Uttar Pradesh

Three in race for UP’s chief secretary job

Three in race for UP's chief secretary job

LUCKNOW: Who will become the new chief secretary of the state if incumbent Rajiv Kumar does not get an extension? It’s a topic of hot discussion in bureaucratic circles. Given his service record and proximity to the prime minister’s office, Kumar, whose retirement is due in June-end, is likely to …

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BJP down but not out in western Uttar Pradesh

BJP down but not out in western Uttar Pradesh

Though high hopes are shaping up of a grand alliance. Lisar village, on the border of Shamli and Muzaffarnagar, earned notoriety as the epicentre of the 2013 riots that engulfed western Uttar Pradesh’s sugarcane belt. A rural community, torn asunder by the violence, has still not recovered. There remains just one Muslim …

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UP: Teenage girl shot dead for making complaint against molesters

UP: Teenage girl shot dead for making complaint against molesters

KANPUR: A 17-year-old girl, nursing aspirant, was allegedly shot dead for making a complaint against molesters in Banda district on late Friday night. The girl was identified as Vandana Raikwar daughter of Raju Raikwar, a native of Mahoba district. She was allegedly shot dead in sleep by the molesters on late Friday night, a police officer …

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10 new NH routes in UP to be broadened

10 new NH routes in UP to be broadened

AGRA: The state governmentwill soon hand over 10 state highways, which have recently been declared part of national highways, to the National Highway Authority of India (NHAI). These highways will then be turned into four-lane stretches. Officials said that the state government has entered into an agreement with the Union road …

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Four minor boys abduct, gangrape six-year-old girl

LUCKNOW: A six-year-old Dalit girl was abducted from a shanty and allegedly gang-raped by four minor boys in Faridinagar area of Indiranagar on Saturday night. Police sent the survivor for medical examination and she is now recuperating at a government hospital.Police said that all four accused minors belong to OBC …

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Blast inside house near Lucknow, two feared dead

Blast inside house near Lucknow, two feared dead

LUCKNOW: At least two persons were feared dead while several were left injured following a massive blast inside a house in Kakori police circle. The incident took place on Jehta Road about 40 kilometers from state capital Lucknow on Monday.  As per initial reports, the blast was so powerful that the echo of it …

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Suspected criminal shot dead by police in Muzaffarnagar encounter

Suspected criminal shot dead by police in Muzaffarnagar encounter

The criminal, Ramesh alias Rishipal, had several cases against him A suspected criminal was gunned down by police in Muzaffarnagar district of Uttar Pradesh in an alleged encounter, an official said on Monday. Police said that a police inspector in Purkazi area of Muzaffarnagar had a “chance encounter” with three …

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In overdrive after defeat, BJP calls UP chief to Delhi

In overdrive after defeat, BJP calls UP chief to Delhi

LUCKNOW: The BJP leadership on Friday went into an overdrive and summoned its UP president Mahendra Nath Pandey to New Delhi, triggering speculation about changes in the party as well as in the state cabinet headed by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. The move came a day after the party was defeated by the joint opposition …

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Journalism started during Mahabharata: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM

Journalism started during Mahabharata: Uttar Pradesh Deputy CM

Joining the list of BJP leaders linking modern developments with ancient India, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma has claimed that journalism began during the time of the Mahabharata. Speaking at an event here on Wednesday to mark the ‘Hindi Journalism Day,’ the Minister cited various instances from the Indian epic …

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