Articles about Ram Naik

Ram Naik is a senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, former Union Minister, and ex-Governor of Uttar Pradesh. He formed associations with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) and Bharatiya Jana Sangh (BJS) early in life. Naik emerged as a prominent regional leader in the BJP and, from 1986 to 1989, was the Vice-President of the party’s Maharashtra unit. He had also been in the BJP National Executive since 1980. Naik was elected to the Maharashtra Assembly three times between 1978 and 1989. In 1989, he successfully contested the Lok Sabha elections from the Mumbai North constituency and retained the seat in the 1991, 1996, 1998, and 1999 elections. Naik served as the Minister of State (MoS) of Railways for a brief period in 1999 and as Minister for Petroleum & Natural Gas from 1999 to 2004 in the Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Naik lost from the Mumbai North constituency to the Indian National Congress (INC) candidate Govinda, the famous actor, in the 2004 Lok Sabha elections. Naik retired from electoral politics in 2013 and served as the Governor of Uttar Pradesh from 2014 to 2019.

Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

25 Dec 2019

India
Sachin Tendulkar's 'X' security withdrawn; Aaditya Thackeray's upgraded to 'Z'

Cricketing legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, an official said on Wednesday.

Six states get new Governors; Anandiben Patel appointed UP Governor

20 Jul 2019

Politics
Six states get new Governors; Anandiben Patel appointed UP Governor

In a major reshuffle, the Center has announced the appointment of new Governors in six states, including Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, West Bengal, Bihar, Nagaland, and Tripura, on Saturday.

Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

25 Nov 2018

Politics
Shivpal Yadav meets UP Governor over VHP's 'Dharam Sabha'

As devotees poured in Ayodhya today to attend the VHP's 'Dharam Sabha', Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party (Lohia) (PSP) chief Shivpal Singh Yadav submitted a memorandum to UP Governor Ram Naik urging him to maintain law and order in the state.

Korean First Lady wearing saree for Diwali delights Ayodhya people

07 Nov 2018

India
Korean First Lady wearing saree for Diwali delights Ayodhya people

Draped in an elegant saree, South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook soaked in Diwali festivities in Ayodhya much to the delight of the people of the pilgrim town.

Rajnath Singh launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Lucknow

23 Sep 2018

India
Rajnath Singh launches Ayushman Bharat scheme in Lucknow

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh today launched the Center's flagship Pradhan Mantri Jan Arogya Yojana (PMJAY), Ayushman Bharat, in Lucknow, his Parliamentary constituency, noting that it will prove to be a "Modi kawach" (Modi shield) for the poor.

UP's law and order situation, key 2019 LS election issue

29 Jul 2018

India
UP's law and order situation, key 2019 LS election issue

With the Lok Sabha polls just months away, the law and order situation in Uttar Pradesh is set to be a key election issue for both the ruling BJP and the opposition in the state.

The-Great-Indian-Political-Drama: Akhilesh Yadav brings taps to press conference

13 Jun 2018

Politics
The-Great-Indian-Political-Drama: Akhilesh Yadav brings taps to press conference

Indian politics can never be sans drama and Wednesday's press conference of former Uttar Pradesh Akhilesh Yadav proved just that.

After Akhilesh Yadav damages bungalow, UP governor seeks action

13 Jun 2018

Politics
After Akhilesh Yadav damages bungalow, UP governor seeks action

Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik directed the state government on Tuesday to take action on bungalow reportedly damaged by former Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

'Ram' was part of Dr. Ambedkar's name, says UP Governor

17 Apr 2018

Politics
'Ram' was part of Dr. Ambedkar's name, says UP Governor

Reacting to the controversy over including "Ramji" in Dr. BR Ambedkar's name, UP Governor Ram Naik today asserted that "Ram" was part of the full name of the Indian Constitution's key architect.

BR Ambedkar becomes Bhimrao 'Ramji' Ambedkar in UP

29 Mar 2018

Politics
BR Ambedkar becomes Bhimrao 'Ramji' Ambedkar in UP

In a surprising move, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to include 'Ramji' in BR Ambedkar's name in all official documents.

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.

Yogi Adityanath government to present UP's biggest ever budget

08 Feb 2018

Politics
Yogi Adityanath government to present UP's biggest ever budget

Following Budget 2018, which featured ambitious schemes and a pro-farmer tilt, UP's BJP government is also planning something historic.

Bareilly DM removes FB post on Kasganj violence after rebuke

31 Jan 2018

India
Bareilly DM removes FB post on Kasganj violence after rebuke

Bareilly DM RV Singh has apologized for his Facebook post on the Kasganj violence, after the administration threatened action against him.

Why raise anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim areas?: Bareilly DM

30 Jan 2018

India
Why raise anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim areas?: Bareilly DM

The Bareilly district magistrate (DM) created a controversy with his Facebook post, asking why people raise anti-Pakistan slogans in Muslim areas.

UP Governor: Kasganj violence shameful, shouldn't be repeated

29 Jan 2018

India
UP Governor: Kasganj violence shameful, shouldn't be repeated

UP CM Yogi Adityanath is being pulled up for his state's law-and-order situation after the disturbing Kasganj violence on Republic Day.

BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

26 Sep 2017

India
BHU vice-chancellor: 'Can't run university if listen to every girl'

BHU Vice-Chancellor Girish Chandra Tripathi said the molestation incident that led to student protests and a lathi charge was "created by outsiders" with "vested interests."

BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

25 Sep 2017

India
BHU violence: Modi and Shah discuss lathi-charge incident with Yogi

On September 25, during the BJP's National Executive meet's sidelines, PM Modi and Amit Shah discussed the police lathi-charge incident in Varanasi's Banaras Hindu University (BHU) with UP CM Yogi Adityanath.

Varanasi Day 2: Modi lays foundation for toilet, addresses farmers

23 Sep 2017

Politics
Varanasi Day 2: Modi lays foundation for toilet, addresses farmers

On his second day in Varanasi, PM Narendra Modi laid the foundation for toilets as part of the Swachhata Mission at Shahanshahpur before addressing farmers at a Pashudhan Arogya Mela.

Lucknow gets its own metro

05 Sep 2017

India
Lucknow gets its own metro

The Lucknow Metro was inaugurated today in the presence of UP Governor Ram Naik, CM Yogi Adityanath and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.