Dinesh Sharma

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

21 Mar 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Mayawati: If ballot papers replace EVMs, BJP will lose elections

02 Dec 2017

Mayawati: If ballot papers replace EVMs, BJP will lose elections

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

28 Sep 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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."