Uttar Pradesh News

20-year-old woman goes missing from Taj Mahal

A 20-year-old woman who had come to visit the Taj Mahal with her parents and younger brother went missing while standing in a queue at the monument, police said Monday, adding she has still not been traced.

Missed welcoming Obama at Taj: Akhilesh Yadav

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav regretted the fact that he missed the opportunity to welcome the visiting US President Barack Obama at the Taj Mahal.

Rains in Lucknow hit Republic Day festivities

 Overnight rains here in Uttar Pradesh played spoilsport Monday as the Republic Day festivities were delayed by a few hours at many places.

Rain dampens Republic Day celebrations in Agra

 Several spells of showers Sunday evening and into the night, and an overcast sky Monday, dampened the enthusiasm of students preparing for a smart turnout for a marchpast on Republic Day.

Asaram case: Witness' family seeks protection from Gujarat police

 The family of Akhil Gupta, a witness in the Asaram rape case who was shot dead earlier this month, has sought protection from Gujarat police, saying that they were dissatisfied with the security provided by the Uttar Pradesh police.

Missing astrologer from U'khand found murdered in UP

 A 48-year-old missing astrologer from Uttarakhand has been found murdered at Chunsa village in nearby Shamli district, police said on Monday.

11 booked for burning effigy of US President in UP

An FIR was registered against 11 persons for allegedly torching effigy of US President Barack Obama in protest against his visit to India, police said here on Monday.

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.