Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

Yogi orders closure of slaughter houses, bans cow smuggling

LUCKNOW: In keeping with the BJP’s mani­festo, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday directed police officials to prepare an action plan for closure of slaughter houses across the state. He also ordered a blanket ban on smuggling of cows and said zero toler­ance would be exercised in this regard. Official sources did not […]

Three shops selling meat set ablaze

Hathras (UP): Three shops selling meat and fish were set afire by unidentified persons here, triggering panic in the area, police said on Wednesday. The incident comes close on the heels of some slaughter houses being sealed in Uttar Pradesh after the BJP government led by Yogi Adityanath was sworn in. Police said the arson […]

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Saffron Swami and Consolidation of Power

Yogi Adityanath—the mascot of hardline Hindutva—will be the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh (UP). Held to be the Hindi heartland of India, UP is the most populous state in the Indian federation. Given its size and the number of assembly and parliamentary seats, the state can be held to be the centre of gravity of […]

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

Yogi Adityanath sworn in as UP CM; heads 47-member team

LUCKNOW: BJP’s hardline Hindutva poster boy and five-time MP, Yogi Adityanath was on Sunday sworn in as the 21st chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, heading a 47-member council of ministers that includes two deputy CMs. A surprise inclusion was cricketer-turned-politician Mohsin Raza, who was sworn in as a minister of state, becoming the lone Muslim […]

N Biren takes as first BJP CM in Manipur

N Biren takes as first BJP CM in Manipur

IMPHAL: N Biren Singh was on Wednesday sworn in as the Chief Minister of the first-ever BJP-led government in Manipur after the Assembly election threw up a hung house. Governor Najma Heptulla administered the oath of office and secrecy to Singh at a function in Raj Bhavan here. Eight other ministers from the BJP and […]

Mayawati rakes up EVM issue, to move court against ‘tampering’

Mayawati rakes up EVM issue, to move court against ‘tampering’

LUCKNOW: BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday decided to move court against the alleged tampering of EVMs and observe a ‘black day’ every month against the “murder of democracy” by the BJP. Mayawati charged that the BJP victory in UP polls smacks of “dishonesty” and “fraud” and “After we did not get a proper reply from […]

There are defects in you, not in EVMs: BJP to Mayawati

There are defects in you, not in EVMs: BJP to Mayawati

NEW DELHI: The BJP on Wednesday ridiculed BSP supremo Mayawati’s allegations of EVM tampering and asked her to “gracefully accept the people’s mandate”. “When you win, EVMs are right. When you lose, EVMs are wrong. This shows that there are some defects in you (Mayawati),” Union Minister M Venkaiah told reporters outside Parliament. He said […]

After Mayawati, Kejriwal says ‘no’ to EVMs

After Mayawati, Kejriwal says ‘no’ to EVMs

New Delhi: Taking a cue from BSP supremo Mayawati, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has ex¬pressed reservations about elec¬tronic voting machines and sought the use of ballot papers in the up¬coming civic body polls in the na¬tional capital. Kejriwal has directed Chief Sec¬retary M M Kutty to write to the State Election Commission in this […]

BJP’s poster boy in Goa Parrikar returns as CM

BJP’s poster boy in Goa Parrikar returns as CM

PANAJI: For Manohar Parrikar, the BJP’s poster boy in Goa, it’s a homecoming and another stint as chief minister of the coastal state. Despite failing to secure a simple majority in the assembly polls, the BJP managed to successfully stitch an alliance with two regional parties besides gaining the support of two Independents. Right from […]

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