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UP Shia Central Waqf Board favours NRC implementation.

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Favouring implementation of the National Register of Citizens (NRC), the Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board on Thursday said Indian Muslims do not have any threat from it. “Hindustani Muslims do not have any threat from NRC. It should be implemented in the country. The real matter is of identification of intruders, who are real […]

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Babri demolition: SC asks UP govt to pass orders in 2 weeks on extension of special judge’s tenure

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The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to pass orders within two weeks on extension of tenure of the special judge conducting trial in the 1992 Babri Masjid demolition case, involving BJP veterans L K Advani, M M Joshi and Uma Bharti, in Lucknow. A bench of justices R F Nariman and […]

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Centre : UP’s Move on OBCs Unconstitutional

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In a rare pronouncement, the government on Tuesday termed “unconstitutional” & “inappropriate” the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government’s recent move to include 17 other backward class (OBC) communities in the Scheduled Castes (SC) list, stressing that only Parliament had the right to make such changes in caste lists as per the Constitution. “The order that the […]

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UP youth disabled in road mishap gets Rs 44 lakh compensation

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A 20-year-old youth, who lost his leg after being hit by a truck and falling in a ditch, has been awarded Rs 44 lakh compensation by a Motor Accident Claims Tribunal (MACT) here. The tribunal directed Cholamandalam MS General Insurance Company Ltd to pay Rs 44,29,000 to victim Dharmendra Singh, who was riding pillion on […]

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Man gets life imprisonment for raping 10-year-old girl

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A Banda court has awarded life imprisonment to a man for raping a deaf and dumb minor girl here. Additional District and Sessions Judge DPN Singh yesterday awarded life imprisonment to Shivbaran for raping the girl on January 13, 2014 in Attara area, Assistant Government Counsel Shivbhushan Sharma said. The court also imposed a fine […]

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SC to examine whether NOIDA is a corporation under UP law

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The Supreme Court has agreed to examine a plea of the income tax department whether the North Okhla Industrial Development Authority (NOIDA) is a corporation established by the Uttar Pradesh government under the state industrial development law or not. A bench of Justices R K Aggarwal and A M Sapre has said it will look […]

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No relief for Prajapati from SC

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UP minister Gayatri Prajapati, who is evading arrest, today failed to get relief from the Supreme Court which expressed unhappiness that its order on lodging of FIR against the SP leader was being given “political colour”. A bench headed by Justice A K Sikri clarified that it has only ordered the Uttar Pradesh police to […]

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SC asks CPCB, states to prepare plan to check pollution

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The Supreme Court today asked CPCB, Delhi government, EPCA, Haryana, UP and Rajasthan to hold a meeting within two weeks and come out with a comprehensive plan to check pollution in the national capital. A bench headed by Justice M B Lokur also asked the Centre to implement the ban in four weeks on furnace […]

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Man who lost eye in fight gets justice after 17 years

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A man who lost an eye after getting beaten up by two brothers has found justice, albeit after 17 years, as a local court here sentenced the accused to 10 years in prison. Additional District Sessions Court judge D C Singh held the brothers Avnish and Perveen guilty under Section 326 of the IPC (Voluntarily […]

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Court rejects plea against UP minister Azam Khan

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In a relief to Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, a local court has rejected a plea alleging that he purchased land for establishing Mohammad Ali Jauhar University without paying the market price. Additional civil judge Pratibha had yesterday rejected the litigation filed by some residents of Alia Ganj village, who claimed their land was purchased […]

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Woman gangraped in UP, FIR filed on court’s order

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A local court of Etah (UP) has ordered the filing of an FIR in the alleged gangrape of a woman. The victim had approached the court after police refused to file a case. She alleged in the court that four men kidnapped and raped her and then decamped with her jewellery and cash on April […]

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SC refuses to order CBI probe into Mathura violence

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The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order CBI probe into Mathura violence in which 29 people, including two police officials, were killed during an eviction drive to remove about 3,000 encroachers from a little known armed sect from Jawahar Bagh. A bench of Justices PC Roy and Amitava Roy said that Allahabad HC was […]

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NGT orders re-inspection in Coca Cola’s plant in UP

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The National Green Tribunal has ordered re-inspection into the premises of beverages major Coca Cola’s Hapur plant in Uttar Pradesh to investigate whether it was discharging effluents into a nearby pond. The green panel directed officials from Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) and Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board to inspect the Hapur plant after going […]

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15 judicial officers compulsorily retired by Allahabad HC in UP

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In a major action, 15 judicial officers in Uttar Pradesh have been punished with compulsory retirement by theAllahabad High Court for “doubtful integrity”, “negligence” and “poor performance”. The decision was taken at a “Full Court” meeting presided by Chief Justice of the High Court D Y Chandrachud held in Lucknow on April 14, S K Singh, […]

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Brothers sentenced to life for killing sibling

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Two brothers have been sentenced to life by a court here for killing their sibling more than 10 years ago. Additional District Judge Of Mathura I D Dubey has sentenced to life Ashfaq and Azad for killing their brother Istakhar Khan in 2006 in Toly Mohalla of Naujhil town of the district, government counsel Virendra […]

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Allahabad HC contempt notice to UP govt official

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The Allahabad High Court today issued contempt notice to the Principal Secretary (Home) of Uttar Pradesh, Debashish Panda, for allegedly not complying with the directions of the court to provide documents to suspended IPS officer Amitabh Thakur about departmental inquiry against the latter. Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya gave this order on a contempt petition filed […]

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We’ve been misled, says SC & reserves order in Lokayukta case

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The Supreme Court today reserved verdict on pleas seeking recall of its order appointing Justice Virendra Singh, a former judge of Allahabad High Court, as the Lokayukta of Uttar Pradesh, saying it has been “misled” on the issue. The controversy surrounding Justice Singh, appointed by the apex court as Lokayukta on the ground that the […]

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SC appoints Justice Virendra Singh as UP Lokayukta

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In an embarrassment for the SP government in Uttar Pradesh, the bench examined a list of nominees and ordered the appointment. “The failure of constitutional functionaries to comply with the orders of the highest court of the land is deeply regretted and astonishing,” a bench headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi said, adding, “We, therefore, proceed to […]

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Rapist sentenced to 7 years in jail

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A Pratapgarh (UP) court has awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to a person for raping a girl in Maheshganj area of the district. Additional Sessions Judge Bhairav Lal awarded seven years rigorous imprisonment to Ravindra Prasad Mishra yesterday for raping a girl in a village in Maheshganj in October 2012. The court also imposed fine of Rs […]

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Court rejects UP plea to withdraw case against SP

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A Muzaffarnagar  court has rejected a plea of Uttar Pradesh government to withdraw a nine-year-old criminal case against Samajwadi Party’s district president Rashid Siddiquiand a few others for their alleged involvement in a clash during the 2006 local body polls. The court has again issued a non-bailable warrants against Siddiqui. Chief Judicial Magistrate Sunder Lal rejected […]

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Allahabad HC asks UP’s reply on PIL for removal of IAS officer

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The Allahabad High Court today directed Uttar Pradesh government to file its reply on a Public Interest Litigationseeking the removal of senior IAS officer Rajiv Kumar from the post of Principal Secretary (Personnel). In the PIL, it has been alleged that Kumar was sentenced to three years’ rigorous imprisonment by a CBI court which has held […]

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Two sentenced for life in murder case

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Two persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a court here in a loot and murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Chandrodaya Kumar sentenced Sanjay Kumar Pandey and Aqeel Khan to life imprisonment yesterday. In June 2000, Ejaz Mohammad was shot dead by armed robbers when he was returning home after which his son Azad Ali […]

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Eight sentenced for life in murder case

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Eight persons were sentenced to life imprisonment by a local court of Bahraich (UP) in a 14-year-old murder case. Additional Sessions Judge Narendra Kumar Singh held Rajaram, Bade Babu, Ramtej, Nathu Ram Tiwari, Badluram, Umanath, Brijnandan and Dinesh Tiwari guilty yesterday. While one accused died during trial, case of another is being heard by Juvenile Justice Board. […]

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Truck operator sentenced for life for killing driver

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A truck operator was sentenced to life imprisonment by a court of Muzaffarnagar(UP) for killing a driver six years ago. Additional District and Sessions Judge Arvind Rai also slapped a fine of Rs 22,000 on the convict Satnam Singh yesterday after holding him guilty. Singh had killed the driver, Kashmir Singh, and looted 400 bags of cement on […]

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