As the gang rape of a minor blood cancer survivor shocked Lucknow, irony hit another chord when UP Police marked the completion of ‘Women’s safety week’ on Sunday.

The incident took place on Saturday near Chhilawaan Masjid in Sarojininagar. According to Police, the survivor was invited for an outing by her acquaintances.

One of the accused Shubham took her on his bike to a secluded place and after covering some distance, another accused Sumit along with Shubham gang-raped her and fled from the scene.

According to National Crime Records Bureau data for 2016, Lucknow ranked second in crimes against women.

The Lucknow reports show a massive increase of 43% in crimes against women. 2,205 crimes were reported in the city in 2016 whereas Delhi reported 13, 803 crimes against women in the same year.

According to the latest data by NCRB, there was 37% increase in cases where a woman’s modesty was compromised in comparison to 2013. The domestic violence and cases of cruelty by husband was also on a surge of 11%.

“Because Lucknow is the capital, cases are registered due to pressure groups-—something reflected in crime records—but in other cities, it is worse,” social activist Madhu Garg told TOI.

“I had organised ‘Shakti Diwas’ in all police circles of the city for three months in 2016. In this, not only were pending cases resolved but unregistered cases were followed, which has resulted in the records.” Now Meerut SSP Manzil Saini who was Lucknow SSP in 2016 told TOI.

Two royal bred horses added to Lucknow's La Martiniere College's stable

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SAS Hyundai is introducing an offer which is applicable for everyone & is the first of its kind in the automobile industry.

Established back in 2005, SAS Hyundai is one of the largest and the only platinum Hyundai dealer of Uttar Pradesh and Uttarakhand. With a channel of a 4 sales showrooms along with 2 service centers in Lucknow and 1 of each in Sultanpur, Raebareli and Jagdishpur, SAS is a close friend of many automobile lovers in the city. So to make your purchase easier, SAS Hyundai has come up with Sabse Acche Saste SAS Days, which is turning your dream of owning a car into a reality!

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Lucknow receives a new cancer hospital under the banner of Smart City project!

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In an effort to speed up the Smart City project in Lucknow, on Friday the CM of Uttar Pradesh announced that Lucknow now has a new cancer hospital with top-notch amenities. The CM even proclaimed that the Union Defence Minister of India will shortly inaugurate this facility and a flyover too, while amidst the presence of public officials.

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Friday evening would have brought a sigh of relief for health and district officials in Lucknow, as for the first time in September new cases count came down to just 425. With this, 853 people recovered from the deadly virus and the active cases count came down to 8,954. So the question rises- Is the curve bending in Lucknow? Is Lucknow going the herd immunity way? Or is it too early to celebrate?

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