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Thursday, August 13, 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath is the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. Known for his staunch Hindutva ideology, Adityanath was chosen to lead the BJP government after the party registered a massive victory in the assembly elections. The 43-year-old was the youngest member of the 12th Lok Sabha at 26. Controversial throughout his political career, he has been linked to the 2007 communal violence in Uttar Pradesh.


Explained: Why is Mayawati wooing Brahmins again ahead of 2022 Assembly elections?

August 12, 2020 12:59 pm

In 2012, when Mayawati lost to the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Akhilesh Yadav became CM, only seven of BSP’s 51 Brahmin candidates were elected. In 2017, BSP gave tickets to 52 Brahmins and only four of them could win.

UP: CM directs officials to take special steps in 7 districts with over 40% active cases

August 10, 2020 3:13 am

“The CM has also instructed officials to ensure that a level-3 hospital is soon built in Saharanpur. In Shamli and Bareilly, the CM has instructed officials to ensure that a dedicated Covid hospital becomes operational soon,” said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad.

UP: Trust building Ayodhya mosque to invite CM to launch work on public facilities

August 09, 2020 12:12 pm

The Trust said as per Islam, foundation stone laying is not done for construction of a mosque, so there is no question of calling the Chief Minister for that, but he will be invited for inauguration of four other facilities, including a hospital and a library, on the same plot.

Trust building Ayodhya mosque to invite Yogi to launch work on public facilities

August 09, 2020 2:49 am

The development comes three days after Adityanath said that if invited for the inauguration of the mosque in Ayodhya, set to be built as part of the Supreme Court’s order last year, he will not go there “as a yogi” and “as a Hindu”, and that he knows no one will invite him.

Daily briefing: After Beirut, alert out for ammonium nitrate in Chennai; Yogi won't attend Ayodhya mosque inauguration

August 07, 2020 8:29 am

From missing documents on the intrusion of China to Congress leaders' disappointment over Ram temple celebrations within the party, read the top stories from print edition today.

UP CM: As a Yogi, I will not go for Ayodhya mosque inauguration

August 07, 2020 10:57 am

He also said that “as a Chief Minister” he has no problems with any religion, and that political leaders who attend roza or iftaar, wearing skull caps, are only posturing as secular – “yeh secularism nehin hai (that is not secularism), and the public realises that.

How netizens reacted to PM Modi mistakenly calling UP CM 'Aditya Yoginath ji' in speech

August 05, 2020 6:32 pm

#AdityaYoginath started trending on social media after a small slip by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while introducing the Uttar Pradesh chief minister in his speech at Ayodhya.

PM Modi violating 'Sanatan Dharma' by holding Ayodhya event on inauspicious day: Digvijaya

August 03, 2020 5:30 pm

"Swami Swarupanand had warned that August 5 was inauspicious for the stone-laying of Ram temple. This date has been fixed in accordance with Modiji’s convenience. Which means Modi ji is greater than the Hindu faith’s beliefs of thousand years! Is this Hindutva?" Singh said.

‘We remain Hindutvawadi, Sena’s role in Ram temple cannot be erased’: Sena workers who took part in Kar Seva for Ram Temple

August 02, 2020 12:52 pm

Two decades later, ahead of the bhoomi pujan for the temple at Ayodhya, Shiv Sainiks who had heeded Bal Thackeray’s call and headed to Ayodhya in December 1992 find themselves on the other side of the fence.

Priyanka Gandhi writes to Adityanath again on 'worsening' law and order situation in UP

August 01, 2020 3:20 pm

Priyanka Gandhi wrote, "There is a fear within people due to this. Both crime and coronavirus have gone out of hands in the state. I have heard people saying that kidnapping has become an occupation. I would request you to strengthen the law and order situation in the state."


A timeline from July 3 to July 10: The events leading up to the Vikas Dubey encounter

July 11, 2020 3:09 pm

Uttar Pradesh gangster Vikas Dubey was shot dead Friday when he allegedly tried to escape from the police custody.

Modi in Varanasi for thanksgiving visit, offers prayers at Kashi Vishwanath temple

May 28, 2019 7:23 am

Flanked by BJP president Amit Shah and Adityanath, Modi entered the temple dedicated to Lord Shiva and paid obeisance to the deity as priests recited Sanskrit 'shlokas' in the sanctum sanctorum.

Akhilesh Yadav goes cycling near Gomti, takes pot shots at Yogi government

June 04, 2018 7:07 pm

Taking pot shots at the Yogi Adityanath government, Akhilesh Yadav expressed hope that now that his official residence is vacated, the state BJP government would do something meaningful for the people.

Yogi Adityanath visits Taj Mahal, participates in cleanliness drive

October 27, 2017 9:40 am

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday paid a visit to the world famous symbol of love, the Taj Mahal, in Agra city. He also participated in a cleanliness drive near the Mughal-era monument.

Yogi Adityanath hosts grand Diwali in Ayodhya

October 19, 2017 12:23 pm

Yogi Adityanath said, "Good governance — or “Ram Rajya” — will return to Ayodhya, which was neglected by successive state governments."

President Ram Nath Kovind launches 'Swachhta Hi Seva' campaign in Kanpur

September 15, 2017 10:03 pm

Kovind said every person in the society was “rashtra nirmata” and invited NCC cadet Manish Dwivedi, who belongs to Kanpur, to the Rashtrapati Bhavan to meet him.

Lucknow Metro makes maiden run, phase 1 has 8-km corridor: See pics

September 05, 2017 2:52 pm

The first phase of the Lucknow Metro line from Transport Nagar to Charbagh was inaugurated on Tuesday in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.


BJP's star campaigner Yogi Adityanath’s emotive appeals turn a damp squib | DECISION 2018

June 22, 2020 6:08 pm

Yogi Adityanath, the man in a saffron robe, has emerged as one of the star campaigners for the BJP in the last few elections. But his speeches in this election making a strong Hindutva pitch failed to get any results.

Is VHP’s Ayodhya mobilisation bringing back fears of the 1992 Babri demolition?

June 22, 2020 6:09 pm

Is the Ayodhya mobilisation now as powerful and potent as it was in 1992? Are there law and order concerns for the Centre and Uttar Pradesh government, both now ruled by the BJP? And most importantly, is it fair to compare 2018 to 1992?

BJP vs Congress in Chhattisgarh: Classic election season political talk

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

With Chhattisgarh in the middle of its two-phase election, let’s look at what BJP and Congress are saying. And, of course, there are promises too. No surprises there.

Senior BJP leaders remember Ananth Kumar as a leader

June 22, 2020 6:11 pm

Union minister Ananth Kumar passed away on Monday morning. He was suffering from pancreatic cancer for some time now. Senior BJP leaders paid their tributes to the leader.

PM Modi turns 68, embarks on two-day visit to Varanasi

June 22, 2020 6:16 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi turns 68 today. He will embark on a two-day visit to Varanasi, the Lok Sabha constituency from where he won the election in 2014. Here's his plan for the day.

Why the Gorakhpur bypoll result is an important one for the BJP

June 22, 2020 6:26 pm

This by-election result in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur Lok Sabha constituency is very important for the BJP, chief minister Adityanath and even Prime Minister Narendra Modi.