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UP: 3 die after inhaling poisonous gas inside well

Three men, including two brothers, died after inhaling poisonous gas inside a well in Bijwar village of Sonbhadra district on Wednesday.`

4 Oct 2023 3:43 pm
8 killed in car-truck collision in Varanasi; CM expresses grief

As many as seven people were killed in a car accident that took place in Karkhiyaon in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi on Wednesday morning. A nine-year-old boy survived the fatal accident.

4 Oct 2023 10:46 am
I felt the building was going to collapse

People in Lucknow, India, were terrified when a 6.2 magnitude earthquake struck. High-rise buildings felt the effects more intensely, causing panic and evacuations. Fortunately, no major damage or casualties were reported. Some individuals shared their harrowing experiences, while others didn't even feel the tremors. Social media users made light of the situation. Experts reassured that tall buildings are not necessarily more vulnerable to collapse and that the safety of a building depends on va

4 Oct 2023 9:24 am
IIM-Lucknow keeps up with its 100% placement record

The Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow (IIM-L) achieved 100% placement for its students at the summer placement drive, with 555 students receiving a total of 576 job offers. The highest package offered was Rs 42 lakh per annum, and the average package was Rs 15.7 lakh pa. Consulting firms Accenture, Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and Bain & Company were the top recruiters. Despite the current state of the economy, over 200 recruiters participated in the placement process, making it the best

4 Oct 2023 9:22 am
Mayawati again demands caste census in UP

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati has expressed her support for the caste census conducted by the Bihar government. She has called for similar exercises to be carried out by the governments of Uttar Pradesh and at the national level. Mayawati believes that a caste census is essential for ensuring the constitutional rights of marginalized sections of society. She has criticized the BJP and Congress for attempting to weaken provisions in the Constitution that protect the rights of the p

4 Oct 2023 5:54 am
Teenager steals bike to give expensive gift to friend in UP, held

A 17-year-old boy was arrested in Lucknow for stealing a bike, intending to buy an expensive birthday gift for his best friend. The minor used a duplicate key to open the lock, drove the bike away, and parked it in a safe location. The owner discovered the theft through CCTV footage, leading to the boy's identification and subsequent arrest. The accused confessed to the crime, admitting that his friend had influenced him. He is currently in police custody and will be presented in court.

4 Oct 2023 5:54 am
After golden run, Parul's next dream: Joining UP Police as DSP

Parul Chaudhary, a train ticket examiner in Mumbai, made history by becoming the first Indian woman to win the 5000 meters race at the Asian Games. She had narrowly missed winning gold in the last 20 meters but managed to cross the finish line first. Parul wishes to join the Uttar Pradesh police force as a deputy superintendent of police (DSP), as the state government offers the post to athletes who win gold medals in international events. Parul has also secured her berth for the Paris Olympics

4 Oct 2023 5:40 am
Fake degree racket busted in Bulandshahr, 3 held

Bulandshahr police arrested three people for allegedly being involved in the production and sale of counterfeit degree certificates and mark sheets purportedly from various private universities, officials said on Tuesday.

3 Oct 2023 11:05 pm
Man, 21, killed for protesting abuse over phone in UP's Bijnor, 2 booked

The murder took place late on Monday evening at Naugawan Sadat's Nai Basti mohalla. The incident was captured by CCTV cameras installed near the shop. Police have booked two accused, who are on the run.

3 Oct 2023 10:07 pm
Lucknow Development Authority to come up with revised plan for state capital region

The state capital region (SCR) of Uttar Pradesh will now sprawl over an area of 28,826 sq km instead of the earlier proposed area of 34,002 sq km and a development authority will be constituted on the lines of the Mumbai Metropolitan Regional Development Authority to take things forward.

3 Oct 2023 8:11 pm
6.2-magnitude earthquake hit Nepal, 300 kms away tremors jolt Lucknow

Tremors shook Lucknow, other parts of UP along with Delhi again for several seconds after an earthquake measuring 6.2 on the Richter scale, with its epicenter located in Nepal, jolted the areas at 3 pm on Tuesday.

3 Oct 2023 4:44 pm
Thal Kedar to be first bio heritage site of Ukhand

The Thal Kedar forest in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, is set to become the state's first Biodiversity Heritage Site (BHS). The forest is known for its temperate forest and is home to over 350 rare and threatened plant and animal species. The BHS tag will help protect the forest from development and attract tourists. The revenue generated will be used to support the conservation of the forest. Two more sites in Uttarkashi and one each in Pithoragarh and Tehri are also earmarked for the BHS tag.

3 Oct 2023 9:17 am
UP pushes to cover max farmers under PM grant scheme

Approximately 20% of farmers registered under the PM Kisan Samman Nidhi Yojana (PMKSNY) in Uttar Pradesh have not had their documents validated by the state government, resulting in them being deprived of an annual grant of Rs 6,000. Efforts are now being made to cover more farmers under the scheme, with over 10 lakh farmers submitting or verifying their documents during a two-month drive. The agriculture department is conducting a door-to-door survey and setting up helpdesks to ensure eligible

3 Oct 2023 7:33 am
Sanatan Dharma only religion in world: Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of Gorakhpur stated that there is only one religion in the world, Sanatan Dharma, while addressing a gathering at the Gorakhnath Temple. He emphasized the need for an open mind to understand the essence of the Srimadbhagawad Gita, stating that it cannot be confined to specific days or hours. Yogi Adityanath also highlighted the dedication of saints to the nation and society, mentioning the contributions of Mahant Digvijaynath in various religious and political ende

3 Oct 2023 7:28 am
Dengue hits Aliganj worst, 136 positive

Around 38% of the dengue cases in the past month in Lucknow have been reported from areas under the Aliganj and Chandernagar community health care centres. In total, 652 cases have been reported, with Aliganj CHC having the highest number of cases. Reasons for the spike include vacant plots, terrace gardens, accumulated water in trays behind refrigerators and coolers, and stagnant water in discarded items. The newly developed areas of Chandernagar, Aliganj, and Indiranagar are particularly affec

3 Oct 2023 7:18 am
6 killed in UP's Deoria over property dispute

Six members of two families were killed over a property dispute in Deoria district on Monday morning.

2 Oct 2023 11:08 am
CM Yogi stresses on strict action in love jihad related cases

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed officials to conduct review meetings at district and zonal levels to improve law and order in Uttar Pradesh. He emphasized the need for vigilance and timely action in cases of crimes against women, violations of the Pocso Act, and 'love jihad.' Adityanath also called for the installation of CCTV cameras in all police stations and the establishment of cybercrime police stations and cells at the district and police station levels. He urged officials to

2 Oct 2023 9:11 am
First dengue death in Lucknow, 28 fresh cases

The first dengue death of the year has been reported in Lucknow, India. The patient, a 30-year-old resident, had been suffering from high-grade fever and retro-orbital pain. They had multiple pre-existing health conditions and succumbed to dengue shock syndrome. Following the death, measures such as fogging and sprinkling pesticides are being undertaken to control the mosquito population. In addition, there have been 28 dengue cases recorded in the city, bringing the total count to nearly 800 si

2 Oct 2023 5:51 am
3 sites spotted for proposed new Assembly building in Lucknow

The construction of a new Vidhan Sabha building in Lucknow is gaining momentum, with senior officials presenting possible sites for the project to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Three potential locations were discussed, including a 160-acre site near Chak Gajaria farms on Sultanpur Road, the DGP headquarters and Lucknow Zoo in Narhi, and the expansion of the new Lok Bhawan building to incorporate Darul Shafa. The new building, inspired by the new Parliament building in Delhi, is expected to be

2 Oct 2023 5:50 am
Water laser show at Lucknow's Janeshwar Park to take audience on an epic journey

A water laser show is being introduced at Janeshwar Mishra Park in Lucknow, India. The 3D show will feature the tales of Ramayana, Mahabharata, and Indian history, projected on high-speed water fountains. Each show will accommodate 500 people, with five shows daily. The show will be complemented by a surround sound system, creating an immersive experience. The Lucknow Development Authority has invested Rs 80.5 crore in the project, aiming to connect the younger generation to these stories and pr

1 Oct 2023 9:14 am
Of expulsions & discontent: Whats ailing Mayawatis BSP?

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has faced discontent among its cadre due to the expulsion of three leaders, Prashant Gautam, Imran Masood, and Dharamveer Chaudhary, for indiscipline and anti-party activities. This adds to the existing issues within the party, including the expulsion of many leaders since 2016. The party is now left without prominent leaders from various caste groups, and insiders criticize party supremo Mayawati for relying on a close circle of consultants rather than staying connecte

1 Oct 2023 9:13 am
Lucknow: Family protests after nurse hangs herself, cop suspended

The family of a nurse who died by suicide due to dowry harassment protested in Lucknow by keeping her body at a busy intersection. They demanded action against the police officer responsible for the outpost where the harassment took place. After senior police officials intervened and informed the family about the suspension of the officer and the arrest of the deceased nurse's husband, the family agreed to perform the last rites. The nurse's father alleged that his daughter was harassed by her h

1 Oct 2023 6:25 am
Monsoon retreating, sporadic rain likely in UP

The southwest monsoon is expected to completely withdraw from Uttar Pradesh in the next seven days. Parts of east UP, including Lucknow, may receive light rain before the withdrawal. The rainfall in UP during the monsoon months has been 17% below normal, with east UP experiencing deficient rainfall. In contrast, west UP has seen 3% above normal rain. Lucknow has received almost normal rainfall. Overall, only 16 out of 75 districts in the state recorded above-normal rainfall. The monsoon retreat

1 Oct 2023 6:25 am
Teen mowed down by train while making 'Reels' in Barabanki

Tragedy struck in Barabanki district as a 14-year-old boy, while creating a slow-motion video reel with three of his friends, was fatally struck by an express train near the Jahangirabad Raj railway station. Although the incident occurred on Thursday, the video footage of the tragic event surfaced online on Saturday afternoon.

30 Sep 2023 9:22 pm
PM congratulates UP for its ODF Plus feat

Uttar Pradesh has achieved its target of becoming open defecation free (ODF) Plus in all 95,767 villages, according to the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission. Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the state on this achievement, stating that it is an inspiration for the entire country. ODF Plus means that the villages also have waste management facilities in addition to being free from open defecation. Uttar Pradesh managed to cover all villages under this program and provided waste t

30 Sep 2023 6:00 am
Man, daughter killed as huts collapse at construction site in Lucknow

A man and his infant daughter were killed, and seven others were injured when makeshift huts near a construction site collapsed in Lucknow. The huts collapsed due to land subsidence caused by the construction of a multi-level parking lot. The bodies of the deceased were pulled out from the debris by rescue teams. An FIR was filed against the apartment owner and contractor for negligence. The injured are being treated at a trauma center. Most of the laborers affected by the incident are from Biha

30 Sep 2023 5:42 am
Father, daughter killed in makeshift house collapse in Lucknow

A 25-year-old man and his two-month-old daughter were killed after a number of makeshift houses collapsed in Lucknow's Vrindavan Yojna area. Teams from the State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), fire department, and police are at the scene carrying out rescue operations.

29 Sep 2023 7:44 am
Clean sweep: 100% villages in Uttar Pradesh are now ODF Plus; CM Adityanath thanks PM Modi

In just over nine months, more than 80,000 villages were not only declared ODF but with the addition of either solid or liquid waste management facilities or both, they were given the additional tag of ODF Plus.

28 Sep 2023 10:00 pm
UP STF arrests Abdul Samad alias Saddam, gang member of slain don Atiq Ahmed, from Delhi

Special DG, Law and Order, Prashant Kumar, said that Abdul was under surveillance and an informer disclosed his location at DDA Flats opposite Select City Walk Mall in Malviya Nagar, Delhi, to an STF unit.

28 Sep 2023 2:49 pm
Lucknow, libraries & that sweet smell of old books

Libraries in Lucknow, India are adapting to the digital age to cater to the changing reading habits of bibliophiles. The Amir-ud-Daula Public Library, established in 1868, is going digital under the Smart City project, offering digital access to its collection of over 1.6 lakh books. The Rabindranath Tagore Library at Lucknow University has also integrated the digital revolution, while the Indian Literary House Library serves as a resource center for literacy and education programs. Other librar

28 Sep 2023 10:01 am