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UP: BJP tries to retrieve trader vote base

The Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) will now make a concerted effort to win back traders who had, once, formed the base of the party.

Flash floods threaten Allahabad

Thousands of people in Allahabad district have been forced to leave their homes and move to safer places after the Ganga and Yamuna began swelling alarmingly on Sunday.

‘Power angels’ to check eve-teasing in lucknow

“Power Angels’ will now protect girls from eve teasing in Lucknow.
According to a new concept floated by the 1090 woman power line in the state capital, “Power Angels” will actually be school and college girls from all major schools and colleges who will be trained to help women and girls from eve-teasing and harassment.

Togadia, Singhal held as UP foils VHP yatra

The colour khaki clearly ruled the banks of Ayodhya’s Saryu river on Sunday, clearly outnumbering saffron, as top Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders Pravin Togadia and Ashok Singhal along with almost 1,700 supporters were arrested in a massive crackdown by the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh to enforce its ban on the controversial yatra.

Activists in custody till yatra over

The Uttar Pradesh government has made it clear that those VHP leaders and activists who have been detained or arrested on Sunday will remain in custody until the yatra is called off.

UP begins a crackdown to stop VHP

Tension mounted in the twin towns of Ayodhya and Faizabad on Saturday on the eve of the VHP’s proposed yatra with the arrest of over 347 VHP activists.

Now, Azam meets seer, sets off speculation

After criticising SP president Mulayam Singh Yadav for meeting VHP leaders, UP minister Azam Khan did just that himself. The minister on Thursday met Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kailashanand Brahamchari, the seer of Dakshin Kali Temple in Hardwar for undisclosed reasons.

Dementia begins to strike teens

Atharv Sarup, an 18-year-old management student, had a habit of misplacing the keys of his bike. Last week, he forgot where he had kept his wallet and then missed an important test in his college because he forgot the date.

DSP assaulted by liquor smugglers

Four police officials, including a deputy superintendent of police, were injured in an attack by illegal liquor smugglers in Hapur district late on Tuesday night.

Akhilesh on collision course with VHP

The Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has positioned itself firmly on the collision course with the Vishwa Hindu Parishad after its leaders announced that they will defy the ban and go ahead with their proposed yatra in the state.

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