To take Mayawati's government head-on on farmers issue, state Congress would organise a massive Kisan Maha Panchayat in or near Bhatta-Parsaul in Greater Noida under the leadership of party general secretary Rahul Gandhi before June 25.

''UP Congress would hold chaupals at all the villages which are affected due to land acquisition from June 13 and these people would be asked to join the maha-p

The quality of river water is an area of concern in Uttar Pradesh, if the State of Environment report, 2010 is to be believed. The report, released on Sunday by directorate of environment, UP, reveals that between 2004 and 2008, water quality indicators in many cases are negative.

In Greater Noida, farmers resist fiercely attempts to take over their land for the Yamuna expressway and a hi-tech city.

Protests over land acquisition today spread to Agra, Mathura and Aligarh as farmers clashed with police and torched vehicles, while the toll rose to four in violence-hit Greater Noida.

The UP government announced rewards up to Rs 50,000 for information regarding the whereabouts of some farmers' leaders who allegedly instigated the violence.

"Four policemen were injured when farmers turned vi

New Delhi: By the time Yamuna reaches Vrindavan-Mathura-Gokul, it is essentially a stream of sludge. A holy dip could leave you sick. A group of s a d h u s from the Mathura-Vrindavan area along with farmers with plots on the river-course started on a march from Allahabad in March and, 45 days later, arrived in Delhi.

LUCKNOW: With more than 70 out of 802 blocks in the state labelled as over-exploited, the ground water situation is alarming.

Villagers Living In Fear
Anindo Dey & Neha Lalchandani | TNN

Jaipur/New Delhi: The strayed tiger spotted near Mathura on Monday continued to elude forest officials for the second day. On Tuesday, the animal, identified as a young sub-adult male, was spotted about two to three times at different spots near Beri village, about 8-9km away from the national highway.

A four-member team of the forest department from Jaipur has left for the Uttar Pradesh-Rajasthan border to rescue a tiger which has strayed in a village between Mathura and Agra in UP. The expert team was sent following reports of attack by the tiger.
On Monday a tiger had crossed the state border and strayed into the neighbouring Fara village in UP.

Jaipur: Five months after a tiger from Ranthambore National Park strayed towards Dholpur, the animal was spotted at Farah village in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh, where it reportedly attacked seven villagers on Monday.
As last reports came in, the tiger was said to be surrounded by angry villagers in the middle of a field.

LUCKNOW: Zero rains in Uttaranchal hills on Sunday helped to stabilise the rising water levels of Gang Naher and Kosi rivers which have wreaked havoc in west UP, much to the relief of lakhs of people affected by flood. However, the unrelenting Yamuna continued to swell on Sunday.