#Uttar Pradesh

Dadi Chandro Tomar started her sharpshooting career when she was 67. (Photo credit: Twitter/ @realshooterdadi)

  • Dadi Chandro Tomar, 89, popularly known as Shooter Dadi was one of world's oldest sharpshooters
  • She was from Johri village in Bagpat, Uttar Pradesh and was a popular feminist icon
  • Tomar started her career in her 60s and won more than 25 state and national championships

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
A cavalcade moves towards Banda Jail to transport gangster-turned politician Mukhtar Ansari from Punjab to Uttar Pradesh jail, in Rupnagar district. (Photo Credit: PTI)

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and dreaded mafia don Mukhtar Ansari have been at loggerheads since 2005, when a communal riot broke out in Mau district in the Eastern corner of UP

.Uttar Pradesh, India
UP Minister Anand Swarup Shukla talks on Burqa (Photo Credits: Unsplash)

  • Uttar Pradesh Minister Anand Swarup Shukla called burqa an evil tradition
  • He said Muslim women will be freed from 'burqa' like they were from triple talaq
  • "There are many Muslim countries where 'burqa' is banned," he said

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Akhilesh Yadav was the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh from 2012 to 2017. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • Last month, Akhilesh called Yogi Adityanath “an outsider” with little knowledge about Uttar Pradesh
  • He also criticised the chief minister for taking credit for the works undertaken under the Samajwadi Party government
  • Akhilesh has also announced to start a cycle yatra from Rampur to Lucknow, covering a distance of 350 km in nine days

(Photo Credit: Representational Image/Pixabay)

Posts surfacing on social media about Vishnu Tiwari, who has been found 'not guilty' by Allahabad Court after serving 20 years in Jail for false rape case. Did anyone know what is update in the case?

.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Union Minister and President of Republican Party of India Ramdas Athawale addresses a press conference in Lucknow. (PTI Photo)

  • "If the BJP leaves 8-10 seats, the RPI can be used to give a jolt to the BSP," Ramdas Athawale said
  • He said talks will be held with Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over an alliance in the state
  • If not given seats by the BJP, the RPI would field its candidates on some seats and support the saffron party on others

.Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
A video of a man spitting on 'Naans' before putting them in a tandoor went viral on the Internet a few days back. (Photo Credit: Twitter Screengrab/@anamikamber)

  • The caption with the video claimed that the incident took place in Hyderabad's Nampally
  • The incident is true but the place where it is claimed to happen is not
  • The man responsible for the act has been arrested by Meerut Police

.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in a meeting of BJP national office bearers, asked about the well-being of the Kashi MP from UP BJP chief. (PTI File Photo)

  • The meeting of BJP national office bearers was held on February 21
  • The comment by PM Modi also "took the state BJP chief by surprise," a senior party leader said
  • PM Modi is Varanasi MP, and this is his second term

.Fatehpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
At Fatehpur district jail, 11 prison teachers have been appointed to teach a minimum of 250 prisoners. (Photo Credit: Unsplash/Representative)

  • Fatehpur district jail has a total of 1,400 undertrial prisoners, out of which 250 illiterate prisoners have been shortlisted
  • The classes will be held from 12 noon to 2 pm every day, the district jail superintendent said
  • The verandah of the jail's barrack has been converted into a classroom

.Baghpat, Uttar Pradesh, India
The two groups of chaat sellers fought with each other with sticks and iron rods. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@baghpatpolice)

  • Video footage of a fight between two groups of 'chaat' sellers in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat district went viral on social media
  • The fight broke out because of an issue of getting customers to their respective stalls
  • 12 people were injured in the incident and eight were arrested