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.

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Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

01 Jun 2020

Coronavirus: India surpasses France and Germany; becomes 7th worst-hit country

India on Sunday reported roughly 8,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the nationwide tally past 1.9 lakh. The death toll also rose to 5,403.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

31 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1.81 lakh; biggest spike in infections

India on Saturday recorded roughly 8,600 new coronavirus infections—the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases yet.

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

31 May 2020

#NewsBytesExclusive: How Myntra and Amazon's deliverymen are dealing with coronavirus

The coronavirus-induced lockdown and the battered economy spelled doom for e-commerce giants in the last two months. With little to no deliveries, they generated far less revenue, and the restrictions left hundreds of deliverymen in the lurch.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

30 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll nears 5,000

India on Friday reported over 7,700 new coronavirus infections marking the biggest spike in COVID-19 cases.

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away at 77

29 May 2020

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur passes away at 77

Veteran lyricist Yogesh Gaur, best known for penning songs such as Kahin Door Jab Din Dal Jaaye and Zindagi Kaisi Hai Paheli in Rajesh Khanna's superhit film Anand, passed away on Friday. He was 77.

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

29 May 2020

71 Shramik Special trains were diverted, not lost, says Railways

After reports emerged that several Shramik Special trains got lost midway, the Indian Railways on Friday said 71 trains had to be diverted.

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

29 May 2020

After tweet justifying locust attack, Zaira Wasim quits Twitter

National award-winning former actor Zaira Wasim recently faced massive backlash after she put out a controversial tweet.

Sonu Sood arranges chartered flight for  150 migrants

29 May 2020

Sonu Sood arranges chartered flight for 150 migrants

Bollywood actor Sonu Sood is leaving no stone unturned to reduce the plight of migrant workers, a section that has been most severely hit due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and ensuing lockdown restrictions.

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

29 May 2020

Last trains carrying migrants to reach UP in 2-3 days

The massive exercise to bring migrant workers of Uttar Pradesh to their home state will end in 2-3 days with the culmination of the final batch of Shramik special trains, the state government said on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

29 May 2020

Coronavirus: India becomes ninth worst-hit nation; tally crosses 1.65 lakh

India on Thursday reported nearly 7,300 new coronavirus infections, taking its total tally to 1.65 lakh. The nationwide death toll also rose to 4,710.

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

28 May 2020

Delhi braces for 'probable locust attack'; issues advisory

The Delhi government on Thursday issued an advisory to help tackle a "probable locust attack."

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

28 May 2020

Locust invasion continues, drones being used, states remain alert

With locusts blanketing a number of states, wiping off vegetation in a matter of hours, and entering urban areas too, the Central government on Wednesday said drones have been deployed to mitigate the effect.

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

28 May 2020

Coronavirus: 4,533 dead in India; COVID-19 cases reach 1.58 lakh

India on Wednesday recorded a sharp spike in the number of coronavirus infections with over 7,000 new COVID-19 cases.

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

27 May 2020

North, central India heatwave to continue till tomorrow, says IMD

Several parts of northern and central India have been reeling under an intense heatwave and according to the India Meteorological Department, there will likely be no respite for the next 24 hours.

Cheap shops, houses: What are UP's plans for migrant workers?

27 May 2020

Cheap shops, houses: What are UP's plans for migrant workers?

Laborers who returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states, after being rendered jobless due to the lockdown, will be given affordable houses and shops, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Tuesday.

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

27 May 2020

'Paatal Lok' season 2 is quite possible, says Anushka Sharma

Paatal Lok is a smash hit.

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

26 May 2020

Double whammy: Amid coronavirus crisis, locusts destroy crops

Just as India battles coronavirus pandemic, it is faced with another problem — locusts — who are destroying crops and entering residential areas.

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

26 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's death toll reaches 4,172; Nagaland reports 3 cases

India on Monday recorded over 6,500 new coronavirus infections, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to nearly 1.45 lakh.

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

25 May 2020

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

25 May 2020

Bitter fight between Piyush Goyal, Uddhav Thackeray over Shramik trains

Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray and Railways Minister Piyush Goyal locked horns over Shramik special trains on Sunday.

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

25 May 2020

India takes to skies again, air travel resumes with precautions

Two months after all air travel was suspended in India, amid coronavirus crisis, domestic operations restarted from today, with a number of precautions.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

25 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike again; death toll crosses 4,000

India on Sunday recorded roughly 7,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking its highest single-day jump in coronavirus infections for the fourth consecutive day.

Nawazuddin's wife Aaliya opens up about his controversial autobiography

24 May 2020

Nawazuddin's wife Aaliya opens up about his controversial autobiography

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's estranged wife Aaliya aka Anjana Kishore Pandey has opened up about his controversial 2017 autobiography, saying that she had warned the actor against writing it but he did not pay heed.

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

24 May 2020

Coronavirus: Kerala records biggest spike; Sikkim reports first case

India on Saturday reported over 6,600 new coronavirus infections, marking the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases for the third day in a row.

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

23 May 2020

Salman Khan's 'Ready' co-star Mohit Baghel dies at age 26

Actor Mohit Baghel died on Saturday in his hometown Mathura, Uttar Pradesh.

'Ghoomketu' review: A senseless and unnecessary film

23 May 2020

'Ghoomketu' review: A senseless and unnecessary film

Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer Ghoomketu (streaming now on ZEE5) is a film about films, writing, family, and the struggle that is typical to the city of Mumbai.

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

23 May 2020

UP-bound Shramik train carrying migrants ends up in Odisha

A Shramik Special train ferrying passengers from Maharashtra to Uttar Pradesh landed up in Odisha on Friday, leaving passengers confused.

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

23 May 2020

For Noida, Ghaziabad residents, flight ticket to act as pass

In what comes as a big relief for commuters from Noida, the administration said on Friday that movement pass is not needed for those who have a valid train or flight ticket.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

23 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike for second consecutive day

India on Friday detected roughly 6,500 fresh cases of COVID-19, marking the highest single-jump day in coronavirus infections for the second consecutive day.

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

22 May 2020

Congress spokesperson Sanjay Jha tests positive for coronavirus

Sanjay Jha, a spokesperson of Congress, has tested positive for coronavirus, he informed in a tweet on Friday.

Migrant workers serve notice to IIM-Ahmedabad over wages, institute responds

22 May 2020

Migrant workers serve notice to IIM-Ahmedabad over wages, institute responds

IIM-Ahmedabad was served a legal notice by migrant workers over non-payment of dues, a charge the top business school of India has denied, saying the money was paid.

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

22 May 2020

Coronavirus: India records biggest spike in cases; Maharashtra crosses 40,000-mark

India on Thursday recorded its biggest spike in COVID-19 cases yet, with over 6,000 coronavirus infections.

After 'Ghoomketu', Nawazuddin-starrer 'Bole Chudiyan' to also release digitally?

21 May 2020

After 'Ghoomketu', Nawazuddin-starrer 'Bole Chudiyan' to also release digitally?

As theaters across the country remain indefinitely shuttered in wake of the coronavirus pandemic, more and more producers are eyeing a direct-to-digital release for their films.

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

21 May 2020

Coronavirus: 3,434 dead in India; 5 states record biggest spikes

On Wednesday, the number of coronavirus infections in India surged past 1.12 lakh, with an uptick of over 5,200 new COVID-19 cases. The death toll in the outbreak also stood at 3,434.

Nawazuddin's wife Aaliya accuses his family of physically torturing her

20 May 2020

Nawazuddin's wife Aaliya accuses his family of physically torturing her

The controversy surrounding the divorce between Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui and his wife Aaliya is getting messier by the day.

Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

19 May 2020

Samajwadi Party leader, son, shot dead in Uttar Pradesh

The cold-blooded murders of a Samajwadi Party leader and his son in Uttar Pradesh sent shockwaves in Sambhal district, where the incident happened.

Letter-war between Priyanka Gandhi, UP government over buses for migrants

19 May 2020

Letter-war between Priyanka Gandhi, UP government over buses for migrants

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the Uttar Pradesh government are locked in a nasty war of words over the transportation of migrant workers from Delhi.

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

19 May 2020

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

The administration of Noida stopped the entry of vehicles from Delhi on Tuesday, hours after the Uttar Pradesh government allowed it.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

19 May 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 1 lakh; death toll reaches 3,165

India on Monday reported over 4,600 new cases of COVID-19, taking the nationwide tally past 1 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll rose to 3,165.

Nawazuddin's wife files for divorce, sends legal notice: Report

18 May 2020

Nawazuddin's wife files for divorce, sends legal notice: Report

Bollywood actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui's wife Aaliya has sent a legal notice to him, demanding divorce and maintenance, several reports said on Monday.