Uttar Pradesh

India: Ashram owner arrested for sexually harassing children in UP

Muzaffarnagar, Jul 10 (PTI) The owner of an ashram in Shukertal was arrested for allegedly sexually harassing four children and forcing them and the others to work as labourers, police said on Friday.

Swami Bhakti Bhushan Govind Maharaj was arrested when he was trying to escape from the ashram, they said.

India: Terrorist Vikas Dubey's wife, son arrested

Lucknow, Jul 9 (PTI) Hours after the arrest of gangster Vikas Dubey from Ujjain in Madhya Pradesh, his wife, son and a servant too were apprehended by the Uttar Pradesh STF here on Thursday evening.

Vikas Dubey's wife Richa Dubey was arrested from her Krishna Nagar residence on Thursday evening by a team of the Special Task Force (STF) on charges of harbouring the gangster and conniving with him, police sources said.

The gangster's son and a servant were also arrested, sources said.

India: Terrorist Vikas Dubey killed in encounter in UP: Police

Kanpur, Jul 10 (PTI) Gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday by police, who claim he was trying to flee after the car carrying him from Ujjain overturned on the outskirts of Kanpur.

The SUV met with an accident at Bhaunti in Kanpur district, overturning on an isolated stretch of the road which was slippery after the rains, police claimed.

India: Teachers direct students to follow rules strictly

KANPUR: Parents show resentment at the schools demanding fee but the teachers teaching the students through online classes also have their grudge. 

In their online complaints, they have said that there are students who mute the teacher and other classmates during the live class. They have made strong objection at this kind of behaviour. 

They have urged the parents to look into this irrational attitude. Not only this but they have also warned the students to remain mute till asked by the teacher. In no case, students can mute anyone else.

India: Lucknow's Haj House to be COVID care centre

Lucknow, Jul 8 (PTI) The Haj House located in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow is all set to become a COVID care centre, instructions for which were issued by District Magstrate Abhishek Prakash on Wednesday.

The Haj House is located in the Sarojini Nagar area of Lucknow. Haj pilgrims stay here before embarking on their journey.

India: UP Cong chief Lallu seeks dismissal of state govt

Lucknow, Jul 8 (PTI) Alleging dismal law and order situation, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu on Wednesday demanded the dismissal of the Yogi Adityanath-led BJP government in the state.

There is a jungle raj in the state. The Yogi Adityanath government should be immediately sacked. In this regime, even policemen are not safe, Lallu said in a statement here.

India: Parents pained at posh schools' expensive text books

KANPUR: If on one side there is a demand for a fee waiver, the parents are sore over the prices of some text books prescribed by the posh schools. All of the books are not related to NCERT. This is another distress of the guardians at the time.

Though the online classes have been running for the students, they are not able to get the books highly-priced by the private publications. If we take into an example of one Hindi book of class VII it comes at nearly four hundred rupees while all the prescribed books of the NCERT are not that much expensive.

India: RLD leader shot dead in UP's Baghpat

Baghpat (UP), Jul 7 (PTI) A 52-year-old Rashtriya Lok Dal leader was shot dead in Badarkha village in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district on Tuesday evening, police said.

The RLD leader, Deshpal Khokar, was sitting near the brick kiln he owns when three bike-borne assailants shot at him and fled the spot, they said.

Badarkha village falls under the Chhaprauli police station limits.

The body has been sent for post-mortem and investigations are on, police added.

India: Terrorist Vikas Dubey's aide killed by STF

Lucknow, Jul 8 (PTI) The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) on Wednesday killed an aide of gangster Vikas Dubey who was involved in an ambush in Kanpur last week in which eight policemen died, a senior officer said.

He is the third member of Vikas Dubey's gang to be killed in an encounter with the police.

India: 8 children rescued from UP ashram

Muzaffarnagar, Jul 8 (PTI) Eight children from Tripura and Mizoram who were forced into bonded labour at an ashram in Shukratal here were rescued, police said on Wednesday.

Aged between 7 and 10 years, the children were allegedly made to wash utensils, prepare food and lay bricks at the Gaudiya math.

A team of child care helpline along with the police raided the ashram on Tuesday evening and rescued the minors, senior superintendent of police Abhishek Yadav said.

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