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Dalit students allege discrimination by principal, Azamgarh administration orders probe

The Rajkiya Aashram Paddhati Balika Inter College, run by the state Social Welfare Department at Gaur village in Meh Nagar area of the district, has a hostel for girls.

Three die of swine flu in two days, 97 positive cases reported in Uttar Pradesh

Two deaths each were reported in Bareilly, Saharanpur and Baghpat, while on case each has been reported in Lucknow, Prayagraj, Rae Bareli, Rampur and Kushinagar.

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Jhansi court orders registration of FIR against man for making false allegations

The order was issued after the man and other witnesses, including his three daughters, retracted from the statement they had made earlier.

70-year-old watchman killed in bull attack in Hapur: Police

Last week, a 15-year-old boy had allegedly died in a similar incident in Mathura.

In second attempt, undertrial escapes from special cell of Prayagraj jail; 6 warders suspended

An initial probe found that Jagan allegedly escaped from the cell early Saturday after removing an iron bar from the vent. “It is suspected that Jagan scaled the main boundary wall using a bedsheet. Inquiry is on and we are scrutinising footage of CCTVs installed in the prison,” said police.

Sticking caste, creed labels on Lord Hanuman irks seers

The seers expressed disapproval after state's Religious Affair Minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary dubbed Lord Hanuman as a Jat, saying that like Jats, the deity never tolerated injustice to anybody, anywhere.

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Lucknow: Urdu teacher told to apologise for ‘forcing’ students to greet saying ‘Salaam Alaikum’

District Basic Siksha Adhikari (BSA) Hemant Rao said the teacher — who had “accepted his fault and apologised” — has been asked for an explanation by Monday.

Uttar Pradesh murder-robbery case: 12 days on, accused arrested in Faizabad

The SSP said there were 11 different teams working to trace the accused and they recently got inputs that the gang was in Faizabad.

Lucknow: Man ‘commits suicide after killing wife, daughter’

Before the incident, Ishtiaq had called his sister Shabana, with whom his elder son Aarif lives, and requested her to take care of his son as he was ending his life, police said.

Lucknow: FIR 3 years after FSSAI found 2 officials guilty of sexual harassment

Police said that the victim claimed that despite finding them guilty, there was no action against the two.

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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.

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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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