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CM advocates modernization of Madarsas

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday ruled out any move to abolish madarsas after Shia Central Waqf Board chairman Waseem Rizvi’s recent demand on the issue, and instead advocated modernization of these institutions saying ‘they too had a role in education system’. Inaugurating a co-ordination meeting of north India Minority...

Modi Govt has ended appeasement and vote bank politics: Naqvi

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Union minister for Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said on Thursday that the BJP government at the Centre has ended appeasement and vote bank politics in the country and worked on the principle of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas’ in literal terms.. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government is working with the...

No ordinance for Triple Talaq Bill needed: Naqvi

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Ruling out any move to bring an ordinance to enforce the new Triple Talaq Act, Union minister of Minority Affairs Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the government was confident that opposition parties will support the Bill and the same would be passed in the Budget session. “We are confident that...

Return of ‘jungle raj' under BJP Govt: Akhilesh Yadav

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav said that ‘jungle raj’ was back in Uttar Pradesh with murders becoming the order of the day and the police becoming mute spectators. “What happened in Mathura is a clear case of police acting as a ‘goonda in uniform’. It opened fire without any provocation in...

Ex-IAS Manoj Kumar appointed UPSEC

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Retired IAS officer Manoj Kumar was appointed the new Uttar Pradesh State Election Commissioner (Panchayat and urban local bodies) on Thursday. The appointment was made by Governor Ram Naik on the advise of state government. A 1982 batch IAS officer, Manoj Kumar will take the place of SK Agarwal, who...

Mathura police firing: 4 cops suspended over boy’s death

Friday, 19 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Four policemen, including two sub-inspectors, were suspended after preliminary probe into the accidental killing of a boy in police firing in Mathura a day before, pointed towards their involvement. A case for culpable homicide was also registered and further investigations are on. Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar said in Lucknow...

Yogi Government decides to shift slaughter houses out of city

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | in Lucknow

A decision which could affect livelihood of millions of people across Uttar Pradesh Yogi Government has decided to shift slaughter houses out of city limit as per the directives of Supreme Court and National Green Tribunal. Besides, decks have also been cleared for metro rail services in three cities. The decisions...

BJP begins preparation for 2019 Lok Sabha polls in UP

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has started its preparation in a big way for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in Uttar Pradesh by connecting youth with the party by launching Yuva Udghosh campaign under which booth level workers will have interaction will senior party leaders. BJP president Amit Shah will kick off...

Yogi breaks another jinx, spends a night in Agra Circuit house

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has broken another jinx – this time he spent a night at Agra Circuit House as his predecessors believed that staying in circuit house might cost them their seat. “Yes, it is true that Chief Minister stayed for a night at Agra circuit house. No one talked...

Azam welcomes abolition of Haj subsidy

Thursday, 18 Jan 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Samajwadi party leader Azam Khan welcoming the abolition of the subsidy of Haj has charged that the move of the NDA government is inspired by the vote bank politics and to divert the attention of the people causing discomfiture to the Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Making a sarcastic comment on the...


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