The Amethi district authorities have asked Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi to re-schedule his proposed visit to his Lok Sabha constituency on law-and-order grounds, drawing flak from the opposition party. Gandhi is scheduled to visit Amethi from October 4-6.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday ordered a judicial inquiry into the violence on the campus of the Banaras Hindu University. Addressing mediapersons after a meeting of the state cabinet chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, UP government spokesperson and cabinet minister Srikant Sharma however, did not elaborate on whether the probe would be conducted by a retired or sitting judge.
The Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday extended the deadline for all madrassas of the state to register themselves on the state government's website by 15 days.
The last date for registration is September 30, minority welfare minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary told PTI. He said there were some technical bottlenecks, which have been removed.
Weeks after 105 children died at the state-run Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur, seven more deaths were reported from the same hospital on Tuesday. These deaths occurred within 48 hours due to encephalitis.
An FIR has been registered against nine persons, including the former principal of Gorakhpur-based BRD Medical College, in connection with the deaths of over 60 children there due to alleged lack of oxygen supply, police said on Thursday. The proprietors of M/s Pushpa Sales, the company responsible for the supply of liquid oxygen, have also been named in the FIR.
Besides, the state government has transferred additional chief secretary (medical education) Anita Bhatnagar Jain in connection with the tragedy, an official spokesperson said.