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Rajnath: NDA’s vijay rath to pass through UP expressway

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee/Prakash Arya | Meerut | in Lucknow

Claiming that the National Democratic Alliance’s ‘Vijay Rath’ in 2019 general elections will pass through the expressway of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh attacked Congress president Rahul Gandhi, saying how can a leader who does not know how to conduct himself in Lok Sabha, lead India. “What happened in...

Rajnath’s faux pas

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Meerut | in Lucknow

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh made a faux pas when he asked party workers not to be ‘seekers’ and instead be ‘givers’ and wait for one or two generations to get their dues. The statement brought a pin-drop silence in the hall which was chock-a-block with over 700 leaders who had...

Yogi sets tone, tenor for BJP’s ‘Mission UP’

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Biswajeet Banerjee/Prakash Arya | Meerut | in Lucknow

Setting the tone and tenor to achieve the target of winning 73-plus seats in the 2019 Lok Sabha election, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath questioned the opposition on the Dalit issue and blamed the Samajwadi Party for trying to siphon off Rs 3,500 crore through Purvanchal expressway. “The next year...

Sitharaman asks manufacturers to also tap defence export mkt

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Saturday urged Indian defence equipment manufacturers to look beyond domestic market and supply their products overseas, assuring them that her ministry would assist with whatever ‘hand-holding’ was required to expand their reach. Sitharaman, along with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, also formally announced a defence...

Yogi lobbies for hosting Aero India

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Lobbying hard to host Aero India, the country’s biennial air show and aviation exhibition, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday said that his government would provide all possible help to organise the event. Yogi said that it would be beneficial from the point of view of defence production....

Slab of flyover under construction collapses, 1 hurt

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

After the Varanasi flyover tragedy that left 18 persons dead in May this year, a slab of an under-construction flyover of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI) suddenly collapsed at Phutaiyya Chauraha in Basti district on Saturday, leaving one injured. Luckily, the slab collapsed on Saturday morning when no...

Rajbhar flays passage of SC, ST Bill

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Suheldeo Bharatiya Samaj Party chief Om Prakash Rajbhar, the sulking ally of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party, criticised the passage of The Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Amendment Bill. The SC, ST Bill was passed by Rajya Sabha by voice vote on August 9 after its passage...

Akhilesh set to start cycle yatras

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Amidst intense speculations over a possible alliance with the Bahujan Samaj Party and Congress, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav is set to start a 50-km cycle yatra from Kannauj to launch the campaign for 2019 Lok Sabha poll. The cycle yatra will be flagged off by ‘demonetisation baby’ named Khajanchi...

Notice to SP for construction in party office

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

The state government issued a notice to the Samajwadi Party over renovation and construction carried out in the party’s state office on Vikramaditya Marg. The SP state office is housed in an government bungalow allotted to the party by then Chief Minister Mulayam Singh Yadav in 1994. The present SP state...

Maya slams UP govt move to appoint Lok Kalyan Mitras

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | PNS | Lucknow | in Lucknow

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati on Saturday slammed the state government’s move to appoint Lok Kalyan Mitras at block-level, terming it as a waste of government funds. “The BJP government’s recent decision to appoint Lok Kalyan Mitras at blocks for dissemination of information and feedback on various government schemes is proof...

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