Free Press Journal

    Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s ashes to be immersed in all rivers of Uttar Pradesh

    Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh): Ashes of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee will be immersed in all the holy rivers of Uttar Pradesh, including Ganga, Yamuna, and Tapti, to respect his grand stature, the state government announced on Friday. Vajpayee, the 10th prime minister of India, breathed his last on Thursday evening. He was cremated on Friday with full state honour at Smriti Sthal in the national capital.

  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath wants Bareilly airport named after his sect

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government seems to be convinced that renaming of landmarks is a major task before it that takes precedence over matters of actual governance. On the heels of the recent rechristening of the iconic Mughalsarai railway station in the state after RSS thinker Deendayal Upadhyaya, the UP government has sought the Centre’s nod for renaming the airports in Bareilly, Kanpur and Agra as well.

  • BJP garland: Ambedkar statue ‘purified’

    Meerut  : A group of Dalit lawyers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh “purified” the statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar with milk and ‘gangaajal’ soon after it was garlanded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state secretary Sunil Bansal on Friday.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Dalit lawyers ‘purify’ Ambedkar’s statue in Meerut after BJP leader garlands it

    Meerut: A group of Dalit lawyers in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh “purified” the statue of Dr B.R. Ambedkar with milk and ‘gangaajal’ soon after it was garlanded by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) state secretary Sunil Bansal on Friday. The lawyers say that the statue placed near the district court here got “dirty” after Bansal garlanded it.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Man lynched to death by group villagers over suspicion of being thief

    Muzaffarnagar: A man was lynched in Bijopur here by a group villagers on the suspicion of being a thief, police said today. The incident took place last evening and a case of murder was registered against several people. Two persons were arrested, Station House Officer (SHO), Chapar, Subhash Rathore said.

  • Uttar Pradesh: Senior cop justifies showering petals on Kanwariyas

    Meerut: A senior cop who showered rose petals from a chopper on Kanwariyas, has defended his gesture, saying it should not be given a religious hue. “No religious angle should be given to this; flowers are used to welcome people. Administration respects all religions and actively takes part, even in Gurupurab, Eid, Bakrid or Jain festivals,” said Prashant Kumar, the Additional Director General (ADGP) of Meerut Zone.

  • Kanwariyas resort to violence in UP's Bulandshahr, vandalise police van

    Watch video: Kanwariyas resort to violence in UP’s Bulandshahr, vandalise police van

    A group of Kanwar pilgrims vandalised a police van in Uttar Pradesh’s Bulandshahr after an altercation with locals. In a video shared by ANI, the pilgrims can be seen vandalising and smashing the windows of a police van. The Kanwariyas outnumbered the police personnel. The cops, who initially tried to pacify the angry Kanwariyas, had to run for their lives. Some of the kanwars filmed the chaos on

  • Uttar Pradesh: 26 women missing from shelter homes in Pratapgarh

    Pratapgarh (UP): At least 26 women were found missing from two shelter homes in Pratapgarh during surprise checks conducted by the district administration, officials said today. During the inspection of Jagrati Shelter Home in Ashtbhuja Nagar, which is run by former district BJP Mahila Morcha Chief Rama Mishra, district magistrate Shambhu Kumar found that 15 women were registered but only one woman was present there, officials said.

  • Child abuse: A mirror to our society’s soul

    Nelson Mandela said: “There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children”. The brutal sexual and physical abuse of inmates at shelter homes in Bihar and Uttar Pradesh holds up a mirror to our society’s soul. So ugly is the reflected picture that we cannot bear to look at it; we prefer to look away.

  • Shelter home case: UP minister admits laxity by Deoria admin

    Lucknow : Uttar Pradesh minister Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday admitted laxity by Deoria administration in shutting down the shelter home from where 24 girls were rescued, saying the district officials were aware about the closure order but allowed the facility to operate for more than a year.

  • Army jawan’s wife found hanging from ceiling at home in Uttar Pradesh

    Muzaffarnagar: An Army jawan’s wife was found hanging from the ceiling of their home under mysterious circumstances in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, a police official said today. According to SHO Krishan Kumar, Shivani’s family has accused her husband and her in-laws of killing her yesterday and then hanging her body to show it as a case of suicide. The incident happened in Manat village under Thana Bhawan police station area.

  • River inter-linking work to start in FY19

    New Delhi : The government is trying to start work on five river inter-linking projects in the current fiscal and secure financial assistance from the World Bank and the ADB for the Rs 2 lakh crore project, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said on Monday.