Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)

After campaigning, Yogi returns to official work

Lucknow:  After two months of hectic campaigning, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is returning to his official work. The Chief Minister, who will return to Lucknow on Tuesday evening, has lined up a series of meetings of various departments in which he will take stock of the progress made in the past two months. […]

Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar (File Photo: IANS)

Powerful liquor lobby influencing CM Adityanath, alleges sacked UP Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar

Lucknow:  Infuriated over his sacking, controversial Uttar Pradesh Cabinet Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar on Monday alleged that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath succumbed to the powerful liquor lobby and did not implement prohibition in the state. Adityanath’s silence on a liquor ban was the trigger point in the ongoing tussle between Rajbhar and the Bharatiya Janata […]

UP CM Yogi Adityanath (Photo/IANS)

Yogi Adityanath is now BJP’s star campaigner, second only to Modi

Lucknow:  Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has now been established as BJP’s biggest star campaigner, second only to Prime Minister Narendra Modi. In the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections, the Chief Minister addressed 137 elections meetings. He began his campaign from Saharanpur after offering prayers at the Shakumbhari Devi temple and then campaigned on every […]

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Om Prakash Rajbhar dismissed from Yogi government

Lucknow: Governor Ram Naik on Monday dismissed Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar from his ministerial position on the recommendation of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Five other leaders of the Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP), who were holding ministerial ranks in commissions, have also been removed with immediate effect. Talking to reporters immediately after his dismissal, […]

Union Minister Mahesh Sharma (File Photo)

Poet’s relative arrested for blackmailing Union Minister

Lucknow/Noida: Social activist Usha Thakur, granddaughter of the brother of legendary Hindi poet Ramdhari Singh ‘Dinkar’, was arrested from Noida for allegedly hatching a conspiracy to extort Rs 2 crore from Union Minister Mahesh Sharma. Thakur, in her late 60s, was arrested from her house in Sector 31 on Friday. She is accused of extortion, […]