LUCKNOW: A 75-year-old man,who had contested the Assembly elections in 1960s from Nizamabad seat of Azamgarh district,committed suicide by setting himself on fire at Ambedkar Park in Azamgarh town on Monday. Reports said Baliram Prasad,a Dalit,left a suicide note in which he cited unhappiness with the present political situation as the reason behind his decision.
Plan panel official declines honorarium
LUCKNOW: Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission Naveen Chandra Bajpai has informed Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav through a letter that he would not avail the
Rs 40,000 per month honorarium,for which he is entitled. According to a release from the government,the CM lauded Bajpai for his noble gesture. It said Bajpai also declined to use housing facilities that come with this post and announced that he would be discharging his official duties from his private residence.
Waqf board chiefs lose MoS status
LUCKNOW: The state government has withdrawn the status of minister of state given to chairmen of Shia and Sunni Central Waqf Boards in the state. The status was given to them during the previous BSP regime on September 21,2011. The facilities extended to them have accordingly been withdrawn.
Cops who attacked man not identified
Greater Noida: Despite a video footage showing the participation of at least six policemen in the assault on Lokesh Kumar at Kasna police station on July 11,senior Noida police officials said they had not been able to identify those involved in the assault. On Wednesday,police were caught on camera attacking Lokesh Kumar with a belt.