More than 200 people have been arrested in six districts in Uttar Pradesh over violence in connection with recent remarks by now-suspended BJP leader on Prophet Muhammad. Sixty-eight people were arrested from Prayagraj, while 50 people were taken into police custody in Hathras. Forty-eight people were picked up from Saharanpur, followed by Ambedkarnagar (28 arrests), Moradabad (25 arrests) and eight… Continue reading "Prophet row: More than 200 people have been arrested in Uttar Pradesh"
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Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister-designate Yogi Adityanath has invited former Chief Ministers Akhilesh Yadav and Mayawati for his grand swearing-in ceremony later today. He also dialled Samajwadi party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav regarding the event. Several Bollywood stars, including Akshay Kumar, Kangana Ranaut and Boney Kapoor, have also received invitations. The Chief Minister-to-be is likely to meet a select group of… Continue reading "Yogi Adityanath plans big for second oath taking ceremony"
Slamming previous governments in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said gangsters and criminals used to play their own games here earlier but the Yogi Adityanath government now plays “jail-jail” with them. Addressing a public rally after laying the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Uttar Pradesh’s Meerut, PM Modi said, “During the previous governments,… Continue reading "Yogi govt playing ‘jail-jail’ with criminals: PM Modi"
Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city has reported a total of 123 cases of Zika virus so far, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad. Out of the total, 96 cases are active. One case of Zika virus was reported in Kannauj and three in Lucknow. “A total of 123 cases of Zika virus have been reported in Kanpur district so… Continue reading "123 cases of Zika virus reported in Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur"
A video, apparently of an SUV running over slogan-shouting farmers marching in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri, has surfaced on social media and has even been shared by Varun Gandhi, an MP of the ruling BJP. Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the incident on Sunday. The video, being shared widely on social media, is yet to be verified… Continue reading "Video of farmers run over by SUV in Uttar Pradesh goes viral"
A day after Narendra Giri, the head of a top religious body – Akhil Bharatiya Akhada Parishad – allegedly died by suicide in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, three of his close aides have been detained for questioning, including one of his top disciples. One of the detained men, Anand Giri, was Narendra Giri’s protege and closest aide until they fell out… Continue reading "3 disciples arrested in alleged suicide of Narendra Giri"
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday imposed a complete ban on the sale of liquor and meat in Mathura. “The officers concerned are directed to make plans for the ban as well as for the engagement of people involved in such activities in some other trade,” he said. The Chief Minister was speaking at the Krishnotsava 2021 programme… Continue reading "UP government imposes ban on sale of liquor and meat in Mathura"
Union Minister Amit Shah held a meeting at his home on Thursday evening to discuss the next year’s assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh. Besides state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the meeting was attended by BJP chief JP Nadda, state BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh and organisation general secretary Sunil Bansal. Sources said besides candidates for the Legislative Council, the leaders… Continue reading "UP CM Yogi meets Union Minister Amit Shah to discuss poll strategy"