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Uttar Pradesh: State in India
Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the state's Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganga further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state, along with Urdu.


This generation is privileged to witness construction of magnificent Ram temple: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the present generation is a privileged one as it would be able to see a magnificent and grand temple of Lord Ram at Ayodhya. He also said..
IndiaTimes - Published

PM Modi, Amit Shah can't discriminate on basis of religion, says former governor Aziz Qureshi

Former Uttar Pradesh governor Aziz Qureshi has said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi and home minister Amit Shah have no right to discriminate on the basis of religion, which is unconstitutional...
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Uttar Pradesh

India demands damages for Uttar Pradesh citizenship protests [Video]India demands damages for Uttar Pradesh citizenship protests

India's northern state wants damages, threatens to confiscate property over protests against citizenship law.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 02:45Published

India protests: ‘The police started beating people’ [Video]India protests: ‘The police started beating people’

Police accused of brutality as death toll during protests against citizenship law reaches 18 in Uttar Pradesh state.

Credit: Al Jazeera STUDIO     Duration: 03:11Published


Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath to welcome President Trump in Agra

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is scheduled to welcomes United States President Donald Trump in Agra on February 24, government sources said on Saturday. According to officials, chief..
IndiaTimes - Published

Around 3,000 tonne gold deposits discovered in UP's Sonbhadra, five times India's current reserves

Other than gold, a few minerals have also been discovered in the area, Rai added.
DNA - Published

3k-tonne gold reserve in UP’s Sonbhadra: GSI

Sonbhadra, east UP’s mineral-rich district, could be sitting on a gold reserve of approximately 3,000 tonnes — five times India’s current reserve of 618.2 tonnes — worth over Rs 12 lakh crore...
IndiaTimes - Published

Sunni board says 5-acre mosque land accepted

UP Sunni Central Waqf Board has said that it had already accepted the five-acre alternative land given by the UP government for the construction of a mosque in Ayodhya as per Supreme Court’s order...
IndiaTimes - Published

PM’s former key aide Nripendra Misra to oversee Ram temple construction

The decision to get the retired UP cadre IAS officer — who worked closely with the PM through Modi 1.0 — to helm the temple building committee was taken at the first meeting of the newly..
IndiaTimes - Published

Deaths during anti-CAA protests: Adityanath says nothing can save those with death wish

Uttar Pradesh chief minister on Wednesday defended police over the deaths of anti-CAA protesters, saying they were shot by other rioters and nothing can be done to save someone with a death wish.
IndiaTimes - Published

Infrastructure push for Ayodhya in UP budget

With an aim to develop Ayodhya as a tourist attraction, the Uttar Pradesh government in its budget for 2020-21 has made a special provision of Rs 500 crore for an airport in the city. Apart from it,..
IndiaTimes - Published

BJP MP, UP govt additional advocate general and a decorated Army officer involved in PC case in SC

IndiaTimes - Published

Section 144 imposed in Noida for one month in view of board exams

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC), which prohibits assembly of more than four people, has been imposed in the Gautam Buddh Nagar district of Uttar Pradesh.
DNA - Published

With iPads for ministers, Uttar Pradesh Cabinet meetings to go paperless

According to the new instructions, the cabinet meeting from hereon will be completely paperless. Notes will be conveyed to the ministers through their respective tablet
DNA - Published

Uttar Pradesh: At least 13 killed, 31 injured after bus collides with truck on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

The injured were shifted to the Sefai medical college.
DNA - Published

Patna's Mahavir Mandir Trust to donate Rs 10 crore for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya

The meeting was earlier supposed to have taken place in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.
DNA - Published

Mosque site too far from city centre: Muslim litigants of Ayodhya case

The UP government has given the allotment letter to the Sunni Waqf Board for the land in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil in Ayodhya on the Lucknow highway, about 18 km from the district..
IndiaTimes - Published

FIR against 135, 20 arrested on sedition charges in UP's Azamgarh for holding anti-CAA protests

The FIR, which lists sedition among the charges, names 35 people while the rest are unidentified, police said.
DNA - Published

More trouble for AAP? Sanjay Singh linked to PFI's Delhi Chief, claims ED

Earlier this week, as many as 108 members of the PFI were arrested in Uttar Pradesh for their alleged involvement in propagating riots
DNA - Published

What lies in store for Bengali migrants in Pilibhit?

UP has started implementing the CAA law, asking districts last month to draw up a list of eligible illegal immigrants though the Centre has not framed rules as yet
IndiaTimes - Published

UP govt allots 5 acres for mosque in Ayodhya, 25km from temple site & near Lucknow highway

IndiaTimes - Published

Are Modi's ministers preaching harmony by delivering provocative speeches?: Kapil Sibal

Speaking to ANI, Sibal said, "When Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister says--goli maro, isn't it a conspiracy? And when ABVP people enter JNU, isn't that a conspiracy? And when their (BJP) ministers deliver a..
IndiaTimes - Published

Will Pakistan decide who Indians should vote for, asks Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday accused Arvind Kejriwal of having a "partnership" with Pakistan and appealed to the people in Delhi to not vote for the AAP chief as it will make..
IndiaTimes - Published

Mamata Banerjee slams Yogi Adityanath for his 'goli vs boli' remark

Slamming her Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath for his recent "goli vs boli" remark, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said India was facing a "dangerous situation" as people..
IndiaTimes - Published

#YogiOnZee: Yogi Adityanath hits out at Shaheen Bagh protests, says Kejriwal playing politics over CAA-NRC

The Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister also hit out at Delhi Chief Minister and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief Arvind Kejriwal, saying that he has 'poisoned Yamuna's water'. When asked what the antidote to this..
DNA - Published

Anti-CAA protests: SC notice to UP govt on plea for quashing notices for recovering damages

A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government on the plea and directed it to file its reply within four weeks.
IndiaTimes - Published

At least 20 women and children held hostage in north Indian village

At least 20 children and women have been held hostage at a house in the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh for about eight hours by a man who had invited the children on the pretext of hosting a..
Reuters - Published

RSS Army School to begin session in April

In July, ET had reported that RSS was setting up its first Army school in Bulandshahr, UP which would be named after former RSS chief Rajendra Singh, alias Rajju Bhaiya. The school is set to commence..
IndiaTimes - Published

ED finds 'financial links' between PFI and anti-CAA protests in UP

The Enforcement Directorate on Monday sent a note to the ministry of home affairs alleging that there is a direct link between the ongoing anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Uttar Pradesh and..
IndiaTimes - Published

Anti-CAA protests: Priyanka Gandhi to move NHRC against UP govt over police action

IndiaTimes - Published

Eight Union ministers to be part of UP government's Ganga Yatra

IndiaTimes - Published

Jail authorities ask Nirbhaya rapists to meet families one last time before hanging, none responds

Uttar Pradesh prison authorities have confirmed that Pawan Jallad from Meerut will be the designated hangman on the day of the execution.
DNA - Published

Will invite Cong, NCP to join Thackeray on Ayodhya visit: Sanjay Raut

He said offering prayers to Lord Ram has got nothing to do with the common minimum programme, on the basis of which the three ideologically different parties came together to form government in..
IndiaTimes - Published

Maharashtra CM Uddhav Thackeray to visit Ayodhya on completion of 100 days in power

Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, who heads the Shiv Sena, will visit Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh to mark the completion of 100 days in power in March, senior Sena leader Sanjay Raut said here..
IndiaTimes - Published

Not only SP, but those who 'understand soul' of country opposing CAA: Akhilesh Yadav

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister said as far as the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) is concerned, "not only the Samajwadi Party (SP) but all those who understand the soul of the country are..
IndiaTimes - Published

Priyanka Gandhi to lead Congress movement in UP on farmers' issue

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, along with Congress interim president Sonia Gandhi, is in Rae Bareli today for a two-day tour where the training of State Congress Committee and District Congress Committee heads..
IndiaTimes - Published

Allahabad HC junks plea against no-loudspeaker order at 2 mosques in UP

Stating that no religion advocates the use of loudspeakers for worship, the Allahabad high court has declined to quash an administrative order barring the use of loudspeakers for azaan at two mosques..
IndiaTimes - Published

Parts of north India shiver in cold spell

Large swathes of north India reeled under below normal temperatures on Monday, resulting in fog blanketing parts of Punjab, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh and a layer of frost covering roads in the Kashmir..
IndiaTimes - Published

In Bahraich, woman's naked body found

Lucknow/ The naked body of a woman in her 20s, with her face partially burnt, was recovered from thickets in UP's Bahraich district on Saturday.Police said her face might have been disfigured using..
IndiaTimes - Published

Cold wave continues in north India, rains in Himachal and UP

Cold wave conditions persisted in most parts of north India on Saturday with many places in Himachal Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh receiving rains, while the Kashmir Valley and Ladakh reeled under sub-zero..
IndiaTimes - Published

Kathak dancer says 'qawwali' not allowed; UP govt denies claim

Well known Kathak dancer, Manjari Chaturvedi was allegedly forced to stop her performance midway at an event organised by UP government here on Thursday, because she was performing on a 'qawwali'.
IndiaTimes - Published

Meerut: PFI member arrested for instigating violence during anti-CAA protests

The Uttar Pradesh police on Wednesday arrested a Popular Front of India (PFI) member, Anees Khalifa, from Lisari Gate area in Meerut. Khalifa is accused of violence during the anti-Citizenship..
DNA - Published

IPS officer A P Maheshwari appointed CRPF DG

The 1984-batch officer of Uttar Pradesh cadre took charge from ITBP director general S S Deswal, who was holding the charge in an additional capacity. Deswal handed over the ceremonial DG baton to..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP leads the way in implementing CAA; 37,000 refugees identified in Pilibhit

The refugees in Pilibhit have expressed their happiness over the news since they are now to be granted Indian citizenship under the CAA.
DNA - Published

'Bengal is not Uttar Pradesh': Mamata Banerjee lashes out at Dilip Ghosh over controversial 'shot like dog' remark

However, not everyone from the TMC supremo's party is as restrained in their condemnation.
DNA - Published

UP govt implements Police Commissioner System in Lucknow, Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister YOgi Adityanath on Monday announced the implementation of Police Commissioner system in two cities of the state, namely Lucknow and Gautam Budh Nagar.
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Dress code to be mandatory for entering sanctum of Varanasi's Kashi Vishwanath Temple

Devotees visiting the Kashi Vishwanath Temple in Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi will now have to follow a dress code to enter the sanctum of the temple. Applicable for both men and women, the new rule makes..
DNA - Published

Anti-national slogans on campuses disturbing, need to stay alert: UP CM

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said the shouting of anti-national slogans at some universities indicates that extremism and Naxalism have found their way onto campuses. "The..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP 1st off the block on CAA, sends refugees list to Centre

The UP government has sent a list of largely Hindu refugees from Pakistan, Afghanistan and Bangladesh living across 19 districts in the state to the Union home ministry, making it the first state to..
IndiaTimes - Published

UP e-ways most deadly, claimed 764 lives in 2018

Accidents on expressways in India claimed 1,253 lives during 2018, which was little over 5% more than the fatalities registered during in the previous year. Expressways in Uttar Pradesh registered..
IndiaTimes - Published

94% of offenders known to rape survivors: NCRB data

Highlighting the vulnerability of girls and women within their homes, neighbourhoods and workplaces, the report said of the 33,356 rape cases in 2018, the offender was a family member in 2,780 cases...
IndiaTimes - Published

Criminals fearless in Uttar Pradesh, says Priyanka Gandhi

IndiaTimes - Published

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