Meerut: News

24 May 2024

Cannes Film Festival

Indian film bags top honor at 77th Cannes Film Festival

Indian director Chidananda S Naik's film, Sunflowers Were the First Ones to Know, has clinched the Best Short award at the 77th Cannes Film Festival.

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: Supreme Court raps Delhi government over funds delay

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rapped the Delhi government once again for delaying the transfer of its share of Rs. 415 crore to the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) project.

Delhi-Meerut RRTS: SC gives Delhi 1 week to clear dues

In a strong-worded order, the Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the Delhi government to allocate its Rs. 415 crore share for the Delhi-Meerut Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) by November 28.

16 Aug 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Shocking abduction, rape attempt on girl caught on camera

In a shocking incident, six men were allegedly caught on camera attempting to abduct and rape a girl in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

11 Jul 2023


On camera: Bus-car collision on Delhi-Meerut Highway leaves 6 dead

In a tragic incident, six passengers died, and two others sustained critical injuries after their car was hit by a bus on the Delhi-Meerut Expressway in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, on Tuesday.

SC raps Delhi government for refusing contribution to rapid rail

The Supreme Court on Monday pulled up the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)'s Delhi government for citing a shortage of funds for the construction of the Regional Rapid Transport System (RRTS) project.

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Gangster Anil Dujana killed in encounter in Meerut

Anil Dujana, a dreaded gangster of western Uttar Pradesh, was killed in an encounter with the state's Special Task Force in Meerut on Thursday, reported ANI.

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.

20 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: COVID-19 vaccine certificate shows BJP leader given 5 doses

The vaccination certificate of a man in Uttar Pradesh wrongly shows he has been given five doses of the coronavirus vaccine and is scheduled to get a sixth later this year.

13 Jul 2021

Navi Mumbai

Woman wanted estranged lover back, loses lakhs to tantrik instead

A self-proclaimed 33-year-old Tantrik was arrested by Navi Mumbai Police in Maharashtra for allegedly cheating a 26-year-old woman of Rs. 4.57 lakh under the pretext of performing some "black magic" to make her estranged lover marry her, police said on Monday.

18 May 2021


Meerut twins, 24, die hours apart after battling COVID-19

On May 13, Gregory Raymond Raphael and his wife Soja learned through a phone call that their son Joefred Varghese Gregory had passed away due to the coronavirus.

03 Apr 2021


UP: Man accused in gang-rape of 16-year-old shot by police

One of the four men accused in the gang-rape of a 16-year-old Dalit girl in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh was shot by the police when he and his accomplice tried to escape custody while being taken to a court.

01 Apr 2021


Now, travel from Delhi to Meerut in just 45 minutes

You will now be able to travel from Delhi to Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, in only 45 minutes as the Delhi-Meerut Expressway was opened to the public today.

29 Dec 2020

Delhi Police

19-year-old kills grandmother after she refuses to give him money

A 19-year-old youth has been arrested by the Delhi Police for allegedly bludgeoning his 73-year-old grandmother to death after she refused to give him money for a New Year's party.

24 Nov 2020

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut: Baby girl dumped inside three gunny bags, survives

A baby girl, believed to be just a couple of days old, was found dumped on the roadside in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh. She was stuffed inside three gunny bags, left to die but survived after locals heard her cries and rushed to save her.

23 Aug 2020

Uttar Pradesh

BJP leader's son booked for printing fake NCERT textbooks

The Uttar Pradesh Police has booked a BJP leader's son for printing fake NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) textbooks worth Rs. 35-50 crore, News18 reported.

28 Jun 2020

Prasoon Joshi

Swara Bhasker trolled for her new web series 'Rasbhari'

Swara Bhasker, who never shies away from commenting on issues concerning women and portraying herself as a righteous feminist, is now facing the wrath of netizens for all wrong reasons, thanks to her new web series Rasbhari.

05 Jun 2020


More than 13,500 Vivo phones found using same IMEI number

In a major shocker, more than 13,500 Vivo smartphones have been seized with the same International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) number.

14 May 2020


UP: Bus runs over migrant workers, six die, two injured

In a tragic piece of news, six workers died and two were injured after being run over by an over-speeding state transport bus in Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night.

31 Mar 2020


As coronavirus cases spike, government identifies ten hotspots

To deal with COVID-19, which has infected 1,251 and killed 32 across India, the government has identified ten hotspots, two of which are Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin, a report in Indian Express said on Tuesday.

12 Jan 2020

Tihar Jail

Meet Pawan Jallad, the man who will execute Nirbhaya convicts

Anyone who commits heinous crimes like the Nirbhaya case deserves to be hanged, says Pawan Jallad, an executioner from Meerut.

29 Dec 2019

Pakistan News

Meerut-cop tells protesters to 'Go to Pakistan'; Naqvi demands action

A massive row has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after a top cop was caught on camera, making communal statements in Meerut's Muslim locality.

28 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Go to Pakistan, says Meerut SP while threatening anti-CAA protestors

Days after five people were killed in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut amid violence over the Citizenship Amendment Act, a shocking video clip has surfaced.

24 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Anti-CAA protests: Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi stopped from entering UP's Meerut

Currently, tensions are high across India due to the controversial Citizenship Amendment Act. But it seems, BJP doesn't want any opposition party, especially Congress, to milk the opportunity.

15 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Praveen Kumar drunkenly thrashed me, my minor son: Ex-cricketer's neighbor

Former cricketer Praveen Kumar is back in the news and for all the wrong reasons.

25 Mar 2019

Times of India

Meerut: Doctor among three arrested for patient's gang-rape in ICU

In a shocking incident, a 30-year-old woman has alleged that three men, including a doctor, raped her in the ICU of a private hospital in Meerut.

07 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

Gang-rape victim alleges accused set her ablaze, police doesn't agree

One of the accused of a gang-rape case in Shamli, Uttar Pradesh, allegedly set the victim ablaze, she has claimed.

08 Nov 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Youth 'jokingly' lights bomb in three-year-old's mouth

Celebrations of Diwali turned sour for a three-year-old and her family in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh after a boy lit a sutli bomb (popular firecracker) in her mouth.

21 Oct 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Meerut: BJP councilor arrested for fighting with cop, assaulting woman

On Saturday, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a BJP municipal councilor from Meerut over a scuffle with a police officer and for allegedly assaulting a woman at his restaurant on the Delhi-Dehradun highway.

19 Oct 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Brothers rape teen-sister for four-years, she films incident for proof

In a ghastly incident, two brothers were arrested for allegedly raping their sister for four years in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut.

11 Aug 2018


UP: After BJP-minister garlands Ambedkar-statue, Dalit-lawyers 'purify' it with gangajal

The Ambedkar statue placed outside the district court in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, was 'purified' by Dalit lawyers on Friday after the BJP state general secretary Sunil Bansal garlanded it.

10 Aug 2018

Kanwar Yatra

Kanwar yatra: UP spends Rs. 14L on chopper for petal-showering

We're used to believing that the government lacks money to improve the many things wrong around us- illiteracy, hunger, homelessness, etc.

15 Jul 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP-cop files complaint against himself for failing to check cow-smuggling!

Talk about sincerity. Or bizarreness? A Meerut station house officer (SHO) has lodged a complaint against himself for having failed to prevent cow smuggling!

09 Jul 2018


UP: Married for ten-years, woman alleges forceful conversion to Islam

A 27-year-old woman has alleged she was forced to convert to Islam by her husband and approached Uttar Pradesh police following which the Meerut-based man has been booked.

24 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP Army Major detained for alleged murder of colleague's wife

An Indian Army Major has been detained from Meerut in Uttar Pradesh for his alleged involvement in the killing of another Army Major's wife in west Delhi yesterday.

09 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Soon, travel from Delhi to Meerut in 60 minutes

In a major boost to infrastructure, soon the travel time between Delhi and Meerut will be reduced to 60 minutes.

27 May 2018


Modi opens Delhi-Meerut Expressway and Eastern Peripheral Expressway today

PM Narendra Modi inaugurated the first phase of the Delhi-Meerut Expressway this morning, before embarking on a 6km-roadshow on it in an open jeep.

17 May 2018


Delhi: Man, who could dismantle a car in 1-hr, arrested

A seasoned vehicle lifter, who could dismantle a car within an hour, was recently nabbed in Dwarka, while trying to escape in a stolen Volkswagen Polo.

29 Apr 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Bride shot dead by robbers on Meerut highway for jewellery

A 22-year-old newly-wed woman was shot dead by robbers on Meerut highway late on Friday night for artificial jewelry they mistook for gold.

14 Apr 2018

BR Ambedkar

Meerut put on high-alert for Ambedkar Jayanti

The 127th birth anniversary of Bhim Rao Ambedkar will be celebrated in Meerut amid high-security and suspended Internet.

20 Feb 2018


High-speed rail between Delhi-Meerut to save Rs. 6,300 crore

The high-speed rail corridor that will cut the travel time between Delhi and Meerut to just 62 minutes will also double up as a local metro for the people of Meerut.

26 Dec 2017


In Meerut, doctors' alumni meet uses ambulance to carry alcohol

On one hand, India's healthcare system has been hit by reports of poor-quality service and lacking facilities: many have complained about having to carry their relatives to and from hospitals in the absence of ambulances.

22 Nov 2017

Yogi Adityanath

UP civic polls: 1.09cr people in 24 districts cast votes

The first phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh is being held today across 24 districts. Voting will happen from 7am to 5pm.

31 Oct 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP shocker: 100-year-old bedridden woman dies after being raped

In a horrific incident, a 100-year-old bedridden woman in Meerut district died after she was raped and beaten up in her house late on Sunday night.

10 Oct 2017

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 300 students fall ill after inhaling toxic gas

About 300 students in UP's Shamli district fell ill today allegedly after inhaling toxic gas emitted from a sugar mill near their school.

19 Sep 2017


Mayawati launches nephew: Is this a new political dynasty?

Even as the clamor against political dynasties picks up steam, Mayawati at her recent Meerut rally introduced her nephew Akash, a management postgraduate from London, as an "upcoming" party functionary.

25 Aug 2017


Triple talaq ban: What will happen to all pending cases?

Three days ago, after months of debates, the SC finally suspended the "unconstitutional" triple talaq till the government frames relevant laws.

Hours after SC ban, man gives triple-talaq to pregnant wife

Hours after the SC suspended the practice of triple talaq, a man in Meerut (UP) divorced his wife using the same provision.

14 Jun 2017


Meerut- Congress district president removed for 'provocative' message about 'Pappu'

The Meerut district president of Congress, Vinay Pradhan, is in trouble for praising "Pappu".

Forest dept searches for national level shooter over illegal-wildlife recovery

The Forest Department is on the lookout for Prashant Vishnoi, a national level shooter, after they recovered illegal wildlife trophies from his father's house in Meerut.

28 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath

Meerut school asks students to sport Yogi haircut

The Rishabh Academy Co-educational English Medium School in Meerut has imposed new rules for 2800 students between Class 1-12.

Meerut: BJP leader Kuldeep Tomar shoots wife after heated argument

BJP leader Kuldeep Tomar allegedly shot his wife Poonam after a heated argument. She died during treatment on February 17.

07 Dec 2016

Delhi Police

Delhi: the city that keeps growing

Travellers will soon be able to zip to Meerut from Delhi in an hour.