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After unseasonal rains, 'aam' set to be a 'VIP' this season
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, April 19 : 'Aam' or the mango - the summer delight for millions across India - might finally be a 'VIP' this season. This, as unseasonal rains have wreaked havoc on the harvest and production is likely to dip by over 30 percent. While heavy and gutsy winds have brought down ...
UP asked to ensure timely settlement of sugarcane farmers' dues
Lucknow, April 17 : Saying it was the responsibility of state governments to ensure that farmers were paid on time, union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Friday asked Uttar Pradesh to ensure timely settlement of arrears due to sugarcane farmers.
Explosion in Agra toilet kills two
Lucknow, April 17 : Two people were killed in an explosion inside a public toilet in Agra on Friday, police said.
UP CM to review law, order situation
Lucknow, April 16 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will review the law and order situation in the state every two months, an official said on Thursday.
Rajnath meets farmers in Saharanpur, assures help
Lucknow, April 16 : Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Thursday visited many areas in Saharanpur and took stock of the problems being faced by farmers whose crops were ravaged by the recent unseasonal rain and hailstorms.
Janata Express mishap probe report submitted
Lucknow, April 16 : The report on probe into the Dehradun-Varanasi Janata Express derailment that killed 39 people on March 20 in Rae Bareli of Uttar Pradesh has been submitted to the railway Board, officials said on Thursday.
Projects in Gandhi bastions in UP fall on bad times
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, April 16 : Having basked in envious glory for the past few decades, the Gandhi bastions of Rae Bareli and Amethi in Uttar Pradesh seem to have fallen on bad times after the ascendancy of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led government at the centre.
Narayan Rane loses in Maharashtra by-polls, SAD gains in Punjab
Mumbai/Lucknow, April 15 : Maharashtra Congress strongman Narayan Rane was the biggest loser in the April 11 assembly by-polls for five seats in four states, even as the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh and the Shiv Sena in Maharashtra retained their seats.
Mayawati announces phased stir for farmers' cause
Lucknow, April 15 : The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) would be launching a phased agitation against the anti-farmer policies of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP).
Samajwadi Party retains UP's Charkhari assembly seat
Lucknow, April 15 : The ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) on Wednesday retained the Charkhari assembly seat, for which a byelection was held on April 10.
Two killed in Kanpur tannery fire
Lucknow, April 14 : Two people, including a woman, were killed on Tuesday when a fire broke out at a tannery in Kanpur, police said.
Ambedkar's death anniversary declared public holiday in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, April 14 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday bowled a political googly at arch rival Mayawati when he announced December 6 -- the death anniversary of Bhimrao Ambedkar -- as a public holiday.
Congress, BJP treat Dalits as vote bank: Mayawati
Lucknow, April 14 : Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BSP chief Mayawati lashed out at the Congress and the BJP on Tuesday, accusing the two parties of insulting Bharat Ratna Bhim Rao Ambedkar.
UP declares emergency over untimely rainfall
Lucknow, April 14 : With more rainfall in the past two days causing further damage of standing crops in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has declared emergency and cancelled the leave of all district magistrates, officials said here on Tuesday.
Extensive crop damage as heavy rains lash UP
Lucknow, April 13 : Extensive damage to crops has been reported from many parts of Uttar Pradesh as heavy rains accompanied by light wind lashed the state for the second consecutive day on Monday.
UP CM to attend 'Hannover Messe' trade fair in Germany
Lucknow, April 13 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will attend the "Hannover Messe" - the world's largest industrial trade fair - which was jointly inaugurated on Sunday by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
Army man shoots colleague dead in Meerut
Lucknow, April 13 : An army personnel on Monday shot dead one of his colleagues while he was sleeping in a barrack in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh Police said.
Act against corrupt partymen, BJP tells Mulayam
Lucknow, April 13 : The BJP on Monday sought action from Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav against corrupt parliamentarians and legislators of his party.
UP CM opens 'Lucknow Haat', unveils mega projects for Noida
Lucknow, April 11 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday inaugurated 'Lucknow Haat', a single stop for lovers of art and craft.
Non-bailable warrant issued against Uttar Pradesh minister
Lucknow, April 11 : A non-bailable warrant has been issued against an Uttar Pradesh minister accused of taking policemen hostage in 2007.
Lucknow teenager jumps to death from school building
Lucknow, April 10 : A class 9 student here jumped to his death from the school's roof, leaving behind some burnt papers and a message on the wall reading: "Waiting for you", police said.
Rajnath to UP: Don't hide farmer suicides, give relief
Lucknow, April 10 : Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday said the Uttar Pradesh government, instead of trying to hide farmers' suicides owing to the crop damage, should focus on providing immediate relief and compensation to those affected by the recent untimely rains and hailstorm.
Sonia seeks release of funds for Rae Bareli AIIMS
Lucknow, April 10 : Congress president Sonia Gandhi has written a letter to Health Minister J.P. Nadda seeking an early release of budgetary allocations for AIIMS in her parliamentary constituency of Rae Bareli, party leaders said on Friday.
Present AAP leaders' greed for power could see me being thrown out ...
Lucknow, Apr.9 : Rebel Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav on Thursday said that he could forsee himself being thrown out of the party by its current leadership, as traditional politics has replaced the alternative kind of transparent and democratic politics that he and others of his ilk had ...
Uttar Pradesh: Class 3 student dies after punch by principal
Lucknow, Apr.9 : A class three student has died after allegedly being punched by his school principal on suspicion of stealing a pen. The incident took place in the Baddupur area of the Barabanki District of Uttar Pradesh.
8-year-old die from teacher's beating in UP
Lucknow, Apr 9 : An eight-year-old boy died after he was severely beaten up by the head of his school in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh, said media reports on Thursday.
Priority routes for Kanpur Metro finalised
Lucknow, April 9 : In a fresh impetus to urban transport in Kanpur, the priority routes for metro rail project in the city have been finalised, an official said on Thursday.
Shankracharya wants nationwide beef ban
Lucknow, April 9 : Shankracharya Swaroopanand Saraswati has sought a law on protecting cows and asked Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take initiatives in this regard. He has also demanded a nationwide beef ban.
Parrikar takes a jibe at UP's law and order
Lucknow, April 8 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday took a jibe at the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state.
Parrikar meets martyr Anmol Pratap Singh's family
Lucknow, April 8 : Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar on Wednesday met the family of Anmol Pratap Singh who was among four troopers killed in an avalanche last week in Chang La pass in Ladakh.