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 dreaded “silent killer” —- encephalitis —- has once again struck Uttar Pradesh in a hard way with the state recording a 26.5 per cent rise in the cases so far compared to last year.

Even as the fog receded in most parts of Uttar Pradesh Monday, 26 people have died in the last 24 hours because of the extreme cold, officials said.

The death toll due to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in eastern Uttar Pradesh has now reached 154 with three children succumbing to the killer virus on Wednesday night.

The three children died at the BRD Medical College in Gorakhpur where they had been admitted for treatment. A total of 663 encephalitis patients were admitted to different government hospitals of Gorakhpur and Basti districts in 2012 of which 154 died, said additional director, health, of Gorakhpur division, Diwakar Prasad.

Criticised for not doing enough to tackle the spread of Japanese Encephalitis (JE) and Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in parts of eastern Uttar Pradesh, where hundreds of children die or are dis

Widespread rain across the state in the past few days, particularly in the last 48 hours, has come as a boon for paddy farmers, especially in the eastern Uttar Pradesh districts of Gorakhpur, Basti and Azamgarh which were facing a drought-like situation because of deficit of rainfall until last week.

Pioneer News Service | Lucknow

Amidst the inconsistency about the rain fall the state government is contemplating to declare few districts as the drought affected due to short fall of the rain than the normal one.The datas related with rain fall of the various districts are being collected and studied which may follow the official announcement in this regard shortly.

The state government had

Lucknow: The Centre-state spat over the quality of Japanese encephalitis vaccine may cost 3.7 crore eastern UP kids dear. On Monday, UP government called off the vaccination drive at the eleventh hour after the state health machinery developed cold feet over dubious quality of vaccine vial sent by the Centre.

The interests of both the State and the Maoists are served by reducing the complex and many-layered tragedy unfolding in the forests of Dantewada to a battle between Good and Evil. For the Maoists, the people are subordinate to the revolution; for the government, the people are a minor expendable detail in the mineral-rich territory they live in.

The work of road construction at the National Highway, NH 28, near the Sitrampurmajha village in Basti district has been stopped to allow a stray tiger to move into Sohelwa forest via the Gonda reserve forest. The tiger had strayed from Ghazipur and had moved into Basti district and has been keeping the Forest department officials on their toes.