Lucknow

  • A couple wearing protective masks
    Apr 17, 2015 12:26 IST

    Swine flu prevention: Court summons principal secretary

    The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has summoned principal secretary medical education on Friday regarding steps taken by the government to prevent swine flu. The court had directed the state government to pay special attention towards preventive measures and enhancing the test laboratories for effective control over swine flu

  • Akhilesh Yadav, file
    Apr 17, 2015 12:22 IST

    Akhilesh meets CEOs in Germany during ‘invest in UP’ drive

    Chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, who is in Germany to participate in the Hannover trade fair, met chief executives officers (CEOs) of manufacturing and IT sectors on Thursday. Inviting the industrialists to invest in UP, Yadav said the Samajwadi Party government had taken several investor-friendly measures to boost development. He also launched a website on IT policy.

  • BSP chief Mayawati
    Apr 15, 2015 11:20 IST

    Maya ready for political sanyas if opposition charges proved right

    Displaying a hint of emotion perhaps for the first time in public, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati said she would renounce politics (‘take sanyas’) if opposition charges about her owning several companies, including a TV news channel, were proved right.

  • Robbery
    Apr 15, 2015 11:13 IST

    Man behind 50 highway robberies arrested

    The man behind at least 50 highway robberies in the state capital and adjoini ng districts landed in police net here i n Vibhuti Khand on Tuesday. He heads a gang that intercepts vehicles on highways posing as police personnel and robs the commuters.

  • budget, metro
    Apr 10, 2015 13:49 IST

    Finally, Lucknow Metro rail gets MoUD’s nod

    The Ministry of Urban Development (MoUD) gave its thumbs-up to the Lucknow Metro Rail on Thursday assuring that a formal approval would be accorded to the project within a month.

  • Anti-rape protests at Jantar Mantar
    Apr 09, 2015 12:33 IST

    Minor girl raped, body found inside a partially dug up grave

    A nine-year-old slum girl, who was missing from her house since Tuesday night, was murdered after being raped in Gudamba. Her body, bearing several injury marks, was found in a graveyard near her house on Wednesday morning.

  • A farmer with watching his crops
    Apr 09, 2015 12:28 IST

    State govt releases Rs. 401 crore to rain-hit farmers

    The state government on Wednesday released another instalment of Rs. 401 crore to be distributed as compensation to the freak weather-hit farmers.

  • Indian Rupee
    Mar 27, 2015 14:27 IST

    Big hike in state legislators’ pay

    Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha was on Thursday adjourned sine die after passing the state’s annual budget for 2015-2016 and approving without opposition a substantial hike in salary and other emoluments of the legislators.

  • crimes against women
    Mar 18, 2015 15:19 IST

    Ex-MLA accused of raping maid, holding her captive

    The victim told the police that she was forced to consume alcohol, raped and held hostage for two days. She somehow managed to inform one of her relatives who alerted the police.

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    Mar 18, 2015 15:16 IST

    No bird flu scare in state: UP govt

    “There is no Bird Flu scare in Uttar Pradesh. All the necessary precautionary measures were taken in seven villages of Amethi, where it has been contained and 833 birds including hens, pigeons were culled and their cages disinfected”, director, horticulture, Dr Rudra Pratap said.

  • A Chennai doctor
    Mar 18, 2015 14:57 IST

    Swine flu: 18 more test positive in state capital

    With 18 more patients reported on Tuesday, the number of swine flu cases rose to 941 in the state capital. Two cases from Bareilly and one each from Amethi and Barabanki also surfaced during the day, taking the statewide figure to 1,275.

  • Akhilesh Yadav
    Mar 17, 2015 12:01 IST

    CM releases Rs. 200 cr for rain-hit farmers

    Taking serious note of the crop losses suffered by farmers due to rain and hailstorm, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered release of Rs. 200 crore from state’s contingency fund for their relief. The chief minister also directed officials to distribute the compensation with immediate effect

  • Noise pollution
    Mar 17, 2015 12:08 IST

    Now, a helpline to complain against loudspeaker menace

    Concerned over the frequent complaints about excessive use of loudspeakers in guesthouses and even school premises where marriage functions are being held, the district administration on Monday constituted a special helpline to tackle the menace.

  • Lawyers shout slogans
    Mar 17, 2015 12:28 IST

    Lawyers’ strike stalls judicial work

    Lawyers across the state on Monday took part in the nationwide strike called by the Bar Council of India against the killing of an advocate by a subinspector in Allahabad last week. Work remained suspended in courts during the strike. Heavy police force, including paramilitary personnel, remained deployed on and near court premises

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    Mar 15, 2015 17:38 IST

    Centre issues bird flu alert; state govt orders culling operations

    Even as the swine flu scare is yet to die down, the state government has issued an alert over avian (bird) flu. It has ordered culling of infected birds wherever cases of infection surfaces.