Uttar Pradesh News

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.

Rains resulted in crop losses worth Rs 742 cr: UP Govt

 Uttar Pradesh government today informed the Centre that excessive rains have led to loss of crops worth Rs 742 crore in 31 districts of the state.

Muslim bodies want UP govt to challenge Hashimpura court order

Various Muslim organisations, including All India Muslim Personal Law Board, on Wednesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to challenge the verdict of a Delhi court in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case in a higher court.

UP Assembly passes key bills amid din

Amid strong opposition by BJP MLAs, Uttar Pradesh Nagar Nigam (Amendment) Bill-2015, which empower government to curtail powers of mayors and remove them from their posts was passed in the Assembly by voice vote.

UP population to reach 45 crore in next 20-25 years

The population of Uttar Pradesh will reach 45 crore in the next 20 to 25 years, the Uttar Pradesh Assembly was informed on Wednesday.

Teenage girl raped in UP, accused held

 A 17-year-old college girl was allegedly raped by her landlord's son in Mandhana area under Kalyanpur circle of the district, police said on Wednesday.

BJP has put up Rahul Gandhi 'missing' posters in Amethi: Congress

The Congress on Wednesday accused the Bharatiya Janata Party of spreading 'defamatory' posters of party vice-president Rahul Gandhi, after placards announcing a reward for the 'missing' Gandhi scion emerged in his constituency Amethi.

Pregnant woman raped in UP

A 30-year-old pregnant woman in Baraut area of the district here was allegedly raped by a youth, police said on Wednesday.

Mob lynches man for murder in Meerut

A 35-year-old gangster was lynched by a mob after he allegedly killed a former associate at Indrishpur village here.

Ghar wapsi: Anti-conversion law needed, says Kalraj Mishra

Amdist ongoing row over "ghar wapsi", BJP leader and Union Minister Kalraj Mishra today said an anti-coversion law was needed and every party must support it.

Rahul Gandhi on 'leave', 'MP missing' posters surface in Uttar Pradesh
Rahul Gandhi on 'leave', 'MP missing' posters surface in Uttar Pradesh

Nearly a month after Congress chief Sonia Gandhi granted 'leave of absence' from active politics to her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, posters declaring reward for any information on the missing Amethi MP have now come up in his Lok Sabha constituency.

Now give missed call to get UP CM's tweets

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday launched a number, a missed call on which enables one to get all his tweets free via SMS.

UP Council chairperson directs arrest of Deoria killers

The Chairperson of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council on Tuesday asked the police to quickly arrest the two absconding accused in the killing of three Dalit sisters and instructed the state governemnt to provide adequate financial assistance to their families.