Uttar Pradesh News

Waive off farmers' loans, compensate Rs 25k per hectare: RLD

Accusing the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government of not "extending relief" to the farmers hit by recent unprecedented rains and hailstorms, RLD chief Ajit Singh on Wednesday demanded their "loans be waived off" and they should be compensated at the rate of Rs 25,000 per hectare.

People will judge Modi by work, not slogans: Akhilesh Yadav

As Prime Minister Narendra Modi completes one year in office this month, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said people will judge his performance and mere slogans will not work.

AMUSU to honour those framed in terror cases

The AMU Students` Union has decided to honour 12 Muslim people who were acquitted of attacking the Akshardham temple in Gujarat in 2002.

Alahabad HC declares Vasudevananda's claim to title illegal

A court here has declared as illegal the claim of religious leader Swami Vasudevananda Saraswati to the title of the "Shankaracharya" of Jyotishpeeth Badrikashram, one of the four shrines set up by Adi Sankara across the country.

Power outages add to summer woes in Uttar Pradesh

Unscheduled power cuts across Uttar Pradesh have added to the summer woes of people even as the maximum temperature crosses 40 degrees celsius and the harsh sun shows no sign of relenting.

Three die while cleaning well in Uttar Pradesh

Three men who were cleaning a well died on Wednesday after inhaling poisonous gas in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Hastinapur land grab scam: Revenue clerk dismissed

A revenue clerk allegedly involved in Hastinapur sanctuary land grab scam has been dismissed from service by the district authorities here.

Uttar Pradesh BJP executive to meet in Ghaziabad on May 11

The state executive of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will meet in Ghaziabad on May 11-12 to take stock of its membership drive and assess other issues in Uttar Pradesh, a party leader said on Tuesday.

UP: Woman sets baby ablaze, immolates self

A middle-aged-woman allegedly committed suicide by immolating herself after setting six- month-old daughter on fire in Saini area here, police said.

Kalraj Mishra gets reprieve in Model Code violation case

In a big relief to Union Minister Kalraj Mishra, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to withdraw a six-year-old case of violation of Election Commission's Model Code of Conduct against him.

UP Cabinet donates one-month salary for quake-hit Nepal

Extending a helping hand to quake-hit Nepal, members of Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Tuesday decided to donate their one month's salary to Chief Minister Relief Fund.

Akhilesh questions BJP's claim of biggest political party

Questioning claims of BJP becoming the biggest political party in the world, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said if people benefitting from state government schemes were made members of the ruling Samajwadi Party, it can leave all others behind.

AMU team leaves for Nepal to help quake-hit people

A team of doctors and paramedical staff from the Aligarh Muslim University left for Kathmandu on Tuesday to provide immediate medical assistance to the quake affected people in Nepal.

Farmer shot dead by unidentified miscreants in UP

A 48-year-old farmer was shot dead by unidentified miscreants under Titri police station area here, police said today.

Local issues take a toll on immunisation drive in UP district

"Give us rations or a railway crossing otherwise we will not bring our children for immunisation," clamoured residents of some villages in this Uttar Pradesh district as they put local issues above the health of their children to stall an immunisation drive to vaccinate children against seven diseases, including tuberculosis, measles and hepatitis B.

Centre, UP govt indifferent to farmers' plight: RLD chief

RLD chief Ajit Singh on Monday accused the Centre and the Uttar Pradesh government of being indifferent to the plight of farmers who have suffered huge crop losses in the recent unseasonal rains.

4-year-old boy kidnapped, sodomised in Faridabad

A 4-year-old boy was allegedly abducted and sodomised by a man here, police said on Monday.

Groom unable to count money, bride calls off wedding in UP

A girl from the Ballia district in Uttar Pradesh has refused to tie the knot with her to-be-groom due to his inability to count money.

We cannot progress without education: Akhilesh Yadav

Laying stress on education, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that the countries, which have progressed, first ensured strengthening their educational system.

Couple commits suicide after parents say no to marriage in Muzaffarnagar

Two young lovers allegedly committed suicide by hanging from a tree after they failed to get their parents' permission for marriage in Bhorakhurd village here on Monday, police said.

BSP's founder member Deena Nath Bhaskar joins BJP

A month after resigning from BSP, its founder member and former minister, Deena Nath Bhaskar, on Monday said that he has joined Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and a formal announcement will be made here on May 14.

Jail staffer injured in clash with inmates in Ballia

 A jail staffer was seriously injured when a clash broke out between inmates and prison authorities at the district jail here, police said on Monday.

Man shot dead over property dispute in Muzaffarnagar

A 35-year-old man was allegedly shot dead by his brother and his three associates over property dispute at Khanjahapur village here, police said on Monday.

SP MLA booked for Saturday's violence in Shamli

Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA Nahid Hasan is among two thousand people booked by Railway Protection Force (RPF) for allegedly damaging rail property and disrupting services during a violent protest on Saturday at Kandhla railway station in neighbouring Shamli district.

UP cop's car damaged in brickbatting by irate locals

A vehicle owned by a sub-inspector was damaged in brickbatting by locals in Kosi town of the district when a police team had gone there following a tip-off that a girl who had eloped with a youth was present there.

24 injured in bus-truck collision in UP

Twenty-four people were injured, 10 of them seriously, when a truck and a state roadways bus collided in Sajeti rural area here, police said.

Azam Khan targets PM Modi, says he has 'very dangerous intentions'

Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan on Sunday targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi, alleging that "he carries in his kitty very dangerous intentions" and said there is need to be vigilant.

SP wins Pharenda Assembly seat in bypoll

 Ruling Samajwadi Party today won the bypoll to the Pharenda Assembly seat defeating its nearest Congress rival by over 9,000 votes.

Asaduddin Owaisi now eyes Uttar Pradesh

 With its electoral curve showing an upward trend in Maharashtra, AIMIM is now focusing on Uttar Pradesh in an apparent move to make inroads into the support base of Samajwadi Party and BSP.

RPF says it is taking action after violent protest in Shamli

 A day after protesters clashed with police in neighbouring Shamli district, railway police today said that they have booked five persons for the alleged attack on members of a religious group on a train which had led to tension and efforts were on to nab them.