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CBI arrests ASI staff in Mathura for accepting bribe

The CBI officials conducted searches at the office and residence of the arrested MTS, who is mainly engaged in safeguarding of protected heritage sites.

CBI arrests ASI staff in Mathura for accepting bribe (pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 21, 2023 07:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Banke Bihari to wear clothes prepared by UP jail inmates

Mathura jail inmates have been making clothes for Shri Krishna Janmashtami every year but this year they expressed the desire to prepare clothes for Banke Bihari in Vrindavan.

Mathura jail inmates showing the clothes for Banke Bihari . (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 12:09 AM IST

Krishna Janmbhoomi decks up for Janmasthmi

Senior police officials of Agra Zone are travelling to the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan to review the arrangements made.

Decked up Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi Temple at night for Janmasthmi ahead on Thursday. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 10:27 PM IST

G20 Summit: Delegates in, Delhiites out!

The upcoming G20 Summit has given residents an extended weekend, with most of the city shut, allowing them to make travel plans to escape restrictions.

 According to the Mathura District Administration, over 80 lakh devotees are expected to attend the Janmashtami celebrations in Mathura,(Shutterstock)
Updated on Sep 05, 2023 04:58 PM IST

Krishna Janmashtami 2023: How is Janmashtami celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan

Janmashtami 2023: Let's explore how the auspicious festival is celebrated in Mathura and Vrindavan which is cherished by millions of devotees each year.

Krishna Janmashtami, the joyous festival commemorating the birth of Lord Krishna, takes on an unparalleled grandeur in the sacred cities of Mathura and Vrindavan.(Shutterstock)
Published on Sep 05, 2023 03:13 PM IST

Keeping up with UP | Muslims ask ‘what about the Places of Worship Act?’

With the Places of Worship Act challenged in the Supreme Court, many mosque complexes have come under the scanner of Hindu groups claiming historical ownership

The ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque, which abuts the Kashi Vishwanath temple, restarted on August 4 (PTI)
Published on Sep 04, 2023 06:10 PM IST
BySunita Aron

Divine morsels: Kanha’s fest faves

Ahead of Janmashtami, we bring you a low down on the dishes that Lord Krishna relished and their association with places such as Mathura, Vrindavan and Dwarka

Makhan Mishri is believed to be Krishna’s favourite and thus it’s an essential part of his bhog.
Updated on Sep 04, 2023 12:54 PM IST
ByRuchika Garg, New Delhi

Demolition near Krishna Janmabhoomi: SC refuses to extend status quo order against railways

The Supreme Court has refused to extend the stay on a demolition drive near Mathura's Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi. The Railways said the petitioner had no locus standi as he was not affected by the demolition and did not reside in the disputed area. The Railways alleged that the petitioner tried to link the demolition to a legal battle related to the Krishna Janmabhoomi. The court has directed the petitioner to respond to the Railways' allegations. The demolition was carried out to vacate land for the conversion of the line between Mathura and Vrindavan from narrow gauge to broad gauge.

The Supreme Court on Friday refused to extend the stay on a demolition drive at a railway land near Mathura’s Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi after it was informed that no unauthorised constructions were left to be brought down. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 26, 2023 12:32 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas

Krishna Janmabhoomi gearing up for Janmashtami

“The festival is to be celebrated on the intervening night of September 7 and 8, and we expect a good footfall of devotees. There will be celebrations for eight days at Sri Krishna Janambhoomi,” a temple official said

Senior government officials in Mathura reviewing Janmashtami arrangements at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi on Tuesday. (ht)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Two passengers die of ill-health on Kota-Patna Express; several undergoing treatment

While the exact cause of their deaths remains to be determined, several members of the group, of which the deceased passengers were a part, reported feeling unwell.

These passengers were travelling in the non-air-conditioned sleeper coach number S-2. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 20, 2023 07:53 PM IST

Supreme Court halts demolition drive near Krishna Janmasthan temple in Mathura

The Supreme Court has halted a demolition drive by Indian Railways near Mathura's Krishna Janmabhoomi for 10 days.

On Wednesday morning, bulldozers converged near Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi in Mathura. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 01:08 AM IST
ByAbraham Thomas, New Delhi

Mathura temple trust files suit in Shahi Eidgah case

The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust in Agra is challenging a compromise made in the 1960s between a temple body and the Shahi Masjid Eidgah over disputed land. The trust is seeking to strengthen its claim over a 13.37-acre tract of land adjacent to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple complex. Multiple suits have been filed claiming that the Eidgah complex was built on land belonging to the Trust. The trust is now seeking a cancellation of the agreement made in 1968 and a declaration that the land belongs to the Trust.

The Trust sought a cancellation of an agreement under which the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Seva Sangh, a body of the temple that was dissolved later, conceded the contentious portion of land to the Eidgah in 1968. (File photo)
Updated on Aug 12, 2023 12:38 AM IST

World elephant day: ‘Over 2,600 elephants living in captivity in India’

Wildlife SOS has launched a petition to urge and request the government to take strict action to protect all captive elephants in India, through required bi-annual inspections and veterinary certificates of health.

Bhola enjoying his time inside the enclosure’s pool and taking a refreshing bath Wildlife SOS Elephant Conservation and Care Centre in Mathura. (sourced)
Updated on Aug 11, 2023 07:53 PM IST

Railways carry out demolition near Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi; residents allege fear tactics

While the administration asserts that the encroachment removal encountered no resistance, some residents of the area, known as Nai Basti, allege that the action is an attempt to instill “panic and fear.”

On Wednesday morning, bulldozers converged near Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi in Mathura. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 09:40 PM IST

Criminal accused of killing a cop in 2013 arrested

A police team comprising SWAT (Special Weapons And Tactics) members from Agra had gone to arrest criminals suspected to be hiding in Hathia village of Mathura on May 30, 2013 . Three suspects were arrested and the team was returning when fire was opened on the cops and constable Satish was killed. Sahun was the main suspect and was later arrested but came out of jail on bail.

Sahun, accused of killing a police constable in 2013, was arrested by Mathura police after an encounter on Thursday night. (For representation)
Updated on Aug 05, 2023 12:04 AM IST

Krishna Janmabhoomi petitioners welcome Gyanvapi survey order

On May 26 this year, the Allahabad high court directed to transfer all matters relating to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi- Shahi Eidgah Masjid dispute pending before the Mathura courts to the high court.

Multiple suits were filed in the Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah dispute in courts of Mathura since September 2020. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 10:21 PM IST

Vigil in Mathura, Aligarh up as Parikrama continues

Additional director general (Agra Zone) Rajeev Krishna reviewed security measures and informed that the route map of Braj 84 Kos Parikrama had been re-visited and officers were camping in sensitive villages dominated by minority community.

Police officials interacting with villagers in border district of Mathura earlier this week. (HT)
Updated on Aug 03, 2023 10:04 PM IST

Return of artefacts will curb heritage theft: PM Modi

After Modi’s state visit to the US earlier this month, 105 antiquities from 2nd-3rd century CE to 18th-19th century CE were returned to India by the US.

PM Narendra Modi also thanked Saudi Arabia government for relaxing the rules to allow unaccompanied women to perform the Haj (HT)
Updated on Jul 31, 2023 01:22 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Yamuna breaches danger mark in Mathura again

The district administration has yet again cautioned those living in low-lying areas along the river. Many people were shifted when flood water crept in houses in low lying areas and many are yet to return. Flood outposts are again on high alert.

The Taj Mahal is seen on the banks of the swollen Yamuna river after heavy monsoon rainfall, in Agra,on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Jul 27, 2023 12:25 AM IST

Mathura man sentenced to death for minor’s rape, murder

The minor’s father had complained at Jamuna Par police station of Mathura on September 1, 2020 that his daughter had gone with her friend who was the maternal niece of accused Banwari. He took both of them on his motor cycle. Later, Banwari came back with his niece but refused to give any information about the victim who was found dead in the forest area the same day. She had been strangled to death with her own pyjama and the suspect Banwari was arrested on September 6, 2020.

Additional Sessions Judge/Special Judge (POCSO Act) Mathura, Ram Kishore Yadav held the offence by accused Banwari as ‘rarest of rare case’ (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 26, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah dispute: Will lay down norms for hearing of suits, says SC

The court added that it the issue is settled at the high court level, it would be better since the level of application of mind would be better

The bench was hearing an appeal by the Shahi Masjid Eidgah management committee against an order of the Allahabad high court in May. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 22, 2023 12:27 AM IST

Yamuna crosses danger mark in U.P.’s Mathura, NDRF called

Water level in Yamuna in Mathura reaches danger mark, prompting evacuation of residents in low-lying areas. NDRF teams deployed. Power supply disrupted in Vrindavan. Precautionary measures being taken in Agra. Water enters Tajganj crematorium. Barricades placed at various ghats.

Barricades being placed at Dusshera ghat near the Taj Mahal in Agra. (HH photo)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 08:44 PM IST

Yamuna inching towards danger level in Mathura

Commissioner, Agra division Amit Gupta reached Mathura on Friday and visited KC Ghat and ‘parikrama marg’ in Vrindavan to assess the impact of the rising water. He gave directions for suitable measures in case there was flood.

Police official reviewing the situation on the bank of river Yamuna in Mathura on Friday. (HT)
Updated on Jul 15, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Yamuna touches alert level in Mathura

Due to constant release of water from rain-drenched Delhi, all seven gates of Gokul Barrage have been opened. Precautionary measures are being taken in low lying areas of the rural belt and a control room has been established with round the clock service

Aligarh DM Indra Vikram Singh and SSP Kalanidhi Naithani on boat in Maharajgarh village of Aligarh on Thursday. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2023 11:03 PM IST

Celebrations mark Raju’s 10th year of freedom at Mathura rescue centre

When Raju had arrived at the centre, his body bore multiple scars from bullhook injuries, abscesses on his hips and footpads, and wounds on his tail

Raju enjoying the fruit feast on his rescue anniversary, in Mathura, on Tuesday (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 04, 2023 06:15 PM IST

Mathura’s Mudiya Mela climaxes, admn in preparedness

The five-century old Mudiya Mela in Mathura, India is currently underway, attracting thousands of devotees who perform a 21-km circumambulation around Goverdhan hillock. The fair, which began on June 27, will reach its peak on July 3 and continue until July 4, with special arrangements made by local authorities. The tradition dates back to seer Sanatan Goswami and his brother Roop Goswami from Bengal, who came to Vrindavan inspired by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.

Followers of Sanatan Goswami play the Mridang (a percussion instrument) and practise Bengali devotional songs for Mudiya Purnima on July 3, at Goverdhan, in Mathura. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 01, 2023 07:25 PM IST

Man accused of raping minor gets 20 years in jail

The Special Judge, POCSO Act Court in Mathura found the accused guilty under section 4 of POCSO Act and sentenced him to rigorous imprisonment of 20 years, with a monetary penalty of ₹50,000.

Half of the monetary penalty imposed is to be handed over to the victim (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 29, 2023 12:57 AM IST

CM to launch light & sound show at Krishna Janmasthan today

Adityanath is also expected to offer prayers at the Shri Bankey Bihari Temple in the neighbouring Vrindavan the next morning before leaving for Noida.

Chief minister offering prayers at Bhagwat Bhavan, Sri Krishna Janmbhoomi in Mathura. (File)
Updated on Jun 24, 2023 12:52 AM IST

Man gets life term for raping minor

The minor girl, aged 5 years, was lured by accused Yogendra alias Gola who offered her chocolate and took her to a vacant house where he raped her on September 4, 2021.

Ram Kishore Yadav, Special Judge (POCSO Act) in Mathura sentenced accused Yogendra alias Gola to rigorous life imprisonment and imposed a penalty of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>55,000 on him. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 21, 2023 12:36 AM IST

‘Mudiya Purnima’ fair in Mathura from June 27, UP officials oversee preparations

District Magistrate, Mathura, Pulkit Khare held a meeting on Saturday evening to assess the preparations for the fair that attracts lakhs of devotees to Goverdhan, which has been declared a ‘teerth’ (pilgrimage) by the state government.

officials assessing Mudiya Purnima fair preparations at Goverdhan, Mathura from June 27. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 18, 2023 07:16 PM IST
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