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UP Chief Minister for fast-track courts soon

The Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to set up fast-track courts in all districts to deal with pending cases of violence against women and those cases involving women as accused.

Rajnath Singh won’t point finger

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh launching the Pradhan Mantri Jan Dhan Yojana in Lucknow on Thursday. -PTI

Union home minister Rajnath Singh Thursday refused to identify who might be behind the “rumours” of his son Pankaj being ticked off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi for alleged misconduct.

UP BJP faces factionalism over byelections

There is trouble in BJP’s paradise in Uttar Pradesh and factionalism has returned to haunt the party leadership.

Russian vodka plant to come up in Uttar Pradesh

The Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation (UPSIDC) has decided to set up a vodka-manufacturing plant in collaboration with a Russia-based liquor company in Kannauj district.

UP BJP stir on power crisis

BJP workers in Kanpur took to streets on Wednesday to protest against the prolonged power cuts.

Mall Avenue factor makes UP governors

Political circles are abuzz about the Mall Avenue factor in Lucknow that apparently plays an important role in appointments of governors.

BJP names for Uttar Pradesh bypolls out

The BJP on Tuesday announced its candidates for the Mainpur Lok Sabha seat and 10 Assembly seats where byelections are scheduled to be held on September 13.

Kin cremate Army jawan after Rajnath Singh assures visit

The mortal remains of Army jawan Neeraj Kumar, killed in an encounter with militants in Jammu and Kashmir on August 24, were on Tuesday consigned to flames at his native Devrala village here after hom

Minor buried alive by family, rescued

A minor girl was rescued by farmers after being buried alive in a filed in Nevrajpur village in Sitapur district.

Ayurveda college claims Ebola cure

An undated photo shows the Ebola virus viewed through an electron microscope. Photo: AP

The Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri Ayurvedic College in Allahabad claims to have “rediscovered” a cure for the deadly Ebola virus.

On July 22, 2014, an international partnership across India, Africa and the US launched the “One Agriculture-One Science: A Global Education Consortium” initiative aimed at revitalising global agricultural education, capacity building and technology transfer.

A few weeks ago a public school in the National Capital Region organised an Id Milan during school hours for students. Not all students were invited to it. During the mid-morning recess, teachers instructed Muslim students to line up and go to the place for the function.