Uttar Pradesh News

Circulation of 'objectionable' message creates tension in Moradabad

Tension prevailed in the district on Saturday night after an 'objectionable' message against a community was allegedly being circulated on a social networking app but immediate action from police and district administration brought the situation under control.

BJP, SP fight it out in Varanasi for credit

 Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, has become a venue for tussle between the Centre and the state government, with both vying to claim credit for developmental works done here.

Despite PMO funding, man from Varanasi dies waiting for kidney transplant

A man from Varanasi, who received funding from the Prime Minister`s Office (PMO) for his kidney transplant, has died waiting for the surgery to take place.

Cong MP Sanjay Singh's son arrested in a case of cop's death

 Anant Vikram Singh, estranged son of Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Sanjay Singh, was on Saturday arrested in connection with the killing of a policeman here about nine months back.

PM Narendra Modi likely to visit Varanasi on July 16

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had to cancel his scheduled trip to his parliamentary constituency on June 28 due to heavy rainfall, is now likely to visit on July 16.

Two school children crushed to death by speeding truck in UP

Two school children were crushed to death and seven others injured by a speeding truck on Delhi-Dehradun National Highway this morning, police said.

Uttar Pradesh tops list of states with highest mobile penetration

Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with highest mobile penetration in rural areas, while Naxal-affected Chhattisgarh finds its place at the bottom.

Teenager raped and murdered by lover in UP

A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered by her lover in the wee hours today following which the accused has been arrested, police said.

Woman set on fire during rape attempt, dies

A 35-year-old woman, who was set on fire during an alleged rape attempt, has succumbed to her injuries, police said on Friday.

UP BJP leader's death: Property of mafia don's cousin attached

The property of Manoj Yadav, cousin of mafia don D P Yadav and accused of killing a local BJP leader last year, was attached today at Laxmi Nagar area, police said.

11 get life sentence in 2005 caste clash case in UP

11 persons have been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court in a decade-old triple murder case in Dahturi Tola village.

Body of missing boy found in UP

The body of a ten year-old boy, who went missing yesterday, was found with some organs missing in Ahmedpur Phulwariya village here this morning, police said.

Eight killed, three injured in road accident in Rae Bareli

At least eight people were killed and three others injured after a tempo collided with a truck in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district on Friday.

UP Governor to examine complaint against Assembly Speaker

After fingers have been raised against Uttar Pradesh Assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey for allegedly appointing his two son-in-laws in the Assembly flouting norms, Governor Ram Naik Friday said that he would "examine the matter".

Youth arrested for 'objectionable' FB post against SP leader

A youth has been arrested for sharing "objectionable" post on social networking site Facebook against Samajwadi Party leader Shafiqur Rehman Burq in Nakhasa police station area here, an official said.

Eight killed in road accident in UP

Eight people were killed and two others injured Friday morning when the tempo in which they were travelling collided with a truck in Rajghat area.

Robbers loot grains truck in Etah

Robbers allegedly looted a truck carrying 371 bags of grains at gunpoint near Jinawali village in the village, police said.

Digital India ineffective without 24X7 power supply: Mayawati

 BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said the Digital India programme is ineffective until Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfills his pre-poll promise of supplying electricity to every home.

From hens to dog to goat, UP Governor flooded with pleas to recover pets

A generous intervention by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik to help restore a dozen stolen hens to their rightful owner has led to Raj Bhavan receiving a slew of requests for assistance to trace missing pets.

UP Governor approves four of SP govt's nine recommended names for MLC posts

After keeping a list of nine names sent by the state government for nomination as MLCs on hold for over a month, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday gave his approval to four of the recommended persons while seeking more information about the remaining five.

Girl raped by father for 6 months in UP

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father for six months in Nauchandi police station area here, police said Thursday.

15 child labourers rescued in UP

As many as 15 minors, working as child labourers, were rescued from hotels and 'dhabas' in various parts of the district under "Muskaan", a campaign to trace missing kids, police said on Thursday.

Woman attempts suicide in UP after police fails to arrest 'rapists'

A 30-year-old woman, who was allegedly gang-raped, attempted suicide by consuming poison at Kotwali police station here over police's "failure" to arrest the accused.

250 cartridges found from drain in Muzaffarnagar

About 200-250 live and used cartridges were found in a drain near Milana road here, police said on Thursday.

Man beaten up in UP for objecting to eve-teasing of daughter

A man was beaten up allegedly by four youths when he objected to their eve-teasing of his daughter in Narayan village under Shahpur police station here, police said on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh has eight fake universities, says UGC

 Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of "fake" universities in the country at eight, followed by six in Delhi, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Wednesday. It said the country has 21 such bogus universities.

Teenager arrested for raping five-year-old girl in UP

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy at Mahaban town, following which he was arrested, police said.

Environmentalists oppose move to shrink eco zone near Taj Mahal

Local environmentalists on Wednesday again voiced their opposition to the Uttar Pradesh government's move to reduce the eco-sensitive zone limit around Sur Sarovar or Keetham Lake from 10 km to just 250 metres.

AMU to set up English-medium schools in UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools up to intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

Minor girl commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh

A 15-year-old minor girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her resident in Gopal Nagar area here, police said on Wednesday.