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  • Rockmelon farming now in Bangladesh August 16, 2021 9:45 am OUR CORRESPONDENTS | Published: August 12, 2021 10:13:48 | Updated: August 14, 2021 19:39:06 Rockmelon, a desert fruit, is now being cultivated in Bangladesh. Three farmers from Cumilla and Khulna districts have successfully cultivated the desert fruit in …
  • Missing TMC leader found hanging from tree in Bihar July 25, 2021 2:25 am Malda: The body of a Trinamool Congress leader, who had been missing for six days, was found hanging from a tree between Dalkhola and Barsoi stations in Bihar on Friday. Family members and the party claimed that Anesur Rahman had been murdered. Rahman, a …
  • Lko: Backlog Covid deaths push second wave toll by 7.5% June 26, 2021 11:28 pm 106 Deaths Updated In Last 11 DaysLUCKNOW: The number of Covid-19 deaths in the second wave of pandemic has gone up by 7.5% in the last few days with the addition of 106 casualties that occurred between April 1 and May 31 but were not updated by the …
  • West Bengal: BJP says will move court to demand recounting in 50 seats June 20, 2021 3:55 pm At a time Trinamool Congress Supremo Mamata Banerjee moves Calcutta High Court challenging the result of Nandigram Assembly Constituency, BJP has decided to move court with 50 such petitions across the state where it has been defeated by a narrow margin in …
  • Not just Mamata, 4 TMC leaders who lost polls move Calcutta HC June 19, 2021 9:33 pm Besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, four Trinamool Congress candidates who lost narrowly in the recent Assembly Election have approached the Calcutta High Court for a review of the results. The four petitions were heard Friday by different …
  • After TMC, Bengal BJP may move court seeking recounting in narrowly lost seats June 19, 2021 9:02 pm By PTI KOLKATA: The BJP is weighing the option of moving the court praying for recounting in assembly seats where the party had conceded defeat by narrow margins in the recent election in West Bengal, state party president Dilip Ghosh said on Saturday. …
  • Not just Mamata, four losing TMC candidates too move Calcutta HC June 19, 2021 4:19 pm Besides West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, four Trinamool Congress candidates who lost narrowly in the recent Assembly Election have approached the Calcutta High Court for a review of the results. The four petitions were heard Friday by different …
  • Calcutta HC takes up 4 Trinamool election petitions June 18, 2021 6:58 pm Kolkata, June 18 (IANA) Apart from West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s high profile election petition against BJP’s Suvendu Adhikari, four other election petitions of Trinamool Congress candidates who lost to BJP candidates in the recent Assembly …
  • Sugar shares rally; Dalmia Bharat, Triveni, Dwarikesh zoom up to 19% June 7, 2021 8:34 am Shares of sugar companies were on a roll as Dalmia Bharat Sugar and Industries, Avadh Sugar & Energy, Triveni Engineering & Industries, Uttam Sugar Mills and Dwarikesh Sugar Industries rallied between 10 per cent and 19 per cent on the BSE in intra …
  • New closing peak for indices; Nifty tops 15,750; Sensex gains 228 pts June 7, 2021 3:44 am Illustration by Binay Sinha Stock market updates: The domestic equity markets swung sharply on the upside in the afternoon deals on Monday after a tweet by the Prime Minister's Office said PM Narendra Modi will address the nation at 5 PM later in the …
  • UP’s Covid Corpse Dump Video Goes Viral: Balrampur Police Respond To Northeast Today On Twitter May 31, 2021 7:07 am In response to a Northeast Today news snippet detailing the viral video of a corpse dump of a COVID-19 patient in the Rapti river in Uttar Pradesh, Balarampur police have replied with their video byte on the action they have taken. “The relatives of the of …
  • UP family dumps COVID victim's body in Rapti river; video goes viral, sparks row [watch] May 30, 2021 7:46 pm Private sector roped in to ensure supply of oxygen in government hospitals Close to the heels of floating of a large number of bodies of suspected COVID patients on the banks of the river Ganga, another video has gone viral on social media in which some …
  • Sugar stocks trade weak in a firm market on reduction in export subsidy May 21, 2021 8:29 am Shares of sugar manufacturers were trading weak (down by up to 8 per cent) on the BSE in intra-day trade on Friday in an otherwise strong market after the government slashed subsidy on sugar exports from Rs 6,000 per tonne to Rs 4,000 per tonne with …
  • In landslide TMC win, BJP’s N Bengal candidate leads list of photo-finishes May 3, 2021 11:48 pm Kolkata: In an election, which saw a landslide victory for the Trinamool Congress on Sunday, 11 candidates from both the TMC and BJP clinched victory after a nail-biting finish. Nisith Pramanik — the MP from Cooch Behar, who contested from the Dinhata …
  • Polls: Bengal violence spirals ahead of phase 4 April 10, 2021 6:27 am Trinamool’s Mathabhanga candidate Girindranath Barman in hospitalTAMLUK: Spiralling violence and tension was reported from several parts of Bengal, including Howrah and Cooch Behar, that go to polls in the fourth phase on Saturday. Nandigram too remained …
  • Nandigram boils over: Mamata Banerjee cries foul, BJP rival says she’s losing, EC seeks report April 2, 2021 5:10 am Tensions ran high and charges flew thick and fast in Nandigram, the constituency of West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, on polling day Thursday as more than 80 per cent of 76 lakh votes in 30 constituencies were cast by 5 pm in the second phase of …
  • WB polls: CM’s ‘venomous snake’ barb at Suvendu April 1, 2021 10:55 am Chief minister Mamata Banerjee greets people in Singur, Hooghly, on WednesdayGOGHAT/SINGUR: “Doodh-kola diye kal saap pushechhi (I had nurtured a venomous snake),” chief minister Mamata Banerjee said in a poll rally on Wednesday in her sharpest attack …
  • Nandigram on edge as high-decibel campaigning draws to a close March 31, 2021 3:28 am The high-decibel campaigning for the prestigious Nandigram seat in West Bengal drew to a close on Tuesday with road shows and rallies by both Home Minister Amit Shah and Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee but the constituency remained on edge with the BJP and …
  • Important candidates for 1st phase of WB, Assam polls March 26, 2021 8:19 pm New Delhi [India], March 26 (ANI): As West Bengal and Assam goes for polling for the first phase of assembly elections on Saturday, here's a look at several key candidates from both states. The election for West Bengal's 30 Assembly constituencies …
  • It’s Jangalmahal’s moment of reckoning March 25, 2021 6:48 pm 30 Assembly constituencies in one of the most backward regions of the State are going to the polls on March 27. Thirty Assembly seats across five districts of south and western parts of West Bengal will go to polls on March 27, beginning the staggered …
  • Stimac is very understanding: Akash Mishra March 20, 2021 5:07 pm New Delhi [India], March 20 (ANI): Born in a family of farmers, Akash Mishra's call-up to the Indian senior national team camp has been celebrated like anything in his village Balarampur, Uttar Pradesh. Mishra has opened up on how Lord Gautama Buddha …
  • BJP’s Campaign Blitzkrieg Rajnath, Nadda, Yogi target one — Mamata March 17, 2021 3:14 am In a campaign blitzkrieg, three senior BJP leaders – Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, BJP national president JP Nadda and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath — on Tuesday held rallies and roadshows in different parts of West Bengal ahead of the …
  • Change brought by BJP compelling Mamata to visit temples, do ‘Chandi Path’ in public: Adityanath March 16, 2021 5:03 pm Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said his West Bengal counterpart Mamata Banerjee has been forced to take to ‘Chandi Path’ publicly and visit temples due to the change in people’s mindset after the BJP came to power at the Centre. He …
  • Bengal: Cong releases first list of 13 candidates March 7, 2021 10:17 am The Congress central election committee on Saturday announced its first list of 13 candidates for the West Bengal Assembly elections. Veteran leader Nepal Mahata will contest the polls to retain Baghmundi in Purulia district for the fifth time. He has been …
  • Cong announces 13 candidates for Bengal, 40 for Assam polls March 6, 2021 9:56 pm The Congress on Saturday announced its first list of candidates for 13 Assembly constituencies in West Bengal and 40 seats in Assam. The 294-member West Bengal Assembly will go to the polls in eight phases from March 27 to April 29, while elections to the …
  • Sugar stocks ended on a mixed note after government export subsidy announcement December 16, 2020 12:28 pm MUMBAI: Sugar stocks ended on a mixed note in response to the government announcing an export subsidy Rs 5833 per tonne, which was more or less priced in by the market. Analysts said, however, that companies with strong balance sheets and better cane to …
  • Jamuna chars turn green with peanuts December 6, 2020 11:17 pm Farmers in the char areas of the Jamuna river in Tangail's Bhuapur upazila are passing busy time cultivating peanuts on the raised lands after receding of floodwater. Peanuts have a strong nutritional profile. They are an excellent source of plant- …
  • Chitpore bounces back with rural Bengal jatra shows December 6, 2020 11:10 pm Kolkata: As many as 32 jatra artistes and technicians of Swarnomanjari Opera are finally breathing easy. Having performed for four nights across villages in Midnapore, Bankura and Purulia, these travelling troupe members, headquartered in Chitpore, are …
  • Indiatourism unlocks unique weekend getaways from Kolkata November 28, 2020 5:52 pm "Incredible India Weekend Getaways" offer an opportunity to tourists to travel and witness the incredible Baul cult.KOLKATA: Indiatourism, Kolkata on Saturday replenished fresh blood in tourism, which was badly hit by the pandemic, by shifting …
  • UN urges justice in Indian gang rape case October 6, 2020 8:43 am NEW DELHI: The UN asked for quick justice on Monday in a case where a 19-year-old woman was allegedly gang raped and murdered three weeks ago. The main opposition party in the Indian National Congress has held nationwide protests demanding a court-driven …
  • India slams UN official's remark on Hathras case October 6, 2020 6:21 am India on Monday criticised certain “unwarranted” comments made by the UN Resident Coordinator on crimes against women including the recent Hathras gang-rape and murder case, saying that since the “investigation process is still underway, any unnecessary …
  • UN mission’s remarks on incident unwarranted: MEA October 5, 2020 11:01 pm Written by Shubhajit Roy | New Delhi | Updated: October 6, 2020 2:11:01 am Security beefed up in Hathras village.After the UN mission in New Delhi said the alleged rape and murder in Hathras and Balrampur are a reminder that those from disadvantaged social …
  • After Increase In Rape Cases, UN In India Says Women From Weaker Sections Are At Greater Risk October 5, 2020 12:31 pm Calling for attention to cases of sexual violence against women and girls in India, the UN in India said the alleged rape and murder in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras and Balarampur are a reminder that those from disadvantaged social groups are at greater …
  • Gang Rape, Death of Dalit Woman Sparks Outrage in India October 1, 2020 12:33 am The gang-rape and murder of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, allegedly by four upper-caste men, has sparked outrage in India. Protests have broken out in different parts of the country, demanding justice for the woman, who was cremated by the police officials in …
  • Delhi Police nabs ISIS operative with IEDs, claims to have averted major terror strike August 22, 2020 4:13 pm We also found he was in touch with ISIS and directly in touch with its commanders: Police New Delhi: A major terror strike was averted with the arrest of a suspected operative of the ISIS, armed with two pressure cooker IEDS, from central Delhi's Ridge …
  • ISIS operative armed with IEDs held in Delhi, major terror strike averted: Police August 22, 2020 3:35 pm NEW DELHI: A major terror strike was averted with the arrest of a suspected operative of the ISIS, armed with two pressure cooker IEDS, from central Delhi's Ridge Road area following a brief exchange of fire, Delhi Police officials said on Saturday. …
  • ISIS operative held in Delhi had planned terror strikes in high footfall areas on August 15: Police August 22, 2020 11:53 am By PTI NEW DELHI: A suspected ISIS operative, arrested following a brief exchange of fire, had planned terror strikes in high footfall areas of the national capital, Delhi Police officials said on Saturday. Two pressure cooker IEDs were recovered from …
  • 'ISIS operative had planned terror strikes in Delhi' August 22, 2020 11:44 am NEW DELHI: A suspected ISIS operative, arrested following a brief exchange of fire, had planned terror strikes in high footfall areas of the national capital, Delhi Police officials said on Saturday. Two pressure cooker IEDs were recovered from Mohammad …
  • Live: IEDs recovered from arrested operatives August 22, 2020 11:44 am !1 New UpdateClick here for latest updates 520 new COVID-19 cases, 373 discharged cases & 8 deaths reported in Puducherry today Total number of cases in the state stands at 10,112 This includes 3,654 active cases, 6,307 recovered cases & 151 deaths …
  • Being landless is not the end of it August 13, 2020 11:05 pm Elderly couple Mazeda Khatun and Shamsul Islam were in deep water when their only son, who provided for the family by driving a human haulier, became jobless after damaging an arm in a road crash. Before the accident in 2010, day labourer Shamsul spent his …
  • UP: Body of man who died outside govt office removed in garbage van, 3 cops among 7 suspended June 11, 2020 9:04 pm Written by Asad Rehman | Lucknow | Published: June 12, 2020 2:00:41 am A video grab of the incident. THREE POLICEMEN were suspended and four Municipal Board staffers were “relieved of duty” in UP’s Balrampur district after a video, purportedly showing a …
  • Lucknow: Man found dead in Shramik Special train from Gujarat May 10, 2020 8:26 am Image Source : AP Man found dead in Shramik Special train from Gujarat A man was found dead in one of the Shramik Special trains coming to Lucknow from Gujarat, late on Saturday evening, police said. He was rushed to the hospital where he was declared …
  • Serving people comes first for this Odisha anganwadi worker April 29, 2020 10:49 pm Even after undergoing a major neural surgery and continuing pain, Annnapurna Choudhury (29), an anganwadi worker of Odisha’s Ganjam district, has showed exemplary courage to join duty to help in the fight against COVID-19 at her village. Odisha Chief …
  • Migrant workers pedal their way to freedom from coronavirus lockdown April 22, 2020 4:49 am Express News Service BERHAMPUR: Call it sheer determination in face of adversity, seven migrant workers have made a daring 1,200 km journey from Chennai to Sorolo village in Ganjam district on bicycles, braving many odds on way due to the lockdown. The …
  • Coronavirus: Over 500 prisoners in 5 UP jails donate 2.3 lakh to CM relief fund April 16, 2020 11:02 am Image Source : PTI Coronavirus: Over 500 prisoners in 5 UP jails donate 2.3 lakh to CM relief fund More than 500 inmates in five jails in western Uttar Pradesh have contributed Rs 2.3 lakh towards the Chief Minister's Relief Fund for the care of the …
  • Prisoners donate Rs 2.3 lakh to CM Relief Fund in UP April 16, 2020 4:42 am Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) More than 500 inmates in five jails in western Uttar Pradesh have contributed Rs 2.3 lakh towards the Chief Minister’s Relief Fund for the care of the corona patients. The inmates had earned the money from the wages they receive …
  • They lived for days at quarantine centre, a banyan tree March 29, 2020 11:57 am Kolkata, March 29 (IANS) Seven migrant workers, who came back home to West Bengal’s Purulia district from Chennai amidst the Coronavirus-induced lockdown, perched themselves on a banyan tree to remain in quarantine, in the absence of separate room for self …
  • Coronavirus outbreak: Back from Chennai, 7 youths quarantined on tree outside Bengal village March 28, 2020 9:41 pm The youths climb down only to relieve themselves, wash their clothes and when food is served thrice a day. (Express photo) For the past five days, seven youths at Bhangdi village in West Bengal’s Purulia district are living on the branches of a tree …
  • West Bengal migrant labourers who returned to village quarantine themselves on banyan tree branches March 28, 2020 6:18 am By Express News Service KLOLKATA: Setting a unique example of self-awareness, seven tribal migrant labourers, who returned to Purulia district from Chennai, quarantined themselves on a baniyan tree. Since their families live in a single-room mud-hut, they …
  • Tuesday Trivia: The Bangla folk song Bappi Lahiri stole to make Arey Pyaar Kar Le February 11, 2020 1:14 pm Ayushmann Khurrana's Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan brought back memories of a hit 80s track. Yaar Bina Chain Kahaan Re. Disco King Bappi Lahiri was the composer and singer of this age-defining song. As Anil Kapoor and Amrita Singh grooved to Pyaar Kar Le …
  • West Bengal: In significant reshuffle, two ministers allotted crucial portfolios November 18, 2019 7:49 am Image Source : PTI West Bengal: In significant reshuffle, two ministers allotted crucial portfolios The Mamata Banerjee cabinet has made a significant reshuffle with two ministers without portfolios being given independent charge of some crucial …
  • Crowdfunding for 57yrs gave birth to elite varsity November 12, 2019 12:36 am TNN | Updated: Nov 12, 2019, 4:41 IST Lucknow: Long before the term ‘crowdfunding’ became popular in the early 21st century, the practice of funding a project by raising small amounts of money from a large number of people was witnessed during the …
  • Man held for snatching seized vehicles from cop September 26, 2019 3:22 am By Express News Service  JAJPUR: More than a month and half after a woman police officer was assaulted and seized vehicles forcibly taken away from her by stone mining mafia at Bichhakhandi hills, the police have finally managed to nab the main culprit. …
  • Jamuna devours houses, croplands in Tangail July 7, 2019 5:15 am Erosion by the Jamuna has taken a serious turn in Bhuapur upazila as the river sees a sudden rise in water level due to onrush of water from the upstream in the last one month. Due to the sudden erosion many dwelling houses as well as a vast tract of …
  • Mamata reshuffles cabinet after Trinamool’s dismal LS show May 28, 2019 7:26 pm Kolkata, May 28 (IANS) Following her party’s shocking performance in the Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday reshuffled her cabinet with two ministers left without portfolios. Binay Krishna Barman, who had charge of the …
  • 63.3 Per Cent Voting In Round 6 Of Lok Sabha Elections: 10 Points May 12, 2019 3:33 pm Election 2019 Phase 6: Over 10.17 crore voters were eligible to vote across the 59 constituencies. New Delhi:  Violence in Bengal and allegations of malfunctioning electronic voting machines in Delhi marked the sixth round of election, which took place for …
  • Complaints Of EVM Glitches As Delhi Votes In Round 6: 10 Points May 12, 2019 12:21 pm Election 2019 Phase 6: Over 10.17 crore voters are eligible to vote across the 59 constituencies. New Delhi:  Violence in Bengal and allegations of malfunctioning electronic voting machines in Delhi marked the sixth round of election, which took place for …
  • Maoist-infested Bengal belt may see another revolution May 9, 2019 5:19 am BALARAMPUR (PURULIA, WEST BENGAL): The killing and hanging of three villagers in Balarampur, an assembly constituency under Purulia Lok Sabha seat, is fresh in the minds of people there. The deceased were associated with BJP's youth morcha and their …
  • A prestige battle for Trinamool Cong's heir apparent May 9, 2019 3:10 am PURULIA: People say the star campaigner in West Bengal’s Ayodhya is Ram and not PM Modi. In this western-most constituency of the state, ‘Jai Shree Ram’ reverberates most. According to local BJP leaders, Modi is a ‘political representation of Ram’ for …
  • A prestige battle for Trinamool Congress' heir apparent May 9, 2019 1:54 am PURULIA: People say the star campaigner in West Bengal’s Ayodhya is Ram and not PM Modi. In this western-most constituency of the state, ‘Jai Shree Ram’ reverberates most. According to local BJP leaders, Modi is a ‘political representation of Ram’ for …
  • Cyclone Fani Live Updates: 59 flights cancelled in Guwahati, 8 in Agartala, 2 in Dimapur, 2 in Lilabari, 4 in Dibrugarh and 6 in Imphal May 4, 2019 2:54 pm Cyclone Fani, one of the strongest storms to batter the Indian subcontinent in decades, entered West Bengal post midnight on Saturday, hours after making landfall and causing havoc in Odisha on Friday. According to the Meteorological department, the …
  • Purulia turns killing field, another BJP man dead April 19, 2019 2:20 am Political violence that rocked West Bengal during its Panchayat election in 2018 revisited Purulia on Wednesday. Sishupal Sahis, a 22-year-old BJP yuva morcha worker was found hanging from a tree near his village at Arsa. Ten months ago, on May 31, Purulia …
  • Purulia turns killing field, yet another BJP man Sishupal Sahis found dead April 19, 2019 2:15 am Political violence that rocked West Bengal during its Panchayat election in 2018 revisited Purulia on Wednesday. Sishupal Sahis, a 22-year-old BJP yuva morcha worker was found hanging from a tree near his village at Arsa. Ten months ago, on May 31, Purulia …
  • SC refuses permission for CBI inquiry into murder of BJP workers in West Bengal March 26, 2019 4:21 pm [India] Mar 26: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to grant permission for a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the alleged murder of two BJP workers--Trilochan Mahto and Shaktipad Sarkar in West Bengal last year. The Apex Court bench, …
  • SC to hear plea seeking CBI probe in murder of BJP workers in West Bengal February 20, 2019 12:41 am [India], Feb 20 (ANI): Supreme Court on Wednesday will hear a plea filed to demand a CBI probe into the murder of three BJP workers in West Bengal. The apex court is hearing a petition filed by BJP leader and lawyer Gaurav Bhatia, who sought a Central …
  • Much is happening in West Bengal, says SC February 19, 2019 2:22 pm NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court, while hearing a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killings of BJP workers in West Bengal, on Tuesday said "much is happening in West Bengal". The top court's observation came after petitioner Gaurav …
  • SC can’t look into closure report by state police in criminal case: Bengal February 19, 2019 1:39 pm New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) The West Bengal government on Tuesday said that the Supreme court cannot go into the validity of a closure report filed by the state police in a criminal matter as this jurisdiction rests with the magistrate’s court. The bench of …
  • Opposition alliance like wedding preparations without a groom: Shivraj Singh Chouhan February 7, 2019 12:42 pm KOLKATA: Calling opposition parties' efforts to forge an alliance to take on BJP in upcoming national polls a futile exercise without a prime ministerial candidate, senior BJP leader Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Thursday said it was like readying for a …
  • Maa, Maati, Manush not safe in WB: Rajnath Singh February 2, 2019 1:24 pm Posted by sana on Feb 02, 2019, 6:17 PM IST India News Politics: Neither ‘Maa’ (Mother) nor ‘Maati’ (Soil) or ‘Manush’ (Human) is safe in West Bengal, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said here on Saturday in an apparent dig at Trinamool Congress (TMC) …
  • Seats won uncontested, reports of violence: A look back at Kolkata rural polls January 1, 2019 7:47 am Police lathicharge BJP workers during their ‘law violation programme’ protest in Basirhat, in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district. (PTI) The battle between Trinamool Congress and BJP in the 2018 panchayat polls took centre stage in the state, with …
  • Farmers resort to distress sale of paddy December 24, 2018 3:58 am By Express News Service KENDRAPARA: Large number of farmers in the district are resorting to distress sale of paddy. Nalinikanta Sethi, a farmer of Marichapali village, said several farmers in his village harvested their paddy hastily fearing rains as …
  • Trees cut for factory in Odisha: Forest rules may have been violated, says NGT December 1, 2018 10:38 am Following the protests in Balrampur, the BJD government came under fire from opposition parties Congress and BJP.(Express photo by Gajendra Yadav/Representational) The National Green Tribunal (NGT) has observed that there may be prima facie violation …
  • Trinamool will contest in Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam in 2019 LS elections: Mamata November 28, 2018 1:14 pm Posted by Syed Qayam Ali on Nov 28, 2018, 4:13 PM IST India Purulia: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her party Trinamool Congress will contest a number of Lok Sabha seats in the neighboring states of Jharkhand, Odisha, and …
  • TMC will contest in Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam in 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mamata Banerjee November 28, 2018 11:34 am PURULIA: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday said her party Trinamool Congress will contest a number of Lok Sabha seats in the neighbouring states of Jharkhand, Odisha and Assam in the 2019 General Elections. Upping the ante against the …
  • RDC visits Balarampur to probe land irregularities November 21, 2018 4:52 am By Express News Service DHENKANAL:  A day after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik cancelled the beer bottling plant at Balarampur in the district, Revenue Divisional Commissioner (North) D V Swamy on Tuesday visited the village to look into the irregularities …
  • Odisha: CM Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal November 20, 2018 5:28 am Image Source : PTI Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling …
  • Following protests, CM revokes Dhenkanal beer plant project November 20, 2018 4:46 am By Express News Service BHUBANESWAR :  As tree felling in Balarampur village of Dhenkanal district for setting up a beer bottling plant became difficult for the State Government to handle because of the outrage among the people and the ongoing winter …
  • Patnaik scraps beer-bottling project in Dhenkanal November 19, 2018 2:31 pm \R Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 () Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the setting up of a beer-bottling plant in Dhenkanal district, two days after a clash between locals and police over the felling of hundreds of trees for the project. …
  • Odisha: CM Naveen Patnaik halts tree cutting after women use ‘Chipko’ tactics November 19, 2018 1:28 pm Written by Sampad Patnaik | Bhubaneswar | Published: November 19, 2018 4:47:49 am “Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik issued an order on Sunday to stop the cutting down of trees in Balarampur area of Dhenkanal. He has also asked the Revenue Divisional Commissioner ( …
  • Odisha cancels beer bottling plant after protests November 19, 2018 11:46 am Bhubaneswar, Nov 19 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday cancelled the permission given to a beer bottling plant to come up in Dhenkanal district following protests from locals. “After receiving the report of Revenue Divisional …
  • Odisha CM stops tree felling for beer-bottling plant November 18, 2018 1:37 pm Bhubaneswar, Nov 18 (IANS) Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday directed the administration to put a stop to the cutting of trees at the proposed beer-bottling plant near Balarampur in the Dhenkanal district after protests by the villagers. The …
  • A Product of Abbasuddin Shongeet Academy November 17, 2018 11:25 am He sat there in the rickshaw, his mother holding him firmly on her lap, as the rickshaw travelled the inner roads with potholes in Banani. He was around ten years old. This was on Mondays and Wednesdays, when Abbasuddin Shongeet Academy in Banani offered …
  • After Durga Puja celebrations, political violence returns to Bengal October 22, 2018 4:33 pm Express News Service KOLKATA: Just after the end of Durga Puja festivities, political violence returned to West Bengal with Trinamool Congress and BJP leaders dead in separate incidents in Birbhum district of the state. A few hours after Khoyrasole block …
  • SC asks Bengal govt to submit its report on murders of BJP workers September 17, 2018 2:29 pm The bench said it needed only a brief outline of what is being done in these cases. New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the West Bengal government to file a report in two weeks on the investigation into the alleged killing of three BJP workers in …
  • West Bengal: TMC leader’s son held in BJP worker’s murder September 16, 2018 9:20 pm TMC leader Shristhidhar Mahato’s son Sandip Mahato was arrested by CID Saturday in connection with the murder of BJP worker Trilochan Mahato. So far four were arrested in this case. Mahato was found hanging from a tree on May 30 in Balarampur village …
  • Trilochan Mahato murder: TMC leader's son arrested by WB CID September 15, 2018 5:45 pm [India], Sep 15 (ANI): Trinamool Congress (TMC) leader Shrishti Dhar Mahato's son Sandip Mahato was on Saturday arrested by the West Bengal Criminal Investigation Department (CID) in connection with the murder of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) worker …
  • SC agrees to examine plea for CBI probe into Bengal BJP workers death August 24, 2018 4:43 pm New Delhi The Supreme Court today agreed to examine a plea seeking a CBI probe into the alleged killing of three BJP workers in West Bengal after the recently held local bodies elections in the state. The plea filed by a BJP leader alleged that family …
  • SC seeks Centre, WB Govt’s reply on BJP workers murder August 24, 2018 11:32 am By sana On August 24, 2018, 4:52 PM IST India News New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and West Bengal Government seeking their responses in the alleged killing of three Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) workers in the state. The …
  • Gold fact check: Truth vs fiction in Akshay Kumar film August 23, 2018 12:31 pm Not everything that glitters is Gold. Akshay Kumar's latest box-office hit might be able to vouch for that. The film, directed by Reema Kagti, is doing wonders at the ticket windows for the story of independent India's first Olympic gold win. But …
  • BJP man’s death: After calling it suicide, cops lodge murder case June 29, 2018 6:50 am PURULIA: A few days after asserting that it was a case of suicide, the Purulia police has registered a murder case in the death of BJP worker Dulal Kumar. The 32-yearold was found hanging from a high-tension tower at Dabha village under Balarampur police …
  • Purulia death: Three weeks after BJP worker Dulal Kumar’s body found, police lodges fresh murder case June 29, 2018 3:09 am Purulia police authorities have initiated a case of abduction and murder into the death of BJP worker Dulal Kumar (32), three weeks after the police had recorded it as a suicide. Kumar’s body was found hanging from a high voltage electric tower in Purulia …
  • One arrested over BJP youth activist’s killing June 25, 2018 11:34 am Body of 20-year-old Mahato was found hanging from a tree in the Khudigora jungle, a kilometre away from his village in Balarampur area on May 30 Kolkata: One person was arrested in West Bengal’s Purulia district on Sunday for his alleged involvement in the …
  • Shah to meet kin of dead June 5, 2018 8:52 pm Calcutta/Purulia: The Bengal BJP chief said on Tuesday that Amit Shah would visit the state later this month and might meet the relatives of two party workers who had been allegedly murdered in Purulia's Balarampur. "BJP national president …
  • After BJP workers’ death: Armed groups keep nightly vigil in Balarampur villages June 5, 2018 1:09 am Village protection groups have been formed in Balarampur block, Purulia district. (Express photo by Subham Dutta) As darkness descended on Supurdi village on Sunday in West Bengal’s Balarampur block of Purulia district, a group of men armed with bows and …
  • One more BJP worker found dead, West Bengal CID to probe June 2, 2018 11:49 pm Written by SWEETY KUMARI | Kolkata | Published: June 3, 2018 5:14:30 am In Kolkata, union HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar described Kumar’s death as a “rajnaitik hatya”, and said political murders had become endemic in the state. (Representational photo) …
  • BJP moves NHRC on Purulia murder June 1, 2018 1:27 am BALARAMPUR: Police have sought call detail records (CDR) from the service providers of two SIM cards found in the mobile phone of Trilochan Mahato, the 20-year-old BJP Yuva Morcha member found murdered on Wednesday. The mobile was found near the third-year …
  • WB BJP worker found hanging from tree, killers left message on his t-shirt May 31, 2018 8:20 am The unsigned note stated that he was 'punished for working for the BJP' during the recent rural polls in the state, police said. Balarampur: The body of an 18-year-old man, whom the BJP claimed as its member, was found hanging from a tree near his …
  • 18-yr-old man 'punished for working for BJP' in West Bengal May 31, 2018 7:10 am Balarampur: The body of an 18-year-old man, whom the BJP claimed as its member, was found hanging from a tree near his home in Purulia district on Wednesday morning. The incident invited strong criticism of the Trinamool Congress (TMC)  government from BJP …
  • BJP worker found dead, chilling note on T-shirt May 31, 2018 12:54 am PURULIA: The body of a 20-year-old college student was found hanging from a tree early on Wednesday in Purulia’s Balarampur with the chilling message “BJP politics at only 18 years …” scribbled on the back of his white T-shirt. A poster found nearby …
  • 18 year old Dalit supporter of BJP found hanging from tree: killed for being member of BJP, says poster May 30, 2018 4:50 pm An 18 year old Dalit boy was found hanging from a tree, nearly 200 meters away from his house in West Bengal’s tribal dominated Purulia district, a part of Junglemahal. The boy, a second year student of Balarampur College in Purulia has been identified as …
  • India: 31 districts are Covid free, says state... September 20, 2021 7:04 am The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said there are no active cases of Covid-19 in 31 districts of the state. According to data, these 31 districts are: Aligarh, Amroha, Auraiya, Ayodhya, Azamgarh, Ballia, Banda, Basti, Bahraich, Bhadohi, Bijnor, Etah, …
  • UP Cabinet clears kharif rice MSP of Rs 1,960/qn September 16, 2021 2:34 am The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on Wednesday cleared the paddy procurement policy for the Kharif season by fixing the support price for common paddy at Rs 1,940 per quintal and Rs 1,960 per quintal for Grade A crop. A government spokesperson said that it has …
  • Work hard to defeat dictatorial BJP government in UP, Priyanka Gandhi tells Congress workers September 3, 2021 10:46 pm Lucknow Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday exhorted party workers to work hard to ensure the party's victory in the upcoming assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh and defeat the "dictatorial" BJP government. The Congress …
  • CHC medical supt to face dept probe, lab tech suspended September 1, 2021 12:48 am Lucknow: Three days after journalists were thrashed in Barabanki district while trying to unearth a clandestine Covid-19 vaccination drive in the dead of night, a lab technician was suspended and a departmental probe ordered against a medical …
  • Strengthening of aviation Infrastructure in states August 29, 2021 8:13 am Shri Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, Union Minister of Civil Aviation has written to Chief Ministers of Union Territory of Puducherry, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal,requesting their personal intervention in expediting the matters for …
  • Ayodhya: ATS detains 4 suspects, being interrogated at unknown location August 26, 2021 1:05 am The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has arrested 4 people in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya following a tip-off and inputs from the local intelligence. All four suspects are being interrogated by the ATS at an unknown location. The suspects were intercepted …
  • UP govt allows markets to open on Sundays August 20, 2021 11:53 pm The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday allowed markets to open on Sundays in view of the improved coronavirus situation in the state. The decision was taken at a meeting held by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to review the COVID-19 situation. "Now …
  • UP government's move to open anti-terrorist squad centre in Deoband triggers political fight August 17, 2021 7:32 pm The Uttar Pradesh government will be opening one of the many command centres of the police’s Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) in Deoband in Saharanpur, an announcement that kicked a political storm with BJP leaders hailing it as a timely move amid the Taliban’s …
  • Yogi govt launches campaign to check child labour August 16, 2021 8:30 am The Yogi Adityanath government is launching a major campaign for children working as labourers in hazardous industries. The campaign that is being launched from Monday and will continue till August 30, will act effectively against their employers. Suresh …
  • UP Covid recovery rate goes up to 99% July 26, 2021 5:43 am The Covid-19 recovery rate in Uttar Pradesh has climbed up to a remarkable 99 per cent, with one more district crushing the resurgence of the virus. As active and fresh Covid infections have declined to zero in the eight districts of Aligarh, Balrampur, …
  • Two bronze statues of Hindu kings to be ready by October July 25, 2021 12:48 am Statue politics in poll yearLucknow: The Yogi government has initiated the process to get the two bronze idols ready that the BJP had promised it would install in UP to glorify the Hindu kings, not given their due in the history that is more of Mughal- …
  • BSP stresses on Brahmin-Dalit unity to put up ‘Unified Front’ July 24, 2021 4:35 am Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) national general secretary Satish Mishra on Friday exhorted Brahmins to consolidate and ally with the Dalits to put up a “unified front” to win the 2022 assembly polls. Mishra also visited the Ram Janmbhoomi temple and the …
  • 53 new cases in Uttar Pradesh, no Covid in 8 districts July 23, 2021 5:00 am The data showed that the state is left with 1,038 active cases.LUCKNOW: As many as 53 new cases of coronavirus infection were reported in Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours. Officials stated that the overall positivity rate for the state remains 2.7%, …
  • BSP’s love for Brahmins only election stunt, says suspended MLA July 19, 2021 9:13 am Suspended BSP MLA Aslam Raini has termed the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) as a “sinking ship”, and claimed that the party’s love for Brahmins is only an “election stunt”. “People from backward class, upper castes and minorities are no longer with the BSP. …
  • RT-PCR report must for entry to Uttar Pradesh from high caseload states July 18, 2021 11:50 pm Representative imageLUCKNOW: Ramping up preventive measures, the state government on Sunday made RT-PCR negative report mandatory for people coming from states with more than 3% positivity rate. The report should not be more than four-day old. People who …
  • UP: Over 2,000 state government employees on panchayat poll duty died due to Covid, say data July 16, 2021 6:00 pm By PTI LUCKNOW: Going by the compensation figures, revealed by Uttar Pradesh, over 2,000 state government employees, half of them teachers, died after catching Covid while on duty during the panchayat polls. The elections were held in April-May. The Uttar …
  • Monsoon covers entire India but skips Delhi; floods in Himachal wreak havoc: 10 points July 13, 2021 5:56 am Even as the monsoon rain reached the desert district of Jaisalmer and Ganganagar on Monday, it gave Delhi and parts of Haryana a miss. Himachal Pradesh, however, was inundated after heavy rains lashed the region. Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself …
  • Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls: SBSP chief to meet Arvind Kejriwal next week July 12, 2021 8:50 am Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) chief Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday said that he will meet Aam Admi party leader Arvind Kejriwal this week to firm up an alliance for the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls. Smaller parties, he said, will play a major role in …
  • Asaduddin Owaisi interview: ‘We are open to alliances to defeat BJP in Uttar Pradesh elections’ July 9, 2021 12:44 am AIMIM chief and MP Asaduddin Owaisi (File Photo)All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen has thrown down the gauntlet for the next year’s UP elections. In an exclusive interview to Pervez Iqbal Siddiqui, AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi said their’s will be a …
  • ATS to raise all-woman squad for spl ops July 7, 2021 11:03 pm FIRST-OF-ITS-KINDLucknow: A special all-women police squad is set to come up in the state. The Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (UP ATS) will raise the first-of-its-kind all-women squad called Special Police Operation Team (SPOT). A specialised unit …
  • Credit goes to Yogi Adityanath and team: PM Modi lauds UP CM for BJP's win in Zila Panchayat Polls July 4, 2021 2:53 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday congratulated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for BJP's performance in the Zila Panchayat Chairperson election saying the credit for BJP's victory goes to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. "The glorious …
  • BJP Claims Victory In 67 Of 75 Seats In UP Local Body Polls, Big Blow To SP July 3, 2021 2:47 pm Following the counting of votes for the zila panchayat chairman posts in Uttar Pradesh, the Bhartiya Janta Party in the state claimed that candidates backed by it have won 67 of 75 seats in the local body polls, the voting for which was held on Saturday. …
  • UP district panchayat chief polls: Party-backed candidates won 67 of 75 seats, claims BJP July 3, 2021 2:07 pm The Uttar Pradesh BJP has claimed that the party-backed candidates won 67 of 75 seats of the district panchayat chief, the voting for which was held on Saturday. State BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh told reporters that the success of the party was due to …
  • L&T bags orders worth ₹2,500 crore across various businesses July 1, 2021 10:34 am The construction arm of L&T has secured orders worth ₹1,000 crore to ₹2,500 crore across various businesses. The water and effluent treatment business has won a repeat order from the Uttar Pradesh State Water & Sanitation Mission to implement rural …
  • BJP wins 21 zila panchayat seats in UP, SP gets 1 June 30, 2021 3:42 am The ruling Bhartiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh has managed to win zila panchayat chairpersons seats in 21 districts even though it did not have the required numbers. The seats were won, after the rival contestants, either withdrew from the fray or …
  • Special drive to bring more farmers under PM crop cover scheme June 30, 2021 1:42 am Lucknow: Initiating a major farmer outreach, the BJP government in UP is set to roll out a special drive to enroll farmers under the PM’s crop insurance scheme, provisioning financial cover to crops that sustain damage due to adverse weather. The seven-day …
  • UP Zila Panchayat chair Polls: 22 candidates elected unopposed, BJP says it backed 21 nominees June 29, 2021 9:57 pm The Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission on Tuesday announced that the chairpersons of 22 Zila Panchayats had been elected unopposed. It was the last date for withdrawal of candidature. Elections to the 53 other Zila panchayats will be held on July 3. …
  • Zila panchayat chairman polls: BJP set to bag 12 districts unopposed in Uttar Pradesh June 26, 2021 11:28 pm Sadhna Singh, daughter-in-law of late CM Veer Bahadur Singh posts win in Gorakhpur on SaturdayLUCKNOW: BJP-backed candidates are set to win zila panchayat chairman elections unopposed in at least 12 districts, including Gorakhpur and Varanasi after …
  • SP sacks 11 district chiefs as BJP zila panchayat chief candidates win unopposed June 26, 2021 7:08 pm Samajwadi Party on Saturday sacked presidents of party units in 11 districts, mostly the ones where the BJP candidate has been elected unopposed as zila panchayat chairman. Nomination for the polls ended on Friday evening. The move is being seen as an …
  • Samajwadi Party ousts its 11 district chiefs ahead of zila panchayat polls June 26, 2021 7:03 pm By PTI LUCKNOW: The Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday sacked the presidents of its 11 district units with immediate effect. Uttar Pradesh SP chief Naresh Uttam issued a statement here, saying the presidents of the party's Gorakhpur, Moradabad, Jhansi, …
  • Live: Parts of UP to receive light to moderate rain June 20, 2021 5:04 am LIVE NOW Sixteen districts in Uttar Pradesh have been put on high alert for floods in the coming days. The districts include Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Shravasti, Balrampur, Maharajganj, Deoria, Basti, Kushinagar, Siddhartha Nagar, Gorakhpur, Gonda, Sant …
  • Mayawati says BSP MLAs joining SP an ‘illusion’, calls ex-ally ‘anti-Dalit’ June 16, 2021 11:55 pm A day after a section of suspended Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs met Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday came down heavily on the latter and referred to the SP as “anti-Dalit”. She referred to the talks of BSP MLAs’ …
  • Won over Covid but lost sight June 16, 2021 12:36 am Despite being rushed to a medical facility for treatment, many lost their eyesight, owing to the lack of knowledge around the rare diseaseLucknow: Only 43 years old, bank manager from Gonda Jeetendra Mishra survived Covid-19 but lost both his eyes to …
  • BSP rebel MLAs meet SP chief amid switch-over speculation June 16, 2021 12:35 am Lucknow: In what is being seen as a precursor to realignment of political affiliations before the 2022 assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, at least five rebel MLAs from Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party met Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday. …
  • Expelled BSP MLAs meet Akhilesh Yadav, likely to join SP ahead of 2022 UP elections June 15, 2021 1:15 pm At least five expelled Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLAs met Samajwadi Party (SP) President Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Tuesday morning, leading to speculation about them joining the SP in the run-up to the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls in 2022. Sushma Patel, …
  • 34 Uttar Pradesh districts clock less than 10 Covid-19 cases, none in Shravasti, Kanpur Dehat June 4, 2021 11:58 pm
  • It is not possible to cremate someone on the quiet, no data fudging in UP: Yogi Adityanath May 31, 2021 3:24 am Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath in an interaction with ET speaks on a range of issues including the Covid-19 pandemic, vaccination drive and the possible third wave. Excerpts below. What is the Covid-19 situation in UP and the plan to ease …
  • UP: Rs 9cr spent on 746 girl schools with no attendance record May 29, 2021 12:22 am The government-run school chain comprises 746 KGBVs for girls from economically weaker section. (Image used for representational purpose)LUCKNOW: The state government has sought a report from basic education officers in 18 districts over withdrawal of Rs 9 …
  • In trafficking-hit UP district, girls without smartphones are quitting schools May 28, 2021 9:32 am Bahraich, May 28 (IANS/ 101Reporters) Shariba’s father Anwar Baig used to drive a school bus here in Uttar Pradesh. He would ferry the children studying in the prestigious Buddha Public School, earning Rs 8,000 a month, however, his own daughter couldn …
  • Allahabad HC lauds Uttar Pradesh government for improving medical infra in 5 districts May 28, 2021 12:47 am After a string of criticism of the Uttar Pradesh government over Covid management, the Allahabad High Court on Thursday appreciated the work done by the state government for improving medical infrastructure in five districts — Bahraich, Shravasti, Bijnor, …
  • Allahabad HC praises boost in UP medical infra May 27, 2021 11:10 pm Allahabad high court (File photo)PRAYAGRAJ: Appreciating that some work has been done with regard to the improvement of medical infrastructure in the districts of Bahraich, Shravasti, Bijnor, Barabanki and Jaunpur, the Allahabad high court on Thursday …
  • Allahabad High Court grants more time to govt on PIL May 23, 2021 12:11 am Additional Solicitor General SV Raju Saturday sought time from Allahabad High Court to seek information from the government on how it would ramp up the public healthcare system in five districts — Bijnor, Barabanki, Bahraich, Shravasti and Jaunpur. A …
  • Medical system in small cities and villages in UP 'Ram Bharose': Allahabad HC May 18, 2021 12:06 pm The Allahabad High Court on Monday remarked that the entire medical system of Uttar Pradesh in smaller cities and villages were 'Ram Bharose' or at the mercy of God, while also finding "insufficient" the number of hospitals, beds, staff, …
  • HC quizzes UP govt over its Covid preparedness May 13, 2021 5:53 am Allahabad High Court on Tuesday quizzed the Uttar Pradesh government over its preparedness to tackle the surge of Covid-19 infections in rural areas, observing that "by and large the facilities are not available and villagers are dying of Covid-19 for …
  • Covid treatment: HC orders setting up ofDist panels to look into public grievance May 13, 2021 1:04 am Prayagraj: The Allahabad high court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to constitute, within 48 hours, a three-member Pandemic Public Grievance Committee (PPGC) in every district comprising one chief judicial magistrate (CJM) or a judicial …
  • Uttar Pradesh News May 8, 2021 8:06 am In the most backward regions of Uttar Pradesh, grassroots healthcare workers are facing an uphill task getting people tested and vaccinated even as the Covid-19 scare becomes more palpable in rural areas. ET spoke to medical workers running community …
  • Slum dwellers face starvation in curbs, Covid otherwise May 6, 2021 1:03 am Nagpur: The possibility of losing livelihood due to Covid-induced lockdown has left Vivek Sahu, a daily wage worker from Vandevi slums, deeply worried. The prospect of no work and no income is scary for him, as it will drive his five-member family to …
  • UP CM Yogi Adityanath's 'Happy Schools' make learning fun for students April 16, 2021 6:39 pm LUCKNOW: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh is making learning 'fun' in schools. The state government, in collaboration with HCL Foundation, has launched the State Open Resources Programme (SORP) to enable teachers to develop a student …
  • Complete lockdown on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, massive sanitisation to be carried out April 16, 2021 2:15 pm Image Source : PTI (FILE) Complete lockdown on Sunday in Uttar Pradesh, massive sanitisation to be carried out  UP lockdown news, Uttar Pradesh lockdown: The Uttar Pradesh government has imposed a complete lockdown in the state on Sunday in view of rising …
  • UP panchayat polls: 71 per cent turnout recorded in first phase, repolling ordered in 2 booths April 16, 2021 3:29 am The first phase of the Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections on Thursday recorded a 71 per cent turnout. Repolling was ordered in two booths in the districts of Agra and Kanpur Nagar after clashes were reported, said UP Election Commission Officer on Special …
  • Voting for UP panchayat polls begins April 15, 2021 10:05 am Voting for the first of the four-phase Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections, seen as a semi-final to the 2022 Assembly election, began on Thursday morning on a peaceful note in 18 districts with ballot papers. More than 3.33 lakh candidates are in the fray in …
  • Task force skips inspection of 36,000 govt schools located in remote areas April 14, 2021 9:58 am Lucknow: The task force meant for supervision of academic activities and health related schemes in primary schools has not carried out inspections in over 36,000 schools in last six months, shows a basic education department report.The department has set a …
  • 3.4 lakh candidates and rising: meanwhile, a UP-sized poll April 13, 2021 9:53 pm WHILE all eyes have been on the bitterly contested Assembly elections in four states and one Union Territory, a phenomenally bigger exercise is on way in Uttar Pradesh, amid a fast-ticking Covid clock. For just the first phase of panchayat elections in UP, …
  • Covid-19: Night curfew imposed in UP's Shravasti district April 13, 2021 5:36 pm
  • Covid updates: States tighten curbs as virus rages, Russia’s Sputnik vaccine gets expert panel nod; and more April 13, 2021 6:05 am With the surge in Covid-19 cases showing no signs of easing, an expert panel of India’s central drug authority on Monday recommended granting approval to Russian vaccine Sputnik V for emergency use in the country. The Drugs Controller General of India ( …
  • Covid second wave: Here’s a state-wise list of restrictions imposed in recent days April 13, 2021 6:05 am With the surge in Covid-19 cases showing no signs of abating, several states have imposed fresh restrictions, including night curfew, and are even mulling lockdown in their bid to stem the spread of the virus. On Monday, India reported nearly 1.69 lakh …
  • Night curfew imposed in UP's Shravasti April 13, 2021 1:04 am
  • BJP declares first list of candidates for Zila Panchayat ward members in 20 districts April 3, 2021 3:49 am Ahead of the panchayat polls, the BJP on Friday declared the first list of candidates for the posts of Zila Panchayat ward members for 20 districts – 18 from the first phase and two from the second. The nominations for the first phase will start from April …
  • Uttar Pradesh: 4-phase panchayat polls to begin on April 15, results on May 2 March 27, 2021 6:42 am The Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission (UPSEC) Friday announced the dates of the four-phase panchayat elections, which will begin on April 15. The results will be announced on May 2. In a notification, the polling body said the nomination process for …
  • Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections: Polling to start from April 15, results on May 2 March 26, 2021 3:02 pm The Uttar Pradesh State Election Commission on Friday announced the dates for the four-phase Panchayat Polls. Starting from April 15, the results of all the four phases will be declared on May 2. The election, which is taking place just a year ahead of the …
  • Lucknow-Gorakhpur flight from March 28 March 26, 2021 6:37 am Lucknow: The flight operation between Lucknow and Gorakhpur will start from March 28. According to a state government spokesperson, the duration of flight between the two cities would be an hour. “Travellers onboard the inaugural flight from Gorakhpur will …
  • UP Govt aims to create employment through tourism March 21, 2021 8:11 am Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh], March 20 (ANI): Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken several initiatives to promote pilgrim spots that will enable the state to get worldwide recognition and generate numerous employment opportunities for locals, said an …
  • Stimac is very understanding: Akash Mishra March 20, 2021 5:07 pm New Delhi [India], March 20 (ANI): Born in a family of farmers, Akash Mishra's call-up to the Indian senior national team camp has been celebrated like anything in his village Balarampur, Uttar Pradesh. Mishra has opened up on how Lord Gautama Buddha …
  • ODOP offers strong foundation for a confident, self-reliant UP March 19, 2021 12:38 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi rightly described the One District One Product (ODOP) of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath as an “extension of Make in India” programme. Like ‘Make In India’ which intends to make India self-reliant, ODOP seeks to make UP self- …
  • RAF to be deployed in 20 hyper-sensitive dists for Holika dahan March 17, 2021 3:27 am Lucknow: To ensure a peaceful Holika dahan, Uttar Pradesh Police has geared up with planing and deployment of forces at certain places. AGD, law and order, Prashant Kumar said that as many as 20 districts have been identified as hyper-sensitive, where …
  • BJP vs SP in UP as man on bail for molestation kills victim’s father March 3, 2021 10:16 am A 50-YEAR-OLD man was shot dead in Hathras Monday, allegedly by a man accused of molesting his daughter two years ago. Police said the accused, Gaurav Sharma, had allegedly molested the victim’s daughter in 2018, following which a rivalry had ensued …
  • NSA slapped on UP man for abduction, murder February 28, 2021 9:32 am Representative imageLUCKNOW: The National Security Act (NSA) was slapped on a Bahraich man on Saturday for abduction and murder of a 12-year-old boy in Bahraich in October last year. The accused, Hasan Mohammed, had kidnapped a 12-year-old boy for ransom, …
  • Uttar Pradesh to have 3 international airports with Kushinagar to take off soon February 24, 2021 10:48 pm With the under-construction Kushinagar airport getting international licence from the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA), Uttar Pradesh will soon boast the largest number of international airports. With the existing ones in Lucknow and Varanasi, …
  • Kushinagar airport gets necessary approvals from DGCA to operate international flights February 24, 2021 8:54 am Minister of State for Civil Aviation Hardeep Singh Puri on Tuesday said the Kushinagar Airport in Uttar Pradesh has got the necessary clearances from aviation regulator DGCA to operate international flights from the facility. The Union Cabinet had in June …
  • PM Modi: New India rectifying injustice by history writers February 18, 2021 7:32 am Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the “injustice” perpetrated by the writers of Indian history “against those who made history” was being corrected in “new India”. He made the remark at an online event in which he laid the foundation stones of a …
  • 64 people from state still missing in Uttarakhand flood February 14, 2021 1:16 am A week after the flash flood in Uttarakhand, as many as 64 people from different districts in Uttar Pradesh are still missing. Lakhimpur Kheri has the highest number of people missing at 30, followed by 10 from Saharanpur and five from Shravasti. Twenty- …
  • After 9 months, no Covid death in UP in 24-hour span February 10, 2021 10:28 am Picture used for representational purpose onlyLUCKNOW: After a gap of more than nine months, the cycle of Covid-19 deaths has finally broken in the state. Additional chief secretary, health and family welfare, Amit Mohan Prasad informed that no Covid-19 …
  • Build Eklavya schools in 4 more districts: UP govt urges Centre February 2, 2021 11:07 pm The Uttar Pradesh government has sent a proposal to the Centre to build Eklavya Model Residential Schools in Lucknow, Sonbhadra, Bijnor and Shravasti districts of the state. While Eklavya schools are currently run in Bahraich and Lakhimpur districts, one …
  • Uttar Pradesh: On Day 2 of vaccination, over 1 lakh people get the first shots January 23, 2021 8:17 am The second phase of the Covid-19 vaccination drive was carried out in the state on Friday at a much bigger scale than the previous one held last week. Over 1,01,006 healthcare workers were inoculated the first dose of the vaccine and the drive was …
  • Samajwadi Party to contest 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls on its own: Akhilesh Yadav January 18, 2021 2:59 pm By PTI SHRAVASTI: Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said his party would contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls on its own, but keep its doors open for smaller parties, including that of his estranged uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav. …
  • Govt suspends four dist khadi officers, shunts 2 December 23, 2020 1:15 am Lucknow: Four district Khadi Gramodyog officials were suspended while directions for transferring two others were issued for their failure to meet targets. The directions were issued by Khadi Gramodyog minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Tuesday during a …
  • Not only books, college students in UP can soon have tablets issued from library December 22, 2020 6:03 am Under the scheme, the government plans to provide eight to nine tablets to the library of each of these colleges. (Source: Getty Images)With growing dependence on digital mediums for studies in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government …
  • Govt college students to get tablets with preloaded content December 22, 2020 12:18 am Lucknow: Making use of information and communication technology (ICT), the state government on Monday decided to provide electronic tablets, preloaded with e-content, to students enrolled in government colleges in seven aspirational districts. These e- …
  • UP: Tablets for college students in 7 dists soon December 21, 2020 9:10 pm The UP Higher Education Department has already started a “digital library” for universities and colleges.With growing dependence on digital mediums for studies in view of the Covid-19 pandemic, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide 160 …
  • Purvanchal, Vindhya put on road to devpt December 12, 2020 1:29 am Lucknow: The state government has decided to fast-track road construction projects in east UP and Vindhyachal districts under the second phase of Accelerated Economic Development Scheme (AEDS). The move comes close on heels of the state government’s …
  • Review: 'Legend of Suheldev' by Amish Tripathi November 28, 2020 3:22 am A few days ago I read Amish’s latest contribution to the literary world, ‘Legend of Suheldev: The King who saved India’. This was my first exposure to Amish’s writing. Though Amish has been one of India’s most popular writers for many years, Suheldev is …
  • ‘SP fighting MLC elections for respect of teachers’ November 25, 2020 1:14 am Gorakhpur: Samajwadi Party state president Naresh Uttam said his party is fighting the MLC election in Gorakhpur for respect of teachers. Addressing party workers in Gorakhpur on Tuesday, he claimed the Samajwadi Party has done more for teachers than any …
  • UP to conduct random Covid tests on passengers reaching from Delhi November 23, 2020 12:13 am Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh has decided to conduct random Covid tests on people coming from Delhi in wake of a pandemic surge in the national capital. Talking to reporters on Sunday, chief secretary, RK Tewari said, “We will be testing people coming from Delhi …
  • UP-112 cops to be deployed on highways, expressways November 18, 2020 10:37 am The Yogi Adityanath government has decided to deploy ‘UP-112′ emergency service police personnel on the state highways and expressways to ensure security and cooperation to passengers passing through the state. Besides the security and assistance, the …
  • 34 inmates at UP juvenile home test Covid positive November 9, 2020 10:04 pm Written by Manish Sahu | Lucknow | November 10, 2020 1:12:08 am This was the fifth random checking held in the home since March when the pandemic broke out.As many as 34 inmates at an overcrowded juvenile home in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district have tested …
  • Man murders boy after being quarantined on... November 3, 2020 6:49 am A man, who had been quarantined following a complaint by a Dalit neighbour, abducted and killed the 12-year-old son of the complainant. The accused migrant labourer Kaleem, has been arrested. Additional Superintendent of Police (ASP Rural) Ashok Kumar said …
  • Rajya Sabha polls: Mayawati suspends 7 rebels, says will even back BJP to defeat SP October 29, 2020 9:21 pm MayawatiA day after a group of BSP MLAs rebelled against the party’s candidate for the Rajya Sabha election and met Samajwadi Party (SP) leadership, BSP chief Mayawati on Thursday hit out at Akhilesh Yadav and Mulayam Singh Yadav, saying the 2019 alliance …
  • Six BSP MLAs rebel in UP, hint they may leave Mayawati’s party October 28, 2020 4:45 pm By: PTI | Lucknow | October 28, 2020 9:23:16 pm Without taking names, a BSP leader also indirectly laid the blame for the dramatic development on the SP, with which Mayawati’s party was in alliance during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.In a jolt to the BSP on …
  • Uttar Pradesh: Anti-human trafficking units to be set up in 40 more districts October 22, 2020 5:11 am In 2011 and 2016, the then governments had ordered setting up of units in 35 districts.To rein in human trafficking, the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered setting up Anti-Human Trafficking Units (AHTU) in 40 districts of the state with the status of a …
  • T.M. Krishna sets to tune Emperor Ashoka’s edicts October 14, 2020 10:57 pm Renowned Carnatic musician T.M. Krishna had his hands full these past few months digging into the works of Emperor Ashoka. Wednesday saw the online premier of the first part of his Edict Project, in association with Ashoka University, where he set to tune …
  • ‘It’s important for the political world of today to own up to their mistakes in public’ October 14, 2020 12:42 pm Carnatic classical vocalist TM Krishna came across the edicts while poring over the subjects of the constitution and democracy in the last few months. (Photo: Amit Mehra)For King Ashoka, the third monarch of the Mauryan empire who invaded Kalinga and won …
  • In pandemic, Centre waved red flag on trafficking, but key states yet to take action October 13, 2020 1:46 am Written by Dipankar Ghose | New Delhi | Updated: October 13, 2020 5:42:00 am 1.92 lakh interventions by rescuers and law agencies between March and August. In those six months, the helpline logged 27 lakh distress calls.Three months ago, the Ministry of …
  • Uttar Pradesh: Youth accused of sexual harassment dies in police custody in Shravasti, kin allege murder September 5, 2020 3:57 am
  • Chitrakoot, Shravasti, Bareilly to be on aviation map soon August 28, 2020 12:21 am
  • Mumbai: Man walks 1,500 km from Vasai to UP's Shravasti, dies in quarantine April 28, 2020 7:32 am Mumbai: Man walks 1500 km from Vasai to UP's Shravasti, dies in quarantine Fifteen days ago, Insaaf Ali began walking from Mumbai to reach his home in Shravasti district in Uttar Pradesh. A labourer in Mumbai's Vasai, Ali struggled for food and …
  • Man walks from Mumbai to UP's Shravasti, dies April 28, 2020 3:40 am
  • Man walks from Mumbai to Shravasti, dies April 28, 2020 3:11 am
  • Malaysia to host Shravasti Fest 2020 in attempt to set Guinness record for world’s largest Mandala December 12, 2019 11:13 am (From left) Young Buddhist Association of Malaysia deputy president Sin Yew Sen, India High Commissioner to Malaysia Shri Mridul Kumar, Deputy Defence Minister Liew Chin Tong, India’s Great Shravasti Centre founder Drikung Kyabgon Tinle Lhundup and …
  • Shravasti villagers worst-hit by floods in U... August 18, 2017 11:20 am SHRAVASTI: A day after flood water of Rapti receded, Ramnagra village in Shravasti, on Thursday, had tell-tale signs of worst flood to have struck it in recent years more than visible. At least 20 houses and a school building has been washed away in last …
  • Child brides make Shravasti India’s ‘most fertile’ dist July 10, 2017 9:03 pm | Fatima was just 4 when she was married to a 10-year-old. When she was 8, her in-laws started pressing for 'gauna' but her mother refused saying that the girl had not even attained menarche. The dilly dallying made Fatima possibly the youngest …