Uttar Pradesh

Wanted man gunned down in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jan 13 - A alleged gangster of Uttar Pradesh and one of his aides were shot dead during a gun battle with police in the state's Azamgarh district, an official said Wednesday.

Kamlesh Singh, who was wanted in nearly 20 cases including those of murder, abduction and loot, was gunned down Tuesday night at Tarwan town in Azamgarh, some 300 km from state capital Lucknow. A cash reward of Rs. 12,000 had been announced for his arrest.

Lawyer shot at in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Jan 12 : A lawyer had a narrow escape Tuesday when unidentified assailants opened fire at him in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district, police said.

Unidentified men riding a truck opened fire at Shivakant Tripathi, while he was driving his car. However, he was not injured in the incident, police said.

"Tripathi was attacked in the Gagankhera locality, where some unidentified men started firing at his Innova car from a truck," police inspector R. B. Chauhan told reporters in Unnao, some 50 km from Lucknow.

"A case has been registered following the incident," he added.

Sourness between Amar Singh and Ram Gopal not over

Etawah (Uttar Pradesh), Jan 12 : The internal crisis within the Samajwadi Party (SP) refused to die down on Tuesday.

The matter appeared to have suffered another setback on Monday over Amar Singh''s claim that Ram Gopal Yadav had apologised to him over phone.

Yadav however, told the media in Etawah on Tuesday that he did not like this statement.

"Yesterday we spoke in front of the media and said the issue was blown over, it was between an elder and a younger brother. After that Amar Singh said that Ram Gopal Yadav had said sorry," Yadav said.

Two brothers die in Ghaziabad accident

Ghaziabad, Jan 12 : Two brothers died when the motorcycle they were riding was hit from behind by a speeding truck on the national highway here Tuesday, police said.

Over 25 dogs poisoned in Agra

Agra, Jan 12 : Over 25 street dogs were found poisoned in Agra's Idgah and Mohanpura areas in the past two days, police sources said Tuesday.

At first the general impression was that the dogs died because of the cold or some disease.

But when more dogs died and some biscuits were found near them, it became clear that midnight burglars had poisoned them as the watch dogs were not letting them do their work unhindered, police said.

The price of 'development' - Ghaziabad colonies layered with concrete

Ghaziabad, Jan 12 : Many colonies in Ghaziabad are losing whatever green cover they had and turning into concrete jungles - all in the name of development, residents of the city say.

According to residents, funds meant for developing roads and horticulture are being spent by authorities on laying thick and wide interlocking tiles all along the roads that would block any seepage of rainwater into the ground, thus affecting water supply and destroying the green cover of the area.

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