Uttar Pradesh News

Digital India ineffective without 24X7 power supply: Mayawati

 BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday said the Digital India programme is ineffective until Prime Minister Narendra Modi fulfills his pre-poll promise of supplying electricity to every home.

From hens to dog to goat, UP Governor flooded with pleas to recover pets

A generous intervention by Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik to help restore a dozen stolen hens to their rightful owner has led to Raj Bhavan receiving a slew of requests for assistance to trace missing pets.

UP Governor approves four of SP govt's nine recommended names for MLC posts

After keeping a list of nine names sent by the state government for nomination as MLCs on hold for over a month, Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Thursday gave his approval to four of the recommended persons while seeking more information about the remaining five.

Girl raped by father for 6 months in UP

A 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by her father for six months in Nauchandi police station area here, police said Thursday.

15 child labourers rescued in UP

As many as 15 minors, working as child labourers, were rescued from hotels and 'dhabas' in various parts of the district under "Muskaan", a campaign to trace missing kids, police said on Thursday.

Woman attempts suicide in UP after police fails to arrest 'rapists'

A 30-year-old woman, who was allegedly gang-raped, attempted suicide by consuming poison at Kotwali police station here over police's "failure" to arrest the accused.

250 cartridges found from drain in Muzaffarnagar

About 200-250 live and used cartridges were found in a drain near Milana road here, police said on Thursday.

Man beaten up in UP for objecting to eve-teasing of daughter

A man was beaten up allegedly by four youths when he objected to their eve-teasing of his daughter in Narayan village under Shahpur police station here, police said on Thursday.

Uttar Pradesh has eight fake universities, says UGC

 Uttar Pradesh has the largest number of "fake" universities in the country at eight, followed by six in Delhi, the University Grants Commission (UGC) said on Wednesday. It said the country has 21 such bogus universities.

Teenager arrested for raping five-year-old girl in UP

A five-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a teenage boy at Mahaban town, following which he was arrested, police said.

Environmentalists oppose move to shrink eco zone near Taj Mahal

Local environmentalists on Wednesday again voiced their opposition to the Uttar Pradesh government's move to reduce the eco-sensitive zone limit around Sur Sarovar or Keetham Lake from 10 km to just 250 metres.

AMU to set up English-medium schools in UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools up to intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

Minor girl commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh

A 15-year-old minor girl allegedly committed suicide by hanging herself at her resident in Gopal Nagar area here, police said on Wednesday.

AMU to set up English-medium schools in all districts of UP

Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) has decided to set up English-medium schools upto intermediate in all districts of Uttar Pradesh by 2017.

Rain continues to lash UP, school vacations extended

Rains continued to lash most parts of Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday, bringing relief from the hot and humid temperature of the past week.

Two Bajrang Dal activists held for assaulting man

Two Bajrang Dal activists were arrested for allegedly beating up and parading a person for stealing a calf from a chowshed in Shamli district, police said here on Wednesday.

PM wishes UP CM on his 41st birthday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has extended birthday greetings to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who turned 41 on Wednesday.

Second Tihar escapee nabbed in Uttar Pradesh

Two days after escaping from the high-security Tihar prisons, the second undertrial was on Tuesday arrested from Gonda district of Uttar Pradesh by Delhi Police.

Faridnagar remains calm after communal violence

 Faridnagar in Ghaziabad district of Uttar Pradesh, which was hit by communal violence on Sunday night, remained calm on Tuesday amid heavy deployment of security forces.

Yatra to Badrinath, Hemkund Sahib goes on amid heavy rains

Heavy rains on Tuesday failed to dampen the spirit of devotees bound for Badrinath and Hemkund Sahib as yatra to the famed Himalayan shrines in Uttarakhand went on uninterrupted with the Chief Minister ordering heavier deployment of SDRF, police and administrative personnel on sensitive points along the route.

Mayawati asks BJP allies to re-think their ties

BSP supremo Mayawati on Tuesday accused BJP government at Centre and states of not following "raj dharma" and asked the allies of the saffron party especially in Punjab and Jammu and Kashmir, to reconsider their alliance.

Moderate to heavy rains occur in parts of Uttar Pradesh

Moderate to heavy rain and thundershowers occurred at many places over eastern Uttar Pradesh and at a few places in western parts of the state in the last 24 hours.

Activist instigating tribals to encroach forest land, arrested in UP

A social activist along with another person was arrested today for allegedly instigating tribals to encroach forest land.

30 pilgrims injured as bus rams into truck in UP

 As many as 30 pilgrims were injured on Tuesday as the bus they were travelling in rammed into a stationary truck on Hathras-Sikandarau road here, police said.

UP: 7 years jail for man, mother for killing wife for dowry

A court here sentenced a man and his mother to seven years imprisonment for killing his wife for dowry in 2011.

UP: Rape accused booked under Gangster Act

Three persons have been booked under the Gangster (Control) Act three months after allegedly raping a woman here, Sakrauli police said on Tuesday.

Four of a family killed in fire in UP

Four persons, including three children, from the same family were killed and others received serious injuries in a fire due to cooking gas leakage in their house  in Majhwara bazar area here, police said on Tuesday.

Three killed in last 48 hours in Etah

Three persons, including two women, have been killed in separate incidents in the district during last 48 hours, police said on Tuesday.

Seven injured in clash in Etah

Seven persons were injured in a clash between two groups in Bhagpur village under Kotwali Bagwala area, police said.

Woman abducted, gang-raped by three youths in Meerut

A 20-year-old woman was allegedly abducted and gang-raped by three youths in Kithore police station area here, police said on Monday.