Uttar Pradesh News

Dacoit of Chambal, Dhara Singh arrested in Ahmedabad

Dreaded dacoit of Madhya Pradesh's Chambal region, Dhara Singh aka Surendra Singh, wanted in many cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan has been arrested, a top police official said on Saturday.

Hastinapur Sanctuary land grab scam: 3 denied bail

A local court has rejected the bail pleas of three accused in connection with the Hastinapur sanctuary land grab scam.

Dulhera gang-rape case: Bail plea of two accused rejected

The bail plea of two persons arrested in connection with the 2014 Dulhera gang-rape case was rejected here by a local court, police said on Saturday.

Asaram witness killing: Deceased's father demands CBI inquiry

 The father of the slain witness in the sexual assault case against self-styled godman Asaram has demanded a CBI inquiry into his son's murder.

UP: 9 policemen suspended for dereliction of duty

Nine policemen have been suspended on charges of dereliction of duty, a senior officer said here.

STF tracks down Agra-based criminal in Ahmedabad

The special task force (STF) of Agra police arrested Dhara Singh, a most-wanted criminal carrying a reward of Rs.50,000 by the Uttar Pradesh government and Rs 25,000 by the Madhya Pradesh government, in Ahmedabad, police said on Saturday.

Rubber check dams suggested to conserve Yamuna water

 Uttar Pradesh is looking to install rubber check dams in the Yamuna river close to the Taj Mahal to conserve water for the lean months.

Skeletons in UP police cupboard, probe starts

A day after around 100 skeletons literally tumbled out of Uttar Pradesh police cupboard, a committee, including experts, on Friday began probe into the sensational recovery amid the administration's acceptance of a lapse.

Hindu Mahasabha activists stopped from installing Godse bust

 Police on Friday foiled the attempt to install a bust of Nathuram Godse, the assassin of Mahatma Gandhi, by the Akhil Bharatiya Hindu Mahasabha in its office compound here.

e-Darshan at Kashi Vishwanath temple soon

 The Online `darshan` facility would soon be unveiled at the famous Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, an official of the Uttar Pradesh government said Friday.

UP education dept officials arrested on bribery charges

 Two officials of Uttar Pradesh education department were arrested for accepting a bribe from government primary school teachers here, a senior official said today.

Minor gangraped for 4 days in Muzaffarnagar

 A 15-year-old girl was kidnapped and allegedly gangraped by four youths for four days in Dhindawli village here, following which two of the accused were arrested, police said.

Taj Car Rally to be flagged off tomorrow

 With a view to developing tourism arc and promoting the ambitious lion safari in the home town of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, the annual Taj Agra Car Rally will be flagged off from Etawah tomorrow.

UP Assembly polls: BJP wooing Dalit vote bank of BSP

With an eye on Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections in 2017, BJP is out to woo the Dalit vote bank of BSP which is struggling hard to keep its flock intact.

Four-day Speakers' meet begins in Lucknow today

A four-day convention of presiding officers, speakers and secretaries of legislative assemblies and councils begins here on Friday, officials said.

Congress slams Sangh Parivar

Accusing the Sangh Parivar of trying to spread communalism, Congress on Thursday said it wanted to divide the country on communal lines.

Skeletons discovered in Police Line campus in Unnao

In a shocking discovery, scores of skeletons have been found inside the Police Line campus here.

Mayawati used to sell party tickets: Expelled BSP leader

Former Uttar Pradesh Minister Daddu Prasad, who was expelled from BSP, has alleged that party supremo Mayawati used to "sell party tickets".

BJP aims to win 300 seats in UP Assembly polls: Bajpai

BJP has set a target of winning 300 out of the total 403 seats in Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections, which are scheduled in 2017, state BJP president Laxmikant Bajpai said on Thursday.

Union minister Naqvi gets bail, courts stays conviction

A district court has stayed the conviction of Union Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, who was sentenced to one year imprisonment for violating prohibitory orders in the run-up to the 2009 Lok Sabha election, and granted him bail.

Two MLAs disqualified from UP Assembly after Lokayukta probe

Uttar Pradesh MLAs Bajrang Bahadur Singh of BJP and BSP's Uma Shankar Singh were disqualified by the Governor from state Assembly on Thursday on the recommendation of Lokayukta which indicted them for irregularities.

82 UP towns to be brought under livelihoods mission

About 82 towns in Uttar Pradesh, including 75 district headquarters, will soon be brought under the ambit of National Urban Livelihoods Mission (NULM) to reduce poverty and vulnerability of the urban poor households by enabling them to access gainful self-employment.

Woman dies after being thrown out of moving train by RPF constables near Varanasi

A 25-year old woman, Rita, died after Railway Protection Force (RPF) constables threw her out of a moving train near Varanasi.

Four-day speakers' meet begins in Lucknow on Friday

A four-day convention of presiding officers, speakers and secretaries of legislative assemblies and councils begins here on Friday, officials said.

UP: Woman dies as daughter's jilted lover sets her ablaze

A 55-year-old woman died after a youth allegedly set her ablaze as she scolded him for chasing her daughter in Atrauli village here, police said on Thursday.

Solar plants to power Uttar Pradesh schools

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to install 1 KV solar plants in all schools, an official said Thursday.

UP to demand inclusion of 3 OBC communities under SC category

The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday decided to write to the Centre demanding inclusion of 'Pond' 'Namasudra' and 'Pondra' communities under the Scheduled Caste (SC) category.

UP CM pays tribute to fallen Army officer; gives aid to family

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday paid glowing tributes to Colonel MN Rai, who died fighting militants in Jammu and Kashmir and sanctioned Rs 30 lakh of financial aid to his family members.

Legislative bodies conference on Friday

Conference of presiding officers and secretaries of Legislative bodies of the country will be held in the state capital here from January 30.

Nithari killings: Surender Koli's death sentence commuted by Allahabad HC
Nithari killings: Surender Koli's death sentence commuted by Allahabad HC

The death sentence of Surender Koli, convicted in 2006 Nithari serial killings case, was on Wednesday commuted to life imprisonment by the Allahabad High Court on the ground of "inordinate delay" in deciding his mercy petition.