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's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

20 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 54 lakh cases; 86,800 dead

India's COVID-19 tally neared 54 lakh on Saturday as over 92,000 fresh coronavirus infections were registered in the past 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 86,795 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Adityanath wants to build country's biggest film city in Noida

19 Sep 2020

Adityanath wants to build country's biggest film city in Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced a plan to set up the country's "biggest" film city in the state's Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

18 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 52 lakh with 96k+ new cases

India on Thursday reported over 96,000 fresh coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 52.12 lakh cases. The death toll climbed to 84,424 after reporting over 1,100 fresh fatalities on Thursday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

17 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 51.1L with record 98k new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the biggest single-day spike of nearly 98,000 new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally to 51.15 lakh. Over 1,100 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 83,251.

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

16 Sep 2020

Has the second wave of coronavirus started in India?

The number of coronavirus infections in India has crossed the 50-lakh mark. The Union Health Ministry's Wednesday bulletin showed that India reported a record 1,290 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours.

Babri verdict on September 30; Advani, Joshi to be present

16 Sep 2020

Babri verdict on September 30; Advani, Joshi to be present

A special CBI court will, on September 30, pronounce the verdict in the over two-decades-old case, concerning the demolition of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya in 1992, which sparked widespread riots in India.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

16 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 50 lakh with 91k+ new cases

India on Tuesday reported over 91,000 new coronavirus infections, the sixth time in the past week that daily new cases rose above 90,000.

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

15 Sep 2020

35% kids not receiving mid-day meals, says survey; UP worst

Around 35% of children did not receive mid-day meals during the coronavirus lockdown despite government orders, a survey conducted across five Indian states has found.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

15 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 49.2 lakh; death toll crosses 80,000

India on Monday reported nearly 82,000 new coronavirus infections after witnessing spikes of over 90,000 daily new cases for five consecutive days. The nationwide tally has climbed to 49.2 lakh cases.

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

14 Sep 2020

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

A businessman from Uttar Pradesh, who accused an IPS officer of corruption, died at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday, days after he was found with a bullet injury inside his Audi car.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

14 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 48.45 lakh with 93k+ new cases

India on Sunday reported over 93,000 fresh coronavirus infections, which has pushed the nationwide tally to 48.45 lakh. Meanwhile, the death toll neared 80,000 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

13 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 47.5 lakh with 94k+ new cases

On Saturday, India's COVID-19 tally reached 47.5 lakh with over 94,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The death toll also climbed to 78,635 with over 1,100 fresh fatalities.

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

12 Sep 2020

In Congress rejig, Azad gets axed, team Rahul records gains

Before she is expected to fly to the US for her annual medical check-up, Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday reshuffled the party's ranks, dropping veteran leader Ghulam Nabi Azad as the General Secretary of AICC.

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

11 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India reports 96k+ new cases, over 1,200 more deaths

On Thursday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 96,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 45.6 lakh. Over 1,200 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 76,323.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

10 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 44.6L with record 95k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India reported the highest single-day spike of over 95,000 fresh coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 44.6 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 75,109.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

09 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 43.6L with nearly 90k new cases

On Tuesday, India reported nearly 90,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the total to 43,67,416. For the second consecutive day, India reported over 1,100 fresh fatalities, pushing the death toll to 73,941.

Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

08 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India adds 1,100 new deaths; total cases reach 42.7L

India on Monday reported over 75,000 new coronavirus infections, a significant dip in daily new cases after a slew of record single-day spikes.

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

07 Sep 2020

Letter writers dropped from Congress' A-teams formed for UP polls

Congress, eyeing a resurrection in politics, on Sunday evening announced seven committees for Uttar Pradesh polls, which are still two years away. Unsurprisingly, it handed over a major snub to notable leaders like Jitin Prasada and Raj Babbar, who had signed the letter to party President Sonia Gandhi demanding the party's re-haul.

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: Shut for months, Metro trains back on track

Metro services restarted in select parts of India today, as part of Unlock 4.0, months after they were shut due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

07 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 42L, overtakes Brazil

On Sunday, India reported 91,000+ new coronavirus infections. The tally has reached 42,02,533 while the death toll is 71,705.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 41L with record 90k+ new cases

06 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 41L with record 90k+ new cases

On Saturday, India registered over 90,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide tally crossed 41 lakh while the death toll climbed to 70,696 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

05 Sep 2020

Ease of doing business: Andhra Pradesh tops states' rankings

The Centre on Saturday released the rankings of states and union territories in terms of Ease of Doing Business (EoDB).

Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

04 Sep 2020

Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

A three-year-old girl, who was missing since Wednesday, was raped and murdered, Uttar Pradesh Police said today, reports NDTV.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

04 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 39L with record 84k+ new cases

On Thursday, India saw the highest single-day spike of over 84,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide tally has reached 39.3 lakh while over 1,000 fresh deaths pushed the toll to 68,589.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 38.5L with record 82k+ new cases

03 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 38.5L with record 82k+ new cases

India on Wednesday reported the highest single-day spike of over 82,000 new coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to almost 38.5 lakh. The death toll reached 67,512 with over 1,000 fresh fatalities.

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

01 Sep 2020

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

In a major relief for Dr. Kafeel Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered that his detention under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) was illegal, directing the Yogi Adityanath-led government to release him immediately.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 36.8 lakh with 68k+ new cases

01 Sep 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 36.8 lakh with 68k+ new cases

India reported over 68,000 new coronavirus infections on Monday, the first time in the past six days that daily new cases dropped below 70,000.

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

31 Aug 2020

Complacency, more testing, "re-opened" economy driving India's coronavirus spike

India, the third worst-infected nation, on Sunday recorded nearly 80,000 new coronavirus cases — a first for the nation, but, not entirely surprising. For the last four days, ending Sunday, the country has been recording over 70,000 cases daily.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 36.2L with nearly 80k new cases

31 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 36.2L with nearly 80k new cases

India on Sunday reported nearly 80,000 new coronavirus infections, marking the biggest single-day spike so far. The nationwide tally has reached 36.2 lakh while the death toll reached 64,638 with over 900 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 35.4 lakh after another record spike

30 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 35.4 lakh after another record spike

India on Saturday reported a record single-day spike of over 78,000 coronavirus infections, bringing the nationwide tally to 35.4 lakh. The death toll reached 63,676 with over 900 fresh fatalities.

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 33.8L with another record spike

28 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally climbs to 33.8L with another record spike

On Thursday, India reported nearly 77,000 new coronavirus infections, marking a record single-day spike for the second consecutive day.

UP: Couple beaten, tonsured, garlanded with shoes over "illicit affair"

27 Aug 2020

UP: Couple beaten, tonsured, garlanded with shoes over "illicit affair"

A woman, Kamlesh Kumari, and her lover, identified as Ravindra Baheliya, both residents of a village in Gursahaiganj, Kannauj district, Uttar Pradesh, were brutally beaten by the woman's family members and other villagers who were opposed to their relationship, Hindustan Times reported.

Supreme Court disallows Muharram processions citing coronavirus threat

27 Aug 2020

Supreme Court disallows Muharram processions citing coronavirus threat

The Supreme Court on Thursday rejected a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking permission for Muharram processions over the weekend.

Lakhimpur rape: Accused arrested, admits to assaulting victim after argument

27 Aug 2020

Lakhimpur rape: Accused arrested, admits to assaulting victim after argument

In a new development, Uttar Pradesh Police arrested the main accused in the Lakhimpur Kheri rape and murder case, a day after the mutilated body of the victim was found.

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 33L with record 75k+ new cases

27 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally reaches 33L with record 75k+ new cases

On Wednesday, India saw a record single-day spike of over 75,000 new coronavirus infections. The total number of cases has now crossed 33 lakh while over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll past 60,000.

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

26 Aug 2020

HRD Minister Pokhriyal justifies holding NEET, JEE examinations amid coronavirus

HRD Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal 'Nishank' has finally waded into the controversy surrounding the impending NEET and JEE examinations, saying that the tests are being held due to "constant pressure from parents and students."

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 32.31 lakh; over 59,000 dead

26 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 32.31 lakh; over 59,000 dead

On Tuesday, India reported 66,000 new coronavirus infections bringing the nationwide total to 32.31 lakh. Over 1,000 fresh fatalities pushed the death toll to 59,629.

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 31.6 lakh; over 58,000 dead

25 Aug 2020

Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 31.6 lakh; over 58,000 dead

On Monday, India reported a little under 60,000 new coronavirus infections. The nationwide total has now reached 31.64 lakh. Over 800 fresh fatalities also pushed the death toll to 58,565.

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

24 Aug 2020

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar tests positive for coronavirus

Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar said on Monday that he has tested positive for the novel coronavirus. The 66-year-old asked his close contacts to go into strict quarantine immediately.