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Job scam: Cooperative bank MDs among 8 booked

Eight government officials were booked on Thursday and an inquiry launched into fraudulent recruitments done over a five-year span in the state cooperative department during the Samajwadi Party regime.

30 Oct 2020 10:00 am
'Akhilesh Yadav has insulted Brahmins, Dalits'

By not taking BSP general secretary SC Mishras call, an experienced lawyer, politician and BSPs national general secretary when he attempted to reach out to the Samajwadi Party chief to discuss the Rajya Sabha seats, Akhilesh Yadav not just insulted him but the entire Brahmin community, Mayawati has said.

30 Oct 2020 10:00 am
Will support even BJP to defeat SP: Mayawati

Stung by an open rebellion from party MLAs and allegations that she had fielded a candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections with support from BJP, BSP chief Mayawati lashed out at Samajwadi Party on Thursday, accusing it of conspiring against her and adding that even if her party had to support BJP in the next Vidhan Parishad election, she would do so to ensure that SP did not win.

30 Oct 2020 10:00 am
Bundelkhand e-way to be ready ahead of schedule

Over 21% civil work in the 296-km Bundelkhand Expressway has already been finished. Talking to reporters on Thursday, UPEIDA CEO Awanish Awasthi said that the construction work was much ahead of schedule.

30 Oct 2020 8:14 am
Ex-Unnao MP Annu Tandon quits Congress

In a jolt to the Congress ahead of the byelection on Bangarmau seat in Unnao, its former Unnao MP Annu Tandon resigned from the party on Thursday.

30 Oct 2020 8:05 am
UP: Man ends life; note says wanted BSP ticket

In the purported note, Munnu Prasad alleged that BSP president Mayawati was demanding Rs 2 crore to allow him to contest the elections.

29 Oct 2020 9:42 pm
After slump, fight against TB in mission mode

To regain lost ground in the National TB Elimination Programme, the state government will launch a massive house-to-house TB screening survey from November 1.

29 Oct 2020 1:55 pm
'Blood on face of corrupt can't be erased easily'

Stepping up his attack on Lalu Yadav-led RJD, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said, the party which unleashed anarchy in the state for 15 years was now handing out a lollypop of employment to the youth.

29 Oct 2020 1:52 pm
UP CM Yogi Adityanath fetes NEET topper

Akanksha Singh of Kushinagar, who stood second in the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test despite securing a perfect score (720 out of 720) along with Shoyeb Aftab, was felicitated by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday.

29 Oct 2020 10:00 am
RS poll drama: Mayawati faces revolt

In a fresh twist to the Rajya Sabha elections after a day-long political drama in which four BSP MLAs submitted their affidavit before the returning officer disowning their signatures as proposers for their party candidate Ramji Gautam, the candidature of SP supported independent candidate Prakash Bajaj was rejected on Wednesday. The nomination of Gautam, however, was found to be in order.

29 Oct 2020 10:00 am
Man alleges his daughter coerced to embrace Islam

Eight persons were booked for allegedly coercing a 16-year-old girl in Gonda to embrace Islam with the promise of marriage. The teens father, who lodged the FIR with Kernalganj police on Tuesday, also accused the groupof-eight of delivering violent threats and brainwashing his daughter with grandiose marriage plans in Dubai.

29 Oct 2020 8:20 am
Rs 51 crore infrastructure boost for UP

The basic infrastructure of state capital will get spruced up in the next three months. Defence minister and Lucknow MP Rajnath Singh laid the foundation of 176 projects worth Rs 51 crore on Wednesday with the deadline to complete them by end of the year.

29 Oct 2020 7:34 am
Bikru firing: 'Firearms had multiple fingerprints'

The firearms used by slain gangster Vikas Dubey and his aides had fingerprints of more than one person, suggesting that the firearms were exchanged by the gangster and his aides in killing policemen who had gone to arrest Dubey at Bikru on the night of July 2 & 3, police sources told TOI quoting content of the Forensic Science Laboratory (FSL) report submitted along with the chargesheet in the court recently.

29 Oct 2020 7:30 am
RS polls bring discontent in BSP out in open

In the likelihood of the five switching parties at some point in the near future, the BSP won the first round as Gautams papers were finally accepted on Wednesday evening. He will also sail through now since there wont be elections as there are only 10 candidates for 10 seats.

29 Oct 2020 2:00 am
UP: 3 men held for supplying illegal firearms

Three men were arrested in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district on Monday for allegedly supplying bulletproof jackets and illegal firearms to criminals, police said.

29 Oct 2020 1:43 am
Nomination of SP-backed RS candidate cancelled

In a fresh twist to the Rajya Sabha elections after a day-long political drama in which four BSP MLAs submitted their affidavit before the returning officer disowning their signatures as proposers for their party candidate Ramji Gautam, the candidature of SP-supported independent candidate Prakash Bajaj was rejected on Wednesday. The nomination of Gautam, however, was found to be correct.

29 Oct 2020 1:26 am
15-yr-old girl raped in Barabanki, accused held

A 15-year-old girl was allegedly raped by a man in a village in Barabanki district, police said on Wednesday. The incident took place on Tuesday when the girl went out for some work, they said.

28 Oct 2020 9:59 pm
UP reports 2,049 new Covid cases, 18 deaths

With 2,049 fresh cases, the Covid-19 tally of Uttar Pradesh rose to 4,76,034 on Wednesday while the death toll due to the disease reached 6,958 as 18 more people succumbed to the virus.

28 Oct 2020 9:10 pm
Lko: Covid cases witness decline, 186 in a day

Even as the number of Covid-19 deaths continued to remain high in the city on Tuesday, the number of new infections in 24 hours dropped below 200 for the first time in over three months.

28 Oct 2020 2:05 pm
Kashis momo seller scripts success story

Arvind Maurya from Varanasi learnt how to make many varieties of momos this year and spent two months of lockdown practising at home. After curbs were lifted, he opened a momo and coffee stall in Varanasis Durga Kund and on Tuesday, he was one of the three people chosen to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on SVANidhi Scheme.

28 Oct 2020 1:17 pm
Liquor shops back to 10am to 10pm timing in UP

After about seven months, liquor shops in Uttar Pradesh will go back to their pre-Covid timing of 10am to 10pm. The order was issued by the excise department on Tuesday and will be applicable to all liquor shops located outside Covid-19 containment zones.

27 Oct 2020 10:56 pm
RS polls: SP backs independent candidate

Now, there are 11 candidates in the fray for 10 vacant seats, necessitating the polling for the last seat which was being eyed by Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) despite not having adequate numbers. Voting will take place on November 9.

27 Oct 2020 9:48 pm
UP reports 2,018 new Covid cases, 38 deaths

With 2,018 fresh cases, the Covid-19 tally of Uttar Pradesh shot up to 4,74,054 on Tuesday, while the death toll due to the disease rose to 6,940 with 38 more people succumbing to it.

27 Oct 2020 9:25 pm
Police constable kills himself in Sambhal

A police constable allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver in the residential area of Hayat Nagar Police Station on Tuesday.

27 Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Ballia: Folk singer hurt in celebratory firing

A folk singer from Bihar suffered bullet injuries in celebratory firing during a birthday party hosted by Bhartiya Janata Yuva Morchas district unit vice president Bhanu Dubey at his residence in Mahakarpur village under the limits of Ballia district on Monday night.

27 Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Veteran Cong leader Saleem Sherwani joins SP

Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadavs attempt to prepare the party for the 2022 assembly elections got a major boost on Tuesday when veteran Congressman and a close associate of Rajiv Gandhi, Saleem Iqbal Sherwani joined SP

27 Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Dengue count rising but no fogging in many areas

Though dengue cases are rising in the city, Lucknow Municipal Corporation has failed to conduct adequate fogging, anti-larvae spraying and cleanliness of the most affected areas like Indiranagar, Gomtinagar and Faizullahganj.

27 Oct 2020 9:52 am
Lucknow: 567 new Covid-19 cases over 2 days

Covid-19 took 15 more lives and gripped 567 more persons in the past 48 hours. Both figures were the highest among all districts in the state.

27 Oct 2020 9:43 am
RS: Hardeep Puri, Brij Lal among 8 BJP candidates

Putting speculations to rest, the BJP announced eight candidates, including former UP DGP and ex-chairman of state SC Commission Brij Lal, for the Rajya Sabha seats from UP on Monday. BJP and its allies have a strength of 313 MLAs in UP assembly which is enough to get eight candidates sail through easily. The party ranks, however, did not rule out the possibility of an additional candidate filing his papers on the last of nomination on Tuesday.

27 Oct 2020 8:07 am
UP to build 5,000 warehouses for farmers

To allow farmers to store their produce safely and get a fair price for their efforts, UP government has planned on constructing about 5,000 warehouses across the state, with at least one for every 10 villages.

27 Oct 2020 8:06 am
Natural gas to fuel kitchens, vehicles in Ayodhya

The temple town has been included in the ninth round of bidding undertaken by Petroleum and Natural Gas Regulatory Board earlier this year. The responsibility has been given to service provider Green Gas Limited (GGL) which is already providing the eco-friendly fuel to Lucknow and Agra.

27 Oct 2020 2:00 am
UP: Woman's headless body found stuffed in sack

A headless body of a woman stuffed in a sack was found dumped at a garbage site near a cemetery in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on Monday, according to police.

27 Oct 2020 1:39 am
All you want to know about SVANidhi loan scheme

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to interact with beneficiaries of the PM SVANidhi Scheme in UP on Tuesday. Modi will interact in the event at 10.30am via videoconference. The interaction would be shown live across 75 districts. Here is all you want to know about the scheme.

27 Oct 2020 12:22 am
PM to interact with SVANidhi loan beneficiaries

Prime minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to interact with beneficiaries of the PM SVANidhi Scheme on Tuesday. The scheme was started in June this year under which street vendors are being offered a loan up to Rs 10,000 on easy terms in order to kickstart their work after the Covid lockdown.

27 Oct 2020 12:13 am
UP adds 1,814 new Covid-19 cases, 21 deaths

Uttar Pradesh registered 1,814 fresh cases of Covid-19 in a day which took the infection tally in the state to 4,72,075 on Monday, while the death toll rose to 6,902 with 21 more people succumbing to the disease during the same period, officials said.

26 Oct 2020 9:17 pm
Four seers killed in Agra-Lucknow e-way mishap

Four Rajasthan-based seers, who were on their way to the Ganga river here, were injured Monday when a car in which they were travelling overturned on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, police said.

26 Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Tractor hits motorcycle in Chitrakoot, 2 dead

Two men were killed and another seriously injured when their motorcycle was hit by a tractor on the Jhansi-Mirzapur highway here, police said on Monday.

26 Oct 2020 2:47 pm
7 'sadhus' injured in car accident in Kannauj

Seven 'sadhus' were injured when their car overturned upon colliding with a road divider after its tire burst in Amolar village of Kannauj district in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

26 Oct 2020 2:08 pm
4 hurt in shootout in Kairana, village head booked

At least four persons were injured in a shootout following a dispute between two groups in Kairana area of Shamli district.

26 Oct 2020 8:12 am
CBI again quizzes kin of Hathras victim, accused

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team on Sunday again questioned the family members of the Hathras victim and the accused, and reportedly confronted them with two local residents of the village in connection with the alleged gang-rape of the 19-year-old Dalit girl.

26 Oct 2020 8:11 am
Sharpshooter who killed trader for extortion held

Sharpshooter of Udham Singh gang, Kamal Pawar, who had killed a cement trader, was nabbed by police in Baghpat district on Saturday evening. While Kamal has been arrested, one of his accomplices, Bunty, is still at-large.

26 Oct 2020 8:04 am
UP: Only 1 in 10 kids may come back to school

More than a month past the deadline, re-enrolment data show less than half of UPs students may make it back in class.

26 Oct 2020 8:00 am
Speeding car kills 3 in UP's Badaun

As many as three people died and two were injured after a speeding car hit them in the Wazirganj area of Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district on Sunday.

25 Oct 2020 11:42 pm
2,052 new Covid cases take UP's tally to 4,70,270

The covid-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 6,882 on Sunday with 28 more fatalities, while 2,052 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 4,70,270, an official said.

25 Oct 2020 6:00 pm
Nearly 300 cases in a day, nCoV still to fade away

Covid-19 is down but not out in the city, rather still firmly entrenched as close to 300 new cases and four more deaths were recorded on Saturday.

25 Oct 2020 10:00 am
IPS officers wife found hanging at residence

The wife of a deputy inspector general of police, at present posted at Police Training School, Unnao, found hanging at her Sushant Golf City residence on Saturday. The post mortem revealed the cause of death as asphyxia due to hanging. Police claimed it to be a case of suicide.

25 Oct 2020 9:53 am
UP ecotourism to start 15 days before schedule

Ecotourism in UPs tiger reserves, national parks and wildlife sanctuaries will start from November 1, 15 days ahead of the annual schedule.

25 Oct 2020 8:26 am
UP cop shaves beard, reinstated

Two days after a sub-inspector was suspended in Uttar Pradesh for growing a beard without permission, Intizar Ali, 46, was reinstated by the Baghpat SP. Ali returned, on Saturday, clean shaven with an application admitting his mistake.

25 Oct 2020 8:07 am