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Congress retorts, names public toilet after Rishi Kapoor
Lucknow, May 26 : Congress workers on Tuesday named a public toilet in Allahabad after Rishi Kapoor, apparently as a retort to the actor's recent rant over the naming of many public institutions after Nehru-Gandhi family.

13 cities win fast track Smart City competition
New Delhi, May 26 : The Urban Development Ministry on Tuesday announced 13 winners of the fast-track Smart City competition, with Lucknow topping the list.

FIR filed against Bajrang Dal activists over 'self defence' camp
Lucknow, May 25 : An FIR has been lodged against the Bajrang Dal activists, following a video showing them taking part in a mock drill where men wearing skull caps have been portrayed as terrorists.

Akhilesh holds up fleet, allows ambulance to pass
Lucknow, May 23 : UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday broke security norms and overruled his security personnel to stop his cavalcade to allow an ambulance to pass and reach a medical facility.

45 union ministers to tour UP on Modi government's second ...
Lucknow, May 23 : In one of the biggest outreach efforts by the BJP in Uttar Pradesh after the 2014 general elections, 45 union ministers, including from allied parties, and central leaders will be visiting the state on May 26, which will be elebrated as 'Vikas Parv' to mark two years of the ...

Vice-President's wife endorses 'Om' during Yoga
Lucknow, May 23 : Vice President Hamid Ansari's wife Salma Ansari on Monday endorsed chanting of 'Om' during International Yoga Day on June 21 and criticised those who have been opposing it.

Mission Mukhyamantri: BJP has task cut out in UP
Lucknow, May 22 : The question is ringing loud and clear. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has Sarbananda Sonowal in Assam. But what about Uttar Pradesh?

Alleged cattle smuggler killed in Mathura
Lucknow, May 21 : A man suspected of being a cattle smuggler was shot dead on Saturday morning in Mathura in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

Duststorm, rains brings respite to Lucknow
Lucknow, May 21 : Duststorm followed by heavy rains on Saturday brought respite to people suffering from the sweltering heat in and around Lucknow.

Believers Church installs hand pumps in UP's 98 villages
Lucknow, May 20 : As the country reels under the brunt of heat and water scarcity, Believers Church has decided to set up tube wells and hand pumps to reach out to the worst affected areas and communities. As a part of the drive, they are installing hand pumps to benefit thousands of people in ...

SP wins both UP seats, TRS gains Palair constituency
Lucknow/Hyderabad, May 19 : The Samajwadi Party (SP) candidates won both Bilari and Jangipur assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.

SP retains two assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, May 19 : Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party on Thursday retained the Jangipur and Bilari assembly seats.

Green chillies of Uttar Pradesh hot sellers worldwide
Lucknow, May 19 : They are 'hot' by all standards and they are much in demand. Green chillies from Uttar Pradesh are reportedly flying off the shelves in European supermarkets.

Mayawati summons BSP's Uttar Pradesh legislators to Delhi
Lucknow, May 19 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati has summoned her legislators from Uttar Pradesh to New Delhi for "detailed discussions" on the party strategy for the state assembly polls in 2017.

UP Government declares 'Sarbjit' tax free
Lucknow, May 18 : UP Government has declared Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Randeep Hooda starrer 'Sarbjit' Tax-Free.

'Amar Mitra Katha' on the roll again (News Analysis)
Lucknow, May 18 : Despite earning humiliating sobriquets like 'dalaal' (power broker), 'daga kartoos' (spent force) and many more from leaders of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Praddesh, Amar Singh returned to the party on Tuesday, powered by a ticket to the Rajya Sabha. And the 'Amar Mitra ...

Akhilesh makes UP babus slog ahead of assembly polls
Lucknow, May 18 : He has been Mr. Congeniality for most of the Uttar Pradesh bureaucracy over the last four years. But 'friendly' Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is now changing his ways. And the slack bureaucrats are seeing a different side of the 43-year-old Samajwadi leader as the state assembly ...

'Lady Singham' Manjul Saini takes charge as Lucknow's SSP
Lucknow, May 18 : Manjul Saini, who is popularly known as 'Lady Singham' in her work circles, today took charge as Lucknow's first lady Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP).

UP Chief Secretary slips, injured
Lucknow, May 18 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan on Wednesday slipped in the bathroom and sustained a head injury, officials said.

SP nominates Amar Singh for Rajya Sabha
Lucknow, May 17 : The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday nominated former party leader Amar Singh for a Rajya Sabha seat.

Make Bihar crime-free before liquor-free, BJP leader tells Nitish
Lucknow, May 17 : Senior BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain on Tuesday took a dig at Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, saying he is advised to first make Bihar crime-free and then think of making it liquor-free.

UK envoy calls on UP CM, opens new visa service centre in Lucknow
New Delhi/Lucknow, May 17 : Britain's High Commissioner to India, Sir Dominic Asquith, made his first visit to Lucknow today, where he met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to discuss how UK and Uttar Pradesh could work more closely together.

Mulayam's 'old pals' Beni, Amar SP candidates for Rajya Sabha
Lucknow, May 17 : The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Tuesday named former party general secretary Amar Singh and former union minister Beni Prasad Verma, among others, as candidates for the Rajya Sabha seats from the state.

British visa application centre opens in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 17 : The British High Commission on Tuesday started here a visa application centre which will serve the needs of people of Uttar Pradesh and neighbouring states.

UP continues to be hot, monsoon likely June 10-14
Lucknow, May 17 : Uttar Pradesh continued on Tuesday to be hot under the blazing sun with the met office saying that the monsoon is likely to hit Lucknow and eastern part of the state around June 10-14.

BJP slams Akhilesh for attacks on Dalits in Azamgarh
Lucknow, May 16 : The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday accused the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of unleashing lumpen elements to target the Dalits.

Samajwadi Party hobnobbing with BJP in UP: Congress
Lucknow, May 16 : A Congress leader from the minority community in Uttar Pradesh on Monday accused the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) of "hobnobbing" with the BJP.

Polling underway in two UP assembly by-polls
Lucknow, May 16 : Polling was underway at a brisk pace on Monday in the byelection for two seats of the Uttar Pradesh assembly, officials said.

Scorching heat, dry weather continue in UP
Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), May 16 : Dry weather and scorching heat continue in almost all the parts of Uttar Pradesh.

Azamgarh remains tense after communal violence
Lucknow, May 16 : Situation remained tense in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district after it was hit by communal violence on Sunday night, an official said on Monday.

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