Rajesh Kumar Singh is a special correspondent at HT Lucknow. He covers State Home Department, State Police, Central police agencies,BSP, Health Department, UP Chief Electoral Officer, Irrigation Department, Mining and, Lokayukta.
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The service of rock miners has also been used in the laying of water pipelines for the tap water supply scheme under Jal Jeevan Mission in seven districts of Bundelkhand region
TN chief minister and SP president demand the caste census and constitution of an all-party committee of MPs to oversee the implementation of the reservation policy at the national level
The SP leaders called upon the supporters to work for the victory of the Samajwadi Party in the 2024 Lok Sabha election and ensure that Akhilesh Yadav became Prime Minister. The SP should play a pivotal role in the formation of the next government at the Centre and in the selection of the new Prime Minister., the SP leaders said.
The BJP has summoned OBC leaders from across the country to Delhi to discuss the issue of caste-based census demand, over which nearly the entire opposition as well as some from within the BJP too are unanimous
Tourism and culture minister Jaiveer Singh talked to Rajesh Kumar Singh over the initiative taken by the department and future plans for the development of the sector.
The Revenue Court Computerised Management (RCCM) system has been launched to ensure transparency in the proceedings of all revenue courts, said commissioner, Board of Revenue, Manisha Trighatia.
Kanshi Ram’s strategy was to capture political power through a potent electoral alliance of the Dalit, OBC and minority communities
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Uttar Pradesh has changed 69 district unit presidents, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The party has divided the state into 98 organisational district units, with the upper caste receiving the highest number of posts. The representation of women and Dalits is minimal, and there are no district unit chiefs from the Pasmanda Muslim community. The reorganisation aims to address old rivalries and reward party workers for their efforts in the upcoming elections.
Sudhakar Singh maintained a lead over BJP nominee Dara Singh Chauhan in all rounds of counting of votes, apparently indicating that he got the support of voters even in the Dalit- dominated areas of the constituency.
To turn east U.P. into an impregnable fort before the 2024 Lok Sabha election, the BJP tied up with SBSP led by Om Prakash Rajbhar, NISHAD party led by Sanjay Nishad and fielded Dara Singh Chauhan, who defected from the SP, to consolidate its hold over the Other Backward Class (OBC) voters
The Ghosi by-poll is a prestige issue for the BJP, as it had lost the seat in the 2022 assembly elections. Dara Singh Chauhan who contested on SP ticket, had defeated BJP candidate Vijay Kumar Rajbhar. Now with Dara back in the BJP camp, the party is making all-out effort to wrest the seat that it won in the 2017 assembly elections.
The police recovered the man’s body from the residence of Vikas Kishore, Kaushal Kishore’s son, at Begariya Kala village in Lucknow early on Friday.
The BSP has decided to go it alone in assembly elections in Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh
Tripathi was serving his sentence for the murder of poet Madhumita Shukla. His so-called "Robin Hood" image could serve him well if he returns to politics
It rains poetry, couplets, Bollywood numbers on last day of Uttar Pradesh assembly’s monsoon session
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and leader of Opposition Akhilesh Yadav were at the forefront in giving the House proceedings a witty touch during the concluding debate on flood and drought.
The tabling of the 1980 Moradabad riots inquiry report in the state assembly has sparked a political battle between the BJP and opposition parties. The BJP claims the report will reveal the truth about the riots, while opposition parties allege it is a ploy for the 2024 elections. The report allegedly blames Muslim League leaders and members of the Muslim community for the riots, which the BJP plans to use against the Congress and Muslim community leaders. The opposition claims the report is incorrect and an attempt by the BJP to create communal tension.
Uttar Pradesh: Stone plaques with PM Modi’s message, heroes’ list to embellish patriotism at grass roots
The names of local heroes on the plaques will include freedom fighters, military personnel (Army, Navy, Air Force), state police forces and Central Armed Police Forces personnel who died on duty.
The new entrants to the BJP include nine leaders of the SP, five of the BSP, two of the Congress and one of the RLD
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, who has arrived in New Delhi amid Opposition unity moves, says Instead of spending its energy and resources on “non-essential” issues such as Uniform Civil Code, the BJP and its government should work for curbing inflation and alleviating poverty
Prime Minister Narendra Modi also says he is happy that Gita Press had been chosen for the Gandhi Peace Prize as an acknowledgement of its 100-year contribution and legacy
Prime Minister Narendra Modi attends closing ceremony of Gita Press centenary in Gorakhpur, flags off Vande Bharat trains, launches projects in Varanasi
Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched development projects, flagged off a Vande Bharat train, and attended a ceremony to honor a century-old publication house during a campaign blitzkrieg ahead of a crucial election season. He also criticized the Congress party and highlighted the importance of eradicating a mentality of slavery and taking pride in traditions. Modi laid the foundation stones of various projects in Chhattisgarh and attacked the Congress for corruption. He later attended the centenary celebrations of Gita Press in Gorakhpur and launched the Gorakhpur-Lucknow and Jodhpur-Ahmedabad Vande Bharat Express trains. In Varanasi, he unveiled development projects and praised the benefits of the government's welfare schemes.
Hitting out at the previous government, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said earlier even policemen were unsafe in Uttar Pradesh
Yogi Adityanath says Uttar Pradesh government taking action against gangs forcing children into begging
Yogi Adityanath has expressed happiness over the fact that 102 children were rescued from beggary in Lucknow
SP leader Shivpal Singh Yadav denies reports of MLAs joining the NDA government and says the SP stands united to challenge the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.
There are no differences between party chief Akhilesh Yadav and me... the estranged relationship with Akhilesh is past and we are working together to strengthen the organisation before the Lok Sabha elections, says SP leader
Describing the caste census as one of the biggest issues in the country, he said several countries have made provisions to empower the weaker sections.
Peace Party chief Mohammad Ayub said if the BJP is serious about the political, social and educational empowerment of Pasmanda Muslims, then the PM’s appeal should be followed by some concrete actions
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has reviewed preparations for upcoming festivals in Uttar Pradesh, including Eid-ul-Adha and the month of Shravan.
In 2022 state elections, Mukhtar passed the baton to his son Abbas, who won Mau, while Suhaib Anasri, Sibgatullah’s son, won his home turf Mohammadabad on SP ticket.