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Saturday, March 28, 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.


Yogi urges UP residents in other states: Stay where you are

March 28, 2020 3:20 am

Adityanath also spoke to Chief Ministers of other states, requesting them to make arrangements for people from UP in their respective states, assuring them that UP would bear the cost of arrangement made for their stay and food.

As supply cripples, UP CM directs officials to ensure doorstep delivery of food items

March 26, 2020 5:49 pm

On Wednesday, grocery store owners accused police of harassing delivery staff, leading to disruption in services.

Coronavirus: UP launches scheme to disburse Rs 1,000/month to daily wage workers

March 21, 2020 2:24 pm

CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered the immediate release of a month's worth of food grain to about 1.67 crore people who have Antyodaya cards, MGNREGA cards, and also to construction workers and daily wage workers.

Oppn in UP calls BJP’s 3-year report card: Full of lies, without vision

March 19, 2020 6:13 am

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav said all the accomplishments being discussed by the BJP on completing three years were due to the SP government.

Led UP on path of development, trust: CM Yogi Adityanath

March 19, 2020 5:56 am

Yogi lists govt’s feats on law-order, infra, health and education fronts.

Coronavirus: Uttar Pradesh to provide financial help to daily wagers

March 18, 2020 4:59 am

At a Cabinet meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, it was decided to form a high-power committee under the chairmanship of Finance Minister Suresh Khanna and comprising agriculture and labour ministers to decide the nature of the assistance to the labourers.

UP has taken many first steps towards improved services and infrastructure, inclusive growth

March 18, 2020 1:52 pm

It is the achievement of our transparent system that the government jobs provided by the state government to three lakh people in the last three years are dispute and corruption free.

Sedition charge against UP lawyer for calling Yogi Adityanath terrorist in tweet

March 17, 2020 4:14 pm

The man, Abdul Hannan, commented on a tweet by State Information Department’s Media Advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi on Saturday.

UP: Man held for 'objectionable' Facebook post on CM Adityanath

March 16, 2020 7:17 pm

“A complaint was made against the accused by a Bajrang Dal member here in which he alleged that an edited picture of the chief minister has been posted on Facebook. An FIR was lodged and the accused arrested this morning,” a police official said.

UP property damage ordinance: Tribunal can hear ex-parte, can’t be questioned

March 16, 2020 7:06 am

The ordinance was promulgated a day before the High Court’s March 16 deadline for the state to take down the hoardings.


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

December 13, 2018 3:06 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?

December 06, 2018 1:52 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

November 14, 2018 5:07 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

November 12, 2018 6:22 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

September 17, 2018 3:31 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

March 16, 2018 12:18 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.