Muzaffarnagar riots, Nagpal issue brought shame to UP

Uttar Pradesh was in the news in 2013 mostly for the wrong reasons be it the Muzaffarnagar riots, the killing of police officer Zia-ul-Haq or the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

SC dismisses PIL for construction of mosque wall in Noida

Supreme Court dismissed petition seeking its direction for construction of wall of a mosque which was demolished in a Greater Noida village allegedly on the direction of then SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Durga Shakti Nagpal shifted to Kanpur

Less than a week after revocation of her suspension, Uttar Pradesh IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had taken on sand mining mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar district, was tonight posted as Joint Magistrate of Kanpur (Rural).

IAS, IPS officers` associations hail Durga`s reinstatement

IAS, IPS and IFoS officers associations today welcomed the Uttar Pradesh`s government decision to revoke the suspension of Durga Sakthi Nagpal.

Revocation of Nagpal`s suspension delayed decision: IAS body

The decision to revoke Durga Shakti Nagpal`s suspension is a delayed decision, central IAS officers` association said.

UP govt revokes Durga Shakti Nagpal`s suspension

A day after Durga Shakti Nagpal met Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, her suspension was revoked by the state government on Sunday.

Durga Shakti Nagpal`s suspension revoked

The suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal was revoked by the Uttar Pradesh government, an official statement issued here Sunday said.

Durga Shakti Nagpal meets Akhilesh Yadav, apologises: Sources

It seems politics has once again prevailed over bureaucracy.

Muzaffarnagar violence: UP assembly adjourned till Wednesday

The Uttar Pradesh assembly was adjourned till Wednesday after the opposition slammed the Samajwadi Party government over the Muzaffarnagar communal riots.

Dalit scholar booked for Facebook post alleges harassment

Dalit scholar Kanwal Bharti, booked for objectionable Facebook post on suspension of IAS Durga Shakti Nagpal, claimed police sought cancellation of his bail in case at the behest of a state minister.

UP orders fresh probe in Durga Shakti Nagpal case

The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a fresh probe as it was not satisfied with the written reply given by suspended IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal to the chargesheet served on her.

New Gautam Budh Nagar DM promises drive against illegal mining

A day after the transfer of Ravikant Singh, Hiralal Gupta took over as new DM and asserted that the drive against illegal mining will be intensified.

UP orders inquiry into Durga Shakti case

The Uttar Pradesh government ordered an inquiry into the case of suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.

Noida DM, who defended IAS officer Durga, transferred

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to transfer Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) DM Ravikant Singh, who had given a clean chit to Durga Shakti Nagpal.

SC dismisses plea on Durga Shakti suspension

The SC dismissed a petition seeking contempt of court proceedings against the UP govt for suspending IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal for allegedly ordering the demolition of an unauthorized part of a mosque on a public place.

Check arbitrary suspensions: IAS, IPS officers` bodies to centre

Representatives of three All India Services associations have demanded changes in rules to check "arbitrary" and "malafide" abuse of power by state governments.

Give mining permits only after valid clearances: HC to UP govt

The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Friday directed the Uttar Pradesh government to issue licences for mining in the state only after obtaining proper environmental clearances for the same.

Sand mining: NGT tells UP to show `definitive results`

National Green Tribunal directed Uttar Pradesh government to show by August 29 "definitive results" of action to implement order banning illegal sand mining in rivers and beaches across the country.

Dalit writer alleges threat to life from UP minister

Kanwal Bharti, a Dalit writer who was arrested earlier this month for his posts on a social networking website praising suspended IAS official Durga Shakti Nagpal, has alleged that UP Minister Azam Khan could get him killed.

Durga Shakti Nagpal row: SC admits contempt plea against UP govt

The Supreme Court on Monday admitted a contempt plea against Uttar Pradesh government for taking action against IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal.