After over 70 years of service, the Uttar Pradesh Police is finally retiring the 303 rifles on this year's Republic Day. An order to this effect was passed on Thursday by the state police headquarters here.
The head priest of the famous Balaji temple in Chitrakoot was shot dead, late on Thursday night, by unidentified persons. His driver was also injured in the shootout.
The murder took place on January 4, but it only came to light on Tuesday after the victim, Urmila's elder daughter, who witnessed the crime, reached her maternal grandmother's house and narrated the incident.
According to reports, unidentified miscreants set their house on fire by first pouring petrol through a pipe inserted through a wire mesh on the window and then throwing a lit matchstick.
UPRTOU runs courses based on the current issues of society. Students will be given assignments during the course, on the completion of which, certificates will be distributed to them, the Vice Chancellor added.
Even as the spotlight turns on acid attack violence with the release of the controversial film 'Chhapaak' on the subject, a 14-year-old girl became a victim of acid attack on Saturday evening in the Kaiserbagh area of the state capital.
Police investigations in the case could not make any headway but a villager informed the police that two persons, Murari Lal and Umakant, had sought his help and said that the police was after them.
Lawyers carried the body of their slain colleague to the courtroom of the District Collectorate here on Wednesday to protest against the killing and shouted slogans against the police and government.
(Dr) U.P. Singh, director, animal husbandry department, has now issued orders to all chief veterinary officers (CVO) in districts across the state, directing them to re-enforce the orders with immediate effect.
Earlier, the rape survivor had written to the senior superintendent of police (SSP), Bareilly, Shailesh Pandey, claiming that the villagers were forcing her to leave the village after she had filed a rape complaint.
Shahista Ambar, president of the All India Muslim Women's Personal Law Board, said, 'The government's initiative is good but the amount is very low. It will be difficult to meet the basic needs with Rs 6,000 annual pension.'
Earlier on December 16, the students of Darul Uloom Nadwatul Ulema, the 121-year-old Islamic seminary in Lucknow , had protested against the police action on students of the Jamia Millia Islamia and Aligarh Muslim University
In between visuals of violence, a fake news about the death of two Jamia students pulled the trigger and AMU students began to gather in large numbers at the Bab-e-Sayed Gate of the university at around 8 p.m.
Vijay Bahadur Maurya was an unhappy farmer in Salon in Rae Bareli till a few years ago. His farm land faced a problem of water seepage from a nearby drain and the crop yield could not even recover the basic costs.
Two writers who believe that Gumnami Baba was actually Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose, have strongly contested Justice (retd) Vishnu Sahai Commission's report that Gumnami Baba was not Bose.
The commission noted that he was a Bengali and well versed in Bengali, English and Hindi, had in-depth knowledge of war and contemporary politics but he appeared uninterested in the state of governance in India.
It may be recalled that the woman had reached the SP office in Unnao on December 16 and poured kerosene on herself and set herself on fire. She walked into the office in flames.
Family members of Santosh said that on Wednesday morning, the woman had threatened Santosh that she would meet higher officials and lodge another complaint against him.
The journalist, who was booked for criminal conspiracy when he made a video of school children in a government primary school being served flat bread with salt, has finally been given a clean chit.
Babar, who had contested 2017 Assembly election from the Tundla constituency on an AIMIM ticket, hails from Mohammadpur village. Babar is now absconding after the case was registered against him.
A day after a murder accused was shot dead inside a courtroom here, the Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday said it has suspended 18 police officials.
Sengar was convicted for rape under the Indian Penal Code and for the offence of public servant committing penetrative sexual assault on a child under the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act.
A woman set herself on fire outside the office of superintendent of police in Unnao district on Monday. The 24-year-old alleged that the police was not acting on her complaint of sexual harassment.
The Nadwa college students here protested against the Delhi and Aligarh Police. As the police here closed the gates of the college from outside, students pelted stones at the policemen from inside.