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Chinmayanand held for sexual assault of law student, he has owned up: cops

Chinmayanand was produced before a local court, which sent him to 14 days judicial custody. The arrest comes days before an Uttar Pradesh Police special investigation team (SIT) was to submit a progress report to the Allahabad High Court, which is monitoring the case, on September 23.

Lucknow: Five injured in clash over loud music at Janmashtami procession, say cops

Police said the incident occurred when the procession reached its final destination and people from another community objected over playing of music at a high volume and blockage of the road.

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Lucknow: Mentaly challenged woman ‘beaten up’

A police team rushed to village and sent the 40-year-old woman to a hospital for medical check-up.

Uttar Pradesh: Akhilesh scraps all Samajwadi Party state units

Party’s national spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary said the move can be seen as a reaction to the results of the Lok Sabha polls.

Lucknow: Seven students of Saifai medical varsity suspended

The matter had come to light on Tuesday (August 20) when a video showed a group of fresher students walking in a single file with bowed, tonsured heads.

Lucknow: 2 officials face action in mid-day meal row

The action was taken based on a report submitted to the basic education minister by Additional Chief Secretary (basic education) Renuka Kumar on Friday night.

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Mirzapur: Video shows students being served roti and salt, probe on

A three-member committee has been formed by the district magistrate to probe the matter.

Blacklisted NSUI leader gets notice from Allahabad University

The student leader, Akhilesh Yadav, was the vice president of erstwhile Allahabad University Student Union (AUSU), which was abolished, has alleged that he was being targeted.

Uttar Pradesh: Hardoi Police ‘bury’ Hindu victim of road accident, probe ordered

The SHO claimed that as his identity could not be ascertained, the police kept the body for three days to see if anyone claims it and later buried the body in a graveyard after postmortem.

UP BJP youth wing leader booked after wife shot dead ‘for dowry’

In a complaint, the woman's father has alleged that she had told her mother that her in-laws harassed her over dowry.

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Five killed, several injured as fire engulfs two hotels in Lucknow's Charbagh

At least five people were killed and around six were injured after a fire broke out in the Charbagh area of Lucknow on Tuesday morning.

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News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

#NewsInNumbers How much work the busiest passport office in India does. (PS: It’s Lucknow which was recently in the news over an inter-faith couple’s complaint.

Lucknow: At least five killed in fire

The fire broke out at a hotel in the Charbagh area near the railway station in Lucknow at around 6 am and spread to an adjacent hotel, police said. As many as 55 people, including the hotel staff, were rescued, a senior police official informed.

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Lucknow DIG slaps elderly street vendor

Lucknow, Feb 24 (ANI): The Deputy Inspector General of Lucknow has been caught on camera abusing and slapping a street vendor. The video of the incident has gone viral on social media embarrassing the Uttar Pradesh Government and the State Police department.

Groom killed in celebratory firing in UP

Sitapur, Feb 18 (ANI): A marriage party turned out to be a sorrow affair after the groom was allegedly shot dead accidently in a celebratory firing. As per reports, the man who fired is yet to be identified. The bullet hit the groom's head and he fell off the horse. He was immediately rushed to the Sitapur district hospital, where doctors referred him to Lucknow after some preliminary medication. However, he succumbed to his injuries on his way to Lucknow. The news of the groom's death has created panic among the two families.

AAI to make airport facilities as commercially viable

New Delhi, Jan 23 (ANI): The Airports Authority of India will enhance its marketing strategy to make airports more operationally and commercially viable. At the Airport Marketing Conference held recently in New Delhi, the officials and experts chalked out a strategy to make commercial use of airport infrastructure in the country. Formed in April 1995, the Airports Authority of India manages 125 destinations, including 77 domestic and 21 international airports in the country. The Authority is also looking at focusing on the cargo segment to boost its revenues. It has been undertaking the International Cargo handling operations at international airports including Chennai, Kolkata, Lucknow, Coimbatore, Amritsar and Guwahati. Similarly, the Authority has identified 24 domestic airports across five regions, including three civil enclaves to develop such integrated facilities. They include Port Blair, Coimbatore, Jaipur, Raipur, Ahmedabad and others. The Airports Authority of India, which has developed infrastructure at many of its airports, is looking forward to make its commercial use.

Education should be used as tool for character building: Rajnath Singh

Lucknow, Jan 22 (ANI): Addressing a convocation ceremony of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University in Lucknow on Friday, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the purpose of education is not only to gain knowledge, but also to culturally groom oneself. He asserted that students should learn from Swami Vivekananda, who said that “character makes a man”.

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Varanasi: PM Modi flags off Mahamana Superfast Express

Varanasi, Jan 22 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday flagged off the Mahamana Superfast Express in Varanasi. The train will run between Varanasi and Delhi via Lucknow thrice a week. The train is fully equipped with the modern facilities and also has new renovated AC-coaches fitted with LED television screens. This is Prime Minister Modi's fifth visit to his constituency after assuming office in May, 2014.

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