Prime Minister Narendra Modi also expressed condolence over the death of Vajpayee saying his death marks the end of an era and termed it as a “personal and irreplaceable” loss for him.
According to a proposal from the state civil aviation department, the Bareilly airport is to be named ‘Nath Nagri’, which is believed to be an ancient name of the city for its history of having ardent worshippers of Lord Shiva.
On August 6, 24 girls were rescued from an illegally-run shelter home in Deoria after allegation of their sexual exploitation came to light.
“The reason for the shortage is that earlier governments were not interested in filling up vacancies. They were only interested in making costly purchases and even if they were done, it was not transparent and thus landed into legal battle,” said Rita Bahuguna Joshi, minister for women and child welfare
Thakur, who passed away in 1988, is considered one of the leading architects of the political mobilisation of extremely backward classes (EBCs) in Bihar.
Administrations in UP, Delhi compete in displays of religiosity rather than maintaining order during Kanwad yatra.
The DJs took a dig at the previous government which had banned loud music during the pilgrimage.
Speaking to media, Yogi Adityanath said the shelter home had been operating since 2009 and financial irregularities in 2015-2016 had been detected, following which government had ordered cancellation of its license and shifting of inmates in 2017.
The licence for the Deoria shelter — it was being run by Girija Tripathi who was arrested along with her husband after 24 girls were rescued during a raid Sunday — was suspended by the state government in June 2017.
Police on Monday had rescued 24 girls from a shelter home in a town in eastern Uttar Pradesh after allegations of their sexual exploitation came to light. A couple who were managers at the shelter home and its superintendent have been arrested.
Deoria Superintendent of Police Rohan P Kanay told reporters: “Twenty-four girls were rescued yesterday from the shelter… which has 42 inmates. Eighteen inmates are still missing. We have sealed it.”
In his sixth visit to the district since he was elected CM, Adityanath appeared to be making a pitch for the upcoming general elections — listing measures the state had taken to generate employment, promoting innovation by youth and saving state revenue.
The Uttar Pradesh government had recently initiated the process of withdrawing cases related to the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots, which included hate speech cases against Prachi.
Modi in UP: “Be it setting up of fibre or establishment of IT centre for internet service in Uttar Pradesh, digital infrastructure will give a new direction, new pace to the state.”
Modi in Lucknow LIVE Updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate 81 projects in his fifth visit to Uttar Pradesh in the past one month, a state crucial to the BJP’s prospects ahead of next year’s general elections.