The deaths of children in Kota have entered the political discourse in Uttar Pradesh with BSP chief Mayawati and chief minister Yogi Adityanath taking potshots at Congress’ UP general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra for her silence on the issue.
The UP Police has been under attack for a number of horrific crimes reported against women as well as handling of the recent CAA-NRC protests in the state last week that left over 20 people dead. On December 21, UP Police invited Expression of Interest (EOIs) for the association of a Knowledge Partner in what has been termed as ‘Uttar Pradesh Police Change Management Program,’ as per a document accessed by ET.
Short on organisational strength and reach in Uttar Pradesh, the Congress party under Priyanka Gandhi Vadra is adopting shock-and-awe tactics to steal the march over the Samajwadi Party and the Bahujan Samaj Party in taking on the Yogi government.
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra’s act of defying police orders and marching for kilometres to the house of an arrested ex-IPS officer in Lucknow on Saturday, shortly after she told party workers that Congress could alone fight the 2022 elections in UP, left the SP and BSP to play catch-up.
Uttar Pradesh Director-General of Police, O.P. Singh has reprimanded Akhilesh Narayan Singh, who serves as the Superintendent of Police (City) in Meerut, for his 'Go to Pakistan' comments made on December 20 in Meerut.
The Yogi Adityanath government on Tuesday invited bids from private consultants to help draw up a plan and select companies to execute a project to take piped water to nine most water-deficient districts in Bundelkhand and Vindhya regions.
The Samajwadi Party, Bahujan Samaj Party, Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal have demanded a judicial inquiry and compensation for families of all 19 people who died during the protests. UP’s power minister and cabinet spokesman Shrikant Sharma said, “There should be no sympathy for rioters and the opposition should not paint them in any religion.”
A direct Air India flight was started between Jaipur and Agra in December 2017 under the Regional Connectivity Scheme with the hope that foreign tourists would use it to complete the golden triangle.
He pointed out that many states had used their own resources to expand coverage of Ayushman Bharat, which now hence covers 130 million families against the originally planned 100 million families. “The states have shown strong leadership and willingness to adopt UHC as their primary health goal.
The state revenue department has asked for reports from the district collector of Chhindwara and divisional commissioner of Jabalpur to take forward the idea, in accordance with a letter sent by the chief minister’s office in February.
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