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  • SP govt has failed to check violence, communal clashes: BJP 28 minutes ago

    BJP on Tuesday alleged that the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has failed completely to check incidents of violence and communal clashes. "People are creating anarchy in a planned manner. Police are being attacked and property damaged. Now incidents of communal clashes in the state are making headlines...
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  • Saharanpur riots: Stern action will be taken against guilty, assures Akhilesh Yadav Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said those guilty of violent incident in Saharanpur district would not be spared and stern action would be taken against them. During a meeting with Punjab Assembly Speaker Charanjeet Singh Atwal here, Yadav said the state government was committed to provide justice and...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Narendra Modi seeking CSAT review Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The chief minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • Akhilesh Yadav writes to Modi seeking CSAT review Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday wrote to Prime Minister Narendra Modi demanding his intervention and review of the UPSC Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) question format. The Chief Minister has called for a review of the question format as it hurts the prospects of the students belonging from...
  • Saharanpur situation fully under control, says Rajnath Singh Yesterday

    The Centre on Monday said the situation in violence-hit Saharanpur is fully under control and it is keeping close eye on it. "Saharanpur situation is fully under control. We are keeping a close vigil," Home Minister Rajnath Singh told reporters here. Singh's comments came a day after he briefed Prime Minister...
  • Lucknow rape and murder case: Akhilesh Yadav recommends CBI probe Yesterday

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday recommended a CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj murder case of a 36-year-old woman. The victim's family members have been on a hunger strike demanding a CBI inquiry into the case. "Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered recommendation of the CBI probe into the Mohanlalganj incident as...
  • UP government recommends CBI probe into Lucknow rape-murder Yesterday

    Lucknow: Days after a 32-year-old woman was brutally raped and murdered in Mohanlalganj area of UP's capital city Lucknow, the Akhilesh Yadav government on Monday recommended investigation by the Central Bureau of Investigation, The victim's family have been on a hunger strike demanding a CBI probe into the case. "We are...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends 10 forest officials 2 days ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday suspended 10 forest officials for alleged dereliction of duty. Forest Officer Manoj Kumar Shukla and Regional Forest Officer Pilibhit Rajiv Mishra had been placed under suspension with immediate effect by the CM, an official spokesman said. The two officers are charged with dereliction of...
  • Saharanpur tense as communal clashes claim 3 lives, blame game continues 2 days ago

    Saharanpur: Even as Saharanpur continues to simmer over Saturday's violent clashes between two communities over a land dispute, the blame game has already begun. Sources in the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit claim that despite their inputs, the state government waited to act till the situation went out of hand. According...
  • Centre extends help to UP CM to ensure communal harmony in Saharanpur 3 days ago

    New Delhi/Saharanpur: The Centre has stepped in to control the situation after violence in Saharanpur killed two people. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has asked Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to ensure communal harmony in the district. The Home Minister, who is personally monitoring the situation in Uttar Pradesh, also...
  • Akhilesh Yadav instructs officials to monitor situation in Saharanpur 3 days ago

    With tension prevailing in Saharanpur and Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday directed senior home department officials to strictly handle the situation in the two areas. "A continuous monitoring of the situation in Saharanpur and Moradabad is being done by senior police and government officials," Principal Secretary (Information)...
  • Lucknow murder: Victim's kids join family dharna for CBI probe 4 days ago

    Children of a 35-year-old widow, who was found brutally murdered in Mohanlalganj area, on Friday joined a dharna that her family has been holding at GPO Crossing here for the past three days to demand a CBI probe in the case. "We are sitting on a dharna with two children of...
  • Girls disappear in UP after 6pm: Goa CM Manohar Parrikar 4 days ago

    He meant to highlight the safety of his state, but Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar has scripted a potential controversy by saying that girls "disappear" in Uttar Pradesh if they are out in the evening. "Any girl can walk without fear on Goa streets even at midnight. But in Uttar Pradesh,...
  • Lucknow murder: PIL filed seeking CBI probe into the case 5 days ago

    A PIL was filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking a CBI probe into the July 16 murder of a woman in Mohanlalganj area here. The PIL, filed by People's Forum in the bench here, is likely to come up for hearing on July 28. According to convener of People's Forum...
  • CM Akhilesh Yadav assures justice in Mohanlalganj rape and murder case 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that the culprits of the brutal rape and murder of the 35-year-old woman will be punished. The incident happened in Mohanlalganj in Lucknow. The CM assured that investigations were underway. On Wednesday, the UP police said that particles found in the nails of the...
  • Lucknow murder: Victim's family terms probe as 'misleading', demands CBI inquiry 6 days ago

    Terming the police probe as "misleading", family of the woman, who was found murdered in Mohanlalganj area in Lucknow, has written a letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and the DGP demanding a CBI inquiry in the case. "I have sent a letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and DGP A...
  • Ram Naik sworn-in as UP Governor 1 week ago

    Senior BJP leader and former Union Minister Ram Naik was on Tuesday sworn-in as the 27th Governor of Uttar Pradesh at a ceremony held in Raj Bhawan in Lucknow. 80-year-old Naik was administered oath of office by Chief Justice of Allahabad High Court Justice Dhananjaya Y Chandrachud this evening. Chief Minister Akhilesh...
  • Akhilesh Yadav orders audit of government departments 1 week ago

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has ordered internal auditing of all the government departments, an official said on Tuesday. The auditing would not only enable financial discipline but would also help in fixing the responsibilities, a spokesman said. A proposal to initiate the internal auditing process was approved by the state...
  • Man arrested in connection with Lucknow murder case July 20, 2014

    A man has been arrested in connection with the brutal murder of a woman in Mohanlalganj area of the city, a senior police official said on Sunday. The accused Ram Sewak Yadav, who works as a security guard, has been arrested in this connection, the officer said. The incident came to light...
  • Secure women, children by implementing rules: Smriti to UP government July 19, 2014

    Human Resource and Development Minister Smriti Irani asked the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh to secure women and children by implementing rules. She said, "I request the state government to secure women and children by strictly implementing rules and punishing culprits." The remarks came in the backdrop of gangrape and...
  • Rapes can happen as UP is a big state, media shouldn't sensationalise: SP July 19, 2014

    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...
  • Lucknow rape: UP policemen working on leads, no arrest yet July 19, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Police is working on some leads obtained during investigations into the gruesome rape and murder of a young woman whose nude body was recovered from Mohanlalganj area of the state capital, though no arrest has been made so far. "We have got some leads and some people are...
  • Akhilesh Yadav suspends Mirzapur Forest Range officer over 'illegal mining' allegations July 17, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav suspended forest range officer of Mirzapur DN Singh with immediate effect and ordered a disciplinary action against him. Mirzapur District Magistrate had recommended action against Singh following illegal mining and transportation in Mirzapur forest area, an official spokesman said. Following recommendations of the DM of Mirzapur,...
  • UP registers 55% rise in rape cases in 2013 July 16, 2014

    Under the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government, Uttar Pradesh has recorded a steep rise in the number of rape cases in 2013 as compared to the previous year. Per data tabled in the Rajya Sabha by Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju, while answering a question by Ramdas Athawale,...
  • 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...
  • Akhilesh Yadav gets luxury cars, but cuts budget for women's panel July 15, 2014

    As women's safety continues to be a cause for concern in Uttar Pradesh, here's a shocker: An activist has found that the Akhilesh Yadav government has drastically downsized the budget of the state women's commission but has the money for two seven-seater Mercedes cars and two similar Land Cruisers. A Right...
  • UP government approves recruitment of five lakh employees July 9, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh has lifted a long-standing ban on fresh recruitments in the state, opening avenues for five lakh new jobs, including 1.38 lakh in the police force, an official said on Wednesday. The state cabinet led by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav approved the proposal on Tuesday. In the proposal, officials said the...
  • Girls married off in relief camps, dumped within months in Muzaffarnagar July 9, 2014

    Muzaffarnagar: In the aftermath of the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, Akhilesh Yadav's Uttar Pradesh government, under criticism, promised Rs 1 lakh for any girl getting married at the relief camps. But that has resulted in hundreds of spurious marriages with young girls being married for just days and then being...
  • 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...