Street dogs foil burglary attempt

Lucknow, May 23 -- A group of alert street dogs foiled a robbery attempt in the house of Dr Vishakha Shukla, a resident of sector 14, Indira Nagar on Sunday night, when she was out for a movie.

According to reports, two burglars tried to enter the house of Dr Vishakha by breaking the lock of the gate.

But they were not aware that the street dogs were resting inside the house because they were given food daily by Dr Vishakha Shukla and had devel... Read More

'Somebody trying to protect errant petrol pump owners'

Lucknow, May 23 -- Not satisfied with the action taken against some petrol pumps duping consumers, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court summoned UP chief secretary on May 25 along with his personal affidavit, stating why government order (dated May 2) had been issued that no action shall be taken against petrol pump owners/ occupiers but only dispensing units concerned shall be sealed.

"It appears that at some level, there is something ... Read More

Two held in Maharashtra , chips and remote devices recovered

Lucknow, May 23 -- The special task force carried out raids in Thane and Pune districts in Maharashtra in connection with the multicrore petrol pump scam in Uttar Pradesh and arrested two persons.

The raids were carried out late on Sunday. Those arrested have been identified as Vivek Harish Chandra Shetye of Thane and Avinash Manohar Naik of Pune.

The police also recovered a large number of finished and semi -finished cheat chips, electronic pa... Read More

Three bookies held for online IPL betting

Muzaffarnagar, May 23 -- Three people, allegedly engaged in online betting of IPL matches, were arrested in a joint operation of the intelligence wing and the Kotwali police here. Police recovered six mobile phones, a laptop, fake identity cards and Rs 13,000 from their possession. SP city Rajesh Kumar Singh said the police came to know about them on Sunday.

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Bajrang Dal members vandalise toll plaza

Muzaffarnagar, May 23 -- In a shocking incident, a group of Bajrang Dal activists were seen ransacking a toll plaza on the Indore-Dewas border late on Sunday afternoon. The incident was caught on CCTV in which the goons are seen also damaging vehicles parked at the toll plaza. The goons had come in four cars and one of the vehicles was mounted with a saffron flag. A toll plaza manager has alleged that the attackers belonged to the Bajrang Dal and... Read More

CM to visit Gorakhpur on May 26

Lucknow, May 23 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath will attend programmes marking BJP-led Centre's three years in office in Kushinagar on May 25 and in Gorakhpur on May 26. BJP vice president and Rajya Sabha MP, Shiv Pratap Shukla, gave this information while addressing a meeting of party workers at party's Benigan office on Monday. In Gorakhpur, the CM will attend a programme at Maharana Pratap Inter College.

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Lucknow, May 23 -- Three children were killed when a wall collapsed on them in Parsehra Bujurg village of the district on Monday morning. The deceased kids were identified as Sabina (5), Simran (5) and Moharram (8). They were playing near the wall when the incident took place. On getting information of the tragedy, DM Akashdeep; SP Dr S Chanappa and SDM Alok Verma rushed to the village and consoled the aggrieved family members. The officials assu... Read More

DSCC mayor urges people not to violate sanctity of Ramadan

Bangladesh, May 23 -- Dhaka South City Corporation (DSCC) Mayor Sayeed Khokon warned Monday of taking legal action against the persons to be found violating the sanctity of the holy month of Ramadan.

"We will take legal action against the persons who will violate the sanctity of Ramadan," he warned while exchanging views with the owners of restaurants, bars, clubs, traders and imams at the Mayor Hanif auditorium at Nagar Bhaban.

"We will carry... Read More

Bangla-India relations: Politicking or bonding?

Bangladesh, May 23 -- In a classical work sixty-odd years ago, Kenneth N. Waltz traced policy-making impulses to three levels (what he called 'images'): the individual, state, and the international system. Though he unabashedly pushed the systemic interpretations above all else, Bangla-India relations vividly demonstrate the historical value of each dimension. Yet, the more interesting question, given the nature of our liberation war, is whether ... Read More

SIT to probe road construction in Agra

Lucknow, May 23 -- Deputy chief minister and in-charge of PWD department Keshav Maurya has ordered a probe to be conducted by a Special Investigation Team (SIT) against a construction agency for fraudulently procuring work contracts for construction of roads in Agra.

Additional chief secretary, PWD, Sadakant in a letter to director general of police UP has sought formation of an SIT to investigate cases registered against Prabhat Singh of Ms US ... Read More