Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath, born on 5th June 1972 is an Indian priest and the current Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. A MP from Gorakhpur from the last 5 consecutive terms, since 1998, he was appointed as the CM of UP on 19th March 2017 by the BJP. He is a Hindu Nationalist Politician and a firm believer of Hindutva politics.

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

27 May 2020

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

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

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

Denied permission to cross Delhi-Gurugram border, locals pelt stones

20 May 2020

Denied permission to cross Delhi-Gurugram border, locals pelt stones

On Wednesday morning, locals of Salahpur Kheda, a rural area, threw stones at cops after they were denied permission to cross the Delhi-Gurugram border.

Letter-war between Priyanka Gandhi, UP government over buses for migrants

19 May 2020

Letter-war between Priyanka Gandhi, UP government over buses for migrants

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and the Uttar Pradesh government are locked in a nasty war of words over the transportation of migrant workers from Delhi.

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

19 May 2020

No entry for Delhi's vehicles in Noida; government's advisory overturned

The administration of Noida stopped the entry of vehicles from Delhi on Tuesday, hours after the Uttar Pradesh government allowed it.

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

16 May 2020

Uttar Pradesh: Two trucks collide, 24 migrants die, several injured

Twenty four migrant workers were killed in Uttar Pradesh in the wee hours of Saturday, when the truck they were traveling in collided with another in Auraiya, some 200 kilometer away from the state capital Lucknow.

UP: Life term if corona-patient causes death by "intentional affliction"

07 May 2020

UP: Life term if corona-patient causes death by "intentional affliction"

The Uttar Pradesh Cabinet has cleared the Public Health and Epidemic Disease Control Ordinance, 2020, which prescribes a life term for coronavirus patients if "death is caused by intentional (COVID-19) affliction".

Hiding illness a crime, says Yogi Adityanath on Tablighi Jamaat

03 May 2020

Hiding illness a crime, says Yogi Adityanath on Tablighi Jamaat

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday blamed the Islamic missionary group Tablighi Jamaat for the spread of the coronavirus in the state.

Bulandshahr: Mutilated bodies of two sadhus found; one arrested

28 Apr 2020

Bulandshahr: Mutilated bodies of two sadhus found; one arrested

Days after two sadhus were lynched in Maharashtra's Palghar, a similar incident played out in Uttar Pradesh's Bulandshahr.

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

27 Apr 2020

Agra: Water, biscuits tossed from outside in quarantine facility

A quarantine facility is supposed to be safe haven for coronavirus-infected patients, but one such place in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, has turned out to be nothing more than a disgrace.

UP and MP will bring distressed migrant workers home

25 Apr 2020

UP and MP will bring distressed migrant workers home

The governments of Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh announced on Friday they were working on a plan to bring migrant workers, left to fend for themselves in other states, home. Chhattisgarh is also mulling a similar idea.

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

20 Apr 2020

Sadhus lynched, cops stared: What exactly happened in Palghar?

On Thursday night, a horrific incident played out in Palghar, Maharashtra, barely 125 kilometer away from Mumbai.

Yogi Adityanath won't attend father's funeral due to coronavirus lockdown

20 Apr 2020

Yogi Adityanath won't attend father's funeral due to coronavirus lockdown

This morning, Anand Singh Bisht, the father of Yogi Adityanth passed away at AIIMS Delhi and the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh has declared he will not be attending the last rites due to the ongoing coronavirus lockdown.

Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

18 Apr 2020

Why government banned alcohol sale during the 40-day lockdown?

When the Centre released a new set of guidelines for the second bout of lockdown, it clearly stated that the sale of alcohol would be banned till May 3. This decision was taken despite some state governments mulling the option of re-opening liquor shops to generate revenue.

What's it like to live in coronavirus hotspot? Residents reveal

14 Apr 2020

What's it like to live in coronavirus hotspot? Residents reveal

Caught in a war with a microorganism, capable of wiping out countries, the Centre is taking extreme steps, like announcing a nationwide lockdown.

Delhi: FIR against two Tablighis for defecating in quarantine center

07 Apr 2020

Delhi: FIR against two Tablighis for defecating in quarantine center

In an utterly disgusting incident, two members of Tablighi Jamaat, the Islamic sect that turned out to be the super-spreader of coronavirus in India, defecated openly in a quarantine center in New Delhi's Narela, after which an FIR was registered against them on Saturday.

UP: Tablighi Jamaat members booked under NSA for vulgar conduct

03 Apr 2020

UP: Tablighi Jamaat members booked under NSA for vulgar conduct

Members of the Islamic group, Tablighi Jamaat, who misbehaved with nurses at a Ghaziabad Hospital, passed lewd comments and allegedly made obscene gestures face charges under the stringent National Security Act (NSA), reports said on Friday.

Coronavirus beds full in Noida, special unit is awaited

01 Apr 2020

Coronavirus beds full in Noida, special unit is awaited

This week, the government of India identified ten coronavirus hotspots where the transmission has been unusual, and Noida was among them.

As coronavirus cases spike, government identifies ten hotspots

31 Mar 2020

As coronavirus cases spike, government identifies ten hotspots

To deal with COVID-19, which has infected 1,251 and killed 32 across India, the government has identified ten hotspots, two of which are Dilshad Garden and Nizamuddin, a report in Indian Express said on Tuesday.

Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

30 Mar 2020

Migrants' exodus: Centre berates Kejriwal, said he had powers

With thousands of migrant workers attempting to flee Delhi after a nationwide lockdown was announced last week, L-G Anil Baijal shot off a strongly-worded letter to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal saying he had all the powers to prevent this situation.

#21DayLockdown: With no money or transport, poor laborers walk home

26 Mar 2020

#21DayLockdown: With no money or transport, poor laborers walk home

In the battle against coronavirus, no country, as populous as India, has been put under lockdown, but then the times are extraordinary.

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

25 Mar 2020

#21DayLockdown: Arvind Kejriwal promises Delhi won't face shortage of essentials

There will be no shortage of essential commodities during the 21-day lockdown imposed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday, Delhi's Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal assured residents at a press meet a short while ago.

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

23 Mar 2020

The long haul: Indian cities go under lockdown, courtesy coronavirus

To contain the spread of coronavirus, several Indian cities finally took a cue from what is happening in other countries — a lockdown.

Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers

21 Mar 2020

Coronavirus: Adityanath announces Rs. 1,000 aid for daily wage workers

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Saturday announced that lakhs of daily wage laborers and construction workers in the state will get Rs. 1,000 in the midst of a coronavirus outbreak.

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.

Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

18 Mar 2020

Ram Navami Mela, Shaheen Bagh protest unaffected by deadly coronavirus

In the coronavirus outbreak scale, India currently stands at stage II, and for it to not snowball into the next stage, people are being discouraged from attending large gatherings.

Unnao: Sengar gets 10-years imprisonment for murder of victim's father

13 Mar 2020

Unnao: Sengar gets 10-years imprisonment for murder of victim's father

Expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar was on Friday sentenced to 10 years imprisonment by Delhi's Tis Hazari court in connection to the murder of the father of Unnao rape survivor.

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

12 Mar 2020

No law supports UP's name and shame posters: Supreme Court

The Supreme Court on Thursday asked the Uttar Pradesh government under which law did it put up banners, carrying names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters who are accused of inciting violence.

Remove 'name and shame' hoardings, Allahabad HC orders UP government

09 Mar 2020

Remove 'name and shame' hoardings, Allahabad HC orders UP government

In a major setback for the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh, the Allahabad High Court on Monday directed it to remove hoardings that carried details of the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protesters, accused of inciting violence.

Ex-IPS officer, 'named and shamed' in Uttar Pradesh, speaks up

09 Mar 2020

Ex-IPS officer, 'named and shamed' in Uttar Pradesh, speaks up

The decision of the Yogi Aditynath government to name and shame protesters of the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) puts their life at risk, said former Indian Police Service (IPS) officer SR Darapuri, who also featured in the hoardings that were put up in Lucknow.

Allahabad HC order tomorrow on UP's 'name and shame' hoardings

08 Mar 2020

Allahabad HC order tomorrow on UP's 'name and shame' hoardings

The Allahabad High Court on Sunday pulled up the Uttar Pradesh government for installing hoardings with the names, photos, and addresses of anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protesters.

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

24 Feb 2020

Trump calls Taj Mahal 'timeless testament' to India's cultural beauty

United States President Donald Trump on Monday visited the historic Taj Mahal monument in Agra, Uttar Pradesh, describing it as a "timeless testament" to India's beauty.

Delhi: Trump will stay at suite costing Rs. 8 lakh/night

21 Feb 2020

Delhi: Trump will stay at suite costing Rs. 8 lakh/night

With US President Donald Trump and his family members arriving in India next week, the ITC Maurya in Chanakyapuri, New Delhi, has made elaborate arrangements for the esteemed guests.

Agra gets makeover before Trump's visit, water released into Yamuna

20 Feb 2020

Agra gets makeover before Trump's visit, water released into Yamuna

Uttar Pradesh's Agra boasts of the Taj Mahal but it also is one of the dirtiest tourist destinations around the world.

UP: Principal "advises" students to keep Rs. 100 in answer-sheets

20 Feb 2020

UP: Principal "advises" students to keep Rs. 100 in answer-sheets

It's quite normal for teachers to give pep talks before examinations. The suggestions range from "keep calm" to "take a good night's sleep" and "don't stress".

Anti-CAA stir: 22 died in UP, government tells Allahabad HC

18 Feb 2020

Anti-CAA stir: 22 died in UP, government tells Allahabad HC

The agitation against the Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) took lives of as many as 22 people, the state government run by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath informed Allahabad High Court on Monday.

On February 16, Kejriwal to take oath at Ramlila Maidan

12 Feb 2020

On February 16, Kejriwal to take oath at Ramlila Maidan

Rewarded with a stunning mandate by people of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal will take the oath as the Chief Minister for a straight third time on Sunday, February 16.

For participating in CAA protest, minor spends 42-days in jail

08 Feb 2020

For participating in CAA protest, minor spends 42-days in jail

A minor, who allegedly participated in the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act (CAA) protest in Uttar Pradesh's capital Lucknow, spent 42 days in jail, a report in TOI said on Saturday.

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

07 Feb 2020

High-pitched campaign for Delhi Elections ends. It's voters' turn now!

Noisy loudspeakers, shouty pamphlets, and divisive statements by politicians took over Delhi in the last couple of weeks, but all of that has now come to an end.

In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

03 Feb 2020

In Delhi, Yogi Adityanath talks about biryani, Shaheen Bagh, 'goli'

With Delhi going to polls on February 8, parties are pulling out their big guns. And for BJP that means Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.