Articles about Dinesh Sharma

Dinesh Sharma is an Indian politician and a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). A professor by profession, Sharma is serving as the Deputy Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, as of 2021. Previously, he has also served as the mayor of Lucknow. In 1992, he had joined the University of Lucknow as a professor in the commerce department. Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee noticed Sharma’s political talent following which Sharma started his career in politics with the Akhil Bharatiya Vidyarthi Parishad, which is a student wing of RSS. Later, he became the leader of the BJP’s Bharatiya Janata Yuva Morcha. In 2012, he stood for re-election and defeated INC’s Neeraj Bora by more than 171,000 votes. In 2014, he was appointed as the National Vice-President of BJP after his contribution to the party’s success in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Sharma was allocated the ministries of Science and Technology, Electronics and IT departments and Higher and Secondary Education.

Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM

13 Sep 2021

Politics
Adityanath hasn't taken day off in over 4yrs: Deputy CM

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has not taken a day off from work in seven years and similarly Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath also took no holiday in the last four-and-a-half years and spent time in public service, state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Sunday.

Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP government

19 Aug 2021

India
Schools may be closed if COVID-19 situation worsens: UP government

The Uttar Pradesh government, which has decided to open schools for physical classes, on Thursday said the attendance for students will not be compulsory and schools may be closed again if the COVID-19 situation worsens.

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

21 Mar 2020

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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.

Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

27 Dec 2019

India
Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

The Uttar Pradesh government doesn't want to leave anything to chance and has made elaborate preparations to deal with protests which could spark after Friday prayers.

In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

29 Jan 2019

Politics
In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

For the first time after being made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will chair a cabinet meeting outside the state capital Lucknow.

Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip

27 Jan 2019

Politics
Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who formally joined active politics earlier this week, may kickstart her innings with a holy dip in Kumbh Mela on February 4.

Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

05 Jan 2019

Politics
Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

As the country is gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress' President Rahul Gandhi could attend the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, reports claimed.

Have faith in government: Family of Apple-executive killed by policeman

01 Oct 2018

India
Have faith in government: Family of Apple-executive killed by policeman

The family of Apple executive, shot dead by a policeman in Gomti Nagar area in Lucknow, met Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today and said that they "have faith" in UP government.

UP govt to set up special research centers in universities

15 Sep 2018

India
UP govt to set up special research centers in universities

To maintain the quality of higher education and provide a conducive environment for research work, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up special research centers in universities, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said.

UP Deputy CM talks about when Vajpayee asked for 'pajamas'

17 Aug 2018

India
UP Deputy CM talks about when Vajpayee asked for 'pajamas'

At election meetings, politicians usually just ask for votes, but at a public meeting in UP's Lucknow in 2006, Atal Bihari Vajpayee perplexed the audience when he asked for some pajamas.

Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections

25 Jun 2018

Politics
Rashtriya 'Shia' Samaj vows to support Modi in Lok-Sabha elections

Shia community under the banner of RSS (Rashtriya Shia Samaj) has decided to support Narendra Modi as BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

07 Jun 2018

Politics
BJP to reach out to voters; apprise them of Modi-achievements

Senior BJP leaders embarked on a mission to reach out to the voters in Uttar Pradesh and inform them about the work done by the Narendra Modi-led government in last four years.

Today-in-what-did-I-read: BJP leader claims Sita was a 'test-tube baby'

01 Jun 2018

Politics
Today-in-what-did-I-read: BJP leader claims Sita was a 'test-tube baby'

Joining the long list of controversial statements made by Bharatiya Janata Party leaders, Dinesh Sharma, UP's Deputy Chief Minister, said Sita's birth proves that test-tube babies existed during the time of Ramayana since she was born from an earthen pot.

BJP leader says journalism began during Mahabharata; justifies his claims

31 May 2018

India
BJP leader says journalism began during Mahabharata; justifies his claims

UP Deputy CM and BJP leader Dinesh Sharma claimed that journalism began during Mahabharata.

150 UP schools had zero students passing Class 10/12 exams

01 May 2018

India
150 UP schools had zero students passing Class 10/12 exams

The UP Secondary Education Board (UPSEB) upped its anti-cheating measures drastically this time, and the consequences were clearly visible: nearly 10L students chose to skip the exams the first four days because of this.

75% students who skipped UP board exams were from outside

15 Apr 2018

India
75% students who skipped UP board exams were from outside

About 75% of the nearly 11 lakh students who skipped this year's Uttar Pradesh board examinations were from neighboring states, and some of them were even from foreign countries like Nepal and Bangladesh, said the state's Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma.

One year of Yogi govt: Anti-graft portal launched, jobs announced

19 Mar 2018

India
One year of Yogi govt: Anti-graft portal launched, jobs announced

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday launched an anti-graft portal as his government completed its first year in office.

UP Science, Physics board exams cancelled after multiple paper leaks

21 Feb 2018

India
UP Science, Physics board exams cancelled after multiple paper leaks

Hit by multiple paper leaks, the UP school examination board has now cancelled the Class 10 Science exam in Maharajganj and Physics-I and II in Chandauli.

10L students skip UP exams due to strict anti-cheating measures

11 Feb 2018

India
10L students skip UP exams due to strict anti-cheating measures

Over 10L students, or 15% of the registered candidates, have skipped the UP school board exams in the first four days.

1.8L students skip UP board exam due to anti-cheating measures

08 Feb 2018

India
1.8L students skip UP board exam due to anti-cheating measures

Left red-faced after a mass cheating fiasco in recent years, the UP education board has taken steps to ensure there's no copying in the Class 10 and 12 exams this time.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee not on voters' list for Lucknow civic-polls

28 Sep 2017

India
Atal Bihari Vajpayee not on voters' list for Lucknow civic-polls

Ahead of the municipal elections in Uttar Pradesh, Former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name has been struck off the Lucknow Municipal Corporation's voter list.

With eyes on Yadav votes, Shah dines at party-worker's house

31 Jul 2017

Politics
With eyes on Yadav votes, Shah dines at party-worker's house

After plucking Janata Dal (United)'s Nitish Kumar out of the opposition, BJP mastermind Amit Shah now has his sight set on Samajwadi Party's Yadav vote bank.

Ram Mandir: VHP confident Modi, Adityanath would ensure temple

12 Apr 2017

Politics
Ram Mandir: VHP confident Modi, Adityanath would ensure temple

VHP international joint general secretary Surendra Jain expressed confidence that PM Narendra Modi and UP CM Yogi Adityanath would come up with a certain way for the building of Ram Temple at Ayodhya.

UP mass cheating: Education board pulls up socks

25 Mar 2017

India
UP mass cheating: Education board pulls up socks

The UP education department has ordered an enquiry into mass cheating episodes after widespread criticism.

UP CM Adityanath shifts Deputy CM from office

25 Mar 2017

Politics
UP CM Adityanath shifts Deputy CM from office

UP Chief Minister Adityanath, has asked Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya to vacate his office on the fifth floor of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Bhawan (Annexe) building.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes portfolios, keeps Home for himself

23 Mar 2017

Politics
UP CM Yogi Adityanath distributes portfolios, keeps Home for himself

Yogi Adityanath retained the crucial home ministry, among others, in an attempt to keep a check on UP's dismal law and order. However, finance has gone to veteran Rajesh Agarwal.

Yogi Appointment: BJP Planning ahead to 2019?

20 Mar 2017

Politics
Yogi Appointment: BJP Planning ahead to 2019?

Yogi Adityanath's appointment as CM of UP has been met with anxiety and uncertainty by media and civil society. A Hindutva hardliner, the Yogi's appointment was termed "surprising" by many.

Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, asks for asset details of ministers

20 Mar 2017

Politics
Yogi Adityanath, UP CM, asks for asset details of ministers

Yogi Adityanath, in his first decision as UP CM, has asked all ministers to declare income and assets within 15 days.

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of UP

19 Mar 2017

Politics
Yogi Adityanath sworn in as 21st Chief Minister of UP

Yogi Adityanath was sworn-in as Uttar Pradesh's CM today. The ceremony was attended by Modi, Amit Shah, Advani, amongst others.

Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM

18 Mar 2017

Politics
Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM

The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.

Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM, 2 deputy CMs chosen

18 Mar 2017

Politics
Yogi Adityanath appointed as UP CM, 2 deputy CMs chosen

The BJP has appointed their MP Yogi Adityanath from Gorakhpur, as the new Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. He has represented Gorakhpur in the Lok Sabha since 1998.

Rajnath dismisses talk of him being UP CM

15 Mar 2017

Politics
Rajnath dismisses talk of him being UP CM

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has dismissed reports of him being a probable candidate for the UP Chief Minister's post, saying, "these discussions are futile and unnecessary."

Rajnath Singh: The top contender in the race to CM

11 Mar 2017

Politics
Rajnath Singh: The top contender in the race to CM

The current Union Home Minister, Rajnath Singh who held the helms of BJP in 2002 is being considered the top contender in the UP CM's race.

UP elections: BJP MP says will raise Ram temple issue

06 Feb 2017

Politics
UP elections: BJP MP says will raise Ram temple issue

BJP MP Vinay Katiyar said the party would vigorously raise the Ram temple issue during the UP elections as it was the "base for the giant leap of BJP."

BJP will build Ram temple: UP BJP Chief

25 Jan 2017

Politics
BJP will build Ram temple: UP BJP Chief

The Chief of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, Keshav Prasad Maurya, stated that the Ram temple "will be constructed after the elections. BJP will come to power with a full majority."