HindustanTimes Wed,20 Aug 2014


Mulayam does it again, defends UP’s rape record

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday tried to explain away growing incidents of crimes against women in the Uttar Pradesh by making the state's large population an alibi.

Lucknow rape-murder: Cops detain key accused

crimes against women
The police on Saturday said a guard working at a premier medical institute, who has been detained, is the main accused in the brutal rape and murder of a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday night on the outskirts of Lucknow.

Mohanlalganj: Suspend all cops for discourtesy to victim's body, says Akhilesh

Akhilesh Yadav
Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has asked the director general of police, AL Banerjee, to suspend all the cops present at the crime scene for not covering the body of the 35-year-old woman who was sexually assaulted and murdered in Mohanlalganj tehsil of the state capital.

CM orders probe into UP pre-medical test paper leak

MBBS Post-Graduation Institute
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday ordered a high-level probe into the paper leak in the Uttar Pradesh Combined Premedical Test-2014, which was detected in Ghaziabad minutes before the exams were set to begin across the state.

HT pays homage to Khushwant Singh, announces plans to institute award in his name


HT Senior Resident Editor Sunita Aron announced plans to institute an award in the name of Khushwant Singh for original writing. The award may be announced during next year’s literary festival, she said.

Mayawati plays the fiddle as 'Rome' burns

UP Chief Minister Mayawati

It is a Mayawati poll-drowned Uttar Pradesh is not familiar with – quiet in her backyard, active beyond. Her uncharacteristic approach to Mandate 2014 is being attributed to her pan-India plans for more clout in New Delhi.

Rajnath to file nomination from Lucknow on April 5, two days earlier than scheduled

BJP president Rajnath Singh

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers from Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency on April 5, two days earlier than originally scheduled.

Lucknow: Police custody a 'picnic' for Subrata Roy

Subrata Roy
A day after Subrata Roy was remanded in police custody in Kukrail, locals were shut out from the popular picnic spot even as the Sahara chief received a steady stream of family, friends and well-wishers with almost no restrictions imposed.

Lucknow police search Sahara Shaher, serve non-bailable warrant for Subrata Roy's arrest

Subrata Roy
A city police team on Thursday carried raided Sahara Shaher in Gomti Nagar in compliance with Supreme Court orders to arrest Sahara chief Subrata Roy and served a non-bailable warrant issued for his arrest.

HRD minister Smriti Irani visits Rahul turf Amethi

Smriti Irani
Smriti Irani built on her association with Amethi on a rainy Saturday afternoon, taking potshots at sitting Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and tearing into the ruling SP government in Uttar Pradesh over law and order.

Guard killed woman after she resisted rape: police

The Uttar Pradesh police on Sunday announced the arrest of the security guard. Accused Ram Sevak, father of two sons and a daughter, allegedly committed the crime barely 500 metres from his house in Balsinghkheda village.

Lucknow rape-murder: CM wants probe intensified

No country for women
Uttar Pradesh police are close to cracking the case of gang-rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman in a village under Mohanlalganj tehsil of Lucknow district, officials said on Saturday.

UP assembly adjourned after opposition's protests

Akhilesh Yadav, file

The budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a stormy note Thursday with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislators staging a sit-in inside the house.

Brahmins dare BJP in 'Atal land'

The support for BJP in Lucknow has been atal (firm) since 1991. Party president Rajnath Singh's entry – and the excitement around Narendra Modi – is believed to have made it firmer.

Akhilesh tries to distance SP from rape remark

Akhilesh Yadav
A day after Mulayam Singh Yadav's controversial "boys make mistakes" comment, the SP on Friday seemed to be in fire-fighting mode with Yadav's son Akhilesh Yadav rapists should be dealt with the harshest punishment.
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