Kanpur: News

28 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur: 2,000 people booked for offering namaz on road

The Uttar Pradesh Police have booked more than 2,000 people for offering namaz without permission on the road outside the Eidgah in Kanpur, reported PTI.

03 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Railway constable arrested for molesting Swiss woman onboard Tejas Express

A Railway Protection Force (RPF) constable has been arrested for allegedly molesting a Swiss woman onboard a train in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. The incident took place on the Tejas Express, going from Delhi to Lucknow.

14 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Fire kills mother-daughter duo during anti-encroachment demolition drive

A fire during an anti-encroachment drive claimed the lives of a 45-year-old woman and her 20-year-old daughter at Madauli village in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur Dehat district on Monday, reported NDTV.

16 Jan 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel launches 5G Plus in Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj

Bharti Airtel has launched 5G Plus in five major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Prayagraj.

27 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur horror: Teacher drills student's hand for forgetting number table

A teacher in the Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh allegedly used a power drill on the hand of a primary standard student on Thursday after he could not recite a number table, the police reportedly said.

27 Oct 2022


UP: Man films wife suicide attempt, held for dowry harassment

The police arrested a man (37) for allegedly abetting his wife's suicide by harassing her for dowry in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Popular magician, master of illusion OP Sharma dies at 76

India's popular magician OP Sharma passed away in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was 76.

21 Sep 2022

Raju Srivastava

From Congress, SP to BJP: Raju Srivastava's 'versatile' political journey

India is mourning the demise of Raju Srivastava, a legendary comedian and the nation's favorite "Gajodhar Bhaiya."

SC refuses to apply brakes on bulldozers in Uttar Pradesh

The Supreme Court on Thursday refused to stay the demolition drive by the Uttar Pradesh government but directed the authorities to strictly follow the due procedure under the law.

04 Jun 2022

Yogi Adityanath

Kanpur: 36 arrested after violence over BJP leader's 'Prophet' remark

The police arrested 36 persons in connection with the violence that erupted in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday, HT reported.

20 Feb 2022

Samajwadi Party

UP elections: FIR against Kanpur Mayor for sharing EVM photos

An FIR has been registered against BJP's Kanpur Mayor Pramila Pandey after she took and shared photos of the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) inside the polling booth.

28 Dec 2021

Narendra Modi

Modi inaugurates Kanpur Metro; here's all you need to know

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday inaugurated the completed section of the Kanpur Metro Rail Project during his visit to the city in the poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.

10 Nov 2021

Yogi Adityanath

Kanpur: Zika virus cases cross 100; Adityanath to hold meeting

The tally of Zika virus infections in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur has crossed 100 with 16 more cases reported on Tuesday.

08 Nov 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur reports nearly 90 Zika virus cases. What is it?

Kanpur has reported as many as 89 cases of the Zika virus in recent weeks, becoming a new hotspot for the mosquito-borne disease.

30 Sep 2021


UP businessman death: Wife alleges cover-up, questions cops' role

The wife of Kanpur-based businessman Manish Kumar Gupta, who allegedly died in a police raid, alleged that her husband was killed by police officers.

09 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur-Allahabad Highway accident toll climbs to 17

The death toll in the head-on collision between a double-decker bus and a loader ferrying factory workers on the Kanpur-Allahabad Highway has climbed to 17.

03 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Eight miscreants help wanted history-sheeter escape from police jeep

Eight people allegedly surrounded a police jeep and forcibly took away a wanted history-sheeter while he was being taken to Naubasta Police Station in Kanpur on Wednesday, an official said.

28 Mar 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Fire breaks out at Kanpur hospital; all patients evacuated

A fire broke out at a government hospital in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday.

26 Oct 2020

Narendra Modi

2016 Kanpur train-accident: Not conspiracy, corrosion blamed for 152 deaths

Four years ago, the Indore-Patna Express derailed near Kanpur, killing 152 passengers. The accident, one of the worst to hit Indian Railways, was suggested to be a result of a terrorist conspiracy, even by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

25 Jul 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur: Technician kidnapped, murdered; probe ordered into police's involvement

Already being slammed over extra-judicial killings, the Kanpur Police landed itself in yet another row after the family of a murdered lab technician claimed cops didn't make efforts to rescue him after he was kidnapped.

16 Jul 2020

Air Force

Vikas Dubey's "encountered" aide was a minor, claims family

The family of Prabhat Mishra, who was killed in an alleged encounter by police before noted gangster Vikas Dubey was arrested (and subsequently killed), has claimed he was a minor and had cleared Class 12 exams, merely ten days before his death.

11 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

Terrorized by gangster Vikas Dubey, villagers celebrate new-found independence

The news of noted criminal Vikas Dubey's death sent a wave of joy across Shivali village, Kanpur, where people said they are now free from his "terror."

09 Jul 2020

Madhya Pradesh

UP gangster Vikas Dubey arrested in Madhya Pradesh

In a major breakthrough for Uttar Pradesh Police, wanted criminal Vikas Dubey, who is responsible for the deaths of eight cops, was arrested in Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.

08 Jul 2020


Vikas Dubey seen at Faridabad hotel, escapes before cops arrive

Vikas Dubey, the notorious criminal from Uttar Pradesh who is responsible for the ambush in Kanpur that killed eight police officers, was allegedly seen at a hotel in Haryana's Faridabad on Tuesday.

07 Jul 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

Before history-sheeter Vikas Dubey planned an attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which took the lives of eight policemen last week, he committed a series of crimes.

03 Jul 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Kanpur: Eight cops killed during an encounter with criminals

At least eight policemen lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday when criminals opened fire at them during a raid.

Kanpur's shelter home: 57, including five pregnant girls, test COVID-positive

57 girls of a government-run shelter home in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, tested positive for coronavirus last week, turning the facility into a hotspot. Out of these 57 girls, five are pregnant and one is HIV positive.

18 Jan 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Men sexually assaulted minor, killed her mother after getting bail

A 40-year-old woman died in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on Friday, a week after she was thrashed brutally by men who allegedly tried to rape her 13-year-old daughter in 2018.

31 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur's temperature hits zero degrees; Delhi will get slight relief

Temperatures across North India are scripting new records on a daily basis, and the same happened today when the mercury hit zero degree Celsius in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, reports SkyMet.

25 Dec 2019

Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath's 'revenge': Rampur seeks Rs. 14.86 lakh in protest damages

Last week, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had vowed to take "revenge" against people responsible for damage to public property during protests against the Citizenship Amendment Act.

10 Sep 2019


IIT-Kanpur Professor accused of molestation by foreign student, probe ordered

A female student of foreign origin at the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur (IIT-K) has accused a professor of the institute of molestation.

06 Jul 2019


Five famous alumni of IIT Kanpur you should know about

The Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) are the country's premier engineering institutes that are recognized as centers of academic excellence in science and technology.

21 Jun 2019


Kanpur: Cleric rapes 15-year-old in Madrassa, claims he 'married' her

Earlier this month, Kanpur police arrested a Madrassa's cleric for allegedly raping a 15-year-old minor.

11 Jun 2019


What are CAT (IIM) toppers of last 5yrs doing now?

The Common Admission Test (CAT) is one of the toughest management entrance exams through which students are admitted to the prestigious Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs) and other top B-schools.

09 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

13-year-old Kanpur-boy has written 37 letters to Modi. Here's why

Children are often the responsibility of their parents but a 13-year-old boy from Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, has shown otherwise.

03 Jun 2019

Narendra Modi

IIT graduate dupes 15L people with fake Modi laptop scheme

If you recently signed up for a free laptop scheme under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's name, you have been duped.

03 May 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Frustrated with marriage, IIT-graduate killed wife, drank poison

In a shocking turn of events, an IIT-Roorkee graduate is suspected to have murdered his wife before drinking poison on Tuesday in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur.

20 Apr 2019

Indian Railways

12 coaches of Poorva Express derail near Kanpur, 13 injured

On Saturday, twelve coaches of Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derailed and thirteen people have been injured so far, claimed reports.

26 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

BJP asked me to not contest polls: Murli Manohar Joshi

Veteran BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi on Tuesday confirmed that the party has asked him to not contest the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

06 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

'Lucky' chair for PM Modi being prepared before Kanpur rally

The wooden chair, believed to be the lucky charm for the BJP, is in news again.

24 Dec 2018

Railway Police

UP: Mob, upset with delay, pelts stones at Shatabdi Express

On Sunday, passengers aboard the Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi Express experienced an untoward incident after stones were pelted at the train near Rura Railway halt in Kanpur dehat.

UP: Ten arrested for using proxy candidates in rail exam

The Uttar Pradesh special task force (STF) has arrested 10 suspected members of a gang for allegedly facilitating copying in the Group D exam of the railways.

12 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Depressed over failing to clear exam, student commits suicide

A 19-year-old student of Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University in UP's Kanpur allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself in her hostel room on the campus, police said.

09 Sep 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh: IPS officer dies after consuming poisonous substance

The 30-year-old IPS officer, who was in a critical condition after consuming some poisonous substance, died on Sunday at a private hospital in Kanpur city of Uttar Pradesh.

05 Sep 2018


UP: East Kanpur police superintendent attempts suicide, in critical condition

In a tragic incident, the superintendent of police of the East Kanpur district, Surendra Kumar Das, made an attempt to take his own life on Wednesday morning at his official residence in Kanpur.

17 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

When Vajpayee and his father were classmates in college

In 1945, when a 21-year-old Atal Bihari Vajpayee enrolled in a Kanpur college in Uttar Pradesh to study law, he had a classmate who was already retired after serving 30 years as a teacher. That was none other than his father.

15 Aug 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP government urges Center to rename Bareilly, Kanpur, Agra airports

Uttar Pradesh government has approached the Center for its approval to rename the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur, and Agra, a move that comes close on the heels of rechristening the iconic Mughalsarai Railway Station after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyay.

22 Jul 2018

Mental Health

IIT-K develops online tool to help people deal with mental-health-issues

The Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur, has developed an online tool, TreadWill, to help people cope with issues related to their mental health.

11 Jul 2018


Supreme Court criticizes Center for 'lethargy' in protecting Taj Mahal

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Center for its "lethargy" in taking steps to protect the Taj Mahal, dubbing the issue of preserving the historic medieval structure a "hopeless cause".

28 Jun 2018

Madhya Pradesh

Finance ministry approves Rs. 1.07 lakh crore for metro-rail projects

The Finance Ministry has given 'in-principle' approval to metro rail projects in Kanpur, Bhopal, Indore, Agra and the phase IV of Delhi Metro, amounting to Rs. 1.07 lakh crore, multiple reports said.

08 Jun 2018


5 patients die in Kanpur hospital allegedly due to AC-failure

Five elderly patients died in the ICU of the state-run Lala Lajpat Rai hospital in Kanpur during the last two days, with their attendants citing AC plant failure as the reason of their death.

01 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

In rare event, UP man marries off wife and lover

In a reboot of 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam', a man from an UP village married off his wife to her lover after learning about their affair.

ED attaches Rs. 177cr-worth assets in Rotomac bank fraud case

The Enforcement Directorate today said it has attached assets worth Rs. 177 crore in connection with its probe against Kanpur-based Rotomac Group.

26 May 2018


Muslim youth thrashed by right-wing organization for befriending Hindu girl

A 22-year-old Muslim youth was assaulted at Kanpur's Shivrajpur railway station by a group of men, allegedly belonging to a right-wing organization, for befriending a Hindu girl.

21 May 2018


17,000 students skip IIT-JEE examination, many complain of complicated Maths-questions

Over 17,000 students skipped the JEE (Advanced) examination on Sunday, according to data released by organizing chairman professor Shalabh.

20 May 2018

Excise Act

Five dead in Kanpur hooch tragedy, at least 10 ill

A man died this morning at a private hospital in Kanpur after allegedly consuming spurious liquor, raising the toll of the hooch tragedy in Kanpur district to five.

16 Apr 2018


Army captain, hostel warden held for molesting lady professor

An Army captain and a hostel warden have been arrested for allegedly stalking and molesting a lady professor in Kanpur, the police said on Monday.

14 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Man stabs girlfriend, injures mother before killing self

A 25-year-old man hanged himself after stabbing his girlfriend and severely injuring his mother in Kanpur's Barra in Uttar Pradesh, police said today.

03 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur: Fed up with eve teasing, woman commits suicide

A woman allegedly committed suicide after she got fed up of facing humiliation due to repeated eve-teasing.

16 Mar 2018

IIT-JEE Advanced

JEE-Advanced candidates can appear for online mock tests in May

JEE candidates can now appear for mock Advanced tests at CBSE-affiliated schools before the actual exam in May, a directive from the education board has said.

24 Feb 2018


Singer Ankit marries the girl his granny met on train

Singer Ankit Tiwari married the love of his life, Pallavi Shukla in a ceremony attended by their close friends and family members in Kanpur.

07 Feb 2018

Health & Wellness

Unnao HIV-crisis: Top official knew earlier, but didn't take action

An unqualified quack in UP's Unnao used to "treat" patients in villages nearby. In the process, he ended up infecting at least 38 people with HIV by using unsterilized syringes.

21 Jan 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur teacher forces student to strip as punishment

In a disturbing incident, a teacher of a school in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur has allegedly punished a Class-III student by forcing him to strip in front of the class and instructing 40 classmates to slap him.

17 Jan 2018


NIA seizes Rs. 100 crore demonetized notes in Kanpur

The National Investigation Agency (NIA) and the UP police have discovered Rs. 100 crore in old demonetized notes hidden in an under-construction building in Kanpur.

01 Dec 2017


Microsoft, Uber and more lure IITians with massive packages

If reports are to be believed, this year's placement session at the IITs is going to see intense competition among top companies for winning over the best talents.

30 Nov 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Kanpur-based journalist shot dead by unidentified attackers

In yet another shocking murder of a journalist, Naveen Gupta, who worked with a national Hindi daily newspaper, has been shot dead by two unidentified bike-borne assailants in Bilhaur town of Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur.

02 Oct 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Kanpur: Communal violence on Muharram; 30 injured, DSP suspended

Massive communal violence broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur during a Tazia procession on Muharram on 1 October.

25 Sep 2017


Gurugram: IITian ends life, jumping from DLF Magnolias' 23rd floor

In a tragic incident, Ankit Wadhwa, a 26-year-old graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, allegedly committed suicide by jumping from the 23rd floor of DLF Magnolias on Gurugram's Golf Course Road.

21 Jul 2017


Here's what President-elect Ram Nath Kovind's village hopes for

Paraunkh village sits as a dot in UP's Kanpur district but not anymore. This small village is now clearly visible as it belongs to none other than our President-elect Ram Nath Kovind.

ISI angle in train accidents merits probing: NIA

Three cases involving attempts to blast tracks at East Champaran, Indore-Patna Express derailment and last week's Koneru rail accident are currently being investigated by the National Intelligence Agency (NIA).

Hirakhand Express derailment may be probed by the NIA

The sabotage suspected by the Railways in the Hirakhand Express derailment may call for the National Investigation Agency (NIA) to include this incident in their probe.

Railways doubles compensation for accident victims

The Indian Railways has decided to double the compensation for victims of rail disasters in the country.

Railways promises to replace old coaches, increase safety staff

Reports indicated that Indian Railways recorded over 24 "averted collisions" in the last five years; there is also a shortage of 1.27 lakh employees in the "safety category".