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Uttar Pradesh: State in India
Uttar Pradesh is a state considered to be part of central, northern and north-central India. Abbreviated as UP, it is the most populous state in the Republic of India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It is located in the north-central region of the Indian subcontinent, has over 200 million inhabitants. 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. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts with the capital being Lucknow. Uttar Pradesh is home to numerous ethnic groups, with the Awadhis, Bhojpuris, Braj Bhashas, Bundelis, and Baghelis forming a demographic plurality in their respective regions. 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 Ganga and Yamuna, join at Allahabad (Prayagraj) and then flow as the Ganges further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.


Lok Sabha polls 2019: BJP looks at smaller parties to consolidate position in Uttar Pradesh

With the Lok Sabha elections beginning next month, the ruling party in the state plans to challenge the SP-BSP-RLD with help from its allies Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) and Apna Dal (S).
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

70 organisations to campaign against BJP in 50 cities over jobs

Young India National Coordination Committee, the platform comprising mostly of left-backed outfits, will start its campaign from Badaun in Uttar Pradesh in the first week of April, they said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Videos for Uttar Pradesh

Revelry of spring festivities takes over northern India [Video]Revelry of spring festivities takes over northern India

The revelry of India's spring-time festival of colors, Holi, is taking over northern India's Uttar Pradesh state as locals, as well as tourists, participate in the celebrations.

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 00:56Published

Death toll rises in spurious liquor case in northern India [Video]Death toll rises in spurious liquor case in northern India

Mass deaths from drinking home brewed liquor are fairly common in India, as it's significantly cheaper than normal alcohol from licensed shops. Rough cut (no reporter narration)

Credit: Reuters Studio     Duration: 01:03Published


Nomination process for first phase of LS polls begins in UP

The nomination process for eight Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh going to polls in the first phase began Monday, a senior election official said.
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress free to field its candidates in all Lok Sabha seats of UP: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday advised the Congress to refrain from spreading confusion by leaving seven Lok Sabha seats for the SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh. In a series of tweets, she said the..
IndiaTimes - Published

'You are free to contest all 80 LS seats in UP': Mayawati snubs Congress, says SP-BSP can defeat BJP on its own

Mayawati said the Congress should feel free to contest in all 80 seats in UP and should not spread the rumour of leaving 7 seats for SP-BSP-RLD alliance.
DNA - Published

Mayawati campaigning for Mulayam at his home turf an insult to SP patriarch: BJP

BSP chief Mayawati campaigning for SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav at his home turf would be an insult to the socialist stalwart, Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said Sunday.
DNA - Published

Priyanka Gandhi promises to transform politics of Uttar Pradesh

IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Small parties flaunt 'decisive' vote bank to stay relevant in UP battlefield

With political giants ready to battle it out in the Lok Sabha polls against each other in the electorally crucial state of UP, the small parties are hankering for political space and claiming that..
DNA - Published

No reason to support Congress in Uttar Pradesh: Bhim Army

IndiaTimes - Published

Congress leaves seven LS seats in Uttar Pradesh for SP, BSP and RLD

The Congress, which had earlier announced its intentions to contest from all 80 LS seats in UP, announced that it will leave vacant 7 seats for SP, BSP and RLD. "These include Mainpuri, Kannauj,..
IndiaTimes - Published

'Here to change face of politics': Priyanka Gandhi writes open letter to people of Uttar Pradesh

IndiaTimes - Published

Cong seals alliance with Apna Dal, gives 2 Lok Sabha seats in UP

The Congress on Saturday finalised the seat-sharing agreement with the Apna Dal led by Krishna Patel and allocated it two Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh.
IndiaTimes - Published

Priyanka Gandhi will make 'no difference' to BJP's Lok Sabha poll prospects in UP, says Yogi Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said Priyanka Gandhi Vadra's entry into politics will make "no difference" to the BJP's Lok Sabha poll prospects in the state
DNA - Published Also reported by •IndiaTimes

Lok Sabha polls: BJP's Prayagraj MP Shyama Charan Gupta switches side and seat, to contest from Banda on SP ticket

BJP MP from Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, Shyama Charan Gupta, has been declared Samajwadi Party candidate from Banda seat for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls
DNA - Published

Will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi: Bhim Army chief

The Bhim Army, which has been trying to mobilise Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, also told PTI that it will field a candidate against Union minister Smriti Irani and "wherever there's a need of a strong..
DNA - Published

At rally attended by Kanshi Ram's sister, Bhim Army chief says will fight against Modi in Varanasi

Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad on Friday addressed a rally with BSP founder Kanshi Ram's sister and announced that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections against Prime Minister Narendra Modi from..
IndiaTimes - Published

Nitish Kumar's JD(U) to put up candidates against BJP in three Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh

Confirming the decision, JD(U)’s national general secretary Afaque Ahmad Khan on Friday said his party decided to put up its candidates from the three constituencies including Pilibhit on the..
IndiaTimes - Published

Rs 1.64 cr cash, Mont Blanc pens worth Rs 50 lakhs recovered during I-T raids at retired IAS Net Ram's premises

Mont Blanc pens valued at Rs 50 lakh, four luxury SUVs and documents indicating 'benami' assets of Rs 300 crore have been recovered during income tax raids on premises linked to a retired Uttar Pradesh..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha polls 2019: Will contest against PM Modi in Varanasi, says Bhim Army chief after meeting Priyanka Gandhi

"I am afraid that a weaker candidate should not contest against Prime Minister Narendra Modi, by defeating whom he easily walks into the Lok Sabha. I will not let the murderer of my Muslim, Dalit and..
DNA - Published

Raj Babbar, Sriprakash Jaiswal, Priya Dutt in Cong's 2nd list of LS candidates

The Congress on Wednesday released its second list of 21 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, fielding party's Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar from Moradabad, former Union minister Sriprakash..
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha Election 2019: Congress names 16 candidates for Uttar Pradesh, 5 for Maharashtra in second list

Congress has released their second list of candidates for Lok Sabha Election 2019.
DNA - Published

No tie-up with Congress; not just in Uttar Pradesh but in other states too: Mayawati

Mayawati had blamed the Congress for the breakdown in talks and accused it of adopting a big brother approach to the alliance.
DNA - Published

No alliance with Congress anywhere for 2019 Lok Sabha elections: Mayawati

The BSP-SP combine has shut the door on Congress in Uttar Pradesh.
DNA - Published

Two held for running job racket, promising jobs in Mahindra & Mahindra

The arrested duo has been identified as Vipin Yadav (19) and Mohit Yadav (21), both residents of Rohini in New Delhi and natives of Uttar Pradesh.
DNA - Published

Election will be difficult for those observing Ramzan, BJP does not want minorities to vote: TMC leader

Trinamool Congress leader and Kolkata Mayor Firhad Hakim on Monday said the lengthy schedule of the upcoming Lok Sabha polls, will be arduous for those observing Ramzan in the states of Bihar, West..
DNA - Published

Lok Sabha Elections: 22 state-UTs including Andhra to have single-phase polling, UP among 3 states with 7 phases

Polling will be spread across seven phases in Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal, the Election Commission announced on Sunday.
DNA - Published

SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh battle-ready to take on BJP in Lok Sabha polls: Jayant Chaudhary

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav announced last week that the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) will contest three Lok Sabha seats -- Mathura, Baghpat and Muzaffarnagar -- as part of the alliance with..
DNA - Published

BJP invites farmers to share suggestions and issues faced by them

The programme christened as 'Kisan Ki Maan Ki Baat, Modiji Ke Saath' will be a session through which the BJP Kisan Morcha will collect feedback from the farmers, said party's Kisan Morcha national..
IndiaTimes - Published

Congress will fight polls in UP on its own strength: Jyotiraditya Scindia

The Congress will fight the general election in Uttar Pradesh on its own strength, party's west UP incharge Jyotiraditya Scindia said Saturday, asserting the path of his party may be different from..
IndiaTimes - Published

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