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Lok Sabha election: In ‘Suhag Nagari’ Firozabad, issues on ground wedded to larger poll picture?

The electoral scene has changed in Firozabad since the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. The Samajwadi Party’s ‘chacha-bhatija’ feud is now a thing of the past. The BJP is out to retain the seat in ‘Suhag Nagari’, which is famous for bangles, but faces a strong challenge from the SP.

Labourers at work at a bangle unit in Firozabad. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 03, 2024 06:46 AM IST

BSP contesting to win, says Mayawati in Mainpuri

Mayawati says BSP candidates are contesting to win, not to make others lose. Claims BSP might come first, leaving SP and BJP at second and third.

Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati at a public meeting in Mainpuri on Thursday (HT Photo)
Updated on May 02, 2024 08:44 PM IST

Raj Babbar missing in Agra elections after 25 years

Raj Babbar began his political career with the VP Singh-led Janata Dal in 1989 but joined Samajwadi Party which gave him Rajya Sabha seat from 1994 to 1999

Raj Babbar at the counting centre in Agra on May 23, 2019 (HT File Photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2024 07:07 PM IST

SP’s Aditya, Akshay file papers; Dimple Yadav’s turn today

Buduan seat is currently held by BJP’s Sanghmitra Maurya, who defeated SP’s Dharmedra Yadav in 2019. But the BJP denied Sanghmitra ticket this time and fielded Durvijay Singh Shakya

Mainpuri MP Dimple Yadav’s nomination event is likely to be a grand one. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 06:50 AM IST

Family feud over, can a united Samajwadi Party, reclaim the glass city Firozabad?

BJP lost the seat in 2014 despite the Modi Tsunami, won it 2019 after two decades due to Shivpal’s rebellion

Updated on Apr 02, 2024 06:16 AM IST

CMO seeks to play down SDM’s ‘exposure’ of Firozabad health centre

“I conducted an inspection at 12.05 pm on Wednesday. Work was on for cleanliness and painting. No major shortcomings, as pointed by SDM were found at the health centre. Yet we are probing the issues raised and anyone found guilty will be punished,” said CMO Dr Rambadan Ram who outrightly denied the charges that expired medicines were given to patients.

SDM Kirti Raj visits Dida Mai Health Centre in Firozabad in a veil on Tuesday, to conduct a surprise inspection. (HT)
Published on Mar 13, 2024 10:34 PM IST

Under‘cover’ SDM exposes neglect at Firozabad health centre

Firozabad SDM's 'veiled' visit to a health centre reveals doctor's apathy, expired medicines, and absentee staff. Report to higher authorities planned.

SDM Krati Raj visits Dida Mai Health Center in Firozabad in a veil on Tuesday. (HT)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 10:11 PM IST

Five killed as car rams into bus on Yamuna e-way

Five people travelling from Firozabad to Delhi were killed in a car accident on the Yamuna Expressway near Mathura. The car hit a bus and both vehicles caught fire. The driver and conductor of the bus are absconding, and police suspect that the passengers used a carpooling app. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath expressed his condolences and ordered assistance for the families of the deceased. The cause of the accident is under investigation.

Police said that the accident took place near the 117 milestone of the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura district. (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 06:48 AM IST

Working women hostels in 5 U.P. cities planned

The central government will support the construction of hostels for working women in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Aligarh, Moradabad, and Firozabad. The government will send the final proposal for approval. Municipal corporations will provide the required land.

Working women hostels in 5 U.P. cities planned (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 06:52 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Dense fog claims three lives in Agra division; accidents, low-visibility continue

“Schools affiliated with any board will remain closed on December 29 and 30 because of the cold wave and fog prevailing these days,” said Agra district magistrate.

For Representation Only (AP File Photo)
Updated on Dec 29, 2023 05:00 AM IST

Vehicle pile-up turns into ‘chicken heist’

A video purportedly showing people looting the chickens, both dead and alive, including those fallen on the road and inside boxes on the loader, went viral on social media.

For Representation Only (HT File Photo)
Published on Dec 27, 2023 06:29 PM IST

Civic body looks to rename Firozabad to Chandra Nagar

Twelve members of the Nagar Nigam executive committee participated in the voting process on the proposal and 11 of the corporators voted in its favour, says mayor

Firozabad is known for its bangle industry. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 02, 2023 08:44 AM IST

House help shot Firozabad S-I, arrested: Police

The accused was the pillion rider and allegedly shot the sub-inspector in the neck from behind on a moving motorcycle.

Senior police officials addressing mediapersons in Firozabad on Saturday (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 12:24 AM IST

‘Badly mutilated’ body of teen girl found in Firozabad

Police suspect the minor girl may have been sexually assaulted and strangulated to death as a ‘dupatta’ was found near the body.

The postmortem examination is likely to be conducted under the supervision of the medical board, given the sensitivity of the case, officials added. (For representation)
Updated on Jun 10, 2023 11:54 PM IST

From barren & dry to lush green: Firozabad dist admin, locals develop micro-forest along Lucknow-Agra e-way

The idea behind this micro-forest -- between Firozabad and Agra -- was conceived by the then Firozabad district magistrate Neha Sharma.

Present-day micro-forest (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:25 PM IST

42 years on, 90-year-old gets life term over killing of 10 Dalits in UP

10 Dalit people were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district for complaining against a higher-caste ration shop owner.

42 years on, 90-year-old gets life term over killing of 10 Dalits in UP
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:28 AM IST

42 years later: 90-yr-old man gets life term over killing of 10 Dalits

The killings took place in Sadhupur village in the Shikohabad police station area in December 1981; cause of enmity was a complaint lodged by a few Dalit villagers against a ration shop owner who took revenge along with nine of his associates and fired indiscriminately at these people

The charge sheet was filed in the Mainpuri chief judicial magistrate’s court as Shikohabad was part of the Mainpuri district at the time of the incident. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 02, 2023 12:24 AM IST

Mayors, chairpersons and councillors of civic bodies sworn in

A clash erupted between Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and All India Majlis-E- Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) at Meerut Municipal Corporation during the oath ceremony over singing of Vande Matram. The video clip of the fight went viral on social media. Later, police force was called to control the warring groups.

Lucknow Sushma Kharakwal (in red) after swearing in. (HT)
Updated on May 27, 2023 12:39 AM IST

BJP wrests Aligarh, continues winning streak in Agra

Aligarh, one of the only two places where the BJP had suffered a defeat last time, is all set to welcome its new mayor Prashant Singhal, who won by a massive margin of over 50,000 after 26 rounds of counting on Saturday.

In Agra, the BJP faced a tough battle with the BSP’s Lata Valmiki leading the counting for a better part of the day. However, the BJP candidate won the latter counting rounds and maintained the victory margin till the end. (For representation)
Updated on May 14, 2023 01:03 AM IST

Firozabad, Mathura beat others in drive against communicable diseases

Firozabad and Mathura districts topped a cleanliness drive and awareness campaign on communicable diseases, while Mirzapur ranked last, according to a tally based on district-wise performance. Only 22% of bushes and shrubs were cleared in Mirzapur, while just 31% of swine herders were sensitized in Bhadohi. The campaign involved various departments, including health, agriculture, and Swachh Bharat Mission.

Drive is focussed on cleanliness and spreading awareness on communicable diseases. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 12, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow records highest number of car & motorbike registrations in U.P.

The new registration of cars and motorcycles in the Gautam Buddha Nagar districts grew at 47.32% and 38.14% respectively, the highest in the state.

The report also shows a negative growth in two-wheeler and four-wheeler segments in more than two dozen districts. (Representational photo)
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 08:42 PM IST

Civic polls: Former MLA is SP pick for mayor in Aligarh

The Samajwadi Party has announced its candidates for mayoral elections in Aligarh, Agra, Mathura, Bareilly, Varanasi, and Ghaziabad. The move follows the party's call for followers of Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar to support it in order to dislodge the BJP.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 12:21 AM IST

U.P. civic polls: SP declares mayoral candidate for Kanpur, changes one

The Samajwadi Party has named nine mayoral candidates for the upcoming urban local body polls in Uttar Pradesh, including Vandana Bajpai for Kanpur.

Samajwadi Party election symbol. (HT file)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 11:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Mayoral polls: Ex-scribe, actor in SP line-up

The candidates were declared after marathon meetings at the party office in Lucknow in which several aspirants and senior party leaders participated

Vandana Mishra is among the eight candidates announced by the SP on Wednesday for the upcoming mayoral polls. (Sourced)
Updated on Apr 13, 2023 12:42 AM IST
By, Lucknow

NHRC issues notice to U.P. govt over youth’s assault in Firozabad

After subjecting the victim to inhuman treatment, the perpetrators left him hanging presuming that he is dead.

The entire incident was video recorded by the villagers. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 10, 2023 09:08 PM IST

Civic polls in UP: Revised reservation criteria, changing fortunes

Much has changed since December 5 , when the Yogi 2.0 govt first issued notification. For instance, the Lucknow mayor’s seat, which was reserved for women in 2017, declared a general seat in December 5 notification has again been reserved for women, forcing parties to rechart the selection process

An estimated 4.23 crore voters would exercise their right to franchise in these civic polls. (File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 10:37 PM IST

Civic polls in Uttar Pradesh: BJP leaders to highlight Yogi Adityanath government’s initiatives

Over 4.23 crore (42.3 million) people across urban areas would vote in these civic polls in Uttar Pradesh that will be held about a year ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

In 2017, the BJP had won 14 of the 16 mayoral seats in Uttar Pradesh. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 10:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Woman saved from running train by a whisker at Firozabad. Watch

In the 30-second video, the woman can be seen walking alongside the tracks with her luggage. She places her bag on the edge of the platform in order to climb up. Soon, she realises that a train is approaching and tries to jump to get on the platform.

Videograb of the incident at Firozabad railway station. (ANI/ Twitter )
Published on Sep 10, 2022 09:21 AM IST

Akhilesh Yadav takes dig at UP govt over viral video of Firozabad constable

The video had gone viral featuring a police constable from the Firozabad district who was sobbing in front of a crowd, complaining about the poor quality of mess food.

(Pic for representation)(HT_PRINT)
Published on Aug 11, 2022 04:28 PM IST
By | Written by Nisha Anand | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan

After Firozabad, dengue situation ‘bad’ in this UP district

The district's chief medical officer said fogging activities are being conducted in medical colleges and hospitals to contain the spread of dengue.

Dengue patients take rests under a mosquito net at the dengue ward of a Tej Bahadur Sapru Hospital in Prayagraj, Tuesday.(PTI)
Published on Sep 14, 2021 06:49 PM IST
By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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