Ballia


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Ballia

(bŭl`yə), town (1991 pop. 84,758), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. Situated on a rich alluvial plain, Ballia is a district administrative center and an important market for rice, sugarcane, and oilseed. There is some light industry. Changes in the course of the Ganges River destroyed the old town in the years from 1873 to 1877, and a new town was created in 1900. The annual Dadri fair, held on the full moon of Kartik (October–November) attracts about one million people.
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Summary: Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 26 (ANI): Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Bairia Surendra Narain Singh has stirred yet another controversy by saying that people who do not chant 'Bharat Mata Ki Jai' are Pakistanis.
This time, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reach Ballia, in eastern UP, on May 1 to launch the ` 8,000 crore Ujjawala scheme to provide free LPG connections to Below Poverty Line ( BPL) families.
The crowded vessel, which was carrying about 100 people, overturned early on Monday during a prayer ceremony on the river in the Ballia district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Summary: Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Feb 8 (ANI): A Class 4 student died today allegedly after being slapped by a teacher of a private school in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia two days earlier.
Rakesh, who was elected as the chief of Bairia Block in Ballia district with active support from the SP, is absconding.
The crowded vessel, which was carrying about 60 people, overturned early on Monday during a prayer ceremony on the river in the Ballia district in the state of Uttar Pradesh.
Summary: Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Jan 10 (ANI): Two people were allegedly thrashed and paraded with their heads partially shaved on allegations of stealing cattle in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia.
AT LEAST 45 people, mostly women and children, drowned when an overcrowded boat capsized in the Ganga at Dubahar in UP's Ballia district on Monday.
In the latest case, two BSP MLAs -- Subodh Yadav from Ballia and Sushil Singh from Dhanapur, Varanasi -- have been accused of threatening irrigation department engineers.
Summary: Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 11 (ANI): A Muslim woman was allegedly thrown out of her in-laws' house in Uttar Pradesh's Ballia district for allegedly making paintings of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
26 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday undertook an aerial survey of flood-hit areas of Azamgarh and Ballia districts.
Summary: Ballia (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 20 (ANI): A minor girl was allegedly gangraped by a police constable and the village headmen in Reoti area in Ballia.