Representational photo: Robbery.

Photo: DNA India

Overjoyed UP Thief Suffers Heart Attack After Looting Rs 7 Lakh

In a bizarre incident, a thief suffered a heart attack after he was overjoyed with a successful heist of Rs 7 lakh from a public service centre in Bijnor, UP. The thief, Ejaz, and his accomplice Naushad had committed the robbery in mid-February. However, Ejaz soon suffered the heart attack and had to spend a large amount of the looted money on treatment. Arresting them from Alipur, the police have recovered Rs 3.7 lakh.

Thu, 01 Apr 2021 - 12:58 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Bijnor, Heart attack, robbery, Alipur

Courtesy: The Times of India

Representational photo: Man arrested.

Photo: Ten News

UP Cops Arrest 10 People Over Being Asked To Pay Bill After Having Food

Two drunk policemen in UP’s Etah have allegedly arrested 10 people, including a brother of an eatery owner, after they were asked to pay food bill. As per the physically-challenged eatery owner, the two cops racked a bill of Rs 400 but offered just Rs 80. Reportedly, when asked by customers and the owner's brothers to pay at least half, the policemen registered fake FIRs against them. Meanwhile, a probe is underway over the accusations.

Tue, 23 Mar 2021 - 12:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Etah, Fake FIR, Loot, Eatery, Drunk Policemen

Courtesy: Times Now

Representational photo: A panchayat in Muzaffarnagar

Photo: Daily Mail

UP Khap Panchayat Dictates Women To Not Wear Jeans, Men To Avoid Shorts

In a peculiar instance, a Khap panchayat in Pipalshah village of UP's Muzaffarnagar has banned jeans and shorts for women and men respectively as they represent western culture. The panchayat, predominant by Rajput community, also warned of social boycott if one is found violating the diktat. Community leader Thakur Puran Singh said, "We should wear our traditional clothes such as sarees, ghagra and salwar kameez". Moreover, the panchayat… read-more

Thu, 11 Mar 2021 - 11:20 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Muzaffarnagar, Pipalshah Village, Jeans Ban, Thakur Puran Singh

Courtesy: East Mojo

Representational photo of Taj Mahal

Photo: The Independent

Taj Mahal Sees Chaos As Hoax Bomb Threat Call Creates Panic

Chaos broke out at the Taj Mahal premises on March 4 after the Uttar Pradesh Police received an anonymous call claiming about a bomb planted inside the monument. The security personnel, including the Agra Police and the CISF, launched an intensive search operation immediately, evacuating all the visitors from the monument. However, after conducting a thorough search operation, the officials termed it a hoax. Meanwhile, the call has been… read-more

Thu, 04 Mar 2021 - 12:51 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Agra, Taj Mahal, Ferozpur, CISF, Bomb Scare

Courtesy: Zee News

Representational photo: Love jihad.

Photo: The New Indian Express

Gujarat Accompanies UP, MP Row; Plans To Introduce Anti 'Love Jihad' Law

Gujarat Home Minister Pradipsinh Jadeja has affirmed that the state will introduce a bill to counter 'love jihad' in its month-long budget session that started on March 1. Jadeja said, "The (Dharma Swatantrata) bill will prohibit and provision punishments for conversion by misinterpretation, under influence, coercion, marriage or any fraudulent means." As of now, two BJP ruled states - Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh have already passed… read-more

Tue, 02 Mar 2021 - 11:27 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Gujarat, Home Minister, Pradipsinh Jadeja, Love Jihad, UP, Madhya Pradesh

Courtesy: Times Now

Indore's STF with obtained substances.

Photo: Free Press Journal

Indore: STF Arrests 4 UP-Based 'Uranium' Sellers

Indore's Special Task Force on February 23 arrested four men possessing 2gm radioactive Uranium powder, which they claimed was for sale. All four men belonging to Kanpur's Kalyanpura were nabbed after input about their location from an STF informer. Reportedly, the offenders were carrying the element in glass bottles and a plastic packet. Meanwhile, the uranium sample that claimed to have Rs 5 crore worth by offenders, is currently under lab-… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 05:11 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: indore, UP, Special Task Force, Uranium, Radioactive

Courtesy: The Times of India

 Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

Photo: Outlook

UP Govt To Name Ayodhya Airport As 'Maryada Purushottam Shriram Airport'

The Uttar Pradesh government on February 23 passed a resolution in the state assembly to name the upcoming Ayodhya airport as 'Maryada Purushottam Shriram Airport'. After securing the Assembly's approval, the resolution will now be forwarded to the Union government for a final nod. The resolution was moved by Parliamentary Affairs and Finance Minister Suresh Khanna. The minister also praised the rich history and heritage of Ayodhya,… read-more

Wed, 24 Feb 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Ayodhya, Maryada Purushottam Shriram Airport, Suresh Khanna

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.

Photo: Orrisa Post

UP Govt Presents First Paperless, Largest Budget For 'Aatmanirbhar' UP

The Uttar Pradesh government on February 22 presented a budget of Rs 5,50,270.78 crore for the year 2021-22. Aiming for UP's all-round development, the state's Finance Minister Suresh Kumar Khanna claimed the step towards making the state "Aatmanirbhar." Reportedly, the state’s first e-budget and largest allocation also exceeded Rs 34,410 crore compared to last year. Moreover, the Yogi government’s fifth budget also exhibited new schemes… read-more

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 05:20 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UP, Finance Minister, Suresh Kumar Khanna, State Budget, Yogi Government

Courtesy: The Economic Times

Shabnam Ali's son Mohammed Taj.

Photo: The Times of India

Shabnam's Son Urges Prez Kovind To Spare His Mother From Execution

Murder convict Shabnam Ali's 12-year-old son Mohammed Taj has requested President Ram Nath Kovind to spare his mother from the possible execution. The boy, currently living with his foster parents, held a board that read, "President uncle ji, please forgive my mother Shabnam." Uttar Pradesh-based Shabnam can possibly be India's first woman to be hanged since independence. She was convicted for killing seven members of her family, including a… read-more

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 12:15 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: President Ram Nath Kovind, Mohammed Taj, Shabnam Ali, UP

Courtesy: Times Now

Representational photo: Health worker receiving covid-19 vaccine shot.

Photo: The Indian Express

74% Health Workers Did Not Receive Second COVID Vaccine Dose: Govt

The Centre's data has revealed that 74% of health workers have not taken the scheduled second dose of COVID-19 vaccine required for the completion of inoculation process. The data indicated that only 98,118 health workers turned up for the second jab on February 15, whereas the scheduled recipients were 3,81,305. While the turnout was highest in Gujarat, UP and Jharkhand, Bihar stood at the bottom. Experts have cited communication gap as a… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 01:42 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: Covid-19 Vaccine, health workers, Gujarat, UP, Jharkhand

Courtesy: Down To Earth