About 7.5 lakh cable TV sets went blank in seven major cities of the state on Sunday midnight as the deadline to get set top boxes (STB) installed got over.
Four passengers were allegedly thrown out of the moving Jansadharan Express after being looted by about 10 armed men on Monday night near Tundla station. Condition of the one of the victims is said to be critical.
The state government on Monday announced to make Ghazipur, Lucknow and Moradabad police stations of the state online from May 1.
Train passengers faced inconvenience when a coach of the Delhi-bound Sadbhavna Express had to be replaced at the Charbagh railway station because of excessive heating of the wheels. The train finally left Charbagh after a four-hour unscheduled stoppage.
Most of the cable TV viewers faced a TV blackout when the clock struck 12. The analog switch-off came despite the cable operators approaching district magistrate Anurag Yadav on Sunday with a plea that transmission of signals be continued for non-STB cable subscribers.
Passengers might soon be served sugar free meals on board long distance trains. While the facility would begin in special trains including Rajdhani and Duranto Express, it would eventually be extended to other trains as well.
Parveen Azad, the wife of slain deputy superintendent of police Zia-ul-Haque, visited Kunda (Pratapgarh) on Sunday and vowed to fight till justice was done in the brutal murder of her husband.
The prices of petrol and diesel have been upwardly revised in Lucknow. According to the Lucknow Petrol-Diesel Distributors' Association now petrol will be available for Rs. 74.73 a litre instead of Rs. 73.68, a hike of Rs. 1.05.
With the state government seemingly committed to implement the ban on gutkha from April 1, all eyes are on the Supreme Court’s orders on two separate writ petitions — for and against the ban — lined up on the same day.
With approximately 70 to 75% seeding of STBs achieved on an average in areas chosen under the second phase of digitisation drive, analogue cable signals would be switched off in over 30 cities from Monday onwards.
Two senior Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leaders have landed in trouble. While the government on the recommendation of lokayukta justice (retd) NK Mehrotra on Monday ordered a vigilance inquiry against state BSP chief Ramachal Rajbhar in disproportionate assets case, Gonda police registered an FIR against zonal coordinator and party MP Jugal Kishore for his utterances against chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The UP government is all set to ban the sale of gutkha from April 1
In yet another major weapons haul in the city, the police on Friday arrested a firearms dealer in Chinhat with eight pistols, two revolvers and two gun silencers. The dealer was reportedly supplying Munger made pistols and revolvers to Uttar Pradesh politicians.
Burglars broke into a jewellery showroom in Sadar and decamped with gold and silver ornaments worth over Rs. 20 lakh. The burglars committed the break-in when the showroom was closed for Holi festival on Wednesday and Thursday.
The city police have decided to recreate the crime sequence to crack the sensational murder case of the wife of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) youth wing president Vinay Pratap Singh, Manisha Singh. Cops reportedly have also sought help from forensic experts to recreate the string of events.