UP: Portfolios allocated to new ministers in UP

Lucknow: After days of delay, portfolios to the ten ministers, sworn in into the Akhilesh Yadav government earlier this week, were allocated on Saturday. According to a Raj Bhawan spokesman, Governor Ram Naik, based on the recommendation of the Chief Minister, allotted the transport ministry to controversial Gayatri Prajapati, who was sacked for charges of […]

UP: Lucknow dengue toll 148, 54 more test positive

Lucknow: The dengue toll in Uttar Pradesh’s state capital rose to 148 with the death of seven more people, an official said. On Friday, at least 54 new patients tested positive for the vector-borne disease in various hospitals of the city, taking the number of patients to 1,800. Officials informed IANS that fogging and spraying […]

UP: 67 IAS officials transferred in UP

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday effected a major overhaul of the top bureaucracy, transferring 67 IAS officials including five of the principal secretary-level. Prabhat Kumar, principal secretary, micro-irrigation, has now been posted as the resident commissioner in New Delhi, and will be replaced by Renuka Kumar, while Kumar Kamlesh has been sent to […]

UP: UP allows portability of vehicles’ registration numbers

Lucknow: Vehicle owners in Uttar Pradesh (UP) will now be able to take their old registration numbers by paying a fee of Rs.25,000. The state government has issued an order to this effect, an official said on Tuesday. Necessary amendments were effected in the Motor Vehicle Act of 1998, thereby paving the way of registration […]

UP: Fire at multi-storeyed building in Lucknow

Lucknow: A fire broke out here on Saturday at the eighth floor of Indira Bhawan building that houses dozens of Uttar Pradesh government offices, police said. According to police, many files and furniture were gutted in the blaze at the 11-storey building. It took three fire tenders an hour to douse the fire. But no […]

UP: UP to prioritise jobs for acid attack survivors

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh is set to prioritise government jobs for acid attack survivors, an official said on Saturday. As a pilot project, the victims would be given priority in the Women’s Welfare department. They will be given jobs at Rani Laxmibai Aasha Jyoti Centres. “The idea is to assimilate these victims by providing them better […]

UP: Ropeways soon for Uttar Pradesh religious circuits

Lucknow: New ropeways will be constructed on important religious circuits of Uttar Pradesh under public-private-partnership (PPP) model, an official said on Saturday. The ways would be constructed to facilitate tourists and devotees at Chitrakoot, Ashtabhuja-Kalikhoh in Vindhyachal, and Barsana region in Mathura, principal secretary (Tourism) Navneet Sehgal told IANS. Instructions have been issued to the […]

UP: Chief secretary to spend night among villages

Lucknow: In a first, the chief secretary of Uttar Pradesh will spend a night among villagers in the impoverished villages of Bundelkhand. An official told IANS that Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan would be on a “night halt at identified villages” in Bundelkhand’s two districts — Mahoba and Banda on January 13-14. Ranjan would get the […]

UP: Five killed as high-tension wire falls on bus in UP

Lucknow: Five people were killed, all of a family and more than two dozen others injured when a high tension electricity wire broke and fell on a passenger bus in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr on Friday evening, police said. The bus, on which 40 passengers were travelling, was returning to Rabupura when near the Qureshian ara […]

UP: Demolish two illegal high-rise towers in Noida: Allahabad HC

Lucknow: Taking a tough stand against illegal multi-storey buildings in Noida and greater Noida, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed the Noida authorities to raze two such buildings. The court ordered to demolish the illegal buildings, constructed by Amrapali and Supertech groups, within two months and to get the land cleared of all constructions […]

UP: Trader shot, looted in Ghaziabad

Ghaziabad: A trader, carrying a large amount of cash, was on Tuesday intercepted by four armed men, who snatched the money and shot him when he tried to resist,police said. The incident occurred on Tuesday afternoon near ALT Centre under Kavi Nagar police station. Police said stationery wholesaler Shobhit Gupta (56) was carrying the cash […]

UP: Two burnt to death in Ghaziabad road accident

Ghaziabad: Two people were burnt to death in an auto when an Alto car rammed into it. The auto turned turtle and the passengers could not be rescued as the three-wheeler caught fire, police said here on Saturday. The incident occurred on National Highway 58 near Duhai village. Police said the dead have not been […]

UP: Akhilesh stresses need for ecological balance

UP: Akhilesh stresses need for ecological balance

Agra: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday evening stressed the need for ecological balance and harmony with nature. He said that the state and India could progress if all worked in unison with a larger vision. “India’s strength was the unity of all faiths. Mahatma Gandhiji had said we should take from nature what was […]

UP: FIR registered against Mulayam

Lucknow: After weeks of dilly-dallying, police on Thursday said they have registered an FIR against Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening an IPS official. Police, however, said the FIR was registered on September 24 but was not “declared”. The FIR was registered on charges of criminal intimidation under relevant sections of the […]

UP: Social activist Medha Patekar arrested in Allahabad

Lucknow: Social activist Medha Patekar was arrested in Allahabad on Saturday, police said. She was on her way to Kachari village when police tried to prevent her from going ahead, fearing tension in the area. As she refused to abort the plan, senior police officials arrested her and took her to the police lines. Patkar […]