Meerut is worst affected with around 200 cases reported so far, followed by Lucknow with 173 cases and Ghaziabad with 128 cases.

Meanwhile, in between continuous drives running in the city to find and destroy dengue larvae, four new patients of dengue also have been registered, taking the total number to 37, and one death so

“India is responsible for 20 per cent of all pneumonia deaths, which is nearly 3.5 lakh.

It has also referred to UP government's affidavit and contended that only two of the 35 distilleries had requisite license while the others were manufacturing ethanol illegally.

The project will be implemented by Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC), which will be reconstituted into a 50:50 jointly owned company of the central and Uttar Pradesh governments.

The court also asked the chief secretary why criminal action should not be recommended against officials responsible for the situation to reach such a state.

The report for revenue sector indicated illegal mining in the state while doing scrutiny of files and registers of 13 district mining officers for the period between May 2013 to February 2014.

The PIL had alleged that polluting industrial units, factories using chemicals and brick kilns were destroying the ground water quality in Loni, Pilkhuwa and Moradnagar blocks of Ghaziabad.

UP Food Safety sends more for tests; no charges pressed yet.

Following the steady rise in the number of swine flu cases, which crossed the 100 mark in the state on Sunday, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav ordered free treatment for such patients.