Yogi Adityanath: News

Yogi Adityanath is a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) politician, five-time Lok Sabha Member of Parliament (MP), and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh as of 2021. He is a Hindu monk of the Nath Sampradaya and Mahant (head priest) of the Gorakhnath Math. Adityanath was born as Ajay Singh Bisht in the present-day Uttarakhand, then a part of Uttar Pradesh, and completed his BSc in Mathematics from the Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. At a young age, he renounced his home and adopted monkhood under his guru, Mahant Avaidyanath of the Gorakhnath Math. Adityanath subsequently succeeded the latter as the Math’s chief priest. In 1998, Adityanath became the Lok Sabha MP from Gorakhpur constituency and was re-elected successively in the 1999, 2004, 2009, and 2014 General Elections. He emerged as a young leader in his own right and was one of the BJP’s prominent campaigners for the 2017 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. After BJP’s landslide victory in the Assembly elections, Adityanath was appointed as the state’s Chief Minister.

22 Jul 2024

Kanwar Yatra

Kanwar Yatra expected to boost economy by ₹1,000 crore

The annual Hindu pilgrimage, Kanwar Yatra, should attract over three crore devotees this year.

SC halts Adityanath government's Kanwar Yatra food stalls order

The Supreme Court on Monday issued an interim order halting the Uttar Pradesh government's directive mandating shopkeepers along the Kanwar Yatra route to display their names.

22 Jul 2024

Kanwar Yatra

Route, schedule, controversy: Everything about Kanwar Yatra

The Kanwar Yatra began on Monday with the start of the Hindu month of Sawan.

22 Jul 2024

Kanwar Yatra

SC to hear pleas against UP's controversial Kanwar Yatra order

The Supreme Court is scheduled to hear a series of petitions on Monday, challenging the Uttar Pradesh government's contentious order that requires shopkeepers along the Kanwar Yatra route to display their names.

21 Jul 2024

Ajay Rai

'Not well thought out': Jayant Chaudhary on Kanwar eatery order 

Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) chief Jayant Chaudhary has disapproved of the Uttar Pradesh government's controversial order regarding eateries along the Kanwar Yatra routes, labeling the decision neither "well thought out" nor "well-reasoned."

21 Jul 2024

Madhya Pradesh

₹2,000-₹5,000 fine for shopkeepers not displaying names in MP's Ujjjain 

The Ujjain Municipal Corporation in Madhya Pradesh has issued an order requiring shop owners to display their names and mobile numbers outside their establishments.

19 Jul 2024

Asaduddin Owaisi

Adityanath's directive to eateries along Kanwar Yatra route sparks row 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, on Friday issued a directive mandating all eateries along the Kanwar Yatra route to display their owners' names.

18 Jul 2024

Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav extends 'monsoon offer' amid BJP infighting

Samajwadi Party leader Akhilesh Yadav has made a cryptic "monsoon offer" amidst the ongoing infighting within the Uttar Pradesh unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over the party's poor performance in the Lok Sabha elections.

18 Jul 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express derails in UP

At least one person was killed and two others injured when multiple coaches of the Chandigarh-Dibrugarh Express derailed near Jhilahi Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday, NDTV reported.

Nadda meets BJP UP's top brass amid buzz of rift 

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) President JP Nadda held separate meetings with Uttar Pradesh's Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and state BJP president Bhupender Chaudhary on Saturday amid reports of a rift within the party.

11 Jul 2024

Hathras

Another accident in UP: 2 dead in double-decker bus-truck collision

Two people were killed and 16 others injured after a double-decker collided with a parked truck near Toli village in Thana Sikandrarao, Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district on Thursday morning.

10 Jul 2024

Bihar

Double-decker bus hits milk tanker on Lucknow-Agra Expressway, 18 killed

At least 18 people were killed and 19 others injured in an accident on the Lucknow-Agra expressway in Uttar Pradesh's Unnao district early Wednesday morning.

09 Jul 2024

Hathras

SIT submits report on Hathras stampede: What does it say

A Special Investigation Team (SIT) has identified overcrowding as the primary cause of the fatal stampede at a "satsang" in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras in its report to the Yogi Adityanath government.

05 Jul 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi visits Hathras stampede victims' families, assures support

Congress MP Rahul Gandhi visited Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, on Friday to meet families affected by the tragic stampede at a religious event on July 2.

04 Jul 2024

Hathras

Hathras stampede: 6 arrested; ₹1 lakh bounty on main accused 

Six people, including four men and two women, were arrested on Thursday in relation to the stampede incident that occurred in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.

04 Jul 2024

Hathras

UP to develop SOPs for gatherings to prevent Hathras-like tragedy

Following the tragic stampede in Hathras that claimed 121 lives, Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Social Welfare Asim Arun announced on Wednesday that the state government is developing standard operating procedures (SOPs) for large gatherings.

03 Jul 2024

Haryana

Hathras stampede: Yogi Adityanath announces judicial inquiry into incident 

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has announced a judicial inquiry into the Hathras stampede that claimed the lives of 121 people.

03 Jul 2024

Hathras

Hathras stampede: Toll reaches 121; FIR registered against 'satsang' organizers

Narayan Saakar Hari—also known as "Bhole Baba"—the preacher whose satsang saw over 120 people die in a stampede in Hathras district on Tuesday, remains at large, according to Uttar Pradesh Police.

02 Jul 2024

Hathras

107 people killed in stampede at religious event in Hathras 

At least 107 people, mostly women, died in a stampede during a religious event in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras district on Tuesday.

27 Jun 2024

Akshay Kumar

Boney Kapoor officially takes over possession of Noida Film City

Filmmaker Boney Kapoor and Bhutani Infra's firm, Bayview Projects, have secured the rights to develop the Noida International Film City.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi releases ₹20,000cr for 9.26+ crore farmers under PM-KISAN scheme 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday released the 17th installment amounting to over ₹20,000 crores to around 9.26 crore beneficiary farmers under the Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) through Direct Benefit Transfer in Varanasi.

18 Jun 2024

Narendra Modi

Modi to visit Varanasi, release 17th PM-Kisan installment

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday—his first trip since winning the Lok Sabha seat.

15 Jun 2024

Ayodhya

Yogi Adityanath to meet RSS chief after latter's 'arrogant' remark

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath will meet Mohan Bhagwat, the head of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), in Gorakhpur on Saturday evening.

04 Jun 2024

Politics

Prime Minister Narendra Modi wins Varanasi seat

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has won the Varanasi Lok Sabha seat for a record third time.

25 May 2024

Boney Kapoor

Boney Kapoor wins bid for Noida Film City over Akshay

A consortium led by filmmaker Boney Kapoor has won the bid to develop the Noida Film City—a project sprawling over 230 acres along the Yamuna Expressway.

17 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Learn from Adityanath where to run bulldozer...': Modi to INDIA 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday alleged that the Congress and the Samajwadi Party will run a bulldozer over the Ram Mandir, Ayodhya if they come to power.

16 May 2024

Narendra Modi

'Modi will resign in 2025, Shah will take over': Kejriwal

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday once again asserted that Prime Minister Narendra Modi will make Home Minister Amit Shah his successor.

14 May 2024

Narendra Modi

PM Modi files nomination in Varanasi, eyes third term 

Seeking a third consecutive term, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday filed his nomination for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh.

03 May 2024

Bhopal

Bhopal resident gives wife triple talaq on moving train, flees 

Police are on the lookout for a man from Bhopal who reportedly beat up his wife before giving her triple talaq on a moving train and then fleeing.

02 May 2024

Amit Shah

Noida resident arrested for spreading deepfake video of Yogi Adityanath

A resident of Noida has been arrested by the Special Task Force (STF) of Uttar Pradesh Police for allegedly circulating an AI-generated "deepfake" video featuring Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

27 Apr 2024

Asaduddin Owaisi

Owaisi calls Mukhtar Ansari a 'martyr,' sparks controversy

Asaduddin Owaisi, president of the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM), has stirred up a debate by referring to Mukhtar Ansari as a martyr.

17 Apr 2024

Narendra Modi

'After waiting for 500 years...': Modi extends Ram Navami wishes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday wished the country on the occasion of Ram Navami saying his heart is filled with "joy and gratitude."

26 Feb 2024

Varun Gandhi

2024 polls: Varun Gandhi quashes rumors of contesting from Amethi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Varun Gandhi has denied reports that he will contest the Lok Sabha elections from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, as an independent candidate.

24 Feb 2024

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Children among 22 killed in tractor-trolley mishap in Kasganj 

At least 22 individuals reportedly lost their lives in the Kasganj district of Uttar Pradesh (UP) after a tractor-trolley carrying villagers fell into a pond on Saturday.

24 Feb 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh Police recruitment exam canceled, re-examination within 6 months 

The Uttar Pradesh Police Constable recruitment exam has been canceled due to a paper leak.

23 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Varanasi: Modi to unveil projects worth Rs. 13,000 crore today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on a two-day visit to Varanasi, will lay the foundation stones for several development projects valued at over Rs.13,202 crore on Friday.

11 Feb 2024

Narendra Modi

Will stand with Modi: Acharya Krishnam after expulsion from Congress

Expelled Congress leader Acharya Pramod Krishnam, on Sunday, dubbed party president Mallikarjun Kharge a "rubber stamp" and stated that he will "stand with Prime Minister Narendra Modi all my life."

11 Feb 2024

Congress Party

Who is Acharya Krishnam, Congress leader expelled for 6 years

The Congress expelled Acharya Pramod Krishnam, a former Priyanka Gandhi Vadra team member, for six years on Saturday for "indiscipline" and making repeated statements against the grand old party.

04 Feb 2024

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Fake mass marriage event busted in Ballia; 15 arrested

At least 15 people, including two government officials, were arrested in the Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh for allegedly staging a fake mass marriage event to secure government funds.

24 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

50,000 devotees camp overnight outside Ram Mandir for darshan

A sea of devotees continues to pour into Ayodhya, two days after the large-scale consecration ceremony at the Ram Mandir.

22 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

'Emotional moment': PM addresses nation after Ram Mandir inauguration

After the Pran Prathishtha ceremony on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed the gathering at the Ram Mandir premises.

22 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

How is rest of the world celebrating Ram Mandir inauguration

The Hindu community worldwide is eagerly awaiting the Pran Pratishtha (consecration) of Lord Ram's idol in the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

21 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Ram Mandir inauguration: Which states have announced holiday

Several states have declared public holidays, bank holidays, school closures, and half-days for employees on Monday.

21 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Ram Lalla idol to be moved to Ram Mandir tonight

With just one day left for the consecration ceremony at the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, its premises have been beautifully decorated with lights and flowers.

20 Jan 2024

Ayodhya

Ayodhya: 3 suspects arrested have Khalistani links, say police

Ahead of Ram Mandir's inauguration in Ayodhya, the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad (ATS) has revealed that three suspects arrested in the temple city on Thursday had Khalistani links.

18 Jan 2024

Uttar Pradesh

For Ram Mandir ceremony, half-day for central government employees 

The central government employees will get a half-day leave on January 22 so that they can watch the live telecast of the Ram Mandir Pran Prathistha ceremony in Ayodhya.

17 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

PIL filed to halt Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ram Mandir

A public interest litigation (PIL) petition has been filed in the Allahabad High Court seeking to halt the upcoming Pran Pratishtha ceremony at Ayodhya's Ram Mandir on January 22.

15 Jan 2024

Ram Mandir

Liquor outlets shut in Noida, Greater Noida on January 22

All shops selling liquor in Noida and Greater Noida will remain closed on January 22, according to an order issued by the district administration of Gautam Buddh Nagar.

12 Jan 2024

Narendra Modi

100 planes to land in Ayodhya for Ram Mandir event

As many as 100 chartered flights will land in Ayodhya on January 22, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said ahead of the Ram Mandir consecration ceremony.

31 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

There will be blasts: Mumbai Police receives threat call

A high alert has been issued in Mumbai, Maharashtra, after the Mumbai Police received a call on Saturday threatening bomb attacks in the city amid New Year celebrations.

30 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Ayodhya: Modi launches 2 Amrit Bharat, 6 Vande Bharat trains

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has flagged off two new Amrit Bharat Express trains and six new Vande Bharat Express trains from the revamped Ayodhya Dham Railway Station in Uttar Pradesh.

30 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

New airport, revamped railway station: Everything on Modi's Ayodhya visit

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to inaugurate Ayodhya's redeveloped railway station and its new international airport in Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

29 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

Ayodhya: PM Modi to inaugurate Rs. 15,000cr projects on Saturday

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to visit Ayodhya on Saturday, where he will inaugurate various projects worth more than Rs. 15,000 crore.

28 Dec 2023

Narendra Modi

CM Adityanath to visit Ayodhya ahead of PM Modi's arrival

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday is set to visit the temple city of Ayodhya to review preparations ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit.

11 Dec 2023

Omar Abdullah

'Disappointing': J&K politicians on SC's Article 370 verdict; BJP celebrates

Several political leaders from Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) have expressed "disappointment" over the Supreme Court verdict upholding the Article 370 abrogation by the Centre.

07 Dec 2023

Ram Mandir

Ram Mandir: Around 8,000 people to attend consecration ceremony

The Ram Mandir in Ayodhya is gearing up for a spectacular consecration ceremony on January 22.

'Yogi of Rajasthan': Mahant Balaknath among BJP's top CM candidates

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s possible victory in the Rajasthan Assembly elections has led to speculation about potential chief minister candidates, with spiritual leader Mahant Balaknath's name emerging as a top contender.

28 Nov 2023

Ayodhya

Ram Mandir inauguration: RSS to embark on special door-to-door campaign

With less than two months before the inauguration of Ram Mandir in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) is gearing up for a nationwide door-to-door campaign from January 1-15.

24 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

After Noida, Intelligent Traffic Management System coming to Ghaziabad

The Uttar Pradesh government is set to introduce the Intelligent Traffic Management System (ITMS) in Ghaziabad, following its successful implementation in Noida.

21 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Teen rape survivor hacked to death by accused, brother

In a spine-chilling incident, a 19-year-old rape survivor was brutally hacked to death by two brothers out on bail in Uttar Pradesh's Kaushambi district late on Monday, the police revealed on Tuesday.

12 Nov 2023

Delhi

Diwali: Delhi's air quality remains 'poor,' Ayodhya lights 22L diyas

Amid Diwali celebrations, the Central Pollution Control Board (CPCB) cautioned that Delhi's air quality may worsen during and after the festivities.

09 Nov 2023

Ayodhya

'New chapter added to UP history': CM Adityanath in Ayodhya

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said on Thursday that a new chapter has been added to the history of the state.

07 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Aligarh likely to get this new name soon

The Aligarh Municipal Corporation has unanimously cleared a proposal to rename the city to Harigarh, per NDTV.

04 Nov 2023

Air Quality Index

Delhi's air turns toxic, environment minister blames UP vehicles

Delhi's air quality turned hazardous on Saturday, with an Air Quality Index (AQI) of 457 recorded at 10:00am, per Swiss-based IQAir.

18 Oct 2023

Azam Khan

Azam Khan, son convicted in 2019 fake birth certificate case

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader and former MLA from Uttar Pradesh's Rampur, Azam Khan, was awarded a seven-year prison term in the 2019 fake birth certificate case by the MP/MLA court on Wednesday.

15 Oct 2023

Asaduddin Owaisi

'Stand with Palestinians': Owaisi urges PM Modi, calls Netanyahu 'devil'

Hyderabad MP and the All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) chief, Asaduddin Owaisi, labeled Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as a "devil" and urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to support the people of Gaza.

02 Oct 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Land dispute triggers violence in UP's Deoria, 6 dead: Report

In a shocking incident in Uttar Pradesh, at least six individuals were reportedly killed and several others injured in violence over a land dispute between two families in the Deoria district on Monday.

23 Sep 2023

Varanasi

What makes Uttar Pradesh's Varanasi International Cricket Stadium special

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday officially laid the foundation stone of the Varanasi International Cricket Stadium in Uttar Pradesh in a grand ceremony attended by several political and sports personalities.

12 Sep 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Over 20 dead, schools shut as rains batter Uttar Pradesh

At least 21 people died in the last 24 hours as heavy rainfall lashed Uttar Pradesh, causing waterlogging and disrupting daily life, reported The Times of India.

26 Aug 2023

Muzaffarnagar

'Hit me for hour': UP boy slapped on teacher's orders

A Muslim boy who was reportedly slapped by classmates on his teacher's orders on Thursday in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, narrated his ordeal on Saturday.

16 Aug 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Shocking abduction, rape attempt on girl caught on camera

In a shocking incident, six men were allegedly caught on camera attempting to abduct and rape a girl in the Jaunpur district of Uttar Pradesh.

14 Aug 2023

X

X removes verification checkmark of Yogi Adityanath, other BJP leaders

X (formerly Twitter) has removed the verification marks of several prominent BJP politicians' accounts.

05 Aug 2023

Haryana

Haryana: Medical stores among 45 shops demolished in violence-hit Nuh

The Haryana government on Saturday bulldozed over two dozen medical stores for allegedly encroaching on government land in the violence-hit Nuh district of Haryana, reported NDTV.

04 Aug 2023

Haryana

Haryana: 250 shanties of 'illegal immigrants' razed in violence-hit Nuh

The Haryana government bulldozed around 250 shanties of "illegal" Bangladeshi immigrants encroaching on government land in violence-hit Nuh district's Tauru on Thursday evening, NDTV reported.

16 Jul 2023

Lok Sabha Elections

2024 polls: Om Prakash Rajbhar, ex-SP ally, joins BJP-led NDA

Suheldev Bharatiya Samaj Party (SBSP) Chief and former ally of Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party (SP), Om Prakash Rajbhar, officially returned to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in Uttar Pradesh ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections.