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  • Former BJP MP surrenders in court, sent to 14-day remand 4 days ago

    Former BJP MP SP Singh Baghel on Monday surrendered before a court here in connection with a case of poll violence against him and was sent to jail on 14 days judicial remand. Baghel, his brother retired inspector Vishambhar Singh and another person surrendered before additional district judge Rajendra Singh. A case...
  • Rapes can happen as UP is a big state, media shouldn't sensationalise: SP 6 days ago

    Lucknow: Defending themselves over the brutal gangrape and murder of a medical research institute employee in Lucknow, the ruling Samajwadi Party government said that the situation in the state is much better than other states. "Look at the total population of Uttar Pradesh, it has a 21 crore population, if...
  • Despite rising crimes, UP government downsizes women commission's budget July 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as crimes against women continue unabated in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh Yadav government has downsized the budget of the state women's commission. A Right to Information application by an activist has revealed that the UP government has been slashing the budgetary allocation by over 85 per cent...
  • BJP set for a political showdown with the SP government in Moradabad July 15, 2014

    Moradabad: Tensions are escalating in Moradabad once again between local Bharatiya Janata Party workers and the Samajwadi Party-led government. The local BJP leaders along with their MPs will protest outside Moradabad collectorate on Tuesday. The BJP has accused the SP government of targeting BJP workers. This comes just 10 days...
  • Maneka's juveniles remark: SP says statement won't change the system July 14, 2014

    Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal said that the Maneka's statement will not change the system. "We'll have to think about a lot of things. This matter requires debate and it won't be appropriate to comment," he said. ...
  • SP wants alliance with Congress, NCP for Maharashtra assembly polls July 9, 2014

    Mumbai: Samajwadi Party on Wednesday called for an alliance with Maharashtra's ruling Congress-NCP combine in the upcoming assembly elections to prevent "communal forces" from coming to power in the state. "What we need right now is an alliance of secular parties in Maharashtra to keep communal forces at bay. I propose...
  • CBI court rejects clean chit to Raja Bhaiya in DSP murder case July 9, 2014

    New Delhi: A special CBI court on Tuesday rejected the agency's closure report giving a clean chit to the controversial minister Raja Bhaiya in Kunda Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haq's murder case. The court has directed the CBI to investigate the matter further. The order was passed by Special Judicial...
  • SP leader expelled from party for 6 years after he garlands Nitin Gadkari July 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has expelled Samajwadi Party leader Rajesh Masala for his anti-party activities. Masala, who was party's nominee from Amethi in 2007 Assembly polls, was expelled from the party for six years yesterday. Yadav, who is also the state party chief, ordered the expulsion. According to local MLA...
  • SP, BJP leaders clash over rail price hike in UP June 21, 2014

    Lucknow: Protests against train fare hike have turned ugly in Lucknow. Clashes emerged after the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) workers opposed Samajwadi Party (SP) workers for burning effigies of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The protests took place outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly. SP workers also held protests in Varanasi and Allahabad....
  • SP government helpless before criminals: BSP June 19, 2014

    The SP government in Uttar Pradesh is helpless in front of criminals and does not have the courage to face the opposition over the "collapsed" law and order situation of the state, opposition BSP said on Thursday. "BSP has moved an adjournment motion for immediate debate on the collapsed law and...
  • Opposition raises slogan against SP government in Assembly, question hour adjourned June 19, 2014

    The first day of the Budget session of Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Thursday witnessed noisy scenes, with opposition members raising slogans against the SP government over the law and order situation in the state, forcing the adjournment of the question hour of both the Houses. Even before the proceedings of the...
  • Uttar Pradesh budget session from June 19 likely to be stormy June 18, 2014

    The spate of rapes and political murders in Uttar Pradesh is likely to dominate the month-long budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature which begins on June 19. Opposition parties have chalked out strategies to attack the government on law and order front and raise issues like power scarcity and plight...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 10 months on, victims still face government's apathy June 17, 2014

    It has been nearly 10 months since the deadly riots took place in Muzaffarnagar district in western Uttar Pradesh forcing thousands of people, mostly Muslims to live in refuge campus in Shamli. The condition at the relief camp is getting worse day by day. CNN-IBN's Runjhun Sharma visits the relief...
  • UP government should take care of law and order situation in state: Congress June 16, 2014

    Congress spokesperson Rashid Alvi on Monday said that the Uttar Pradesh government should take care of law and order situation in the state. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Alvi said, "I don't think the UP CM needs to resign. Samajwadi Party has the constitutional rights to run the government." ...
  • IB report on NGOs comes under attack from activists June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: A number of prominent citizens and activists on Friday rubbished an Intelligence Bureau report which had said funding of several NGOs was "cleverly disguised" as donations for issues like human rights, but instead they were involved in stalling developmental projects. Former Navy Chief Admiral L Ramdas, former...
  • Family blames local goons, police for Vijay Pandit's death June 8, 2014

    BJP leader Vijay Pandit was shot dead by local goons in Greater Noida on Saturday. The family of the deceased BJP leader alleges Samajwadi Party for the incident while Deepak Singhal, Principal Secretary UP, defended the government and said appropriate steps would be taken to ensure justice. ...
  • MHA seeks report on killing of Assam SP June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs has sought a report from the Assam government into the killing of a senior police officer by terrorists in Karbi Anglong. A Superintendent of Police and his PSO was killed in an encounter with the operatives of KPLT in Assam's Karbi Anglong district on...
  • Crimes under Mayawati in UP went unregistered: Akshay Yadav June 5, 2014

    MP and SP leader Ram Gopal Yadav's son Akshay Yadav defended his party over the rise in rape cases in Uttar Pradesh. He said that the number of crimes has gone down as compared to the Mayawati regime. "These untoward incidents that have been happening in Uttar Pradesh are being...
  • Tell people raising questions on rapes in UP to stay in Delhi: Mulayam June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: Even as it faces flak over the increasing number of rapes in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Party remains defiant. SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav yet again snubbed the media and said that those worried about the law and order situation in UP should stay in Delhi. This...
  • India's image hit by crimes against women, US, UN express outrage June 4, 2014

    New Delhi: The rape and murder of two teenaged sisters in Badaun, a minor raped and killed in Bangalore, rape at gunpoint in Mumbai, an attempt to rape a judge in Aligarh - rising incidents of crime against women have caused outrage not just in India but across the world....
  • Badaun rape shame: Should politics be played over rape cases? June 2, 2014

    Women & Child Development Minister Maneka Gandhi on Monday insisted that her department was taking the Badaun gangrape case very seriously and it topped their priority list. Earlier in the day, the Home Ministry asked the Uttar Pradesh government on why the SC/ST Act was not slapped against the culprits...
  • Badaun rape case: Leaders supporting attackers, says Brinda Karat June 2, 2014

    CPI-M leader Brinda Karat on Monday said that the Samajwadi Party certainly has a lot to answer for. Because some of the statements made by some of their leaders imply that they are actually taking the side of those attacking women. Why haven't they taken action against the police officials? ...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati to meet victims' family, demands Centre's intervention June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will visit Uttar Pradesh's Badaun ditrict on Sunday to meet the family of the two Dalit girls who were allegedly gangraped and killed. She has demanded also President's rule in the state and said that the Centre should order speedy trial in the...
  • Akhilesh writes to Power Minister, says UP not getting enough power supply May 31, 2014

    Lucknow: Despite the state reeling under an acute power crisis, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav continues to defend his government's handling of the situation. He has blamed the Centre instead. Yadav has now written to the Power Minister saying that the state wasn't getting sufficient power supply from the...
  • UP: Administration, police helpless as crime rate rises in the state May 30, 2014

    Badayun, Etawah, Azamgarh, the helplessness of the state administration and police is evident across Uttar Pradesh. It's not just sexual crimes, a spate of murders robberies and dacoities are also being reported from places like Agra and Saharanpur. ...
  • Mayawati slams Akhilesh over rapes in UP, demands President's rule May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the rise in crimes in the state. Mayawati said that law and order in the state has completely broken and down and demanded that the state be put under President's rule. "Rapes and...
  • Watch: BJP steps up protests against power cuts in UP May 29, 2014

    The BJP has stepped up protests in Uttar Pradesh as the state has been hit with a major electricity crisis since May 16, the counting day, affecting a number of businesses in the commercial hubs. The BJP has alleged that the Samajwadi Party is extracting the price of its abysmal...
  • UP power cuts: BJP says SP deliberately doing it due to poll loss May 29, 2014

    Lucknow: Power cuts in Uttar Pradesh after May 16 have been making life tough for people. While the BJP has alleged that the SP is extracting the price of its defeat from the people, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has clarified that power cuts have not been driven by any ulterior...
  • SP dissolves UP unit after poll rout, Akhilesh remains party president May 22, 2014

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party (SP) has dissolved its Uttar Pradesh unit following the party's rout in the Lok Sabha elections. Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will, however, remain the party's state President. Earlier this week, the party had sacked 36 leaders with the Minister of State rank. The SP has been reduced to...
  • Mulayam to take stock of SP's poor show in Lok Sabha polls May 19, 2014

    Lucknow: Faced with a rout in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav is meeting senior party leaders Lucknow to review the party's performance in the Lok Sabha polls. Mulayam is likely to act tough against those Samajwadi Party ministers in whose areas the party fared very badly. State secretary...