Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh (File Photo/Facebook)

Swatantra Dev Singh is new UP BJP chief

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Minister for Transport Swatantra Dev Singh has been appointed the Bharatiya Janata Party’s state president, replacing Union Minister Mahendra Nath Pandey. Pandey, who was also earlier the deputy chief minister, was inducted in the Union Cabinet, necessitating a change of guard in the state. Singh, 54, has been the OBC face of […]

Former Uttar Pradesh minister Gayatri Prajapati (File Photo/IANS)

ED begins questioning Gayatri Prajapati in illegal sand mining case

Lucknow: The Enforcement Directorate (ED) officials on Tuesday started questioning Gayatri Prajapati, mining minister in the former Akhilesh Yadav government, in Uttar Pradesh’s illegal sand mining scam case. A senior ED official told IANS, “We started questioning Prajapati at 11 a.m. under the Prevention of Money laundering Act.” Prajapati, who is under judicial custody in […]

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Helmets made compulsory on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh Expressway Industrial Development Authority (UPEIDA) has made wearing helmets mandatory for two-wheeler riders on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway. The move comes days after the UPEIDA made it compulsory for commuters not to complete the 302-km journey in less than three hours. The state government also announced that those covering the stretch from Lucknow […]

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Muslims, Dalits to apply for arms licenses in self-defence against mob lynchings

Lucknow: Muslims, Dalits and tribals will now start applying for arms licenses for self-defence, following increase in incidents of mob lynching. The pan-India movement will commence from Lucknow on July 26. Shia cleric and General Secretary of Majlis-e-Ulama-e-Hind, Maulana Kalbe Jawwad will be organising the first camp in Lucknow on the suggestion of Supreme Court lawyer […]

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Yogi orders probe into BJP MLA’s daughter’s marriage case

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday asked senior party leaders and officials to submit a report on the controversy surrounding the marriage of BJP MLA Rajesh Misra’s daughter Sakshi and a Dalit youth, Ajitesh Kumar. The Chief Minister sought the report following allegations that the whole episode was a conspiracy to malign the […]

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UP government denies Muslim minors forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’

Lucknow: The Uttar Pradesh government has denied that students of a madarasa in Unnao district were forced to chant ‘Jai Shri Ram’, saying that the news was wrongly spread to malign the government’s image. Principal Secretary, Information, Avanish Awasthi admitted that a clash took place while the children were playing cricket but denied that the students […]