Uttar Pradesh News

Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court
Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court

In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

Court acquits ex BSP MP Dhananjay Singh in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Deity's idol found desecrated in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: An idol of a deity was found desecrated in Lisoda village here, following which tension prevailed in the area, police said.

Cold wave grips Agra

It was a cold morning here on Friday.

Police arrest three wanted criminals in Ghaziabad

 Three wanted criminals from Loni area have been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Akhilesh lays stress on making state roads safer

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday issued various directions for making state roads safer for commuters and strict implementation of road safety rules.

Akhilesh for speedy implementation of Samajwadi Avas Yojna

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the concerned officials to implement the Samajwadi Avas Yojna promptly to ensure that quality houses are provided to the beneficiaries on time.

'Ghar Wapsi' to be held: VHP

 Defending Agra conversions, a senior VHP functionary on Thursday said that it was 'Ghar Wapsi' and not conversion, and asserted that the programme would be held.

Manohar Parrikar to adopt village in Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi?
Manohar Parrikar to adopt village in Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi?

In what could cause a fuss among Congressmen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar may adopt a village in Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi under Adarsh Gram Yojana, as per reports on Thursday.

AMU condemns attack on school children in Pakistan

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Thursday condemned the terror attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, terming it as not only an assault on human lives, but an attack on modern educational values.

Civic facilities in Varanasi will be improved: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said civic facilities in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be developed further.

Agra, Muzaffarnagar coldest in UP

 Fog occurred at a few places over the state as mercury dipped in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours with Muzaffarnagar and Agra recording a lowest 4.7 degrees Celsius.

DM to probe reported incidents of conversion in Bahraich

The district administration has ordered probe into incidents of alleged conversion reported from Kamlapuri village here.

Indefinite lockout of Gita press withdrawn, strike called off

The indefinite lockout of the historic Gita Press here has been withdrawn following the intervention of local administration, officials said on Thursday.

Four policemen injured in collision in UP

Meerut: Four police officials were injured after their vehicle, in which they were chasing alleged cattle smugglers, collided with the accused's mini-truck near the Bhagat line here, police said Thursday.

Teenage girl raped in UP

Barabanki: A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped allegedly by a youth in Kursi area here, police said Thursday.

Akhilesh to distribute job letters to 100 skill-trained girls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will distribute employment letters to 100 female applicants trained under skill development mission on National Youth Day, an official spokesperson said on Thursday.

Over 70 Hindus allegedly converted to Christianity in UP

Over 70 Hindus have been allegedly converted to Christianity in Uttar Pradesh's Bahraich district. While district officials are probing the matter, a suspect from an outfit called India Hope Center has been arrested, police said.

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.