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Mughal road in Agra renamed as ‘Maharaja Agrasen Road’

Agra (Uttar Pradesh): Mughal Road in Agra was rechristened as Maharaja Agrasen Marg on Thursday.“The upcoming generation should be inspired by prominent personalities,” said Agra Mayor Naveen Jain on the decision of renaming the street. He also said, “The Mughal Road in Agra has been renamed as Maharaja Agrasen road.He has thousands of followers in Kamla Nagar, Gandhinagar, Vijaynagar Colony, New Agra zone, Balkeshwar areas. They had come here on the occasion of renaming of the road and paid their tributes to him.”Maharaja Agrasen was a legendary king of Agroha, which was a city of traders. “Earlier, Sultanganj puliya was named after late Satya Prakash Vikal. Also, we had named the Ghatia Azam Khan road in Agra after late Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Ashok Singhal,” he added.According to Jain, idols of great personalities will be set up in two parts of the state.“A statue…

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BJP chief Nadda to undertake two-day visit to UP from tomorrow

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of UP assembly polls scheduled for next year, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) national president JP Nadda will go on a two-day visit to Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Tuesday.At 12:15 PM on Monday, Nadda will offer prayers at Gorakshnath Temple, after which he will address a conference of booth presidents at Champa Devi Park, Gorakhpur from 3:00 PM onwards. After this, Nadda will interact with families from the Vantangiya community from 4:30 PM onwards. Nadda will reach Lucknow at 6:30 PM. After reaching Kidwai Nagar, Kanpur at 11:15 PM on November 23, he will offer prayers at Baba Namdev Gurudwara. He will also inaugurate a regional office of the party in Kanpur from Juhi Saket Nagar. Seven district offices will also be inaugurated by the party president. From 2:00 PM onwards, he will address the conference of booth presidents from…

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2022 UP polls: RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary hints at forming an alliance with SP

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) president Jayant Chaudhary on Friday hinted at forming an alliance with Samajwadi Party in the state.Speaking to ANI on this topic, the RLD chief said, “By this month-end, we (RLD and Samajwadi Party) will take the decision and will come together.” Uttar Pradesh is scheduled to go for Assembly polls in 2022.Previously, in the 2017 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 312 seats out of the 403-seat Uttar Pradesh Assembly while Samajwadi Party (SP) bagged 47 seats, Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) won 19 and Congress could manage to win only seven seats. The rest of the seats were bagged by other candidates.Chaudhary further welcomed the Centre’s call to squash the farm laws.He said, “I welcome the Centre’s decision. It is the victory of farmers. The farmers andolan…

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of UP Defence Corridor project worth Rs 400 cr in Jhansi

Jhansi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday laid the foundation stone of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor project worth Rs 400 crores in Jhansi.The Prime Minister laid the foundation stone of the much-awaited significant project on the concluding three-day ‘Rashtra Raksha Samarpan Parv’ event being organized by the Ministry of Defence (MoD) along with the government of Uttar Pradesh here in the city. The Centre has decided to set up two Defence Industrial Corridors in the country– one in Tamil Nadu and the other in Uttar Pradesh. The Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor has nodes at Agra, Aligarh, Jhansi, Chitrakoot, Lucknow and Kanpur.For the Jhansi node of the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor, the state government has made nearly 1,034 hectares of land made available.Bharat Dynamics Ltd, a Defence Public Sector Undertaking (DPSU), is setting up a plant for the…

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Priyanka Gandhi visits Kamtanath temple in UP’s Chitrakoot

Chitrakoot (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra visited Kamtanath temple and performed barefoot parikrama (circumambulations) around the Kamadgiri mountain in Chitrakoot on Wednesday.Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Chitrakoot’s Ram Ghat on Wednesday to launch the party’s 100 days action plan for the “Adhi Abadi”, an outreach programme for women voters in Uttar Pradesh. Ahead of her programme, she paid her visit to Kamtanath temple. Following this, she circumambulated the Kamadgiri mountain.Kamadgiri, a prominent pilgrimage site in the region is believed to have been the abode of Lord Ram, Goddess Sita and Laxman during their exile.After this, Priyanka Gandhi addressed the women’s conference at Ram Ghat. The Congress general secretary is betting high by announcing that 40 per cent tickets will be given to women in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The Congress leader has also made big promises to woo women voters…

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PM Modi to launch multiple development projects in UP

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the districts of Uttar Pradesh and will launch multiple development projects worth over Rs 6250 crore on November 19.As per Prime Minister’s Office (PMO), at around 2:45 pm, Prime Minister will inaugurate multiple projects in Mahoba in a significant initiative to alleviate water distress. These projects will help alleviate the issue of water shortage in the region and bring much-needed relief to the farmers.These projects include Arjun Sahayak Project, Ratauli Weir Project, Bhaoni Dam Project and Majhgaon-Chilli Sprinkler Project.“The cumulative cost of these projects is more than Rs 3250 Crore and their operationalisation will help in the irrigation of around 65000 hectares of land in the districts of Mahoba, Hamirpur, Banda and Lalitpur, benefitting lakhs of farmers of the region. These projects will also provide potable drinking water to the region,” the PMO said…

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“Mahila hoon lad sakti hoon”

New Delhi [India] : Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will launch the party’s 100 days action plan for the “Adhi Abadi”, an outreach programme for women voters in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.Priyanka Gandhi arrived in Chitrakoot’s Ram Ghat today to launch the programme. The Congress general secretary is betting high by announcing that 40 per cent tickets will be given to women in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections. The Congress leader has also made big promises to woo women voters and for which a separate manifesto has been prepared.Some of the key promises include smartphone and two-wheelers for college-going girls, three cylinders for free for housewives, free travel for women in government buses, an honorarium of Rs 10,000 per month to ASHA and Anganwadi workers, and old age-widow pension of Rs 1000 per month.To give an edge to this mission, the Uttar Pradesh…

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PM Modi slams Opposition

Sultanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Slamming the Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that both Delhi and Lucknow were dominated by dynasts for years and the partnership of family members kept crushing the aspirations of people of Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a gathering in Sultanpur after inaugurating Purvanchal Expressway, PM Modi said: “In Uttar Pradesh, we have seen a long period of governments who showed dreams of industrialization without worrying about connectivity. As a result, many factories located here were shut due to the lack of infrastructure. It was also unfortunate that both Delhi and Lucknow were dominated by the dynasts . For years and years, this partnership of family members kept crushing the aspirations of Uttar Pradesh.” “The people of Uttar Pradesh were treated unfairly by the then government. Discrimination was done in development just to serve the interest…

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Prime Minister Modi to visit Uttar Pradesh, inaugurate Purvanchal Expressway

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Purvanchal Expressway at Karwal Kheri in Sultanpur district on November 16.The inauguration will be held at around 1:30 PM, the Prime Minister’s Office said. After the inauguration, as per the PMO, PM Modi will also witness an airshow by the Indian Air Force on the 3.2 km long airstrip constructed on the Expressway in Sultanpur district to enable landing and take-off of Indian Air Force fighter planes in case of emergency.The 341 kilometre-long Purvanchal Expressway starts from village Chaudsarai, district Lucknow located on Lucknow-Sultanpur road (NH-731) and ends at village Hydaria located on National Highway number 31, 18 kilometres east of the Uttar Pradesh-Bihar border.The expressway is 6-lane wide which can be expanded to 8-lane in future. Constructed at an estimated cost of about Rs 22,500 crore, the Purvanchal Expressway is set to…

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UP’s Kanpur reports 123 Zika virus cases so far, active cases reach 96

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Uttar Pradesh’s Kanpur city has reported a total of 123 cases of Zika virus so far, informed Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad.Out of the total, 96 cases are active. One case of Zika virus was reported in Kannauj and three in Lucknow. “A total of 123 cases of Zika virus have been reported in Kanpur district so far, out of which 96 cases are active. One case of Zika virus was reported in Kannauj and three in Lucknow,” Prasad said.“We are taking necessary steps and doing contact tracing,” he added.Caused by a virus transmitted primarily by the Aedes mosquito, which bites during the day, symptoms of this disease include mild fever, rashes, conjunctivitis, muscle and joint pain, malaise, or a headache.

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Uttar Pradesh CM hints at renaming Azamgarh to Aryamgarh

Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Hinting that the name of Azamgarh could be renamed as Aryamgarh, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that setting up of a state university will truly turn ‘Azamgarh into Aryamgarh’.While laying the foundation stone a state university in Azamgarh district on Saturday along with Union Home Minister Amit Shah, the UP CM said, “There should be no doubt that this university will truly turn ‘Azamgarh into Aryamgarh’.” Addressing the event in Azamgarh, the home turf of Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav, “The government under the leadership of PM Narendra Modi has decided to provide free food, including wheat and rice, to all the 15 crore Antyodaya cardholders until Holi. The government has taken the responsibility of taking care of the poor and marginalised people.”Along with Shah, CM Yogi Adityanath, Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan and other BJP…

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UP’s Moradabad reports 22 new dengue cases, active cases reach 350

Moradabad/Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Moradabad has reported a total of 22 new dengue cases on Friday, informed Dr. Nanak Saran, Chief Medical Officer at District Hospital in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad.He also said that around 350 dengue cases have been reported from October 22 till now in the district. Meanwhile, Kanpur has reported 13 new Zika virus cases on Friday, while 31 people have also recovered from the virus.“At present, the active caseload of Zika virus stands at 90,” said Dr. Nepal Singh, Chief Medical Officer of Kanpur.

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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, UP CM Yogi Adityanath meet with investors to boost UPDIC

New Delhi [India]: Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath held consultations with industrialists to enhance investment in the Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor (UPDIC) at the Chief Minister’s residence in Lucknow on Friday.The meeting was attended by more than a hundred industrialists, where they discussed and raised their concerns with Defence Minister and Uttar Pradesh’s Chief Minister. Singh listened to the views of representatives of private defence industries present at the meeting and was briefed on the progress of investments in UPDIC.“We have to build a strong defence manufacturing ecosystem to achieve ‘Aatmanirbhar Bharat’ envisioned by Prime Minister Narendra Modi,” said Singh.He described the setting up of Defence Industrial Corridors in Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu as one of the many steps that reflect the Government’s unwavering commitment to cater to the needs of defence industries.Singh said that…

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Alliance with Samajwadi party will be great if happens, says PSP chief Shivpal Yadav

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav on Sunday said that the alliance of his party with the Samajwadi Party if happens will be great.Speaking to the media, Shivpal said, “I have been seeking this (alliance with Samajwadi Party) for the last two years. It will be great if it happens.” He further hit out at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and said that people are disappointed with the party. “BJP made false promises at the time of elections, so there is a necessity of a change of power in the state,” he said.Earlier on November 3, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also announced that his party will form an alliance with his uncle Shivpal Singh Yadav’s party and will give him “full respect”.“It has been the endeavour of the Samajwadi Party to stitch an alliance with smaller parties. Naturally,…

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FIR lodged after man complains wife, in-laws celebrated Pakistan’s victory

Rampur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : An FIR was lodged on the basis of a complaint by a man in Rampur against his wife and in-laws for allegedly celebrating Pakistan’s victory over India in the T20 World Cup match held on October 24, police said.“An FIR has been registered after a case of making fun of the Indian cricket team came to our notice on the basis of a complaint made by a man,” said Ankit Mittal, Superintendent of Police. Complainant Ishan Miya, resident of Azim Nagar of Rampur has alleged that his wife Rabia Shamsi and her family burst crackers and put up WhatsApp status celebrating Pakistan’s victory in the T20 World Cup match.The FIR has been filed in Ganj Police Station of Rampur district under Section 153-A of Indian Penal Code and Section 67 of the Information Technology (Amendment) Act, 2008.“The husband and…

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UP CM holds high-level meeting on COVID vaccination

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : In a high-level meeting held on Saturday, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath released detailed guidelines on COVID-19 vaccination, the spread of Zika virus in the state and other issues in the state.Instructing the officials regarding the COVID-19 vaccination, the Chief Minister said “a target should be set to vaccinate up to 25-30 lakh people on daily basis in the next two months.” He asked the state’s Additional Chief Secretary of Health to speed up the COVID-19 vaccination process by holding a meeting with all the CMOs of the state. “The action on vaccination has to be accelerated,” the Chief Minister said.Speaking further, Adityanath noted that due to the correct implementation of the policy of “tracing, testing, treatment and vaccination”, there is effective control on COVID-19 infection in the state.“In the last 24 hours, 72 thousand 969 samples were…

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13 fresh Zika cases confirmed

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : With 13 new cases of Zika virus reported in Kanpur on Saturday, the total tally of cases of the mosquito-borne disease in the Uttar Pradesh district stands at 79 as it stepped up surveillance to check its spread, health officials said.Dr Anil Nigam Chief Medical Superintendent, Ursala Hospital while speaking to ANI said, “Regularly our team is inspecting and Municipal corporation teams have also been deployed for the fogging to destroy mosquito breeding points.” “Zika virus infection is spreading rapidly in Kanpur. In this case, special caution is required. Arrangements have been made in all hospitals for the treatment of virus-infected people. The health of each patient is being monitored. Surveillance has been improved,” health officials said.In view of rising cases of the Zika virus in Kanpur, the CM Yogi instructed officials to speed up sanitisation work.“Infection with the…

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UP: 5 killed in mishap on Yamuna expressway

Mathura (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: At least five persons were killed in a road mishap on the Mathura-Yamuna expressway on Friday morning, the police informed.The police further informed that the accident was caused by a collision between a car and a private bus when the bus was on its way from Agra to Noida. The bus broke the fencing when the bus driver apparently slept at the wheel. Among the dead, 4 car occupants and the bus driver died, the police added.Police and expressway security personnel have reached the spot. Further investigation is underway. 

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‘Deepotsav’, enters Guinness Book of World Records

Ayodhya (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath led-government on Wednesday lit 12 lakh diyas on the occasion of ‘Deepotsav 2021’ and entered the Guinness Book of World Records once again.On the occasion of Deepotsav, out of 12 lakh diyas, 9,51,000 earthen lamps were lit on the bank of the Saryu river in Ayodhya while 50,000 diyas were lit at the site of the Ram temple and the rest were lit in other temples across the state. The Uttar Pradesh government left no stone unturned in making Diwali a grand event and many spectacular events like Ramlila staging, laser show, 3D holographic show and fireworks are being held since Monday. During his speech at the Deepotsav, CM Yogi Adityanath said, “This is the fifth Deepotsav of Ayodhya. There was no discussion of Deepotsav in the city before five years but our…

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Kanpur reports 25 more cases of Zika virus, tally reaches 36

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : A total of 36 persons, including two pregnant women, have tested positive for Zika so far, informed Kanpur’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr Nepal Singh.“Till yesterday there were 11 cases of Zika and today 25 new cases of Zika have been reported,” Singh told ANI. “The health department is testing and sampling 400 to 500 people for the Zika virus while door-to-door sampling is also underway,” Singh further said.“We advise the local people not to panic regarding the increasing cases of the virus,” he added.New cases of the Zika virus have now been found in the city’s Tiwaripur, Ashrafabad, Pokharpur, Shyam Nagar, and Adarsh Nagar area.

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Priyanka Gandhi’s plans for women in UP

New Delhi [India] : Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh assembly polls, women top the agenda for Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi.After the announcement of giving 40 per cent tickets to women, Priyanka Gandhi has made several promises to cater to half of the population i.e. women voters. Congress is preparing in a big way to fulfil Priyanka Gandhi’s agenda for women in UP.Acting on the agenda, Priyanka Gandhi will be holding a town hall with women in Lucknow on November 13.According to sources, over 7,500 women workers are being trained as the “Ladki Hoon Brigade”. At the time of announcing 40 per cent of tickets to women, Priyanka Gandhi had given the slogan “Ladki Hun Lad Sakti hun”.Congress is planning to reach five crore women regarding the announcements made for them.Congress is also preparing a separate manifesto for women, major points of which Priyanka…

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Akhilesh Yadav not to contest UP Polls

“Our alliance with RLD is final. Seat sharing is to be finalised,” Akhilesh Yadav said. Lucknow ( Uttar Pradesh ) : Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav on Monday said he will not be contesting the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls early next year. He also said that an alliance between his party and the Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) for the polls has been finalised. “Our alliance with RLD is final. Seat sharing is to be finalised,” the Samajwadi Party chief said. Yadav, who is also SP MP from Azamgarh and the chief minister face of his party, said he will “not be contesting the assembly polls”. On chances of taking uncle Shivpal Yadav’s Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party Lohia  (PSPL) along in the polls, he said, “I don’t have any problem in this. He and his men will be given due honour”.  On Sunday, Akhilesh Yadav had…

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Priyanka Gandhi promises smartphones, two-wheelers to girl students ahead of UP polls

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said that girl students will get two-wheelers and smartphones from the party.Taking to Twitter, Vadra on Monday said, “Congress party will give 40 per cent tickets to women. Smartphones and scooty will be given to girl students.” She further said in her tweet said that the party will fulfil its promises made to the state, “Congress will provide Rs 1,000 per month to the widows in Uttar Pradesh. Bus services will be free for women. Three gas cylinders will be provided free to cost to women.”Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls are scheduled to take place next year.

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Priyanka Gandhi in Gorakhpur: UP govt not declaring Mandi Parishad exam results, youth is suffering

New Delhi [India]: Two days after the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC) Preliminary Eligibility Test (PET) 2021 results were announced, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Sunday alleged that the BJP-led Uttar Pradesh government has not yet declared the results of UPSSSC Mandi Parishad examinations held 2.5 years back and demanded the government to announce the same.She further accused the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government of harassing the youth of the state and alleged that the aspirants have been struggling due to the undeclared results. “Chief Minister, 2.5 years have passed since the Mandi Parishad examination was conducted by UPSSSC and there are no traces of the results yet. Stop harassing the youth of UP. Declare the results of the hardworking youths who have been struggling after giving the Mandi Parishad examination 2.5 years back,” said the Congress general secretary in-charge of…

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Priyanka Gandhi reaches UP’s Lalitpur to meet kin of farmer who died waiting for fertiliser

Lalitpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday arrived in Uttar Pradesh’s Lalitpur to meet the kin of a farmer who died while waiting to purchase fertiliser.According to sources, Vadra to go to Lalitpur in Bundelkhand to meet the families of farmers who had died recently. The Congress leader also claimed that the “Bundelkhand region of UP is facing a severe shortage of fertiliser”.“Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi reached Lalitpur. Will soon visit the affected farmer families. There is a severe shortage of fertilizers in the entire Bundelkhand including Lalitpur. Our “annadaata” our dying back to back,” tweeted Ajay Kumar Lallu, Uttar Pradesh Congress Chief.Earlier on Thursday, the Congress leader interacted with her ‘coolie brothers’ or porters at Charbagh railway station in Lucknow.During the interaction, the porters told Vadra about the problems related to their livelihood and the economic blow…

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Sports facilities across Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Tamil Nadu upgraded as Khelo India State Centres of Excellence

New Delhi [India]: The Sports Ministry has upgraded three new existing sports facilities across the country as Khelo India Sports Centres of Excellence (KISCE).The Guru Gobind Singh Sports College in Lucknow, the Chhatrasal Stadium in Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium in Chennai are designated as KISCEs; the total number of KISCEs now standing at 27 across 26 states and Union Territories. The Uttar Pradesh government proposed the name of Guru Gobind Singh Sports College as it is the main training centre of the state, having facilities for three disciplines of Hockey, Athletics and Badminton. The three disciplines are in the order of priority under the ‘One State One Game’ rule of the state.Similarly, the Chhatrasal Stadium, a renowned hub of wrestling in the national capital, which has recently produced an Olympics silver medalist in the form of Ravi Dahiya, has been proposed by…

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UP residents would have been saved from COVID-19 if these hospitals existed earlier: Congress leader after PM Modi’s inauguration event

New Delhi[India]: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated nine medical colleges from UP’s Siddharthnagar, Congress leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury on Monday said that residents of Uttar Pradesh would have been saved from COVID-19 if these hospitals had existed earlier and one would not have seen bodies in the Ganga.Talking to ANI, Chowdhury said, “As polls are impending, there’s a spree of inauguration of developmental projects.” “If the hospitals existed earlier, people of UP could have been saved from COVID-19. We saw hundreds of bodies in the river Ganga,” he said.“People of UP are seeing it as nothing but an election allurement,” he added.PM Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from Siddharthnagar.These nine medical colleges are situated in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur.

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Attack on Kashmiri students

The Jammu and Kashmir Students Association on Monday condemned the attack on over a dozen Kashmiri students by students from Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Haryana in Sanguru Punjab and Kharar Mohali after the India-Pakistan match, said a press release from the Association. New Delhi [India] : In a statement, spokesperson of the Association Nasir Khuehami urged Punjab Chief Minister Charanjit Singh Channi to take action against the accused and provide security to Kashmiri students studying and working in Punjab state. He said students were mercilessly thrashed and punched on their faces. They were beaten to pulp by other state students who barged in their rooms, thrashed them, vandalised their rooms and damaged belongings.The spokesperson said that these incidents have increased the sense of insecurity and anxiety among Kashmiri students as well as among their parents and relatives in Kashmir.He called upon the state and…

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Zika virus case in Kanpur

Kanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : After Uttar Pradesh reported its first case of Zika Virus from Kanpur, the central government sent a multi-disciplinary team on Monday. Dr Nepal Singh, Chief Medical Officer (CMO), Kanpur on Sunday informed, “Yesterday, one person infected with Zika virus, was found in Kanpur. He is an Indian Air Force personnel. We have formed teams as soon as we received the information. With the help of 10 teams, we started taking precautionary action in his residential area and the workplace.” He added, “House to house survey, line listing, fogging, cleaning was undertaken with the help of municipality. 22 samples of his close contacts, who were symptomatic, were sent to King George’s Medical University (KGMU), Lucknow for testing.”Caused by a virus transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes, which bite during the day, symptoms of this disease are mild fever, rash, conjunctivitis, muscle…

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Ayushman Bharat Health Mission

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission and Release of Operational Guidelines in Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi. Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India] PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission will be one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission, according to PMO. The objective of PM Ayushman Bharat Health Infrastructure Mission is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 High Focus States. Further, 11,024 urban Health and Wellness Centres will be established in all the States. Critical care services will be available in all the districts of the country with more than 5 lakh population, through Exclusive Critical…

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PM Modi Inaugurates nine medical colleges in UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday inaugurated nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh from Siddharthnagar. Siddharthnagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya were also present at the event. These nine medical colleges are situated in the districts of Siddharthnagar, Etah, Hardoi, Pratapgarh, Fatehpur, Deoria, Ghazipur, Mirzapur and Jaunpur. Eight Medical Colleges have been sanctioned under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme for “Establishment of new medical colleges attached with district/ referral hospitals” and one Medical College at Jaunpur has been made functional by the State Government through its own resources.Under the Centrally Sponsored Scheme, preference is given to underserved, backward and aspirational districts. The Scheme aims to increase the availability of health professionals, correct the existing geographical imbalance in the distribution of medical colleges and effectively utilize the existing infrastructure of district hospitals.Under…

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PM Swasth Bharat launch

New Delhi [India]: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on Monday and launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana in Varanasi at 1.15 pm, said Prime Minister’s Office.At around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, Prime Minister will inaugurate nine medical colleges in the state. As per an official statement, he will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi.“Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) will be one of the largest pan-India schemes for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission,” said PMO.It further said that the objective of PMASBY is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres in 10 High Focus States.…

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PM Modi to launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana during UP visit tomorrow

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is scheduled to visit Uttar Pradesh on Monday.According to Prime Minister’s office, at around 10.30 am in Siddharthnagar, Prime Minister will inaugurate nine medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh. “Subsequently, at around 1.15 pm in Varanasi, Prime Minister will launch Pradhan Mantri Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana. He will also inaugurate various development projects worth more than Rs 5200 crore for Varanasi,” PMO said. New Delhi [India] : According to the official release, Prime Minister Atmanirbhar Swasth Bharat Yojana (PMASBY) will be one of the largest pan-India scheme for strengthening healthcare infrastructure across the country. It will be in addition to the National Health Mission.The objective of PMASBY is to fill critical gaps in public health infrastructure, especially in critical care facilities and primary care in both urban and rural areas. “It will provide support for 17,788 rural Health and Wellness Centres…

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UP: Cong to decide candidates

New Delhi [India]: The Central Election Committee (CEC) of the Congress will meet on Saturday at the party’s interim president Sonia Gandhi’s residence to discuss the ‘probable candidates’ for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls scheduled next year.According to top sources, the party has scrutinized the probable candidates for 150 assembly seats. Out of these 150 seats, control rooms have been set up in 78 assembly segments for the poll strategy and operations. For a few seats, candidates have been given a green signal by the party and have been asked to hit ground zero and start preparations for the poll battle.“Although the Poll dates have not been announced, we are committed to fighting the Polls to win. So we are finalising the list much before the time so that the candidates get enough time to reach out to the voters,” the source added.Congress wants…

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‘Brother-sister would have fled to Italy ‘

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday said that if pandemic had occurred during the Congress regime then the “brother-sister duo would have fled to Italy”. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : While addressing at the Samajik Pratinidhi Sammelan, the UP Chief Minister slammed the Opposition parties and said, “When COVID-19 struck, if there had there been a Congress government, then brother and sister would have fled to Italy. If there had been Samajwadi Party (SP) government, then there would have been a competition between the uncle and the nephew to misappropriate aid and the poor would not have been cared for. God knows what would have happened under ‘Behenji’.” Further attacking the Samajwadi Party, the Chief Minister said, “No one would have dared to open fire at Ram Bhakts on November 2, 1990, had there been a BJP government. They were ‘Ramdrohi’ who…

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Priyanka Gandhi to flag off ‘Pratigya Yatra’

Ahead of upcoming state Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi would flag-off the ‘Pratigya Yatra’ on October 23. The Congress leader will flag off the yatra from Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki. New Delhi [India] : According to the sources, the ‘Pratigya Yatra’ will commence from Barabanki in the Bundelkhand region and will end at Jhansi via Lucknow, Unnao, Fatehpur, Chitrakoot, Banda, Hamirpur, Jalaun. Similarly, in the western UP region, the yatra will start from Saharanpur and will move through Muzaffarnagar, Bijnor, Moradabad, Rampur, Bareilly, Badaun, Aligarh, Hathras, Agra, Mathura.In Awadh region, the yatra will start from Varanasi and will end at Rae Bareli via Chandauli, Sonbhadra, Mirzapur, Prayagraj, Pratapgarh, Amethi.During this ‘Pratigya Yatra’, Priyanka will hold several meetings.Before leaving for the yatra in Barabanki, Priyanka Gandhi is likely to make announcements like women’s reservation in education and jobs, free education for…

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Promises Smartphone and scooty for girls in UP

Smartphone for inter pass girls, scooty for graduate girls if Congress forms govt in Uttar Pradesh, On Tuesday, Priyanka Gandhi had announced that her party will give tickets to 40 per cent women in the coming assembly elections in UP to make women, roughly constituting about half the electorate, a full-fledged partner in power. Laucknow , UP (India) : After promising 40 per cent tickets to women in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next year, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra announced on Thursday that all class 12 pass girls will be given a smartphone while all graduate girls will get an electronic scooty if her party forms a government in the state. “Yesterday I met some girl students. They said that they need smartphones for their studies and their security. I am happy that today the UP Congress has decided, with the consent of…

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Family seeking justice : Priyanka Gandhi

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Wednesday said that Arun Valmiki, a sanitation worker, had died in police custody in Uttar Pradesh and his family is seeking justice. Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : “Arun Valmiki has died in police custody. His family is seeking justice. The Uttar Pradesh government has acted against the message of Bhagwan Valmiki on his jayanti,” Priyanka Gandhi said in a tweet. She sought a high-level probe and strict action against the “guilty” personnel of Agra Police.She also sought compensation for his family.A sanitisation worker, who was arrested by the police in the connection with a theft of Rs 25 lakh from a Malkhana (warehouse) on October 19, died in police custody on Wednesday.Agra Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Muniraj G said that “the deceased admitted to his crime during the investigation and police recovered Rs 25 lakh from…

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‘Centre, UP govt setting new records of procurement’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) governments at the Centre and Uttar Pradesh are setting new records of procurement from farmers. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : He said that so far Rs 80,000 crore has been transferred to the bank accounts of farmers for the purchase of produce. “Double engine government is setting new records of procurement from farmers here. So far, about Rs 80,000 crore has reached in bank accounts of Uttar Pradesh farmers for the purchase of the produce,” he said while addressing a gathering at Barwa Jangal, Kushinagar after inaugurating various development projects in the state.The Prime Minister also said that over Rs 37,000 crore has been deposited in the bank accounts of the farmers in the state from PM Kisan Samman Nidhi.Lauding the efforts of the Yogi Adityanath led state government, he…

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BCI : UP Bar Council to withdraw call for abstinence from judicial work across state

New Delhi [India] : The Bar Council of India (BCI) has asked the Uttar Pradesh Bar Council to forthwith withdraw the call for abstinence from judicial work by lawyers across the state on Wednesday in protest of the killing of Advocate Bhupendra Pratap Singh inside the premises of the Shahjahanpur civil court on Monday.In a letter written by Bar Council of India Secretary Srimanto Sen to the State Bar Council of Uttar Pradesh Secretary, the BCI assured that it will mention the same in the Supreme Court and at all other forums needed in order to have a fair, impartial and immediate investigation into the incident to book the guilty and to punish them in accordance with the provisions of Law. The Bar Council of India strongly condemned the killing and expressed its deep anguish at the unfortunate and brutal incident.“However, even in times…

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Kushinagar International Airport to provide seamless connectivity to Buddhist circuits in country

International Airport inaugurated at Kushinagar today will provide seamless connectivity to tourists coming to India from all over the world to visit Buddhist circuits in the country. Kushinagar (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Every year tourists from Sri Lanka, Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, China, Thailand, Nepal Vietnam, Singapore, etc. come to India to visit places like Sarnath, Gaya and Lumbini that is a part of the Buddhist circuit and the international airport in Kushinagar will provide better connectivity to the tourists. Through this airport, tourists coming from all over the world will get additional travel facility apart from road and rail that connects Buddhist circuit.Pattarat Hongtong, Ambassador of Thailand, said that every year lots of Thai tourists come to India to visit Buddhist pilgrimage sites. The international airport will make it easier for the tourists.“Wonderful development, it will give opportunity for Buddhist nations to come…

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Why 40 pc tickets for women? : BSP

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday termed Congress’ announcement of 40 per cent reservation for women in forthcoming assembly polls as an election gimmick and asked why the scheme was not announced in other election-bound states. New Delhi [India] : BSP spokesperson Sudhindra Bhadoria said that the Congress party has a long history of deceit. “They have announced 40 per cent seats for women in Uttar Pradesh with an eye on the upcoming Assembly elections. I want to ask Priyanka Ji, who is a woman herself and also the national general secretary of the party, that Assembly elections are being held in five states. Women do not reside in other states? Haven’t women already lived in other states? Then why such announcements are being made only for Uttar Pradesh?” asked the BSP leader.Bhadoria further hit out on the Congress party and alleged that the…

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: SC slams UP govt, says police ‘dragging its feet’ in case investigation

The Supreme Court on Wednesday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government and said that it was getting an impression that the Uttar Pradesh Police was “dragging its feet” in its investigation into the October 3 violence in Lakhimpur Kheri where eight persons, including four farmers, were killed during a farmers’ protest. New Delhi [India] : “We think you (UP Police) are dragging your feet. Please dispel that impression,” a Bench of Chief Justice of India NV Ramana and Justices Surya Kant and Hima Kohli observed. The observation of the Bench came after noting that the statements of only four witnesses have been recorded under Section 164 of the Code of Criminal Procedure.The apex court adjourned the hearing in the Lakhimpur Kheri case to October 26 and asked the SIT probing the case to record statements of other witnesses also under Section 164 CrPC.The top court…

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Police release photos of suspects, appeal to people to co-operate

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] Uttar Pradesh police and Special Investigation Team (SIT) on Tuesday released photographs of some suspects involved in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence.In an official note, the SIT appealed to the people “to give information about these suspects. Appropriate rewards will be given to those giving information.” Ten people, including Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Ajay Kumar Mishra ‘Teni’, have been arrested so far in connection with the case.Ashish Mishra is accused of mowing down farmers with his car. The police had served a notice to Mishra and summoned him for questioning.

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‘One day I have to’, says Priyanka Gandhi on contesting from Rae Bareli or Amethi in 2022 Assembly polls

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday asserted that one day she has to contest from Raebareli or Amethi constituencies but currently has not taken any decision as far as the 2022 upcoming Assembly elections are concerned.“One day you have to contest, though have not taken a decision yet… No answer, for the time being, will see later,” Vadra told ANI when asked if she will be contesting from Raebareli or Amethi in the upcoming State Assembly polls. Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is the general secretary of the All India Congress Committee and party in-charge of Uttar Pradesh.Earlier today she asserted that the party will take steps towards women’s empowerment in Uttar Pradesh.Addressing a press conference here, she said, “Women’s empowerment is our motto. Women will be empowered only when they get their rights, when they get a stake in politics.…

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PM Modi to inaugurate Kushinagar Airport

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday to inaugurate Kushinagar International Airport along with various other developmental projects in the district.“At around 10 AM, the Prime Minister will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport. Subsequently, at around 11:30 AM, he will participate in an event marking Abhidhamma Day at Mahaparinirvana Temple. Thereafter, at around 1:15 PM, the Prime Minister will attend a public function to inaugurate and lay the foundation stone of various development projects in Kushinagar,” read a release by the Prime Minister’s office. The inauguration of the Kushinagar International Airport will be marked by the landing of the inaugural flight at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka, carrying a Sri Lankan delegation of over hundreds of Buddhist monks and dignitaries including the 12-member holy relic entourage bringing the holy Buddha relics for exposition.The delegation also comprises…

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PM Modi to inaugurate UP’s Kushinagar International Airport on Oct 20

New Delhi [India] : Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the Kushinagar International Airport on October 20, informed the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) on Monday.According to the PMO, Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Union Minister for Civil Aviation Jyotiraditya Scindia will also be present at the inauguration among others. The International Airport will get operational this week to ease cumbersome travel of earlier times and facilitate the air travel requirements of International Buddhist pilgrims in India, said the PMO.It further stated that the inaugural flight will land at the airport from Colombo, Sri Lanka carrying 125 dignitaries and Buddhist Monks, highlighting the convenience to Buddhists across the world to visit the MahaparinirvanaSthal of Lord Buddha.The Airports Authority of India, in its continuous endeavour to upgrade airport infrastructure in the country, has developed the Kushinagar Airport with a new terminal…

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4 cr workers on E-Shram portal

More than four crore workers have registered themselves with the government’s newly launched e-shram portal, with maximum registrations coming from states like Odisha, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh, informed the Ministry of Labour and Employment. New Delhi [India] : As per an official release, Minister for Labour and Employment, Bhupender Yadav said that by registering, the unorganized workers will be able to get the benefits of government schemes easily.Workers in diverse occupations such as construction, apparel manufacturing, fishing, gig and platform work, street vending, domestic work, agriculture and allied, transport sector have registered at the portal.In some of these sectors, an overwhelming proportion of migrant workers are also engaged. All unorganized workers including migrant workers can now take the benefits of various social security and employment-based schemes through registration at the e-Shram portal.As per live data, 4.09 crore workers have registered on…

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‘Govt advertisements about providing jobs are false’

The central and Uttar Pradesh governments have not given jobs to youth, but issued false advertisements on the issue, claimed former Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav in Lucknow on Sunday. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Yadav was addressing a press conference here in Lucknow after the induction of former Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) leader R S Kushwaha into the Samajwadi Party (SP). Khushwaha, former state president of BSP, joined the SP with many followers including leaders like Hari Kishore Tiwari and former MP Kadir Rana. Yadav said that the BJP has betrayed everyone and everything looks good only in the advertisements.“BJP has cheated people of every section. Everything looks good in advertisements, but the reality is not like this. And if you raise questions here you will be crushed,” said Yadav.Accusing the government of helping the big industrialist on the issue…

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Dharmendra Pradhan holds meeting

Moradabad (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held in 2022, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan held a meeting with key workers of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) unit in Moradabad.In a tweet in Hindi, Pradhan who is also the in-charge of the BJP unit in Uttar Pradesh, said, “Held a joint meeting with key workers of BJP unit of district Moradabad and Metropolitan Moradabad. Uttar Pradesh Minister Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary, State Minister Baldev Singh Aulakh, BJP leader Satyapal Singh Saini, BJP leader Sanjay Bhatia, BJP leader Captain Abhimanyu, BJP State secretary JPS Rathore attended the meeting.” Later, he visited Amroha city in Moradabad and met locals there. During his visit, he said, “On arrival at Amroha, I felt overwhelmed by the affection received from the workers and people. It is clear from the enthusiasm and energy that was…

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Akhilesh :’Fake Baba will be removed’

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Former Chief Minister of state and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav alleged that “the BJP government was anti-farmer” and claimed that there will be a regime change in the state soon. “The BJP workers crushed and killed the farmers with their vehicles. This government is anti-farmer, manure-stealer, and is behind the rise of prices of pesticides,” alleged Yadav. Slamming the Uttar Pradesh government over the Lakhimpur incident,Yadav said, “Fake Baba will be removed soon,” while addressing the ‘Rath Yatra’ ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election 2022.“This government has cheated the public. Under this government, inflation has increased, unemployment has increased, corruption has increased, crime has increased, law and order have collapsed,” he alleged.Yadav said that in the upcoming Assembly polls the SP will fight in alliance with the small parties. “We will not ally with any national party,”…

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BJP to formulate strategy for UP

New Delhi [India], : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is having an organisational meeting in the national capital on Monday with the aim to formulate a strategy for the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls.The meeting is being . The meeting is taking place in the presence of Uttar Pradesh incharge of the party and former union minister Radha Mohan Singh, BJP state president Swatantra Dev Singh, Union Minister and party’s election in-charge Dharmendra Pradhan and organisation secretary Sunil Bansal. The meeting will be held at the party’s 11, Ashok Road office in New Delhi at 3pm.The meeting is being held to finalise the strategies and programmes to engage the organisation, its cadre and leaders to reach out to every voter.The party is set to launch 100 programmes in approximately 100 days left ahead of the crucial polls.The details of the party’s ambitious programme to connect…

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BJP Chief rebuked Lakhimpur Kheri incident

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh on Sunday said that being a political leader doesn’t mean that one mow down anyone by a Fortuner car.His remarks came amid allegations against Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni for mowing down farmers in Uttar Pradesh’s Lakhimpur Kheri. The UP BJP chief was addressing the party workers at the inaugural session of the state executive of the party’s minority front in Lucknow.“Elections should be won on basis of one’s conduct. Politics is about serving your society, your nation. There is no caste and religion involved. Being a political leader doesn’t mean that you loot, it doesn’t mean that you mow down anyone by Fortuner. We are in this party to serve the poor. Politics is not a part-time job,” Singh said.He also appreciated…

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Priyanka Gandhi to lead Congress to form government in UP, says Bhupesh Baghel

Varanasi (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Addressing a huge ‘Kisan Nyay’ rally on Sunday at Varanasi, Chief Minister of Chattisgarh Bhupesh Baghel said that the Congress under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh.Baghel also hit out at Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath calling him a coward for not visiting the families of the victims who died in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence case. The Congress kickstarted its campaign for the upcoming assembly elections in the state through its first mega rally in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s constituency Varanasi showcasing its leaders including Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, Congress MP Deepender Singh Hooda, Salman Khurshid, Pramod Tewari, PL Punia, Vivek Bansal and Ajay Kumar Lallu.“I always heard Sadhu and Sant are never afraid of anyone, but Yogi Adityanath is a coward, he is scared to let a woman (Priyanka Gandhi Vadra)…

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“Thank farmers for not stepping back”

Saharanpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav slammed the Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government over their stand on the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and congratulated the farmers for not stepping back from their agitation, despite being insulted by the BJP.Speaking at a rally in Saharanpur, Yadav said, “We saw the deed of the people in power. We saw their action in Lakhimpur Kheri. Farmers were mowed down by vehicles. There were preparations to mow down the law too. Those who can mow down farmers and the law, can also crush the Constitution.” “Farmers are our ‘annadaata’. They have to face insults today. Farmers are being called ‘mawali’. They (the Uttar Pradesh government ) call them terrorists. I’d like to congratulate the farmers that they didn’t step back from their agitation even after being insulted by the BJP numerous times,” Yadav…

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“Riots took place in Akhilesh’s UP”

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Uttar Pradesh Minister Sidharth Nath Singh on Saturday slammed Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav over his remarks accusing the state government of crushing the Constitution, saying that more than 200 riots took place under Yadav’s regime in the state.Citing the incident where a journalist was burnt alive, Singh said, “Between 2012-2016, more than 200 riots happened during Akhilesh Yadav government. A journalist from Shahjahanpur was burnt alive after he said something against his government.” The minister further told ANI that a fair investigation is taking place in connection with the violent incident that took place in Lakhimpur Kheri last Sunday.“In the Lakhimpur Kheri incident, a fair investigation is underway under retired High Court judge and some have been arrested and some have been called for questioning,” said Singh.As many as eight people including four people died in the Lakhimpur…

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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: UP police tightens security outside MoS Teni’s house

Lakhimpur Kheri (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: As the UP police summoned Union MoS Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni’s son Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri case, the police have tightened the security arrangements outside Teni’s residence on Saturday.The UP police had summoned Ashish Mishra in the Lakhimpur Kheri violence in which eight people lost their lives including four farmers. Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Police has arrested two accused in connection with Lakhimpur Kheri violence. The arrested persons have been identified as Luvkush and Ashish Pandey.As many as eight people died in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident on October 3, said Uttar Pradesh police.The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday filed an FIR for murder against Ashish Mishra.Samyukta Kisan Morcha, an umbrella body of several farmer unions, alleged that Ashish Mishra Teni, son of Union Minister of State for Home Affairs Ajay Mishra Teni arrived with three vehicles…

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UP govt trying to save criminals of the Lakhimpur Kheri case: Alka Lamba

New Delhi [India] : Congress leader Alka Lamba on Thursday slammed the Uttar Pradesh government for allegedly ‘covering up the facts’ of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident and demanded justice from the authorities concerned in this matter.Speaking to ANI, Lamba said, “The Supreme Court has taken suo-moto cognisance of the Lakhimpur Kheri incident. The Centre, however, has not taken any action yet on this issue.” “Even at the time of the Hathras incident, the state government was trying to save the criminals by telling a big conspiracy. What action has been taken in the Lakhimpur Kheri incident? Was the Minister of State for Home Affairs dismissed, was his son arrested? Everything is being covered up by the Uttar Pradesh government.” she added.The Congress leader further said that she believes that justice will be served when the minister will be dismissed and his son will be…

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Bus, truck collision in UP’s Barabanki

Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India] : In a very targic incident of collision between bus and truck in UP’s Barabanki, nine people lost their lives and several passengers are injured.The accident happened near the Baburi area in Barabanki. According to the police, 26 people have been injured in the accident. The injured have been rushed to a nearby hospital.“There were 70 passengers in the bus,” the police added.More details in the matter are awaited.

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Connecting Rajasthan & UP

Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh) [India]: Madhya Pradesh Home Minister Narottam Mishra on Tuesday said that the state cabinet has approved a 404 km highway that will connect Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh.The minister said, “Madhya Pradesh Cabinet today approved 404-km highway, Atal Pragati Path which will connect Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Uttar Pradesh. 313 Kilometers of this highway will pass through Sheopur, Morena and Bhind. The highway will be developed by National Highways Authority of India (NHAI).” He added, “Rs 50 crores have been approved for Indore Dugdh Sangh’s milk powder plant.”Speaking about the relaxations in COVID-19 lockdown, he further said, “Coaching classes can operate with 100 per cent capacity after October 15. Gyms will operate at full capacity. Stadiums will open with 50 per cent capacity.”

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Akhilesh Yadav announces ‘Samajwadi Vijay Yatra’ in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday expressed confidence about winning the next year’s elections in Uttar Pradesh and announced that the party will embark on ‘Samajwadi Vijay Yatra’ from October 12.Akhilesh Yadav said the people of Uttar Pradesh were disappointed with the BJP government in the state. “We are again getting an opportunity to hold rath yatra and this time, it is a ‘vijay yatra’ of Samajwadi Party. The people of Uttar Pradesh are disappointed with the BJP government,” Akhilesh Yadav told ANI.He said the party will field popular faces and candidates will be announced after polls are declared.“We will field popular faces in the upcoming Assembly elections. We are working on it and will announce the names of the candidates as soon as the election dates are out,” he said.Yadav said the party is optimistic of getting 400…

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BJP to woo UP voters on plank of nationalism, Hindutva

New Delhi [India] : Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has tasked its young brigade to target youth in poll-bound Uttar Pradesh as they will have a crucial role in the upcoming assembly elections. To take the message of the party to young and first-time voters, Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha has already begun its campaign on issues that include nationalism, development and Hindutva.With many political parties using Ayodhya to launch their campaigns, BJYM too has chosen the birthplace of Lord Ram to kickstart its reach out to the voters. A grand temple of Lord Ram is coming up at Ayodhya after the Supreme Court verdict of November 2019.BJP’s youth wing has asked its members to reach out to the young voters and also inform them of the welfare schemes of the central and state government.Uttar Pradesh has a sizeable number of voters in the age group…

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Uttar Pradesh first state to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 25 : Uttar Pradesh is the first state across the country to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccines to eligible beneficiaries, said Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad on Saturday.“Uttar Pradesh has become the first state in India to administer over 10 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to people. One crore doses were administered in the last 10 days only,” he said during a virtual press conference. Amid reports of vector-borne diseases like dengue and malaria in that state, the ACS said that the cases are now decreasing.“Cases of dengue, malaria are also decreasing as proper medical facility has been given,” he said.Cities like Meerut, Ghaziabad, Kanpur, Firozabad among others have reported cases of dengue in the past few weeks.

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“Yogi’s name frightens criminals”

Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Union Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday showered praise on Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath “for maintaining the law and order situation in the state” to ensure holistic development.He said the Chief Minister had done commendable work and his name sends shivers down the spine of criminals. Uttar Pradesh is slated to go to the polls early next year. Rajnath Singh was speaking after the unveiling of a statue of Mahant Avaidyanath, who was the chief priest of Gorakhnath temple and was also the guru of UP CM Yogi Adityanath.“People may give arguments but till law and order is in place, Uttar Pradesh cannot progress. The state cannot develop without good law and order. An able administrator, the Chief Minister has been performing religious events as well,” he said.“I have seen Ram aur Shyam, where the actor was donning…

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UP Assembly polls 2022: BJP to contest in alliance with Nishad Party, Apna Dal

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will be contesting the 2022 Assembly Polls in Uttar Pradesh in alliance with Nishad Party and Apna Dal, under the leadership of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Minister and BJP’s election in-charge in the state, Dharmendra Pradhan announced in Lucknow on Friday.Addressing a press conference at the party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh said, “BJP will contest the 2022 Assembly polls in alliance with Nishad Party under the leadership of CM Yogi Adityanath and PM Narendra Modi.” Following this, Pradhan added, “Apna Dal will also be part of BJP-led alliance for the 2022 Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh.”Further, he promised to double the income of farmers in the state and said, “We’re committed to double farmers’ income, be it by purchasing agriculture produce at Minimum Support…

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Congress to release first list

Congress’ “Mission Uttar Pradesh” gets momentum as the party is all set to release the first list of candidates for the upcoming Assembly polls in the state during the Navratras starting from the second week of October. New Delhi [India], September 23 : This poll season, Congress party is probably breaking the traditional trend of announcing the candidate list at the nick of time. According to top sources in the Uttar Pradesh Congress, the party has scrutinised the probable candidates for 150 Assembly seats. Out of the 150 seats, Control Rooms have been set up already on 78 Assembly segments for the poll strategy and operations.Elections in the state are due in early next year.Sources said on few seats, candidates have been given a green signal by the party and have been asked to hit the ground zero and start preparations for the poll…

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Elections in 5 states: BJP to consolidate Scheduled Caste votes, SC Morcha demands reservation in all universities

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of assembly elections in five states, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is working hard to ensure that the narrative of the party being seen as anti-reservation does not gain ground among Scheduled Caste (SC) voters.The SC Morcha has been tasked to ensure that the community it represents does not feel neglected by the party. In a political resolution passed by the Morcha’s national executive held in Varanasi on September 18 and September 19, the Morcha demanded a system to ensure reservation in all universities.“In all universities of the country, there is a provision for reservation in admission for SC students. However, there are a few that do not have this provision in place. The Morcha demands from state government and administration that all universities should have reservations for SC students,” stated the resolution.The resolution also accuses the left and the…

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Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad President Mahant Narendra Giri found dead under mysterious circumstances in Prayagraj

Prayagraj (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 20 : Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP) President Mahant Narendra Giri was found dead under mysterious circumstances at Baghambari Math located residence on Monday.A forensic team and a special team has reached the site. An investigation into the incident is underway. Senior officials are also present at the site. Meanwhile, extending condolences on the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath tweeted, “The death of Mahant Narendra Giri Ji, President of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad, is an irreparable loss to the spiritual world. It is prayed to Lord Shri Ram to grant the departed soul a place at His feet and strength to the bereaved followers to bear this sorrow. Om Shanti!”Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav also condoled the ABAP President’s demise and tweeted, “All India Akhara Parishad President Pujya Narendra Giri Ji passed away,…

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UP: Priyanka Gandhi’s Rally

New Delhi [India]: In view of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is likely to hold mega rallies in the state in October, sources said on Monday.Sources said Vadra will also hold a rally on September 29 in Meerut, ahead of the Uttar Pradesh polls. “Priyanka Gandhi is expected to conduct mega rallies in Uttar Pradesh. Seven to eight mega rallies are likely to happen in Uttar Pradesh in October. Vadra is also going to conduct a rally in Meerut on September 29,” sources said.Earlier, Congress on September 14 decided to launch concerted campaigns against the policies and “misgovernance” of the BJP-led Central government and to reach out to people to get their support for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.The Congress plans to target the Centre over a host of issues including price rise, unemployment, crime against women, farmers’ agitation,…

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Yogi completes 4 and-a-half years in UP as CM, terms his tenure ‘memorable’

The development of Uttar Pradesh gained momentum only when the ‘double engine’ government in the state was well supported by the Centre which paid rich dividends, said the CM. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that the four-and-a-half years of his government in the state was a “memorable” tenure that was devoted to good governance. Addressing a press conference on the occasion, Adityanath said that his government had struck at the root of the mafia and paved the way for a safer and secure state. “We put the criminals in jail, confiscated their properties and not a single communal riot took place in Uttar Pradesh in the past four and a half years. Our priority was security for women and we set up the Anti-Romeo squad, pink booths for women and launched the third phase of Mission Shakti to empower women…

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300 units of free electricity for all if AAP voted to power in UP

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Thursday announced that Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will provide 300 units of free electricity to all if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh. Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 16 : “If Aam Aadmi Party is voted to power, everyone will get 300 units of free electricity. In Delhi, people are getting zero electricity bills under Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and we will do the same in UP,” said Sisodia while addressing a press conference. He said that it was time that people in the state get relief from hefty electricity bills and promised cancellation of bills of 48 lakh families in the state.“Pending bills of 48 lakh families will be cancelled if we come to power. There are 48 lakh families in the state that receive hefty electricity bills and are considered as criminals by the Yogi…

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Six terrorists planning attack before Uttar Pradesh polls arrested by Delhi Police

The arrests were made following simultaneous raids in various states Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan the police said. New Delhi, India, September 15 : In a big crackdown, the Delhi Police on Tuesday said it has arrested six terror suspects, including two men who were trained in Pakistan.  The Special Cell of the Delhi Police recovered explosives, IED, firearms and ammunitions under a multi-state operation,  DCP Special Cell Pramod Kushwaha said.  The arrests were made following simultaneous raids in various states Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Delhi and Rajasthan the police said.  Among six terrorists, Osama @ Sami (22) from Okhla and Zeeshan Qamar from Allahabad (28)  were trained in Pakistan and got arrested in Prayagraj with the help of UP ATS, Delhi Police said. They were tasked to conduct the reconnaissance of different suitable locations in Delhi and UP for placing the IEDs. Others include Jaan…

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Owaisi is BJP’s ‘Man’ : Rakesh Tikait

Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) leader Rakesh Tikait on Tuesday alleged that All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi and BJP were a team and the farmers needed to understand their moves well. Baghpat (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 15 : “Owaisi and BJP are a team. He is BJP’s ‘chacha jaan’. He has the blessings of the BJP. He will abuse them, but they will not file a case against him. BJP will take his help. Farmers will have to understand that their moves. Owaisi is double-faced. He will ruin the farmers. They will hatch conspiracies during elections. But as suggested by Zila Panchayat elections, people in Baghpat are revolutionary,” Tikait said. He threatened that the protests will continue till the government does not agree to farmers demands and repeals the laws.“The protests will continue till the government does not agree to our demands…

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UP Polls: Cong asks ticket aspirants to submit Rs 11000 with application

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: The Congress has asked those wanting to contest the upcoming assembly elections to deposit a fee of Rs. 11,000 along with their application, according to a memo from Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee President Ajay Kumar Lallu.The decision was taken in the meeting of the election committee of the party under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi. Fees will have to be deposited into the account of the UP Congress President. “Sanjay Sharma and Vijay Bahadur have been authorized to collect the applications for the upcoming assembly elections. All applicants can submit their application to the aforementioned people till September 25 along with Rs 11,000 through RTGS, demand draft or pay order. The bank details for the purpose of submitting the amount have also been attached to this letter. This arrangement starts with immediate effect,” said the memo.Elections to the 403-member Uttar…

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PM Modi lays foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in UP’s Aligarh

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday laid the foundation stone of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Uttar Pradesh’s Aligarh. Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 14 : Prime Minister also visited the exhibition models of Aligarh node of Uttar Pradesh Defence Industrial Corridor and Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University.UP Governor Anandiben Patel and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath were also present.“I thank Prime Minister Narendra Modi for saving both lives and livelihood of the people in the country during the COVID pandemic,” Adityanath said.The University is being established by the State Government in memory and honour of the great freedom fighter, educationist, and social reformer, Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh.The University is being set up in a total area of over 92 acres at village Lodha and village Musepur Kareem Jarouli of Aligarh’s Kol tehsil. It will provide affiliation to 395 colleges of the…

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Congress to contest UP Assembly polls under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s leadership

Agra (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Congress leader and former Union Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday said that the party will contest the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections under the leadership of party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra.Speaking to ANI, Khurshid said that Congress will not form an alliance with any political party for the upcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls. However, he added, “Gathbandhan is done by heart. If anyone wants to join our party, they are welcomed.” The leader, asked about the Chief Minister’s face in UP polls, he said, “We will be fighting the upcoming Assembly elections under the leadership of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. She is working hard to ensure that we win. Later on, she may announce the CM’s face.”Speaking about the Congress manifesto for the upcoming elections, he said, “We are interacting with the common people. We have made a proper strategy…

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President to inaugurate NLU

New Delhi [India]: President Ram Nath Kovind will lay foundation stones for Uttar Pradesh National Law University and new building complex of Allahabad High Court on Saturday.“The President of India, Ram Nath Kovind will visit Uttar Pradesh (Prayagraj) tomorrow (September 11, 2021) to lay the foundation stones for Uttar Pradesh National Law University and new building complex of Allahabad High Court,” informed an official release by the President’s Secretariat yesterday. Earlier in August, President Kovind visited the state wherein he addressed various public outreach programmes.

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UP Assembly polls: Priyanka Gandhi chairs Congress election panel meeting in Lucknow

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Friday attended a meeting of the party’s election panel in Lucknow ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections scheduled to be held next year.The Congress leader is on a two-day visit to Lucknow to hold a series of meetings with the party leaders in Uttar Pradesh. Congress will conduct a Pratigya Yatra in the state covering 12,000 km ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls.The decision was taken in the meeting of the Advisory and Strategy Committee of the Uttar Pradesh Congress chaired by party’s state in-charge Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. In the meeting, it was also decided that zone-wise election campaigns and programmes will be started. In the 2017 Assembly elections, the BJP won a landslide victory winning 312 Assembly seats. The party secured a 39.67 per cent vote share in the elections for 403-member…

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‘No mafia will get party ticket’: Mayawati ‘disowns’ gangster Mukhtar Ansari

BSP MLA Mukhtar Ansari, who has a vast criminal record has been denied ticket for the Uttar Pradesh election 2022. Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati on Friday said no mafia or ‘bahubali’ will get the party ticket. The BSP will make efforts to not field ‘bahubali’ (strongmen) or mafia candidates in next year’s Uttar Pradesh polls, party supremo Mayawati said Friday, announcing that jailed gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari will not be given a party ticket from Mau again. BSP state president Bhim Rajbhar will contest from Mau seat, currently represented by Mukhtar Ansari who is lodged in a jail in Banda, with several criminal cases pending against him, Mayawati said. “In upcoming assembly polls, the BSP’s effort will be to not field ‘bahubali’ and mafia elements. So, the name of Bhim Rajbhar, the BSP UP president, has been finalised from the Mau assembly seat in…

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Assembly polls: BJP’s Strategy

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Uttar Pradesh Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is scheduled to meet soon to discuss the strategy for the upcoming assembly election, said state party president Swatantra Dev Singh on Thursday.The meeting will be very important as party workers will discuss all the current issues, including the Centre’s schemes for the poor and assembly election, said Singh while briefing the media. Taking a jibe on Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi’s visit to the state, Singh said “Congress always does drama”.“Why are we talking about the Priyanka Gandhi or congress? Neither they work for the nation nor in the favour of the poor, they only looted the nation and made people fool,” he said.“It took 70 years for the poor to for getting pakka house, gas connection and electricity facility”, he added.Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections are scheduled to take place early next year.In the…

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Secularism weakened : Owaisi

All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) Chief Asaduddin Owaisi on Thursday alleged that the secularism of the country has been weakened after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) came into power in the Centre in 2014. Barabanki (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 9 : Speaking at a public meeting in Uttar Pradesh’s Barabanki, Owaisi said: “Ever since the BJP government has come to the power in Centre, the secularism of the country has weakened.” Owaisi also slammed the Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) for not opposing the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act.“BSP and SP did not oppose the UAPA. Many youths have been jailed under the act without trial. This law is being used against the Dalits and Muslims,” he said.Owaisi addressed the public meeting at Barabanki.Earlier, the district administration had allowed a programme with 50 people at the residence of AIMIM district president, Chaudhary…

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UP: BJP to hold crucial OBC meet

With an eye on the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls, Bharatiya Janata Party is set to hold a crucial strategy meet in Ayodhya to woo the state’s OBC voters. New Delhi [India], September 9 : The meet, state executive of OBC morcha, scheduled to take place on September 18 in Ayodhya will witness the participation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Deputy Chief Ministers. Apart from top state leadership, all OBC MPs and MLAs of the state too will participate in state executive to be presided over by BJP’s National OBC Morcha president K Laxman.With more than 50 per cent of OBC voters – including Yadav’s and other OBC castes – the community is one of the most influential in the state. Though the party has enjoyed support from the community in previous polls it wants to ensure that the community continues to back…

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From a monk to UP’s top job: CM Adityanath’s story

By Subhro Majumder Yogi Adityanath was sworn in as the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh in 2017, placing a polarizing figure in charge of one of India’s most important states. Adiyanath, a stern advocate of Hindutva, took oath of office after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) endorsed the state legislative party’s unanimous choice. He is also a graduate in science from Garhwal University at Srinagar, Uttarakhand. At 44, the shaved headed saffron-clad sanyasi became the second youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh after his predecessor Akhilesh Yadav. The five-time Member of Parliament (MP) from Gorakhpur in eastern UP is unmarried and was previously the head priest of Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur. Not much is known about Adityanath’s childhood, except that he was born Ajay Singh Bisht on 5 June 1972, in a Rajput family in Panchur, a village in Garhwal region of Uttarakhand. At…

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Will focus only on UP’s development, not building parks and smaraks: Mayawati

Mayawati has asserted that the BSP will form the next government in Uttar Pradesh with the support from the ‘Prabuddha Varg’ (Brahmin) Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, September 7 : Bahujan Samaj Party president Mayawati on Tuesday asserted that she will focus on the development of Uttar Pradesh and that not on ‘building parks and smaraks (memorials)’ if her party forms the next government in Uttar Pradesh. In an apparent bid to woo the Brahmins ahead of next year’s assembly elections, Mayawati said that her government will ensure security for the community. “We have always respected all castes. This party does not belong to anyone caste but to all. As Chief Minister in all my terms, I have ensured that everyone got due respect. The interests of Brahmins and other communities are secure in the BSP,” Mayawati said while addressing a gathering in Lucknow to…

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‘BJP’s defeat prime objective’: Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi launches AIMIM’s UP poll campaign , said that his visit to Uttar Pradesh is just the beginning and he would go to many places in the state as elections are approaching. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India, September 7 : With the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections drawing close, All India Majlis Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Tuesday began a three-day visit to Uttar Pradesh. Addressing the media in Lucknow, Owaisi said that his party will field 100 candidates in the next year’s Assembly polls. “We will fight the elections and win. The Muslims of Uttar Pradesh will win,” he told reporters. “Our objective is to defeat the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh,” Owaisi added. As per the schedule, AIMIM state president Shaukat Ali said that Owaisi will visit the mausoleum of 18th century Sufi Saint Sheikh Aalam Makhdoom Zada in Rudauli…

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UP: 171 children admitted, chronic diseases & viral fever

While cases of dengue are fewer, some chronic diseases like encephalitis and pneumonia could be seen. Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, September 5 : Prayagraj’s Motilal Nehru Hospital has admitted over 170 children due to chronic diseases and viral fever like encephalitis and pneumonia. They require oxygen support, Prayagraj CMO Dr Nanak Saran said on Sunday. “A few days back, when I did the inspection of the Children ward, there were 120 beds. We have received 171 patients. So, we have shifted 2-3 children in one bed. Cases of dengue are fewer here. Some chronic diseases like encephalitis and pneumonia where they need oxygen support are admitted here,” he said. “The 200-bed ward is under construction. We are providing all possible treatment to children,” he added. As the floodwater is receding in the flood-affected areas, multiple cases of chronic diseases and viral fever are being observed…

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“Anti-BSP forces to get vitriolic”

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) president Mayawati on Saturday attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for the recent pre-poll survey and said that in the coming days, anti-BSP forces will engage in conspiracies, hateful speeches and full of mischievous news ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls that are scheduled for next year.On the media reports that state the outcome of the pre-poll survey showing an increase in 40 percent share in vote base of BJP, Mayawati said, “the BSP will not get afraid or lose confidence by the conspiracies of the BJP as BSP is strong enough in the state.” “As the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections will get closer, anti-BSP forces’ conspiracy will reach low-level, vitriolic and full of mischievous news. Just like it is seen here before every election,” she said while addressing a press conference in Lucknow.She also accused…

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UP: Drive to make roads ‘pothole-free’

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya on Friday announced that the state government will conduct a 30-day special drive from September 15 to November 15, 2021, to make the roads in the state “pothole-free”.Maurya has instructed the concerned officers to make all types of roads pothole-free and do the repair work wherever it is needed, read an official release. While reviewing the works of the Public Works Department in a high-level meeting at PWD Headquarters today, Maurya said, “wherever the pace of construction works is slow in the state, notices should be issued to the concerned engineers and contractors within three days and action should be taken against the officials who are showing laxity.“If any work is unnecessarily delayed by the contractors, then the process of blacklisting them as per rules should be ensured without delay,” further said…

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UP CM conducts aerial survey in Bahraich

Bahraich (Uttar Pradesh) [India], September 3 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday conducted an aerial survey of the flood-affected areas in Bahraich district and distributed the relief material to affected families.Addressing media in Bahraich, the Chief Minister said that the people whose crops are damaged due to the flood will be provided additional help apart from the relief material. “District administration has been ordered to survey those whose crops are damaged due to the flood, and provide additional help apart from the relief material,” Adityanath said, adding that over 2,500 people from four villages have been affected due to flood. “Orders have been issued to distribute the relief material to the flood-affected people, and the work is going in a fast pace,” he said further.“Teams of National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), State Disaster Response Force (SDRF), PSUs have been present at…

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Assembly polls 2022: Asaduddin Owaisi to embark on UP visit from Sept 7

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: In a bid to connect with voters ahead of Uttar Pradesh ahead of Assembly polls, All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief Asaduddin Owaisi is scheduled for a three-day visit to the state starting from Tuesday, said sources.As per sources, Owaisi will start his UP tour from Ayodhya on September 7, where he will address the “Vanchit Shoshit Sammelan” in Rudauli town. “After that, the next day on September 8, AIMIM chief has a program in Sultanpur. Then on September 9, the last day of the tour, Owaisi will go to Barabanki,” they added.The Hyderabad MP had earlier announced that AIMIM will contest 100 seats in Uttar Pradesh polls scheduled early next year.At present, there are 110 Assembly constituencies where Muslim voters make up around 30-39 per cent. On 44 seats, this percentage rises to 40-49 per cent while on 11…

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CM orders strict action against Noida officials

According to Supertech, of the 633 people who booked the flats initially, 133 have moved out to other projects, 248 have taken refunds and 252 home buyers still have bookings with the company in the project. LUCKNOW, UTTAR PRADESH, INDIA, SEPTEMBER 1 : Day after the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of the 40-story twin towers being constructed in Noida’s Sector 93A, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed to take strict action against Noida Authority officials involved with the construction of the twin towers. On Tuesday, the Supreme Court ordered the demolition of Supertech Ltd’s twin 40-story towers under construction in Noida, within three months for violation of building norms in “collusion” with district officials, holding that illegal construction has to be dealt with strictly to ensure compliance with the rule of law. The NOIDA authority received a nap on its…

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PM chairs 37th PRAGATI meeting, reviews eight projects of three ministries

New Delhi [India], August 25 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday chaired the 37th meeting of PRAGATI, the ICT based multi-modal platform for Pro-Active Governance and Timely Implementation, involving the Centre and state governments.A PMO release said nine agenda items were taken for review during the meeting including eight projects and one scheme. Among the eight projects, three projects each were from the Ministry of Railways and Ministry of Road Transport and Highways and two projects were from the Ministry of Power.These eight projects have a cumulative cost of Rs 1,26,000 crore concerning 14 states – Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Maharashtra, Haryana, Chhattisgarh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Uttrakhand, Manipur and Delhi.The Prime Minister stressed the significance of the timely completion of these projects.During the interaction, the Prime Minister reviewed ‘One Nation – One Ration Card’ (ONORC) scheme.He asked officials…

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Cabinet meeting to take decision on renaming Aligarh airport after Kalyan Singh

Aligarh (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath paid his last respects to the mortal remains of former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh here on Sunday and said people were paying tributes to him from the airport to the city.Speaking to reporters in Aligarh, Adityanath said, “Today, we have brought the mortal remains of Kalyan Singh ji to Maharani Ahilyabai Holkar Stadium in his hometown Aligarh. We decided to bring the mortal remains here so that Singh ji’s followers can see him for the last time. He has been associated with the people of Aligarh for years.” “He is known as the Ram Bhakt of the nation. From the airport to Aligarh, the people of Uttar Pradesh have huge respect for Kalyan ji. I pray to God Ram to provide us strength to fulfill his dreams,” said Adityanath.Upon being questioned by…

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PM Modi pays last respects to Kalyan Singh

Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and BJP veteran Kalyan Singh, who was ailing for some time, died at the Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGI) in Lucknow on Saturday night. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, August 22 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday arrived in Lucknow, where he paid tributes to former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh who died late on Saturday night. The prime minister was received by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP chief JP Nadda at the Lucknow airport. Prime Minister Modi then went to the Mall Avenue residence of the late leader, where he met the former chief minister’s family members and offered his condolences. Taking to Twitter, the prime minister’s office today said, “Shri Kalyan Singh Ji made Jan Kalyan his life Mantra. He worked for the development of UP and the nation. He became synonymous…

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Face of Temple Movement

New Delhi [India]: Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who passed away on Saturday, was closely associated with the Ram Temple movement and was one of the most prominent leaders of BJP who helped shape its rise in the most populous state of the country.Kalyan Singh became Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister for the first time in 1991 as BJP gained support over its demand for the construction of Ram Temple at the birthplace of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. Hailing from the Lodh community, Kalyan Singh helped BJP expand its social base among OBCs and weaker sections, especially in Uttar Pradesh. His political and administrative decisions also contributed to BJP’s rise in the state after the party first came to power in 1991.A two-time Chief Minister and a former governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh also held various organisational posts in the BJP, both in…

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Kalyan Singh passes away

Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Former Governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh passed away on Saturday after a prolonged illness in Lucknow. He was admitted in critical condition to the ICU of Critical Care Medicine of Sanjay Gandhi PGI on July 4. Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, August 22 : ormer Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and former Governor of Rajasthan, Kalyan Singh passed away on Saturday at the age of 89 after a prolonged illness in Lucknow. The ailing former chief minister was admitted in a critical condition to the ICU of Critical Care Medicine of Sanjay Gandhi PGI in Lucknow on July 4. On Friday, the hospital authorities informed that the BJP veteran’s health condition was critical. Kalyan Singh began his political journey from Atrauli and won his first Assembly election in 1967. He remained a legislator from Atrauli for nine terms. He became the Uttar Pradesh Chief…

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UP Polls: Shah meets Yogi

New Delhi [India]: Ahead of the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Thursday held a meeting with BJP national president Jagat Prakash Nadda and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here that lasted for over 3 hours.The meeting was held at Shah’s official residence here. Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swantantra Dev Singh, national general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, general secretary (organisation) of party’s state unit Sunil Bansal were also present in the meeting. According to party sources, many important issues were discussed in the meeting.Sources said that in view of the elections, the strategy for the upcoming party programmes in the coming months was discussed, including the party’s Booth Vijay Sankalp program which is going to start on August 23.As per sources, through this program, the BJP plans to strengthen every booth across Uttar Pradesh.The upcoming programmes, that are scheduled to…

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Over 56 cr COVID-19 vaccines administered in India; Uttar Pradesh crosses 6 cr total doses, leads among states

New Delhi [India], August 18 : India achieved a landmark of administrating over 56 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses till date under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, the Union Ministry of Health informed on Wednesday.“India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed 56 Crore landmark yesterday. Cumulatively, 56,06,52,030 vaccine doses have been administered through 62,67,149 sessions, as per the provisional report till 7 am today,” the ministry stated in a press release. As many as 55,05,075 COVID-19 vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours; including 41,79,215 first doses, and 13,25,860 second doses.With 6,06,06,763 COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, Uttar Pradesh became the first Indian state to cross the 6-crore mark. Following closely, Maharashtra crossed the 5-crore mark and has administered 5,07,52,443 COVID-19 vaccines till date. Gujarat, with 4,12,62,937 COVID-19 vaccines administered so far, crossed the 4-crore mark.Uttar Pradesh also becomes the state that has administered the highest number…

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UP bans Muharram processions

Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India]: To reduce the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and in view of security concerns, the Uttar Pradesh government on Saturday directed the district authorities to not allow any religious processions on the occasion of Muharram. The order was issued by Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Awasthi to district magistrates, senior superintendents of police, and other senior officials. As per the order, installing ‘Tazias’ publicly has been prohibited, however, they can be set up at home. The order directed officials to pay special attention to “anti-social elements” and those spreading rumors, stating that checking should be conducted at public places like railway stations, bus stations, and religious places. It also said that social media should be routinely monitored and appropriate action should be taken in case an objectionable post is found, adding that the post must be blocked. The order directed…

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