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Bihar govt installs net in Ganga to prevent dead bodies floating in from UP

The Bihar government has installed a net in Ganga at Ranighat on the border with Uttar Pradesh and increased vigil along the river after several bloated and decomposed bodies of suspected COVID-19 patients washed up on the banks of the river in Buxar district’s Chausa. This was revealed by Bihar’s water resources development minister Sanjay...

Panic grips Bihar town after decomposed bodies pile up on the banks of Ganga

Panic gripped Bihar’s Buxar on Monday after several bloated and decomposed bodies washed up on the banks of Ganga exposing the scale of devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic even as authorities continue to deny any data manipulation. In a horrific scene, dozens of bodies piled up on the banks of the holy river at...

34 faculty members of Aligarh Muslim University died in past 18 days due to COVID-19

At least 34 faculty members of the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) have died due to COVID-19 in the past 18 days, resulting in a panic among the varsity staff. In fact, vice-chancellor Tariq Mansoor has written to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) asking it to study the variant that is causing deaths in...

Delhi, UP extend lockdown till May 17 to curb spread of COVID

With the COVID-19 spread still out of control, two states—Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have decided to extend the lockdowns imposed earlier till May 17. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has also clarified that lockdown restrictions will be stricter this time and even metro services will not operate during this period. While the lockdown earlier imposed...

Priyanka Gandhi criticises Yogi Adityanath for claiming no oxygen shortage in Uttar Pradesh

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday heavily criticised the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath’s remarks that there is no shortage of oxygen in any private or public COVID-19 hospital in the state. She remarked that “only an insensitive government” will give such a statement. Asserting that there is no shortage of oxygen in...

Uttar Pradesh to provide free COVID vaccines to all above 18 from May 1

In a major move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide free COVID-19 vaccine to all above 18 years from next month onwards. The state government is going to utilise its own resources for this purpose—a decision that was taken in the Cabinet meeting headed by the CM. In an official statement,...

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...