Free Press Journal
  • 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.

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    Ready to undertake projects of Amrapali group, NBCC tells Supreme Court

    New Delhi: The National Buildings Construction Corporation (NBCC) told the Supreme Court today that it was ready to undertake the projects of embattled realtor Amrapali group of companies. A bench of justices Arun Mishra and U U Lalit asked the NBCC to place a concrete proposal before it within 30 days on how they could complete the projects of the Amrapali group.

  • UP-based company found illegally supplying ayurvedic drug with viagra

    Mumbai: A company based in Uttar Pradesh has allegedly been found illegally supplying two ayurvedic medicines containing a drug commonly used in Viagra, according to the Maharashtra Food and Drug Administration (FDA). The Aurangabad division of the FDA seized stocks worth Rs 16,000 during a raid on a supplier recently, a senior official of the FDA said.

  • Heavy rains lash parts of Uttar Pradesh, normal life affected

    Lucknow: Heavy rains disrupted normal life in various parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday, leading to waterlogging and traffic snarl-ups in several cities including the state capital. While overnight drizzling was reported from some parts, the skies opened up on Monday morning, a little after 8.30 a.m, and the downpour continued for well over next three hours, inundating most parts of Lucknow, including the posh areas like Gomtinagar, Indiranagar, Hazratganj and Mahanagar.

  • PM launches Rs 60k cr projects for Yogi’s UP

    Lucknow : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday launched 81 investment projects worth over Rs 60,000 crore for Uttar Pradesh at a mega ground-breaking event.

  • Crime in UP set to be 2019 Lok Sabha election issue

    Lucknow : With the Lok Sabha polls just months away, the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is set be a key election issue for both the ruling BJP and the opposition in the state.

  • 37 killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in past two days

    Lucknow: At least 37 people have been killed in rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh in the past 48-hours since Thursday, an official said on Saturday. Rains have continued to batter many parts of the state for the third consecutive day on Saturday, the Met said.