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UP born in 1950, celebrates 70 years of existence

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Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh turns 70 years old on Friday and will be celebrating its ‘birthday’ with much fanfare in a three-day programme.

Uttar Pradesh came into existence on January 24, 1950. During the British rule, the state was known as United Provinces.

The state government has planned a three-day celebration to mark the occasion.

UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will inaugurate the celebrations that include exhibitions on the history of the state, various cultural programmes and competitions.

A special exhibition on Lord Ram is also being put up for the event, focusing on his travels to various parts of the country.

Stand-up comedian Raju Srivastava show is an added attraction while Vandana Misra will regale audience with her Awadhi songs.

On January 25, programmes will be held to mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi that will culminate with a musical programme on January 26.

The idea of celebrating January 24 as UP Diwas had been put up by former UP Governor Ram Naik in 2017 and this is the third consecutive year when celebrations are being held.

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Kumar Vishwas’ car stolen from outside his house in Ghaziabad

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New Delhi: Hindi poet Kumar Vishwas’ car has been stolen from outside his house in Indrapuram, Ghaziabad. The police have registered a case and several teams have been formed to nab the culprit.

Ghaziabad police spokesman Sohanveer Singh Solanki on Saturday confirmed this. He said, “The incident happened on Friday-Saturday night. The next morning the matter was reported to the police by his relatives. The police have lodged a case and investigation is on.”

According to the police, the car was parked outside the house of Kumar Vishwas at his Indrapuram house till late Friday night.

Kumar Vishwas lives in Sector 3 in Vasundhara, Ghaziabad district with his family.

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