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Qila Mohammadi drain to flow free with remodelling plan

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- The drainage system in Ashiana, LDA Colony and Alambagh, among other areas, is set to get a fresh lease of life as the state government has approved a Rs 68-crore budget for renova... Read More


Cops refute robbery bid on son of BJP RS candidate, call it road rage

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- Police on Wednesday refuted the claims of an alleged robbery bid on Kunal Seth, son of BJP Rajya Sabha candidate Sanjay Seth, on Monday night in Lucknow and cleared that it was a c... Read More


STF quizzes Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- UP Special Task Force questioned Jamiat Ulema-e-Hind chief Maulana Mehmood Asad Madni for two consecutive days regarding an investigation into illegal Halal certification of produc... Read More


Retired DIG booked for sodomising 9-yr-old tenant

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- A retired IPS officer was booked for allegedly sodomising a nine-year-old son of his tenant in Sultanpur district, confirmed senior polwice officials. w They stated that the FIR a... Read More


Cleric at madrasa held for raping minor girl

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- A 35-year-old cleric was arrested on Wednesday and a search launched for his brother in connection with the alleged gang rape of an eight-year-old girl inside a madrasa in Lucknow ... Read More


BJP sees red over Rahul's 'drunk youth' remark

Lucknow, Feb. 22 -- Congress leader Rahul Gandhi once again found himself in the BJP's crosshairs over his remark on unemployed youth of the state drowning their worries in liquor, eliciting a sharp c... Read More


Take U.P's credit-deposit ratio up to 65% in next FY: CM to banks

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- Expressing satisfaction over the state's current credit-deposit (CD) ratio of 58.59%, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday asked banks to take this figure up to 65% in the n... Read More


Naimisharanya being developed as major pilgrimage centre: Yogi

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said efforts were underway to develop Naimisharanya in Sitapur as a pilgrimage centre even as he highlighted the importance of 'Sanatan ... Read More


Rain brings temp down, more in store

Lucknow, Feb. 22 -- Rain on Tuesday night and overcast conditions brought maximum temperature down from 30 degrees celsius to 25.7 degrees Celsius on Wednesday. Lucknow recorded 3 mm rain on Tuesday n... Read More


Former bandit Seema Parihar, 3 others get 4 yrs' jail in kidnapping case

KANPUR, Feb. 22 -- The anti-dacoity court in Auraiya on Wednesday convicted former bandit Seema Singh Parihar, 55, and her three aides for kidnapping a man for ransom in 1994. Special judge (anti-daco... Read More