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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 […]

UP CM Yogi Adityanath (File Photo/IANS)

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 […]

SC seeks plan to protect Taj Mahal from UP

New Delhi : The Supreme Court on Thursday sought from the Uttar Pradesh government a detailed vision document for protection and preservation of the wonder of the centuries-old monument to love, the Taj Mahal. A bench of Justice M.B. Lokur and Justice Deepak Gupta asked the state government to file the comprehensive document within a […]