Asad Rehman

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Hardoi school students’ march: Cops file FIR, DM says quash it

“We were marching peacefully when policemen stopped us, took us inside the police station and lathicharged us. Around 10-15 students were injured,” said a Class XI student, showing an injury on his back.

Threat messages have not stopped, we are living like fugitives: BJP MLA’s daughter who married a Dalit

Two months ago, their video message had gone viral, leading to the Allahabad High Court ordering police protection for the couple, Ajitesh’s parents, and their lawyer on a petition filed by them.

BHU: Professor suspended last year for sexual misconduct reinstated

Earlier on Friday, four students, on behalf of others, had submitted a memorandum to the V-C against the reinstatement of the professor.

Niece traumatised, unwell: Man who was beaten up by two UP cops

“My niece has not being going to school since the incident and is traumatised. We had to take her to a doctor and she has had fever and headaches since Tuesday, after the incident. She is taking medicines,” said Priyanshu.

UP: Two cops booked after video of assault on youth goes viral

The youth, Priyanshu Pandey, said that his niece is traumatised and has been on medication since she witnessed the assault.

Mirzapur midday meal video: ‘Why should we send our kids to a school where they are served roti, salt?’

Pictures and videos of the one student, who identified himself as Sukhram, attending the school on Thursday has also gone viral on social media. “I was alone in the school today (Thursday),” the student is heard saying in the video.

Substandard mid-day meal: Week before roti-salt video, Mirzapur kids were served rice-salt

The FIR charged Jaiswal and Rajkumar Pal with criminal conspiracy for making the video and “maligning the image of the state government”.

24 hours in UP: 5 more FIRs over rumours of child-lifting

Four people were arrested on Saturday on the basis of a video of assault of a mentally unstable woman in Puranpur village following rumours of child-lifting.

UP: Three more assaulted over child-lifting suspicion, NSA yet to be invoked

A 25-year-old mentally challenged man was assaulted by people of Dhanori village in Swar police station area of Rampur district after they suspected him to be a child-lifter.

UP: Three more assaulted by mob over suspicion of child-lifting

This comes after Uttar Pradesh DGP O P Singh on Wednesday appealed to people to not pay heed to rumours of child-lifting and not to indulge in violence.

What does freedom mean to young Indians?

A new generation, aged between 12 and 18, from across the country, tell us what the ideas of freedom and patriotism mean to them.

How UP Police is using WhatsApp to bust fake news

Twelve police officers are part of the social media team based at the DGP headquarters in Lucknow. “They oversee the digital volunteers initiative, too. Two of the 12 officers, a DSP and a Sub-Inspector, are women,” Rahul Srivastava, Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP).

Missing from UP madrasa, one-third of 9000 books recovered from Azam Khan run varsity

9,000 rare books and antique cupboards went missing from a madrasa dating back to 1774. Three years later, less than a third were part of recovery in a case against SP leader Azam Khan

Now anyone can get married to a fair Kashmiri girl: BJP MLA

In January this year, Saini had triggered a controversy by threatening to bomb “those who feel unsafe in this country”.

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.

Unnao: Kuldeep Sengar in difficulty, will fight and return to lead, says BJP MLA

Ashish Singh, the MLA from Bilgram-Mallawan constituency of Hardoi district, was speaking at an oath-taking ceremony organised at Ganj Moradabad Nagar Panchayat in Unnao district.

Farmers ‘struggling’ after land ‘seized’ by varsity, Azam Khan denies charge

SP leader calls it vendetta since he won LS polls; DM says getting complaints against Azam Khan for long

Administration on the side of killers, says Bhim Army chief

Ten tribals were killed and 23 others injured after a group of people allegedly led by the village pradhan opened fire on them over a disputed piece of land on July 17.

Sonbhadra firing: Arrested pradhan had grabbed pond for own use

Yagya Dutt’s lawyer, K N Mishra, rejected the allegations against the pradhan as “baseless”. He maintained that the pradhan's land had been encroached upon.

In simmering Sonbhadra, Yogi Adityanath promises justice, safety to victims’ kin

He also announced that the compensation to the family of each deceased will be increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 18.5 lakh, and those injured in the clash will received Rs 2.5 lakh.