Amita Verma

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Venue for Modi rally ‘unavailable’

The date for Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi’s rally in Kanpur may have been finalised for October 19 but the venue for the rally continues to pose a major problem for the organisers.

HC asks UP to explain minority schemes

The Allahabad high court has asked the Uttar Pradesh government to explain why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme “Hamari Beti, Uska Kal”.

The sun never sets on UP retired babus

The youth in Uttar Pradesh may be facing an acute problem of unemployment but lucrative jobs are coming easy for retired bureaucrats in the state.

Woman power to combat cops in UP

Women and girls in riot-hit Muzaffarnagar have now come to the fore to challenge the police force.

Encephalitis toll reaches 304 in UP

As many as 304 children have died this year due to encephalitis at one medical college in Gorakhpur. Nine children succumbed to the deadly virus at the BRD Medical College in the past 24 hours.

This year, no Ramlila in Muzaffarnagar

The Muzaffarnagar riots have another casualty — the annual Ramlila that is held in almost all towns and villages of the district.

Insurance officer killed by ‘scribe’

In an incident that showcases the law-and-order situation in the state capital, a development manager of an insurance company was shot dead outside his office building in Aliganj when he tried to prot

UP boy dies in Kenya attack

An eight-year-old boy from Uttar Pradesh is among the victims of the terror attack at a shopping mall in Kenyan capital Nairobi.

SP mantri, two MPs likely to shift to BJP

With the political mood swinging at the ground level in Uttar Pradesh, time has come for political leaders to begin switching their loyalties.

Akhilesh may not allow Modi election rallies

The BJP’s grand plans for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi’s rallies in Uttar Pradesh may have to face rough weather and the state government is likely to deny permission to hold rallies in the state till mid-November.

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