Uttar Pradesh

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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RLD wins U.P.’s Kairana Lok Sabha seat by over 50,000 votes

RLD wins U.P.’s Kairana Lok Sabha seat by over 50,000 votes

Opposition unity hailed in BJP’s defeat. The terribly humid weather did not deter supporters of the Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD) Begum Tabassum Hasan (48) from beating drums and bursting crackers. Ms. Hasan had defeated the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Mriganka Singh by over 50,000 votes in the Lok Sabha by-election here. …

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Akhilesh Yadav reiterates demand for paper ballot

Akhilesh Yadav reiterates demand for paper ballot

A day after bypolls, SP chief says the common man no longer trusts EVMs A day after a large number of faulty EVMs and VVPATs were reported during voting for bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday raised the pitch in favour of the restoration of …

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UP: Thunderstorm toll touches 15

UP: Thunderstorm toll touches 15

LUCKNOW: The death toll from Monday’s thunderstorm that affected parts of the state went up to 15 by Tuesday afternoon.Relief commissioner Sanjay Kumar said Unnao recorded the most number of deaths at six. “These included two who died in wall collapse and four who died after they were struck by lightening. The city also saw four …

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ATS officer who was probing ISI mole case shoots self

ATS officer who was probing ISI mole case shoots self

LUCKNOW: In a shocking incident, a 1992 batch UP Provincial Police Service (PPS) officer Rajesh Sahani allegedly shot self with a service pistol inside his room at UP Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) headquarters in Gomtinagar, Lucknow on Tuesday. According to police, Sahani reached the office at around 10.30 am and soon after asked his driver-cum-gunner …

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Extortion threats BJP MLAs react with shock

Extortion threats BJP MLAs react with shock

LUCKNOW: BJP MLAs expressed shock after receiving extortion threat on WhatsApp from a person claiming himself to be one Ali Budesh Bhai. Shashank Trivedi, MLA from Mahauli in Sitapur, told TOI: “I got scared as soon as I saw the extortion threat,” said Trivedi. “It was around 2 am and it sent a chill …

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Lucknow swelters at 43 degree Celsius on hottest day

Lucknow swelters at 43 degree Celsius on hottest day

LUCKNOW: Wednesday was double whammy for the city. Not only did it become the hottest day of the season with mercury rising further in comparison to Tuesday, but discomfort level also soared due to increase in humidity in the atmosphere. Though strong winds in the night brought some relief, no …

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U.P. madrassas to teach in English, Hindi too

U.P. madrassas to teach in English, Hindi too

Will follow syllabus and books prescribed by NCERT. Along with Urdu, madrassas in Uttar Pradesh will now be required to also teach students in English and Hindi. The madrassas in the State would also have to follow the syllabus of the National Council of Education Training and Research (NCERT) and the books …

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