Keen contest on cards for two by-polls in Tripura on Saturday

The stage is set for by-election to two schedule caste reserved seats in Tripura Saturday with all major political parties of the state contesting the polls.

Two UP brothers, who cracked IIT, get police protection after being attacked

The Uttar Pradesh Police have provided security to two Uttar Pradesh brothers who were attacked after they cracked the IIT entrance exam.

UP CM gives Rs 1 lakh to Pratapgarh brothers, family promised home

 Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday provided Rs 1 lakh cheque and a laptop to the two brothers from Pratapgarh and another student from Mainpuri, who cleared this year's IIT-JEE with good ranks.

Sulabh offers help to UP brothers who cracked IIT test

 Two sons of a Pratapgarh-based daily wage labourer who have cracked the IIT entrance test will be provided financial help by sanitation NGO Sulabh International.

Sulabh to help UP brothers who cleared IIT entrance test
Sulabh to help UP brothers who cleared IIT entrance test

Sanitation NGO Sulabh International on Saturday announced financial assistance and support to two brothers of Pratapgarh to pursue higher studies in the IITs.

Rahul Gandhi, Aamir Khan congratulate Super30 boy for clearing JEE-Advance exam

 Super30 student Brijesh Kumar Saroj, son of a low paid worker, was congratulated and offered financial assistance by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and actor Aamir Khan for clearing JEE-Advance.

13 killed in hotel blaze in Uttar Pradesh

Thirteen persons, including two doctors and a journalist, were on Friday killed and 10 injured when a fire broke out in a hotel in Babaganj area here.

Superstitious India: Villagers burn forests in Pratapgarh in hopes of a child

There is a strange superstition prevalrent in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan in which villagers believe that burning forests will grant them a child

Bypolls in 6 seats on June 27

The Election Commission on Tuesday announced bypoll to six Assembly constituencies in five states, including Radhakrishnan Nagar from where Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa is likely to contest.

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.