Uttar Pradesh

  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured January 9, 1410

    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...
  • Government not to sell NTC: Textiles Minister Santosh Gangwar Yesterday

    New Delhi: The government on Monday said that "it is committed not to sell" the loss making NTC and plans to nurse the ailing state-owned textiles firm back to health by disposing of its land worth Rs 1,750 crore in Uttar Pradesh. "NTC has 11...
  • Dengue cases in Delhi, NCR rise to 98 Yesterday

    New Delhi: The number of dengue cases in the national capital and its adjoining areas have climbed to 98, civic officials said on Monday. According to figures from the municipal corporations, 85 cases of dengue have been reported from the capital till September 27. The remaining 13 cases have been reported from...
  • Woman gang-raped by relative, six others in Uttar Pradesh 3 days ago

    Rampur: A woman was allegedly gang-raped by her daughter's father-in-law and six others at her residence, police said on Saturday. A complaint was registered against Dinesh along with six others for allegedly raping his son's mother-in-law at Civil Lines police station following the intervention of a court, police said. The accused had...
  • Unmanned Aerial Vehicles deployed to trace terrorists in Uttar Pradesh 5 days ago

    Bijnore: Clueless for a fortnight about the whereabouts of six suspected terrorists allegedly involved in blast here, UP Police on Thursday pressed into service Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to trace them. UAVs hovered over 12 villages in the Kotwali Dehat area here after reports that the terrorists could be hiding...
  • Durga Puja pandals in UP raise issue of crime against women 1 week ago

    Lucknow: The Durga Puja pandals in Uttar Pradesh this year have chosen themes to raise voice against female foeticide and atrocities against women, issues which have been in focus after a string of such crimes in the state. Bondhu Mahal, a social organisation, has decided "Celebrate Girl Child" as its...
  • BJP MP hits out at Maneka Gandhi for backing Varun, says others will also pitch in for their children September 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama Charan Gupta on Saturday hit out at Union Minister Maneka Gandhi for her remarks that Varun Gandhi should be brought back in Uttar Pradesh politics. The Allahabad MP said, "It is a statement made in haste. She should not have said this. Like her...
  • Hema Malini draws flak from NGOs over her remark on Vrindavan widows September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: Terming MP Hema Malini's statement about widows of Vrindavan as "insensitive", the NGOs working for them have said that this has "broken the heart" of thousands of widows who had many hopes from the actorturned politician. Hema, a Member of Parliament from Mathura, had made a controversial remark saying...
  • Bypolls defeat: BJP should consider bringing Varun back, says Maneka Gandhi September 17, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost seats in bypoll elections in Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat and Rajasthan states where it swept the Lok Sabha elections Union Minister Maneka Gandhi has said that the party should consider bringing back her son and Sultanpur MP Varun...
  • BJP's Laxmikant Bajpai blames SP for communal clashes in UP, love jihad September 16, 2014

    BJP Uttar Pradesh chief Laxmikant Bajpai has accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of trying to divide people on the basis of religion in the state Speaking to CNNIBN, Bajpai said, "BJP has won polls on the basis of governance and that remains our plank." ...
  • BJP's polarisation strategy fails in UP, SP makes a comeback, Congress recovers in bypolls September 16, 2014

    Just months after its biggest ever victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday faced a big jolt when the results of bypolls in 32 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats was announced. The BJP's polarisation formula seems to have worked in favour of its...
  • Bypoll results: Wake up call for the BJP? September 16, 2014

    Bharatiya Janata Party which ruled the roost in Lok Sabha elections got a kind of wake up call with the bypoll results as the party has suffered major setbacks in key states like Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat. ...
  • Bypoll results: Has BJP's strategy of polarising electorate backfired? September 16, 2014

    The 33 Assembly and 3 Lok Sabha seats bypoll results have surely come as a big shocker for the ruling BJP at the Centre. After a resounding victory in the Lok Sabha elections in May, the Prime Minister Narendra Modi led BJP has tasted its first major defeat. The biggest...
  • Bypoll jolt to BJP after massive win in Lok Sabha polls September 16, 2014

    The BJP has received a jolt in the bypolls ahead of assembly polls in Maharashtra and Haryana. In Uttar Pradesh, the BJP which almost swept the Lok Sabha polls has managed to win just 2 out of total 11 assembly seats that went to bypolls. The ruling Samajwadi Party has...
  • BJP MP Yogi Adityanath defensive, says not allowed to campaign in all bypoll seats September 16, 2014

    Reeling from the loss of bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Bharatiya Janata Party's star camapaigner Yogi Adityanath has pegged the blame on the fact that he was not allowed to campaign in all 10 bypoll seats. "I haven't seen the results but they are dependent on a lot of factors. I...
  • Assembly bypoll results should be seen in local perspective: BJP September 16, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a serious jolt in the Assembly bypolls as it performed below expectation and failed to retain some of its seats. Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "We have retained Vadodara, the SP has retained its Mainpuri. Nothing has changed from the national perspective. These results should...
  • Bypoll results: People have voted against communal forces, says UP CM September 16, 2014

    The Samajwadi Party took a huge lead in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, making its way ahead in nine out of 11 seats. The BJP could gain in only two seats. ...
  • UP: Feud within Sanjay Singh's family over Amethi Palace turns violent, 1 constable dead September 14, 2014

    Amethi: Tensions escalated in Amethi district of Uttar Pradesh on Sunday as the feud within Congress MP and royal Sanjay Singh's family turned violent. A police constable was injured during the clash and he later succumbed to his injuries. The incident took place after Singh and his second wife Ameeta were...
  • Bypolls: Voting held for 33 Assembly, 3 Lok Sabha seats, counting on September 16 September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Moderate to high turnout today marked the byelections held in 3 Lok Sabha and 33 assembly constituencies spread across ten states in an exercise seen as yet another key test of Narendra Modi government's popularity since it assumed power in May. The polling in the three LS constituenciesVadodara...
  • 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 bypoll: Voting underway for Noida assembly seat September 13, 2014

    Nearly 6 million people in Uttar Pradesh are exercising their franchise in 11 assembly constituencies and 1 Lok Sabha constituency in the bypolls happening in Noida. This is the largest constituency as far as size is concerned. ...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats held today September 13, 2014

    Voting for three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats were held on Saturday. The results are crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations of...
  • 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...
  • Voting underway for bypolls in 3 Lok Sabha, 33 assembly seats across 10 states September 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Three Lok Sabha and 33 Assembly seats are going to bypolls on Saturday with the results crucial for both the ruling Bharatiya Janata Partyled National Democratic Alliance and the opposition parties who are yet to recover from the massive mauling in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. The resignations...
  • FIR against Yogi Adityanath for defying ban on poll meeting September 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Hours after BJP leader Yogi Adityanath defied a ban on his election meeting here, police lodged an FIR against the controversial MP and other party leaders who participated in the rally. SSP Praveen Kumar on Thursday said that cases were lodged late on Wednesday night against Adityanath and others...
  • BJP chief Amit Shah charged for alleged hate speech during Lok Sabha elections campaign September 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah was chargesheeted on Wednesday for making an alleged hate speech in Muzaffarnagar during campaigning for the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Shah had landed in a major controversy for allegedly saying that the 2014 Lok Sabha polls were an opportunity to seek "revenge for...
  • One killed, 2 injured as security guards open fire in Amethi September 10, 2014

    Amethi: In a shocking incident in Amethi, one person was killed and two others were injured on Wednesday when guards of a private factory opened fire on each other in Kotwali area. The two guards had a dispute over a trivial issue after which they opened fire on each other....
  • EC issues showcause notice to BJP's Yogi Adityanath for violation of poll code September 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Tuesday issued showcause notice to Bharatiya Janata Party MP Yogi Adityanath for alleged violation of poll code. Yogi Adityanath had given some inflammatory speech at Noida on September 7 at a public meeting. The Commission found that prima facie there was violation of model code...
  • 'Love' and 'jihad' are 'paak lafz', shouldn't be misused: Azam Khan September 9, 2014

    Rampur (UP): Attacking the Bharatiya Janata Party over the issue of 'love jihad', senior Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has said that both 'love' and 'jihad' are "paak lafz" (pure words) and should not be misused to vitiate the atmosphere. Talking to reporters on Monday, the senior Samajwadi Party leader said,...
  • A year after Muzaffarnagar riots, victims still await justice September 8, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: Even a year after voilent clashes in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh that claimed 65 lives and left 50,000 homeless, the state government has been unable to bring the offenders to book. In fact, the police have even tried to convince victims to withdraw cases. A special cell of...