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.
Ruling Samajwadi Party MLA from Charkhari, Kaptan Singh Rajput, who was recently convicted in a 13-year-old murder case, has been disqualified from the membership of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly.
In a loss of face to BJP, its extra candidate in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council elections on Friday lost while ruling SP and opposition BSP won an additional seat each with support from Congress and other parties.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said that his government is running several schemes for the progress of farmers and poor people which will lead to an improvement in their condition.
Crime branch of Lucknow police has busted a gang of cheats with the arrest of five persons who have arranged illegal immigration of around 1000 people and duped them of Rs 25 crore, police said Thursday.
Three children and three women were run over by a train early on Wednesday when they were crossing the railway tracks in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh and apparently did not see the train coming, police said.
Lawyers of Oudh Bar Association (OBA) will continue to abstain from work till January 22 in support of their demand for enlargement of territorial jurisdiction of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.
Union Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday chaired a meeting of 20th Central Zonal Council on security where he held discussions on infrastructure and Naxal menace with chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Uttarakhand.
Terming SP "equally dangerous" as the BJP and BSP, Congress in Uttar Pradesh said it was supporting SP in the Legislative Council elections in order to avoid communal parties taking gains through horse-trading.
Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said the next door pundit can give astronomical predictions and one need not depend on US observatories, emphasising on contributions of ancient Indian knowledge.