In UP's Prayagraj district a SUV vehicle rammed into a parked truck killing all the 14 occupants including six children. Returning from a marriage ceremony in Pratapgarh, the vehicle hit a punctured truck from behind. "The families of deceased have been assured of all help," said the Pratapgarh's Superintendent of Police (SP) Anurag Arya. CM Yogi Adityanath also extended his condolences and asked the authorities to reach out and help them.… read-more
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath with the support of Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants, launched "environment friendly incense sticks" at Gorakhnath temple ashram in Gorakhpur, on November 15. The incense sticks named "Aashirwaad" are said to be recycled from the used flowers in the temples once offered by devotees, and aim to promote eco-friendly products in the Indian markets.
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Addressing an election rally on October 31, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath announced to bring strict law against "love jihad". He made the remarks citing the Allahabad High Court's verdict that stated conversion only for marriage was invalid. CM Adityanath added, "They should mend their ways or their final procession will begin." He also said that his government has pledged to protect women and launched 'Operation Shakti' for the same.
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UP's BJP MLA Surendra Singh was slammed by actors Kriti Sanon, Swara Bhaskar and Pooja Bedi for his controversial remarks on rape incidents. While Kriti urged that this "mindset" needs to be changed, Swara called him a "rape defender" in her tweet. "This disgusting man is an old sinner," Swara said.… read-more
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Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on October 3 visited the Hathras victim's family. Reportedly, the victim's family stated that the leaders enquired about their daughter and the incidents and promised to help them. After the meet, Priyanka, through Twitter post, raised five questions as well, and demanded that the state government must answer them. Meanwhile, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has recommended a CBI probe in the case.
Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra were stopped by UP police, from visiting the Hathras gang rape victim's family on October 1. Taking to twitter, both Rahul and Priyanka asserted that U.P government was trying to stop them. The Police have also imposed section 144 in the district and sealed the boundaries. The National Human Rights Commission has registered a suo motu case and issued notices to UP government and police in this regard.… read-more
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has announced that his government will develop a "magnificent riverfront" along the Ganga river in Kanpur, as a gift to PM Modi. Speaking at a meeting to review the developmental projects in Kanpur, he directed the officials to expedite the 'Namami Gange' project, smart city project and the metro rail project. Regarding the COVID-19 situation, he insisted that all hospitals must have essential resources.
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Uttar Pradesh's Chief Minister (CM) Yogi Adityanath suspended two police chiefs in two days for corruption charges. On September 9, Superintendent of Police (SP) of Mahoba, Mani Lal Patidar was connected to DGP headquarters for asking bribe from vehicle owners. In a similar incident, the SSP of Prayagraj Abhishek Dixit was suspended on the previous day. Dixit was found to have encouraged "corruption in postings".
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In accordance with the guidelines issued by the Centre, the UP government on August 30 issued fresh orders for Unlock 4 in the sate. As per the order, School and colleges will remain closed till September 30. Cinema halls, swimming pools and entertainment parks will also be closed. However, open-air theaters can start functioning from September 21. Reportedly, Metro services will resume from September… read-more
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On August 15, Uttar Pradesh (UP) police reported a horrific incident, where a 14-year-old girl was found dead in a sugarcane field after she went missing from her home. She was found with a stole wrapped around her neck, eyes gouged out, and slit tongue. Autopsy report confirmed that the girl was sexually assaulted. An FIR was registered and two persons were arrested.