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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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

After five lion cubs and bear, leopard dies at Etawah safari

The Etawah safari lost six cubs this year, including five of lioness Sona’s in quick succession. The safari management drew widespread criticism when the last cub died on August 1

A team of doctors performed the autopsy and the body was disposed of, said officials. (PTI File photo (for representation))
Updated on Aug 22, 2023 01:21 AM IST

Few takers for UP govt’s marriage aid scheme in Kanpur

The social welfare department has stopped giving marriage aid. However, the backward class welfare department continues with a number of riders introduced in aftermath of the scam.

Few takers for govt’s marriage aid scheme in Kanpur (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 10:23 PM IST
By, Kanpur

BJP plans big social media push ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls

In Uttar Pradesh, the party would be holding special social media workshops between August 27 and September 15

BJP plans big social media push ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha polls (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 21, 2023 09:36 PM IST
By, Kanpur

Day 2 Of SP Training Camp: Akhilesh briefs party cadres on I.N.D.I.A alliance, says there is a strategy to defeat BJP

This camp is the first one to be held after recent I.N.D.I.A alliance meets, of which SP had been a key participant.

Akhilesh Yadav (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 05:37 PM IST

Akhilesh lays groundwork for 2024 polls with ‘PDA’ approach

Entering the significant Other Backward Classes (OBC) domain, the Samajwadi Party (SP) commenced a two-day training workshop for party workers in Banda.

Subsequent workshops are scheduled for Fatehpur (August 17-18) and Ferozabad (August 21-22). (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 09:36 PM IST

Dalit man assaulted after rejecting demand for free chicken

The victim, Sujan Ahirwar, who sells chicken was returning to his village after his day’s work when the accused intercepted him and demanded a free chicken.

On Saturday night (August 12), Lalitpur police lodged an FIR against three people. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 08:51 PM IST

Strides in Share Trading: Kanpur among top 10 contributors to NSE & BSE cash turnover

According to a recent report from the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), Kanpur has secured the eighth position in this regard.

Kanpur holds the second position, trailing only behind Noida. (Representative photo)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 12:16 AM IST

15 Pak nationals arrive in Chitrakoot; urge PM, CM for Indian citizenship

After reaching Chitrakoot, these people first went to Sangrampur village to the house of one Kamlesh Patel, who invited them on behalf of akhadas.

The refuge seekers claim they had to leave their homeland due to uncontrolled inflation and unemployment. (Screen grab)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 05:55 PM IST

Plans afoot for Noida-like development in Bundelkhand

Industrial, residential, commercial townships to be developed on 14,258 ha land in 36 villages in Jhansi; ₹5,000 crore earmarked for purchase of land

There is a proposal for an airport in Bundelkhand, which would be close to Madhya Pradesh border. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 03:06 AM IST

IIT Kanpur to assist ASI in Gyanvapi survey without digging or damaging structure

Professor Javed N Malik, the head of the Earth Sciences department at IIT-K, would lead the survey with ASI experts.

Gyanvapi premises (HT File)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 08:01 PM IST

Kanpur Shocker: Class 10th boy who killed his classmate watched ‘how to kill’ videos on YouTube

Cops privy to the investigation have said that the accused watched several videos on how to kill a person for over four weeks before actually killing his classmate.

For representation only (HT File)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 07:33 PM IST

‘Duplication fraud’: How 2-step verification can save you from WhatsApp con

This is the newest way to con people is simple but effective, said officials. They call their targets while posing as representatives from mobile phone service provider.

For representation only (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 05:59 PM IST

MLA Solanki, aides used front companies to launder money, says SIT chargesheet

In all, the MLA has 18 criminal cases pending against him and the Kanpur police unit is in the process of opening his history-sheet.

Irfan Solanki is currently lodged in Maharajganj jail. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 25, 2023 06:46 PM IST

Charge-sheet against Solanki describes his terror among people

The markets were closed and streets became deserted because of his fear, the charge-sheet submitted in the MP-MLA court said. In case Irfan or his brother Rizwan picked up a fight, the people began stocking food and medicines, fearing that law and order would go for a toss and curfew would be imposed, it explained.

The police investigation team, which conducted probe into the Gangster Act case, has corroborated these charges with the statement the MLA had given to the police. (For representation)
Updated on Jul 23, 2023 07:51 PM IST

Trouble mounts for Irfan Solanki as 2 eyewitnesses of arson case come forward

Two eyewitnesses have come forward in the case against incarcerated Samajwadi Party MLA Irfan Solanki, alleging that they saw him setting a house on fire in Kanpur.

Irfan Solanki (HT File)
Updated on Jul 20, 2023 08:07 PM IST
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