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Next 6 months, more rallies outside UP: Mayawati out to protect BSP’s ‘national party’ tag
Sat, Oct 07, 2017

Between November 24 and March 4, Mayawati is expected to lead rallies in Bhopal, Bangalore, Jaipur, Nagpur, Patna, Delhi, Chandigarh, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand. Compared to this, Mayawati will likely lead six rallies in UP by May next year.

35 paise loan waived, UP farmer still has Rs 78,000 to repay
Thu, Sep 28, 2017

In April this year, a month after Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath came to power, the government announced a loan waiver scheme for small and marginal farmers.

Mulayam Singh Yadav dismisses speculation about forming new party
Tue, Sep 26, 2017

Soon after Mulayam concluded his press conference, Akhilesh tweeted: “Netaji zindabad Samajwadi Party zindabad.”

Mulayam Singh Yadav says not launching new party
Mon, Sep 25, 2017

Mulayam accused the BJP of failing to meet its election promises and controlling the fuel price rise.

Mulayam replaces Ram Gopal with Shivpal as Lohia Trust secretary
Fri, Sep 22, 2017

The meeting was not attended by Akhilesh, Ram Gopal and four other SP leaders who are also members of the Trust. A few weeks ago, Mulayam had removed four Akhilesh supporters from the membership of the Trust.

Now, top officers can offer more cash for info on wanted persons
Sun, Sep 17, 2017

Earlier, The Indian Express, quoting official figures, had reported that UP Police conducted 420 encounters with alleged criminals, killing 15, in less than six months since the Yogi Adityanath government came to power.

420 encounters in six months by UP police, 15 killed
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

The officer said that the National Security Act has been invoked against 54 accused while the properties of 69 gangsters were attached under the UP Gangster and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act.

Uttar Pradesh police: 420 encounters in six months, 15 people killed
Sat, Sep 16, 2017

Eighty-eight policemen suffered injuries in the encounters between March 20 and September 14, according to the figures. They show that ten of the alleged criminals were killed in just 48 days leading up to September 14.

3 dozen leaders out in less than 6 months, BSP pins revival hopes on Mayawati campaign
Wed, Sep 13, 2017

Among the most prominent are former BSP general secretary Naseemuddin Siddiqui, former state president Indrajeet Saroj, former MP Ashok Kumar Rawat, MLC Jaiveer Singh and former minister Kamlakant Gautam, besides 32 assembly candidates including 10 former MLAs.

On Mahasankalp Diwas, Mayawati to address rally in Vadodara
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

The rally is being seen by rivals as the BSP chief’s attempt to show her party’s association with Ambedkar’s ideology at a time when she is ‘struggling’ to keep her Dalit support base intact.

Samajwadi Party to elect president at Agra meet, discuss 2019 strategy
Sun, Sep 10, 2017

The national convention next month is likely to see the passage of several political resolutions and could lead to fixing the strategy on forging coalitions with non-BJP parties for the 2019 elections.

Mayawati suspends 2 Dalits for ‘anti-party activities’, leader claims BSP chief demanded Rs 20 lakh
Wed, Sep 06, 2017

Rawat said he will speak to his supporters before taking a decision to join another party. “Now, I am free and cannot stay without a party,” he said. His uncle Rampal Verma is a BJP MLA from Balamau in Hardoi.

Don’t be ‘passive’ at sight of power, UP BJP workers told
Tue, Sep 05, 2017

On his first visit to Lucknow after being appointed the state unit chief, Pandey also said the party will have “100-per cent success” in the upcoming urban local body elections.

Why Mayawati did not attend Lalu rally: Keeping option open
Mon, Aug 28, 2017

Mayawati's posture on seat-sharing, nearly two years before the Lok Sabha elections are due, is an indication of the hard task before the strategists of the Opposition to manage the egos of leaders like her.

Mayawati pulls out of RJD’s Patna rally
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Speaking to mediapersons at her residence in Lucknow, Mayawati said there have been “several rumours” about BSP’s participation in the rally of non-BJP “secular front” organised by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in Patna.

BSP to skip Patna rally, says Mayawati
Fri, Aug 25, 2017

Speaking to mediapersons at her residence in Lucknow, Mayawati said there have been “several rumours” about BSP’s participation in the rally of non-BJP “secular front” organised by Lalu Prasad’s RJD in Patna.

Chitrkoot encounter: Dacoits kill sub-inspector, injure another; Special Task Force kept on high alert
Thu, Aug 24, 2017

ADG(Law and Order) Anand Kumar told reporters in Lucknow that one or two dacoits are also reported to have been hit in the gunfire in Nihi Chiraiya forest area under Manikpur police station.

Wary AIMPLB ponders what next, meet to decide on review petition
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

General secretary Maulana Wali Rehmani said that for the next six months, until the government brings a law as directed by the Supreme Court, there would not be any Muslim divorces

Former UP CM Akhilesh Yadav detained on Agra Lucknow Expressway
Thu, Aug 17, 2017

"I was going to Auriaya to meet my party workers who were subjected to barbaric police action...The state government wants to win the zila panchayat post by misusing official machinery...My workers did not do anything wrong in Auraiya," Akhilesh Yadav said.

Submerged and stranded, North to Northeast
Tue, Aug 15, 2017

The States: 32 lakh hit by floods in Assam, 35 lakh in Bihar

Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Opposition parties target Yogi Adityanath govt, say heads must roll, CM should quit
Sun, Aug 13, 2017

Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Holding the UP government “responsible” for the deaths, the Congress demanded the resignation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Health Minister Sidharth Nath Singh. The SP and BSP, meanwhile, demanded a high-level inquiry into the incident while accusing the government of “gross criminal negligence”.

RSS affiliate Vidya Bharti wants school curriculum changed in Uttar Pradesh
Sat, Aug 12, 2017

“Aryans are still being described as immigrants while many scholars say they have been in India since the Vedic period. We want the books to state that while most scholars say that Aryans were residents of Bharat, there are some who say that they came from outside” said a Vidya Bharti official

Tiger kills another farmer in Pilibhit, forest dept says panicked locals hindered search
Fri, Aug 11, 2017

Kunwar Sen, a resident of Behari village, was working at his cane field when he was attacked by a tiger at around 10 am, said Sungarhi SHO Mohammad Kasim.

Akhilesh Yadav blames BJP says party luring SP MLCs as it is afraid of polls
Thu, Aug 10, 2017

They broke MLAs in Gujarat with raids and sweets but their votes were rejected. In UP, they promised to crack down on land mafia, but inducted into their party our first land mafia, Bukkal Nawab.

Fifth in 3 months: Tiger kills 28-year-old in Pilibhit
Tue, Aug 08, 2017

The area is also at a distance of around 25 km from the villages near the Mala range of Pilibhit Tiger Reserve, from where four deaths were reported earlier.

‘Leaders who worked for 30 years gone… workers uncomfortable’
Fri, Aug 04, 2017

Siddiqui, who has formed Rashtriya Bahujan Morcah, is touring the state, wooing disgruntled BSP leaders. Kamlakant Gautam, who has formed Mission Suraksha Parishad, is also trying to attract leaders who are feeling sidelined in BSP.

BSP expels 2 Dalit leaders, one says ‘refused Maya money’
Thu, Aug 03, 2017

Gautam refuted Saroj’s claim that Mayawati had demanded money from him, saying that all those who leave BSP level the same allegation. He said Saroj had already told the party that he will not contest elections in the future.

Mayawati quits Rajya Sabha: Ex-BSP leaders plan new Dalit front
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

“A large section of Dalits is no more attached to her and her revival is very difficult”. This is because she went against the principles of Kanshi Ram and failed to provide “complete change” that the Dalits were expecting, a leader said.

Big blaze in Lucknow hospital
Sun, Jul 16, 2017

Witnesses said fire alarm at the ward did not work and authorities detected the blaze only after smoke had filled second and third floors of the six-storey building.

RSS wing to take part in cooperative bodies’ elections
Tue, Jul 11, 2017

Sahkar Bharati has urged the government to facilitate loans with zero interest to cooperative bodies in sectors like agriculture, dairy, animal husbandry and fishery. The organisation has also raised the demand of giving priority to cooperative bodies in giving contracts under Private Public Partnership (PPP) system.

Rae Bareli: As BJP tries to assuage Brahmins, Swami Prasad Maurya says 5 killed were goons
Sun, Jul 09, 2017

Maurya alleged that the five men were sent by SP MLA from Unchahar, Manoj Kumar Pandey, to eliminate the son of pradhan Ram Shri, as her family had left the SP to join the BJP after the Assembly polls.

Three burnt bodies found; cops suspect they could be of ‘abducted’ Madhya Pradesh men
Wed, Jul 05, 2017

The family members of the missing persons have claimed that they could be the same persons. We are going to collect all forensic evidence from the spot and will also get DNA tests done to identify the bodies,” said Chitrakoot SP Pratap Gopendra Yadav.

Scouring the sand: Families look for answers after two children found dead in UP village
Sun, Jul 02, 2017

Amid protests against mining, two young boys died mysteriously in a UP village. Looking for answers, their families brace for a long fight

In SP office-bearer list, ‘patron’ Mulayam Singh Yadav missing
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

Section 29A of Representation of the People Act 1951 mandates that political parties have to submit details of any change in their name, head office, and office-bearers to the Election Commission.

International Yoga Day 2017: PM Modi in Lucknow – Why it is politically important for BJP
Wed, Jun 21, 2017

International Yoga Day 2017: The Prime Minister's participation in Aishbagh Ramlila on Dussehra last year was seen as a step in that direction and now International Yoga Day offers a similar opportunity.

BSP in western UP: To shore up support, Jatavs as coordinators
Mon, May 29, 2017

Party sources say the biggest worry was the "deteriorating" support for the BSP in the region.