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SC relief to UP govt, stays Allahabad HC order on lockdown in 5 cities

The Supreme Court has stayed the Allahabad High Court’s order by way of which the latter had directed the Yogi Adityanath government to impose a strict lockdown in five cities of Uttar Pradesh. The cities include Allahabad, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur, Nagar and Gorakhpur. The high court had on Monday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to...

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....

Tensions surge between farmers, govt as UP wants protest site vacated

Two days after the violence that erupted in the national capital by protesting farmers during the tractor rally, the Uttar Pradesh government has asked the Ghaziabad district administrations to end the farmers’ protest at Ghazipur border and vacate the roads and sites occupied by them by tonight. Farmers, however, have refused to abide by the...

Uttar Pradesh: 21 dead, 20 injured after crematorium roof collapses in Ghaziabad

Twenty-one people died and at least 20 others got injured after the roof of a shelter at a crematorium in Uttar Pradesh’s Muradnagar collapsed on Sunday. Notably, several people had taken shelter at the structure because of rain when the roof collapsed. The majority of the victims were the relatives of Jai Ram, who was...

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...

SC refuses to interfere in relief granted to Kafeel Khan by HC

In a major loss of face for the Uttar Pradesh government, the Supreme Court on Thursday refused to interfere with the Allahabad High Court judgment setting aside the detention of Dr Kafeel Khan who was arrested under the stringent National Security Act (NSA). Hailing the high court’s verdict as a “good judgment”, the apex court...

Lucknow Police stops interfaith marriage citing new ordinance

After receiving complaints from a Hindu outfit, Lucknow Police stopped an interfaith wedding in the city, citing the newly passed Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance. The wedding was supposed to take place on Wednesday in Lucknow’s Para area. However, a police team reached the venue and asked both parties to accompany...

Vikas Dubey Case: SIT suggests ED probe, action against 90 govt officials

The special investigation team (SIT) formed by the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government to probe the gangster Vikas Dubey case has recommended an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into the Rs 150 crore empire set-up by him and his accountant. The SIT has also recommended action against 90 government officials for helping the slain gangster in...

CBI to bring Hathras rape accused to Gujarat for polygraph test

The four accused in the infamous Hathras gang rape case will undergo a polygraph and brain mapping test in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar. All the accused are currently lodged in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh jail. The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), which is probing the case will bring the accused to Gandhinagar for the tests. Notably, all the...

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...

Case filed against Barack Obama in UP for insulting Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh in new book

A civil suit has been filed in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalganj Civil Court against former US President Barack Obama’s latest book ‘The Promised Land’ for allegedly “insulting” Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Manmohan Singh. The suit has been filed by a lawyer who has also demanded an FIR in this regard for hurting the sentiments of...