Uttar Pradesh News

Stern action against those flouting laws: UP CM on conversion row

 In an apparent reference to the ongoing conversion row, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that the state government would take stern action against those acting against the Constitution and law.

Ramdev bats for re-introducing Gurukul system of education

Yoga guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday lauded the constructive role played by the Gurukul system of education and expressed his commitment to revive the old system in the country.

Conversion is tricky issue, all aspects should be looked into: Allahabad HC

 The Allahabad High Court has ruled that conversion is a tricky issue and while considering such disputes courts should ensure that conversion has not been done forcibly and fraudulently or with some allurement.

Akhilesh Yadav accuses BJP of having 'dual character'

Accusing BJP of being double-faced, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that while the party was talking about going to Mars, its people were raking up issues like "love jihad" and religious "conversion" to create a divide in the society.

SP MLA brothers acquitted in abduction case

A local court has acquitted two SP MLAs who were facing trial for allegedly abducting voters during elections for the post of block head in Jahangirabad here.

UP govt orders probe into death of minor

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the death of a five-year-old student, who died allegedly after he was beaten up by his teacher in Bareilly district on Monday.

Minor girl gang-raped in Uttar Pradesh

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped by two persons in Asandra area, police said here on Wednesday.

Hastinapur sanctuary land grab case: Main accused denied bail

Bail application of the main accused in the alleged Hastinapur land grabbing case was on Wednesday rejected by a local court here.

Conversion issue: Precautionary measures in place in Aligarh till Dec 25

Precautionary measures will remain in place despite the Hindu outfit calling off its conversion programme on December 25, district authorities said.

7-year-old UP school boy thrashed by teacher for not paying school fees, dies
7-year-old UP school boy thrashed by teacher for not paying school fees, dies

In a shocking incident, a nursery student was allegedly beaten to death by a school teacher over non-payment of fees, reports said on Wednesday.

Aligarh re-conversion event postponed, not cancelled?
Aligarh re-conversion event postponed, not cancelled?

A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfit, which had planned a religious conversion programme here on December 25, has cancelled the event in the face of controversy.

UP, Delhi to work on development of border areas

Uttar Pradesh and Delhi have agreed to work on a plan to develop areas on the border of the two states, an official said on Wednesday.

No organisation approached us for written permission for gathering: DM

No organisation has approached Aligarh district administration to seek permission for any gathering on December 25, even as authorities said they will clamp prohibitary orders all over the district to maintain peace.

Allahabad High Court lawyers' strike continues, delegation to meet minister

Judicial work was paralysed at the Allahabad High Court for the third consecutive day on Tuesday due to the strike by lawyers to protest proposed creation of a separate bench for western Uttar Pradesh even as a delegation left for New Delhi to meet the Union Law minister.

42 lakh people take BJP membership in UP

Uttar Pradesh is leading other states of the country in BJP's membership drive by registering around 42 lakh members so far.

Cold, fog-related mishaps claim five in UP

Five persons died in different parts of Uttar Pradesh due to cold and fog-related mishaps in the last 24 hours.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Gang-rape victim challenges SIT clean chit

A gangrape victim has challenged in a local court an SIT report which gave a clean chit to five accused in one of the gang-rape cases that took place during the Muzaffarnagar communal riots.

Allahabad HC lawyers' strike continues, delegation to meet minister

Allahabad: Judicial work was paralysed at the Allahabad High Court for the third consecutive day today due to the strike by lawyers to protest proposed creation of a separate bench for western Uttar Pradesh even as a delegation left for New Delhi to meet the Union Law minister.

Agra civic body clears proposal to hike Taj Mahal entry fee

The Agra Development Authority has cleared a proposal to hike the entry fee for the Taj Mahal for both Indian and foreign tourists.

AAP to host fund-raiser lunch in Lucknow

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will organise a fund-raiser lunch with traders, government employees and the common people here on December 27. The event will offer an 'AAP thali' for Rs 11,000 to raise funds for Delhi polls, an organiser said.

Two boys escape from children's home in Meerut

Two boys have managed to escape from Uttar Pradesh government children's home in Meerut, a district official said on Tuesday.

Two family members die due to suffocation in Meerut

A youth and his 80-year-old grandmother died of suspected suffocation as the former skipped turning off his bike before falling asleep at his residence in Harra village here, police said on Tuesday.

UP govt mulling to start air ambulance service

In a bid to provide faster medical assistance to critical patients and accident victims, the Uttar Pradesh government is contemplating to start air ambulance service soon.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Four accused arrested in Kutba killings

 Four more persons have been arrested in connection with communal killings at Kutba village during the Muzaffarnagar riots last year, police said on Tuesday.

Agra mass conversion row accused Nand Kishore Balmiki arrested
Agra mass conversion row accused Nand Kishore Balmiki arrested

Agra: The Agra police on Tuesday arrested Nand Kishore Balmiki, who was named in the FIR lodged in connection with the alleged forced re-conversion of over 100 people to Hinduism here recently.

Minor girl raped by neighbour in Uttar Pradesh

An 11-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her neighbour in Shikhobad area, police said on Tuesday.

Man held for trying to rape 9-year-old in Ghaziabad

A man allegedly tried to rape a nine-year-old girl living in his neighbourhood in Nasripur village here after which he was arrested, police said on Monday.

UP Mining Minister refutes links with suspended Noida engineer

Uttar Pradesh mining minister and SP MLA Gayatri Prasad Prajapati on Monday refuted claims of having links with suspended Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh.

Ban on holding eye camp without prior permission in Mathura

In a bid to avoid any mishappening, district administration on Monday imposed a ban on holding of eye operation camp here without prior permission.

There should be no ban on conversion, says Sadhvi Niranjan

Days after the ruling NDA government at the Centre suggested that conversion could be banned, its minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti on Monday said there should be no ban on conversion if someone prefers it at his will.