Uttar Pradesh

India: CRPF jawan held for raping 17-yr-old girl in UP

Banda, Sep 28 (PTI) A CRPF jawan was arrested for allegedly raping a 17-year-old girl in Uttar Pradesh's Banda, police said on Monday.

According to a complaint lodged by the minor on July 12, CRPF jawan Brijesh Kushwaha (39) allegedly thrashed her and raped her on June 5 when she had gone to his house looking for a room on rent.

India: UPCC President held while protesting farm laws

Lucknow Sep 28 (PTI) UPCC president Ajay Kumar Lallu and other party workers were held while staging protest against the new farm laws in the state capital on Monday, a party leader said.

Led by the UPCC president, Congress workers from all over the state converged at the Parivartan Chowk here and staged a protest against the "anti-farm" laws, party's media convenor Lalan Kumar said.

While trying to move towards the Raj Bhawan, party workers and its chief were held, Kumar said.

India: Property rates soar in Ayodhya after Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan'

Ayodhya (UP), Sep 27 (PTI) Real estate prices in Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh have doubled since the Ram temple 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony with scores of people wishing to own a property in the holy land.

Property rates started rising in the district last year after the Supreme Court paved the way for the construction of the temple at the site where devout Hindus believe god Ram was born. And the prices have shot up since the 'bhoomi pujan' ceremony in August this year.

India: Regular power supply brings consolation to Jajmauites

Kanpur: Though the district administration particularly the health department is going to start an awareness programme against the communicable disease programme from October 1, the denizens in Jajmau area thank the authorities concerned for uninterrupted power supply.

This is a big solace for the public who usually face enough power cuts in this area. How has it been possible? The political pundits say it is because of the election on one seat which was declared vacant following elected member's death.

India: Govt official booked for raping woman in UP's Shamli

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 26 (PTI) An official of the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation was booked for allegedly raping a woman in Shamli district, police said on Saturday.

According to a complaint lodged by the woman, the official allegedly raped her when she had come to his office on Friday demanding restoration of power supply.

A case was registered against the official on the basis of the complaint and a probe was underway, police added.

India: Farmer commits suicide in UP's Fatehpur

Fatehpur (UP), Sep 24 (PTI) Upset over not being able to "repay" his loan, a farmer allegedly committed suicide by hanging himself from a tree in Uttar Pradesh's Fatehpur, police said on Thursday.

The incident took place at Naraini village in the Kishanpur area.

The farmer, identified as Mahendra Savita (37), was found hanging from a tree around 9.30 am, Kishanpur SHO Pandhari Saroj said, adding that he had left his home in the morning to go to his fields.

India: Man held for raping minor in UP's Muzaffarnagar

Muzaffarnagar (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district a week ago, police said on Friday.

The girl was allegedly raped last Friday in the village under the Bhopa police station limits.

The accused, who had gone absconding after the incident, was arrested on Thursday, police said.

India: Mayawati attacks UP govt over crimes against women

Lucknow, Sep 25 (PTI) BSP president Mayawati on Friday questioned the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh, claiming that there has been no check on atrocities and crimes against Dalits and women despite several announcements and directives by the government.

"Despite endless announcements and directions of the Uttar Pradesh government , incidents of injustice, atrocities against Dalits and women, cases of rape and murder etc. have not stopped. So, it is natural that questions are raised on the intention of the government," she tweeted.

India: Farmers protest at Noida-Delhi border in UP

Noida (UP), Sep 25 (PTI) Scores of farmers gathered on a key road in Noida in Uttar Pradesh in a protest demonstration on Friday, prompting deployment of police in riot gear that kept them from proceeding towards Delhi.

Around 150-200 farmers were at the Noida Gate in Sector 14A near Chilla, at the UP-Delhi border, where they were stopped by the Gautam Buddh Nagar police around 12 noon, officials said.

India: Priest, his brother booked for theft in temple

Muzaffarnagar, Sep 25 (PTI) A priest and his brother were booked for allegedly stealing Rs 1.25 lakh cash and other valuables from a temple in Uttar Pradesh's Muzaffarnagar district, police said on Friday.

The priest, Sompal, of the Yogmaya temple at Miranpur town in the district and his brother Rampal are absconding after the incident that took place on Wednesday evening, they said.

The incharge of the temple managing committee, Anurag Sharma, lodged a complaint against the duo on Thursday.

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