Uttar Pradesh


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Ut·tar Pra·desh

 (o͝ot′ər prə-dāsh′, -dĕsh′)
A state of northern India in the basin of the Ganges River. Settled in ancient times by Indo-Iranian invaders, the region was part of Asoka's empire in the 3rd century bc and was later under Gupta and Mughal rule before falling to the British in the 19th and 20th centuries ad. Lucknow is the capital.
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Uttar Pradesh

(ˈʊtə ˈprɑːdɛʃ)
n
(Placename) a state of N India: the most populous state; originated in 1877 with the merging of Agra and Oudh as the United Provinces; augmented by the states of Rampur, Benares, and Tehri-Garhwal in 1949; the N Himalayan region passed to the new state of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand) in 2000; now consists mostly of the Upper Ganges plain; agricultural. Capital: Lucknow. Pop: 166 052 859 (2001). Area: 243 350 sq km (93 933 sq miles)
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Ut•tar Pra•desh

(ˈʊt ər prəˈdeɪʃ, -ˈdɛʃ)
n.
a state in N India. 139,112,287; 113,409 sq. mi. (293,730 sq. km). Cap.: Lucknow.
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Noun1.Uttar Pradesh - a state in northern IndiaUttar Pradesh - a state in northern India    
Bharat, India, Republic of India - a republic in the Asian subcontinent in southern Asia; second most populous country in the world; achieved independence from the United Kingdom in 1947
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Summary: Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday arrested two criminals carrying Rs 25 thousand bounty each from Sadar Bazar of Uttar Pradesh's Agra district.
According to reporter, a spokesman for KCCI in a statement in Srinagar said that more condemnable than the attack was the State patronage extended to goons and hooligans in Uttar Pradesh and other Indian states.
ISLAMABAD: In occupied Kashmir, the Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) has denounced the assault on two Kashmiri dry fruit vendors by Hindu fanatics in Lucknow in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi: Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Wednesday demanded the split of India's most populous state.
Summary: Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 29 (ANI): The Uttar Pradesh Police on Wednesday seized 202 boxes of liquor worth Rs 15 lakh from a bus at Eastern Peripheral Expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Ghaziabad district.
New Delhi Brewing dissent is threatening to derail the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh.
Summary: Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) [India], Aug 27 (ANI): In a gruesome incident, one man was allegedly killed and another got critically injured after they were beaten up by a mob on suspicion of child-lifting in Sambhal, Uttar Pradesh.
New Delhi Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati yesterday announced that her cabinet has decided to divide the existing state into four smaller states.
Summary: Lucknow [Uttar Pradesh], Aug 20 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Finance Minister Rajesh Agarwal on Tuesday announced his resignation from the post ahead of the state Cabinet expansion tomorrow.
New Delhi Mayawati, the maverick Chief Minister of the north Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, has bowled a googly at her political opponents by suggesting that India's most populous state be split into four before the assembly elections next year.

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