Uttar Pradesh News

Woman dies days after sterilisation surgery in UP

A 32-year-old woman, who had undergone a surgery at a sterilisation camp earlier this week, died on Saturday at a private hospital here, triggering protest by her family members, district officials said.

Minor girl molested by uncle in UP

An eight-year-old girl was allegedly sexually assaulted by her uncle in Hafeezganj area here, police said on Saturday.

Bateshwar jubilant on Vajpayee getting Bharat Ratna

Residents of Bateshwar, 70 km from Agra, where former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee spent his early childood, were jubilant on his getting the Bharat Ratna and celebrated with sweets.

Bharat Ratna: Vajpayee's ancestral village celebrates

Residents of Bateshwar, the ancestral village of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, burst into celebrations as the former prime minister was conferred with Bharat Ratna, the country's highest civilian award.

Girl harassed by youths kills self in UP

A teenage girl, who was sexually harassed by three youths of her village on Thursday, has allegedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze in Muzaffarnagar district, police said.

Sonia Gandhi meets farmers at her home turf Rae Bareli, assures full assistance
Sonia Gandhi meets farmers at her home turf Rae Bareli, assures full assistance

Congress president Sonia Gandhi will be visiting her Lok Sabha constituency Rae Bareli on Saturday to meet the farmers affected by unseasonal rains this year.

Court seeks UPPRPB's response on alleged corruption in SI recruitments

 Allahabad High Court has sought Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board's response within a week on a writ petition, alleging widespread corruption in Sub Inspector (SI) recruitment exam conducted by the board.

Ashiana gang-rape case: No framing of charges due to strike

A court here on Friday fixed April 9 as the next date of hearing in the 2005 sensational Ashiana gang-rape case due to strike by the district court lawyers.

Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli, Amethi on Saturday to meet farmers

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Rae Bareli and Amethi districts on Saturday and will meet farmers who have suffered crop losses due to recent untimely rain and hailstorm.

Arun Jaitley to dedicate steamboats to cremation ghats in Varanasi

Union Minister Arun Jaitley will dedicate to the public two steamboats that will ferry bodies to cremation ghats on the banks of Ganga during his visit here on Saturday.

Four sentenced to life in murder case in Ballia

A local court today awarded life imprisonment to four persons in connection with a three-year-old murder case.

Congress leader fears threat to life from Azam supporters

Fearing threat to his life, a Congress leader, who had helped a Bareilly youth get bail after his arrest for posting comments against Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, has knocked the doors of Raj Bhawan for security.

Security tightened in Kanpur ahead of Ramnavami procession

Security has been beefed up in Kanpur district with police and administrative officials put on alert ahead of Friday's Ramnavami celebrations, an official said today.

Free WiFi at Ghaziabad police station

Ghaziabad's Sihani Gate police station on Friday became the first police station to offer free WiFi access to every visitor to the police station.

Crop damage compels UP farmer to commit suicide

A 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide following massive losses to crops due to untimely rains and hailstorm in Basai Mohammadpur area here, police said Friday.

Youth run over by speeding truck in UP

A 20-year-old youth was killed by a speeding truck, followed by stone pelting by irate locals at Budhana town in the district here, police said Friday.

Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 32 stolen vehicles recovered

Police have busted an alleged inter-state gang of vehicle lifters and recovered 32 stolen vehicles near Bhopa in the district here, police said Friday.

Woman set afire by youth in UP for resisting rape attempt

A 30-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt in Sisoli town here.

Lapses in UP govt's free laptop scheme: CAG

 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found lapses in the Samajwadi Party government's ambitious scheme of distributing tablets and laptops among class 10th and 12th pass outs in the state.

BJP Kisan Morcha stages protest demanding compensation for rain-hit farmers

 Scores of BJP Kisan Morcha workers on Thursday staged a protest at the collectorate here demanding compensation for farmers whose crops were destroyed in the recent spate of unseasonal rains and hailstorm.

Minor raped in Ghaziabad, accused held

 A 17-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by her relative in Raj Nagar extension area under police station Sihani Gate here, police said today.

UP legislators get salary hike on last day of budget session

In a windfall for legislators in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced a substantial hike in their salary and emoluments on the last day of the over month-long budget session.

Both Houses of UP legislature adjourned sine die

 Both the houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislative were today adjourned sine die after passing the annual budget and bills, including one to hike the pension and local area allowance of the MLAs.

Improper assessment led to fiscal imbalances in UP: CAG

 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said that various fiscal parameters including revenue deficit show "improper" assessment of the fund requirement and fiscal imbalances by the UP government.

UP budget session adjourn sine die

 The Budget Session of Uttar Pradesh 16th Legislative Assembly was on Thursday adjourned adjourned sine die.

UP CM deflects opposition attack on police recruitment

 Seeking to deflect opposition's charges of irregularities in police recruitment in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said his government was only following the previous BSP government's policy.

Activists protest against Yamuna pollution

Activists gathered along the banks of the Yamuna here to demand an early clean up of the river that is the lifeline to millions in northern India.

UP govt should challenge verdict in Hashimpura case: Swamy

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the Uttar Pradesh government, which has been consistently lukewarm about prosecuting the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case, should appeal against the trial court order acquitting 16 PAC personnel.

SC verdict on Sec 66A 'good', but not related to me: Azam Khan

 SP leader Azam Khan on Thursday distanced himself over the recent Supreme Court verdict scrapping the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

Unauthorised dairies in Meerut: NGT seeks UPPCB's reply

 The National Green Tribunal has sought response from Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on unauthorised dairies running in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.