Uttar Pradesh

A 42-year-old journalist working with a Hindi news channel was shot dead at Khetna village in Fefna area of Ballia district on Monday evening.

Even as a record high in the number of new Covid-19 cases were reported in the past 24 hours (5,156), a record number of recovery (5,620) in the last one day brought down the active cases below 50,000 for the first time.

 A woman was allegedly raped by two people, including a village development officer, in Bhadohi's Survaya area, police said on Tuesday.

A bright teenager from Uttar Pradesh going to meet her relatives before returning to the United States for her studies died in a road accident in Bulandshahr.

Very heavy rainfall occurred at isolated places in western Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday, while some locations in the eastern part of the state received heavy showers, the MeT department said.

With nearly 30,000 new coronavirus cases and over 330 deaths linked to the virus recorded in the past seven days, the week ending Sunday saw the highest jump in Covid infection and fatalities in Uttar Pradesh.

Lucknow recorded the highest new cases of Covid as well as deaths linked to the disease.  The state has till now had a total of 1,18,038 cases for Covid-19 and 2,028 deaths.

 The Samajwadi Party on Friday sought an apology from Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath over his remark that he would not attend the inauguration of the mosque to be built in Ayodhya, replacing the demolished Babri Masjid.