House Collapses In Lucknow

Five Of A Family Killed After House Collapses In Lucknow

At least five people belonging to a family died after a house collapsed in the Anand Naga area of Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, said the police on Saturday. 

According to the police, the incident took place in a Railway colony under the Alambagh police station in Lucknow. 

“We got the information that five people were injured in the house collapse that occurred in the railway colony of the Anand Nagar area under the Alambagh police station area in Lucknow. Later, they were taken to a hospital where they were declared dead by the doctors”, said Upendra Kumar Aggarwal, Joint DCP, Law and Order, Lucknow. 

“The incident took place this morning. The house belonged to a former railway employee who was living with her family”, added the Joint DCP. 

Speaking further, the joint DCP said that the colony was abondoned by the Railways Department and the railway had given the notice to vacate the house. 

However, the reasons behind the collapse have not been ascertained yet.

Meanwhile, the Lucknow District Magistrate also reached the spot and took stock of the situation. 

“The incident is saddening. There were five peopl belonging to a family who were sleeping in the house located in the Railways Colony.  Suddenly, the house collapsed and they died. The officials are present at the spot. We are discussing this with the Railways officials and inspecting the nearby houses too”, said Surpal Gangwar, District Magistrate (DM), Lucknow. 

Further, the DM added that UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has also taken cognizance of the situation and asked the officials to provide all possible help to the locals. 

“CM Yogi Adityanath took cognizance of the situation and asked the officials to reach the spot and provide all possible help to the locals. Along with this, we are giving notice to the locals to vacate all the damaged houses in the colony”, DM Gangwar added.  

Further details are awaited. (ANI)

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Terror attacks

UP Police, NSG Conduct Mock Drill In Lucknow To Counter Terror Attacks

The Uttar Pradesh police and the National Security Guard (NSG) on Thursday conducted mock drills at Vidhan Sabha and Lok Bhavan to enhance preparedness in tackling terror attacks effectively. 

The mock drill began on Wednesday. 

According to the official statement, in order to counter terror attacks, the UP Police and the NSG are conducting an exercise, ‘Gandiva-V’ on September 13 and 14, under which the state administration, UP police, and NSG will conduct mock drills at different public places in Lucknow. (ANI)

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Superstar Rajinikanth

Rajinikanth To Visit Ayodhya Tomorrow

Superstar Rajinikanth, who attended the special screening of ‘Jailer’ in Lucknow, will visit Ayodhya on Sunday.

“Jee kal program hai. (Yes the programme is tomorrow),” he told ANI on Saturday after being asked about his special plans to visit the birthplace of Lord Ram.

Meanwhile, on Saturday, Rajinikanth hosted the screening of his latest release ‘Jailer’ in Lucknow. UP Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya attended the screening.

‘Thalaiva’ Rajinikanth reached Lucknow for the screening on Friday night.

The actor expressed his excitement about the kind of positive response his film is getting from the audience and its success.

“… It’s God’s blessing that the movie is becoming a hit,” he told ANI.

Earlier, Rajinikanth was in Ranchi, Jharkhand.

He also visited the famous Chhinnamasta Temple in the state on Friday and offered prayers. He spent an hour meditating at ‘Yagoda Ashram’ in Ranchi. This was followed by his meeting with Jharkhand Governor C P Radhakrishnan at the Raj Bhavan.

‘Jailer,’ which was released in theatres on August 10, has grabbed the box office by storm. In India, the film’s eight-day total collection stood at Rs 235.65 crore (as of August 17). The film was released in several languages, including Tamil, Telugu, and Hindi.

Rajinikanth plays a man seeking to avenge the death of his cop son in ‘Jailer’. Mohanlal, Shivarajkumar, and Jackie Shroff are in important cameos. (ANI)

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Shinde Ayodhya Temple

Shinde-Led Shiv Sainiks To Visit Ayodhya Temple Tomorrow

Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde, along with Shiv Sena MPs and MLAs, on Saturday flew down to Uttar Pradesh’s Lucknow, from where they will visit the State’s temple town on Sunday.

The Shiv Sainiks were welcomed by Yogi government ministers at the Lucknow Airport amid fanfare.
“This is not a political visit, I keep visiting Ayodhya but this is the first time I’ve come here as a CM. All party leaders wanted to take blessings from Lord Ram. I want to thank Yogi ji and his ministers who were present here to welcome us,” Shinde told ANI.

The Chief Minister will now take a rest at the Government Guest House in Lucknow, from where he will visit Ayodhya tomorrow and perform ‘aarti’ on the banks of the Saryu river, according to an itinerary circulated among media persons.

“Sadhus have organised programs in Ayodhya and we will participate in them. In the past, Sadhus were killed in Palghar, but now we will protect our Sadhus. A program is organised in Palghar too, I will attend that as well. In BJP and Shivsena govt, law and order will be maintained,” Shinde had earlier in the day told reporters in Mumbai.

The itinerary further stated that CM Shinde on Sunday will depart to Shri Ram Katha Helipad Park, Ayodhya and then will go to the hotel by car.

“CM will depart from the hotel to Ram Mandir by car. He will also visit the ongoing construction site of Ram Mandir,” it added.

The Shiv Sena leaders, onboard the flight, chanted Jai Shree Ram, Jai Shivaji, and Shiv Sena Zindabad slogans before setting off from Mumbai.

This is Shinde’s first visit to Ayodhya after being sworn in as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in June last year.

While addressing the press conference in Mumbai earlier, Shinde said, “We will be going to Ayodhya for Lord Ram’s blessings on April 9 and it’s a matter of belief and sentiments, we will perform Aarti… I still remember that Dharmveer Anand Dhigana had sent silver brick with Karsevark so we have old bonding with Ram Lalla… we will be visiting the temple also.”

“We (Shiv Sena BJP) wanted to go to Ayodhya after getting the Bow and Arrow symbol. We will also meet UP CM Yogi Aditynath. We will perform Aarti at the Sarayu River,” he had added. (ANI)

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Yogi Adityanath

UP To Become Torchbearer Of Industrial Revolution 4.O: Yogi

The investment proposals worth Rs 35 lakh crore received in the Global Investors Summit prove that Uttar Pradesh will emerge as the ‘torchbearer’ of the Industrial Revolution 4.O, said Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday.

While addressing an award ceremony as well as toolkit distribution ceremony under Vishwakarma Shram Samman Yojana in Lucknow, Chief Minister Yogi said, “The focal point of UP’s industrial development are the 96 lakh MSME clusters. The time has come that now we have to open designing and packaging institutes in the state to take MSME (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises) products to a new level.”
He said there is a need to link banks with the Vishwakarma Shram Yojana, so that our artisans can get financial help to expand their business. For this, meetings of artisans associated with Vishwakarma Shram Yojana should be organized with bankers in every district of the state.

Highlighting on ‘One District-One Product’ (ODOP), CM Yogi said, “Today, ODOP is not only promoting the products of every district of the state, but adding them with new design and technology, is also providing global market for them. ODOP has become the back bone of the MSME sector of UP. It has emerged as the foundation of self-reliant India in the whole country.”

He reiterated that ODOP has brought respect to the handicraftsmen of UP at the global level. This is the reason that UP has emerged as the hub of exports today. Before 2017, exports were just Rs 86,000 crores, which have now gone up to Rs 2.5 lakh crore.

The Chief Minister said that it is the strength of ODOP that UP emerged as the biggest investment destination today. “Undoubtedly, the rule of law is our first priority, it is also necessary for the government to work with good intentions, but along with all this, having a cluster of 96 lakh MSMEs is also the strength of UP,” he said.

Yogi noted that MSME itself is going to become the foundation of the industrial development of UP. The Global Investors Summit has decided that UP will lead the fourth industrial revolution.

In Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister said 2.5 to 3 lakh families are associated only with the work of weaving. The government is soon going to announce freight units for weavers’ looms, he said. (ANI)

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Allahabad HC Asks Centre To Ban Cow Slaughter

Allahabad HC Asks Centre To Ban Cow Slaughter

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has sought a decision from the Centre to declare cows as a ‘protected national animal’ and also enact an appropriate law to ban cow slaughter in the country.

“Hope Centre will take a decision to ban cow slaughter, declare cows ‘protected national animal’, Allahabad High Court said.
The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court has expressed hope that the Centre will take an appropriate decision to ban cow slaughter and declare it as a “protected national animal”.

“We live in a secular country and must have respect for all religions. In Hinduism, the belief is that the cow is the representative of divine and natural beneficence. Therefore it should be protected and venerated,” Justice Shamim Ahmad said on February 14, dismissing a plea seeking the quashing of criminal proceedings against a person under the Uttar Pradesh Prevention of Cow Slaughter Act, 1955.

The petitioner, and a resident of Barabanki, Mohammad Abdul Khaliq, had pleaded that the police booked him without any evidence and hence the proceedings pending against him in the court of additional chief judicial magistrate should be quashed. Dismissing the plea, the bench held that from the facts on record, a prima- facie case was made out against the petitioner.

While passing the order, the judge observed, “The cow has also been associated with various deities, notably Lord Shiva (whose steed is Nandi, a bull) Lord Indra (closely associated with Kamadhenu), Lord Krishna (a cowherd in his youth), and goddesses in general.”

The bench also noted that as per the legends, cows emerged from the ocean of milk at the time of Samudramanthan or the great churning of the ocean by the gods and demons and that she was presented to the seven sages, and in the course of time came into the custody of sage, Vasishta.

The judge further said that a cow’s legs symbolise the four Vedas and her milk is four “Purushartha” (or human objectives — “dharma” or righteousness, “artha” or material wealth, “kama” or desire and “moksha” or salvation.

“Her horns symbolise the gods, her face the sun and moon, and her shoulders “Agni” (the god of fire). The cow has also been described in other forms: Nanda, Sunanda, Surabhi, Susheela and Sumana,” Justice Ahmad said.

He said that the origin of the veneration of the cow can be traced to the Vedic period. (ANI)

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All That UP Lacked Before Is Now Available: Shah At Global Investors Summit

All That UP Lacked Before Is Now Available: Shah At Global Investors Summit

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Friday hailed the ‘favourable atmosphere’ in Uttar Pradesh for industries, saying that the state fulfils all the criteria to required to draw investments.

Addressing the three-day UP Global Investors’ Summit, which kicked off at Lucknow on Friday, Shah said that there was a time when the state lacked law-and-order and was synonymous with violence due to a lack of prompt decision-making by the previous governments. However, things changed for the better in the current Yogi Adityanath government, which has excelled in creating a congenial ambience for investment.
“For drawing investment to any state, there is a need to meet five requirements. First, the law and order situation should be good. Second, the state’s infrastructure should be robust. Third, the state government should frame policies that have clarity, especially with regard to industry and finance. Fourth, the state government should be run in a transparent manner. And finally, the state Cabinet should possess quick decision-making ability. There was a time when one would be disappointed looking at the state of affairs in Uttar Pradesh. However, all that the state lacked previously are now available on the ground today,” the Home minister said.

Shah said the Uttar Pradesh government has framed various policies to attract industries. “Law and order has improved by leaps and bounds. Uttar Pradesh is one of the few states to have drawn bulk investments in infrastructure. Various policies have been formulated in favour of industries and there is no lack of clarity anymore on the government’s intent,” Shah said.

“There is not even a single allegation against the Yogi government. There is a favourable ambience for industries and investment in Uttar Pradesh,” the Union Home minister added.

Earlier on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023 in Lucknow.

Highlighting the country’s development strides and investment-friendly environment and, also pointing out that Uttar Pradesh was driving the country’s growth, PM Modi said that India was reforming not out of compulsion but out of conviction.

If India is the bright spot in the world, then Uttar Pradesh is its growth engine, he said.

Addressing the gathering, he said, “Uttar Pradesh’s growth has been noteworthy. People used to say that it was hard to develop UP and the law-and-order situation in the state can never improve. UP was known for scams and no one had any hopes on the state’s revival and reform. But, in just five to six years, UP has created a new identity for itself. Today, Uttar Pradesh is known for good governance, peace, law-and-order, and stability.”

PM Modi said a big change is being seen in the thinking and aspirations of society and the country’s youth today. The aspirations of youth are behind the country’s push for development, he added.

“Today every credible voice in the world believes that India’s economy will continue to grow rapidly. The biggest reason behind this is the increasing self-confidence of Indians,” PM Modi said.

He added that UP has also reaped great benefits from the work that the government has done on social, digital and infrastructure fronts. He said the Centre has abolished dozens of archaic laws and today India is witnessing development at speed and on a large scale.

“Today, India is reforming, not out of compulsion but conviction. More than 40,000 compliances have been removed and many laws have been abolished,” PM Modi said. (ANI)

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High-Level Team Rushes To UP To Manage Dengue in 3 Districts

The Centre on Friday informed that it has decided to depute a high-level team to Uttar Pradesh in collaboration with the state authorities for instituting measures for dengue management in Firozabad, Agra and Etawah districts.

“Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has decided to depute a high-level multi-disciplinary team to Uttar Pradesh to collaborate with the State Health Authorities in instituting public health measures for Dengue management in Firozabad, Agra and Etawah districts,” the ministry informed in a press statement.
As per the statement, the six-member central team to Uttar Pradesh comprises experts from National Centre for Disease Control, National Centre for Vector Borne Diseases Control and Dr RML Hospital, New Delhi.

The team will be headed by Dr VK Chaudhary, Senior RD, Regional Office of Health and Family Welfare, Lucknow.

The team shall work closely with the State Health Departments and take stock of the on-ground situation and recommend necessary public health interventions to manage the increasing cases of Dengue being reported by the State, it stated. (ANI)

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Cow Vaccination Reaches UP

Cow Vaccination Reaches 100% In Seven Districts, 80% In Twenty-Two Districts: UP

Intensifying its efforts to curb the spread of the lumpy virus among animals across the state, the Yogi Adityanth-led government in Uttar Pradesh has completed the vaccination of almost 100 percent of cows in seven districts and more than 80 percent in 22 districts of the state.

As per official reports of the UP government, at 97 percent, the lumpy vaccination rate is the highest in Bareilly. It is important to note that Uttar Pradesh reached the milestone of administering 1 crore vaccine doses to prevent lumpy skin disease in just 40 days. Gujarat, which has administered about 63 lakh vaccines in the previous three months, is ranked second. Uttar Pradesh is the first state in the country to administer lumpy vax to 1 crore cows so far.
The state government has taken several steps to stop the transmission of the lumpy virus, including among others issuing necessary instructions to all the districts in this regard. The Panchayati Raj and Urban Development Department have been directed to coordinate in spraying anti-larval medicine in all villages to stop the spread of the lumpy virus amid the recent heavy rains.

Directions have also been issued that Agra, Meerut, Bareilly, Lucknow, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Prayagraj, and Jhansi districts must distribute Ivermectin Bolus and Iodine Ointment.

Moreover, given excessive rains and possible floods, officials have been asked to provide information about the cows affected and dead because of the lumpy virus to headquarters immediately. Each district has been given a deadline of October 31 to complete the required vaccinations.

Additional Chief Secretary, Livestock, Dr. Rajneesh Dubey informed that as per the instructions of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, 2000 teams were formed in the state to carry out vaccinations and extensive ‘ring’ and ‘belt’ vaccinations were done.

“Cows with lumpy skin disease signs were discovered for the first time in the state during the second week of August. The Animal Husbandry Department immediately stepped up its attention and began extensive monitoring. The government formed Team-9,” he added.

Seven senior nodal officers from Team-9 extensively monitored Bareilly, Moradabad, Meerut, Saharanpur, Agra, and Aligarh divisions. In the state, 1.32 crore doses of the Goat Pox vaccination have been ordered so far.

The vaccination campaign started in western UP, a ring vaccination was launched in the 25 lumpy virus-affected districts of Western Uttar Pradesh.

Later, to contain the spread of disease from Western UP to the central and eastern regions of the state, a 10 km wide and 320 km long belt from Pilibhit to Etawah district was created. Under the area of the belt, 100% vaccination of all the cattle was done.

The second belt was created from district Etawah to Auraiya which was about 155 km long. 100% vaccination of all the cattle was ensured in this area. In addition, the Goat Pox vaccination of cows is being done at a fast pace in the entire state by conducting ring vaccination within a radius of 10 km around all the municipalities and municipal corporations.

The Government ensured that all the cows in shelters and ‘gaushalas’ across the state were vaccinated against the virus. Priority was also given to the vaccination of all the cattle at the inter-state and intra-state borders.

In 31 districts of Western UP, 98 dedicated cow shelter sites were opened in which infected cows were protected separately. The lumpy virus has so far infected 76713 cows in the state, of which 56054 (73%) have recovered while the rest are undergoing treatment and their health is showing steady improvement. (ANI)

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Mulayam's Health Deteriorates

Mulayam’s Health Deteriorates, Shifted To ICU

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Mulayam Singh Yadav’s health deteriorated on Sunday and he was shifted to the Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at Medanta hospital in Gurugram.

The 82-year-old SP leader was admitted for several days but on Sunday he has been shifted to the ICU after his condition deteriorated.
Meanwhile, Akhilesh Yadav left for Delhi from Lucknow as soon as he received the news of his father’s health.

Mulayam Singh referred to as Netaji- founded the Samajwadi Party. He currently represents the Mainpuri constituency in the Lok Sabha.

Earlier, the Samajwadi Party patriarch’s wife, Sadhna Gupta, passed away in July this year.

She was undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Gurugram for a lung infection.

Sadhana Gupta was Mulayam Singh Yadav’s second wife. His first wife, Malati Devi, passed away in 2003. Maalti Devi was the mother of Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI)

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