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Uttar Pradesh: State in India
Uttar Pradesh [ˈʊtːəɾ pɾəˈdeːʃ] (listen)) is a state in northern India. With roughly 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was created on 1 April 1937 as the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh during British rule, and was renamed Uttar Pradesh in 1950, giving the acronym UP. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttarakhand, was carved out from the state's Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganges and Yamuna, join at Allahabad and flow further east as Ganges. Other prominent rivers are Gomti and Varuna. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state, along with Urdu.

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COVID-19: CM Yogi chairs meeting with Team 11 in Lucknow [Video]

COVID-19: CM Yogi chairs meeting with Team 11 in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on July 13 chaired a meeting with the officials of Team 11. The meeting was held to review the COVID-19 situation in the state. Team 11 was formed by the UP..

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COVID-19: Devotees offer prayers from outside Meerut's Augarnath Temple on 'Sawan Somwar' [Video]

COVID-19: Devotees offer prayers from outside Meerut's Augarnath Temple on 'Sawan Somwar'

Devotees offered prayers to Lord Shiva from outside the Augarnath Temple on second Monday of 'Sawan' month in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut on July 13. The doors of temple are closed for the devotees since..

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Kanpur encounter: Aides of Vikas Dubey sent for judicial custody till July 21 [Video]

Kanpur encounter: Aides of Vikas Dubey sent for judicial custody till July 21

Two alleged gang members of Vikas Dubey have been taken into judicial custody till July 21. They were arrested by Maharashtra's anti-terrorism squad (ATS) from Thane. Both of them are accused in the..

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COVID-19: 'Ardaas', 'Yajna' performed for Amitabh Bachchan's speedy recovery [Video]

COVID-19: 'Ardaas', 'Yajna' performed for Amitabh Bachchan's speedy recovery

Special 'Ardaas' was performed at Gurudwara Yahiyaganj for Amitabh Bachchan's good health in Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow on July 12. Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek tested COVID-19 positive on July..

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Watch: Swarms of locust hit UP's Bahraich [Video]

Watch: Swarms of locust hit UP's Bahraich

Fear of locusts has grown wider in the country. Swarms of locust hit Bahraich in Uttar Pradesh and have caused severe damage to the crops. Locals started beating utensils to fear the locusts.

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Children rescued from Gaudiya Mutt Ashram after child helpline team received information: Muzaffarnagar ASP [Video]

Children rescued from Gaudiya Mutt Ashram after child helpline team received information: Muzaffarnagar ASP

At least 10 children were rescued after child helpline team raided Gaudiya Math Ashram in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar. According to ASP (Rural) Naipal Singh, "On July 09, we received a call on child..

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UP reported 1403 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs: Principal Health Secy [Video]

UP reported 1403 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hrs: Principal Health Secy

During media brief on July 11, Principal Health Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad informed that a total 1,403 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in the state in last 24 hours. "Uttar..

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Streets, markets in Noida deserted amid lockdown [Video]

Streets, markets in Noida deserted amid lockdown

Three-day lockdown by UP government came into force from 10 pm on June 10 to restrict coronavirus spread. Streets and markets of Noida wore a deserted look. Famous Atta Market in sector 18 was also..

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CM Yogi launches 'Jansankhya Sthirata Pakhwada' on World Population Day [Video]

CM Yogi launches 'Jansankhya Sthirata Pakhwada' on World Population Day

Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath launched 'Jansankhya Sthirata Pakhwada' on July 11. The scheme was launched on the occasion of World Population Day. The Chief Minister also started new..

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UP lockdown: Security personnel check vehicles at DND [Video]

UP lockdown: Security personnel check vehicles at DND

Police personnel are keeping a close check on vehicles at Delhi-Noida border as Uttar Pradesh government has imposed lockdown in the State from 10 pm on July 10 to 5 am on 13th July. Vehicles were seen..

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COVID-19: UP govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state [Video]

COVID-19: UP govt imposes 3-day lockdown across state

In view of the increasing COVID-19 cases in the state, Uttar Pradesh government on July 09 announce a 3-day complete lockdown across the state. The shutdown came into force from 10 pm on July 10 and..

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Strict surveillance underway in UP amid 3-day lockdown [Video]

Strict surveillance underway in UP amid 3-day lockdown

Uttar Pradesh's Moradabad city saw empty streets as lockdown is in place in the state in view of surging coronavirus cases. Only essential services have been permitted to run. Meanwhile, security was..

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Vikas Dubey encounter: BJP govt turned UP into 'apradh pradesh', says Priyanka Gandhi [Video]

Vikas Dubey encounter: BJP govt turned UP into 'apradh pradesh', says Priyanka Gandhi

While speaking to media in the national capital on July 10, the General Secretary of Indian National Congress, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra spoke on Vikas Dubey encounter case. She said, "Bharatiya Janata..

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Penalty for not wearing face mask increased from Rs 100 to Rs 500 in UP [Video]

Penalty for not wearing face mask increased from Rs 100 to Rs 500 in UP

While briefing a press conference in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Principal Health Secretary Amit Mohan Prasad announced that the penalty amount for not wearing face mask in public would be raised from Rs..

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Locust swarm attacks UP's Kannauj [Video]

Locust swarm attacks UP's Kannauj

Sky in Uttar Pradesh's Kannauj turned dark when swarm of locusts attacked district on July 10. People clanged utensils to scare away locusts from their houses. Several states of North India have faced..

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People flock to vegetable market in Moradabad ahead of lockdown' [Video]

People flock to vegetable market in Moradabad ahead of lockdown'

Lockdown will be imposed in Uttar Pradesh once again from 10 pm of July 10 till July 13.People flocked to vegetable market for stock. Coronavirus cases are on the rise in state with over 10,000 active..

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Vikas Dubey encounter: 'Official statement to be issued soon', says UP ADG [Video]

Vikas Dubey encounter: 'Official statement to be issued soon', says UP ADG

Additional Director General (ADG) of Law and Order of Uttar Pradesh, Prashant Kumar commented over the question that under which circumstances the encounter took place or whether there was any..

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A car of STF convoy taking Vikas Dubey to Kanpur met with accident [Video]

A car of STF convoy taking Vikas Dubey to Kanpur met with accident

One of the car of Uttar Pradesh's Special Task Force (STF) convoy carrying wanted gangster met with an accident on July 10 morning. STF was bringing back VikasDubey from Madhya Pradesh to Kanpur when..

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Kanpur Encounter: Convoy of UP STF along with Vikas Dubey reaches Jhansi, heads to Kanpur [Video]

Kanpur Encounter: Convoy of UP STF along with Vikas Dubey reaches Jhansi, heads to Kanpur

Convoy of UP STF along with Criminal Vikas Dubey reached Jhansi on July 10. Vikas dubey is being taken to Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur. It is speculated that change of cars have also been taken place as a..

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In Dubey death, Mayawati finds plank to placate Brahmins

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UP govt forms panel to probe Kanpur ambush, Vikas Dubey's encounter

The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday constituted a one-member commission to probe the Kanpur ambush and the encounter of gangster Vikas Dubey.The panel will be headed by retired Allahabad High Court..
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UP assembly polls to be fought under leadership of Priyanka Gandhi: Lallu

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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra demands thorough investigation into woman panchayat officer suicide case

In a letter to Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, she said the young and honest officer posted in Ballia had raised several questions on the functioning of her department. In a Facebook..
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Uttar Pradesh govt to impose 'mini' lockdown every weekend, only essential services to be allowed

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement a 'mini' lockdown in the state twice every week to deal with the increasing number of coronavirus cases every week.
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Opinion divided among cops, activists over Vikas Dubey encounter killing

The encounter killing of gangster Vikas Dubey Friday drew divergent reactions from retired and serving personnel, with a former Uttar Pradesh police chief saying the STF should have ensured his safety..
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Kanpur encounter: Reminiscent of gunning down of four accused in Hyderabad vet's rape & murder case

The killing of gangster Vikas Dubey and some of his henchmen in a series of alleged encounters in Uttar Pradesh is reminiscent of a similar incident here in which four people, accused of rape and..
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Congress demands judicial probe by sitting SC judge into entire episode involving gangster Dubey

The Congress on Friday demanded a judicial probe by a sitting Supreme Court judge into the entire episode involving gangster Vikas Dubey to bring out the truth about those who had granted protection to..
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UP raises fine for not wearing face mask in public to Rs 500 ahead of 55-hour total lockdown

Anyone found without a mask in public in Uttar Pradesh would be fined Rs 500. This comes as a 55-hour lockdown over the weekend comes into effect at 10 pm today.
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Red alert in states over rain, intense thunderstorm and lightning: Full details

The Met Department has issued a red alert for intense thunderstorm and lightning for some parts of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar besides moderate to heavy rain forecast for various parts of the country...
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UP gangster Vikas Dubey killed in encounter by STF in Kanpur

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Is this the India of our dreams: Rahul Gandhi on sexual exploitation of girls in UP's Chitrakoot

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi hit out at the government on Thursday over a media report on sexual exploitation of minor girls in the mines of Uttar Pradesh's Chitrakoot, asking "is this the India of our..
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UP gangster Vikas Dubey nabbed from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain

After days of intensified manhunt, the Uttar Pradesh Police has managed to nab gangster Vikas Dubey.
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UP CM has done nothing except cover up statistics on crime: Priyanka

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Monday attacked the Yogi Adityanath government over the state of law and order in Uttar Pradesh, saying what has the chief minister done except cover up..
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SC directs UP govt to file status report on Kanpur shelter home Covid-19 cases

The Supreme Court, referring to news reports that over 50 children in a state-run shelter home in Kanpur contracted Covid-19, on Tuesday directed Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on the..
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SC seeks report from UP on status of Covid-positive minor girls of Kanpur shelter home

The Supreme Court Tuesday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to file a status report on news articles that 57 minor girls of Kanpur-based shelter home have tested positive for Covid-19. The top court..
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UP: Meerut hospital offers fake coronavirus negative report for Rs 2,500; sealed

A hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut has been sealed after a video allegedly showing its staff member providing fake coronavirus report for Rs 2,500.
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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath offers prayers on first Monday of 'Sawan'

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath offered prayers at the Mansarovar Temple in Gorakhpur, on the first Monday of 'Sawan' month. The chief minister continues to be the head priest of the..
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Vikas Dubey shouldn't become 'Dawood Ibrahim of Nepal' for India: Shiv Sena

Continuing its attack on the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, Shiv Sena on Monday said that gangster Vikas Dubey shouldn't become 'Dawood Ibrahim of Nepal' for India.
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21 states/UTs have higher recovery rate than national average

The Covid-19 recovery rate in 21 states and Union Territories (UTs), including Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, was higher than the national average of 60.77%, the health ministry said on Sunday even..
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Covid-19 recovery rate in 21 states, UTs higher than national average of 60.77%: Health ministry

Twenty-one states and UTs, including Delhi, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh, have a Covid-19 recovery rate higher than the national average of 60.77 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as..
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Lightning strikes kill 20 in Bihar, 17 in UP; Nitish, Yogi announce Rs 4 lakh ex-gratia

At least 20 people died in five districts of Bihar while 17 people died in four districts of Uttar Pradesh.
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No one safe in UP's jungle raj, says Priyanka; Congress to launch e-campaign against crime

There is a “jungle raj” prevailing in Uttar Pradesh where no one, including police, is safe, Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Saturday, a day after eight policemen..
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'The tragedy was foretold': P Chidambaram on the death of 8 UP cops in ambush

Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for the incident in which eight cops were killed in an ambush.
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Sonia Gandhi's demand for OBC seat reservation in NEET is for social justice: Priyanka Gandhi

Lending her support to Congress President Sonia Gandhi's demand for reservation of seats for Other Backward Class (OBC) students in medical institutions in the states/UTs under the national quota in..
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Another proof of hooliganism in UP: Rahul Gandhi on killing of policemen in Kanpur

"Another proof of 'Gundaraj' in UP. When the police are not safe, how will the public be? My heartfelt condolences are with the families of the slain martyrs and I wish the injured a speedy recovery,"..
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Kanpur incident another proof of 'gundaraj' in UP, says Rahul Gandhi

"This is another proof of gundaraj in UP. When the police are not safe, how will the public be? My heartfelt condolences are with the families of the slain martyrs and I wish the injured a speedy..
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Law and order situation in UP has deteriorated, CM should take strict action: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Kanpur encounter

Congress General Secretary in-charge of Uttar Pradesh Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday paid condolences to the family members of eight police personnel who lost their lives after being fired upon by..
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Kanpur encounter: Opposition parties slam Yogi Adityanath govt over law and order situation

Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, including the Congress and Samajwadi Party, on Friday lashed out at the Yogi Adityanath government over the killing of eight policemen in an encounter in Kanpur,..
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UNESCO Director-General condemns killing of journalist in Uttar Pradesh

The Director-General of UNESCO has condemned the killing of a young journalist in Uttar Pradesh last month and urged the authorities to bring the perpetrators of the crime to justice to deter other..
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Priyanka Gandhi Vadra attacks PM Modi, CM Yogi over plight of Varanasi weavers

Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday targetted Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that weavers is Prime Minister's constituency, Varanasi,..
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Congress unable to digest strong govt at Centre which cannot be remote-controlled: Naqvi

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Uttar Pradesh: NIA conducts searches in ISI agent case

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Locust attack: Control operations underway in Rajasthan, Haryana, UP

Swarms of locusts were noticed in Jhunjhunu, Rajasthan, on Friday morning and control teams were deployed for their elimination.
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Taking all measures to make UP safe, secure investment destination: Yogi Adityanath

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Monsoon covers entire India 12 days in advance, Bihar and eastern UP continue to be under lightning threat

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UP employment scheme to benefit crores in 31 districts: Amit Shah

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PM Narendra Modi launches 'Atma Nirbhar UP Rozgar Abhiyan'

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Atma Nirbhar Uttar Pradesh Rojgar Abhiyan: PM Modi launches mega employment program in UP, to benefit 1.2 crore workers

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