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  • Uttar Pradesh Government simplifies process for getting new power connection 10 hours 6 minutes ago

    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 13 hours 16 minutes ago

    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 2 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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...
  • 'Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene' is a comic caper, a family movie, and very entertaining: Zayed Khan January 8, 2015

    Noida: Actor Zayed Khan said his upcoming film 'Sharafat Gayi Tel Lene' with Rannvijay Singha is a comic caper. The film will release on January 16 and is produced by Devinder Jain, Akhilesh Jain. "I am playing the role of a decent guy who believes in honesty and is bewildered when...
  • 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

    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...