Uttar Pradesh

UP: 'Missing' rape victim found married to accused

UP: 'Missing' rape victim found married to accused Meerut: A 17-year-old girl, who had allegedly gone missing after being gangraped, was on Saturday found from the house of one of the accused, with whom the victim claimed she got "married", police said. The victim, a resident of Fatehpur village in Kithor district, was allegedly gangraped by four persons identified as Sartaj, Shahzad, Salman and Shahbaz on April 14, following which a case had been registered against them. While...
04:40:10 PM Aug 04, 2012

UP: Protest against custodial death turns violent

UP: Protest against custodial death turns violent Hamirpur: An irate mob protesting the alleged custodial death of a person in Hamirpur turned violent on Saturday with people laying siege of the police station and resorting to brick-bating and arson. Police had to use tear gas shells to control the mob, which had gheraoed the police station, to bring the situation under control. The mob was protesting against death of one Baddal Khan, who was allegedly murdered in...
03:45:16 PM Aug 04, 2012

Drought: Debt killing Uttar Pradesh farmers

Drought: Debt killing Uttar Pradesh farmers Bundelkhand: As India faces partial drought, CNN-IBN visits Bundelkhand in Uttar Pradesh where over 90 per cent of the farmers are now debt ridden and at the mercy of moneylenders after banks fail them yet again. There is no glimmer of hope to the starving family of Kamta, the future looks bleak and the present is tragic. The farmer from Bundelkhand took a loan of Rs 1 lakh from two...
06:27:18 AM Aug 04, 2012

UP: 12-year-old girl raped by neighbour

UP: 12-year-old girl raped by neighbour Lucknow: A 12-year-old girl was allegedly raped in Thakurganj areas in Lucknow, police said on Wednesday. The girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour Raju in Thakurganj area on Tuesday. In other incident in Nigohan, a woman was raped by a man identified as Vipin after he tied her brother with a pole and thrashed her mother, they said. The police have registered FIRs in both the cases. ...
05:01:57 AM Aug 02, 2012

High alert in UP after Pune explosions

High alert in UP after Pune explosions Lucknow: After low density blasts in Pune, Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday issued an alert in the entire state directing all the district police chiefs to maintain vigil in their respecting areas. As per the directives issued by IG Law and Order BP Singh all district police chiefs have been asked to maintain vigil around important establishment and remain alert to thwart plans of anti-social elements. Singh asked them to...
12:47:01 AM Aug 02, 2012

Northern Grid failure: UP Power Corp CMD transferred

Northern Grid failure: UP Power Corp CMD transferred New Delhi: Heads have begun to roll over the breakdown at the Northern Grid that left seven states powerless on Monday. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered the transfer of the UP Power Corporation Chairman and Managing Director Avinash Awasthi. Awasthi, who was appointed only two months ago, will be replaced by AP Mishra. The District Magistrate of Bareilly has also been removed. Awasthi's transfer order comes after...
09:18:16 AM Jul 31, 2012

Another Ambedkar statue vandalised in UP

Another Ambedkar statue vandalised in UP Lucknow: In yet another act of vandalism, some unidentified persons on Monday damaged a statue of Dalit icon Bhim Rao Ambedkar in Dalmau area in Rae Bareli district of Uttar Pradesh. The damaged statue was replaced with a new one by the local administration, IGP (Law and Order) B P Singh said in Lucknow. "Ambedkar's statue was vandalised by some persons in Dalmau area. The statue was replaced with a...
07:33:56 PM Jul 30, 2012

UP: No rain, all pain for Bundelkhand farmers

UP: No rain, all pain for Bundelkhand farmers Bundelkhand: With the alarming drought-like situation across the country, farmer suicide cases in Uttar Pradesh's Bundelkhand continue to mount. Union Agriculture minister Sharad Pawar has sounded the warning and asked states to take effective measures to tackle the crisis. Kamta, a farmer from Bundelkhand took a loan of Rs one lakh from two banks. Rains deceived him and he failed to pay back the loan. The specter of a legal...
09:18:22 AM Jul 30, 2012

SSC exam racket busted in UP, 14 arrested

SSC exam racket busted in UP, 14 arrested Lucknow: With the arrest of 14 persons from the state capital and Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force on Sunday claimed to have busted an inter-state gang allegedly involved in helping people pass the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) exams using fraudulent means. While eight persons were arrested from Lucknow, six including the kingpin were arrested from Ghaziabad by the STF and local police teams during the SSC exams that were...
08:05:08 PM Jul 29, 2012
Agra-Greater Noida Expressway to open soon

Agra-Greater Noida Expressway to open soon

Travelling to Agra from New Delhi will soon be a pleasant experience with the much-awaited Agra-Greater Noida Expressway opening for the general public. CNN-IBN's Karma Paljor takes a test drive in a BMW car with a speed limit of 200 km an hour. Take a look. ...
09:06:22 AM Jul 29, 2012

IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern

IIT Kanpur accepts new common entrance pattern New Delhi: The IIT Kanpur on Saturday accepted the new Joint Entrance Exam pattern proposed by the Human Resource Development Ministry, clearing the way to make changes in the reputed examination. Most of the members of the IIT Kanpur senate agreed to the latest prescribed pattern avoiding a confrontation on the issue. The confirmation of the exam pattern changes will be given at the academic senate meet on Sunday. ...
07:48:03 AM Jul 29, 2012

Three Ambedkar statues vandalised in UP

Three Ambedkar statues vandalised in UP Lucknow: Two days after a statue of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati was vandalised in Lucknow, three statues of Dalit icon BR Ambedkar were damaged in Azamgarh district, police said on Saturday. Broken pieces of a statue were found in the morning in a field at Katat-Chakkatat village in Azamgarh, some 270 km from Lucknow, police said. Two other Ambedkar statues were vandalised and thrown in the fields of...
06:04:38 PM Jul 28, 2012

Suspended jailer kills wife, self in Lucknow

Suspended jailer kills wife, self in Lucknow Lucknow: A suspended jailer shot dead his wife and then killed himself in Lucknow on Friday, said police. RK Kesarwani was under suspension after riots broke out in the prison in Basti in March where he was the jailer. Police said that after a spat with her husband, Kesarwani's wife Sunita had consumed pesticide to commit suicide. When Kesarwani insisted on taking his wife to the hospital, she refused. He...
03:59:42 AM Jul 28, 2012

UP: Six children killed in school roof collapse

UP: Six children killed in school roof collapse Bijnor: Six students were killed and seven injured on Friday when roof of a private school collapsed in Bijnor district of Uttar Pradesh. A portion of the roof of Ramanand Public High School in Jalilpur village caved in this afternoon when the classes were going on and some students were trapped under the debris, police sources said. Uttar Pradesh has government ordered an inquiry into the incident. Six students, Deepak...
03:01:34 AM Jul 28, 2012

Key accused in Mayawati statue vandalism arrested

Key accused in Mayawati statue vandalism arrested Lucknow: The prime accused in the vandalisation of Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati's statue in Lucknow was arrested in Gurgaon on Friday night, police said. Amit Jani, president of the Uttar Pradesh Nav Nirman Sena (UPNNS), and his aide Rajendra were arrested from the Haryana city, adjoining Delhi, by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh Police. Police have also arrested another aide of Jani, Qasim Ali, the outfit's vice...
01:39:23 AM Jul 28, 2012
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