Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik on Monday shot off a fresh letter to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking clarification on Lokayukta's special reports in 23 cases concerning politicians and government officials pending before the state government.
The toll due to Saturday`s earthquake rose to 14 in Uttar Pradesh even as many parts of the state were on Sunday again jolted by fresh tremors that forced Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav to order the closure of schools till Tuesday.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday lashed out at the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh for trying to fool the state's people through a "false propaganda machinery".
Expressing concern over slow pace of relief distribution to farmers hit by unseasonal rain, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday issued a warning to District Magistrates in this regard and gave them three days time to complete the process.
In pursuance with the directives of chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, financial help worth Rs 563 crore has been distributed among 12.71 lakh farmers who suffered crop losses due to recent untimely rains and hailstorm.
Protesting against a proposed demolition drive by the Rampur administration, around 80 Dalit families in Rampur, a city of western Uttar Pradesh, have said that they will convert to Islam on Ambedkar Jayanti, April 14.
With more rainfall in the past two days causing further damage of standing crops in Uttar Pradesh, the state government has declared emergency and cancelled the leave of all district magistrates, officials said here on Tuesday.
With 55 districts in Uttar Pradesh hit by untimely rains and hailstorm, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has declared a calamity and has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking Rs 1,000 crores to immediately provide relief to farmers.