Articles about Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh, created as the United Provinces during British rule is the most populous state in India. Uttrakhand was carved out from the Himalayan region of UP in 2000 and hence a new state of Uttrakhand was formed. Lucknow is the capital of the state with Hindi being the official language of the state. Yogi Adityanath is the current chief minister of UP.

Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi amid friction in UP BJP

11 Jun 2021

Yogi Adityanath meets PM Modi amid friction in UP BJP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the latter's residence in Delhi.

Yogi's meeting with Amit Shah amid pre-election anxiety in UP

10 Jun 2021

Yogi's meeting with Amit Shah amid pre-election anxiety in UP

Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections early next year, state Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Home Minister Amit Shah in Delhi.

Tanker driver carrying liquor robbed, killed by unknown persons

09 Jun 2021

Tanker driver carrying liquor robbed, killed by unknown persons

A tanker driver carrying liquor in his vehicle from a distillery was allegedly killed after being robbed by some unknown persons near under construction Faridpur toll plaza in Bareilly, police said on Wednesday.

Kanpur-Allahabad Highway accident toll climbs to 17

09 Jun 2021

Kanpur-Allahabad Highway accident toll climbs to 17

The death toll in the head-on collision between a double-decker bus and a loader ferrying factory workers on the Kanpur-Allahabad Highway has climbed to 17.

Two held over doctored audio clip defaming UP CM

09 Jun 2021

Two held over doctored audio clip defaming UP CM

Two social media promoters were arrested in connection with a case registered over a doctored audio clip allegedly defaming the Uttar Pradesh chief minister and the state government, police said on Tuesday.

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

08 Jun 2021

UP hospital snapped oxygen supply, 22 patients died within minutes

The Uttar Pradesh government said it has launched an inquiry after a purported video of the owner of a private hospital in Agra has surfaced, where he claimed to have cut off the oxygen supply of patients admitted there on April 26.

Nineteen-year-old woman gang raped in UP's Bareilly; three arrested

07 Jun 2021

Nineteen-year-old woman gang raped in UP's Bareilly; three arrested

Three men have been arrested in connection with the alleged gang rape of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, police said on Monday.

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

03 Jun 2021

Aligarh: Hooch tragedy strikes again; five dead, 22 hospitalized

Five people died and at least 22 took ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in a village in Aligarh district, police said on Thursday.

Eight miscreants help wanted history-sheeter escape from police jeep

03 Jun 2021

Eight miscreants help wanted history-sheeter escape from police jeep

Eight people allegedly surrounded a police jeep and forcibly took away a wanted history-sheeter while he was being taken to Naubasta Police Station in Kanpur on Wednesday, an official said.

Eight killed in LPG cylinder explosion in Gonda, UP

02 Jun 2021

Eight killed in LPG cylinder explosion in Gonda, UP

Eight people, including three children, were killed when a double-story house in Tikri village in Gonda, Uttar Pradesh collapsed after an LPG cylinder exploded, police said on Wednesday.

Man shot dead, brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur

02 Jun 2021

Man shot dead, brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur

A 22-year-old man who had contested the recent panchayat election in Uttar Pradesh was shot dead and his brother injured over political enmity in Gorakhpur district, police said on Tuesday.

Uttar Pradesh BJP holds review meetings ahead of polls

01 Jun 2021

Uttar Pradesh BJP holds review meetings ahead of polls

Bharatiya Janata Party's National General Secretary BL Santhosh today met senior party leaders in Uttar Pradesh so as to review the performance of the party there.

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

01 Jun 2021

Aligarh hooch tragedy: Death toll rises to 36, officials suspended

The death toll in the Aligarh hooch tragedy rose to 36 on Monday with authorities confirming 11 more deaths, even as the Uttar Pradesh government cracked the whip on UP Excise Commissioner P Guruprasad, and suspended two other senior officials.

'Mission June': UP to inoculate 1 crore in 30 days

01 Jun 2021

'Mission June': UP to inoculate 1 crore in 30 days

In a commendable move, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government plans to vaccinate one crore people against the novel coronavirus in the next 30 days.

Uttar Pradesh eases COVID-19 restrictions in some districts

30 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh eases COVID-19 restrictions in some districts

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to relax lockdown restrictions in some districts starting June 1.

UP: Video shows COVID-19 patient's body being dumped in river

30 May 2021

UP: Video shows COVID-19 patient's body being dumped in river

A video of the body of a COVID-19 victim being thrown in a river in Uttar Pradesh has surfaced.

11 people dead after consuming spurious liquor in Aligarh

28 May 2021

11 people dead after consuming spurious liquor in Aligarh

Eleven people died on Friday and some more people were taken ill after allegedly consuming spurious liquor sold by a licensed vendor in Uttar Pradesh's Aligarh, a senior official said.

BJP MLA backs Ramdev over his comments on allopathy

28 May 2021

BJP MLA backs Ramdev over his comments on allopathy

Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA Surendra Singh has joined the row between Baba Ramdev and the doctors' fraternity, saying the comments against the yoga guru are totally condemnable.

Men open fire after denied entry into clinic without mask

28 May 2021

Men open fire after denied entry into clinic without mask

Two young men on Thursday allegedly hurled abuses at a doctor and his staff, issued threats, and opened fire outside his clinic in Greater Noida after one of them was told to enter only with a face mask on in view of the COVID-19.

1st dose Covishield, 2nd dose COVAXIN: Vaccination blunder in UP

27 May 2021

1st dose Covishield, 2nd dose COVAXIN: Vaccination blunder in UP

In a grave oversight, a group of villagers in Uttar Pradesh received two shots of two different vaccines: COVAXIN and Covishield (both two-dose vaccines).

After black, white fungus, yellow fungus case reported in Ghaziabad

24 May 2021

After black, white fungus, yellow fungus case reported in Ghaziabad

After reports of black fungus and white fungus, a case of yellow fungus has been reported in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad.

Four siblings left all alone after mother succumbs to COVID-19

24 May 2021

Four siblings left all alone after mother succumbs to COVID-19

Ten-year-old Kajal has been saddled with the responsibility of taking care of her three younger siblings after their mother died two weeks ago due to the deadly coronavirus.

Vaccinations for 18-44 group across UP from June 1

24 May 2021

Vaccinations for 18-44 group across UP from June 1

The vaccination of people in the 18-44 age group against the deadly COVID-19 will be expanded to all district headquarters in Uttar Pradesh from June 1, a state government spokesperson said on Sunday.

Unnao vegetable vendor dies after being thrashed by cops

23 May 2021

Unnao vegetable vendor dies after being thrashed by cops

Three cops in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao have been charged with the murder of an 18-year-old vegetable vendor, identified as Faisal Hussain.

UP government announces reward for making villages, wards COVID-19 free

22 May 2021

UP government announces reward for making villages, wards COVID-19 free

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a special drive to make villages and urban wards in the state free of the coronavirus, which has been devastating rural India over the past few months.

Police thrashes 17-year-old to death for 'violating corona curfew'

22 May 2021

Police thrashes 17-year-old to death for 'violating corona curfew'

A 17-year-old boy died on Friday after he was allegedly beaten up by the police in Unnao for "violating the ongoing corona curfew" in Uttar Pradesh, his family claimed, following which a constable was suspended and a home guard jawan sacked.

RWAs take arms against COVID-19 in Noida, Ghaziabad

19 May 2021

RWAs take arms against COVID-19 in Noida, Ghaziabad

As the administration in Uttar Pradesh faces criticism for its handling of COVID-19, Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs) in Ghaziabad and Noida have taken it upon themselves to tackle the outbreak.

Medical facilities in UP's small cities, villages 'Ram bharose': HC

18 May 2021

Medical facilities in UP's small cities, villages 'Ram bharose': HC

The entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is Ram bharose, the Allahabad High Court said on Monday while hearing a PIL over the coronavirus spread and the condition of quarantine centers in UP.

Uttar Pradesh prepared for third COVID-19 wave, says Yogi Adityanath

17 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh prepared for third COVID-19 wave, says Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the state is prepared for the third wave of COVID-19 and that its pandemic situation is not alarming or out of control.

UP: Fourteen doctors resign over misbehavior by administration officers

13 May 2021

UP: Fourteen doctors resign over misbehavior by administration officers

Fourteen doctors working at community and primary health centers in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao have tendered their resignation alleging misbehavior and mental harassment by administration officers.

Floating bodies found in Varanasi; more found buried in Unnao

13 May 2021

Floating bodies found in Varanasi; more found buried in Unnao

Days after dozens of decomposing dead bodies were seen floating in Ganga river of Bihar's Buxar district, at least four corpses turned up in different parts of the river along Varanasi ghats on Wednesday.

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

12 May 2021

Rs. 1cr compensation for polling officers' COVID-19 deaths: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday observed that the state government must grant at least Rs. 1 crore as ex-gratia compensation to the families of polling officers who died due to COVID-19 in the recent Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls.

Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers

12 May 2021

Congress leader accuses UP CM Adityanath of fudging coronavirus numbers

Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu has trashed the state government's claims on managing the coronavirus pandemic and accused Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of fudging statistics of coronavirus.

1,000+ teachers on UP panchayat poll duty died of COVID-19

11 May 2021

1,000+ teachers on UP panchayat poll duty died of COVID-19

Over 1,000 teachers have allegedly died of COVID-19 while on duty in the recent Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls, according to a teachers' body in the state.

Chaotic start to vaccination of 18-44 category in Noida

11 May 2021

Chaotic start to vaccination of 18-44 category in Noida

Over 2,600 people between 18-44 years got vaccinated for COVID-19 in Gautam Buddh Nagar on Monday, as the inoculation for the age category officially began in the western Uttar Pradesh district, officials said.

Uttar Pradesh: BJP leaders write to CM over COVID-19 crisis

11 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh: BJP leaders write to CM over COVID-19 crisis

Several MPs and MLAs from Uttar Pradesh BJP have written to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, highlighting the state government's shortcomings in handling the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hospital didn't admit wife for over three hours, claims MLA

10 May 2021

Hospital didn't admit wife for over three hours, claims MLA

An Uttar Pradesh BJP MLA has claimed that his wife who tested positive for coronavirus, was not admitted to an Agra hospital for over three hours, with officials citing non-availability of a bed.

Uttar Pradesh: Oximeters, thermal scanners in gaushalas

07 May 2021

Uttar Pradesh: Oximeters, thermal scanners in gaushalas

Amid the surge in coronavirus cases, the Uttar Pradesh government is providing oximeters and thermal scanners for cows housed in the state's gaushalas.

Aligarh: COVID-19 patient dies, family alleges medical negligence

04 May 2021

Aligarh: COVID-19 patient dies, family alleges medical negligence

The body of a COVID-19 patient kept lying on a bed at a government hospital for over 14 hours after he died, his family alleged, adding that he was subjected to wrong treatment.

'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar dies of COVID-19

30 Apr 2021

'Shooter Dadi' Chandro Tomar dies of COVID-19

Chandro Tomar, nicknamed 'Shooter Dadi,' died due to COVID-19 on Friday. She was 89.