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Golfer Shamim takes lead in 3rd round of Kolkata Classic

Kolkata, March 23 (IANS) Shamim Khans near-flawless short-range game helped him surge ahead by three shots in the penultimate round of the Kolkata Classic golf championship even as his driving woes continued at the Rs 40 lakh prize event here on Thursday. The Delhi-based golfer struck the day's joint best score of four-under 68 at the Royal Calcutta Golf Club (RCGC) to take his total to ...

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Congress MP alleges caste discrimination in UP

New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Congress member in the Lok Sabha Ranjeet Ranjan on Thursday said Yadavs and some other castes were being targeted in Uttar Pradesh, and questioned the anti-Romeo squads formed in the state. An IPS officer has said, a particular caste is being targeted. The way hatred is being spread against Yadavs, Muslims and Dalits in Uttar Pradesh, it is against our Constitu...

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Adiyanath bans pan, gutka in UP offices, allocates portfolios

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday banned chewing of 'paan' (beetal leaves), and consumption of tobacco and its products in all state government offices, hospitals and educational institutions and directed for ban on use of polythene. The Chief Minister also allocated portfolios to his ministerial colleagues, keeping several key departments...

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Adityanath allocate portfolios; retains home, revenue

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday allotted portfolios to his ministers, rettaining over three dozen departments, including home and revenue. Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prashad Maurya has been given portlolios of public works, food processing, entertainment tax and public enterprises department. Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma...

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UP bans chewing paan, paan masala in offices

Lucknow, March 22 (IANS) The new Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday banned chewing of paan (betel leaf) and paan masala, widely known as gutkha, in all government buildings. After conducting an inspection of the Secretariat, Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi issued the order. Having visited every floor of the building, he ordered that cleanliness must be maintained in the office...

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SC notice to government over lifetime pension to lawmakers

New Delhi, March 22 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Wednesday sought the government's response to a plea by NGO Lok Prahari, which has challenged the rules providing for lifetime pension to former members of Parliament and their spouses. The bench headed by Justice J. Chelameswar issued the notice as Lok Prahari told the court that under the Constitution, Parliament could not have framed ru...

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Yogi vows to work for UP's all-round development

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Vowing to work for the all-round development of Uttar Pradesh, new Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Tuesday that his priorities will be to rid the state of corruption and communal riots. We will work to make the state free of corruption, rowdyism and hooliganism. We will present a developmental model which will prevent distress migration of youths for job...

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Make law to build Ayodhya temple: VHP

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) leader Pravin Togadia on Tuesday demanded a law to build the Ram temple at the disputed site at Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh. The Centre must bring in a law to build the Ram Temple at Ayodhya, Togadia said in a statement here. The Ram Janmabhoomi Nyas and the VHP have a constant stand that the disputed land belongs to Lord Ram an...

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Resolve Ayodhya dispute through negotiations, says SC

New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the settlement of the Ayodhya Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid dispute through negotiation is a better course than insisting on a judicial pronouncement. A bench of Chief Justice Jagdish Singh Khehar, Justice D.Y. Chandrachud and Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul made this observation as BJP leader Subramanian Swamy urged the court to con...

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Babri case is about title: Owaisi

Hyderabad, March 21 (IANS) Virtually ruling out an out-of-court settlement of the Ayodhya dispute as suggested by the Supreme Court on Tuesday, MP Asaduddin Owaisi said the case was about title. Please remember Babri Masjid case is about title which the Allahabad High Court wrongly decided as a Partnership case. Hence the appeal in apex court, he tweeted. Owaisi is a member of Al...

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On day One, Yogi tells bureaucrats to perform

Lucknow, March 20 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday directed senior officials of the state to prepare a roadmap for good governance and transparency for all departments. Presiding over a meeting of the officials, Yogi handed them the Bharatiya Janata Party's vision document -- Sankalp Patra -- for the 2017 state assembly elections, and asked the bureaucrats to...

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Portrait of a Muslim home in shadow of rising BJP colossus

It was a spectacular celebration. The beating of drums, sprinkling of colours, group songs, dancing continued well after dusk. As I watched from my window, a thought crossed my mind: Why had we not been invited? Ours is the only Muslim home in the colony, but a pride of place has always been accorded to us in all celebrations, including Holi. We have inherited this knack of integration f...

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Jat agitation put on hold, Delhi still on alert

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between the government and prominent Jat leaders spearheading the community's agitation in neighbouring Haryana....

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Will work for everyone, promises Adityanath

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday pledged to work for all sections without bias and said he believed in Prime Minister Narendra Modi's slogan 'sabka saath sabka vikas'. Addressing his first press conference after taking oath, the Gorakhpur MP also vowed to end the law and order problems in the sprawling and the country's most populous state. ...

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Jat stir put on hold, Parliament march called off

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) The Jat agitation that threatened to cripple normal life in Delhi on Monday has been postponed, Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar and Jat leader Yashpal Malik announced here on Sunday. The decision followed several rounds of parleys in Delhi between the government and prominent Jat leaders spearheading the community's agitation in neighbouring Haryana....

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All promises will be fulfilled: Yogi Adityanath

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Newly-appointed Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said that his government is committed to fulfil all the promises made by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in its election manifesto. Addressing his first press conference as the Chief Minister, Adityanath said: Our government is fully committed to fulfil the promises that were made (before ele...

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Yogi takes charge of UP, Modi calls for 'Uttam Pradesh'

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Firebrand leader Yogi Adityanath on Sunday took charge of Uttar Pradesh as its 21st Chief Minister, heading a 47-member ministry that included known Hindutva faces and political turncoats. The oath taking at Smriti Upvan, which marked the return of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to power in the country's most populous state, was watched by Prime Minister Narend...

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Mohsin Raza lone Muslim face in Yogi ministry

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Mohsin Raza, a former Ranji Trophy player, was sworn in on Sunday as a minister of state in the new BJP government in Uttar Pradesh. He is the lone Muslim face in the Yogi Adityanath-led government. Raza is not a member of the state assembly. He is a spokesman of the BJP. --IANS md/mr/tsb ...

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BJP candidate who defeated Masood is UP minister

Lucknow, March 19 (IANS) Dharam Singh Saini, who defeated Congress leader Imran Masood at Nakur, was sworn in on Sunday as a minister of state in the new BJP government of Uttar Pradesh. Saini defeated by over 4,000 votes Masood, who had threatened to chop (Prime Minister Narendra) Modi into pieces during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign. --IANS md/mr/tsb ...

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Adityanath will soon become face of development: Naidu

New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Yogi Adityanath, sworn in as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, will lead the state on the development path and prove skeptics wrong, BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu said on Sunday I am confident Yogiji will soon become the face of development in Uttar Pradesh. He has been a fighter for the people's cause. He has declared that 'Lok Kalyan Sankalp Patra' of the BJP m...

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