UTTAR PRADESH

  • UP, Punjab aim to register first HIL win 5 hours 18 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh Wizards are all geared up to face Punjab Warriors in a Hockey India League (HIL) encounter on Monday. In their opening matches, where Wizards met Delhi Waveriders and Warriors played against Dabang Mumbai, both the teams played draws, splitting the points with their respective opponents. In the impending game on...
  • Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 1: Rahil bowls Mumbai out to put Tamil Nadu on top 4 days ago

    (For updates, scroll down to the bottom of the page) A rampant Karnataka, strengthened by the return of Test batsman Lokesh Rahul, take on Baroda, in the seventh round of the Ranji Trophy on Wednesday. Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in a Ranji Trophy battle of struggling cricket teams beginning at the Mohan...
  • Obama visit: UP police to hire chopper 5 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh police is all set to hire a helicopter to secure the air in view of the likely visit of US president Barack Obama to Agra in January. "The state government has authorised the police to hire Pawan Hans helicopter for the next 11 days to assist in the...
  • Ranji Trophy: Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in Round 7 5 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh host Bengal in a Ranji Trophy battle of struggling cricket teams beginning at the Mohan Meakin ground on Tuesday. Though both teams would have wanted to be placed higher after five matches, Bengal have a better chance of making the quarter-finals. The visitors have 10 points from a loss...
  • Obama visit: Taj Mahal to be shut for general public on January 27 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Taj Mahal will be shut for public on January 27 in view of US President Barack Obama's visit to Agra. Heavy security forces have been deployed in the city. Extra CCTVs have been installed, a special control room has been set up and more CISF personnel will be deployed...
  • UP: Hindu boys enrol in madrassa, Muslim boys in RSS-run school 1 week ago

    Rampur (UP): Breaking stereotypes, 11 Hindu children have enrolled in a madrassa while as many as 140 Muslim boys have joined an RSS-run school. According to the principal of Madrassa Jameeatul Ansar, it is the parents' love for the Urdu language and literature which motivated them to put their children in...
  • Barack Obama will not be allowed in Agra if demands not met: Lawyers January 17, 2015

    Mathura: Lawyers of western Uttar Pradesh on Saturday said they will not allow US President Barack Obama to enter Agra on January 27 unless the Central government assures them of establishing a separate bench of Allahabad High Court in the region. "If Prime Minister Narendra Modi gives assurance that by January...
  • I am close to bowling at my best, says fit-again Irfan Pathan January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A fit-again Irfan Pathan feels that he is close to bowling at his best and it's just a matter of time before he is again back in contention for the seam bowling allrounder's slot in the Indian cricket team that has been up for grabs for some time. Thirty-year-old...
  • UP Wizards certain to put up a terrific show: PR Sreejesh January 14, 2015

    Lucknow: Continuing with their rigorous training for the upcoming Hockey India League, starting on January 22, Uttar Pradesh Wizards goalkeeper P R Sreejesh on Wednesday said that his team is confident of putting up a "terrific show" this season. Under the guidance of the goalkeeping coach David Staniforth, who joined...
  • Union Minister MA Naqvi sentenced to one-year jail, Rs 4000 fine for violating prohibitory order; gets bail January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Minister of State for Minorities Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi has been convicted by Rampur court in Uttar Pardesh for breaching prohibitory orders during 2009 Lok Sabha elections. The punishment entails one year of imprisonment and Rs 4,000 as fine to Naqvi. The case pertains to the violation of...
  • Directed officials to act on issue of human bodies found in Ganga: Uma Bharti January 14, 2015

    Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti said she has directed local officials to act on the issue of over 50 bodies found in the river. She said, "Officials will get back to me on the matter by this evening." The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human corpses...
  • UP government orders probe after over 50 human bodies found in Ganga January 14, 2015

    Unnao: The Uttar Pradesh government ordered a probe after over 50 human bodies were found in the river Ganga posing a major environmental hazard. The dead bodies were found in a canal which connects Periyar Ghat to Ganga river in Unnao district. Reports said that dogs and vultures were seen...
  • 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...
  • UP's hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 27, many critical January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: The toll in Monday's hooch tragedy in Uttar Pradesh's and Unnao risen to 27 Tuesday, as nine people undergoing treatment at various hospitals died here during treatment, officials said. Over 122 people have been admitted to medical facilities, with condition of 12 of them continues to be critical. Many have...
  • Burning of cow dung cakes banned near Taj Mahal January 13, 2015

    Lucknow: India's white marvel, the Taj Mahal, acquiring yellowish hues has prompted authorities in Agra to ban burning of cow dung cakes for cooking near the 17th century monument. The Agra district administration is also planning to ban use of coal by small industrial units making bangles and famous local...
  • 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...
  • S K Uthappa ready to make a big impression in HIL January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: Playing for Uttar Pradesh Wizards for the third time in a row, India's forward S K Uthappa looks forward to putting up a good show and making it to the finals for his team this season. "I am looking to push a bit harder this year and make it...
  • Delhi: Runway visibility drops to 50 metres, 10 international flights, 41 trains delayed January 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Temperatures dipped across north India with several areas blanketed under heavy fog on Thursday morning. With runway visibility dropping to 50 metres at the Delhi airport, 10 international flights have been delayed. 41 trains have also been delayed while one has been rescheduled as heavy fog disrupted transport...
  • UP: One of the two absconding policemen accused of raping minor at Badaun Police station arrested January 6, 2015

    Badaun: One of the two absconding constables accused of gangraping a minor girl at a police station in Uttar Pradesh was arrested from Bareily railway station. The second constable accused of the crime is still absconding. The Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force has been roped in to hunt down the...
  • Mathura: 3 people lose their eyesight after cataract surgery at a camp January 5, 2015

    Mathura: At least three people lost their eyesight after they underwent cataract surgeries in Mathura at a camp organised by an NGO in November 2014. An FIR has been registered in this regard. Police have said that right people have been affected by the surgery. "An FIR was this evening registered...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to launch film trailer at Saifai Mahotsava January 4, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy 'Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishaq' at the Saifai Mahotsava on January 8. The Sachin Gupta-directed film stars Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Neha Pawar and Bhavita Anand. An official spokesman said that 90 per cent...
  • Badaun minor rape: Minister says government can't be blamed for rising crimes against women in the state January 4, 2015

    Kanpur: Days after a minor girl was allegedly gangraped by two policemen in Badaun, a shocking statement came out from the Uttar Pradesh government about rising crimes in the states. State's Child and Woman Welfare Minister Aruna Kori on Saturday said that the government cannot be blamed for rising crimes...
  • Drought in Uttar Pradesh leads to hike in price of pulses by 10-20 per kilogram in last 2 weeks January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A drought in Uttar Pradesh has led to an alarming increase in the price of pulses in the last 2 weeks. Prices of essential pulses like Arhar dal, Chana, Urad dal and Moong dal have shot up from anywhere between Rs 10-20 per kilogram. In the Bundelkhand region,...
  • 'Ghar wapsi' is natural process, says RSS leader Vaidya January 3, 2015

    Ahmedabad: Defending the controversial ghar wapsi program, senior RSS leader Manmohan Vaidya on Saturday said 'conversion' is a wrong term to be used for'home coming'. "Conversion is not an appropriate word for ghar-wapsi. This is not conversion. This is a home coming for those who have natural urge to reconnect with...
  • 24 passengers fall ill after consuming railway food, protest at Mughalsarai station January 3, 2015

    Mughalsarai: Twenty four passengers travelling on the Purvanchal Express from New Delhi to Howrah has fallen ill after they ate food from the railways pantry. The condition of five passengers is believed to be critical. Irritated passengers got off the train in Mughal Sarai station in Uttar Pradesh to protest....
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • HIL: Converting penalty corners will be UP Wizards' strength, says VR Raghunath January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Wizards captain VR Raghunath said on Friday that his team will rely on penalty corner conversions to go all the way in the Hockey India League (HIL) starting from January 22. Being among the top drag-flickers of the world, the Karnataka player led the Wizards twice and...
  • Akhilesh Yadav needs to do take staps to tackle lawlessness in UP: DCW Chairperson January 2, 2015

    DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that the condition of women was bad in Uttar Pradesh. Talking about the alleged rape of a 14-year-old by policemen, Shukla said that CM Akhilesh Yadav needed to do something about the shameful situation. ...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Two policemen suspended for allegedly raping a 14-year-old girl in Badaun January 2, 2015

    Badaun: In yet another case of lawlessness in Uttar Pradesh, two police officers have been suspended over charges of raping a 14-year-old girl. The complaint was filed by the mother of the victim alleging gangrape by the two policemen. "They dragged my niece into the car, took her to a room...