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Power dues of UP ministers, MLAs, officers Rs 13,000 crore

Lucknow: The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh will now install pre-paid power meters in the official residences of all ministers, legislators and officials in order to check non-payment of electricity dues. UP Power Minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here that dues on government departments and houses had added up to a whopping Rs 13,000 crore. […]

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/IANS)

UP govt ends services of 25,000 Home Guards on Diwali eve

Lucknow: Under pressure from the Supreme Court to pay them at par with the Police constables, the Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday terminated the services of 25,000 Home Guards in the Uttar Pradesh Police Department. In an order, the state Police headquarters in Prayagraj stated that 25,000 Home Guards will be relieved from their duties. “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 […]

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Opposition slams ban on mobile phones in UP

Lucknow: A day after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath banned Ministers and officers from carrying their mobile phones into the cabinet and other important official meetings, the opposition parties termed it an undemocratic decision. Samajwadi Party spokesman Rajendra Chaudhary said: “This government does not trust its own Ministers and legislators. The government is functioning in […]

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UP government cancels land allotment of college owned by Kamal Nath’s family

Ghaziabad:  In a swift move, the Uttar Pradesh government has cancelled land allotment worth several hundred crores to city-based Institute of Management Technology (IMT). The institute is owned by Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Kamal Nath’s family and is headed by his son, Bakul Nath. Confirming the news, BJP corporator Rajendra Tyagi told IANS: “Acting on […]