BJP's win in UP hints at a general election victory in 2019; if that result comes to pass, the BJP gets seven years more in power.
Several I-T teams have covered at least 15 premises of the officers in Lucknow, Noida, Greater Noida, Meerut, Baghpat, Mainpuri and Delhi since early morning, I-T officials say.
"Unlike the previous government, which considered some areas as VIP zones for ensuring power supply, our government considers farmers and poor as VIP and gives 18 hours electricity in rural areas, 20 hours at tehsil level and 24 hours at district headquarters," he said during the Question Hour in the Assembly.
Heatwave conditions continued to prevail in the national capital. The Safdarjung observatory, the recording of which is considered official for the city, registered a maximum temperature of 44.4 degrees Celsius, five notches above normal.
The Aayog's Vice-Chairman Arvind Panagariya and Chief Executive Officer Amitabh Kant will make a presentation about the steps required for development of the state to UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a source said.
"There are about 3,489 projects worth Rs 14.5 lakh crore in the construction and real estate sector that are currently live across India," the study titled 'Construction and real estate investment: State-level analysis' said.
The Urban Development Minister, who held a meeting with the chief minister and senior officials, handed over release order to the tune Rs 1,263 crore for different projects in the state.
This was announced by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at the inaugural session of the BJP state executive meeting here. His announcement assumes significance in the light of a number of hooch tragedies in the state in recent years.
"The CM will meet MPs every week on Friday between 4-5 pm at secretariat annexe. Legislators can meet him on Monday and Thursday during the same time", an official release issued here said.
On Sunday, two more petrol pumps were seized after they were found guilty of cheating people by installing electronic chip. Out of 13 petrol pumps till now 11 have been found guilty and seized till now.
However, Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Raj Babbar, while commenting on the issue, said, "It is too early to say. If we do not honour the feeling of the people and workers, it will be wrong. We will also talk about 'mahagathbandhan' with our senior leaders."
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today announced a compensation of Rs 50,000 for the passengers injured in the derailment of the Rajya Rani Express in Uttar Pradesh and also ordered an enquiry in to the accident.
The accident happened between Mundapandey and Rampur railway stations, Northern railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said.
Buffalo meat exporters in Uttar Pradesh are staring at a dull Ramzan after the newly formed state government under the leadership of Yogi Adityanath ordered to close down illegal abattoirs operating in the state.
Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya said that the criticism surrounding anti-Romeo squads is unwarranted.
Dattatreya said he will soon coordinate with the new Uttar Pradesh government to resolve the problem. He said as many as 470 'Job Melas' were held across the country of which 21 were held in Uttar Pradesh.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today met BJP President Amit Shah and the two leaders are believed to have discussed the state's political and governance issues.
In remarks that could trigger another controversy over the Ram Mandir issue, a BJP MLA in Telangana has threatened to “behead” those opposing the temple construction in Ayodhya town of Uttar Pradesh.
No liquor shops will be allowed around religious places, schools or populated areas, the Uttar Pradesh government said today.
"The state government will solve problems pertaining to state entrepreneurs on priority. To attract investment and ensure establishment of industries a new industrial investment policy will be implemented soon", the CM said while addressing officers during presentation of Infrastructure and Industrial development department here yesterday.
"At any cost, we will not allow the the liquor outlets (which shifted from highways following a Supreme Court order) to operate in areas where the locals are opposing, even if it results in loss of revenue to the exchequer," UP Excise minister Jai Pratap Singh said.
The debt waiver announced by the Uttar Pradesh government will only provide short-term relief to distressed farmers, but will lead to a bad credit culture and also exert pressure on state finances, said a report.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said his government's focus will be on providing better education and employment facilities in the state and easing the pressure on farmers.
The investigating agency has challenged the May 2010 Allahabad High Court decision absolving Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Union Minister Uma Bharti, Rajasthan Governor Kalyan Singh and others of the charge of criminal conspiracy that led to the razing of the 16th century mosque in Ayodhya of Uttar Pradesh on December 6, 1992.
Taking a dig at political rivals for finding fault with voting machines used in recently held UP polls, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu today quipped that some people are attributing the electoral losses to EVMs or "Every Vote Modi".