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  • Mayawati asks BSP leaders to donate a month's salary April 19, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday asked her party MPs and MLAs that instead of donating to the government, they should give as relief their one month salary directly to farmers affected by recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm in their respective constituencies. "The farmers are going through a bad phase due...
  • UP needs to tighten law and order situation: Rajnath Singh April 10, 2015

    Lucknow: Expressing concern over a spate of train loot incidents in Lucknow, Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said there was a need to tighten law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh. "I have come to know about incidents of loots in Lucknow. I will talk to the UP government and...
  • Lucknow police to use pepper-spraying drones on unruly protesters April 9, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police said Tuesday they have a new weapon for controlling unruly protesters - pepper-spraying drones. Yashasvi Yadav, police chief of Lucknow, said his officers have successfully test-flown the newly purchased drones with a view to better crowd control. "The results were brilliant. We have managed to work out how...
  • Incompetent Centre, State policies spell 'double trouble' for UP: Mayawati April 2, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Thursday lamented about "double troubles" faced by people of the state due to the wrong policies of the Central and state governments. "The government which had promised to bring 'achchey din' is bent upon making people cry and for the 20 crore people of Uttar Pradesh...
  • UPPCS exam cancelled after paper leak, 3 arrested March 30, 2015

    Lucknow: The UP government cancelled the provincial civil services preliminary examination (UPPCS) after an exam paper was leaked on Whatsapp messaging service even as the STF arrested three persons in connection with the leak. "The preliminary examination of UPPCS has been cancelled on the directives of the Chief Minister. He has...
  • UPPSC examination cancelled after paper leak March 29, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission examination was cancelled after reports of paper leak an hour before the examination schedule on Sunday. The papers were allegedly being sold for Rs 5 lakh each. UP DGP AK Jain said, "We have cancelled the exam, those who are responsible will be punished. Paper...
  • Celebrated mango grower comes out with 'Modi mango' March 26, 2015

    Lucknow: Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah has come out with a new "Modi mango" variety and wishes that it will reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he can taste this royal fruit named after him. "I had kept the first fruits of the Modi mango variety...
  • Sahara employee commits suicide allegedly due to non payment of salary March 24, 2015

    Lucknow: An employee of Sahara India Pariwar on Tuesday committed suicide by jumping from the office building in Kapoorthala area here, police said. 50-year-old Pradeep Mandal, who was working as Manager in Sahara Credit Cooperative Society Limited, jumped from the eight or ninth floor of the building, Aliganj Police station...
  • RSS to celebrate Vikram Samvat New Year on swadeshi theme March 16, 2015

    Lucknow: RSS has decided to celebrate 'Vikram Samvat' - the beginning of Hindu New Year - on a grand scale with swadeshi as its theme and asked Hindus to hoist flags with the 'Om' symbol on their houses to mark the day. The decision comes close on the heels of the...
  • Vinod Mehta, one of India's most fearless and independent editors March 8, 2015

    Fearless and eminent journalist, Vinod Mehta (72), who died on March 8, 2015, was one of the most influential editors of India. He worked with many successful publications such as the India Post, Sunday Observer, The Independent, The Pioneer and finally launched Outlook. He was also the chairman of the...
  • Swine Flu scare: Aligarh Muslim University suspends classes till Feb 25 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Aligarh Muslim University has suspended its classes till February 25 after a suspected Swine Flu death. The AMU had already suspended classes in its women's college for five days after the death of a female student of suspected swine flu. With more cases of swine flu being reported from AMU...
  • Swine Flu spreading tentacles, death toll in just three states rises to 300 February 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Swine Flu is assuming serious proportions in the country with more deaths being reported due to the disease in several states in the last few days. The death toll so far in only three states of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh has risen to 300 and...
  • 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...
  • UP: VHP plans 'Panchavati' in every village, to plant 'Tulsi' February 9, 2015

    Lucknow: On the lines of the mythological "Panchvati" garden mentioned in Ramayana, the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has decided to plant five trees in every village in the country and gift "Tulsi" saplings, considered sacred among Hindus, to every household of the community. "With the concept of an ideal home, VHP will...
  • Dawood Ibrahim gang member arrested in Mumbai January 20, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police have arrested a member of Dawood Ibrahim's gang in Mumbai, an official said on Tuesday. In a joint operation carried out by a team of Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) and Lucknow police, the Dawood gang member, Tariq Parveen, was arrested from Mumbai late on Monday after a tip-off. Lucknow...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Lucknow shivers at 2.2 degrees as cold wave intensifies December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The north was shivering in the grip of the cold wave which has now intensified over the region as Delhi on Friday recorded its lowest temperature of the season so far while Lucknow saw the mercury settle at a chilly 2.2 degrees Celsius. Rain and thundershowers were tipped to...
  • Madhuri Dixit-Nene, Naseeruddin Shah to attend Lucknow literature fest November 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Bollywood celebrities Madhuri Dixit, Naseeruddin Shah, Shyam Benegal, Om Puri, Rohini Hattangadi and Tom Alter would be among the many panelists and performers attending the Lucknow Literature Carnival to be held here Nov 28-30, the organisers said Tuesday. Lucknow Literature Carnival founder chairman Jayant Krishna confirmed the presence of Bollywood...
  • Rajnath Singh adopts Beti village in Lucknow November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh has adopted Beti village in the district under the Pradhan Mantri Adarsh Gram Yojna. "The Union Home Minister has adopted Beti village in Sarojini Nagar (Assembly segment) under the model village scheme," Secretary of BJP's Uttar Pradesh unit Virendra Tiwari said...
  • Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia, Sukhvinder Singh to perform at Lucknow Mahotsava October 25, 2014

    Lucknow: From Pandit Hariprasad Chaurasia's flute recitals, the Sabri Brothers' souldful Sufi music and qawwali's to performances by Bollywood singers like Sukhvinder Singh, Rekha Bharadwaj and Ankit Tiwari, an eclectic mix of tradition and modernity will be witnessed at the forthcoming Lucknow Mahotsava. The fortnight-long annual cultural bonanza will begin November...
  • Mayawati government wasted money on 'parks of stone': Akhilesh Yadav October 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Attacking the previous Mayawati government over "wasting" money on "parks made of stone", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said even those in the opposition visit the green Lohia park here constructed during the Mulayam Singh regime. "Even those in Opposition appreciate Lohia Park, which was developed during...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav exhorts to maintain harmony in wake of border tension October 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday warned that some "forces" might take advantage of the border crisis between India and Pakistan and said it must not affect communal harmony and brotherhood in the country. Addressing the open session on the last day of the three-day SP's national convention,...
  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured October 1, 2014

    Gorakhpur: At least 12 people killed and 45 others were injured when two speeding passenger trains collided near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday night, a railway official said. The Krishak Express and Lucknow Barauni Express collided at the Gorakhpur Cantt Station late Tuesday night. According to Railway authorities, the death...
  • Lucknow: Cracker factory blast kills six, injures 14 others September 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A major blast in a cracker factory in Lucknow killed six people and injured 14 others on Saturday morning. The incident is reported from Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow. The cracker factory is reported to be an illegal establishment. More information is awaited. ...
  • Allahabad HC recommends expulsion of 11 trainee judges over arson in Lucknow September 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The Allahabad High Court on Thursday recommended expulsion of 11 trainee judges. The decision comes after the trainee judges allegedly indulged in arson and misbehaved with a girl in Lucknow. The alleged incident took place on September 7 at a restaurant in Lucknow. The judges allegedly got involved in a...
  • Want best for Lucknow, country, says voter September 13, 2014

    As bypolls are being held for one Lok Sabha and 11 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh, voters put forth their demands. One of the voters said, "We want the best for Lucknow as well as the country. There are many issues that need to be tackled." ...
  • UP bypolls: About 50 per cent polling recorded in state September 13, 2014

    Lucknow: About 50 per cent electorate on Saturday exercised their franchise in bypolls to 11 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh till 5 pm. Around 53.2 per cent votes were polled in Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat where Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his MP wife Dimple...
  • PhaseI of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of NorthSouth corridor for starting work. The approval was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The route will be from Transport Nagar to Charbagh railway station on which work...