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  • Akhilesh Yadav regrets missing opportunity to welcome Obama in Agra 3 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday regretted missing opportunity to welcome US President Barack Obama, who was scheduled to visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. "Attended the President's dinner. Missed the opportunity to welcome President @BarackObama at the Taj Mahal," Yadav wrote on Twitter. "Great to be a...
  • Kanpur girls write 100-metre letter to PM Modi to draw his attention to girl child education 1 week ago

    Kanpur: On a day when Narendra Modi launched the 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' programme, a group of girls on Thursday wrote a 100-metre long letter addressed to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention on the issue of security and education of the girl child. The letter will be sent to...
  • Ahead of Obama's visit Taj Mahal security tightened in Agra January 22, 2015

    Ahead of the much anticipated visit by US President Barack Obama to New Delhi and Agra there is unprecedented security.The arrangements are in place ahead of the big visit to the Taj Mahal security arrangements. ...
  • Obama visit: UP police to hire chopper January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police is all set to hire a helicopter to secure the air in view of the likely visit of US president Barack Obama to Agra in January. "The state government has authorised the police to hire Pawan Hans helicopter for the next 11 days to assist in the...
  • Obama visit: Taj Mahal to be shut for general public on January 27 January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Taj Mahal will be shut for public on January 27 in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to Agra. Heavy security forces have been deployed in the city. Extra CCTVs have been installed, a special control room has been set up and more CISF personnel will be deployed...
  • UP: Hindu boys enrol in madrassa, Muslim boys in RSS-run school January 18, 2015

    Rampur (UP): Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school. According to the principal of Madrassa Jameeatul Ansar, it is the parents' love for the Urdu language and literature which motivated them to put their children in...
  • Barack Obama will not be allowed in Agra if demands not met: Lawyers January 17, 2015

    Mathura: Lawyers of western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will not allow US President Barack Obama to enter Agra on January 27 unless the Central government assures them of establishing a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in the region. "If Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives assurance that by January...
  • UP government orders probe after over 50 human bodies found in Ganga January 14, 2015

    Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human bodies were found in the river Ganga posing a major environmental hazard. The dead bodies were found in a canal which connects Periyar Ghat to Ganga river in Unnao district. Reports said that dogs and vultures were seen...
  • Bootleg liquor kills 28 in Uttar Pradesh; death toll may rise January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: A batch of bootleg liquor has killed at least 28 people in India, where tainted illegal alcohol often kills poor villagers unable to afford licensed spirits. Fifteen people died on Tuesday and about 90 remained in hospital, said Debashish Panda, principal home secretary of Uttar Pradesh, taking the total death...
  • UP's hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 27, many critical January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: The toll in Monday's hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh's and Unnao risen to 27 Tuesday, as nine people undergoing treatment at various hospitals died here during treatment, officials said. Over 122 people have been admitted to medical facilities, with condition of 12 of them continues to be critical. Many have...
  • Burning of cow dung cakes banned near Taj Mahal January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, acquiring yellowish hues has prompted authorities in Agra to ban burning of cow dung cakes for cooking near the 17th century monument. The Agra district administration is also planning to ban use of coal by small industrial units making bangles and famous local...
  • Thirteen die after consuming spurious liquor in Uttar Pradesh January 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Thirteen people died in two separate incidents on Monday after consuming illicit liquor in Uttar Pradesh, on the outskirts of the state capital, police said. More than two dozen people were admitted in various hospitals in Lucknow where the condition of 18 is said to be "very critical". The first incident...
  • Shocking defeat of BJP in Cantonment Board polls, loses all seats in Varanasi, Lucknow January 12, 2015

    Lucknow: In a major jolt to the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, none of the candidates supported by it could ensure victory in the Cantonment Board polls in Varanasi and Lucknow, and managed to win just one seat in Agra. In Varanasi, the Lok Sabha seat of Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Principal held for issuing fake certificate to girl assaulted by Asaram January 10, 2015

    Pilibhit: The principal of a school in Shahjahanpur district has been arrested for issuing a fake age certificate for the minor girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by self-styled godman Asaram, police said on Saturday. Sant Kripal, the principal of Sant Vivekanand Public School, was arrested for issuing the fake...
  • UP Police to arrest BSP leader Yakub Qureshi who announced Rs 51 crore reward for Paris attackers January 9, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police is conducting raids to arrest Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Yakub Qureshi who had praised and announced Rs 51 crore reward for the gunmen who attacked Charlie Hebdo's Paris office. Defending the French satirical magazine attackers, Qureshi had said that disrespect to the Prophet will invite death....
  • Three men allegedly gangraped a minor in Ghaziabad on her way back from evening tuitions January 8, 2015

    Ghaziabad: A 16-year-old girl from Ghaziabad was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three men in Noida on Wednesday evening. The minor, a class 10 student, was on her way back from tuition when she was allegedly picked up by three men in a Scorpio. She was thereafter allegedly taken to Noida,...
  • UP: One of the two absconding policemen accused of raping minor at Badaun Police station arrested January 6, 2015

    Badaun: One of the two absconding constables accused of gangraping a minor girl at a police station in Uttar Pradesh was arrested from Bareily railway station. The second constable accused of the crime is still absconding. The Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force has been roped in to hunt down the...
  • Samajwadi Party MLA Kaptan Singh Rajput gets life imprisonment in a 13-year-old murder case January 5, 2015

    Jalun: Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari Kaptan Singh Rajput was held guilty along with his brother by a local court in a 13-year-old murder case and will face disqualification. According to the prosecution, Kishan was attacked and killed by Kaptan and his brother on April 20, 2002. An FIR...
  • Mathura: 3 people lose their eyesight after cataract surgery at a camp January 5, 2015

    Mathura: At least three people lost their eyesight after they underwent cataract surgeries in Mathura at a camp organised by an NGO in November 2014. An FIR has been registered in this regard. Police have said that right people have been affected by the surgery. "An FIR was this evening registered...
  • Badaun minor rape: Minister says government can't be blamed for rising crimes against women in the state January 4, 2015

    Kanpur: Days after a minor girl was allegedly gangraped by two policemen in Badaun, a shocking statement came out from the Uttar Pradesh government about rising crimes in the states. State's Child and Woman Welfare Minister Aruna Kori on Saturday said that the government cannot be blamed for rising crimes...
  • Drought in Uttar Pradesh leads to hike in price of pulses by 10-20 per kilogram in last 2 weeks January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A drought in Uttar Pradesh has led to an alarming increase in the price of pulses in the last 2 weeks. Prices of essential pulses like Arhar dal, Chana, Urad dal and Moong dal have shot up from anywhere between Rs 10-20 per kilogram. In the Bundelkhand region,...
  • Japanese woman rape: Tourism Minister calls it a shameful incident, says it's a dent on India's image January 4, 2015

    Gaya: Days after a Japanese tourist was allegedly raped by five men in Gaya, Union Tourism Minister said that the shameful incident is a dent on India's image. Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma said that he would take up the case with the Home Ministry as soon as possible. He also said...
  • 24 passengers fall ill after consuming railway food, protest at Mughalsarai station January 3, 2015

    Mughalsarai: Twenty four passengers travelling on the Purvanchal Express from New Delhi to Howrah has fallen ill after they ate food from the railways pantry. The condition of five passengers is believed to be critical. Irritated passengers got off the train in Mughal Sarai station in Uttar Pradesh to protest....
  • UP: Special Task Force has been roped in the Badaun minor rape case January 3, 2015

    A day after the shocking news broke of a minor allegedly gangraped by 2 policemen in Badaun, the state's police force has swung into action. "After a detailed probe, a case was registered. We have now made teams, STF has been roped in," said ADG HC Awasthi. ...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • Akhilesh Yadav needs to do take staps to tackle lawlessness in UP: DCW Chairperson January 2, 2015

    DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that the condition of women was bad in Uttar Pradesh. Talking about the alleged rape of a 14-year-old by policemen, Shukla said that CM Akhilesh Yadav needed to do something about the shameful situation. ...
  • Kanpur: Youth beaten up for resisting eve teasing against his sister January 2, 2015

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of lawlessness, a youth was beaten up by a group of polytechnic college students in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This came after the youth resisted them eve teasing his sister. After beating up the youth, eye witnesses say the group went on to vandalise...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Two policemen suspended for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Badaun January 2, 2015

    Badaun: In yet another case of lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, two police officers have been suspended over charges of raping a 14-year-old girl. The complaint was filed by the mother of the victim alleging gangrape by the two policemen. "They dragged my niece into the car, took her to a room...
  • Bajrang Dal to start 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign in UP from February 17 December 27, 2014

    Agra: The Bajrang Dal has sparked off a controversy as it will start a campaign in Uttar Pradesh from February 17 to protect Hindu boys who marry Christian or Muslim girls. The Bajrang Dal has called it 'bahu lao-beti bachao' campaign. The campaign also aims to sensitise Hindu families against...
  • Mirza Ghalib's Agra forgets him on 218th birthday December 27, 2014

    Agra: Mirza Ghalib, whose contribution to Urdu literature was perhaps as significant as that of Shakespeare to English, was born here on this day over 200 years ago. The Taj city on Saturday not only forgot to celebrate his birthday but also does not have a decent memorial to the...