Sharavan brings liquor sales down by 30%

Sharavan brings liquor sales down by 30%

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

With Bacchus lovers abstaining from liquor during Shravan month, the Excise department saw 30 per cent dip in revenue between July 15 and August 13. “The department witnessed around 30 per cent fall in liquor sale during the said time period. Luckily, the coming days are considered to be a good...

Centre’s Art 370 move unconstitutional, arbitrary: Priyanka

Wednesday, 14 August 2019 | PNS | VaranasiLucknow

Toeing the party line on scrapping of special status to Jammu and Kashmir, Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra called the Centre’s move as ‘unconstitutional’ and arbitrary’. In Sonbhadra on Tuesday, Priyanka visited the families of the victims who died in a recent daylight shooting in Umbha village. “My opinion and...

Pramod Tiwari welcomes Sonia’s appointment

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Senior Congress leader Pramod Tiwari has welcomed the appointment of Sonia Gandhi as interim president of the party, saying this was the best option for the party in the present circumstances. Tiwari said that Sonia Gandhi had taken charge of the Congress on March 14, 1998 when the party was facing...

Priyanka to visit Umbha village on August 13

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Congress general secretary in-charge east Uttar Pradesh, Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, is slated to visit Umbha village in Sonbhadra district on August 13 where 10 Gond tribals were massacred on July 17 over a land dispute. After the incident, Priyanka had rushed to Sonbhadra but the government had denied her permission to...

Sandeep Pandey barred from  leaving his house

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Magsaysay award winner and social activist Sandeep Pandey was on Sunday put under house arrest for several hours and barred from leaving his house here by the Lucknow police after he had announced a candlelight march in solidarity with the people of Jammu and Kashmir in the wake of abrogation...

Yogi has lost grip over  admn, ministers: AKY

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav attacked the Bharatiya Janata Party government in Uttar Pradesh, saying that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had lost grip over the state administration and his Cabinet colleagues.  “Anarchy prevails in UP as the Cabinet colleagues of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath care little about his office and the...

Awasthi inspects Bundelkhand  e-way project

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh Expressways Industrial Development Authority Chief Executive Officer Awanish Kumar Awasthi on Sunday visited Banda district and inspected the progress of the Bundelkhand Expressway project.  The expressway will link the Bundelkhand region with national capital Delhi through the Agra-Lucknow Expressway and Agra Noida expressway. Awasthi, who is also the Principal Secretary...

Expert commends UP govt’s tree plantation drive Advocates third party verification

Monday, 12 August 2019 | PNS | Lucknow

Experts have commended Uttar Pradesh government’s efforts to plant over 22 crore saplings in a day but say third party verification will help in proper monitoring of these plants as it takes at least five years for the sapling to grow into a full-grown tree. Jitendra Vir Sharma, director, Forest and...

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