If all goes according to plan, Meerut would soon be less than an hour

LUCKNOW: A day after Tuesday's violent protests by farmers in Agra, tension prevailed across trouble-hit areas in the western part of the state, which remained under heavy security deployment all through Wednesday.

Mayawati government

Pranab Mukherjee

NEW DELHI: In deference to the near unanimity among political parties against forcible land acquisition, the Centre on Tuesday assured the Lok Sabha that the interest of farmers would be protected and a comprehensive legislation formulated.

Responding to the 55-minute discussion on the issue of the farmers' agitation at Aligarh and Meerut in Uttar Pradesh, which was taken u

LUCKNOW: In a fresh impetus to bettering urban infrastructure in major cities of the state, the government of India has named Lucknow, Varanasi, Agra, Kanpur, Meerut, Allahabad and Mathura as mission cities under the urban infrastructure and governance (UIG) scheme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM).

LUCKNOW: In a significant development, the UP Pollution Control Board (UPPCB), on Monday, ordered 25 agro-waste based paper industries in the state to stop the process of chemical pulping, a move that could lead to closure of these units.

LUCKNOW: Vaccination drive for Japanese Encephalitis (JE)

Union Minister of State, Rural Development, Pradeep Jain has written to his UP counterpart to highlight that not a single woman was issued a job card between January 2009 and December 2009 in six districts in the state namely Meerut, Agra, Aligarh, Rampur, Bijnore and Baghpat.

He said this had been discovered during a review of NREGS across the country on March 18.

Feasibility Study For System, DPRs For 2 Lines Ordered

Over 1,500 farmers from 16 villages took part in a panchayat held outside the Greater Noida Authority office on Sunday to decide the future course of action in their protest against the state government