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 2020India
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 2020Yogi Adityanath
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14 Mar 2019Jharkhand
For the Bharatiya Janata Party, the days of disgruntled allies have become a thing of the past.
19 Aug 2018Uttar Pradesh
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 2017India
India has a doctor-patient ratio of 0.62:1000, meaning there's one doctor serving almost 1,613 people.
21 Jul 2017India
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 2017India
On May 26, India confirmed three cases of Zika in Ahmedabad, which were reported sometime during November'16-February'17.
27 Nov 2016Lok Sabha
The government has announced that 'injectable contraceptives' will soon be available for free under the family planning programme.