Uttar Pradesh News

Special 'aarti' in Varanasi for Nepal earthquake victims

 A special 'deepdan' and 'aarti' took place at the Dashashwamedh Ghat near Vishwanath Temple in Varanasi for the victims of the Nepal earthquake.

Earthquake: Six dead in UP, CM announces relief

At least six persons were today killed and over a dozen injured as major parts of Uttar Pradesh felt tremors resulting in collapse of buildings and walls.

Husband of village head shot dead in Mathura

A man was allegedly shot dead by unidentified people during a wedding ceremony at Powri village in the district, police said on Saturday.

Restore earthquake-hit telecom network in Bihar, UP: Prasad to DoT

Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has asked DoT Secretary Rakesh Garg to take stock of the damage to telecom network in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh due to the earthquake and initiate measures to restore the network.

Farmer attempts suicide in UP

A 50-year-old farmer allegedly tried to commit suicide by hanging himself from a tree in front of the office of Irrigation Department here but was prevented from doing so by the officials.

Dalit youth assaulted, forced to eat human faeces in UP

A Dalit youth was allegedly assaulted and forced to consume human faeces by three persons at Barkali village under Kotwali police station here, police said on Saturday.

BJP trashes Akhilesh's pro-farmer claims

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for trying to fool the state's people through a "false propaganda machinery".

Two minors charred to death in Etawah

Two minor kids were charred to death after the hut they lived in went ablaze, in Bharthana area of the district, police said on Saturday.

Woman, 60, dies by jumping into canal in UP

A 60-year-old woman here died after she allegedly jumped into the Ganga canal in Atratenpuri village of the district, police said on Saturday.

Dust storm, lightning kill five in UP

Five people including a woman were killed late Friday after a dust storm and lightning hit many parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.

Magisterial inquiry ordered into farmer suicide in Meerut

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the suicide by a debt-ridden farmer who jumped from a mobile tower on Friday, as police, officials and villagers tried in vain to dissuade him.

Haryana Police holds meeting with UP counterparts to check crime

Haryana and Uttar Pradesh Police on Friday stressed on the need to share information about missing persons and criminals with the each other for effective control on the interstate crime.

Two-day 'Shri Krishna Mahotsava 2015' to start on April 26

In order to build and showcase Mathura as a global cultural destination, a two-day 'Sri Krishna Mahotsava' will be organised in the precincts of Chandrodaya temple here.

HC grants 8 weeks to Congress MLA who challenged PM Modi's election from Varanasi

The Allahabad High Court on Friday granted "a last opportunity of eight weeks and no more time" to a Congress MLA for filing of rebuttal to objections raised by counsel appearing for Prime Minister Narendra Modi whose election from Varanasi Lok Sabha seat has been challenged by the legislator.

Notorious criminal arrested in Ghaziabad

A notorious criminal, carrying a cash reward of Rs 50,000 on his head, was arrested along with his two accomplices by police after a heavy exchange of fire.

UP CM announces 'One City, One Ticket' for travellers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday announced "One City, One Ticket" scheme, for Lucknow and Noida cities.

Arrest over Facebook content: 66A dropped, UP police tells SC

The Supreme Court was on Friday told that Uttar Pradesh Police would go ahead with the prosecution of a Bareilly boy for allegedly posting objectionable comments on Facebook against senior SP leader Azam Khan only under Indian Penal Code and not under the controversial section 66A of cyber law which was quashed by the Supreme Court.

Gorakhpur blast: HuJI operative given life sentence

 Harkat-ul-Jihad-al-Islami operative Tariq Qasmi was on Friday awarded life imprisonment for his role in 2007 blasts in Gorakhpur and Lucknow by a local court which held him guilty of sedition and keeping explosives.

Jilted lover arrested for vandalising Agra church

In a twist to Agra church attack case, a rickshaw puller was on Friday arrested for allegedly vandalising the place of worship after being spurned by a Christian girl.

Girl raped, strangulated by 4 in UP's Etah

 A 19-year-old girl was allegedly raped and killed by four persons, including a brother-duo, in Jalesar area of the district on Friday, police said.

UP CM promises financial help to kin of Rajasthan farmer

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has promised financial assistance to the kin of farmer Gajendra Singh Kalyanwat, who took his life at an AAP rally in Delhi recently.

Agra church attack: Christian body demands fair probe

The Christian community in Agra has demanded a fair probe into last week's vandalisation of a church here, even as police claimed that a jilted lover was behind the incident.

Two under trials escape police custody in UP

Two under trials escaped from police custody while being taken to the jail after appearing in the court, jail authorities said here today.

3.52 cr compensation sought for UP garden owners

The district authorities have recommended a compensation of Rs 3.52 crore for the garden owners here who lost their produce due to unseasonal rain and hailstorm.

Meerut's sanitation workers threaten to convert religion if demands not met

Sanitation workers of Meerut Municipal Corporation, who are on strike since April 16 demanding a hike in honorarium, on Thursday threatened to convert if their demands were not met.

Teenaged girl stabbed 50 times with scissors

 A 15-year-old girl is in a serious condition in a hospital after she was stabbed 50 times with a scissors early on Thursday morning by an unidentified assailant, police said.

Teenage girl attacked with scissors by three youths in Mathura

A teenage girl was seriously injured when three youths attacked her with scissors in Dhaurahara village here, following which the accused have been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Man throws acid on woman in UP

 An unidentified person on Thursday threw acid on a 21-year-old woman while she was sleeping outside her hut in Baghaula village in Salon area here in the wee hours today, police said.

Agra church attack: Three persons detained

Three persons have been detained for their alleged role in the recent attack on a church in Cantonment area of the city, police said today.

Duo nabbed for making obscene calls to PCR

Two people have been arrested for allegedly making obscene calls to police control room here, police said today.