LUCKNOW: Exponential industrial growth and proximity to New Delhi appear to be two major reasons for Gautam Budh Nagar and Ghaziabad emerging as UP's two most sought-after districts.

According to the provisional population totals of Uttar Pradesh released by the Directorate of Census Operations in UP on Tuesday, both the districts have shown the largest percentage decadal growth in population t

It is Allahabad -superstar Amitabh Bachchan's hometown -and not Lucknow which is the most populous district in Uttar Pradesh.

A budget of Rs 21,000 crore has been approved by the three boards of Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway Industrial Development authorities at a board meeting held here yesterday.

Mohinder Singh, chairman of three authorities briefing mediamen after the meeting, said, "Rs 4,955 crore has been approved for Noida, Rs 5,780 crore for Greater Noida and Rs 11,055

crore for the Yamuna Expre

Want Demands Met In 3 Days
Lucknow: The agitating farmers at Bhatta Parsol village in Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) on Sunday released the two government officials they had taken hostage on Saturday.

Mandakini Gahlot

A red official-looking pass, folded neatly four times over, and tucked away in his threadbare wallet, is one of Rambir Singh

Sundesh, a CSR initiative from Dabur India, has been giving a leg-up to two UP districts.

LUCKNOW: The state government is all set to launch e-district scheme in all over the state to promote e-governance in every sphere of life and activity of the people.

Greater Noida: Illegal tannery units are polluting water in the Surajpur Industrial Area of Greater Noida.

The tannery shops are violating all laws while removing the skin of dead animals. After peeling off the skin, the carcasses of animals are dumped in ditches or sprinkled with acid and buried. This is polluting the ground water in the area.

Thousands of farmers gheraoed the G.B. Nagar Collectorate in Greater Noida where, among others, president of Bharatiya Kisan Union, Chaudhary Mohinder Singh Tikait addressed them on Monday.

The farmers said they would not part with their land till a new law was enacted. Their demands included repeal of 1984-land acquisition act. Landless labourers should also be given 120 sq mt plots each.