E-way to crater-way: Where accidents await you

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Immediately after gliding down the Agra-Lucknow E-way in high speed, one gets a rude welcome in the city with huge craters that threaten to damage cars and disbalance bikes. The condition is so bad that regular accidents take place on the 2km stretch. In a reality check, TOI finds what horrors Anyone entering Lucknow via the Agra Expressway will be in for a very rude shock. After a smooth drive on the wide expressway, one is forced to brake abruptly as the road right after the expressway is full of…

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Truck runs over biker near Amausi, driver held

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LUCKNOW: A 35-year old man was killed when his bike skidded in a pothole and he fell on the road and was run over by a speeding truck near Amausi airport in Sarojininagar police station area on Sunday afternoon. The deceased, identified as Dev Mangal Shahi, was a worker in NCC Limited company which is involved in terminal construction near Amausi airport. The accident occurred at around 1.30 pm when Dev was going to Chillava market near Amausi airport. Dev’s bike slipped as he drove over a pothole and fell…

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Construction on SP, Akhilesh’s properties stayed

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LUCKNOW: The Lucknow bench of Allahabad high court on Saturday stayed all construction on the four properties owned by Samajwadi Party, Janeshwar Mishra Trust and formerUP CM Akhilesh Yadav’s family, on the high security Vikramaditya Marg in Hazratganj. The stay covers the plot on a heritage hotel was proposed. The court directed the authorities to photograph the construction sites on these plots within 24 hours and furnish report on next hearing. It further issued notices to SP, Akhilesh Yadav, Dimple Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Janeshwar Mishra Trust seeking their…

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UP plans to conserve places at Atal’s village

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AGRA: Following chief minister Yogi Aditynath’s announcement that the UP government will start conserving the places associated with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee, who passed away on Thursday, the local administration and land revenue teams have come into action and are making rounds to Bateshwar village. SDM Arun Kumar Yadav went to see the paternal house of Vajpayee where he spent his childhood for few years. He visited Vajpayee’s relatives houses and interacted with them. After this, Yadav ordered the revenue team to prepare a conservation plan and directed…

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Ahead of Bakrid, goat market ground waterlogged

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LUCKNOW: Even though Eidul-Azha or Bakrid is just three days away, the Bakra Mandi ground in Chowk is still not ready for goat traders to set shops and is heavily waterlogged. Traders said they there is hardly any place to tie their goats. When TOI visited the ground on Gomti banks on Saturday it found waterlogging at several spots. Traders were standing by the side of the road leading to the ground. Locals who live nearby said that in last 10 days, the river overflowed four times due to heavy…

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74-year-old ends life, blames sister-in-law

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LUCKNOW: A 74-year-old man committed suicide by hanging himself inside the premises of the Shaheed Smarak Park, on Saturday, after writing on his vest that he had reportedly taken the extreme step because of his sister-inlaw. As per police reports, the deceased was identified as Shiv Kumar, a resident of Qaiserbagh area, and was a retired employee of a printing press. The deceased’s body was discovered by a security guard of the park at around 12pm when he saw that the gate leading up to the one of the minarets…

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Harassed, assaulted, UP girl kills self

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MEERUT: Friday morning. She was rushed to a primary health centre (PHC) from where she was referred to the district hospital. Doctors at the facility said the minor has suffered 70% burn injuries and her condition continues to be critical. The girl was often harassed by the youths on her way to tuition classes. According to police, she was surrounded by the accused on Thursday evening, who also threatened her with dire consequences if she refused to talk to them over phone at night. They had also allegedly given her…

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We expect a ‘fair price’ from govt: Jewar farmers

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JEWAR: There’s no storm blowing around Bhagwan Singh. Spread out on a charpoy in his spacious two-storey house, Singh’s manner mirrors the somnolence of this August afternoon. He is in no rush; not to talk, not to go anywhere. And certainly not to sell his land. Singh is headman of Rohi, the village that virtually holds the veto on land acquisition for the UP government’s prestige project — Jewar international airport. More than a third (481hectares) of the 1,263 hectares the UP government has to immediately acquire in the first…

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