Uttar Pradesh - updates

Rappler's latest stories on Uttar Pradesh


5 new deaths, including child, in India protests – police

Dec 21, 2019 - 3:48 PM

The latest deaths take the nationwide toll from the violence to 20

At least 44 killed in north India floods

Sep 28, 2019 - 3:03 PM

Officials and local media reports say most people lost their lives for a variety of reasons including wall collapses, drowning, lightning and snake bites

Indian town on edge after murder of 2-year-old

Jun 11, 2019 - 4:35 PM

The Hindu girl is killed over an unpaid loan of $144. Police say the child was thrashed, strangled, and her eyes gouged out.

Security high in restive Kashmir as India votes again

May 06, 2019 - 7:17 PM

The world's biggest poll has been plagued by violence with militants throwing a grenade at a voting booth and shooting dead a local politician in south Kashmir

SECURITY. An Indian paramilitary trooper stands guard at an empty polling station during the fifth phase of India's general elections in Kashmir's Shopian district, south of Srinagar, on May 6, 2019. File photo by Tauseef Mustafa/AFP

'Priyanka magic' draws thousands at debut rally in India

Feb 11, 2019 - 11:11 PM

At a rally, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra calls for supporters to join a campaign to build 'a new future' for India and a 'new kind of politics where everyone is a stakeholder'

'PRIYANKA MAGIC.' Indian Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi (L) looks on at a political rally as his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra (R) waves to supporters in Lucknow, the capital of the election bellwether Uttar Pradesh state, on February 11, 2019. Photo by STR/AFP

Priyanka follows Nehru-Gandhi footsteps into Indian politics

Jan 23, 2019 - 10:16 PM

Priyanka Gandhi is appointed Congress party chief in the east of Uttar Pradesh, considered India's most politically important state

POLITICS. In this file photo taken on February 17, 2017, Indian Congress Party leader Priyanka Gandhi waves as she arrives at a rally held to support party candidates during the ongoing Uttar Pradesh state assembly elections at Rae Bareli. File photo by Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

Tens of thousands protest in India for controversial Hindu temple

Nov 25, 2018 - 6:58 PM

Many Hindus believe the contested spot marks the birthplace of Ram and that a medieval mosque that stood there for 460 years was only built after the destruction of an earlier temple

Deadly India superstorms kill nearly 150

May 03, 2018 - 5:07 PM

(UPDATED) Thousands of people in Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan had their homes destroyed by the freak storm, which was packing winds of up to 130 kilometers per hour

This photo taken on May 2, 2018 shows an Indian traffic policeman covering his face as he stands on duty during a dust storm in New Delhi. Dust storms tore across northern India killing at least 77 people and injuring 143 as trees and walls were flattened by powerful winds, officials said May 3.   / AFP PHOTO / CHANDAN KHANNA

'Fake' doctor accused of infecting 46 Indians with HIV arrested

Feb 07, 2018 - 10:42 PM

Rajendra Yadav is facing initial criminal charges of impersonation and endangering human lives

India's Modi opens resilient rice laboratory in the Philippines

Nov 13, 2017 - 6:30 PM

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is in Manila for the 31st ASEAN Summit, also visits the International Rice Research Institute in Laguna

RICE VARIETIES. Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi looks at rice varieties being developed by the IRRI. Photo from Narendra Modi's Twitter page

Outrage mounts over dozens of infant deaths at India hospital

Aug 13, 2017 - 6:06 PM

At least 64 deaths were recorded over the last 6 days allegedly due to a lack of oxygen in the children s wards

Indian district blocks internet after deadly caste clashes

May 25, 2017 - 5:45 PM

Police say they blocked access to mobile messaging services to stop outsiders from instigating the violence between Dalits and members of a higher caste community in Uttar Pradesh state s Saharanpur district

Test for Modi as India's biggest state votes

Feb 11, 2017 - 5:16 PM

UPDATED With so much at stake halfway through his term Narendra Modi has personally led the campaigning for his party

ELECTIONS. Indian voters wait as election officer checks their names against a voter list at a polling station in Muzaffarnagar on February 11, 2017. Photo by Prakash Singh/AFP

India building collapse kills 4, more feared trapped

Feb 01, 2017 - 9:39 PM

A rescue operation will continue overnight since there are some 30 more who are feared trapped under the debris

Rescuers end search for India train survivors as toll hits 146

Nov 21, 2016 - 2:51 PM

3rd UPDATE Another 179 people are being treated in hospital 60 of whom are in a serious condition a spokesman for Indian railways says

Rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a derailed train near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP

At least 120 killed as Indian train derails

Nov 20, 2016 - 12:11 PM

7th UPDATE Hundreds of army and police are on the scene where rescue workers are scrambling to reach the victims

Indian rescue workers search for survivors in the wreckage of a train that derailed near Pukhrayan in Kanpur district on November 20, 2016. AFP photo

Stampede kills 24 at religious gathering in India

Oct 15, 2016 - 11:39 PM

State police blames overcrowding on an old iron bridge for the disaster during a religious gathering in northern India

24 dead in clashes as sect evicted in India

Jun 03, 2016 - 2:00 PM

4th UPDATE In postings on social media Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah s followers describe themselves as political and social revolutionaries Their demands include the abolition of elections and cheaper fuel for everyone

Women 'banned' from library at top Indian university

Nov 12, 2014 - 12:23 AM

Women are denied access to the Aligarh Muslim University over fears they were distracting male students a professor says

Chief minister vows turn around for India's 'failed state'

Jun 17, 2014 - 2:11 PM

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav insists he would not be bowed by his critics and is determined to restore the good name of the state which has a population of some 200 million – the biggest in India

TURNAROUND FOR UTTAR PRADESH? Chief minister for Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav talking to media upon his arrival at Parliament house in New Delhi India on 12 March 2012. Stringer/EPA

India police fire water cannon at gang-rape protesters

Jun 02, 2014 - 9:35 PM

The protests came amid a growing uproar over last week s killings in Uttar Pradesh India brought in tougher rape laws last year after the New Delihi gang rape but it has failed to stem the tide of sex attacks across the country

PROTEST. Bhartya Janta Party (BJP) workers scuffle with police officers as they protest outside the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India on June 2, 2014. Hundreds of BJP workers protested against the gang rape and murder of two teenage cousins on May 27, 2014. Photo from EPA/STR

Outrage grows over new India rape incidents

May 30, 2014 - 11:08 PM

The government says it is planning to set up a special crisis cell to ensure justice for victims of sex attacks after two gang raped teenagers from a low caste were found hanging from a tree

India's Modi votes, snaps 'selfie' in latest election leg

Apr 30, 2014 - 2:12 PM

About 140 million people are eligible to vote on April 30 during the latest leg of staggered voting in the world s biggest election which ends with results announced on May 16

First major voting in India as anti-graft party faces test

Apr 10, 2014 - 2:58 PM

New Delhi begins its round of voting on the first major day of India s marathon national election

QUEUEING TO VOTE. Indian voters queue up to caste their vote at a polling station in the village of Tigaon, India, April 10, 2014. Money Sharma/EPA

Happy Holi week of colors

Mar 16, 2014 - 5:12 PM

Around 1 000 widows celebrate the Holi festival at the Meera Sahabhagini ashram and festivities spread in other parts of the world