Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh (File Photo/Facebook)

Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pandey, who was also earlier the deputy chief minister, was inducted in the Union Cabinet, necessitating a change of guard in the state. Singh, 54, has been the OBC face of […]

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati (File Photo/IANS)

ED begins questioning Gayatri Prajapati in illegal sand mining case

Lucknow: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday started questioning Gayatri Prajapati, mining minister in the former Akhilesh Yadav government, in Uttar Pradesh’s illegal sand mining scam case. A senior ED official told IANS, “We started questioning Prajapati at 11 a.m. under the Prevention of Money laundering Act.” Prajapati, who is under judicial custody in […]

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Helmets made compulsory on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has made wearing helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. The move comes days after the UPEIDA made it compulsory for commuters not to complete the 302-km journey in less than three hours. The state government also announced that those covering the stretch from Lucknow […]

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Muslims, Dalits to apply for arms licenses in self-defence against mob lynchings

Lucknow: Muslims, Dalits and tribals will now start applying for arms licenses for self-defence, following increase in incidents of mob lynching. The pan-India movement will commence from Lucknow on July 26. Shia cleric and General Secretary of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad will be organising the first camp in Lucknow on the suggestion of Supreme Court lawyer […]

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Flood havoc continues in Bihar, over 18 lakh people affected

Patna:  From villages to cities, entire north Bihar is facing a serious flood situation, forcing people to abandon their inundated houses to seek shelter at safer places, even as water levels of rivers in the area continues to rise. The worst-affected districts are Araria, Kishanganj, Supaul, Darbhanga, Sheohar, Sitamarhi, East Champaran, Madhubani, and Muzaffarpur. According […]