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Kapil Sibal quits Congress, files nomination for Rajya Sabha with SP support

New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and lawyer Kapil Sibal is the latest to jump off the Congress ship. Backed by the Samajwadi Party, he filed the nomination as an independent candidate for the Rajya Sabha elections in Uttar Pradesh. Kapil Sibal said he had tendered his resignation from the Congress on May 16 itself. According...

No government grant for new madrassas in Uttar Pradesh

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has accepted a proposal by the state Cabinet to not allow government grants for new madrassas in the state. The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet had taken its decision on May 17. A day later, the CM gave his approval to it. Last week, the UP government had made the...

Car accident on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura leaves 7, including child, dead

New Delhi: Seven persons were killed and two injured when the car in which they were travelling was hit by a vehicle on Yamuna Expressway in Mathura’s Naujheel area on Saturday morning. According to police, the victims were on their way from Hardoi to Noida to attend a wedding. The mishap took place near milestone...

Yogi Adityanath tells his ministers, civil service officers to declare assets within 3 months

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday directed his ministers, IAS and IPS officers and provincial civil service officers to declare their assets, both movable and immovable, within three months. The order, aimed at promoting transparency in the government, was issued during a special sitting after a Cabinet meeting. Family members of these...

UP free ration scheme extended by 3 months

Lucknow: A day after being sworn in as the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh for a second term, Yogi Adityanath announced extension of UP free ration scheme for three months. The new UP Cabinet met for the first time on Saturday, where the decision to extend the free ration scheme was taken. Yogi announced the...

Yogi Adityanath to take oath today as Uttar Pradesh CM for second consecutive term

Lucknow: Yogi Adityanath will be sworn in as the new chief minister of Uttar Pradesh on Friday afternoon. This is his second consecutive term as the CM of the state. Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Home Minister Amit Shah, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and several other leaders are expected to attend the event, to be held...

Samajwadi Party’s Akhilesh Yadav, Azam Khan resign from Lok Sabha to retain UP Assembly seats

New Delhi: Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav resigned as Member of Parliament on Tuesday. Besides him, another SP leader, Azam Khan, who won the Assembly election from Rampur, has resigned from the Lok Sabha. Akhilesh Yadav submitted his resignation to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla. Azam Khan’s resignation is expected to be submitted the same...

Editors Guild condemns journalist Gaurav Bansal’s arrest, demands his immediate release

He was arrested from Agra on March 15 for allegedly misbehaving with police during election reporting   New Delhi: The Editors Guild of India has expressed shock at the arrest of Agra-based journalist Gaurav Bansal who was arrested last week for allegedly misbehaving with police in Agra in Uttar Pradesh while reporting on the elections....

Counting of votes in 5 states begins; massive lead for BJP in UP, AAP in Punjab

New Delhi: Counting of votes for the just-concluded Assembly elections in five states began on Thursday morning. As per early trends coming in, BJP opened the day with a massive lead in Uttar Pradesh. Congress on the other hand was leading in less than five seats.   Congress staring at complete washout? The early trends...

IIT-Gn to train over 74k girls in Uttar Pradesh in STEM studies

Gandhinagar: In an attempt to encourage girls to pursue Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) studies, the Centre for Creative Learning (CCL) at the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IIT-Gn), in collaboration with Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan (SSA), Government of Uttar Pradesh (UP), has started a specially designed programme called ‘Curiosity’ for 746...

Phase 4 of UP Assembly elections begins; Lahkimpur Kheri among those voting today

Lucknow: The fourth phase of UP Assembly elections began on Wednesday morning. Voting will be held for a total of 59 seats in this phase. This phase assumes additional significance because of the seats that are up for grabs. These constituencies are in the districts of Unnao, Lakhimpur Kheri, Rae Bareli, Pilbhit, Sitapur, Hardoi, Lucknow,...

Anti-CAA protests: SC orders UP govt to refund crores of rupees recovered from protesters

UP govt told SC it had withdrawn all recovery notices issued to those named in anti-CAA protests, but had sought status quo on attached properties New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to refund crores of rupees that had been recovered as damages from protesters of the Citizenship (Amendment) Act...