UP Government

  • UP government transfers 8 IAS officers June 24, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government transferred eight IAS officers including district magistrate of Ghaziabad. DM Ghaziabad, SVS Rangarao has been sent to Agricultural Production Commissioner office as special secretary, while Greater Noida Additional Chief Executive officer, Vimal Sharma has made the new DM, an official release said. Principal Secretary, Institutional Finance, Rajendra Mohan Srivastava...
  • SP government always in favour of Hindi, Urdu: CM Akhilesh Yadav June 21, 2014

    Amid controversy over Centre's move to give priority to Hindi on official social media, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav today said the SP government and the party had always been in favour of Hindi and Urdu. "I presented my budget in Hindi itself. But when we are in favour of Hindi you...
  • UP government transfers Principal Secretary Deepak Singhal June 17, 2014

    In a surprise move, Uttar Pradesh government tonight transfered Principal Secretary (home) Deepak Singhal. Rakesh Bahadur, an IAS officer of 1979 batch, will be the new Principal Secretary (home), a senior government officer said in Lucknow. Deepak Singhal was posted as Principal Secretary (home) on June 3 after Anil Gupta was removed...
  • 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 CM announces Rs 20 lakh compensation for 2 murdered policemen June 16, 2014

    Firozabad: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced a compensation of 20 lakh each to the families of two policemen who were shot dead in Firozabad on Sunday. UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said, "The two policemen who died in an encounter in Ferozabad, lost their lives to ensure law and...
  • UP to distribute ex-gratia to Uttarakhand tragedy victims' families June 13, 2014

    Distribution of ex-gratia to the kin of 948 persons belonging to Uttar Pradesh who lost their lives in the last year's Uttarakhand tragedy would commence soon. The process of distribution of death certificates and gazette notification of these 948 persons who died in the Uttarakhand tragedy has been completed, and now...
  • UP government suspends two IPS officers on charges of sexual harassment June 3, 2014

    Two senior IPS officers, accused by their female subordinates of misbehaving with them, were on Monday suspended by Uttar Pradesh government. D P Srivastva, DIG, PTS Meerut, and Sanjeev Tyagi, ASP Kanpur City, were placed under suspension and attached to the DGP Headquarters with immediate effect, a police headquarters spokesman said. A...
  • Is politics being played over the Badaun gang-rape? June 2, 2014

    Badaun gangrape continues to attract political attention with leaders thronging the UP district to meet the bereaved family members of the teenaged victims. Senior leaders inclusing Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, BSP chief Mayawati, LJP president Ram Vilas Paswan are among the politicians who have paid a visit to the...
  • Political blame game over Badaun gangrape continues June 2, 2014

    Political blame game over the Badaun gangrape continues. While BSP chief Mayawati demanded President's Rule; LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan who met the bereaved families today asked why the UP CM have not yet paid them a visit yet. ...
  • 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...
  • Meira Kumar slams UP government for lack of safety for women in state June 1, 2014

    Congress leader Meira Kumar on Sunday said that development can be seen all over but there is no human development in Uttar Pradesh. "If our mothers and sisters are not respected, then this development is meaningless," Meira said on Badaun rape case. ...
  • Gangrapes and murders in UP: Is there a total collapse of law and order in 'Akhilesh' Pradesh? May 30, 2014

    Bad news continues from Uttar Pradesh. After the mother of a rape victim was assaulted by the rapist in Etawah and two sisters were gangraped and hanged in Badaun, a minor was gangraped in Azamgarh. The incidents have sent shockwaves across the country and hit international headlines. ...
  • UP government transfers five IPS officers May 27, 2014

    Two district police chiefs were among the five IPS officers transferred on Tuesday by the Uttar Pradesh government. Vijay Yadav has been made Superintendent of Police (SP) Lalitpur. Earlier he was attached to DGP office. Superintendent of Police of Mahoba Ramlal Verma has been attached to the DGP office, sources said. SP Vigilance,...
  • UP government issued directives issued to officials to maintain law and order May 9, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh government on Friday issued necessary directives to officials concerned for maintaining law and order during and after counting of votes of the Lok Sabha elections in the state. "Directives have been issued to all the divisional commissioners, IGs zone, range DIGs, DMs and SPs for maintaining law and order...
  • No fresh petition filed for bail cancellation of Muzaffarnagar riot accused April 9, 2014

    No fresh application was moved by the UP government to High Court or lower court in connection with cancellation of bail of the 50 politicians accused in the Muzaffarnagar riots. District government counsel Dushyant Tyagi said no fresh application of cancellation of bail was moved in the High Court or district...
  • UP government chargesheet to PWD Secretary for bad road March 24, 2014

    Taking a strong view of bad shape of Delhi-Yumonotri Road in Saharanpur district, Uttar Pradesh government on Monday issued charge sheet to Principal Secretary, PWD and Director UP State Highway Development Authority. The government has also ordered suspension of other officials concerned, an official spokesman said. Orders for repairing the road were...
  • Government warns LMRC officials against laxity in metro project March 12, 2014

    A senior UP government official on Wednesday warned the Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) against adopting dilly-dallying tactics towards the project. Adviser, Uttar Pradesh government's External aided Projects Department, Madhukar Jetley, said,"No laxity or dilly-dallying on the part of officials will be tolerated in the project. Action will be taken against...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • Agra airport to get a new terminal after government approval March 4, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government's nod for acquiring around 50 acres of land for constructing a new terminal at Agra's Kheria Airport, which is part of an Indian Air Force base, has raised hopes of majorly boosting the Taj city's tourism industry. The state government has sanctioned Rs 60 crores for the land...
  • Hold LS polls in UP under Central forces: Congress to EC February 26, 2014

    Alleging the Samajwadi Party-led government in Uttar Pradesh was carrying out large-scale transfer of administrative officials ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Congress today demanded holding of elections in the state under watchful eyes of the Central forces. "Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the UP government has been carrying out massive...
  • UP government says will look into Rita Bahuguna's house arson case February 25, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday alleged that a charge sheet was "deliberately" not being filed in her house arson case involving some BSP leaders, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to assure her that they will look into the matter. "We will look into the matter and will go through...
  • CBI probe into NREGA funds must start, Jairam Ramesh tells CM February 12, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has shot off another letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking early implementation of the Allahabad High Court order on CBI inquiry into misappropriation of funds under the NREGA. While recalling his earlier correspondence to the Chief Minister, in a fresh letter issued on Tuesday,...
  • Sand Mining: NGT issues show cause notice to offenders January 22, 2014

    The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Wednesday issued notice to all persons, named by Uttar Pradesh goverment as offenders indulging in illegal sand mining, asking why they should not be directed to pay compensation for unauthorised removal of the mineral from river Yamuna. A bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter...
  • As UP's crime graph soars, even high and mighty are unsafe January 18, 2014

    Even as the Akhilesh Yadav government makes tall claims of Uttar Pradesh being a state where law and order is intact and criminals are inside jails, the statistics rather cut a sorry picture for the Samajwadi Party (SP). While the records released by the home department as a year-ender show that...
  • Now, free X-ray facility available at UP government hospitals January 16, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Thursday approved a series of welfare and development measures, including free X-ray facilities at all government hospitals in the state, and an international airport at Kushinagar, a prominent Buddhist centre. Briefing reporters after the cabinet meeting, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said the state government of the...
  • DM sends report on Muzaffarnagar relief camps to UP government January 13, 2014

    The district authorities have sent a report to the state government about the rehabilitation measures undertaken for Muzaffarnagar riots victims living in relief camps after Supreme Court sought a reply in this regard. District Magistrate Kaushal Raj Sharma said a report has been sent to the Uttar Pradesh government about relief...
  • UP government to give aid to kins of Uttarakhand flood victims soon January 13, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government would soon disburse financial assistance to families of residents of the state who died in last year's flash floods in Uttarakhand, officials said on Monday. An official told IANS that 1,150 people from Uttar Pradesh who went on 'Char Dham Yatra' either died or were missing in...
  • Objection overruled: Ghaziabad Police to give 'Z' security to Kejriwal January 12, 2014

    Ghaziabad: Notwithstanding Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's stand against taking any security cover, Ghaziabad Police has decided to provide 'Z' category protection to him from Monday. As per the security plan outlined by the district police, 30 personnel would be deployed round-the-clock to provide security to Kejriwal. Kejriwal...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India January 10, 2014

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • Has UP govt behaved in inhuman manner towards Muzaffarnagar riot victims? January 1, 2014

    While Samajwadi Party leaders celebrated New Year's eve at the 'Saifai Mahotsav' in party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav's native village, Muzaffarnagar riots victims in relief camps continue to battle the winter chill in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh. The riot victims in relief camps stare at an uncertain future as...