SP leader Farooq Ghosi demands RS berth for Yakub’s widow, gets suspended

SP leader Farooq Ghosi demands RS berth for Yakub’s widow, gets suspended

Two days after Memon was hanged in the Nagpur Central Jail, Ghosi, the Maharashtra SP unit vice president, described Memon's wife Raheen as "helpless".

Law and order: Congress to gherao UP Vidhan Sabha on August 17

Law and order: Congress to gherao UP Vidhan Sabha on August 17

A meeting of state vice-presidents and general secretaries has been scheduled for August 5, at the party’s office in Lucknow, for preparations for the August 17 protest.

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Tucked away in Andheri is a 3-acre monastery that gets prayer requests from across the world; inside, eight Carmelite nuns who almost never step out go about their chores baking the Holy Bread for parishes across Mumbai and praying.

The heritage inventory was prepared by the Chandigarh Administration in 2011 on the directives of the Union Ministry of Home Affairs.

From art installations to Facebook page, students are ‘protesting in an artistic way’

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Day before ‘jalabhishek’ in Varanasi, chief of Hindu Mahasabha arrested
Day before ‘jalabhishek’ in Varanasi, chief of Hindu Mahasabha arrested

ABHM had given a call to its workers from across the country to reach Varanasi on August 3 and perform ‘Jalabhishek’ at Shringar Gauri, as part of its campaign — ‘Islam Mukt Bharat’.

3 students of Class X ‘rape’ minor Dailt girl, all arrested
3 students of Class X ‘rape’ minor Dailt girl, all arrested

Three youths, all students of Class X, are held accused of raping and wrongfully confining the girl at the house of one of them.

Amarmani wife’s death case: Sara’s brother attacked, says mother
Amarmani wife’s death case: Sara’s brother attacked, says mother

Sara’s mother Seema Singh said Harsh Singh (32) was going to the market on Saturday evening when 8 to 10 unidentified miscreants attacked him from behind at Janakpuri in Delhi.

Law and order: Congress to gherao UP Vidhan Sabha on August 17
Law and order: Congress to gherao UP Vidhan Sabha on August 17

A meeting of state vice-presidents and general secretaries has been scheduled for August 5, at the party’s office in Lucknow, for preparations for the August 17 protest.

CM Akhilesh asks PM Modi to set up SIDBI’s head office in Lucknow
CM Akhilesh asks PM Modi to set up SIDBI’s head office in Lucknow

In his letter, Akhilesh has stated that the step will speed up the development of the small industries in state.

Indian attire for university convocations real tribute to Kalam: Ram Naik
Indian attire for university convocations real tribute to Kalam: Ram Naik

Last year, former Rajasthan Governor Margaret Alva had criticized the ceremonial gown as “British colonial legacy”.

2017 Assembly polls: Akhilesh pushes pedal, pins hope on ‘Samajwadi cycle’
2017 Assembly polls: Akhilesh pushes pedal, pins hope on ‘Samajwadi cycle’

On August 5, the CM will launch the ‘Samajwadi Cycle Yatra’ — a campaign in which party workers will pedal to every nook and corner.

MLC Nomination: Government re-nominates five who were ‘objected to’ by Governor
MLC Nomination: Government re-nominates five who were ‘objected to’ by Governor

Later, instead of giving details of the candidates, which the Governor had sought, the government has submitted individual affidavits by the candidates.

Soon, a Samajwadi mobile app to reach out to youth
Soon, a Samajwadi mobile app to reach out to youth

Weeks after the launch of official mobile app of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Samajwadi Party is also ready with a similar facility, which aims at wooing young voters ahead of the 2017 Assembly polls. While Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is already active on social networking sites, the mobile app has been in the pipeline for […]

Banaras Hindu University won’t allow anyone with face covered to enter campus
Banaras Hindu University won’t allow anyone with face covered to enter campus

The university claims to have taken the decision in view of the increasing incidents of eve-teasing, chain snatching and vehicle thefts on the campus.

To boost morale of workers, Congress seeks Rahul’s appointment
To boost morale of workers, Congress seeks Rahul’s appointment

Since the meetings he had held with party workers before the 2012 state elections, Rahul’s visits to Uttar Pradesh have been mainly limited to his constituency Amethi, except while he was campaigning for the LS polls last year.

Class IX student ‘gangraped’ in moving car at Muzaffarnagar
Class IX student ‘gangraped’ in moving car at Muzaffarnagar

The girl was returning home from her school along with her younger sister when one Nadeem of Khardauni village stopped them. The sisters were forced into a car in which three more persons were present.

Bahu lao-Beti Bachao: VHP puts campaign on hold to save Centre from Opposition storm in Parliament
Bahu lao-Beti Bachao: VHP puts campaign on hold to save Centre from Opposition storm in Parliament

The VHP has even transferred Bajrang Dal’s state convener Ajju Chauhan to its other wing soon after UP Minority Commission issued a notice to Agra DM and the SSP recently.

CBI inquiry ordered into appointment of former AMU registrar Shahrukh Shamshad
CBI inquiry ordered into appointment of former AMU registrar Shahrukh Shamshad

Using special powers, the V-C had appointed Shamshad on ad-hoc basis on May 17, 2012, and the post was advertised a month later on June 16.

BJP casts wide its net, set to fete Dalit students, retd bureaucrats
BJP casts wide its net, set to fete Dalit students, retd bureaucrats

The party has also planned to felicitate retired Scheduled Caste IAS, IPS and PCS officers at such functions.

Shia leaders in SP in a fix as Jawwad takes on Mulayam
Shia leaders in SP in a fix as Jawwad takes on Mulayam

Ruling party has two legislators and a senior leader from the community

CAT notice on appointment of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur’s enquiry officer
CAT notice on appointment of IPS officer Amitabh Thakur’s enquiry officer

After hearing arguments presented by Thakur and state government counsel Sudip Seth on Monday, the bench of judicial member Navneet Kumar reserved its order and fixed September 2 as the next date of hearing.

70 students taken ill after drinking milk at school
70 students taken ill after drinking milk at school

Akhilesh Yadav had last month announced the introduction of milk as part of the mid-day meal diet, wherein it is to be served once a week.

Hamirpur clash: Congress delegation meets Gov, seeks probe into role of police
Hamirpur clash: Congress delegation meets Gov, seeks probe into role of police

Demanding a probe into the role of police in the entire incident, the delegation alleged that cops were harassing the complainants.

Akhilesh Yadav seeks personal connect with ‘1-crore’ welfare scheme beneficiaries
Akhilesh Yadav seeks personal connect with ‘1-crore’ welfare scheme beneficiaries

To test how deep the waters run, a sample exercise was conducted recently by Akhilesh himself.