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Police said, Mal Sawmhlua Chhakchuak, a resident of Aizawl was about to board a Mizoram-bound flight when a CISF officer detected some suspicious metal object in his hand baggage. On being checked, it was found that two 9mm caliber and a 90/7Z/OK caliber was found in the bag.
Describing the Uttar Pradesh govt's budget as "directionless" and a "betrayal" of all sections, opposition parties on Tuesday said it offered nothing concrete and failed to explain how the state will become a trillion-dollar economy. While the Congress alleged that the budget has nothing for farmers, youth and women, BSP said it was the same as last year's.
With an aim to develop Ayodhya as a tourist attraction, the Uttar Pradesh govt in its 2020-21 budget has made a special provision of Rs 500 cr for an airport in the city. Apart from it, the state govt will spend Rs 85 crore on the development of a high-class infrastructure in the pilgrim city. The budget also earmarked Rs 180 cr for a cultural centre in Varanasi.
Infrastructure and social welfare are likely to be the key thrust areas as the Yogi Adityanath government presents its fourth budget on Tuesday. With state elections just two years away, the budget is likely to lay the roadmap for the BJP-led government. This would be the first budget of finance minister Suresh Khanna though he has already tabled a supplementary budget.
Over 56 lakh candidates will appear for the UP Secondary Education Board class X, XII examinations which begin on Tuesday. Almost 30 lakh class X students will be taking elementary Hindi and 26 lakh class XII students are appearing for general Hindi exam on day one. The exam is being held at 7,784 centres across the state. Both high school (class X) and intermediate (class XII) exams will end on March 6.
The Government Railway Police (GRP) personnel at Pt Deen Dayal Upadhyaya Junction in Chandauli district caught two carriers of arms smuggling gang and recovered 24 pistols and 48 magazines from them on Sunday while Ballia police arrested two arms smugglers with country-made revolvers on Monday