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  • The survivor’s father, an ironsmith belonging to the Lohar community, told ET how the local police of Bihar village in Unnao district were callous whenever his daughter had approached them for help after being raped last year. The father and sister-in-law of the deceased have spoken of a caste power play at work as both the key accused were Brahmins.

    If the National Register of Citizens (NRC) is implemented across India, where will people from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar residing in different parts of the country for decades go as they would not be able to prove their residentship before 1971, Singh, who is a Rajya Sabha member, said.

    The family members expressed deep sorrow that they could not save their daughter's life even though she wanted to live and see to it that the offenders get justice. The family is also not aware about when and where the cremation has to take place.

    The 23-year-old rape victim from Unnao, airlifted to Delhi and admitted to the Safdarjung Hospital here after she was set ablaze allegedly by five persons including two men accused of raping her, died on Friday night.

    A woman was set-ablaze in Bihar area of Unnao. Victim referred to hospital in Lucknow. Out of five, police rounded up four accused. Victim h...

    A laggard Uttar Pradesh, the most populous state of the country, has been advised “to raise the game” in the implementation of the Ayushman Bharat Yojana and treble the number of daily treatments under the scheme at present.

    Zurich AG (FZ) said, "it will be back" while exiting Bengaluru airport (KIA), where it had 17% stake, in early 2017. True to its word, it is back here with a bang in less than three years — it is likely to build and operate the Jewar airport.

    Janata Dal (United) MLC Khalid Anwar has demanded Nobel Prize for Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar for latter’s contribution in climate pro...

    Four passengers were killed and 60 others suffered injuries, some of seriously, after a Bihar-bound private bus from Jaipur overturned on Agra-Lucknow Expressway in Kannauj district on late Wednesday night.

    While UP reported about 230,000 hospital admissions and Bihar about 120,000, Kerala was way ahead with nearly 600,000 hospital admissions under the scheme till date, according to details provided by the Union Health Ministry to Parliament on Friday.

    Jagdanand Singh is a renowned Rajput leader from central Bihar and has strong influence over upper caste voters and farmers of the region. He is still remembered for his work as water resources minister during RJD government.

    Shocking justification for joblessness. JD(U) mantri Krishna Nandan Verma blames ‘high literacy’ rate after 5 lakh people applied for 166 cl...

    "No survey for Hajipur-Mahua New Line section has been conducted. However, a Reconnaissance Engg-cum-Traffic Survey (RETS) for new line between Bhagwanpur (located at a distance of 20 km from Hajipur)-Samastipur via Mahua (60 km) has been taken up," Union Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said in a written reply.

    The report also said that the merchandise exports from the eastern state in 2017-18 were valued at USD 1.35 billion which was a "remarkable improvement" over the USD 0.4 billion of exports recorded during 2012-13.

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