Lucknow, Mar 4 : Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday confirmed that controversial Uttar Pradesh Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiya has submitted his resignation to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after he was alleged booked for a conspiracy to kill Deputy Superintendent of Police Zia-ul-Haque .
Lucknow, Feb 20 : They'll cost the Utttar Pradesh government a whopping Rs. 2,800 crore and their distribution is set to begin, but each of the 1.5 million recipients of the free laptops being given to school-leavers will have no doubt where they came from - what with tamper-proof images of ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and son and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on their covers.
Lucknow, Feb 10 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday midnight undertook a major rejig of the state bureaucracy, transferring 56 Indian Administrative Service (IAS) and 60 Indian Police Service (IPS) officials.
In one of the biggest reshuffles of the state bureaucracy since he took over as chief minister March last, 31 districts got new district magistrates, while 41 districts got new police chiefs.
Lucknow, Jan 10 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati Thursday demanded a rollback of the hiked train fares.
Calling the hike "anti-people", Mayawati said it would be prudent for the Congress-led government to cancel the new fares before they come into effect Jan 21 midnight.
The Wednesday announcement by Railway Minister P. K. Bansal was the first across the board train fare increase in 10 years.
The BSP's 21 members in the Lok Sabha and 15 in the Rajya Sabha support the Congress-led UPA government.(IANS)
Lucknow, Jan 9 : An intense cold weather continued for the sixth straight day in Uttar Pradesh Wednesday, with temperatures falling below zero in Agra, Lucknow and Kanpur, setting a new record of lows.
According to the weatherman, while the skies would open up, icy winds would continue to make things difficult.
On Tuesday, the temperature in Lucknow dipped to -0.2 degree Celsius, the lowest in 49 years.
The night temperature in Kanpur touched a never before -1.1 degrees while the minimum in the Sangam city of Allahabad was 0.3 degrees.
Lucknow, Jan 9 : People across India face the wrath of dipping mercury, as the cold wave further intensified in several parts of the country.
In Uttar Pradesh, the minimum temperature fell down below freezing point at several places during the past 24 hours. The death toll due to the cold has mounted to over 200 as 31 more people have succumbed to it in different parts of the state.
Meanwhile, the national capital Delhi continues to shiver at three degree Celsius as there seems no respite from the cold wave.
Lucknow, Jan 8 : President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday said that a
country is not civilised if it cannot respect its mothers, daughters and
"Let us dedicate the year 2013 to improving the safety,
security and dignity of women," he added in reference to the recent
tragic loss of a young girl who became the victim of a heinous crime in
President Mukherjee, who inaugurated the 125th year
celebrations of Uttar Pradesh Legislature here today, stated that being a
representative of the people is an honour but carries with it great
Lucknow, Jan 8 : President Pranab Mukherjee will inaugurate the 125th year celebrations of Uttar Pradesh Legislature here today.
Mukherjee, who will reach Lucknow on Tuesday noon, will address a gathering of Uttar Pradesh legislators in Vidhan Bhawan to mark the occasion.
The President will also release special commemorative postal stamp to mark the occasion.
The state legislature was constituted on January 8, 1887 under the Indian Council Act of 1861. (ANI)
Lucknow, Jan 4 : The Uttar Pradesh State Roadways Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will mobilize around 6,000 additional buses to facilitate hassle-free travel of pilgrims to the Kumbh Mela that begins at Allahabad Jan
14, officials said Friday.
Transport officials said the 55-day congregation is likely to witness around four crore people arriving in the Sangam city.
UPSRTC spokesperson Ajay Kumar Srivastava told IANS that the advance booking of tickets has already begun and that the buses would operate in three phases.
Lucknow, Jan 1 - Even as the sun shone bright and mercury climbed a few notches on New Year's Day here, dense fog on the outskirts delayed a dozen trains and led to cancellation of five Tuesday.
The trains cancelled include Bareilly-Allahabad Express, Chandigarh Express Special and Janta Express, a railway official said.
Many trains continue to run late by several hours.
Flights too have been disrupted. On Monday evening, two Indigo flights were cancelled due to poor visibility.
Lucknow, Dec 29 : The promise by the ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) to move a resolution in the Uttar Pradesh assembly during the budget session in February 2013 to give Muslims a quota in government jobs and educational institutions has stirred a political storm in the state.
While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has threatened to launch a state-wide agitation against the move, many in the SP have aired their apprehensions over "such an overt minority appeasement move".
Lucknow, Dec 29 : The cold wave in Uttar Pradesh has claimed at least 30 lives in the state since Thursday night, officials said here Saturday.
The maximum number of deaths were reported from Ballia district where six people died due to cold weather conditions. While Kanpur, Mau, Bhadohi and Chandauli districts reported three deaths each, two people each died in Faizabad, Barabanki and Sonebhadra districts.
Ghazipur and Jaunpur districts accounted for one death each, while seven people succumbed to the extreme weather conditions in Basti and Gorakhpur districts, an official said.
Lucknow, March 2 - Politics is a strict no-no for actor Shekhar Suman, who is coming back on the small screen with the new season of his popular satirical show "Movers and Shakers". However, his first guest on the inaugural episode of March 12 would be Anna Hazare.
"No, never again," was Shekhar's response when reporters asked him about his political plans. He was a Congress party candidate from Patna in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls pitted against Shatrughan Sinha of the Bharatiya Janata Party. He had lost at the hustings.
Lucknow, Sep 9 : Two people were detained in Uttar Pradesh Friday in connection with the Delhi High Court blast two days ago which claimed 13 lives, police said here.
"One person was detained in Varanasi and another in Bela village on the outskirts of Balrampur district, essentially on account of their resemblance with the sketch of suspects released by Delhi Police," said a top police officer.
The man detained at the Shivpur police station in Varanasi was identified as Lekhma Ram, a resident of Ajmer.
Lucknow, Sep 6 : Calling WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange "mad", Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati Tuesday rubbished US embassy cables leaked by the online whistleblower that said she had sent a special jet to Mumbai to bring in her favourite sandals.
"These reports are baselesss," Mayawati told reporters here.
She said Assange should be sent to a mental asylum. The cables that portray her as a dictator, she said, were a ploy by some vested interests to malign her image and that of her party.
Lucknow, Sep. 6 : A visibly angry and irritated Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati on Tuesday condemned the recent revelations of the whistle-blowing web site WikiLeaks website about her as utter rubbish and an international and political conspiracy.
Addressing the media here, Mayawati said a report that quoted her right hand man -- Satish Chandra Mishra as telling the United States that she had a "penchant for corruption" was completely baseless.
Lucknow, Aug 27: Expressing solidarity with Anna Hazare, a young farmer of Uttar Pradesh's Mathura district lay down on a bed of thorns for 10 hours.
Satya Narayan, 25, a native of Mathura's Tarauli village, some 300 km from Lucknow, went on his quaint form of protest in Kosikala town Friday.
"From today (Saturday) onwards, I would lay on the bed for a longer time period, and would consume only hot water till Annaji breaks his fast," Narayan told reporters.
Lucknow, Aug 25: Inspired by Anna Hazare's anti-corruption campaign, a budding music director has come up with an "Anna Chalisa".
Srivastava, 21, has composed and sung the five-minute "Anna Chalisa" in
Awadhi language. He is distributing its CDs free to solicit support for
the campaign against corruption.
"Annaji is fighting for all
of us. People from various walks of life are supporting him. So, being a
musician, I thought of doing something in favour of Annaji,"
According to an official, the Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) will provide free treatment for cleft lip, palate and correction of nose disfigurations with the help of a group of German specialists.
AMU's Assistant Public Relations Officer Zeeshan Ahmad stated, "The varsity's department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery has tied up with experts from Germany to offer the treatment that will be free of cost."
Omaxe Ltd, a major national realty developer, made announcement about the launching of Omaxe Residency, a group housing plan in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
The scheme will have a realization rate of about Rs 250 crore.
This is Omaxe's third project in Lucknow after giving the successful ownership for Omaxe City and Omaxe Heights.
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