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  • 7 officials suspended for fault in construction of apartment 6 days ago

    Seven officials, including an IAS officer, has been suspended for alleged faults in the construction of an apartment at Gomtinagar in Lucknow during the previous BSP regime. "On the directives of the Chief Minister, seven officers posted in the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) at the time of the construction of River...
  • 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...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Rape victim commits suicide; family, BSP protest July 15, 2014

    Hathras: There is no end to the rape horror in Uttar Pradesh. A Dalit woman, who was allegedly gangraped, reportedly committed suicide by setting herself ablaze. Her family and BSP workers protested on Tuesday. The woman was allegedly abducted and gangraped near Etawah on July 12. She set herself ablaze on...
  • BSP to support TRAI Amendment Bill July 14, 2014

    New Delhi: BSP supremo Mayawati on Monday said that her party will not oppose the appointment of Nripendra Mishra as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister and support the TRAI Amendment Bill in Parliament. "Centre has the right to choose its officers and decide how they want to run the government,"...
  • UP Assembly adjourned sine die amid protest by BSP MLAs July 7, 2014

    As BSP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh Assembly on Monday protested against the Central government over inflation and state government over law and order situation, the House was adjourned sine die after passage of the general and departmental budgets amid din. Even before the proceedings for the day began this morning, BSP...
  • Centre seeks report from UP government on Moradabad communal clashes July 6, 2014

    Moradabad: Even as normalcy returns after communal tensions broke out in Moradabad on Friday, the Centre has sought a report from the Uttar Pradesh government on the violence. Tension errupted in the area after two communities clashed on Friday over the installation of a speaker in a temple. A day after...
  • BSP members walk out from UP Council July 1, 2014

    Enraged over the issue of inclusion of 17 backward castes into the Scheduled Caste category by the Uttar Pradesh government, Opposition BSP members on Tuesday staged a walkout from the Vidhan Parishad, asking why it was not done so far. During Question Hour, BSP member Husna Siddiqui asked whether an announcement...
  • 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...
  • BSP raises issue of rape of minor sisters in UP Legislative Council June 26, 2014

    The issue of rape of two sisters in Badaut area of Bagpath district was raised in the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council by BSP members, who demanded a debate over the matter and immediate arrest of the accused. Raising the matter during Zero hour through an adjournment notice, the BSP members said...
  • UP Legislative Council briefly adjourned over law and order situation in the state June 23, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council was on Monday briefly adjourned following uproar by Opposition over prevailing law and order situation in the state. The issue was raised by BSP and BJP members through adjournment notice demanding a debate on the subject.  Om Prakash Sharma of the Teachers' Group alleged that there...
  • 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...
  • Legislative Council adjourned thrice amidst uproar by Opposition June 20, 2014

    Opposition members on Friday created a ruckus in Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council for the second consecutive day on law and order, power crisis and other issues, forcing the chair to adjourn the house three times. As soon as proceedings of the house began opposition members, including those of BSP, BJPand Congress raised issues of...
  • NCP in favour of alliance with like-minded parties: Nawab Malik June 19, 2014

    Mumbai: NCP on Thursday said that it favoured alliance with all like-minded, secular parties to contest the Maharashtra Assembly elections scheduled later this year. "NCP is open to explore the option of aligning with like-minded, secular parties. Our leaders will start talks with such parties soon," party spokesman Nawab Malik...
  • SP government helpless before criminals: BSP June 19, 2014

    The SP government in Uttar Pradesh is helpless in front of criminals and does not have the courage to face the opposition over the "collapsed" law and order situation of the state, opposition BSP said on Thursday. "BSP has moved an adjournment motion for immediate debate on the collapsed law and...
  • Akhilesh government has failed on all fronts: BSP June 18, 2014

    Slamming the Akhilesh Yadav government for its "failure on all fronts", the BSP on Wednesday said just changing officials looking after the law and order situation would serve no purpose till the chief minister was not clear in his intentions. "The chief minister's intentions are not clear...He can change as many...
  • Uttar Pradesh budget session from June 19 likely to be stormy June 18, 2014

    The spate of rapes and political murders in Uttar Pradesh is likely to dominate the month-long budget session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislature which begins on June 19. Opposition parties have chalked out strategies to attack the government on law and order front and raise issues like power scarcity and plight...
  • BSP demands dismissal of UP government, stages walkout in RS June 10, 2014

    BSP on Monday demanded dismissal of the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh over deteriorating law and order situation and staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha. Raising the issue soon after the House met for the day, BSP chief Mayawati raised the issue of alleged Badaun rape case and the...
  • BSP MPs walk out of Rajya Sabha over UP's law and order situation June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: There was high drama in the Rajya Sabha on Tuesday morning with the Bahujan Samaj Party slamming the Uttar Pradesh government over the law and order situation in the state. The BSP MPs eventually walked out of the House over the issue. Earlier on Tuesday, BSP MPs charged to...
  • Badaun gangrape: Akhilesh accuses BSP leaders of trying to influence victims' family June 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Even though the law and order situation has been deteriorating in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is still on defensive. More than a week after two teenaged sisters were raped and murdered in Badaun, the Chief Minister has now accused BSP leaders of trying to influence the...
  • NMDC steel plant in Bastar may start production next year June 2, 2014

    The steel plant of National Mineral Development Corporation (NMDC) at Nagarnar in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district is likely to become operational by next year. Chattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh expressed hope that there was a strong possibility that production at the plant might start by the next year, an official said in...
  • Badaun gangrape victims' family claims being threatened June 2, 2014

    The family of the Badaun rape victims on Monday alleged that they have received threats and demanded security from Central forces, saying they do not trust the state police. "We are receiving threats. We are being told that who will protect us once the media leaves the village and politicians...
  • Mayawati's Badaun visit sparks controversy, children seen working at helipad June 1, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati's Badaun visit has sparked a controversy with children caught on camera working for the construction of helipad. Mayawati is scheduled to visit Badaun later in the day to meet the families of the gangrape victims. Just hours before her visit, children were seen constructing the...
  • Badaun gangrape: Mayawati to meet victims' family, demands Centre's intervention June 1, 2014

    New Delhi: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati will visit Uttar Pradesh's Badaun ditrict on Sunday to meet the family of the two Dalit girls who were allegedly gangraped and killed. She has demanded also President's rule in the state and said that the Centre should order speedy trial in the...
  • BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 seats in UP: Mayawati May 30, 2014

    BSP will not contest bye-elections on 12 Assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh and instead prepare for mid-term polls as the Akhilesh Yadav government "might fall within a year", party supremo Mayawati said on Friday. "We will do preparations for Assembly polls. There is a possibility that this (SP) government may fall...
  • Meerut: BSP leader, supporters lathicharged by police May 30, 2014

    Meerut: The Meerut Police on Friday reportedly lathicharged a local BSP leader and his supporters. The police action came after the politician and his men blocked a road and disrupted traffic. They were reportedly celebrating the BSP leader's release from jail. ...
  • Mayawati slams Akhilesh over rapes in UP, demands President's rule May 30, 2014

    Lucknow: Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Friday lashed out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the rise in crimes in the state. Mayawati said that law and order in the state has completely broken and down and demanded that the state be put under President's rule. "Rapes and...
  • Rajnath Singh: The thakur from UP has been there, done that May 27, 2014

    Almost a decade back after the BJP lost power in Uttar Pradesh under his stewardship, Rajnath Singh cut a lonely figure at his current Ashoka Road residence in the national capital. Sitting cross-legged and shaving, he told an IANS correspondent, gazing through a small mirror he held in front, that life...
  • Kalraj Mishra makes ministerial debut at centre May 26, 2014

    A Sangh pracharak and an associate of Jayaprakash Narayan, Kalraj Mishra, a veteran of Uttar Pradesh politics, is making his ministerial debut at the Centre. 71-year-old Mishra began his political career as a pracharak of RSS in Gorakhpur in eastern UP in 1963. As his association with the then Jan Sangh grew,...
  • Eyewitness of BSP leader's murder case shot dead May 25, 2014

    A 32-year-old man, who was an eyewitness in a murder case allegedly involving a BSP leader, was shot dead on Saturday in Jain Nagar locality in Firozabad, police said. Vinay Yadav was sitting in front of his house when three motorcycle-borne persons wearing helmets shot him dead, they said. Yadav is...
  • FTP: Will Modi critics be totally isolated now? May 21, 2014

    Noted writer Ananthamurthy has been placed under police protection at his Bangalore home as he has been targeted with hate calls, abusive e-mails and threatening messages by loyalists of PM-designate Narendra Modi. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose discusses with a panel of experts whether Modi critics would be totally isolated...