Priyanka Gandhi urges UP govt to take concrete steps against COVID-19 rather than hiding facts

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi has criticised the Uttar Pradesh government for wasting its time and resources on hiding its failure in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. Priyanka Gandhi advised the state government to take concrete measures to contain the spread of the viral infection rather than wasting its time and resources in hiding its failures in...

Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday revealed that he has tested positive for COVID-19. Notably, the development comes a day after he went into self-isolation after some officials working with him tested positive for the viral infection. The chief minister said that he is following the instructions of the doctors and will continue...

CBI team visits Hathras gang-rape crime spot

A month after the Dalit girl was gang-raped by four upper caste men on September 14, a team from CBI, which is probing the case, visited the crime spot on Tuesday. The team called the deceased victim’s brother to identify the place and directed the local police to cordon off the area. Notably, experts from...

Man beheads wife, walks with severed head to police station to surrender

In a horrific incident, a man in Uttar Pradesh’s Banda beheaded his wife on Friday over suspicion of infidelity. He did not stop there and then carried her severed head to the police station to surrender himself. A video of the incident has gone viral on social media. The incident has also resulted in fear...

Woman delivers baby while in queue to get a COVID-19 test done in Lucknow!

A pregnant woman delivered a baby while standing in queue to get a COVID-19 test done at the Ram Manohar Lohia Institute of Medical Sciences (RMLIMS) in Lucknow in Uttar Pradesh. The woman was in severe labour when she arrived at the hospital yet the authorities sent her to get a test done. Media reports...

3 policemen suspended in connection with Vikas Dubey case in UP

Three policemen have been suspended for laxity in duty in connection with the death of eight policemen in Kanpur, media reports said. Of the three, two are sub-inspectors while one is a constable. Kanpur SSP Dinesh Kumar was quoted as saying that a preliminary inquiry has been initiated against all three policemen, including sub-inspectors Kunwarpal...

Vikas Dubey’s aid says he was tipped off by local police station about impending arrest

Gangster Vikas Dubey whose men gunned down eight cops who went to arrest him was tipped off about the raid by someone from the local police station. This was revealed by one Daya Shankar Agnihotri, an alleged accomplice of Dubey on Sunday. Media reports also said that mobile phone records of the gangster had names...

Kanpur Encounter: Who is Vikas Dubey whose attempted arrest left 8 cops dead?

Vikas Dubey, the infamous history-sheeter in Uttar Pradesh, whose attempted arrest on Thursday night led to the death of 8 police personnel in Kanpur, has 60 cases in his name. Vikas Dubey is also known to have murdered a minister in the former Rajnath Singh government in UP. In 2001, Vikas Dubey barged into a...

Cow, Ganga and Gita has made India a world leader: UP BJP minister

UP cabinet minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary on Saturday said that it was ‘ the cow, Ganga and Gita’ that has made the country a world leader. “The cow, Ganga and Gita are the identity of India. It is because of them that India became a vishwa guru (world leader),” Chaudhary, the dairy development, animal husbandry...

UP starts ‘attendance by selfie’ to ensure presence of teachers in schools

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has ordered ‘attendance by selfie’ in all Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas where multiple teachers have been found to be working under one name and one document. According to a letter issued to all Basic Shiksha Adhikaris (BSAs) by director general, basic education, Vijay Kiran Anand, it is now...

Man dies, body ferried in garbage van as workers fear COVID-19

A video of a body being carried in a garbage van over fears of COVID-19 has gone viral. The 42-year-old man who died on the road was dumped in the back of a garbage van and taken to the police station in Balrampur in Uttar Pradesh. The video shows the man being picked up by...

SC plans to give 15 days to Centre, states for transporting stranded migrants

The states will get 15 more days to transport migrants home from the cities amid the coronavirus lockdown, the Supreme Court said on Friday, adding it will pass an order on the issue of stranded migrants on Tuesday. Friday’s hearing came days after the Supreme Court took up the issue on its own and passed...