Uttar Pradesh

Italian origin woman accuses sadhu of harassing her

Authorities here Saturday launched a probe after a 65-year-old Italian origin woman accused a sadhu of harassing her and making lewd gestures.

14-kosi Parikrama begins in Ayodhya

The 14-kosi Parikrama started here Friday with lakhs of pilgrims undertaking a round of the periphery of the holy city to worship Lord Rama, even as tight security arrangements were made for the occasion.

Kyoto's Deputy Mayor visits Banaras Hindu University

 Deputy Mayor of Japan's Kyoto city Kenichi Ogasawara on Friday visited Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and held discussions with its Vice Chancellor and academic staff over cooperation in the field of education.

HC gives 6 weeks time to Modi to file statement on election petition

The Allahabad High Court on Friday granted six weeks' time to Prime Minister Narendra Modi for filing an "effective written statement" in reply to a petition challenging his election from Varanasi Lok Sabha constituency.

Nithari killings: Allahabad HC stays order on Surinder Koli's death sentence

The Allahabad High Court on Friday stayed the execution order on the death sentence of Nithari killings convict Surinder Koli till November 25.

PM Modi to lay foundation stone for trade centre in Varanasi

 Foundation stone for a trade facilitation centre and a crafts museum will be laid in Varanasi by Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on November 7, first since assuming the top post, as part of giving a fillip to its development.

SP announces Rajya Sabha list, door shut on Amar Singh

The Samajwadi Party (SP) Friday announced the names of six party candidates for the Rajya Sabha elections scheduled for next month.

Police arrests Indian Mujahideen terrorist

An Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorist, wanted in connection with the 1992 attack at a PAC camp in Meerut, was arrested by a joint operation of Muzaffarnagar police and Anti-Terrorist Squad, police said on Friday.

BJP plans to add 50 lakh new members in UP: Bajpai

BJP on Friday said it aims to add 50 lakh new members in the party in Uttar Pradesh during the membership campaign to be launched from Friday.

Uma Bharati participates in 'Run for Unity' in UP

Union Minister for Water Resource and River Development Uma Bharati Friday led 'Run for Unity' here on the 139th birth anniversary of the first Home Minister of the country Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel.

Dalit student beaten up at law college in Muzaffarnagar

A first-year Dalit student was allegedly beaten up and casteist remarks were made against him when he opposed ragging at a law college here, police said Friday.

Mobiles, western culture, indecent dressing reasons for rape: UP Police

After SP leader Mulayam Singh Yadav's 'ladke to ladke hain' (boys are boys) remark about rapists, Uttar Pradesh Police has listed mobile phones, western culture and indecent dressing by women as reasons for rape.

Kyoto deputy mayor Kenichi Ogasawara visits Varanasi

A Japanese delegation led by Kyoto Deputy Mayor Kenichi Ogasawara visited Varanasi Thursday and met district officials, the city mayor and three legislators.

Lankan court order has incensed Tamil Nadu: Panneerselvam

Strongly condemning the death penalty awarded to five Tamil Nadu fishermen by a Sri Lankan court, the AIADMK government on Thursday said it has 'incensed' all sections of the society and sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi's intervention for their release.

Congress has no right to talk about black money: BJP

BJP on Thursday accused Congress of making "all-out efforts" even till its last days of power to oppose the constitution of SIT to investigate black money cases and said the Opposition party now has no moral right to talk about it as it failed to take any steps in this regard.

Book on Mulayam Singh Yadav to be released on his birthday on Nov 22

Hindi and Urdu editions of a book on SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav will be released on his 76th birthday on November 22 in Lucknow.

UP Assembly's winter session to begin from Nov 14

 The winter session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly would start from November 14, an official spokesman said here today.

AMU students' union election results declared

Abdullah Azzam, BA LLB (final year) student, was on Thursday elected president of the Aligarh Muslim University students' union (AMUSU), an official said here.

Tanzania looks to India to set up tele-medicine network

A high-level delegation of medical experts from Tanzania led by its Health Minister Seif Suleiman Rashid on Thursday visited the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences here to study its tele-medicine programme with a view to setting up a similar facility in their country.

RTI activist to file PIL against UP police for remarks on rape

Activist Lokesh Khurana on Thursday said that he will file a public interest litigation (PIL) against the Uttar Pradesh police after his Right to Information (RTI) query resulted in the latter making regrettable remarks on rape.

PM Modi likely to visit Varanasi on November 7

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to arrive here on a two-day visit next month, during which he will discuss the plan of adopting a village from his constituency under the MP Model Village Scheme, besides inaugurating a trauma centre at the Banaras Hindu University.

NHRC sends notice to GDA over police inaction in gang-rape case

National Human Rights Commission on Thursday issued a notice to Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad District Authority for police "inaction" in a case of alleged gang-rape of a girl under the influence of village panchayat.

Two killed in bus-truck collision in Uttar Pradesh

Two people were killed Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow city when the bus in which they were travelling collided with a truck, police said.

1,411 people penalised for travelling without ticket in UP

Over 1,400 people, including 20 policemen, were penalised for travelling without ticket in trains after a surprise raid was conducted at Kanpur Central Railway Station, railway police said on Thursday.

Irish national found dead near Kanpur

The defaced body of an Irish national was found besides the railway track at Chandari station near Kanpur.

Rape remarks: DCW chief slams UP Police's 'small mentality'

Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Barkha Shukla Singh on Thursday expressed concern over reports of the Uttar Pradesh Police blaming indecent clothing and exposure to mobile phones for the rise in rape cases.

Undertrial escapes police custody in UP

An undertrial, lodged in district jail here escaped police custody when he was being taken for a court hearing.

Five of family taken ill of suspected food-poisoning in UP

Five persons of a family were were taken ill after consuming food in their house at

Heroin seized; 2 women arrested in UP

The police have seized 200 gm of heroin during a raid in a house in Shamli district and arrested two women in this connection.

UP govt demands Rs 774.47 crore flood-relief package from Centre

Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday demanded a flood-relief package of Rs 774.47 crore from the Centre and asked it to develop a warning system to alert the state prior to release of water from neighbouring Nepal so that timely preventive measures could be taken.