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16 children injured as truck hits school van

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) Sixteen school children were injured, three of them critically, on Thursday when a truck rammed into a school van in dense fog in Unnao in Uttar Pradesh, police said. The critically injured students were rushed to a hospital. Police said the truck was trying to overtake the van of City Boys School when it hit the vehicle. --IANS md/mr <...

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UP police headless as Centre delays clearance for DGP-designate

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) Almost three weeks after Uttar Pradesh top cop Sulkhan Singh demitted office, one of the largest police forces in the world continues to be headless. While the state government had named CISF chief OP Singh as the next Director General of Police (DGP), he is yet to join and officials in the government seemingly have no clue on what's happening. Sources in t...

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Five of a family killed in UP car accident

Lucknow, Jan 18 (IANS) Five members of a family were killed around midnight when the car they were travelling in was blinded by fog and fell in a roadside pond in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district, police said on Thursday. The accident happened on the road between Jajupara and Shahadat Nagar in Hardoi. The car was pulled out by the police and the bodies were fished out in the wee hours.

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Boy killed as UP Police, criminals exchange fire

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) An eight-year-old boy was killed on Wednesday in a firing exchange between police and criminals in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura on Wednesday, police said. The boy, identified as Madhav, was killed as a bullet hit him. Principal Secretary, Home, Arvind Kumar said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken cognizance of the unfortunate incident and ordered a pr...

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UP okays drinking inside liquor model shops

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) In good news for tipplers in Uttar Pradesh, they will now be allowed to consume liquor inside model shops. This comes after an amendment in section 24(a) of the Combined Excise Act of 1910 was cleared by the state cabinet at a meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday. The meet was scheduled for Tuesday but was postponed as the Chief ...

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HC quashes aide's appointment; Amarinder asks AG to examine order

Chandigarh, Jan 17 (IANS) In a major blow to Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh, the Punjab and Haryana High Court on Wednesday set aside the appointment of his Chief Principal Secretary Suresh Kumar, holding it ultra vires of the Constitution. Amarinder Singh, in response, directed state Advocate General Atul Nanda to examine the judgment and suggest further legal remedies. J...

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Rajnath to meet Aditynath over development in eight backward UP districts

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Union Home Minister Rajanth Singh will soon held a meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the expeditious development in the state's eight most backward districts, an official said on Wednesday. The Minister also said to visit all the districts in the Uttar Pradesh to review the implementation of the district action plan. Rajnath Si...

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SC seeks views on provision for government residence for ex-CMs

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday asked the Centre and the states to respond to a plea that challenged an Uttar Pradesh law wherein former Chief Ministers are allotted a government bungalow. Expanding the scope of the plea, a bench of Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice R. Bhanumathi asked the Centre and the states to address the court on the issue whether they too hav...

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'Padmaavat' producers move SC against ban by some states

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) The Supreme Court is likely to hear on Thursday a plea by the producers of Padmaavat challenging the ban on the controversial movie in Gujarat, Rajasthan and Haryana. When the producers' counsel Mahesh Agrawal, mentioned the matter on Wednesday before a bench comprising Chief Justice Dipak Misra, Justice A.M. Khanwilkar and Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and sought an...

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Rs 98 crore demonetised currency seized in Kanpur

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) Around Rs 98 crore in demonetised notes has been found in a businessman's house that was raided in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur, police said on Wednesday. Counting of the banned Rs 1,000 and Rs 500 notes is on and police said the total amount could well cross the Rs 100 crore mark. The big cache of banned notes was recovered from the house of Ashok Khatri, who ha...

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Quddusi moves court over leak of phone conversation transcripts

New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Retired Odisha High Court Judge I.M. Quddusi, accused of graft, on Wednesday moved a Delhi court to seek a court-monitored probe into leak of transcripts of his alleged telephonic conversation in a corruption case. The case involved help extended to an Uttar Pradesh-based educational trust that had been barred from admitting students in its medical course for two...

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Mixed response among UP's Muslim leaders on Haj subsidy revocation

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) The decision of the union government to scrap Haj subsidy and divert it to welfare of Muslim women and education of girls has evoked a mixed response from Muslim leaders and clerics in Uttar Pradesh. While most of them have welcomed the move as long awaited, some say that the Narendra Modi government should not take decisions that seem to single out one community....

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Fog, cold return in UP after hiatus

Lucknow, Jan 17 (IANS) After a three day hiatus, cold wave has returned to most parts of Uttar Pradesh and a thick blanket of fog enveloped the state capital and other parts on Wednesday morning, affecting normal life. The weather man has predicted that the intense cold wave will persist for few more days. There is also likelihood of rains at some places. Director of the Regional...

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UP CM to host states' meet to review minority welfare schemes

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is going to host a coordination meeting between the Centre and various states and union territories to review the implementation on the ground of various central schemes for minorities welfare. Union Minority Affairs Minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Tuesday that the meeting will be held in Lucknow on Thursday (Janu...

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Owaisi challenges Centre to lift subsidy for Hindu pilgrims

Hyderabad, Jan 16 (IANS) MIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday challenged the central government to stop the financial assistance and subsidy given to Hindu pilgrims in different parts of the country. Reacting to the government's move lifting Haj subsidy, the MP said the BJP, the RSS and others were raising a hue and cry over just Rs 200 crore and terming this as appeasement of minoritie...

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Israeli PM in Agra, visits Taj Mahal

Agra, Jan 16 (IANS) The first Israeli Prime Minister to visit Taj Mahal, Benjamin Netanyahu on Tuesday spent over an hour with his wife Sara there, keenly watching the intricate inlay work and observing details of the architectural finesse of the 17th century white marble marvel. The couple got photographed, one sitting and the other standing, on the famous Diana bench, and asked the gui...

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Now 'Padmaavat' banned in Haryana

Chandigarh, Jan 16 (IANS) Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat was banned on Tuesday by Haryana's BJP government, even as massive protests against the movie's upcoming release continued in Rajasthan. The decision to ban the film was taken on Tuesday at a meeting of the Haryana cabinet, chaired by Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar. Padmaavat is already banned in Rajasthan and Gujara...

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Country facing undeclared emergency: Sanjay Singh

Lucknow, Jan 16 (IANS) Senior Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh on Tuesday said India is facing its most serious crisis since Independence and his party will do its best to protect democratic values and constitutional institutions. There is an undeclared emergency in the country under the government of Narendra Modi, Singh said. On his first visit to the state capital aft...

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Karni Sena holds massive protest to demand countrywide ban on 'Padmaavat'

Jaipur, Jan 16 (IANS) In another show of strength, the Shri Rajput Karni Sena on Tuesday took out a massive rally in Dholpur in Rajasthan to demand a countrywide ban on Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmaavat, which is scheduled for release on January 25. They have threatened mass immolation if the film is not banned. The rally was led by Rajput Karni Sena patron, Lokendra Singh Kalvi. Thousan...

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Rail commuters vote Kozhikode station 'cleanest': Survey

New Delhi, Jan 16 (IANS) Kozhikode railway station in Kerala has been declared the cleanest in the country by railway commuters while the Hazrat Nizamuddin station in Delhi is at the lowest rung, said a survey by an app-based travel portal on Tuesday. Kozhikode was ranked the best railway station with a rating of 4.4 out of 5 while Hazrat Nizamuddin was rated the lowest by our users in t...

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