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Family writes to governor, CM for CBI probe

Even as the Akhilesh government refused to recommend a CBI probe in the Lucknow murder and alleged gangrape incident, the relatives of the victim staged a dharna in Lucknow on Wednesday.

‘Factionalism will go if BJP seniors out’

The sidelining of senior leaders, party strategists feel, will also curb factionalism in the state unit of the BJP.

In Amit Shah’s BJP, no party posts for 65 plus leaders

BJP President Amit Shah (Photo: PTI)

BJP president Amit Shah has set a cutoff age limit for those aspiring for positions in the Uttar Pradesh party organisation.

Aziz Qureshi leaves behind trail of controversies

When Aziz Qureshi left the Lucknow Raj Bhavan on Tuesday to make way for his successor Ram Naik, he also left behind a trail of controversies that will continue to reverberate through the corridors of

Did Lucknow victim have three kidneys?

The UP police is getting entangled into its own web after the post mortem report of the victim who was allegedly subjected to rape and murder in Mohanlalganj on July 17.

Poor to get milk from temples

Thousands of litres of milk that is poured over “shivlings” by devotees during the ongoing month of “saawan” will no longer go down the drain.

Kin of Lucknow gangrape victim want CBI probe

The family of the 32-year-old woman who was allegedly gangraped and then brutally murdered on the outskirts of the state capital has rejected the police theory and has demanded a CBI investigation int

Amit Shah cuts off queues for bypoll tickets

With one masterstroke, BJP president Amit Shah has cut off the queues for the tickets for 12 Assembly byelections in Uttar Pradesh, due to be held within the next three months.

Uttar Pradesh peacock deaths create fear of unknown


For the residents of Raswan, the death of over a dozen peacocks in the past four days is a harbinger of bad omen.

Cops: No gangrape in Mohanlalganj case

Mahila Congress led by All-India Mahila Morcha President Shobha Ojaha and Rita Bahuguna Joshi protest against the rape. PTI

The UP police on Sunday blew to smithereens its own theories on the brutal rape and murder of a young widow in Mohanlalganj on July 17 and claimed to have solved the case.

On Friday N.N. Vohra, governor of Jammu and Kashmir, delivered a speech in New Delhi that was notable for its lucid analysis of the inextricably interlinked external and internal security problems and a series of sound suggestions about how to meet the grim challenges this country faces.

One of the most fascinating things about the 21st century is what I call the return of the body to the centrality of things. The body has become the site for all the major dramas — philosophical, political and ethical.