In a crackdown on eve-teasers, six youths have been arrested in Shamli district by the anti-Romeo squads of the police who held them for harassing girls.
Uttar Pradesh first phase polling as it happened: Polling closes in western UP, around 63% voter turnout recorded
There appears no clear front-runner among the three major contestants - BJP, SP-Congress and BSP - in the 73 seats going to polls in the first phase of elections in UP
As you watch the polling exercise unfold through the day at these politically sensitive areas, be sure to watch out for these political heavyweights across party lines.
Akhilesh Yadav may not have aligned with Ajit Singh in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election, but having the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) on the ground is proving to be effective for the Samajwadi Party chief and incumbent chief minister.
The Uttar Pradesh assembly poll process kicked off with the Election Commission issuing notification for the first phase of voting on 11 February.
Parminder alias Penda was travelling in an SUV when his vehicle was intercepted by police at a check post in Kairana in Shamli district
Tension prevailed on Tuesday in Akberpur Suneti village in Shamli district after a 50-year-old kin of gangrape victim was gunned down at his residence.
The National Human Rights Commission (NHRC) should apologise and withdraw its report on Kairana that is based on communally charged assumptions, activists have said.
A Delhi-based NGO has claimed that these internal refugees in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts are battling "poor health and sanitation"
A 14-year-old girl was allegedly abducted and gangraped by three youths in Khedikurmu village in Shamli district, police said on Sunday.
The state government had recently ordered a probe into Kairana migration and it had found that 188 of 346 families on the list had left over five years ago.
A war of words broke out Monday over alleged migration of Hindus from Kairana in Uttar Pradesh with BJP saying it is not good for democracy and that a party team will be sent to probe the "sensitive" issue, prompting Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to accuse the saffron leaders of resorting to lies.
BJP on Wednesday accused Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh of doing a "cover up" of Shamli incident in which a young boy was shot dead.
Another person was arrested on Wednesday in connection with the death of an eight-year-old boy in Shamli district during celebratory firing by SP workers even as 200 unidentified persons were booked in the case.
The Centre on Monday demanded an independent probe into the attack on journalists in Shamli district in Uttar Pradesh, calling it condemnable.
BJP on Monday alleged that Samajwadi Party workers attacked mediapersons who had gone to cover the death of a boy in celebratory firing in Shamli district.
An eight-year-old boy was killed in a celebratory firing by Samajwadi Party workers at Kairana town in Shamli district, triggering protests by locals.
MHA has reportedly told the Shamli district administration in UP to repeal an NSA case against a right-wing activist accused of beating up a Muslim man.
As if criminals and habitual law-breakers were not trouble enough, the police in Uttar Pradesh have a new, potentially more dangerous one: social media mischief-makers. The latter have found the new media an easy way to stoke communal violence anywhere in the state through objectionable messages in their posts.
More than 180 families, which were displaced in last year's riots, have refused to return to their villages in neighbouring Shamli district.