Uttar Pradesh

India: NGT to take cognizance of ammonia gas leak incident at IFFCO plant in UP

New Delhi, Jan 17 (PTI) The National Green Tribunal is scheduled to take cognizance of the ammonia gas leak incident at IFFCO plant at Phulpur near Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on Monday.

A bench comprising NGT chairperson Justice A K Goel and Justice Sheo Kumar Singh had taken note of a Hindi newspaper report dated December 24, 2020.

India: FIR against Tandav director for depicting Hindu gods in objectionable manner

Lucknow Jan 18 (PTI) An FIR has been lodged here against the makers of web series 'Tandav' and Amazon's India head of original content for allegedly depicting Hindu gods in a manner hurtful to religious sentiments of the people.

The FIR against Aparna Purohit, the head of Amazon's India head of original content, director of the series Ali Abbas, producer Himanshu Krishna Mehra, writer Gaurav Solanki, and an unknown person was lodged late on Sunday night by senior Sub Inspector Amar Nath Yadav at the Hazratganj Kotwali police station here.

India: Health services crippled in UP: Akhilesh Yadav

Lucknow, Jan 17 (PTI) Samajwadi Chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday claimed that the health services in Uttar Pradesh have crippled and the treatment of the poor has become expensive.

The former chief minister also said to ensure that people have faith in the coronavirus vaccine, there should be transparency in the vaccination process and shortcomings should be removed.

India: Anti-national powers backing farmers claims BJP MP

Ballia, Jan 17 (PTI) BJP MP Virendra Singh Mast here on Sunday said anti-national powers are backing the farmers protesting against the Centre's farm laws and their agitation does not represent the entire farming community of the country.

The Ballia MP also accused farmers of not having faith in the judiciary and the executive.

India: Covid shot: FIR after misleading pamphlets appear

Bareilly (UP), Jan 17 (PTI) A spate of pamphlets urging people of a particular community against taking anti-Covid vaccine shots and spreading rumours about their ingredients surfaced in the city here on Sunday, prompting police to lodge an FIR against unknown miscreants.

The pamphlets, found in posh Rajendra Nagar locality here, appealed to a particular community to avoid taking the vaccines, SP (City) Ravindra Singh said.

India: Six-year-old girl rescued; kidnapper wanted to use her for begging

Noida (UP), Jan 17 (PTI) The police here on Sunday rescued a six-year-old girl who had gone missing two days back and arrested a woman who had allegedly kidnapped her, officials said.

The accused had taken the girl to Delhi in order to push her into begging, they said.

"The girl lives with her family in Bhangel area. On Friday, they approached the Phase 2 police station and informed the officials that the girl has gone missing. An FIR was lodged immediately and investigation taken up," a police spokesperson said.

India: Woman alleges raped twice by UP Police Sub-Inspector

Shahjahanpur (UP), Jan 15 (PTI) A woman here has alleged that she was raped twice by a sub-inspector who also made a video of the incident, police said on Friday.

The woman has alleged that the sub-inspector (SI) posted at Jalalabad police station took her to a secluded place when she was returning from Shahjahanpur on January 8 and raped her for the second time.

The officer also threatened her not to pursue the case, Superintendent of Police S Anand said quoting the complaint of the victim.

An FIR in the mater was registered on Thursday.

India: Man held for raping, blackmailing gov officer in UP

Pratapgarh (UP), Jan 16 (PTI) A man was arrested for allegedly raping and blackmailing an Uttar Pradesh government officer, police said on Saturday.

The woman officer on January 2 had filed a complaint with the police alleging that the accused had made an obscene video of her and was blackmailing her as well as her family members, Station House Officer Ram Adhar said.

Acting on the complaint, the police on Friday arrested the accused hailing from Basantpur in Shahjahanpur district, he said.

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