Cabinet okays 8% hike in prices of sugarcane

New Delhi, Feb. 22 -- The Union Cabinet, chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on Wednesday approved a hike in prices for sugarcane, known as fair and remunerative price (FRP), payable by millers t... Read More

Automatic route opens for FDI in space sector

New Delhi, Feb. 22 -- The Union Cabinet on Wednesday amended the foreign direct investment (FDI) policy in the space sector by allowing entry of potential foreign firms through automatic route for up ... Read More

Six killed in U'khand road accident: Police

Dehradun, Feb. 22 -- At least six people were killed after a car they were travelling in fell into a 500-metre-deep gorge near Yamuna bridge in Tehri Garhwal district, a police officer said. The car w... Read More

'Aadhaar deactivation' row continues in Bengal

Kolkata, Feb. 22 -- The row over allegations of Aadhaar IDs of several West Bengal residents being deactivated continued on Wednesday, with chief minister Mamata Banerjee attackinf the Bharatiya Janat... Read More

Recruitment of 69K teachers: HC seeks list of aspirants who got 1 addl mark

LUCKNOW, Feb. 22 -- The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has sought the list of candidates who got one additional mark in the dispute of one mark in the matter of appointment of 69,000 assist... Read More

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