Uttar Pradesh News

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav greets people on Republic Day

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav greeted the people of the state on the Republic Day Monday, saying it was opportunity to pay respects to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country's freedom.

Over one crore joined party in fresh drive, claims UP BJP

BJP in Uttar Pradesh has said that in its fresh membership drive over one crore people have enrolled themselves as party members.

With throat slit, legs broken infant girl found dead in toilet

In a gruesome incident, a newborn girl was brutally murdered and thrown into the toilet of the district hospital here, police said on Sunday.

Denied permission to fly chopper, Ghaziabad cops cancel aerial vigil

The Uttar Pradesh government's plan to maintain strict vigil through aerial surveillance over Ghaziabad and Noida during the Republic Day celebrations has been put off after the permission to fly a chopper was denied in view of security of US President Barack Obama.

Mathura likely to become part of NCR

 Mathura district is likely to be included in the National Capital Region soon, said Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority Vice-Chairman Nagendra Pratap Singh after attending a meeting in Delhi.

Murder accused attempts suicide in Naini prison

An undertrial, accused of murdering a Hindu priest on Tuesday, tried to hang himself on the premises of Naini Central Jail here.

NHRC delegation to arrive on a three-day visit

 A delegation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is scheduled to arrive in the city on a three-day visit beginning Tuesday to dispose of more than 50 cases of human rights violation across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Circle Officer among six policemen injured in attack in UP

A Circle Officer and five other policemen were injured and their official vehicle was torched by a mob on Sunday, which was protesting against arrest of a person in connection with murder of his nephew in Jaswant Nagar area here.

Mentally-retarded minor girl raped in Ghaziabad

An eight-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified person in Mussoorie area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Good work of UP police not properly highlighted: Akhilesh Yadav

Under attack on the law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that police has done good work which has not been properly highlighted due to "politics".

Dry weather prevails over UP

 Weather remained dry in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday as fog occurred at a few places and cold conditions persisted with mercury recording the lowest temperature in Saharanpur and Orai at 5 degrees Celsius.

SP takes potshots at BJP after Legislative Council poll loss

The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) in Uttar Pradesh Saturday took potshots at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) after its second candidate for the Legislative Council poll held Friday lost.

Brij Bhumi Holi festivities to start today

As icy winds and fog in North India forced people to stay indoors, residents of this town are shedding all fear of cold to be drenched in the 50-day Brij Bhumi Holi, starting Saturday, the day when Vasant Panchami falls.

Obama visit: Top UP govt officers review arrangements

Top Uttar Pradesh government officials on Friday held a meeting here to review security and other arrangements in Agra ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to the city on January 27.

No mobile service in Taj city during Obama's visit

People in Agra would not be able to use their mobile phones for three hours Tuesday when US President Barack Obama comes calling.

UP MLA disqualified from UP Assembly after conviction for murder

Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari, Kaptan Singh Rajput, who was recently convicted in a 13-year-old murder case, has been disqualified from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.

Farmer shot at in Uttar Pradesh

 A farmer was allegedly shot at by two bike-borne assailants near Buada village under Khatauli police station here, police said Friday.

One killed, 6 injured in UP accident

A 30-year-old man was killed and six others injured when their vehicle turned turtle on Jansath road here, police said Friday.

BJP suffers loss of face in UP Council polls

In a loss of face to BJP, its extra candidate in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections on Friday lost while ruling SP and opposition BSP won an additional seat each with support from Congress and other parties.

BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan meets riots accused

BJP MP Sanjeev Balyan met the Muzaffarnagar riots accused in the district jail here and assured them of a fair trial, police said on Friday.

Beti Bachao Abhiyan: Kanpur girls write 100-metre letter to PM

On a day when Narendra Modi launched the 'beti bachao, beti padhao' programme, a group of girls here Thursday wrote a 100-metre long letter addressed to the Prime Minister, drawing his attention on the issue of security and education of the girl child.

UP govt running several people welfare schemes: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that his government is running several schemes for the progress of farmers and poor people which will lead to an improvement in their condition.

Obama visit: Top UP Police, intel officers in Agra

 Senior police and intelligence officers were in Agra on Thursday to review security arrangements ahead of US President Barak Obama's visit on January 27.

Congress protest against Yamuna Expressway toll hike

 Congress on Thursday protested against the hike in toll rates for Yamuna Expressway and threatened to launch an agitation if the hike is not rolled back within a week.

Emergency-era police firing: NCM seeks report from UP govt

The National Commission for Minorities (NCM) has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit a report in connection with the killing in a police shoot-out of 25 people reportedly protesting against forced sterilisation in Muzaffarnagar during the Emergency in 1976.

Light rains in UP; Gorakhpur coldest at 3.4 degrees Celsius

Light to moderate rains on Thursday lashed isolated places in western Uttar Pradesh with Agra receiving 1 cm of rainfall.

Taj Mahal sparkles after spell of shower

Heavy showers since early morning on Thursday washed all the dust and pollutants turning Taj Mahal sparkling white ahead of US President Barack Obama's visit to the city on January 27.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Commission summons top officials

 The one-man inquiry commission probing the Muzaffarnagar riots has summoned several top officials who were serving during the violence.

Aligarh Muslim University students protest against Muzaffarpur violence

 Students at the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) took out a candle light march on the campus to protest against the recent violence in Bihar's Muzaffarpur district.

SSB readies for Republic Day, put on operational alert

The Sashastra Seema Bal has been put on operational alert following intelligence inputs, ahead of Republic Day celebrations and US President Barack Obama's three-day visit to India beginning Sunday.