UTTAR PRADESH

  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 4 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to return to Delhi late on Wednesday night 4 days ago

    Rahul has been on leave since the 22nd of February, missing the first leg of the crucial Budget session of Parliament. He will hold internal meetings on Thursday. He is expected to lead an anti-land ordinance rally on the 19th. Meanwhile there is a divide in Congress over Rahul taking...
  • Non-Hindus should not be allowed at Har ki Pauri: Yogi Adityanath 4 days ago

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP from Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has targeted non-Hindus and called for a ban on their entry into the world famour Har Ki Pauri in Haridwar. Adityanath called for stopping non-Hindus from entering the religious place during a function in Haridwar and added...
  • UP: Shiv Sena hoardings call BJP leaders 'fake' devotees of lord Ram 5 days ago

    Kanpur: After Shiv Sena dubbed its ally Bharatiya Janata Party a party of "fake" followers of Lord Ram, hoardings were put up on Monday in various areas of the city saying "Beware of fake devotees of Lord Ram". When Shiv Sena UP Secretary General Manoj Tiwari was asked who these fake...
  • Uttar Pradesh's rain-hit farmers get Rs 63 as compensation for crop damage 6 days ago

    Faizabad: Rain-hit farmers in Uttar Pradesh's Faizabad district, reeling under severe debt due to crop loss following unseasonal rains and hailstorm, have got another shock as they are being handed paltry sums of Rs 63 and Rs 100 as compensation. A farmer from Rudauli Tehsil, Mohammad Shahid, claimed having received a...
  • HC asks UP government to review strength of students, teachers 1 week ago

    Lucknow: In furtherance to its earlier orders, the Allahabad High Court has directed the Uttar Pradesh government to review the sanctioned strength of students and correspondingly, review the number of teachers required to be provided for higher education. The Lucknow bench of the court also directed the state to apprise...
  • Uttar Pradesh's role in Make in India most important: CM Akhilesh Yadav April 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday underlined the importance of his state in ensuring the success of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 'Make in India' scheme, saying UP has all the necessary resources for it. "Uttar Pradesh will have the most important role in 'Make in India' campaign," Akhilesh...
  • UP: 11-year-old school student dies after being beaten up by principal in Barabanki April 9, 2015

    Barabanki: Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday detained a school principal after he allegedly thrashed an 11-year-old class 3 student in Barabanki. The student was reportedly beaten after he was found with a stolen pencil and eraser. After the student reached home he complained of stomach ache and began vomiting blood....
  • 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...
  • Rajnath Singh's relative shot dead in Varanasi April 8, 2015

    Lucknow: A relative of Home Minister Rajnath Singh was shot dead in a Varanasi district village, police said on Wednesday. According to information available, Arvind Singh, a petrol pump owner, was returning home after dropping his wife at the airport when three bike-riding youths intercepted him at Makhsudanpatti in Phoolpur late...
  • Investment worth Rs 2-3 lakh crore likely in UP by year-end: Assocham April 6, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh attracted an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore in last two years and an additional sum of Rs 2-3 lakh crore is expected by the end of 2015, industry body Assocham has said. Releasing the chamber's report titled "UP: Inching towards double digit growth", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister...
  • Trial room voyeurs: UP police conducts searches for hidden camera April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: In line with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's call for strict action against incidents of hidden camera or video recording in trial rooms, the state police has conducted a series of searches at the malls and showrooms of the city. "After checking at prominent malls in the city yesterday, though...
  • Monkeys hinder government's IT plans in Varanasi April 3, 2015

    Varanasi: As India launches an $18 billion plan to spread the information revolution to its provinces, the problems it faces are a holdover from the past - electricity shortages, badly planned, jam-packed cities, and monkeys. The clash between the old world and the new is sharply in focus in the crowded...
  • Lord Ram at centre of yet another BJP-SP flashpoint April 3, 2015

    Lucknow: Hindu lord Ram is once again at the centre of a flashpoint between the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh. Daggers drawn over the past two decades on the Ram Janmabhoomi imbroglio, the two parties are now set to fight it out on...
  • Centre to seek explanation from LBSNAA Deputy Director Saurabh Jain in IAS impostor case April 2, 2015

    Mussoorie: After a woman was allegedly found to have used a fake identity card to enter the Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA), the Centre has decided to seek an explanation from the academy's Deputy Director Saurabh Jain. The impostor, Ruby Choudhary from Uttar Pradesh, accused Jain...
  • Robbers decamp with goods worth Rs 25 crore from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major robbery case, a gang decamped with goods worth around Rs 25 crore along with a truck from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. The daring heist took at around 1 am on April 1. The truck carrying Samsung's Electronic goods was stopped by the robbers who broke...
  • Impostor Ruby blames IAS training academy Deputy Director Saurabh Jain, says he issued her a fake ID April 2, 2015

    Mussoorie: Ruby Choudhary, accused of using a fake identity card to gain entry into the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration where Indian Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationers undergo training, has blamed the academy's Deputy Director Saurabh Jain for the incident, claiming that he facilitated her stay...
  • Woman uses fake ID to join IAS training at LBSNAA, flees after FIR is filed April 1, 2015

    Mussoorie: In a major security lapse and embarrassment for the government, a woman posing as an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) probationer joined the prestigious Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA) in Mussoorie and underwent training for seven months before the truth came out. The woman from Muzaffarnagar in...
  • Government to revive two fertiliser units, nod for Jagdishpur-Haldia pipeline March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday approved revival of two shut fertiliser plants in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar at an investment of up to Rs 12,000 crore and by making use of 2,000-km proposed gas pipeline from Jagdishpur to Haldia. The urea plants at Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh and Barauni...
  • Taunkpuri Tanda: A village in Uttar Pradesh where grooms are penalisesd Rs 100 per minute for turning up late March 30, 2015

    Rampur: They are neither part of a Khap's diktat nor any Fatwa from clerics, but Taunkpuri Tanda village follows certain interesting norms during their marriages including penalising the groom's party Rs 100 per minute if they turn up late at the venue. The villagers also believe that it is auspicious if...
  • Akhilesh Yadav ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases March 29, 2015

    Lucknow: Promising all possible help for victims of acid attacks, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government would ensure prompt action in such cases. "Our government is committed to provide all possible help to acid attack victims. We are ensuring strict and prompt action in such...
  • 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...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Gangster arrested while planning to kill industrialists March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: A 32-year-old Uttar Pradesh-based gangster was arrested here after he hired sharpshooters to kill three top industrialists, police said on Wednesday. Mohammad Yusuf was arrested from the Alipur area of north Delhi on March 20 following which he was in five-day police custody. According to the police, Yusuf was on...
  • UP: Eunuch chops off private parts of two youths in Meerut March 25, 2015

    Meerut: The private parts of two youths were on Tuesday allegedly chopped off by a eunuch in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh, police said. The incident came to light on Wednesday morning when villagers found two youths, in critical condition near Panchali poultry farm under Jaani police station limits, police said. The...
  • Mulayam Singh blames party workers for Lok Sabha poll debacle March 23, 2015

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's pain over the humiliating defeat in Lok Sabha polls on Monday came to the fore as he told party workers that they poured cold water on his dreams of forming a government at the Centre. Addressing party workers on the birth anniversary of socialist...
  • UP: Students assault professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in exams March 21, 2015

    Jhansi: Soon after the mass cheating episode came to light in Bihar, yet another grim picture of cheating in examinations was witnessed in Jhansi in Uttar Pradesh. Students in Jhansi assaulted their professor for trying to prevent them from cheating in their college exams. A Samajwadi Party student leader was...
  • AAP to protest against Land Bill in Uttar Pradesh March 20, 2015

    Lucknow: The Aam Aadmi Party will launch statewide protests in Uttar Pradesh against Land Acquisition Bill next week on the occasion of the death anniversary of Bhagat Singh. "AAP will hold protests in all district headquarters of UP on March 23 against the Land Acquisition Bill," the party's national spokesperson Sanjay...
  • 34 dead, 150 injured as three coaches of Janta Express train derail in Raebareli March 20, 2015

    Raebareli: Thirty four people are feared dead while 150 others have been injured when three coaches of the Janta Express train 1422 derailed in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The incident took place near Bachhrawan in Raebareli. The 150 injured people have been transferred to nearby hospitals. Several relief vans are...
  • We should not over react on Section 66A of IT Act: Ravi Shankar Prasad March 19, 2015

    The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstances in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "We should not over react on Section...
  • SC asks Uttar Pradesh government to explain arrest of teen over Facebook comment on Azam Khan March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstnces in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the police has detained a...