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Buy iron swords, not utensils on Dhanteras: BJP leader

A Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader in Uttar Pradesh’s Deoband has asked the Hindu community to “buy swords made of iron instead of utensils on Dhanteras”.Dhanteras is celebrated annually before the festival of Diwali. As per tradition, people buy utensils or other items made of metal. This year, Dhanteras will be observed on October 25

Coming Soon: Lord Ram’s Ayodhya statue to be world’s tallest

The proposed statue of Lord Ram in Ayodhya will now get taller, in fact it will be the tallest in the country. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the statue would be 251 metres tall and would be installed on an 100 acre site.This was decided at a meeting held in Lucknow late on

Helmets made compulsory on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

The Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has made wearing helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.The move comes days after the UPEIDA made it compulsory for commuters not to complete the 302-km journey in less than three hours. The state government also announced that those covering the stretch from Lucknow toll

36 more cows dead in UP

In a shocking incident, 30 cows died at a shelter home in Ayodhya, while six others were dead after being caught in a swamp created by rain water in Pratapgarh.The deaths in Ayodhya and Pratapgarh on Saturday comes after 35 cows died at a shelter home in Prayagraj on Friday due to a lightning strike.

No haircuts for Dalits in this Uttar Pradesh village

Dalits in Bhojpur in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad district have complained to officials, saying the Salmani community among Muslims, earlier known as ‘Hajjam’, refuses to cut the hair of Dalits or give them a shave.The Dalits living in Pipalsana village have handed over a letter to SSP Moradabad saying that the Salmani community continues to treat

Now a device to wake up drowsy drivers

The Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) is now planning to deploy special devices in buses that will prevent drivers from dozing off on long-distance routes.The device, equipped with special sensors, will initially warn the driver with a beep sound and red light in the event of him getting sleepy during driving and later

3 booked for raping 4-year-old dog in UP

Three people have been booked in Uttar Pradesh for allegedly raping a four-year-old dog in Hathras district.According to the police, the three accused kidnapped the dog from its owner’s house and later took turns to rape the female canine in Jalesar Road area. An FIR has been registered against Dinesh Kumar and two unidentified persons

Cabinet reshuffle likely in UP soon

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is preparing for a major cabinet reshuffle, the first since its formation in March 2017.At present, there are 43 members in the Adityanath government, which leaves a vacancy of 17 members. Three ministers in the government have been elected to the Lok Sabha. They are Rita Bahuguna Joshi,

Hindus donate land for graveyard to Muslims in Ayodhya

In a gesture that could ease tension between Hindus and Muslim and, perhaps, pave the way for a solution to the Ram temple dispute, Hindus in Uttar Pradesh’s Ayodhya district have donated land to Muslims for a burial ground. The land has been donated in Belarikhan village under the Gosaiganj Assembly constituency here.The land had

Lawyer shot dead in Prayagraj

A district court lawyer was shot dead near the Gohri railway crossing in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district.The lawyer, Sushil Kumar Patel, was taken to the Swarup Rani Nehru hospital where the doctors declared him dead. On Sunday night, Patel was on his way to Phaphamau from his village on his bike when the assailants came

Another minor raped in Aligarh

Even before the dust could settle on the murder of a two-and-a-half year old girl in Aligarh, the news of the rape of a four-year-old girl has sent shock waves in the Uttar Pradesh city. According to reports, the incident took place on Friday night in Zakir Nagar locality. The accused lured he girl with

BJP will now target Yadav, Jatav votes in UP

After reducing the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party to virtual non-players in state as well as national politics, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh is now planning to strike at the base vote of these two parties. At a meeting to discuss the party’s membership drive that begins on July 6

Goa CM visits Amethi, Congress says he’s avoiding work

Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday visited Baraulia village in Amethi constituency in Uttar Pradesh to pay condolences to the family of a BJP party worker who was shot dead in May, soon after the Lok Sabha polls. Criticising the visit, the Congress in Goa accused Sawant of running away from pressing issues in

4 kids electrocuted as live wire falls into pool in Uttar Pradesh

In a tragic accident, four children were electrocuted to death in uttar pradesh when a live wire snapped and fell into a tube well pool in which they were bathing. The incident took place on Friday evening in Petiyan village in Sambhal district.The bodies were discovered hours later when a farmer happened to pass by

UP farmers duped as quintals of seeds supplied only on paper

Quintals of seeds meant for distribution to poor farmers were purchased and supplied, but merely on paper, by top officials of Uttar Pradesh government. Signatures of officials and the seal of government were blatantly used in ‘forged purchase receipts’ to siphon off funds.  A preliminary probe has indicated that a major part of the scam

Saffron is the new color of politics

Saffron symbolizes renunciation but it is now becoming the new colour of politics, especially in the Hindi heartland.With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath riding the crest of popularity in politics, the sight of ascetics, clad in saffron robes, walking in and out of the Chief Minister’s office is a common sight.While Sakshi Maharaj, the

Sapna Chaudhary does volte-face, claims she hasn't joined Cong

Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary does volte-face, claims she hasn’t joined Cong

New Delhi Within hours of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar welcoming her into the party fold, Haryanavi singer-dancer Sapna Chaudhary on Sunday claimed she has not joined the Congress and accused it of using her old pictures with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Babbar had Saturday night welcomed Chaudhary into the party and posted a picture

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp

Uttar Pradesh: Man booked for giving triple talaq to wife over WhatsApp. Police have registered a case here against a man living in Saudi Arabia for allegedly giving triple talaq to his wife over Wats App over the dowry issue. According to the information, the woman got married to Hameed in April 2005. The victim

Men harass teacher inside Uttar Pradesh School. An FIR was registered on Friday against unidentified persons

Men harass teacher inside Uttar Pradesh School

Men harass teacher inside Uttar Pradesh School. An FIR was registered on Friday against unidentified persons for allegedly entering a state-run school in Dataganj area and harassing a female teacher, police said. According to a complaint filed by the teacher, some 10-12 men, some of whom were in an inebriated condition, entered the primary school and

UP: Student issued admit card with Amitabh Bachchan's image

UP: Student issued admit card with Amitabh Bachchan’s image

UP: Student issued admit card with Amitabh Bachchan’s image. An university in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly issued an admit card with a photograph of Bollywood actor Amitabh Bachchan to a student of Bachelor of Education (B Ed). Dr Ram Manohar Lohia Avadh University in Uttar Pradesh’s Faizabad allegedly issued the admit card to Amit Dwivedi, student of Ravindra Singh Smarak Mahavidyalaya in Gondadistrict