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UP budget 2018: Yogi Adityanath govt presents Rs4.28 trillion budget, 11.4% higher than last fiscal

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath government on Friday presented its Rs 4,28,384.52-crore budget for 2018-19 which is 11.4% higher than the last fiscal. Presenting the budget in the Assembly, finance minister Rajesh Agarwal said, “The budget size for 2018-19 is Rs 4,28,384,52 crore, which is 11.4% higher than the last fiscal”.The budget earmarks Rs650 crore for Bundelkhand expressway

NITI Aayog health report

NITI Aayog health report: Kerala, Punjab outperform others

Kerala, Punjab and Tamil Nadu have been ranked on top in overall health index while Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum annual incremental performance among larger states, according to a report released by NITI Aayog on Friday. In its ‘Healthy States, Progressive India’ Report, the organisation said Jharkhand, Jammu and Kashmir, and Uttar Pradesh saw maximum

‘Padmaavat’ not screened in Aligarh after threats to theaters

‘Padmaavat’ not screened in Aligarh after threats to theaters . Theater owners here did not screen the film “Padmaavat” following threats by a local organisation and the recent protests against its release in several states, including Uttar Pradesh. The Sanjay Leela Bansali-directed period drama starring Deepika Padukone, Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh was released across

UP dense fog causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

Dense fog in UP causes bus-truck collision, 36 injured

Three dozen passengers, travelling on a Uttar Pradesh roadways bus, were injured on Monday after the vehicle was hit by a speeding truck due to low visibility, police said.The head-on collision took place near the Charpaan turn near Belipaar on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway.  The impact was so severe that the bus was badly damaged. A

Rock Python Ganjam People for Animals Digapahandi Forest range

9-feet-long Rock python spotted in Odisha village Berhampur

A  9-feet-long rock python, weighing around 12 kg, was spotted at a village in Ganjam district of district.Activists of animal welfare organisation, ‘People for Animals’, along with forest personnel led by range officer of Digapahandi forest range. A Madhabilata, rescued the reptile from a threshing yard at Odasingi village yesterday, a forest official said. The reptile

Why was saffron wall repainted? UP govt asks Haj Committee

Lucknow, Jan 16, The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to seek a clarification from the Uttar Pradesh Haj Committee over the re-painting of its office boundary wall which had been given a saffron coat, a state minister said. UP’s minister of state for Muslim Waqf and Haj, Mohsin Raza, has directed his department’s principal secretary

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Israeli PM visits symbol of love ‘Taj Mahal’ with his wife

Israeli PM: Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is in India for a 6-day official visit, visited the Taj Mahal in Agra today. Earlier in the day, they were received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in Agra.The Israeli premier, who is on a six-day visit to India, is accompanied by his wife Sara and a 130-member

Two arrested for dumping potatoes outside UP CM’s residence

Lucknow, Jan 13, Two Samajwadi Party activists have been arrested for allegedly dumping potatoes in high-security areas, including outside Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s residence and the Vidhan Sabha building here, police said on Saturday. Lucknow’s Senior Superintendent of Police Deepak Kumar said the arrested persons — Ankit Singh Chauhan and Sushil Pasi —

UP CM takes stock of Gorakhpur night shelter

As cold wave continues to grip Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visited a shelter for homeless, ‘RainBasera’, near Gorakhpur railway station to check the arrangements. The Chief Minister said that his government is trying to provide essential winter necessities in the night shelter.“Keeping winter season in mind, the Uttar Pradesh government is providing Rainbasera, shelter

Shocker : Teen kidnapped, gang-raped and murdered; accused confess they did it ‘for fun’

In a shocking incident, two out of three men arrested for the kidnap, gang-rape and subsequent murder of a minor girl in Meerut have said that they committed the crime ‘for fun’, the Times of India has reported. As per the report, the arrested accused Zulfikar Abbasi and Dilshad confessed to their crimes after their arrest. They

Two thrashed

Two thrashed, their heads shaved for stealing cattle

Two people were allegedly thrashed and paraded with their heads partially shaved on allegations of stealing cattle in Uttar Pradesh’s Ballia. The video of the incident, that took place on January 8, showed villagers beating up the two. The two were seen wearing a stringed placard with Gaey Chor (cow thief) written on it.“The villagers caught them when they were trying

Principal’s office gutted in fire at BRD Hospital

A major fire broke out today at the state-run BRD Hospital, infamous for deaths of scores of children last year allegedly due to shortage of oxygen, fire department said. No loss of life has been reported so far.Three fire tenders were pressed to control the blaze that caused extensive damage to the principal’s office and the

Woman gets dark complexion Triple Talaq

Woman gets Triple Talaq For Dark Complexion

Fresh cases in a triple talaq row have been reported from UP, where women were given divorce on frivolous grounds. In state’s Rampur district, a woman Amreen was given Talaq because of her dark complexion.    The victim said that her husband and his family were unhappy with her dark complexion and the less amount of dowry she

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UP Government reduces Ramzan holidays; orders Madrasas to be shut on Hindu festivals

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered reduction in number of Holidays from 92 to 86. Also, the government has ordered Madarsas to be shut on Hindu festivals but it includes a cut in Ramzan holidays.  As per the calendar issued by UP Madrasa Board Registrar Rahul Gupta, students studying in the Madrasas will

Two killed in Uttar Pradesh gunfight

Two persons were killed and four others injured in Uttar Pradesh when a village brawl turned ugly leading to firing between two sides in Meerut, police said on Friday. The incident occurred in Agwanpur village late on Thursday when an earlier verbal spat escalated into a gun battle between the villagers. The conflict started on Wednesday, when

93 prisoners set free

93 prisoners set free in Uttar Pradesh on Vajpayee’s birthday

93 prisoners set free: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh today released 93 prisoners from various jails of the state on the 93rd birthday of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. “It was decided to set free 93 prisoners convicted in different cases on the 93rd birthday of the former prime minister. These prisoners have

1 dead, six injured in accident due to dense fog

Badaun, Dec 24, One person died while half-a-dozen people were seriously injured when a UP Roadways bus collided with a vehicle carrying cattle this morning due to heavy fog, police said.Due to heavy fog, the visibility was considerably low in the area today, said Rajiv Kumar Sharma, in-charge of Ujhani Police Station. The vehicle carrying

Ayodhya Temples put heaters to prevent Gods from catching cold and Twitter just couldn’t handle it

While wrapping the idols with shawls is a common practice across India, the priests in these temples went a step ahead and installed heaters for deities lest they catch cold.At the Janki Ghat Bada Sthan temple, ‘jalabhishek’ is also done using warm water so that the Gods don’t fall ill.According to an Indian Express report,

Naxals attack railway station in Bihar

Naxals attack railway station in Bihar: A group of Naxals attacked Bihar’s Masudan Railway Station and abducted three officials, including an Assistant Station Master. The incident took place after the Naxals had called for Bihar and Jharkhand ‘bandh’ on December 20. The Assistant Station Master had called up the Maldah Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), saying the

Congress should take all parties along to usher change in 2019: Akhilesh

Congress should take all parties along to usher change in 2019: Akhilesh

Congress should take all parties along to usher change in 2019: Akhilesh. New Delhi, Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said the Congress should take all secular parties along to usher a change in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.Commenting on the election trends in Gujarat which show the BJP losing some ground to the Congress,

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