Uttar Pradesh News

Varanasi to witness PM Modi-Kejriwal faceoff again this month on Ravidas Jayanti
Varanasi to witness PM Modi-Kejriwal faceoff again this month on Ravidas Jayanti

For the first time after the Lok Sabha polls in 2014, Varanasi will again witness Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal 's presence on the same day. Both the leaders are schedule to visit the city on February 22 on the occasion of Ravidas Jayanti . 

21 IAS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh

In a bureucratic reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government on Friday transferred 21 IAS officials, including principal secretaries, officials said.

Rs 1,400 cr in UP budget for drought-hit Bundelkhand

 Focusing on the water-scarce Bundelkhand region ahead of the assembly polls next year, the Uttar Pradesh government today allocated over Rs 1,400 crore for it in its 2016-17 annual budget for various projects.

Four of family sentenced for life in dowry death case in UP

 Four members of a family were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here in an 11 year old dowry death case.

Kidnappers treated me well, gave me money to reach home: Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna's 36-hour ordeal
Kidnappers treated me well, gave me money to reach home: Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna's 36-hour ordeal

The Snapdeal executive Dipti Sarna , who returned on Friday morning after almost 36 hours after being kidnapped, has told that her abductors did not harm her and she was treated well. 

Was abducted, blindfolded for four hours; Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna narrates her ordeal
Was abducted, blindfolded for four hours; Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna narrates her ordeal

Almost 36 hours after she went missing on Wednesday night, the Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna on Friday morning reached her home in Ghaziabad . 

Utttar Pradesh Budget 2016: Rs 814 crore for Lucknow Metro, two new greenfield cities
Utttar Pradesh Budget 2016: Rs 814 crore for Lucknow Metro, two new greenfield cities

Two new government engineering colleges – Devipatan, Basti – and a new medical college in Bijnor district will be set up in the next fiscal.

Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna reaches home, police and family remain tight-lipped over her recovery
Snapdeal employee Dipti Sarna reaches home, police and family remain tight-lipped over her recovery

However, despite repeated questionings from media, police and her family remained tight-lipped over the reasons for her disappearance and the circumstances under which she was recovered.

Tiger kills a man in Lahimpur, Uttar Pradesh

 A tiger today attacked and killed a 50-year-old man in a village in Salempur area of Mailani range forests under south Kheri division, a senior Forest official said.

Lawyers' violent protest should be condemned by all: Azam Khan

 The Assembly today took exception to a violent protest by lawyers in the city yesterday with the state government terming it as a serious issue which should be "condemned" by all.

With eye on polls, UP govt pumps in funds for arid Bundelkhand

 The Uttar Pradesh government today announced its decision to inject Rs 904.52 crore for drought-hit areas in the state, including backward Bundelkhand, with an eye on the 2017 assembly polls.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrives in Rae Bareli on two-day visit
Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrives in Rae Bareli on two-day visit

Congress president Sonia Gandhi arrived in her parliamentary constituency Rae Bareli on a two-day visit on Thursday.

Woman gram pradhan shot at in UP; seven booked

 A woman gram pradhan was shot at and critically injured by two motorcycle-borne assailants in Dhohlda village while she was on her way to home, police said today.

BSP blames BJP, SP for release of accused in Muzaffarnagar rape

 The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP) for the release of the four accused in the 2013 Muzaffarnagar rape case

Four labourers suffocate to death in brick kiln in UP

 Four labourers have died after inhaling smoke inside a pit of a brick kiln in a village here, police said today.

Celebratory firing incident: Two main accused arrested in Shamli
Celebratory firing incident: Two main accused arrested in Shamli

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday arrested the two main accused involved with the death of an eight-year-old boy in a celebratory firing in Shamli.

Akhilesh govt doing cover up of Shamli incident: BJP

BJP on Wednesday accused Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of doing a "cover up" of Shamli incident in which a young boy was shot dead and demanded that the state Governor should send an independent report to the Union Home Ministry over the incident.

200 booked over Shamli celebratory firing incident, cops launch hunt for others
200 booked over Shamli celebratory firing incident, cops launch hunt for others

At least 200 persons on Wednesday were booked by Uttar Pradesh police in connection with celebratory firing incident by Samajwadi Party workers in which an eight-year-old child was killed. The police also announced a cash reward for any information on five absconding accused.

Two Kanpur district court judges get extortion threat

 Security of two judges of the Kanpur District Court was beefed up today, after they received letters threatening to kill them if they failed to pay Rs 10 lakh each, police said today.

Teen burnt alive allegedly by stalker who tried to rape her
Teen burnt alive allegedly by stalker who tried to rape her

A 17-year-old girl was burnt alive allegedly by a man after she resisted his rape attempt in Aurangabad village in Mathura. The man is said to have been stalking her for some time.

UP Legislative Council pays tribute to Kailash Yadav

 Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was today adjourned for the day after paying tribute to former UP Panchayati Raj Minister Kailash Yadav.

Minorities panel seeks action against BJP leader for 'hate speech'

Social activist Shehzaad Poonawalla had made a complaint before the minorities panel seeking action against Rampal Singh Pundir for his inflammatory speech.

UP woman volunteers to donate kidney to Siachen avalanche survivor

A woman from Uttar Pradesh has volunteered to donate a kidney to save the brave soldier.

SP won pramukh, zila panchayat chief polls with 'goondagardi' : Mayawati
SP won pramukh, zila panchayat chief polls with 'goondagardi' : Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati Wednesday accused Samajwadi Party of winning the recent block pramukh and zila panchayat chairman polls in Uttar Pradesh with the help of official machinery and "goonda" elements.

Special prayers offered for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at Ganga Ghat in Varanasi – Watch video
Special prayers offered for Lance Naik Hanumanthappa at Ganga Ghat in Varanasi – Watch video

Lance Naik Hanumanthappa Koppad was miraculously rescued from the Siachen Glacier after being buried under 35 feet of snow for six days.

Akhilesh Yadav writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 4,741 crore from NDRF for UP farmers
Akhilesh Yadav writes to PM Modi, seeks Rs 4,741 crore from NDRF for UP farmers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi for early release of Rs.4,741 crore from the National Disaster Relief Fund (NDRF) for farmers who suffered hailstorm damage to crops in 2015.

UP Assembly adjourned amid opposition protests

The Uttar Pradesh Assembly`s proceedings were disrupted on Tuesday as the opposition raised protests over a boy`s killing in celebratory firing and attack on journalists in Shamli, forcing the adjournment of the house till Wednesday.

'Achhe din': Residents of PM Modi's adopted village to get free electricity, work in full swing
'Achhe din': Residents of PM Modi's adopted village to get free electricity, work in full swing

'Achhe din' seems to have arrived for the people of PM Narendra Modi's adopted village in Varanasi!

BJP calls Samajwadi rule in UP a 'Mughal sultanate'

 The BJP on Tuesday compared the Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh to "Mughal sultanate", stressing lawlessness prevails.

While politics got 'detached' from religion, Modi govt took measures to preserve 'Sanatan Dharma': Amit Shah
While politics got 'detached' from religion, Modi govt took measures to preserve 'Sanatan Dharma': Amit Shah

 BJP president Amit Shah said the government of PM Narendra Modi had taken the country on the path of dharma (righteousness).