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Three policemen run over by truck in Ghaziabad


September 21st, 2012 - 5:25 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Sep 21 (IANS) Three policemen were killed in Ghaziabad when a truck ran over a group of seven police personnel who were on night duty, police said Friday.The accident ... Read more...

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Six books shortlisted for Book Prize 2012


September 6th, 2012 - 1:22 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) Six books have been shortlisted for 'Shakti Bhatt First Book Prize 2012' of the Shakti Bhatt Foundation. There were 96 entries.The shortlisted books will be ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh water board gets award


October 24th, 2011 - 10:31 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh government's Jal Nigam or water board has won a national level award for making landmark progress in its drinking water and sanitation network across ... Read more...

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Minor girl’s body found, police suspect human sacrifice


June 13th, 2011 - 12:17 am ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), June 12 (IANS) A minor girl was found dead with one of her kidneys missing in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said Sunday, adding that it could ... Read more...

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Termites eat up currency worth Rs.1 crore


April 21st, 2011 - 10:04 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Currency notes worth about Rs.1 crore kept in a State Bank of India (SBI) chest in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district were destroyed by ... Read more...

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Man promising pilot’s jobs for money arrested


April 5th, 2011 - 10:01 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) A sacked airline employee has been arrested for duping a man by promising him a pilot's job in a leading private carrier, police said Tuesday."Sagar ... Read more...

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Missing Lucknow student found murdered


December 30th, 2010 - 11:43 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 30 (IANS) A Class 12 student of a private school in Lucknow was Thursday found murdered in this Uttar Pradesh district, police said.Dwijendra Sharma, 17, who studied in ... Read more...

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UP aims 3300 MW power generation hike in 2011


December 29th, 2010 - 9:52 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Dec 29 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh is all set to augment its power generation by a substantial 3300 megawatts in the coming year, a senior official said Wednesday.UP Power Corporation Chairman Navneet ... Read more...

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16-year-old girl found murdered in Delhi


December 18th, 2010 - 5:35 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 18 (IANS) A 16-year-old girl was found murdered in a flat here Saturday, police said.Juhee Jha's body was found in a flat in Sector 16 of Dwarka sub-city in ... Read more...

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Student assaulted by seniors in Uttar Pradesh polytechnic


November 26th, 2010 - 1:29 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Nov 26 (IANS) A first year engineering student of a government-run polytechnic here was allegedly assaulted by a group of senior students on the institute's campus after he refused to bow ... Read more...

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Seven arrested with drugs worth Rs.1 crore


August 20th, 2010 - 11:36 pm ICT by IANS
Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 20 (IANS) Seven drug peddlers, who operated in various states, were arrested with morphine and opium worth Rs.1 crore in this Uttar Pradesh's district Friday, police said. The seven ... Read more...

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Overflowing rivulet claims three lives in Punjab


July 8th, 2010 - 10:13 pm ICT by ANI
Chandigarh, July 8 (ANI): Overflowing rivulet claimed the lives of three innocent children of Rani Majra village here on Thursday.The victims Sanjay, Deepak and Navneet, who were playing in the seasonal rivulet ... Read more...

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Three drown in Punjab floods, death toll at six


July 8th, 2010 - 8:18 pm ICT by IANS
Mohali (Punjab), July 8 (IANS) Three teenagers were washed away by strong currents at Mullanpur village in this district Thursday, taking the toll due to the floods in Punjab to six, police ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh could save 1,080 MW with CFLs: Official (Lead)


June 14th, 2010 - 12:15 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) plans to save 1,080 MW power by selling energy efficient CFLs to its consumers at subsidised rates and also earn carbon credits ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh to subsidise CFLs for consumers


June 13th, 2010 - 11:12 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation (UPPCL) will subsidise energy efficient CFLs for its consumers as a part of its drive to bring down carbon emissions and reduce power ... Read more...

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Angry 12-year-old kills younger brother


June 3rd, 2010 - 8:42 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) A 12-year-old boy in Uttar Pradesh killed his 10-year-old brother in a fit of rage and dumped the body in a nearby farm, police said Thursday. The incident in ... Read more...

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Six engineers suspended for Jhansi chimney collapse


May 29th, 2010 - 1:33 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) Six engineers have been suspended for negligence after a chimney collapsed at a power plant in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district killing two workers and injuring at least, an ... Read more...

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First death in Jhansi chimney mishap, one still missing


May 26th, 2010 - 1:58 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) The body of a labourer was dug out Wednesday from the debris of the chimney collapse in Jhansi district of Uttar Pradesh, confirming the first death in the ... Read more...

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Construction company booked for chimney collapse


May 25th, 2010 - 9:44 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 25 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) Tuesday registered a first information report (FIR) against a state-run agency in connection with the collapse of a 210-metre chimney at ... Read more...

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Six injured in chimney collapse (Lead, superseding earlier story)


May 24th, 2010 - 8:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) At least six people were injured, including two grievously, when a 540 feet-tall chimney of a 500 MW thermal power station collapsed in Jhansi district in Uttar Pradesh's ... Read more...

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Four dead as Uttar Pradesh power plant chimney collapses


May 24th, 2010 - 6:11 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) At least four people were killed and several others injured when a 540 feet-tall chimney of a 500 MW thermal power station collapsed in Paricha town of Jhansi ... Read more...

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Four drug peddlers held with Rs.2 cr worth smack


April 22nd, 2010 - 12:34 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Four drug peddlers, including two women, were arrested with smack worth over Rs.2 crore in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki district, police said Thursday. The four people, aged between 35-40 years, ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh clears seven new thermal power plants


April 21st, 2010 - 12:51 am ICT by IANS
Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh cabinet Tuesday gave its nod for setting up seven new thermal power plants to bring an additional 4,500 MW of power in the energy-starved state, ... Read more...

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‘Night jobs may have exposed Indians to attacks in Australia’


March 29th, 2010 - 11:34 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) Attacks on Indian students in Australia could be a result of night jobs and rough neighbourhoods they live in, an external affairs ministry official said Monday. Navneet Suri, ... Read more...

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IPL in South Africa did diplomatic wonders for India: Envoy


March 29th, 2010 - 8:55 pm ICT by IANS
Panaji, March 29 (IANS) The second edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) held in South Africa in April last year proved to be one of the biggest diplomatic exercises in that ... Read more...

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Railways asked to compensate boy who was disabled


March 9th, 2010 - 4:24 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, March 9 (IANS) The national human rights watchdog has asked the Railway Board to compensate a 12-year-old boy who was thrown off a train by a ticket examiner, leading to ... Read more...

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New factories exempted from electricity duty in Uttar Pradesh


February 19th, 2010 - 5:45 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Feb 19 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Friday decided to exempt new industrial units from electricity duty to provide relief to industries, particularly power-intensive units. The decision taken by the state government's ... Read more...

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NRI body to honour 7 for community service


December 28th, 2009 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Arun Kumar Washington, Dec 28 (IANS) The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO) will recognise seven persons with its community service awards at a convention in New Delhi Jan 6 ... Read more...

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And now, for a bit of kathak in the Commons


October 15th, 2009 - 10:30 am ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, Oct 15 (IANS) Put it down to an Indian autumn - after a performance of Bollywood dance at Buckingham Palace, it was the turn of kathak in ... Read more...

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Uttar Pradesh has lowest per capita power consumption


October 1st, 2009 - 9:36 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, Oct 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh has the lowest per capita power consumption in the country, according to a report by the Central Electricity Authority (CEA). Officials admit that the lack of power ... Read more...

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Apex court seeks replies of Amar Singh, others on land scam


July 13th, 2009 - 8:41 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, July 13 (IANS) The Supreme Court Monday sought the response of Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh and several politicians and officials of Uttar Pradesh on a lawsuit by the ... Read more...

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Houseowner’s family killed in rent row


June 25th, 2009 - 4:20 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 25 (IANS) Four members of a Dalit family were found dead in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district taking the toll in murders there to 24 in the past ... Read more...

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‘Indian investments way out for Britain from recession’ (Lead)


June 25th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by IANS
By Dipankar De Sarkar London, June 25 (IANS) Indian investments need not cause fears of an Indian Raj over Britain, the House of Lords has been told by an Indian-born member, but instead ... Read more...

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Monsoon delay leading to dip in river water levels


June 24th, 2009 - 5:27 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) With monsoon getting delayed in Uttar Pradesh, several rivers in the state have started showing a receding trend in their water levels, officials said Wednesday. "If intense heat conditions ... Read more...

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Row over rent leads tenant to kill house-owner’s family


June 24th, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by IANS
Lucknow, June 24 (IANS) Four members of a Dalit family were found dead in a village in Uttar Pradesh's Hardoi district Wednesday. Police said they have been killed. "All the four have been ... Read more...

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