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Delhi HC pulls up BRO, directs it to pay a year’s salary to family of missing engineer

June 07, 2021 5:14 am

Subhan Ali, a resident of Balrampur, went missing after his vehicle fell in Drass river last June

Lucknow: Two arrested over ‘doctored audio’ on ‘money for tweets’

June 07, 2021 3:21 am

This came a day after the police questioned retired IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh who has also been named in the FIR, registered on May 31, for sharing the recording on social media.

Former IAS officer questioned over tweets critical of govt

June 06, 2021 7:30 pm

In the last one year, Surya Pratap Singh has been booked in six cases in the state for allegedly tweeting misinformation to create a divide in the society. He has been booked in two cases in Lucknow, while one each in Unnao, Varanasi, Kanpur and Kasganj district.

3 policemen booked for ‘custodial death’ of Sultanpur Dalit man

June 06, 2021 8:00 am

The three accused – Kudwar Station House Officer (SHO) Arvind Pandey, Sub-Inspector Sanjay Yadav and Constable Brijesh Singh – were suspended on Thursday after Rajesh Kori allegedly died in police custody.

In a first since April, Uttar Pradesh records fewer than 20K active cases

June 06, 2021 8:00 am

A total of 4,346 patients were discharged from hospitals in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours. So far, a total of 16,56,763 people have recovered.

UP: Ex-IAS officer among three booked for ‘defaming’ govt

June 03, 2021 5:38 am

The FIR, dated May 31, was filed at the Kalyanpur police station against Singh, Lucknow resident Puneet Saini and Patna resident Himanshu Saini based on a complaint from Kanpur resident Atul Khushwaha.

Lucknow hospital owner, booked for 'oxygen crisis rumours', arrested for assaulting TV staff

May 25, 2021 7:57 pm

Akhilesh Pandey’s wife Preeti said, “We had gone to Allahabad High Court with a complaint against the administration and that is why he has been arrested. This is an effort to intimidate him,” said Preeti on Tuesday. 

Amid COVID-19 pandemic, charity began from home for Lucknow NGO

May 23, 2021 3:11 pm

Dr Akhilesh Das Foundation provides free thaalis from its community kitchen and free ambulances services. It has also distributed rations among the poor, and masks and sanitisers to police personnel.

Lucknow: Two colleagues booked after man found hanging

May 23, 2021 4:56 am

Police said family members of the victim, Parth Srivastava, claimed harassment from the accused colleagues eventually forced him to take the extreme step.

UP: Two murder accused on bail shot dead

May 10, 2021 1:26 am

Four teams have been formed to trace the culprits, a senior police officer said.


Most of India under lockdown as coronavirus cases cross 400

March 23, 2020 6:36 pm

Violators could either face a fine of Rs 1,000 or a jail term of six months if they do not abide by the lockdown orders, the government said.

From tanks to fighter jets: Innovations in defence technology on show at DefExpo

February 06, 2020 11:41 am

The 11th edition of the biennial mega Defence Expo will continue till February 8 where defence manufacturers from the public and private sectors, as well as Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) are displaying their products.

Charred vehicles, vandalised police station: Pictures that tell the story of violence in Lucknow

December 22, 2019 7:24 am

Protesters pelted stones and torched vehicles parked outside a police post in Lucknow. Police fire teargas shells to control the situation in Madeyganj area. About 20 people have been taken into custody.

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

June 19, 2018 3:01 pm

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.


News in Numbers: India’s busiest passport office.

June 22, 2020 6:23 pm

#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 DIG slaps elderly street vendor

February 24, 2016 2:37 pm

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

February 18, 2016 5:51 am

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

January 23, 2016 12:50 pm

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

January 22, 2016 12:06 pm

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”.

Varanasi: PM Modi flags off Mahamana Superfast Express

January 22, 2016 12:03 pm

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.