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  • Badaun: One person dead during blanket distribution on Mulayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday 10 hours 49 minutes ago

    One person dead in a stampede during blanket distribution by SP MP Dharmendra Yadav. The blanket distribution drive was part of Mulayam's 75th birthday celebrations. The BJP and the BSP have slammed the state administration for failing to make proper security arrangements. ...
  • Stampede breaks out during blanket distribution on Mulayam's birthday, 1 dead 16 hours 19 minutes ago

    Badaun: A woman died when a stampede broke out in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district where blankets were being distributed as part of Samajwadi Party supremo Mualayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday celebrations on Saturday. SP MP Dharmendra Yadav was distributing the blankets in Badaun when a stampede broke out. State BJP unit...
  • Mulayam thanks Azam Khan for throwing a lavish birthday bash 18 hours 8 minutes ago

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh whose 75th birthday is being celebrated with great fervour and grandeur by the party thanked his close aide Azam Khan for organising the lavish celebrations. "I can't thank Azam Khan enough for the elaborate celebrations he threw in my honour. This is a...
  • UP: Samajwadi Party supporters thrash toll plaza employees in Barabanki district 22 hours 52 minutes ago

    Barabanki: In an yet another incident of hooliganism, Samajwadi Party MLA supporters on Friday thrashed a toll plaza employee in Barabanki district. Supporters of an SP Leader roughed up toll booth staff for stopping MLA Abhay Singh for driving in the wrong lane. The supporters were reportedly upset over this matter...
  • Violence erupts again in Banaras Hindu University; 5 hostels evacuated Yesterday

    Varanasi: Five hostels were evacuated in Banaras Hindu University after students of two hostels clashed with each other on Saturday, the second day of the ongoing stalemate between varsity and students who want the earlier form of the students union to be brought back. A scuffle broke out again between a...
  • Watch: Preparations underway for Mulayam's grand birthday celebrations Yesterday

    Mulayam Singh Yadav will cut a giant 75-foot cake and go on a royal ride in a Victorian buggy imported from London in Rampur. ...
  • Even as Mulayam rides Victorian buggy at birthday bash, confidante Azam Khan says celebrations funded by Dawood, Taliban Yesterday

    Rampur: Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan kicked off yet another controversy by his irate comments during the birthday celebration of party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. When questioned about the funding for the grand event, an irate Khan said that it is funded by terror group Taliban and underworld don Dawood...
  • Taj Mahal proceeds should be given to Waqf Board: Azam Khan 2 days ago

    Rampur: Uttar Pradesh Minister and senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Thursday suggested that all proceeds of the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of the state. The entire proceeds collected at the Taj Mahal should be handed over to the Waqf Board of UP, the...
  • 75-feet-long cake, Victorian 'buggy' from London for Mulayam's 76th birthday 2 days ago

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday on Friday. "The birthday celebrations will start from Friday midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar...
  • Mulayam calls veil system an evil tradition, says it should end 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday kicked up a controversy by dubbing the practice of "purdah" (veil) as an "evil tradition", saying it should be scrapped as it hindered progress of women. "This system did not exist in the distant past. Did Sita or Draupadi ever don a...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav 5 days ago

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • Ahead of President's visit, Vrindavan authorities grapple to deal with monkey menace November 14, 2014

    Mathura: To keep monkeys at bay during President Pranab Mukherjee's visit to Banke Behari temple in Vrindavan on November 16, the district administration had decided to deploy langurs but it had to abort the plan following outcry from wildlife activists. "We have decided to withdraw services of langurs as it...
  • Sonia, Rahul adopt villages under Modi's 'Model Village scheme' November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: To the glee perhaps of the ruling BJP, Congress president Sonia Gandhi and vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday one village each under Model Village Scheme launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently. While Sonia adopted Uruva village in Rae Bareilly, Rahul adopted Jagdishpur village in Amethi. Rae Bareilly and...
  • Allahabad HC directs AMU to allow undergraduate girl students in university's central library November 14, 2014

    Allahabad: In a major move, the Allahabad High Court has removed restriction on undergraduate girls from using the central library of Aligarh Muslim University. The court has also sought a reply from the varsity's Vice Chancellor Zameeruddin Shah who had recently stirred a hornet's nest by not allowing girls into...
  • AMU succumbs to pressure, may allow undergraduate girls in Central library November 14, 2014

    Aligarh: After much outrage, the Aligarh Muslim University seems to have bowed down to pressure. It has informed the Human Resource Development (HRD) Ministry that a request by undergraduate girls of Women's College to access the central library is under consideration. The reply came after the HRD Ministry sought an explanation...
  • Cash rewards for best cleanliness campaigns: Akhilesh Yadav November 13, 2014

    Lucknow: With a view to encouraging people's participation in "Clean, Green and Healthy UP" programme launched by the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced cash rewards for the best performing hospitals and wards. "In the special campaign being run by KGMU, SGPGIMS and other government hospitals in Lucknow,...
  • Mulayam Singh's daughter-in-law lauds PM Modi's cleanliness campaign November 13, 2014

    Lucknow: The "Swachh Bharat Mission" has found a proponent in Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav who has lauded Prime Minister Narendra Modi for taking forward the ideals of Mahatama Gandhi. "Swachh Bharat Mission is a good thing... He (Narendra Modi) is taking forward Gandhiji's ideals...
  • Aligarh Muslim University controversy continues, administration refuses to lift ban November 12, 2014

    Aligarh: Uproar continues over the controversial comments by the Aligarh Muslim University Vice Chancellor as the administration has rejected demands to end restrictions on women undergraduate students from using the main library on campus. University Vice Chancellor barred undergraduate girl students from entering the library saying boys will follow them. Some...
  • UP: Constable forces dancer to perform at gunpoint for an hour -944635053 minutes ago

    Lucknow: In a shocking incident, a police constable in Shahjahanpur district of Uttar Pradesh allegedly forced a dancer to perform at gunpoint for an hour. The incident has been caught on camera. The video shows the constable throwing currency notes at the dancer who continues to perform. Eyewitnesses claimed that...
  • AMU bars girls from entering library, HRD Ministry to look into the matter November 11, 2014

    In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock to...
  • AMU Pro-Vice Chancellor defends not allowing girls into the library, says more boys will flock November 18, 1411

    Aligarh: In an ironical statement, Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University Lt General Zameeruddin Shah has backed the decision of girls students not being allowed to enter the Maulana Azad Library. Defending the decision he said, "if girls are allowed in the library, four times more boys will flock...
  • At 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity in Meerut -994556973 minutes ago

    Meerut: Standing tall at 5'7", five-year-old Karan is a celebrity to everyone in his hometown Meerut. His incredible height sets him apart, not just in his class and neighborhood, but all over the world. In 2008, Karan entered the Guinness Book of World Records for being the tallest and heaviest...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar files nomination for Rajya Sabha polls from UP -1204363533 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Former Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar who took charge as the Union Defence Minister on Monday filed his nomination papers for upcoming Rajya Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh. Talking to the reporters after filing nomination papers, Parrikar said, "I am proud to have filed my nomination from Uttar...
  • Mathura MP Hema Malini adopts Raval village in UP under Adarsh Gram Yojana -2054294733 minutes ago

    Mathura: Actress-politician Hema Malini has adopted Raval village in Uttar Pradesh under the Sansad Adarsh Gram Yojana announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Independence Day address. "People keep chanting Radhe Radhe in the entire Raval but no one has ever thought of developing this village across the Yamuna river....
  • UP: Station officer beaten up by constable, his companions November 10, 2014

    Greater Noida: A station officer in Greater Noida was beaten up in his office by a subordinate. A constable from the Sikandrabad station is believed to have gotten into a heated discussion with the Station Officer regarding a recommendation - following which the constable, along with his companions, attacked the...
  • Meerut: Girl raped by neighbour; act filmed November 8, 2014

    Meerut: A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour who also filmed the act and threatened her that he will upload the clip on internet if she told anyone about the incident, police said. The incident happened one month ago when the victim was alone at her home in Nawabgari...
  • PM Modi picks up spade, takes forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan' at Assi Ghat in Varanasi August 12, 1411

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency of Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat, where he offered prayers and later joined a clean up drive. The PM reaffirmed his commitment to cleaning up the Ganga after taking up the initiative himself. He took...
  • Watch: PM Narendra Modi offers prayers at Assi Ghat in Varanasi November 8, 2014

    On day 2 of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi offered prayers at Assi Ghat. This was his first visit to his constituency after taking charge on May 16. He then took forward his 'Swachh Bharat Abhiyan'. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi visits Assi Ghat to offer prayers as a part of the Swachh Bharat campaign November 8, 2014

    Varanasi: On the second day of his visit to Varanasi, Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited Assi Ghat to participate in a puja on Saturday morning. The PM offered prayers at the ghat. The PM will later visit the Mata Amritanandmayi Hospital in Varanasi. On Friday, Modi addressed villagers in Jayapur...
  • PM Modi visits Assi Ghat as a part of his Clean Ganga initiative -2018965773 minutes ago

    09:08 AM: I have nominated nine people to clean up the ghat, as a part of the Swachh Bharat Campaign. The first one is Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, actor/politician Manoj Tiwari, Manu Sharma, cricketer Mohammed Kaif and Suresh Raina, comedian Raju Shrivastava, and singer Kailash Kher among others:...