Heatwave conditions prevailed on April 19 as the temperature crossed the 40°C mark in most parts of the country. The temperature in several states has touched over 44°C, and in many places, schools have been shut. Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, has been the hottest place in the country for the last two days, with temperatures reaching 44.2°C. IMD said that, both West Bengal and Bihar are likely to experience heatwave conditions in some parts and severe heatwave conditions in isolated areas for the next 24 hours.
Politician with several criminal cases against him, Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on April 16 by three armed assailants in UP's Prayagraj. They intruded into the police cordon posing themselves as media persons and shot at point-blank range at Atiq and his brother. Talking to the TNIE, experts explain how this incident violates the rule of law and how it is a threat to democracy.
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf were shot dead on April 15 in UP's Prayagraj. Only a couple of days back on April 13, Atiq Ahmad's son Asad was killed in a police encounter in the Umesh Pal murder case. Here is the timeline of Umesh Pal murder case that eventually led to the end of Atiq Ahmad.
Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad’s third son Asad Ahmad, who was wanted in witness Umesh Pal's murder case, has been killed in an encounter by the Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) in Jhansi. Asad's close aide and co-accused Ghulam was killed in the encounter as well.
Three of four men accused in the Hathras rape and murder case have been acquitted by a special court in UP's Hathras district. On September 14, 2020, a 19-year-old Dalit woman was allegedly gang-raped and murdered by four upper-caste men.
The National Investigation Agency (NIA) launched a nationwide probe on September 22 and raided the premises linked to Popular Front Of India (PFI) in several states, government sources said. As many as 106 PFI leaders and functionaries have been arrested across 10 states, including Uttar Pradesh, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.
At least nine people were killed after the boundary wall of an Army enclave collapsed following heavy rains in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. The nine people include three children and labourers living outside the wall. The capital city of Lucknow is inundated in rainwaters due to heavy downpour from last 24 hours.
Bodies of two minor Dalit sisters aged 17 and 15 were found hanging from a tree in Nighasan area of Lakhimpur Kheri district of UP on Sept 14 evening. A local resident spotted the bodies of the sisters in a sugarcane field, which is around half-a-km from their house. As the news spread, angry locals staged a protest and also blocked a road. The autopsy was conducted by a panel of three doctors in the presence of the victim's family. According to the autopsy report, the girls were raped and strangulated to death.
India continues to witness an upward trend in new Covid-19 cases. The country recorded 7,584 new cases and 24 deaths on June 10. The active covid 19 cases rose to 36,267. The number of deaths has climbed to 5,24,747 with 24 more fatalities. The 24 new fatalities include 17 from Kerala, two each from Delhi and Rajasthan and one each from Maharashtra, Sikkim and Uttar Pradesh.
As per sources, the BJP is considering several new faces in the Uttar Pradesh Cabinet on the basis of qualification, caste and regional equations. Check the possible names in Yogi Adityanath's Cabinet 2.0.
In the battle for power in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Manipur, Goa and Uttarakhand, the people have spoken and their verdict is getting clearer by the minute. Here's what we know so far.
Uttar Pradesh is all set to decide the fate of several BJP heavyweights in its first Assembly election after Covid-19. Polling has begun in 58 seats spread across 11 districts of Western UP on Thursday. The 11 districts are — Shamli, Hapur, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Muzaffarnagar, Meerut, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Mathura and Agra.
Thousands of migrant workers descended in the Ramlila ground for travel passes after knowing that three shramik special trains would run from Ghaziabad to different districts of eastern UP.
This spoken word poetry by IITian Naveen Chourey on religious violence is a part of his book "Kohra Ghana Hai'.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi on July 20 met #Sonabhadra victims' families at the Chunar guest house in Mirzapur, Uttar Pradesh, where she had spent the night.
The Congress general secretary was detained by Uttar Pradesh police when she was on her way to meet the family members of those who were killed in firing over a land dispute on July 17 in Sonbhadra.