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Zubair gets interim bail in all FIRs; SC orders his immediate release

New Delhi: The Supreme Court has ordered immediate release of journalist Mohammad Zubair in all the cases against him in Uttar Pradesh. It has fixed a bail bond of Rs 20,000 for him. The Apex Court observed there was no justification in keeping him in custody and questioning him endlessly. When the state sought a...

Rohit Ranjan, TV anchor who misrepresented Rahul Gandhi’s Wayanad video, detained

New Delhi: Rohit Ranjan, the news anchor who misrepresented a video of Rahul Gandhi, was detained on Tuesday morning. However, his detention was accompanied by some drama between police personnel of two states. The Chhattisgarh police reached Rohit Ranjan’s house early on Tuesday morning to arrest him. However, he sent an SOS to the Uttar...

Ayodhya: Yogi Adityanath lays foundation stone for ‘garbhagriha’ of Ram temple

Ayodhya: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath laid the foundation stone of the ‘garbhagriha’ (sanctum sanctorum) of the under-construction Ram Mandir in Ayodhya on Wednesday. The construction of the temple was started almost two years ago, the CM pointed out. “The work is successfully proceeding and we are fortunate that the ritual of keeping the...

Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

No government grant for new madrassas in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accepted a proposal by the state Cabinet to not allow government grants for new madrassas in the state. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet had taken its decision on May 17. A day later, the CM gave his approval to it. Last week, the UP government had made the...

Car accident on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura leaves 7, including child, dead

New Delhi: Seven persons were killed and two injured when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a vehicle on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura’s Naujheel area on Saturday morning. According to police, the victims were on their way from Hardoi to Noida to attend a wedding. The mishap took place near milestone...

Yogi Adityanath tells his ministers, civil service officers to declare assets within 3 months

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed his ministers, IAS and IPS officers and provincial civil service officers to declare their assets, both movable and immovable, within three months. The order, aimed at promoting transparency in the government, was issued during a special sitting after a Cabinet meeting. Family members of these...

UP free ration scheme extended by 3 months

Lucknow: A day after being sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for a second term, Yogi Adityanath announced extension of UP free ration scheme for three months. The new UP Cabinet met for the first time on Saturday, where the decision to extend the free ration scheme was taken. Yogi announced the...

Yogi Adityanath to take oath today as Uttar Pradesh CM for second consecutive term

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon. This is his second consecutive term as the CM of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and several other leaders are expected to attend the event, to be held...

Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan resign from Lok Sabha to retain UP Assembly seats

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav resigned as Member of Parliament on Tuesday. Besides him, another SP leader, Azam Khan, who won the Assembly election from Rampur, has resigned from the Lok Sabha. Akhilesh Yadav submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Azam Khan’s resignation is expected to be submitted the same...

Editors Guild condemns journalist Gaurav Bansal’s arrest, demands his immediate release

He was arrested from Agra on March 15 for allegedly misbehaving with police during election reporting   New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India has expressed shock at the arrest of Agra-based journalist Gaurav Bansal who was arrested last week for allegedly misbehaving with police in Agra in Uttar Pradesh while reporting on the elections....

Counting of votes in 5 states begins; massive lead for BJP in UP, AAP in Punjab

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the just-concluded Assembly elections in five states began on Thursday morning. As per early trends coming in, BJP opened the day with a massive lead in Uttar Pradesh. Congress on the other hand was leading in less than five seats.   Congress staring at complete washout? The early trends...