Uttar Pradesh News

Man arrested for alleged desecration of temple in UP

A person was arrested on Monday for allegedly desecrating a temple here with the intention to trigger communal disharmony, police said.

Catholic bodies trying to convert people to Christianity: Hindutva outfits

Even before the Ved Nagar conversion row could die down, Hindutva outfits questioned the working of Catholic organisations in Etmadpur tehsil of Agra where, they alleged, a few people had been persuaded to convert to Christianity on the promise of jobs, higher education and a better life.

State govt responsible to check conversions: BJP

Terming the Samajwadi Party's allegations that conversions in the state were taking place at the instance of Centre as baseless, the BJP on Monday said law and order is a state subject and that the state government should be responsible to check them.

Azam Khan, Sanjeev Baliyan engage in war of words

Senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and BJP MP Sanjeev Baliyan were locked in war of words, with both accusing each other of indulging in communal politics.

UP Lokayukta to probe graft allegation against mining minister

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta on Monday said a probe would be launched into the allegation of corruption against state mining minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati even as the complainant has offered to withdraw the case.

Cold wave intensifies in UP, 3 die in fog-related mishaps

Three persons were killed in fog- related incidents even as intense cold conditions continued to prevail across Uttra Pradesh on Monday, throwing normal life out of gear.

Bajrang Dal accuses Agra administration of sheltering Bangladeshis

Bajrang Dal on Monday accused the Agra administration of sheltering illegal Bangladeshi migrants in the district.

Sarv khap demands ban on same gotra marriages

A khap committee meeting held in Shamli has demanded an amendment to the Hindu Marriage Act to ban marriages within the same gotra.

UP: Woman gang-raped by tempo driver and aide

A 25-year-old woman was gang-raped allegedly by a tempo driver and his aide in Sahatwar area, a senior officer said here on Monday.

Winter chill continues unabated, all schools closed in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh continued to shiver as the cold wave further intensified on Monday, a development which led to the closure of all schools up to standard 12 in the state capital.

Magisterial inquiry ordered into Budhana custodial death case

A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the death of a 50-year-old man in police custody at Budhana town in the district.

School headmaster suspended for forcing kids to clean toilets

A headmaster of a government primary school has been suspended for forcing students to clean toilets in Jaroda village of the district, an official said.

HC bench agitation: Lawyers from western UP districts boycott extended up to Jan 3

Work in courts across 17 western districts of Uttar Pradesh will continue to be disrupted as the lawyers have decided to extend their agitation for a high court bench in the region till January 3.

Akhilesh urges NRIs from UP to help in development of state

Noting that contribution from NRIs can change the picture of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday urged them to ensure their maximum participation in the development of the state, especially the health sector.

Bangladesh president's delayed arrival leads to Taj Mahal chaos

Hundreds of tourists who had purchased entry tickets to visit the Taj Mahal were left in the lurch, when they had to return without being able to view the monument due to the delayed arrival of the Bangladesh President M Abdul Hamid.

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.