Uttar Pradesh

State in northern India

Uttar Pradesh is a state in northern India. With over 200 million inhabitants, it is the most populated state in India as well as the most populous country subdivision in the world. It was established in 1950 after India had become a republic. It was a successor to the United Provinces (UP) during the period of the Dominion of India (1947–1950), which in turn was a successor to the United Provinces (UP) established in 1935, and eventually of the United Provinces of Agra and Oudh established in 1902 during the British Raj. The state is divided into 18 divisions and 75 districts, with the state capital being Lucknow, and Allahabad (Prayagraj) serving as the judicial capital. On 9 November 2000, a new state, Uttaranchal, was created from Uttar Pradesh's western Himalayan hill region. The two major rivers of the state, the Ganges and its tributary Yamuna, meet at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad, a Hindu pilgrimage site. Other notable rivers are Gomti and Saryu. The forest cover in the state is 6.1 per cent of the state's geographical area. The cultivable area is 82 per cent of total geographical area and net area sown is 68.5 per cent of cultivable area.

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Khalistani leader Amritpal Singh recently released a recorded video of himself as the Punjab police continue their crackdown against him.
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The Shamli-Gorakhpur Economic Corridor will be the third largest green field expressway in UP. This 700-kilometer-long expressway is proposed to start from near..
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The highest number of convicts (total 67), who were awarded death penalty, were lodged in Uttar Pradesh.
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A seven-member special task force (STF) from Haryana's Sonipat on a quiet mission to nab a murder accused at a village in Uttar Pradesh's Shamli district was..
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Fugitive Khalistan activist Amritpal Singh, who was apparently in hiding in Uttar Pradesh, has now escaped to Nepal, according to media reports in the..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 3 days ago

Vivek Verma, the son of Parsa village resident Krishna Verma, went missing Thursday night, according to a police superintendent.
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Uttar Pradesh Police on Sunday came to the Sabarmati central jail in Ahmedabad on Sunday and took gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed to Prayagraj amid tight..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

Ahmed is the main accused in the Umesh Pal murder case. Umesh Pal, the prime witness in the 2005 murder of BSP MLA Raju Pal, and his two security personnel were..
Credit: IndiaTimes - Published 5 days ago

According to the police, neighbours of the woman are also involved in the case. Six people have been arrested so far in the case.
Credit: DNA - Published 6 days ago

The Gorakhpur Link Expressway will go from Jaitpur in Gorakhpur to Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh and is 91.35 kilometres in length.
Credit: DNA - Published 1 week ago

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