Thursday, January 24, 2019

Priyanka can do no magic: SP

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2019 9:15:05 PM IST
A Samajwadi Party leader said on Wednesday that Congress President Rahul Gandhi's sister Priyanka Gandhi, appointed General Secretary in charge of eastern Uttar Pradesh, won't be able to do "chamatkar" (magic) in the Lok Sabha elections.... read..

Murli Manohar Joshi to seek re-election from Kanpur

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Former BJP President Murli Manohar Joshi, 85, is readying to again contest the Lok Sabha election from Kanpur in Uttar Pradesh.... read..

EVM's untrustworthy, need to be replaced with ballot papers: AAP

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2019 8:45:04 AM IST
The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Wednesday demanded that in view of the latest charges against the electronic voting machines (EVMs) by a hacker in London, the old, tried and tested ballot papers should be used again in the forthcoming Lok Sabha elections.... read..

5 killed in UP road accident

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2019 12:45:04 PM IST
Five persons, including a two-year-old, were killed while five others critically injured in a road mishap in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur district on Wednesday, police said.... read..

Winter chill returns in UP after overnight rain

Lucknow |Wednesday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
Overnight rains across the state capital and others places in Uttar Pradesh brought down the mercury signalling the return of winter chills on Wednesday.... read..

UP Shia Waqf chief wants all primary madrasas shut

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2019 3:45:14 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh's Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Wasim Rizvi on Tuesday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shut down all primary madrasas across the country to save a majority of the Muslim population from getting affiliated to the Islamic State (IS) t... read..

Gravely injured jackal rescued in Agra

Agra |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
A gravely injured female jackal was on Tuesday rescued by a team of the Uttar Pradesh Forest Department and Wildlife SOS from Taj Ganj in Agra.... read..

Green activists to build a Taj with plastic/polythene waste in Agra

Agra |Tuesday, 2019 12:15:04 PM IST
Green activists will attempt to construct a Taj Mahal with plastic and polythene waste at the Etmauddaula viewpoint park on the Yamuna river here.... read..

Indigo flight returns to Lucknow after engine trouble

Lucknow |Tuesday, 2019 6:15:05 PM IST
Budget airline IndiGo on Tuesday said its flight from Lucknow to Jaipur returned after take-off after the pilot noticed high vibration in the engine.... read..

Thousands take holy dip at Kumbh on 'Paush Poornima'

Prayagraj |Monday, 2019 10:45:05 AM IST
Hundreds and thousands of pilgrims took holy dip at the Sangam -- the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati rivers here in Uttar Pradesh -- on the occasion of 'Paush Poornima' on Monday, officials said.... read..

Kumbh 2019: Meet the 'Machaan wale baba'

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 21, 2019 5:11:34 AM IST
As Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh is witnessing one of the largest human gatherings on the auspicious occasion of the 2019 Kumbh Mela, there are indeed several things which are grabbing the eyeballs of the visitors.... read..

At peace in the madding crowd: Taking a holy dip at the Kumbh (Travelogue)

Prayagraj |Monday, 2019 12:15:05 PM IST
It is the largest spiritual, cultural and religious congregation of its kind and attracts crores of devotees from India and abroad at the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga and Yamuna rivers and the mythical Saraswati. The historic city of Praygaraj, wh... read..

Ram temple at Kumbh mela draws crowds

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 10:11:32 PM IST
Even as pressure mounts on the government to construct Ram temple, a replica of the temple in Ayodhya is proving to be a crowdpuller at the ongoing Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.... read..

BJP MLA Sadhana Singh apologises for her 'eunuch' remark about Mayawati

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 6:41:34 PM IST
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Sadhana Singh on Sunday expressed regrets for calling BSP chief and former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati a "eunuch." Singh said that she did not intend to insult anyone.... read..

Kumbh '19: VVIP bathing island constructed at Triveni Sangam

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 4:11:31 PM IST
A temporary VVIP bathing island has been constructed in the middle of Triveni Sangam at the Kumbh Mela, comprising bathing facilities for both men and women.... read..

Ramdas Athawale calls Mayawati 'strong lady'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) | January 20, 2019 4:11:34 PM IST
Union Minister Ramdas Athawale has condemned the derogatory remarks on Mayawati made by a BJP lawmaker Sadhana Singh and called the leader of the BSP as a 'strong lady' from the Dalit community.... read..

Sadhana Singh 'mentally ill': BSP slams BJP MLA for calling Mayawti 'worse than an eunuch'

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 20, 2019 3:41:37 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh MLA Sadhana Singh is "mentally ill", said BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra, after the MLA from Mughalsarai called Mayawati "a person worse than an eunuch".... read..

Saurashtra join Vidarbha in semis after record chase in Ranji Trophy history

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 19, 2019 8:11:35 PM IST
The semi-final fixture of the Ranji Trophy 2018/19 season was completed on Saturday after Vidarbha and Saurashtra pulled off victories over Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.... read..

Fire breaks at Kumbh Mela, no causalities reported

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh), [India] | January 19, 2019 9:41:36 PM IST
A fire broke out at the ongoing Kumbh Mela here in Prayagraj on Saturday evening but no casualities have been reported yet.... read..

UP cabinet approves 10% reservation scheme of Centre

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:36 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday approved the central government's scheme of 10 per cent reservation in government jobs to the economically weaker section in general category.... read..

Ram Temple in Ayodhya should be constructed by 2025: RSS leader

Prayagraj |Friday, 2019 2:45:04 PM IST
Mounting pressure on the Modi government, the RSS on Friday pitched for the immediate construction of a Ram Temple in Ayodhya, saying it should be built by 2025.... read..

UP cabinet renames Mughalsarai tehsil as Deendayal Upadhyay

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 5:41:33 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday approved the proposal of renaming the Mughalsarai tehsil as Pandit Deendayal Upadhyay, the co-founder and president of Bharatiya Jana Sangh.... read..

2 women killed in celebratory firing in UP (Lead)

Lucknow/New Delhi |Friday, 2019 6:45:05 PM IST
Two women were killed in celebratory firing during a wedding in a Moradabad village in Uttar Pradesh, while a young bride in the national capital was injured in a similar but separate incident, police said on Friday.... read..

10% quota for economically weak applicable from Jan 14 in UP

Lucknow |Friday, 2019 8:15:04 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Friday ratified 10 per cent reservation for economically weaker sections among the upper castes, a government spokesman said.... read..

Municipal Corporation for cow shelters received Rs 10 cr each from UP govt: Dr Neelkanth Tiwari

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh), [India] | January 18, 2019 10:41:32 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has already allocated Rs 10 crore to each Municipal Corporation for cow shelters, said UP Sports and Youth Welfare Minister Dr Neelkanth Tiwari on Friday.... read..

RSS takes jibe at Centre, says Ram temple will be built in 2025

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 1:11:36 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS), who is miffed with the BJP-led government at the Centre for the delay in the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya, has mockingly said that the temple will be built in 2025.... read..

Start Ram temple construction now to complete by 2025: RSS

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 18, 2019 2:11:32 PM IST
The Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has asserted that the construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya should begin now so that it can be completed by 2025.... read..

BJP startled since announcement of SP-BSP alliance in UP: Samajwadi Party

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 11:11:31 PM IST
After the announcement of SP-BSP alliance in Uttar Pradesh, BJP leadership is unable to decide about its standing and status in the state claimed Samajwadi Party national chief and former UP ex-chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday.... read..

How clean is River Ganga? Here's a fact check

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 6:11:33 PM IST
Around 97 towns and cities located on the banks of Ganga discharge over 3.2 billion litres of untreated sewage into the river daily. To keep the water from getting polluted, the National Mission for Clean Ganga (NMCG) took up a big challenge to clean and ... read..

Mayawati inducts her nephew into BSP

Lucknow |Thursday, 2019 7:15:36 PM IST
Unfazed by media speculation about the emergence of a political heir in the BSP, Mayawati hit back at the critics and announced the induction of her nephew Akash Anand, an MBA graduate, into the party.... read..

Australian ascetic becomes centre of attraction at Kumbh Mela

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:43 PM IST
He sits in sharp contrast to the dark-skinned sadhus around him at Kumbh, smoking from a chillum, his white hair tied atop his hair. And yet, he too is an ascetic.... read..

ED registers money laundering case in illegal mining in UP

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 8:41:45 PM IST
Enforcement Directorate's (ED) Lucknow unit on Thursday registered a money laundering case in connection with alleged illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh.... read..

Kumbh 2019: Muslim who gives light to Hindu Akhadas

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 10:11:36 PM IST
In another shining example of unity in diversity, a Muzaffarnagar resident has been coming to the Kumbh Mela for more than three decades to help the Sadhus light up their tents.... read..

4 dead in UP road mishap

Lucknow |Thursday, 2019 2:15:04 PM IST
Four persons were killed and four others injured after a truck collided with two other vehicles due to fog in Uttar Pradesh's Shajahanpur district early on Thursday, police said.... read..

President Kovind offers prayer at Kumbh

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India] | January 17, 2019 3:11:38 PM IST
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday offered prayers on the banks of River Ganga during the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.... read..

How an all-women driving school is giving wings to women (IANS Special Series)

Mathura/Agra |Sunday, 2018 10:45:05 AM IST
On any busy traffic crossing in the historic Mughal city of Agra, one would be surprised to see the number of women on two-wheelers. Not only young girls, but more and more middle-aged women, including housewives, are now seen enjoying their new-found fre... read..

Smart City or Heritage City? That seems to be Agra's dilemma

Agra |Tuesday, 2018 12:45:04 PM IST
In the race for a Smart City tag, heritage structures in Agra are under threat, stakeholders say. The haphazard growth of urban clusters encroaching on the free space around monuments and the alarming rise in pollution levels have compelled rethinking whe... read..
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