Uttar Pradesh

RLD to contest UP Assembly Election alone: Ajit Singh

Appealing his party workers to start preparations, Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Ajit Singh announced that the party will contest the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly polls alone. Emphasizing party’s stand further, Singh told reporters last evening in Shamli that RLD is not a part of UPA alliance. He criticized the Narendra Modi-led government and said that the government has failed to control prices and corruption like promised by Modi in 120 elections

UP minister Chitranjan Swaroop dead

Uttar Pradesh minister for parliamentary affairs, minority welfare and urban development Chitranjan Swaroop died on Wednesday in New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment, an official here said. Swaroop, 70, was a legislator from Muzaffarnagar and had been unwell for a long time and was undergoing treatment at a hospital in the national capital, his close associates said. Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav condoled Swaroop`s death and recalled his

Yogendra Yadav's supporters heckle AAP leader Sanjay Singh, show shoes to boo him away

Supporters of activist Yogendra Yadav on Tuesday heckled Aam Aadmi Party leader Sanjay Singh when the latter arrived at the Parliament Street police station to meet Yadav. Yogendra Yadav, who was expelled from AAP was on Monday night arrested along with 85 volunteers of his Swaraj Abhiyan during a protest on farmers’ issue at Jantar Mantar as police thwarted their planned rally to Prime Minister’s residence. Condemning the police action,

PM Narendra Modi to visit Varanasi, Ranchi today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is visiting the states of Jhankhand and Uttar Pradesh today, Sunday, June 28, where he will inaugurate a range of developmental projects. Will be visiting Ranchi & Varanasi today. In Ranchi, will lay foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute. In Ranchi, Jharkhand, the prime minister will lay foundation stone of Indian Agriculture Research Institute. In his constituency of Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh, he will inaugurate

Sessions court rejects Jitender Singh Tomar’s bail plea

A sessions court in Delhi today rejected bail plea of former law minister Jitender Singh Tomar who was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly faking his degree. Tomar had approached a sessions court yesterday challenging his arrest in this  case. The court refused to grant him any interim relief and set the date for next hearing on June 16. In an application filed before the sessions court, Tomar alleged that police

Rapes happen with mutual consent, says Totaram Yadav

In controversial remarks, Uttar Pradesh Minister Totaram Yadav on Saturday said that “rapes happen with the mutual consent of boys and girls”. Asked if the rape incidents in the state could be controlled, Yadav said, “What is rape? There is nothing as such. Rapes happen with mutual consent of boys and girls.” The senior SP leader also sought to classify rapes into two types, “Rapes are of two types, one which is

Salman Khan got bail because he is a Muslim: Sadhvi Prachi

Despite being chided by the Bharatiya Janata Party for making comments derisive of Muslims, Sadhvi Prachi, one of the party leaders in Uttar Pradesh, said on Friday that Salman Khan got bail in 2002 hit-and-run case because he is a Muslim. “Had Salman Khan not been a Muslim, justice would have been granted to poor victims,” said Sadhvi Prachi, who had been asked by the BJP in the past to

Narendra Modi practising politics of revenge, says Rahul Gandhi in Parliament

Rahul Gandhi on Thursday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of practicing the “politics of revenge and not change as promised” in the run-up to the national elections last year. “He had said he is not here to do the politics of revenge, but of change. The promises made by a prime minister are the biggest in a democracy,” the 44-year-old leader said in Lok Sabha. Rahul attacked the

Rajnath Singh assures farmers full compensation to crop damage

Seeking to reassure farmers, government on Friday said it will buy even the inferior quality wheat at support price and also give compensation to those whose crop has been affected upto to two hectres. Home Minister Rajnath Singh, who visited some hailstorm-hit areas and met affected farmers in Bundelkhand region, said the Centre has recently changed the quality norms for wheat procurement and raised the compensation for farmers. Now, those

Sakshi Maharaj ties tremor to Rahul trip, Congress fumes

The Congress on Monday wondered whether the BJP had given the party’s “motor mouths” a free rein after a purported remark by a veteran parliamentarian, known for irresponsible comments, appeared to link Rahul Gandhi’s recent visit to Kedarnath with the Nepal quake. Sushmita Dev, a Congress spokesperson, asked the Prime Minister and BJP chief Amit Shah to “stop perpetuating rabid politics” and demanded they take “immediate action” against Sakshi Maharaj,

Rahul Gandhi meets farmers' delegation, discusses Land Bill

Rahul Gandhi, who returned from a 56-day sabbatical two days back, on Saturday interacted with a delegation of farmers from Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana and Punjab and discussed changes being brought in UPA’s land law by the Narendra Modi government. Rahul, accompanied by Rajasthan PCC Chief Sachin Pilot at his residence, assured the farmers his party’s full support. The Sunday rally is being seen as some sort of a relaunch

Akhilesh Yadav declares calamity in Uttar Pradesh

With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs.1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers. The Chief Minister reviewed the prevailing situation and had said that a financial assistance of Rs.five lakhs from the Chief Minister’s fund will be provided to farmers who died unnaturally, an official spokesman