Uttar Pradesh News

No celebrations outside gate on Mahendra Pratap's birthday: AMU VC
No celebrations outside gate on Mahendra Pratap's birthday: AMU VC

 Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor (VC) Lieutenant General (retired) Zameer Uddin Shah on Friday said that he has been assured that there will be no crowd gathering outside the university gate to celebrate Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh's birthday.

Akhilesh Yadav reviews work by different state departments

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday reviewed the works being carried out by nine different departments in meetings with their respective principal secretaries and took a report on their projects.

CAG report blames Railways for 2013 Kumbh Mela stampede

The lack of proper coordination and disaster management plan on the part of railways resulted in the stampede at Allahabad station during last year's Maha Kumbh Mela in which 37 persons were killed, the CAG has said.

Miscreants throw acid on woman corporator in UP

A woman corporator was on Friday seriously injured when local goons here threw acid on her, police said.

AMU students take out march against proposed BJP event

Hundreds of students of Aligarh Muslim University on Friday took out a march against what they described as an attempt by BJP leaders to "polarise" society and claimed that Raja Mahendra Pratap's name was being misused to "encroach" upon the autonomy of the central university.

Rs 2,839 cr spent under Bundelkhand special package so far

An amount of Rs 2,839.91 crore was spent out of Rs 3,755.08 crore released by government under the special package for drought mitigation strategies in the parched Bundelkhand region since November 2009, Parliament was informed on Friday.

Eight months pregnant girl killed by brothers in dishonour killing

In a suspected case of dishonour killing, an eight months pregnant teenager was strangulated to death allegedly by her two brothers and her body thrown into the Gang canal here, police said on Friday.

14 BJP supporters injured in road mishap

Bareilly: As many as 14 BJP supporters were injured, four of them seriously, when a bus in which they were travelling met with an accident here, police said Friday.

Home guards found providing drugs to inmates of juvenile home

 Two home guards were allegedly found providing drugs to inmates of a government juvenile home here.

Agra lawyers angry over VK Singh's claim on HC bench

Lawyers here have burnt an effigy of union minister Gen (retd) VK Singh for his reported claim that Agra MP and his cabinet colleague Ram Shankar Katheria had agreed to set up an Allahabad High Court bench in Meerut instead of Agra.

Smriti Irani denies receiving letter from AMU V-C

Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani Friday denied receiving any letter from the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) vice chancellor over an event planned by BJP members on the university campus on December 1.

Constable killed in accident in UP

Unnao: A constable was killed and a homeguard got injured when a speeding truck hit their bike in city area here, police said today.

Acid thrown on woman corporator in UP

Bareilly: A woman corporator was seriously injured when some persons allegedly threw acid on her in Faridpur area due a money-related dispute, police said.

Man commits suicide in UP

Muzaffarnagar: A 30-year-old man allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself in his house at Wajidpur village in the district, police said Friday.

Badaun girls' family shocked over CBI report

The family of the two girls, who were allegedly gang-raped and hung from a tree in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun, Friday expressed shock after the CBI concluded the cousins' death was a case of suicide and not rape and murder.

Absconding murder accused arrested after six months in UP

Muzaffarnagar: Main accused in a farmer's murder case, who was on the run for past six months, has been arrested by the police at Hind village under the Thanabhawan police station in Shamli district.

18 UP trains cancelled for over 45 days

Fog in many parts of Uttar Pradesh has forced the Indian Railways to cancel 18 trains from here, officials said Friday. The train services will remain suspended between December 31 and February 15.

BJP event at AMU may spark communal unrest, VC tells HRD Minister
BJP event at AMU may spark communal unrest, VC tells HRD Minister

The Vice Chancellor of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has written to Union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani, warning of “massive student unrest” and a “probability of communal conflagration” if “certain elements” go ahead with their plan to commemorate the birthday of Raja Mahendra Pratap, a freedom fighter, on the varsity campus on December 1.

Woman raped at gunpoint in UP

A married woman was on Thursday raped by a man at gunpoint at Nagal Rai village in the district, police said.

Badaun sisters case: Akhilesh Yadav attacks media for 'blowing things out of proportion'

On a day when the CBI concluded that Badaun sisters were not murdered, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav trained his guns on media on Thursday, saying "small mistakes" of the state government are blown out of proportion while good initiatives do not find any mention in the media.

Badaun sisters case: Family members to move SC, PM

After the CBI found no evidence of murder or sexual assault in its probe into the death of the two Badaun girls, family members of the two teenage cousins on Thursday said they will move the Supreme Court and Prime Minister Narendra Modi for justice.

President Mukherjee to visit WB, UP and Odisha

President Pranab Mukherjee will undertake a three-day visit to West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Odisha beginning Friday.

Media should apologise to CM for Badaun reporting: Azam Khan

With the CBI ruling out rape and murder in the Badaun case, Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan on Thursday demanded that the media apologise to the state chief minister over its "irresponsible" coverage of the incident.

Waiter shot dead by customer for not paying for 2 chapatis in UP

A 26-year-old waiter was shot dead allegedly by a customer following a quarrel with a group of diners who refused to pay for two additional chapatis they had ordered during the meal at a hotel here, police said on Thursday.

Road mishap: UP roadways to pay over Rs 17L to victim's family

Family members of a 28-year-old youth, who died in a road accident involving a rashly driven UP roadways bus, have been awarded a compensation of over Rs 17 lakh by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here.

Five children drown in a pond in Uttar Pradesh

Five children drowned on Thursday after they fell into a pond in Chandan Chowki area here, police said.

Badaun gang-rape case: Social activists slam CBI's 'suicide' theory

New Delhi: Social activists on Thursday slammed the Central Bureau of Investigation's report on the Badaun case which reportedly stated that the two teenage cousins who were found hanging from a tree in May this year had committed suicide.

Three injured in eve-teasing in Muzaffarnagar; four booked

Three members of a family were injured in stone pelting when they opposed four drunken men who were allegedly eve-teasing their girl in Khalapar locality under Kotwali police station here, police said.

Man gets life imprisonment for raping six-year-old

Etah: A man has been sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court for raping a minor.

Badaun case: No evidence of rape and murder, says CBI; Mayawati dissatisfied
Badaun case: No evidence of rape and murder, says CBI; Mayawati dissatisfied

Badaun: In a major twist in the highly criticised Badaun gang-rape case, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which has been probing the case for the past five months, has now concluded that the two teenaged cousins were not sexually assaulted and they had committed suicide.