Uttar Pradesh

Mulayam's cousin denies he apologised to Amar Singh

Etawah, Jan 12 : Ram Gopal Yadav, a Rajya Sabha member and cousin of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Tuesday flatly denied apologising to Amar Singh, but appeared to be in a mood to patch up.

"The impression given by Amar Singh before a TV channel yesterday was not correct. I never tendered any apology to anyone," Ram Gopal Yadav, a powerful party general secretary, said at a press conference here.

Five Uttar Pradesh cops chase man to death, suspended

Lucknow, Jan 12 : Five policemen have been suspended and charged with causing the death of a 20-year-old man by chasing him into a pond in Mainpuri district of Uttar Pradesh, an official said Tuesday.

After raiding a hideout of gamblers Monday evening at Tal Darwaza locality in Mainpuri, some 200 km from Lucknow, a team of four police constables, led by an inspector, ran towards a group of young men who at that time were playing cricket a few metres from the hideout.

Man cuts off tongue before deity to have son

Lucknow, Jan 12 - A childless man sliced off his tongue and offered it to the deity in an Uttar Pradesh temple to be "blessed with a son", police said Tuesday.

Mukesh Kumar, 28, a resident of Banthari village in Banda district, some 200 km from Lucknow, cut off his tongue late Monday evening with a razor blade at the Mahesh temple dedicated to Lord Shiva, situated in the same village, officials added.

20 millions mobile phones without IMEI blocked for security reasons

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Dec 1: In a major step devised to combat terrorism and fraud in the country, around 20 million mobile phones without the IMEI (International Mobile Equipment Identity (IMEI) was blocked on Tuesday as the deadline set by the Union Government came to an end.

IMEI number is a 15-digit unique number, which appears on the operator''s network whenever a call is made. It helps to track or block a mobile phone, if it is lost or the SIM card (Subscriber Identity Module) is changed.

Criminal burnt to death in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow, Dec 1: A man who had over a dozen criminal cases against him was beaten and burnt to death by locals in Uttar Pradesh's Sitapur district, officials said Tuesday.

The incident took place in the Biswaan locality of Sitapur Monday night when the deceased, Shailendra Verma, went to the house of Kirtarilal.

Garib Rath's engine derails in Uttar Pradesh, no casualtie

Lucknow, Dec 1 : The engine of a Delhi-bound Garib Rath Express Tuesday derailed in Barabanki district of Uttar Pradesh when the train hit a road roller at an unmanned crossing. The tracks were damaged in the process.

Rail traffic was disrupted on the busy Gorakhpur-Delhi route after the train coming from Bihar derailed. Barring the drivers of the train and the roller, no one was seriously injured in the accident.

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