Uttar Pradesh News

Watch: Monkey saves another electrocuted by power line

In a heroic act, a monkey saved another's life who lost consciousness after being electrocuted on the rail track at Kanpur station.

Girl burn case in Varanasi: 2 more accused arrested

Two days after a 19-year-old girl was set on fire allegedly by three youths for opposing their teasing and harassment in Lallapura area here, police on Saturday arrested two more absconding accused.

Uma Bharti-Akhilesh Yadav discuss cleaning of Ganga

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday met union Water Resources, River Development and Ganga Rejuvenation Minister Uma Bharti at his official residence here and discussed irrigation projects and cleaning up of rivers.

Cold wave intensifies in UP, 8 die in separate incidents

Cold wave intensified its grip in different parts of Uttar Pradesh with mercury dipping to sub-zero levels and snuffing out eight lives while dense fog threw transport systems out of gear in most areas.

Complaint filed with Lokayukta against UP minister Mehboob Ali

Lucknow: A complaint against Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Minister Mehboob Ali has been filed with the state Lokayukta.

Five clerks suspended after irregularities found at cane centres

Muzaffarnagar: Five clerks at separate sugarcane purchasing centres were suspended, after raids conducted by department team found alleged irregularities in their weighing mechanism here, officials said Saturday.

BJP backs Allahabad HC decision on religious conversion

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday backed the Allahabad High Court's decision to rule out religious conversion of girls for the sake of marriage.

Two youths detained for alleged conversion attempt in UP

Bareli: Two persons have been detained in Lalganj area for allegedly luring people to convert for money, police said here Saturday.

Hindu outfit plans to "finish" Islam, Christianity by 2021

 Stoking a fresh controversy after conversion plans in Aligarh, Hindu outfit Dharm Jagran Manch, which had planned a conversion programme in Aligarh, said that it plans to "finish" Islam and Christianity by 2021.

Thorough probe into Noida land scam required: Ram Naik

 Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Friday said a thorough probe into Noida land scam was required to expose the deep nexus between the corrupt technocrats- bureaucrats and the politicians.

PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi on December 25

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his Parliamentary constituency Varanasi on December 25.

'Provoked' by BJP leader, Allahabad HC lawyers to go on with strike

A day after announcing that they would end their week-long strike in protest against the proposed creation of a separate bench for western Uttar Pradesh, advocates of the Allahabad High Court on Friday went back on their decision claiming that they were "provoked and agitated" by a "mischievous" statement of a senior BJP leader which appeared in a Hindi daily.

Uttar Pradesh witnesses dense fog

Dense fog engulfed several places of Uttar Pradesh disrupting air, train and vehicular traffic even as Kanpur recorded the lowest minimum temperature of 4.2 degrees Celsius.

Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court
Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: Allahabad High Court

In a significant judgement, the Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls "without their faith and belief in Islam" and "solely for the purpose of marriage" to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

Court acquits ex-BSP MP Dhananjay Singh in rape case

Former BSP MP Dhananjay Singh was on Friday acquitted by a Delhi court of the charges of raping and criminally intimidating a woman after the alleged victim turned hostile.

Deity's idol found desecrated in Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar: An idol of a deity was found desecrated in Lisoda village here, following which tension prevailed in the area, police said.

Cold wave grips Agra

It was a cold morning here on Friday.

Police arrest three wanted criminals in Ghaziabad

 Three wanted criminals from Loni area have been arrested, police said on Thursday.

Akhilesh lays stress on making state roads safer

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday issued various directions for making state roads safer for commuters and strict implementation of road safety rules.

Akhilesh for speedy implementation of Samajwadi Avas Yojna

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the concerned officials to implement the Samajwadi Avas Yojna promptly to ensure that quality houses are provided to the beneficiaries on time.

'Ghar Wapsi' to be held: VHP

 Defending Agra conversions, a senior VHP functionary on Thursday said that it was 'Ghar Wapsi' and not conversion, and asserted that the programme would be held.

Manohar Parrikar to adopt village in Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi?
Manohar Parrikar to adopt village in Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi?

In what could cause a fuss among Congressmen, Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar may adopt a village in Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's home turf Amethi under Adarsh Gram Yojana, as per reports on Thursday.

AMU condemns attack on school children in Pakistan

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) on Thursday condemned the terror attack on an army-run school in Peshawar, terming it as not only an assault on human lives, but an attack on modern educational values.

Civic facilities in Varanasi will be improved: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said civic facilities in Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be developed further.

Agra, Muzaffarnagar coldest in UP

 Fog occurred at a few places over the state as mercury dipped in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours with Muzaffarnagar and Agra recording a lowest 4.7 degrees Celsius.

DM to probe reported incidents of conversion in Bahraich

The district administration has ordered probe into incidents of alleged conversion reported from Kamlapuri village here.

Indefinite lockout of Gita press withdrawn, strike called off

The indefinite lockout of the historic Gita Press here has been withdrawn following the intervention of local administration, officials said on Thursday.

Four policemen injured in collision in UP

Meerut: Four police officials were injured after their vehicle, in which they were chasing alleged cattle smugglers, collided with the accused's mini-truck near the Bhagat line here, police said Thursday.

Teenage girl raped in UP

Barabanki: A 13-year-old girl was kidnapped and raped allegedly by a youth in Kursi area here, police said Thursday.

Akhilesh to distribute job letters to 100 skill-trained girls

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will distribute employment letters to 100 female applicants trained under skill development mission on National Youth Day, an official spokesperson said on Thursday.