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new delhi: on saturday, when joyita mondal drove into uttar dinajpur's islampur court premises in west bengal in a white car bearing a red plaque stating `judgeship on duty', it was an occasion for a community that has long found itself on the margins to celebrate. as a transgender forced to beg for a living to a social worker chosen to be on the bench for a national lok adalat, it is a new beginning for joyita which signalled a triumph over circumstances. this is the first time that a person from the community has got this opportunity . it is not just about empowerment. this is about getting into the system and getting the authority to make a difference,“ said abheena aher, founder of trans welfare equity and empowerment trust. life came full circle for joyita as the court was barely fi...

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in a shocking incident, a samajwadi party mlc's nephew - mohit - has been filmed assaulting policemen in uttar pradesh's etah. it all started with an altercation at a district hospital, where mohit had gone for an x-ray. he first attacked the technician, then the doctor, and when he was hauled up by the cops, he attacked them too. mohit's uncle is sp leader ramesh yadav.the incident comes just days after uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath said vip culture would be put to an end in his state. "no one will be treated as vip. vip culture will end," the uttar pradesh cm said at panchayat aaj tak.  ...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath held a press conference on completing 100 days of governance.  uttar pradesh's chief minister yogi adiyanath completed 100 days of his governance today. the bjp elect cm mentioned about the projects which are being undertaken by his government.adiyanath said, "we have worked very hard to help the poor. besides this, every year 24 january will be celebrated as uttar pradesh day"."poverty alleviation has been our priority, and we're working towards it without any discrimination", adiyanath iterated....

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in west bengal, counting is underway for seven municipal bodies which went to polls on may 14. chief minister mamata banerjee-led trinamool congress is hoping to beat its competitor and win the elections. meanwhile, the bharatiya janata party (bjp) which is on a winning spree in several elections across the country, including the assembly elections in uttar pradesh and uttarakhand and municipal elections in delhi, is looking to leave a mark in civic polls in west bengal and challenge mamata banerjee.the four civic polls in darjeeling hills are: darjeeling, kurseong, kalimpong, mirik notified area authority. rest of the three civic bodies where polls are being held are domkal in murshidabad, pujali in south 24-parganas, and raiganj in north dinajpur.here are the updates of the counting:11:0...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath today said that by the time he comes up with the report card of first 100 days of his government, the state will be safe for every resident.yogi adityanath said, "jungleraj will end in uttar pradesh. law and order is our priority. minor incidents are occurring at some places but i am sure that by the time i present the report card of my government's 100 days, such incidents will stop completely.""every sister, daughter and trader of uttar pradesh will feel safe in the state," yogi adityanath said....

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west bengal, may 17: the raiganj municipality under uttar dinajpur district of elections 2017 was held on may 14 along with darjeeling, murshidabad and south 24 parganas municipality elections. counting of votes is under way meanwhile, in raigunj municipal corporation, tmc wins 24 out of 27 wards. tmc takes control of raigunj municipality⁠⁠⁠⁠ as mamata banerjee-led tmc wins in raiganj municipal elections 2017. left front fails to open account still in any municipal corporation. the four corner battle was being contested between bharatiya janata party (bjp), mamata banerjee’s trinamool congress, communist party of india (marxist) and independent. the 62.2 percent votes have been cast in raiganj municipality. raiganj municipal election results 2017 is under way, the result wi...

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new delhi: the uttar pradesh assembly on tuesday passed the state goods and services tax (gst) bill unanimously.  seen as a path-breaking step in the taxation regime, the gst is expected to create a congenial and cohesive atmosphere for business in the country.four key gst legislations — the central gst act, the integrated gst act, the gst (compensation to states) act and the union territory gst act — were passed by parliament in its last session. the four legislations, which have since got the president’s assent, aim to pave way for the roll-out of gst from july 1.earlier in the day, the uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath termed good and services tax (gst) bill a landmark decision towards economic growth. speaking in uttar pradesh assembly, adityanath urged mla to clea...

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new delhi: congress vice-president rahul gandhi on saturday said there is no place for the poor in the country and they were facing oppression. "today, there is no place for the poor and weaker sections in our country. they are being oppressed not just in uttar pradesh, but in the entire country," he said after meeting those affected in the caste violence in saharanpur in uttar pradesh. "the administration tried to stop me at the uttar pradesh border but i walked up to shahjahanpur chowki, saharanpur, where i met the families of the victims," gandhi said on his official twitter handle. rahul gandhi also met a dalit delegation at the yamuna bridge, on his way to saharanpur. on friday, the uttar pradesh government had denied him permission to visit the villages where caste conflicts since ma...

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a senior ias officer was found dead near the state guest house on meerabai road in lucknow's hazratganj area today.anurag tiwari, a karnataka cadre ias officer of 2007-batch, was appointed as the commissioner of food and civil supplies in uttar pradesh.tiwari was a resident of behraich city in uttar pradesh.the uttar pradesh police has launched an investigation into the matter....

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lucknow, july 1: uttar pradesh witnessed a rapid growth in its population and it is having a direct impact on its literacy rate. taking a stand against the growing population and literacy rate, bjp-led yogi adityanath government in uttar pradesh on saturday inaugurated ‘school chalo abhiyan’ in lucknow. school chalo abhiyan is a campaign for the promotion of schools among children. in the first week of july, most of the schools reopen in uttar pradesh so the bjp-led government in uttar pradesh is planning to celebrate the first week of july as ‘admission fest’.yogi adityanath will flag off the fest to ensure 100 percent enrollment in primary, upper primary schools. at the admission fest, yogi adityanath will distribute free books, uniforms, shoes and school bags to children and...

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lucknow, may 17: uttar pradesh government led by chief minister yogi adityanath on monday transferred 67 police officers. the move comes in the wake of several incidents of violations of law and order. the state witnessed large scale violence in saharanpur resulting in the complete breakdown of law and order situation. the clash between the dalits and thakurs was seen as uttar pradesh police’s inefficiency in containing the tension between two communities. opposition parties took on yogi government for not delivering on its poll promises of the crime-free state.chief minister yogi adityanath was reportedly enraged by the looting in mathura on tuesday. the heinous crime resulted in the death of two persons. the transfer could be seen also as a measure to break the nexus of criminals runni...

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in kanpur, a criminal accused in several cases was seen being offered breakfast at the canteen of a police officer's office. the criminal, an accused in several cases, was brought to kanpur police station and was to be produced in an etawah court. instead of treating him as a criminal, uttar pradesh police were seen giving him the royal treatment.he has a bounty of rs 50,000 on his head.uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath has said that 'jungle raj' will end in up and that law and order is his bjp government's priority....

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lucknow, july 4: under opposition fire on the law and order front, the yogi adityanath led bjp government in uttar pradesh transferred 41 ips officers, anand kumar made new adg law and order replacing aditya mishra.yogi government have done this frequent reshuffle twice in the three-month time span. according to reports, it has been done as the opposition has been attacking the state government on the law and order issue.this is the biggest reshuffle of ips officers in last few months. earlier in last month, javeed ahmed was replaced with ips officer sulkam singh, a 1980-batch officer.a yogi adityanath led bjp government took a tough decision by shunting out uttar pradesh transferred 35 ips officers. this is the third biggest reshuffle in the police hierarchy after the bharatiya janata par...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath is on a two-day visit to gorakhpur, the constituency from which he was elected five times to parliament. adityanath is making his second visit to the region after taking charge as the leader of up. adityanath said he wouldn't compromise on law and order at any cost. "i am committed to fulfill(ing) the dreams of our people to make uttar pradesh the best-ruled state in the country. we will not compromise on law and order and those who violate (the) law won't be spared", warned yogi adityanath.adityanath was addressing a gathering at the swearing-in ceremony of new office bearers of the gorakhpur press club. talking about his month-old government's achievements, he said that uttar pradesh would be getting 24 hours of electricity and pothole-free ro...

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new delhi: a joint working group of the uttar pradesh administration and niti aayog will transform the state which lags behind in many areas despite huge growth potential, the government think-tank's ceo amitabh kant said today. a joint working group comprising top functionaries of niti aayog and uttar pradesh government was formed yesterday to prepare a roadmap for the state's overall development, in the next 15 days. "uttar pradesh has been lagging behind in several areas but there is a huge potential to transform the state. "we will work with them (state government) to focus on outcomes of the joint working group," national institution for transforming india (niti) aayog chief executive amitabh kant told reporters on the sidelines of an industry event here. the focus will be on all the ...

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lucknow, may 23: uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath while speaking at the etv event ‘rising uttar pradesh 2017’ said that the bharatiya janata party is cleaning up the mess created in the state for the last 15 years and although it will take time, they will be successful soon. he said that the government has major challenges to overcome to bring about wholesome development of the state. stating how law and order is top priority for the government, it said that previously criminals used to find harbor among state politicians and political parties. but that trend has been changed and law will handle these criminals well.the cm further stated that while corruption was prevalent, and one of the consequence of it was farmer’s suicide. he said it was uttar pradesh where farmer’...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath today said that by the time he comes up with the report card of first 100 days of his government, the state will be safe for every resident.yogi adityanath said, "jungleraj will end in uttar pradesh. law and order is our priority. minor incidents are occurring at some places but i am sure that by the time i present the report card of my government's 100 days, such incidents will stop completely.""every sister, daughter and trader of uttar pradesh will feel safe in the state," yogi adityanath said....

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the yogi adityanath government has decided to end minority quota under various schemes launched by former chief minister akhilesh yadav.around 20 per cent quota was fixed for 85 schemes during the samajwadi party regime.the move is inline with the bharatiya janata party's election announcement that the party will end caste based appeasement in uttar pradesh. ever since taking charge as the uttar pradesh cm, adityanath has been scrutinising schemes launched during akhilesh yadav's tenure. ...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath today said that he did not know he was to become the chief minister of uttar pradesh till a day before the oath-taking ceremony."i had never given it a thought. neither, did i aspire nor made any request to become  a chief minister. it was just a day before the oath-taking ceremony that i was made aware by bjp president amit shah that i was to become the chief minister," said up chief minister yogi adityanath at panchayat aajtak.watch adityanath narrate the whole episode in a detailed fashion....

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around 9 people were killed when the car they were travelling in fell into a canal at makera area of mathura in uttar pradesh.the passengers were residents of bareilly, however their identities are yet to be identified.locals gathered at the spot and pulled the car out of the water....

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the uttar pradesh government has refused to give a permission to try chief minister yogi adityanath in connection with the 2007 gorakhpur riots case. the uttar pradesh principal secretary has also refused permission to prosecute the other suspects in the 2007 gorakhpur riots. the uttar pradesh government’s decision was conveyed to the allahabad high court by the state advocate general on thursday.as per a cnn news18 report, the allahabad high court has expressed displeasure over the up government’s move. the high court had earlier hit out at the uttar pradesh government for a delay in giving permission to prosecute the chief minister. the then local mp and current chief minister yogi adityanath is one of the accused in the gorakhpur riots that took place in 2007.#breaking accused in go...

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new delhi: within two months of bjp government coming to power in uttar pradesh, the state has gone from being a laggard on all urban development initiatives to being the frontrunner in urban reforms agenda. uttar pradesh has taken the lead among all states with 61 cities opting for value capture financing to fund infrastructure projects. in less than two months of finance ministry directing all central ministries and state governments to tap into the value that infrastructure creation generates for land owners, 163 cities across 17 states and two union territories have decided to opt for the initiative. leading the pack is uttar pradesh where 61 cities have decided to frame value capture financing (vcf) policies. andhra pradesh follows uttar pradesh with 33 cities planning to frame vcf po...

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at panchayat aaj tak, uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath gave his first major exclusive interview after his appointment as the leader of india's most populous state.at the event, the up chief minister had said his bjp government wouldn't discriminate between those wearing 'teeka' and those wearing 'topis.'adityanath's assurance that minority groups are completely safe in uttar pradesh failed to convince his opponents."he says something and does something else," said janata dal united (jd(u)) leader sharad yadav. "what had happened in bulandshahr, saharanpur?" he asked.you can watch what yadav had to say, as well as reactions from congress leaders rashid alvi and tom vadakkan, right here....

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renowned journalist tavleen singh recently found herself at the receiving end of a barrage of criticism after she shared a fake picture of uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath on twitter. tavleen singh went on to share a photoshopped image of uttar pradesh cm drinking cow urine.soon after she shared the image, social media users slammed her by sharing the real image where yogi adityanath can be seen drinking water from a hand pump. a number of people lashed out at her for mocking the chief minister of uttar pradesh by sharing a fake photo of him. however, she defended herself stating that she thought that the cow’s urine was “sacred” and that she thought the photo was “genuine”.this is what she said to defend her stand after being attacked by the twitterati:however, clea...

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allahabad, may 9: bharatiya janata party (bjp) is all set for the civic polls in uttar pradesh which is expected to be held in the end week of june month or first week of july. this time the  bjp leaders are in no mood to relax after its landslide triumph in up assembly elections.  ahead of the civic polls, the party leadership has drafted a plan to cover maximum houses in urban and semi-urban pockets between may 10 and 25. narendra modi-led bjp registered a historic victory in uttar pradesh assembly elections and now eyes on civic polls in the state.the bjp-led central government has planned to run a campaign in urban and semi-urban areas of the uttar pradesh. they will also take chief minister yogi adityanath-led state government feedback for the campaign. the campaign starts fr...

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yogi adityanath government in uttar pradesh has promised major revamp of healthcare system in the state after coming to power. to know the reality of the promises made, india today carried out a reality check on the availability of ambulance facilities in the state and the reality turned out to be both shocking and disturbing.in prime minister narendra modi's constituency varanasi, ambulances and blood transport systems were lying in ruins, unused for last 3 years. in some of the ambulances, even first-aid box and oxygen cylinders were missing. the situation was more or less similar in other parts of the state as well.now the question remains, for how long a man has to carry the body of his teenage son home? will medical apathy ever end in uttar pradesh?...

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lucknow, june 15: the uttar pradesh government is set to to dissolve the sunni and shia waqf boards in the state. the decision was confirmed by minister of state for minority affairs, mohsin raza, while speaking to news agency pti. justifying the decision to dissolve both the waqf bodies, the minister said concrete evidence of corruption and irregularity has been submitted before chief minister yogi adityanath by the central waqf council (cwc).adityanath has approved the dissolution of both the muslim boards, raza confirmed to pti. the dissolution process has been started after taking into account all legal aspects, he added.immediately after coming to power in uttar pradesh, the bjp-led government assigned the cwc to probe the functioning of both – the shia and sunni waqf boards. ...

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even after a bumper sugarcane crop last season, the farmers in uttar pradesh's baghpat who are getting ready for this year's sowing are waiting for their dues of the past year.as per the data available with indian sugar mills association (isma), the outstanding on may 1 in uttar pradesh stands at rs 4,135 crore. out of which, the bajaj group owes rs 2,285 crore while the modi group owes rs 462 crore.figures suggest that state sugar mills are yet to pay rs 88.69 crores for 2015-2016 and rs 40.11 crores for 2014-15.villagers say that impending payment for the sugarcane crop has impacted their lifestyle severely. distressed farmers are also sending letters to prime minister narendra modi and uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath, seeking permission to die.with an ailing mother, two unm...

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prime minister says how villagers in a small district of bijnour in uttar pradesh returned rs1.8m to the government sanctioned to construct toiletsnew delhi: prime minister narendra modi on sunday praised two villages in uttar pradesh and andhra pradesh for taking initiatives to make themselves free of open defecation and setting an example for others under the ‘swachh bharat’ movement.in the 33rd edition of his monthly radio programme ‘mann ki baat’, modi mentioned how villagers in a small district of bijnour in uttar pradesh on their own returned rs1.8 million to the government sanctioned to construct toilets.“i am surprised and at the same time happy to see the way people of mubarakpur, a small muslim village in uttar pradesh, have made their village odf (open defecation free)...

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lucknow: israel today evinced interest in providing assistance to uttar pradesh in its implementation of 'namami gange programme' - the narendra modi government's ambitious programme to clean and rejuvenate the river ganga. israel's ambassador to india daniel carmon who met uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath at the latter's official residence here also expressed israel's desire to cooperate with the state in various other sectors. "uttar pradesh may be given assistance by israel on the namami gange programme of prime minister narendra modi that has been started for rejuvenation of ganga," said carmon. "strengthening of bilateral ties with india is one of the priorities of the israeli government," the envoy said. on his part, adityanath said that the state government was intereste...

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deoria, may 13: local administration in deoria, uttar pradesh didn’t hesitate at all to mock on a person who lay down his life for india. on friday an administration in tikampur village in deoria district of uttar pradesh had set up an example of “how bureaucracy can be listed on top when it comes to mock the martyrs”. when uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath decided to meet the family of slain border security force jawan prem sagar in deoria district uttar pradesh, the local administration there started running from pole to post to make arrangements. sagar was among two jawans, who have killed in poonch sector jammu and kashmir a few days ago and his body was also mutilated by pakistan army.according to a report, the local administration in deoria district, installed aircon...

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giving a big boost to the ‘beti bachao beti padhao’ scheme of the union government, uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath led government announced rs 10,000 reward for 1 lakh meritorious girl students who clear class x examination. the announcement was made by uttar pradesh deputy chief minister dinesh sharma. in a review meeting, sharma asked officials of the state secondary and higher education department to accommodate the provision in the state budget.it was also announced that it will be a “one-time payment to about 1 lakh meritorious girls clearing class x examination”. uttar pradesh board results for high school are yet to be announced.also read: happy birthday yogi adityanath. 7 things you must know about the up cmalso addressing the issue of pending dues of the teac...

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new delhi, june 5: collision between a truck and a bus today left 22 persons dead in uttar pradesh’s bareilly. as per a report, the collision also left several others injured. the bus reportedly caught fire immediately after it collided with the truck, killing the 22 passengers and injuring others on national highway 24 at around 1 am on monday.as per a hindustan times report, the nus belonged to the uttar pradesh state transport corporation (upsrtc). while the injured were rushed to a hospital nearby, many of them were in critical condition when they were taken off for medical care.the collision happened between the bareilly and shahjahanpur stretch of national highway 24, which is largely an under-construction area. the bus was travelling from delhi to gonda depot. as per eye-witness, ...

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uttar pradesh chief minister yogi adityanath was seen wielding a broom on a street in lucknow, as part of a swachh bharat abhiyan. the cm was joined by several other state ministers. he was heard asking the mayor to ensure all the waste is cleared before the monsoon. adityanath has reiterated several times that he's committed to executing prime minister narendra modi's swachh bharat abhiyan across his state. yesterday, at panchayat aaj tak, the uttar pradesh cm said that by the next clean city survey, at least 50 up cities would be in top 100.according to the government's swachh survekshan 2017 rankings, four of the dirtiest cities are from uttar pradesh - with gonda finding itself at the bottom. two cities from bihar and punjab, and one each from uttarakhand and maharashtra, have also bee...

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lucknow: the resentment among uttar pradesh farmers, especially sugarcane growers and potato cultivators, may snowball into protests if timely steps are not taken to prevent the simmering agrarian distress from going the madhya pradesh way, farmer bodies have warned. a faction of one of the organisations - the bharatiya kisan union (bku) - has even threatened to cut off supply of milk and vegetables to cities from sunday if their demand for a cbi probe and an fir into the police firing in mandsaur, that claimed five lives, are not met. taking a cue from their madhya pradesh counterparts, farmers in western uttar pradesh are gearing up to raise their own issues, ranging from unpaid dues to poor procurement infrastructure, which, they claimed, have not been adequately addressed by the yogi a...

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