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Akhilesh Yadav removes UP Chief Secretary Javed Usmani, appoints Alok Ranjan

Amid huge uproar over a string of heinous gang-rapes and crime against women in Uttar Pradesh, the Samajwadi Party government on Saturday ordered the removal of state Chief Secretary Javed Usmani, reports said. Alok Ranjan was likely to replace him, official sources said.

Elections 2014: UP govt bans victory processions on counting day

The Uttar Pradesh government has imposed a ban on victory processions on Friday.

UP Govt has given best help to riot-camp inmates: Chief Secretary

Facing flak for "mismanagement" in relief camps in riot hit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, a top Uttar Pradesh official said the government has made all efforts to provide succour to the victims.

UP CM bring bureaucrats face-to-face with media

Facing allegations of unresponsive and lax official machinery, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday made his top bureaucrats take direct questions from the media.

Allahabad stampede: Inquiry report within month`s time, says UP Govt

An inquiry committee set up to investigate reasons behind the stampede at railway station here has been directed to submit its report within one month, UP Chief Secretary Javed Usmani on Monday said.

Akhilesh Yadav announces new health initiatives

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday announced expansion of department of emergency medicine.

Javed Usmani takes over as new UP Chief Secretary

Senior IAS officer of 1978 batch
Javed Usmani on Friday took over as the new Chief Secretary of Uttar Pradesh.