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Samajwadi Party (SP) is getting a grand office built for party president Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh.(ANI Photo)

Coming up: Grand office for Akhilesh Yadav in Azamgarh with an eye on 2022

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON DEC 23, 2020 02:39 PM IST
Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh unit leaders said there was a need for a spacious office space for the SP president in the town since several party workers and followers come to meet him during his visits.
Police stopped the Karni Sena group which was on its way to Ballai in Azamgarh to extend support to BJP MLA Surendra accused and a murder accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh.(Sourced)
Police stopped the Karni Sena group which was on its way to Ballai in Azamgarh to extend support to BJP MLA Surendra accused and a murder accused Dhirendra Pratap Singh.(Sourced)

Karni Sena group heading to Ballia to support maverick MLA Surendra Singh detained in Azamgarh

HIndustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 11:07 PM IST
A senior police officer said members of the group were later released on a bond of Rs 1 lakh each.
(HT Photo)
(HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times at 9 am: At least 14 states in India report less than 5,000 Covid-19 cases, says Health Ministry and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:58 AM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion at 9 AM. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
The recent case has been reported from UP when the brutal gang rape case from Hathras has sparked widespread protests and calls for justice.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)
The recent case has been reported from UP when the brutal gang rape case from Hathras has sparked widespread protests and calls for justice.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times)

Minor raped at Azamgarh village in Uttar Pradesh, accused arrested

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 07:57 AM IST
The ‘rape’ survivor has been sent for medical examination.
Balika Vadhu director Ram has been forced to sell vegetables.
Balika Vadhu director Ram has been forced to sell vegetables.

Balika Vadhu director Ram Vriksha Gaur forced to sell vegetables in Azamgarh to make ends meet, says ‘I have no regrets’

UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 04:01 PM IST
Ram Vriksha Gaur, who directed Balika Vadhu among a few other popular shows, is now selling vegetables in his native village in Azamgarh. He says he doesn’t regret the decision.
The scene from the accident site in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Sourced)
The scene from the accident site in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. (Photo: Sourced)

Pilot killed after trainer aircraft crashes in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2020 01:41 PM IST
A senior police officer said people in Kushapurwa village told the police that the aircraft appeared to have lost height all of a sudden. It broke into several pieces when it crashed on the ground, he said.
Five people including the girl and her two brothers have been arrested in the case so far.(HT Photo/Representative)
Five people including the girl and her two brothers have been arrested in the case so far.(HT Photo/Representative)

Uttar Pradesh youth thrashed to death by girlfriend’s kin in Azamgarh

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON SEP 10, 2020 08:47 AM IST
The girl’s family told police that they had caught a thief and tied him up.
Police have launched a probe to solve the murder case.(representative photo/Getty Images)
Police have launched a probe to solve the murder case.(representative photo/Getty Images)

BDC member shot dead in Azamgarh during argument over panchayat polls

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON AUG 25, 2020 09:23 AM IST
A discussion on panchayat elections turned violent when a man allegedly opened fire. The victim was declared dead on arrival at a hospital.
Naseeruddin Shah in Mee Raqsam.
Naseeruddin Shah in Mee Raqsam.

‘I don’t think only certain community’s people are all negative’: Baba Azmi on villains of Mee Raqsam

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Soumya Srivastava
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 07:09 AM IST
Cinematographer-turned-filmmaker Baba Azmi has made his directorial debut with Mee Raqsam. In this interview, he talks about his film, his father and Mijwan.
Sonu Sood on The Kapil Sharma Show.
Sonu Sood on The Kapil Sharma Show.

The Kapil Sharma Show: Sonu Sood talks about why he began helping migrants, here are 5 best moments from the show

By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:25 PM IST
The Kapil Sharma Show was back on air after a gap of four months and gracing the episode was actor Sonu Sood. Watch him talk at length about his experience. See the show’s funniest moments too.
By 2017, when signs of estrangement between him and his mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav were evident, he seemed to make the most of the speculation about his joining the BJP.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
By 2017, when signs of estrangement between him and his mentor Mulayam Singh Yadav were evident, he seemed to make the most of the speculation about his joining the BJP.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Amar Singh and the Bharatiya Janata Party - so near and yet so far

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Smriti Kak Ramachandran
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Singh’s warming up to the BJP was visible after the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections in 2017, when he lashed out at Akhilesh Yadav for aligning with the Congress, accusing him of corruption and failing to offer development in the state.
The 12 people were arrested on the complaint of the locals.(Representative Photo)
The 12 people were arrested on the complaint of the locals.(Representative Photo)

11 injured in violence in UP’s Azamgarh, dozen men arrested: Police

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 01:00 PM IST
The police said that seven people are on the run and four teams have been formed to ensure their arrest.
HT Image
HT Image

Migrant factory worker flees with Ludhiana industrialist’s 4 lakh

Hindustan Times, Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON FEB 29, 2020 11:36 PM IST
Had seen complainant’s father keep the cash in an almirah
Police pumped water into the protest site to turn slushy and render it useless for protesters.(Sourced)
Police pumped water into the protest site to turn slushy and render it useless for protesters.(Sourced)

UP cops fill park with water to scuttle anti-CAA protests in Azamgarh

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 05, 2020 07:04 PM IST
A group of women had occupied the barren, unfenced park in Bilariaganj town of Azamgarh district on Tuesday for the protest.
The labrador tracked the accused in 20 mins, say cops.(HT Photo)
The labrador tracked the accused in 20 mins, say cops.(HT Photo)

Dog helps track down UP rape-murder suspect in 20 minutes

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
UPDATED ON NOV 26, 2019 05:43 AM IST
Phantom, a Labrador, tracked the suspect down within 20 minutes of reaching the crime scene, making her way through a congested by-lane of Mubarakpur village.
An 18-year-old class 12 youth of Azamgarh was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly morphing video of two sisters (cousins) and uploading it on TikTok.(Reuters File Photo)
An 18-year-old class 12 youth of Azamgarh was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly morphing video of two sisters (cousins) and uploading it on TikTok.(Reuters File Photo)

Azamgarh youth held for posting morphed video of two sisters on TikTok

Hindustan Times, Varanasi/Lucknow | By HT Correspondents, Varanasi/lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 13, 2019 04:35 AM IST
Police said the TikTok operators were also asked to explain due diligence being followed by them to check such criminal act and why the application should not be charged under section 3(2) (c) and Section 85 of Information Technology Act 2009 (Amended).
Pilgrims cross a flooded street after the flash flood at Shakumbhari Devi temple in Saharanpur on Sunday, (R) a view of a waterlogged street outside Adampur police station following heavy rains, in Varanasi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)
Pilgrims cross a flooded street after the flash flood at Shakumbhari Devi temple in Saharanpur on Sunday, (R) a view of a waterlogged street outside Adampur police station following heavy rains, in Varanasi on Sunday.(ANI Photo)

14 more rain-related deaths in UP in 24 hours, flood alert in 28 districts

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2019 04:15 AM IST
As per the information available on the Flood Management and Information System Centre (FMISC) website, UP received an average of 50mm rain in the past 24 hours. Data showed that districts in the eastern part received more rain than those in the western region.
At least 44 people died in incidents of flooding, roof, wall collapse and lightning strike as incessant rain battered various districts of UP(ANI Photo)
At least 44 people died in incidents of flooding, roof, wall collapse and lightning strike as incessant rain battered various districts of UP(ANI Photo)

44 die as heavy rain lashes Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 02:51 AM IST
The spokesman said six deaths each were reported in Rae Bareli and Pratapgarh, five in Amethi, four each in Varanasi and Chandauli, three each in Barabanki, Prayagraj, Mahoba, two in Ambedkar Nagar, and one each in Kanpur Nagar, Gorakhpur, Sonbhadra, Ayodhya, Saharanpur, Jaunpur, Kaushambi and Azamgarh.
A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))
A Gujarat police team arrested Shahid Badr, the former chief of the banned Students’ Islamic Movement of India (SIMI), from his house in Azamgarh on late Thursday night in connection with a hate speech case registered against him in Kutch district of Gujarat 18 years ago.(HT File (Representative Image))

Gujarat police nab former SIMI chief in Azamgarh

Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2019 02:27 AM IST
Gujarat police inspector YP Sadeja said the case was registered against Shahid Badr under Sections 353 (criminal force to deter public servant from discharge of his duty) and 143 (unlawful assembly) of the Indian Penal Code in a police station at Kutch in 2001 for delivering an inflammatory speech.
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)
(PTI FILE/ Representative Image)

Man allegedly strangulates girlfriend before hanging himself at Thane lodge

Thane | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JUL 20, 2019 02:24 PM IST
The man was from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh. The woman, who also hailed from UP, was a resident of Ghatkopar in Mumbai, the police officer said.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered two fresh cases, naming former Uttar Pradesh minister minister Gayatri Prajapati and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers among 16 people as suspects, in connection with the alleged illegal mining of sand when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ruled the state.
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Wednesday registered two fresh cases, naming former Uttar Pradesh minister minister Gayatri Prajapati and four Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers among 16 people as suspects, in connection with the alleged illegal mining of sand when the Samajwadi Party (SP) ruled the state.

CBI files 2 new cases over UP sand mining

Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUL 10, 2019 11:56 PM IST
CBI spokesperson RK Gaur said the agency conducted searches at 12 locations in Uttar Pradesh, including Bulandshahr, Lucknow, Fatehpur, Azamgarh, Allahabad, Noida, Gorakhpur and Deoria on Wednesday.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has chosen Azamgarh to begin holding review meetings to ‘tighten’ the screw on ‘lax’ official machinery. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has chosen Azamgarh to begin holding review meetings to ‘tighten’ the screw on ‘lax’ official machinery. (Photo by Arijit Sen/Hindustan Times)

Yogi Adityanath chooses Azamgarh to begin law and order review

Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By Umesh Raghuvanshi
UPDATED ON JUN 23, 2019 12:01 PM IST
Besides review of crime against women that remains on top of his agenda, action against criminals, land mafia, illegal mining, traffic management, the progress of construction of cow shelters, Pradhan Mantri Avas Yojana and implementation of drinking water schemes etc. will also come for a close scrutiny.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav(PTI File Photo)
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav(PTI File Photo)

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav may visit Azamgarh to thank voters tomorrow

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2019 07:17 AM IST
A day after the Azamgarh visit, Akhilesh will visit Ghazipur to meet the family of Vijay Yadav, an SP leader and a Zila panchayat member who was shot dead in Ghazipur on May 19, after the last phase of polling ended.
As part of the celebration, the supporters at central BJP headquarters were carrying party flags and wishing each other.(AFP File Photo)
As part of the celebration, the supporters at central BJP headquarters were carrying party flags and wishing each other.(AFP File Photo)

Lok Sabha election results 2019: Celebrations seen at BJP headquarters after sweeping majority

New Delhi | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2019 01:07 PM IST
With the Lok Sabha election trends showing an overwhelming majority for the BJP, the saffron party’s supporters burst firecrackers and blew conch to express their happiness.
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, a former CM, was up against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s candidate, Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’(PTI)
Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav, a former CM, was up against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s candidate, Bhojpuri actor Dinesh Lal Yadav ‘Nirahua’(PTI)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav looks to continue legacy in Azamgarh

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 13, 2019 09:21 AM IST
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, who contested from the Azamgarh Lok Sabha seat, is banking on the development work carried out under his regime as UP chief minister. The constituency voted in the sixth phase of parliamentary elections on May 12.
Election officers carry electronic voting machines at the end of polling in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh(AP)
Election officers carry electronic voting machines at the end of polling in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh(AP)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Missing names, EVM snags in east UP round

Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Prayagraj/Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 13, 2019 07:36 AM IST
Incidents were reported from Azamgarh, Sultanpur, Phulpur, Allahabad. Complaints about missing names from voters’ lists, electronic voting machine (EVM) snags in Pratapgarh and Allahabad, and sporadic incidents of violence marred the polling on Sunday.
Voters in queue at polling booth thana gaadi, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh,during the sixth phase of voting in Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)
Voters in queue at polling booth thana gaadi, Jaunpur, Uttar Pradesh,during the sixth phase of voting in Lok Sabha elections.(HT Photo)

Lok Sabha Elections 2019:Battle shifts to eastern UP poll arena in 6th phase

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pankaj Jaiswal, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 12, 2019 08:23 AM IST
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Uttar Pradesh, Sultanpur and Pratapgarh are witnessing a triangular contest among the BJP, the SP-BSP-RLD alliance and the Congress. There is a straight fight between the BJP and the alliance on 11 seats.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath did not distribute laptops as the “Baba CM” does not know how to operate one, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said Thursday.(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath did not distribute laptops as the “Baba CM” does not know how to operate one, Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said Thursday.(PTI)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Akhilesh Yadav slams Yogi Adityanath; Samajwadi Party cancels Azamgarh rallies

Gorakhpur | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 11:41 PM IST
Adityanath continues to be the chief of the Gorakhnath mutt and temple. Free laptops for meritorious students was one of the poll promises of the BJP in UP.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed first time voters and said they must beware of ‘khichdi’ (read coalition) governments.(PTI/File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed first time voters and said they must beware of ‘khichdi’ (read coalition) governments.(PTI/File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: ‘First-time voters must be aware of Khichdi government’, says PM Modi

Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh | By Indo-Asian News Service
PUBLISHED ON MAY 09, 2019 05:20 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while addressing an election rally in Azamgarh that has over 40,000 first time voters, said that they must beware of coalition governments that bring instability.
BSP supremo Mayawati has blamed the BJP for causing a rift between Shivpal Yadav and his nephew SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI)
BSP supremo Mayawati has blamed the BJP for causing a rift between Shivpal Yadav and his nephew SP chief Akhilesh Yadav.(PTI)

BJP ‘robbed’ Akhilesh’s home: Mayawati

Hindustan Times, Azamgarh | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 09, 2019 08:16 AM IST
Blaming the BJP for causing a rift between Shivpal Yadav and his nephew SP chief Akhilesh Yadav, she said, “The BJP also robbed Akhilesh Yadav’s home.
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