Uttar Pradesh

 The Muzaffarnagar police on Wednesday claimed to have busted an international drug trafficking racket with the arrest of three men from Budhana town here.

One person was arrested after police raided a house here and seized illegally stored explosive material used in making firecrackers, officials said on Saturday.

Four private companies were on Friday allotted 50,000 square metres land near the upcoming Jewar airport, in a move expected to bring investments worth Rs 178.21 crore along with 2,480 jobs in the region, officials said.

The country’s ‘largest’ start-up incubation centre will come up on around 2.5 lakh square feet land in Uttar Pradesh’s capital Lucknow.

The COVID-19 death toll in Uttar Pradesh rose to 3,762 on Friday with 71 more fatalities, while 6,193 fresh cases pushed the state's infection tally to over 2.53 lakh, officials said.

In an ongoing campaign to take down illegal properties of gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari, the Mau district administration on Saturday pulled down the boundary wall of a godown constructed on village panchayat land here.

Sixty-two more people died of COVID-19 in Uttar Pradesh pushing the death toll to 3,356, while 5,684 new cases took the state's infection tally to 2,19,457, according to an official statement issued here on Saturday.

A Class 7 student was allegedly raped by a manager of her school, who also made a video of her and threatened to post it on social media if she reported the matter to anyone, police said here on Wednesday.