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Yogi announces free AC train travel for athletes

Lucknow, Sep 27 : Reiterating his government’s commitment to promote sports culture in the state and promoting athletes, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said that the government has reserved 2 percent seats for talented sportsperson in government services and also announced AC 3-tier free train travel for the first time for the athletes in the state.

Don Salem gets 3 yrs jail term in fake passport case

Lucknow, Sep 27 : A special CBI court on Tuesday sentenced underworld don Abu Salem and his aide Parvez Alam to three years imprisonment in a fake passport case, prosecution sources said here.

Opp slams Yogi govt over Kheri girls hanging

Lucknow, Sep 15 : The opposition in Uttar Pradesh have attacked the Yogi Adityanath government after rape and murder of two Dalit sisters in Lakhimpur Kheri and said it has exposed the reality of law and order situation in the state. Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati on Thursday termed the incident as "shameful".

Monkeypox: UP govt on alert as cases surface in neighbouring states

Lucknow, July 25 : Stepping up precautionary measures as cases of monkeypox surface in the neighbouring states, the Uttar Pradesh government has intensified surveillance and has put the State Health machinery on high alert.

UP govt extends wheat procurement season till June 30

Lucknow, July 15 : The Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday extended the wheat procurement season till June 30 to ensure no wheat farmer faces inconvenience. The extended period is expected to benefit farmers.

Sibal quits Congress, files RS nomination with SP support

Lucknow, May 25 : Eminent lawyer and former Union Minister Kapil Sibal on Wednesday filed his nomination for the Rajya Sabha with the support of Samajwadi Party, announced that he has quit the Congress, and clarified that he has not joined the SP.

HC dismisses PIL to open closed rooms of Taj

Lucknow, May 12 : The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court on Thursday dismissed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) seeking direction to open 20 rooms of the Taj Mahal and setting up a fact finding team to study them. The PIL filed by Dr Rajneesh Singh was dismissed by Justice Devendra Kumar Upadhyaya and Justice Subhash Vidyarthi. Referring to a book written by historian P N Oak, the petition claimed that the Taj Mahal was actually Tejomahalay, which was built by Raja Parmardi Dev in 1212 AD. It claimed that there is a Shiva temple behind the closed doors of the 17th century Taj. The petitioner sought direction to constitute a fact finding committee to study the monument and to open the 20 closed rooms of the Taj.

UP to become dreamland for sportspersons

Lucknow, April 22 : Uttar Pradesh is soon going to become a dreamland for the aspiring sportspersons in the country as the Yogi government has started preparations for setting up sports grounds and gymnasiums in 100 Gram Panchayats across the state. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath is showing concern towards the skill development and fitness of our upcoming generations of sports stars. In order to promote sports talent and boost the skills of players coming out from the small villages and districts, the Yogi Government, in its second innings, has prioritised providing sports facilities to all the players, officials here on Friday said. The focus of the state government, which is engaged in realizing the mission 'Khoob-Khelo-Khoob-Badho', is mainly on the players coming out of the villages. The government is ensuring that the players, who have the potential to bring laurels to the country, should not be deprived of any facilities.

Akhilesh Yadav will contest UP Assembly polls

Lucknow, Jan 19 : With Aparna Yadav expected to join BJP in Delhi on Wednesday, Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav, sparing no space to the BJP, will contest the Assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh. SP sources told UNI today that party president will contest the assembly polls.

Announcement of poll dates is welcomed: Yogi

Lucknow, Jan 8 : Welcoming the announcement of election schedule for the assembly elections by the Election Commission of India, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said that declaration of the dates of the state assembly polls is welcomed in the 'Mahaparv' (mega festival) of the democracy.
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