Akhilesh

  • Bypoll results: People have voted against communal forces, says UP CM Yesterday

    The Samajwadi Party took a huge lead in the bypolls in Uttar Pradesh, making its way ahead in nine out of 11 seats. The BJP could gain in only two seats. ...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav exempts Priyanka Chopra's 'Mary Kom' from entertainment tax September 1, 2014

    Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has announced exemption of entertainment tax on Priyanka Chopra's biopic Mary Kom. "As the movie is based on life of boxer Mary Kom, it will be an inspiration for women of the state. The CM has decided to exempt it from entertainment tax", an official spokesman...
  • Deficient rainfall has hit Uttar Pradesh farmers, says Akhilesh Yadav August 29, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has said that deficient rainfall has hit farmers in the state. He says he will write to the Centre seeking government intervention. ...
  • CM Akhilesh Yadav makes 'Katiyabaaz' tax free in UP, asks engineers of power department to draw inspiration from the film August 28, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government today announced exemption of entertainment tax on National-award-winning documentary 'Katiyabaaz', which is based on the problem of power theft in Kanpur. "The Chief Minister has made the announcement to make 'Katiyabaaz' entertainment tax free and has directed principal secretary, Power, to ask engineers of power department to...
  • BJP accuses SP of promoting, patronising 'love jihad' in UP August 23, 2014

    Vrindavan: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday pledged to oust the "anti-people" Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of "promoting and patronising love jihad" in the state. At the first day of its two-day state executive meet in the temple town in western Uttar Pradesh,...
  • Phase-I of Lucknow Metro Rail project approved August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government on Friday approved eight km route of Lucknow Metro Rail project's first phase of North-South corridor for starting work. The approval was made in a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. The route will be from Transport Nagar to Charbagh railway station on which work...
  • Jaya Bachchan the reason behind my split with Samajwadi Party: Amar Singh August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: After the former Samajwadi Party leader and Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh met the party president Mulayam Singh and his son and UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for breakfast on Tuesday the rumors of him rejoining party has again gained momentum. The former SP leader who was expelled...
  • Won't join SP again, says Amar Singh after meeting Mulayam August 25, 2014

    Lucknow: Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday brushed aside all the rumours of his joining the Samajwadi Party again by announcing that he won't return to the party. Singh said, "It was an informal, cordial meet. I am not joining Samajwadi Party." The remarks came after his meeting with SP...
  • UP: 3 men gangrape woman, tie her naked to a tree August 19, 2014

    Kannauj (Uttar Pradesh): Three men allegedly gangraped a 33-year-old woman and then tied her to a tree in a naked condition in Kannauj district of Uttar Pradesh. Kannauj is the constituency of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's wife Dimple. The incident took place in Umarda area of Kannauj, on the intervening night...
  • Blame game begins over SP report on Saharanpur riots, BJP calls it politically motivated August 18, 2014

    Lucknow: The political blame game has begun over the Samajwadi Party report on riots in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. While the SP report blamed the Bharatiya Janata Party leaders for inciting violence, the latter called the report politically motivated. The five-member probe committee headed by Public Works Department Minister Shivpal...
  • Woman cop seeks DIG's dismissal after committee probe finds him guilty of harassment August 18, 2014

    A committee which was formed to look into the allegation of sexual harassment at work place against DIG of Police Training School in Meerut has found the charges of woman sub-inspector to be true. DIG Devi Prasad Srivastava has been indicted by the four member internal committee. Meanwhile, the woman officer said...
  • After LS rout, UP CM Akhilesh Yadav trying to emerge from under the shadow of his father August 12, 2014

    Shaken by the Lok Sabha election rout, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seems to be finally trying to come out of the shadows of his father Mulayam Singh Yadav. Almost 30 months after he stormed to power with a brute majority in the state, senior bureaucrats say they are beginning...
  • Mohanlalganj murder: Government refuses to increase compensation, issues Rs10 lakh cheque to victim's family August 10, 2014

    Ignoring the demand of the family of victim in Mohanlalganj case for increasing the compensation to Rs 25 lakh, the Uttar Pradesh government has issued a cheque of Rs 10 lakh for the children of the 35-year-old widow who was found brutally murdered last month. District Magistrate Sharad Kumar Singh...
  • Western UP reels under polarisation of electorate, spiking communal violence incidences August 8, 2014

    Lucknow: The omnipresence of politicians of all sorts in the series of riots that have jolted Uttar Pradesh since the Muzaffarnagar riots of September 2013, has raised suspicions over the possible polarisation of the electorate along communal lines that politicians might be indulging in. Not a single incidence of communal violence...
  • Akhilesh government fails to control communal riots in UP August 8, 2014

    Meerut: As the Samajwadi Party struggles to control the communal cauldron, which many believe has been stirred by the state government itself, Akhilesh Yadav actions to curb such incidents are under question mark. Akhilesh Yadav, under whose leadership the Samajwadi Party cycled into absolute majority in 2012, has allowed UP...
  • Akhilesh asks Centre to gives more coal to Parichha station August 8, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday asked the Centre to increase coal supply to Parichha thermal power station to five rakes a day, an official spokesman said here. In a letter written to Union Minister for Power and Coal (Independent Charge) Piyush Goyal, Akhilesh has said due to short supply of coal,...
  • Dirty politics: Were communal riots in UP West orchestrated for gains in bypolls? August 7, 2014

    Out of 24 riots in Uttar Pradesh since May 16, most of the communal frenzy incidents took place in the UP West region, which is home to half of the total assembly constituencies where bypolls are to be held in November, a report published in TOI said. Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh has...
  • Meerut rape: UP Woman Commission team meets victim August 7, 2014

    A team of the UP State Women Commission on Thursday met the 20-year-old girl who was allegedly raped and forcibly converted to another religion at Sarawa village in Kharkhauda area here. Chairperson of the commission Zarina Usmani said she inquired about the incident from the victim, her family members and...
  • CM directs power department to complete under-construction projects at the earliest August 7, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday directed the power department to get all under-construction projects completed at the earliest so that they can start supplying power from next year. "During a review meeting, the CM directed Principal Secretary (Energy) to inspect under construction power projects, especially Lalitpur, Bara and...
  • Amar Singh shares dais with SP chief after 4 years, says he was 'Mulayamwadi' August 5, 2014

    Rajya Sabha MP Amar Singh on Tuesday shared the dais with Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for the first time in four years after bitter parting of ways with the party, even as he insisted that political connotation should not be attached to this gesture. Singh, who was invited to...
  • UP would have benefited with BJP government, Varun at helm: Maneka August 4, 2014

    Pitching for her son and Sultanpur MP, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi said that Uttar Pradesh would have benefited had there been a BJP led government in the state with Varun Gandhi as its chief minister. "It would have been better had there been our government in the state then we would...
  • Contribution of all communities must for progress, says Akhilesh Yadav August 2, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that contribution of every religious community was essential in the development of the state. During a meeting with the delegation of UP Sikh Gurudrawa Prabandhak Committee, Akhilesh said that the state government was committed to ensure justice and security to all. The delegation...
  • UP government orders high-level administrative probe into Saharanpur riots August 2, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ordered a high-level administrative inquiry into the violent clash in Saharanpur on July 26, which left three persons dead and over 30 injured, a senior officer said. "The inquiry has been handed over to the Divisional Commissioner of Meerut and he will submit his report...
  • Centre accuses UP CM of politicising power crisis in state by making baseless allegations August 1, 2014

    Accusing Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav of attempting to politicise the electricity crisis in the state by making baseless allegations, Power Minister Piyush Goyal on Friday said the shortage had arisen as the state stopped buying 377 MW of power from NTPC's Jhajjar plant. Goyal, who was responding to a...
  • CM announces financial aid to top five rank-holders of CPMT July 31, 2014

    Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday announced a financial aid of Rs one lakh each and free education to first five rank-holders of the Common Pre-Medical Test (CPMT) 2014. "Rupees one lakh each will be given to these students for expenses, including various types of fees, books and other material and...
  • Those doing good work should be honoured: Akhilesh Yadav July 31, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said people doing good work should be honoured and given an identity. "Those doing good work amongst us needed to be given an identity and honored," the Chief Minister said while releasing a book written by the MD of UP Power Corporation, AP Misra, at...
  • Shia cleric meets Akhilesh Yadav, seeks fulfilment of six demands July 30, 2014

    Shia cleric Maulana Kalbe Jawwad on Wednesday met UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and gave him 48 hours to fulfil his six demands, including bringing to book policemen who allegedly used force on protesters on July 26 and keeping corrupt persons at bay from the Shia Waqf Board. If the UP...
  • Saharanpur riots: Main accused arrested, booked under NSA July 30, 2014

    Saharanpur: Days after communal violence in Saharanpur claimed the lives of three people and left 33 others injured, the main accused for the riots has been arrested. Muharram Ali Pappu was arrested on Wednesday and booked under the National Security Act. Earlier in the day, a six-member BJP team visited...
  • Akhilesh Yadav government's fall imminent, says BJP leader Ram Shankar Katheria July 30, 2014

    The fall of Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh is imminent, Lok Sabha member from Agra city Ram Shankar Katheria said on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party leader has been touring villages in his constituency and has been meeting local leaders in Agra, Mathura and other districts, urging them to be...
  • SP govt has failed to check violence, communal clashes: BJP July 29, 2014

    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...