Articles about Yogi Adityanath

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.

Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning

13 Oct 2020

India
Hathras case: Victim's brother taken by CBI for questioning

The team of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), probing the Hathras gang-rape case, took the victim's brother with it on Tuesday for questioning, reports said.

Her own family has killed her, claims Hathras case accused

08 Oct 2020

India
Her own family has killed her, claims Hathras case accused

Amid an outpouring of grief and anger in connection to the gut-wrenching episode in Hathras, the main accused has written a letter to local police, claiming innocence and blaming the family for allegedly killing the 19-year-old Dalit woman.

Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

07 Oct 2020

India
Journalist, arrested en route Hathras, booked under anti-terror, sedition laws

A Kerala journalist and three others, who were arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Police on their way to Hathras, have been charged under the anti-terror and sedition law.

Hathras case: CM Adityanath gives SIT ten more days

07 Oct 2020

India
Hathras case: CM Adityanath gives SIT ten more days

On orders of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, the Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the rape and inhumane assault of a 19-year-old Dalit woman in Hathras, got ten more days to submit its findings. The team was scheduled to furnish its report today.

To avoid violence: UP government defends late-night cremation in Hathras

06 Oct 2020

India
To avoid violence: UP government defends late-night cremation in Hathras

The 19-year-old gang-rape victim in Hathras was cremated late at night to avoid large-scale violence the next morning, the Uttar Pradesh government told the Supreme Court in an affidavit on Tuesday.

UP CM Yogi Adityanath seeks CBI probe in Hathras case

04 Oct 2020

India
UP CM Yogi Adityanath seeks CBI probe in Hathras case

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has recommended a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the rape and murder of a 19-year-old woman in Hathras.

Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

03 Oct 2020

India
Journalists allowed to meet Hathras gang-rape victim's family after outrage

The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, sent at least 300 police officers to lock down the Bulgaddhi village in Hathras, where a 19-year-old Dalit woman was gang-raped and assaulted.

Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

02 Oct 2020

Politics
Amid Hathras uproar, Adityanath assures punishment for those harming women

At the receiving end of criticism over the Hathras gang-rape incident, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday said his government will give exemplary punishment to those harming mothers and sisters.

Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

02 Oct 2020

India
Anger over Hathras gang-rape intensifies, gatherings banned at India Gate

As India remains enraged over the Hathras gang-rape incident with protests happening in several pockets, Delhi Police banned large gatherings at India Gate — the heart of the National Capital where one of the biggest protests happened in 2012 after Nirbhaya was gang-raped and tortured.

UP: Rahul, Priyanka detained, not allowed to march toward Hathras

01 Oct 2020

Politics
UP: Rahul, Priyanka detained, not allowed to march toward Hathras

Uttar Pradesh Police detained former Congress President Rahul Gandhi and sister Priyanka on Thursday, just as they were on way to Hathras to meet the bereaved family of a 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was raped earlier this month and succumbed to serious injuries on Tuesday.

On way to Hathras, Rahul Gandhi claims he was lathi-charged

01 Oct 2020

India
On way to Hathras, Rahul Gandhi claims he was lathi-charged

Former Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday claimed Uttar Pradesh Police lathi-charged him and pushed him to the ground, just as he was on his way to meet the bereaved family of the Hathras gang-rape victim.

Late-night cremation for Hathras gang-rape victim against family's wishes

30 Sep 2020

India
Late-night cremation for Hathras gang-rape victim against family's wishes

Hitting a new low, the Uttar Pradesh Police forcibly cremated the 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped by four men of upper caste earlier this month, against the family's wishes in Hathras.

Businessman's murder in UP: Accused IPS officer evading police's calls

26 Sep 2020

India
Businessman's murder in UP: Accused IPS officer evading police's calls

IPS officer Manilal Patidar, the main accused in the murder case of a businessman in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba district, is not taking the calls of the Special Investigation Team (SIT), that is probing the matter.

Within month of "Bhoomi Pujan," land prices soar in Ayodhya

21 Sep 2020

India
Within month of "Bhoomi Pujan," land prices soar in Ayodhya

Land prices in Ayodhya almost doubled, within a month of the ground-breaking ceremony of Ram Temple, the iconic place of worship revered by millions of Hindus.

Adityanath wants to build country's biggest film city in Noida

19 Sep 2020

Entertainment
Adityanath wants to build country's biggest film city in Noida

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced a plan to set up the country's "biggest" film city in the state's Gautam Buddha Nagar district.

How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

15 Sep 2020

Politics
How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum

The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.

UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

14 Sep 2020

India
UP: 'Shot' businessman, who accused IPS officer of corruption, dies

A businessman from Uttar Pradesh, who accused an IPS officer of corruption, died at a hospital in Kanpur on Sunday, days after he was found with a bullet injury inside his Audi car.

Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

04 Sep 2020

India
Three-year-old raped in UP's Lakhimpur; third incident in 20 days

A three-year-old girl, who was missing since Wednesday, was raped and murdered, Uttar Pradesh Police said today, reports NDTV.

Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

01 Sep 2020

India
Dr. Kafeel Khan to be released immediately, detention illegal: HC

In a major relief for Dr. Kafeel Khan, the Allahabad High Court on Tuesday ordered that his detention under the stringent National Security Act (NSA) was illegal, directing the Yogi Adityanath-led government to release him immediately.

Medical student found dead in UP, harasser doctor arrested

21 Aug 2020

Delhi
Medical student found dead in UP, harasser doctor arrested

In a disturbing incident, a medical student (25) was recently found dead in Agra, just a few kilometres away from SN Medical College, where she had been studying.

UP: Village head killed, residents go on rampage, boy dies

15 Aug 2020

India
UP: Village head killed, residents go on rampage, boy dies

In a gory incident reported from Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh, the head of a village was shot dead yesterday, following which a mob went on a rampage, torching vehicles and ransacking a police station.

COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

11 Aug 2020

Politics
COVID testing needs to improve in ten states: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called for an increase in COVID-19 testing in ten most affected states of the country, stating that these states account for more than 80% of active cases in India.

Noida's largest coronavirus-dedicated facility, having 400 beds, inaugurated by Adityanath

08 Aug 2020

India
Noida's largest coronavirus-dedicated facility, having 400 beds, inaugurated by Adityanath

On Saturday, Noida's battle with the deadly coronavirus got a boost when Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurated a 400-bed hospital dedicated to COVID-19 patients.

"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya

05 Aug 2020

India
"Jai Siya Ram," says Modi after groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday gave a speech from the Ram Janmabhoomi site, shortly after he participated in the Bhoomi Pujan ceremony that will kickstart the temple's construction.

Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction

05 Aug 2020

India
Ayodhya: PM Modi lays first brick for Ram Temple's construction

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday installed a silver brick at the Ram Janmabhoomi site in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, a symbolic gesture that means the construction of a grand Ram Temple can begin.

Ram Janmabhoomi event: Everything to know about PM's itinerary, attendees

04 Aug 2020

India
Ram Janmabhoomi event: Everything to know about PM's itinerary, attendees

The much-awaited groundbreaking ceremony in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, has been adversely affected by the coronavirus situation, forcing the authorities to truncate the guest list.

Madhya Pradesh Governor, Lal Ji Tandon, passes away at 85

21 Jul 2020

Politics
Madhya Pradesh Governor, Lal Ji Tandon, passes away at 85

Madhya Pradesh Governor Lal Ji Tandon passed away in the early hours of Tuesday at the age of 85, his son Ashutosh Tandon announced on Twitter.

Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

17 Jul 2020

India
Nepalese tonsured in UP, forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram"

In a deplorable incident, a youth, said to be a citizen of Nepal, was tortured in Uttar Pradesh and forced to chant "Jai Shri Ram." The incident is being viewed as a fallout of the Nepalese Prime Minister KP Oli's remark that the Hindu deity belonged to his country.

UP government to implement 'mini' lockdown every weekend

12 Jul 2020

India
UP government to implement 'mini' lockdown every weekend

The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to implement a "mini" lockdown in the state every weekend to combat the rising cases of the novel coronavirus.

Encounters in UP: Police rewarded clean chit in 74 probes

11 Jul 2020

India
Encounters in UP: Police rewarded clean chit in 74 probes

He tried running after snatching a pistol, he fired at cops, we responded, and he was dead - these are the blanket statements echoed by all police officers in Uttar Pradesh who were involved with criminal Vikas Dubey's encounter.

Not the end: Slain cop's family on Vikas Dubey's encounter

10 Jul 2020

India
Not the end: Slain cop's family on Vikas Dubey's encounter

The death of Vikas Dubey, who was wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection to the death of eight cops, is not the end of the story but the beginning, the family member of a slain senior police officer said.

Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead, was trying to escape

10 Jul 2020

India
Gangster Vikas Dubey shot dead, was trying to escape

Gangster Vikas Dubey, who was arrested from Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain yesterday after giving Uttar Pradesh police the slip for nearly a week, is dead, the police confirmed on Friday.

Yogi Adityanath government announces lockdown in Uttar Pradesh: Details here

09 Jul 2020

India
Yogi Adityanath government announces lockdown in Uttar Pradesh: Details here

The Government of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday announced that a lockdown will be imposed in the state from 10:00 pm on July 10 to 5:00 am on July 13 to curb the spread of the deadly COVID-19.

Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

09 Jul 2020

India
Surrender or arrest? Questions raised after Vikas Dubey nabbed

After giving police the slip for nearly a week, noted gangster Vikas Dubey, wanted by Uttar Pradesh Police in connection to the brutal killings of eight cops, was arrested in Madhya Pradesh's Ujjain this morning.

Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

07 Jul 2020

India
Vikas Dubey murdered politician in 2001, 25 cops turned hostile

Before history-sheeter Vikas Dubey planned an attack in Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, which took the lives of eight policemen last week, he committed a series of crimes.

Kanpur: Eight cops killed during an encounter with criminals

03 Jul 2020

India
Kanpur: Eight cops killed during an encounter with criminals

At least eight policemen lost their lives in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur on the intervening night of Thursday and Friday when criminals opened fire at them during a raid.

Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

08 Jun 2020

India
Unlocking begins: Devotees visit religious places, pray while maintaining distance

More than two months after they were shut, religious places, malls, restaurants, and hotels, reopened today as India took small steps towards unlocking.

India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

06 Jun 2020

India
India now has more coronavirus cases than Italy

With 9,887 fresh coronavirus cases reported in the last 24 hours, India has now touched the grim benchmark of becoming the nation which has sixth-highest COVID-19 cases. 294 died in the last 24 hours.

Cheap shops, houses: What are UP's plans for migrant workers?

27 May 2020

India
Cheap shops, houses: What are UP's plans for migrant workers?

Laborers who returned to Uttar Pradesh from other states, after being rendered jobless due to the lockdown, will be given affordable houses and shops, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced on Tuesday.

'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

25 May 2020

Entertainment
'Paatal Lok': BJP MLA files complaint against Anushka Sharma

Bollywood actor Anushka Sharma-produced web series Paatal Lok continues to spark controversies.

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