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DSP assaulted by liquor smugglers in Gz’bad

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.

UP for sops to woo minorities

In a fresh move to win over Muslims, the Akhilesh Yadav government on Tuesday, decided to launch a new scheme for minorities in accordance with their population density and allocate 20 per cent funds of all government welfare schemes for the purpose.

Widows in Varanasi celebrate Rakhi

The widows in Varanasi, usually shunned on auspicious occasions, celebrated the festival of Raksha Bandhan on Tuesday by tying rakhi on the wrist of social reformer Bindeshwari Pathak, who is working for their upliftment.
The widows gathered at the Nepali Ashram on the banks of the Ganga river to celebrate the festival in presence of seers and Sanskrit scholars.

VHP wants out-of-court settlement

VHP leader Ashok Singhal and other leaders, after their meeting with the Samajwadi leaders, had claimed that they had asked Mr Mulayam Singh Yadav to negotiate for an out-of-court settlement on the Ram temple issue since the matter was taking long in the Supreme Court.

Threat to life from Azam, claims dalit writer

Dalit writer and activist Kanwal Bharti, who was arrested earlier this month for his posts on a social networking website in support of suspended IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal, has alleged that he faces a threat to his life from senior UP minister Azam Khan.

Akhilesh govt bans VHP yatra

The meeting of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav with Ashok Singhal and other Vishwa Hindu Parishad leaders has apparently not gone down well with Muslims. The Muslim leadership not only turned down proposals for talks on the Babri Masjid issue, and also vehemently opposed the proposal to restart the 84 Kosi Parikrama.

Boy, 5, helps cops solve father’s murder

A seven-year-old boy’s innocent narration of the sequence of events that led to his father’s death has helped the Lucknow police work out the gruesome murder of a theatre artist.

The curious cases of ‘missing’ officers in UP

These are the cases of “missing” IAS officers in Uttar Pradesh. These officers proceeded on leave initially and then never returned. Some did apply for extension of leave but never bothered to ascertain whether or not their leave had been granted.

SP leader Amar Mani, wife file mercy petition

Former UP minister and Samajwadi Party leader Amar Mani Tripathi and his wife Madhu Mani Tripathi — both convicted in the murder of poetess Madhumita Shukla — have moved a mercy petition before UP governor B.L. Joshi.

Boy thrashed by teacher dies

A 10-year-old boy, who had been brutally thrashed by his teacher at the Abhinaypura Government Primary School in Etawah district, succumbed to his injuries at the SGPGI in Lucknow. The boy’s father Arvind Kumar has now lodged a complaint with the Basrehar police station in Etawah in this regard.

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