Akhilesh

  • Man arrested in connection with Lucknow murder case Yesterday

    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 2 days ago

    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 3 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...
  • Lucknow rape: UP policemen working on leads, no arrest yet 3 days ago

    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 4 days ago

    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 5 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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 6 days ago

    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...
  • SP leader offers to donate his eye to the Moradabad DM July 6, 2014

    A Samajwadi Party leader has offered to donate his eye to the Moradabad district magistrate, who has sustained serious injury in his eye during recent violent protests in Kanth area of the district. "There is no bigger donation then blood and eye donations in the world. If my eye can bring...
  • Akhilesh launches scheme to make offices paperless by obtaining his digital signature July 5, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday launched a scheme to make secretariat offices "paperless" by obtaining his digital signature. "It is an important step aimed at not only increasing efficiency and bring transparency in working of departments, but also to turn the concept of green governance into reality," an...
  • Akhilesh demands higher power allocation to UP, writes to PM July 3, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi has sought parity in power allocation to the state from the Central pool and a review of the allotment mechanism. In addition to this, he has written to the PM regarding problems, which include non-availability and poor...
  • Uttar Pradesh secretariat to go paperless; move to increase efficiency and bring transparency July 2, 2014

    In a bid to increase efficiency and bring transparency in the working of its offices, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to make all departments of the secretariat paperless, a senior official said on Wednesday. Special Secretary (IT and Electronics) GS Naveen Kumar said taking an initiative for the project, Chief...
  • Uttar Pradesh has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister...
  • UP has loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from Centre, financial institutions July 1, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government said it has a loan of Rs 2.36 lakh crore from the Centre as well as various financial institutions. "The state has loan of Rs 2,36,795.29 crore from the Centre and other financial institutions," Forest Minister Fareed Mahfood Kidwai, speaking on behalf of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav...
  • Uproar in UP House over rising cases of crime against women, communal violence June 30, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday witnessed uproarious scenes on the issue of rising cases of crime against women and communal violence in the state, with opposition BSP and BJP staging separate walkouts during Question Hour. As soon as the Question Hour began, agitated BSP members voiced serious concern over rising crime...
  • Watch: Police lathicharge BJP youth wing members protesting outside UP Assembly June 30, 2014

    The youth wing of the BJP protested outside the Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday against the failing law and order situation in the state. The BJP workers also protested against power cuts, poor development in the state, price rise and inflation. Police used water canons and tear gas to disperse...
  • UP police put on high alert for the month of Ramzan June 30, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Police have been put on alert across the state for the holy month of Ramzan, officials said on Monday. The local intelligence units (LIU) have been sensitized in the districts with history of communal tension during the month of Ramzan. Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Mukul Goyal...
  • SP government ignoring the warning signals by Met department: BJP June 28, 2014

    The BJP on Friday urged the Uttar Pradesh government to prepare a contingency plan for farmers in the wake of the delayed monsoon and prediction of scanty rainfall. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesman Chandra Mohan said the state is facing the spectre of a drought and the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party...
  • BJP's minority wing protests against Akhilesh Yadav government June 26, 2014

    BJP's minority wing on Thursday staged a demonstration in front of Uttar Pradesh Assembly, accusing the Akhilesh Yadav government of making false promises to Muslims. The demonstration, led by state president of BJP Alpsankhyak Morcha Rumana Siddiqui and senior BJP leader Shiv Pratap Shukla, alleged that the state government has failed...
  • Laptop distribution biggest socialist and secular scheme launched: Akhilesh Yadav June 26, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday said the ambitious laptop distribution scheme of his government was the "biggest secular and socialist scheme" in the state as it was implemented among the masses without any disparity. Replying to the debate on budget for 2014-2015 fiscal year which was presented in...
  • State police rejects reports of CPMT question paper leak June 25, 2014

    Three days after the Uttar Pradesh Combined Premedical Test (UPCPMT) was cancelled over suspected question paper leak, police on Wednesday said the number of papers in the two boxes, which were allegedly tampered with, were found to be intact. The Special Task Force and Ghaziabad district administration, which are probing into...
  • 3-member committee formed to probe CPMT papers leak June 24, 2014

    A three-member committee of the Uttar Pradesh government's IT department has been assigned to probe the Combined Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) papers leak, an official said on Tuesday. Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan has constituted the committee to be headed by Principal Secretary (IT) Jeevesh Nandan and has named Director General Medical Education...
  • Opposition stages walkout from Assembly over power supply issue June 23, 2014

    Major opposition parties on Monday staged a walkout from the Uttar Pradesh Assembly during the question hour over the issue of power outages in the state. The leaders of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress charged the Akhilesh Yadav government of misleading the House and the...
  • Is Uttar Pradesh slipping out of Akhilesh's hands? June 22, 2014

    Is Uttar Pradesh slipping out of Akhilesh Yadav's hands? Even as the beseiged 41-year-old chief minister firefights criticism in the aftermath of the Lok Sabha drubbing the Samajwadi Party (SP) received last month, the jury is out on his possible eclipse by his overbearing uncles and demanding father and party...
  • UP premedical test cancelled over suspected paper leak, Akhilesh orders probe June 22, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Combined Premedical Test (UPCPMT) was cancelled on Sunday over suspected question paper leak after the seals of two boxes containing them were found to have been tampered with, prompting the state government to order a high-level probe. More than a lakh students were to appear in the test...
  • 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...
  • Budget 2014: Akhilesh talks development; says focus on road, power, water & health June 20, 2014

    The populist schemes of providing free laptops to students and allowance to unemployed youths appeared to have been put on the back burner by the Akhilesh Yadav government as no allocation was made for them in the state budget on Friday. No provision has also been made for the Kanya Vidyadhan...