Uttar Pradesh

  • BJP accuses SP of promoting, patronising 'love jihad' in UP 2 hours 16 minutes ago

    Vrindavan: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday pledged to oust the "anti-people" Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of "promoting and patronising love jihad" in the state. At the first day of its two-day state executive meet in the temple town in western Uttar Pradesh,...
  • RSS unaccountable under Narendra Modi's 'disappointing' rule: Mayawati 6 hours 33 minutes ago

    Lucknow: Training her guns on Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday claimed that it was emerging as an "unconstitutional and unaccountable" organisation after the formation of the Narendra Modi government, whose performance has been "disappointing". The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party...
  • Rajnath conducts aerial survey of flood-hit UP Yesterday

    Gorakhpur: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday made an aerial survey of flood affected areas in eastern Uttar Pradesh, promising central help for rescue and rehabilitation of marooned people, and suggested that the state consider inter-linking of rivers for a permanent solution. During the day-long visit to the worst-affected Gorakhpur, Sidharthnagar,...
  • Phase-I of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of North-South 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...
  • Two-day old baby girl abandoned in Mathura Yesterday

    Mathura: A two-day old baby girl was found abandoned outside a temple in Mathura. The baby was later taken to an orphanage which houses many other children with similar fates. This two-day-old baby was abandoned by her parents simply because she is a girl. Member of Child Welfare Society Pratibha Sharma...
  • Credit card fraud: Court asks police to file FIR against ICICI Bank CEO Yesterday

    Lucknow: A local court has directed the police to lodge an FIR against ICICI Bank CEO Chanda Kochhar and head of card operations Vinay Valse in connection with allegations of cheating and fraud over online shopping through credit card. Chief Judicial Magistrate, Lucknow, Sunil Kumar pronounced the order on Thursday on...
  • CCTVs to be installed in UP girls' colleges and hostels 2 days ago

    The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered installation of CCTV cameras at the entry gates of all girl's colleges and hostels, an official said Thursday. The decision came after discussions in a higher level meeting presided over by Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan. "The state government is worried over the rising incidences of molestation...
  • After missing for 18 years, jawan's body finally reaches home 2 days ago

    Mainpuri (UP): Hawaldar Gaya Prasad's body has finally reached home to Mainpuri in Uttar Pradesh after going missing in Siachen for 18 years. An Indian Air Force aircraft made the discovery during a surveillance mission in Siachen. Prasad's body was taken out and flown to a general hospital in Leh where...
  • UP: Protest erupts in Faizabad after kidnapped girl dies 4 days ago

    Faizabad: Tension gripped Faizabad district of Uttar Pradesh after people clashed with police following the death of a 17-year-old girl, who was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday. The clashes took place outside Khandasa Police Chowki on Tuesday. The victim, a resident of Amaniganj was allegedly kidnapped on Saturday evening by the four persons...
  • UP: 3 men gangrape woman, tie her naked to a tree 4 days ago

    Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Three men allegedly gangraped a 33-year-old woman and then tied her to a tree in a naked condition in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh. Kannauj is the constituency of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple. The incident took place in Umarda area of Kannauj, on the intervening night...
  • Watch: 'Toilet Heroine' Neelam Sharma shares her story 5 days ago

    Six newly-wed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. One of the brides, Neelam Sharma spoke to CNN-IBN and shares her story that why she took the step. ...
  • UP floods claim 41 lives, over 1,000 villages hit 5 days ago

    Lucknow: The toll in Uttar Pradesh floods on Monday mounted to 41, with reports of 13 more deaths in the state where over 1,000 villages were affected by the flood waters of several rivers flowing above the danger mark. According to officials, eight persons died in Shravasti, two each in Bahraich...
  • UP: Lack of toilets, 6 women leave home 5 days ago

    Six newly-wed women on Sunday returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. ...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated 5 days ago

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Rain woes continue; 32 people killed in floods in Uttarakhand, lakhs displaced in north India 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Heavy rains and flash floods continue to wreak havoc across north India. Many people have been killed and lakhs have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroyed farmlands and crumbled homes. Major parts of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Bihar are facing severe flooding due to the monsoons. In...
  • UP: Six married women return to parents due to lack of toilet at in-laws' place 6 days ago

    Lucknow: Six newly-wed women have returned to their parents as the house of their in-laws' in Kushinagar district of Uttar Pradesh did not have toilet. The women left their in-laws' houses in Khesiya village in the past two months, claimed a local social worker Asha Parveen. Neelam, Kalawati, Shakina, Niranjan,...
  • Rain fury in North India, 10 killed in UP, flood alert in Bihar 5 days ago

    Heavy rains and flash floods have wreaked havoc across north India. More than 30 people have been killed and thousands have been displaced as swelling rivers and landslides destroy farmlands and crumble homes. Districts in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, Bihar and Assam have been the worst affected. In Uttar Pradesh, 10...
  • Saharanpur riots: SP report blames BJP for inciting violence 6 days ago

    Saharanpur: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has been facing criticism over its probe report on the recent Saharanpur violence in Uttar Pradesh (UP) which blamed failure of the local administration and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders for inciting violence. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal Singh Yadav...
  • Monsoon fury: 1,500 people stranded in UP, Bihar battles to rescue 4 lakh villagers 5 days ago

    New Delhi: As the monsoon gained strength, heavy rainfall unleashed its fury, wreaking havoc across the country. At least 10 people were killed and 500 districts were affected in Uttar Pradesh due to flooding and heavy rainfall after water level rose in Sharda and Ghaghra rivers post the release of...
  • UP Police arrests suspected ISI agent in Meerut, recovers key Army documents 1 week ago

    Meerut: The Special Task Force (STF) of the Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested a suspected ISI agent in Meerut. Asif Ali, who has been living in the city for some time now, is accused of handing over key information about the Indian Army to the Pakistan intelligence agency. The police...
  • 28-year-old man dies during physical ability test for sub-inspector post August 14, 2014

    A 28-year-old youth died during physical ability test for recruitment as sub-inspector in Uttar Pradesh police, a senior police official said. Six out of 100 aspirants, who ran for 10 kilometre race which is part of the physical ability test, felt unconscious on Wednesday, Senior Superintendent of Police J Ravindra Gaud...
  • UP govt to install CCTVs to check cheating in board exams August 13, 2014

    With a view to effectively check copying in UP secondary education board examination in the state, Uttar Pradesh government would install CCTV cameras at all the examination centres and government colleges. The Secondary Eduation Minister Mehboob Ali, in a meeting with senior officials of his department including district inspectors of schools...
  • Maya refuses to form alliance as Lalu, Nitish, Mulayam agree to work as a team to defeat BJP August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as Samajwadi Party chief has expressed his willingness to work with the Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP chief Mayawati has rejected his proposal. Mayawati has said that there is no question of the BSP allying with anyone in Uttar Pradesh and will fight elections alone. Maya has also hit...
  • Azam Khan-Muslim cleric war turns personal, accusations of sexual misconduct, betraying Muslims surface August 13, 2014

    Lucknow: A bitter war of words broke out between Uttar Pradesh Waqf Minister Azam Khan and Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawaad. Khan has accused the Maulana of having sold properties of the Shia Waqf and having betrayed Muslims. Khan has also accused the religious leader of being politically fickle and siding...
  • Undertrial escapes from court premises in Fatehpur August 12, 2014

    An undertrial on Tuesday escaped from court premises while being taken to lockup, police said in Fatehpur. Faizan alias Anshu (25), who was arrested in connection with a loot incident in October 2009, was on Tuesday produced in the Chief Judicial Magistrate Court, inspector K K Yadav said. He said Anshu escaped...
  • Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association plans three international stadiums across the state August 11, 2014

    In a bid to boost cricket facilities in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Cricket Association (UPCA) has announced the construction of three international stadiums. UPCA secretary Rajeev Shukla had announced in a press conference last week that three cricket stadiums would soon be coming up in Kanpur, Ghaziabad or Agra and...
  • Caught on camera: UP Police assaults youth for trying to steal pulses August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: In yet another instance of police brutality in Uttar Pradesh, a young man was assaulted by the police in Raebareli. The youth was reportedly trying to steal some pulses when he was cornered by the police. The police personnel who assaulted the youth have been suspended. The incident...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Khap Panchayat bans jeans, mobiles for girls August 10, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In yet another bizzare dikat of the Khap Panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzzafarnagar district, it has banned unmarried girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones. The panchayat claimed that these have a bad influence and were responsible for girls being harassed. The panchayat of Gujjar community was held...
  • Women buy rakhis with Modi's image, say it carries promise of 'ache din' August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi fever has gripped the nation once again on the occasion of Raksha Bandhan. From Uttar Pradesh to Rajasthan, Modi rakhis have been a rage this festival. In the Pink City, rakhis with Modi's image on it were flying off the shelves. Women said that...