UTTAR PRADESH

  • UP: 3 boys allegedly set 19-year-old girl on fire in Varanasi 2 days ago

    Varanasi: Three youths allegedly set on fire a 19-year-old girl inside her house for opposing their teasing and harassment in Lallapura area under Sigra police station limits on Thursday, police said. Circle Officer of Chetganj Rahul Mishra said the girl's mother has alleged that three youths entered their house in the...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: Uttar Pradesh beat Madhya Pradesh by 4 wickets 3 days ago

    After their bowlers had set up the trap, Uttar Pradesh batsmen held their nerves on the fourth and final day's play to beat Madhya Pradesh by four wickets in the Group A Ranji Trophy cricket match, on Wednesday. Chasing 180 for a win at the Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led side...
  • Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till December 25 4 days ago

    Aligarh: Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said. Dharam Jagaran Samiti, a western UP-based Hindutva group, on Tuesday called off its controversial conversion programme scheduled for December 25, ending days of stand-off. District Magistrate Abhishek Prakash, while welcoming...
  • UP: School principal beats nursery student to death in Bareilly 4 days ago

    Bareilly: In a shocking news from Uttar Pradesh, a school principal allegedly beat a nursery student to death in Bareilly. The student's father had been unable to pay the school fees for the last two months. But according to the police, the boy was beaten up because he didn't do...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 3 5 days ago

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after ending...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: MP bowlers put UP on backfoot on Day 2 5 days ago

    Indore: On a day dominated by bowlers, the Devendra Bundela-led Madhya Pradesh put Uttar Pradesh on the backfoot in the Group A Ranji Trophy match on Monday. Responding to MP's first-innings score of 296 in the four-day encounter at Holkar Stadium, the Piyush Chawla-led UP were also in trouble after ending...
  • Conversion row: Additional security sought for churches on Christmas eve 5 days ago

    Aligarh: Amid the proposed mass conversion ceremony by leaders of an Aligarh-based outfit on December 25, the Christian community has sought for additional security for their churches in the city. "Following reports that the organizers of this 'ghar wapsi' programme may shift their venue to different rural-based destinations in Aligarh and...
  • UP: BJP MP Yogi Adityanath to attend proposed conversion ceremony in Aligarh, says nothing wrong in it 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Despite the Uttar Pradesh police not allowing the mass conversion ceremony being planned in Aligarh on December 25, BJP MP Yogi Adityanath had said he would attend the proposed ceremony. He said that there was nothing wrong if people re-convert to Hinduism if they are doing it willingly. "There...
  • 19-year-old ends life after being scolded for taking alcohol 6 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: A 19-year-old youth allegedly committed suicide after being reprimanded by parents for taking alcohol at Nanu Khera village, police said on Monday. The body of Sunil Kumar was found hanging from a tree on Sunday. He allegedly took the extreme step after his parents scolded him for drinking alcohol,...
  • As it happened: Ranji Trophy 2014-15, Round 2, Day 2 6 days ago

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) Day one roundup: Uttar Pradesh medium-pacers continuously came back to check Madhya Pradesh on the opening day of the Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Left-arm spinner Rakesh Dhruv scalped four batsmen as Vidarbha bundled out Punjab for 195 on...
  • Will clean up river Ganga in three years: Uma Bharti 6 days ago

    Allahabad: Union Minister Uma Bharti asserted that the Centre was committed to cleaning up Ganga within three years even as she voiced dismay over the extent of pollution after an inspection in Allahabad saying the people were getting only "effluents" and not "Ganga jal" from the river. The Water Resources Minister...
  • Ranji Trophy Group A, Round 2: UP pacers check MP surge on Day 1 6 days ago

    Indore: Uttar Pradesh medium-pacers continuously came back to check Madhya Pradesh on the opening day of the Group A Ranji Trophy match on Sunday. Put into bat at the Holkar Stadium, the hosts ended Sunday on 195 for seven in 82 overs with Sanjay Mishra (6) and Puneet Datay (0) fighting...
  • Will go ahead with its homecoming programme on December 25: Dharam Jagaran Samiti 1 week ago

    Aligarh: Notwithstanding the warning by the district administration, the Dharam Jagaran Samiti -- a western UP-based Hindutva group, has said it will go ahead with its reconversion programme on December 25. "This is not conversion programme but a ceremony to welcome those who had left the Hindu fold in the past...
  • 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...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP December 12, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Agra conversion row: People cry foul play, Opposition uproar in Parliament December 12, 2014

    Agra: Barely three kilometers away from Taj Mahal the Ved Nagar slum is trying to reassert it's identity. The slum is home to 200 rag-pickers like Ramzan and is now the center of a raging controversy. Ramzan said that he had no idea the havan ceremony performed four days ago...
  • UP: Police announces reward for main accused in Agra conversion row December 12, 2014

    Lucknow: Local police has announced a cash reward for the arrest of Kishori Lal Balmiki, main accused in the "forced conversion" of about 100 people mostly Muslim slum dwellers in Agra to Hinduism, a top official said on Friday. "The Agra police has declared a cash reward of Rs 5000 on...
  • Opposition parties slam UP Governor for Ram mandir remarks December 12, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik has stoked controversy after he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the wishes of the people of India. ...
  • UP teacher held for showing pornographic clip to students December 12, 2014

    Mathura: Police arrested a primary school teacher on Thursday evening when parents of students filed a complaint against the teacher accusing him of showing pornographic clips to kids on his mobile. Police Circle Officer Anil Kumar Yadav said a lady teacher also was named in connection with the case and...
  • BJP, RSS, Shiv Sena back UP Governor's 'Ram temple at Babri site' remark, Opposition fumes December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as the row over forced religious conversions continues to ignite passions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday stirred a hornet's nest by saying that a Ram temple should be built at the site of the demolished Babri Masjid in Ayodhya as per the "wishes of the...
  • Ram temple should be built at site of Babri Masjid: Ram Naik December 11, 2014

    Ayodhya: Even as a controversy rages over alleged reconversions, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday sparked a fresh row when he said that a Ram temple should be built at the site of Babri Masjid as per the "wishes of Indian citizens". "Ram Mandir should be built as soon as...
  • Home Ministry seeks report from UP government on alleged forced conversions in Agra December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Home Ministry on Thursday sought report from the Uttar Pradesh government over alleged forced conversion in Agra. At least 100 persons from 37 families were reportedly re-converted to Hinduism at a ceremony organised by an offshoot of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh in the cantonment area. The state government has...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks Smriti Irani to set up NAAC regional office in UP December 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday requested union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to set up a regional office of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the state without delay so that educational institutes can be evaluated and their quality standards improved. In the letter...
  • Awaiting more details on Agra conversion row, will act soon: UP Chief Secretary December 10, 2014

    UP Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said that they had not received any authentic information on the Agra conversion and would act only once they got the details of the incident. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man gets seven years in jail for raping minor December 10, 2014

    Bhadohi: A man has been sentenced to seven years imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor. Shah Alam alias Veeru, a vegetable vendor, was accused of raping a 13-year-old girl in Kotwali area in August 2011, according to prosecution. Additional district judge Sanjay Pandey held Alam guilty on Tuesday. The judge...
  • War of words intensifies on Taj Mahal, Yogi Adityanath claims it was built on Shiv temple December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: The political war of words over the Taj Mahal have intensified now with Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath countering claims of it being a Waqf property and saying that it was built on a Shiv temple. Adityanath said, "The Sunnis and Shias have their own theories about Taj...
  • UP: 19-year-old rapes minor Dalit girl in Sambhal, held family captive for 3 days December 9, 2014

    Lucknow: In a shocker from Uttar Pradesh, a 13-year-old Dalit girl was allegedly raped by her 19 year-old neighbour in Sambhal. The girl and her family were allegedly held captive for three days before the accused fled away. The parents of the girl have registered an FIR against the accused. The...
  • UP government suspends ex-engineer Yadav Singh accused of amassing illegal wealth worth crores December 8, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh after an income tax raid on his residence unearthed crores in cash and jewellery. After the raids, Singh was relieved of his charge and attached to the personnel department. The state government had asked for a report...
  • Centre financially burdening states, says Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Centre for financially "burdening" states by executing schemes which come under the State List, saying such programmes were putting the resources of the state governments under undue pressure. He also said the practice of 'one size...