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Khelo India women's kho-kho season set to start

Khelo India women's kho-kho season set to start The 2024-25 Khelo India women's kho-kho season starts with the zonal in northern India. Punjab will host the age-group events and those will be followed by the senior national phase 1 league in Uttar Pradesh. The North Zonals, in Amritsar from June 25 to June 27 at the Sri Guru Harkrishan Senior Secondary Public School in Sursingh, will see teams from eight states and UTs compete in the sub-junior and junior categories. The top four age-group teams in each age group of the North Zone event will vie for a share of the Rs 2.40 lakh prize money pool. Punjab girls are the defending champions in both the junior and sub-junior categories. The senior national phase 1 championship, which will have a prize pool of Rs 6 lakh, will be held at the Meerut Institute of Technology from June 28 to 30. Fifteen players each from 12 states and union territories will compete. Delhi are the defending champions. The Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports is supporting the Kho-Kho Federation of India to run the competition across the country. The total prize money for the entire season is Rs 42 lakh. The success of the Khelo India women's kho-kho league over the past three seasons can be gauged from the fact that India were the emphatic winners of the 2023 Asian kho-kho championships in Assam. Indian women defeated Nepal by a staggering 33 points and entire innings. (ANI)

devdiscourse 25 Jun 2024 6:32 pm

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India Today 25 Jun 2024 3:00 pm

Law & order in UP deteriorating, govts bulldozer threat ineffective on criminals: Congress

Meerut: Newly-elected Congress MP from Saharanpur Imran Masood, said on Monday said the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh has deteriorated and the governments bulldozer threat has no effect on the criminals. The Lok Sabha MP reached Rasulpur Dhauldi here on Monday in connection with the murder of a mango orchard contractor and his Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 24 Jun 2024 10:43 pm

Namo Bharat train is now ready to run till Meerut South, this route is 42 KM long

Preparations have been completed to run the Namo Bharat train from Modinagar to Meerut South station. The station has also been completed. Along with this, the Metro Rail Safety Commissioner has also given permission to run the train. Delhi-Meerut Namo Bharat Train: Preparations to run the Namo Bharat train from Modinagar to Meerut South Station [] The post Namo Bharat train is now ready to run till Meerut South, this route is 42 KM long first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 24 Jun 2024 9:33 am

NEET-PG: Students slam last-minute exam cancellation, say medical education is a mess

NEW DELHI: Travelling from Kurnool in Andhra Pradesh to take her NEET-PG exam in Jaipur, Seetha (name changed) received the devastating news just 10 hours before the prestigious exam that it had been cancelled. The 23-year-old, who had invested a year of hard work, is in deep shock. She cant speak. We are trying to motivate her. My parents are very concerned, said her brother, a doctor in Rajasthan. My cousin, also taking the NEET-PG exam in Kurnool, burst into tears upon hearing the postponement. He prepared for over a year, enduring sleepless nights and relying on sleeping pills. He is crushed, he said, on condition of anonymity. Shocked, disappointed, and depressed thats the condition of an estimated 2 lakh NEET-PG students who learned on Saturday night that the Sunday exam, an eligibility-cum-ranking examination for admission to various MD/MS and PG Diploma Courses, was cancelled for the third time this year. Centre postpones NEET-PG entrance exam amid row over paper leaks TNIE spoke to over a dozen aspirants, some working in hospitals and others jobless. The initial shock gave way to anger at the examination system, which failed to hold public examinations without malpractice or paper leaks, affecting the fate of lakhs of young students. Some learned about the cancellation at the exam centre, others through social media, and some via media reports. Responses varied from crying and getting drunk to avoiding calls from family, friends, and colleagues. Many took to social media to criticise the government and authorities for playing with the lives of young students and expressed the desire to leave the country. Many aspirants, frustrated by the NEET-UG fiasco, said the arbitrary cancellation of the PG exam shows that medical education in India is in a complete mess. As students considered suing the authorities for psychological and monetary damage, the Federation of Resident Doctors Association (FORDA) offered free psychiatric services to NEET-PG aspirants, highlighting the mental trauma many are suffering. 750 of 1,563 candidates skip NEET-UG re-test: NTA The government and the education and health ministry should compensate medical students and PG aspirants. No one is highlighting the mental state of the students. They are making a fool of us. Three exams have been postponed back to back. They have taken the education sector for a ride. They should be ashamed, said Dr Dhruv Chauhan, national council coordinator of the Indian Medical Association-Junior Doctors Network (IMA-JDN). The NEET-UG question paper was leaked while the NEET-PG, UGC-NET, and CSIR-NET exams were cancelled. The National Board of Examinations in Medical Sciences (NBE) conducts the NEET-PG exam. Over 2 lakh MBBS graduates appeared for the computer-based exam for around 52,000 post-graduation seats nationwide. Students must study 20 subjects and attempt 200 MCQ questions. Neet not neat, mired in mess It is a double blow for Dr Sahifa Harem, a NEET-PG aspirant, whose brother, Shanawar Hussain, took NEET-UG. Dont know which is more shocking the UG controversy or the PG exam cancellation. She was looking forward to joining Apollo Hospital in Delhi in the paediatrics department on Monday a day after the scheduled exam. I was working in Lal Bahadur Shastri Hospital but left last December to concentrate on my studies as the exam was initially to be held in March, then postponed to July, then June 23. And now again, there is no certainty when it will be held. At the moment, I am jobless. I dont think I will be able to join my new job due to this uncertainty about the exam date, said Harem, from Begusarai in Bihar. Authorities should understand our mental state. They should issue a public apology for causing us mental trauma. We couldnt even celebrate Eid with the family because of the exam and result stress, she said, adding that her mother has stalled her wedding plans because of the exams. CBI takes over probe into irregularities in NEET-UG; FIR registered; special teams formed Delhi-based Dr Jyoti Gupta said she is returning from Merrut, where her examination centre was. I reached Meerut a day before the exam and stayed in a hotel. Now, I am dejected. I dont know when I should start my studies again. This is so frustrating. Dr Akash Soni, who has been working as a medical officer in Singrauli Primary Health Centre in Madhya Pradesh for the past ten months, said he took leave from work and travelled overnight by train - a total of 700 km - to reach Bhopal centre. Many like me are working and had to take leave from work. It is so disheartening. Since COVID-19, we have been seeing this uncertainty. It is like students pursuing medical education have become guinea pigs for the authorities to experiment on. Doctors are already overburdened. By cancelling the exam three times this year, they are wasting the resources of this country. Its a huge loss to the nation that doctors serving the nation are suffering like this, said Dr Soni, also the Federation of All India Medical Association (FAIMA) Doctors Association Madhya Pradesh chairman. Initially thinking the news of the postponement was fake, Dr Shubham Anand Jha, a Junior Resident at the Lady Hardinge Hospital in the Psychology department, said he couldnt believe the authorities cancelled the exam at the last minute. How can they take the students lives so lightly? This is so disgraceful. My examination centre was in Meerut. I planned to travel with some other aspirants around 5 am. I know many aspirants who travelled 1,000 km to the exam centre. This is beyond shocking. After travelling all night to reach his examination centre in Sri Ganganagar, Rajasthan, from Jaipur, a distance of over 450 km, Dr Sunreet Jakhar slept to get up fresh in the morning to take the exam. I was tired after the journey, so I went to sleep. When I reached the examination centre in the morning, I was shocked to see the notice of cancellation outside. I am no longer on social media to avoid distractions, so I didnt know. It is so stressful to go back to studies and prepare again. Similarly, Dr Vishal Bishnoi travelled over 500 km from Jaipur, Rajasthan, to Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. An intern in the paediatrics department at Jaipur National University, he travelled with his colleague Jitendra Sharma, whose centre was the same. We had reached the hotel and later found out that the exam had been postponed. It is such a huge disappointment. We are in disbelief. Some aspirants said on Telegram that the PG exam paper had been leaked and could be bought for Rs. 20-25 lakh, like the NEET-UG exam. As the news circulated, the NBE issued a notice on June 21, cautioning aspirants not to be misled by unscrupulous elements claiming to have accessed questions of the upcoming NEET-PG 2024. They said they had registered a police case. Buck stops at top echelons of Modi govt in NEET 'scam': Congress Dr Manish Jangra, founder of FAIMA, said that medical education in India has become a joke and is in crisis. We want to know on what basis NBE has cancelled the exam. They are answerable to the students, he said. We have come to know that many students are in depression. Many took flights, trains, buses, and cabs to travel to far-off examination centres and booked hotels. Some were even travelling to the centre when the news broke, he added. Dr Lakshya Mittal, who has been handling numerous calls from anxious aspirants, said that after the NEET-UG irregularities and paper leaks, there is no faith in the National Testing Agency (NTA), despite the governments move to remove the director general Subodh Kumar Singh and replace him with Pradeep Singh Kharola. Indias medical education has been destroyed. This abrupt change, following the NEET-UG scam, underscores a deeply troubling pattern in handling medical examinations and the overall medical education system in India, he said, adding that the Prime Ministers Office (PMO) should intervene and take strict action on the exam-conducting bodies. The entire education system is collapsing. He said he is more worried that Indias image would be tarnished. Many Indian doctors go abroad to study or work. Our doctors would find it difficult abroad after news of paper leaks and irregularities in medical exams. I fear they will be considered fake degree holders. Kerala-based Dr Cyriac Abby Philips, popularly known as TheLiverDoc on X (formerly Twitter), said that in his career as a medical professional, he had not seen anything like this. The most important postgraduate medical entrance exam in a medical student's life is cancelled 12 hours before by the government. Students have spent years and A LOT of money preparing for this. This is not only devastating for them; it's a mockery of the medical education system in India. Enjoy five more years of this terrible clownery. No one has destroyed this nation as much as the current authorities. Tell me why anyone would want to stay back here to serve a banana republic. Dreaming of a time when we can hold our heads high again. NEET & unclean

The New Indian Express 23 Jun 2024 10:16 pm

UPCATET 2024 Admissions Test Result Released: Check Your Score Now

S.V.P. University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, has announced the release of the Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) 2024 results. Candidates aspiring for undergraduate (UG), postgraduate (PG), and Ph.D. admissions can now download their results

Naukrinama 23 Jun 2024 3:45 pm

Meerut to Ghaziabad in 30 minutes: Namo Bharat Rapid Rail services on this route to start from...

The new section is all set to reduce the travel time from Sahibabad to Meerut South to around 30 minutes

DNA India 22 Jun 2024 7:00 pm

Fashion Design Council Announces the 17th edition of the Hyundai India Couture Week

New Delhi, India - The Fashion Design Council of India (FDCI) has officially unveiled the dates for the highly anticipated 17th edition of the Hyundai India Couture Week. Scheduled to take place from July 24 to July 31 at the Taj Palace in New Delhi, the event promises a captivating blend of innovation and tradition, showcasing exclusive collections from India's leading designers. The event is set to feature renowned designers such as Abu Jani Sandeep Khosla and Tarun Tahiliani, who will present their latest creations amidst an atmosphere celebrating the finesse of artisanal craftsmanship and enduring fashion narratives. We are thrilled to continue our partnership with Hyundai India Motors Limited and Reliance Brands for this prestigious event, remarked Sunil Sethi, Chairman of FDCI, emphasizing the showcase of India's rich fashion heritage. Tarun Garg, COO of Hyundai Motor India Limited, expressed enthusiasm about the collaboration, underscoring Hyundai's commitment to promoting India's cultural legacy through fashion. Jaspreet Chandok from Reliance Brands echoed these sentiments, noting the event's role in blending tradition with contemporary fashion evolution. The Hyundai India Couture Week is anticipated to draw fashion enthusiasts and industry leaders alike, celebrating the unique essence of Indian haute couture on a global platform. CNG Prices Rise in Delhi-NCR, Adding Financial Pressure on Consumers and Businesses NCRTC Advances Solar Power Initiative in Line With Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor India Ranks Third in Global Domestic Airline Market

News Track 22 Jun 2024 4:24 pm

Rapid Rail: Big news! Namo Bharat will start running to Meeruts popular station on this date next week

Rapid Rail: National Capital Region Transport Corporation i.e. NCRTC said that with the opening of this section of Rapid Rail, the travel time from Sahibabad to Meerut South will be reduced by about 30 minutes. Rapid Rail: There is good news for those who travel by Rapid Rail to bring and take people from Delhi-NCR [] The post Rapid Rail: Big news! Namo Bharat will start running to Meeruts popular station on this date next week first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 22 Jun 2024 2:01 am

NCRTC Advances Solar Power Initiative in Line With Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

NCRTC Implements Solar Power Revolution Along Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor -The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) is making strides in renewable energy adoption with the introduction of solar infrastructure along the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor. This initiative aims to generate 3 MWp (megawatt peak) of solar power, expected to slash annual CO2 emissions by 3,100 tons. Announced on Friday, NCRTC's solar power installation covers stations, depots, and receiving substations along the corridor, transforming them into centers of clean energy production. The corporation plans to expand its solar capacity to 11 MW, aiming to further mitigate climate change effects and reduce approximately 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions annually. Operational solar plants at Sahibabad, Guldhar, and Duhai stations are set to substantially lower electricity costs while promoting sustainable practices in public transport infrastructure. The solar power plants are now operational at Guldhar and Sahibabad RRTS stations, each boasting a peak power capacity of 729 kilowatts (kWp). Additionally, solar facilities are active at the Duhai Depot and Duhai Depot station, with capacities of 585 kWp and 108 kWp, respectively. Solar energy is also being generated at the Murad Nagar Receiving SubStation (RSS) with a capacity of 43 kWp, and the Ghaziabad RSS with a capacity of 20 kWp. Installation efforts are currently underway at other locations, as per the statement released. NCRTC anticipates a reduction of approximately 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions annually upon achieving the targeted 11 MW solar power capacity. This initiative marks a significant step forward in combating climate change. Janata Bhawan Solar Project: Assam Launches State's First Fully Solar-Powered Secretariat Assam CM Ends Free Electricity for VIPs: Ministers and Public Servants to Pay Their Own Bills Nagpur's Solar Industries Delivers Advanced Suicide Drones to Indian Army, Know Features

News Track 21 Jun 2024 5:11 pm

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India Today 21 Jun 2024 1:00 pm

2022 NEET qualifier duped by fake firm on pretext of admission

NEW DELHI: A 20-year-old girl who had qualified for the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test was allegedly cheated by four people who ran a counselling firm in the national capital that assisted students in getting admission to various colleges. According to an officer, police registered a case of cheating on June 14 and began probing the matter. The four accused have gone absconding. As per the FIR accessed by this newspaper, the victim girl, Manviraj, had qualified for the NEET examination in 2022 and was seeking assistance for college admissions. On November 11, 2022, she contacted a counselling service through Just Dial. Two days later, she received a call from a woman named Priya representing the alleged firm identified as CAREERSPOOL Pvt Ltd, who instructed her to submit her documents via WhatsApp. By November 15, Priya had sent Manviraj the fee structures of various colleges. The victim and her mother were informed of the admission fees and were assured of assistance securing a spot at Subharti Medical College in Meerut, UP. They were asked to deposit Rs 1,00,000 immediately for registration, and Manviraj managed to transfer Rs 90,000 through Paytm on November 19, 2022. Following further interactions and assurances, she ended up transferring a total of Rs 2,00,000 to CAREERSPOOL Pvt Ltd. To provide security, Priya promised to send a cheque and a tax invoice, which an Uber driver sent by Manviraj collected. Despite paying the registration fees, Manviraj faced verification issues at the Government Institution of Medical Sciences in Noida. On December 16, 2022, Priya informed her that she would need to visit Subharti Medical College for the next steps, but the process was delayed to December 27-28. On December 27, Mishra demanded an additional Rs 4,00,000 in cash, claiming it was necessary for admission. This unexpected financial burden left Manvirajs parents in a difficult situation, forcing them to mortgage their DDA flat to raise the funds. The next day, they handed over Rs 2,00,000 in cash to Abhishek Pathak, who promised that the admission would proceed with the provided allotment letter. However, upon reaching the college, they were met with a shocking revelation-the letter was fake. Returning to the CAREERSPOOL office, they found it locked and deserted.

The New Indian Express 21 Jun 2024 8:57 am

Muslim cleric used to rape while his wife stood guard: Minor girl in UPs Meerut sexually assaulted in a mosque and blackmailed with videos for 2 months

The Maulana raped the minor victim for 2 months by blackmailing and threatening her to make her private videos viral.

OpIndia 19 Jun 2024 7:32 pm

Cleric, wife arrested for raping 10-yr-old girl in UP

Meerut (UP), June 19 (IANS) A local cleric and his pregnant wife have been arrested for allegedly repeatedly raping a 10-year-old girl inside a mosque compound in Uttar Pradeshs Meerut on the pretext of teaching her Urdu. The accused Mohd Rizwan, 45, is a resident of Muzaffarnagar. He stayed at the compound and taught Urdu []

bhaskarlive 19 Jun 2024 11:04 am

Dubai-bound flight at Delhi Airport Receives Bomb Threat, Turns Out to be Hoax

A Dubai-bound plane received a bomb threat on Tuesday via e-mail at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. The Delhi Police told news agency ANI that, On June 17 at 9:35 am, an email was received in the Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) office, IGI Airport with the threat of a bomb inside a Delhi to Dubai flight. They further informed that necessary action was taken after receiving the threat and nothing suspicious was found. Earlier this month, an Air Canada flight enroute to Toronto in Canada from Delhi received a bomb threat via email. The police then discovered that the mail was sent from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, by a 13-year-old boy. He admitted to the police that he got the idea of sending the email after learning about a bomb call to a Mumbai flight in the media.

Deccan Chronicle 18 Jun 2024 11:51 am

UP Woman Drugged, Gang-Raped By Insta Friend And His Accomplice

The victim, a resident of Meerut, said in her complaint, that she befriended a man on Instagram who claimed to work at a bank. He offered to help her get a job at the bank

News18 17 Jun 2024 12:05 pm

UP woman gang-raped by Insta friend, his accomplice

Shamli (UP), June 17 (IANS) A woman was allegedly gang-raped by two men after being given a cold drink laced with sedatives at a hotel in Uttar Pradeshs Shamli district. The victim, a resident of Meerut, said in her complaint, that she befriended a man on Instagram who claimed to work at a bank. He []

bhaskarlive 17 Jun 2024 8:47 am

UP: Man throws toddler daughter into canal, claims sibling fights as reason

Meerut: A man allegedly threw his two-year-old daughter into a canal and later claimed that he did it because she and her brother would fight with each other, police said on Sunday. The accused, Suleman, a resident of Madhiyai village under Sardhana police station area here, has been detained as the search for the missing Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 16 Jun 2024 5:19 pm

Begumpul RRTS Station In Meerut To Offer Both Namo Bharat And Metro Train Services

Begumpul is a major business hub in the city and to cater to the higher number of passengers, the station will have the highest number four of entry and exit gates compared to other stations in Meerut facilitating easy access from all directions

News18 14 Jun 2024 7:20 pm

26-year-old doctor, on visit to alma mater falls to mysterious death in Meerut

Deeksha Tiwari, a recent MBBS pass-out from Kanpur, tragically fell to her death from the fifth floor of GSVM Medical College. Her friends, who studied with her, were briefly detained. The incident is under investigation.

The Times of India 14 Jun 2024 1:30 pm

13-year-old boy behind Delhi airport bomb hoax email apprehended: Police

NEW DELHI: A 13-year-old boy has been detained for sending a threat email to Indira Gandhi International Airport claiming that a bomb has been placed on a Toronto-bound flight. Wanted to see if I can be caught, said the teenager from Meerut, adding he was just testing the efficiency of Delhi Police. On June 4, the Delhi Airport received an email with a bomb threat on Flight No AC043 scheduled from Delhi to Toronto sending the security agencies into a tizzy. An alert was issued and the flight was thoroughly checked as per standard operating procedure. After checking and frisking, the threat was declared a hoax and the flight departed. A full emergency was declared at the Airport following the incident. The Delhi Police registered a case under relevant sections. Verification of the senders e-mail ID revealed that the said e-mail ID was created afresh, just an hour or two before the said hoax threat and after sending the e-mail, it was deleted, DCP (IGI-A) Usha Rangnani said. She said that further probe led the police team to Meerut, UP, where a 13-year-old boy was found involved in the case. He was apprehended. On being questioned, the boy revealed that he got the idea from news flashed in the media, about a hoax bomb call in a flight at Mumbai Airport. When he saw the news, he thought if he made the hoax call in a secret manner then he could be traced by the police or not. He further revealed that he created a new fake e-mail ID in his mobile phone and he used the internet services of his mothers mobile through Wi-Fi for sending the hoax threat e-mail, the DCP said. After sending the e-mail, the alleged teenager immediately deleted the email ID. He also revealed that the next day, he had seen hoax bomb news at Delhi Airport in the media and he felt very excited. The cops produced the minor before a Juvenile Justice Board and later his custody was handed over to his parents. The officer warned against hoax calls for amusement or without understanding the consequences, as this can attract strict punishment.

The New Indian Express 12 Jun 2024 8:08 am

'Wanted to see if I can get caught': Teen behind Delhi airport bomb hoax mail

NEW DELHI: Not any terror outfit or a person with a definite motive! Rather it was a curious 13-year-old boy from Meerut who just wanted to find out the efficiency of Delhi Police in catching him after sending a hoax bomb threat to Indira Gandhi international Airport. On June 4, the Delhi airport received an Email with a bomb threat on Flight No AC043 scheduled from Delhi to Toronto prompting the security agencies to issue an alert and the flight was thoroughly checked as per standard operating procedure. After checking and frisking, the threat was declared as hoax and flight was allowed to depart. Pertinent to mention here that a full emergency was declared at the Airport following the threat. Accordingly, the Delhi Police registered a case under relevant sections of law to find out the culprit behind the mischievous act. During the investigation, on verification of the senders e-mail ID, it was revealed that the said e-mail ID was created afresh, just 1-2 hours before the said hoax threat e-mail and after sending the e-mail, it was deleted, DCP (IGI-A) Usha Rangnani said. She said that further probe led the police team to Meerut, UP, where the source of the email was traced and one 13-year-old boy was found involved in sending hoax bomb threat E-mail. He was apprehended in the case. On examination, the accused boy revealed that he got the idea of sending a hoax bomb threat call on a flight from a news flash in the media, about a hoax bomb call on a flight at Mumbai Airport. When he saw the news, he thought if he made the hoax call in a secret manner then he could be traced by the police or not. He further revealed that he created a new fake e-mail ID in his mobile phone and he used the internet services of his mothers mobile through Wi-Fi for sending the hoax threat e-mail, the DCP said. After sending the e-mail, the alleged teenager immediately deleted the e-mail ID. He also revealed that the next day, he had seen hoax bomb news at Delhi Airport in the media and he felt very excited. The cops produced the minor before a Juvenile Justice Board and later his custody was handed over to his parents. The officer requested all to refrain from making hoax calls for amusement or without understanding the consequences, as this can attract grave penal sections which may lead to imprisonment.

The New Indian Express 11 Jun 2024 5:57 pm

13-year-old behind hoax threat mail to Delhi Airport, says did it 'for fun'

A 13-year-old boy in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, sent bomb threat email 'just for fun' after seeing media coverage of a similar incident

Business Standard 11 Jun 2024 5:21 pm

Delhi airport bomb scare: 13-year-old boy apprehended, sent email just for fun

New Delhi: A 13-year-old boy has been apprehended for allegedly sending an email to the Delhi airport falsely claiming that a bomb had been planted in a Toronto-bound Air Canada flight, police said on Tuesday.The boy sent the threat just for fun to check whether it could be traced back to him or not, they said. After being apprehended, the boy was produced before the Juvenile Justice Board. On June 4, a PCR call was received at 11.25 pm regarding a bomb threat e-mail for flight number AC043 scheduled from Delhi to Toronto at the IGI Airport police station, Deputy Commissioner of Police (IGI Airport) Usha Rangnani said. Based on the information received, the Delhi airport was put on high alert and a full emergency was declared on the premises, she said. Guidelines and protocols as per the SOP were properly followed to ensure the safety and security of the passengers. After a thorough search of the flight, the threat e-mail was found to be a hoax, said the DCP. On a complaint received from Air Canada airline, an FIR was registered in the matter, Rangnani said. During the investigation, it was found that the said email id was created hours before the hoax threat was sent and it was deleted after sending the email, she said. The investigation led the police team to Meerut in Uttar Pradesh. The sender of the email turned out to be a 13-year-old boy, the DCP said. During questioning, the boy told police that he got the idea of sending the hoax bomb threat email after seeing the news about a similar incident at the Mumbai Airport. He wanted to see whether or not the police would be able to trace him if he sent such an email, Rangnani said. She said the boy created the email id on his mobile phone and used the Wi-Fi connection of his mother's mobile phone to send the email. He also revealed that he was very excited when he saw the news about the hoax bomb threat at the Delhi airport the next day but did not share any information with his parents out of fear, she added. The boy has been apprehended and two mobile phones used for sending the email have been seized from his place, the officer said.

Deccan Chronicle 11 Jun 2024 4:58 pm

Meerut Boy, 13, Sent Bomb Threat To Delhi Airport Just For Fun, Detained

A 13-year-old boy has been detained for allegedly sending a threat mail to Delhi airport, claiming that a bomb had been placed on an Air Canada flight bound for Toronto last Tuesday.

NDTV 11 Jun 2024 1:39 pm

Nitin Gadkari becomes longest-serving minister in same ministry under PM Modi

Union minister for road transport and highways Nitin Gadkari will be at the helm of his ministry for a record third straight term. Gadkari, who assumed charge of the ministry in 2014, was allocated the same department on Monday again. With the development, he becomes the longest-serving cabinet minister under Prime Minister Narendra Modi -- that too serving in the same ministry. Nicknamed 'Roadkari' and 'Flyover Man' or the 'Highway Man of India', Gadkari is credited with having transformed the road network in the country. With him in office, the national highway (NH) network has increased by 60 percent from 91,287 km in 2014 to 1.46 km till December 2023. First-time MP from Delhi Harshdeep Malhotra and Uttrakhand MP Ajay Tamta have been made the minister of state in MoRTH. Under Gadkari's leadership, the length of highways having four lanes or more has increased by 2.5 times from 18,387 km to 46,179 km in the last 10 years. Modi 3.0 portfolios announced: No changes in big four Twenty-two world class access-controlled Greenfield expressway projects led by Gadkari under the Bharatmala pariyojana phase 1 are presently in various stages of construction. The Bharatmala Pariyojana was launched with the primary focus on optimizing the efficiency of the movement of goods and people across the country. The key components of the Pariyojana are Economic Corridors development, Inter-corridor and feeder routes development, National Corridors Efficiency Improvement, Border, and International Connectivity Roads, Coastal and Port Connectivity Roads and Expressways. Under the first phase, a total length of 34,800 km in 31 states and union territories (UTs) in more than 550 districts is entailed. As per the ministrys data, the length awarded till December 31 is 27,384 km and the length constructed is 15,045 km. The phase 1 is to be completed by 2028. Last year, the ministry launched the country's first car crash safety ratings - -Bharat New Car Assessment Programme. The ministry is also working on improving the toll collection system to minimise inconvenience to the highway users. And then there were 24 more: Modi 3.0 cabinet the biggest under the PM till date To provide seamless and barrier-free tolling experience and enhance efficiency and transparency of toll operations, Indian Highways Management Company Limited (IHMCL), a company promoted by (National Highways Authority of India) NHAI under the ministry has already invited Global Expression of Interest (EOI) from innovative and qualified companies to develop and implement Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) based Electronic Toll Collection system. As part of his mega plan for creating world class infrastructure, Gadkari's focus has also been on improving roadside amenities. Under his supervision, the country has got big ticket infra products such as Bandra-Worli Sea Link, Indias First Mumbai-Pune Expressway, 14-lane Delhi-Meerut Expressway, and Nagpurs multi-layer metro rail cum flyover system. Gadkari made his Lok Sabha poll debut from Nagpur in 2014 and became a minister at the Centre. Besides road transport and highways, he has served in several other departments such as micro, small and medium enterprises, shipping, water resources, river development and Ganga rejuvenation, rural development and panchayati raj. No Muslim representation in Modi 3.0 cabinet, a first in Indian history

The New Indian Express 10 Jun 2024 10:12 pm

VHP, Bajrang Dal men attack Muslim vendor in Himachal; police fail to file FIR

In yet another disturbing incident that highlights growing intolerance against Muslims in the country, a Muslim street vendor, Umar Qureshi, was allegedly assaulted by a group of Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP) and Bajrang Dal members in Himachal Pradeshs Banganga recently. In a video statement posted by Qureshi, a resident of Meerut, on social media, he Get the latest updates in Hyderabad City News , Technology , Entertainment , Sports , Politics and Top Stories on WhatsApp & Telegram by subscribing to our channels. You can also download our app for Android and iOS .

The Siasat Daily 10 Jun 2024 6:42 pm

Cop's 6-Year-Old Son Killed Over Ransom In UP's Meerut: Police

A constable's six-year-old son was allegedly killed in Dhanpur village in Incholi Police Station jurisdiction over ransom, police said on Sunday.

NDTV 9 Jun 2024 11:53 pm

Farmer Outfits Support CISF Constable in Kangana Ranaut Airport Incident

Several farmer outfits have come forward to support the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) woman constable who allegedly slapped Bollywood actor and BJP MP-elect Kangana Ranaut during a security check at the Chandigarh airport. The incident occurred just two days after Ranaut was elected to the Lok Sabha from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh. The Samyukta Kisan Morcha (Non-Political) and the Kisan Mazdoor Morcha are among the prominent farmer organizations expressing their solidarity with the CISF constable. They have called for a thorough investigation into the incident, emphasizing the need for justice to be upheld. The constable, visibly upset over Ranaut's stance on the farmers' protests, has been suspended, and an inquiry has been initiated by the CISF. Additionally, a court of inquiry has been ordered to investigate the matter further. Leaders of the SKM (Non-Political) and Kisan Mazdoor Sangharsh Committee, Jagjit Singh Dallewal and Sarwan Singh Pandher, have announced plans to meet with Punjab's Director General of Police (DGP), Gaurav Yadav, to ensure a fair investigation. They emphasized the importance of justice for the constable involved in the incident. We will demand a thorough investigation and urge that no injustice be done to the woman constable, Dallewal stated during a press conference, joined by Pandher and other farmer leaders. A protest march, titled Insaaf March, is scheduled for June 9 in Mohali, leading to the Senior Superintendent of Police's office. The march aims to demand justice for the constable involved in the incident. In response to the incident, Kangana Ranaut posted a video statement titled Shocking rise in terror and violence in Punjab upon her arrival in Delhi. She reassured her safety but expressed concerns about terrorism and extremism in Punjab. Ranaut alleged that the constable approached her aggressively during the security check, hitting her in the face and abusing her. The constable, in a video circulating on social media, claimed that Ranaut had previously made derogatory remarks about farmers and their protests, which had offended her. The constable's brother, based in Kapurthala, revealed that they learned about the incident through media reports. He highlighted his sister's 15-year service in the CISF, where she has served in various locations, including Kerala, Chennai, and Amritsar. Dallewal and Pandher accused Kangana Ranaut of hurting sentiments with her comments against farmers and Punjabis in the past. They criticized her remarks about terrorism and extremism in Punjab, calling for legal action against her. We demand that a case should be filed against Ranaut for her remarks, and the courts should take suo motu cognizance of her statements, Dallewal asserted, criticizing Ranaut for her language and demanding action against her. The farmer leaders also criticized the BJP and its handling of farmers' issues, stating that recent election results have shown the public's discontent. They cited losses in Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan as indicators of the public's dissatisfaction with the government's policies during the farmers' protests. BREAKING! Kangana Ranaut Alleges Assault by CISF Personnel at Chandigarh Airport Kangana Ranaut Criticizes Rahul Gandhi's Remarks on Agniveer Scheme Election Results: Actors shine in as BJP newcomers Kangana Ranaut and Arun Govil lead in Mandi and Meerut

News Track 7 Jun 2024 5:11 pm

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NDTV 7 Jun 2024 3:57 pm

Not BJP Or Congress, Netizens Are Rooting For 'Sabse Achchhi Party That Lost

Sabse Achchhi Party was led by a candidate named Haji Afzal from Meerut.

The Quint 5 Jun 2024 9:12 pm

Modi Meets Dhankhar Amid New Term Celebrations

Modi Meets Dhankhar Amid New Term Celebrations Prime Minister Narendra Modi called on Vice President Jagdeep Dhankhar here on Wednesday, soon after tendering his resignation to President Droupadi Murmu. This meeting marked Modi's first public appearance following his triumph in securing a third consecutive term in the recently concluded Lok Sabha election. Official sources reported that Dhankhar presented Modi with a bouquet containing three lotus flowers, symbolizing the prime minister's three consecutive terms, accompanied by lilies. Additionally, they shared 'peda,' a Chirawa delicacy from Dhankhar's home district Jhunjhunu in Rajasthan, and jaggery from Meerut, known for its agricultural significance. Earlier in the day, Prime Minister Modi met with President Murmu at Rashtrapati Bhavan to submit his resignation alongside the Union Council of Ministers. The President accepted the resignations and requested them to remain in office until the new government is formed. The BJP secured 240 seats independently, while the NDA coalition achieved a clear majority with 543-member House. The Congress party secured 99 seats.

devdiscourse 5 Jun 2024 4:06 pm

UPCATET 2024: Admit Cards for Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test Released

S.V.P. University of Agriculture & Technology, Meerut, invites aspiring candidates to participate in the Uttar Pradesh Combined Agriculture and Technology Entrance Test (UPCATET) 2024. This test serves as the gateway to undergraduate, postgraduate, and PhD admissions in the field of agriculture and technology.

Naukrinama 5 Jun 2024 3:10 pm

From Kangana Ranaut to Hema Malini: New parliament to have many celebrity faces

New Delhi: With voters favouring many celebrity faces -- trusted and new -- this election season, eyes will be on the performance of first-time MPs like Kangana Ranaut and Arun Govil as they take their place in the 18th Lok Sabha along with returning star-politicians Hema Malini and Manoj Tiwari. The country went to the polls from April 19 to June 1 in seven phases to elect the 543 members in the lower house of the Parliament and many from the showbiz were in the fray. Ranaut, a popular face from Bollywood and a long-time supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, won her first ever election as she was elected from Mandi in Himachal Pradesh, her home state. She defeated Vikramaditya Singh, the son of six-time chief minister Virbhadra Singh and state Congress chief Pratibha Singh. The actor, who has often found herself at the centre of controversies and always vocal about her opinions, had spoken about devoting her life to public service post her win. There is a lot of curiosity about Ranaut's tenure as an MP. Not just Ranaut, Ramayan star Govil was another celebrity face fielded by the BJP. He emerged victorious in the Meerut seat in Uttar Pradesh in a close battle with Samajwadi Party's Sunita Yadav. The winning margin was just 10,585 votes and for a time it looked like Govil would lose but his image of lord Ram from the classic TV serial seems to have worked in his favour. Hema Malini, another popular face from Hindi cinema, was elected for a straight third term in Lok Sabha from Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) against her nearest rival, Mukesh Dhangar of the Congress. Malini's third win shows the sway the actor-politician and a self-confessed Krishna devotee has on the electoral public in the temple town of Mathura, regarded as the birthplace of the Hindu god. Tiwari, a former Bhojpuri cinema star-singer and BJP's candidate from North East Delhi, bested Congress rival Kanhaiya Kumar, a popular youth leader. This is also Tiwari's third win in a row from the seat. He was the only sitting MP from Delhi retained by the BJP for the 18th Lok Sabha polls. Ravi Kishan, another popular Bhojpuri cinema star and the BJP contender from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, was elected for a second consecutive term. He defeated Kajal Nishad from the Samajwadi Party to retain his constituency. Actor-turned-politician Suresh Gopi, another BJP candidate, finally made inroads for the party in Kerala's Thrissur constituency. Gopi defeated VS Sunilkumar of the Communist Party of India to claim the Lok Sabha seat in the state. Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, who was fielded as the Trinamool Congress candidate from West Bengal's Asansol, defeated his nearest rival, BJP's S S Ahluwalia. Sinha, who has had political stints under the BJP and Congress, joined the TMC in 2022 to contest in the by-election for the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency. Former actor and BJP MP Smriti Irani lost to Kishorilal Sharma of Congress in the Amethi constituency of Uttar Pradesh. Actor-BJP politician Dinesh Lal Yadav, better known by his stage name Nirahua, was also bested by Samajwadi Party candidate Dharmendra Yadav in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh seat. Actor and Janasena Party chief Pawan Kalyan won the Pithapuram Assembly seat in Andhra Pradesh defeating his YSR Congress Party rival Vanga Geetha. Bengali actor-turned-politician June Maliah of the TMC won from Medinipur in West Bengal by defeating Agnimitra Paul of the BJP in a tough fight. In 2021, Maliah was elected as Member of West Bengal Legislative Assembly from Medinipur. In West Bengal's Birbhum, TMC's three-term MP and actor Satabdi Roy secured a thumping victory over BJP's Debtanu Bhattacharya. In the state's Hooghly and Ghatal constituencies, the battle was between TMC and BJP's celebrity faces. But TMC prevailed in both. Actor and TMC candidate Rachna Banerjee won from Hooghly against actor Locket Chatterjee of BJP. This will be Banerjee's first term as a politician. Dev Adhikary of TMC bested fellow actor and BJP's Hiran Chatterjee to hold on to his constituency Ghatal. It will be his third term. Film personalities and Indian politics have had a close association for decades with popular faces from Hindi cinema such as Nargis, Sunil Dutt, Rajesh Khanna, Vinod Khanna and briefly even Amitabh Bachchan taking the political plunge. Star power has yielded rich results in the South as well by producing mass leaders who started out as actors like N T Rama Rao, M G Ramachandran and J Jayalalithaa to name a few. In the current lot, Kamal Haasan, Vijay, Prakash Raj, Bhagwant Mann, Paresh Rawal, Urmila Matondkar, and Govinda are among the popular faces active in politics today.

Deccan Chronicle 5 Jun 2024 2:37 pm

UP ke ladke spearhead India bloc juggernaut

LUCKNOW: Having fought the first election in absence of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav seems to have established himself as the only challenger to the saffron juggernaut again by winning more Lok Sabha seats than the BJP in Uttar Pradesh. The win came after bagging 111 out of 403 seats in 2019 Assembly polls. Akhilesh has emerged as a game changer with the muscle of highest number of MPs after Congress in the INDIA bloc. Making an impressive comeback in national politics riding high on his Pichhda, Dalit, Alpsankhyak (PDA) plank, Akhilesh kept his campaign focused on farmer distress, unemployment, paper leaks and price rise drawing huge crowds to his rallies. All through his campaign he made a conscious effort to not to take PM Modi or CM Yogis name while targeting them ensuring that the political debate did not turn personal which could have annoyed the fence sitters who may not agree with the actions of PM and CM but admire them as political personalities. An intelligent selection of candidates also helped the SP chiefs resurgence. He fielded five Yadav candidates from his family and four Muslims on the 62 seats that his party contested to escape the charge of being inclined towards a particular caste and community. PDA was conceived with the idea of putting Dalits and non-Yadav OBCs at par with Yadavs and Muslims to expand the party base beyond M-Y factor. There were apprehensions of SP losing support among upper castes and unsettling its core vote bank of Yadavs and Muslims, and failing to attract Dalits and non-Yadav OBCs. But on both counts, SP ended up scoring. After the 2019 LS poll alliance between SP and BSP, when Mayawati parted ways with 10 seats and Akhilesh was left with 5, it was evident that vote transfer between SP and its ally was a one-way street. The SP leadership felt cheated. Party strategists then shifted their focus to Dalit leaders with whom the party was in touch. After including Dalits in his PDA pitch, Akhilesh fielded two from the community on unserved seats Sunita Verma from Meerut and Awadesh Prasad from Ayodhya. While Awadesh was declared elected from Ayodhya, Verma failed to make it after a tough fight in Meerut. Besides the Dalit outreach, Akhilesh also roped in some prominent backward BSP leaders like MLAs Lalji Verma and Ramachal Rajbhar. His reconstituted national executive has around 40% non-Yadav OBCs from electorally influential communities like Kurmi, Rajbhar and Nishads. Akhilesh also fielded 10 Kumris, six Shakyas and Mauryas, five Passis and eight Brahmins. He also fielded four Mallahs and Nishads, six Muslims, five Yadavs, four Kshetriyas, two from Pal, three Bhumihars, six Jatavs and Ahirwar castes, and two each from Jat and Valmiki castes.

The New Indian Express 5 Jun 2024 7:27 am

Shocker for BJP as Smriti Irani loses in Amethi, party leads in just 36 seats in UP

LUCKNOW: Facing major reverses in the most crucial state of Uttar Pradesh, the ruling NDA failed to cut much ice with voters and is leading in just 36 seats, down 28 seats from the 64 it had won in the 2019 Lok Sabha polls. On the other hand, the INDIA bloc is leading in 43 seats, as per the trends on the Election Commission website, with the Samajwadi Party leading in 37 and the Congress in six. While the BJP in leading in 36 seats, its ally Rashtriya Lok Dal is leading in both seats -- Bijnor and Baghpat -- it contested, while another ally Apna Dal (S) is ahead in one -- Mirzapur - of the two seats it contested. The most striking feature emerging from the results is that the Congress, which stood decimated with just the Rae Bareli seat in 2019, is set to not only retain it and reclaimed its other bastion of Amethi, but is also doing exemplarily well in four other seats including Saharanpur, Sitapur, Barabanki and Amroha. KL Sharma of the Congress drubbed Union Minister Smriti Irani by a handsome margin of over a lakh votes from Amethi. Among the prominent leaders who have taken comfortable leads over their rivals is Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav in Kannauj and Mainpuri, and Congress leader Rahul Gandhi in Rae Bareli. Madhya Pradesh is BJPs brightest spot in Lok Sabha polls, party set to sweep all 29 seats The BJP's Hema Malini is leading in Mathura while Arun Govil is trailing in Meerut. Former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's son Karan Bhushan Singh is leading by over a lakh votes against the SP's Bhagat Ram Mishra in Kaiserganj. Besides Smriti Irani, Union minister Ajay Mishra Teni, Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey, Kaushal Kishore and senior leader and eight-time MP Maneka Gandhi have been trailing in Kheri, Chandauli, Mohanlalganj and Sultanpur respectively while Union Minister Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal(S) is leading in the Mirzapur constituency. In the Faizabad seat in Ayodhya district, the BJP's Lallu Singh is trailing against SP's Awadhesh Prasad. The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was cited as an achievement by the BJP leaders during the election campaign. In Ghazipur, slain gangster-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari's brother Afzal Ansari, who is an SP candidate, is leading against BJP's Paras Nath Rai. NDA ally Nishad Party chief Sanjay Nishad's son Praveen Nishad (BJP candidate) is trailing in Sant Kabir Nagar by 78,427 votes against SP's Laximkant Pappu Nishad. Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party Chief Om Prakash Rajbhar's son Arvind Rajbhar is also trailing in the Ghosi seat by 62,973 against SP's Rajeev Rai. Chandrashekhar of Azad Samaj Party (Kanshiram) seems set to clinch a victory in Nagina (SC) seat in his electoral debut as he is leading by 1,09,799 votes over BJP's Om Kumar. BJP crosses halfway mark in Odisha, edges closer to ending BJD's 25-year rule

The New Indian Express 4 Jun 2024 4:10 pm

UP: INDIA bloc Leading in 44 Seats, BJP-led NDA in 35

Lucknow: The INDIA bloc was leading in 44 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and the BJP-led NDA in 35, according to trends on the Election Commission website.INDIA bloc parties SP and Congress were leading in 37 and 7 seats, the election panel's data for polls to the 80 parliamentary constituencies in the state showed. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was leading in 33 seats and its allies Rashtriya Lok Dal and Apna Dal in one seat each. Chandrashekhar of Azad Samaj Party (Kanshiram) was leading by 1,09,799 votes over BJP's Om Kumar. Among the prominent leaders who have taken comfortable leads over their rivals are Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh in Lucknow, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav and his wife Dimple Yadav in Kannauj and Mainpuri, Congress candidates Rahul Gandhi and Kishori Lal Sharma in Rae Bareli and Amethi. The BJP's Hema Malini is leading in Mathura while Arun Govil is trailing in Meerut. Former Wrestling Federation of India chief Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh's son Karan Bhushan Singh is leading by 82,236 votes over SP's Bhagat Ram in Kaiserganj. Brij Bhushan was denied a ticket by the party this time and his son was given a chance due to the controversy due to women wrestlers' allegations of sexual harassment against them. Senior BJP leaders Smriti Irani, Ajay Mishra Teni, and Maneka Gandhi were trailing in the Amethi, Kheri, and Sultanpur while Anupriya Patel of the Apna Dal(S) is leading in the Mirzapur constituency. In the Faizabad seat in Ayodhya district, BJP's Lallu Singh is trailing by 85,12 votes against SP's Awadhesh Prasad. The construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya was cited as an achievement by the BJP leaders during the election campaign. In Ghazipur, slain mafia Mukhtar Ansari's brother Afzal Ansari, who is an SP candidate, is leading by 56,326 votes against BJP's Paras Nath Rai. NDA ally Nishad Party chief Sanjay Nishad's son Praveen Nishad (BJP candidate) is trailing in Sant Kabir Nagar by 78,427 votes against SP's Laximkant Pappu Nishad. Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party Chief Om Prakash Rajbhar's son Arvind Rajbhar is also trailing in the Ghosi seat by 62,973 against SP's Rajeev Rai.

Deccan Chronicle 4 Jun 2024 3:21 pm

LS elections 2024: BJP's Kangana Ranaut Leading from Mandi, Arun Govil Trails in Meerut

New Delhi: Actor Kangana Ranaut is on the way to become a parliamentarian as the BJP candidate from Himachal Pradesh's Mandi is leading by a margin of over 75,000 votes, according to Election Commission trends. Ranaut, the four-time National Award-winning actor, has been fielded against Vikramaditya Singh of the Congress. Ramayan actor Arun Govil, meanwhile, is trailing the Meerut Lok Sabha constituency by over 20,000 votes. Samajwadi Party's Sunita Verma is currently in the lead from the seat, as per trends available till 1.30 pm. Veteran actor Hema Malini, seeking a third term in Lok Sabha from Mathura, is ahead by over 2 lakh votes. Her nearest rival is Mukesh Dhangar of the Congress. Another BJP candidate, actor Suresh Gopi from Thrissur, Kerala, is leading by over 73,000 votes. Veteran actor Shatrughan Sinha, who has been given a ticket by the Trinamool Congress, is also leading in his bid to get elected from Asansol, West Bengal. He has a lead of over 47,000 votes over BJP's Surendrajeet Singh Ahluwalia, according to trends available on the Election Commission website. Other notable celebrity candidates in the electoral fray include BJP's Manoj Tiwari and Ravi Kishan from Northeast Delhi and Gorakhpur, respectively. Tiwari is leading by 1 lakh votes over Kanhaiya Kumar (Congress), while Kishan is ahead by over 41,000 in his constituency. Kishan is pitted against Samajwadi Party's Kajal Nishad. BJP's Locket Chatterjee is trailing in her constituency Hooghly in West Bengal with TMC's Rachna Banerjee leading from the seat by over 34,000 votes. As per the trends, the NDA was close to the 300 mark, comfortably over the magic figure of 272 with the opposition INDIA bloc making significant gains.

Deccan Chronicle 4 Jun 2024 2:51 pm

UP Election 2024 Results LIVE: 'Ramayan' Actor Arun Govil Trailing In Meerut

BJP's Arun Govil -- Lord Ram of the hugely popular television serial Ramayan -- is currently trailing from the Meeurt Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh, according to the latest Election Commission trends.

NDTV 4 Jun 2024 1:43 pm

Election Results 2024 : BJP newcomers Kangana Ranaut, Arun Govil lead from Mandi and Meerut

Celebrities like Kangana Ranaut, Hema Malini, and Shatrughan Sinha lead in Lok Sabha elections as per trends

The Hindu 4 Jun 2024 12:44 pm

Arun Govil, small screens Lord Ram, establishes big lead in Meerut

Meerut, June 4 (IANS) Best known for his role as Lord Rama in the TV serial Ramayan, actor Arun Govil of the BJP is leading by a handsome margin of over 45,000 votes in Uttar Pradeshs Meerut Lok Sabha constituency, as per early trends on Tuesday. According to the Election Commission data, Arun Govil is []

bhaskarlive 4 Jun 2024 11:32 am

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There are a total of eight candidates contesting from Meerut seat in the 2024 Parliamentary polls and BJP's candidate Arun Govil is being said to be in lead.

DNA India 4 Jun 2024 8:01 am

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The Quint 4 Jun 2024 6:53 am

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India Today 3 Jun 2024 3:07 pm

We must see Bharats development in global context: PM Modi

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has reflected on India's progress and potential while urging for unity and dedication towards a developed India by 2047. In a note penned on Saturday, while on his flight back to Delhi after a 45-hour meditation retreat in Kanniyakumari, Prime Minister Narendra Modi urged the people of the nation to dedicate the next 25 years solely for the country to create a strong foundation for the coming generations and the coming centuries, taking Bharat to new heights. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi, PM Modi began his note penned on June 1 between 4:15 PM and 7 PM during his return flight from Kanyakumari to Delhi. We must see Bharats development in a global context, and for this, it is essential that we understand Bharats internal capabilities. We must acknowledge Bharats strengths, nurture them, and utilize them for the benefit of the world. In today's global scenario, Bharats strength as a youthful nation is an opportunity from which we must not look back, he said. Speaking about his thoughts during his three-day meditation, the PM wrote, Amidst this detachment, amidst the peace and silence, my mind was constantly thinking about the bright future of Bharat, the goals of Bharat. Citing Swami Vivekananda's message that, Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfil, a destiny to reach. the Prime Minister wrote For thousands of years, Bharat has been moving forward with this sense of meaningful purpose. Bharat has been a cradle of ideas for thousands of years. We have never considered what we have acquired as our personal wealth or measured it purely by economic or material parameters. Therefore, Idam-na-mama (this is not mine) has become an inherent and natural part of the character of Bharat, he wrote. Today, Bharats governance model has become an example for many countries around the world. The development trajectory of Bharat fills us with pride and glory, but at the same time, it also reminds the 140 crore citizens of their responsibilities. Now, without wasting a single moment, we must step forward towards greater duties and larger goals. We need to dream new dreams, convert them into reality and begin living those dreams, the Prime Minister wrote. In his article, the Prime Minister stated that as the voting for the seventh and final phase is concluding, his mind is filled with so many experiences and emotions, adding that the 2024 Lok Sabha polls are the first in the Amrit Kaal. My fellow Indians, the biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, are concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi. Throughout the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst of voting, he wrote in his article. My mind is filled with so many experiences and emotions... I feel a boundless flow of energy within myself. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are the first in the Amrit Kaal. I began my campaign a few months ago from Meerut, the land of the First War of Independence of 1857. Since then, I have traversed across the length and breadth of our great nation. The final rally of these elections took me to Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the land of the great Gurus and a land associated with Sant Ravidas Ji. After that, I came to Kanniyakumari, at the feet of Maa Bharti, PM Modi added. The Prime Minister said that as he entered into the meditation state, all the heated political debates, counterattacks and words of accusations vanished into a void. He said that he felt a sense of detachment from the external world. It is natural that the fervour of the elections was echoing in my heart and mind. The multitude of faces seen in rallies and road shows came in front of my eyes. The blessings from our Nari Shaktithe trust, the affection, all of this was a very humbling experience. My eyes were getting moist... I entered into a sadhana (meditative state). And then, the heated political debates, the attacks and counter-attacks, the voices and words of accusations that are so characteristic of an electionthey all vanished into a void. A sense of detachment came to grow within me...my mind became completely detached from the external world, PM Modi wrote. Meditation becomes challenging amidst such huge responsibilities, but the land of Kanniyakumari and the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda made it effortless. As a candidate myself, I left my campaign in the hands of my beloved people of Kashi and came here, he added. Sharing his experience, the Prime Minister said that a part of his meditation was spent in a stream of thoughts thinking about what Swami Vivekananda must have experienced during his meditation in Kanniyakumari. I am also grateful to God for instilling me with these values from birth which I have cherished and tried to live up to. I was also thinking about what Swami Vivekananda must have experienced during his meditation at this very place in Kanniyakumari! A part of my meditation was spent in a similar stream of thoughts, he noted. Amidst this detachment, amidst the peace and silence, my mind was constantly thinking about the bright future of Bharat, the goals of Bharat. The rising sun at Kanniyakumari gave new heights to my thoughts, the vastness of the ocean expanded my ideas, and the expanse of the horizon continuously made me realize the unity, the Oneness, embedded in the depths of the universe. It seemed as if the observations and experiences undertaken in the lap of the Himalayas decades ago were being revived, PM Modi added. He further said that from 'Kashmir to Kanniyakumari' is a common identity that is deeply ingrained in the heart of every citizen of the country. Kanniyakumari has always been very close to my heart. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari was built under the leadership of Shri Eknath Ranade ji. I had the opportunity to travel extensively with Eknath ji. During the construction of this Memorial, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Kanniyakumari as well, PM Modi wrote.

Deccan Chronicle 3 Jun 2024 9:33 am

Kashmir to Kanniyakumari is Our common identity

My fellow Indians, The biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha Elections, are concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanniyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi. Through the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst of voting. My mind is filled with so many experiences and emotions... I feel a boundless flow of energy within myself. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are the first in the Amrit Kaal. I began my campaign a few months ago from Meerut, the land of the First War of Independence of 1857. Since then, I have traversed across the length and breadth of our great nation. The final rally of these elections took me to Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the land of the great Gurus and a land associated with Sant Ravidas Ji. After that, I came to Kanniyakumari, at the feet of Maa Bharti. It is natural that the fervour of the elections was echoing in my heart and mind. The multitude of faces seen in rallies and road shows came in front of my eyes. The blessings from our Nari Shaktithe trust, the affection, all of this was a very humbling experience. My eyes were getting moist... I entered into a sadhana (meditative state). And then, the heated political debates, the attacks and counter-attacks, the voices and words of accusations which are so characteristic of an election they all vanished into a void. A sense of detachment came to grow within me... my mind became completely detached from the external world. Meditation becomes challenging amidst such huge responsibilities, but the land of Kanniyakumari and the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda made it effortless. As a candidate myself, I left my campaign in the hands of my beloved people of Kashi and came here. I am also grateful to God for instilling me with these values from birth, which I have cherished and tried to live up to. I was also thinking about what Swami Vivekananda must have experienced during his meditation at this very place in Kanniyakumari! A part of my meditation was spent in a similar stream of thoughts. Amidst this detachment, amidst the peace and silence, my mind was constantly thinking about the bright future of Bharat, the goals of Bharat. The rising sun at Kanniyakumari gave new heights to my thoughts, the vastness of the ocean expanded my ideas, and the expanse of the horizon continuously made me realise the unity, the Oneness, embedded in the depths of the universe. It seemed as if the observations and experiences undertaken in the lap of the Himalayas decades ago were being revived. Friends, Kanniyakumari has always been very close to my heart. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanniyakumari was built under the leadership of Shri Eknath Ranade ji. I had the opportunity to travel extensively with Eknath ji. During the construction of this memorial, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Kanniyakumari as well. From Kashmir to Kanniyakumari... this is a common identity that is deeply ingrained in the heart of every citizen of the country. This is the Shakti Peeth (seat of Shakti) where Maa Shakti incarnated as Kanya Kumari. At this southern tip, Maa Shakti performed penance and waited for Bhagwan Shiva, who was residing in the Himalayas at the northernmost parts of Bharat. Kanniyakumari is the land of confluences. The sacred rivers of our country flow into different seas, and here, those very seas converge. And here, we witness another great confluence the ideological confluence of Bharat! Here, we find the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a grand statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar, Gandhi Mandapam, and Kamarajar Mani Mandapam. These streams of thought from these stalwarts converge here to form a confluence of national thought. This gives rise to great inspirations for nation-building. This land of Kanniyakumari gives an indelible message of unity, especially to any person who doubts Bharats nationhood and the sense of unity. The grand statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar in Kanniyakumari seems to be looking at the expanse of Maa Bharati from the sea. His work Thirukkural is one of the crown jewels of the beautiful Tamil language. It covers every aspect of life, inspiring us to give our best for ourselves and for the nation. It was my great fortune to pay my respects to such a great figure. Friends, Swami Vivekananda once said, Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfil, a destiny to reach. For thousands of years, Bharat has been moving forward with this sense of meaningful purpose. Bharat has been a cradle of ideas for thousands of years. We have never considered what we have acquired as our personal wealth or measured it purely by economic or material parameters. Therefore, Idam-na-mama (this is not mine) has become an inherent and natural part of the character of Bharat. Bharats welfare benefits our planets journey to progress as well. Take the freedom movement as an example. Bharat gained independence on August 15, 1947. At that time, many countries around the world were under colonial rule. Bharats independence journey inspired and empowered many of those countries to achieve their own freedom. That same spirit was seen decades later when the world came face to face with the once in a century COVID-19 pandemic. When concerns were raised about the poor and developing countries, Bharats successful efforts provided courage and assistance to many nations. Today, Bharats governance model has become an example for many countries around the world. Empowering 25 crore people to rise above poverty in just 10 years is unprecedented. Innovative practices such as Pro-People Good Governance, aspirational districts, and aspirational blocks are being discussed globally today. Our efforts, from empowering the poor to last-mile delivery, have inspired the world by prioritising individuals standing at the last rung of society. Bharats Digital India campaign is now an example for the entire world, showing how we can use technology to empower the poor, bring transparency, and ensure their rights. Inexpensive data in Bharat is becoming a means of social equality by ensuring the reach of information and services to the poor. The whole world is witnessing and studying the democratization of technology, and major global institutions are advising many countries to adopt elements from our model. Today, Bharats progress and rise are not just a significant opportunity for Bharat alone, but also a historic opportunity for all our partner countries around the world. Since the success of the G20, the world has been increasingly envisioning a bigger role for Bharat. Today, Bharat is being acknowledged as a strong and important voice of the Global South. The African Union has become a part of the G20 group at the initiative of Bharat. This is going to be a crucial turning point for the future of African countries. Friends, The development trajectory of Bharat fills us with pride and glory, but at the same time, it also reminds the 140 crore citizens of their responsibilities. Now, without wasting a single moment, we must step forward towards greater duties and larger goals. We need to have new dreams, convert them into reality and begin living them. We must see Bharats development in a global context, and for this, it is essential that we understand Bharats internal capabilities. We must acknowledge Bharats strengths, nurture them, and utilise them for the benefit of the world. In todays global scenario, Bharats strength as a youthful nation is an opportunity from which we must not look back. The world of the 21st century is looking towards Bharat with many hopes. And we will need to make several changes to move forward in the global scenario. We also need to change our traditional thinking regarding reform. Bharat cannot limit reform to just economic reforms. We must move forward in every aspect of life towards the direction of reform. Our reforms should also align with the aspirations of a Viksit Bharat (developed India) by 2047. We must also understand that reform can never be a unidimensional process for any country. So, I have laid out the vision of reform, perform, and transform for the country. The responsibility of reform lies with leadership. Based on that, our bureaucracy performs, and when the people join in with the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, we see a transformation taking place. We must make excellence the fundamental principle to make our country a Viksit Bharat. We need to work quickly in all four directions: Speed, Scale, Scope, and Standards. Alongside manufacturing, we must also focus on quality and adhere to the mantra of zero defect-zero effect. Friends, We should take pride in every moment that God has blessed us with birth in the land of Bharat. God has chosen us to serve Bharat and fulfil our role in our countrys journey towards excellence. We must redefine our heritage in a modern way while embracing ancient values in a modern context. As a nation, we also need to reassess outdated thinking and beliefs. We need to free our society from the pressure of professional pessimists. We must remember that freedom from negativity is the first step towards achieving success. Success blossoms in the lap of positivity. My faith, devotion, and belief in the infinite and eternal power of Bharat are growing day by day. Over the past 10 years, I have seen this capability of Bharat grow even more and have experienced it firsthand. Just as we utilised the fourth and fifth decades of the 20th century to impart a new momentum to the freedom movement, we must lay the foundation for a Viksit Bharat in these 25 years of the 21st century. The freedom struggle was a time that called for great sacrifices. The present times call for great and sustained contributions from everyone. Swami Vivekananda had said in 1897 that we must dedicate the next 50 years solely for the nation. Exactly 50 years after this call, Bharat gained independence in 1947. Today, we have the same golden opportunity. Lets dedicate the next 25 years solely for the nation. Our efforts will create a strong foundation for the coming generations and the coming centuries, taking Bharat to new heights. Looking at the energy and enthusiasm of the country, I can say that the goal is not far away now. Let us take swift steps...let us come together and create a Viksit Bharat. (These thoughts were penned by PM Narendra Modi on June 1 between 4.15 pm and 7 pm during his return flight from Kanniyakumari to Delhi) Narendra Modi Prime Minister

The New Indian Express 3 Jun 2024 7:25 am

4 Burnt Alive After CNG Car Catches Fire In Meerut: Cops

Four people were killed when their CNG car caught fire here on Sunday, police said.

NDTV 3 Jun 2024 6:35 am

New Sankalps from the Sadhana in Kanyakumari

My fellow Indians, The biggest festival of democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, is concluding today in our nation, the Mother of Democracy. After a three-day spiritual journey in Kanyakumari, I have just boarded the plane for Delhi. Through the day, Kashi and numerous other seats have been in the midst of voting. My mind is filled with so many experiences and emotions... I feel a boundless flow of energy within myself. The 2024 Lok Sabha elections are the first in the Amrit Kaal. I began my campaign a few months ago from Meerut, the land of the First War of Independence of 1857. Since then, I have traversed across the length and breadth of our great nation. The final rally of these elections took me to Hoshiarpur in Punjab, the land of the great Gurus and a land associated with Sant Ravidas Ji. After that, I came to Kanyakumari, at the feet of Maa Bharti. It is natural that the fervour of the elections was echoing in my heart and mind. The multitude of faces seen in rallies and road shows came in front of my eyes. The blessings from our Nari Shakti the trust, the affection, all of this was a very humbling experience. My eyes were getting moist... I entered into a sadhana (meditative state). And then, the heated political debates, the attacks and counter-attacks, the voices and words of accusations which are so characteristic of an election they all vanished into a void. A sense of detachment came to grow within me... my mind became completely detached from the external world. Meditation becomes challenging amidst such huge responsibilities, but the land of Kanyakumari and the inspiration of Swami Vivekananda made it effortless. As a candidate myself, I left my campaign in the hands of my beloved people of Kashi and came here. I am also grateful to God for instilling me with these values from birth which I have cherished and tried to live up to. I was also thinking about what Swami Vivekananda must have experienced during his meditation at this very place in Kanyakumari! A part of my meditation was spent in a similar stream of thoughts. Amidst this detachment, amidst the peace and silence, my mind was constantly thinking about the bright future of Bharat, the goals of Bharat. The rising sun at Kanyakumari gave new heights to my thoughts, the vastness of the ocean expanded my ideas, and the expanse of the horizon continuously made me realise the unity, the Oneness, embedded in the depths of the universe. It seemed as if the observations and experiences undertaken in the lap of the Himalayas decades ago were being revived. Friends, Kanyakumari has always been very close to my heart. The Vivekananda Rock Memorial in Kanyakumari was built under the leadership of Shri Eknath Ranade ji. I had the opportunity to travel extensively with Eknath ji. During the construction of this Memorial, I had the opportunity to spend some time in Kanyakumari as well. From Kashmir to Kanyakumari... this is a common identity that is deeply ingrained in the heart of every citizen of the country. This is the Shakti Peeth (seat of Shakti) where Maa Shakti incarnated as Kanya Kumari. At this Southern tip, Maa Shakti performed penance and waited for Bhagwan Shiva, who was residing in the Himalayas at the northernmost parts of Bharat. Kanyakumari is the land of confluences. The sacred rivers of our country flow into different seas, and here, those very seas converge. And here, we witness another great confluence the ideological confluence of Bharat! Here, we find the Vivekananda Rock Memorial, a grand statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar, Gandhi Mandapam, and Kamarajar Mani Mandapam. These streams of thought from these stalwarts converge here to form a confluence of national thought. This gives rise to great inspirations for nation-building. This land of Kanyakumari gives an indelible message of unity, especially to any person who doubts Bharats nationhood and the sense of unity. The grand statue of Saint Thiruvalluvar in Kanyakumari seems to be looking at the expanse of Maa Bharati from the sea. His work Thirukkural is one of the crown jewels of the beautiful Tamil language. It covers every aspect of life, inspiring us to give our best for ourselves and for the nation. It was my great fortune to pay my respects to such a great figure. Friends, Swami Vivekananda once said, Every nation has a message to deliver, a mission to fulfil, a destiny to reach. For thousands of years, Bharat has been moving forward with this sense of meaningful purpose. Bharat has been a cradle of ideas for thousands of years. We have never considered what we have acquired as our personal wealth or measured it purely by economic or material parameters. Therefore, Idam-na-mama (this is not mine) has become an inherent and natural part of the character of Bharat. Bharats welfare benefits our planets journey to progress as well. Take the freedom movement as an example. Bharat gained independence on August 15, 1947. At that time, many countries around the world were under colonial rule. Bharats independence journey inspired and empowered many of those countries to achieve their own freedom. That same spirit was seen decades later when the world came face to face with the once-in-a-century Covid-19 pandemic. When concerns were raised about the poor and developing countries, Bharats successful efforts provided courage and assistance to many nations. Today, Bharats governance model has become an example for many countries around the world. Empowering 25 crore people to rise above poverty in just 10 years is unprecedented. Innovative practices such as Pro-People Good Governance, aspirational districts, and aspirational blocks are being discussed globally today. Our efforts, from empowering the poor to last-mile delivery, have inspired the world by prioritising individuals standing at the last rung of society. Bharats Digital India campaign is now an example for the entire world, showing how we can use technology to empower the poor, bring transparency, and ensure their rights. Inexpensive data in Bharat is becoming a means of social equality by ensuring the reach of information and services to the poor. The whole world is witnessing and studying the democratisation of technology, and major global institutions are advising many countries to adopt elements from our model. Today, Bharats progress and rise are not just a significant opportunity for Bharat alone, but also a historic opportunity for all our partner countries around the world. Since the success of the G20, the world has been increasingly envisioning a bigger role for Bharat. Today, Bharat is being acknowledged as a strong and important voice of the Global South. The African Union has become a part of the G20 group at the initiative of Bharat. This is going to be a crucial turning point for the future of African countries. Friends, The development trajectory of Bharat fills us with pride and glory, but at the same time, it also reminds the 140 crore citizens of their responsibilities. Now, without wasting a single moment, we must step forward towards greater duties and larger goals. We need to dream new dreams, convert them into reality and begin living those dreams. We must see Bharats development in a global context, and for this, it is essential that we understand Bharats internal capabilities. We must acknowledge Bharats strengths, nurture them, and utilise them for the benefit of the world. In todays global scenario, Bharats strength as a youthful nation is an opportunity from which we must not look back. The world of the 21st century is looking towards Bharat with many hopes. And we will need to make several changes to move forward in the global scenario. We also need to change our traditional thinking regarding reform. Bharat cannot limit reform to just economic reforms. We must move forward in every aspect of life towards the direction of reform. Our reforms should also align with the aspirations of a Viksit Bharat (developed India) by 2047. We must also understand that reform can never be a uni-dimensional process for any country. Therefore, I have laid out the vision of reform, perform, and transform for the country. The responsibility of reform lies with leadership. Based on that, our bureaucracy performs, and when the people join in with the spirit of Jan Bhagidari, we witness a transformation taking place. We must make excellence the fundamental principle to make our country a Viksit Bharat. We need to work quickly in all four directions: Speed, Scale, Scope, and Standards. Alongside manufacturing, we must also focus on quality and adhere to the mantra of zero defect-zero effect. Friends, We should take pride in every moment that God has blessed us with birth in the land of Bharat. God has chosen us to serve Bharat and fulfil our role in our countrys journey towards excellence. We must redefine our heritage in a modern way while embracing ancient values in a modern context. As a nation, we also need to reassess outdated thinking and beliefs. We need to free our society from the pressure of professional pessimists. We must remember that freedom from negativity is the first step towards achieving success. Success blossoms in the lap of positivity. My faith, devotion, and belief in the infinite and eternal power of Bharat are growing day by day. Over the past 10 years, I have seen this capability of Bharat grow even more and have experienced it firsthand. Just as we utilised the fourth and fifth decades of the 20th century to impart a new momentum to the freedom movement, we must lay the foundation for a Viksit Bharat in these 25 years of the 21st century. The freedom struggle was a time that called for great sacrifices. The present times call for great and sustained contributions from everyone. Swami Vivekananda had said in 1897 that we must dedicate the next 50 years solely for the nation. Exactly 50 years after this call, Bharat gained independence in 1947. Today, we have the same golden opportunity. Lets dedicate the next 25 years solely for the nation. Our efforts will create a strong foundation for the coming generations and the coming centuries, taking Bharat to new heights. Looking at the energy and enthusiasm of the country, I can say that the goal is not far away now. Let us take swift steps... let us come together and create a Viksit Bharat. These thoughts were penned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on June 1 between 4.15 pm and 7 pm during his return flight from Kanyakumari to Delhi.

Deccan Chronicle 3 Jun 2024 1:22 am

India's governance model an example for the world: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a blog post on Sunday, highlighted India's governance model as an example for the world. He praised the nation's achievements in lifting 25 crore people out of poverty and implementing innovative practices of good governance. Reflecting on his recent spiritual break in Kanyakumari, the PM recalled his election campaign journey from Meerut to Hoshiarpur, emphasizing the transformation in political discourse post-election.

The Economic Times 3 Jun 2024 12:32 am

New Toll Tax Price: Big News! Now travelling to this city by car will be more expensive, toll tax will increase from 5 to 65 rupees

The journey from Delhi-Dehradun via Delhi-Meerut Expressway will become more expensive from midnight of June 2. The toll for four-wheelers will increase by Rs 5 to Rs 10 and for heavy vehicles it will increase by Rs 45 to Rs 65. The journey from Delhi-Dehradun via Delhi-Meerut Expressway will become expensive from midnight of June [] The post New Toll Tax Price: Big News! Now travelling to this city by car will be more expensive, toll tax will increase from 5 to 65 rupees first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 2 Jun 2024 8:00 am

IndiGo's Varanasi-Delhi flight receives bomb threat; nothing suspicious found, say police

NEW DELHI: An IndiGo flight from Varanasi to the national capital received a bomb threat on Saturday and all passengers safely disembarked from the aircraft after landing at the Delhi airport. After a thorough checking, the police said it was a hoax call, officials said. According a Delhi Police officer, at about 5.38 pm, a female caller telephonically informed the security staff of Delhi airport operator DIAL that her husband who is travelling from Varanasi to Delhi in an IndiGo flight is carrying a bomb in his handbag. Accordingly, following standard security protocol, a thorough inspection was conducted and nothing suspicious was found, the officer said. The officer further said that a detailed interrogation of the concerned passenger, identified as Vimal Kumar, 42, a resident of Meerut, was conducted. Kumar stated that his wife had made a call after watching a news regarding a bomb in an aircraft four days days back as she is 'mentally unfit', the officer said. The police said that his claims are being verified and further legal action is underway. In a statement, the airline said flight 6E 2232, operating from Varanasi to Delhi, had received a bomb threat. Upon landing in Delhi, the aircraft was taken to an isolation bay as per security agency guidelines and the crew followed all standard operating procedures, it said. According to the airline, all passengers have safely disembarked and the aircraft is currently undergoing inspection.

The New Indian Express 1 Jun 2024 10:38 pm

Toll Tax Rates: You may have to pay more toll tax on Delhi-Meerut Expressway and NH-9 from June 3, know the rates

Now Ghaziabad residents may have to pay up to 5 percent more toll for traveling on Delhi Meerut Expressway and towards Chhijarsi. Although the toll is increased every year at the beginning of the financial year, this time it was stopped due to the Lok Sabha elections. Toll Tax Rates: People of Ghaziabad may be [] The post Toll Tax Rates: You may have to pay more toll tax on Delhi-Meerut Expressway and NH-9 from June 3, know the rates first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 1 Jun 2024 12:50 pm

No wave, no anger: It could work both ways for NDA and INDIA in UP

As most parts of India, especially northern states, are wilting under a relentless heatwave, the 80-day campaign for the Lok Sabha election came to an end on May 30 with the last round of polling scheduled for June 1. Uttar Pradesh is among the three states (besides Bihar and West Bengal) where polling took place in all seven rounds that started on April 19 and stretched over 43 days. With everyone waiting for the results on June 4, some significant takeaways and trends have emerged that may help in decoding what lies ahead in terms of the number of seats for the major parties. UP has 80 seats, and in 2019, the BJP had won 62, its ally Apna Dal (S) won 2, Bahujan Samaj Party 10, Samajwadi Party 5, and Congress 1. In this election, the SP, Congress and Trinamool Congress (TMC) contested as part of the INDI Alliance, fighting on 62, 17 and 1 of the 80 seats, respectively. The BJP-led NDA has the NISHAD party, Apna Dal (S), Rashtriya Lok Dal and Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) as partners, collectively fighting in all 80 seats. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, his ministers including Amit Shah, Rajnath Singh, Piyush Goel, Anurag Thakur and others, BJP president JP Nadda, and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and many of his ministerial colleagues and state BJP functionaries addressed hundreds of rallies and meetings across the state. Rs 700 per vote: Inside India's record-breaking election! Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Vadra and party president Mallikarjun Kharge, meanwhile, were the main campaigners for the Congress while Sonia Gandhi made a single brief appearance in Rae Bareli to seek votes for her son. The burden of the Samajwadi Party's campaigning was borne mainly by Akhilesh Yadav. Leaders like Shivpal Yadav, Ram Gopal Yadav and Dimple Yadav were visible only for short periods in limited areas while Jaya Bachchan stayed away. For the Bahujan Samaj Party, Mayawati addressed a limited number of rallies (as compared to those by Congress and BJP) and she pressed her nephew Akash Anand into the campaign. However, his overzealous attack on the BJP made a nervous Mayawati hastily withdraw him from electioneering, further impacting the party's campaign. While the BJP aims at a good performance in UP with 60-plus seats to help it in the national tally, the INDI-Alliance claims to have limited the BJP to below 50. While one has to wait for a few more days for the results, the entire campaign has thrown up some interesting trends as mentioned below: Polarisation among the people along political lines has got deeper and more apparent. Political discussions right from drawing rooms to wayside shops to religious gatherings to academic deliberations inevitably ended in participants taking clear sides and without any consensus. Those with committed views have voted for their favoured party - not the candidate. This may ensure that there is no one-sided result. Those who did not have such clear-cut opinions have voted along caste lines, especially in rural areas . This is unlike the scenario in 2014 and 2019. For this section of voters, if the party and person were not strong enough attractions this time, then they chose a candidate of their own creed regardless of party. This may mean a reduced victory margin in some seats. There is no discernible anger against the present Modi government, but questions have indeed arisen over what the BJP government could do if it gets another term. Allegations by opposition parties that the next BJP government could tamper with the Constitution and the reservation matrix have found resonance with people. Yogi Adityanath as Chief Minister continues to enjoy the trust of the people, therefore he will be the main contributor to the BJP's tally at least in Uttar Pradesh. His utterances reflected his approach in dealing with organised crime gangs and the ulldozer tactics have earned him a huge fan following. Akhilesh Yadav tried too hard and fervently to display a chemistry with Rahul Gandhi and the effort showed whenever the two shared the stage. However, Rahul overshadowed him throughout. This was not lost on SP supporters. The Dalit community is by and large disappointed in Mayawati, but the sections loyal to her have nonetheless voted for the BSP candidates. The party has carefully chosen its candidates in several constituencies so as to damage the prospects of both the BJP and Samajwadi Party. This might impact the SP's chances in Amroha, Rampur, Sambhal, Moradabad, Pilibhit, Aonla, Saharanpur and Basti, and pose a challenge to BJP in Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Mathura, Aligarh and Ghaziabad. Regardless of the urgency of issues like stray cattle menace, erratic delivery of government services and high-handedness of government functionaries at the district and village level, the farmers and rural workers did not show their anger, and the low turnout also suggests this. Muslim voters may have overwhelmingly voted for the Samajwadi Party since this party positioned itself as the main rival to the BJP. In some places, including Lucknow and Varanasi, women of the community may have voted out of their own volition. The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is an accepted part of the country's cultural and religious space as much as any other place of pilgrimage; therefore, it is no longer an election issue. It was widely believed by BJP supporters and critics alike that had the election been announced immediately after the temple's consecration, the BJP would have received the benefit of the positive fallout from the issue. The repeated mention of matters related to faith does not appear to have gone down well with the people. Every election ends with a huge pile of socio-political learning for the people. Uttar Pradesh has been a laboratory of sorts for political experiments especially related to caste, community, faith and religion. This time too, regardless of results, a few takeaways will be remembered for a long time. Summer of discontent in the Hindi heartland

The New Indian Express 30 May 2024 8:44 pm

Meerut cop saves heat-hit baby monkey with CPR

The Times of India 30 May 2024 1:27 am

Battleground Banaras: BJP eyes Pancha Dravida, other linguistic minorities to boost PM Modis prospects

VARANASI: Its been generations since linguistically diverse sections from across the country including Maharashtra, Gujarat, Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh-Telangana and Karnataka settled in Kashi one of the most sacred and treasured Hindu pilgrimages. Its the same Marathi, Gujarati, Telugu, Tamil, Malayali and Kannada speaking Banarasi voters who are now being wooed proactively by the BJP with an eye on significantly increasing the winning margin of PM Narendra Modi from Varanasi in the June 1 Lok Sabha election. Multiple teams of BJP leaders and workers, including politicians from the southern and western states, have been meeting key voters of these linguistic minorities in the riverside localities of Varanasi to increase their poll percentage and urging them to vote in large numbers for Modi. The ghats dotting the river Ganga in the temple city have long housed localities of these linguistic minorities, who came and settled in Kashi, generations back, particularly as Teerth Purohits. They consider themselves more as Banarasi rather than western Indian or southern Indian states diaspora in Kashi. Most of them are from various Brahmin sub castes and are intellectually very rich. Since the days of Jana Sangha, theyve been hardcore BJP/Jana Sangha backers. But their polling has been sluggish since decades, at the best hovering between 45-50%. It was due to our sustained efforts that their poll percentage crossed 55% in the 2017 and 2022 assembly polls. But were now working at increasing the poll percentage to beyond 70%, despite knowing well that abnormal heat will have its toll on overall voter turnout, said Gajanan Joshi, a Varanasi-based BJP leader who has been heading the drive to connect with these key voters in the temple city. The drive has been underway everywhere, spanning from Marathi-speaking populations localities of Brahma Ghat, Durga Ghat, Bhonsla Ghat, Panchganga Ghat, Dugda Vinayak to the south Indian Diaspora localities of Hanuman Ghat, Kedar Ghat, Shivala Ghat, Jangambadi and Pandey Haveli. Yogi, Nadda woo and Piyush Goyal laughs as BJP focuses on bigger win for PM in Varanasi The Pancha Dravida, primarily comprising Marathi, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu and a part of Gujarati speaking voters are being particularly contacted and events dedicated to them by top BJP politicians from their home states are also being organised. On Wednesday, the Maharashtra deputy CM Devendra Fadnavis attended Maharashtra Samagam at the ancient Jangambadi Math. Prior to it, the external affairs minister S Jaishankar had a memorable interaction at the Tamil Samagam at the Kanchi Kamakoti Matam in Hanuman Ghat, Joshi said. Other South Indian BJP leaders, including Hyderabad seat candidate Kompella Madhavi Latha, Karimnagar MP Bandi Sanjay Kumar, BJP Mahila Morcha national head Vanathi Srinivasan, besides MLAs from Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and other states have been touring these localities and connecting with the key voters since 7-8 days. According to Joshi, an estimated 1.5 lakh voters in Varanasi represent the Pancha Dravida. If the Bengali, Sindhi and Punjabi voters too are added, then the number goes beyond 2 lakh. Increasing their poll percentage holds the key to further raising the winning margin of PM Modi in Varanasi which was 4.79 lakh votes in 2019. Were hoping that these most hardcore BJP supporters will help our PM's cause this time by coming out in large numbers to vote, he said. In a related development, actor-turned-BJP candidate from Meerut seat Arun Govil held an interactive session with the Sindhi community in Varanasi on Wednesday. The Sindhis, Punjabis and Khatris (also known to be old BJP backers) are around 30,000 in number in Varanasi. The ruling party is particularly eyeing this large chunk of the 2 lakh to 2.5 lakh votes out of the total 20 lakh votes, as it wants to compensate any damage to Modis total vote, due to possible consolidation of Bhumihar-Muslim-Yadav voters, along with small parts of scheduled caste and non-Yadav OBC voters.

The New Indian Express 29 May 2024 8:30 pm

School Closed: All schools up to 12th closed till 31st May, know the reason

All schools from classes nursery to 12th will remain closed. Meerut District Magistrate Deepak Meena has issued instructions. Let us tell you that a red alert has been issued in West UP due to the scorching heat. School closed: The reason for the scorching heat is so much that people are not getting relief without [] The post School Closed: All schools up to 12th closed till 31st May, know the reason first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 28 May 2024 6:00 pm

SP MLA held after ignoring 100 NBWs, first issued in 1997

UP police arrested Samajwadi Party's Meerut city MLA from Barabanki after he failed to appear in court despite 100 warrants. Rafiq Ansari's arrest follows an Allahabad HC order. Ansari is accused in a criminal case dating back to 1995, involving charges of rioting and mischief.

The Times of India 28 May 2024 3:16 am

Samajwadi Party MLA Rafiq Ansari Arrested After 25 Years of Evasion

Samajwadi Party MLA Rafiq Ansari Arrested After 25 Years of Evasion Police on Monday arrested Samajwadi Party MLA from Meerut Rafiq Ansari for not appearing before the Allahabad High Court despite non-bailable warrants being issued against him in a 1995 case, officials said. Ansari was arrested from the Zaidpur area of Barabanki district and produced before an MP/MLA court here which sent him to 14-day judicial custody, they said. Superintendent of Police (City) Ayush Vikram Singh said Ansari had gone ''missing'' for the past few days and raids were being conducted to find him. Several non-bailable warrants were issued against him by the high court but he did not appear before the court, the SP said. The case against Ansari was registered under Section 427 (mischief causing damage to the amount of fifty rupees) of the Indian Penal Code at Civil Lines police station here in 1995. The arrested MLA was accused of causing traffic jams and damaging property. The high court had ordered that Ansari be arrested and produced before it. Police had formed a team to arrest the SP MLA, Singh said. Another police officer said Ansari was produced before the MP/MLA court of Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate Nadeem Anwar under tight security around 9 pm. The court sent him to 14-day judicial custody. Earlier this month, the high court had refused to set aside the criminal proceedings against Ansari, saying that he failed to appear before the trial court despite the issuance of around 100 non-bailable warrants against him between 1997 and 2015.

devdiscourse 28 May 2024 12:27 am

NCRTC's Solar Initiatives Illuminate Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor

NCRTC's Solar Initiatives Illuminate Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor The National Capital Regional Transport Corporation (NCRTC) on Monday said the 2.21 megawatt peak (MWp) of in-house solar power generation across the RRTS corridor is contributing to save over 2,300 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) annually. According to a statement, the NCRTC has taken significant strides in embracing renewable energy through its widespread adoption of solar power infrastructure along India's first Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor. By installing solar panels on the rooftops, the NCRTC has transformed its stations, depots and receiving substations into centres of clean and sustainable energy. ''Currently, 2.21 MWp of in-house solar power generation across the RRTS corridor is contributing to savings of over 2,300 tons of carbon dioxide emissions (CO2) annually,'' it said in a statement. The solar power plants are now operational at the Guldhar and Sahibabad RRTS stations, each having a peak power capacity of 729 kilowatts (kWp), as well as at the Duhai Depot and Duhai Depot station with capacities of 585 kWp and 108 kWp respectively, it said. Murad Nagar Receiving Sub Station (RSS) with a capacity of 43 kWp and the Ghaziabad RSS with a capacity of 20 kWp also generate solar power. Installation at other stations are also in progress, the statement said. Upon reaching the targeted 11 MW solar power capacity, the NCRTC expects to save around 11,500 tons of CO2 emissions annually, representing a major step forward in the fight against climate change, it said. The NCRTC's solar initiatives are in line with its solar policy adopted in March 2021, aiming to increase the share of renewable energy by generating more than 11 MW peak of solar power across its facilities, it stated. The installation of solar power plants at Guldhar and Sahibabad stations, each equipped with 1,620 high-efficiency solar panels, exemplify the NCRTC's unwavering commitment to sustainability. These installations are projected to generate around 10 lakh units of electricity annually per station, the statement said. The Guldhar station is expected to consume around five lakh units of electricity annually, while Sahibabad will utilise about 7.3 lakh units for auxiliary loads, rendering both stations ''Carbon Negative'' (generating more power than its requirements), it said. Presently, a 34-km section between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, which includes eight stations, namely Sahibabad, Ghaziabad, Guldhar, Duhai, Duhai Depot, Murad Nagar, Modi Nagar South and Modi Nagar North stations is operational for the passengers. As construction progresses swiftly on the remaining stretches of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS corridor, the NCRTC is expected to complete the entire system by the anticipated operational deadline of June 2025, it added.

devdiscourse 27 May 2024 11:30 pm

SP MLA Rafiq Ansari Arrested in Barabanki Following Allahabad High Court's Non-Bailable Warrant

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party MLA Rafiq Ansari from Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, was arrested by Barabanki police on Monday following a non-bailable warrant issued against him by the Allahabad High Court. Despite repeated notices, Ansari failed to appear in court, prompting the authorities to take action. The arrest came after the High Court dismissed Ansari's plea to quash criminal proceedings against him in a 1995 case, citing his consistent non-compliance with court summonses and warrants. Ansari, who represents Meerut city for the second time on an SP ticket, faced legal trouble dating back to 1995 when charges were filed against him and 21 others in a case registered at Nauchandi police station. Despite numerous warrants issued over the years, Ansari never appeared in court for the proceedings. His legal team sought the dismissal of the case, arguing that the original accused had been acquitted, but the court upheld the proceedings, leading to his arrest in Barabanki. The High Court's decision underscored the significance of adhering to judicial processes, especially for public officials like Ansari. Ignoring the warrants and allowing him to participate in legislative sessions could set a dangerous precedent. With Ansari's arrest, the legal saga surrounding the 1995 case takes a significant turn, highlighting the importance of upholding the rule of law in India's judicial system. Tragic Suicide in Noida: Man Ends Life After 20 Years of Imprisonment Sultanpur Court Sets June 7 as Next Hearing Date for Rahul Gandhi Defamation Case Filed by BJP Leader Kangana Ranaut Criticizes Rahul Gandhi's Remarks on Agniveer Scheme

News Track 27 May 2024 6:10 pm

SP MLA Rafiq Ansari arrested in 1995 criminal case

Lucknow, May 27: Samajwadi Party MLA Rafiq Ansari from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh has been arrested from Lucknow for not honouring a non-bailable warrant issued to him in a 1995 criminal case from Allahabad High Court, said officials here on Monday. The SSP had formed a team under the leadership of Circle Officer (CO) [] The post SP MLA Rafiq Ansari arrested in 1995 criminal case appeared first on The Shillong Times .

The Shillong Times 27 May 2024 3:07 pm

21% of cancer patients, mostly men below age of 40 years, seek second opinion: Study

NEW DELHI: Nearly 21 percent of cancer patients who sought a second opinion for their treatment were below the age of 40 years and most of them were men a study has found. The study conducted by an NGO launched by a group of oncologists found that the most common cases were head and neck cancers. According to the Cancer Mukt Bharat Foundation, the NGO that received calls from patients on its helpline for second opinion, most were young patients, indicating a rise in cancer cases among younger people. Most of the calls were from Hyderabad. It was followed by Meerut, Mumbai, and New Delhi. The NGO which launched its helpline number 93-555-20202 for the patients to seek second opinion free of cost received 1,368 calls between March 1 and May 15. The study showed that 60 percent of the cancer patients below the age of 40 years were men. The most prevalent cases were head and neck cancers (26 percent), followed closely by gastrointestinal cancers (16 percent), breast cancers (15 percent, and blood cancers (9 percent). The study also found that 67 percent of the cancer patients who reached out to them were the ones who were receiving cancer treatment from private hospitals. While 33 percent were those who were taking treatments from government hospitals. Dr. Ashish Gupta, principal investigator and senior oncologist who is heading the Cancer Mukt Bharat Campaign said that since the launch of the helpline number, it has proven to be a support system for cancer patients across India, and almost hundreds of calls are received every day. This study helps us make a more targeted cancer approach towards treatment and make India 'Cancer Mukt'. We found head and neck cancer was most prevalent which is nearly entirely preventable by lifestyle modification, vaccinations, and screening strategies for finding cancer in the early stages. He said, unfortunately, as is representative of the population at large in India, nearly two-thirds of cancers were detected late likely due to low adoption of proper screening. The study found that 27 percent of cases diagnosed in India are in stages 1 and 2 of cancer whereas 63 percent are in stage 3 or 4 cancer. The most common question of the cancer patients was for a second opinion and to confirm whether their cancer treatment was correct and up to date. He said some also check the availability of the latest treatment or medicine to treat their respective cancer; in cancer treatment, new medicines are approved almost weekly. The NGO aims to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer on individuals and communities through education and early detection, Dr Gupta said. 'In our country escalating rates of obesity, change in dietary habits, specifically the increase in consumption of ultra-processed food, and sedentary lifestyles also are associated with higher cancer rates. We must adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid the use of tobacco and alcohol to prevent the risk of cancer in the younger generation, he added. The helpline is operational from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. It offers a free opinion from leading oncologists, providing crucial guidance to patients navigating the complexities of cancer diagnosis and treatment. He said that cancer patients can call the helpline number to speak to leading oncologists directly or even do a video call to discuss their cancer treatment. India reported more than 14 lakh new cancer cases and over 9 lakh deaths due to the disease in 2022, according to the World Health Organisation (WHO). According to the Apollo Hospitals recent Health of the Nation 2024 report, by 2025, this number is expected to rise to 15.7 lakhs. The study also said the skyrocketing cases of cancer in India have made it the cancer capital of the world.

The New Indian Express 26 May 2024 6:55 pm

Rise in cancer incidences among younger people in India: Study

Rise in cancer incidences among younger people in India: Study Twenty per cent of cancer patients who called an NGO-run helpline to seek a second opinion were below 40 years of age, indicating a rise of cancer incidences amongst younger people, data from the organisation stated. There were 1,368 callers between March 1 and May 15, according to the Cancer Mukt Bharat Foundation, launched by a group of oncologists. The study showed that 60 per cent of the cancer patients below the age of 40 years were men. It also found that the most prevalent cases were head and neck cancer (26 per cent), closely followed by Gastrointestinal cancers (16 per cent), breast cancer (15 per cent) and then blood cancers (9 per cent). The most number of calls were from Hyderabad, followed by Meerut, Mumbai and New Delhi, a statement by the NGO said. The helpline number (93-555-20202) was launched for the patients to seek second opinion free of cost. It is operational from 10 am to 5 pm from Monday to Saturday. Cancer patients can call the helpline number to speak to leading oncologists directly or even do a video call to discuss their cancer treatment. Dr Ashish Gupta, Principal Investigator and senior oncologist who is heading the Cancer Mukt Bharat Campaign said that since the launch of the helpline number, it has proven to be a support system for cancer patients across India and almost hundreds of calls are received every day. ''This study helps us make a more targeted cancer approach towards treatment and make India 'Cancer Mukt'. We found head and neck cancer was most prevalent which is nearly entirely preventable by lifestyle modification, vaccinations and screening strategies. Breast and colon cancers have very effective screening strategies for finding cancer in the early stages. Unfortunately as is representative of the population at large in India we found nearly 2/3rds of cancers were detected late likely due to low adoption of proper screening,'' Dr Gupta said. The study also found that 27 per cent of cases diagnosed in India are in stages 1 and 2 of cancer whereas 63 per cent are in stage 3 or 4 cancer. The most common question of the cancer patients was for a second opinion and to confirm whether their cancer treatment was correct and up to date. Some also check the availability of the latest treatment or medicine to treat their respective cancer as in cancer treatment as new medicines are approved almost every week, he said. The second most common question we found was patients asking what stage their cancer is in indicating the importance of education to cancer patients and thirdly patients commonly asked regarding their family members, what they can do to prevent cancer highlighting the importance of cancer screening and awareness, he said. Cancer Mukt Bharat campaign aims to reduce the incidence and impact of cancer on individuals and communities through education and early detection, Dr Gupta said. Further, the study showed that 67 per cent of the cancer patients who reached out to the organization were the ones who were taking cancer treatment from private hospitals. While 33 per cent were those were taking treatments from government hospitals, he said. Dr Ashish Gupta further said, ''In our country escalating rates of obesity, change in dietary habits, specifically the increase in consumption of ultra-processed food, and sedentary lifestyles also are associated with higher cancer rates. We must adopt a healthy lifestyle and avoid the use of tobacco and alcohol to prevent the risk of cancer in the younger generation''. The helpline number offers a free opinion from leading oncologists, providing crucial guidance to patients navigating the complexities of cancer diagnosis and treatment, he said.

devdiscourse 26 May 2024 3:09 pm

UP: 14-year-old Raped, Impregnated By Relative In Meerut, Gives Birth To Stillborn Baby

A three-member team under Additional District Magistrate Suryakant Tripathi has been formed to investigate the allegations made by the family

News18 25 May 2024 5:13 pm

Minor raped, impregnated by relative in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut, gives birth to stillborn baby

MEERUT: A 14-year-old girl gave birth to a stillborn baby in the vicinity of a government hospital here, after she was allegedly raped by her relative, police said on Friday. Talking to the media, the family members of the victim have alleged that the doctors at the hospital did not give proper care to her. Following this, the district administration has ordered a probe into the matter. According to police, a 14-year-old pregnant girl was taken to the Community Health Centre in Sardhana on Friday morning by her family members. She was eight months pregnant and gave birth to a stillborn baby. Shortly after, the victim's family filed a complaint against their relative, Subhash (40), for allegedly raping the minor and impregnating her, Station House Officer (SHO) of Sardhana police station Pratap Singh said. Based on the complaint lodged by the family members we have registered an FIR on Friday under section of rape (376) of Indian Penal Code (IPC) and other sections of Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused and arrested him, Singh said. Meanwhile, speaking to the media, the victim's family members have alleged that she was not admitted by the CHC staff and she delivered the child in its vicinity. As per the district information officer, District Magistrate Deepak Meena has formed a three-member team under Additional District Magistrate Suryakant Tripathi to investigate the allegations made by the family. The victim is admitted to District Women's Hospital and her condition is said to be stable. Police have sent the stillborn child for a postmortem and DNA examination, Singh said.

The New Indian Express 25 May 2024 3:44 pm

India shines at Cannes! Two debutant directors receive 1st & 3rd prize in La Cinef

Sunflowers Were The First Ones To Know marks Naik's directorial debut. Naik, a former doctor turned director, is an alumnus of the Film & Television Institute Of India. The poignant film is inspired by a local folklore of Karnataka, depicting the story of an elderly woman who steals a rooster. Meanwhile, Mansi Maheshwari's animated film Bunnyhood secured the third prize in the La Cinef competition. Originally from Meerut and an alumna of NIFT Delhi, Maheshwari created the film during her tenure at the UK's National Film and Television School.

The Economic Times 24 May 2024 4:49 pm

Indian Filmmakers Shine at 77th Cannes Film Festival

Indian Filmmakers Shine at 77th Cannes Film Festival In a major triumph for India at the 77th Cannes Film Festival, Chidananda S Naik's ''Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know...'' won the first prize of La Cinef on Thursday here. The Mysuru doctor-turned-filmmaker made the film at the end of his one-year course in the television wing of Pune's Film and Television Institute of India. ''Sunflowers...'' is based on a Kannada folk tale about an old woman who steals a rooster. The third prize of the La Cinef competition went to Mansi Maheshwari's animation film ''Bunnyhood''. Maheshwari, born in Meerut and an ex-student of NIFT Delhi, made the film as a student of UK's National Film and Television School. The second prize was shared by ''Out of the Widow Through the Wall'', directed by Columbia University's Asya Segalovich, and ''The Chaos She Left Behind'', made by Nikos Kolioukos of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece. The Cannes Film Festival awards a 15,000 euro grant for the first prize winner, 11,250 euros for the runner and 7,500 euros for the third prize recipient. The awarded films will be screened at the Cinema du Pantheon on June 3 and at the MK2 Quai de Seine on June 4. The first prize for Naik is India's second in five years. In 2020, Ashmita Guha Neogi, also from FTII, won the award for her film ''CatDog''.

devdiscourse 24 May 2024 12:49 am

From banking on slip of tongue to pickpocket show during roadshows: Here are top poll moments

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav shocked MLA Awadesh Prasad, the party's Faizabad candidate, while campaigning for him recently. Yadav introduced him as a former minister and former MLA. Meanwhile, pickpockets continue to be a pain for leaders, journalists and others participating in roadshows. After reports of some leaders losing their purse in pickpocketing during a roadshow in Meerut some days ago, similar incidents have been reported from Delhi too.

The Economic Times 24 May 2024 12:13 am

UP Common Nursing Entrance Test 2024: CNET Exam Registration Underway, Here's What You Need to Know

Atal Bihari Vajpayee Medical University (ABVMU) invites online applications for the Common Nursing Entrance Test (CNET) 2024. This test opens doors for admission to various nursing programs across government and private nursing colleges affiliated with ABVMU, SGPGIMS Lucknow, LLRM Meerut, and KGMU Lucknow. Don't miss this opportunity to kickstart your nursing career. Apply online before the last date!

Naukrinama 23 May 2024 7:00 pm

Good news for Rapid Rail users: Trail run for Anand Vihar and Ashok Nagar stations to start soon

The trial run of RRTS trains from Sahibabad to Anand Vihar and New Ashok Nagar is set to begin by year-end, marking a milestone in the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor development. Currently, only a 34-km stretch between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North is operational. Puneet Vats, NCRTC's Chief Public Relations Officer, anticipates completion by June 2025. Stations like Sarai Kale Khan aim for seamless integration, ensuring convenient multi-modal transit.

The Economic Times 23 May 2024 4:56 pm

Salim Arrested for Horrific Crime: Rape and Extortion in Meerut

Salim Arrested for Horrific Crime: Rape and Extortion in Meerut A man was arrested for allegedly raping a woman and her mother and making a video of the act, police said on Wednesday. According to police, the accused Salim, who lived in the same area as the victims, had befriended the woman a year ago. Salim allegedly raped the woman and made a video of the act which he used to extort money from her. He threatened her that he would share the video on the internet, Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Rohit Singh Sajwan said. A few days ago, Salim called the woman's mother to a hotel under the pretext of deleting the said videos. However, when she reached there, he raped her and made a video of the act, the SSP said. On Tuesday, the woman and her mother approached the police and told them that Salim was demanding money against the videos, SSP said. Based on their complaint, an FIR was registered under the Indian Penal Code section 376 (rape) and Salim was arrested, he said. Salim had confessed to the crime. Further investigation is underway, he added.

devdiscourse 22 May 2024 7:11 pm

School Holiday: Big relief for students! Now all schools will remain closed for so many days, summer holidays declared

School Holiday 2024: In view of the increasing heat and possibility of heat wave in the coming days, it has been decided to temporarily close the schools for the safety of the students. School Holiday 2024: In view of the increasing heat and possibility of heat wave in the coming days in Meerut district of [] The post School Holiday: Big relief for students! Now all schools will remain closed for so many days, summer holidays declared first appeared on informalnewz .

informalnewz 22 May 2024 5:37 pm

UP Woman Obsesses Over 16-Year-Old Lover, Insists Living-In Or Kill Self

A 25-year-old woman from Uttar Pradesh's Meerut has created a piquant situation for the police by insisting that she wants to stay in the house of her 16-year-old lover and will marry him.

NDTV 22 May 2024 12:51 pm

Namo Bharat Train Stations to Get Shopping, Dining, and Banking Facilities

Namo Bharat Train Stations to Get Shopping, Dining, and Banking Facilities The National Capital Region Transport Corporation said on Monday that the Namo Bharat train commuters will soon get facilities like shopping, restaurants and banking at the stations. According to a statement, these facilities will be available at the commercial spaces within the premises of the stations near the entry and exit areas, enhancing passenger convenience, it said. Recently, Namo Bharat trains achieved the milestone of carrying one million passengers to their destinations. In light of the increasing number of passengers each day, the availability of these facilities within the premises of the stations will further enhance passenger convenience, the statement said. The NCRTC said the commuters of the corridor will soon enjoy amenities such as shopping, dining at restaurants, food outlets and banking services in addition to fast and comfortable travel on the Namo Bharat trains. The NCRTC has invited bids for commercial spaces at stations on the operated section of the corridor to provide these amenities. In the first phase, bids have been invited for spaces at Sahibabad, Guldhar and Duhai stations. The last date for bid submission is June 4. Bid documents can be viewed on the NCRTC website, it stated. Currently, the Namo Bharat train services operate at eight stations along the 34-km section between Sahibabad and Modi Nagar North. The process for opening commercial spaces at other stations within this operated section will commence soon, it stated. At the Sahibabad station, a built-up area of around 165 square metres in the entry and exit block adjacent to Vasundhara and the Sahibabad industrial area is available for bidding. Similarly, at the Guldhar station, a built-up area of around 145 square metres offers an attractive opportunity for commercial establishments such as restaurants, food outlets, shopping outlets, banks and offices, it said. At the Duhai station, there are two commercial spaces available for bidding at entry/exit Pocket A and Pocket D, around 140 and 135 square metres respectively, the statement said. The currently operated 34-km section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut corridor is expected to soon extend up to Meerut South station, increasing the operated section length to 42 km. The entire corridor spans 82 km, with construction progressing rapidly on the under-construction stretches. The target is to start the operation of the Namo Bharat trains along the entire corridor by June 2025, it added.

devdiscourse 20 May 2024 6:11 pm

Army dog Meru travels first class to retirement home in Meerut

Army dog Meru travels first class to retirement home in Meerut

India Today 20 May 2024 10:55 am

The Doppelgangers Are Coming

Mohd Faisal Chaudhury, 25, knows that walking alongside or even ahead of Rahul Gandhi at a march will not make him Rahul Gandhi. But he is happy being in his orbit. He wears the white form-fitting tee, which Gandhi made famous when he launched the Bharat Jodo Yatra in 2022, when he sits for a Whatsapp video interview with TMS at his home in a Meerut village and switches on the video drawing a curtain at his back to screen his interiors. He wants to keep his private life private. He is Chota Rahul, everyone is interested in his face, would anyone really be interested in his world? Chaudhury belongs to a Congressi farmer family. He joined the party in 2021, and is a west Uttar Pradesh (UP) leader of the Unorganised Workers & Employees Congress (KCC), chaired by Udit Raj. A few days ago he was in Delhi to meet Raj. Next, he is going to Rae Bareli, like other party workers buzzed up about Gandhis campaign. In the recent Vidhan Sabha elections, he campaigned for party candidates in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Telangana. Candidates call me over just so that I can walk with them and wave my hand. I went to the constituencies of 28 MLAs for campaigning and 17 won, he points out with something of the official doppelgangers pride. Rahul Gandhi himself has, after all, tweeted his photo once from his personal handle. It is an encounter he is not likely to forget, frozen in an X (formerly Twitter) image Gandhi seated in an elevated position in his open car with Chaudhury on the street, his hand in his. Chota Rahul Faisal Chaudhary, a Meerut farmer, is a Rahul Gandhi lookalike Locally, Chaudhury is now a minor celebrity; he keeps getting called for social and party programmes before audiences who are in on the act but love it nevertheless when he gets on stage to be turbaned. He walks around heavily garlanded amidst the ongoing Lok Sabha polls. The more he is in circulation as a humshakl (lookalike), the more he feels he is contributing to Rahul Gandhis recall, election or no election. During the Bharat Jodo Yatra [Chaudhury has walked 1,700 km with Gandhi, from the UPs Loni border (with Delhi) to Kashmir], at least a thousand were had, thinking he was the real thing, he says. They started telling me their problems. People like to see a familiar face that looks like a celebrity facebecause of this I get more work to do for my party, he says. Who is Faisal Chaudhury besides being someone who resembles Rahul Gandhi? He sends a photo of his sugar cane field and a photo of him standing before his home above a welding works. At a time when politicians are making promises, Chaudhury quietly releases a kite he seems to hope will land well. Whenever Rahul ji sees me, he calls me over and asks if Im fine and I always say that I am. But I sure have some issues. In any party there are people who want to pull you down but its not like he has any responsibility towards me just because I am his humshakl. Even Sachin Tendulkar has a humshakl, though I have heard Tendulkar uska total kharcha chalatey hain, he says. Literature (such as Jos Saramagos The Double or Stephen Kings The Outsider) and cinema (Vertigo, The Man in the Iron Mask) plays the doppelganger game with good and evil twins or a lookalike, whose entry into the plot brings trouble. In life, they can be unsettling, or unbelievable, or the subject of a joke part of natures trick to put us in place should we believe in our exceptionalism. Malviya Nagar Ke Modi Real-estate businessman Jagdish Rai Bhatia resembles PM Narendra Modi. It is commonly believed that everyone has at least six doppelgangers. Prime Minister Narendra Modis lookalike, Jagdish Rai Bhatia, 68, is a real-estate businessman. Malviya Nagar Ke Modi, as he is known, shares many of the publicised habits an early-morning riser with over a three-hour yoga routine, for instance of the PM. Back home from the park, Bhatia makes tea that he and his wife Renu, 65, enjoy together. Through the day as he runs errands, buys groceries, or heads to the Nirankari Satsang Bhawan where he is a preacher, he is greeted by many. Some pay their respects, others ask for selfies. Letting his naturally white beard grow is what turned Bhatia into the PM lookalike. In September 2013, when Modis name as the PM candidate was first announced, and his face became well-known to the public, people began telling Bhatia he resembled the PM. The first person to observe this was his bank manager. I thought he was mocking me. But on the same day, when a Delhi secretariat staff member said the same thing, I began to believe it. Ever since I have kept my look like his, says Bhatia. Earlier, he did not wear churidar pyjamas, but now he wears them with half-sleeved kurtas, says his wife. In 2014, Nandini Sharma, a friend and former municipal councillor of Malviya Nagar, asked Bhatia to join her campaigns. These initial rallies helped him gain more recognition; the returns have been some preferential treatment in everyday life. Like being asked to jump the queue when he is in line to buy something, or, someone or the other offering him a seat in crowded places. He tells TMS that he must be very cautious about what he says and how he behaves in public. My face is associated with the PMs face. I dont want to do anything that may harm his image, he says. Bhatia is, however, not interested in being a full-time politician. Party workers keep insisting I join the party, but I turned it down. I am associated with a religious organisation, and I believe religion and politics do not go hand-in-hand, he says. Recently, he participated in a road show in Mehrauli with Ramvir Singh Bidhuri, the BJP candidate for the South Delhi constituency, and a public meeting at Lado Sarai village. An election campaign in Odisha is also on the cards. Road shows, he believes, are not the same as joining a party. Lookalikes are an effective tool in election campaigning that can be used both ways either to diss the opposition and to pass on the message that ones own party is the better option. Modi and Amit Shah lookalikes were used in a May campaign uploaded on Congresss Twitter (X) handle. It goes like this Modi and Shah lookalikes enter a village where they are surrounded by villagers, one of whom entreats them to have their ginti done, a reference to the caste census not mentioned in the BJP manifesto; its a Congress guarantee in its manifesto ending with the leader telling the villager pani toh pilao (at least, give me some water to drink); the farmer then tells his son to get just one glass to keep the count right. I got my ears pierced like Yogis PCI bartender Jagdish Singh Rawat is a Yogi clone. Jagdish Singh Rawat, 47, UP chief minister Yogi Adityanaths lookalike, stays in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad. A bartender at the Press Club of India, Delhi, he discovered his resemblance to the UP CM in 2018 with a hair-fall problem. Friends suggested he shave his hair off. When I came to work with my head shaved, many club members, and some of my friends, told me that I looked like Yogi, says Rawat. The idea grew on him; his political views match the BJP leaders anyway. Rawat gradually changed his look to clone the UP CM entirely. From attire to accessories, everything had to be a match except when he went to work. I started wearing Bhagwa (saffron clothes) and also got my ears pierced, he says. In 2022, he participated in his first roadshow. BJPs Sagar Rawat, who is from Rawats residential colony, and who was running for the Ghaziabad municipal councillors post, enlisted him. He was warmly received so he went on to attend other rallies. Recently, Rawat also returned from a roadshow with Anil Baluni, former MP and BJPs national spokesperson, in Pauri Garhwal. Election fever or not, selfies are now a constant he has even got mobbed so he steps out of his home with at least two people whether he is wearing saffron or is in casual attire. Being a lookalike of a famous person is, however, no easy thing. In many ways it is a trap especially, if the only thing in common is the face. To look like the most famous person in your state or nation can also be a burden. In 2018, farmer Channamayi Gowda of Mysuru, who resembled the then CM-hopeful and sported the same haircut, did a little dance. It was close to the Congress victory in the Karnataka Assembly polls. The social media exploded with people commenting on Siddaramaiahs energetic dancing. Congress continues winning streak in Karnataka. TMS contacted Gowda in case he had been drafted in for electioneering in the ongoing Lok Sabha polls by any party because he is a lookalike. Gowda declines to comment. He wants to be left alone to grow his millets.

The New Indian Express 20 May 2024 9:06 am

Want a commercial space in Delhi-Meerut RRTS stations? NCRTC is asking for bids

The NCRTC has invited bids for leasing commercial space at three stations along the Delhi-Meerut RRTS corridor to boost non-fare revenue. Funding from international banks supports the project, set to transform real estate markets in Ghaziabad, Meerut, and surrounding areas. By 2031, the stations are expected to cater to 100,000 passengers daily, enhancing investment prospects.

The Economic Times 20 May 2024 9:04 am

One killed, 40 injured as bus falls off flyover in UP

One killed, 40 injured as bus falls off flyover in UP One passenger died and 40 were injured when a bus fell from a flyover here in the early hours of Monday, officials said. The accident occurred around 3:30 am when the bus was coming from Delhi. The bus fell from a flyover in the Fatehganj police station area, killing one passenger and injuring 40. The deceased was identified as Prem Kishan (40), a resident of Meerut, said District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar. The injured have been admitted to various hospitals in Bareilly. The condition of four of them is stated to be critical, he said.

devdiscourse 20 May 2024 9:03 am

Moving car catches fire at Delhi-Meerut Expressway, driver escapes unhurt

Moving car catches fire at DelhiMeerut Expressway driver escapes unhurt

India Today 19 May 2024 8:26 pm

Judicial officer who defiles his office merits no mercy: HC

Judicial officer who defiles his office merits no mercy: HC The Allahabad High Court has upheld the dismissal of a judicial officer accused of demanding dowry and attempting to influence a junior judge in the case. If there exists a temple of justice, the judicial officers must act like its high priests, a bench comprising justices Saumitra Dayal Singh and Donadi Ramesh said and stressed that a judicial officer who defiles his office merits no mercy. Dismissing a writ petition filed by Umesh Kumar Sirohi, an additional district judge who was removed from service, the court said, ''Any transgression committed by a judicial officer to extract benefit for himself or those to whom he may be closely related would always be dealt with severely''. In the present writ petition, the petitioner has challenged the penalty order passed by the state government dated April 16, 2021, whereby Sirohi - then serving as additional district and sessions judge, Lalitpur - was removed from service with immediate effect. ''Once the 'bad fish' is identified, it may not be retained in the 'tank'. No room may ever exist and no margin of error may be permitted as may allow any possibility for a judicial officer to seek to influence another judicial officer in the exercise of judicial function. ''If there exists a temple of justice, the judicial officers must act like its high priests who must not only conduct the rituals involving the discharge of their duties on the dais but they must zealously guard the purity of the temple itself,'' the court said. The two charge sheets were issued against the petition by the administrative side of the High Court in 2016 and 2017. In the first charge sheet, Sirohi was accused of demanding dowry for the marriage of his brother, also a judge, and inflicting an injury on his own hand as a conspiracy to implicate his brother's wife and her family. Sirohi's wife had registered a police complaint in this regard against the sister-in-law and her family members, leading to the registration of a case against them. Another allegation against Sirohi and his brother was that they had tried to influence the investigating officer in the matter by misusing their official position. In the second charge sheet, it was alleged that Sirohi had tried to influence an additional chief judicial magistrate in the proceedings of the case registered by his wife. He was also accused of making false allegations of bias against the then district judge, Meerut. In 2020, the High Court accepted the inquiry reports against Sirohi and recommended his dismissal from service. The state accepted the recommendation, leading to his removal from service, which is under challenge in the present writ petition. After hearing the arguments and examining the records, the court concluded that a case of most serious misconduct had been made out against Sirohi. The court noted that charges alleging efforts to influence the investigating officer and demand of dowry were found to be true.

devdiscourse 19 May 2024 12:28 am

Summer of discontent in the Hindi heartland

If there is one striking difference between the 2019 and 2024 Lok Sabha elections, its the lack of a wave - be it a Modi wave, NDA wave, INDIA wave or even a Mandir wave. With the hyper-nationalist fervour in 2019 after the Pulwama blasts and Balakot air strikes, several voters clearly stated that the BJP candidate didn't matter and that their vote for the party was essentially one for Modi. This time, in the absence of a national narrative, local candidates and local issues are playing a role in determining voter choices in Uttar Pradesh. The 'Modi factor' isnt strong enough for them to vote for a disapproving candidate. So far, the team and I have travelled to 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh that have voted in the first four phases - from west UP's Ghaziabad, Meerut, Bijnor, Nagina, Saharanpur, Kairana and Muzaffarnagar towards Etawah, Kheri, Dhaurahra, Kannauj, Badayun, Mainpuri and Hathras. We identified influential communities in each constituency and visited villages and townships where these communities have a strong presence to understand how voters are thinking, the issues determining their votes and if and why their voting preferences have changed since 2019. On average, we covered at least two Vidhan Sabha areas in each of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies. One of the most prominent issues across castes was the agrarian crisis. Even those of the Brahmin community who praised Modi as 'king' and were supporting BJP consistently spoke about their struggles as farmers. One of the specific issues all farmers faced was the menace of the stray cattle that destroyed crops in the fields. With the Yogi government's increased restrictions on slaughterhouses and the fear of cow vigilantes, many farmers are left in a lurch. They are clueless about how to deal with their male cattle, essentially an economic burden on farmers who are anyway dealing with growing financial distress. These policies have robbed farmers of an additional source of income, and they are now forced to abandon their male cattle and older cows and buffalos who can no longer produce milk. The state government has unsuccessfully attempted to build cow sheds to address the issue. The stray cattle run over crops, graze on them and destroy them. The losses thus incurred are substantially higher than the quarterly cash transfer of Rs 500 a month from the central government as part of the much-hyped Kisan Samman Nidhi. Will UP's rural voters spring a surprise in this election? Add to this the shrinkflation in ureathe sacks have become smaller while the price has remained constant. Meanwhile, the state-mandated price for sugarcane has grown by only about Rs 45 a quintal in the last seven years, lower than under previous regimes. This has resulted in the drifting away of several non-Yadav, non-Jat agrarian Other Backward Classes from the BJP in west UP. This includes castes like Lodhi Rajputs, Kurmis, Kushwahas and Sainis, who are mostly marginal farmers. The exact percentage of this shift is hard to determine, but a significant breaking away is evident. When asked about a possible alliance with the BJP during the 2022 UP assembly elections, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary had said, I am not a chavanni (25-paise coin) that can be flipped. Two years later, this March 2, the RLD that has a significant Jat following in West UP, joined the NDA. It was in the hope of consolidating Jat voters for the BJP-led alliance. But in many seats like Kairana, Muzaffarnagar, Aligarh and Agra, Jat voters haven't shifted to the NDA to the extent hoped for. The ripples from the historic thirteen-month-long farmers' movement of 2020-21 continue to impact the Jat voters of the region and they remain suspicious of the new alliance. In many of these constituencies, the lower turnout is a result of core BJP communities voting in fewer numbers. Another factor that could hurt the BJP in the first three phases is the massive Rajput panchayats held in Meerut, Kairana and Muzaffarnagar against the party. This was in response to a couple of speeches made allegedly against the community by BJP leaders. On March 22, Parshottan Rupala, a BJP candidate from Rajkot, said, Even kings and royals bowed down to the British but not Rukhi samaj (a Dalit community). He was seen to praise Dalits at the expense of Rajputs and Kshatriyas, whom he accused of entering into roti-beti relations with the British (breaking bread and entering into marital relations). Many also accused the BJP of 'keeping silent' when the caste name Gurjar was inscribed on the statue of Mihir Bhoj who they claim is a Rajput. While there is a level of disillusionment with the ruling party, the opposition INDIA bloc has not been able to win over these communities. As a result, voter enthusiasm has been minimal and many have chosen not to vote. What is also evident is a simmering anger against the ruling dispensation among large sections of the rural and semi-urban poor and even middle classes. Issues of inflation and unemployment are soaring and oft-repeated by voters. In Meerut, many voters talked about how BJPs key campaign points like the scrapping of Article 370 in Kashmir have no impact on their lives. One of them said, We are not buying land there! The anger among the youth was further fuelled when the Uttar Pradesh Constable Recruitment and Promotion 2024 examination was cancelled. The exam was held on February 17 and 18 this year and over 48 lakh aspirants vied for 60,244 posts. It was later revealed that the examination papers had leaked. The state government announced that the exam would be held again after the Lok Sabha elections. Repeated incidents of paper leaks under the Yogi government have increased the despondency among young voters who eye government jobs. Young people from across rural western UP have always eyed a job in the army. The recently unveiled Agniveer scheme has proven to be yet another wet blanket. Apart from the anger on unemployment and inflation that's evident among Dalits across UP, there is another concern. This March 25, BJP MP Anant Kumar Hegde from Karnataka called for 'rewriting' the Indian Constitution, which would not be possible without winning 400 of the 543 seats. At least three other BJP candidates have openly stated the same intention. The videos of their statements have gone viral. So the BJP's slogan of ' Abki baar , 400 paar' has caused a growing insecurity among Scheduled Caste voters about reservation. This includes non-Jatav SC communities, large sections of which have in the past few years been voting for the BJP. Another factor that could have worked in BJP's favour but is proving to be a dampener is that the BSP and SP couldn't ally. In 2019, because of the SP-BSP alliance, on many seats which didn't have a BSP candidate, there was a shift of a substantial number of Dalit votes to BJP. This time, in constituencies like Meerut, Saharanpur, Nagina, Kairana, Etawah, Lakhimpur Kheri and Mainpuri, there is a visible shift of such voters from the BSP to the INDIA bloc, essentially looking to vote for the strongest candidate against the BJP. It must be noted that a substantial share has also been retained by the BSP. In some places, even Muslims are looking to consolidate in favour of not just the strongest candidate against the BJP but also voting beyond traditional patterns. For example, in the Nagina constituency, there is a strong consolidation of both Muslims and Dalits in favour of Chandrashekhar Azad from the Azad Samaj Party. This is because Muslims were looking for an alternative owing to the SP's silence on many issues related to the Muslim community. As one moves further away from west UP, it seems Akhilesh Yadav's PDA slogan - with P for pichhde or backward classes, D for Dalits, and A for alpsankhyak or minorities - has rung a bell. Many voters are also calling it 'Pandit harao abhiyan ' (Defeat the Brahmins campaign). The importance of being Akhilesh Yadav in this Lok Sabha election Women voters in rural areas are particularly upset with the lack of allocation of houses under the PM Awaas Yojana. Village after village, they were keen to show their abysmal living conditions. Many who got gas cylinders for the first time because of the government's much-touted Ujjwala Yojana are back to using clay stoves since they can't afford to refill their cylinders with the skyrocketing prices. Yet, despite the growing discontent among various communities, it would be wrong to underestimate the BJP. Numerically significant castes like Brahmins and Baniyas have consolidated behind the BJP across UP. Also, unlike west UP, the Rajput anger doesn't seem to have much of an impact in central and eastern UP. The BJP still has a strong cadre base across castes. As one voter in Kairana said, The voters are silent and that could mean anything. Nakul Singh Sawhney is an independent documentary filmmaker and founder of Chalchitra Abhiyaan. (Views are personal) Amethi: A tryst with destiny that wasnt to be

The New Indian Express 17 May 2024 1:03 am

Six dead as car hits truck in UP's Hapur

HAPUR: Six people have died and one was grievously injured when their car collided with a truck here, police said on Tuesday. The incident occurred late on Monday night near Brajghat toll plaza, when the driver const control over the car and it hit the truck, they said. The injured person has been referred to a hospital in Meerut. Superintendent of Police Abhishek Verma said the accident took place at around 12.30 am. Those killed have been identified as Rohit Saini (33), Anoop Singh (38), Sandeep (35), Nikki Jain (33) and Vipin Soni (35), all residents of Ghaziabad, and Raju Jain (36), a resident of Meerut, police said.

The New Indian Express 14 May 2024 3:13 pm

Viral video: Car runs over woman toll plaza staff on Delhi-Meerut Expressway

Kashi toll plaza staff injured in hit-and-run; CCTV footage shows driver accelerating. Sharma urges admin action. Musunuru toll plaza tragedy: 3 dead, 2 critical after vehicle collision in Andhra Pradesh.

The Economic Times 14 May 2024 10:18 am

On Camera, Car Runs Over Woman Employee Of Toll Plaza Near Meerut

A woman employee of the Kashi toll plaza on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway was run over by a car leaving her seriously injured after an argument.

NDTV 14 May 2024 9:47 am

Driver caught on camera fleeing after running over female toll plaza staff on Delhi-Meerut expressway

At the Kashi toll plaza on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway, a driver struck and ran over a female toll worker before fleeing the scene.

DNA India 14 May 2024 9:35 am