HindustanTimes Thu,10 Jul 2014


UP staff threaten to paralyse medical services

The state government employees intensified their indefinite strike on its seventh day on Monday with some workers’ unions threatening to even stall medical services in phases.

Girl raped in UP by driver while returning with laptop

An 18-year-old girl was raped on Sunday night in Amethi district while she was on her way home after receiving a laptop in a programme organised in neighbouring Faizabad district.

‘Desist from compounding of uanuthorised buildings’: UP HC

With the high court bench here ordering the demolition of a city hotel, the state government has asked development authorities to desist from arbitrary compounding of unauthorised buildings.

Lucknow choked for over four hours, as Congress workers protest

Daily commuters had a traffic nightmare for the major part of the day on Thursday, as thousands of Congress workers blocked the busy Vidhan Sabha Marg in support of their demands. As a result, the traffic on all the connecting roads was thrown out of gear.

UP Cops tried to help accused in Magnum fraud

Cops’ nexus with lawbreakers again came to the fore when a CD exposed frequent telephonic conversation of a police constable and incharge of Gudamba police station with the prime accused in the multicrore Magnum Group fraud.

UP not likely to implement food law before July 2014

It is no secret that the Congress wants the non-Congress-ruled states to implement the National Food Security Act fast. The belief that the measure would yield handsome poll dividends is behind the party’s sense of urgency.

Police encounter not the solution: NHRC chairman

National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) chairman and former chief justice of India justice KG Balakrishnan has said police encounters with criminals are not the solution to the problem (of lawlessness).

Banks asked to strengthen security at all ATMs in UP

On the heels of a shocking incident of robbery inside an ATM in Bangalore recently, the state police on Tuesday asked the banks to strengthen security arrangements at all ATMs in the state.

Scheming their way to benefits, several women in UP stopped midway

Despite having intermediate or higher degrees from much before, the women have attached recent Class 10 equivalent degrees awarded by the UP Madarsa Education Board in their application to be eligible for the financial assistance under Hamari Beti, Uska Kal’ scheme .

After SC rap, govt amends Muzaffarnagar riot notification

Following a Supreme Court stricture, the state government on Tuesday amended the controversial notification providing Rs. 5 lakh financial assistance to riot-affected Muslim families in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli.

NPR cards, not Aadhaar, for UP residents

Uttar Pradesh residents will get National Population Register (NPR) smart cards and not Aadhaar cards. The benefits, however, would not be different.

Another MNREGA scam stares UP in the face

Uttar Pradesh may be sitting over yet another scam to the tune of Rs. 500 crore in the implementation of Mahatama Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA).

UP feels winter chill, Lucknow colder than Shimla

Lucknow and some other parts of Uttar Pradesh experienced winter chill on Monday. Sunday night temperature in Lucknow, at 5.1 degrees Celsius, was lower than Shimla, which recorded 5.7 degrees Celsius, met department officials said.

Milkha wants a committee to suggest Bharat Ratna

'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh on Thursday called for setting up of a committee to suggest names of sportspersons to honour them with the Bharat Ratna. "A committee should be set up to suggest names after assessing the sportspersons involved in different sports on the basis of their performances for honouring them with Bharat Ratna," Milkha, who was here to attend a programme, told reporters.

15 IPS officers shuffled in Uttar Pradesh

In a major reshuffle in the police department, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday transferred 15 IPS officers, including an ADGP.
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