Rajesh Kumar Singh

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.

Articles by Rajesh Kumar Singh

Uttar Pradesh: BJP to launch voter-connect drive for legislative council, LS polls

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will launch an intensive campaign to contact and communicate with voters for the victory of party candidates in the Uttar Pradesh legislative council election on three graduate and two teachers’ constituencies to be held on January 30, said a party leader

BJP U.P. unit meeting under party’s state unit president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary and state general secretary (organisation) Dharampal Singh under way in the party office in Lucknow on Jan 14. (Sourced)
BJP U.P. unit meeting under party’s state unit president Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary and state general secretary (organisation) Dharampal Singh under way in the party office in Lucknow on Jan 14. (Sourced)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 11:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P.: Stage set for month-long Khichdi Mela in Gorakhpur

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath reviews preparations, directs officials to ensure safety of devotees visiting Gorakhnath temple

Gorakhnath temple located in Gorakhpur decked up for Khichdi Mela to be held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Amiruddin Guddu/HT)
Gorakhnath temple located in Gorakhpur decked up for Khichdi Mela to be held on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. (Amiruddin Guddu/HT)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Investors from India and abroad keen to invest in U.P.: CM Yogi

All MPs and MLAs should hold dialogues and maintain regular contact with entrepreneurs, businessmen and migrants of their areas, Yogi Adityanath said

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath reviewed investment and development projects being implemented in Agra, Saharanpur, Azamgarh, Jhansi and Moradabad divisions with local MPs and MLAs in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath reviewed investment and development projects being implemented in Agra, Saharanpur, Azamgarh, Jhansi and Moradabad divisions with local MPs and MLAs in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Updated on Jan 10, 2023 11:10 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi asks officials to ensure max public participation in G20 conferences in UP

The Uttar Pradesh chief minister also said school and college students should be made aware of the G20 conferences in detail and introduced to the growing influence of India at the global level and the objectives of the G20.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting on G20 conferences, in Lucknow. (HT Photo/ Representational Image))
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting on G20 conferences, in Lucknow. (HT Photo/ Representational Image))
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Lucknow

PM Modi to flag off Varanasi to Dibrugarh cruise on January 13

Officials should complete all preparations for the prime minister’s visit and the launch ceremony in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath said at a meeting of top bureaucrats.

Ganga Vilas Cruise. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Ganga Vilas Cruise. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 03, 2023 12:46 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Veer Bal Diwas an occasion to express gratitude to sons of Guru Gobind Singh: Yogi Adityanath

Releasing a book at an event at his official residence, 5-Kalidas Marg, Yogi Adityanath thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi for declaring December 26 as Veer Bal Diwas.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a Veer Bal Diwas programme at his official residence, in Lucknow on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a Veer Bal Diwas programme at his official residence, in Lucknow on Monday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 27, 2022 12:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Resolve to ensure clean Ganga will be fulfilled before Kumbh 2025: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath reviews progress of Namami Gange project, asks officials to expedite installation of sewage treatment plants to check pollution in the Ganga

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting to review Namami Gange and other works related to the Ganga. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a meeting to review Namami Gange and other works related to the Ganga. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Published on Dec 22, 2022 12:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh minister says state’s investment road shows in Germany, Belgium, Sweden have received encouraging response

Entrepreneurs and companies of three countries signed MoUs and investment proposals worth multi- crore rupees for various sectors in Uttar Pradesh, says industrial development minister Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi .

An Uttar Pradesh government delegation led by industrial development minister Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ and public works minister Jitin Prasada in Sweden. (SOURCED IMAGE)
An Uttar Pradesh government delegation led by industrial development minister Nand Gopal Gupta ‘Nandi’ and public works minister Jitin Prasada in Sweden. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Dec 19, 2022 12:30 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath says Uttar Pradesh has potential to feed the world

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath hits out at previous state government for corruption, discrimination in recruitments

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath handing over an appointment letter to a candidate recruited by UPPSC for the state agriculture department, in a programme at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath handing over an appointment letter to a candidate recruited by UPPSC for the state agriculture department, in a programme at Lok Bhavan in Lucknow on Friday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2022 12:38 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Mayawati hints at BJP-SP collusion in Uttar Pradesh bypolls

In the Uttar Pradesh bypolls held on December 5, the SP retained the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat while the BJP won the Rampur Sadar seat for the first time but lost the Khatauli assembly seat to the RLD-SP alliance.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has also said, “there is a lot of suspicion over the defeat of the BJP in the Khatauli assembly bypolls, and this is also a matter to think about.” (HT FILE PHOTO)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati has also said, “there is a lot of suspicion over the defeat of the BJP in the Khatauli assembly bypolls, and this is also a matter to think about.” (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 11, 2022 10:37 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Rampur Sadar assembly bypoll: SP leader Azam Khan plays victim card, U.P. deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya hits back

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya accused Azam Khan of creating an atmosphere of fear in Rampur when the SP was in power.

Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan at a campaign rally for the Rampur Sadar assembly bypoll. (PTI PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan at a campaign rally for the Rampur Sadar assembly bypoll. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 10:30 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ram temple in Ayodhya to be symbol of national pride: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath campaigns in Gujarat, says PM Modi determined to restore symbols of faith

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a road show in Surat for the Gujarat assembly election campaign. (ANI PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath during a road show in Surat for the Gujarat assembly election campaign. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 23, 2022 11:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Gujarat was in grip of communal violence, curfews under Congress rule: Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath says under the BJP government, the country has witnessed the emergence of a new Gujarat

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a public meeting in Kheda district of Gujarat on Monday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a public meeting in Kheda district of Gujarat on Monday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Published on Nov 21, 2022 11:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Allahabad high court suspends sentence, grants bail to disqualified BJP MLA Vikram Saini

Vikram Saini will remain disqualified as Allahabad high court has not given a stay on his conviction, says U.P. assembly spokesperson

Nearly a month after Vikram Saini’s conviction, the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly on November 7, 2022 declared his seat vacant. (FILE PHOTO)
Nearly a month after Vikram Saini’s conviction, the Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly on November 7, 2022 declared his seat vacant. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 20, 2022 10:06 PM IST
ByJitendra Sarin and Rajesh Kumar Singh, Prayagraj/lucknow:

BJP brainstorms over Mainpuri bypoll amid buzz about potential candidates

Senior BJP leaders held meetings in the state unit office on Friday to discuss potential candidates for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat

Aparna Yadav meets UP BJP chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary in Lucknow. (ANI PHOTO)
Aparna Yadav meets UP BJP chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary in Lucknow. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 12, 2022 12:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

16 rallies in 5 days power Yogi Adityanath’s Himachal poll blitz

A BJP leader said there was a huge demand for Yogi Adityanath among the party candidates who wanted the Uttar Pradesh chief minister to attend rallies in their constituencies.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a public meeting in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath addressing a public meeting in Kullu district of Himachal Pradesh on Thursday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Published on Nov 10, 2022 10:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

BJP gears up for December 5 bypoll in U.P.

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya and BJP U.P. unit chief Bhupendra Singh Chaudhary said lotus will bloom in the SP strongholds Mainpuri and Rampur while party will retain Khatauli seat

A meeting of BJP leaders is likely to be held on Wednesday to discuss the strategy for the December 5 by-election to the three seats (For Representation)
A meeting of BJP leaders is likely to be held on Wednesday to discuss the strategy for the December 5 by-election to the three seats (For Representation)
Published on Nov 08, 2022 11:16 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath asks health department officials to stay vigilant, check dengue

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said the health department should create awareness among the public to check the dengue menace

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier directed the health department to set up isolation wards in all medical colleges and district hospitals of the state for dengue and communicable diseases. (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had earlier directed the health department to set up isolation wards in all medical colleges and district hospitals of the state for dengue and communicable diseases. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Oct 26, 2022 10:55 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Diwali bonanza: DA hike, bonus for Uttar Pradesh government employees

An Uttar Pradesh government spokesperson said the increase in DA and dearness relief will cost the state exchequer an additional ₹296 crore monthly

The payment of bonus to the Uttar Pradesh government employees will put an additional burden of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>1022 crore on the state exchequer. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
The payment of bonus to the Uttar Pradesh government employees will put an additional burden of 1022 crore on the state exchequer. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Oct 18, 2022 12:59 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government to set up financial intelligence unit to probe economic offences

Besides, the criminal investigation department (CB-CID) and Anti-Corruption Organisation (ACO) of the Uttar Pradesh police will be developed as professional investigation agencies

Uttar Pradesh chief minister chairing a meeting with police and home department officials in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister chairing a meeting with police and home department officials in Lucknow on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 01, 2022 12:51 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Mayawati rejects Akhilesh Yadav’s call for Ambedkarite-Lohiaite alliance

Mayawati took the stance after SP national president Akhilesh Yadav, while addressing the party’s convention, called upon the followers of Ram Manohar Lohia and Bhim Rao Ambedkar to come together to fight the BJP in the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. (FILE PHOTO)
Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 29, 2022 11:12 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UPEIDA board gives nod to online bidding process for defence testing infrastructure scheme

UPEIDA CEO Arvind Kumar informed the board of directors that the process of construction of the Ganga Expressway is progressing rapidly

UPEIDA’s 78th board meeting chaired by CEO Arvind Kumar. (SOURCED)
UPEIDA’s 78th board meeting chaired by CEO Arvind Kumar. (SOURCED)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 11:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. police began probing PFI as early as 2010

The Uttar Pradesh police sounded an alert over the criminal and terror activities of the Popular Front of India (PFI) in the state in 2010 after the recovery of inflammatory material in the rural areas of Barabanki, Bahraich and Shravasti district

For representation only (Sourced)
For representation only (Sourced)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 10:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

BSP decides to take back its rebels in Rajasthan, Mayawati’s nephew leads Jaipur mission

The BSP has decided to divide its Rajasthan unit in two zones on the party chief’s direction, says Mayawati’s nephew Akash Anand

BSP national coordinator Akash Anand holding a meeting with the party’s Rajasthan unit leaders and office bearers in Jaipur on Monday. (SOURCED)
BSP national coordinator Akash Anand holding a meeting with the party’s Rajasthan unit leaders and office bearers in Jaipur on Monday. (SOURCED)
Updated on Sep 26, 2022 11:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UPSC returns Uttar Pradesh govt proposal for appointment of new DGP

UPSC questions removal of the then DGP Mukul Goel from his post in May 2022 before the end of his two-year term

The UPSC directed the Uttar Pradesh government to attach the self-attested bio-data of all Indian Police Service (IPS) officers whose names have been included in the list for the appointment of the new DGP, (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
The UPSC directed the Uttar Pradesh government to attach the self-attested bio-data of all Indian Police Service (IPS) officers whose names have been included in the list for the appointment of the new DGP, (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Sep 25, 2022 10:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi govt 2.0@6 months: Gorakhpur sheds mafia-mosquito tag, injects momentum into development

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath had laid the foundation for this transformation of Gorakhpur in his first term and the results are evident in his second innings.

The Ramgarh Tal lake in Gorakhpur after its beautification. (HT PHOTO)
The Ramgarh Tal lake in Gorakhpur after its beautification. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 25, 2022 12:45 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Demands echo in Uttar Pradesh assembly on day reserved for women MLAs

For instance, Samajwadi Party (SP) MLA from Amethi Maharaji Prajapati demanded the release of her husband, former minister Gayatri Prajapati, from jail.

The day was reserved for women MLAs in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)
The day was reserved for women MLAs in the Uttar Pradesh assembly on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 12:44 AM IST
By, Lucknow

No plan for free power to farmers or restoration of old pension scheme: Uttar Pradesh government in assembly

A discount of 88.19 % is being provided to agricultural consumers on power tariff, says Uttar Pradesh energy minister in state assembly

RLD legislators arrive for the monsoon session of UP assembly, in Lucknow on Wednesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
RLD legislators arrive for the monsoon session of UP assembly, in Lucknow on Wednesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Sep 21, 2022 11:05 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh assembly: SP stages walkout as Dy CM Brajesh Pathak counters Akhilesh Yadav on health services

Akhilesh Yadav says chief minister Yogi Adityanath has already replied and there is no need for the deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak to speak on the issue a day after

Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak and senior BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh at the Uttar Pradesh assembly building for the ongoing monsoon session on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak and senior BJP leader Sidharth Nath Singh at the Uttar Pradesh assembly building for the ongoing monsoon session on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 21, 2022 11:47 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Janata Dal (United) move on Nitish Kumar sets off buzz about alliance with Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh

The Janata Dal (United) will organise a rally at Mirzapur or Jaunpur in eastern Uttar Pradesh in November/ December to show its strength. Senior Janata Dal (United) leaders, including Nitish Kumar, will address the rally.

Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar greets Samajwadi Party national Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi on September 6. (PTI PHOTO)
Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar greets Samajwadi Party national Akhilesh Yadav in New Delhi on September 6. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 10:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow
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