Varun takes a jibe at Rahul Gandhi over issues faced by farmers

BJP MP from Sultanpur Varun Gandhi on Friday made a veiled jibe asking MPs of all neighbouring districts, including Rahul Gandhi's seat Amethi, to come forward and help farmers hit by the untimely rains and hailstorm in Uttar Pradesh.

Dust storm, lightning kill five in UP

Five people including a woman were killed late Friday after a dust storm and lightning hit many parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Saturday.

Farmer commits suicide in Uttar Pradesh due to crop damage

A 58-year-old farmer allegedly committed suicide by jumping into a river at Medhava village near here following loss of crops due to recent unseasonal rains and hailstorm, an official said today.

Graft complaint filed against UP minister with Lokayukta

 A complaint against Uttar Pradesh mining minister and SP MLA Gayatri Prasad Prajapati has been filed with the state Lokayukta for allegedly misusing his office and amassing assets worth several crores.

Girl self-immolates over 'failed relationship'

An 18-year-old girl, who was in a relationship with a minor boy, immolated herself on Sunday in Lalganj area after her "lover" kept silent when a panchayat asked if he was willing to marry her, police said.

Minor girl raped; attempts self-immolation

A minor girl tried to immolate herself after she was allegedly raped by a youth in Ramgarh village in Raniganj area here, police said.

Six killed in mishap at Pratapgarh district

Six persons, including two children, were killed and two others seriously injured when their car collided head-on with a truck in Rajasthan`s Pratapgarh district on tuesday.

50 injured as lawyers, police clash in court complex

At least 50 people were injured as lawyers and police clashed on the District and Sessions Court premises here following a row over parking of vehicle.

SP renominates Pramod Patel as LS candidate from Pratapgarh

For the third time in a row, the Samajwadi Party on Thursday once again changed its candidate from Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat renominating Pramod Patel from the constituency.

Rahul Gandhi to address rally in UP on March 22

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will begin the next phase of election campaign in Uttar Pradesh with a rally in Pratapgarh on March 22.

Curfew relaxed in Rajasthan village

Curfew was partially relaxed Friday in a village in Rajasthan, four days after communal clashes claimed the lives of three people and left 11 others injured, police said.

Three killed in communal clash in Rajasthan

Three persons were killed while six others injured in a communal clash which broke out between two communities in Rajasthan`s Pratapgarh district, prompting the authorities to impose curfew in the town and nearby areas.

Spiritual guru Kripalu Maharaj`s last rites performed

Disciples, locals and a throng of politicians bid a tearful farewell to Ram Kripalu Tripathi, popularly known as Jagadguru Kripaluji Maharaj, as his mortal remains were consigned to flames near Kunda in the district on Monday.

Union minister Girija Vyas lays foundation stone of 792 housing project in a day

Union Minister of Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Girija Vyas on Saturday laid the foundation stone for 792 houses to be built for slum-dwellers in Pratapgarh district under the Centre`s Rajiv Awas Yojana.

UP: Orphaned by AIDS, 5 kids live in a graveyard

The deep rooted prejudice and lack of awareness about AIDS has once again manifested itself, this time in a village in Uttar Pradesh where five children of AIDS victims are forced to live in a graveyard.

Accused`s kin try to chop off rape victim`s tongue in UP

In an audacious incident, kin of a rape accused on Thursday tried to chop off the teenage victim`s tongue in Pratapgarh district.

MLA`s bus attacked by stone pelters, 2 arrested

Two persons were on Sunday arrested for allegedly hurling stones at a bus in which independent MLA and former minister Golma Devi was touring Rajasthan`s Pratapgarh district.

Uttar Pradesh minister sacked

UP Khadi and Village Industry Minister Raja Ram Pandey, who triggered controversy by promising to get roads in Pratapgarh constructed like cheeks of Hema Malini and Madhuri Dixit, was sacked.

Kunda triple murder: CBI recovers motorcycle used in crime

The CBI team, probing murder of Kunda DSP Zia-ul Haq, on Tuesday recovered the motorcycle which was allegedly used in the murder of Balipur village head Nanhe Yadav.

DSP murder: Major punishment recommended against 4 cops

Major punishment has been recommended against four policemen in connection with the killing of Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq in Pratapgarh district last month.