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UP govt has slashed VAT on petrol, diesel: CM Yogi

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday informed the house that the value added tax (VAT), imposed by the state government on diesel and petrol, has been further reduced by Rs 1.03 and Rs 1.40 per litre, respectively, after the Centre slashed the excise duty on the fuel three days ago.

26 May 2022 5:06 am
Sibal files nomination for RS poll as SP-backed candidate

Marking yet another high-profile exit from the Congress, former Union minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha election as a Samajwadi Party-supported candidate.

26 May 2022 5:03 am
Uttar Pradesh: 'Many SP MLAs in touch for a switchover'

Amid a palpable political wrangling within the Samajwadi Party camp, deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Wednesday claimed that a host of various SP ranks, including MLAs, were in touch with him for making a switchover to the BJP.

26 May 2022 4:59 am
Akhilesh corners Uttar Pradesh govt on L&O claims

Leader of the opposition Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday questioned the Yogi governments development works and even challenged to name any project or investment that might have come in UP despite holding groundbreaking ceremonies.

26 May 2022 4:56 am
Unparliamentary language is unacceptable: UP CM

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday criticised Samajwadi Party chief and leader of the opposition Akhilesh Yadav for launching a verbal offensive against senior BJP leader and deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya and 'violating the decorum of the house'.

26 May 2022 3:29 am
UP: 14 get life imprisonment in double murder case

A local court in Deoria convicted 14 persons to life imprisonment in a seven-year-old double murder case on Wednesday. The sentence was pronounced by Additional District and Sessions Judge Indira Singh, who also imposed a penalty of Rs 5,000 on all the 14 convicts.

25 May 2022 10:54 pm
First budget of Yogi 2.0 govt likely to focus on farmers, women & youth

The Uttar Pradesh budget, which is scheduled to be tabled in the assembly on Thursday, is expected to lend the much-needed traction to two-thirds of the promises made by the BJP in its Lok Kalyan Patra before UP polls.

25 May 2022 10:19 pm
Lakhimpur case: HC to hear Ashish Mishra's bail plea on May 30

The Allahabad high court will hear on May 30 the bail plea of Union minister Ajay Kumar Mishra's son Ashish Mishra, arrested in connection with the Lakhimpur Kheri violence that claimed eight lives in October last year.

25 May 2022 7:39 pm
Woman kills self with rat poison fearing arrest in UP

A 19-year-old woman succumbed in a Meerut hospital on Wednesday, a day after she allegedly consumed rat poison fearing arrest by police, officials said. Swati died in the early hours of Wednesday morning, police said.

25 May 2022 3:18 pm
4 killed in car-truck collision in Barabanki

Four people were killed in a collision between a car and a truck here on Wednesday, police said. The incident took place around 8 pm on Tuesday near Palhari crossing in Safdarganj area, they said.

25 May 2022 11:42 am
Man held for writing names of Mughals in public toilet

A day after two persons were booked for trying to disrupt communal harmony by painting names of Mughal emperors on the walls of seven public toilets in Orai city of Jalaun district, one of them was arrested on Tuesday while another is on the run.

25 May 2022 5:21 am
Lko: Rendered useless, loudspeakers given to schools

Lucknow police is helping religious places in the district donate their extra loudspeakers to schools which could not afford to install a public address system. As many as 92 schools have been benefited so far in the state capital.

25 May 2022 5:09 am
Gyanvapi case: AIM's petition to be heard first

The court of Varanasi district judge on Tuesday said it would first take up the plea of Anjuman Intezamiya Masajid, questioning maintainability of the petition seeking puja of Shirngar Gauri inside the Gyanvapi complex, when the formal hearing begins on May 26.

25 May 2022 5:02 am
UP: SP likely to field Sibal as its RS poll candidate

With poll schedule for 11 Rajya Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh out, hectic parleys have begun within the Samajwadi Party to shortlist the three candidates who will be in the fray to make it to the Upper House.

25 May 2022 3:50 am
BJP govt sensitive towards crime against women: Yogi

In a face-off with Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on law and order, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday recalled SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadavs boys will be boys remark on rape.

25 May 2022 3:49 am
Ban Muslims' entry into Gyanvapi: VVSS chief

Visen-led VVSS is backing the five women plaintiffs seeking permission for daily worship and performing rituals at Shringar Gauri, Lord Ganesh, Lord Hanuman and Nandi in the Gyanvapi premises.

24 May 2022 10:45 pm
Zero tolerance policy against crime a farce: SP

Speaking on the adjournment motion on the second day of the first Budget session of the Yogi government 2.0, Akhilesh Yadav referred to incidents reported from Chandauli, Prayagraj and Lalitpur.

24 May 2022 10:00 pm
Two wagons of Mathura-bound goods train derail in Kanpur

Two wagons of a Mathura-bound goods train derailed near Chaubepur railway station in Kanpur on Tuesday morning.

24 May 2022 11:57 am
3 suspended for power outage during UP assembly session

Three officers of Lucknow Electricity Supply Administration (LESA) were suspended and one contractual staff of transmission substation Martinpurwa (132 kV) was sacked after power supply of UP Vidhan Sabha was disrupted when the session was in progress on Monday afternoon.

24 May 2022 5:20 am
UPs budget session begins on stormy note as SP creates din

The budget session of Uttar Pradesh assembly began on a high note on Monday with the Samajwadi Party members marching into the well of the House during the governors address. Later as opposition MLAs raised the slogan governor go back, governor Anandiben Patel read out her address.

24 May 2022 3:56 am
Create conducive atmosphere for debate: Uttar Pradesh CM

On the first day of the Uttar Pradesh budget session, chief minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed the new members of the legislative assembly and appealed to the opposition parties to maintain the dignity of the house.

24 May 2022 3:56 am
Dist judge to decide sequence of Gyanvapi case petitions today

Beginning the trial of the main petition related to the worship of Shringar Gauri and other deities within the Gyanvapi premises in compliance with the May 20 order of the Supreme Court, Varanasi district judge Dr Ajay Krishna Vishwesh on Monday fixed May 24 as the date on which the court

24 May 2022 3:55 am
Uttar Pradesh: 102 Ambulance catches fire, driver dies

A 23-year-old driver was charred to death as 102 ambulance caught fire in Bulandshahr on Monday. The extent of the fire was such that the driver could get no time to jump off the vehicle and was burnt to death inside the running vehicle.

24 May 2022 3:49 am
UPs budget session begins on stormy note

Later as opposition MLAs raised the slogan governor go back, governor Anandiben Patel read out her address. Besides getting the Uttar Pradesh budget for 2022-23 passed, the state government proposes to table four ordinances that have been promulgated after the last session of the state assembly.

23 May 2022 9:36 pm
Uttar Pradesh: 4 die as boat capsizes in Ganga

Four people drowned when a boat capsized in the Ganga here on Monday, officials said.

23 May 2022 7:47 pm
Man kills nephew; goes to police station

A man on Monday in a village here hacked his nephew to death with an axe and reached police station with the blood-stained murder weapon in his hands.

23 May 2022 5:03 pm
Azam Khan & son, Shivpal Yadav give SP meet a miss

Samajwadi Party founder member Azam Khan and his MLA son Abdullah gave the SP legislature party meeting a miss. SP MLA from Jaswantnagar, Shivpal Yadav, was also not present at the meeting convened by party president Akhilesh Yadav at the SP headquarters in Lucknow to decide the party's strategy for the budget session of the UP assembly slated to start on Monday.

23 May 2022 5:26 am
Shringar Gauri case: Varanasi judge to begin hearing today

In compliance with the Supreme Court's order to shift the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case from civil judge (senior division) to the district judge, all files related to the case were transferred to the Varanasi district judge here on Saturday.

23 May 2022 5:23 am
No order on surrender of ration card in UP: Govt

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday made it clear that no new order has been issued in the state regarding surrender or cancellation of ration cards.

23 May 2022 5:19 am
Budget session: Yogi appeals to oppn for support at meet

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday held an all-party meeting ahead of the scheduled budget session of the Uttar Pradesh assembly set to begin on Monday. Chairing the meeting, Adityanath appealed to all the party leaders to lend their support in running the House peacefully.

23 May 2022 3:51 am
Farmer hacked to death in UP's Kannauj

The farmer, identified as Sanjay Rajput of Bhausi Nagla village in the Chhibramau police station area, had gone to his field Saturday evening and his body was recovered from a spot five km away Sunday morning, police said.

22 May 2022 9:12 pm
Varanasi: Gyanvapi case hearing to start on Monday

Five women devotees, Rakhi Singh of Delhi, Laxmi Devi, Sita Sahu, Manju Vyas and Rekha Pathak, all of Varanasi, had on April 18, 2021 filed a petition seeking daily worship of goddess Shringar Gauri on the mosque premises, in the court of civil judge (senior division) Ravi Kumar Diwakar who had admitted it.

22 May 2022 9:05 pm
UP: SP to lead charge against govt on price rise

The session will commence on Monday with UP governor Anandiben Patel addressing the members of Legislative Assembly as well as the Legislative Council, special secretary to UP Vidhan Sabha Brij Bhushan Dubey said.

22 May 2022 6:36 pm
Police to probe case against SP MLA Shahzil Islam

The crime branch of the Uttar Pradesh Police will investigate the case lodged against Samajwadi Party MLA Shahzil Islam for making an inflammatory statement against chief minister Yogi Adityanath.

22 May 2022 5:06 pm
Azam Khan gives SP legislator party meeting a miss

SP MLA from Jaswantnagar Shivpal Yadav was also not present at the meeting held at SP headquarters and presided by party president Akhilesh Yadav. The meeting was called to discuss the party's strategy ahead of the assembly session starting on May 23.

22 May 2022 4:11 pm
Door-to-door LPG service introduced in Lucknow

An e-rickshaw of Indian oil with 5 kg gas cylinder will travel across 30 different locations within the limits of Lucknow in a month to campaign for instant LPG connection.

22 May 2022 4:03 pm
UP: 8 killed as jeep rams into truck in Siddharthnagar

As many as eight persons were killed after a jeep in which they were travellig rammed into a stationary truck on NH28 in Uttar Pradesh's Siddharthnagar district.

22 May 2022 9:25 am
UP: Rain likely to bring relief from sultry conditions

People may expect relief from high temperature and sultry conditions in the coming days as the weatherm has predicted the possibility of rain accompanied by thunder, lightning and gusty winds between Sunday and Wednesday.

22 May 2022 5:19 am
Stay away from transfer, postings: UP CM to MLAs

Asking MLAs to stay away from transfer, postings and contract leases, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that public representatives should always be courteous and patient with people.

22 May 2022 3:39 am
Lucknow saw 10,700 power disruptions in 3 weeks

A perfectly planned dinner party organised by Kamini to celebrate her parents 29th wedding anniversary on Friday night was ruined, thanks to a long and punishing power cut. Supply in her locality, Aashiana sector H, returned hours later at 6.30am on Saturday.

22 May 2022 3:39 am
'There was another shivling inside Gyanvapi'

Former mahant of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dr Kulpati Tiwari on Saturday claimed that there was another small shivling on a shelf in a wall of the Gyanvapi premises which should be looked into by a competent authority.

22 May 2022 3:38 am
Acquitted after 19 years, Pak man still in UP thana

A 70-year-old Pakistani national, after spending 19 years in jail for a terror case, has been languishing in a local UP police thana even after being technically released and acquitted by the Allahabad HC in 2019.

22 May 2022 3:32 am
I saw another shivling in Gyanvapi premises: Ex-KVT mahant

Bolstering the claims of the plaintiffs in the Shringar Gauri-Gyanvapi case, a former mahant of Kashi Vishwanath Temple (KVT) Dr Kulpati Tiwari on Saturday said that there was another small shivling kept in a shelf on the western wall of the Gyanvapi premises which should be looked into by a competent authorities. However, an office-bearer of the Anjuman Intizamia Masajid (AIM) termed the claim as baseless.

21 May 2022 9:58 pm
A day after SC order, Gyanvapi case files shifted to Varanasi dist judge

In compliance with the Supreme Courts Friday order to shift the Shringar Guri-Gyanvapi case from civil judge (senior division) to the district judge, all files related to the case were transferred to the Varanasi district judge here on Saturday.

21 May 2022 9:34 pm
UP: 25 passengers injured as bus falls of bridge in Unnao

As many as 25 people were injured, seven among them critically, after a State Road Transport Corporation bus (SRTC) fell off a bridge on Kanpur-Lucknow highway in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district in the wee hours of Saturday.

21 May 2022 2:54 pm
UP: 3 Nepali nationals killed, 11 injured in accident

Three Nepali nationals were killed and 11 others injured after their mini-bus collided with a petrol tanker on the Lucknow-Bahraich national highway on Saturday morning, police said.

21 May 2022 2:43 pm
UP seeks dismissal of IPS officer Manilal Patidar

The Uttar Pradesh government has written to the Union ministry of home affairs (MHA) to recommend the dismissal of former SP of Mahoba, Manilal Patidar, from the Indian Police Service.

21 May 2022 6:08 am
Girl found dead in hostel, principal, warden booked

The principal and the warden of a private school were booked under murder charges by the police in connection with the incident in which a class XII student who was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside the hostel under BBD police station area on Faizabad road.

21 May 2022 6:03 am