AKHILESH YADAV

  • Akhilesh Yadav ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Promising all possible help for victims of acid attacks, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said his government would ensure prompt action in such cases. "Our government is committed to provide all possible help to acid attack victims. We are ensuring strict and prompt action in such...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Policemen beat up, throw stones at farmers outside DM's office March 18, 2015

    Chitrakoot: Shocking visuals have emerged of the Uttar Pradesh police brutally beating up farmers who were on protest seeking compensation for crop damaged in the unseasonal rains. Police threw stones as well as beat up protestors including women in Chitrakoot. The farmers had come to the District Magistrate's office to seek...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav seeks to silence critics on completion of 3 years March 15, 2015

    Lucknow: Seeking to rubbish opposition charges of his government's failure on all fronts, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said ruling Samajwadi Party has fulfilled all its poll promises as it completed three years in office. "Today the government has completed three years. We have completed...
  • Lawyers strike work in UP; protest advocate's killing March 12, 2015

    Allahabad: Lawyers in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday went on flash strike to voice outrage over the killing of an advocate inside a court premises in Allahabad allegedly by a policeman. Sub-Inspector Shailendra Singh, who allegedly shot 30-year-old advocate Nabi Ahmed in the Allahabad district court premises on Wednesday, still remained untraceable....
  • Akhilesh demands centre's help for "Make in UP" initiative March 12, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday batted for "Make in UP" initiative on the lines of 'Make in India' campaign and have sought centre's assistance in encouraging companies to manufacture in the state. "Investments are coming in the state. State government is ready to make land available for...
  • Allahabad: Akhilesh Yadav announces Rs 10 lakh ex-gratia to deceased lawyer's family March 11, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced an ex gratia of Rs 10 lakh to the family of the lawyer who was killed in a clash with policemen in Allahabad on Wednesday, and directed the officials to take strict action against the culprits. The lawyers of Oudh Bar Association...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav has recovered well: Akhilesh Yadav March 7, 2015

    Gurgaon: Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav who was admitted to a private hospital on Saturday for suspected swine flu is recovering "well", his son and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said. "Netaji has recovered well. I thank you all for the good wishes and blessings for his speedy recovery,"...
  • Uttar Pradesh Government simplifies process for getting new power connection March 4, 2015

    Lucknow: In a major relief to the power consumers, the Uttar Pradesh government has simplified the process to get fresh domestic connections. "Principal Secretary Sanjay Agarwal has issued a notification in which compulsion of submitting borrow and lease form at the time of new connection has been abolished," an official spokesman...
  • Won't allow land acquisition against farmers' will: UP CM Akhilesh Yadav March 4, 2015

    Mirzapur: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said that acquisition of farmers' land by the Centre would not be allowed at any cost. Akhilesh said that the "precious land of farmers" could not be taken without their will. "Agriculture is the main employment oriented sector in the country. Farmers...
  • Rain lashes Uttar Pradesh; CM Akhilesh Yadav reviews loss of Rabi crops March 2, 2015

    Lucknow: Moderate to heavy rain/thundershowers which lashed most parts of Uttar Pradesh in the past 24 hours came as a dampener for farmers whose ready crops suffered losses due to it. MeT department here said that heavy rain/thundershowers occurred at isolated places over east Uttar Pradesh. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav reviewed...
  • Uttar Pradesh government for single window helpline for quick response to crime February 27, 2015

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh government is mulling a 'single window' helpline for quick response to crime or medical emergency in the state, a senior official said on Friday. Venkat Changavalli, adviser to UP chief minister, briefed the officers about concept of establishment of an integrated control room at Lucknow for which survey...
  • Swine flu cases surge to 190 in Uttar Pradesh February 21, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh on Saturday reported 25 fresh cases of swine flu, taking the number of those infected with the H1N1 influenza to 190 in the state. Chief Medical Officer of Lucknow SNS Yadav said that 24 new cases have been detected in the state capital in the last 24 hours....
  • UP: Rise in swine flu cases in Lucknow, CM warns doctors February 15, 2015

    Lucknow: With sharp rise in cases of swine flu in the state capital, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday reviewed the situation and warned doctors and health department staff that any negligence would not be tolerated. Seven new cases of patients suffering from H1N1 virus were reported, taking the...
  • Love Jihad, Ghar Wapsi led BJP to its defeat: Akhilesh Yadav February 10, 2015

    Bulandshahr: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said BJP's crushing defeat in the Delhi Assembly elections was due to campaigns such as 'Love Jihad' and 'Ghar Wapsi'. "Campaigns such as Love Jihad and Ghar Wapsi are the reasons responsible for the electoral rout of BJP in Delhi Assembly...
  • NITI Aayog meet: States demand more funds without bias under central schemes February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Several states on Sunday demanded more funds and flexibility under centrally sponsored schemes, while non-BJP ruled states including Uttar Pradesh asked for greater transparency and non-discretion in allocations. Congress-ruled Kerala suggested that the new body should decide on state quotas in the same manner the erstwhile Planning Commission...
  • Samajwadi Party launches 'Mission 2017' for 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections February 7, 2015

    Lucknow: Ruling Samajwadi Party on Saturday kick-started its action plan for the 2017 Assembly elections by launching block-level campaigns to make voters aware of the government's schemes to counter the growing influence of the BJP in the state. "The party's state-wide campaign was launched today and it will continue till...
  • Akhilesh Yadav regrets missing opportunity to welcome Obama in Agra January 26, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday regretted missing opportunity to welcome US President Barack Obama, who was scheduled to visit the iconic Taj Mahal in Agra. "Attended the President's dinner. Missed the opportunity to welcome President @BarackObama at the Taj Mahal," Yadav wrote on Twitter. "Great to be a...
  • Centre urges MPs, CMs to give up subsidised LPG cylinders to cut government's subsidy bill January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to cut the government's subsidy bill, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on VIPs to give up their subsidy on LPG gas cylinders. Pradhan is expected to write to Members of Parliament across party lines. According to sources, he has already spoken to three chief...
  • Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav to launch film trailer at Saifai Mahotsava January 4, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will launch the trailer of upcoming Bollywood romantic comedy 'Thoda Lutf Thoda Ishaq' at the Saifai Mahotsava on January 8. The Sachin Gupta-directed film stars Hiten Tejwani, Rajpal Yadav, Sanjay Mishra, Neha Pawar and Bhavita Anand. An official spokesman said that 90 per cent...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav courts controversy over 'PK' slip, denies charges January 2, 2015

    Lucknow: An inadvertent slip by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav while declaring Bollywood hit 'PK' as tax free has not only earned him criticism on the social media but a social activist has also moved an application for lodging an FIR, accusing him of piracy. "People had been telling me...
  • Akhilesh Yadav needs to do take staps to tackle lawlessness in UP: DCW Chairperson January 2, 2015

    DCW Chairperson Barkha Shukla said that the condition of women was bad in Uttar Pradesh. Talking about the alleged rape of a 14-year-old by policemen, Shukla said that CM Akhilesh Yadav needed to do something about the shameful situation. ...
  • Kanpur: Youth beaten up for resisting eve teasing against his sister January 2, 2015

    Kanpur: In yet another incident of lawlessness, a youth was beaten up by a group of polytechnic college students in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. This came after the youth resisted them eve teasing his sister. After beating up the youth, eye witnesses say the group went on to vandalise...
  • Despite protests, 'PK' tax free in UP, screenings allowed in Maharashtra December 31, 2014

    Lucknow/Mumbai: There is no end to protests against Rajkumar Hirani's Amir Khan-starrer 'pk'. Members of Hindu groups on Wednesday protested against the film at Gagan cinema in New Delhi burning the movie's posters. Protesters have claimed that the movie is anti-Hindu and demanded that it should be banned across the...
  • State government responsible to check conversions: BJP December 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Terming the Samajwadi Party's allegations that conversions in the state were taking place at the instance of Centre as baseless, the BJP today said law and order is a state subject and that the state government should be responsible to check them. "The Samajwadi Party people, who had been...
  • Won't allow mass conversion in Aligarh under any circumstance: Police December 15, 2014

    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

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  • 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...