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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

29 Apr 2021

Lockdown: Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu extend curbs as COVID-19 spikes

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to extend the weekend lockdown in the state till Tuesday mornings.

29 Apr 2021

Daughter lights father's funeral pyre, police helps after neighbors refuse

A 15-year-old girl lit the funeral pyre of his 52-year-old father, who passed away battling the deadly COVID-19 in Noida, Uttar Pradesh, with support from the policemen who made arrangements for the cremation after the locals refused to help the teenager and her mother.

27 Apr 2021

82-year-old UP woman beats COVID-19 using the 'proning' technique

Even as a grim second wave of the coronavirus pandemic grips India and overwhelms its healthcare infrastructure, an inspiring story of recovery has come to the fore from Uttar Pradesh.

24 Apr 2021

Oxygen Express train carrying three tankers of oxygen reaches UP

An Oxygen Express train carrying three tankers of liquid medical oxygen arrived in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday morning as the state battles a surge in coronavirus cases.

23 Apr 2021

UP government revises COVID-19 patients admission policy

The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday revised its order enabling admission of COVID-19 patients in private hospitals with the referral of the Integrated COVID-19 Command Center (ICCC).

22 Apr 2021

Train rams into vehicles at open level crossing, five dead

Five people were killed and one person was injured after a train rammed into some vehicles at a manned level crossing in Shahjahanpur whose gates were allegedly not closed at the time of the incident.

21 Apr 2021

Book those black-marketing medicines like Remdesivir under NSA: Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed officials to conduct raids on those involved in black-marketing of medicines like Remdesivir and book offenders under the National Security Act (NSA).

20 Apr 2021

Kafeel Khan urges government to let him serve during COVID-19

Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was suspended by the Uttar Pradesh government in 2017, has appealed to the state government to allow him to serve during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

19 Apr 2021

Week-long lockdown in 5 UP cities, including Lucknow and Varanasi

As Uttar Pradesh sees a record surge in coronavirus infections, five major cities in the state are set to go on a lockdown starting Monday night.

19 Apr 2021

Medical team going to COVID-19 patient's house attacked

Three government medical personnel, including two doctors, and their driver were injured after their car was attacked by a group of people when they had gone to a village in Ballia district to give medicines to a COVID-19 patient.

18 Apr 2021

Ghaziabad reports 2 COVID-19 deaths; bodies pile up for cremation

Despite Ghaziabad reporting only two "COVID-related deaths" in April, the Hindon cremation ground has reportedly been struggling to cope with the number of bodies piling up.

17 Apr 2021

Lucknow: COVID-19 patient's family complains about shortage of hospital beds

A shortage of hospital beds in Lucknow seems to have kept a 65-year-old COVID-19 patient waiting for proper treatment.

17 Apr 2021

Noida: Over 5,500 fined for not wearing face masks

Over 5,500 people were fined for not wearing face masks in public places in Noida and Greater Noida on Friday, even as Gautam Buddh Nagar Police Commissioner Alok Singh hit the ground to ensure compliance with COVID-19 protocols, officials said.

17 Apr 2021

Mathura introduces strict COVID-19 curbs, 14-day quarantine for symptomatic visitors

The Mathura district administration, on Friday, introduced some curbs in the wake of rising coronavirus cases, saying people coming from other states would have to undergo screening for COVID-19.

16 Apr 2021

Sunday lockdown in UP; fine for not wearing masks increased

Amid rising COVID-19 cases, the Uttar Pradesh government announced fresh curbs on Friday, including "weekly closure" of markets on Sundays in rural and urban areas.

15 Apr 2021

COVID-19 crisis: Main markets in Lucknow closed for few days

Most of the main markets in Lucknow, including Hazratganj and Aminabad, were voluntarily closed by traders for a few days on Thursday to check the spread of COVID-19 and break its chain.

15 Apr 2021

COVID-19: UP schools shut till May 15; night curfew imposed

All schools in Uttar Pradesh will be closed till May 15 while board exams for classes 10 and 12 have been postponed till May 20 in view of the COVID-19 surge, the state government said on Thursday.

14 Apr 2021

UP CM Yogi Adityanath tests positive for COVID-19; self-isolates

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday announced that he has tested positive for COVID-19.

14 Apr 2021

Check viability of complete lockdown in worst-hit UP districts: HC

The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to look into the viability of complete lockdown in those districts where COVID-19 has spread at an alarming rate in the last two or three weeks saying if the situation is not handled carefully and cautiously, it may lead to the complete collapse of the public health system.

14 Apr 2021

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tests positive for COVID-19, self-isolates

Samajwadi Party president and former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has tested positive for the coronavirus.

13 Apr 2021

Man ends life as police demands bribe to trace daughter

A man, who was allegedly upset after a police official demanded Rs. one lakh from him to find his missing daughter, hanged himself to death in Uttar Pradesh's Bareilly, police said on Monday.

12 Apr 2021

COVID-19 second wave worrying, be extra cautious: Adityanath

The current COVID-19 wave is worrying and people need to take all the precautions and follow safety protocols, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday at an all-party meeting, which was not attended by the Samajwadi Party, the main opposition in the state.

12 Apr 2021

Uttar Pradesh: Varanasi to be known as Sanskrit City

Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, which is also the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, will be known as Sanskrit City, owing to the high number of schools on the subject there.

09 Apr 2021

UP panchayat polls: Unnao rape convict's wife among BJP candidates

Former Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar's wife, Sangeeta Sengar, will be contesting the upcoming panchayat elections in Uttar Pradesh.

08 Apr 2021

Starting today, night curfew in Noida from 10 pm-5 am

Amid a surge in coronavirus infections in several parts of India, a night curfew has been ordered in Noida, Uttar Pradesh.

08 Apr 2021

COVID-19 surge continues in UP; night curfew in Lucknow, Kanpur

Uttar Pradesh reported 40 coronavirus fatalities, the highest in recent weeks, and 6,023 new cases on Wednesday, pushing the toll to 8,964 and the tally to 6,45,930.

08 Apr 2021

Mukhtar Ansari denied basic necessities in Banda jail, alleges brother

Inhuman treatment was meted out to Mukhtar Ansari as he was transferred to Uttar Pradesh's Banda jail from Punjab last night, his brother alleged on Wednesday.

06 Apr 2021

In UP Police custody, Mukhtar Ansari to reach Banda tomorrow

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday took custody of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab's Ropar jail to transfer him to Banda prison.

06 Apr 2021

Six arrested for creating ruckus at UP minister's office

Six Samajwadi Party (SP) workers were arrested following a ruckus at Uttar Pradesh minister Anand Swarup Shukla's local office in Ballia, police said on Tuesday.

05 Apr 2021

Four of infamous Durgesh Gang nabbed in Noida

Four alleged members of a gang involved in over five dozen cases of street crimes in Delhi-NCR were held after a gunfight with the police in Noida on Monday, officials said.

03 Apr 2021

UP: Two booked over rape of woman by promising marriage

The Uttar Pradesh police has booked a man, who claimed to be a retired army officer, and his aide in connection with the alleged rape of a woman on the false promise of marriage, police said Saturday.

03 Apr 2021

Abducted and raped, Hapur teen found dead outside Noida hospital

A 14-year-old girl was found dead in an ambulance outside a hospital in Noida where she was abandoned by two unidentified people, days after being abducted from Hapur district and gang-raped, officials said on Friday.

02 Apr 2021

UP: Two dead, several hospitalized after consuming spurious liquor

Two people died, one lost his vision while several others were hospitalized in Budaun after allegedly consuming spurious liquor distributed by panchayat election candidates on the occasion of Holi to woo voters in Tigalpur village.

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