Uttar Pradesh

Indian boy commits suicide over 10 cents

Uttar PradeshNew Delhi - An Indian boy, afraid of being scolded by his impoverished family for stealing five rupees (10 cents), committed suicide at his home in India's northern state of Uttar Pradesh, media reports said Sunday. Twelve-year-old Zahir, a resident of state capital Lucknow had demanded the money from his elder sister for eating out on Saturday, the CNN-IBN network reported. After she refused, Zahir allegedly stole the money from the house.

When his sister came to know about it, she threatened that she would tell their parents. Afraid of being scolded, the boy committed suicide by hanging himself on the terrace of the house, the report said.

Mayawati says a ‘dalit’s daughter’ should be made next PM

Mayawati says a ‘dalit’s daughter’ should be made next PMRamaipur, Apr 25: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Saturday said a `dalit's daughter' should be made the Prime Minister of the country.

Mayawati further said a dalit Prime Minister would ensure the upliftment of the backward and minority communities in the country.

"If you make a dalit''s daughter the Prime Minister, then UP will be famous in the entire world. If the BSP comes to power at the Centre, UP will occupy a special place," Mayawati said at an election rally here.

Congress slams Mayawati for misusing Central funds

MayawatiLucknow, Apr 25 : Uttar Pradesh Congress unit chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Saturday slammed state Chief Minister Mayawati for not utilizing Central Government funds allotted for the development of the state properly.

“Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh Government has misused the money allotted by the Central Government for the development of the State. The millions of rupees handed over to the state under the Jawaharlal Nehru City Development scheme were used to build statues. If Mayawati comes to power, she will turn around the look of the city,” Joshi said during a roadshow here.

Judgment in second Nithari case to be delivered today

Judgment in second Nithari case to be delivered todayGhaziabad, Apr 25 : The judgment in second Nithari rape and murder case of 8-year-old Aarti will be delivered by a special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Judge here today.

Aarti was the last known victim in the Nithari killings, having disappeared just about two months before the case was busted.

In the previous judgment in the Nithari killings, the special CBI court on February 12 awarded the death sentence to Moninder Singh Pandher and Surinder Koli for their respective roles in the Rampa Haldar murder case.

Seven Prime Ministers originated from here, today only megalomaniacs

Seven Prime Ministers originated from here, today only megalomaniacsAllahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Apr. 25 : Standing at the Anand Bhavan, the ancestral home of the Nehrus, one can''t help but feel a sense of nostalgia. Of an era gone by, an era when principled leaders set the agenda for freedom from colonial rule, an era when leaders were educated and had a vision.

RJD-LJP alliance will be uprooted from Bihar: Nitish Kumar

RJD-LJP alliance will be uprooted from Bihar: Nitish KumarPatna, Apr 24: Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal- United leader Nitish Kumar on Friday said the RJD-LJP alliance would be uprooted from Bihar after general elections.

“The RJD-LJP alliance would face a rout in the state in the general elections. There is a strong anti-Lalu and anti-Paswan wave blowing across Bihar, as people want to see a change in governance at the Centre. It is now clear that the LJP-RJD combine will be uprooted from Bihar after general elections,” Nitish Kumar told reporters here.