Anupriya Patel: News

Born on April 29, 1981, in Kanpur, Anupriya Patel is the head of the Apna Dal (Sonelal) party. In a country and state where caste equations determine election results and ministries, Patel’s party represents other backward classes in Uttar Pradesh. Anupriya Patel broke into the highest leadership position after the death of her father Sone Lal Patel in 2009. The first time she tried her hand in electoral politics was in the 2012 Uttar Pradesh assembly elections where she fought the elections from the Rohaniya constituency and won. In the 2014 general elections, she fought in alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party. She won the elections from Mirzapur. She was appointed as the Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare in 2016. Patel, however, resigned from the post in protest against the lack of a separate ministry for other backward classes. An alumna of Lady Shriram College for Women and Chhatrapati Shahu Ji Maharaj University, Patel has a post-graduate in psychology and business administration. She made a return to Modi 2.0 cabinet as the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry in the cabinet reshuffle in 2021 after winning from Mirzapur in 2019.

23 Mar 2020


Lok Sabha adjourned sine die amid coronavirus crisis

With coronavirus positive cases continuing to rise across India, the Lok Sabha was adjourned sine die on Monday after the Finance Bill, 2020, was passed without discussion.

21 Mar 2020

Yogi Adityanath

Coronavirus-panic: Infected Kanika Kapoor met Dushyant Singh, he other MPs

Bollywood singer Kanika Kapoor, who tested positive for coronavirus on Friday, has sparked fears of mass infection after she met with almost the entire elite circle of Lucknow, Vasundhara Raje and her son Dushyant Singh.

14 Mar 2019


#LokSabha2019: With 36 alleged allies, NDA is stronger than ever

For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.

19 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 1 student dies of food poisoning, 12 hospitalized

A student of Kasturba Gandhi Awasiye Balika Vidyalaya in Bahuar village in UP's Mirzapur district died of food poisoning, while 12 other girls, who were taken ill, had to be hospitalized.

11 Sep 2017


An overburdened profession: In India, one doctor for 1,613 people

India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people.

21 Jul 2017


An overburdened profession: In India, one doctor for 1,613 people

India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people, the government told the Lok Sabha.

30 May 2017


India issues advisory after three Zika cases in Gujarat

On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.

27 Nov 2016

Lok Sabha

Government will soon roll-out injectable contraceptives

The government has announced that 'injectable contraceptives' will soon be available for free under the family planning programme.

15 Sep 2016

Sushma Swaraj

UK Surrogacy row: Sushma offers help to UK couple

External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj offered help to the UK couple whose surrogate baby may not get her UK passport in time to travel back home with her parents.

14 Sep 2016

Sushma Swaraj

Sushma questions UK on surrogate baby issue

External Affairs Minister questioned the British Consulates apathetic approach towards a couple whose surrogate baby's immigration documents are not being processed in time for her to leave to the UK with her parents.