Uttar Pradesh, as is known to all, is a state that is still craving for development and has not made it to the list of developed states of India. Despite it being an agricultural state, the news of farmers dying due to the burden of loan or poverty has always made it to the headlines of the national newspapers.

An FIR has been lodged on a complaint by Union Minister Smriti Irani's aide that her picture was used by a developer without her consent in an advertisement, police said on Wednesday.

Five people were killed and one injured in a collision between a jeep and a truck on the Gauriganj road here, police said on Tuesday.

Two persons were killed and five others injured when their car dashed into a roadside tree in neighbouring Mahoba district, police said.

Four juveniles were apprehended in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district for allegedly attempting to sodomise a 12-year-old boy, police said on Tuesday.

More than 10,000 bags of branded products were seized from the premises in the raid conducted on Tuesday, Senior Superintendent of Police Abhishek Yadav said.

Senior Superintendent of Police Sunil Kumar Singh, who along with other officials rushed to the spot, said Kumar was on the way home along with family and relatives when the accident took place.

The Supreme Court on Monday allowed Muslim parties, including UP Sunni Wakf Board, to file their written note in the decades-old Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute case, in which they have submitted that the verdict will have "consequences" for the future polity of the country.