Umesh Raghuvanshi is a journalist with over three decade experience. He covers politics, finance, environment and social issues. He has covered all assembly and parliament elections in Uttar Pradesh since 1984.
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Uttar Pradesh BJP secretary Abhijat Mishra said if the Congress leadership is so focused on choosing a Gandhi for the seat, why should the name of a family member of Mahatma Gandhi not be considered
The Uttar Pradesh government has worked out a roadmap to achieve the objective of making the state a trillion-dollar economy in five years (2027-28)
The GBC 4.0 that will continue till February 11 will see the rollout of projects in four regions and 75 districts of the state.
Over 14,600 proposals will be implemented at the ceremony. Out of this, nearly 5000 were not among the Memorandums of Understanding (MoUs) signed ahead of UPGIS-2023.
The temple chief of Kalki Dham has invited the PM and UP CM to attend the foundation stone laying ceremony of the temple on February 19
Though final shape is being given to the region-wise and district-wise breakup of investments, there are indications that the share of west UP will come to nearly 50%, east UP 28-30% while central UP may get 13-14%; Bundelkhand’s share may be in the range of 6-7%
Priyanka’s move to join the yatra comes at a time when the partymen are demanding that she should contest 2024 Lok Sabha election from Rae Bareli seat keeping in view party’s top leader Sonia Gandhi’s move to take the Rajya Sabha route to the parliament via Rajasthan.
Rae Bareli is the only constituency Congress won in 2019 Lok Sabha elections from Uttar Pradesh that sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha.
Those aware of the development say they include 325 projects each with investments of over ₹500 crore
Ashok Leyland has decided to set up its electric bus manufacturing unit in Lucknow on part of the land of the now under-closure Scooters India Limited (SIL) that manufactured the once popular Vijay Super scooter here.
Yogi Adityanath’s attack on Akhilesh Yadav came before Uttar Pradesh assembly was adjourned sine die after giving its nod to the annual budget of ₹7.36 lakh crore
The move comes amid a strong buzz about the RLD’s growing rift with its ally, the Samajwadi Party, and increasing proximity to the BJP
Krishnam, who has been in the news in recent days for his stance on the Ram Temple issue, has invited Prime Minister Narendra Modi to lay the foundation stone of Kalki Dham in Sambhal on February 19.
In run-up to Lok Sabha polls, Uttar Pradesh’s ₹7.36-lakh crore budget gives priority to infrastructure development, education and welfare
The state’s fiscal deficit which was ₹32,513.16 crore (3.40 per cent of the GSDP) in 2014-2015 is expected to go up to ₹86,530.51 crore (3.46 percent of the GSDP) in 2024-2025.
As the budget is being presented weeks ahead of 2024 Lok Sabha elections, minister for finance Suresh Khanna will have to strike a balance between making allocations for infrastructure development and announcing some welfare measures for the youths, women and farmers.
There are indications that leaders of the two parties will meet again the next week, including on Monday/Tuesday, for further talks.
Uttar Pradesh Governor Anandiben Patel faced opposition members shouting 'go back' slogans during her address to the legislature. She referred to the Ram temple in Ayodhya as the "Rashtra Mandir" and praised the enshrinement of Ram Lala in the new temple. Despite the opposition's protests, Patel highlighted the achievements of the Yogi government and its commitment to good governance and economic growth. Investment proposals exceeding ₹40 lakh crore were received during the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023.
“Farmers are facing problems, and the state government is not taking care of interests of youth and women; we will also raise the issue of rising inflation,” says SP chief whip
Samajwadi Party has unilaterally released its first list of candidates for Lok Sabha polls even as it holds seat-sharing talks with Congress
Uttar Pradesh Budget session from Friday: As new rules bar placards, MLAs may stage innovative protests
This will be the governor’s first address after the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Assembly adopted the Rules of Procedure and Conduct of Business of the UP Legislative Assembly-2023.
The Uttar Pradesh government is preparing to present its largest ever annual budget of over ₹7 lakh crore for 2024-2025, with larger allocations for infrastructure development and possible populist announcements ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections. The budget is expected to focus on infrastructure, tourism, and welfare measures for farmers, youths, and women. However, funding such a large expenditure will be a challenge, possibly requiring increased borrowing by the state.
Gets ready for groundbreaking ceremony next month. Plans implementation of proposals worth ₹10 lakh crore
The Ram temple would be witness to the India’s rise as a developed nation and the country would reach the top, the PM said.
'Historic moment’ will take development journey to new heights: PM Modi; President says it’s start of a fresh cycle in country’s resurgence.
The Bada Sthan (on way from Hanuman Garhi to the then makeshift Ram temple), the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s Karsevakpuram, Karyashala (workshop), the Maniram Chhavni and the Digambar Akhara are some such spots besides the Ram Janmabhoomi area that are reminiscent of the temple movement
Ramchandra Das handed over the ‘Shila’ during the Vishwa Hindu Parishad’s ‘Shiladan’ to Singh in the presence of then VHP president Ashok Singhal at the ‘Bada Sthan’ in Ayodhya on March 15, 2002.
Ram Japs, Akhand Ramayan, special pujas, Ram Lila programmes, Ram Murti processions, meetings and rallies are being organised at homes or in Hindu temples abroad ahead of the January 22 consecration in the new Ram temple in Ayodhya.
The govt was able to spend ₹4,915.27 crore of medical education dept against the provision of ₹11,141.24 cr while the backward class welfare dept spent ₹762.35 cr against the provision of ₹1,566.82 cr
The Uttar Pradesh government has reiterated its austerity measures as it issued guidelines to all departments to release financial sanctions for use of the first supplementary budget for 2023-2024