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Agencies procured paddy worth 6.16 lakh metric tonnes : Govt

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The statet government said on Monday that government agencies have so far procured 6.16 lakh metric tonnes of paddy directly from farmers under the Minimum Price Support scheme. The government said that paddy was procured from as many as 66,257 farmers this year and payments worth Rs 955.58 crore were...

Campaign for first phase of civic polls in UP ends

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The campaigning for the first phase of civic polls in Uttar Pradesh ended on Monday evening where polling would be held on November 22. Altogether 24 districts will go to polls in the first phase which include elections to Mayoral posts. Polling would be held from 7.30 am to...

Congress campaign lacks state chief presence

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

While campaigning for the first phase of civic polls ended on Monday, the Congress campaign was yet to pick up with state chief Raj Babbar making cosmetic efforts to make his party’s presence felt. Interestingly, due to large-scale infighting withing the state unit, only half a dozen leaders like Sanjay...

Govt asks EOW to investigate irregularities in Gomti Riverfront construction

Tuesday, 21 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

With the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) not responding positively to the state government recommendation of transferring a probe into alleged irregularities in construction of Gomti Riverfront, the statet government has asked Economic Offences Wing (EOW) to investigate the rip off. Interestingly, the man power sanctioned to the EOW during it...

No communal riot occurred during BJP regime: CM

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath said the BJP government has restored the rule of law in the state and not a single communal riot has occurred in the state during the last eight months tenure of the BJP government. Chief Minister on Sunday kicked off the election campaign...

UP set to produce largest amount of sugar

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh is set to repeat its feat by producing largest quantity of sugar in the country in the consecutive second year as it launched its crushing season with a bang late last month. The state has so far produced 66.06 lakh quintal of sugar by crushing 687.54 quintal of...

Saffron colour benches installed in Lucknow and other cities

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Saffron colour benches have been installed at the cycle tracks constructed during the previous Samajwadi party government along the Mahatma Gandhi marg in Luck now and other cities. The BJP government soon after coming to power had in July had announced to demolish the cycle tracks...

Campaigning for first phase of urban local bodies’ poll to end today

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The campaigning for the first phase of elections to urban local bodies in Uttar Pradesh will end on Monday evening for districts where polling would be held on November 22. Altogether 24 districts will go to polls in the first phase, including elections to mayoral posts. Polling would be...

State Govt to celebrate “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas every wednesday

Monday, 20 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

To control the rising number of road accidents and deaths in the state, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to observe every Wednesday of the week as “Helmet and Seat Belt “ diwas. State principal secretary transport Aradhana Shukla, in an order on Sunday said that on every Wednesday, the...

Youths detained, found moving near prohibited area

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Eight youths moving near the prohibited area of Shree Ram Janam Bhomi in Ayodhya were detained for sustained quizzing by sleuths of Anti-Terrorists Squad (ATS) and other Intelligence agencies on Saturday. The suspects belong to Nagaur district of Rajasthan. Sources said that investigators has so far failed to locate any connection...

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