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PM Modi praises Yogi Adityanath for development of UP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday praised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath saying that the state leads the way in development campaigns. The prime minister said this during the foundation stone laying ceremony of Raja Mahendra Pratap Singh State University in Aligarh. Notably, the praise for Yogi Adityanath comes ahead of the Assembly election...

Ward boy dies in UP after receiving COVID-19 jab, 447 cases of adverse effects reported across India

A hospital worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad died on Sunday within 24 hours of receiving the COVID-19 vaccine. The government, however, has claimed that the death of the ward boy Mahipal Singh is unrelated to vaccination and he died of a heart attack. Notably, the deceased had complained of chest congestion and breathlessness and his...

Hathras Case: UP govt wants SC to monitor CBI probe

Following the flak for poor handling of Hathras gang-rape incident that spiraled into a major controversy, the Yogi Adityanath-led Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday requested the Supreme Court to monitor the CBI probe in the case. The Uttar Pradesh government has also submitted that it will provide complete security to the victims’ family and witnesses...

Law student takes U-turn in sexual assault case against Chinmayanand

In a major U-turn in the courtroom, the law student, who had alleged former Union minister Chinmayanand of sexual assault, has said that she did not level any such charge against the BJP leader. The LLM student took the U-turn while appearing before the court in Lucknow, a move that startled many. Following the U-turn,...

Hathras gang-rape: Yogi Adityanath tweets on women safety

After facing flak for the alleged gang-rape of a 19-year-old Dalit girl from Hathras and the way her unfortunate death was handled by the Uttar Pradesh police, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday tweeted to assure citizens that his government is committed to the safety and security of women. Yogi Adityanath, in a tweet in...

Hathras gang-rape: TMC MP Derek O’Brien pushed to ground by UP cops

A day after the scuffle between Congress MP Rahul Gandhi and the Uttar Pradesh police, Trinamool Congress (TMC) MP Derek O’Brien was pushed to the ground by the UP cops during a confrontation while he was on his way to Hathras to meet the 19-year-old Dalit gang-rape victim’s family. Derek O’Brien and several other TMC...

Yogi Adityanath speaks to Hathras gang-rape victim’s father, assures strict action

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday spoke to the father of the Hathras gang-rape victim. The chief minister assured the victim’s father that the strictest possible action will be taken against the perpetrators of the heinous crime. Additional chief secretary (home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said: “The CM has spoken to the father of...

1,198 people detained under NSA in 2017 & 2018

The Union government has informed the Rajya Sabha that a total of 1,198 persons have been detained under the stringent Nation Security Act (NSA) in 2017 and 2018. Of them, 563 are still under custody, whereas review boards released 635 of the detainees. In a written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Union...

SC refuses permission for Muharram processions

The Supreme Court (SC) on Thursday refused to grant permission for carrying out Muharram processions across the country. The SC’s denial came in response to a petition seeking permission to carry out Muharram processions throughout India. The petition was filed by a certain Syed Kalbe Jawad of Uttar Pradesh. He had sought the permission citing...

Congress’ Kapil Sibal slams party for targeting Jitin Prasada

The spark created by dissenters against the Gandhis in the Congress party during the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting has left the party divided. Now, the Congress cadres and leaders have started targeting the 23 dissenters who dared to raise their voice against the rot that is eating up Congress. Kapil Sibal, who was a...