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Ram temple will be built 'all of a sudden': BJP leader

Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lawmaker Ram Vilas Vedanti on Monday said that a grand Ram temple will be built in Ayodhya all of a sudden. Talking to the media in Ayodhya ahead of the visit of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the member of the Ram Janmabhoomi Nyaas said that the temple construction will be done in the same manner as the Babri mos...

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Sushma Swaraj trolled by Modi's followers: Congress

New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) The Congress on Monday said that External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj was trolled by none other than the followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, whom he encourages. We have seen that the trolls are being followed by Modiji. And the trolls are encouraged by Prime Minister. And now through trolls, a lady minister and one of the most senior BJP leader is bein...

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4 die in junk shop blast in UP

Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Four persons were killed and three injured in an explosion on Monday in a junk shop in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said. Eyewitness accounts suggest that the owner of the junk shop was hammering a pointed object when the explosion occurred. Muzaffaranagar Senior Superintendent of Police Anant Dev said the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) and the...

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Swara, Vishal Dadlani defend Sushma against trolls

Mumbai, June 25 (IANS) Bollywood celebrities Swara Bhaskar and Vishal Dadlani have spoken out for External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj, who has faced trolls over a row involving the issue of passports to an inter-faith couple in Uttar Pradesh. I was out of India from 17th to 23rd June. I do not know what happened in my absence. However, I am honoured with some tweets. I am sharing the...

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Army officer dies in car accident

Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) An Army officer was burnt to death on Monday when he got trapped in his car which caught fire on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, police said. Lt Rahul Yadav, a resident of Etawah, was travelling to Farrukhabad with his family for a religious function when his car crashed into a divider and caught fire. The accident took place near Hardu village. Four others ...

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Heat wave, high humidity continues in UP

Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Heat wave conditions and high humidity continued across Uttar Pradesh on Monday, according to the weather office. The mercury in many parts of Bundelkhand touched up to 46 degrees Celsius in the past 48-hours and the humidity levels very high in many regions, including central Uttar Pradesh or the Avadh region. In the last 24-hours, Allahabad was the hotte...

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An equal-opportunity school sets a sterling example in social integration

Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) Much before the Indian parliament promulgated the Right to Education Act (RTE) in 2009 that guaranteed education to all a committed local teacher had already pioneered the idea of making school access a reality for hundreds of underprivileged children, irrespective of their social status or economic background. Meet Lakshmi Kaul, the unassuming woman, originally L...

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His pleas unheard, UP minister himself starts work on road

Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, senior Cabinet Minister and Suhaildev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) President Om Prakash Rajbhar on Saturday took up labour work for construction work of a road outside his house in Fatehpur Khonda village of Varanasi. Sporting a yellow turban, symbolic of his party, the miffed Backward Classes Welfare ...

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His pleas unheard, UP minister himself starts work on road

Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a major embarrassment to the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, senior Cabinet Minister and President of the Suhaildev Bahujan Samaj Party (SBSP) Om Prakash Rajbhar on Saturday took up labour work for construction work of a road outside his house in Fatehpur district. Sporting a yellow turban, symbolic of his party, a miffed Backward Classes Welfare and Disabled ...

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Court summons official in Mulayam's threat to IPS case

Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) In a case pertaining to an alleged telephonic threat by former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav to senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur, the Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) of Lucknow has now summoned a police officer to apprise it of the steps taken in compliance with its earlier order, officials said on Saturday. CJM Lucknow Anand Prakash Singh has ...

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5 killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, June 23 (IANS) Five persons, including four of a family, were killed and two others injured on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh when their car was hit by a sand-laden truck in Unnao district, police said. The accident occurred when the Innova car was trying to overtake another vehicle and all of a sudden the truck came in front. Hit by the truck at the high speed, the Innova sp...

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UP to develop Garhmukteshwar on lines of Haridwar

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will develop Garhmukteshwar in Hapur district as a major tourist destination on the lines of Haridwar in Uttarakhand at a cost of Rs 500 crore, officials said on Friday. At a meeting in the state capital presided over by Chief Secretary Rajive Kumar, it was decided that a detailed project report (DPR) be prepared at earliest for promot...

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Five killed in UP road accident

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) Five persons, including three women, returning from a religious congregation, were killed in an accident in Uttar Pradesh's Gonda district on Friday when a tanker rammed head on into their car, police said. The accident took place near Anbhula on the Gonda-Faizabad highway when they were returning from the religious congregation at Haveliya Ashram, renowned by fol...

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Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission gets new chief

New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Justice Satyendra Singh Chauhan, from the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court, was on Friday appointed as the Chairperson of the Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission, an official said. He has been appointed by Lt. Governor Anil Baijal, according to a letter issued by Delhi's Special Secretary, Power. Chauhan, a Lucknow University law graduate, ...

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One killed, 10 injured in UP accident

Lucknow, June 22 (IANS) One person was killed and 10 were injured on Friday after a passenger bus rammed into a truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway, police said. The accident took place near Devipur village. The Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) bus was heading to Delhi. The victim was identified as Indresh Maurya (53). The injured have been ad...

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Hindu-Muslim couple get passports after Sushma intervenes

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) A Hindu woman married to a Muslim got her passport on Thursday, following External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's intervention, barely 24 hours after a passport officer rejected her application on the grounds that she had not changed her surname. Regional Passport Official Piyush Verma on Thursday gave the passport to Tanvi Sethi while the passport of her husban...

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3 UP youth questioned in Kashmir stone pelting case

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Three youth have been detained and are being questioned in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh for their alleged complicity in stone-pelting in Jammu and Kashmir's Srinagar district, police said on Thursday. The police has constituted a team of the local intelligence unit (LIU) to probe their background and to question their families, an official said. Th...

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Coimbatore set to host second round of Racing Nationals this weekend

Coimbatore, June 21 (IANS) Packed and quality grids will feature the second round of the MRF MMSC National Racing Championship commencing at the Kari Motor Speedway here this weekend which will also witness the opening round of the Volkswagen Ameo Cup. As in the previous seasons, the MRF F1600 winner at the end of the championship comprising 12 races over four rounds, will earn the right...

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Yoga one of most powerful unifying forces: Modi

Dehradun, June 21 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that yoga has the power to unite individuals, society, country and the world at large, and has emerged as a major unifying force globally. Leading the fourth International Yoga Day celebrations here in Uttarakhand, Modi said that the world has embraced yoga and glimpses of this can be seen in the manner in which the I...

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Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind arrested in Pune

Lucknow, June 21 (IANS) Gorakhpur terror funding mastermind Ramesh Shah has been arrested in a joint operation by the Anti-Terror Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra Police, an official said on Thursday. The arrest was made from Pune on Tuesday and he is being brought to Lucknow on transit remand. Inspector General of ATS Aseem Arun said that soon after his arrival, Shah...

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