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No justice for the weak: Unnao victim’s father

Flanked by his daughter-in-law and other relatives, the 65-year-old man sits in the courtyard ...

Uttar Pradesh govt promises to put Unnao case on fast track

Unnao Police told journalists that it had taken steps to protect the relative. Th...

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  • As many as 201 houses were demolished with the help of owners and the target was achieved within 15 days, said District Magistrate Ajay Shankar Pandey.

    Before the horrific incident in Unnao on Thursday, a similar case was reported from UP’s Sambhal a fortnight ago when a 15-year-old girl was raped and burnt as she succumbed to her injuries in Delhi last week. Opposition leaders Akhilesh Yadav and Priyanka Gandhi have raised over half a dozen more shocking incidents of sexual crimes in UP over the past month.

    This new policy comes close on the heels of a series of media reports from schools in UP regarding poor facilities or sub-standards mid-day meals.

    The 23-year-old woman was set ablaze on Thursday by five people, including two who are accused of raping her. She had suffered 90 per cent burns and was airlifted from Lucknow to the Delhi-based hospital where she died on Friday night.

    Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reaches Uttar Pradesh to meet the family of Unnao rape victim.Watch: Priyanka Gandhi meets family...

    Congress spokesperson Supriya Shrinate said responsibility in the Unnao case lies at the "doorstep" of the UP government where law and order has completely collapsed. "We demand strict action in the matter. The UP government has to wake up to realise that the state is becoming the rape capital of the country," she said.

    "They (the BJP government) are saying that there is no place for criminals in UP. But the way in which anarchy has spread and crime against women is taking place in the state, I wonder if in the Uttar Pradesh made by them there is any place for women," Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said while talking to reporters after meeting the deceased woman's family members at their house here.

    In a tweet, she said: "Why the victim of Unnao gangrape case was not given security keeping in mind an earlier incident of Unnao? What action has been taken on the police official who refused to register an FIR? What steps are being taken by the government to stop crime against the women, which take place on a daily basis?"

    The report of the victim’s death add to a string of tragic events that have unfolded since last week beginning from the rape and murder of a 26-year old veterinarian in Hyderabad- an act of horror that caused wide outrage across the country.

    The chief executive says Zurich Airport International is bullish on Uttar Pradesh as a investor and developer and is not ruling out a partnership with a strategic investor at a later stage. We consider four factors important — offering peak hour slots; Noida’s proximity to eastern, north-eastern areas of NCR as well as Uttar Pradesh, says Daniel Bircher.

    Construction waste can be seen along several service lanes, most of which are not paved. Officials said that once the Noida Authority takes up the road project, pavements would be built and such waste would be removed. The pavements would then be grass-lined to absorb dust.

    BJP Lok Sabha MP Virendra Singh Mast on Thursday denied any condition of an economic slowdown in the country while arguing that if there is ...

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