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.

11 May 2023


'The Kerala Story': Yogi Adityanath to attend special screening

After making The Kerala Story tax-free in Uttar Pradesh, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet of ministers are expected to watch the film soon. According to reports, a special screening of the recently released film will be organized at the Lok Bhawan on Friday.

09 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

'The Kerala Story': Yogi Adityanath declares film tax-free in UP

The controversy surrounding Sudipto Sen's The Kerala Story, featuring Adah Sharma in the lead, continues to make headlines.

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh: Gangster Anil Dujana killed in encounter in Meerut

Anil Dujana, a dreaded gangster of western Uttar Pradesh, was killed in an encounter with the state's Special Task Force in Meerut on Thursday, reported ANI.

04 May 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP municipal election: Phase 1 voting underway in 37 districts

Voting for the first phase of urban body elections in Uttar Pradesh began at 7:00am on Thursday.

29 Apr 2023

Azam Khan

Samajwadi Party's Azam Khan fears Atiq Ahmed-like fate for himself

Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Azam Khan, while campaigning on Saturday in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur for the upcoming municipal elections, expressed his apprehension that he, too, might be shot dead like gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed.

22 Apr 2023


Ayodhya: 7 killed, over 40 injured in bus-truck collision 

Seven passengers were killed and more than 40 sustained injuries after a bus toppled sideways following a collision with a truck on the Lucknow-Gorakhpur Highway in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, late Friday.

19 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

From policeman's daughter to gangster's wife—here's all about Shaista Parveen

Shaista Parveen, the wife of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, who was shot dead in police custody on Saturday, is reportedly on the Uttar Pradesh Police's most-wanted list.

Now mafia cannot threaten anymore: Adityanath after Atiq, Ashraf murder

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that no mafia or criminal can threaten industrialists in the state anymore.

17 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: SITs to probe Atiq-Ashraf killings; police also in question

The Uttar Pradesh government has formed two Special Investigation Teams (SITs) to investigate and supervise the probe into the killings of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed in police custody by three shooters posing as media persons.

17 Apr 2023


Gangster Atiq Ahmed received 9 bullets, his brother 5: Autopsy 

An autopsy revealed that slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed was shot at least nine times outside a hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, during a Saturday attack on him and his brother Ashraf Ahmed.

17 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Will be killed: Ashraf flagged senior cop's threat in March

Slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed's brother Ashraf said on March 28 that a senior police officer threatened him, saying that in two weeks, he will be taken out of jail and killed.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Who killed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed: Everything we know about attackers

Many fingers have been pointed at the Uttar Pradesh Police after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead in police custody while being taken for a medical examination in Prayagraj on Saturday night.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed shot dead: UP CM Adityanath orders high-level probe

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly called for a high-level meeting late on Saturday, immediately after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead.

15 Apr 2023


UP: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, brother Ashraf shot dead in Prayagraj

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, who was lodged in a prison in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, has been shot dead while being taken for a medical examination, reported ANI.

14 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Umesh Pal murder case: Cops tried capturing Asad, Maksudan alive

The team of Uttar Pradesh Police that killed Atiq Ahmed's son Asad and his close associate Ghulam Maksudan in an encounter on Thursday morning reportedly tried to capture both wanted criminals alive, as per the FIR in the case.

SC dismisses plea against job for Hathras rape victim's kin

The Supreme Court on Monday dismissed the Uttar Pradesh government's plea against the Allahabad High Court's direction to provide a job to the next of kin of the 19-year-old Dalit woman who was raped and killed in Hathras in September 2020.

27 Mar 2023


UP: CM Yogi Adityanath meets Team 9 amid COVID-19 resurgence

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath chaired a review meeting with the state's Team 9 to take stock of the preparedness of healthcare facilities amid rising COVID-19 cases.

27 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed's convoy reaches MP amid 'murder' apprehensions

Jailed former MP Atiq Ahmed, who is being brought to Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj from Gujarat's Sabarmati Jail for a court hearing, reached Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri on Monday.

26 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Umesh Pal murder: 'Pakistan link' suspected, shooter traced to Ajmer

The Uttar Pradesh Police began investigating a Pakistani connection in the high-profile Umesh Pal murder case, according to India Today.

21 Mar 2023

Donald Trump

Trump failed to disclose gifts from India as president: Report

Donald Trump failed to disclose 17 gifts worth over $47,000 (roughly Rs. 40 lakh) from India during his tenure as the United States (US) president, according to a report by the US House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Accountability.

UP: Akhilesh attacks CM Adityanath over 'bribery' involving IPS officer

A fresh political controversy has erupted in Uttar Pradesh after Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday tweeted a video of an IPS officer demanding money from a businessman.

13 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Breakthrough in Umesh Pal murder case; prime accused's aide detained 

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to have made a breakthrough in the recent murder case of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.

06 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Another Umesh Pal murder accused killed in Prayagraj encounter

Another accused in the Umesh Pal murder case was killed in an encounter by a Prayagraj Police team in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

02 Mar 2023


Hathras gang rape-murder case: Court acquits 3 accused, 1 convicted

In a major development in the Hathras murder and gang-rape case, an Uttar Pradesh (UP) court on Thursday acquitted three out of the four accused and held one accused guilty, as per NDTV.

25 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Adityanath lashes out at Akhilesh over MLA murder witness's death

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath locked horns with Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav in the UP Assembly on Saturday over the recent killing of a key witness in the 2005 murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal.

22 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

UP: Singer served notice over satire on government's eviction drive

The Uttar Pradesh Police has issued a notice to famed Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore for a variant of her popular song UP Mein Ka Ba, in which she spoke of the alleged death of a mother-daughter duo in an eviction drive by the Yogi Adityanath government.

Uttar Pradesh: Death penalty to Gorakhnath Temple attacker

A special National Investigation Agency (NIA) court on Monday awarded a death sentence to Ahmad Murtaza Abbasi, convicted of attacking security personnel at Gorakhnath Temple in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, last year.

26 Jan 2023


Agra: Numerous houses collapse during excavation work at guest house

Numerous people were feared trapped after several houses collapsed in Uttar Pradesh's Agra on Thursday.

15 Jan 2023

Nitin Gadkari

Threatening calls to Nitin Gadkari traced to Karnataka jail: Police

Nagpur Police on Sunday claimed to have achieved a major breakthrough in the case related to threat calls received by Union Minister Nitin Gadkari.

04 Jan 2023

Uttar Pradesh

SC stays HC order on reservation for UP civic polls

The Supreme Court (SC) stayed the Allahabad High Court's order on Wednesday to provide reservations to the Other Backward Class (OBC) in urban local body elections.

14 Dec 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 6 dead, 21 injured as bus collides with truck

Six persons lost their lives while 21 sustained injuries after a private bus carrying 50 passengers on Agra-Lucknow Expressway overturned when a DCM truck collided with it in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad district early Wednesday.

26 Oct 2022


Hospital that transfused juice instead of platelets to be bulldozed

The Prayagraj Development Authority in Uttar Pradesh has served a 'bulldozer notice' to Global Hospital, which made the headlines for allegedly transfusing a dengue patient with lime juice dissembled as platelets which resulted in his death.

24 Oct 2022


Deepotsav: Ayodhya creates new Guinness record by lighting 15.76L 'diyas'

The city of Ayodhya in Uttar Pradesh has broken its own Guinness World Record by lighting over 15.76 lakh clay oil lamps on the eve of Diwali—the festival of lights!

21 Oct 2022


Prayagraj: Instead of platelets, dengue patient transfused with juice; dies

A private hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (UP), was sealed when a dengue patient died after he was allegedly transfused lime juice instead of platelets on Wednesday.

16 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Popular magician, master of illusion OP Sharma dies at 76

India's popular magician OP Sharma passed away in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh. He was 76.

11 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh cremated at native village Saifai; thousands attend funeral

Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav was cremated on Tuesday at his native village Saifai in Uttar Pradesh.

10 Oct 2022

Mulayam Singh Yadav

Mulayam Singh Yadav death: UP CM declares 3-day state mourning

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath declared a three-day state mourning over the demise of Samajwadi Party (SP) patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Monday.

04 Oct 2022

Rajnath Singh

UP: Faizabad Cantonment to be renamed Ayodhya Cantt; Centre approves

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday approved changing the name of Faizabad Cantonment in Uttar Pradesh to Ayodhya Cantonment, ANI reported.

24 Sep 2022

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 10 die in 2 wall collapse incidents in Etawah

Two incidents of wall collapse due to heavy rainfall in Uttar Pradesh's Etawah have led to the death of 10 people over the last three days.

20 Sep 2022


Noida: 4 dead, 8 injured in boundary wall collapse incident

In a disturbing incident, at least four construction workers died and eight others were injured after a boundary wall collapsed in Noida on Tuesday morning.

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