Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav

Before Samajwadi Party win in Uttar Pradesh the Identity of Akhilesh Yadav was confined to a member of Parliament and son of Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

Before Samajwadi Party win in Uttar Pradesh the Identity of Akhilesh Yadav was confined to a member of Parliament and son of Samajwadi party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. But historic win of Samajwadi Party in the state in his leadership made news of Akhilesh Yadav a common affair. No one had imagined that this western educated boy of Uttar Pradesh could be able to bring a turnaround in the state politics but with passage of time people found in him a hero who is able to take state on the path of development.

Akhilesh Yadav is a member of parliament from Kannauj from 2000. His father Mulayam Singh Yadav is a prominent politician in the state of Uttar Pradesh and also on the state level. Akhilesh was born in Saifai village which is situated in Etawah district of UP. He studied some of the good schools of the country including Military School Jodhpur. Later he studied engineering in Mysore and Sydney. But the latest news of Akhilesh Yadav was not common as he shied away from the media.

The 2012 assembly elections transformed him as a mass leader from a son of a politician and his party achieved clear majority. Akhilesh Yadav became chief minister. Since then it is not hard to find news of Akhilesh Yadav in media.

69 convicted in fodder scam

May 3, 2012 at 12:54 PM

Ranchi, May 3 (IANS) A CBI court Thursday convicted 69 people and acquitted 16 in the multi-crore fodder scam. Twenty-nine people have been sentenced to one to three years imprisonment and fined between Rs.25,000 and Rs.2 lakh.

PW vs MI: Match of veterans Sachin Tendulkar meets Sourav Ganguly

May 3, 2012 at 11:02 AM

The 45th match of IPL between Mumbai Indians and Pune Warriors will take place in Subrata Roy Sahara stadium of Pune. The match will start at 8 pm.

American 'tastes' democracy at Akhilesh Darshan

May 2, 2012 at 6:24 PM

Lucknow, May 2 (IANS) For this 25-something US national, the sweltering heat in the state capital Wednesday was not deterring enough to wait under a harsh sun, 'slug it out' with teeming thousands as she waited for her turn to meet Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav.

'My statement bothering only dishonest people', says Baba Ramdev

May 2, 2012 at 4:34 PM

New Delhi, May 2 (ANI): Defending his remarks over the presence of several corrupt politicians and people with criminal background in parliament, Yoga Guru Baba Ramdev on Wednesday said it was not the first time that he has raised the issue, and added that his statement was bothering only dishonest people.

Inspection of Israeli embassy car allowed

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday allowed the Israeli embassy car damaged in a bomb blast here Feb 13 to be inspected by an insurance surveyor to assess the damages for reimbursement. The court also ordered for video-recording of the inspection.

Presidential poll: Rift in NDA, Left may support Congress (Third Lead)

May 1, 2012 at 8:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences appeared Tuesday in the opposition National Democratic Alliance over the presidential candidate while the Left indicated it may support a Congress candidate.

Akhilesh offers sops for prisoners of emergency

May 1, 2012 at 8:26 PM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday announced a host of facilities for people who were arrested during the emergency in 1975-77. He also announced plans to give financial help to girls for education.

BJP, JD-U go different ways on next president

May 1, 2012 at 6:26 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate became apparent Tuesday with the JD-U stating bluntly that it does not stand by its ally BJP, which has announced that it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari.

BJP denies rift with JD-U over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 5:38 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday denied having any rift with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) over who would be the opposition's choice for president after Pratibha Devisingh Patil ends her term in July.

Alarm after 40 held on Indo-Nepal border

May 1, 2012 at 4:02 PM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) The detention Monday of 40 people for trying to enter India from Nepal without valid identity papers through the border in Maharajganj has put the Uttar Pradesh intelligence unit on alert.

Rift in NDA over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Now the difference between NDA alliance on the president poll candidates has been surfaced as major component JD (U) has chosen its own way

Race to Raisina Hill: BJP, JD-U differ over presidential candidate

May 1, 2012 at 3:54 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (ANI): A day after the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hinted that it could support the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam for the post of president, Janata Dal-United (JDU) chief Sharad Yadav on Tuesday said no discussions had taken place within the opposition alliance.

Youth hangs self at police station in UP; two suspended

May 1, 2012 at 3:22 PM

Lucknow, May 1 (IANS) Two policemen were suspended after a youth allegedly committed suicide Tuesday by hanging himself at a police station in Uttar Pradesh' Kannauj district.

BJP, JD-U not on same page over next president

May 1, 2012 at 2:50 PM

New Delhi, May 1 (IANS) Differences in the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) over the presidential candidate emerged Tuesday with the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) refusing to stand by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which the day before declared it supports neither Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee nor Vice President Hamid Ansari for the top post.

NDA walks out of Lok Sabha over slow wheat procurement

April 30, 2012 at 2:02 PM

New Delhi, April 30 (IANS) The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by the Bharatiya Janata Party Monday walked out in protest in the Lok Sabha saying the government should help the farmers suffering due to procurement problems across the country.

Sushant Singh Rajput in movie version of '3 Mistakes Of My Life'?

April 30, 2012 at 1:22 PM

Mumbai, April 30 (IANS) Director Abhishek Kapoor is shooting "Ka Po Che", a movie adaptation of Chetan Bhagat's bestseller "The 3 Mistakes Of My Life", reportedly with TV actors Sushant Singh Rajput, Amit Sandh and "Ragini MMS" fame Raj Kumar Yadav in the lead roles.

Delhi Daredevil's bowlers stole 1 run victory from Rajasthan Royals

April 30, 2012 at 12:12 PM

It was 39th match of IPL and Delhi Daredevils marked a 1 run victory over Rajasthan Royals.

Nitish development claims non-existent: CPI-ML

April 29, 2012 at 8:10 PM

Patna, April 29 (IANS) Hundreds of Communist Party of India- Marxist-Leninst (CPI-ML) cadres protested against the visit of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to Kaimur district Sunday and rejected his "claims" of development and establishment of law and order in Bihar, officials said.

Good job Ayushmann, says Mini Mathur (Movie snippets)

April 29, 2012 at 7:22 PM

Mumbai, April 29 (IANS) Veejay-turned-actor Ayushmann Khurrana' s film "Vicky Donor" has received a thumbs up from the industry and actress Mini Mathur praised him, saying he is quite believable in the movie.

U.P.: All set to be media friendly

April 29, 2012 at 1:17 PM

As newly elected chief minister Akhilesh Yadav had hinted soon after his oath ceremony to made govt. media friendly,

Akhilesh government to roll out 'red carpet' for scribes

April 29, 2012 at 12:10 PM

Lucknow, April 29 (IANS) How to create a media-friendly environment in government offices and make maximum information available to journalists? This is a key task for the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh, which is working out measures to facilitate media persons, who had "not so good" a time during the previous Mayawati rule.

Easy win for Bhagyashree in All India Open chess

April 28, 2012 at 7:54 PM

Mangalore, April 28 (IANS) Woman International Master and former national women's champion Bhagyashree Thipsay (Elo 2166) of Maharashtra began her campaign on a sound note with an efficient win over Panchami K Shenoy (Elo 1366) of Karnataka in the first round of the UKCA Cup All-India Open FIDE-rated chess tournament here Saturday.

Akhilesh's laptop, tablet poll sop to materialise soon

April 28, 2012 at 6:26 PM

Lucknow, April 28 (IANS) Taking a step towards providing free laptops and tablets to students who have passed class X and XII, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has formed a committee to oversee their purchase and subsequent implementation of his Samajwadi Party's poll promise.

SC quashes reservation based promotion for SC/ST in Uttar Pradesh

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): In a major jolt to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the reservation based promotion for socially backward classes (SC/ST) in the state.

UP cabinet revokes facilities to key Mayawati aide

April 27, 2012 at 9:54 PM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh Friday took some major decisions at its third cabinet meeting, including revoking all facilities being provided to former cabinet secretary Shahsank Shekhar Singh, the closest aide of former chief minister Mayawati.

250 murders a day in Akhilesh-ruled UP, claims BSP

April 27, 2012 at 4:34 PM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) launched a frontal and scathing attack on the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government Friday and claimed that every day more than 250 people were being murdered in Uttar Pradesh ever since the new government took over.

Akhilesh opposes chief minister being brought under purview of state ombudsman

April 26, 2012 at 10:12 PM

Lucknow, Apr 26 (ANI): A day after Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta Justice N K Mehrotra suggested bringing the chief minister under the Lokayukta's purview, state Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, said he was not in favour of such a move.

Nepal holds security talks with India

April 26, 2012 at 10:07 PM

Kathmandu, April 26 (Xinhua-ANI): The Nepal-India Bilateral Consultative Groups on Security issues meeting began in western Nepali city of Pokhara from Thursday.

Nepal holds security talks with India

April 26, 2012 at 7:34 PM

Kathmandu, April 26 (IANS) India and Nepal began their four-day bilateral security talks Thursday.

Akhilesh against bringing chief minister's post under Lokayukta

April 26, 2012 at 7:30 PM

Lucknow, April 26 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday ruled out bringing the chief minister's office within the ambit of the Lokayukta.

'Urban projects fail to provide basic services'

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) The number of projects undertaken by the urban development ministry for transition to quasi-urban society has not been accompanied by a commensurate increase in the supply of basic urban services, a report of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Urban Development said Wednesday.

Ghaziabad authority approves Rs.200 crore for Delhi Metro extension

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Ghaziabad, April 25 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) board Wednesday allocated Rs.200 crore to the Delhi Metro for extending its network, besides clearing 12 other proects.

Nurse case: Court rejects accused's bail plea

April 25, 2012 at 11:09 PM

Jodhpur, April 25 (IANS) A court here Wednesday rejected the bail application of Shahabuddin, an accused in the case of Rajasthan nurse Bhanwari Devi, who was kidnapped and murdered last year, a lawyer said.

Composer duo Anand-Milind back

April 25, 2012 at 2:41 PM

Mumbai, April 25 (IANS) Anand-Milind, who composed music for hits like "Qayamat Se Qayamat Tak", "Anjaam" and "Dil", are making a comeback to Bollywood after six years with "Yeh Khula Aasmaan".

Court to decide on terror charges against Ghandy April 30

April 25, 2012 at 1:25 AM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) A Delhi court Tuesday reserved till April 30 its order on framing terror charges against Maoist leader Kobad Ghandy.

Samajwadi Party has not yet decided on presidential candidate: Mulayam

April 25, 2012 at 1:24 AM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday said that his party has not yet decided on the candidate for the President's post.

Akhilesh assures all help for NIA hub in UP

April 24, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Tuesday assured National Investigation Agency chief S.C. Sinha all help in setting up a hub in the state capital.

Congress moves to suspend eight MPs from Lok Sabha

April 24, 2012 at 5:24 PM

New Delhi, April 24 (IANS) In an unprecedented move, the Lok Sabha Tuesday suspended eight Congress MPs from the Telangana region after the party itself moved a motion against them for causing repeated disruptions in the house over the issue of separate statehood to the region. The suspension is for four days.

UP legislators to have 3G connectivity

April 24, 2012 at 2:53 PM

Lucknow, April 24 (IANS) Legislators of both houses in the Uttar Pradesh assembly will soon be armed with the latest gadgets and web-friendly mobile phones having 3G connectivity, thanks to new Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's initiative to overhaul governance using information technology.

Race to Raisina Hill: Lalu backs Hamid Ansari as presidential candidate

April 24, 2012 at 2:37 PM

New Delhi, Apr 24 (ANI): With the five-year term of President Pratibha Devisingh Patil drawing to a close in July this year, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad on Tuesday said Vice President Hamid Ansari should become the country's next president.

E-eye to keep a tab on tigers in Corbett

April 23, 2012 at 4:20 PM

New Delhi, April 23 (IANS) With poachers posing a massive threat to tigers in India, the National Tiger Conservation Authority (NTCA) has launched a pilot project in Uttarakhand's Corbett National Park for round-the-clock surveillance of the park using high definition cameras.

Lawmakers give mixed responses on next presidential candidate

April 23, 2012 at 4:12 PM

New Delhi, Apr 23 (ANI): Leaders of various political outfits on Monday gave a mixed response to Union Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar's suggestion that the president of the country should be a non-political person, saying a final decision on the issue would be taken only after consultations.

When driver turned Arjun's best friend in Lucknow

April 23, 2012 at 1:16 PM

Mumbai, April 23 (IANS) Debutant Arjun Kapoor befriended a driver named Avneesh Yadav while shooting near Lucknow for "Ishaqzaade". The driver became a reference point for the actor's character of a Uttar Pradesh-based boy for the film.

Direct contact with people essential for good governance: Akhilesh Yadav

April 22, 2012 at 9:50 PM

Kanpur, Apr 22 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday said the 'Janata Darbar' were essential in giving his administration an approachable face as well as furthering the cause of good governance.

Two UP Congress leaders hitch onto Samajwadi Party bicycle (News Analysis)

April 22, 2012 at 3:56 PM

Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Notwithstanding the bonhomie evident at the recent meeting between Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, ties between the state's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) and the Congress appear set to strain.

Singing is my first love: Raghubir Yadav

April 22, 2012 at 1:17 PM

New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) He has acted in more than 50 films and has done more than 2,500 theatre shows, but veteran actor Raghubir Yadav says singing is his first love and will always remain above acting for him.

Eight dead as vehicle slams into bus in UP

April 21, 2012 at 5:09 PM

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Eight people were killed Saturday when a speeding jeep rammed into a state roadways bus in Uttar Pradesh's Shahjahanpur district, police said.

Coming up, a pocketbook on Akhilesh - in 10 languages

April 21, 2012 at 11:57 AM

Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) If you're curious about Uttar Pradesh's new, youngest chief minister, wait till a 200-page multi-language pocketbook on Akhilesh Yadav hits the stands next week.

BSP slams Akhilesh's first month in office

April 20, 2012 at 8:13 PM

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Friday attacked the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party (SP) government in Uttar Pradesh, accusing it of protecting lumpen elements and of failing to check spiralling crime in the state.

Who will be next president? Many names but could be another dark horse

April 20, 2012 at 7:33 PM

New Delhi, April 20 (IANS) With less than three months before President Pratibha Patil demits office, a host of possible successors have now surfaced. But a poor Congress show in recent state elections may ensure regional parties hold the key to who will be India's 13th president.

Sam Pitroda to Hamid Ansari - who will be India's next president?

April 20, 2012 at 5:09 PM

New Delhi, April 20 IANS) With less than three months to go before President Pratibha Patil's term ends, a slew of possible successors are doing the rounds. But with the ruling Congress doing poorly in recent state elections, regional parties may hold the key to selecting the nation's 13th president.

Akhilesh to get new add in cyber space (With Image)

April 20, 2012 at 2:37 PM

Lucknow, April 20 (IANS) Hoping to reach out to people across the class divide, particularly the young, Uttar Pradesh's new tech savvy Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will soon have a new address in cyber space.

Uma Bharti asks SP Govt. to keep check on crime, corruption in UP

April 19, 2012 at 9:25 PM

Lucknow, Apr 19 (ANI): Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti on Thursday advised the newly-elected Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh to keep a check on the law and order in the state.

Akhilesh wants faster work on Agra international airport

April 19, 2012 at 8:45 PM

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) In a fresh impetus to tourism in and around the Agra region, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday asked officials to complete all ground work for the international airport project at Agra and to chalk out a plan to encourage tourist influx in the Braj area.

Uma warns Mulayam against hooliganism, minority appeasement

April 19, 2012 at 6:21 PM

Lucknow, April 19 (IANS) Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Uma Bharti Thursday cautioned the state government against minority appeasement.

Statues of Dalit icons found abandoned in UP

April 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

Lucknow, Apr 19 (ANI): A month after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati stepped down as chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, several statues of Dalit leaders have been found abandoned across the state.

Gangsters take family hostage, shoot dead cop in UP

April 18, 2012 at 8:29 PM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) An inspector of the Uttar Pradesh Police was shot dead Wednesday in Mau district in a fierce gun battle between a Special Operations Group (SOG) team and two criminals.

Thousands throng Akhilesh's house at maiden 'janata darshan'

April 18, 2012 at 7:25 PM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Over 12,000 people from across Uttar Pradesh thronged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's official residence here Wednesday at his maiden 'janata darshan', officials said.

Akhilesh's maiden 'janata darshan' is huge draw

April 18, 2012 at 7:17 PM

Lucknow, April 18 (IANS) Over 12,000 people from all across Uttar Pradesh thronged Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's official residence here at his maiden 'janata darshan' Wednesday, officials said.

UP CM Akhilesh to hold "Janta Darbar' every week

April 18, 2012 at 4:05 PM

Lucknow, Apr 18 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has kick started "Janta Darbar", to be held on Wednesday at his residence.

Akhilesh calls for better security infrastructure in Uttar Pradesh

April 16, 2012 at 8:03 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Making his debut on the national stage after becoming Uttar Pradesh chief minister, Akhilesh Yadav Monday called for better security infrastructure, more recruitment to police forces and asked for extending 'mega-city policing' to Noida and Ghaziabad that adjoin the capital.

Nitish has hurt prestige of Bihar, alleges Lalu Yadav

April 16, 2012 at 2:59 PM

Patna, Apr 16 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Monday accused Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar of hurting the prestige and esteem of the state by surrendering before Maharashtra Navniran Sena (MNS) leaders during his recent visit to Mumbai to participate in the centenary celebrations.

Akhilesh calls for more police recruitment, better security infrastructure

April 16, 2012 at 2:35 PM

New Delhi, April 16 (IANS) Making his debut on the national stage after becoming chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav Monday called for better security infrastructure, more recruitment to police forces and asked for extending "mega city policing" to Noida and Ghaziabad that adjoin the capital.

Mayawati slams UP Government over plans to convert memorial park

April 16, 2012 at 12:19 PM

Agra, Apr 16 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati has criticized the Samajwadi Party (SP)-led state government over its alleged plans to convert memorial structures built by her government.

Akhilesh accuses Mayawati of political gimmicks

April 15, 2012 at 7:55 PM

Faizabad, Apr 15 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday accused his predecessor, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati, of playing political gimmicks over the parks and monuments built by her in the state.

CMs to discuss internal security in backdrop of Maoist abductions

April 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

New Delhi, April 15 (IANS) The central government and chief ministers will Monday discuss the internal security situation in the country in the backdrop of recent high-profile abductions by the Maoists in Odisha to secure release of prisoners and the need to strengthen counter terrorism capabilities and intelligence apparatus.

BJP finds Akhilesh's statement 'hollow' on construction of hospitals

April 15, 2012 at 11:31 AM

New Delhi, Apr 15 (ANI): Speaking on the controversy surrounding the parks built by Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati in Uttar Pradesh, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has said Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's statements regarding the construction of hospitals in the vacant space inside such parks were hollow.

India Open 2012 begins on 24th April

April 14, 2012 at 6:47 PM

Among the Indian ace Saina Nehwal and Jwala Gunta, the other world famous badminton players will be the main attractions

Mayawati warns against razing statues

April 14, 2012 at 6:03 PM

Lucknow, April 14 (IANS) Former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and national president of the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mayawati Saturday warned the state government not to touch the statues of Dalit icons built by her.

Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects

April 14, 2012 at 5:39 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues, including funding for development projects, the Kumbh Mela and the Ganga cleaning drive.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav today meets PM Manmohan Singh

April 14, 2012 at 4:48 PM

After owning power of Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP), Akhilesh Yadav today met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for the first time for discussing over several issues including adequate and quick funding for running various government schemes like MNREGS and NRHM etc...........

Dalit statues row: 'Feelings of all classes should be respected', says Congress

April 14, 2012 at 2:19 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Hours after Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati warned the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh to stay away from the parks and statues constructed during her regime, Congress Party on Saturday said the feelings of all classes should be respected, and added that no one should play with the statues.

Mayawati wants statues of Dalit icons, including hers, to stay

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

Lucknow, Apr 14 (ANI): Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Saturday issued a stern warning to the Samajwadi Party (SP) Government in Uttar Pradesh, asking it to stay away from the parks and statues constructed during her regime.

Akhilesh meets PM, seeks funds for central aided projects

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

New Delhi, April 14 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Saturday met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh here and discussed a range of issues with him, including funding for development projects and the Kumbh Mela, sources said.

Akhilesh meets PM, seeks more central funds for UP

April 14, 2012 at 1:23 PM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, who met Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh here on Saturday, said that the latter has assured him that the Centre will assist all schemes of the state government.

UP CM Akhilesh to meet PM, ask for more central funds

April 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

New Delhi, Apr 14 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will meet Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh here on Saturday seeking more central assistance for development in the state.

MCD councillor who instigated murder gets interim bail

April 13, 2012 at 7:31 PM

New Delhi, April 13 (IANS) A Delhi court Friday granted interim bail till April 17 to Madhav Prasad, a Bharatiya Janata Party councillor arrested for allegedly instigating his supporters to knife a party worker to death.

Lalu's RJD backs Nitish on Bihar Day in Mumbai

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Patna, April 13 (IANS) They may be bitter political rivals, but Lalu Prasad's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has thrown its weight behind Chief Minister Nitish Kumar when it comes to celebrating Bihar Day in Mumbai - an event that has turned controversial in Maharashtra.

Mumbai is not Raj Thackeray's legacy, says Ram Kripal Yadav

April 13, 2012 at 1:39 PM

Patna, Apr 13 (ANI): Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Ram Kripal Yadav on Friday hit out at Raj Thackeray for telling Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar not to celebrate 'Bihar Divas' in Mumbai, saying such statements of the Maharashtra Navnirman Sena (MNS) chief encourages hatred among the people.

Bukhari calls on Mulayam, seeks more Muslim say in governance

April 13, 2012 at 12:03 AM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) An upset Imam Bukhari of the Delhi Jama Masjid met Samajwadi Party (SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday to voice his disappointment over the party denying his brother a Rajya Sabha seat and also demanded fair representation of Muslims in the government.

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination for legislative council

April 12, 2012 at 5:15 PM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav Thursday filed his nomination papers for the state legislative council. Yadav, a member of parliament, needs to get elected to either of the two legislative houses in the state within six months of becoming chief minister.

Akhilesh Yadav files nomination papers for legislative council

April 12, 2012 at 4:03 PM

Lucknow, Apr 12 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Thursday iled his nomination papers for the biennial elections to 13 seats of Legislative Council slated for April 26.

Mulayam, Akhilesh get Z-plus security cover

April 12, 2012 at 1:55 PM

Lucknow, April 12 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Thursday decided to give the highest Z-plus category security cover to 10 people, including ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his predecessor Mayawati, sources said.

Akhilesh transfers 1,000 bureaucrats in 24 days

April 9, 2012 at 6:19 PM

Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) With more than 1,011 transfers in 24 days, the once powerful bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh is running for cover these days.

Akhilesh to attend meet on internal security

April 9, 2012 at 2:35 PM

Lucknow, April 9 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is likely to attend the chief ministers' conference on internal security in New Delhi April 16 in a marked departure from his predecessor Mayawati.

IANS scribe among 20 awardees selected by NGO

April 7, 2012 at 6:25 PM

Jaipur, April 7 (IANS) Activist Anna Hazare, union minister Jairam Ramesh and 11 journalist, including Anil Sharma who writes for Indo-Asian News Service (IANS) from Jaipur, have been selected for awards by an international NGO working for animal rights, environment and public health, a representative said Saturday.

Delhi Metro project to get extended to Ghaziabad

April 7, 2012 at 5:21 PM

Ghaziabad, April 7 (IANS) The Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA) has drawn an ambitious project to extend the Dilshad Garden-Rithala Delhi Metro link to New Bus Stand here in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress to monitor Akhilesh government

April 6, 2012 at 5:29 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its electoral rout, the Congress Friday said it will monitor Akhilesh Yadav's Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh.

'Congress to monitor Akhilesh government's performance'

April 6, 2012 at 3:37 PM

New Delhi, April 6 (IANS) Smarting from its poor showing in the Uttar Pradesh assembly elections, the state Congress said Friday it would monitor the performance of the Akhilesh Yadav-led Samajwadi Party government and continue to struggle for the people of the state.

Akhilesh is candidate for Legislative Council

April 5, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Lucknow, April 5 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav was Thursday declared the Samajwadi Party (SP) candidate for the upper house of the state assembly.

Agra-Lucknow Expressway to be eco-friendly

April 4, 2012 at 1:37 PM

Agra, April 4 (IANS) A new eight-lane Expressway will connect Uttar Pradesh's state capital Lucknow with Agra, and it will be eco-friendly.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav scraps Mayawati's decision to provide govt. jobs reservation for SC officers

April 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Lucknow, Apr.3 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has reversed the Mayawati Government's decision to provide reservation to Schedule Caste (SC) officers in promotion in government jobs.

Bahuguna wants UP to clear decade-old dues

April 3, 2012 at 4:32 PM

Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Uttarakhand Chief Minister Vijay Bahuguna will Wednesday reach Uttar Pradesh, his home state, on a two-day visit during which he will call on Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and discuss pending issues between the two states.

Mayawati fast-tracks preparations for Lok Sabha polls

April 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM

Lucknow, April 3 (IANS) Humbled in the Uttar Pradesh elections, the

UP to promote IT sector

April 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday decided to give a fresh impetus to the IT sector and involve it in education, health, industry and governance.

Mulayam pulls up government over Etawah firing

April 2, 2012 at 8:08 PM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) His patience with Uttar Pradesh Police wearing thin after Sunday's firing on a crowd of devotees in his home district Etawah, Samajwadi Party )SP) supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav pulled up the government for neglecting the key issue of law and order.

Conspiracy in UP firing that killed three?

April 2, 2012 at 12:53 PM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) Amid theories suggesting a "larger conspiracy", the Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the Sunday firing in Etawah that killed three people.

UP to revise Mayawati's excise policy

April 2, 2012 at 10:53 AM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) The Akhilesh Yadav-led Uttar Pradesh government has decided to re-examine the excise policy of the previous Mayawati government to help increase revenue.

Urdu medium schools for Muslims in UP

April 2, 2012 at 12:53 AM

Lucknow, April 2 (IANS) To promote education among Muslims, Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up Urdu medium government schools at the primary, middle and higher secondary levels in the community-dominated areas across the state.