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  • UP: Women asked to sleep on floor near washrooms for sterilisation surgery in Chandauli 4 hours 9 minutes ago

    Chandauli: In a shocking incident from Uttar Pradesh, doctors performed sterilisation surgery on 27 women and asked them to sleep on the floor next to the washrooms in Chandauli district. The incident took place in a sterilisation camp in Niyamatabad PHC of Chandauli. There were no beds in the hospital and...
  • Rain lashes Uttar Pradesh; CM Akhilesh Yadav reviews loss of Rabi crops Yesterday

    Lucknow: Moderate to heavy rain/thundershowers which lashed most parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours came as a dampener for farmers whose ready crops suffered losses due to it. MeT department here said that heavy rain/thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reviewed...
  • Security beefed up in Kanpur, ban on Ganga baths on Holi Yesterday

    Kanpur: Keeping in view the rising number of drowning cases every year in Ganga during the Holi festival, the district authorities have decided to beef up security in the city and have banned people from taking baths on the river barrage, officials said on Monday. A statement on Monday issued by...
  • India wants to maintain cordial ties with neighbours, says Rajnath Singh 2 days ago

    Jaunpur: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Sunday said India wanted to maintain cordial relations with its neighbours, but if someone attempts to encroach upon its borders, a befitting reply would be given. "We want to maintain cordial relationship with our neighbours, but if anyone tries to encroach upon our borders,...
  • PIL in Allahabad High Court on whereabouts of Rahul Gandhi 2 days ago

    Lucknow: A local lawyer on Sunday filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court seeking to know the whereabouts of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi who has taken a sabbatical. Petitioner Ashok Pande said he deemed it necessary for the safety of Gandhi, Congress Vice-President and...
  • Advocates protest for separate Allahabad High Court bench in west Uttar Pradesh 3 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Demanding a separate western UP bench of Allahabad High Court, scores of lawyers on Saturday staged a protest inside court premises in Ghaziabad on Saturday and also locked the main gates of district treasury. Currently the Allahabad High Court has a bench in Lucknow and lawyers in West UP have...
  • Uttar Pradesh government for single window helpline for quick response to crime 4 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a 'single window' helpline for quick response to crime or medical emergency in the state, a senior official said on Friday. Venkat Changavalli, adviser to UP chief minister, briefed the officers about concept of establishment of an integrated control room at Lucknow for which survey...
  • Lathmar holi celebrated in Mathura on Friday 4 days ago

    Mathura: Thousands of people, including pilgrims and art and culture lovers on Friday participated in the famous 'Lathamaar Holi' in Barsana. Held every year, young women of Barsana attack with batons men of Nandgaon who try to protect themselves with leather shields. The sport, lasted for over one hour, ended with...
  • Rail budget 'most disappointing', claim UP leaders 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Dubbing the Rail Budget as 'most disappointing' for the state, political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rued that no new train was allotted even to UP which has elected 73 MPs in the ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre. "The first full-fledged Rail Budget of the (Narendra) Modi government...
  • Tourism minister Mahesh Sharma pays surprise visit to Taj Mahal 1 week ago

    Agra: Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday evening, to look into the issues ailing the structure, following a directive from Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He was accompanied by union minister of state for human resource development Ram Shankar Katheria and local tourism...
  • Yadav Singh case: High Court direction to UP government February 23, 2015

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Monday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file within a week its notification appointing the judicial commission to go into the suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh's case. The Lucknow bench of the HC permitted the petitioner to file objections against it, if any, within a week...
  • 5,988 cases disposed at mega lok adalat in Ghaziabad February 22, 2015

    Ghaziabad: To provide justice to the economically weaker sections of the society a mega lok adalat was organized by District Legal Cell at court premises on Sunday under ageis of District Judge Anil Srivastava. Vijay Kumar Dungarkoti, secretary of district legal cell, told that a total number of 5,988 pending compoundable...
  • Amitabh Bachchan attends pre-wedding bash of Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew in Saifai February 22, 2015

    Saifai: Actor Amitabh Bachchan today attended the pre-wedding ceremony of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew with RJD chief Lalu Yadav's daughter in Saifai, Uttar Pradesh. Bachchan, who boarded a flight from Mumbai, wore a white kurta pyajama with a shawl on his shoulder. The 'Shamitabh' actor entered the 'Tilak' ceremony venue...
  • Swine flu cases surge to 190 in Uttar Pradesh February 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 25 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the H1N1 influenza to 190 in the state. Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow SNS Yadav said that 24 new cases have been detected in the state capital in the last 24 hours....
  • PM Modi attends wedding rituals of Mulayam's grandnephew and Lalu's daughter in Saifai February 21, 2015

    Saifai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday attended the wedding ceremony of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew and Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai on Saturday. Mulayam Singh had personally invited Modi for the ceremony. Mulayam's grandnephew and RJD President Lalu Prasad's daughter Raj Lakhsmi tied the knot...
  • All roads lead to Saifai for Mulayam Singh Yadav, kin's 'tilak' February 20, 2015

    Saifai: Hectic last minute touches are being given to spruce up the native village of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav to make it picture perfect for the grand tilak ceremony of his grandnephew and Mainpuri MP Tej Pratap Yadav in Saifai on Saturday. A grand pandal bearing a festive look...
  • Lakhimpur: 16-year-old girl raped, body found hanging from tree February 20, 2015

    Lakhimpur: In a grim reminder of the infamous Badaun incident, a teenage Dalit girl was raped and her body was later found hanging from a tree in Nighasan area of the district, police said on Thursday. The body of the 16-year-old girl was found hanging from a tree on Tuesday morning...
  • Badaun case: Family of cousins challenge CBI's closure report February 19, 2015

    Badaun: Family members of the two teenage girls who were found hanging from a tree in May last year at a village in Badaun has moved a court in Badaun challenging the closure report filed by CBI in the case. A protest petition has been filed in the court of Additional...
  • Chilled rabri, kulfi to be served at Lalu's daughter and Mulayam's grand nephew's pre-wedding ceremony February 19, 2015

    Etawah: A staggering 1,00,000 invites, including to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, have been sent out for Samajwadi Party supremo's grand nephew's pre-wedding ceremony in Saifai village on Saturday where mouthwatering dishes like bedai, baati-chokha and halwa soaked in desi ghee will be served. Saifai village, some 25 km from Etawah, is...
  • PM Modi to attend Mulayam grandson's 'tilak' event February 18, 2015

    Etawah: Around 1.25 lakh invitees, including the country's high and mighty, are likely to attend the "tilak" ceremony of Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's grandnephew Tej Pratap Yadav in Etawah on February 21. To oversee the preparations, UP DGP AK Jain on Wednesday visited the native village of the...
  • UP couple leaves property worth crores of rupees for their pet monkey February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: A couple, Savista and Brajesh, from Raebareli has decided to leave all their property to their pet monkey, Chunmun. The couple have decided to leave their estate worth crores of rupees, including a house and 200 yard plot to the monkey. They believe that they started experiencing financial prosperity...
  • Taj Mahotsava begins on Wednesday in Agra February 17, 2015

    Agra: The 10-day long annual Taj Mahotsava, a cultural extravaganza, will kick off in Agra on Wednesday. Divisional Commissioner Pradip Bhatnagar, the chairman of the Taj Mahotsava organising committee, told that state Cabinet Minister Aridaman Singh will inaugurate the Mahotsava. The theme of the Mahotsava would be "Sanskriti ka...
  • Muslim group demands SIT probe into 1992 Ayodhya riots in Uttar Pradesh February 17, 2015

    Uttar Pradesh: A Muslim group has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to set up Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1992 Ayodhya riots post Babri mosque demolition. The demand has come after Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government announced an additional compensation of Rs 5 lakh to the victims of 1984...
  • Meat shop owners protest against PIL for disposal of Meat waste in UP February 16, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Hundreds of meat shop owners On Monday staged a protest after the district administration asked them to keep their shops closed until the direction by NGT for scientific disposal of waste and residual was complied with. The meat shop owners led by Yaad Illahi Qureshi staged the protest at district...
  • RSS would strive to 'unite' Hindu society, must expand: Mohan Bhagwat February 15, 2015

    Kanpur: RSS Chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday said his organisation would strive to "unite" the Hindu society and that it must "expand" to meet the expectations of people. Bhagwat also said that RSS moves ahead on the basis of its "own strength". "RSS' work is to unite Hindu society,...
  • UP Roadways to provide wi-fi service in air-conditioned buses February 15, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh Roadways has decided to provide wi-fi internet facility to the passengers traveling in its low cost air-conditioned bus service 'Janrath' for which they will be charged. "In the first phase, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSTRC) will equip its 10 air-conditioned 'Janrath' buses with wi-fi systems for...
  • Man kills wife on Valentine's Day on finding her with another man February 15, 2015

    Hathras: A woman was allegedly killed by her husband after he found her with another man on Valentine's Day in Aidalpur village of the district, police said. 26-year-old Krishna was badly beaten up by her husband Vikram Singh after she was allegedly found with another man. The woman died on the spot. The...
  • UP Police issues directives ahead of Holi celebrations February 12, 2015

    Lucknow: With a view to ensuring peace and communal amity during the festival of Holi in Uttar Pradesh, state DGP on Thursday issued necessary directives to district police officials. DGP Arvind Kumar Jain has asked the officials to identify sensitive spots, mischievous elements and take preventive action to ensure peaceful observance...
  • Rave party in Ghaziabad hotel busted, 72 arrested February 12, 2015

    Ghaziabad: An illegally-run rave party in a posh hotel near the police lines here was busted and 72 people including six women arrested and two dozen luxury cars and Rs 9.8 lakh seized, police said on Thursday Police said that acting on a tip off by an informer, a raid was...
  • After Modi temple in Gujarat, Azam Khan proposes a temple for Mulayam February 12, 2015

    Lucknow: On the heels of a proposed temple to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Gujarat, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday offered to build a temple dedicated to Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying "why can't a temple be constructed in his name?" "I will put a proposal before...