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Everything you need to know about Lucknow Gpo: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

Hi Life Exhibition to be held at HICC

June 28, 2014 at 6:26 PM

India's biggest and most exclusive fashion, lifestyle and luxury 3-days ,Hi Life Exhibition to be held from july 3 rd on wards at Novotel, Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC) , Madhapu

Five killed in Uttar Pradesh road accident

June 11, 2014 at 6:47 PM

Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) Five people, including three women, were killed and four others injured Wednesday when the driver of a speeding SUV lost control over the vehicle and rammed it into a tree in Uttar Pradesh, police said.

66 IAS officers transferred in UP

June 7, 2014 at 10:34 PM

Lucknow, June 7 (IANS) Sixty-six Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officers were transferred late Saturday in Uttar Pradesh, in a major shake up of the state bureaucracy, a state government spokesman said.

North India reels under heat wave, power cuts; monsoon hits Kerala (Intro Roundup)

June 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi/Lucknow/Chandigarh/Shimla/Srinagar, June 6 (IANS) Heat wave conditions intensified across north India Friday with the mercury hovering between 45 and 48.4 degrees Celsius at several places. No respite is due in the coming days though the monsoon hit Kerala, a day behind schedule.

North India reels under heat wave, power cuts; monsoon hits Kerala (Roundup)

June 6, 2014 at 7:46 PM

Lucknow/Chandigarh/Shimla, June 6 (IANS) Heat wave conditions intensified across north India Friday with the mercury hovering between 46 and 48.4 degrees Celsius at several places. No respite was in sight in the coming days though the monsoon hit Kerala, a day behind schedule.

SIT begins probe of Badaun rape, murder case

June 6, 2014 at 6:50 PM

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) A special investigation team (SIT) of police in Uttar Pradesh's Badaun district has begun probing the gang-rape and murder of two minor girls, both sisters, that led to a nationwide outcry, a police official said Friday.

No let up in heat wave in UP, power woes continue

June 6, 2014 at 6:26 PM

Lucknow, June 6 (IANS) Extreme heat wave conditions continued in most parts of Uttar Pradesh with the mercury climbing steadily with Mahoba being declared the hottest district Friday. The maximum temperature in Mahoba was recorded at 48.4 degrees Celsius.

Policeman opens fire in Lucknow, injures four

June 3, 2014 at 12:32 PM

Lucknow, June 3 (IANS) A police constable opened fire in the King George's Medical University (KGMU) here and critically injured four of his family, an officer said Tuesday.

Akhilesh orders 24x7 power supply for Varanasi

June 2, 2014 at 8:24 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Bowing to public pressure and demands of the BJP, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Monday ordered 24x7 power supply for Varanasi, the parliamentary constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

Land gets costlier in Noida

June 2, 2014 at 5:52 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Land in Noida in the neighbourhood of the national capital would be dearer as authorities Monday hiked prices of residential plots by 10 percent and industrial plots by 7 percent, officials said.

Water cannons used against BJP women supporters in Lucknow

June 2, 2014 at 2:40 PM

Lucknow, June 2 (IANS) Police Monday used water cannons to disperse hundreds of BJP women supporters who wanted to march to the chief minister's office here to protest the rape and murder of two sisters in Uttar Pradesh's Budaun last week.

Akhilesh removes UP Chief Secretary Usmani, appoints Alok Ranjan

May 31, 2014 at 6:35 PM

Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) In a major bureaucratic shake-up, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday removed Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani and appointed Alok Ranjan to the post.

Maya seeks central rule in UP after girls' rape, murder

May 30, 2014 at 6:27 PM

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Friday demanded imposition of president's rule in Uttar Pradesh following the rape and murder of two sisters in a Budaun village Thursday.

Online registration for VIP vehicle numbers in UP

May 30, 2014 at 11:31 AM

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) For vehicle owners in Uttar Pradesh who fancy VIP numbers, here's some good news: They can now register for these online, an official said Friday.

Uttarakhand youth found dead in Meerut hotel

May 27, 2014 at 5:25 PM

Lucknow, May 27 (IANS) The body of a young man from Uttarakhand was found in a hotel in Meerut Tuesday, police said.

Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that (Profile)

May 26, 2014 at 8:46 PM

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) Almost a decade back after the BJP lost power in Uttar Pradesh under his stewardship, Rajnath Singh cut a lonely figure at his current Ashoka Road residence in the national capital.

25 killed as trains collide in UP

May 26, 2014 at 3:58 PM

Lucknow, May 26 (IANS) At least 25 people were killed and 100 injured Monday when an express train rammed into a stationary goods train in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Clash in UP village over bursting of fire crackers

May 24, 2014 at 2:28 PM

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Clashes took place in an Uttar Pradesh village following an argument over bursting of fire crackers during a marriage ceremony, police said Saturday.

UP sizzles as mercury shoots up

May 24, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh continued to sizzle Saturday, with temperatures at some places crossing 46 degrees Celsius.

Lucknow teenager behind 'Twitter Handlegate' innocent: Omar

May 22, 2014 at 3:11 PM

Srinagar, May 22 (IANS) Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah Thursday expressed sympathy with Qaiser Ali, the teenager from Lucknow, who inadvertently took the PMO Twitter handle without realising the raging political controversy that followed it.

UP policemen to take online test for promotions

May 22, 2014 at 9:03 AM

Lucknow, May 22 (IANS) Policemen in Uttar Pradesh will now have to under go online tests, an official said. The examination would be used to benchmark the promotional criterion.

UP to levy 'green tax' on old vehicles

May 21, 2014 at 10:58 AM

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) All motor vehicles more than 15-years old will have to pay green tax in Uttar Pradesh soon, officials said.

Seven die in Shahjahanpur road accident

May 17, 2014 at 7:30 PM

Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) Seven people, including two women and a child, died Saturday in Shahjahanpur when a speeding truck rammed into a tempo full of passengers, police said.

Rajnath surpasses Vajpayee's victory margin in Lucknow

May 17, 2014 at 10:18 AM

Lucknow, May 17 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh broke the record of victory margin held by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he was declared victorious from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency.

Modi tsunami washes away Congress, regional satraps in UP (Roundup)

May 16, 2014 at 11:14 PM

Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) The Modi tsunami Friday changed the contours of politics in Uttar Pradesh as the BJP and its allies won 73 out of the state's 80 parliamentary constituencies while all regional players were pushed to the sidelines or even wiped out, while the Congress only retained its pocket boroughs.

Pre-monsoon showers in UP by mid-June

May 16, 2014 at 8:18 AM

Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) The heat wave in Uttar Pradesh is likely to subside within a fortnight and the pre-monsoon showers may arrive June 18, the Met Office said Friday.

BHU student found dead in hostel room

May 15, 2014 at 8:50 AM

Lucknow, May 15 (IANS) A research scholar at the Banaras Hindu University (BHU) was found dead under mysterious circumstances in his hostel room in Varanasi, police said Thursday.

UP turnout beats 1977 post-Emergency balloting

May 13, 2014 at 12:50 PM

Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) Voters in Uttar Pradesh have set a new record at turnout with over 58.29 percent ballots cast in the recently concluded Lok Sabha polls compared to 56.44 percent in 1977, post-Emergency general elections, officials said Tuesday.

Rising mercury forces early summer vacations in Lucknow

May 13, 2014 at 9:22 AM

Lucknow, May 13 (IANS) The Lucknow district magistrate ordered early summer vacations in all city schools upto class 12th due to steady rise in mercury level, officials said Tuesday.

Voting starts in UP

May 12, 2014 at 7:14 AM

Lucknow, May 12 (IANS) Voting began in Uttar Pradesh Monday for the remaining 18 Lok Sabha seats, including Varanasi, officials said.

Woman shot at in Lucknow for resisting chain snatcher

May 7, 2014 at 11:30 AM

Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) A woman was shot at twice late Tuesday here when she resisted a chain snatcher, police said Wednesday.

SC to hear Ramdev's plea on clubbing of cases

May 5, 2014 at 9:54 PM

New Delhi, May 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court will Friday hear a plea by yoga guru Baba Ramdev seeking the clubbing together of all cases against him being heard in Lucknow following his "honeymoon" remark against Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi.

N.D. Tiwari meets his woman companion

May 3, 2014 at 11:50 AM

Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari met his estranged woman companion Ujjwala Sharma Friday night after the Lucknow police intervened.

Rising mercury forces schools to revise timings in Lucknow

May 3, 2014 at 8:38 AM

Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) The Lucknow district administration ordered all city schools upto class 12th to close by 12 noon as the mercury level was showing a rising trend, an official said Saturday.

Shilpa Shetty named 'Spalicious Mom', elated

May 2, 2014 at 4:38 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) She is as svelte and stunning a mother of a two-year-old as she was when she danced to the tunes of "Chura ke dil mera". Shilpa Shetty, who was given the title of 'Spalicious Mom' at an awards event here, says she takes the awards as "compliments".

Voters in Uttar Pradesh turn up early to beat the heat

April 30, 2014 at 12:06 PM

Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) As temperatures soared to above 40 degrees Celsius in Uttar Pradesh, voters turned up early at polling stations to beat the heat Wednesday for simultaneous balloting in 14 parliamentary and two assembly constituencies.

UP votes for Lok Sabha, assembly

April 30, 2014 at 8:14 AM

Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) Lok Sabha polls in 14 constituencies and by-polls for two state assembly seats began in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, officials said.

Voting begins in UP

April 30, 2014 at 7:10 AM

Lucknow, April 30 (IANS) Balloting in 14 parliamentary constituencies and by-polls for two state assembly seats began in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, officials said.

SP government intimidating officials: BJP

April 29, 2014 at 3:02 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) BJP national spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain Tuesday accused the Samajwadi Party (SP) led Uttar Pradesh government of intimidating the bureaucracy and threatening the officials to ensure the victory of its candidates in the Lok Sabha election.

Survey on Lucknow Metro stations to begin May 1

April 29, 2014 at 1:18 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) A survey on eight Lucknow Metro stations in the first phase of the project will begin May 1, officials said Tuesday.

Invoking Vajpayee, Modi asks Lucknow voters to support Rajnath

April 28, 2014 at 9:18 PM

New Delhi, April 28 (IANS) BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has appealed to voters of Lucknow to support party president Rajnath Singh in the Lok Sabha election, saying that both of them together "will take forward the work done" by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Akhilesh Yadav, wife have narrow escape as bird hits chopper

April 28, 2014 at 9:50 AM

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had a narrow escape Sunday when his chopper was hit by a bird, officials said.

Congress' N.D. Tiwari wishes victory to BJP's Rajnath

April 26, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Former UP and Uttarakhand chief minister Narayan Dutt Tiwari extended his good wishes to BJP's national president Rajnath Singh for victory in the Lucknow parliamentary contest Saturday, a day after the step brother of prime minister Manmohan Singh joined the BJP.

Media creating false Modi wave: Mayawati

April 25, 2014 at 1:02 PM

Lucknow, April 25 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati Friday said the media was trying to create a "false wave" in favour of BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

MP's power? Making officer wet his pants: SP leader

April 22, 2014 at 9:18 PM

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) A Samajwadi Party candidate Tuesday said a parliamentarian is not worth his name if on receiving his telephone call an officer does not wet his pants.

Train passengers looted in UP

April 22, 2014 at 6:14 PM

Moradabad, April 22 (IANS) Unidentified armed robbers looted cash, jewellery, credit cards and other belongings worth over Rs.5 lakh from passengers of Lucknow Mail up and down services early Tuesday, police said.

Mayawati demands more security for UP polls

April 22, 2014 at 3:21 PM

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati said Tuesday that free and fair polls were not possible in the state under the Samajwadi party government and sought more security in the remaining phases of election.

Families brave heat n' dust for candidates in UP polls (Election Special)

April 20, 2014 at 2:08 PM

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Not just candidates, their families too are braving the sweltering summer heat as they hit the campaign trail to seek votes for their brothers, fathers, husbands and other relations.

EC prepares for next phases of polling in UP

April 18, 2014 at 1:05 PM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) The Election Commission Friday will hold a review meeting of the preparations for the crucial third and fourth phases of the Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh, officials said.

Dust storm kills 18 in Uttar Pradesh

April 18, 2014 at 9:12 AM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) At least 18 people were killed and property worth several million rupees damaged in a dust storm that hit Lucknow and other parts of Uttar Pradesh late Thursday, officials said Friday.

Hema Malini, Jaya Prada's films banned on Doordarshan

April 17, 2014 at 9:20 AM

Lucknow, April 17 (IANS) Films of stars Hema Malini, Jaya Prada, Nagma, Smriti Irani and Jaaved Jaaferi, who are all contesting Lok Sabha election, have been banned from being telecast on the national television channel Doordarshan, officials said Thursday.

Six children injured in UP clash over cricket

April 16, 2014 at 6:00 PM

Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) A minor scuffle between children during a cricket match turned ugly in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut town Wednesday when people took sides and hurled stones and fired blanks, police said.

N.D. Tiwari not to contest from Nainital

April 16, 2014 at 10:32 AM

Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) Senior Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will not contest from Uttarakhand's Nainital Lok Sabha constituency seat, his close aides said Wednesday.

Shilpa's IOSIS Wellness opens in Ghaziabad

April 15, 2014 at 4:50 PM

Ghaziabad, April 15 (IANS) Actress-producer Shilpa Shetty along with business partner and cosmetologist Kiran Bawa has launched IOSIS Wellness here.

Economy to be top priority: Rajnath Singh

April 15, 2014 at 4:48 PM

Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Monday said once voted to power, bringing back the economy on track would be the top priority of the NDA government under Narendra Modi.

28 nomination papers rejected in Lucknow

April 12, 2014 at 10:36 AM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) The nomination papers of 28 people who wanted to contest from Lucknow parliamentary constituency have been rejected, officials said Saturday.

'Lok Sabha elections fuel hospitality sector growth'

April 10, 2014 at 5:40 PM

New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) The ongoing Lok Sabha elections have given a boost to the hospitality sector as foreign as well as domestic travels have gone up substantially, a study by industry body Assocham showed.

Shastri's grandson is AAP cover for Javed Jaaferi

April 9, 2014 at 4:52 PM

Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) AAP leader Adarsh Shastri, grandson of late prime minister Lal Bahadur Shastri, Wednesday filed his nomination papers for the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat as a cover candidate for Bollywood actor Javed Jaaferi.

Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow

April 5, 2014 at 12:53 PM

Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Saturday filed his nomination papers from the Lucknow parliamentary constituency.

Rajnath files nomination from Lucknow

April 5, 2014 at 11:25 AM

New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Rajnath Singh Saturday filed his nomination papers from Uttar Pradesh's Lucknow parliamentary constituency.

Live webcasting at 40 UP polling stations

April 5, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Live webcasting will take place at 40 sensitive polling stations across Uttar Pradesh, a senior official said Saturday.

System needs change, want to be part of change: Jaaved Jaferi

April 3, 2014 at 3:33 PM

Mumbai, April 3 (IANS) Actor-producer Jaaved Jaaferi, who is being fielded from Lucknow as the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate for the 16th Lok Sabha elections, believes that to change the system, you have to be in the system.

SP manifesto promises job quota for Muslims

April 2, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party in its Lok Sabha manifesto released Wednesday has promised job quota for Muslims.

Nominations for Lucknow parliamentary seat begin Wednesday

April 2, 2014 at 7:49 AM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) Nomination process for the prestigious Lucknow parliamentary seat of Uttar Pradesh for the Lok Sabha election begins Wednesday, officials here said.

AAP faces trouble in UP

April 1, 2014 at 5:49 PM

Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has run into plenty of problems in Uttar Pradesh.

Sip cold drink, munch momos at select Lucknow polling booths! (Election Special)

April 1, 2014 at 4:53 PM

Lucknow, April 1 (IANS) In the land of nawabs, this election would mean comfort of a different kind -- with kiosks selling cold drinks, wafers and momos at select polling centres.

AAP fields actor Javed Jaffrey from Lucknow

March 31, 2014 at 7:57 PM

New Delhi, Mar.31 (ANI): The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) decided on Monday to field actor and reality show judge Javed Jaffrey from the Lucknow constituency for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls.

Javed Jafferi is AAP candidate from Lucknow

March 31, 2014 at 7:09 PM

Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Monday announced the candidature of actor-comedian Javed Jafferi from Lucknow to take on BJP president Rajnath Singh.

AAP candidate against Salman Khurshid returns ticket, alleges corruption in party

March 31, 2014 at 3:57 PM

Lucknow, Mar.31 (ANI): Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Lok Sabha candidate from Farrukhabad Mukul Tripathi on Monday returned the ticket alleging that there is corruption and mismanagement in the party.

Rajnath to file nomination April 5

March 31, 2014 at 10:37 AM

Lucknow, March 31 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh will file his nomination papers here April 5 to contest the Lok Sabha election, a party leader said Monday.

And what about us, men ask political parties (Election Special)

March 29, 2014 at 12:45 PM

Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) An organisation working for men's rights and issues has prepared a "men-i-festo" and said that if political parties do not accede to their demands, they will exercise the None of the Above (NOTA) option on the ballot papers.

Is Modi rattled by AK-49? (Comment, Special to IANS)

March 29, 2014 at 8:45 AM

Narendra Modi's rather unusually harsh criticism of Arvind Kejriwal can raise the question whether the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) prime ministerial candidate has been unnerved by the challenge posed by the Aam Admi Party (AAP) leader in the contest for the Varanasi seat.

Medical stores shut down in Lucknow

March 28, 2014 at 10:21 AM

Lucknow, March 28 (IANS) Medical stores and pharmacies here were closed Friday to protest the central government's new drug policy.

SP replaces Lucknow candidate

March 27, 2014 at 6:21 PM

Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) The Samajwadi Party Thursday changed its candidate for the Lucknow parliamentary seat, now naming Science and Technology Minister Abhishek Mishra as its nominee.

Two suspected terrorists arrested in UP

March 27, 2014 at 11:09 AM

Gorakhpur, March 27 (IANS) Two suspected terrorists said to be Pakitsanis have been arrested here in Uttar Pradesh, officials said Thursday.

Two suspected terrorists arrested in Uttar Pradesh

March 27, 2014 at 9:57 AM

Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) Two suspected terrorists were arrested late Wednesday near the railway station in Gorakhpur city of Uttar Pradesh, officials said Thursday.

EC's single window system for party campaigns, contestants

March 26, 2014 at 8:21 PM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) Wednesday instructed officials to ensure a single window system for granting permission for campaigns, processions, public rallies and other election-related issues.

Congress has betrayed people's aspirations, says Rajnath

March 26, 2014 at 6:05 PM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) BJP president Rajnath Singh Wednesday accused the Congress-led UPA government of betraying people's aspirations and claimed a groundswell of support for his party.

Rajnath begins Lucknow campaign Wednesday

March 26, 2014 at 10:29 AM

Lucknow, March 26 (IANS) BJP national president Rajnath Singh will arrive here Wednesday on his maiden visit after being announced the Lok Sabha candidate from the city.

BJP faces 'veteran headache' in Uttar Pradesh

March 25, 2014 at 5:17 PM

Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) Two senior BJP leaders in Uttar Pradesh have revolted after being denied ticket to contest the Lok Sabha polls. Anger is simmering among some other veterans too but they are silent for now.

Storm, heavy rains lash Lucknow

March 25, 2014 at 12:07 PM

Lucknow, March 25 (IANS) A massive storm accompanied by lightning and heavy rains lashed the state capital early Tuesday leaving several trees uprooted.

Varanasi set for epic battle as Kejriwal comes calling

March 24, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Varanasi, March 24 (IANS) AAP star Arvind Kejriwal arrives here Tuesday to kickstart an epic Lok Sabha battle that his supporters say will surely "humble" BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

Seven dead as SUV falls off bridge in UP

March 24, 2014 at 5:31 PM

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Seven people were killed and a child was seriously injured when a speeding SUV fell into a river in Shravasti district of Uttar Pradesh, police said Monday.

Morning showers make day pleasant in Lucknow

March 24, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Lucknow, March 24 (IANS) Weather turned pleasant Monday morning after rain drenched the city.

Gujarat's development due to people, not Modi: Rahul

March 22, 2014 at 7:39 PM

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi Saturday lashed out at BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, saying the development in Gujarat was due to the toil and hard work of its people, not because of the chief minister.

Won't challenge BJP in UP: Shiv Sena

March 21, 2014 at 1:23 PM

Mumbai, March 21 (IANS) Controversy again dogged the uneasy relations between the Shiv Sena and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) amid reports here Friday that the allies may contest against each other in some seats in Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow will be fought on Vajpayee's legacy (Election Special)

March 20, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name evokes a lot of respect here and the contest for Lucknow, from where BJP president and former state chief minister Rajnath Singh is contesting this time, will be largely be fought on Vajpayee's legacy. Lucknow, which thrice elected Vajpayee to the Lok Sabha, goes to the polls April 30.

Campaign on hold as UP leaders take Holi break (Election Special)

March 17, 2014 at 7:47 PM

Lucknow, March 17 (IANS) Canvassing can wait for now! Holi, the festival of colours, Monday became a "temporary ceasefire", as politics was pushed to the backseat in Uttar Pradesh, and battle-ready leaders took part in celebrations in their constituencies.

I respect party's decision on Lucknow seat: Lalji Tandon

March 16, 2014 at 12:51 PM

Lucknow, March 16, (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and incumbent Lok Sabha MP (Member of Parliament) from Lucknow, Lalji Tandon on Sunday said that as a true soldier of the party he accepts party's decision in making way for party president Rajnath Singh to contest from the Lucknow constituency in Uttar Pradesh (U.P).

Jubilation in Varanasi as Modi declared BJP candidate

March 16, 2014 at 12:03 AM

Lucknow/Varanasi, March 15 (IANS) Celebrations broke out among BJP members in Varanasi after the party late Saturday announced the candidature of its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi from the temple town.

BJP fields Modi from Varanasi, Rajnath from Lucknow

March 15, 2014 at 11:39 PM

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, while party president Rajnath Singh moves to Lucknow from Ghaziabad, the BJP announced Saturday.

Modi, Rajnath, Jaitley in BJP's fourth list

March 15, 2014 at 11:23 PM

New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will contest the Lok Sabha polls from Varanasi, while party president Rajnath Singh moves to Lucknow, the BJP announced Saturday.

Akhilesh hopeful of positive showing in Lok Sabha polls

March 15, 2014 at 6:11 PM

Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday said the Samajwadi Party (SP) will romp home with sizeable numbers in the Lok Sabha election.

Poll panel takes fizz out of Holi events (Election Special)

March 15, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Lucknow, March 15 (IANS) The colours will be there, so too would be the bonhomie. But what could well go missing at Holi gatherings organised by political parties would be freely flowing liquor and bhaang as the Election Commission of India (ECI) is all set to play spoilsport.

Lucknow seminary clarifies cancellation of Saudi delegation visit

March 14, 2014 at 10:19 AM

Lucknow, March 14 (IANS) Putting to rest speculation and political chatter on why the visit of a Saudi delegation to Lucknow earlier this week was called off, the Nadwatul Ulema seminary Friday said the cancellation had nothing to do with politics.

UP BJP leaders summoned to Delhi

March 12, 2014 at 3:39 PM

Lucknow, March 12 (IANS) BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh were Wednesday summoned to New Delhi to discuss the names of candidates for the state's 80 Lok Sabha seats.

Man shoots wife dead in Lucknow

March 11, 2014 at 5:47 PM

Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) A 30-year-old woman was Tuesday shot dead by her husband in the Uttar Pradesh capital, police said.

SP releases digital book for Lok Sabha polls

March 11, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Lucknow, March 11 (IANS) The Samajwadi party will distribute digital books listing the achievements of the ruling party to all its Lok Sabha candidates in Uttar Pradesh.

Subrata Roy to remain in prison, SC defers case hearing

March 10, 2014 at 10:35 PM

New Delhi, March 10 (ANI): The Supreme Court on Monday deferred the hearing on Sahara's Rs 20, 000 crores refund case without announcing the next date for hearing.

Retired UP constable guns down two people

March 10, 2014 at 8:59 PM

Lucknow, March 10 (IANS) A retired police constable Monday shot dead two people and critically injured another at his village in Kanpur, police said.