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Amid anger against CAA, Adityanath sends refugees' list to Centre

13 Jan 2020

Amid anger against CAA, Adityanath sends refugees' list to Centre

While some states are protesting against the contentious Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) with all their might, Uttar Pradesh has started implementing it.

#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women

10 Jun 2019

#UPShocker: When BJP minister rationalized rape of married women

Recently, Uttar Pradesh minister Upendra Tiwari made controversial remarks about rape, questioning the veracity of rape allegations made by adult women.

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

01 May 2019

Hinduphobia is real, and NaMo needs to act now

In less than 24 hours, three seemingly unrelated events happened: a) The Print wrote a condescending article on Hindu statues b) Twitter, once again, blocked a pro-right account @TrueIndology c) I met a girl who was "center of left" but didn't know what it means.

Yogi, not Modi, tasked with repeating 2014 success in UP

29 Mar 2019

Yogi, not Modi, tasked with repeating 2014 success in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been tasked with leading Bharatiya Janata Party in the state in the run-up for upcoming elections.

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

12 Dec 2018

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the trump card which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoped would help it win Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, but the results brought only sad news for the saffron party.

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

08 Dec 2018

If Hanuman is Dalit, show his 'caste-certificate', demands Shivpal Yadav

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath recently sparked a controversy by calling Lord Hanuman a Dalit, which was followed by a widespread debate.

Madrasa stops children from singing 'national-anthem', Yogi government cancel recognition

22 Aug 2018

Madrasa stops children from singing 'national-anthem', Yogi government cancel recognition

Taking a serious view of alleged opposition by the principal and teachers of a madrasa (Islamic seminary) to the singing of the national anthem during Independence Day function, the Uttar Pradesh government has canceled its recognition.

Carry-out raids at night only in serious-crimes: Yogi directs UP-Police

27 Jun 2018

Carry-out raids at night only in serious-crimes: Yogi directs UP-Police

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has directed UP Police not to conduct raids in the night hours, except in serious crimes.

Ram Temple will be built, have patience: Cornered Yogi assures

26 Jun 2018

Ram Temple will be built, have patience: Cornered Yogi assures

The Ram Temple issue has come to the fore again, with agitated seers and politicians cornering UP CM Yogi Adityanath yesterday, at the birthday celebrations of Mahant Nritya Gopal Das in Ayodhya.

Delhi staring at another bout of dust storm. Be careful!

02 Jun 2018

Delhi staring at another bout of dust storm. Be careful!

Delhi faces a possibility of another bout of dust storm today, even though the skies looked clear in the morning.

Major gaffe: UP BJP minister calls Mayawati's rule better

20 Apr 2018

Major gaffe: UP BJP minister calls Mayawati's rule better

In a major embarrassment to the Adityanath government, his cabinet minister Swami Prasad Maurya hailed the governance of Mayawati.

Yogi government's 1st year: How did it fare?

19 Mar 2018

Yogi government's 1st year: How did it fare?

Last March, belying expectations and poll punters, BJP and its allies stormed to power in the UP assembly, winning 325 of 403 seats.

UP bypolls: BJP-SP in tough fight in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

14 Mar 2018

UP bypolls: BJP-SP in tough fight in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

The by-election results for two LS seats in UP, Gorakhpur and Phulpur, will be declared today.

UP investors Summit 2018: Will Yogi create history?

26 Feb 2018

UP investors Summit 2018: Will Yogi create history?

The recently-concluded UP's Investor Summit was a glitzy marketing spectacle. What's more, industrialists promised investments worth Rs. 4.28Lcr by signing about 1,045 MoUs.

Yogi Adityanath government to present UP's biggest ever budget

08 Feb 2018

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.

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

29 Jan 2018

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.

Yogi's 'Dabangg' UP: 921 encounters, 33 deaths in 10 months

11 Jan 2018

Yogi's 'Dabangg' UP: 921 encounters, 33 deaths in 10 months

After Yogi's ascent as CM, UP police officials have become truly "Dabangg." They might as well give Chulbul Pandey a run for his money.

In Yogi's UP, Haj House also goes saffron

06 Jan 2018

In Yogi's UP, Haj House also goes saffron

The Yogi Adityanath-led UP government has taken its love for saffron to new heights.

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

05 Jan 2018

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

As per a new diktat by Yogi Adityanath government, along with the national anthem, cinema halls in UP will also show the Kumbh Mela logo before screening a film.

Noida jinx: Why are UP CMs so scared of Noida?

21 Dec 2017

Noida jinx: Why are UP CMs so scared of Noida?

Since 1988, no UP CM has visited Noida in the fear of losing their chief-ministership. Apparently, former CMs Mayawati, Mulayam Singh Yadav and Kalyan Singh have "suffered" due to the Noida curse.

Allahabad HC gags media from reporting in Yogi's hate-speech case

25 Nov 2017

Allahabad HC gags media from reporting in Yogi's hate-speech case

The Allahabad HC banned the media from reporting on the proceedings of the 2008 Gorakhpur hate speech case; UP CM Yogi Adityanath is the prime accused.

In Yogi's UP, trading hooch is punishable by death

21 Sep 2017

In Yogi's UP, trading hooch is punishable by death

UP CM Yogi Adityanath to crack down on individuals involved in illicit liquor (hooch) trade has decided to amend the 107-year old UP Excise Act, 1910.

100 days of Yogi Adityanath: What's different about UP governance?

27 Jun 2017

100 days of Yogi Adityanath: What's different about UP governance?

BJP's choice of Yogi Adityanath as UP CM was hailed by many, while criticized by several others. Known as a hard taskmaster and a man with great attention to detail, 100 days of Yogi's governance has seen several hits and misses.

Meerut school asks students to sport Yogi haircut

28 Apr 2017

Meerut school asks students to sport Yogi haircut

The Rishabh Academy Co-educational English Medium School in Meerut has imposed new rules for 2800 students between Class 1-12.

Forget anti-Romeo squads, address violent crimes: UP's women's rights activists

28 Apr 2017

Forget anti-Romeo squads, address violent crimes: UP's women's rights activists

Since coming to power, UP CM Yogi Adityanath has identified women's safety as top priority. Anti-romeo squads were set up as a hallmark initiative to crackdown on eve-teasing.

Install biometric attendance systems in govt offices: Adityanath

24 Apr 2017

Install biometric attendance systems in govt offices: Adityanath

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed all government offices up to block levels to install biometric systems to record employees' attendance and working hours.

Yogi launches probe into top UP awards, recipients include Bachchans

21 Apr 2017

Yogi launches probe into top UP awards, recipients include Bachchans

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has ordered an investigation into the Yash Bharti award, given to the likes of Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and Nawazuddin Siddique.

30 days of Yogi Adityanath: Promises, decisions and more

21 Apr 2017

30 days of Yogi Adityanath: Promises, decisions and more

The BJP government in UP under CM Yogi Adityanath has completed 30 days in power. While Yogi's appointment raised many eyebrows, the Yogi administration has worked in lightning mode, pushing several key decisions over the past one month.

Yogi Adityanath bats for rainwater harvesting for all new houses

10 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath bats for rainwater harvesting for all new houses

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has directed officials to ensure that plans of a house are approved only if it has provisions for a rainwater harvesting facility.

Yogi Adityanath pushes for Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida

07 Apr 2017

Yogi Adityanath pushes for Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida

UP CM Yogi Adityanath has reportedly directed officials to discuss issues related to Jewar International Airport in Greater Noida with the Centre.

Gorakhpur fared better than UP under Yogi: Mint analysis

05 Apr 2017

Gorakhpur fared better than UP under Yogi: Mint analysis

BJP has floated its glamorous victory in recent state assembly polls as a fruit of the success of its development agenda. Appointment of Yogi Adityanath, a controversial Hindutva leader was touted as the figure for furthering development in UP.

UP passes Rs. 47cr drinking water package for drought-hit Bundelkhand

03 Apr 2017

UP passes Rs. 47cr drinking water package for drought-hit Bundelkhand

UP CM Yogi Adityanath passed a Rs. 47cr package for drinking water in drought-hit Bundelkhand, and promised more funds if needed.

Yogi makes more than 50 decisions in 150 hours

28 Mar 2017

Yogi makes more than 50 decisions in 150 hours

Within 150 hours of being sworn in, the Yogi government in UP has set standards and even started action on about 50 decisions, without having held a single cabinet meeting.

Yogi's agenda in UP: What about healthcare, unemployment and education?

23 Mar 2017

Yogi's agenda in UP: What about healthcare, unemployment and education?

The newly elected government in UP has wasted no time in getting to work on its campaign promises.

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.