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Explained: Why is Mayawati wooing Brahmins again ahead of 2022 Assembly elections?

August 12, 2020 12:59 pm

In 2012, when Mayawati lost to the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Akhilesh Yadav became CM, only seven of BSP’s 51 Brahmin candidates were elected. In 2017, BSP gave tickets to 52 Brahmins and only four of them could win.

UP: Woman held hostage by two men rescued after gunfight

August 05, 2020 4:45 pm

The incident took place at Knowledge Park area when after the station house officer attached to Knowledge Park police station intercepted an auto-rickshaw and signalled it to stop.

Explained: Where the locusts are, and where they head next

August 04, 2020 10:53 am

On Monday, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to declare the locust outbreak in the state a “national disaster”.

Uttar Pradesh minister Kamal Rani Varun dies of coronavirus

August 03, 2020 5:05 am

Expressing condolences, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath called Kamal Rani Varun a "popular public leader who worked efficiently."

UP man wakes up finding cobra inside his jeans, stands at a spot for 7 hours for safety

August 03, 2020 1:16 pm

The man managed to stay at the same spot without moving to ensure that the snake did not bite him.

Priyanka Gandhi writes to Adityanath again on 'worsening' law and order situation in UP

August 01, 2020 3:20 pm

Priyanka Gandhi wrote, "There is a fear within people due to this. Both crime and coronavirus have gone out of hands in the state. I have heard people saying that kidnapping has become an occupation. I would request you to strengthen the law and order situation in the state."

Unlock 3.0 from Aug 5, but weekend lockdown to stay in UP

July 31, 2020 8:59 am

All social, political, sports, entertainment, educational, cultural, and religious events are also barred.

Over 1 lakh tests done: 3,578 fresh Covid cases in 24 hours

July 28, 2020 11:45 am

The spike comes even as the state has claimed to have conducted more than one lakh tests on Sunday at a positivity rate of 3.34 per cent.

India coronavirus numbers explained: Uttar Pradesh now tests more than other states

July 29, 2020 11:43 am

India Coronavirus Cases: The enhanced testing in Uttar Pradesh has been made possible by the widespread deployment of the rapid antigen testing in the last one month. These antigen testing, which provide results within half an hour, account for almost half the daily tests in Uttar Pradesh now.

UP Cong chief Ajay Lallu, RS MP PL Punia arrested during protest outside Lucknow Raj Bhavan

July 27, 2020 5:45 pm

Besides Lallu and Punia, around 150 other party workers have been arrested while staging the dharna outside Raj Bhavan against the alleged attempts to "murder" democracy in Rajasthan by the BJP, the party's media convener Lalan Kumar said.


A timeline from July 3 to July 10: The events leading up to the Vikas Dubey encounter

July 11, 2020 3:09 pm

Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday when he allegedly tried to escape from the police custody.

UP Board Class 10 Results 2020 declared: Result link active, check websites

June 27, 2020 3:22 pm

UP Board Class 10th Result 2020, UPMSP Highschool (Class 10) Result 2020: The exams for the same were held from February 18 till March 13 earlier this year. The result can be checked at,

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.

Voting ends for second phase of Lok Sabha elections

April 19, 2019 9:49 am

Polling was held in 38 seats in Tamil Nadu, 14 seats in Karnataka, 10 in Maharashtra, eight in Uttar Pradesh, five each in Assam, Bihar and Odisha, three each in Chhattisgarh and West Bengal, two in Jammu and Kashmir and one seat each in Manipur and Puducherry.

Jumbo leap: India opens first hospital for elephants

November 20, 2018 7:05 am

At India’s first hospital for elephants, opened last week in Uttar Pradesh's Mathura, 49-year old Asha placed her left foreleg on a stool for a doctor to attend to an injury while visitors filmed it all on their mobile phones.

Devotees perform Karaha Puja in Uttar Pradesh

March 25, 2015 9:21 pm

The ritual is witnessed by a large number of people and is generally performed in temples by elderly priests.

Floods wreak havoc across India

August 19, 2014 1:22 pm

With several parts of the country facing torrential rainfall, many states are flooded.

Riots deepen communal divide in Uttar Pradesh

April 23, 2014 5:44 pm

With Lok Sabha elections being underway, the riots divided the political landscape of the region on religious lines.


BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

What tiger census tells us about the population in India: News in Numbers

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

The killing of T1 or Avni, the tiger, in Maharashtra has led to much controversy. It’s worth looking at what the numbers in the tiger census tell us.

Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

June 22, 2020 6:13 pm

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

Amritsar train accident: Magisterial enquiry launched but political blame game takes the stage

October 22, 2018 7:12 pm

The Opposition is accusing Navjot Kaur Sidhu, the wife of deputy Chief Minister Navjot Singh Sidhu, for fleeing the site of the accident without checking on the victims.

At least 7 dead, over 35 injured as the New Farakka Express derails near UP's Rae Bareli

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

At least 7 people died and over 35 people were injured after 9 coaches of the New Farakka Express derailed in Rae Bareli on Wednesday.

UP, Bihar migrants flee Gujarat after rape of 14-month girl triggers violence

June 22, 2020 6:14 pm

Migrants from Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Madhya Pradesh are fleeing Gujarat after an alleged rape of a 14-month girl triggered violence against them.

Dalit man’s wedding procession passes through Thakur village

June 22, 2020 6:22 pm

After a struggle of six months, a Dalit groom’s wedding procession passes through a Thakur-dominated village in Uttar Pradesh.

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.

College student stabbed to death, two injured

March 01, 2016 5:15 am

Shamli (UP), Mar 01 (ANI): A student was stabbed to death by unidentified people at a bus stop in Budhana, Uttar Pradesh in a clash allegedly regarding a girl. In this clash, four students were injured out of which two students are critical. Three NCC students were at the stop waiting for the bus to their village when suddenly 10 to 12 boys arrived with knives and attacked the three boys. Police has begun investigations in the case.