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Thousand widows celebrate Holi with fervour

 Over a thousand widows from the ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi began a special four-day Holi celebrations in Vrindavan on Tuesday morning.

BKU demands withdrawal of new land law, threatens to strike

Bhartiya Kisan Union on Tuesday threatened to launch an indefinite dharna in Delhi from March 18 if the proposed "anti-farmer" Land Acquisition Bill is not withdrawn by the Union Government.

Not enough media coverage to our work on law & order: Akhilesh

Facing flak over "deteriorating" law and order in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sought to deflect the criticism, saying that though his government has worked on this front but it "does not find enough media coverage."

Widows play Holi in Vrindavan

 Thousands of widows living as recluse in ashrams of Vrindavan today celebrated a special four-day Holi festival in Virndavan, deviating from their prosaic day-to-day activities.

Vrindavan, Varanasi widows celebrate Holi together

Around a thousand widows living reclusive lives at ashrams in Vrindavan and Varanasi today began special four-day long Holi celebrations in Vrindavan Tuesday.

Elderly man killed by unidentified persons in UP

A 50-year-old man was killed allegedly by unidentified persons in Bahjoi area here, police said Tuesday.

BSP members stage walkout from UP Assembly over farmers' issue

 Raising the issue of losses to farmers due to hailstorm, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) members today staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly.

Crops suffer rain damage in Uttar Pradesh

For the farmers in the five districts of Agra division, it's been raining disaster the last few days, flattening the standing wheat and mustard crop and rotting potatoes that were about to be dug out.

28-year-old youth shot dead in UP

A 28-year-old youth was allegedly shot dead by unidentified assailants near Shamli railway station, police said on Tuesday.

3-year-old raped, accused held in Noida

A three-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Jewar area here.

SP govt fails to deliver on poll promises: BJP

BJP on Monday alleged that the SP government in Uttar Pradesh has failed to fulfill its poll promises to probe alleged scams of previous Mayawati regime.

Vicky Tyagi murder case: Judicial custody of accused extended

A local court on Monday extended till March 17 the judicial custody of two persons accused in the murder of gangster Vicky Tyagi.

Tension in Mathura village after group clash, cross-firing

 Clash and heavy gun firing were reported between people belonging to different communities in Hathia village of Barsana in Mathura this evening, following which a large posse of police personnel is camping in the area.

Book raises questions about Mumtaz's burial in Taj Mahal

Was Mumtaz Mahal's body mummified before her temporary burial in Burhanpur and later finally laid to rest at the Taj Mahal in Agra?

Minor girl gang-raped in Etah

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly gang-raped by two persons in Ishara village under Sateesh Kotwali police station here, police said on Sunday.

26-year-old girl allegedly raped inside Noida mall with lure of job
26-year-old girl allegedly raped inside Noida mall with lure of job

A 26-year-old girl was reportedly raped by her male friend inside a handicap toilet of a Noida mall, on the pretext of providing her a job, police said on Sunday.

Woman drugged, gang-raped by five youth in UP

A 26-year-old woman was allegedly drugged and gang-raped here by five youths, including son of a Sub-inspector, police said on Sunday.

Jilted lover shoots girl's fiance in UP

A 25-year-old youth was shot dead allegedly by his fiance's jilted lover at Aterna village here, police said on Saturday.

Teenage girl, woman raped in Meerut

A 17-year-old girl and a 30-year-old woman were allegedly raped in two separate incidences in Meerut, police said on Saturday.

Instill sense of security among common man: UP Governor to police

In the backdrop of recent murders and a bank heist in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday said the state police need to instill sense of security among the mass as there is "fear" in their minds because of the criminal incidents.

Barsana's 'Laathimaar' Holi draws massive crowds

Thousands of devotees and pilgrims watched the famous "Lathimaar Holi" of Barsana with keen excitement and boisterous cheers.

Flower Show inaugurated at Noida

The 29th Noida Flower show 'Vasant Utsav' was inaugurated at the Noida Stadium today.

UP govt for single window helpline for quick response to crime

 Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a 'single window' helpline for quick response to crime or medical emergency in the state, a senior official said on Friday.

Ghaziabad Metro line's cost won't increase

The Ghaziabad Development Authority on Friday said the project cost of 9.41 km Dilshad Garden-New Bus Stand Ghaziabad Metro extension line would not escalate due to delay on account of court litigation.

Spring festival to begin in Uttarakhand on Saturday

The Raj Bhawan lawns here will burst in a blaze of colours tomorrow as a three-day spring festival begins there with a wide variety of flowers grown in Uttarakhand to be put on display at the annual event.

Three gunned down outside ATM, heavy cash looted in UP

In a daring daylight heist, armed criminals today gunned down three persons carrying bank money in a busy commercial area here and fled with the cash running into lakhs of rupees, police said.

Robbers kill three, escape with cash trunk in Lucknow

Three people were shot dead when two men on a motorbike opened fire and escaped with a cash trunk being transferred to an ATM here Friday, police said.

Unclaimed bag in Varanasi village triggers panic

A large unclaimed bag containing items resembling Army shells was recovered from a village field in Varanasi district in Uttar Pradesh on Friday, triggering panic, police said.

Three die in road mishap in UP

Three persons were killed when the motorcycle they were riding on rammed into a tree in Ushait area, police said here on Friday.

Lightning kills eight in Uttar Pradesh

Eight people were killed in Uttar Pradesh as lightning struck them, officials said Friday.