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UP Govt declines to provide automatic firearms to gunners on security duty of legislators

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The Uttar Pradesh government refused to entertain a demand from a section of opposition members to provide automatic firearms like AK-47 to gunners. The opposition members claimed that PSOs were armed with antiquated carbine and sten guns which did not work properly. Mohammad Aslam Raini (BSP) through a question in the...

Mayawati slams RSS chief for comparing sangh activists with Army jawans

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati lambasted Rastriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for comparing Sangh activists with Army jawans fighting on the borders. “Such statement by the RSS chief in not only disturbing and insulting but also have a demoralising effect on Indian Army who are facing challenge from terrorists...

STF nabs cheating mafia after raiding school

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Sleuths of Special Task Force (STF) arrested half a dozen members of cheating mafia by raiding a school and catching the manager and other members facilitating answers to students on Tuesday morning. IG (STF) Amitabh Yash said that they were getting inputs on cheating mafia beingactive in eastern UP. After developing...

SP, BSP and JD(s) to join hands for Karnataka Assembly polls

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Decimated at the 2017 Assembly election and bitter rivals, Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party may be wary of joining hands in Uttar Prdaesh but were likely to come on one platform in distant Karnataka. The BSP announced to contest the upcoming Karnataka Assembly elections in alliance with former Prime Minister...

Yogi Govt plans to extend retirement age of Medical Faculty members

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The Yogi Government is contemplating hiking the retirement age of faculty members of medical colleges from 65 to 70 years as the government informed the Assembly that 13 new medical colleges would be established in the state in the next three years with five of them to start new academic...

State Govt failed to fulfill poll promises: Opposition

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Opposition members on Tuesday slammed the Yogi Adityanath government in the Assembly for failing to deliver on poll promises made in the party’s `Sankalp Patra and deliberately fomenting communal trouble across the state to hide its failure. The Opposition charged that the Yogi government has failed to follow `Raj dharma’...

UP legislative council chairman asks State Govt to conduct probe into two encounters

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Chairman of Legislative Council Ramesh Yadav directed the government to conduct a probe into alleged `encounter’ in Gautam Budh Nagar (Noida) in which gymnasium trainer Jitendra Yadav was critically injured while two criminals were killed in separate encounters. Raising slogans against the government and protesting fake encounters by UP Police, Samajwadi...

Opposition walks out of UP Assembly after Govt refuses to introduce scheme for poor girl students

Wednesday, 14 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Members of Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress staged a noisy walkout from the Assembly after the the Yogi Adityanath government refused to accept their demand to introduce a scheme for poor girl students in place of the scrapped Kanya Vidya Dhan. Parliamentary Affairs minister Suresh Kumar Khanna said that...

BJP to announce candidates for 2 Lok sabh bypolls after Shivratri

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

BJP state president Dr Mahendra Nath Pandey said that party will declare candidates for the bye-elections for Lok sabha after `Shivratri’ stressing that party will retain the both the parliamentary seats as there is no contest for BJP in this election. “There is absolutely no contest for the BJP in this...

Uttar Pradesh govt to set up cardiac, cancer care units in all district hospitals

Tuesday, 13 Feb 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The government informed the state Assembly that soon all the 174 district level hospitals will have cardiac and cancer care units, besides a fresh drive will be launched from April 1 for vaccination of children against Japanese Encephalitis (JE) in which 55 lakh children will be vaccinated. “We are planning to...


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