Rahul Gandhi denied permission to go to Lakhimpur Kheri; says no section 144 for 3 persons

New Delhi: Congress MP Rahul Gandhi said he would try to lead a delegation to Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh despite being denied permission to go there. Rahul Gandhi addressed a press conference at AICC headquarters in Delhi before leaving for Lakhimpur Kheri. Claiming that farmers were being “systematically attacked”, he said, “There was democracy...

Congress planning 12,000 km yatra in UP ahead of Assembly polls

In a bid to woo voters in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress is planning a 12,000 km-long yatra through villages and towns of the state ahead of the Assembly polls due in the state next year. The announcement in this regard was made by Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra who will be leading the yatra....

Karnal: Farmers continue protest; Haryana govt extends internet ban

Karnal: With talks with the administration failing, farmers who had gathered in Karnal spent the night outside the mini-secretariat. They continued their protest on Wednesday. Meanwhile, the Haryana government extended the ban on mobile internet services in Karnal, which had been announced from Monday midnight, hours before the farmers were scheduled to arrive in the...

Ahead of farmers’ mahapanchayat in Karnal, govt suspends internet services, tightens security

Karnal: Hours before the farmers’ mahapanchayat was scheduled to begin in Karnal in Haryana, the district administration announced suspension of internet services from Monday midnight. Only voice calls will be allowed on mobile networks, district magistrate Nishant Kumar Yadav was quoted as saying. Internet services are likely to be suspended in Kurukshetra, Kaithal,...

UP Police registers second FIR against Twitter chief, this time for distorted political map of India

In what would add to the troubles of Twitter India managing director Manish Maheshwari, an FIR has been filed again him in Uttar Pradesh for an incorrect political map of India that showed Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as a separate country. Maheshwari has been already booked by the UP Police in another case related...

UP Police books journalist, two others for social media post against VHP leader Champat Rai

The Uttar Pradesh Police have booked journalist Vineet Narain and two others—Alka Lahoti and Rajneesh—for leveling allegations against Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader and general secretary of Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust, Champat Rai. Narain in his Facebook post alleged that Champat Rai was involved in a land grab case. The trio has been booked based...

Devotees violate COVID-19 norms in UP, Uttarakhand on Ganga Dussehra

In a blatant violation of all COVID safety norms,  hundreds of people assembled on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday for a holy dip on the occasion of Ganga Dussehra in Uttarakhand’s Haridwar and Uttar Pradesh’s Farrukhabad and Hapur. The majority of the devotees were not wearing masks and cared the least to maintain...

Ghaziabad assault video: UP police send legal notice to Twitter India head

He has been asked to give his statement within 7 days; Twitter was accused of inciting communal violence after video of attack on man in Loni in Ghaziabad went viral Ghaziabad: Within days of losing its ‘intermediary’ protection in India, pressure has started building on Twitter. Ghaziabad police in Uttar Pradesh have sent legal notice...

Amid speculations of a change of guard, Yogi Adityanath to meet PM Modi tomorrow

With speculations of a change of guard growing in Uttar Pradesh where elections are due next year, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is in Delhi on a two-day visit to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the BJP top brass. The visit comes a day after Jitin Prasada, a top Brahmin face in UP, joined the...

After Bihar, bodies found floating in Ganga in Uttar Pradesh

After dead bodies of suspected COVID patients piled up on the banks of Ganga in Bihar’s Chausa, dead bodies washed up on the riverbank in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur located at a distance of 55 km from Chausa. Ghazipur collector MP Singh said, “We have got the information. Our officers are present on the spot and...

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...