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Five-year-old girl raped in UP

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) A five-year-old girl was raped in Bareilly district of Uttar Pradesh by a man living in her neighbourhood, police said on Monday. The man, whose name was not immediately known, lured the girl away and committed the crime on Sunday night in Saranaia area. The girl, a Class 1 student, was admitted to a hospital, an official said. Police said the accused was...

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Stampede kills one in UP railway station

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) One person was killed and three others were injured on Monday at the Harauni railway station here following a stampede caused by a last-minute change in platform for a train, officials said. In the chaos, a 25-year-old youth slipped on to the railway track from the platform and was run over by a train. The victim was identified as Pradeep, a resident of Latifnaga...

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VHP chief visits Ayodhya, says Ram temple will be reality soon

Ayodhya, April 23 (IANS) Newly elected Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) chief Vishnu Sadashiv Kokje on Monday visited the make-shift temple of 'Ram Lalla' here in Uttar Pradesh and said that the dream of billions for a grand Ram temple here will soon be a reality. The former judge, who also served as governor of Himachal Pradesh, also offered prayers at the fabled Hanumangarhi temple.

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Record 1.75 lakh Indians to go for Haj this year: Centre

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi on Sunday said a record 1.75 lakh pilgrims from India will go on Haj this year after the Centre increased the pilgrims' quota for the second consecutive year. ... for the first time after Independence, a record 1,75,025 pilgrims from India will go for Haj this year and that too without any subsidy, Naqvi said at ...

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Gandhi family loyalist in Rae Bareli joins BJP

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Dinesh Pratap Singh, a confidante of former Congress President and Rae Bareli MP Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday joined the BJP in the presence of party chief Amit Shah. His younger brother and Zila Panchayat Chairman Avdhesh Singh also joined the BJP. The two brothers are said to enjoy considerable clout in the Gandhi family bastion of Rae Bareli. Soon after ...

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Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nushrat Bharucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi. A mix of new d...

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Nushrat Bharucha, Asha Negi catwalk at India Runway Week

New Delhi, April 21 (IANS) Bangladeshi designer Bibi Russell opened the India Runway Week spring/summer 2018, which saw actors Nusrat Barucha and Asha Negi take to the ramp for designers Kavita Aggarwal and Soniya Sanchi respectively. The Indian Federation for Fashion Development (IFFD) hosted the tenth season of India Runway Week (IRW) at The DLF Place Saket, New Delhi. A mix of new des...

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Congress seeking impeachment for cheap publicity: Goel

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Union Minister Vijay Goel on Friday accused the Congress of initiating the motion for the impeachment of Chief Justice Dipak Misra for cheap publicity and scoring political brownie points. When they (Congress) lose elections, they blame electronic voting machines, then the Election Commission. Now, they are even doubting the judiciary, the Minister of State for P...

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Nine-year-old raped, killed in UP

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Less than a week after an eight-year-old was lured from a wedding function and raped and then murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah district, a nine-year-old was raped and killed in the district the same way on Friday, police said. The accused is a boy who was part of the cooking team hired for a pre-wedding ceremony in Kailtha village. He lured the girl to a ...

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Security cover of rape-accused UP BJP legislator withdrawn

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Security of rape accused Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) legislator Kuldeep Singh Sengar was withdrawn by the state government on Thursday, an official said. According to the officials, other than the security cover, the guard outside his official residence has also been taken back. Bangarmau legislator from Unnao district, Kuldeep Singh Sengar enjoyed 'Y' c...

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13 elected unopposed to UP Legislative Council

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) All 13 candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council election were on Thursday declared elected unopposed. The winners include 10 members of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), one from its alliance partner Apna Dal (S) and one each from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) and the Samajwadi Party (SP). The BJP candidates who cruised through include ...

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Judge Loya verdict: UP CM seeks Rahul's apology

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday tore into Congress chief Rahul Gandhi and demanded his apology for misleading the country on the death of Judge B.H. Loya. Addressing reporters here soon after the Supreme Court dismissed a plea for a SIT probe into the death of the judge, Adityanath accused the Congress of trying to create a negative envir...

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Six-year-old raped in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Days after an eight-year-old was raped and murdered in Uttar Pradesh's Etah, a six-year-old was raped in the state's Siddharthnagar district, police said on Thursday. The incident came to light a day after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath proposed death penalty for rapists of minors. Based on the victim's statement, the rapist has been arrested, an officer...

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People don't take 'entertainer' Rahul Gandhi seriously: BJP

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The BJP on Thursday slammed Congress President Rahul Gandhi for his tirade against Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath during his two-day visit to Amethi. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) said the people of the country do not take him (Rahul Gandhi) seriously. Referring to the recent remarks of the Gandhi scion ab...

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Tiger slaughtered in Pilibhit Reserve

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) Human-wildlife conflict turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Pilibhit Tiger Reserve after villagers beat a tiger to death and slit its throat, officials said on Thursday. The feline was slaughtered two-and-a-half kilometres inside the tiger reserve's core area under Mahof range, officials told IANS. The killed cat was an adult male. The carcass was recovered ...

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UP to felicitate CWG medal winners from state

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government will be soon honouring five sportspersons from the state who won medals at the 21st Commonwealth Games (CWG) held in Australia, an official said on Thursday. The gold medallists will get Rs 50 lakh each, while the silver medallists will get Rs 30 lakh each and those who won bronze will get Rs 15 lakh each, the official from the sports...

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Ali Fazal played many roles for 'Milan Talkies'

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Actor Ali Fazal, who has wrapped up the first schedule for Tigmanshu Dhulia's Milan Talkies, says he feels a deep connect to the project as he not just acted in it, but did other roles behind the camera. We just wrapped a hectic schedule in Mathura and Lucknow for 'Milan Talkies'. It's been surreal, this journey with my maestro - Tigmanshu Dhulia. Cinema isn't jus...

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Conflict with tigers, leopards happens because humans venture into 'their area': Report

New Delhi, April 18 (IANS) Humans running into tigers and leopards, that left at least 156 people dead and injured in Dudhwa-Pilibhit area of Uttar Pradesh between 2000 and 2013 were due to people venturing into the forests and not the other way round, says a report. Dudhwa-Pilibhit area, which is spread over 5,000 sq km, has four key reserves -- Dudhwa National Park, Katerniaghat and Ki...

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Indian animation expert Bhimsain Khurana dead

Mumbai, April 18 (IANS) Indian animation pioneer and multiple National Award winner Bhimsain Khurana is dead. He was 82. Khurana, known for films like Gharaonda and for iconic animation shorts like Ek Anek Ekta -- with the unforgettable -- Ek chidiya, anek chidiya song -- died at a hospital here on Tuesday while undergoing dialysis, a family source told IANS. A decorated filmmake...

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Sonia in Rae Bareli after twenty months

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Former Congress President Sonia Gandhi arrived in her parliamentary constituency of Rae Bareli on Tuesday evening, in her first visit thre in nearly two years. Soon after her arrival, she inaugurated the IMA building constructed in Nehru Nagar. IMA office bearers informed Sonia Gandhi that the building was completed a year back and that they plan to treat poor pa...

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