Uttar Pradesh News

Uttar Pradesh has eight fake universities, says UGC

 Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of "fake" universities in the country at eight, followed by six in Delhi, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Wednesday. It said the country has 21 such bogus universities.

Teenager arrested for raping five-year-old girl in UP

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy at Mahaban town, following which he was arrested, police said.

Environmentalists oppose move to shrink eco zone near Taj Mahal

Local environmentalists on Wednesday again voiced their opposition to the Uttar Pradesh government's move to reduce the eco-sensitive zone limit around Sur Sarovar or Keetham Lake from 10 km to just 250 metres.

AMU to set up English-medium schools in UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools up to intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

Minor girl commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh

A 15-year-old minor girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her resident in Gopal Nagar area here, police said on Wednesday.

AMU to set up English-medium schools in all districts of UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools upto intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

Rain continues to lash UP, school vacations extended

Rains continued to lash most parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, bringing relief from the hot and humid temperature of the past week.

Two Bajrang Dal activists held for assaulting man

Two Bajrang Dal activists were arrested for allegedly beating up and parading a person for stealing a calf from a chowshed in Shamli district, police said here on Wednesday.

PM wishes UP CM on his 41st birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended birthday greetings to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who turned 41 on Wednesday.

Second Tihar escapee nabbed in Uttar Pradesh

Two days after escaping from the high-security Tihar prisons, the second undertrial was on Tuesday arrested from Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh by Delhi Police.

Faridnagar remains calm after communal violence

 Faridnagar in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, which was hit by communal violence on Sunday night, remained calm on Tuesday amid heavy deployment of security forces.

Yatra to Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib goes on amid heavy rains

Heavy rains on Tuesday failed to dampen the spirit of devotees bound for Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib as yatra to the famed Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand went on uninterrupted with the Chief Minister ordering heavier deployment of SDRF, police and administrative personnel on sensitive points along the route.

Mayawati asks BJP allies to re-think their ties

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday accused BJP government at Centre and states of not following "raj dharma" and asked the allies of the saffron party especially in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, to reconsider their alliance.

Moderate to heavy rains occur in parts of Uttar Pradesh

Moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at many places over eastern Uttar Pradesh and at a few places in western parts of the state in the last 24 hours.

Activist instigating tribals to encroach forest land, arrested in UP

A social activist along with another person was arrested today for allegedly instigating tribals to encroach forest land.

30 pilgrims injured as bus rams into truck in UP

 As many as 30 pilgrims were injured on Tuesday as the bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck on Hathras-Sikandarau road here, police said.

UP: 7 years jail for man, mother for killing wife for dowry

A court here sentenced a man and his mother to seven years imprisonment for killing his wife for dowry in 2011.

UP: Rape accused booked under Gangster Act

Three persons have been booked under the Gangster (Control) Act three months after allegedly raping a woman here, Sakrauli police said on Tuesday.

Four of a family killed in fire in UP

Four persons, including three children, from the same family were killed and others received serious injuries in a fire due to cooking gas leakage in their house  in Majhwara bazar area here, police said on Tuesday.

Three killed in last 48 hours in Etah

Three persons, including two women, have been killed in separate incidents in the district during last 48 hours, police said on Tuesday.

Seven injured in clash in Etah

Seven persons were injured in a clash between two groups in Bhagpur village under Kotwali Bagwala area, police said.

Woman abducted, gang-raped by three youths in Meerut

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three youths in Kithore police station area here, police said on Monday.

Minor girl brutally gang-raped in UP's Badaun
Minor girl brutally gang-raped in UP's Badaun

It seems even death sentence has failed to infuse fear in the perverted minds of rapists.

Coaches of train get detached from engine in UP

Passengers of the the Aisbagh-Gonda passenger train faced anxious moments when six of its coaches on Monday got detached at the outer signal of Bankeyganj railway station here and the engine chugged forward, railway officials said.

14-yr-old gang-raped in Badaun

A 14-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three youths from her neighbourhood in Civil Lines area here, police said on Monday.

UP govt's schemes unparallelled, better than Centre: Akhilesh Yadav

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that the schemes launched by his government were "unparallelled" as against those launched by the NDA-led Centre.

MHA asks UP to ensure peace after two incidents of tension

The Union Home Ministry on Monday expressed concern over two recent incidents of communal tension in Uttar Pradesh and asked the administration to ensure peace in the state.

Moderate to heavy rains lash Uttar Pradesh

Moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at most places over eastern Uttar Pradesh while rains lashed few areas in the western part in the last 24 hours.

Samajwadi Party committed to solving India's problems: Akhilesh Yadav

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that the Samajwadi Party, led by his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, is committed to solving the nation's problems.

Preparations begin for 'Ardh Kumbh' in Haridwar

Preparations have commenced for the 'Ardha Kumbh' set to begin here in January 2016.