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Uttar Pradesh News

Tight security ahead of mahapanchayat over Vicky Tyagi murder

Security has been beefed up in several villages in the district on the eve of a community mahapanchayat over murder of gangster Vicky Tyagi, police said on Thursday.

Ayodhya issue: Ansari to involve prominent Muslim leaders

In his attempt to find an out-of- court resolution to Ayodhya dispute, the main litigant in Babri Masjid case Hashim Ansari on Thursday said he will involve prominent members of the minority community for a peaceful conclusion to the matter.

AAP protests land grab in Ghaziabad

The AAP Thursday threatened to launch public protests if no action was taken by March 2 against people it accused of grabbing public land.

Separate mining policy to be framed in Uttarakhand: Rawat

Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat on Thursday said a separate policy will be framed in the state to ensure that mining is done along riverbeds in a legally sanctioned manner so that the rivers and population living close to them are protected and the sector becomes an effective tool for revenue generation.

Rail budget 'most disappointing': UP leaders

Dubbing the Rail Budget as 'most disappointing' for the state, political parties in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday rued that no new train was allotted even to UP which has elected 73 MPs in the ruling BJP-led NDA at the Centre.

Fresh HC notice to UP govt in Azam Khan office-of-profit case

The Allahabad High Court on Thursday sought reply from the Uttar Pradesh government and Azam Khan over a petition claiming that the Cabinet minister was holding office-of-profit as chancellor of a university.

Russian devotee looted, harassed in Mathura

An 82-year-old Russian woman was looted and harassed allegedly by two unidentified youths when she was circumambulating the Keshi Ghat area here, police said on Thursday.

Woman raped at gunpoint in UP's Shamli

A 30-year-old woman was allegedly raped at gunpoint by her neighbour at Hasanpur village in neighbouring Shamli district, police said on Thursday.

Couple killed while boarding train in UP

A couple was killed after they slipped on railway tracks while boarding a train at Nagina railway station here, police said Thursday.

Sadhus, mahants to boycott Holi, demand to make Barsana a 'dry zone'

Prominent sadhus, mahants, advocates and residents of Barsana have demanded that Barsana be declared a dry zone failing which they would not celebrate Lathamar Holi.

Mayawati dismisses UP budget as merely a 'paper exercise'

BSP president Mayawati on Wednesday dismissed the Uttar Pradesh budget as merely a "paper exercise" and targeted Samajwadi Party government, saying a regime occupied with one "family, and uncles and nephews" cannot be expected to serve the people.

BJP walkout over poor electricity supply in rural areas

 Alleging that the Samajwadi Party-led Uttar Pradesh government is ignoring rural areas as they face power cuts of over 20 hours, BJP members staged a walkout from the state assembly on Wednesday.

BJP slams UP govt over minister's remark on PCPNDT Act

 BJP on Wednesday slammed Uttar Pradesh government over Minister Shankhlal Majhi's statement in state Assembly that people booked under Pre-Conception and Pre-Natal Diagnostic Techniques (PCPNDT) Act get off easy as the regulation is "flexible" and "complex".

Precious idols from 200-year-old temple stolen in UP

 Three 'ashtdhatu' and five brass idols worth crores of rupees have been stolen from a 200-year-old temple in Masauli area here, police said today.

UP CM opens purse strings for Agra

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an outlay of Rs 600 crores to modernise and broadbase Agra's drinking water facilities and pipeline network.

Security beefed up at Mathura district court

In the wake of two persons being shot dead inside court premises in Uttar Pradesh, security has been stepped up inside the premises of Mathura district court.

BJP, Congress walkout over non-payment to cane farmers in UP

Staging a walkout from the Assembly proceedings, BJP and Congress members on Wednesday alleged that the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh was not serious about clearing the pending payments of the cane farmers.

Widows to play Holi in Vrindavan

Breaking age-old barriers, thousands of widows from Varanasi and Vrindavan will sprinkle colours on each other as part of Holi celebrations beginning March 03 in the temple town.

Sadhus demand 'dry zone' in Barsana

The sadhus of Braj bhumi have given a call for making Barsana a dry zone and close liquor shops in the area.

Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma reviews facilities at Taj

Tourism and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) officials in Agra were caught unawares when Union Minister of Tourism Dr Mahesh Sharma paid a surprise visit to the Taj Mahal on Tuesday to review facilities for tourists and the ticketing arrangements.

UP: Girl found dead under mysterious circumstances

Three days before she was to record her statement in the Allahabad High Court over her "marriage" with a boy of Hindu community, a Muslim girl was found dead on Tuesday amid suspicious circumstances at her house in Kassaban area of the district.

Opposition parties call UP budget 'disappointing'

Opposition parties criticised Uttar Pradesh budget for 2015-2016 presented by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the state Assembly on Tuesday, describing it as "disappointing".

BSP MLC resigns from house after joining BJP

A BSP member of Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council, who was facing disqualification after joining BJP, on Tuesday resigned from the upper house on "moral grounds".

'Strict action against those involved in cattle slaughter'

Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said the cattle population in the state is not decreasing and strict action was being initiated against those involved in its slaughter.

Permission must for processions on main roads in Kanpur

Kanpur district authorities Tuesday said that prior permission will be needed for taking out any processions including marriage on main roads and junctions in Kanpur city.

UP budget focuses on minorities, farmers and youth

Unveiling a slew of populist schemes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday presented a Rs 3.02 lakh crore annual budget for 2015-16, 10.2 per cent more than last fiscal.

UP forms panel to look into issue of hefty fees by private schools

The Uttar Pradesh government Wednesday said it has formed a committee of officers to look into the issue of private schools charging hefty fees.

No scheme to install CCTV cameras in schools: UP govt

The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it is not considering any scheme to install CCTV cameras and biometric attendance systems in primary schools for improving the attendance of teachers as it cannot bear the financial burden.

Stir against liquor outlets in holy town Barsana

Holy men, spiritual leaders and social activists here have joined hands to protest against liquor outlets in this holy town ahead of the Holi revelries.

Two girls drown in river in Sitapur

 Two minor girls drowned in Chouka river in Reosa area here, police said on Tuesday.