Uttar Pradesh

Taj Mahal is a 'beautiful cemetery': Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Vij

Taj Mahal is a 'beautiful cemetery': Haryana Cabinet Minister Anil Vij

Taj Mahal has been in news from the time the Uttar Pradesh government dropped it from its tourism booklet, following which BJP`s Sangeet Som supported it by calling it a blot on Indian culture.

Oct 20, 2017, 21:44 PM IST
Diwali in Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath slams rivals, says 'no one can question my faith'

Diwali in Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath slams rivals, says 'no one can question my faith'

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday slammed the Opposition for criticising his government's grand Diwali celebrations being held in Ayodhya – Lord Ram's birth place.

Oct 19, 2017, 10:39 AM IST
Taj Mahal was actually 'Tejo Mahal', had shivling, claims BJP MP Vinay Katiyar

Taj Mahal was actually 'Tejo Mahal', had shivling, claims BJP MP Vinay Katiyar

BJP MP Vinay Kaityar has said that the Taj Mahal was known as 'Tejo Mahal' and had a shivling, 

Oct 19, 2017, 07:27 AM IST
Amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram', Yogi Adityanath calls for 'Ram Rajya' in Ayodhya

Amid chants of 'Jai Shri Ram', Yogi Adityanath calls for 'Ram Rajya' in Ayodhya

A total of 1.71 lakh earthen lamps glittered on the bank of river Sarayu.

Oct 18, 2017, 22:20 PM IST

Tantric sentenced to 22 yrs in jail for rape, unnatural sex in Uttar Pradesh

A fast-track court here on Wednesday sent a tantric to jail for 22 years for cheating, raping and having unnatural sex with a 60-year-old woman by promising to ward off effects of evil forces on her family.

Oct 18, 2017, 21:19 PM IST
Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt's 2018 calendar

Taj Mahal finds place of pride in UP govt's 2018 calendar

The Taj Mahal has recently been in the crosshairs of controversy with BJP MLA Sangeet Som questioning the monument's place in India's heritage.

Oct 18, 2017, 21:15 PM IST

Dalit teen found killed in UP village

The body has been sent for a post-mortem examination. A hunt has been launched to nab the culprits.

Oct 18, 2017, 13:08 PM IST
Snubbed by BJP, Sangeet Som asked to explain remarks on Taj Mahal

Snubbed by BJP, Sangeet Som asked to explain remarks on Taj Mahal

BJP has sought an explanation from MLA Sangeet Som on his controversial statement on the iconic monument - Taj Mahal - located in Agra.

Oct 18, 2017, 07:56 AM IST
Spotlight back on Ayodhya as Yogi Adityanath govt holds mega event 'deepotsav' today

Spotlight back on Ayodhya as Yogi Adityanath govt holds mega event 'deepotsav' today

During 'Deepotsav', at least one lakh and seventy one thousand earthen lamps will be lit on the banks of river Saryu to project the cultural heritage of Ayodhya.

Oct 18, 2017, 07:34 AM IST
Sangeet Som's ignorance of history is really monumental: Javed Akhtar on Taj Mahal controversy

Sangeet Som's ignorance of history is really monumental: Javed Akhtar on Taj Mahal controversy

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan described Rashtrapati Bhavan as a sign of slavery.

Oct 17, 2017, 21:53 PM IST

Former Congress MLA, wanted for killing of BJP leader, surrenders in Ghaziabad

Former Congress MLA Amar Pal Sharma, wanted for the killing of a BJP leader, surrendered in a court here on Tuesday, police said.

Oct 17, 2017, 19:56 PM IST
Taj Mahal a symbol of love not worship, Mughal rulers were aiyaash: Shia Waqf Board chairman

Taj Mahal a symbol of love not worship, Mughal rulers were aiyaash: Shia Waqf Board chairman

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said the Taj Mahal is an important tourist draw and it was immaterial who built it and for what reason.

Oct 17, 2017, 16:32 PM IST

Congress, SP unlikely to be in alliance for UP urban local bodies' polls

The electoral alliance between the Congress and the Samajwadi Party might fall apart in Uttar Pradesh with both the parties likely to go it alone in the upcoming urban local bodies' polls in the state.

Oct 17, 2017, 15:10 PM IST
PM Narendra Modi hails move to term toilets in UP as 'izzat ghar'

PM Narendra Modi hails move to term toilets in UP as 'izzat ghar'

PM Narendra Modi on Tuesday referred to 'izzat ghar' – a term coined by the UP government for toilets.

Oct 17, 2017, 14:23 PM IST
Make Diwali special for those in old-age homes, orphanages: UP DGP

Make Diwali special for those in old-age homes, orphanages: UP DGP

In a bid to make the festival of lights more special, the office of the director general of police in Uttar Pradesh has directed all SSPs and SPs to distribute sweets, diyas, candles and fruits at orphanages and old-age homes.

Oct 17, 2017, 13:04 PM IST
Traitors built Red Fort too, will Narendra Modi stop hoisting flag there: Asaduddin Owaisi

Traitors built Red Fort too, will Narendra Modi stop hoisting flag there: Asaduddin Owaisi

BJP leader Sangeet Som was trolled on Twitter on Monday over his controversial comment calling the Taj Mahal a "blot" on Indian culture and history.

Oct 16, 2017, 19:07 PM IST
Traitors built Taj Mahal, it's a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA Sangeet Som

Traitors built Taj Mahal, it's a blot on Indian culture: BJP MLA Sangeet Som

Firebrand BJP MLA Sangeet Som has said that Taj Mahal - the historic monument of love - was built by traitors. 

Oct 16, 2017, 09:41 AM IST

Gangraped and threatened, UP girl ends life

A 15-year-old girl, allegedly raped by five people four months ago and threatened by them last month, has ended her life, the police said on Sunday.

Oct 15, 2017, 17:10 PM IST
Rahul Gandhi's temple visits were 'sham': Yogi Adityanath

Rahul Gandhi's temple visits were 'sham': Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today termed as a "sham" Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi's recent visits to temples in Gujarat during his recent campaign tour in the poll-bound state.

Oct 14, 2017, 20:22 PM IST

2 killed in clash over temple land encroachment in UP

Two people were killed and five injured after a clash over alleged encroachment of land belonging to a temple in Saraura village in the district, the police said on Saturday.

Oct 14, 2017, 18:04 PM IST