June 25 spine-chilling reminder of Emergency: Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said 47 years have passed since the Emergency was imposed in the country, but even today, the memories of the events that unfolded on June 25, 1975 send a chill down the spine. Even during ‘Amrit Kaal’ — the 25-year lead-up to the centenary year of independence in … Read more

RS polls: Eight BJP candidates file nomination from UP

Eight BJP candidates filed their nominations for the Rajya Sabha elections on Tuesday in the presence of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and other senior party leaders. Those who submitted papers included BJP’s OBC Morcha national president K Laxman, former BJP state president Laxmikant Vajpayee, Mithilesh Kumar, Radha Mohan Das Aggarwal, Surendra Singh Nagar, … Read more

Government’s wheat procurement down at 184.58 lakh tonnes so far

The government has procured 184.58 lakh tonnes of wheat at a MSP value of Rs 37,192.07 crore so far in the ongoing 2022-23 rabi marketing year, benefitting 17.50 lakh farmers, the Food Ministry said on Monday. Total wheat purchases made by the Food Corporation of India (FCI) and state agencies are, however, much lower than … Read more

After Ram temple in Ayodhya, Kashi, Mathura appear to be waking up: Yogi

After the construction of the Ram Temple in Ayodhya, the temple town of Kashi appears to be waking up, as are Mathura, Vrindavan, Vindhyavasini Dham and Naimish Dham, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Sunday. There has been no communal riot in the state, he told the BJP‘s one-day state executive meeting in Lucknow and … Read more

BJP to get more Rajya Sabha seats from UP

The BJP is set to increase its members in Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh, while the BSP and the Congress would be the major losers in the upcoming election to 11 seats of the upper house from the state. Uttar Pradesh sends 31 members to Rajya Sabha. Among the 11 retiring MPs from the state, … Read more

Rajya Sabha polls to 57 seats from 15 states on June 10: EC

Elections will be held on June 10 to fill 57 Rajya Sabha seats from 15 states falling vacant due to the retirement of members on different dates between June and August, the Election Commission said on Thursday. Prominent among those retiring are Union minister Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi, Congress leaders Ambika Soni, Jairam Ramesh and Kapil … Read more

Earning money ok, but don’t pocket the entire amount, says UP minister to official

Uttar Pradesh minister Swatantra Dev Singh on Saturday slammed an official when he found dirt in a canal during inspection saying “pocketing” the entire fund was not right. “Earning money is not bad, but pocketing the entire cash is (Paisa kamana koi buri baat nahi hai, poora ka poora paisa dakar jana buri baat hai),” … Read more

When will PM sack Ajay Mishra? asks Congress after SC cancels bail of Union minister’s son

The Congress on Monday slammed the Central government after the Supreme Court cancelled the bail granted to Union minister Ajay Mishra‘s son Ashish in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case, and questioned when will Prime Minister Narendra Modi sack his cabinet colleague. Congress general secretary and chief spokesperson Randeep Surjewala said that finally the Supreme Court … Read more

Yogi Adityanath directs officers to not bulldoze poor’s properties

With bulldozers running overtime to raze structures built out of “illegally earned money” in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday gave a clear-cut instruction to officials to not use them to demolish huts and shops of the poor. “Bulldozers should not be used on the huts and shops of the poor. It should … Read more

SP member seeks probe into exam paper leak case in UP

Samajwadi Party member Danish Ali on Monday raised the issue of the leak of class 12 English exam paper in Uttar Pradesh and demanded a probe into it. Raising the matter during the Zero Hour, Ali said in the last five years there have been instances of 18 question paper leaks, but the state government … Read more