Uttar Pradesh

  • EC orders transfer of Moradabad SSP ahead of by-poll 8 hours 46 minutes ago

    Lucknow: The Election Commission on Saturday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to remove Senior Superintendent of Police Moradabad Dharamveer Yadav. "On the directives of the EC, SSP Moradabad has been removed and Luv Kumar has been posted in his place," a senior officer said. Yadav's transfer has been done following BJP's...
  • UP: Police constable mowed to death for taking on the sand mafia 13 hours 18 minutes ago

    Shahjahanpur: Sand mafia in Uttar Pradesh is back in the news for causing the death of a police constable in Shahjahanpur district. The constable was killed for stopping illegal sand mining. The incident occured when the constable tried to stop a tractor that was illegally mining sand. He was mowed...
  • Sonia, Rahul not to campaign for Uttar Pradesh by-polls Yesterday

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi will not be campaigning for the forthcoming by-polls in Uttar Pradesh. Party sources, however, downplayed it saying the Congress President, by convention, never campaigns in by-polls. The seats going for elections on September 13 include Noida, Lucknow East, Saharanpur Nagar, Bijnore, Thakurdwara,...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • UP: Panchayat orders swapping of wives after man's wife elopes with another woman's husband Yesterday

    New Delhi: In yet another bizarre diktat from Uttar Pradesh, a Panchayat has ordered swapping of wives after one of them allegedly eloped with the husband of the other. A married woman had eloped a few days back with another married man of the same village. The husband of the...
  • CM Akhilesh Yadav makes 'Katiyabaaz' tax free in UP, asks engineers of power department to draw inspiration from the film 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz', which is based on the problem of power theft in Kanpur. "The Chief Minister has made the announcement to make 'Katiyabaaz' entertainment tax free and has directed principal secretary, Power, to ask engineers of power department to...
  • Will quit politics if allegations against me, my family are found to be true, says Rajnath Singh 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday rejected reports about his son Pankaj Singh being denied bypoll ticket due to corruption allegations against him. He said that all reports about him and his family were baseless rumours. Rajnath Singh went on to say that he will quit politics if any...
  • Rajnath Singh upset with rivals in BJP spreading 'false stories' about his son: sources 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Home Minister and former BJP President Rajnath Singh has expressed concerns to the RSS leadership over false stories being spread about his son Pankaj Singh by his rivals in the party, say sources. Sources say Rajnath is upset at media reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi didn't want a...
  • UP Police arrests RTI activist who was believed to be dead three months ago 3 days ago

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested RTI activist Chandra Mohan Sharma, who was believed to be dead three months ago. Three months ago a charred body in a burnt car in Greater Noida was claimed to be the activist's body. The police say that Sharma had run away. The...
  • Saharanpur riots: Probe report blames government officials for failure to control situation 4 days ago

    Saharanpur: The Commissioner of Meerut division, who probed Saharanpur riots that left three persons dead, has blamed government officials for failure to control situation, say sources. The Commissioner submitted an 85-page report to the Uttar Pradesh Home Secretary Rakesh Bahadur on Tuesday. Violence had erupted in Kutubsher area of Saharanpur on July...
  • Society slowly changing, says Meerut man who adopted 12 HIV positive boys 5 days ago

    In Meerut, 12 HIV positive boys have been given a new lease of life by a young couple. A close encounter with death promoted Ajay Sharma to look at life differently and encouraged him to transform lives. Supporting Sharma in this cause is his wife. The couple has adopted 12...
  • Badaun rape: CBI not to file chargesheet against 5 accused arrested by UP Police 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Monday said that no chargesheet will be filed against the five accused in the Badaun gangrape and murder case. Sources in the investigating agency said that there was no evidence of rape against the accused, but they have not been given a...
  • Meerut woman who took on attackers accuses police of harassment 6 days ago

    Meerut: Accusing police of harassment, the woman who took on a group of attackers singlehandedly on a busy street, on Sunday said that policemen were dilly-dallying in acting against the accused and threatened to commit suicide if she does not get justice. The woman, Mamata Yadav, said that she and her...
  • BJP accuses SP of promoting, patronising 'love jihad' in UP 1 week 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 1 week 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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 22, 2014

    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 August 21, 2014

    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 August 21, 2014

    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 August 19, 2014

    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 August 19, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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 August 17, 2014

    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 August 18, 2014

    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...