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Over 50 deaths in UP’s Firozabad due to dengue, Centre sends experts’ team

At a time when the country is already fighting the COVID-19 pandemic, another trouble has erupted in Uttar Pradesh where people are dying due to dengue haemorrhagic fever—the most severe form of the disease. At least 50 people, including 40 children, have already succumbed to it in Firozabad district of western Uttar Pradesh. Apart from...

Supertech towers: Yogi Adityanath orders strict action against guilty officers

UP CM Yogi Adityanath’s order came a day after the Supreme Court’s direction to demolish the twin towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida Noida: A day after the Supreme Court ordered demolition of two 40-storied residential towers of Supertech Emerald Court in Noida, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath ordered “strict action” against state...

Uttar Pradesh: BJP MLA claims over 40 children died due to dengue, health minister denies

A BJP MLA’s claim over dengue deaths in Firozabad has resulted in a war of words with Uttar Pradesh’s health minister Jai Pratap Singh. Notably, Firozabad MLA and BJP leader Manish Asija has claimed that over 40 children have died in the district in the last week due to dengue. Asija held the state health...

PM Modi pays last respects to former UP CM Kalyan Singh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow to pay last respects to former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh. Notably, Singh, 89, died on Saturday evening due to sepsis and multiple organ failure. PM Modi reached Singh’s residence at Mall Avenue in Lucknow around 11.30 am to pay his respects to...

Sedition case filed against Samajwadi Party MP Shafiqur Rahman Barq in Uttar Pradesh

A Samajwadi Party MP from Uttar Pradesh has landed in trouble for equating Afghanistan’s takeover by the Taliban with that of India’s freedom struggle. The parliamentarian from Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal district Shafiqur Rahman Barq has been charged with sedition, promoting enmity between groups and outraging religious feelings based on a complaint by BJP’s regional vice...

Aligarh may soon be renamed as Harigarh, proposal sent to UP govt

Aligarh district panchayat chief Vijay Singh has said that the zila panchayat board has unanimously cleared a proposal to rename Aligarh as Harigarh. The proposal has been cleared by the board on Monday and has been sent to the Yogi Adityanath government for a nod. Notably, the proposal in this regard was floated by block...

Former IPS Amitabh Thakur to contest UP Assembly poll against Yogi Adityanath

Amitabh Thakur, a former Uttar Pradesh cadre IPS officer who has given premature retirement, will be contesting the Assembly polls in the state due next year against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. The announcement in this regard was made by the former cop’s wife Nutan, saying that it is fight for “principles” for Amitabh. The former...

Man allegedly hacks EC website, creates over 10k fake voter IDs

The accused used to reportedly get Rs 100-200 for each of the fake voter IDs Saharnpur: A 24-year-old youth was arrested from Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly hacking into the website of the Election Commission of India and creating hundreds of fake voter IDs. The accused has been identified as Vipul Saini. He...

UP minister Anand Swaroop says those against India will be killed in encounter

Lucknow: Few ministers have been able to resist the temptation to rake up a controversy. In the latest, Anand Swaroop Shukla, minister in Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government, has made it to the headlines for his controversial remark against renowned poet Munnawar Rana. Earlier, Rana had said that he would leave the state if Yogi...

SC asks Uttar Pradesh govt to reconsider decision on allowing Kanwar Yatra

The Supreme Court on Friday provided the Uttar Pradesh government time till Monday to reconsider its decision to hold Kanwar Yatra amid the COVID-19 pandemic. It also added that it would be forced to pass an order if the state government fails to reconsider its decision. Notably, the neighbouring Uttarakhand has already cancelled the Kanwar...

SC seeks reply from Uttar Pradesh govt for allowing Kanwar Yatra amid COVID-19 threat

At a time when COVID-19 cases are on the rise in several parts of the world and experts have warned of an “inevitable” third wave, the Uttar Pradesh government’s decision to allow Kanwar Yatra from next week has irked the Supreme Court. The top court has initiated a proceeding on the issue and has sought...

UP Population Control Bill: With 50% MLAs having more than 2 kids, can BJP walk the talk?

Lucknow: The draft UP Population Control Bill by the BJP-led state government may have raised brows in the Opposition camp and elsewhere. Ironically, it will be tough for the Saffron party to walk the talk if the draft, which has been uploaded on the UP law commission website, is approved. For, 50 per cent of...