Network of wires over school buildings to be removed soon: UP govt

Balrampur: A day after 50 students were injured when a high-tension wire fell into a primary school here, Uttar Pradesh Basic Education Minister Anupma...

4 madrassa students thrashed, ‘forced to chant Jai Shri Ram’ in UP

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Rahul visits Amethi, first time after Lok Sabha poll defeat

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UP cops torture man for reporting wife’s gang-rape; SHO suspended

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474 arrested in 3 hours in Noida, Gr Noida for drinking at public places, drunk drivi...

As many as 474 people were arrested in Noida and Greater Noida on Saturday (July 7) night for allegedly consuming alcohol at public places and drunk driving during a three-hour anti-liquor drive, police said. Of the total arrests, 241 were made in city areas, while 233 in rural areas, they said. "The arrests were made under a three-hour anti-li...

PM Modi launches BJP’s membership drive from his LS constituency

Varanasi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the membership drive of the ruling BJP from his Lok Sabha constituency here on Saturday (July 6), noting that it will further connect people from all walks of life with the saffron party. Addressing a gathering on the occasion, the prime minister also talked about the Union budget 2019-20 and his thoughts on...

UP govt transfers 21 jailors after video of prisoners with gun go viral

Lucknow: Amid reports of a few inmates having their way in jails in the state, the Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday night (June 27) transferred 21 jailors, officials said. According to a statement issued here by director general (prisons) Anand Kumar, 21 jailors in the state have been transferred. Some of the jailors who have been transferred are Rav...

Video of prisoners brandishing pistols inside UP jail goes viral; pistols turn out to...

Unnao: A video of two prisoners in jail holding pistols and commenting on the Uttar Pradesh government has gone viral on social media. In the video, the two prisoners reveal their names and identity without fear, and one of them is seen brandishing a pistol. They are seen referring to the jail as their “office” and claiming that the “Yogi sarkaar” (Yog...

Mayawati appoints brother, nephew to key party posts

Lucknow: BSP chief Mayawati on Sunday appointed her brother Anand Kumar as the party's national vice president, a senior leader said. She also appointed BSP leader Ramji Gautam as the party's national coordinator. The decision was taken at a meeting held in Lucknow, which was attended by top functionaries of the party. Amroha MP Danish Ali has been made ...

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Seven children feared drowned after van falls into canal in UP

Lucknow: At least seven children were feared drowned after a pick-up van fell into the Indira canal in Nagram area here, district officials said Thursday. The van carrying 29 people, who were returning from a marriage ceremony in neighbouring Barabanki district, fell into the canal late Wednesday night, Lucknow District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said...

Doc suspended after infant dies due to negligence in Bareilly hospital

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday (June 19) ordered the suspension of a doctor and departmental proceedings against another after reports of negligence in attending to an infant at a government hospital in Bareilly surfaced, officials said. The chief medical superintendent (CMS) of the men’s wing at the government hospita...

UP Bar Council president shot dead by colleague

Agra: The newly-appointed Bar Council president of Uttar Pradesh Darvesh Singh was shot dead on Wednesday on the premises of Agra Court by a lawyer who then tried to kill himself, police said. Singh, who was elected to the post two days ago, had come for a visit to the civil court when she was attacked at around 2.30 pm. Agra City's additional supe...

Railway cops assault journo in UP; victim says “they urinated in my mouth”...

On the day the Supreme court ordered the release of a journalist arrested by the Yogi Adityanath’ government for a tweet that had “objectionable comments”, another shocking case of journalist being abused and thrashed by the government railway police has come to light. The entire sequence of events, which took place in Shamli in western Uttar Prade...

SC grants bail to journalist arrested for social media post against UP CM

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday (June 11) granted bail to journalist Prashant Kanojia, who was arrested for allegedly making objectionable comments against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on social media. A vacation bench, comprising Justices Indira Banerjee and Ajay Rastogi, said Right to Liberty, a fundamental right, is non-negotiabl...

Aligarh murder: 2 more arrested, one repeat offender

Police arrested two more people for the murder of a toddler and confirmed one of the men booked earlier for the crime is an alleged sex offender who has targeted children in recent years today. The wife and brother of Zahid, one of the two main accused, were picked up this morning by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) formed to probe the killi...

Adityanath unveils seven-foot tall statue of Ram in Ayodhya

Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday (June 7) offered prayers at the makeshift Ram Lalla temple here, reiterating support for the construction of a Ram temple at the disputed site. According to the expectations of the world, "I wish a Ram temple is built soon in Ayodhya," he said as he unveiled a seven-foot rosewood statue of L...

After SP-BSP severe ties, Akhilesh says party will go solo to bypolls in 11 seats

After hinting to partymen that she is breaking away from the SP and the BSP will contest upcoming Assembly bypolls on its own, BSP chief Mayawati told media on Tuesday (June 4) that the SP vote did not transfer to the BSP. “Dates for Assembly bypolls may be announced anytime and we are contesting individually because it will take time for the SP to...

Want a gun license in MP? Plant trees, ‘shoot’ selfie

Gwalior: Want a gun license? Plant trees and shoot a selfie - this is the new rule in Madhya Pradesh's Gwalior-Chambal region, known for its infatuation with firearms. An exception will be made only if the license is sought because of an immediate threat to the applicant's life. "Gun license seekers will need to plant at least 10 saplings. If the per...

Muzaffarnagar riots case: Court acquits 12 people

Muzaffarnagar: A local court here has acquitted 12 people due to lack of evidence in connection with the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots case. Additional District Sessions Judge Sanjive Kumar Tiwari acquitted them under sections 395 (dacoity) and 436 (arson) of the IPC on Tuesday in the riots case. According to prosecution, an SIT had filed charge sheet against 13...

UP government clears rules for cow conservation

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday approved setting up of a corpus for funding the management and running of shelter homes for stray cattle and forming urgently required infrastructure in the state. A meeting of the state cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, cleared the Uttar Pradesh Cow Conservation and Development Fund rule...

Smriti Irani’s close aide shot dead in Amethi, police hint at ‘political murder’

A close aide of Smriti Irani, the newly elected MP from Amethi Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh, was shot dead by two men, with police not ruling out the possibility of it being a “political murder”. Surendra Singh (50), a former head of Baraulia village, was shot at around 11.30pm on Saturday (May 25), said additional superintendent of p...

SC scraps plea of sacked BSF jawan over rejection of LS nomination

New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday (May 9) rejected sacked BSF jawan Tej Bahadur Yadav’s plea challenging the Election Commission’s decision to scrap his nomination papers from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat to contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A bench headed by Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, “We do not find any grounds to entertain the plea o...

Will kill 100 Naxals to avenge Gadchiroli attack: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Wednesday paid homage to those who died in the Naxal attack in Maharashtra and said that the sacrifice of the 15 police personnel will be avenged by killing at least a 100 Naxals. “This is a battle of the entire country and 130 crore countrymen are with our brave personnel,” he said in an election ral...

Modi slams Maya, SP; skips reference to Ram Mandir in rally near Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a public rally at Mayanagar Bazar in Gosainganj, 27 km away from Ayodhya, during the course of which he raised issues of terrorism and development and called upon the people to vote for the BJP. He even lashed out Mayawati accusing her of misusing Ambedkar's name. He slammed the Samajwadi Party alleging that i...

JeM ‘threatens’ to blow up railway stations in western UP

Muzaffarnagar: Security has been beefed up at railway stations in western Uttar Pradesh after a letter, purportedly by terror organisation Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM), threatening to blow up the structures was received, officials said on Tuesday (April 22). The letter was addressed to the station master of Shamli railway station and received on April 22. According ...

How Priyanka’s likely entry from Varanasi could upset BJP’s plans

Once again, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, has expressed willingness to contest from Varanasi seat against Prime Minister Narendra Modi. She simply put the ball in the court of her brother Rahul Gandhi. “If the Congress president asks me to contest, I will be happy to contest,” Priyanka Gandhi said in Wayanad, the Kerala constituency from where Rahul Gandh...

Azam Khan booked for ‘khaki underwear’ taunt against Jaya Prada

New Delhi: An FIR was lodged against Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan on Monday (April 15) for his alleged obnoxious remarks against BJP candidate Jaya Prada, who is contesting the Lok Sabha polls from Rampur in Uttar Pradesh, at a public rally on April 14. “Main 17 din mein pehchan gaya ki inke niche ka underwear khaki rang ka hai” (I understood in 17 day...

SP promises ‘Ahir’ regiment; calls for ‘mahaparivartan’

Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party released its vision document on April 5, promising constitution of the Ahir (Yadav) regiment and calling for mahaparivartan (grand change). Releasing the 16-page document, SP chief Akhilesh Yadav said the future of the country should be better for all sections, including farmers and Muslims. "It is our vision document for par...

Saharanpur’s handicraft traders say demonetisation, GST major poll issues

Saharanpur: Once upon a time not so long ago, Abdul Salam Road was abuzz with the sights and sounds of prosperity as buyers from all over India snapped up furniture, frames, filigreed panels and all things wooden. But that happy tale ended on November 8, 2016, when high value currency notes were demonetised, dealing a body blow to the industry that sustained 1...