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Uttarakhand looks to rain gods for dousing forest fires
Lucknow/Dehradun, May 2 : After several sorties by MI-17 choppers trying to douse the forest fires in Uttarakhand were aborted at many places on Sunday owing to "poor visibility and thick smoke", the state government was pinning its hopes on the rain gods, which the Met office said will oblige ...

Tracks clearing begin after train derailment near Ghaziabad
Lucknow, May 2 : Clearing of the tracks and removing eight derailed coaches of the Delhi-Faizabad 14206 Padmavat Express began on Monday morning, police said.

Labourers can now relish thali at Rs. 10 in Lucknow
Lucknow, May 1 : The Samajwadi Party (SP)-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Sunday inaugurated a canteen for labourers, where a 'thali' will cost Rs. 10.

Darshan, Omung thank UP CM for 'warm hospitality'
Lucknow, May 1 : Filmmaker Omung Kumar and actor Darshan Kumaar, who were promoting their film "Sarbjit" here, have thanked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for his "warm hospitality".

Feline fascination: A man with 44 cats (Human Interest Feature)
Lucknow, May 1 : Love of pets is not new to this part of the world - be it from horses to varied breeds of dogs to exquisite birds, but a visit to a particular house in Dilkusha beats every pet lover in the city by yards. Meet Frank Huzoor, the man with 44 cats.

PM Modi on a day-long visit to UP
Lucknow, May 1 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be on a day-long visit to Uttar Pradesh on Sunday, officials said.

UP Governor expresses displeasure over Azam's comments
Lucknow, Apr.30 : Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Saturday expressed his displeasure to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav over comments made by cabinet minister Azam Khan.

Arvind Kejriwal to visit UP on Monday
Lucknow, April 30 : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will be visiting Uttar Pradesh on Monday to attend a family function of his party colleague Sanjay Singh, a party leader said on Saturday.

Heat wave forces early summer vacations in Lucknow schools
Lucknow, April 30 : With the mercury touching 43-44 degrees Celsius for the past week, the Lucknow district administration on Saturday announced advancing the summer break in all city schools.

Heat wave forces early summer vacations in Lucknow schools
Lucknow, April 30 : Owing to severe heatwave in the city, the district administration on Saturday announced preponing of summer breaks in all city schools.

Intense heat wave continues unabated across nation
Jaipur/Lucknow, Apr.30 : Intense heat wave continued unabated across the nation with Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan becoming latest to come under the grip of soaring temperatures after Odisha and Telangana.

UP constitutes drought monitoring cell
Lucknow, April 30 : Due to severe drought conditions in parts of the state, the Uttar Pradesh government has formed a special drought monitoring cell which will be headed by joint secretary of the revenue department, an official said on Saturday.

Uttarakhand turns to trekking to boost tourist footfalls
Lucknow/Dehradun, April 30 : Go trekking is the new credo for Uttarakhand Tourism, as it aims to garner more footfalls to the hill state.

UP seeks 77,000 kl increase in kerosene quota
Lucknow, April 30 : Uttar Pradesh has sought a 77,000 kilo litre increase in the kerosene it receives from the centre to increase its monthly allotment to 200,312 kilo litres, a minister said on Saturday.

UP governor clears names of three nominated lawmakers
Lucknow, April 29 : After days of suspense over his decision on the recommendations made by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for nominated members of the Uttar Pradesh legislative council, Governor Ram Naik on Friday approved the names of Balwant Singh Ramoowalia, Zaheer Hasan 'Waseem Barelvi' and ...

SP suspends controversial MLA Rampal Yadav for six years
Lucknow, Apr.29 : Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA Rampal Yadav was on Friday suspended from the party for six years for his involvement in an illegal construction case.

Six die in Uttar Pradesh blaze
Lucknow, April 29 : Six people died in a fire incident in Bareilly on Friday, police said.

UP rolls out major incentives to boost start ups
Lucknow, April 29 : In a bid to boost start ups, particularly in the information technology sector, the Uttar Pradesh government has waived off the stamp duty on land purchased for building offices or bulit-up offices, an official said on Friday.

Major fire at Moti Mahal restaurant in Lucknow
Lucknow, April 29 : A massive fire broke out at the prominent Moti Mahal restaurant here on Friday morning, police said.

BJP announces candidates for UP bypolls
Lucknow, April 28 : The BJP on Thursday announced its candidates for May 16 bypolls to two assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Security of five Uttar Pradesh prisons handed over to PAC
Lucknow, April 28 : With growing incidents of rioting within jail premises in the state, the security of five prisons, including Lucknow jail, has been handed over to the Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC), an official said on Thursday.

UP to constitute education tribunal
Lucknow, April 28 : Uttar Pradesh has decided to establish an education tribunal to resolve service related disputes, an official said on Thursday.

LPG cylinder blast kills seven
Lucknow, April 27 : At least seven persons were killed when an LPG cylinder exploded in a house in Barabanki district near here on Wednesday, police said.

UP's burgeoning pendencies, vacancies had a share in CJI's tears
Lucknow, April 27 : When Chief Justice of India (CJI) T.S. Thakur broke down before Prime Minister Narendra Modi and many chief ministers, seeking immediate intervention to fill the vacancies of judges, surely Uttar Pradesh must have been high on his mind.

AAP to protest against school fee hike in UP
Lucknow, April 26 : The AAP will launch a statewide agitation against the "irrational and steep" hike in fees in private schools, a party spokesman said on Tuesday.

UP moves HC against IPS officer's reinstatement
Lucknow, April 26 : A day after the Central Administrative Tribunal quashed the suspension of Indian Police Service officer Amitabh Thakur and ordered his immediate reinstatement, the Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday challenged the order in the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.

Slum fire in Lucknow destroys 50 shanties
Lucknow, April 26 : About 50 shanties in a slum here were gutted on Tuesday in a fire, but no one suffered any serious injury, police said.

UP policemen's celebratory firing leaves boy killed
Lucknow, April 26 : A teenaged boy was killed and two injured in Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday when a group of policemen went on a firing spree while celebrating engagement of a family member, police said on Tuesday.

Pandit Jasraj deplores opposition to performance by Ghulam Ali
Lucknow, April 26 : It is unfortunate that some people are opposing the planned performance in Varanasi by Pakistani ghazal singer Ghulam Ali, eminent musician Pandit Jasraj has said.

Violence in UP prison injures many
Lucknow, April 26 : Police fired in the air and lobbed tear gas on Tuesday following a clash between two groups of prisoners in a jail in Deoria in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

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