Mathura: News

15 Apr 2024

Allahabad High Court

Supreme Court extends stay on survey in Mathura mosque case

The Supreme Court on Monday extended the suspension of the survey concerning the Shahi Eidgah mosque, located near the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura.

12 Apr 2024

Hema Malini

Hema Malini posts with farmers again while campaigning; invites trolls

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Hema Malini has faced criticism on social media for her latest election campaign photos.

12 Feb 2024

Yamuna Expressway

Mathura: 5 people charred to death in Yamuna Expressway accident

Five people were charred to death on Monday after their car crashed into a passenger bus carrying 40 people on the Yamuna Expressway in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

SC pauses HC order to survey Mathura's Shahi Idgah mosque

The Supreme Court (SC) on Tuesday stayed the Allahabad High Court order appointing a commissioner to survey the Shahi Idgah mosque near the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

18 Dec 2023

Allahabad High Court

Allahabad High Court reserves order on Shahi Idgah Masjid survey 

The Allahabad High Court on Monday reserved its order regarding a preliminary survey of Shahi Idgah Masjid near the Krishna Janmabhoomi Temple complex in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

14 Dec 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad HC allows survey of Mathura's Shahi Idgah Masjid

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday granted permission for a survey of the Shahi Idgah Masjid in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura.

Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Plea in SC seeking 'Gyanvapi Mosque-like survey'

In a major development in the Krishna Janmabhoomi dispute, the Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Nirman Trust has reportedly moved the Supreme Court (SC) seeking a Gyanvapi Mosque complex-like scientific survey of the Shahi Eidgah mosque in Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

24 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura: Court orders Shahi Idgah Masjid's survey after January 2

A court in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura ordered the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to conduct a survey of the Shahi Idgah Masjid after January 2, NDTV reported.

20 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh

2 die of suffocation at Mathura's famous temple on Janmashtami

Uncontrolled footfall at Mathura's Banke Bihari temple in UP on the occasion of Janmashtami left two dead and seven injured during Mangla Aarti on Friday.

10 Aug 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura shocker: Wife sets husband on fire over extramarital affair

In a shocking incident, a man in the Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh district was allegedly set on fire by his wife earlier this week.

19 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

UP Sanitation worker, sacked over Modi-Yogi photos in trash, reinstated

The Mathura sanitation worker, who was fired after images of the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, and Prime Minister Narendra Modi were discovered in his garbage cart, has been reinstated, according to civic body officials on Tuesday.

18 Jul 2022

Narendra Modi

Sanitation worker sacked after Modi, Yogi's photos found in trash

A sanitation worker in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura was sacked from his job after he was found carrying discarded images of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in his garbage cart, on Sunday.

25 May 2022

Allahabad High Court

Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Mathura court defers hearing till May 31

Mathura's district court on Wednesday deferred hearing on petitions filed in connection with the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi issue.

Mathura: Court allows petition seeking removal of Shahi Idgah Mosque

Amid the ongoing Kashi Vishwanath-Gyanvapi Mosque row, an Uttar Pradesh court on Thursday allowed another petition seeking the removal of the Shahi Idgah Mosque near the Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.

17 Mar 2022


Braj ki Holi: Barsana, Vrindavan and Mathura Holi celebrations

Holi, the festival of colors, is celebrated all across India with pomp and zeal along with bright colors, dance, music, and good food.

11 Sep 2021


Man sentenced for 20 years for raping mentally unsound woman

A court in Mathura has sentenced a 47-year-old man to 20 years in jail for raping an 18-year-old mentally unsound woman whose mother used to occasionally hire his services as a driver, a government counsel said on Saturday.

11 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Twenty-two wards of Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam declared holy pilgrimage sites

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday declared 22 wards of the Mathura-Vrindavan Nagar Nigam area as holy pilgrimage sites.

02 Sep 2021


Mathura municipal body nabs 100 monkeys, will catch more

The municipal body of Mathura has started nabbing monkeys under a 15-day program initiated to deal with the menace caused by the animals in the city.

28 Aug 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura temples gearing up to celebrate Krishna Janmashtami

Preparations have started in different temples of Mathura in Uttar Pradesh for Janmashtami celebrations, slated for August 30.

15 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Govardhan's Giriraj Parikrama canceled due to COVID-19

The Giriraj Parikrama at Mudiya Poono fair in Govardhan has been banned in view of the coronavirus pandemic, officials said on Thursday.

12 Jul 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura on high alert following arrest of terrorists in Lucknow

Security has been beefed up in Mathura following the arrest of two operatives of the Al Qaeda-linked Ansar Ghazwatul Hind in Lucknow, who were planning to attack several places across the state including the temple town, police said on Monday.

17 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura introduces strict COVID-19 curbs, 14-day quarantine for symptomatic visitors

The Mathura district administration, on Friday, introduced some curbs in the wake of rising coronavirus cases, saying people coming from other states would have to undergo screening for COVID-19.

27 Mar 2021


Mathura woman contracts a South African strain of COVID-19

A Mathura village woman was on Friday found to have been infected earlier this month with a South African strain of COVID-19, while two district health workers have contracted the disease despite having been given both shots of anti-COVID-19 vaccine.

Women's Day: Widows of Vrindavan vaccinated against COVID-19

Two dozen widows at Vrindavan in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district got vaccinated against COVID-19 on International Women's Day on Monday, according to a non-government organization (NGO).

08 Feb 2021


IndiaMART CEO, two others booked for selling Govardhan Hill rocks

The CEO of IndiaMART, an e-commerce site, and two others, were booked on Sunday for allegedly putting up an online sale of Govardhan Hill rocks, the police said.

08 Jun 2020


Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

Shabista Khan, the wife of Dr. Kafeel Khan, has written to the Chief Justice of the Uttar Pradesh High Court, seeking security for her husband.

Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

Pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was recently arrested and granted bail for allegedly making a provocative speech, has now been charged under the National Security Act (NSA).

28 Aug 2019

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Harassed couple sets themselves on fire outside police station

A couple was harassed by a muscleman in Uttar Pradesh. In hope of getting a respite, they went to police but the officials in uniform shunned them instead.

13 Jul 2019

Lok Sabha

Hema Malini sweeps streets, junta finds the photo-op unreal

Actor-turned-politician Hema Malini was caught in a photo-op on Saturday, one which she was clearly unprepared for.

Mother's breakfast not finished, man pulls train's emergency chain, arrested

In a bizarre incident, a 32-year-old man was arrested for pulling the emergency chain of a train to enable his mother finish her breakfast.

27 Jun 2019


Mathura: Mass cheating during LLB exams, teachers found assisting

Incidents of mass cheating at two big colleges in Mathura, affiliated to the Dr. Bhim Rao Ambedkar University (formerly Agra University), have come to light.

06 Jun 2019


Mathura: Muslim mob lynched shopkeeper to death over 'lassi'

In a stern message last year, the Supreme Court said India can't become the land of mob lynchings.

19 Apr 2019

Jyotiraditya Scindia

Priyanka Chaturvedi quits Congress, says can't compromise with self-respect

Congress spokesperson Priyanka Chaturvedi, who has been instrumental in charging ruling party (BJP) on both social media and press meets, quit the party on Thursday.

24 Mar 2019

Sonia Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi should marry "dancer" Sapna Chaudhary: BJP MLA

BJP MLA Surendra Singh, who is known for his sexist barbs, attacked popular performer Sapna Chaudhary saying the country will not "accept" her and suggested that Congress President Rahul Gandhi should marry her.

19 Dec 2018


Another accused arrested in Rs. 126cr Yamuna Expressway land scam

The Gautam Budh Nagar Police yesterday arrested another accused in the Rs. 126 crore Yamuna Expressway land scam.

05 Dec 2018


'Illegal and not permissible': India's only elephant rescue-center gets notice

India's only elephant rescue center, run by an NGO in Mathura, has been served a notice by the Central Zoo Authority (CZA) questioning its legality.

28 Sep 2018


Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals including 5 children arrested in Mathura

Thirteen Bangladeshi nationals, including five children, were taken into custody today in a village near Mathura, police said.

22 Sep 2018

Narendra Modi

RSS-backed organization to sell beauty-products made from cow urine, dung

Soaps, face packs, shampoos, and medicinal products made from cow urine and dung may soon be just a click away as an RSS-backed center says it's set to sell these on Amazon India.

01 Sep 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Special arrangements for stray cows, dogs at Nagar Nigams: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said special arrangement for the upkeep of stray cows, dogs, monkeys, and birds would be made at every Nagar Nigam of the state.

26 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Police busts sex racket in Mathura; three held

Police today claimed to have busted a sex racket in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh with the arrest of three persons and said they were trying to identify other members of the gang.

23 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Man rapes 3-year-old girl; gets 20 years' imprisonment

A special court in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh has sentenced a man to 20 years in jail for raping a three-year-old girl.

19 Aug 2018


Missing Ola-driver found dead, UP-police cremate body infuriating family

The kin of a deceased Muslim Ola driver, who had gone missing on August 9, is furious as the Uttar Pradesh police cremated his body, instead of burying him.

06 Aug 2018


Pankaj Tripathi joins Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon starrer 'Luka Chuppi'

Actor Pankaj Tripathi has come onboard for Kartik Aaryan-Kriti Sanon starrer 'Luka Chuppi' where he will be seen playing an estate agent from Mathura.

22 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Six-day Mudiya Poono fair to begin in Govardhan tomorrow

The six-day Mudiya Poono fair, also known as "mini Kumbh", will begin in UP's Mathura tomorrow.

11 Jun 2018


Two-girls in Mathura approach police for help to 'get married'

Two women, who claim to be majors, have approached the police in Mathura for help, saying they want to get married but their parents were opposing their relationship, a police official said.

06 Jun 2018

Terror Attack

UP: Security at Kashi Vishwanath, others upped after blast threats

Police in UP are on alert after a letter purportedly written by a Lashkar (LeT) terrorist warned of attacks this week.

10 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Another 12 killed in thunderstorms in UP

The death toll in the intense thunderstorms in North India continues to rise. At least 12 more people were killed when fresh storms lashed Braj region of UP yesterday.

04 May 2018

Himachal Pradesh

Kasauli murderer on-the-run crossed states, changed looks, then slipped-up

After shooting dead an assistant town planner in full public view for discharging her duties, Vijay Singh, a Kasauli resident, fled.

16 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Mathura singer Hemant Brijwasi wins 'Rising Star 2'

Hemant Brijwasi emerged the winner of live singing reality show "Rising Star 2" last night.

04 Oct 2017

Piyush Goyal

3 coaches of goods train derails near Mathura, no casualties

The Indian Railways has suffered yet another train derailment.

19 Sep 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Mathura farmer receives loan waiver of 1 paisa. What?!

Chhiddi, a farmer in Mathura's Govardhan Tehsil was in for a rude shock when he received a waiver of one paisa on a Rs. 1,55,000 loan.

16 Sep 2017

Uttar Pradesh

Sadhvi allegedly gang-raped in Mathura's Radha Rani temple

In a shocking case, a sadhvi at Mathura's famous Radha Rani temple in Barsana was allegedly raped while she was sleeping in the temple hall.