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Poll-by-poll, Mayawati's appeal shrinking in UP (News Analysis)
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 21 : Is former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati's stranglehold on her voter base dwindling? Having drawn a blank in the Lok Sabha polls and, of late, giving a walkover to her opponents by not contesting the assembly bypolls or the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat, the Dalit ...
Uttar Pradesh district continues to remain tense
Lucknow, Sep 21 : Uttar Pradesh' Mainpuri district continued to remain tense Sunday after four people were killed a day before, police said.
Uttar Pradesh Govt. awards Rs 50 lakh to Asian Games Gold medallist ...
Lucknow, Sept. 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has announced a grant of Rs 50 lakh for shooter Jitu Rai, who brought the first gold medal for India in the 17th Asian Games being held in Incheon, South Korea.
Lucknow factory blast: Death toll goes up to five, 14 injured
Lucknow, Sept. 20 : Lucknow District Magistrate Raj Shekhar on Saturday confirmed that five persons were killed and 14 others got injured in the fireworks factory blast that occurred earlier this morning in Mohanlalganj area.
Muslim clerics in UP laud Modi's statement
Lucknow, Sep 20 : Muslim religious leaders in Uttar Pradesh Saturday lauded the statement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, terming Indian Muslims as people who would live for the nation and if the need arises, die for it.
Four killed in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Sep 20 : Four people, including two of a family, were killed in Uttar Pradesh Saturday when unidentified assailants opened fire on youths outside a liquor vend, police said.
UP announces Rs. 50 lakh award for shooter Jitu Rai
Lucknow, Sep 20 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday announced a cash award of Rs. 50 lakh for ace shooter Jitu Rai, who won a gold medal at the ongoing Incheon Asian Games.
Five killed in UP firecracker unit blast
Lucknow, Sep 20 : Five people were killed and over a dozen injured when an explosion rocked a firecracker manufacturing unit in Uttar Pradesh Saturday, police said.
Uttar Pradesh to establish Nirbhaya centres in all districts
Lucknow, Sep 19 : Uttar Pradesh will soon be establishing Nirbhaya centres in every district to enable quick relief to women victims, an official said Friday.
BJP has lost its credentials: CPI
New Delhi/Lucknow, Sept. 19 : Communist Party of India (CPI) leader Atul Anjan on Friday alleged that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) seems to have lost its credentials with the Shiv Sena rejecting its ultimatum over the sharing of seats for the Maharashtra Assembly polls.
Bypolls: BJP to petition EC on SP leader's bogus voting
Lucknow, Sep 19 : The BJP Friday accused a senior Samajwadi Party (SP) leader of Uttar Pradesh of bogus voting in the assembly bypolls and said it will petition the Election Commission (EC) over it.
Mumbai Dabbawallas' success story coming to land of nawabs
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 18 : Come Saturday and management students, industry captains and representatives of other institutions will be taking tips and lessons here from the success story of Mumbai's dabbawallas, who have gained fame globally for efficiently delivering lunch boxes, ...
It's thumbs down again for Congress in Uttar Pradesh
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 18 : It is thumbs down again for the Congress in Uttar Pradesh - a state that has supported four generations of its leadership beginning from the illustrious Jawaharlal Nehru to the present-day party vice president Rahul Gandhi.
Three Cs and absence of another undid the BJP in UP (News Analysis)
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 17 : Three Cs - complacency, controversy and communal campaign - and the lack of another C - charisma - undid a resurgent but over-confident Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the bypolls for 11 assembly seats held last week.
BJP suffers poll reverses in 3 states, enters Bengal
Jaipur/Lucknow/Ahmedabad/Kolkata, Sep 16 : The BJP Tuesday suffered major reverses in the assembly byelections in Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan and Gujarat that saw the Congress and the Samajwadi Party bounce back, even as the ruling party at the Centre won a significant victory by getting a lawmaker ...
Uttar Pradesh bypolls: Lotus wilts, bicycle whizzes past opponents
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 16 : The lotus wilted and the bicycle sped past its political opponents in the politically crucial Uttar Pradesh Tuesday as results of bypolls to the state assembly gave a thumbs down to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and handed an emphatic victory to the ruling ...
Aditya Roy Kapur spills the beans on 'Daawat-e-Ishq' role
Dubai, September 16 : Aditya Roy Kapur has revealed that he plays the role of Tariq Haidar from Lucknow in his upcoming film 'Dawaat-e-Ishq' who runs a "khandani restaurant" that his ancestors passed on to him.
Grateful to people of UP for voting in favour of SP's ideology: ...
Lucknow, Sep. 16 : Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said that he was thankful to the people of Uttar Pradesh for rejecting Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) communal policies and for voting in favour of the ideology of the Samajwadi Party.
Mayawati rejigs party organisation, eyes set on 2017 polls
Lucknow, Sep 15 : Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati late Sunday affected major changes in the party hierarchy by sacking all the coordinator booth in-charges and assembly coordinators and announcing formation of nine new zones across the state, party leaders said Monday.
Uttar Pradesh goes Netherlands' way, cycling to be promoted in cities
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 14 : Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.
Moderate turnout in UP bypolls, both BJP, Samajwadi Party claim ...
Lucknow, Sep 13 : Over 53 percent of voters cast their ballot in bypolls to one Lok Sabha and 11 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh Saturday.
Avaidyanath's death condoled, Advani, Rajnath to attend funeral
Lucknow, Sep 13 : The mortal remains of former BJP MP and chief priest of the famous Gorakhnath temple Mahant Avaidyanath were kept in the temple premises in Gorakhpur town in eastern Uttar Pradesh Saturday for his followers and party workers to pay their last respects.
Uttar Pradesh sees moderate voting
Lucknow, Sep 13 : Balloting for one Lok Sabha and 11 assembly constituencies saw a moderate turnout by Saturday afternoon even as supporters of rival parties clashed at one place.
Lightning kills 12 in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Sep 13 : Over a dozen people were killed in lightning strikes in many parts of eastern UP as more rains are likely in the state Saturday.
Brisk balloting in UP bypolls, stakes high for BJP, SP
Lucknow, Sep 13 : Voting began on a brisk note Saturday in the Uttar Pradesh bypolls to the 11 assembly and one parliamentary seat, with nearly a quarter of voters casting their ballot in the initial hours.
Voting starts in Uttar Pradesh
Lucknow, Sep 13 : Voters began to queue up Saturday at polling stations for the by-poll in Uttar Pradesh's one Lok Sabha and 11 assembly constituencies.
Mahant Avaidyanath passes away
Lucknow, Sep 12 : Mahant Avaidyanath, the ailing 'peetahdheesh' (chief priest) of the Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur and father of present Gorakhpur MP Yogi Adityanath, passed away late Friday following prolonged illness. He was 92.
UP sets up helpline on Kashmir flood victims
Lucknow, Sep 11 : A control room to help the families of those stranded in flood-ravaged Jammu and Kashmir was Thursday set up in the Uttar Pradesh capital here.
Court rejects chargesheet filed against Amit Shah
Lucknow, Sept. 11 : In a major embarrassment for Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government, a court in Uttar Pradesh has rejected the chargesheet filed by the state police against Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President Amit Shah for making an alleged hate speech in April.
It's mainly BJP-vs-SP in Uttar Pradesh
By Mohit Dubey, Lucknow, Sep 11 : Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party and a confident BJP will be the main contenders in most of the 11 assembly seats and the lone Lok Sabha seat where by-elections will be held Saturday.