Uttar Pradesh News

94 IPS officials transferred in Uttar Pradesh

In a late Tuesday reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh government effected a major reshuffle and transferred 94 IPS officials, a state spokesperson said.

UP: Police use force against agitating Youth Congress' workers

Youth Congress on Tuesday alleged that police used force against its workers here as they staged "kisan satyagrah" to protest ordinance to amend the "farmers' friendly" land acquisition law.

Religious leaders join hands for communal harmony in Faizabad

Leaders of different religions here came together to pledge propagation of communal harmony and brotherhood among the society.

'Beti Bachao' different form of UP's 'Kanya' Yojana: Akhilesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday criticised the Centre over its 'Beti Bachao, Beti Padhao' scheme saying it was another form of the state's 'Kanya Vidya Dhan Yojana'.

Stung by defeats, BJP plans to breathe fresh life in UP unit

Stung by its back to back defeats in recent elections in Uttar Pradesh, BJP is seriously contemplating measures to breathe fresh life in its state unit in the next couple of months.

States alone can make Centre's programmes a success: UP CM

Only states can ensure the success of Centre's programmes like 'Make In India' project, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday.

UP CM condoles death of eminent cartoonist RK Laxman

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expressed profound grief over the demise of eminent cartoonist and creator of 'Common Man', R K Laxman, an official spokesman said here.

Three youth run over by train in Mathura

Three youngsters were run over by a speeding train in Mathura late Monday when they were trying to click pictures and got too close to the railway track, police said Tuesday.

Woman, her four children murdered in Meerut

 A woman and her four children were among the six people hacked to death in Meerut, police said Tuesday.

Rajnath Singh to inaugurate ITBP unit in Kanpur on January 28

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh will inaugurate a unit of Indo Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) force at Sarsaul, around 35 km from here, on January 28.

Three youths run over by train

Three youths were on Monday run over by an express train when they were clicking pictures from a camera on a railway track near Nabipur village here, police said on Monday.

Muzaffarpur arson saviour lady hoists tricolour at Cong office

 Shail Devi, who saved the lives of 10 persons belonging to the minority community during a recent arson in Muzaffarpur, today hoisted the tricolour at the Bihar Congress headquarters here on the occasion of 66th Republic Day.

UP marks Republic Day; CM says Obama visit a moment of pride

Inclement weather and light rains failed to dampen the Republic Day celebrations in Uttar Pradesh, where Governor Ram Naik and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav hoisted the national flag and took part in ceremonies.

20-year-old woman goes missing from Taj Mahal

A 20-year-old woman who had come to visit the Taj Mahal with her parents and younger brother went missing while standing in a queue at the monument, police said Monday, adding she has still not been traced.

Missed welcoming Obama at Taj: Akhilesh Yadav

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav regretted the fact that he missed the opportunity to welcome the visiting US President Barack Obama at the Taj Mahal.

Rains in Lucknow hit Republic Day festivities

 Overnight rains here in Uttar Pradesh played spoilsport Monday as the Republic Day festivities were delayed by a few hours at many places.

Rain dampens Republic Day celebrations in Agra

 Several spells of showers Sunday evening and into the night, and an overcast sky Monday, dampened the enthusiasm of students preparing for a smart turnout for a marchpast on Republic Day.

Asaram case: Witness' family seeks protection from Gujarat police

 The family of Akhil Gupta, a witness in the Asaram rape case who was shot dead earlier this month, has sought protection from Gujarat police, saying that they were dissatisfied with the security provided by the Uttar Pradesh police.

Missing astrologer from U'khand found murdered in UP

 A 48-year-old missing astrologer from Uttarakhand has been found murdered at Chunsa village in nearby Shamli district, police said on Monday.

11 booked for burning effigy of US President in UP

An FIR was registered against 11 persons for allegedly torching effigy of US President Barack Obama in protest against his visit to India, police said here on Monday.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav greets people on Republic Day

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav greeted the people of the state on the Republic Day Monday, saying it was opportunity to pay respects to the martyrs who sacrificed their lives for the country's freedom.

Over one crore joined party in fresh drive, claims UP BJP

BJP in Uttar Pradesh has said that in its fresh membership drive over one crore people have enrolled themselves as party members.

With throat slit, legs broken infant girl found dead in toilet

In a gruesome incident, a newborn girl was brutally murdered and thrown into the toilet of the district hospital here, police said on Sunday.

Denied permission to fly chopper, Ghaziabad cops cancel aerial vigil

The Uttar Pradesh government's plan to maintain strict vigil through aerial surveillance over Ghaziabad and Noida during the Republic Day celebrations has been put off after the permission to fly a chopper was denied in view of security of US President Barack Obama.

Mathura likely to become part of NCR

 Mathura district is likely to be included in the National Capital Region soon, said Mathura-Vrindavan Development Authority Vice-Chairman Nagendra Pratap Singh after attending a meeting in Delhi.

Murder accused attempts suicide in Naini prison

An undertrial, accused of murdering a Hindu priest on Tuesday, tried to hang himself on the premises of Naini Central Jail here.

NHRC delegation to arrive on a three-day visit

 A delegation of National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) is scheduled to arrive in the city on a three-day visit beginning Tuesday to dispose of more than 50 cases of human rights violation across nine districts of Uttar Pradesh.

Circle Officer among six policemen injured in attack in UP

A Circle Officer and five other policemen were injured and their official vehicle was torched by a mob on Sunday, which was protesting against arrest of a person in connection with murder of his nephew in Jaswant Nagar area here.

Mentally-retarded minor girl raped in Ghaziabad

An eight-year-old girl was raped by an unidentified person in Mussoorie area of the district, police said on Sunday.

Good work of UP police not properly highlighted: Akhilesh Yadav

Under attack on the law and order situation in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that police has done good work which has not been properly highlighted due to "politics".