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BJP MPs, MLAs to lose tickets if they avoid polls

Sensing the brewing defiance among its MPs and MLAs during panchayat polls, the UP BJP has now declared that elected representative who will not help campaign for the party’s new candidates may lose t

Akhilesh Yadav dares PM Modi to ban beef exports

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav spinning cotton during a programme on Gandhi Jayanti  (Photo: PTI)

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday dared Prime Minister Narendra Modi to ban beef exports in the country.

Muslim outfit: Ban liquor and cattle slaughter

In a significant development, a Muslim outfit has demanded a ban on consumption of liquor in Uttar Pradesh.

Marrying for the sake of polls

It cannot get more bizarre than this.

2 pilgrims from UP among those killed in Mina stampede near Mecca

Two casualties form Uttar Pradesh have been confirmed dead in the Mina stampede near Mecca last week. The victims include Moinuddin, a resident of Rae Bareli, and Mohammad Ahmed of Lucknow.

Shias, Sunnis create history, offer Id namaz together

Muslims offer namaz on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha at Sibtainabad Imambara in Lucknow on Friday (Photo: PTI)

The Muslim community created history of sorts on Friday when the Shia and Sunni sects came together to jointly offer “namaz” on the occasion of Id-ul-Zuha at the historic Imambara Sibtainabad.

Pakistan, China borders sensitive: Rajnath Singh

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh being greeted by school children at a program in Lucknow on Saturday.  (Photo: PTI)

Union home minister Rajnath Singh has said that India’s borders with Pakistan and China are “very sensitive” and adequate security arrangements have been made keeping the situation in mind.

In UP, women bathe a cop to invoke rain gods

In a bizarre incident, women in Siddhartha Nagar district gave a bath to a police inspector in uniform because they believed that this would invoke the rain gods.

BJP MLA Buffaloes Slaughtered

Senior UP minister Mohammed Azam Khan’s buffaloes, stolen in 2014, were found and brought back within three days, but BJP MLA Dharampal Singh is not as lucky.

Report: No effort to defuse tension

The Justice Vishnu Sahai (Retd) report on the Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013 points out that had the local officials assessed the situation in Kawal village after the eve-teasing incident that led to thr

Plenty of ink has been spilt on the Prime Minister’s recent visit to California where he received a resounding reception from people of Indian origin and from executives at the helm of some of the wor

Mohammad Akhlaq’s horrific killing in Dadri, in western Uttar Pradesh, just outside Delhi, is an act of infamy.