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Sanjay Jatav, a 27-year-old block development council member, who has been trying to get “permission” to lead a grand baraat through the lanes adjoining upper caste Thakur houses, got his way on Sunday when district authorities got the two parties to sign a compromise.
A herd of donkeys spent four days behind bars in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district. They had ignored police's warning over eating expensive plants near Urai jail.
The police said that the donkeys were detained for destroying plants outside jail. The donkeys were released today after four days of detention. Donkeys apparently ate and destroyed plants recently bought for Rs 5 lakh.
The Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board has submitted a peace proposal to Supreme Court saying that a temple can be built in Ayodhya and a mosque in Lucknow for the settlement of decades old dispute over Ram Janmabhoomi and Babri Masjid.
The board told the court that the suggestion would bring a harmony between the Hindus and the Muslims in the country.
A massive explosion ripped a boiler at the state-run power giant NTPC's Unchahar plant in Uttar Pradesh's Rae Bareli district on Wednesday, killing at least 25 people and injuring nearly 100, officials said.
The NTPC initiated a probe to ascertain the reasons behind the blast, while Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced Rs 2 lakh compensation for the families of those killed and Rs 50,000 for the grievously injured, they added. Among those injured are three additional general managers of the NTPC plant, who are undergoing treatment in Lucknow, according to sources.
"Twenty deaths have been confirmed by the district administration. Twenty-two people with severe burns have been referred to Lucknow. Another 15 are admitted to a Rae Bareli hospital," Uttar Pradesh's ADG (Law and Order) Anand Kumar said. He said that the number of casualties could rise.
The horror of deaths of children at Gorakhpur's BRD Medical College continues unabated, with as many as 42 kids dying in the last 48 hours, taking the count of children's deaths in the city so far to 60.
While 7 children are learnt to have died due to encephalitis, other reasons have been cited for other deaths, PK Singh, Principal of BRD Medical College said.
A FRESH CONSIGNMENT of 18 blocks of sandstones for carving out structures of the proposed Ram temple reached Ayodhya in three trucks on Wednesday. Four blocks of stones in two trucks had arrived in the temple city a week ago. All these sandstone blocks have been kept at Ramsevakpuram of Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas. Ramsevakpuram is barely 500-metre from the VHP workshop, where carving of stones for the temple is going on since 1990.
VHP spokesperson Sharad Sharma said that ‘Ram bhakts’ have sent 2,000 cubic feet stones from Bharatpur in Rajasthan because Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas in June 2015 had appealed to them to donate stones instead of cash.
Sharma said that the Commercial Tax department in the previous Samajwadparty regime had stopped allowing Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas to bring sandstones from Rajasthan, citing the “status quo” ordered by the Supreme Court at the disputed site.
22 people were charred to death and another 15 recieved serious burns after a bus caught fire in a bus-truck collision near Invertis university under Bithri Chainpur police station on the intervening night of May 4-5.
According to witnesses, the bus immediately caught fire after the accident even before the commuters, most of them asleep, could recover from the initial impact of the collision. It is also alleged that the Gonda bound bus was speeding in the wrong direction when it collided head on with a truck coming from Shahjahanpur from the opposite side on NH 24.
Even as the Uttar Pradesh government scrambled with firefighting measures, violence-hit Saharanpur remained on the edge on Wednesday, after another murder was reported in the wake of inter-caste clashes that have rocked the city since early May.
The situation remained tense in the district, especially around Shabbirpur village, which is at the heart of the current crisis. In response, the state government imposed Section 144 (curfew) in the region to clamp down on stray incidents of violence and to disrupt local leaders' attempts to mobilise crowds, according to DNA. Mobile internet and messaging services were also suspended in the district to prevent rumour mongering. Besides this, the state government also sacked the district's top administrative officers.
Lucknow: Meat sellers has announced the strike in state capital Lucknow and in several other districts of Uttar Pradesh, including big cities like Allahabad, from today, against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's crackdown on slaughterhouses.
Chief minister has highlighted that his order of closure applies only to illegal slaughterhouses and abattoirs operating legally will not be touched. But the sellers allegedly complained that they are being raided by the police despite having licences.