Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav will be undertaking a 350-km 'Cycle Yatra' in protest against the BJP-led UP government's action against Rampur MP Azam Khan. The SP supremo has alleged that the BJP government is trying to implicate Azam khan in fake cases. To be commenced from March 13, the yatra will start from Ambedkar Park in Rampur and will culminate on March 21 at SP Headquarters in Lucknow.
Sharjah-Lucknow Indigo flight made an emergency landing in Pakistan's Karachi on March 2 after a 67-year-old passenger Habib ur Rehman fell sick. Reportedly, the Pakistan Civil Aviation Authority had granted landing permission to the captain on humanitarian grounds. However, after a 5 AM landing, the medical crew, unfortunately, found the passenger already dead. Later, after fulfilling all due formalities, the flight then left for Ahmedabad… read-more
Milind Raj, a law student from Lucknow, has created a robot to feed his differently-abled pet dog named Jojo. The indispensable robot feeds the dog when Milind is away from home. Reportedly, Milind had found Jojo during COVID-19; and, later the canine was diagnosed as blind and deaf. While Milind’s philanthropic endeavour was admired by the netizens at large after the news surfaced, the dog’s health has also become better than before.
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The Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench on February 3 was approached by two Delhi-based sisters, who are claiming ownership over the 5-acre mosque-construction land of Sunni Central Waqf Board. The petitioners said their father was given 28-acre land, which included the land in question, when he settled in Ayodhya post partition. With petition scheduled for hearing on February 8, the claimants demanded to defer the land transfer to the board… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in the country to have two airstrips on expressways to facilitate emergency landing and take-off of combat aircraft. The feat was achieved after completion of 3,300-metre airstrip near Kurebhar on Purvanchal Expressway. While it awaits testing, the Air Force has already conducted successful landing of Mirage, Jaguar, Sukhoi-30 on its Lucknow-Agra expressway. Reportedly, Hindon and Agra airbases will… read-more
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Intending to honour India's sporting heroes, Sports Ministry on January 17 announced to name the facilities of Sports Authority of India (SAI) after renowned athletes. However, the names of athletes to inspire the nomenclature has not been disclosed yet. Reportedly, several upcoming facilities in Lucknow, Bhopal and Guwahati will be named after famous local sportspersons. Sports Minister Kiran Rijiju called this decision as government's … read-more
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The Uttar Pradesh Police have taken a 15-year-old boy from Agra into custody after he allegedly threatened to "blow up" the state CM Yogi Adityanath. Reportedly, the accused had sent the threatening WhatsApp message on the state’s 112 helpline number. An FIR has been registered against the boy and he was presented before the Juvenile Board. Reportedly, the boy's family was unaware of this incident and they termed it "childish".
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The UP state Vigilance Department has registered an FIR against former minister Gayatri Prasad Prajapati for holding disproportionate assets. Samajwadi Party's Prajapati has been already booked by the CBI and Enforcement Directorate under the same charges. According to the Vigilance Department, he has assets worth six times more than his income. The department has also revealed 21 unnamed properties of Prajapati, who has been jailed since… read-more
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Busting a drug racket in Uttar Pradesh' Sonbhadra district, the state's Special Task Force on November 7 arrested a gang of four drug smugglers. The officials have seized about 800 kg of ganja worth Rs 1 crore, a truck, a car, 2 driving licenses, 2 Aadhar cards, a PAN card along with Rs 3,500 in cash. Reportedly, 300 sacks of salt, which were used to conceal the contraband, were also seized.
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Addressing an election-rally ahead of by-polls, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said, anyone who kills bovines will be sent to jail. Calling cow-slaughter "unacceptable" he said, “Protecting cows is everyone’s responsibility”. The comments came in a day after Allahabad High-Court slammed UP government over misusing anti-cow slaughter law. The court, while hearing a plea by one of the accused in cow slaughtering, noted that the law was being… read-more
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