Aligarh: News

12 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress to end Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra earlier than planned

The Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will likely conclude earlier than planned, with its Uttar Pradesh leg being curtailed by at least a week, The Indian Express reported.

29 Jan 2024


Centre extends ban on SIMI under UAPA for 5 years 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government on Monday extended the ban on the Students Islamic Movement of India (SIMI) for another five years.

09 Dec 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP woman shot in head by cop inside police station

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh (UP), a woman was shot in the head from close range with a pistol by a police officer, reports said on Saturday.

07 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh likely to get this new name soon

The Aligarh Municipal Corporation has unanimously cleared a proposal to rename the city to Harigarh, per NDTV.

30 Sep 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: BJP MP touches woman MLA inappropriately at public event

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s MP from Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, Satish Kumar Gautam, sparked controversy after a video allegedly showing him touching female party MLA Mukta Raja inappropriately went viral on social media.

23 Jun 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: 12-year-old boy held for allegedly raping baby girl

A 12-year-old boy was held on Thursday for allegedly raping a one-year-old girl in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh, the Indian Express reported, quoting officials.

27 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 12-year-old leaves home to escape beatings, mauled by dogs

A 12-year-old boy was allegedly mauled to death by stray dogs in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday night, reported IANS.

31 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: 24-year-old stabs parents to death as siblings watch

A 24-year-old student of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) was arrested on Thursday for allegedly stabbing his parents to death at their rented house, reported Times of India.

11 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

After Joshimath, houses develop cracks in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh

Amid recent concerns regarding soil subsidence in Uttarakhand's Joshimath, sudden leaks and cracks have started appearing at a few houses in Aligarh's Kanwariganj area in Uttar Pradesh, setting off panic among locals.

23 Jun 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: Coaching centers shut after facing scrutiny over Agnipath violence

All coaching centers in and around Tappal, a town in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, reportedly had their shutters down on Wednesday after most of these centers faced scrutiny over the violent protests against the Centre's Agnipath scheme.

26 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Child trafficking racket busted; six kids rescued, 16 arrested

Uttar Pradesh police has busted a child trafficking racket rescuing six kids and arresting sixteen persons including nine women in an overnight operation, officials said on Monday.

03 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

Five people died and at least 22 took ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in a village in Aligarh district, police said on Thursday.

01 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

The death toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy rose to 36 on Monday with authorities confirming 11 more deaths, even as the Uttar Pradesh government cracked the whip on UP Excise Commissioner P Guruprasad, and suspended two other senior officials.

28 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

11 people dead after consuming spurious liquor in Aligarh

Eleven people died on Friday and some more people were taken ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, a senior official said.

04 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: COVID-19 patient dies, family alleges medical negligence

The body of a COVID-19 patient kept lying on a bed at a government hospital for over 14 hours after he died, his family alleged, adding that he was subjected to wrong treatment.

04 Apr 2021


'Aligarh' writer Apurva Asrani separates from partner of 14 years

Film writer and editor Apurva Asrani has announced he has parted ways with his partner of 14 years, musician Siddhant Pillai.

06 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 5 killed, over 25 injured in Aligarh bus accident

In a tragic incident, five people lost their lives while more than 25 were injured as two buses, run by the Haryana Roadways, collided in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

02 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Aligarh: Dalit girl was strangulated, no clear evidence of rape

The postmortem report of the teenage Dalit girl, whose body was found on Sunday in Aligarh, has not indicated any clear evidence of rape and found that she was strangulated to death, a senior official said.

01 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Dalit girl found dead, villagers clash with police

The body of a 16-year-old Dalit girl was found in a field in the Akrabad area of Aligarh, following which villagers clashed with police and indulged in stone-pelting, the police said on Monday.

02 Mar 2020


UP: Frustrated with husband, woman beats 6-month-old daughter to death

In a shocking incident, a 25-year-old woman allegedly thrashed her six-month-old daughter to death in the Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh.

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

11 Aug 2019


UP: Aligarh BJP minority leader's husband thrashed over membership drive

The husband of a local BJP minority wing leader named Farheen Mohsin in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh was allegedly thrashed by some people who were angered by her participation in a membership drive of the party.

26 Jul 2019


Aligarh administration bans namaz and Hanuman Chalisa recitation on roads

In Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, people will no longer be seen offering namaz or reciting Hanuman Chalisa on the streets, courtesy an order by the district administration.

25 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

Aligarh: This Kachori seller earns Rs. 60L; gets tax notice

There may be many reasons for why Prime Minister Narendra Modi's pakoda selling advice doesn't work, and you can add another to your list: pakodas aren't kachoris.

08 Jun 2019


Sonam Kapoor and filmmaker Ashoke Pandit argue over Aligarh murder-case

When a two-and-a-half-year-old girl was brutally murdered in Aligarh over a petty sum of Rs. 10,000, the entire country wept.

08 Jun 2019


Aligarh Murder: Accused was earlier arrested for raping his daughter

As India is demanding justice for a two-and-a-half-year-old girl who was brutally murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, a shocking detail related to the case has come to fore.

07 Jun 2019


2-year-old brutally murdered over Rs. 10,000 'loan'. Cry India, cry!

India is outraged over the murder of a two-and-a-half-year-old girl. And why shouldn't we? We have clearly fallen off the rails and humanity is long dead.

BSP leader tried to leak MBA paper for girlfriend, arrested

People are known to do crazy things for love. And BSP leader Feroz Alam alias Raja took it a step further by committing an illegal act.

02 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Government to levy 'gau kalyan' cess to build shelters

On Tuesday, the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet approved a plan to impose a 'gau kalyan cess' (cow welfare cess) on multiple "profit-making" public sector departments in a bid to raise funds for the setting up of temporary cowsheds across the state.

27 Dec 2018

Yogi Adityanath

To protect crops, UP farmers lock stray cows in schools

Aligarh city administration in Uttar Pradesh is currently busy handling the problem of stray cows in rural areas.

Days before death, eminent poet Gopal Das sought mercy killing

Noted Hindi poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', who passed away on July 19, had sought mercy killing, a letter sent to Aligarh district magistrate reveals.

Jinnah-portrait in AMU: What Muslim groups are saying on controversy

Wading into the controversy over 138-year-old Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University, All-India Muslim Mahasangh on Friday announced a reward of Rs. 1 lakh for taking the picture down.

04 May 2018

Samajwadi Party

Jinnah-portrait row: Internet services suspended, Section 144 imposed in Aligarh

The Aligarh Administration announced, on Friday, that internet services will remain suspended from 2:00 PM to 12:00 AM Saturday, in the wake of protests over Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait in Aligarh Muslim University.

Jinnah portrait row at AMU: Police allegedly cane students

Many students of Aligarh Muslim University staged a protest after police allegedly caned them for marching to lodge a complaint against Hindu group that sought removal of Mohammed Ali Jinnah's portrait from the varsity's campus.

02 May 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Uninvited, BJP minister barges into a Dalit man's house

Rajnish Kumar, a Dalit man from Aligarh, alleged that a BJP minister barged into his house, uninvited, with his own food, mineral water and cutlery.

BJP MP questions Jinnah's portrait at Aligarh Muslim University

A BJP MP has asked Aligarh Muslim University to explain why it displays a portrait of Muhammad Ali Jinnah, triggering a row days after a student sought permission to hold an RSS Shakha on its premises.

AMU alumnus pic with Hizbul Mujahideen operatives surfaces on social-media

A new photo of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) PhD scholar Mannan Wani, who was in the news a few months back for joining terror outfit Hizbul Mujahideen, has surfaced on social media.

Aligarh: 2 Patients tied to hospital-bed in absence of safeguards

In a rather shocking revelation, two patients were found tied to the hospital beds in AMU's Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College's emergency ward.

12 Nov 2017


Aligarh: Charred body found in car on UP highway

The completely charred body of a 35-year-old builder from Delhi's New Ashok Nagar was found near Aligarh-Etah highway, in a Noida registered burnt Skoda car on Saturday morning.

18 Oct 2017


Sex determination: Aligarh BJP MLAs help allegedly-involved doctor evade action

Two days ago, Rajasthan officials claimed to have busted a sex determination racket in Aligarh. They had caught a doctor couple 'red-handed'.