Written by Niha Masih | Sunday November 16, 2014, Manda, Allahabad
Over 300 girls of Allahabad district's Fateh Bahadur school have not been attending school for over a week. Reason: Sexual harassment by local youths, some of whom, till recently, used to be their classmates.
Noida-based dentist couple Rajesh Talwar and Nupur Talwar, facing trial in the murder of their daughter Aarushi and domestic help Hemraj, today moved the Allahabad High Court challenging a CBI court order rejecting their request for examining a number of witnesses.
Two advocates of the Allahabad High Court have written to President Pranab Mukherjee for granting pardon to Bollywood actor Sanjay Dutt, who was recently sentenced to five years in prison by the Supreme Court in an Arms Act case.
The successful hosting of Maha Kumbh 2013 has earned Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav an invite from Harvard University to speak on how the 55-day religious congregation, which attracted tens of millions of people from India and around the world, went off like clockwork and was praised by organisation worldwide.
Violence broke out today at the Allahabad University campus with two groups of students hurling crude bombs at each other and indulging in heavy stone-pelting during distribution of forms for a Uttar Pradesh government's scheme for free laptops.
The Allahabad University administration today decided to allow three students union leaders, expelled recently on disciplinary grounds, to "provisionally" appear in examinations commencing from tomorrow.
Chief proctor, registrar and several others staff of the Allahabad University were locked in their offices for hours by agitated students, who laid siege to the campus protesting against the expulsion of some student union leaders.