Tuesday, August 04, 2020


Dalits ignored in 'bhumi pujan': Apna Dal MLA

LUCKNOW: Striking a discordant note right on the eve of the most awaited 'bhumi pujan' ceremony in the country for the grand Ram temple, Apna Dal MLA Choudhary Amar Singh on Tuesday claimed that Dalits have been ignored when invitations were extended for the ceremony in Ayodhya.

Corona test certificate compulsory for Ayodhya invitees

LUCKNOW:All invitees to the August 5 foundation stone-laying function for the new Ram temple in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh will have to carry a mandatory coronavirus-negative certificate, one of the organisers said on Tuesday.

RSS chief reaches Lucknow on way to Ayodhya

LUCKNOW: Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat reached Lucknow on Tuesday morning enroute to Ayodhya to participate in the 'Bhumi Poojan' for the construction of the Ram temple on August 5.

Babri plaintiff gets invite for 'bhumi pujan'

LUCKNOW: Iqbal Ansari, the plaintiff in the Babri mosque title suit, is exited and grateful for having received an invitation to the momentous 'bhumi pujan' ceremony of the grand Ram temple from the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra trust.

With Lord Hanuman's blessings, 'bhumi pujan' will end 166-year-old dispute

AYODHYA:Lord Hanuman is said to be the protector of Ayodhya and Ram devotees. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, when he comes to Ayodhya on Wednesday for 'bhumi pujan', will first offer prayers at the Hanuman Garhi temple.

Another UP Minister tests COVID-19 positive

 LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh Jal Shakti Minister Mahendra Singh has tested positive for COVID-19, hours after the state BJP President Swatantra Dev Singh and two other legislators were confirmed to have contracted the virus.

SIT report on slain gangster Dubey likely to be delayed

LUCKNOW:The report of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), set up to probe the Bikru massacre in which eight policemen were ambushed and killed on July 3, is likely to be delayed.

Cong preferred votes over lives of Muslim women: Smriti

NEW DELHI:Union Women and Child Development Minister Smriti Irani on Friday accused the Congress of preferring vote bank over the rights of the Muslim women in the country.

Weekend restrictions to continue in UP

LUCKNOW:Weekend restrictions in Uttar Pradesh will continue even as the Yogi Adityanath government is set to follow the Unlock 3 guidelines issued by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

Holy soil, water reaching Ayodhya from across India for 'bhoomi pujan'

NEW DELHI:As the day for Ram Mandir Bhoomi Poojan nears, efforts are being expedited to bring holy soil and water from major rivers across India to Ayodhya, through courier, ‘rath yatra or by individuals, ahead of August 5, that is seen as a culmination of a long legal tangle.

Now special security force to come up in UP

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday decided to set up a Special Security Force to protect vital installations in the state.
According to official sources, the new force will be equipped to professionally deal with security issues.

Yogi meets kin of Bikru massacre victims

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, on Thursday, met the families of circle officer Devendra Mishra and station officer Mahesh Kumar Yadav, both of whom had been killed in the Bikru massacre in Kanpur on July 3.

Family threatens suicide if son's body not recovered

KANPUR:Chaman Singh, father of lab technician who was kidnapped and murdered last month as Uttar Pradesh police was involved in a botched up rescue operation, has threatened to commit suicide with his entire family if the police did not find his son's body.

National Awards for excellence in Earth System Science Announced

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES) is mandated to provide the nation with the best possible services for weather, climate, ocean, coastal and natural hazards, for the Public Safety and socio-economic benefits. The Ministry also deals with exploration and sustainable harnessing of ocean resources (living and non-living) and plays a nodal role for Antarctic/Arctic/Himalayas and Southern Ocean research

Sonia appoints 17 city, district Congress chiefs in UP

LUCKNOW: Interim Congress chief Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday appointed district and city party presidents for 17 districts in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress to go to court against UP Council decision

LUCKNOW:The Congress is preparing to challenge the decision of the chairman of the UP Legislative Council, Ramesh Yadav, who has dismissed the Congress petition seeking disqualification of Dinesh Pratap Singh, a rebel Congress MLC from Rae Bareli.

Yogi 'furious' as 3rd kidnapping victim found dead

LUCKNOW:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is said to be infuriated by the increasing number of kidnapping and murder cases in the state.

Police to attach property of Vikas Dubey's brother

KANPUR: The Kanpur police are now preparing to attach the property of Deep Prakash Dubey, brother of slain gangster Vikas Dubey.
The police have moved an application in the court to seek permission for attaching Deep's properties.

Vikas Dubey encounter: SC junks pleas to remove ex-UP DGP from probe panel

NEW DELHI:The Supreme Court on Tuesday said cannot look at one part of the statement and question the integrity as it junked pleas to remove former Uttar Pradesh DGP K.L. Gupta as a member of the inquiry commission set up to probe the Vikas Dubey encounter case.

No 'rakhi' celebration in UP jails this year

LUCKNOW:For those lodged in prisons in Uttar Pradesh, it will be a lonely 'Raksha Bandhan' this year.
The jail administration has decided not to permit relatives, mainly sisters, from visiting prisoners and tying rakhi.

Dalit not allowed cremation on Agra ground, Mayawati seeks probe

LUCKNOW:A Dalit woman's body was unceremoniously removed from the funeral pyre minutes before she was to be cremated by upper caste men in Agra a few days back. The incident has now snowballed into a major controversy after video of the act went viral on social media.

UP MLA fears threat to life by mining mafia lord

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Yogesh Dhama has written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and the Director-General of state Police claiming he has been facing a threat to his life from notorious gangster Sunil Rathi, who is lodged in Delhi's Tihar jail in connection with the murder of another gangster Munna Bajrangi.

UP govt hands over Dubey aide case to I-T, ED

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government has handed over to the Income Tax Department and the Enforcement Directorate a case related to alleged ill-gotten assets acquired by Jai Bajpai, an aide of slain gangster Vikas Dubey.

Is politics in MP limited to social media due to corona?

BHOPAL: If the Covid-19 pandemic is sweeping through the country and the world, then Madhya Pradesh is also not untouched by it. Now its direct impact is visible on the state's politics.

Police thwart dharna at UP Raj Bhavan, whisk away Lallu, others

LUCKNOW:Five persons led by Uttar Pradesh Congress President Ajay Kumar Lallu and Rajya Sabha MP PL Punia on Monday attempted to stage a dharna in front of the Raj Bhavan here, but were whisked away by police.

No test, no corona' policy is scary: Priyanka to Yogi

LUCKNOW:Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Saturday wrote to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, raising the issue of rising coronavirus cases and low testing in the state. She said state government seems to have adopted 'No test, no corona' policy which is scary. Priyanka Gandhi said that 2,500 cases of coronavirus were reported in the state on Friday and almost all metro cities have been flooded with new cases.

Advani gets statement recorded in CBI court in Babri case

LUCKNOW:Veteran BJP leader Lal Krishna Advani on Friday got recorded his statement in a special CBI court here in the Babri mosque demolition case through videoconferencing from Delhi.

AAP ready for foray into UP; trouble for SP, BSP

LUCKNOW:The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is launching a massive campaign in Uttar Pradesh, more than a year and a half before the state Assembly elections are due.
The AAP will now focus on Most Backward Castes (MBC) and Most Dalits and issues related to them.

UP Cong leaders tonsure heads, seek Yogi's resignation

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh Congress leaders, on Friday, tonsured their heads and performed Pind Daan or last rites of the Yogi Adityanath government after UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu was prevented from going to Kanpur to meet the family of Sanjeet Yadav who was kidnapped and then murdered.

UP Health Minister tests corona positive

LUCKNOW:Uttar Pradesh Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh has tested positive for coronavirus and has been put in home isolation.
The minister is asymptomatic and is isolating at his Lucknow residence.

Two officers suspended in Kanpur kidnap-murder case

LUCKNOW:UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has suspended IPS officer Aparna Gupta and then then Deputy SP Manoj Gupta for their questionable role in the kidnapping and subsequent murder of a lab technician, Sanjeet Yadav.

Decks cleared for Agra Metro project, with conditions

AGRA:After the Supreme Court green signalled the Agra Metro project, the fourth largest in the state, the Uttar Pradesh Metro Rail Corporation Ltd (UPMRCL) has started gearing up. The biggest task, however, is planting 18,230 saplings as per the Supreme Court order.

Madhya Pradesh Cooperative Minister tests Covid-19 positive

BHOPAL: Arvind Bhadoria, the Cooperative Minister in the Shivraj Singh Chouhan-led Madhya Pradesh government, has tested positive for the Novel Coronavirus (Covid-19).

UP CM more interested in hiding his failures, says Priyanka

LUCKNOW: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has once again targeted the Uttar Pradesh government over the lack of health facilities in the state, saying Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is more interested in hiding his failures, rather than improving the condition of hospitals.

Static centres for Covid-19 testing in all UP districts

LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh has asked all districts to make arrangements for setting up of static centres for Covid-19 testing in wake of the rising case-load in the state.

Dubey aide Jai Bajpai booked

KANPUR: Slain gangster Vikas Dubey's aide Jai Bajpai has been found using a fake secretariat pass with MLA written on it for his luxury vehicle. Bajpai has been booked.

Vet Varsity organises webinar on Impact of corona crisis on Poultry

LUDHIANA: Department of Livestock Production Management, College of Veterinary Science, Guru Angad Dev Veterinary & Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), Ludhiana organized a National Webinar on Industry- Academia- Students interface on the topic, “Global Corona Crisis: Impact and Strategic measures to uplift Poultry Industry.”

JFA expresses shock at scribe’s murder, demands stringent punishments

GUWAHATI: Guwahati: Journalists’ Forum Assam (JFA), expressing shock and anger over the murder of Vijay Nagar (Ghaziabad) based journalist  Vikram Joshi, who worked for a local newspaper named JanSagarToday, demands stringent punishments to all the culprits, at least nine of the suspects have been arrested by the Uttar Pradesh police.

Former BSP MLC disqualified after he joined Congress

LUCKNOW:Senior Congress leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui has lost his membership of the state Legislative Council following his disqualification by the Chairman of the Council.
His removal will be effective from the day he joined the Congress party almost two and a half years ago.

UP BJP MLA targets officials in Facebook post

LUCKNOW:Bharatiya Janata Party MLA from Gopamau in Hardoi, Shyam Prakash, has once again embarrassed his own party by accusing bureaucrats of being corrupt.
"Maine apne rajnaitik jeevan mein itna bhrashtachar nahin dekha. Jisse shikayat karo wo khud wasooli kar leta hai (I have never seen this level of corruption in my political career. Whenever you lodge a complaint with anyone, he asks for bribe)," he wrote in a Facebook post.