Uttar Pradesh News

Man gets 10 years jail for abducting, raping minor in UP

 A 25-year-old youth has been sentenced to ten years of imprisonment by a local court for abducting and raping a minor girl.

Action against those spoiling harmony through social media: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav
Action against those spoiling harmony through social media: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav

Following incidents of misuse of social networking platforms by mischievous elements to spoil communal harmony in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today asked police to take stern action against the culprits.

Communal tension in Agra, situation calm now

Tension prevailed in Uttar Pradesh`s Agra district on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities. The situation was calm now, police said.

BSP MP Kadir Rana gets bail in violence case

Former BSP MP Kadir Rana and 11 others were granted bail by a court here after they appeared before it following a direction by Allahabad High Court in connection with an appeal against their acquittal in a 12-year-old violence case.

Mathura gears up for Krishna Janmashtami celebrations

Ahead of the joyful Krishna Janmashtami festivities starting on Friday, security has been beefed-up in and around Mathura with intensified frisking at bus and railway station.

Social media post leads to violence in Agra

Tension prevailed in Agra on Friday after some religious comments on social media led to violence between two communities the previous day.

UP woman lodges FIR for unnatural sexual offences against husband

A newly married woman lodged an FIR for unnatural sexual offences against her husband and also alleged that she was gangraped by seven persons in Kotwali city, police said.

Eight injured in clash over harassment of woman in UP

Eight persons were injured in a clash between two groups allegedly over harassment of a woman at Kakroli village in the district, police said today.

RLD to contest UP Assembly Election alone: Ajit Singh

Appealing his party workers to start preparations, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh announced that the party will contest the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls alone.

Woman electrocuted to death in UP

A 45-year-old woman was electrocuted to death while she switched on a table fan in her house at Kotwali city here, police said.

Uttar Pradesh village council never ordered rape of sisters?

A village council in Uttar Pradesh has denied allegations that it ordered two young sisters to be raped because their brother eloped with a higher caste woman.

Strike evokes mixed responses in Uttar Pradesh

The central trade unions' day-long strike evoked mixed response in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.

PM Modi govt's Smart Cities project ignored villages: Akhilesh

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that the Modi government's 'Smart Cities' project has ignored villages while his administration in Uttar Pradesh is focusing on "planned development of both rural and urban areas".

Elaborate arrangements ahead of Janmashtami festival

Ahead of the Janmashtami festival, which marks the birthday of Lord Krishna, elaborate arrangements are being made in the city for hassle free darshan of the principal deity at Sri Krishna Janmasthan.

BJP leaders hold meeting in Mathura to discuss plans for upcoming polls

 BJP's Braj area office-bearers today met here to discuss strategies for the upcoming panchayat polls and the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.

15-year-old raped in Faridabad

A 15-year-old girl has filed a complaint saying that she was raped by her neighbour in Faridabad.

Ensure national flag is hoisted at madrassas on Aug 15, Jan 26: HC tells UP govt

The Allahabad High Court Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to ensure that the national flag is hoisted at madrassas across the state on Independence Day and Republic Day.

SC intervenes into Khap panchayat's rape order of two UP sisters, seeks report from Akhilesh govt
SC intervenes into Khap panchayat's rape order of two UP sisters, seeks report from Akhilesh govt

In a bizarre ruling, the all-male Khap Panchayat in Baghpat district of Uttar Pradesh has ordered to rape a 23-year-old woman and her 15-year-old minor sister, in order to punish them for their brother's mistake.

Congress doesn't want to see country's progress: Venkaiah​ Naidu

Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Tuesday attacked the Congress saying it was "obstructing" passage of important bills in the Parliament as the party did not want to see "progress" of the country.

UP: 12 policemen injured as degree holders clash with police

 Twelve policemen and several others were today injured as Physical Education degree holders demanding government jobs in primary and secondary schools of the state indulged in arson and clashed with police which used batons and water canons to quell the protest.

Insects found in midday meal for primary school children in UP

Insects were found in the midday meal served to children in a primary school in Sheetalpur area here following which a complaint has been lodged with the Basic Shiksha Adhikari.

Free ultrasound facility at govt hospitals in UP: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday decided to extend free ultrasound facility to patients in government hospitals.

Four killed, 2 injured in road mishap in UP

Four persons were today killed and two others injured when a jeep they were traveling in was hit by a passenger train at an unmanned crossing in Mainpuri district, a police spokesman said here.

Ghaziabad traffic cops identify places to install road security signages

Police here have identified 100 such places in the city where road security signages is proposed to be installed to tackle the problems of congestion due to unruly traffic.

Mulayam takes SP ministers to task, gives them 1 month to 'improve'

 Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav took the ministers in the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and the party MLAs to task by giving them one month's time to "improve" in a bid to gain good results for the Assembly elections in 2017.

18 injured in clashes in UP

 Around 18 people were injured in separate incidents of clashes between various groups here.

UP: Village pradhan, supporters fire at team of officials

A case has been filed against Bakshipur village pradhan and his associates for allegedly firing at a tehsildar and his team here, who had gone to investigate election rigging complaint against him.

One shot dead in Noida

One person was killed and another was injured when they were allegedly fired at near NTPC crossing here on Sunday evening, police said.

Release rest of money for rain-hit farmers: UP CM writes to PM

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to sanction the remaining Rs 4,700 cr of the Rs 7,543 cr- memorandum sent by the Uttar Pradesh government for relief of farmers affected by hailstorm or untimely rains.