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Rebels gift Akhilesh Yadav a ‘Sena’

With Samajwadi Party leadership hurriedly working to avert a split in its ranks by showing signs of a climbdown from its stand of not naming Akhilesh Yadav as the party’s CM face, the latest developme

Akhilesh Yadav gets dad’s nod, to be party’s CM face

Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar (R) and Samsung India CEO H C Hong (L) sign a MoU with Uttar Pradesh Government. (Photo: PTI)

In an obvious attempt to pacify UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, the Samajwadi Party on Monday formally announced his name as the party’s CM face in the upcoming elections.

UP Stampede toll rises to 25, 7 suspended

Five police officials and two civil officials have been suspended in Varanasi after they were found prima facie guilty of “gross negligence” that led to the stampede in the holy city on Saturday.

Now, Ram Gopal Yadav warns SP chief, backs Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party MP Ram Gopal Yadav has written to his chief Mulayam Singh Yadav that the latter would be held responsible if the party did not perform well in the assembly elections due next year.

Dad puts Akhilesh Yadav future under cloud

Uttar Pradesh CM Akhilesh Yadav (Photo: PTI)

Putting a question mark on the future of his son and UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav said on Friday that the party’s MLAs will take a call on who will b

Ex-BSP leaders aim to eat into Mayawati votebank

The various leaders who have left the Bahujan Samaj Party in the recent past are determined to make a dent in the BSP’s core vote bank.

PM ‘forgot’ Army on Dussehra, says Mayawati

BSP supremo Mayawati. (Photo: PTI)

BSP president Mayawati slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday for omitting the Army’s role in the surgical strikes across the border in his Dussehra speech in Lucknow.

2 dalits set on fire, 1 dies

One dalit youth died of burn injuries and another is battling for his life after about half a dozen men set the two ablaze in their sleep in Gorakhpur district on Wednesday.

Akhilesh’s ‘war room’ turns hub for SP rebels

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday inaugurated the new office of the Janeshwar Misra Trust, with the majority of the youth leaders expelled from his Samajwadi Party standing by his

CM candidates will keep out of election fray in UP

The chief ministerial candidates of various political parties for the upcoming Assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh will not be contesting the elections.

Two decades ago, I underwent several body searches and was led through multiple layers of electronic steel doors at the New York Metropolitan Correction Centre in Manhattan.

Some years ago Joel Stein wrote a witty and perfectly appropriate column in Time magazine titled “My Own Private India”, about a town called Edison in New Jersey.