Uttar Pradesh News

Court seeks UPPRPB's response on alleged corruption in SI recruitments

 Allahabad High Court has sought Uttar Pradesh Police Recruitment and Promotion Board's response within a week on a writ petition, alleging widespread corruption in Sub Inspector (SI) recruitment exam conducted by the board.

Ashiana gang-rape case: No framing of charges due to strike

A court here on Friday fixed April 9 as the next date of hearing in the 2005 sensational Ashiana gang-rape case due to strike by the district court lawyers.

Sonia Gandhi to visit Rae Bareli, Amethi on Saturday to meet farmers

Congress President Sonia Gandhi will visit Rae Bareli and Amethi districts on Saturday and will meet farmers who have suffered crop losses due to recent untimely rain and hailstorm.

Arun Jaitley to dedicate steamboats to cremation ghats in Varanasi

Union Minister Arun Jaitley will dedicate to the public two steamboats that will ferry bodies to cremation ghats on the banks of Ganga during his visit here on Saturday.

Four sentenced to life in murder case in Ballia

A local court today awarded life imprisonment to four persons in connection with a three-year-old murder case.

Congress leader fears threat to life from Azam supporters

Fearing threat to his life, a Congress leader, who had helped a Bareilly youth get bail after his arrest for posting comments against Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, has knocked the doors of Raj Bhawan for security.

Security tightened in Kanpur ahead of Ramnavami procession

Security has been beefed up in Kanpur district with police and administrative officials put on alert ahead of Friday's Ramnavami celebrations, an official said today.

Free WiFi at Ghaziabad police station

Ghaziabad's Sihani Gate police station on Friday became the first police station to offer free WiFi access to every visitor to the police station.

Crop damage compels UP farmer to commit suicide

A 55-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide following massive losses to crops due to untimely rains and hailstorm in Basai Mohammadpur area here, police said Friday.

Youth run over by speeding truck in UP

A 20-year-old youth was killed by a speeding truck, followed by stone pelting by irate locals at Budhana town in the district here, police said Friday.

Gang of vehicle lifters busted, 32 stolen vehicles recovered

Police have busted an alleged inter-state gang of vehicle lifters and recovered 32 stolen vehicles near Bhopa in the district here, police said Friday.

Woman set afire by youth in UP for resisting rape attempt

A 30-year-old woman was set afire allegedly by a youth after she resisted his rape attempt in Sisoli town here.

Lapses in UP govt's free laptop scheme: CAG

 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India has found lapses in the Samajwadi Party government's ambitious scheme of distributing tablets and laptops among class 10th and 12th pass outs in the state.

BJP Kisan Morcha stages protest demanding compensation for rain-hit farmers

 Scores of BJP Kisan Morcha workers on Thursday staged a protest at the collectorate here demanding compensation for farmers whose crops were destroyed in the recent spate of unseasonal rains and hailstorm.

Minor raped in Ghaziabad, accused held

 A 17-year-old minor girl was allegedly raped by her relative in Raj Nagar extension area under police station Sihani Gate here, police said today.

UP legislators get salary hike on last day of budget session

In a windfall for legislators in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced a substantial hike in their salary and emoluments on the last day of the over month-long budget session.

Both Houses of UP legislature adjourned sine die

 Both the houses of Uttar Pradesh Legislative were today adjourned sine die after passing the annual budget and bills, including one to hike the pension and local area allowance of the MLAs.

Improper assessment led to fiscal imbalances in UP: CAG

 The Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG) has said that various fiscal parameters including revenue deficit show "improper" assessment of the fund requirement and fiscal imbalances by the UP government.

UP budget session adjourn sine die

 The Budget Session of Uttar Pradesh 16th Legislative Assembly was on Thursday adjourned adjourned sine die.

UP CM deflects opposition attack on police recruitment

 Seeking to deflect opposition's charges of irregularities in police recruitment in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said his government was only following the previous BSP government's policy.

Activists protest against Yamuna pollution

Activists gathered along the banks of the Yamuna here to demand an early clean up of the river that is the lifeline to millions in northern India.

UP govt should challenge verdict in Hashimpura case: Swamy

 BJP leader Subramanian Swamy on Thursday said the Uttar Pradesh government, which has been consistently lukewarm about prosecuting the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case, should appeal against the trial court order acquitting 16 PAC personnel.

SC verdict on Sec 66A 'good', but not related to me: Azam Khan

 SP leader Azam Khan on Thursday distanced himself over the recent Supreme Court verdict scrapping the controversial Section 66A of the Information Technology Act.

Unauthorised dairies in Meerut: NGT seeks UPPCB's reply

 The National Green Tribunal has sought response from Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board (UPPCB) on unauthorised dairies running in Meerut district of Uttar Pradesh.

Ashiana gangrape case: Allahabad HC issues notice

 The Allahabad High Court has issued notice to the father of Ashiana gangrape victim on a plea by the accused challenging the Sessions Court ruling that he was a major when he allegedly committed the crime on on May 2, 2005.

Missing principal found dead in Uttar Pradesh

Body of a 45-year-old man, who was allegedly missing for over a week, was recovered on Thursday near a graveyard here, police said.

27-year-old woman commits suicide along with child in UP

A 27-year-old woman allegedly committed suicide along with her child by jumping into a canal in Gilaula area, police said today.

Around 50 taken ill in UP after consuming 'prasad'

Around fifty persons, mostly minors, fell ill after eating 'prasad' during a religious function at Jojapur village in Achalganj area in the district here, police said Thursday.

Seven killed as bus carrying marriage party slams into truck

Seven persons were killed on Thursday and twenty-four were injured when a bus carrying a marriage party rammed into a stationary truck on the main Aligarh-Delhi road.

Celebrated mango grower comes out with 'Modi mango'

Celebrated mango grower Haji Kalimullah has come out with a new "Modi mango" variety and wishes that it will reach Prime Minister Narendra Modi so that he can taste this royal fruit named after him.