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  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav invites suggestions from APJ Abdul Kalam on development of state Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday invited suggestions from former President APJ Abdul Kalam for development of the state. "You are most welcome to give your presentation for the development of the state. Please apprise about your programme for the same," Yadav said in a letter to Kalam. Yadav...
  • Uttar Pradesh government offers help for earthquake-hit Nepal 2 days ago

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has assured all possible help to Nepal in the wake of the devastating earthquake and will send water, food packets and medicines to the Himalayan country. The decision was taken by Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav to send 10 trucks of mineral water, 10 trucks...
  • Earthquake: 12 dead in UP, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav announces relief 2 days ago

    Lucknow: At least 12 people were on Saturday killed and over a dozen injured in parts of Uttar Pradesh as a powerful earthquake originating in Nepal damaged houses and walls. Three deaths each were reported from Barabanki, Gorakhpur and Sant Kabir Nagar districts, one person each died in Kanpur Dehat, Shravasti...
  • Akhilesh Das Gupta elected Badminton Asia Confederation vice-president 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Badminton Association of India (BAI) President Dr Akhilesh Das Gupta on Saturday was elected the vice-president of the Badminton Asia Confederation (BAC) for a four year term. Akhilesh was elected during the continental body's general elections in Wuhan, China. Akhilesh, who held the same post in last committee, polled the...
  • Compensation cheques issued to farmers by Uttar Pradesh government bounce 6 days ago

    Mathura: Adding to the plight of farmers in Mathura whose crops were destroyed by unseasonal rains and hailstorm, the compensation cheques issued to them by the Akhilesh Yadav led Uttar Pradesh government bounced on Tuesday. But district officials claimed the cheques bounced due to technical errors. "Satish could not get payment...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government 'insensitive' to farmers' suffering: BJP April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday hit out at the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh for "playing" with farmers' emotions and being "insensitive" to their suffering as it sought immediate relief for those whose crops were damaged by unseasonal rainfall. The party also accused the Samajwadi Party dispensation of giving paltry...
  • Investment worth Rs 2-3 lakh crore likely in UP by year-end: Assocham April 6, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh attracted an investment of Rs 6.9 lakh crore in last two years and an additional sum of Rs 2-3 lakh crore is expected by the end of 2015, industry body Assocham has said. Releasing the chamber's report titled "UP: Inching towards double digit growth", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister...
  • Mayawati ridicules Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for encouraging use of cycle April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati on Sunday ridiculed Akhilesh Yadav for encouraging use of cycle, drawing a spontaneous retort from the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister. "Akhilesh has nothing to do. If he does not ride cycle, what else will he do," Mayawati posed at a press conference in Lucknow. Pat came a...
  • Trial room voyeurs: UP police conducts searches for hidden camera April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: In line with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's call for strict action against incidents of hidden camera or video recording in trial rooms, the state police has conducted a series of searches at the malls and showrooms of the city. "After checking at prominent malls in the city yesterday, though...
  • Akhilesh Yadav ensures prompt action in acid-attack cases March 29, 2015

    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...
  • '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...