Seven more people, including a child, died in separate incidents of house and wall collapses in Pratapgarh due to heavy rains, taking the death toll due to the downpour to nine in the district, police said on Friday.
While 22-year-old Bunty was found dead with a gunshot injury on the second floor of her house on Friday morning, Ashish (25) was found dead with a bullet injury on a road outside the village, Superintendent of Police S Anand said.
Under the Namami Gange Rural Drinking Water Supply programme, UP government claims to be supplying drinking water to over 2.5 lakh rural habitations at a rate of 40 litres per capita per day.
Four dengue cases were reported in the city on Thursday, taking the count to 144 since January and 86 since August 1 so far.
A record-creating 225mm rainfall was recorded in the city on Thursday, putting it among the top 10 heaviest single-day downpours recorded in the past two decades.
Observing that adults have the right to choose their life partner irrespective of the religion professed by them, the Allahabad high court on Thursday granted protection to an interfaith couple from Gorakhpur. In such a case, not even their parents could object to their relationship, the court further observed.
With more than 4.29 lakh people getting jabs on Thursday, Uttar Pradesh created a new record in Covid-19 vaccination. Health officials claimed that over 50% of the eligible population in Uttar Pradesh is now vaccinated with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Practically non-stop heavy to moderate showers in large parts of UP for around 24 hours, especially in eastern UP, threw life out of gear due to massive waterlogging, snapped electricity lines which resulted in power cuts, deaths, damage to property on Thursday. In light of the weather, the government on Thursday announced that all schools, colleges and other educational institutes in the state will remain closed on September 17 and 18. However, UP Board improvement exams, slated from September…
With the rollout of the 48th layer of compact concrete, raising the temple foundation to 107m above sea level, the fortified Ramjanmabhoomi premises was showcased for the first time on Thursday by the Temple Trust, which declared completion of the first phase of construction. Officials of the Trust confirmed that with a robust foundation in place, the Ram temple’s sanctum sanctorum will be thrown open to pilgrims by December 2023, just months before the Lok Sabha polls.
In 2020, Uttar Pradesh may have registered the sharpest dip in cases of heinous crimes in seven years, but the state registered at least 30 criminal cases of cybercrime daily all through the year.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi emerged the top district in UP that saw highest growth in equipping its primary and upper primary schools with basic facilities under Operation Vidyalaya Kayakalp.
Lucknow University declared the undergraduate entrance test results of four professional courses on Tuesday. The results of Bachelors in Vocation (renewable energy), Bachelors in Journalism and Mass Communication (BJMC), BSc (Agriculture) and Bachelors in Elementary Education were declared.
Special Task Force (STF) arrested two persons in the state capital and busted a gang which smuggled human blood from Punjab, Rajasthan and Haryana, diluted it with saline water and supplied them to various hospitals and blood banks in Lucknow and neighbouring districts.
City pockets, including posh colonies, are turning into breeding grounds for mosquitoes as cases of dengue are being detected more in city areas than in trans-Ganga and trans-Yamuna pockets.
The excavator fell into a 250-metre deep gorge near Gadi village in Birhi valley killing all three persons on the spot, they said, adding that the bodies have been pulled out of the gorge.
The AAP on Thursday said if it is voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, it will provide 300 units of free electricity to domestic consumers, waive "inflated" bills and ensure 24-hour power supply, a move aimed at replicating its Delhi model.
In Pratapgarh district's Gode village under Kotwali Police Station area, one person was killed and three others injured when the wall of a house collapsed while they were sleeping.
Projecting expressways as not just roads but the backbone of UP’s economy, CM Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said the state government would make two big infrastructure projects – Purvanchal Expressway and Bundelkhand Expressway – will open this year.
Police in Rampur district on Wednesday exhumed the body of a stillborn baby, whose DNA will now help them ascertain if an accused was indeed the rapist of the minor Dalit girl, who suffered the miscarriage two days ago.
The Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) of Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday arrested three more suspects linked to the ISI module busted by Delhi Police on Tuesday. The accused men (all in their late 20s), hailing from Prayagraj, Pratapgarh and Rae Bareli, have been handed over to Delhi Police.
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