More Coronavirus Tests Needed in UP, Amit Shah Tells Yogi Adityanath

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was present at the meeting (File) New Delhi: Union home minister Amit Shah held a meet today to review the coronavirus situation in the National Capital Region — comprising Delhi and parts of Haryana and Uttar Pradesh — where he stressed on more testing and early hospitalization to reduce mortality […]

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Jobless UP Graduates Who Earned “Decent Money” Now Look For MGNREGA Work

Large number of graduates and post graduates have applied for MGNREGA work. Lucknow: In a village in Uttar Pradesh, about 150 kms from the national capital, Roshan Kumar is looking for work under Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee (MGNREGA) scheme. The rural employment scheme has been scaled up in the state to accommodate around […]

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Yogi Adityanath’s Remark On COVID-19 Infected Migrants Anti-Dalit: Congress

Most migrant workers returning to UP are Dalits or belong to “backward castes”, Congress said (File) Lucknow: The Congress on Tuesday accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath of targeting Dalits by saying that a large proportion of migrant workers returning to the state are infected with coronavirus. Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had […]

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States Can’t Hire Workers From UP Without Permission: Yogi Adityanath

Yogi Adityanath said other states will not be able to take people from UP without permission. Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has said that any state government which wants to employ migrant workers from his state will have to seek permission first. He did not elaborate on how UP planned to ensure that […]

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Man Arrested In Mumbai For Threatening To Kill Yogi Adityanath: Police

The 25-year-old man was arrested for allegedly threatening to kill Yogi Adityanath (Representational) Mumbai: The Maharashtra Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS) has arrested a 25-year-old man from Mumbai for allegedly threatening to kill Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, a police official said on Saturday. Kamran Khan, a resident of Chunabhatti in eastern suburbs, was arrested by […]

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After 4 PM “Deadline” For UP, Priyanka Gandhi Recalls Buses For Migrants

Coronavirus: Migrants wait to board buses in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad (AFP) New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi Vadra today recalled the buses she had arranged for migrants after the Congress waited till 4 pm for Uttar Pradesh to allow them in. Hundreds of buses had lined up at Delhi’s border with Uttar Pradesh since morning, with Congress […]

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After Priyanka Gandhi’s Letter, UP Government Tweaks Response Over Buses

UP government agreed to Priyanka Gandhi’s request to run 1,000 buses for stranded migrants New Delhi: Hours after a letter war broke out between the Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra over buses to take migrant workers home, the Uttar Pradesh government has written another letter to the Congress leader, asking […]

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Look Who’s Talking, Says Yogi Adityanath On Congress Attack Over Migrants

26 people died and more than 30 were injured in the accident at Auriya. Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has responded to Congress demands for his resignation over the accident at Auraiya with a taunt, saying the party resembled a cat which was seeking salvation after consuming a hundred mice. The accident, which […]

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Migrants Break Barricades, Rush In After UP’s “No Entry” Order: Watch

Many complained that the administration had made no arrangements for food or shelter New Delhi: Thousands of people, arms laden with small children and baggage, running pell-mell on a highway as cars zip past — this was what Mathura witnessed last evening after the Uttar Pradesh government stopped entry of migrants following multiple deaths on […]

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In Migrants From Bihar, Yogi Adityanath Finds New Fan Base Amid COVID-19

Many migrants from Bihar say they were forced to arrange their own transportation. Patna: While it is fairly well-known that Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar privately blames his Uttar Pradesh counterpart for a wave of violations during the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown, it seems that Yogi Adityanath has found favour among migrants from Bihar, especially those […]

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