Uttar Pradesh News

Violence erupts again in BHU; 5 hostels evacuated

Five hostels were evacuated in Banaras Hindu University after students of two hostels clashed with each other on Friday, the second day of the ongoing stalemate between varsity and students who want the earlier form of the students union to be brought back.

Mulayam rides a buggy on birthday, Azam triggers controversy over funds

 The 75th birthday bash of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, who rode an imported Victorian- style 'buggy' today, kicked up a controversy over its funding with party leader Azam Khan saying that money has come from terror group Taliban and Dawood Ibrahim.

Nabard commits Rs 2000 cr for UP during current fiscal

 Rural lender NABARD has committed a sum of Rs 2000 crore for new projects in Uttar Pradesh for 2014-1015.

'Naik more of a political activist than constitutional head'

Senior Communist Party of India leader Atul Kumar Anjaan on Friday criticised Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik saying that he was acting more like a political activist than a constitutional head.

Mathura-Vrindavan area clean-up ordered

Local officials in the sprawling Braj region, visited by millions of Hindus for its association with the life of Lord Krishna, have been told to ensure cleanliness in the vicinity of major temples and pilgrim spots.

Youth booked for raping woman on false marriage promise in UP

Baghpat: A 35-year-old widow has lodged a complaint against a youth for allegedly raping her for two years on a false promise of marrying her.

Case against BSP leader for attempt to grab land

Hardoi: A case has been registered against a BSP leader and six others in connection with an incident of alleged firing to grab a piece of land belonging to a graveyard in Unnati village here, police said Friday.

Dawood, Taliban, Abu Salem paying for Mulayam's birthday bash: Azam Khan
Dawood, Taliban, Abu Salem paying for Mulayam's birthday bash: Azam Khan

Rampur: Under fire from several quarters for spending people's money on Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav's 75th birthday celebrations, party's prominent Muslim face and UP Minister Azam Khan on Friday hit back, saying Dawood Ibrahim, Taliban and Abu Salem are paying for the birthday bash.

Azam Khan draws flak over `Taj Mahal should be declared Wakf property` remark

Uttar Pradesh Minister Mohammed Azam Khan's comment that Taj Mahal should be declared Wakf property has invited flak from heritage lovers and Hindu groups.

One student killed, five injured in UP wall collapse

One student was killed and five others were injured when the boundary wall of their school collapsed on them after it was hit by a tractor-trolley in Sumerpur village here, police said on Friday.

Azam Khan's Rampur decked up for 'Netaji' Mulayam's 75th birthday
Azam Khan's Rampur decked up for 'Netaji' Mulayam's 75th birthday

Rampur - the stronghold of senior Samajwadi Party leader and UP Minister Azam Khan – has been decked up completely as part of the massive arrangements for the two-day long grand celebration of party chief and veteran Socialist leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s 75th birthday. 

Azam Khan says Taj Mahal should be declared Waqf property, demands its control
Azam Khan says Taj Mahal should be declared Waqf property, demands its control

Samajwadi Party leader and Uttar Pradesh`s Minority Affairs Minister Azam Khan on Thursday demanded that one of famous wonders of the world, Taj Mahal, be declared a property of the state’s Waqf Board.

Akhilesh Yadav to visit Ghaziabad to launch projects

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will visit Ghaziabad Dec 10 to launch two ambitious projects -- construction work of the Delhi Metro extension project and an elevated road from UP Gate to Raj Nagar Extension.

Students protest turns violent on BHU campus,vehicle set afire

 A protest by students of Banaras Hindu University demanding restoration of the students union to its earlier self on Thursday turned violent as they set a vehicle on fire and closed the varsity gates, forcing police to resort to lathicharge and fire several rounds in the air.

Court to hear plea against UP minister's son on November 27

A local court has fixed November 27 as the next date of hearing of a petition seeking registration of an FIR against Uttar Pradesh minister Gyatri Prasad Prajapati's son for allegedly abducting a girl.

BSP accuses UP minister of misbehaving with school staff, students

 Opposition BSP on Thursday accused a UP Government's minister of misbehaving with the staff and students of a government girls' school at Banda while he conducted an inspection there.

FIR against BSP MLA's son for harassing minor girl

An FIR has been lodged against the son of a BSP MLA for kidnapping and harassing a minor girl here, police said on Thursday.

Warrant issued against Agra divisional commissioner in encroachment case

Agra: The National Green Tribunal has issued a bailable warrant against Agra divisional commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar in a case of encroachment of Soor Sarovar bird sanctuary land by an engineering college.

Akhilesh accuses Centre of discrimination against UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Wednesday accused the union government of discrimination in power allocation to the state from the central pool. He added that the central government was also not providing enough coal as per the requirements of power plants in the state.

UP House nod to National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill

 Uttar Pradesh Assembly today passed a resolution seeking to amend the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014 to include Chief Minister, Leader of the Opposition and Chief Justice of the High Court in the collegium for selecting two eminent persons in the commission.

Need to set up new leper colonies; change mindset: UP Governor

 There is a need to change the mentality of society towards leprosy patients and people be made aware that this disease is fully curable, Governor Ram Naik on Wednesday said.

UP govt striving towards bringing all-round improvement: CM

Stressing on use of modern technology in the police force for improving its functioning and response time, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said his government is continuously striving towards bringing an all-round change.

AMU to seek special grant from the Centre to expand Central library

Vice Chancellor of Aligarh Muslim University Lt Gen (rtd) Zameer Uddin Shah on Wednesday said he will approach the Centre for a special grant of Rs 20 crore to expand the facilities at Maulana Azad Central library so that 28,000 students are provided access to it.

Akhilesh blames centre for power crisis in UP

Lucknow: Holding the NDA government at the Centre responsible for the power crisis in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said the state was not getting its allocated quota of coal and power.

BJP, RLD members stage walkout from UP Assembly

Opposition BJP and RLD leaders on Wednesday staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh assembly over the government's apathy in providing cane dues to the farmers.

HC gives six weeks time to UP govt on PIL against Mayawati

The Allahabad High Court Wednesday gave six weeks time to UP government to file its counter affidavit on a PIL seeking direction to the state to institute an inquiry against Mayawati for alleged misuse of public money in construction of memorials during her tenure as Chief Minister.

Woman gang-raped in Agra, attempts suicide

A 20-year-old woman tried to commit suicide after she was allegedly raped by three youths in this Uttar Pradesh town, police said on Wednesday.

Panchayat in UP's Muzaffarnagar bans jeans, mobiles for girls
Panchayat in UP's Muzaffarnagar bans jeans, mobiles for girls

In what can be termed as a Talibani diktat, a khap panchayat in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones.

Akhilesh seeks PM Modi's help for e-ticket entry into Taj

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday sent a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his help in starting the e-ticketing facility for entry into the Taj Mahal.

After Bihar, LJP to focus on UP for '60 LS seats'

LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan Tuesday attacked ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh for considering "Dalits as its rivals and doing nothing for Muslims", as he addressed party workers here as part of his attempt to increase party's Lok Sabha tally from "six to 60".