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Uttar Pradesh: Training programme to enhance ITI passouts‘ skills

Uttar Pradesh: Training programme to enhance ITI passouts‘ skills

Now, Industrial Training Institute (ITI) passouts can undergo training with an automobile company to enhance their skills for employability and professional growth in the manufacturing sector. During the course of training, they will also get remuneration from the company. An MoU was signed between UP government officials and India Yamaha […]

by June 12, 2018
Trainers still to receive payment for last year‘s grand Yoga Day event 

Trainers still to receive payment for last year‘s grand Yoga Day event 

With the country gearing up for Yoga Day celebrations next month (June 21), city-based instructors who trained yoga aspirants for last year’s grand event held at Rama Bai Ambedkar Rally ground that was attended by PM Narendra Modi, are a worried lot. These 287 yoga trainers say they are still […]

by June 12, 2018
Transport department fixes norms for speed limit devices in commercial vehicles

Transport department fixes norms for speed limit devices in commercial vehicles

Uttar Pradesh transport department has fixed rules for the installation of speed limiting devices (SLDs) in transport or commercial vehicles asking manufacturing companies/dealers and officials to start fitment work. The central government has fixed the maximum limit at 80 kmph for most transport vehicles like buses, trucks and taxis/cabs and […]

by June 12, 2018
Want to create a society that is safe for my daughter: Navniet Sakera

Want to create a society that is safe for my daughter: Navniet Sakera

In a career spanning 22 years, 1996 batch Indian Police Service (IPS) officer Navniet Sakera has transformed from an encounter specialist to a man known for empathy and a pioneer in furthering gender equality and improving women’s safety in the state as well as the nation. As a high-flying IPS […]

by June 12, 2018
‘Rape victim‘, villagers throw tomatoes at UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan‘s hou…

‘Rape victim‘, villagers throw tomatoes at UP minister Dara Singh Chauhan‘s hou…

Residents of Parasrampur village joined an alleged rape survivor in hurling tomatoes at the residence of Dara Singh Chauhan, Uttar Pradesh minister for forests and environment, during a demonstration on Thursday. The agitators were demanding action against Devendra Mall alias Pappu, gram pradhan (panchayat head) of the village, who is […]

by June 12, 2018
Farmer loan waiver scheme coming to a close amid sea of complaints

Farmer loan waiver scheme coming to a close amid sea of complaints

As the state government inches close to winding up the much hyped scheme that actually proposed to spend a sum of ₹36,000 crore, official figures reveal that only a sum of about ₹21,000 crore has been spent on waiving crop loans of debt ridden farmers across Uttar Pradesh. Though an […]

by June 12, 2018
She fought all odds to stop teenage daughter‘s marriage

She fought all odds to stop teenage daughter‘s marriage

Geeta Devi wears a proud smile on her face as she mentions her daughter who is studying in Class 12 . But, things would have been entirely different a year back , had she succumbed to her husband’s decision. When her husband Amarnath , a native of a Mirzapur village, […]

by June 12, 2018
Feral dogs kill another girl in UP‘s Sitapur, toll rises to 13

Feral dogs kill another girl in UP‘s Sitapur, toll rises to 13

In yet another fatal attack, a pack of feral dogs killed another child in Sitapur district’s Maheshpur Chilwara village on Sunday, taking the toll to 13 in the last six months, officials said. District magistrate, Sitapur, Sheetal Verma said the 12-year-old girl Reena was attacked by a pack of seven […]

by June 12, 2018
Unnao rape case: Two arrested for seeking Rs 1 crore from Kuldeep Sengar‘s wife

Unnao rape case: Two arrested for seeking Rs 1 crore from Kuldeep Sengar‘s wife

Two men who posed as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) officer were arrested on Thursday after they allegedly demanded Rs 1 crore from the wife of to get the case against him dropped. Police identified the two as Alok and Vijay, both […]

by June 12, 2018
If the authorities don‘t act, I will, says Shahjahanpur rape victim

If the authorities don‘t act, I will, says Shahjahanpur rape victim

Deserted by her husband and ‘hounded’ by three-time BJP lawmaker Roshan Lal Verma, this 28-year-old resident of Andkheda village in Nigohi police circle of Shahjahanpur says she will not sit idle till her tormentors are sent behind bars. Accompanied by her five-year-old daughter ‘Princess,’ brother and father in tow, the […]

by June 12, 2018