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Panel terms Agra incident ‘act of fraud’

The Uttar Pradesh State Minority Commission on Sunday said that the mass conversion of Muslims in Agra earlier this month, was “an act of fraud and a dubious exercise which has no connection with the

Akhilesh Yadav urges NRIs to help develop Uttar Pradesh

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday urged NRIs to ensure maximum participation in the development of Uttar Pradesh, especially in the health sector.

At 359 a year, most prison deaths take place in Uttar Pradesh

Jails in UP are no longer safe for under trials and convicts. The state tops in deaths in jail and UP has recorded a maximum of 359 deaths, including 11 women, in the past year.

Hectic lobbying for vacant seats

Hectic lobbying has begun in Uttar Pradesh for the 12 seats in the UP Vidhan Parishad that are falling vacant next month.

BJP, SP battle to claim Charan Singh’s legacy

With an eye on Jat votes in western UP, the Bharatiya Janata Party has also jumped on to the bandwagon to celebrate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister and Jat leader, the late Chaudhary Ch

UP lion safari waits for new additions next year

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav’s dream project, the Lion Safari in Etawah, is getting ready to welcome new additions to the lion family.

UP jails to offer PCO facility to prisoners

For the first time, jails in Uttar Pradesh will now offer public call office (PCO) facilities for the 97,000-odd prisoners lodged in 67 jails to enable them to talk to their family members at regular

Iconic Gita Press faces lockout

The iconic Gita Press in Gorakhpur that is known worldwide for printing religious scriptures has announced a lockout after prolonged labour trouble.

Jackson under pressure to be Jaikishan again

Anil Jackson, a retired driver, is a worried man these days.

Stage set for bigger Sefai Mahotsav

Unfazed by the criticism it drew last year, the Sefai Mahotsav in Etawah this year will be bigger and better than ever before.

This may be Narendra Modi’s government, but India may be on its way to becoming Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh’s republic. The signs point that way.

The past is another country, said L.P. Hartley and how true that sounds when one looks over the newspapers of just a year ago.