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Uttar Pradesh: Policemen thrashed in public by RSS, BJP workers

A video of policemen getting thrashed in public by supporters of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) in the Kumbh region of Vrindavan has gone viral on social media depicting the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh. Notably, the video is of a scuffle between RSS supporters and the police after an RSS member accused...

Taj Mahal temporarily shut, tourists evacuated after bomb hoax

The iconic Taj Mahal in Agra was temporarily shut and tourists were evacuated following a bomb scare call that triggered panic on Thursday morning. Security agencies conducted thorough checks to ensure the safety of the structure as well as people, but eventually, no bomb was found and it turned out to be a hoax call....

Hathras Gang-Rape Case: CBI charges 4 accused with rape and torture

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) in its chargesheet submitted on Friday has said that the four accused in the infamous Hathras gang-rape case had raped and tortured the victim that resulted in her death at a Delhi hospital while availing treatment. The CBI has also charged the four upper-caste men under the SC/ST Act...

4 arrested in UP for putting PM Modi’s office on sale on OLX

In a bizarre incident, four people in Uttar Pradesh have been arrested for putting up Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Varanasi office for sale on an online platform. Notably, PM Modi has been elected to the Lok Sabha from the Varanasi constituency. He is representing the constituency since 2014. The police said the accused had taken...

Uttar Pradesh: 14 dead in road accident after SUV rams into truck

In an unfortunate incident, 14 people were killed in a road accident in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh late on Thursday. The accident took place after their car hit a truck on the Lucknow-Prayagraj highway. The casualties include six children. Notably, the victims were travelling in a sports utility vehicle (SUV). The fatal accident resulted in the...

UP police bust illegal arms factory in Hathras

The Uttar Pradesh (UP) Police on Thursday claimed to have busted an illegal arms-manufacturing factory in Hathras. The factory was busted after the arrest of a man and seizure of over a dozen firearms along with ammunition. The UP police have seized 14 pistols of .315 bore, three rifles, including two of .315 bore, and...

Yogi Adityanath slams Opposition on Hathras issue

After facing flak for the poor handling of the Hathras gang-rape and murder case, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has criticised the Opposition for leading protests on the issue. Yogi Adityanath has accused the opposition parties of hatching conspiracies. He has alleged that the Opposition is doing politics on the basis of caste, region...

Hathras gang-rape: Cops suspended, Uma Bharti criticises UP CM & protest in Delhi

The protests against the Uttar Pradesh government’s handling of the Hathras gang-rape case intensified on Friday. Massive protests were held in Delhi’s Jantar Mantar which witnessed the participation from Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad, Delhi MLA Saurabh Bharadwaj, Gujarat MLA Jignesh Mevani and actor Swara Bhaskar. The protest was earlier...

Hathras gang-rape: TMC MP Derek O’Brien pushed to ground by UP cops

A day after the scuffle between Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and the Uttar Pradesh police, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien was pushed to the ground by the UP cops during a confrontation while he was on his way to Hathras to meet the 19-year-old Dalit gang-rape victim’s family. Derek O’Brien and several other TMC...

Hathras DM issues veiled threat to rape victim’s father

In what could be an example of the blatant highhandedness of the Uttar Pradesh administration, the Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar has been caught on camera issuing a veiled threat to the rape victim’s family members. In a video that has gone viral, the district magistrate is seen saying the victim’s father that: “Do...

UP police arrests slain gangster Vikas Dubey’s aide, accomplice

After being detained for 15 days, slain gangster Vikas Dubey’s close aide Jai Bajpai and one of his accomplices were arrested on Monday morning, police said. The arrests were made on charges of criminal conspiracy and helping Dubey in his nefarious design by providing him cash and cartridges hours before the Bikru village ambush, in...

Encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey not fake, UP police tells SC

The death of Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey, while he was in the custody of the state police, was not a “fake encounter”, the UP police have told the Supreme Court. The UP police in an affidavit said “the state authorities acted as per law and Supreme Court guidelines”. Vikas Dubey was shot dead while...