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Himanta Sarma elected badminton federation chief

Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held here on Sunday. Humbled at being elected as President of Badminton Association of India @BAI_Media. My sincere thanks to all. Shall do the best I can, Sarma wrote in his twitter handle. The post became vacant following the death of ...

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Himanta elected President of badminton federation

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held in Lucknow on Sunday. Humbled at being elected as President of Badminton Association of India @BAI_Media. My sincere thanks to all. Shall do the best I can, Sarma wrote in his twitter handle. The post became vacant following the d...

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New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. The 1980-batch officer, soon after taking over the reins of one of the biggest police forces, warned criminals to mend their ways and asked officials to ensure that rule of law prevailed in the state. Nobody will be allowed to take law i...

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I personally love azaan: Kangana Ranaut

Mumbai, April 22 (IANS) Actress Kangana Ranaut says that she personally loves azaan and respect all the religious activities and places. The actress, who seemed to be unaware about the Sonu Nigam-azaan controversy, was asked to comment on it and replied: I can't speak for anyone but I personally love azaan. When I was shooting for 'Tanu Weds Manu' in Lucknow, I used to love the sound of ...

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Sulkhan Singh named new UP DGP

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad. Ahmad has been made Director General of the Provincial Armed Constabulary. A dozen other senior police officers were also transferred. Chief Minister Yogi Adi...

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I, not Advani, incited mob to raze Babri mosque: Ex-BJP MP

Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti on Friday said it was he and not former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani who egged a frenzied mob to raze the Babri Masjid in 1992. He had no role in this incident, Vedanti told the media, referring to Advani, one of the senior most leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). I brought it down and ensured that it...

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UP exploring air connectivity to tourist spots

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is exploring air connectivity to major religious tourist places in the state, an official said on Friday. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has asked the tourism department officials to work out an action plan to connect religious hot spots including, Lucknow, Mathura, Vrindavan, Ayodhya, Allahabad, Vindhaychal, Naimisharanya, Kushinagar...

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UP CM orders review of Yash Bharti Awards

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. In a late Thursday night review of the work of the Culture Department, Adityanath asked officials to look into the list of awardees and fish out the names of non-deserving candidates. Akhil...

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Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derails in Karnataka

Secundrabad, April 21 (IANS) Four coaches of the Aurangabad-Hyderabad passenger train derailed on Fridaynear Khalgapur station in Karnataka, officials said. No injuries or casualties were reported. The Hyderabad bound train rolled off the tracks between Khalgapur and Bhalki stations around 1.45 a.m. in Bidhar district, South Central Railway spokesperson Umashankar Kumar M. told IANS.

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No blue, red beacon lights from Friday in UP

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) A day after the central cabinet put an end to use of red beacon lights in all vehicles, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a midnight missive ordered the same, with immediate effect across Uttar Pradesh. In a communique issued by the Chief Minister's office, it was informed that use of blue and red beacon lights by ministers and officials was being e...

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Four IS 'sympathisers' held in joint inter-state operation

Mumbai/Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Four suspected Islamic State sympathisers were arrested while several others were detained during joint anti-terror raids on Thursday in four states for plotting major terror strikes, a senior police officer said. The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police agencies of five other states carried out the operation on the basis of ...

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Terrorist module busted in pan-India operation, one nabbed in Thane

Mumbai, April 20 (IANS) A terrorist module was busted with the arrest of one and detention of two men from Mumbra in the neighbouring Thane district in a multi-state anti-terrorism operation, an official said here on Thursday. The operation was carried out in the early hours by a team of Maharashtra Anti-Terorism Squad along with the Uttar Pradesh ATS, the Special Cell of the Delhi Polic...

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PositiveShift launches global learning network WIISE

Hyderabad, April 20 (IANS) Skill development company PositiveShift on Thursday announced the launch of a global learning network to provide access to affordable and quality content anywhere anytime. Built with a seed investment of $750,000, the WIISE learning network comprises different models to deliver the content online or through television. Vijay Ketan Mitra, CEO, Founder an...

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BJP MLA denies beating toll plaza employee

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) BJP MLA Rakesh Rathore on Thursday denied he was the politician who beat up a toll plaza employee in Uttar Pradesh. The Sitapur legislator told IANS that he neither owns a Scorpio car as shown in a video which has gone viral nor has he been to New Delhi in the last six months. This is not me. The person shown in the video is Mahendra Yadav, a Samajwadi Pa...

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UP Police arrests 3 terror suspects

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Three terror suspects have been arrested in joint raids by Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) in coordination with police of five states, officials said on Thursday. UP ATS conducted joint anti-terror raids in Maharashtra, Punjab, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh in coordination with police of the five states, UP ATS Chief Asim Arun told IANS.

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Bank guard shot dead in robbery attempt in UP

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) A bank security guard was on Wednesday shot dead by unidentified assailants outside a bank in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh as they tried to loot the cash, police said. Anil Kumar was unloading cash outside the Pariyava branch of the State Bank of India, when robbers, trying to rob the cash trunk, shot him six times from close range. The robbers had to howev...

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SC wants Advani, others tried in Babri case; Opposition happy

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case against BJP and VHP leaders including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, triggering calls for the resignation of Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti. After the court vedict, Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting at his official residence with senior cabinet colleagu...

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Muslim leaders welcome SC decision on Babri conspiracy case

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Muslim clerics in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday welcomed the Supreme's decision to revive the trial against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, M.M. Joshi, Uma Bharti and Vinay Katiyar for conspiracy to raze the Babri mosque in Ayodhya. Eminent cleric Maulana Khalid Rashid Farangi Mahali said the faith of the Muslim community has been further reinforced by the decision ...

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Babri case accused not brought to book due to CBI, state government: SC

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court, while restoring the criminal conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case against senior BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and others, described it as a crime which shook the secular fabric of the Constitution 25 years ago and observed that the accused were not brought to book largely because of the conduct of the CBI and then Utta...

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SC wants Advani, others tried in Babri case; Opposition happy

New Delhi, April 19 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday revived the conspiracy charge in the Babri Masjid demolition case against BJP and VHP leaders including L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, triggering calls for the resignation of Kalyan Singh and Uma Bharti. Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said the BJP and the government would not act against any of the leaders. This case is going...

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