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UP Jumps To 2nd Position in GSDP 2020-21 List; Surpasses Gujarat, TN

Despite COVID-19 blues, Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the second-largest state in terms of Gross State Domestic Product (GSDP) for the year 2020-21. Surprisingly, UP jumped three places in 2020-21 by surpassing top the contenders. While Maharashtra remained first, UP's GSDP clocked over $268 billion followed by TN and Karnataka. As the experts cited non-agricultural activities behind the growth, the state also emerged second in ease of doing… read-more

Fri, 26 Feb 2021 - 07:20 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, GSDP, GDP, UP gov

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Shabnam Files Fresh Mercy Plea To President Kovind, UP Governor

Murder convict Shabnam has submitted a fresh mercy plea to President Ram Nath Kovind and UP Governor Anandiben Patel. Reportedly, two lawyers on February 19 met Shabnam and convinced her to re-apply for the mercy. "She also has the right to file a curative petition in the SC," stated Shabnam's lawyer Shreya Rastogi. Convicted for killing seven family members, Shabnam’s mercy plea was earlier rejected by former President Pranab Mukherjee and… read-more

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 11:58 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Shabnam executions, Uttar Pradesh, Death Sentence, Capital Punishment

Courtesy: The Tribune

Unnao Death Case

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FIR Against 8 Twitter Handles Over Fake News In Unnao Dalit Girls Death Case

In connection with the Unnao Dalit girls' death case, the UP Police has filed an FIR against eight Twitter handles accused of spreading "fake" stories claiming suspected poisoning as cause. However, multimedia website Mojo Story, one of the accused handles, has termed the FIR “blatant case of harassment". Earlier, on February 17, the three girls were found in unconscious state in Unnao’s Babuhara village; later, two of them died.

Mon, 22 Feb 2021 - 09:40 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Unnao, Uttar Pradesh, FIR, Unnao Death Case

Courtesy: Scroll. in

Uttar Pradesh Police SUV

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Uttar Pradesh: 112 To Include Small Cars For Faster Response

Uttar Pradesh's 112 emergency service will soon include small cars to provide faster responses to emergency calls. While the smaller cars will help teams to reach congested areas, they will also decrease the time consumed due to traffic. Reportedly, the UP police have a response time of seven to eight minutes in urban areas and 15-20 minutes in rural areas. Currently, the department has over 3,000 SUVs deployed for emergency services.

Sat, 20 Feb 2021 - 03:25 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, 112 Emergency Sevice, Uttar Pradesh Police, Emergency Service

Courtesy: NDTV

Gender Toilet

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Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi Opens First Transgender Toilets

Under the Smart City project, Varanasi Mayor Mridula Jaiswal inaugurated the first transgender toilet in Uttar Pradesh. Assuring that the government is willing to do more for the community, Mridula said, "We will build more wherever they are required." The project was started to encourage the participation of the transgender community in maintaining the cleanliness of the city. A community member stated that they had faced a lot of… read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 06:33 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: transgender community, Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, Transgender Toilet

Supreme Court

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SC Permits NGO To Challenge Anti-conversion Laws Of MP, Himachal

Citizens for Justice and Peace, an NGO, has received the Supreme Court’s nod to challenge the anti-conversion laws in Madhya Pradesh and Himachal Pradesh. The NGO's original plea had questioned the passage of the contentious law in Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Besides, the court has also granted permission to ‘Jamaiat Ulama-i-Hind’ to intervene in the proceedings. Earlier, the Muslim body alleged that the laws were aimed at harassing … read-more

Thu, 18 Feb 2021 - 10:43 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Madhya Pradesh, Supreme Court of India, Uttar Pradesh, Anti-conversion Law

Courtesy: Hindustan Times

Capital Punishment

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Mathura Jail Preps To Hang India's 1st Woman Prisoner After Freedom

Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura district jail is preparing to hang the country’s first woman prisoner, Shabnam, after independence. Convicted of killing seven family members with her lover, Shabnam's mercy plea was rejected by ex-president Pranab Mukherjee. Reportedly, Pawan Jallad, who earlier hanged the Nirbhaya's killers, had visited the jail to review preparations. While official communication is awaited, the only gallows of UP dedicated to women… read-more

Wed, 17 Feb 2021 - 06:56 PM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Death Punishment, Capital Punishment, Uttar Pradesh, Mathura

Courtesy: Deccan Herald

Agricultural land

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UP Govt Comes With 16-Digit Unique Code To Tackle Land Frauds

The Uttar Pradesh government has completed the updation of the Revenue Code rules with a 16-digit unique code to keep track of land frauds and 'Benami' transactions. The reform, which started in 2018, eyes to identify agricultural lands and their status in the state's 1,08,868 villages. Now every information including ownership details are available on the Revenue Board's website. Reportedly, in 2019, around 2,058 cases of fraudulent… read-more

Fri, 12 Feb 2021 - 01:28 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Uttar Pradesh, revenue code, Yogi Adityanath, Fraud

Courtesy: The Print

36th Junior Games

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Pune Athlete Wins 400m Gold At 36th National Junior Athletic Games

An 18-year-old athlete Siddesh Choudhari stood first in 400m hurdles at the 36th National Junior Athletic Championship. While Pune's Siddhesh recorded his career-best in 53.91 seconds, Nashik’s Swyam Badhe stood second. Moreover, Maharashtra's Rujula Bhonsle bagged emerging player trophy at the games. Reportedly, Haryana, with 21 gold, secured the top position in the medal tally followed by Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh with 13 gold each.

Thu, 11 Feb 2021 - 08:27 PM / by Ronit John

Tags: Athlete, Pune, sprinter, Siddhesh Choudhari, 36th National Junior Athletic Championship, Haryana, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh

Courtesy: Hindustan Times


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UP: Kasganj Police Guns Down Man Allegedly Involved In Killing Cop

The UP Police on February 10 shot dead a liquor mafia kingpin’s brother in an encounter on the banks of Kali river in Kasganj. The deceased, identified as Elkar, was accused of killing a police constable and severely injuring a sub-inspector when they had reached the mafia, Moti’s, village on February 9 to hand a warrant. While Elkar was killed, the police has launched a look-out for his aides who escaped the encounter.

Wed, 10 Feb 2021 - 11:18 AM / by Nikita Thakur

Tags: Crime, Uttar Pradesh, Encounter, Mafia, Kasganj, Liqour Mafia

Courtesy: The Tribune