PM Modi govt's Smart Cities project ignored villages: Akhilesh

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday claimed that the Modi government's 'Smart Cities' project has ignored villages while his administration in Uttar Pradesh is focusing on "planned development of both rural and urban areas".

Mulayam takes SP ministers to task, gives them 1 month to 'improve'

 Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav took the ministers in the Akhilesh Yadav-led government and the party MLAs to task by giving them one month's time to "improve" in a bid to gain good results for the Assembly elections in 2017.

Release rest of money for rain-hit farmers: UP CM writes to PM

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to sanction the remaining Rs 4,700 cr of the Rs 7,543 cr- memorandum sent by the Uttar Pradesh government for relief of farmers affected by hailstorm or untimely rains.

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav assures improved sports infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh
Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav assures improved sports infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Saturday said that his government was making all efforts to improve sports infrastructure and facilities in the state.

Shabana had 'fulfilling meeting' with UP CM
Shabana had 'fulfilling meeting' with UP CM

Veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi says she had a good meeting with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

Congress protests against Akhilesh government

The Congress party on Tuesday held demonstrations across the state at district headquarters and tehsils against the Akhilesh Yadav-led government in Uttar Pradesh.

Varanasi-Kathmandu ''friendship'' bus service grinds to a halt


Lucknow: The `maitreya` (frienship) bus service between Varanasi and Kathmandu, started amid much fanfare, has ground to a halt largely due to administrative and financial issues, an informed source said.

UP CM rubbishes Oppn allegations of 'deteriorating' law, order

 Rubbishing Opposition's allegations of "deteriorating" law and order situation in the state, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Friday sought to downplay the issue, claiming "92 per cent" of crime takes place over 'jar, joru, zameen' (money, woman and property)

No end to stalemate over UP Lokayukta appointment

The appointment of a Lokayukta in Uttar Pradesh appeared to have hit a fresh road block with Governor Ram Naik returning the file recommending Justice (retd) Raveendra Singh's name to Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the third time in two weeks.

Kumbh Mela better organised than FIFA World Cup: Harvard
Kumbh Mela better organised than FIFA World Cup: Harvard

The Maha Kumbh Mela held at Allahabad in 2013 was better organised than FIFA World Cup in Brazil? Yes, says a group of researchers from the prestigious Harvard University.

Meet today's Shah Jahan, who's building new Taj Mahal
Meet today's Shah Jahan, who's building new Taj Mahal

After more than 350 years, Mughal emperor Shah Jahan built the Taj Mahal, a retired post master from Uttar Pradesh is building a replica of the heritage in memory of his beloved wife.

Smart City: American delegation to soon meet UP officials, says US Ambassador to India

US Ambassador to India Richard Rahul Verma on Wednesday met Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and said an American delegation would soon meet the state officials for a detailed discussion on developing Allahabad as a smart city.

UP minister Chitranjan Swaroop dead

 Uttar Pradesh minister for parliamentary affairs, minority welfare and urban development Chitranjan Swaroop died on Wednesday in New Delhi where he was undergoing treatment, an official here said.

29 UP cops named in 23 rape cases in 14 months: Akhilesh Yadav

As many as 29 Uttar Pradesh Police personnel were named in 23 cases of rape registered in the state in the 14 months beginning January 1 last year, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav told the assembly.

Sugarcane dues rocks UP Assembly proceedings, Opposition corners govt

Non-payment of sugarcane dues to farmers on Wednesday rocked the Uttar Pradesh Assembly proceedings with Opposition members trying to corner the state government, which blamed the Centre for not issuing the required amount to the state.

Lucknow: Police lathicharge Congress workers protesting against SP govt

Over two dozen other Congress leaders were injured when police resorted to lathicharge during a massive protest against Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government in Lucknow on Monday afternoon.

UP assembly adjourned till Tuesday amid bedlam

Bedlam created by a united opposition on Monday forced Uttar Pradesh assembly Speaker Mata Prasad Pandey to adjourn the house for the day.

Agra shutdown today against poor law and order

Traders here have called a shutdown in the Taj city on Monday to protest against deteriorating law and order situation.

UP CM announces Rs 10 lakh compensation for slain jawan's kin

 Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday announced a financial assistance of Rs 10 lakh for the next of the kin of an army jawan, who was killed by eve teasers in Meerut.

First batch of Haj pilgrims from UP leaves for Saudi Arabia

The first batch of 349 pilgrims from Uttar Pradesh on Sunday left for the annual Haj pilgrimage in Saudi Arabia from the Chaudhary Charan Singh international airport, here.