HT Image
HT Image

No nomination for Rampur assembly seat so far

PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2019 07:03 PM IST

Bareilly No candidate has filed his nomination for the Rampur city assembly seat going to polls along with 10 other constituencies on October 11, five days after the nomination process began on Monday.

What is more, the Samajwadi Party and the BJP, the two major contenders for the seat which fell vacant after Mohd Azam Khan of SP resigned following his election to the Lok Sabha in 2019, are yet to announce their candidates. The Congress and the BSP have taken a lead on this front. While the Congress had decided to field Arshad Ali Khan, the BSP has also put up a Muslim, a former customs officer Zubair Masood Khan.

“Around 16 people have so far purchased nomination papers but nobody has filed nomination so far,” said an official at the Rampur collectorate where tight security arrangements have been made.

The last date of filing nomination is September 30. Rampur has been the bastion of SP lawmaker Khan who barring 1996 (when he lost to the Congress), has not lost a single election since 1980 and managed to retain his seat even during the BJP’s landslide win in 2017.

While Khan’s wife Tazeen Fatima is also a Rajya Sabha MP, his son Abdullah Azam is a legislator from neigbouring Suar assembly constituency. Both Tazeen and SP’s city president Asim Raza have purchased nomination papers amidst the buzz that one of Khan’s kin may be fielded by the SP to cash-in on the ‘sympathy’ among the people over the way he has been ‘targeted’ by the ruling BJP.

The BJP too seems to have adopted a wait-and-watch strategy and is keeping its cards close to its chest on its candidate. While party’s district president Mohan Lal Saini has procured a set of nomination paper, some other BJP leaders who are also weighing their options and have bought nomination papers include Bharat Bhushan Gupta, Deepa, independents Narendra and Farhat Ali Khan.

SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
app
Close
A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)
A medic takes a sample from an artist for Covid-19 test, on January 22.(PTI File Photo)

Delhi records 96 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in over 9 months

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 06:42 PM IST
The disease also claimed nine lives in the said period which pushed the death toll 10,829, according to health bulletin released by state government.
Close
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav presides over a meeting with party leaders. (File photo)
RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav presides over a meeting with party leaders. (File photo)

RJD plans to contest assembly polls in West Bengal, Assam

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 05:33 PM IST
An RJD delegation plans to hold talks with the TMC, Congress, and AIUDF as it seeks to contest seven to eight assembly seats in West Bengal and 12 in Assam
Close
School students visit Yerawada Jail in Pune, India, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. (Shankar Narayan/HT)
School students visit Yerawada Jail in Pune, India, on Tuesday, January 26, 2021. (Shankar Narayan/HT)

Jail tourism initiative inaugurated by Maharashtra CM in Pune

By Shalaka Shinde, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:48 PM IST
The launch of the event was done by 10 students from Genba Sopanrao Moze Vidyalay, chaperoned by three teachers, and were among the first few tourists inside the jail premises.
Close
Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
Dense fog rolls on to National Highway-24(NH24) in New Delhi on January 14. Cold wave conditions are expected to continue in Delhi-NCR for at least the next four days, according to scientists at the India Meteorological Department (IMD), while pollution levels are likely to further worsen and may even reach the “severe” zone in the coming days.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

Plastic burning main cause behind reduced visibility in Delhi: IIT Madras study

PTI
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:03 PM IST
Many studies in the past have identified particulate matter or aerosol particles with diameter less than 2.5 micrometre (PM2.5) as a major pollutant, responsible for haze and fog formation over Indo-Gangetic plain, including Delhi.
Close
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (HT Photo)
BCCI president and former India captain Sourav Ganguly. (HT Photo)

Sourav Ganguly rushed to hospital again with chest pain

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:44 PM IST
Earlier this month, he had to undergo an angioplasty. On January 2, Ganguly was hospitalised for the first time and was diagnosed with three blockages in the coronary artery
Close
The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)
The Punjab government had filed two review petitions with the NGT, saying the state had taken remedial measures and was willing to spend 50 crore on landscaping Buddha Nullah in Ludhiana. The tribunal observed that taking future steps is not a ground for not paying compensation for the damage already caused. (Representative image.)

NGT directs Punjab to deposit 50 cr with CPCB immediately

By Gagandeep Jassowal
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:28 PM IST
Tribunal rejects state govt’s review plea and asks it to deposit amount with Central Pollution Control Board forthwith for eco-restoration of the Sutlej and Beas rivers.
Close
Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)
Uddhav Thackeray. (AFP)

Declare disputed area Union Territory: Thackeray on Maha-K’taka border row

PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 03:04 PM IST
Since the formation of Maharashtra, the two neighbouring states are in a dispute over Belgaum and other areas where Marathi-speaking people reside in large numbers
Close
Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)
Farmers vandalise a police vehicle following clashes with Delhi Police during the tractor march, at Nangloi Crossing, in New Delhi on January 26. (Raj K Raj/HT photo)

Tractor rally chaos: FIRs filed under attempt to murder, criminal conspiracy

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 04:10 PM IST
Delhi Police officers said the FIRs have the names of many farmer leaders who have been caught on tape instigating people to break barricades and force their way into the national Capital
Close
The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)
The sun rises near Mumbai harbour on January 26, 2021. (Photo by Punit PARANJPE / AFP)(AFP)

At 15.3 degrees, Mumbai records lowest temperature of the season

By HT Correspondent, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:32 PM IST
  • The IMD had forecast that minimum temperatures in and around Mumbai would drop owing to cold winds from the north.
Close
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says Centre should explain the reason for high prices of petrol and diesel(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot says Centre should explain the reason for high prices of petrol and diesel(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)

Petrol costs 101.80 per litre in Rajasthan’s Sri Ganganagar

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Jaipur
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 02:02 PM IST
  • Prices of petrol and diesel across the country are market-determined and attract uniform central excise duty, but their prices differ from state to state because of the wide variations in the local levies or value-added tax.
Close
As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)
As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor.As per the MPCB, all units of the Effluent Treatment Plant (ETP) were found to be corroded and its operation and maintenance was poor. (Representative Image)(PTI Photo)

MPCB issues closure notice to chemical unit in Palghar over pollution concerns

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:47 PM IST
The notice, dated January 25 and issued by the MPCB's regional office at Thane, has asked Seya Industries Limited, located at Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation (MIDC), Tarapur, to close down all manufacturing activities within 72 hours.
Close
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of eastern Indian state West Bengal greets the audience as she arrives to attend the Republic Day ceremonial parade in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)
Mamata Banerjee, Chief Minister of eastern Indian state West Bengal greets the audience as she arrives to attend the Republic Day ceremonial parade in Kolkata, India, Tuesday, Jan. 26, 2021. Republic Day marks the anniversary of the adoption of the country's constitution on Jan. 26, 1950. (AP Photo/Bikas Das)(AP)

Bengal para-teachers attempt to barge into assembly to meet CM Mamata Bannerjee

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kolkata
UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:32 PM IST
  • Earlier this month on January 11, the protestors had tried to march towards Nabanna, the state secretariat, leading to a scuffle with the police.
Close
Action against accused teachers was taken after a protest march by villagers against the school.(Getty Images/Representational)
Action against accused teachers was taken after a protest march by villagers against the school.(Getty Images/Representational)

Para teachers in West Bengal demonstrate outside assembly demanding pay parity

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:16 PM IST
Over 50 members of 'Sikshak Oikyo Mukto Manch' demonstrated outside the assembly where the prohibitory orders were clamped, a senior officer said.
Close
Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)
Farmers at Ghazipur border re-arrange their camps/tents that were removed Monday because of the tractor rally. (HT Photo)

Farmers at Ghazipur protest site say road closure led to Tuesday’s chaos

By Karn Pratap Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 01:01 PM IST
Farmer leaders blamed the government, Opposition parties, and the police alleging that they sent hooligans impersonating farmers
Close
Representational image.
Representational image.

Leopard found dead in Uttarakhand’s Nainital, second death in two weeks

UPDATED ON JAN 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST
Forest officials said that the actual cause of death will be known after the post-mortem examination but prima facie it looks like the leopard died due to a fight with another animal
Close
SHARE
Story Saved
OPEN APP