Uttar Pradesh

PM MODI TO INAUGURATE 3 MEGA PROJECTS TO GORAKHPUR TODAY IN POLLBOUND UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Tuesday inaugurate in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur development projects worth over ₹9,600 crore, which includes a major fertiliser plant.... Read more

IN POLLBOUND UP; RLD’s JAYANT CHAUDHARY AND SP’s AKHILESH YADAV TO ADDRESS JOINT RALLY IN MEERUT

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary and Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav will share the stage on Tuesday as they will hold a joint rally in western Uttar Pradesh. The rally will be held in Meerut's Dabathua village, months ahead of the crucial Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, people familiar with the development said.... Read more

LUCKNOW : POLICE LATHI-CHARGE ON TEACHERS PROTESTING OVER JOB IRREGULARITIES; VARUN, PRIYANKA, RAHUL, AKHILESH CONDEMNS POLICE ACTION

Lucknow police on Saturday evening broke up a group of peaceful protesters using lathicharge for holding a candlelight march over the alleged irregularities in the 2019 Uttar Pradesh teachers' entrance test by recruiting 69,000 assistant teachers. Congress leaders Priyanka Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi and their cousin Varun Gandhi, a BJP MP from Pilibhit have hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government. ... Read more

AMIT SHAH PRAISES YOGI GOVERNMENT IN UP OVER LAW AND ORDER; PASSES SNIDE REMARKS ON AKHILESH

Amit Shah asserted that the crime rate had reduced during BJP rule in Uttar Pradesh and incidents of loot declined by 69%, cases of murder by 30% and dowry deaths by 22.5% in comparison to the previous government. He advised Akhilesh Yadav to go home and examine the data.... Read more

YOGI GOVERNMENT’S BIG PROMISES AHEAD OF UP POLLS: EXPRESSWAYS, AIRPORTS, METROS, AIIMS

New developments and infrastructural projects announced by the Uttar Pradesh government and the central government in state, is being projected as achievements by the BJP for the upcoming state assembly. The foundation for Noida International Airport in Jewar, was laid down by Prime Minster Narendra Modi recently.... Read more

FOUR OF DALIT FAMILY KILLED IN UP, MAYAWATI AND OTHER OPPOSITION PARTIES DEMAND JUSTICE

Four members of a Dalit family were brutally murdered over a land dispute in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj district. The incident has sparked protests across the state with opposition parties demanding justice. Relatives of the victims of the family have alleged that an upper-caste Hindu family is responsible for the heinous crime.... Read more

NITI AYOG POVERTY INDEX: BIHAR, UP AND JHARKHAND EMERGE AS POOREST STATES

According to Niti Ayog’s first Multidimensional Povert Index, Bihar, Jharkhand and Uttar Pradesh have emerged as the poorest states in the country. By the data published by the survey, 51.91 per cent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 per cent in Jharkhand, 37.79 per cent in Uttar Pradesh.... Read more

PM MODI LAYS FOUNDATION TO NOIDA AIRPORT, SAYS PREVIOUS GOVERNMENTS KEPT DEVELOPMENT IN DARKNESS

Prime Minister Narendra Modi laid the foundation for the Noida International Airport in Jewar on Thursday. Speaking at the launch event, PM Modi remarked that the previous government in both the centre and the state of Uttar Pradesh, ignored the developments in western UP.... Read more

UP POLLS: MAMATA EXTENDS TMC’s SUPPORT FOR SP IN 2022 ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS

Following her meeting with the Prime Minister in New Delhi on Wednesday evening, Mamata Banerjee announced that she was ready to extend help to Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav for next year’s Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, ‘if required’.... Read more

ALLAHABAD HC SAYS ‘ORAL SEX DOES NOT UNDER POSCO’, REDUCES JAIL TIME FOR CONVICT

Citing that oral sex does not count as abuse under the Posco Act 2012, the Allahabad High Court reduced the sentence for a convicted man from 10 years to 7 years. The man who was convicted for assaulting a 10-year-old boy was eased for his punishments saying “aggravated sexual assault or sexual assault” as per the provisions of the POCSO Act.... Read more

YOGI REPEATS ‘ABBA JAAN’ STATEMENT, TAKING JIBE AT OWAISI’S ANTI CAA SPEECHES

The UP CM has once again sparked controversy by using the term ‘abba jaan’, which means father in Urdu, by derogatorily referring to Muslims. “The CAA is against the Constitution. If the BJP government does not take back this law, we will come out on the streets and another Shaheen Bagh will come up here,” Owaisi said recently. ... Read more

BJP’s SAKSHI MAHARAJ SAYS FARMS LAWS CAN BE BROUGHT BACK, SAYS ‘BILLS ARE MADE AND REPEALED’

Unnao MP of the BJP, Sakshi Maharaj has said the farm laws can be brought back, if needed. The statement comes just two days after the Prime Minister announced in his morning broadcast that the government has decided to repeal the three farm laws following a year long agitation from the farmers. ... Read more

HARISH RAWAT ACCUSES DHAMI OF ‘SURRENDERING’ TO YOGI FOR UP-UTTARAKHAND ASSETS

Former Uttarakhand Chief Minister and senior Congress leader alleged that CM Pushkar Singh Dhami of Uttarakhand has ‘surrendered’ to Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath over an ‘agreement’ between the states on the division of its assets.... Read more

UNION MINISTER V K SINGH SAYS, ‘WHAT’S BLACK IN FARM LAWS EXCEPT ITS INK?’

Union minister of state for Road Transport & Highways and Civil Aviation V K Singh, disappointedly asked the farmers on Saturday, that apart from the ink in the law, what was black in the farm laws.... Read more

MORE LEADERS COMMENT ON REPEALING OF FARM LAWS, RAKESH TIKAIT SAYS ONLY BACKING DOWN AFTER IT IS OFFICIAL

The three laws that have been decided to be repealed are the Farmers (Empowerment and Protection) Agreement of Price Assurance and Farm Services Act, the Farmers Produce Trade and Commerce (Promotion and Facilitation) Act, and the Essential Commodities (Amendment) Act 2020.... Read more

AKHILESH YADAV SAYS BJP REPEALED FARM LAWS FEARING 2022 POLLS

Yadav said PM Modi’s decision to repeal the three contentious laws was due to fear of losing the upcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR VIOLENCE: FORMER PUNJAB AND HARYANA HC JUDGE RAKESH KUMAR JAIN APPOINTED TO MONITOR PROBE

After the Uttar Pradesh government agreed to the Supreme Court’s demand for appointing a retired High Court judge to monitor the Lakhimpur probe, the SC has appointed a judge.... Read more

EVENTFUL UP POLL CAMPAIGNS: PRIYANKA GANDHI, AKHILESH YADAV AND CM YOGI CONDUCT KEY RALLIES

The state of Uttar Pradesh which will be heading to polls in 2022 witnessed a set of exciting election campaigns on Wednesday as rallies were hosted by all three supremes in the state.... Read more

PM MODI OPENS PURVANCHAL EXPRESSWAY, SAYS PREVIOUS GOVT DID ‘INJUSTICE’, SP CLAIMS THE DEVELOPMENT

The Prime Minister inaugurated the 341km long Purvanchal Expressway in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh, and said the BJP has ushered in development for the people. He took a dig at the previous governments in UP for working for ‘one family’, referring to the Gandhis.... Read more

LAKHIMPUR VIOLENCE: UP GOVT TO APPOINT RETIRED HC JUDGE AFTER SC DEMAND

After the Supreme Court suggested that the Lakhimpur Kheri investigation has to be monitored by a retired High Court Judge, the Uttar Pradesh government has finally agreed to the order. On Monday the state government agreed that the SIT probe would be subjected to supervision by a new judge.... Read more