Uttar Pradesh

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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

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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.

  • Howrah-Amritsar express blocked near Gurudwara Dukhniwaran Sahib in Ludhiana
    Mar 13, 2015 12:17 IST

    Congress workers block rail and road traffic

    Congress leaders and workers staged demonstrations in various parts of the state on Thursday to protest against the failure of NDA government at the centre and Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.

  • Forensic Scientist
    Mar 13, 2015 12:12 IST

    Property dealer murdered: One held, three at large

    A property dealer Ram Narain Verma, who was missing since Tuesday evening, was murdered after being kidnapped by four persons from near his house over a dispute of Rs. 20 lakh. The police claimed to have solved the case on Wednesday, after the arrest of one person while three others involved in the crime were still at large.

  • Attari border
    Mar 12, 2015 13:37 IST

    State to attract 28 lakh foreign tourists by 2017: Assocham study

    With Uttar Pradesh increasingly becoming the most sought after tourist destination after Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra and Delhi for domestic and foreign travellers, a just-concluded ASSOCHAM study projects the state can attract over 28 lakh foreign tourists by 2017, up from about 20.5 lakh overseas tourists that had visited here in 2013.

  • Delhi police
    Mar 12, 2015 13:30 IST

    A fake police outpost right under your nose

    While fake products, fake marksheets or fake institutes are commonplace, a bunch of fraudsters took the art of faking to quite another level, running full-time for the past one-year a fake police outpost in Krishna Nagar area by the name of New Golden City police outpost.

    Mar 11, 2015 11:46 IST

    UP tops in Aadhaar generation, touches 9.17-crore mark

    To accelerate the pace of enrolment in the state, over four lakh residents were being enrolled every day with about 9,000 enrolment kits at 2,755 enrolment centres operated by 70 enrolment agencies