6 days ago
Modi siding with elite, while farmers, traders suffer: Rahul

Lucknow, July 4 (IANS) Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday attacked Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accusing him of playing in the hands of select industrialists even though the middle class, the poor and the small-time traders were facing troubles times due to the policies of his government. On a two-day visit to his parliamentary constituency Amethi, the Congress leader said peo...

7 days ago
Kejriwal lying on water supply issue, says BJP

New Delhi, July 3 (IANS) The Delhi BJP on Tuesday dubbed Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal a liar over the issue of supply of water by Haryana to the national capital and claimed that the neighbouring state was providing more water every year. Kejriwal ji is a liar. He speaks a lie with such confidence that people believe it as truth, Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Manoj Tiwari to...

11 days ago
Madanlal Saini appointed Rajasthan BJP chief

New Delhi/Jaipur, June 29 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha member Madanlal Saini was on Friday appointed the party's Rajasthan President after two and half months of deliberations between Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and party President Amit Shah. BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Madanlal Saini as Rajasthan BJP chief with immediate effect, BJP General Secretary Arun Singh said in a press re...

11 days ago
Madanlal Saini appointed Rajasthan BJP chief

New Delhi, June 29 (IANS) BJP Rajya Sabha member Madanlal Saini was on Friday appointed the party's Rajasthan President after two and half months of deliberations between Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje and party President Amit Shah. BJP President Amit Shah has appointed Madanlal Saini as Rajasthan BJP chief. He has been appointed state BJP chief with immediate effect, BJP General Secreta...

15 days ago
British parliament approves Heathrow airport expansion

London, June 26 (IANS) Politicians in Britain's House of Commons have backed the controversial expansion of London's Heathrow Airport by a massive majority. British Prime Minister Theresa May, who backs the scheme, was in the Commons as MPs voted 415 to 119 to support a third runway at Heathrow. As the marathon debate continued on Monday, the central lobby in the Houses of Parlia...

21 days ago
UP to set up special development council for Kashi Vishwanath temple

Lucknow, June 19 (IANS) In a bid to boost religious tourism in the state, the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday approved a proposal of setting up a Special Council for beautification and expansion of the Kashi Vishwanath temple in Varanasi, officials said. The cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath gave its nod to the necessary ordinance, said state Health Minister and ...

21 days ago
Projects stuck due to non-cooperation of AAP government: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Environment Minister Harsh Vardhan on Tuesday said that projects in his parliamentary constituency Chandni Chowk, including the Shahjahanabad redevelopment plan, are stuck due to non-cooperation of Delhi's AAP government. He also said that much-awaited Rani Jhansi flyover in north Delhi will be completed by August this year. Asked about works stuck...

27 days ago
Ghaziabad registers most crimes in UP

Lucknow, June 13 (IANS) Ghaziabad has emerged as the most crime-prone district in Uttar Pradesh in the past year as per the number of FIRs registered, according to an RTI reply. The RTI query seeking to know about the police stations registering the most crimes in UP, was filed by a city-based activist Nutan Thakur. Thakur told IANS on Wednesday that in response to her RTI, the ...

28 days ago
Rahul Gandhi's Amethi visit put off

Lucknow, June 12 (IANS) The proposed two-day tour of Congress President Rahul Gandhi to his parliamentary constituency Amethi from Thursday has been cancelled, a party official said on Tuesday. The visit has been put off due to lack of security ahead of the coming festival of Eid, the state government has told Congress leaders. Chandrakant Dubey, representative of Gandhi in Ameth...

29 days ago
22 more UP cities to get piped gas at home

Lucknow, June 11 (IANS) As many as 22 more towns and cities of Uttar Pradesh will soon be supplied piped natural gas (PNG), Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan announced here on Monday. In the state capital to take part in a road show, he said that the cities and towns that would be added to the PNG network include parts of Allahabad, Bulandshahr, Meerut, Moradabad, Unnao and Hathras, ...

1 month ago
Those elated at BJP's 8 bypoll losses forget our 14 state victories: Shah

New Delhi, June 8 (IANS) Taking a dig at the Congress, BJP chief Amit Shah on Friday said that those who are elated over BJP losing eight bypolls recently forget that his party has wrested 14 states from its rivals and that it rules in 20 out of the 29 states in the country. Addressing the senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) functionaries of the Jaipur Rural parliamentary constituency he...

1 month ago
Paswan shown black flags in his constituency

Patna, June 7 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan was on Thursday shown black flags by protesters in his parliamentary constituency Hajipur in Bihar, police said. Over two dozen protesters belonging to the Sanyukt Sangharsh Morcha waved black flags at the convoy of the Lok Janshakti Party supremo near a hotel in Hajipur, the district headquarters of Vaishali, where he was slated to ad...

1 month ago
Shuttering falls off under-construction flyover in Varanasi

Varanasi, June 1 (IANS) Barely a fortnight after a section of an under-construction flyover here collapsed killing 16 persons, a part of the shuttering of another flyover fell on the road below on Friday, but no one was injured as there was no traffic passing, police said. The incident happened near the Tarna Chamav gate on a flyover connecting the city to the Lal Bahadur Shastri Interna...

1 month ago
BJP trails in UP's high-stake Kairana LS seat

Lucknow, May 31 (IANS) In a major set back to the ruling BJP in Uttar Pradesh, its candidate is trailing in the high-stake Kairana parliamentary constituency, the counting for which is underway on Thursday, an official said. After the fifth round of counting, Bharatiya Janata Party's Mriganka Singh was trailing by over 6,200 votes as Rashtriya Lok Dal's (RLD) Tabassum Hasan maintained he...

1 month ago
49% voting in repolls in Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya bypoll

Nagpur, May 30 (IANS) Around 49 percent voting was recorded in the re-polling in 49 polling stations on Wednesday for the bypolls to Maharashtra's Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency, officials said. There were no complaints of any glitches in the Electronic Voting Machine-Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (EVM-VVPATs) till the voting ended at 3 pm, an election official from Bhandar...

1 month ago
UP re-polls: 42% polling in Kairana till 1 p.m.

Lucknow, May 30 (IANS) After a slow start, brisk voting began for the re-poll in five polling booths of Shamli and 68 booths in Saharanpur falling under the Kairana parliamentary constituency as 42 per cent votes were recorded here till 1 p.m., an election official said on Wednesday. Voting began at 7 a.m. amid tight security and only 18.71 per cent polling was recorded in the first two ...

1 month ago
Maharashtra EVM glitches: Gondiya Collector shunted out

Mumbai, May 29 (IANS) A day after the parlimentary bypoll, Gondiya Collector Abhimanyu R. Kale was abruptly shunted from his post and kept on stand-by, an official statement said here on Tuesday evening. He has been replaced by Kadambari S. Balkawde, IAS officer of the 2010 batch, who was the Chief Executive Officer of Nagpur Zilla Parishad. Balkawde will assume charge of her new...

1 month ago
Repolling in select polling stations in Kairana, Bhandara on Wednesday

New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) on Tuesday ordered fresh polling in 73 polling stations of Kairana parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh and 49 polling stations in Maharashtras Bhandara-Gondiya parliamentary constituency on Wednesday. The EC's decision came after an unusually high number of voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines malfunctioned duri...

1 month ago
EC orders repolling at 73 Kairana booths on Wednesday

Lucknow, May 29 (IANS) The Election Commission (EC) has ordered repolling on Wednesday at 73 polling booths in Kairana parliamentary constituency where technical snags in EVMs-VPPATs were reported during the by-election on Monday, an official said. Both the opposition and the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had alleged that the electronic voting machines at these polling booths were ...

1 month ago
High number of VVPATs malfunction in UP, Maharashtra; polling slowed

New Delhi, May 28 (IANS) An unusually high number of voter verifiable paper audit trail machines, or VVPATs, malfunctioned during the by-polls on Monday on Uttar Pradeshs Kairana and Maharshtras Bhandara-Gondia and Palghar parliamentary constituencies, resulting in long delays in polling at several places. A total of 1,073 VVPATs malfunctioned cumulatively in three Lok Sabha constituenci...

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