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  • Flights to Lucknow, Hyderabad to be scrapped

    Bhopal: In a jolt to Bhopalites campaigning for better air connectivity to and from Bhopal, the airline on Wednesday decided to discontinue flights for Lucknow and Hyderabad. The flights to the two cities were though very irregular, but now they will be stopped altogether from October 28. These flights, run by Alliance Air, would now be diverted to Jaipur and Raipur with new timings, confirmed sources.

  • Maoists will be crushed in 2-3 years, says Rajnath Singh

    Lucknow: The long drawn Maoist insurgency in the country will be “completely erased” in two to three years, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh declared here on Sunday. Addressing the 26th anniversary of the Rapid Action Force (RAF), a specialised wing of the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), the Minister said the situation had changed and Maoists were now confined to only 10 or 12 districts.

  • Trigger-happy cops

    The cold-blooded killing of an Apple India executive by a UP Police constable in Lucknow on Friday night yet again cries out the fact that the police constabulary is ill-trained and ill-motivated. Returning home along with a woman colleague after an official event, two constables signaled him to stop. When he did not, fearing worst at the hands of these uniformed thugs, a constable shot the 38-year-old Vivek Tiwari at point blank.

  • Kirti Vyas murder case, Mumbai crime

    2 UP police policemen arrested after Apple executive shot dead

    Lucknow: An Uttar Pradesh constable was on Saturday arrested and booked for murder after he shot and killed a young Apple executive from close range, an official said. The police constable failing to stop Apple sales manager Vivek Tiwari during a checking, chased him and shot him in the neck, killing him, a colleague of the deceased said.

  • Under media glare, UP police kills 2 criminals

     Lucknow : Under full media glare, Uttar Pradesh police on Thursday shot dead two criminals, accused of murdering six persons including two Hindu priests, in Aligarh district.

  • UP ATS arrests BSF jawan’honey-trapped’ by ISI in Noida

    LUCKNOW: The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested a BSF jawan from Noida on the charge of sharing vital information with Pakistan ISI agents, state police chief OP Singh said Wednesday.

  • Ready to go with anti-BJP party, says Akhilesh

    Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) president Akhilesh Yadav said the party will join an anti-BJP alliance for 2019 Lok Sabha polls even if it would require taking a few steps backward. His statement came in response to a question about Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati virtually dictating terms for her party to join any such alliance. “People want change. BJP is actually worried as it has betrayed the country… it has harmed the people

  • Mayawati snubs Bhim Army chief

    Lucknow : In a virtual snub to Bhim Army founder Chandrashekhar Azad, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati Sunday denied any association with him, days after he had claimed that he and his “bua” (aunt) Mayawati have the “same blood”.

  • BSP president Mayawati blames previous UPA government for rising fuel prices

    Lucknow: BSP president Mayawati’s remarks holding the previous UPA government and the BJP equally responsible for the steep hike in fuel prices has ruffled many a feather in the Congress rank and file whose leaders feel it will once again raise a question mark on attempts at striking Opposition unity ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

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    Jabariya Jodi: Parineeti Chopra binges onto Litti Chokha in Lucknow during the shoot of the film

    Parineeti Chopra who is currently shooting in Lucknow for her upcoming film Jabariya Jodi alongside Sidharth Malhotra binges onto Litti Chokha. Directed by debutant director Prashant Singh, the actors Siddharth and Parineeti recently were required to eat Litti Chokha, a Bihari delicacy for the scene while shooting for a special scene in the movie. Parineeti who has

  • Uttar Pradesh: 12 more killed while 14 injured in heavy rains, inform officials

    Lucknow: Twelve more people were killed and fourteen injured in overnight rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said Tuesday. According to reports, three people were killed each in Gonda and Kushinagar districts, two in Mirzapur and one person died each in Bahraich, Sitapur, Meerut and Etah, Relief Commissioner Sanjay Kumar told reporters here. “Twelve people were killed and 14 injured in rain-related incidents, including in lightning strike, since Monday night,”

  • It is govt terror: Mayawati

    LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday slammed the Modi government for the arrest of human right activists and said this was yet another attempt of the BJP government to “terrorize the civil society”.

  • UP: Small parties pitch themselves as ‘game changers’

    Lucknow : Small parties in Uttar Pradesh such as the NISHAD Party, Apna Dal (S) and AIMIM may not account for many Lok Sabha seats in 2019, but are pitching themselves as potential “game changers” in the BJP versus opposition battle in the state.

  • UP crime: 5 arrested, 8 absconding for allegedly killing two priests in the temple

    Lucknow: Five people have been arrested in connection with the killing of two sadhus in Uttar Pradesh’s Auraiya district last week, police said. The incident had happened inside a temple in Kudarkot area — around 180 km west of Lucknow — on the intervening night of last Tuesday and Wednesday. It had triggered violence, with a mob setting some shops ablaze and pelting stones, forcing the police to fire in the air. The

  • UP will name statues, roads after great personalities

    Lucknow : UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Monday said the UP government will name roads after BSP founder Manyavar Kanshiram and socialist ideologue Ram Manohar Lohia.

  • Delhi High Court asks DMRC how it can justify not providing free drinking water to commuters

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court today asked the DMRC how it can justify not providing free drinking water to commuters if metro services in Kochi, Jaipur, Lucknow and other cities are making it available. A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice V K Rao also asked the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) how it was going to provide water free of cost to commuters at one location inside the

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