Another Hathras killing: Molestation accused shoots dead victim’s father

The Uttar Pradesh police have arrested one of the four men accused of killing a 50-year-old man, who had filed a case of molestation against one of them for harassing his daughter. The incident happened under Sasni police station of Hathras district

Woman gang-raped, set on fire by father-son duo in UP’s Sitapur

Sitapur: A woman was allegedly gan...

‘Spurned’ 28-year-old lover held for Unnao deaths; no rape or assault: police

The Uttar Pradesh police arrested a 28-year-old man and detained a 15-year-old boy on Friday (February 19) for the deaths of two minor girls by alleged poisoning in Unnao district. A third girl is in hospital undergoing treatment.  According to the police, the girls — cousins aged 17, 16 and 13 years — suffered poisoning after they drank water mixed with insecticide offered by the accused.

Autopsy non-conclusive in Unnao girls’ deaths; cops say ‘breakthrough soon...

The Uttar Pradesh police have formed six teams to investigate the deaths of two girls, who were found dead under mysterious circumstances in Unnao district on Wednesday (February 17).

Two Dalit girls found dead in field in Unnao, one serious

In a shocking incident, bodies of two minor Dalit girls, aged 13 and 16, were found in an agricultural field in Unnao while another 17-year-old girl was rescued in a serious condition. According to reports the 16-year-old was the sibling of the rescued girl, while the other deceased was their cousin. The brother of the girls said they were fo...

Not all quiet on western UP front for BJP due to farmers’ stir

To provide an enabling atmosphere for the general wellbeing of people, or meeting the demands of public interest, appears to be a tall order, given the disinterest of Yogi Adityanath in egalitarianism of any kind, point out observers and activists.

Savarkar’s portrait up in UP legislative council; oppn wants it removed

The opposition in Uttar Pradesh has objected to installation of Hindutva ideologue Veer Savarkar’s portrait in the picture gallery of State Legislative Council.

15-year-old girl raped by man in UP’s Shahjahanpur

Shahjahanpur: A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped at her home by a man from her village here when her parents had gone out, police said on Sunday. A case has been registered against the accused who is on the run, they said. Circle Officer Mahendra Pal Singh said the girl was raped at her home by a man from her village under Kanth police station area when h...

UP man kills daughter for visiting him without informing in-laws

Fatehpur: A man allegedly shot dead his 22-year-old daughter at Jaisinghpur village here and then surrendered before police. The accused has been arrested, police said. Additional Superintendent of Police Rajesh Kumar said around 9 am on Saturday, Chandra Mohan Yadav shot dead his daughter Swati Devi using his licensed gun and then surrendered before poli...


Infra push, sops for women in Stalin’s vision document for Tamil Nadu

DMK president MK Stalin on Sunday (March 7) released the party's vision document for the next 10 years, focussing on thrust areas such as economy, agriculture, water resources, education and health, urban development, rural infrastructure and social justice.

Shah meets heads of various Hindu mutts in poll-bound Kerala

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Congress issues second list for 3 seats in Phase 1 of Assam polls

Guwahati: The AICC on Sunday issued the second list of three candidates for the prestigious Titabor, Dhakuakhana and Naoboicha assembly constituencies of Assam, which goes to polls in the first phase on March 27.

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In another incident, teenage girl raped by youth in UP’s Budaun

Budaun: A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a youth in a village under Civil Lines area here, police said on Thursday. She had gone to a jagran on Monday from where her neighbour Pintu lured her to his house and allegedly raped her, Senior Superintendent of Police Sankalp Sharma said.

‘Victim shouldn’t have gone out in the evening’: NCW member on Buda...

Budaun: In a shocking example of victim-blaming, a National Commission for Women (NCW) member has said that the rape-murder of the 50-year-old anganwadi worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Budaun could have been avoided if she had not ventured out in the evening.

Main accused arrested in Budaun gang-rape, murder case

Budaun: In a late-night crackdown, the Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a priest, who is the main accused in the alleged gangrape of an anganwadi worker here. District Magistrate Kumar Prashant said on Thursday midnight that mahant (priest) Satya Narayan was hiding in the house of his follower in a village under Ughaiti police station from where he was pic...

50-yr-old woman gang-raped, killed in UP; 2 held, accused priest at large

A 50-year-old woman was gang-raped and brutally murdered allegedly by a priest and two others in Badaun district in Uttar Pradesh, police said on Wednesday (January 6). Police have filed an FIR against the three accused and arrested two of them on Tuesday while the priest is absconding. According to reports, the woman was attacked while she had...

UP transfers Hathras IAS officer castigated by HC over rape case probe

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday (January 1) transferred 16 IAS officers, including Hathras District Magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar who was dealing with the Hathras gang-rape and murder case. The transfer comes two months after the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court expressed concern over the Uttar Pradesh government not taking a...

Ayodhya students face sedition charge for raising ‘azadi’ slogans

In Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya, the police have booked six persons, including college students, for sedition after the principal of government-run KS Saket Degree College filed a complaint alleging that they had raised "anti-national slogans like le ke rehenge azadi."

Muslim youth in UP accused of ‘love jihad’ for walking friend home

In an incident that shows a blatant misuse of Uttar Pradesh’s anti-conversion law, a Muslim youth in Bijnor has been arrested under the law and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act and sent to judicial custody, after he was found walking with a minor Dalit girl by a group of vigilantes. The FIR which was reportedly filed b...

Man, brother held under UP ‘love jihad’ law released due to lack of evide...

A Muslim man and his brother were released, on Saturday (December 19), after being arrested and jailed under Uttar Pradesh's new "love jihad law" after the court ordered they be freed

Hathras victim was gang-raped and killed, CBI says in chargesheet

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) charged the four accused, on Friday (December 18), in the alleged Hathras gang-rape and murder of a young woman in September

Apex court upholds HC order quashing Kafeel Khan’s detention under NSA

The Uttar Pradesh government suffered a setback when the Supreme Court dismissed its appeal against an Allahabad High Court decision quashing the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan under the National Security Act (NSA).

AAP will contest UP Assembly elections in 2022, says Kejriwal

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will contest the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2022, the party’s national convenor Arvind Kejriwal announced on Monday (December 15).

In UP, officials circumvent special marriage Act to enforce ‘love jihad’ ...

Interfaith couples wanting to get married can use the Special Marriage Act, 1954, to escape the heavy hand of the recently passed ordinance in Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh restricting such marriages on the grounds they constitute "love jihad"

Muslim man, brother arrested in UP while applying for interfaith marriage

The Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a Muslim man and his brother in Moradabad under the state’s new anti-conversion law.

Lucknow is ninth Indian city to raise money through municipal bonds

Lucknow became the ninth city in the country to have raised money through municipal bonds listed with the stock exchange in the country. The Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) listed bonds worth ₹200 crores with Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) on Thursday (December 3). Municipal bonds are essentially bonds issued by the local authorities in orde...

Lucknow cops stop interfaith marriage at last moment under new law

Continuing its efforts to check interfaith marriages under the new anti-conversion ordinance, the Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday (December 3) stopped a wedding ceremony in Lucknow minutes before it was to be solemnized. A police team reached the Para area of the state capital Lucknow and told members of both sides to accompany them to the loc...

UP registers first case under new anti-conversion law

Based on a complaint from the father of a young woman in Bareilly district, Uttar Pradesh has registered its first case under the new anti-conversion law on Saturday (November 28), officials said. The case was registered at the Devarniyan police station.

UP Governor approves ordinance, ‘love jihad’ law effective from today

Uttar Pradesh Governor, Anandiben Patel, on Saturday (November 28), approved The Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religious Ordinance, 2020

‘Love jihad’ doesn’t exist, says UP SIT after two months of investigation

The ‘love jihad’ does not exist, a Special Investigation Team (SIT) constituted by the Uttar Pradesh government has found after two months of investigation. The SIT set up in September to probe alleged cases of ‘love jihad’ has ruled out any conspiracy angle in the 14 such cases it investigated and also found no evidence that the Muslim youths i...

SC allows Kerala journalist Kappan to meet his lawyers

The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday (November 20) told the Supreme Court that Kerala-based journalist Siddique Kappan was going to Hathras under the “garb of journalism” with a “very determined design” to create caste divide and disturb law and order situation.

Road accident in UP’s Pratapgarh kills 14, including 6 children

Pratapgarh (UP): A tragic road accident resulted in the death of 14 persons, including six children, in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh district late on Thursday night after the vehicle they were travelling in rammed a truck on the Prayagraj-Lucknow highway.