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Uttar Pradesh: State in India
Uttar Pradesh is a state in the northern India. With over 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populous state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It is located in the north-central region of the Indian subcontinent. 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. The main ethnic group is the Hindavi people, forming the demographic plurality. 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 Ganga further east. Hindi is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

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Delhi court sentences 10 years in jail to 5 UP policemen for custodial death of 26-year-old man

A Delhi court sentenced 5 Uttar Pradesh policemen to a 10-year jail term for custodial death of a 26-year-old man, saying any lenient view by way of a meagre sentence will be against the societal..
DNA - Published

I-T dept attaches assets worth Rs 225 crore of retired UP IAS officer

The Income Tax department has attached assets worth Rs 225 crore of retired Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Net Ram and his associates as part of an alleged tax evasion probe against them, officials said on..
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

 

Shivpal Yadav's party claims support from Apna Dal faction which announced tie-up with Congress

The PSP-L also announced a pact with Mohamed Ayub-led Peace Party in Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha polls.
DNA - Published

BJP MLC severs ties with son fielded by Congress as LS candidate in Uttar Pradesh

The Congress Saturday announced Arvind Kumar Singh, son of BJP MLC Jaivir Singh, as its candidate from the Gautam Buddh Nagar constituency, which is currently represented by BJP leader and Union..
DNA - Published

Mayawati gets facial daily, colours hair to look young at 60: BJP MLA

"She takes facial every day. The person who herself takes facial daily is telling our leader that he is 'shaukeen'. Wearing clothes is not being 'shaukeen'. Colouring hair at the age of 60 to look..
IndiaTimes - Published

No riots in UP since BJP came to power: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Tuesday said the state had not seen a single riot after the BJP came to power and his two-year government had shown zero tolerance towards crime and criminals...
IndiaTimes - Published

Lok Sabha polls: Congress releases 5th list of candidates

The Congress has released its fifth list of 56 candidates for the Lok Sabha election, including 22 from Andhra Pradesh and 11 from West Bengal. The list, released late on Monday night, also included..
IndiaTimes - Published Also reported by •DNA

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

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

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