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Ram Nath Kovind begins campaign on home turf, seeks support from all parties
Mon, Jun 26, 2017

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said the BJP met all opposition parties for a consensus on Ram Nath Kovind's candidature, but they did not agree for political reasons and added that some non-NDA parties were supporting Kovind.

Yogi probes into SP govt works likely to dominate ‘white paper’
Sun, Jun 25, 2017

Cabinet Minister and government spokesperson Sidharth Nath Singh said the challenges existing before the government will be highlighted in the white paper.

BJP lifts embargo on turncoats with strict screening process
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

“The party is very much concerned about keeping up its image when it is ruling both in the state and the Centre. A number of people from other parties wanted to join BJP after it came to power in March," a senior BJP leader said.

Yogi Adityanath to get 8 OSDs, 6 were with him at Gorakhnath temple, Delhi home
Sat, Jun 24, 2017

According to sources, the first name that has been proposed is of Raj Bhushan Singh Rawat, currently Adityanath’s personal assistant. He used to work with him in Delhi but moved to Lucknow soon after Adityanath was sworn in as Chief Minister.

Kovind likely to be in Lucknow on Monday
Fri, Jun 23, 2017

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy, Keshav Prasad Maurya, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday evening to attend Ram Nath Kovind’s nomination ceremony. While Adityanath is a Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur, Maurya is the MP from Phoolpur.

International Yoga Day 2017: World connected with us because of yoga, says PM Narendra Modi
Thu, Jun 22, 2017

PM Narendra Modi said that there was once a time when yoga was practised only by sages and monks, but it has now become a part of daily life.

CM Yogi’s dinner party for PM Modi: ‘As expected’, Mulayam attends while Akhilesh Yadav, Mayawati skip
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The BJP had recently declared Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who is from Uttar Pradesh, as NDA’s candidate for the Presidential elections.

GST is an accomplishment of maturity shown by all parties: PM Narendra Modi in Lucknow
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

The Prime Minister added that all political parties, leaders, state governments and the Centre are going to do “historic work” with the GST.

Ram Nath Kovind denied us favours, said work hard, said nephew
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

While BJP chief Amit Shah Monday said Kovind was “born in a poor Dalit family”, Pyarelal claimed their father Maikulal was the “Chaudhary of Paraukh village”.

Boundary walls around burial grounds come under scanner
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

In its manifesto for the 2012 Assembly elections, the Samajwadi Party had promised to build the boundary walls around kabristans. After the party came to power, the government decided to give effect to the proposal in its first cabinet meeting on March 15, 2012.

Amul to help Parag with technical expertise
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

Sodhi said Amul was paying Rs 360 crore annually to farmers in UP and plans to increase this to Rs 3500 crore per annum. The chief minister extended support by offering to enter into an agreement with the company to operate the milk processing plant coming up in Varanasi. He also directed the plant’s capacity be raised from Rs 4 lakh litres to 6 lakh litres a day.

Centenary year of Deendayal Upadhyaya: BJP to test kids on late ideologue, ‘achievements’ of Yogi, Modi govts
Sun, Jun 18, 2017

The exam, scheduled for August 20, is open to students of classes IX and X, who will have to answer 100 objective questions on OMR sheets.

RSS workers complain of ‘neglect’
Sat, Jun 17, 2017

Two senior RSS functionaries of Awadh Prant, posted on Facebook about how “dedicated” workers were being “ignored” while “outsiders” enjoyed greater importance in the new government.

UP govt to depts: Take loans from other public institutions to work on development projects
Fri, Jun 16, 2017

Industry department's UP Expressway and Industrial Development Authority could take loans worth Rs 3,500 crore for development of expressways.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has lunch with Dalits in Gorakhpur
Thu, Jun 15, 2017

“An ordinary carpet was laid on the ground where CM sat with members of the Ambedkar Jankalyan Seva Samiti, who all were Dalits. CM and all others were served food in ‘pattals’ (leaf plates) and were served water in kulhad (earthen pot)”.

Gomti river front: For Rs 45-crore imported fountain to work, government set to spend another Rs 55 crore
Wed, Jun 14, 2017

The fountain is proposed to be installed adjacent to the Ghaus Mohammad Stadium near Gandhi Setu and the banks of Gomti

Maya parks to get statues of OBC, upper caste icons
Mon, Jun 05, 2017

As a first step in this direction, the BJP government has decided to put up statues of Raja Suheldeo — the 11th century king of Shravasti who is reported to have belonged to the Rajbhar community (OBC) — both inside and outside the Bhimrao Ambedkar Samajik Parivartan Sthal (Ambedkar Memorial).

Vishwa Hindu Parishad: ‘No new mosque in Ayodhya’
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

When contacted, VHP joint general secretary Surendra Jain said enough mosques already existed in Ayodhya. “VHP will oppose if any new mosque is be built there,” he added.

Poorvanchal expressway: Acquire 90 per cent land by month-end, says Uttar Pradesh govt tells officials
Sun, Jun 04, 2017

The previous Akhilesh Yadav government had launched the project with the name Samajwadi Poorvanchal Expressway and estimated it to cost Rs 19,000 crore.

Yogi Adityanath govt stops pension for awardees
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

Akhilesh had started pension for Yash Bharti, Padma recipients

Rajnikant — lone artisan for Ram temple
Sat, Jun 03, 2017

For the last six months, 53-year old Rajnikant is the lone artisan working at the workshop. Others have left in search of better opportunities.

BJP issues showcause notice to MP, 5 others for inducting other party leaders without permit
Fri, Jun 02, 2017

BJP's Lucknow chief has issued a showcause notice to Mohanlalganj MP Kaushal Kishore and five other party workers for allegedly inducting SP and BSP leaders without permission and indulging in anti-party activities.

1992 Babri Masjid demolition case: Day after court order, Yogi Adityanath visits Ram temple
Thu, Jun 01, 2017

Alleging that previous governments had neglected Ayodhya, Adityanath announced projects worth Rs 350 crore for the area’s development.

Hours before Babri hearing: BJP leaders make beeline to meet L K Advani
Wed, May 31, 2017

Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) senior functionary Krishna Gopal also met him at the VVIP guesthouse where the latter stayed for a few hours.

Train taken for Modi’s rally in 2014: Rs 12 lakh bill, BJP worker gets 6 Railways notices in 3 yrs
Wed, May 31, 2017

The initial booking amount was Rs 18.4 lakh, including the security deposit of Rs 5 lakh, which he paid from the party fund.

RSS, BJP hold peace meets with Thakurs, Dalits in Saharanpur
Mon, May 29, 2017

Saharanpur clashes: Thirty such meetings were held over the last three days.

Yogi Adityanath orders probe into three more Akhilesh govt projects
Sun, May 28, 2017

The chief minister had ordered that no official from the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA), which executed the project, be involved in the probe.

Expelled by BSP, Naseemuddin Siddiqui floats new outfit
Sun, May 28, 2017

Speaking to The Indian Express, Siddiqui said that the Rashtriya Bahujan Morcha will be a political outfit, but a decision on contesting polls will be taken during election time.

ABVP meet: Saharanpur violence among main issues on agenda
Sat, May 27, 2017

A BJP MP and an MLA had been booked along with a party functionary for their alleged involvement in violence at Sadak Doodhli in Saharanpur district in April.

CM Yogi Adityanath to address ABVP on eve of its national executive council meeting
Fri, May 26, 2017

Around 400 members of the national executive council will take part in the meeting.

Two months on, government yet to replace 14 BJP office-bearers inducted into Yogi Cabinet
Fri, May 26, 2017

State government to replace 14 office-bearers inducted in Yogi cabinet.

In Saharanpur, another youth shot at, UP govt suspends DM and SSP
Thu, May 25, 2017

Internet service cut off, officers made to go for allowing Mayawati rally

Celebrating 3 years of Modi government: Urban local body polls in mind, BJP to hold 645 rallies in 6 days
Thu, May 25, 2017

On May 27, he will address pradhans of villages located along Ganga in BHU.

Purvanchal expressway: UP government to cancel tenders to 6 firms to develop expressway
Wed, May 24, 2017

The board of UP Expressways Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) approved the proposal on Tuesday, confirmed sources.

Uttar Pradesh: With Rs 10 crore, Yogi Adityanath government to revamp parks, memorials built during Maya regime
Mon, May 22, 2017

The money will be released from the Rs 120-crore corpus fund created by the Mayawati government for this purpose.

Yogi Adityanath sanctions Rs 10 crore for Mayawati’s park projects
Mon, May 22, 2017

The money for the maintenance will be released from the Rs 120-crore corpus created by the Mayawati government for this purpose.