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Everything you need to know about Aligarh: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

AMU elects its first woman in teachers association

May 1, 2012 at 10:34 AM

Aligarh, May 1 (IANS) After being in the news for alleged gender bias, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has for the first time elected a woman to its influential teacher's association.

Madrassas help students make sense of the world (Comment)

April 20, 2012 at 3:25 PM

When I first came to Jamia Millia Islamia to teach, some 30 years ago, the madrassa in my mind was a quaint holdover from the past. In the course of studying colonial Indian history I had read about the Darul Uloom at Deoband and the Nadwa in Lucknow, but I didn't think of them as living institutions; they belonged to the past as firmly as Humayun's tomb did.

UP government withdraws cases against 24 Tappal farmers

April 13, 2012 at 10:11 PM

Lucknow, April 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government late Friday revoked the cases slapped on two dozen farmers during an agitation over land acquisition at Tappal in Aligarh district in 2010.

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Indian-American linguist wins US academic award

April 6, 2012 at 10:33 AM

Washington, April 6 (IANS) An Indian American professor, Dr. Mohammad Jahangeer Warsi, has been selected as a 2011-2012 recipient of the James E. McLeod Faculty Recognition Award by the students of Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri.

Congress observes shutdown in Bhopal to protest IPS officer's killing

March 13, 2012 at 9:11 PM

Bhopal/Aligarh, Mar 13 (ANI): The Congress Party observed a shutdown in Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday in protest against the killing of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh by the mining mafia in the region.

Father of slain IPS officer in MP alleges conspiracy by mining mafia

March 9, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Aligarh, Mar 9 (ANI): The father of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh, who was mowed down by a tractor-trolley in Madhya Pradesh's Morenda District yesterday, on Friday said that his son had to pay for his honesty and alleged that the killing was a 'well-planned' conspiracy by the mining mafia of the region.

Father of slain IPS officer in MP alleges conspiracy by mining mafia

March 9, 2012 at 11:27 AM

Aligarh, Mar 9 (ANI): The father of Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Narendra Kumar Singh, who was mowed down by a tractor-trolley in Madhya Pradesh's Morenda District yesterday, on Friday said that his son had to pay for his honesty and alleged that the killing was a 'well-planned' conspiracy by the mining mafia of the region.

Security stepped up for sixth phase of UP polls

February 27, 2012 at 8:56 PM

Agra/Aligarh, Feb 27 (ANI): With Uttar Pradesh entering the sixth phase of assembly polls tomorrow, the concerned authorities have stepped up security measures to avoid any untoward incident.

Security stepped up for sixth phase of UP polls

February 27, 2012 at 3:19 PM

Agra/Aligarh, Feb 27 (ANI): With Uttar Pradesh entering the sixth phase of assembly polls tomorrow, the concerned authorities have stepped up security measures to avoid any untoward incident.

Congress is synonymous with corruption: Advani

February 25, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Agra/ Aligarh, Feb 25 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is synonymous with corruption.

Congress is synonymous with corruption: Advani

February 25, 2012 at 12:55 PM

Agra/ Aligarh, Feb 25 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L K Advani has said that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Government is synonymous with corruption.

Political mercury rises in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

January 20, 2012 at 12:07 PM

Lucknow/Aligarh/Gorakhpur, Jan 20 (ANI): With Uttar Pradesh assembly elections right around the corner, the political mercury has soared across the state, as parties and leaders engage in a war of words on a range of issues.

Pre-election raid in UP busts tortoise smuggling racket

January 15, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Aligarh, Jan 15 (ANI): Police officials in Uttar Pradesh, given the stringent guidelines with from Election Commission in the wake of assembly elections to be held in five states, unexpectedly came upon a tortoise smuggling racket on Saturday.

Khurshid skips Aligarh Muslim University function, saddened by teachers protest

October 18, 2011 at 2:39 PM

Aligarh, Oct 18 (ANI): Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid, who skipped the founder's day function of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) due to teachers protest against his visit on Monday, said he was deeply saddened by the protests.

CRPF clearing convoys of trucks in Manipur

October 8, 2011 at 5:50 PM

Aligarh, Oct 8 (ANI): The Director General of Police of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), K Vijay Kumar, has said that the CRPF is working in complete coordination with the Manipur Police and putting all its efforts to clear the convoy of trucks carrying essential commodities to prevent any shortage like situation.

Rahul Gandhi to address kisan mahapanchayat in Aligarh today

July 9, 2011 at 9:17 PM

Aligarh, July 9 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi will address a 'kisan mahapanchayat' at Aligarh's Numaish Maidan on Saturday.

Rahul Gandhi addresses farmers in Aligarh, promises new land acquisition law

July 9, 2011 at 5:08 PM

Aligarh, July 9 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi on Saturday hit out at the Mayawati government over its land acquisition policy, saying it was killing farmers for making justified demands.

No political agenda during farmers' meet: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

July 8, 2011 at 5:24 PM

Aligarh, July 8 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Friday said that the Kisan Mahapanchayat, scheduled for July 9 in Aligarh, would be minus the Congress flag or any political agenda.

No political agenda during farmers' meet: Rita Bahuguna Joshi

July 8, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Aligarh, July 8 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee president Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Friday said that the Kisan Mahapanchayat, scheduled for July 9 in Aligarh, would be minus the Congress flag or any political agenda.

Rahul Gandhi begins padyatra from Bhatta-Parsaul

July 5, 2011 at 12:24 PM

Aligarh, July 4(ANI): In what can be seen as a move to challenge Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati, Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi has begun a padyatra from Bhatta-Parsaul to Aligarh in Uttar Pradesh.

Seven more gunned down in Karachi, taking death toll to 92

August 6, 2010 at 9:24 PM

Karachi, Aug 6 (ANI): Seven more people were shot dead in different areas of Karachi since last night that brings the number of toll to 92.

Seven kids rescued from Aligarh restaurant

March 5, 2010 at 4:38 PM

Aligarh, Mar. 5 (ANI): Seven children have been rescued by police from an Aligarh restaurant, where they were held captive.

AMU junior doctors go on strike over alleged irregularities

January 29, 2010 at 11:55 AM

Aligarh (UP), Jan 29 (ANI): More than 500 junior doctors at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have gone on strike demanding a probe into the alleged irregularities in the entrance examination for post-graduate (PG) courses

Competent Muslim can become PM, says Rahul Gandhi

December 7, 2009 at 5:09 PM

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 7 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi interacted with the students of the Aligarh Muslim University here today and responding to the questions posed by the university students that how long will it take for India to have it's next Muslim Prime Minister, he said the religion is not a barrier for anyone to hold the topmost post of the country.

Rahul Gandhi interacts with AMU students

December 7, 2009 at 1:22 PM

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 7 (ANI): Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi is interacting with the students of the Aligarh Muslim University here. This is Gandhi's first visit to the premier institution.

Asif's selection for ICC Champions Trophy squad depends on today's fitness test

August 9, 2009 at 12:31 PM

Lahore, Aug. 9 (ANI): Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Asif will have to prove his physical fitness on Sunday before being considered for the ICC Champions Trophy.

'Ishtiqa' prayers seeking rains performed at Aligarh University

July 26, 2009 at 5:42 PM

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 26 (ANI): A large number of people of the Muslim faith on Saturday offered 'Ishtiqa' or, special prayers seeking an end to the prolonged dry spell from the God, which is affecting general life here.

Aligarh schoolgirl leaves for US for NASA student programme

July 25, 2009 at 9:50 PM

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), July 25(ANI): Palak Agrawal, one of the two schoolgirls selected from India to visit the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) agency for training in space shuttle designing, left for the US on Friday late night.

A R Rahman conferred upon honorary doctorate

June 7, 2009 at 9:49 PM

Aligarh, June 7(ANI): Oscar winning music composer A.R.Rahman was conferred upon an honorary doctorate by Aligarh Muslim University in recognition of his contribution to the field of music and art.

Human skulls found in Aligarh

May 29, 2009 at 1:24 PM

Aligarh (UP), May 29 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police found more human skeletons here on Thursday from the same spot where five days earlier, hundreds of human skulls, bones and two skeletons were spotted in a dried up pond adjacent to a mortuary.

Honorary doctorate for Rahman

May 27, 2009 at 3:48 PM

Aligarh, May 27 (IANS) Oscar winning composer A.R. Rahman will be conferred an honorary doctorate by Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

At least 100 human skulls, bones and skeletons found in Aligarh

May 24, 2009 at 6:08 PM

Aligarh, May 24 (ANI): Panic prevailed at the Aligarh railway colony when at least 100 human skulls, several bones and two skeletons were recovered from a pond near the mortuary.

Two dozen human skulls, bones, found in Uttar Pradesh

May 23, 2009 at 3:52 PM

Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) Panic prevailed in the Civil Lines locality of Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh town Saturday when over two dozen human skulls and bones were found in a pond, police said.

Door hardware industry in Aligarh suffers due to unrest in Nepal

May 21, 2009 at 12:51 PM

Aligarh, May 21(ANI): The political turmoil in Nepal has led to a decline in the exports of door hardware products like locks and door fittings from Aligarh to Nepal.

50 students injured in Uttar Pradesh road accident

November 20, 2008 at 2:44 PM

Lucknow, Nov 20 (IANS) About fifty engineering students were injured when the bus they were travelling in fell into a ditch in Aligarh district of Uttar Pradesh Thursday, police said.

No need for Muslims to fear in India, says Mahesh Bhatt

October 26, 2008 at 6:12 PM

Aligarh, Oct 26 (IANS) As terrorism takes centre stage in Indian politics and is being debated on communal lines, filmmaker and social activist Mahesh Bhatt said there is no need for the Muslims to be fearful in the country.

Seek equity, not concessions, Hamid Ansari advises Muslims

October 18, 2008 at 7:57 PM

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh), Oct 18 (IANS) Terming the affirmation of identity a 'legitimate pursuit', Vice President Hamid Ansari Saturday urged Indian Muslims to seek equity rather than concessions.

Vice President Ansari asks Muslims to seek equity, not concessions

October 18, 2008 at 4:28 PM

Aligarh, Oct 18 (ANI): Vice President Hamid Ansari today asked Muslims to "seek equity, not concessions" from the government, and said that the community should introspect as a failure to participate in India's growth story will lead to its marginalisation.

AMU to hold Alumni World Summit on Oct 18-19

October 16, 2008 at 1:01 AM

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) is going to hold its World Alumni Summit on October 18-19. Vice-President of India, M Hamid Ansari will inaugurate the summit as the chief guest on this occasion.

Vice president to attend AMU's alumni summit

October 11, 2008 at 6:04 PM

Aligarh, Oct 11 (IANS) Vice president Hamid Ansari will participate in an alumni summit of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Oct 18, an official said Saturday.

Nanotechnology centre to come up in AMU

October 9, 2008 at 4:19 PM

Aligarh, Oct 9 (IANS) The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will set up a state-of-the-art Nanotechnology centre to facilitate advanced research and studies in material sciences, a university official said Thursday.

Excellency award for sitar maestro

October 3, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Noted sitar meastro, music therapist and creative musician from the holy town of Vrindaban, Dr. Acharya Trigunateet Jaimini, who was in the city

Amnesty India organised Arms Control workshop at AMU

September 19, 2008 at 12:00 AM

With a view to create awareness among students about terrorism and human rights, Amnesty International India organised a photo exhibition

AMU to grant Sir Syed Award in Literature

September 15, 2008 at 1:01 AM

"Sir Syed Ahmad Khan International Award" has been instituted by Aligarh Muslim University with cash prize of rupees five lakh. This year the award

AMU to send special relief team to flood-hit Bihar

September 10, 2008 at 12:00 AM

A special relief team of doctors from Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will go to the flood-affected areas of Bihar on 15th of this month; team will target

RBI to phase out Rs 500 notes of 1996 series

August 29, 2008 at 12:00 AM

In the bid to fight 'economic terrorism' that is running across the country in the form of ?fake currencies', the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) on

AMU professor nominated for 1.5 mn dollars Zayed Future Energy Prize

January 1, 2008 at 12:00 AM

Abu Dhabi, Aug 4 (ANI): Professor Hamid Ali of Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has been nominated for the first Zayed Future Energy Prize (ZFEP).

AMU to honour APJ Kalam

June 6, 2008 at 12:00 AM

The Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to confer Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam an honorary doctorate for his devoted efforts in the

UPA Sure of Hameed Ansari‚??s Victory

August 10, 2007 at 12:00 AM

Hameed Ansari is likely to win the vice ‚??president election. The UPA-Left candidate supported by BSP leader Mayawati is a distinguished personality, served as an ambassador to UAE, Afghanistan, Iran and Saudi Arabia. He was the Indian High

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