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Uttar Pradesh News

Nitish Kumar to hold rally in UP on August 6

Looking to build a political base in Uttar Pradesh which goes to polls next year, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar will hold a public meeting at Ghatampur area here on August 6.

Bangladeshi man held guilty in Shramjeevi explosion case
Bangladeshi man held guilty in Shramjeevi explosion case

Twelve persons were killed in an explosion that rocked the Shramjeevi Express on July 28, 2005, evening. Sixty other persons were injured.

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's wife led to his arrest?
Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh's wife led to his arrest?

Former BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, whose abusive remarks against BSP chief Mayawati caused an outcry, was arrested in Bihar after being on the run for days.

Rahul Gandhi kicks off Congress' poll campaign in Lucknow; vows to make UP no. 1 state, praises Sheila Dikshit
Rahul Gandhi kicks off Congress' poll campaign in Lucknow; vows to make UP no. 1 state, praises Sheila Dikshit

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Friday vowed to make Uttar Pradesh the number one state in India.

Hard to digest! 90-year-old woman comes back to life at funeral, says she met 'Yamraj'
Hard to digest! 90-year-old woman comes back to life at funeral, says she met 'Yamraj'

The 90-year-old woman told the villagers that 'Yamraj' himself had come to earth to leave her back.

Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, booked for remark against Mayawati, arrested in Bihar
Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, booked for remark against Mayawati, arrested in Bihar

Expelled Bharatiya Janata Party leader Dayashankar Singh had said that even a prostitute was better than BSP chief Mayawati.

Four convicted for abducting, gangraping minor

 A fast track court convicted four persons, including a woman, for abducting and gangraping a 16-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district

With eye on UP polls, Rahul, Sheila to interact with party workers in Lucknow today
With eye on UP polls, Rahul, Sheila to interact with party workers in Lucknow today

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and party's chief ministerial candidate Shiela Dikshit  for 2017 assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh will interact with party workers at the Ramabai Ambedkar Ground in Lucknow.

Mainpuri Dalit couple murder: Akhilesh govt assures speedy justice to victim's kin

A Dalit couple was hacked to death allegedly by an upper caste man for refusing to part with a paltry Rs 15.

Dalit couple axed to death for Rs 15

A Dalit coupel was axed to death by a shopkeeper in Lakhmipur village of Uttar Pradesh`s Mainpuri district on Thursday for allegedly non-payment of Rs. 15 that they had borrowed from him.

Lawless UP: Dalit couple hacked to death for Rs 15 in Mulayam Singh Yadav's bastion Mainpuri
Lawless UP: Dalit couple hacked to death for Rs 15 in Mulayam Singh Yadav's bastion Mainpuri

In yet another shocking incident of atrocities against dalits, a couple was axed to death in Uttar Pradesh.

HC refuses to put on hold Dayashankar Singh's arrest over derogatory remarks against Mayawati

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to quash the FIR lodged against former BJP state Vice-President Daya Shankar Singh and asked the state government to respond to a petition moved by the leader now in the eye of a controversy.

No relief from HC for expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh

Singh, who was state BJP vice president, was expelled by the party for six years in the wake of the storm triggered by his remarks against the BSP supremo .

Bihar court orders FIR against Mayawati, other BSP leaders over inflammatory speeches

A Vaishali district court on Thursday ordered registration of an FIR against BSP president Mayawati and three other party leaders for allegedly making inflammatory speeches last week spreading animosity in the society.

Mayawati slur row: No relief for expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh from Allahabad HC
Mayawati slur row: No relief for expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh from Allahabad HC

In what is likely to aggravate trouble for expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday refused to put a stay on his arrest in connection with his abusive remarks against BSP chief Mayawati.

Mayawati-Dayashankar Singh row: BJP women leaders to protest in Lucknow against BSP today
Mayawati-Dayashankar Singh row: BJP women leaders to protest in Lucknow against BSP today

The BJP will be protesting against the BSP leaders and workers for dragging the family members of its expelled leader Dayashankar Singh into the political slugfest.

Two BSP MLAs accuse Mayawati of selling tickets for crores

Two Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislators raised the banner of revolt against the party leadership on Wednesday and accused party chief Mayawati of selling tickets for a price.

BJP women leaders to protest in Lucknow against BSP

Women workers, supporters and leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) would be staging a sit-in and demonstrate in the state capital on Thursday against the alleged objectionable comments made by Bahujan Samaj Party leaders against the wife and daughter of former BJP leader Daya Shankar Singh.

Flood alert sounded in UP districts after rains in Nepal
Flood alert sounded in UP districts after rains in Nepal

A flood alert has been sounded in the Uttar Pradesh districts which border Nepal after rains pounded the Himalayan country in the past 48-hours, an official said on Wednesday.

Woman killed for dowry in Etah; husband, five others booked

A 21-year-old woman was killed allegedly over dowry demand at Aliganj tehsil here following which her husband and five others have been booked, police said today.

Mayawati slur row: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh spotted in Jharkhand – See pics
Mayawati slur row: Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh spotted in Jharkhand – See pics

A recent picture of expelled Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Dayashankar Singh, who had made abusive statement against Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, has come to the fore.

SP government not following Lohia, women unsafe in UP: Nitish

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday launched a scathing attack on the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh and accused it of deviating from the ideals of socialist ideologue Dr Ram Manohar Lohia.

Congress would form govt in UP after 27 years: Sheila​ Dikshit

Congress chief ministerial candidate in Uttar Pradesh Sheila Diskhit on Tuesday said Congress would form government after 27 years in the state in the 2017 Assembly elections and BJP would stand fourth in the polls.

PM Narendra Modi posts video message on Facebook; it's MUST WATCH for UP residents
PM Narendra Modi posts video message on Facebook; it's MUST WATCH for UP residents

PM Narendra Modi has posted a video message on his Facebook page.

First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10
First Haj flight from Uttar Pradesh to take off on August 10

The first flight from Uttar Pradesh for Haj this year will take off on August 10, officials said on Tuesday. The flights will continue till August 21.

Mayawati slur: Dayashankar Singh moves HC seeking stay on his arrest
Mayawati slur: Dayashankar Singh moves HC seeking stay on his arrest

Criticising her ticket distribution system, Dayashankar Singh had compared Mayawati to a sex worker.

RJD won't fight UP polls; is it a favour by Lalu to 'samdhi' Mulayam?
RJD won't fight UP polls; is it a favour by Lalu to 'samdhi' Mulayam?

RJD president Lalu Prasad Tuesday said his party would not field any candidate in the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly election and would work in favour of "secular" forces.

Heavy rains lash Uttar Pradesh; thunder showers predicted

 Heavy rains lashed several parts of Uttar Pradesh even as the Met department forecast more rains or thunder showers at many places in the state.

Watch: Fire officials rescue calf after it fell into well in Mirzapur
Watch: Fire officials rescue calf after it fell into well in Mirzapur

A calf was rescued by the fire brigade officials after it fell into a well in Mirzapur district of Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday.

Southwest monsoon remains normal in Uttar Pradesh

Various places in Uttar Pradesh today received moderate rainfall as southwest monsoon remained normal over eastern part of the state.