Thursday, 18 August, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh Government

Topic: Uttar Pradesh Government

Ministry of all things secret: UP’s Confidential department gets fresh thrust under Yogi 2.0

Dept collects 'secret' information and intelligence inputs from police. In a first, UP govt Tuesday said it would have its own additional chief secretary-level officer in charge.

Yogi Adityanath wants ‘CBI-like’ anti-corruption agency in UP, orders new law

At a meeting Thursday, the UP Chief Minister told his home department to draft the new legislation. The law aims at strengthening the state’s 'special investigation team'.

Why Yogi ministers can’t choose personal staff, but can turn down women as personal secretary

Ministers in Yogi 2.0 government are being assigned staff through digital randomisation to avoid ‘bias’. But they can turn down women personal secretaries as ‘practical’ measure.

Adityanath govt announces full transformation of UP in report card, opposition says ‘lies’

Yogi Adityanath Sunday said UP is on frontline of implementing welfare schemes and fighting Covid-19. But opposition parties said poverty and unemployment have soared under BJP rule.

Priyanka Gandhi hits out at UP govt over deaths in state, including children, due to fever

Gandhi said news of deaths due to fever in Firozabad, Agra & other places in UP is worrying and alleged that concrete steps had not been taken to strengthen the health system.

Uttar Pradesh began declining after the 1980s. Old industrial cities played a big role

From role models to economic opportunities, small districts depended on Uttar Pradesh's cities in a big way.

BJP-led UP govt anti-Brahmin and anti-Dalit, says BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said many innocent Brahmins were booked in last year's Bikru ambush case in Kanpur, and that the BSP has always supported and honoured Brahmins.

Yogi Adityanath govt turned UP into one of India’s ‘leading states’, claims JP Nadda

Nadda also took a jibe at the previous govt saying that UP was once afflicted by appeasement politics where a particular caste used to get benefits & the other faced harassment.

Voting in 53 UP districts for post of zila panchayat chairman begins

Chairpersons are elected from among elected members of zila panchayats of districts. Voting began at 11am and counting of votes will be held after 3pm, state election commission said.

UP govt allows opening of gyms, cinema halls, sports stadiums at 50% capacity from 5 July

Under the new guidelines, gyms, cinema halls will be allowed to open between 7 am to 9 pm five days a week with strict compliance of Covid appropriate behaviour.

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Bihar Chief minister Nitish Kumar with Deputy CM Tejaswi Yadav | ANI File Photo

Operation Lantern fails to light up in Bihar. And BJP in search of a Brahmin face in UP

The no-fuss change of government in Bihar, without horse-trading or MLAs in resorts, has prompted a coalition partner to request the CM to make arrangements for a trip to a hill station.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.


(From left) Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, External Affairs Minister S. Jaishankar, US Secretary of Defence Lloyd J. Austin and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken after the India-US 2+2 Ministerial Dialogue, in Washington, 12 April, 2022 | Credit: ANI Photo/ PIB

USAF secy needs Pentagon escort but Indian attaché doesn’t — that’s how deep India-US ties are

Frank Kendall, Secretary of the US Air Force, says the unescorted access to Pentagon for Indian defence attaché 'is aligned with the trust and cooperation we share'.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.