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Uttar Pradesh village decides on dowry-free weddings

400 families facing debt burden due to wedding expenses. (Representational image)

Lucknow: With 400 out of the 450 families in the village facing a debt burden due to wedding expenses incurred by them, the people have finally woken up to reality.

Boy, 11, with leukaemia, writes to PM, UP CM

An 11-year-old boy from Agra, suffering from blood cancer, has writt-en to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav for financial assistance.

Akhilesh Yadav expands Cabinet, Balram back


Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav (right) and general secretary Ram Gopal at the swearing-in ceremony at Raj Bhavan in Lucknow. (Photo: PTI)

In UP, parties begin to mushroom before polls

There is something about elections in Uttar Pradesh — they give birth to new political parties at an alarming rate.

Samajwadi Party cancels merger with Qaumi Ekta Dal

Hours after UP chief minister UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said at a function on Saturday that he did not want ‘people like Mukhtar Ansari’ in the Samajwadi Party, the Samajwadi Party parliamentar

Ram Temple stones’ permit denied

In an obvious attempt to appease its Muslim voters, the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh has denied permission to the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) to import stones from Rajasthan and Gujarat for th

After Swami Prasad Maurya, BSP may see exodus of MLAs

Swami Prasad Maurya shaking hands with SP leader Azam Khan after quitting BSP in Lucknow. (Photo: PTI)

After the exit of Leader of the Opposition in the UP Assembly and senior OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya from the Bahujan Samaj Party on Wednesday, the BSP may now witness the exodus of over 20 legisla

Body blow for BSP as senior OBC leader quits

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) suffered a body blow on Wednesday when its most senior OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya, who is also Leader of the Opposition in the state Assembly, quit the party accusing

Family wars cast a shadow over Samajwadi Party

The merger of the Qaumi Ekta Dal with the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday and the subsequent sacking of UP minister Balram Yadav, who had played a key role in the merger, have blown the lid off the bickeri

Afzal Ansari party merges with Samajwadi Party

The Qaumi Ekta Dal, a party led by Afzal Ansari, elder brother of mafia don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, finally merged into the Samajwadi Party on Tuesday, but without the jailed mafia don.

In his book Afghanistan-Pakistan-India: A Paradigm Shift, released recently at New Delhi’s Observer Research Foundation, Afghan ambassador to India Shaida Abdali writes: “The logic of Pakistan’s survi

You don’t have to be a foreign policy expert to sense that India is hopping mad at China, after Beijing successfully scuttled New Delhi’s bid to enter the 48-member Nuclear Suppliers Group, through wh