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Main accused in UP molestation arrested, hunt on for others: Police

Rampur/Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) The main accused in the Rampur molestation case, in which a group of men were seen heckling and harassing two women in a video that went viral on social media, has been arrested while a hunt is on for other accused who have all been identified, officials said on Sunday. Shah Nawaz was among the 14 who molested two girls on a city road, filmed the incident an...

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Azam Khan does it again, says keep women indoors to prevent molestation

Lucknow, May 28 (IANS) Even as public outrage grows at molestation and groping of two women by over a dozen youths in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, former Minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan on Sunday asked people to keep womenfolk indoors to protect them from molesters. His statement came after TV channels telecast a video clipping, that has gone viral on social media, showing the y...

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Naseemuddin Siddiqui forms new political party

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader Naseemuddin Siddiqui floated his new political party - Rashtriya Bahaman Morcha on Saturday. Siddiqui, at one time the closest confidante of Mayawati, said that his new party would follow the ideals of Dr B.R. Ambedkar and BSP founder Kanshiram. He also alleged that the BSP had deviated from the real and basic objec...

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Bihar MP's son killed in UP car accident

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The son of a Bihar MP was killed in a road accident near Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city on Saturday, police said. Rajeev Singh, the son of Lok Janshakti Party MP Rama Kishore Singh who represents Vaishali, was working as a probationary officer with the Canara Bank in the city. He was driving from Patna in his Honda City car when near Bankat village, his car overtur...

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Army chief visits UP capital Lucknow, reviews preparedness

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat on Saturday visited the Central Command here and took stock of the armed forces preparedness in case of an emergency, an official said. During his stay in the Uttar Pradesh capital for more than five hours, General Rawat was closeted with senior Central Command officers, including the Command's General Officer Commanding-in-Chi...

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'Vision of UP 2017' awards conferred

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The purpose of our government is to make Uttar Pradesh a perfect state in five years, Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said on Saturday as he gave away the Vision of UP 2017 awards at an event here. Also present at the event, organised by the Dainik Bhaskar group to facilitate those who have contributed to the field of social welfare, were the state's sec...

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Thankfully, no one put me in brother's zone: Rajkummar Rao

Mumbai, May 27 (IANS) Actor Rajkummar Rao, who will soon be seen in the film Behen Hogi Teri, says he has never been put in a brother's zone by any woman in whom he has even remotely been interested in. The film's story revolves around a man who falls in love with his childhood friend and neighbour, but the twist is that the girl treats him as nothing more than a neighbour or a brother.<...

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CBI probing role of IAS officials in illegal mining

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) is expediting its probe in the illegal mining cases in Uttar Pradesh, with several senior IAS officials being questioned. The probe has gathered momentum after the BJP government of Yogi Adityanath came to power. The CBI has been mandated by the Allahabad High Court (HC) to look into the allegations of multi-crore ...

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Saharanpur borders sealed ahead of Rahul Gandhi's visit

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) Even as Uttar Pradesh authorities kept a close watch, Saharanpur borders were ordered to be sealed on Saturday to prevent Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi from visiting survivors of the caste violence that has hit the district. The Congress leader had started for his proposed visit from New Delhi to the district despite denial of permission by state authorities...

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BJP's Dalit outreach under threat

There is a long way to go before Uttar Pradesh can become Uttam Pradesh, as Prime Minister Narendra Modi promised after his party's massive victory in the assembly elections. The caste violence in Saharanpur and the gang rape and murder on a highway near Bulandshahr have followed the depredations of the love jehad and anti-Romeo squads and the Allahabad High Court's intervention in favou...

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Rahul denied permission to visit Saharanpur, Congress upset

Lucknow/New Delhi, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur district, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured. But the Congress party questioned the decision, saying Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is nobody to stop Rahul Gandhi from visiti...

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Rahul Gandhi denied permission to visit violence-hit Saharanpur

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday denied permission to Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi to visit the violence-hit villages of Saharanpur, where caste conflict has left two dead and scores injured. The permission was denied based on the state policy of keeping the region out of bounds for leaders until the situation returns to normal, an official said. <...

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Flag march by police in violence-hit Saharanpur villages

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Police conducted a flag march in the Shabbirpur, Badgaon, Chandrapura and Maheshpur villages of violence-hit Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh on Friday, though no untoward incident has been reported, an official said. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar told IANS the situation was under control but as a precautionay matter the deployment of Rapid Action For...

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Political parties add fuel to Saharanpur fire

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Politicians have never shied away from using crime, riots or caste and communal clashes for furthering their interests. The latest round of caste clashes in Saharanpur district of western Uttar Pradesh seems to have yet again provided political parties the grist to drum up support among their respective constituencies and take cynical advantage of a tragedy that has left tw...

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Saharanpur calm but tense; officials hope for early normalcy

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) An eerie calm prevailed in violence-hit villages of Saharanpur on Thursday, a day after two men were killed and over two dozen injured in caste clashes, the police said. District officials said they are hopeful of normalcy to return soon. Patrolling has been intensified in the region and the police are on the lookout for people suspected to be behind the violence. ...

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Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, conducting day-to-day hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday asked BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30. The court refused exemption from personal appearance to Advani and Union Water Resources Minister Bharti. The BJP leaders had moved court seek...

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Babri case: CBI court summons Advani, Joshi on May 30

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) A special CBI court in Lucknow, which is conducting daily hearing of the 1992 Babri demolition case, on Thursday directed BJP leaders L.K. Advani, Uma Bharti and Murli Manohar Joshi to appear personally before it on May 30. The BJP leaders had moved court seeking exemption from personally appearing in the court for the hearing of their role in the conspiracy to raz...

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Commissioner and DIG transferred, social media blocked in Saharanpur

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) Following the violence that claimed two lives with injuries to over two dozen persons in Saharanpur, the Uttar Pradesh government has transferred the Divisional Commissioner and Deputy Inspector General of Police besides blocking the social media there. The transfers of Divisional Commissioner M.P. Agarwal and DIG J.K. Shahi were ordered late on Wednesday night aft...

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Two communities clash in Aligarh

Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) People from two communities came to blows and pelted stones at each other in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh district, triggering panic, police said on Thursday. The melee started with a minor accident late on Wednesday night after which people from both sides clashed and pelted stones at each other in Ladia locality. The locality is considered 'hyper sensitive' co...

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Watch out against inciting statements, UP CM urges people

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Under attack from the opposition for caste clashes in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday appealed to the state's people not to pay heed to statements aimed at inciting them. Some forces are out to create disturbances in the state as they are unable to digest the welfare steps of the state government in public interest, th...

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