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Akhilesh Yadav becomes ‘roll back’ CM

When he assumed office in March 2012 as the youngest chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Akhilesh Yadav was known for his focus on development and vision for the future — a much-needed change from politi

12-year-old raped by 5 in Lucknow

A 12-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped by five men in Lucknow on Tuesday morning.

SP infighting brings campaign to a halt

The rift in the Yadav clan seems to be having a serious side effect on the Samajwadi Party. The party’s election campaign has ground to a halt even before it formally began.

Opposition wants Central forces for UP polls

Major Opposition parties in Uttar Pradesh have asked the Election Commission to deploy Central forces in Uttar Pradesh before the nomination process begins for the state Assembly elections.

Akhilesh Yadav wants his supporters back in party

Akhilesh Yadav hands over Rs 20 lakh cheques to the families of Army and police personnel in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Tuesday that he favoured the return of expelled leaders into the SP and asked “experienced leaders” to reconsider their decision on the issue.

UP rape victim attacked with acid

A rape victim was attacked with acid on Tuesday after she lodged a complaint against two men for raping her.

Akhilesh Yadav reinducts 3 sacked ministers

Gayatri Prajapati taking blessing from Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav after taking oath as cabinet minister at Governor house.PTI

In his eighth Cabinet reshuffle on Monday, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav amply revealed the political, electoral and even family compulsions he is facing on the eve of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly el

Plea filed in Allahabad High Court on reinduction

Social activist Nutan Thakur has filed a petition before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court against reinduction of Gayatri Prajapati in the council of ministers.

‘Birthday’ parties galore in colleges ahead of elections

They may have been born in January, April or June, but their birthday parties are being held now. The guest list includes everyone, and no one has to bring gifts.

Priests object to online pind daan

Hindu priests in Allahabad and Varanasi demanded a ban on performing the pind daan, a post-death ritual believed to ensure salvation for departed souls, over the Internet.

The social media is aflame with elated stories, tall stories really, about India’s retaliation for Uri by turning off the spigot of the three western rivers of the Indus basin that flow unhindered int

The nation state is often a litany of the same mechanical rituals, where the same clichés are repeated by politicians, year after year. Gandhi Jayanti is one such event.