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  • Who is AK Sharma, ex- bureaucrat who retired to join BJP in Uttar Pradesh Jan 15, 2021 12:29 PM IST

    Who is AK Sharma, ex- bureaucrat who retired to join BJP in Uttar Pradesh

    A 1988 batch IAS officer, Sharma who has been associated with PM Modi since he became Gujarat CM in 2001, has been nominated by the BJP to the Uttar Pradesh legislative council in the run up to 2022 assembly polls.

  • UP govt okays ordinance to exempt various industries from labour laws for 3 years May 08, 2020 07:20 AM IST

    UP govt okays ordinance to exempt various industries from labour laws for 3 years

    The decision to approve the ordinance was taken on Wednesday in a Cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. A government spokesperson said on Thursday The step aimed at reviving and boosting various businesses and industries has been taken because they have more or less came to a halt due to the national lockdown, the spokesman said.

  • UP govt issues licences to 42 companies to make 40,000 litres of sanitisers per day Mar 30, 2020 02:32 PM IST

    UP govt issues licences to 42 companies to make 40,000 litres of sanitisers per day

    There has been a spurt in the demand for sanitisers following the outbreak of coronavirus in the state and to deal with this, the government issued licences to 27 distilleries and 15 sanitiser-manufacturing companies, Principal Secretary, Excise, Sanjay Bhoosreddy said.

  • UP govt puts 16 districts under lockdown till March 25 Mar 23, 2020 08:00 AM IST

    UP govt puts 16 districts under lockdown till March 25

    The districts where the lockdown has been enforced in the first phase are Lucknow, Agra, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Ghaziabad, Varanasi, Allahabad, Kanpur, Aligarh, Moradabad, Lakhimpur Kheiri, Bareilly, Azamgarh, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Saharanpur and Pilibhit.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | All UP govt school to promote students up to class 8 sans exams Mar 18, 2020 11:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | All UP govt school to promote students up to class 8 sans exams

    "Orders have been issued to promote all students, studying in schools run by the basic education department, of class one to eight to next classes without examination. All schools have been closed till April 2," Additional Chief Secretary, Education Renuka Kumar said in a order issued on Tuesday night.

  • Anti-CAA protests: SC notice to UP govt on plea for quashing of notices for recovering damages Jan 31, 2020 11:45 AM IST

    Anti-CAA protests: SC notice to UP govt on plea for quashing of notices for recovering damages

    A bench comprising Justices D Y Chandrachud and K M Joseph, issued notice to the state government and directed it to file its response within four weeks.

  • SC issues notice to UP govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj Jan 20, 2020 11:32 AM IST

    SC issues notice to UP govt on PIL challenging renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

    A bench comprising Chief Justice S A Bobde and justices B R Gavai and Surya Kant issued notice to the state.

  • No place for violence, 'revenge' in country: Priyanka Gandhi Dec 30, 2019 04:25 PM IST

    No place for violence, 'revenge' in country: Priyanka Gandhi

    In a jibe at the chief minister days after he had said that those who had damaged public assets would be made to pay, the Congress general secretary said saffron denotes Hinduism, a religion that does not advocate violence or "revenge".

  • Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over decision to remove home guards Oct 18, 2019 11:45 AM IST

    Priyanka Gandhi slams UP govt over decision to remove home guards

    The Uttar Pradesh government on Tuesday announced that it was doing away with 25,000 home guards as the state could not afford the new allowances the Supreme Court has asked it to pay, only to reverse it hours later, saying no one would be removed.

  • Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans Feb 15, 2019 01:03 PM IST

    Pulwama attack: UP govt announces Rs 25 lakh ex-gratia to families of 12 jawans

    The government has also announced job to one member of each soldier's family besides naming the link road in their native village after the martyrs, the spokesman said.

  • NTPC wins 85 MW solar capacity in UP govt tender Dec 05, 2018 11:21 AM IST

    NTPC wins 85 MW solar capacity in UP govt tender

    "NTPC participated in the 550 MW tender floated by Uttar Pradesh New and Renewable Energy Development Agency (UPNEDA) for grid-connected solar projects.

  • Stop construction activities till November 10 to check pollution: UP govt to its NCR districts Nov 01, 2018 01:29 PM IST

    Stop construction activities till November 10 to check pollution: UP govt to its NCR districts

    "All authorities are requested to bear in mind the seriousness of the issue and ensure strict implementation of the orders," Anup Chandra Pandey, the Chief Secretary to UP government, said in a letter Wednesday to the Divisional Commissioners Meerut and Saharanpur.

  • UP Cabinet endorses Centre's triple talaq draft proposal Dec 06, 2017 11:59 AM IST

    UP Cabinet endorses Centre's triple talaq draft proposal

    The Centre's draft law was formally endorsed by the state government at a cabinet meeting chaired by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath here yesterday evening.

  • UP govt to form board for unorganised sector labourers: Swami Prasad Maurya Oct 30, 2017 11:18 AM IST

    UP govt to form board for unorganised sector labourers: Swami Prasad Maurya

    Speaking at a state-level Mazdoor Vikas Mahasammelan (labourers development conference) here yesterday, the labour minister said the state government has asked officials to set up registration camps for labourers.

  • It is partial relief for farmers: Rahul Gandhi on UP loan waiver Apr 05, 2017 11:09 AM IST

    It is partial relief for farmers: Rahul Gandhi on UP loan waiver

    Gandhi said the Centre should not discriminate amongst states and no politics should be played with farmers suffering across the country.

  • Sole outlier Uttar Pradesh to finally join Centre’s 24X7 Power for All scheme Mar 29, 2017 08:05 AM IST

    Sole outlier Uttar Pradesh to finally join Centre’s 24X7 Power for All scheme

    24x7 Power for All is a joint initiative of the central and state governments with the objective of providing within four years round-the-clock electricity to all electricity consuming entities and adequate power to farm holdings.

  • Legal slaughter houses will not be touched: Uttar Pradesh CM Mar 25, 2017 11:08 PM IST

    Legal slaughter houses will not be touched: Uttar Pradesh CM

    Regarding the closure of illegal abbattoirs, Aditya Nath said the National Green Tribunal (NGT) had in the past couple of years insisted on their closure.

  • Keshav Maurya, UP's deputy CM whose life mirrors Modi Mar 18, 2017 08:58 PM IST

    Keshav Maurya, UP's deputy CM whose life mirrors Modi

    Representing Phulpur in the Lok Sabha, Maurya, 47, has seen his career graph rise steadily in the BJP.

  • 85% of houses on Yamuna floodplains liable to be razed: NGT Nov 08, 2016 02:26 PM IST

    85% of houses on Yamuna floodplains liable to be razed: NGT

    Taking note of the local commissioner‘s report that there has been improper demarcation of the floodplains of the Yamuna river, resulting in a scenario where 85% of buildings on the Yamuna floodplains are liable R

  • Nestle India questions Lucknow lab test on pasta Nov 30, 2015 09:22 AM IST

    Nestle India questions Lucknow lab test on pasta

    Reiterating that its MAGGI Pazzta is 100 percent safe, Nestle India said that Lucknow-based National Foods Analysis Laboratory and its reports can not be relied upon.

  • Spice Mobility's Q3 net loss at Rs 222.5 cr Feb 11, 2015 01:46 PM IST

    Spice Mobility's Q3 net loss at Rs 222.5 cr

    Spice has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the UP government wherein it will get state support in establishing the facility in a time bound manner.

  • Sugar mills will have to start crushing now: Tulsian Nov 28, 2013 05:57 PM IST

    Sugar mills will have to start crushing now: Tulsian

    SP Tulsian, chief executive officer, sptulsian.com, said the UP government will not like to set a precedent of giving cash subsidy either to the mill owners or to the farmers and already present inflation woes will prevent the Central government from providing any relief.

  • UP govt maintains sugarcane SAP at Rs 280/quintal Nov 20, 2013 08:04 PM IST

    UP govt maintains sugarcane SAP at Rs 280/quintal

    In the meeting held by the senior Cabinet ministers in the afternoon, the finance minister said that the Cabinet will take a decision on the sugar issue, next week. However, agriculture minister Sharad Pawar said no decision was taken, as the central government is not in the position to give any money.

  • UP sugar crisis: No decision yet, will meet again next week Nov 20, 2013 05:59 PM IST

    UP sugar crisis: No decision yet, will meet again next week

    The mill owners are willing to pay Rs 225 for a quintal of sugar. The state government has advised a price of Rs 280, difference of Rs 55, the sugar business feels can be met either by way of a direct subsidy by the UP government or through a couple of other options.

  • Sugar mills officials' arrest may impact functioning: ISMA Oct 28, 2013 08:49 PM IST

    Sugar mills officials' arrest may impact functioning: ISMA

    Indian Sugar Mills Association's Abinash Verma fears that the standoff between the UP government and the sugar industry may affect the mills' functioning in the crushing season. Meanwhile, top officials from the industry have also been arrested allegedly without proper reasons.

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