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

21 Sep 2020

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

"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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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.