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Not 3,000 tonnes, only 160 kg gold reserve in UP’s Sonbhadra: GSI
Sun, Feb 23, 2020

The Kolkata-headquartered agency stated in a release that gold which can be extracted from 52,806.25 tonnes of ore is approximately “160 kg, and not 3,350 tonnes, as mentioned...”

Set to lose land for Ram statue plan in Ayodhya, villagers ask why their farms
Sat, Feb 22, 2020

The January 25 notice by the district administration mentioned 86 hectares and 259 landowners in the Yadav-dominated gram sabha, giving them 15 days to register objections. Officials said they had received close to 200 complaints, and the process to address them had started.

Lucknow: Youth stabbed to death outside Gomti Nagar apartment, cops point to restaurant tiff
Fri, Feb 21, 2020

Police said in a statement that on Wednesday night, Prashant had an argument with some people at a restaurant in Safedabad and the murder was a fallout of it.

The Fine Print: Infra push not limited to big ticket projects
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

Key focus: housing for poor in urban and rural areas; roads to connect every corner of the state.

Social Sector spending: 3 new varsities, more funds for Atal schools
Wed, Feb 19, 2020

“This Budget focused on higher education as the state government is setting up new universities. Provisions have been made in the Budget to improve education in the state," said CM Adityanath.

Temple will take time, so will collect gold to replace Ramlalla’s tent: Swaroopanand Trust
Tue, Feb 18, 2020

According to the secretary of Ramalaya Trust, Swami Avimukteshwaranand, 1,008 kg gold will be collected from 7 lakh villages in the country during the campaign titled, Swarna Sangrah Saparya.

‘Case closed’: Bareilly gets back its jhumka and flaunts it high
Mon, Feb 10, 2020

On Saturday, as the famous jhumka was unveiled, students of local schools sang the song that was composed by Madan Mohan and sung by Asha Bhosle in Mera Saya.

30 km from Ayodhya, Dhannipur village gets new identity: Mosque site
Fri, Feb 07, 2020

A section, mostly the youth, question the need for a new mosque at a place which already has mosques. But others say it is connected to their faith, and that while they know the new mosque cannot be built at the site where the Babri Masjid stood once, the decision should be welcomed.

Vishwa Hindu Mahasabha chief shot dead in Lucknow, 4 policemen suspended
Mon, Feb 03, 2020

While Bachchan died at the spot, his cousin was shot in the arm, police said. The armed men tried to snatch mobile phones from the two, according to the police, but the motive behind the shooting is being looked into.

Farrukhabad hostage crisis: How a 15-year-old saved the other children
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

The Class IX student kept Batham, who was killed by police force early on Friday, at bay by locking the door of the basement where they were holed up.

Farrukhabad hostage crisis: House stocked with explosives, resembled a bunker
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

People in the crowd said Subhash, a murder convict, was a “psychopath capable of doing anything”. “It won’t come as a surprise if he set up bombs that can blow up anytime to create chaos even after his death,” said a villager standing outside the cordoned-off house.

Farrukhabad: Man who took 23 kids hostage is killed, wife beaten to death by mob
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Batham also shot and injured a local resident, who tried to negotiate with him. Another policemen was injured in firing. The condition of the injured is stable, police said.

Wife of man who held children hostage in UP’s Farrukhabad killed in operation
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Farrukhabad hostage situation ends: The body of the deceased, Rubi Batham, the wife of Subhash, is still inside the house which is locked by the police from the outside.

Nine-hour hostage crisis in UP’s Farukhabad village ends: all kids safe, accused killed
Sat, Feb 01, 2020

Police said Subhash Batham, a murder convict out on bail, had invited the children home for his daughter’s birthday and then held them at gunpoint.

Satish Dwivedi: ‘From smart classes to libraries to better meals, schools in UP getting transformed’
Mon, Jan 27, 2020

We do not target for a number but our strategy is that no kid in Uttar Pradesh stays out of school. We run a separate programme for out-of-school children, says Satish Dwivedi.

‘Somewhere in those thick files is the case diary’
Sun, Jan 26, 2020

A special court in Kanpur Dehat that was supposed to pronounce the verdict in the Behmai massacre case, in which 20 people were killed allegedly by Phoolan Devi’s gang in 1981, recently postponed the matter after a complainant advocate said the case diary was missing

Police break up women’s protest in Varanasi, 6 held
Fri, Jan 24, 2020

After registering an FIR against the protesters, police released photos of 24 people, who they claimed were protesters and sought information about their whereabouts with a reward of Rs 5,000.

Now indefinite sit-in in Lucknow: ‘Had no choice’
Sun, Jan 19, 2020

In Old Lucknow, echoes of Shaheen Bagh, Prayagraj: 'So cold and foggy... still we are here'

CAA rules not in but UP sends out form to identify migrants, list ‘persecution’
Sat, Jan 18, 2020

Information relating to about 40,000 refugees from more than 15 districts has been provided to the state government, said a senior official in Lucknow, who did not wish to be named.

Varanasi: 8-year-old killed in stampede ‘We don’t have time to protest… my son was probably curious’
Sat, Jan 04, 2020

The youngest victim so far in the protests against the new citizenship law, Sageer died in a stampede on December 20 as police lathicharged protesters at Bajardeeha locality in Varanasi district.

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