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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.

It’s official: No gold in Daundia Kheda

For all practical reasons, the hunt for hidden gold in Unnao district came to an end on Wednesday with the archaeologists hitting natural soil in the second trench.

Campaign to protect north Indians in Maharashtra

Addressing a press conference, on Sunday social activist Satendra Yadav said though north Indians constitute a large percentage of the state’s work force and contribute for its growth, they are not treated well in Mumbai and its adjoining areas.

ASI denies reports, says excavation at Daundia Kheda very much on

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has dismissed reports of stopping the excavation at Daundia Kheda in Unnao, where a seer has claimed a hidden treasure of 1,000 tonnes of gold lies buried in the ruins of Buxar fort.

Are campaigns against food adulteration pure eyewash?

Tonnes of sweets, bakery, dairy products, and processed foods are being sold in the state capital this Diwali too. But how much of this is actually of good quality and safe for consumption is anybody’s guess.

Lucknow cops act on auto-rickshaw, tempo drivers playing ‘vulgar songs’

In a step towards making public transport safer for women commuters, the police on Thursday carried out a massive drive against auto-rickshaw and tempo drivers playing vulgar music in their vehicles.

Lucknow: women cops’ squad to curb crime against fair sex

In yet another move to make the city safer for the fair sex, a devoted squad of women cops has been constituted to curb incidents of eve teasing, molestation and sexual exploitation at public places and outside girls’ colleges.

81,027 inmates in UP jails against capacity of 48,298: RTI

The information released by the department of jail administration and reform services indicated that in UP jails the occupancy was almost double the sanctioned strength as on April 30, 2013.

ASI’s gold hunt in Daundia Kheda on the basis of ‘tampered’ report

The GSI report that became the basis for the ASI authorities to start the gold hunt in Unnao district is a tampered version of the original one, which had no mention of any metal, according to sources.

IM scouting for recruits in riot-hit areas: Bhatkal to cops

Finding it difficult to get new recruits, the terror outfit Indian Mujahideen is trying to rope in youths in places affected by the riots of late.
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