AKHILESH YADAV

  • Won't allow mass conversion in Aligarh under any circumstance: Police 6 days ago

    Aligarh: The proposed mass conversion scheduled to be held on December 25 will not be allowed under "any circumstance" and prohibitory orders under Section 144 of CrPC have been clamped in the city, a senior police official said on Sunday. "Under no circumstances will we allow the proposed mass conversation...
  • Try and convert me if you can: Akhilesh Yadav to BJP December 12, 2014

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday alleged that the BJP was "misguiding" people in the name of religious conversions and challenged the saffron party to "try and convert" him. "People gave BJP most seats in the recent Lok Sabha polls. But the party is fooling the same people...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 12, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Akhilesh Yadav asks Smriti Irani to set up NAAC regional office in UP December 11, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday requested union Human Resource Development Minister Smriti Irani to set up a regional office of the National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) in the state without delay so that educational institutes can be evaluated and their quality standards improved. In the letter...
  • Centre financially burdening states, says Akhilesh Yadav December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday hit out at the Centre for financially "burdening" states by executing schemes which come under the State List, saying such programmes were putting the resources of the state governments under undue pressure. He also said the practice of 'one size...
  • I-T recovers Rs 100 crore diamond, Rs 10 crore cash from Noida chief engineer's residence November 29, 2014

    Noida: The Income Tax department has recovered diamonds worth Rs 100 crore, 2 kilos of gold and Rs 10 crore in cash from the residence of tainted Noida chief engineer Yadav Singh. Raids were carried out at two dozen locations in NCR simulatenously. It revealed that the official had floated several...
  • 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' for Mulayam's 76th birthday in Rampur November 21, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of SP chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday. "The birthday celebrations will start from tomorrow midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar Pradesh Chief...
  • 75-feet-long cake, Victorian 'buggy' from London for Mulayam's 76th birthday November 20, 2014

    Lucknow: A 75-feet-long cake and a Victorian 'buggy' hired from London are among the highlights of the grand celebrations to be held in Rampur on the eve of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh's 76th birthday on Friday. "The birthday celebrations will start from Friday midnight and Netaji (Mulayam) along with Uttar...
  • Laptop scheme cost us Lok Sabha polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav November 17, 2014

    Lucknow: In an embarrassment to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav blamed his free laptop scheme for the party's debacle in the Lok Sabha polls. Addressing the national convention of the party's women's wing, Mulayam Singh said he had always opposed the distribution of laptops...
  • Cash rewards for best cleanliness campaigns: Akhilesh Yadav November 13, 2014

    Lucknow: With a view to encouraging people's participation in "Clean, Green and Healthy UP" programme launched by the Uttar Pradesh government, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announced cash rewards for the best performing hospitals and wards. "In the special campaign being run by KGMU, SGPGIMS and other government hospitals in Lucknow,...
  • Watch: Akhilesh Yadav refuses to comment on accepting PM Modi's challenge November 8, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday nominated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to take up the Clean India challenge. But Yadav refused to comment on Modi's challenge. ...
  • Swachh Bharat: Nominated by PM Modi, Kailash Kher accepts challenge November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Singer Kailash Kher, who was nominated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday to take forward the message to clean India, was not only elated by the offer but also expressed his eagerness to be a part of the campaign. "So happy 2 have Namo's invitation, I think so alike...
  • BJP trying to vitiate atmosphere of UP, says CM Akhilesh Yadav November 4, 2014

    Lucknow: Alleging that BJP was trying to vitiate atmosphere of Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that besides election areas, their "ideology" could be anywhere and at any level, be it in offices or in police stations. "I have no hitch in saying that BJP and people...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav launches nutrition mission November 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched the State Nutrition Mission and said its progress would be regularly monitored. After releasing the logo and a vision document of the mission, Yadav hoped that the mission would achieve its targets and make the state malnutrition free. Present at the event...
  • UP government sacks 72 chairmen, advisors of state minister rank October 25, 2014

    Lucknow: Seventy-two chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions enjoying minister of state rank in Uttar Pradesh were today sacked by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav with immediate effect, an official spokesman here said. The chief minister has sacked 72 chairmen and advisors of different organisations and institutions with immediate effect,...
  • Pension scheme for 40 lakh families in Uttar Pradesh October 24, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch a pension scheme for 40 lakh families, including those belonging to the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes and minorities, in the state on November 5. The Samajwadi Pension Scheme will cover 12 lakh SC/ST families as well as 10 lakh minority and...
  • Uttar Pradesh determined to promote tourism: Akhilesh Yadav October 22, 2014

    Agra: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said his government was determined to promote heritage tourism in the state and develop infrastructure to accelerate growth in the sector. Yadav made the comment while addressing a function at the famous Bateshwar cattle fair, 70 km from here. He said the cattle...
  • People waiting for Modi government to fulfill promises: Akhilesh Yadav October 22, 2014

    Etawah: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that his government has fulfilled the promises made by his party in the Assembly polls but people are still waiting for Prime Minister Narendra Modi led government at Centre to start the process of fulfilling them . "Our government fulfilled the promises made...
  • Police needs to be equipped with modern techniques: Akhilesh Yadav October 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Underlining the need to equip the police force with latest techniques, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said his government was working to upgrade the system. The Chief Minister said in the the fast-changing scenario, the pattern of crime is changing and new aspects are emerging, especially in economic crimes,...
  • UP government seals agreement for construction of Buddha statue October 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government finalised an agreement with Maitreya Project for construction of 200-feet Lord Buddha statue in Kushinagar district. The decision in this regard was taken at the state cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. As per the agreement, the proposed height the bronze statue has been...
  • Mayawati government wasted money on 'parks of stone': Akhilesh Yadav October 10, 2014

    Lucknow: Attacking the previous Mayawati government over "wasting" money on "parks made of stone", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said even those in the opposition visit the green Lohia park here constructed during the Mulayam Singh regime. "Even those in Opposition appreciate Lohia Park, which was developed during...
  • J&K floods: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav appeals for donations October 9, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav appealed to people and voluntary organisations of the state for maximum financial assistance to the recent flood victims of Jammu and Kashmir. There was a need to provide maximum financial assistance for reconstruction of the state and rehabilitation of its people, an official...
  • Bypoll results: People have voted against communal forces, says UP CM September 16, 2014

    The Samajwadi Party took a huge lead in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, making its way ahead in nine out of 11 seats. The BJP could gain in only two seats. ...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom. "As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax", an official spokesman...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • CM Akhilesh Yadav makes 'Katiyabaaz' tax free in UP, asks engineers of power department to draw inspiration from the film August 28, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on Nationalawardwinning documentary 'Katiyabaaz', which is based on the problem of power theft in Kanpur. "The Chief Minister has made the announcement to make 'Katiyabaaz' entertainment tax free and has directed principal secretary, Power, to ask engineers of power department to...
  • BJP accuses SP of promoting, patronising 'love jihad' in UP August 23, 2014

    Vrindavan: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday pledged to oust the "antipeople" Akhilesh Yadavled Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of "promoting and patronising love jihad" in the state. At the first day of its twoday state executive meet in the temple town in western Uttar Pradesh,...
  • PhaseI of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of NorthSouth corridor for starting work. The approval was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The route will be from Transport Nagar to Charbagh railway station on which work...
  • Jaya Bachchan the reason behind my split with Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh met the party president Mulayam Singh and his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for breakfast on Tuesday the rumors of him rejoining party has again gained momentum. The former SP leader who was expelled...
  • Won't join SP again, says Amar Singh after meeting Mulayam August 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday brushed aside all the rumours of his joining the Samajwadi Party again by announcing that he won't return to the party. Singh said, "It was an informal, cordial meet. I am not joining Samajwadi Party." The remarks came after his meeting with SP...