With temperatures dipping and a cold wave intensifying across Uttar Pradesh, the Met department has forecast extreme weather conditions in the coming days.Lucknow, Agra, Bareilly, Kanpur, Varanasi and Allahabad district authorities have ordered schools upto Class 12 to remain shut until Monday.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has banned people from clicking selfies on the road leading up to his official residence in Lucknow's Kalidas Marg. A sign put up by the state's police at the beginning of the road warning against selfies has however been removed after much criticism and mirth on social media.
The son of a former BJP legislator was shot dead on Saturday night at Kasmanda House in Lucknow, barely 300 metres from the Uttar Pradesh Legislature building and the state BJP office, a senior police official said.
After the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Tourism Department will now celebrate Holi in Barsana, the birth place of Lord Krishna's consort Radha, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Saturday.
The ruling BJP forged ahead of its rivals, leading in most mayoral seats in Uttar Pradesh where the civic bodies polls were held in three phases. The civic polls are being seen as the first big test for Yogi Adityanath government's performance in the past seven months.
Lucknow voters today cast ballots to elect their first woman mayor in the ongoing civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh which already has the distinction of giving the country its first woman governor and chief minister.
On Monday evening, Soham Mukherjee, one of the brightest in his batch at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM) Lucknow, spent hours with his classmates before turning in. Two days later, his friends broke into his hostel room to find him hanging from a fan.
A 25-year-old student of the Indian Institute of Management-Lucknow (IIML) allegedly committed suicide on Wednesday by hanging himself from the ceiling fan of his hostel room in the campus in Madiyaon area, police said.
In yet another fiasco, a passenger fell off her wheelchair while being assisted by an employee of IndiGo at Lucknow airport late on Sunday night. The airline has, however, apologised to a passenger in a statement.