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A 45-year-old lawyer was shot dead in broad day light near Manmohan Park in Allahbad by two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants when he was on his way to the collectorate.

Lawyers in Allahabad allegedly set fire to a bus near the District Magistrate's office. They were protesting the killing of an advocate, Rajesh Srivastava, who was allegedly shot dead in Colonelganj's Manmohan Park area on this morning. 

Reports say, two men on a motorcycle started following Mr Srivastava this morning when he was on his way to work. On the way, near Manmohan Park, the men shot at Mr Srivastava, who died on the spot.

Soonafter lawyers started protesting the death of their colleague. A large contingent of police force has been sent to the spot.

Angered over the killing of a Dalit student of Allahabad University, students on Monday went on a rampage, setting fire to a bus.

The angry students also laid siege to the house of District Magistrate Suhas L.Y., police said. 

Brutally assaulted by four men, Dalit student Dilip Saroj died on Sunday night after slipping into a coma. He was attacked outside a restaurant in Colonelganj on Friday night. 

A waiter at the restaurant, Munna Singh Chauhan, has been arrested and two policemen have been suspended. 

Angry varsity students aligned to the Samajwadi Yuvjan Sabha (SYS) and the All India Students Association (AISA) took out a protest march on Monday and raised anti-government and anti-police slogans.

Demanding immediate arrest of the culprits, the students also sought adequate compensation for the deceased student`s family. 

Saroj was a LLB 2nd year student and hailed from Pratapgarh. A video of the killing has gone viral, leaving the police red-faced. 

No one in the Uttar Pradesh government has reacted to the gruesome killing which incensed the opposition parties.

Efforts to speak to Health Minister Siddhartha Nath Singh, a legislator from Allahabad and spokesman for the Uttar Pradesh government, went in vain as he did not take calls.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has slammed Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for the killing of the Dalit student. 

In a statement, she said the atmosphere in the country and the state had become "vicious and violent" due to the politics pursued by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

 

The Allahabad Nagar Nigam on Monday sealed two slaughter houses in city just a day after newly sworn-in chief minister Yogi Aditya Nath took the charge of the state.

It was not yet cleared that is it Chief Minister Yogi effect or it was a prerogative action of the civic authorities. 

Yogi Adityanath,has been advocating for the closure of illegal slaughter houses running in the state.

The new chief minister had vowed during poll rallies to shut down slaughter houses across the state if they had voted to power. Adityanath is also the founder of the organisation Hindu Yuva Vahini that has been leading drives against cow slaughter and ‘love jihad’.

A boat sinks in the Ganga river in Meja sub-division of this district today evening and four people are feared to have drowned, officials said.

The incident occurred around 7 pm near the Tela ghat when the boat was going from Handia to Meja, Circle Officer, Meja, Umesh Sharma said.

There were 16 people on the boat, of which 12 swam to safety while four, all men, are feared drown, he said.

The officer said of those missing, three were residents of Meja and one of Handia.

Search and rescue operations have begun and divers pressed into service. However, darkness is proving to be a hindrance, he said.

Apart from the 16 individuals, the boat was also carrying six to seven motorcycles and four to five cycles, the official said. 

Modi attacked SP govt of practising casteism, communalism at Allahabad rally.

With an eye on the 2017 Uttar pradesh election, Prime Minister Modi on Monday addressed his first rally in Allahabad.

In the rally he asked the voters to choose their development agenda over politics of corruption.

In this rally PM Narendera Modi attacked on ruling Samajwadi and the government sitting in the Opposition Bahujan Samaj party.

He accused both the parties and call them parties of ‘jugalbandi’ and of indulging in corruption when they are alternatively in power.

However, addressing a public meeting after the two-day National Executive session of the BJP,Modi addressed the huge crowd at the BJP’s Parivartan rally.

In the rally  Modi didn’ t spare the Congress either,he made a veiled attack on the Congress referring to corruption in purchase of helicopter, aircraft, guns and cooking gas subsidy.

However, his firepower was against the Samajwadi Party government of “goonda raj” or lawlessness.

He also accused the ruling Samajwadi Party of practising casteism, communalism, nepotism and hooliganism in the state.

The Prime Minister asked the people of the state to adopt vikasvaad, meaning development, which is the BJP’s primary calling card for this election.

The rally was attended by Home Minister Rajnath Singh, senior party leader LK Advani and Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar.

Urging people to give the BJP a chance in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said he will try to do his best for the development of the state over the next five years something the state has missed out on in the last 50 years, he claimed.

 

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