UTTAR PRADESH

  • Uttar Pradesh's Sudeep Tyagi to play for Saurashtra 19 hours 29 minutes ago

    Uttar Pradesh medium-pacer Sudeep Tyagi has been included in Saurashtra's Ranji Trophy one-day team for the West Zone league starting in Ahmedabad on November 5. Also inducted in the squad is seamer Siddharth Trivedi, who is facing a one-year ban in connection with the IPL 2013 match-fixing scandal. "Jaydev Shah has been...
  • MIM will now focus on UP, West Bengal: Owaisi Yesterday

    Hyderabad: After its impressive debut in Maharashtra, Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) will now focus on Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal and other states, said party president Asaduddin Owaisi. The party, which won two seats in Maharashtra in its first attempt to expand its base outside Hyderabad, plans to open its branches and...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Man kills self as son accused of 'poisoning' girl 4 days ago

    Kanpur: A 45-year-old man has allegedly committed suicide following an allegation that his son tried to poison a dalit girl in Bilhaur area, police said on Thursday. The victim, identified as Idris, hanged himself at his home last night, a police spokesperson said. Family of the 19-year-old girl has submitted...
  • Man booked for hurting religious sentiments of wife in UP 4 days ago

    Rampur: Police have booked a 30-year-old man on charges of fraud and hurting religious sentiments after his wife filed a complaint against him alleging that he had "lured" her into marriage after lying about his religion. The woman, a mother of two, approached Inspector General of Police (IG) after Akran...
  • Raj Babbar attacks UP government over 'deteriorating' law and order 5 days ago

    Ghaziabad: Congress leader and former MP Raj Babbar on Wednesday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for "deteriorating" law and order situation in the district. The actor-turned-politician has expressed his concern to the UP Director General of Police Anand Lal Banerjee over the "deteriorating" law and order in the state, especially in...
  • Voting underway in Kairana assembly bypoll in UP 6 days ago

    Muzaffarnagar: Voting is being held on Wednesday for by-election to Kairana Assembly constituency. Returning officer Suresh Kumar Mishra said that polling began on a peaceful note. Eight candidates are in the fray and 2,82,130 people including 1,26,194 women are eligible to exercises their franchise. 275 polling booths have been set up. The...
  • 'Love Jihad' controversy: Case against parents of girl 1 week ago

    Meerut: A case of assault and threatening to murder has been registered against the parents of the 22-year-old girl who was at the centre of the 'love jihad' controversy and has gone back on her statement that she was gang-raped and forcibly converted. Two days after the girl claimed that there...
  • UP government to utilise e-governance optimally for better services to people: Alok Ranjan October 11, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government will optimally utilise e-governance to provide better services to people of the state, Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan said. Ranjan said necessary action will be taken on priority to make Uttar Pradesh an e-governance state. He said people will not need to run around government officials...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav exhorts to maintain harmony in wake of border tension October 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday warned that some "forces" might take advantage of the border crisis between India and Pakistan and said it must not affect communal harmony and brotherhood in the country. Addressing the open session on the last day of the three-day SP's national convention,...
  • J&K floods: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav appeals for donations October 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to people and voluntary organisations of the state for maximum financial assistance to the recent flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. There was a need to provide maximum financial assistance for reconstruction of the state and rehabilitation of its people, an official...
  • Don't make arrears payment a prestige issue: Ram Vilas Paswan to UP mills October 9, 2014

    New Delhi: UP-based private sugar mills are not short of funds to clear arrears of Rs 3,055 crore to cane farmers, Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan said on Thursday while asking companies not to make payment a "prestige issue". "It is not that you have...
  • Clean Up India: 108 toilets built in Badaun but villagers unwilling to use them October 2, 2014

    Badaun: As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO...
  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured October 1, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 29, 2014

    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 September 27, 2014

    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 September 25, 2014

    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 September 23, 2014

    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...