Uttar Pradesh withdraws temporary ban on meat sales

LUCKNOW - The Uttar Pradesh government Tuesday hastily withdrew an order banning the sale of meat for nine days — which would have coincided with the Muslim holy month of Ramadan — saying it had misinterpreted a 17-month-old Supreme Court order.

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Youth dies in police custody, murder charge against cops

LUCKNOW - A youth died in police custody early Monday in Uttar Pradesh’s Bareilly district after he was allegedly beaten by policemen, officials said. Family members and villagers halted traffic to protest the killing.

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Is 16 right age for girl to consent to sex, questions court

LUCKNOW - Can a 16-year-old girl be considered “mentally and physically fit” to give consent for sex? A judge of the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has questioned the provisions of an 1860 law that permits this while terming it as “outdated and invalid”.

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Key witness in engineer murder case retracts

LUCKNOW - A key witness in the case relating to the murder of engineer Manoj Kumar Gupta, and involving Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) legislator Shekhar Tiwari, retracted his statement in court Saturday.

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Women’s panel to submit report on Amethi ‘atrocities’

LUCKNOW - The National Commission for Women (NCW) Friday said it will submit within a week a report on the police attack on women in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi town.

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Absconding SP legislator’s property to be attached

LUCKNOW - A court in Varanasi Wednesday issued orders to attach the property of Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Abdul Samad Ansari, who is absconding after being accused of having assaulted an additional district magistrate (ADM), police said.

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SP legislator’s property to be attached

LUCKNOW - A court in Varanasi Wednesday issued orders to attach the property of Samajwadi Party (SP) legislator Abdul Samad Ansari, who is absconding after being accused of having assaulted an additional district magistrate (ADM), police said.

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Court reserves order on Joshi’s petition for CBI probe

LUCKNOW - The Allahabad High Court Friday reserved its judgement on a petition filed by Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi seeking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the attack on her residence and quashing of a case lodged against her for making remarks about Chief Minister Mayawati.

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Petition questions dilution of RTI Act by Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW - The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court Thursday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to explain within two weeks as to why five subjects have been removed from the purview of the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005.

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Technical colleges told to resume quota

LUCKNOW - The Uttar Pradesh government Thursday instructed all privately-run engineering and management colleges to resume reservation of seats for students from the Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other backward communities.

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