Million Dollar Arm! Well, that’s the latest film being shot in Lucknow, to bring a bit of Awadhi flavour to from famous Hollywood director Craig Gillespie latest venture. Deep Saxena reports.
Uttar Pradesh government gave home secretary RN Upadhyay marching orders on Wednesday when he made an insensitive “a-person-born-has-to-die” remark in reply to a media query on Tuesday’s Sonbhadra mass suicide case.
The BJP on Wednesday dared Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, the best-known Muslim face in the ruling Samajwadi Party, to contest Varun Gandhi, MP and general secretary of the saffron outfit, following the former’s criticism of the latter.
From a little-known madrassa teacher to a shadowy terror accused to the poster boy of Muslim anger — Khalid Mujahid’s 30-odd years of life were full of unpredictable twists and turns. And now his mysterious death in police custody on May 18 could well upset the Samajwadi Party’s Muslim applecart in Uttar Pradesh.
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday warned the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers against causing any obstructions in smooth functioning of government and asked them to clear all the pending files in a time bound manner.
Two functionaries of UP’s Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), a state police unit that is controversial for its handling of communal riots, on Wednesday assaulted each other while on duty at a function attended by chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
An Indian Police Service (IPS) officer in Uttar Pradesh has been transferred a staggering 59 times in his careeer, while 43 of his colleagues have been shifted more than 40 times, a Right To Information (RTI) query has revealed.
The image of Uttar Pradesh police took a severe beating after two constables thrashed each other in public view with their lathis (canes) today.
Arunima Sinha, a 25-year-old who lost her left leg after being thrown off a moving train in 2011, on Tuesday became the first Indian and the world’s first woman to conquer Mt Everest on a prosthetic leg.
Uttar Pradesh lokayukta justice (retired) NK Mehrotra has recommended filing FIRs against two former BSP ministers and several bureaucrats and engineers for allegedly siphoning off Rs. 1,410 crore of public money for the construction of Dalit memorials during former chief minister Mayawati’s regime.
The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has sharply criticised the NREGS ‘funds cut’ by the Centre. Last year, the Centre has provided 44% less fund to the state. And given Union rural development minister Jairam Ramesh’s recent criticism, the outlook for this fiscal year may not be too good.
A day after terror suspect Khalid Mujahid, 30, died mysteriously while being escorted to Lucknow jail following a court hearing, the Uttar Pradesh government sought a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the incident.
A murder suspect was given injections of acid and kerosene during police questioning in Uttar Pradesh, following which he fell sick and died in a hospital in Lucknow.
Khalid Mujahid, an accused in serial blasts that had rocked Lucknow and Faizabad courts in November 2007, died in Barabanki on Saturday while being escorted to Lucknow jail after a hearing.
BJP today said Parliament would notbe allowed to function unless Prime Minister Manmohan Singh resigned on the issue of Coalgate scam.