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BJP slams SP for fuelling politics of riots, appeasement

Minutes after the SP announced the candidature of Nahid Hasan from Kairana, BJP attacked SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accusing him of fuelling the politics of riots and appeasement.The BJP categorically took the name of Nahid and Aslam Ali terming them tainted.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 8:01 am

UP: SP's bid to expand caste bouquet in first list of 159

After much criticism for its 'secrecy' over candidates list, the Samajwadi Party on Monday released names of 159 nominees to contest assembly elections on party symbols in the first three phases. Trying to come out of its image of a party of Muslims and Yadavs, the SP has given 48, or a little less than one-third, tickets to none-Yadav OBCs.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 8:01 am

UP first to administer 25cr Covid vaccine doses

Striding towards another vaccine milestone, Uttar Pradesh became the first state in India to have administered more than 25 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine.As per data from CoWin portal updated till 7pm on Monday, at least 25.05 crore out of total 162.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 8:01 am

Akhileshs Pakistan remark gives BJP ammo for attack

The BJP launched a blistering attack on Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Monday for his remark in an interview saying Pakistan is not the real enemy of India.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 8:01 am

UP: Five-day doorstep drive for Covid screening begins

The five-day long special door-to-door drive to comb out hidden cases of coronavirus infection from the state began on Monday.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 8:01 am

SP's bid to expand caste bouquet in first list

Trying to come out of its image of a party of Muslims and Yadavs, the SP has given 48, or a little less than one-third, tickets to non-Yadav OBCs. The number of candidates from Yadav sub-caste is 15. Besides, striking a balance between Muslims and Dalits, it has also fielded 31 candidates from the two segments apart from 11 women in the first three phases.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 2:29 am

Manmohan, Sonia among Cong star campaigners

Besides former PM Manmohan Singh and partys interim president Sonia Gandhi, the list includes siblings Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Party veteran Ghulam Nabi Azad, Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot, PL Punia and RPN Singh along with new entrants Hardik Patel and Kanhaiya Kumar are the other star campaigners for the party.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 2:07 am

Bus falls into trench in Barabanki, 2 dead

Two people were killed while 24 others were injured when a UPSRTC bus overturned and plunged into a trench in Uttar Pradesh's Barabanki on Monday afternoon.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 1:06 am

UP first to administer 25 crore vaccine doses

Striding towards another vaccine milestone, Uttar Pradesh became the first state in India to have administered more than 25 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccine.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 1:05 am

Syana violence accused set to contest polls

Yogesh Raj is currently in jail for his alleged role in the murder of a UP police inspector during the December 2018 violence. He had won panchayat polls last year and defeated his rivals with a huge margin.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 12:41 am

In jail, SP's Nahid to fight Kairana battle

Nahid, the sitting MLA from Kairana, was arrested on January 15 by the UP police. He was wanted in a case in which police had slapped the Gangster and Anti-Social Activities (Prevention) Act on him for an incident that took place in February 2021. He was produced in the MP/MLA court of Shamli and sent to jail for 14 days.

The Times of India 25 Jan 2022 12:25 am

Prayagraj: SP, Congress flay UP govt, Mela officials for 'inadequate facilities'

The criticism comes in the wake of the rise in the level of the Ganga and subsequently water entering the Gang Deep area, affecting tents of kalpwasis, the Mela administration has shifted most of the kalpwasis to other safer places in sector 5 and elsewhere.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 11:30 pm

Min Swati Singh, hubby vie for same seat

Two aspirants from a single party seeking to contest from the same seat is not new, but what if they happen to be husband and wife?

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 11:23 pm

Prayagraj: Ayodhya temple spurs Ram Naam Bank movement at Magh Mela

Ashutosh Varshney, who manages the banks affairs under the banner of Ram Naam Sewa Sansthan, told TOI, The number of devotees who have joined the bank this year is far more than the previous year. The list of devotees includes a section of devotees whose wishes get fulfilled and they show their gratitude towards Lord Ram. They also offer Ram Naam flags once their wishes get fulfilled.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 6:50 pm

It was SP govt which stopped old pension: Yogi

Days after Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav promised that his party would restore the old pension of the state government employees, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday said (Akhilesh's) Abba jaan (SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav) was the CM when the old pension scheme was done away with in 2005.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 10:24 am

BJP camp fields its first Muslim in UP since 2014

BJP ally Apna Dal (S) on Sunday named Congress veteran Noor Banos UK-educated grandson Haider Ali Khan as its candidate for the Suar assembly seat in UP, making him the first Muslim to be fielded by any constituent of the saffron camp in the state since 2014.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:50 am

SP complains to EC over code violation in Kairana

Samajwadi Party on Sunday lodged a complaint with the Election Commission of India (ECI) accusing Bharatiya Janata Party leaders and workers of violating the model code of conduct to campaign for the party in Kairana Assembly constituency and other areas.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:49 am

Lucknow Cantt battle field for ticket aspirants in BJP

Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party think tank prepares to release the list of candidates for the fourth and fifth phases, there are strong indications that deputy CM Dinesh Sharma will not be asked to contest.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:49 am

UP polls: Parties woo Brahmins for their influence

As Uttar Pradesh gears up for an intense poll battle, the wooing and mobilisation of the Brahmin community has assumed the centre stage of politicking and election planning in the countrys most populous state.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 7:49 am

UP: Boy thrashed at police stn for 'mobile theft', dies

Sunday's incident comes three months after another alleged custodial death in nearby Kasganj where Mohammad Altaf, 22, who was held by police for kidnapping a minor Hindu girl, was later found hanging from a tap inside a washroom in the lockup. The missing girl turned out to be a major and told police that she was never kidnapped.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 2:23 am

UP: Leopard that killed 4 kids in Bahraich captured

A three-year-old leopard which killed four children last week was captured in Katarniaghat range in UP's Bahraich on Sunday evening.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 2:01 am

CDRI develops cost-effective Omicron testing kit

CSIR-Central Drug Research Institute (CDRI) has developed an indigenous RT-PCR diagnostic kit, Om, for the testing of Omicron variant of coronavirus.

The Times of India 24 Jan 2022 1:07 am

UP polls: Haider Ali Khan is BJP ally's candidate from Suar

In a politically crucial development, BJP ally Apna Dal (S) on Sunday announced the candidature of Haider Ali Khan from Suar assembly seat in UP's Rampur, the pocket borough of Samajwadi Party heavyweight and jailed MP Azam Khan.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 11:05 pm

Cong, SP, BSP didn't help people during Covid crisis: Yogi

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 10:33 pm

'During SP govt, electric wires were used for drying clothes'

The Union Minister during door to door poll campaign in Lucknow said Akhilesh Yadav's government was not able to provide electricity even for 300 hours but now he has announced giving free 300 units of electricity.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Uttar Pradesh: Khadi Commission to soon launch 'Vedic Paint' factories in four districts

He said the paint is different from usual ones as it does not contain any chemical, is made from natural sources, and is just as durable as the other paints.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 5:55 pm

UP polls: Shah meets Kairana families that returned

I am coming to Kairana for the first time since February 2014 and it gives me great satisfaction to see the region today. I met families who have returned after leaving this place. Good law and order is always the first priority for the development of a state and now with PM Modi and CM Yogi leading its development, I can say that UP will be the most advanced state he said.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 9:46 am

Schools and colleges shut till January 30 in UP

The state government's order on Saturday was issued by additional chief secretary (home) Avnish Kumar Awasthi who said that all campuses will remain closed while online classes will continue to run as per schedule.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 9:45 am

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav to fight from Karhal

In a report published on January 21, TOI had reported that Akhilesh was likely to contest from Karhal seat.

The Times of India 23 Jan 2022 9:45 am

ECI transfers 3 DMs and 2 SPs in UP ahead of polls

In a major development Election Commission of India (ECI) transferred three district magistrates (DMs) including Firozabad, Bareilly, Kanpur Nagar and two superintendents of police (SPs) for Firozabad and Kaushambi.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 11:38 pm

Akhilesh takes cue from viral Bhojpuri rap to target BJP

Akhilesh tweeted couplets which began with SPs election campaign catchline on Change (of government) in UP, and claimed that the encounter policy of the chief minister did not work, the double engine government had failed and there was infighting. He added that the garden full of flowers of lies will be destroyed as the bicycle (SPs symbol) will have a landslide victory in the 2022 Assembly polls.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 11:07 pm

Mayawati names 51 candidates 2nd phase polls

The BSP list contains candidates for seats in Saharanpur, Bijnor, Moradabad, Sambhal, Rampur, Amroha, Badaun, Bareilly and Shahjahanpur districts.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Clubhouse app: Delhi Police says man from Lko to join probe

The man has been identified as Rahul Kapoor, who had registered himself with the user-ID 'Bismillah' on the application.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

UP: Cong pledges 20L jobs, aid to budding entrepreneurs

Stating that the previous governments failed to find a solution to problems like unemployment, she said there was no dearth of jobs and funds but the government did not work in that direction as its priorities were skewed.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 11:00 am

UP polls: Mayawati in no hurry, to strike at right time

Mayawati, who has addressed one rally at the Kanshi Ram Smarak in Lucknow in November and another at her party office in the state capital a month before that, had justified her absence from the ground saying that a party like hers had limited resources which it would like to use properly only closer to the elections.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 11:00 am

Toss your power bills in Holi fire if AAP wins: Sanjay Singh

Telling people that if AAP won the UP elections, they should prepare to step out with their MLAs and toss their pending power bills into the Holi fire, Singh said that AAP was offering a dependable alternative to people and it delivered on its promises.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 11:00 am

CM Yogi Adityanath releases BJP campaign song

Yogi made the pointed remarks while releasing BJP's campaign song - Soch Imaandaar...Kaam Damdaar...UP Phir Mange BJP Sarkar - at the party headquarters in Lucknow. The campaign song was released by Yogi in the presence of Union minister and BJP's UP election co-in charge Anurag Thakur and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 10:40 am

UP election: Why Akhilesh Yadav chose Karhal seat

On the face of it, SP chief Akhilesh Yadavs decision to contest from Karhal seat of Mainpuri may appear to be an obvious pick as it has been a safe bet for the party for nearly three decades, barring one break in 2002.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:49 am

Govt improved law and order: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Emphasising that his government brought about drastic improvement in the law and order situation in the state, built investors confidence and provided security to people, CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday said criminals were now running for their lives.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:49 am

UP polls: BJP keeps focus on OBCs & Dalits in 4th list

The fourth list of the Bharatiya Janata Party once again reflected the partys focus on Dalits and other backward classes (OBCs) as together they accounted for 49 seats out of the 85 for which candidates were announced on Friday evening.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:49 am

May contest polls, but that doesnt mean...: Priyanka

Congress national general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra said on Friday that she might contest in the UP assembly elections this February-March, but made it clear that such a move should not lead to any conclusion that she is the party's candidate for the CM's post.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 7:34 am

Mayawati in no hurry, to strike at right time

Party sources say that they are waiting for Saturday, when the Election Commission of India will review its limit of 300 persons who can be addressed collectively in an enclosed space, in the hope that this limit is increased.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 2:37 am

PM, BJP leaders to address virtual rallies

National president of BJP, JP Nadda, who on Friday held a meeting with office bearers of 40 Vidhan Sabha seats of Agra and Aligarh region, where polls will be held on February 10 in the first phase of elections in the state, said that besides these virtual rallies, the party will have to rely on non-conventional means of campaigning to make the people aware of the big achievements of both the central and the state governments.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 2:05 am

Behind bars, BJYM man to contest from Aligarh

Vinay will be taking on BJPs candidate Mukta Raja, the wife of sitting MLA Sanjeev Raja, who was convicted by Aligarh court for assaulting a policeman in a 22-year old case and later granted bail. Other candidates from Aligarh (city) constituency are Congresss Mohammad Salman Imtiaz, who is former president of AMU Students Union, Samajwadi Partys former MLA, Zafar Alam and BSPs Razia Khan.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 1:55 am

RLD chief turns table on candidate in Maant

Nahuwar had earlier announced that he would withdraw his nomination only if RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary or his wife, Charu, contested election from the constituency. The trouble between the allies arose after both the parties fielded their respective candidates for the seat. Though Chaudhary had directed Nahuwar to withdraw, he had refused to do so and had later put the condition of stepping down only if the former or his wife decide to contest.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 1:49 am

Agra: Disgruntled BJP leader breaks down

After filing nomination as an independent candidate on Kheragarh seat of Agra district, former BJP leader Digamber Singh Dhakrey broke into tears while addressing media persons on Friday.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 1:41 am

Ex-BSF jawan shoots daughters rape accused

A retired Border Security Force (BSF) jawan shot dead a 25-year-old youth, who had allegedly abducted and raped his minor daughter in 2020, with his licensed firearm in front of the Civil court gate in Gorakhpur on Friday.

The Times of India 22 Jan 2022 12:00 am

Adityanath launches UP election song titled Phir Se BJP

The Indian Express 21 Jan 2022 9:31 pm

Chargesheet in BJP workers' lynching case ready'

Seven farmers were arrested by SIT and sent to jail after they were identified as suspects involved in the lynching of the BJP workers while several farmers were sent notices under bailable sections of rioting. The first arrest was made on October 26.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Shooter who backed farm stir bags Congress ticket

The three women are among the 17 fielded by Congress party which released its second list of 41 candidates for the Vidhan Sabha elections on Thursday.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 12:40 pm

UP live: Mercury may rise but expect rains on weekend

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 11:00 am

SP to restore old pension scheme: Akhilesh Yadav

The SP chief also dropped broad hints of reforms in outsourcing of government jobs, describing it as a tool used to end reservation.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 10:13 am

Polls: Azad to contest from Gorakhpur against Yogi

Among promises made by ASP are free education and health services and waiver of farm loans.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 10:12 am

UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav to fight from family turf Karhal

Former UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav will contest his first-ever Assembly elections from Karhal seat in Mainpuri district. The decision was taken on Thursday evening after discussions with the party leaders.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:54 am

UP polls: Mulayam Singh Yadav's brother-in-law joins BJP

Former SP MLA Pramod Gupta, a relative of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, joined the BJP on Thursday. He is the brother-in-law of Yadav's wife Sadhna Gupta.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 7:54 am

Lawyer of Nirbhaya, Hathras victim joins BSP

Supreme Court lawyer Seema Kushwaha, who had fought the Nirbhaya case in 2012 and is currently the lawyer of the kin of the Hathras gang rape and murder victim, joined Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Thursday in the presence of all-India general secretary of the party Satish Chandra Misra.

The Times of India 21 Jan 2022 12:35 am

Prayagraj: Seers demand to free temples and maths from government control

Prominent seers, saints and religious organisations have once again raised their voice to free Hindu temples and maths across the country from the control of state governments.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 10:34 pm

Uttarakhand elections: BJP releases first list

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Thursday released its first list of 59 candidates for the Uttarakhand assembly elections, scheduled to be held in a single phase on February 14.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

'SP govt' promises to restart pension in UP

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 6:56 pm

BJP MLA Saini faces people's ire in Munwarpur village

BJP MLA Vikram Saini, campaigning for state assembly election, faced the ire of people in Munwarpur village who forced him to return to his car and leave the venue.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 4:57 pm

UP polls: SP promises Rs 1500/month pension to poor women

After the SP came to power in 2012, it had announced a monthly pension of Rs 500 to poor women which was distributed through direct bank transfer (DBT) system that was put to use with an expanded network of banks in rural areas. Now, the party has promised a two-fold increase in the Samajwadi pension that will be given if the SP government is formed.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 11:00 am

Mulayam tried to convince Aparna, but all in vain: Akhilesh

When asked to comment about Aparna's switchover, Akhilesh said: First of all, I would like to congratulate her and extend my good-wishes, Akhilesh said. I am happy that this way our samajwadi (socialist) ideology has reached other political parties. I hope our socialist ideology will help save the Constitution and democracy there (in the BJP), he said.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 11:00 am

UP: MSYs chhoti bahu Aparna ends speculation, joins BJP

Putting speculations to rest, Aparna Yadav, the younger daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav, joined Bharatiya Janata Party at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Wednesday.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:57 am

Lucknow: 400 staff of healthcare Covid positive in 10 days

Many healthcare workers including doctors, nurses and other staff are getting infected with novel coronavirus in the state capital. The figure has reached 400 in the past 10 days. Of these, 20% are doctors.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:57 am

How stray tweet to J&K cops helped crack triple murder in Lko

Three bodies tossed in three far-flung areas of Lucknow left police flummoxed for a fortnight till a vigilant cop surfing the Internet stumbled upon a tweet with an attached news clip from the Udhampur edition of a Kashmir broadsheet, sent by a Shahjahanpur woman, tagging J&K Police.

The Times of India 20 Jan 2022 7:56 am

Leopard mauls two young boys to death in UP

Two children were killed by leopards in separate incidents that were reported on Wednesday from Motipur range of Katarniaghat wildlife sanctuary in UP.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:00 pm

Mulayam tried to convince Aparna: Akhilesh

Congratulating Mulayam Singh Yadavs younger daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav for joining BJP, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav on Wednesday said his father tried hard to explain to her the pros and cons of joining the BJP, but in vain.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 6:57 pm

Modi, Shah among BJP's star campaigners

Gearing up for the first phase assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh, the BJP on Wednesday named 30 star campaigners who will lead the show.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 6:24 pm

Lucknow: Man murders wife, tries to hang self

According to police, the accused, Sushil Kumar Yadav (40) is a cab driver and killed his wife, Meera (35) by hitting her with an iron rod on the head. Thereafter, he called U and said that he has killed his wife and is going to commit suicide. U alerted Alambagh police which reached the spot and nabbed Yadav.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 1:11 pm

UP assembly polls: Samosa, tea Rs 6 each, EC sets rate

Aiming to provide a level playing field to all candidates in the state assembly election, the district election officer (DEO) Lucknow has issued the rate chart for services and items a candidate can spend on in campaigning.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 8:00 am

Woman power is our real strength: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra has termed the women as the real strength behind Bharatiya Janata Partys (BJP) rise, adding that its because of the support of the women power that the government is able to take important decisions for the countrys development.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:59 am

Man in US watches burglary live at his UP house, alerts cops

Technology saved a house from being burgled when a resident of Kanpur, who was in New Jersey, USA, informed the local police after watching live the CCTV footage of miscreants breaking into his residence at Shyamnagar area of the city on Monday night.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:51 am

Uttar Pradesh polls 2022: Ready to step down if son gets ticket from Lucknow Cantonment, says Rita Bahuguna Joshi

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) member of parliament from Allahabad, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, has said that she was ready to step down as an MP if her son Mayank Joshi was fielded from Lucknow Cantonment in the state assembly elections.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 7:48 am

Coldest day, coldest night of season so far

No relief is expected on Wednesday and Thursday. Temperatures would increase by a few degrees on Friday, but there are also possibilities of rains and thundershowers towards the weekend, said met officials.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 12:19 am

Denied ticket, BJP leader cries bitterly

Denied a ticket by the BJP, party leader Satish Kumar Sharma from Mathura has accused the saffron party of valuing only robbers at the cost of dedicated workers.

The Times of India 19 Jan 2022 12:10 am

'SAPA me house full': UP Congress man uploads poster inviting leaders to join party

Commenting on houseful scenario in Samajwadi Party, Irshad Ullas poster reads SAPA me house full (The entry of leaders in Samajwadi Party has been restricted) along with photos of three Congress leaders.

The Times of India 18 Jan 2022 11:53 pm

UP polls: 'Samosa @Rs 6; BMW, Merc @Rs 21k/day'

To provide equal level playing field to all candidates across the party line for state assembly election, the district election officer (DEO) Lucknow issued the rate chart for services and items a candidate could spend in election campaigns.

The Times of India 18 Jan 2022 6:15 pm