Yadav

  • Bhojpuri actress, Reena Rani unfazed by the criminal background of her opponents 19-04-2014 12:32 PM

    Bhojpuri actress and AAP candidate from Maharajganj Reena Rani remains unfazed as she has been pitted against three 'bahubalis'. The 40-year-old actress will be contesting against Prabhunath Singh of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Manoranjan Singh Dhumal of the Janata Dal (United) and Lalu Prasad's controversial brother-in-law Sadhu Yadav. Sadhu...
  • Akhilesh Yadav to address rally in Agra, Mathura 19-04-2014 12:22 PM

    UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will address three rallies in the Agra and Mathura on Saturday. He is expected to reach Agra by 1.30pm. Akhilesh had on Friday slammed the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav saying the SP government has launched more welfare programmes...
  • SP defends Mulayam's threat to teachers, says EC must rethink on notice 19-04-2014 11:22 AM

    Lucknow: The Samajwadi Party has defended its chief Mulayam Singh Yadav after the Election Commission issued a show cause notice to him for allegedly threatening contractual government teachers in Bulandshahr in Uttar Pradesh. The party now claims that the statement was made in jest and that the EC should reconsider...
  • Crucial BCCI meet to find new pathway in IPL spot-fixing case 19-04-2014 09:40 AM

    Mumbai: The Cricket Board's all-powerful Working Committee is to meet in Mumbai on Sunday afternoon at its headquarters to find a pathway to satisfy the latest directive of the Supreme Court in the case related to corruption in last year's IPL. The apex court, while turning down N Srinivasan's fresh...
  • Akhilesh Yadav slams Gujarat model, says SP has launched more welfare programmes 18-04-2014 11:58 PM

    Criticising the much-touted Gujarat model of development, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday said the SP government has launched more welfare programmes in the state than Narendra Modi's government. Addressing a gathering in favour of SP candidate Lal Singh Tomar, Yadav said, "SP government in Uttar Pradesh distributed...
  • EC's notice to Mulayam for allegedly threatening teachers to vote for SP 18-04-2014 08:09 PM

    The Election Commission on Friday issued a show cause notice to ruling Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for allegedly threatening school teachers appointed on contract by Uttar Pradesh government to either vote for his party in Lok Sabha polls or risk losing permanentstatus. Holding that Yadav has prima facie...
  • LS polls: After Mulayam, now Mayawati bares her prime ministerial ambitions 18-04-2014 06:32 PM

    A day after Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav said he would stake claim for the prime ministers post, former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati on Friday said if her supporters voted intelligently, a "Dalit ki beti" could well be at the helm of affairs of the central government. Addressing...
  • Shivlal Yadav to chair BCCI meet 18-04-2014 03:01 PM

    Mumbai: Former Test off spinner Shivlal Yadav, the Supreme Court-appointed interim president of BCCI for non-IPL related matters, is to chair the Emergent Working Committee meeting of the Board here on Sunday. "I will be chairing the meeting," Yadav told PTI on Friday when queried on the issue. The BCCI...
  • Mulayam Singh Yadav soft on rapists, tough on riot victims, says Modi 18-04-2014 02:47 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial hopeful Narendra Modi on Friday hit out at Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and said when one has to be tough on rapists, Mulayam Singh is soft on them. "We have to be tough on rapists, but Mulayam Singh is very soft on them," Modi said...
  • Akhilesh Yadav says Modi's 'affection' for Muslims just a show off 17-04-2014 07:07 PM

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday alleged that "affection" for Muslims of BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi was merely a show off and the people should not believe the BJP leader. "Modi was remembering Muslims at the time of Lok Sabha elections, but in reality his love...
  • Mulayam's daughter-in-law backs death penalty for rape 17-04-2014 05:00 PM

    New Delhi: Unlike Mulayam Singh Yadav who feels capital punishment is debatable, his daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav is strictly of the view that rapists should be hanged to death. While talking to News18 on Thursday, she said, "Netaji is right in saying that death penalty is being debated around the world....
  • Lok Sabha elections: Over 62 pc voter turnout in Uttar Pradesh 17-04-2014 07:53 AM

    Lucknow: A turn out of 62.62 per cent of voters was recorded on Thursday in the 11 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh figuring in the second phase, which will decide the fate of 150 candidates. According to Chief Electoral Officer Umesh Sinha, the polling, which was peaceful and held...
  • Misa's assets Rs 4.72 crore, more than 'uncle' Ram Kripal Yadav 16-04-2014 04:04 PM

    The assets of RJD supremo Lalu Prasad's daughter Misa Bharati, including that of her family, are worth Rs 4.72 crore while her uncle Ram Kripal Yadav, who is contesting against her on a BJP ticket from Bihar's Patliputra seat, has declared assets worth Rs 1.39 crore. RJD's 39-year-old Misa has...
  • BJP to ask poll panel to de-recognise Samajwadi Party 16-04-2014 03:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party will petition the Election Commission to cancel the recognition of the Samajwadi Party, leaders said Wednesday. Laxmikant Bajpayi, Uttar Pradesh state BJP president, said the step was being taken in view of the speeches of Urban Development Minister Mohd Azam Khan read out at election rallies...
  • ND Tiwari not to contest LS polls from Nainital 16-04-2014 11:26 AM

    Senior Congress leader Narayan Dutt Tiwari will not contest from Uttarakhand's Nainital Lok Sabha constituency seat, his close aides said on Wednesday. Sources said the former Chief Minister of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh wanted to contest one last time and had also pleaded with the party leadership to field his...
  • ND Tiwari hits out at Congress for not giving LS ticket to his son Rohit 15-04-2014 08:44 PM

    Anguished over being neglected by a party he served like a loyal soldier, Congress veteran ND Tiwari on Tuesday said he would not contest the Lok Sabha polls putting at rest speculation that the octogenarian could stage a political comeback. Congress has also denied seat for his son.Tewari was demanding...
  • Akhilesh attacks Modi, says Mulayam Singh 'most able' person for PM post 15-04-2014 08:03 PM

    Citing the experience of hisfather Mulayam Singh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh Chief MinisterAkhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said he was the "most able" person forthe post of Prime Minister. Addressing an election rally in Firozabad in support of hiscousin Akshay Yadav, Akhilesh made a veiled attack on NarendraModi, saying it would be...
  • Poll panel unfair, prejudiced against SP: Mulayam 15-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has targeted the Election Commission (EC) by saying the gag order on SP leader Azam Khan was "unjust and prejudiced". Yadav said in case the EC did not withdraw the order banning Azam Khan from holding election campaigns, millions of his party workers...
  • Misa Bharti goes hi-tech to win Patliputra LS seat 15-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Battling two heavyweights in her debut in the political arena, Misa Bharti is banking on hi-tech poll strategies and family support in her bid to salvage the pride of her father RJD supremo Lalu Yadav, who lost the Patliputra seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections. 39-year-old Misa, an MBBS,...
  • Governor's former OSD, BSP leader arrested in recruitment scams 15-04-2014 02:53 PM

    Dhanraj Yadav, former Officer on Special Duty (OSD) to the Madhya Pradesh Governor Ram Naresh Yadav, and BSP leader Radha Raman Ahirwar have been arrested in connection with two recruitment examination scams in the state. The MP Special Task Force arrested the two accused yesterday from Bhopal, STF sources said...
  • Third Front will form stable government with Cong support: Akhilesh 15-04-2014 02:35 PM

    Stating that democracy has matured in the country, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday claimed that Third Front will form a "stable government" with Congress' support after this Lok Sabha elections. "The way in which election trend appears, BJP will not be able to reach the magic figure...
  • Has Mulayam lost it, ask UP women on rape remarks 15-04-2014 12:04 AM

    In a dingy bylane in the old city area, a family is trying to come to terms with life after their six-year-old daughter was kidnapped, raped and killed by a neighbour and three minors. The recent comment by Mulayam Singh Yadav that rapists are "young men who commit mistakes" has...
  • Akhilesh Yadav comes out in support of Azam Khan, slams EC 14-04-2014 02:25 PM

    With controversial SP leader Azam Khan in the line of EC fire, UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Monday came out in his support, accusing the poll body of taking action against the senior leader without going through his explanation. "Azam was served notice by EC....He has replied to it....
  • Men, Mulayam and misuse of women-centric laws 14-04-2014 02:06 PM

    He didn't know me but he cried over the phone like a 10-year-old when he spoke to me. He said, "Didi my only mistake was being in a relationship with her for a year. My friends told me she has several other partners and I started distancing myself. Thus began...
  • LS polls: Like CBI, EC too working under Centre's influence, says Azam Khan 14-04-2014 09:03 AM

    An unperturbed Azam Khan on Sunday threatened to move court against Election Commission's ban on him, alleging that the poll watch dog was working under the "influence" of the Centre. "EC too is working on the pattern of CBI, which happens to remain under the influence of the Centre," the...
  • Congress flays Azam Khan for doubting EC's credibility 14-04-2014 07:44 AM

    Congress on Sunday criticised Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan for raising doubts over the credibility of the Election Commission and stood behind the poll body for its independence. It also said the tone and tenor of such statements are not appreciable in public discourse. Criticising Khan for his statement that...
  • Rabri Devi and Misa Bharti, only mother-daughter duo in the fray 12-04-2014 05:13 PM

    New Delhi: We have more than half a dozen instances of father - son and husband - wife contesting in the Lok Sabha elections. But, we have only one instance of both mother and daughter contesting in the current Lok Sabha elections. Former Bihar chief minister and the RJD chief...
  • Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam criticises Mulayam for rape remark 12-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Public prosecutor in the Shakti Mills gangrape case today criticised SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remark saying that such statements would provoke criminals to commit serious crimes. "It is most unfortunate that Mulayam, being a politician of a tall stature, makes such a baseless and unwarranted statement...
  • Senior lawyer Ujjwal Nikam criticises Mulayam for rape remark 12-04-2014 04:02 PM

    Public prosecutor in the Shakti Mills gangrape case today criticised SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav for his rape remark saying that such statements would provoke criminals to commit serious crimes. "It is most unfortunate that Mulayam, being a politician of a tall stature, makes such a baseless and unwarranted statement...
  • Mulayam to request EC to lift ban on Azam Khan 12-04-2014 02:39 PM

    Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Saturday said he will appeal to the EC to lift ban on senior minister Azam Khan, who is under fire for his remarks about Kargil conflict. "We will appeal to the Election Commission to lift ban on Azam Khan," Yadav said. The EC...