A UP Police personnel, identified as Sarvesh, has been arrested for allegedly sexually harassing some women and shooting a man who objected to his actions. The incident happened when the women were en route to attend a marriage ceremony in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh district. Reportedly, Sarvesh was drunk and accompanied by his friends. The injured man has been shifted to a Varanasi hospital owing to his critical conditions.
In Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, a 30-year-old man was shot down for refusing to offer Rs 200 to an acquaintance. Reportedly, the incident has occurred in the Civil Lines area after the deceased Anwar denied the amount to Asif on November 28. As per the Police Superintendent (City) Abhishek Kumar, the suspect is a drug addict. Moreover, the accused fled away the spot after the murder.
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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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In a horrific incident in Uttar Pradesh, a journalist and his friend were burnt to death in Balrampur district on November 28. The journalist, identified as Rakesh Singh, used to work for a Hindi daily. According to the district SP Dev Ranjan Verma, the incident seemed to be a murder case. "A team of forensic experts have also visited the spot," he added. Reportedly, the accused are not identified yet.
The ordinance bill for the 'Love Jihad' in the state of UP has been passed by the Governor Anandiben Patel on November 24. According to the law, a person is eligible for 10-years of prison or a fine of 15,000, if found violating the ordinance in any manner and comes in effect from November 28. However, Madhya Pradesh & Haryana were also contemplating to initiate love-jihad in their respective states.… read-more
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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
Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj district plans to cover the state-run cow shelters with polythene sheets and provide cows with jute-bag jackets during winters. While the district supply department will provide jute bags from ration shops, the coat and other arrangements will be made by gram panchayats. The 113 cow shelters lying in rural areas, which will shelter around 13,000 cows, are supervised by panchayats. The veterinary department will… read-more
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Under the Essential Services Maintenance Act, 1996, the Uttar Pradesh government has banned all strikes in government departments for the next six months. The decision came after the central trade unions called a nationwide strike from November 26, to be joined by few state unions too. The notification stated that violators will be arrested without a warrant and may face imprisonment for one year and/or a fine of Rs 1,000.
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The Allahabad High Court on November 24 declared choosing of partners as a fundamental right, ruling out two previous orders. The court held that the choice of partners is intrinsic to personal liberty and decision otherwise would be encroachment to freedom of choice. Moreover, the HC added, religious matters are irrelevant in the case of consensual matters. The decision surfaced amidst UP government touting for a law against love jihad.
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For doubling the count of tigers, Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit Tiger Reserve (PTR) and the State Forest department have won their first international award TX2, which was presented by the UN Development Program. Reportedly, the tiger count in reserve rose to 65 in 2018 from its 2014 mark of 25 tigers. While none of Indian Tiger Reserves neared the feat, PTR achieved it in 4 years ahead of the 10-year target.
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