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Kasganj violence: UP police arrest another suspect in Chandan Gupta murder case

The Uttar Pradesh police on Saturday arrested another accused over the killing of Abhishek Gupta, aka Chandan, during clashes in Kasganj on Republic Day.

Kasganj superintendent of police, Piyush Srivastav, said special operations group (SOG) arrested Rahat Qureshi and booked him for murder, continuing its crackdown against the January 26 incident.

Twenty three-year-old Chandan, who was part of a tiranga yatra, was shot dead when bikers holding the tricolour and saffron flags wanted right of the way through an area earmarked for a ceremony in the predominantly Muslim neighbourhood, triggering communal violence. At least three shops, two buses and a car were also torched in the clashes.

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Operations, Surgeries under torchlight at UP hospital

KANPUR: At least 32 people in Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao were operated for cataract at a government hospital under torchlight on Monday night, prompting authorities to transfer the district’s top health official and suspend a doctor for negligence and violation of norms.

pc: HT

The surgeries were conducted under the light of two torches at the primary healthcare centre (PHC) in Nawabganj, which like many rural areas of Uttar Pradesh gets electricity for only 12 hours a day.

“This is height of negligence. No one will be

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Explosion in NTPC plant kills 20 and more than 100 injured

RAE BARELI/NEW DELHI: At least 20 people were killed and around 100 injured in an explosion at a government-run coal-fired power plant in Uttar Pradesh’s  Wednesday afternoon.

The National Thermal Power Corporation (NTPC) plant was shut down and several workers were feared trapped under the debris. The cause of the explosion wasn’t immediately known.

The number of casualties might go up once the blade soft he boiler are cut,” additional director general of police (law and order) Anand Kumar told Hindustan Times. About 22 people with severe burns were referred to Lucknow, he said. Continue reading

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Clashes in U.P. after RSS worker/Journalist shot dead

 LUCKNOW: A Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) worker, who was also associated with the BJP , was shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghazipur district on Saturday morning, triggering violence in the area.

Police said around 7 am two bike-borne men pumped six bullets into Rajesh Mishra (35) at his construction-material shop at Bramhapura village. He died on the spot.

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Yogi Adityanath government announces Rs 10,000 reward for every girl who passed class 10th in Uttar Pradesh

In a big morale booster, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh Government on Monday announced Rs 10,000 reward for every girl in the state who passed class 10th. The announced was made by Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma.
While the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) results have been declared, Uttar Pradesh Board results for High School are yet to be announced. The pass percentage in 10th class results was recorded at 90.95, a 5.7% drop when compared to 96.21 in 2016.
This year, the Central Board of Secondary Education conducted the class 10th exams from March 9 to April 10. There was a slight delay in conducting the exam due to state assembly elections in Punjab, Manipur, Goa, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh. The delay in conducting the exam subsequently delayed date when the final announcement was made – they have an academic schedule to adhere to and this delay may impact it in a dreadful manner.

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