuraag Singh
Seven followers of Ram Vriksh Yadav —deceased chief of the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena which was responsible for a break out of violence in Mathura, leading to 29 deaths— have taken shelter in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district.(AP Photo)
Seven followers of Ram Vriksh Yadav —deceased chief of the Swadheen Bharat Subhash Sena which was responsible for a break out of violence in Mathura, leading to 29 deaths— have taken shelter in Madhya Pradesh’s Satna district.(AP Photo)

Ram Vriksh Yadav loyalists take shelter in MP village

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2016 10:36 PM IST
According to reports, Yadav’s followers, which include a 12-year-old girl from Sant Kabir Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh, have taken sanctuary in Devri village, 20 km from Maihar town in Satna, where two of their group —Chandrabhan Singh and his son Rajkishor — live.
Ujjain divisional commissioner and district collector conduct rituals in Ujjaini, the birthplace of river Kshipra, along with seers.(Arun Mondhe/HT File Photo)
Ujjain divisional commissioner and district collector conduct rituals in Ujjaini, the birthplace of river Kshipra, along with seers.(Arun Mondhe/HT File Photo)

MP: Parivar may turn Ujjain fair into Ram temple campaign

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh and Sandeep Vatsa, Bhopal/ujjain
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2016 09:56 AM IST
Opinions are divided on whether an announcement on the construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya will be made during Ujjain’s Simhastha fair but everyone agrees that it will be discussed

Homegrown terrorists use al-Qaeda manual to make bombs: Cops

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
UPDATED ON MAR 15, 2016 04:20 PM IST
Al-Qaeda might well be losing its sheen before the growing clout of Islamic State globally, but its bomb making literature is emerging as favourite guidebook for lone-wolf SIMI and Indian Mujahideen (IM) operatives to unleash terror in India.

‘SIMI men planned 10 bike blasts during Simhastha’

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2016 09:18 PM IST
The four alleged SIMI operatives, arrested from Odisha’s Rourkela city on February 17, were planning 10 motorbike blasts at the month-long Simhastha in Ujjain in April-May, police sources said on Friday.

SIMI operatives had planned to rob a bank to execute Simhastha attack

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2016 09:58 PM IST
The four Students Islamic Movement of India operatives, who were arrested from Odisha on February 17, had planned to rob a bank in Chhattisgarh for carrying out attacks during the Simhastha fair in Ujjain that is scheduled to be held in April-May this year.
The direct rail link is expected to reduce commuting travel time and distance between Gwalior and Etawah by almost half.(HT file)
The direct rail link is expected to reduce commuting travel time and distance between Gwalior and Etawah by almost half.(HT file)

MP: Bhind-Etawah passenger train service still not on track

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2016 07:22 PM IST
With the Union rail budget just a week away, hopes are rife that the government may announce the date to run passenger trains on the 37-km Bhind-Etawah railway stretch.
Labrador sniffer dog Sikandar at the farmers’ meet venue in Sherpur village of Sehore district on Tuesday.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT photo)
Labrador sniffer dog Sikandar at the farmers’ meet venue in Sherpur village of Sehore district on Tuesday.(Praveen Bajpai/ HT photo)

MP: Sniffer dogs work for 5 hrs daily to sanitise area for PM’s visit

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Sherpur (sehore)
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2016 09:59 PM IST
Sikander is just 3 and Veera is a year younger than him. But they play an important role in sniffing around the venue where Prime Minister will address farmers in MP on February 18.
Kapil Parmar in his field in Madhya Pradesh’s Sherpur village.(Praveen Bajapi/HT)
Kapil Parmar in his field in Madhya Pradesh’s Sherpur village.(Praveen Bajapi/HT)

Does the PM want me to commit suicide, asks MP farmer

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Sherpur (sehore)
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2016 11:53 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to Madhya Pradesh next week has emerged as a nettlesome issue for some farmers in Sehore district’s Sherpur village with local authorities allegedly forcing them to chop down unripe wheat crop to make room for a grand convention.
The 11 central jails have big agricultural farms, where parole-bound prisoners or those being rewarded for good conduct are sent to work.
The 11 central jails have big agricultural farms, where parole-bound prisoners or those being rewarded for good conduct are sent to work.

MP mulls GPS tracking system for prisoners after two escape

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2016 05:04 PM IST
The escape of two murder convicts from the Bhopal central jail agricultural farm on Friday has prompted the Madhya Pradesh jail department to consider introducing a global positioning system (GPS)-enabled prisoner tracking system in all its central jails.
NCRB has planned to develop a comprehensive online database of fingerprints of criminals and convicts from every state by 2017.(Representative image)
NCRB has planned to develop a comprehensive online database of fingerprints of criminals and convicts from every state by 2017.(Representative image)

Coming soon, online database on fingerprints of criminals

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh and Kalyan Das, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 06, 2016 12:41 PM IST
The National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) has planned to develop a comprehensive online database of fingerprints of criminals and convicts from every state by 2017, a project that will help improve investigation and prosecution all over the country.
Fingerprint analysis is set to go hi-tech in MP, which could well become the first state in the country to be equipped with the most advanced Automatic Fingerprint Identity System.(Representative image)
Fingerprint analysis is set to go hi-tech in MP, which could well become the first state in the country to be equipped with the most advanced Automatic Fingerprint Identity System.(Representative image)

Fingerprint analysis to go hi-tech in Madhya Pradesh

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh and Kalyan Das, Bhopal
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2016 09:10 PM IST
Tracking criminals and cracking blindest crime cases through fingerprint analysis could be a matter of few minutes in the coming months in Madhya Pradesh.
Azhar Iqbal's family members outside the family house in Barkheda village.(Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)
Azhar Iqbal's family members outside the family house in Barkheda village.(Praveen Bajpai/HT photo)

Bhopal: Terror suspect learned English to chat with IS operatives

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh and Kalyan Das, Bhopal
UPDATED ON FEB 04, 2016 06:26 PM IST
Jait, chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan’s native village, is not far from the home of Azhar Iqbal in Barkheda in Raisen district. Azhar was arrested on Monday for his alleged links with the IS regional wing Janood-ulKhalifa-e-Hind and suspected of planning to carry out attacks across India.
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People sense return of Indira raj

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2011 01:45 AM IST
"It's the beginning of the end of the Maya raaj," said Banarasi saree weaver Momin Ansari, 35, on Thursday.
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Cong session to focus on 2012 polls

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2011 12:27 AM IST
With an eye on the 2012 assembly polls in UP, the Congress will be holding its two-day state plenary session in Varanasi from Wednesday. Anuraag Singh reports.
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Polio crippled youth swims in Ganga at Varanasi

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh/HTC, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 15, 2011 10:53 AM IST
Crippled by polio since childhood a youngster from Ballia district of East UP is presently catching stares in Varanasi.
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Fir against baraatis for disrupting traffic

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2011 12:01 AM IST
Band, baaja, baraat may be restricted to Bollywood, only if Varanasi police sets a precedence and leads crackdowns on wedding revellers holding up traffic and disrupting public life.
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Sonia family skips Varun wedding

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON MAR 07, 2011 12:26 AM IST
The wedding of BJP MP Varun Gandhi at a temple in Varanasi on Sunday morning was an occasion to be remembered more for social than political reasons.
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BHU punishes student for vulgar SMSes, FB comments

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2010 01:53 PM IST
A B Sc student of Banaras Hindu University was punished by the varsity on Wednesday for sending vulgar SMSes to his female batch-mates and posting objectionable comments about them on Facebook.
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Kitchen waste reaches farmland, the BHU way

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2010 08:45 AM IST
For homemakers looking for a solution to dispose of kitchen waste, the Banaras Hindu University has an answer.
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Kitchen waste reaches farmland, the BHU way

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2010 01:32 PM IST
For homemakers looking for a solution to dispose of kitchen waste, the Banaras Hindu University has an answer.
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Stripped BHU student to get justice

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 17, 2010 01:35 AM IST
A physically challenged student who was assaulted, stripped and then filmed naked can now expect justice from Benaras Hindu University.
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Security hassles at Kashi Vishwanath temple

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUL 11, 2010 06:09 PM IST
Security hassles at Kashi Vishwanath Temple have cut down the influx of daily devotees at the world famous temple by nearly 50 per cent, said Acharya Dr Harihar Kripalu Tripathi, chief of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Trust.
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Self-Assessment Questionnaire to prevent diseases

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2010 07:04 PM IST
During the course of a research study at IMS-BHU, researchers led by Assistant Professor Dr Kishor Patwardhan have developed a scientifically validated Self-Assessment Questionnaire, which could enable people stay fit and fine.
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BHU wages green war on diabetes

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2010 05:47 PM IST
The Banaras Hindu University has embarked on twin projects to preserve and multiply two important anti-diabetic medicinal plants. These plants are: Gurmar (Gymnema) and Madhu-patra (Stevia rebaudiana). They will also be cultivated en masse.
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Fruit yogurt to keep diabetes at bay

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh/HTC, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2010 07:35 AM IST
A study by young researcher Prabhat Ranjan Patel at BHU has revealed that Yogurt prepared from three fruit juice and milk, lowers down blood sugar, cholesterol and triglyceride levels in body and could thus be helpful in preventing heart ailments, diabetes and strokes.
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Unique coexistence of science and spirituality at BHU

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 19, 2010 11:19 AM IST
Unique coexistence of Science and Spirituality at Asia's largest residential university, BHU is being presently explored through roving lens-eye of an Italian film crew from Rome.
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Cheap green fuel stove for home fires

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2010 05:25 PM IST
An ex-lecturer from Delhi University, Ramesh Singh, (now based in Varanasi) has developed a bio-stove fuelled by dry rice husk, which can cook a full meal at a cost of just 25 paise.
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Friendly bacteria can fight Ganga pollution

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2010 10:20 AM IST
The power of friendly bacteria present in effluents flowing into the national river Ganga can be harnessed to combat the very same pollutants. That is what a study by a BHU assistant professor has concluded, reports Anuraag Singh.
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Of ghosts and cancer tales

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2010 01:28 PM IST
You might have heard about ghosts residing on thorny Babool tree, which grows wildly in waterless regions. How about the ghost residing tree keeping at bay the ghost of cancer?
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Fish farmers get a golden catch

Hindustan Times | By Anuraag Singh, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2010 01:06 PM IST
An alien fish specie originating from the river basins of Thailand and Vietnam but holding 30 pc slice of Varanasi fish market, holds the promise of ushering a silver revolution for fish farmers in the region, reports Anuraag Singh.
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