CBI books ex-MP Ateeq Ahmad for abduction, extortion

The CBI has booked former MP Ateeq Ahmad and others for allegedly orchestrating the abduction of a Lucknow-based businessman from Deoria Jail to extort money from him and take over his business, officials said on Thursday. The Central Bureau of…

UP to remain largest sugar producer in country

Uttar Pradesh minister Suresh Rana said on Sunday the state was all set to retain its position as the largest producer of sugar in the country. Addressing a gathering in the three-day jaggery festival in Muzaffarnagar, the cane development and…

TV channel head, editor arrested

The head of a private television news channel and its editor were arrested here Saturday for allegedly broadcasting defamatory content against Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, police said. During a debate on the channel on June 6, a woman…

At least 19 killed due to dust storm, lightning in Uttar Pradesh

At least 19 persons were killed and 48 injured due to dust storm and lightning in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, the state Relief commissioner said on Friday. “While six persons died in Mainpuri, three persons each died in Etah…

Mayawati breaks up with Akhilesh, BSP to go solo in UP by-polls

The Bahujan Samaj Party has decided to contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly by-polls on its own. There will be no coalition with Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party for the 11 seats that will be on the fray. It was BSP…

Fifth phase: Polling for 51 Lok Sabha seats underway

Polling is underway for phase 5 of Lok Sabha elections on Monday. Here are some interesting nuggets about this phase. * 51 Lok Sabha constituencies across 7 states headed for polls * Over 8.75 crore voters to decide fate of…

Campaigning ends for phase 5 of Lok Sabha polls (51 seats)

Campaigning ended Saturday evening for elections to 51 Lok Sabha seats in six northern and eastern states besides the Bundelkhand region of Madhya Pradesh in the fifth phase on May 6 with Union ministers Rajnath Singh, Rajyavardhan Rathore, Smriti Irani,…

64 per cent turnout in fourth phase, violence in West Bengal

Incidents of violence in West Bengal and EVM glitches in some areas were reported as 64 per cent turnout was recorded on Monday in 72 constituencies across nine states in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections. In the heartland…

Over 34 per cent voting recorded till 1 pm in Uttar Pradesh (fourth phase)

Polling picked up in 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Uttar Pradesh as an estimated 34.40 per cent voters exercised their franchise till 1 pm Monday. Seats where the polling is underway in the state are Shahjahanpur (SC), Kheri, Hardoi (SC),…

Polling starts for 72 Lok Sabha seats in 9 states (fourth phase)

Polling is being held for the fourth phase of Lok Sabha election in 72 parliamentary constituencies spread across nine states. The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as it had swept 56 of these seats in…

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