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Bihar cancels leaves of agriculture dept employees to combat locust threat

The Bihar government is bracing itself for a locust invasion after reports of the pests damaging crops in the bordering district of Sonbhadra in Uttar Pradesh.
Locust swarms have so far been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Locust swarms have so far been reported from Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh.(PTI)
Published on May 30, 2020 10:11 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna | BySubhash Pathak

Lions roar on tape is driving away wild elephants from eastern UP villages

Villagers in the eastern UP district of Sonbhadra said the elephants were returning to haunt them every night in the last fortnight but the lions’ roar gave them some relief.
Uttarakhand, July 10 (ANI): Wild Elephants from Nepal seen roaming near Abhi Sanga village at Bareli as a forest department trying to push them to their habitat in Nepal on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
Uttarakhand, July 10 (ANI): Wild Elephants from Nepal seen roaming near Abhi Sanga village at Bareli as a forest department trying to push them to their habitat in Nepal on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)(ANI Photo/File/Representative)
Published on Nov 15, 2019 01:29 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | BySudhir Kumar

Wild tuskers kill forester, wreak havoc in village

A herd of 15 wild elephants, including two calves, killed a forest official of Madhya Pradesh and a bull and destroyed many houses in Gobha village on UP-MP border during Sunday night, a senior forest official said. An alert has been sounded in Sonbhadra district, which shares its boundary with Madhya Pradesh.
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Updated on Oct 14, 2019 06:56 AM IST
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Priyanka Gandhi’s aide booked for assaulting, threatening journalist

Ghorawal police station in-charge CP Pandey confirmed an FIR has been filed based on the journalist’s complaint.
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.(Mohd Zakir/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 14, 2019 02:27 PM IST
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500 farmers lose crops after fly ash spills from Essar’s MP plant, company cries ‘sabotage’

Singrauli shares area with Uttar Pradesh, where it falls in Sonbhadra district. The region in the two states, considered backward, has about 10 thermal power plants having a combined capacity of 21,000 megawatts –the largest for one region.
Essar in a statement said the leakage happened on Wednesday night and it was a clear case of “sabotage” by five or six people. The police is investigating the company’s claim.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Essar in a statement said the leakage happened on Wednesday night and it was a clear case of “sabotage” by five or six people. The police is investigating the company’s claim.(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 06:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Bhopal | ByHT Correspondent

After outpost, police circle office carved out in tragedy-hit Umbha village

The decision has been taken in view of the July 17 tragedy in which 10 people were killed and 21 injured in firing over land dispute.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit of Sonbhadra where 10 people were killed in a shootout over a land dispute.(ANI Photo)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit of Sonbhadra where 10 people were killed in a shootout over a land dispute.(ANI Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 10:25 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | BySudhir Kumar

Wrote to CM about Sonbhadra village land dispute in January, claims Apna Dal (S) MLA Chero

Chero said that a group of Umbha residents visited him in December 2018 and told him that the village head Yagyadatt was forcing them to vacate the land following which he wrote to CM Yogi.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets with the kin of those killed over a land dispute in Umbha village, Sonbhadra, on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath meets with the kin of those killed over a land dispute in Umbha village, Sonbhadra, on Sunday, July 21, 2019.(ANI)
Published on Jul 24, 2019 02:36 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

Adityanath blames Congress for Sonbhadra massacre that claimed 10 lives

Yogi Adityanath accused the Congress of shedding crocodile tears over the death of tribal farmers who were shot dead over a land dispute in Sonbhadra.
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with families of the 10 people killed in shootout in Umbha village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath with families of the 10 people killed in shootout in Umbha village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2020 07:44 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Sonhadra | BySudhir Kumar

Funeral of 10 killed in Sonbhadra firing held, prime suspect caught

The funeral of the 10 people killed in firing over a land dispute at Umbha in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district on Wednesday was held under tight security on Thursday even as the main accused in the case was arrested. Top officials had to rush to the village to talk the villagers out of their insistence on carrying out the last rites at the massacre scene.
The funeral of the 10 people killed in firing over a land dispute at Umbha in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district on Wednesday was held under tight security on Thursday even as the main accused in the case was arrested.
The funeral of the 10 people killed in firing over a land dispute at Umbha in Uttar Pradesh’s Sonbhadra district on Wednesday was held under tight security on Thursday even as the main accused in the case was arrested.
Updated on Jul 19, 2019 08:12 AM IST
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Sonbhadra, Umbha | BySudhir Kumar

In scorching sun, UP villages without a drop to drink

Hand pumps don’t work in this village in eastern Uttar Pradesh, in many pockets of which the water level has dipped below 300 feet.
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
A dried-up hand pump at Ghorawal village in Sonbhadra.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 12, 2019 07:19 AM IST
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Ghorawal/Dudhi/Myorpur/Govindpur (Robers | BySudhir Kumar

Man holds actress hostage in UP, opens fire at Sonbhadra SP

A case has registered against Yadav under sections 307 (attempt to murder), 376 (rape) and section 342 (wrongful confinement) of the Indian Penal Code and also Section 7 of the Criminal Law Amendment Act, the police said.
During the conversation, the SP tried to tug the bedsheet on which the pistol was kept but the weapon fell on the ground and Yadav picked it up, opening fire at the district police chief who had a narrow escape.(AFP)
During the conversation, the SP tried to tug the bedsheet on which the pistol was kept but the weapon fell on the ground and Yadav picked it up, opening fire at the district police chief who had a narrow escape.(AFP)
Published on May 26, 2019 10:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByHT Correspondent

Man beaten to death in Sonbhadra over raised platform, 10 held

A 50-year-old man was beaten to death over a row regarding a raised platform in Parsoi village, under the Obra police station area of Sonbhadra district, on March 20, police said.
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
The dead man's body. Focus on hand(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Mar 26, 2019 01:20 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent

30 kids injured as truck collides with school bus in UP

At least 30 children were injured in a head-on collision between a school bus and a truck near Khadia town on the Varanasi-Shakti Nagar highway in Sonbhadra district.
The truck and the bus collided head on leaving the kids injured.(HT Photo)
The truck and the bus collided head on leaving the kids injured.(HT Photo)
Published on Oct 09, 2018 12:24 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | ByHT Correspondent, Varanasi
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