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Dalit family first to get Ayodhya bhoomi pujan prasad

Dalit family first to get Ayodhya bhoomi pujan prasad

Rediff.com6 Aug 2020

The prasad included laddoos, a copy of the Ramcharitmanas and tulsi mala, Chief Minister's Media Advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi told PTI. He said the first prasad was sent to the Mahaveer's family in Ayodhya.

Lord Ram's will that I attend bhoomi pujan: Babri case litigant

Lord Ram's will that I attend bhoomi pujan: Babri case litigant

Rediff.com3 Aug 2020

'All this (temple's construction) will change the fate of Ayodhya. We all want our child to get better opportunities'

Corona warrior watches 3-yr-old son's last rites from a distance

Corona warrior watches 3-yr-old son's last rites from a distance

Rediff.com6 May 2020

On Saturday night, he was serving patients at an isolation ward in the Level-2 government COVID-19 hospital, when he got a frantic call that his son, Harshit, was having difficulty in breathing and also had a stomachache. "When I got the call, I became restless but could not leave the hospital immediately. My family members took my son to the King George's Medical University. They kept sending me his pictures on WhatsApp. At about 2 am he left the world, leaving all of us behind," said Manish as he wept while narrating the episode to PTI.

Land for mosque: Waqf Board to decide on Nov 26

Land for mosque: Waqf Board to decide on Nov 26

Rediff.com10 Nov 2019

Sunni Central Waqf Board Chairman, Zufar Farooqui said some persons are advising that land should not be taken for the Babri mosque.

It's advantage Akhilesh in fight for Azamgarh

It's advantage Akhilesh in fight for Azamgarh

Rediff.com8 May 2019

Nirahua, a Bhojpuri star and the BJP's candidate, is drawing huge crowds in his road shows and meetings after he entered the poll fray against Yadav, but voters with caste and local equations appear favourable for the senior Yadav.

'Congress more keen on forming UP govt in 2022'

'Congress more keen on forming UP govt in 2022'

Rediff.com26 Apr 2019

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at his one-time ally, the Congress, and said that in the state the BJP is nowhere.

Akhilesh stopped at airport, SP workers clash with police

Akhilesh stopped at airport, SP workers clash with police

Rediff.com12 Feb 2019

"The government is afraid of oath ceremony of a student leader and is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad," the SP chief claimed.

Alliance with BSP, RLD final; no problem in seat-sharing: Akhilesh

Alliance with BSP, RLD final; no problem in seat-sharing: Akhilesh

Rediff.com18 Jan 2019

'They (BJP) can claim of winning even 82 seats, despite the fact that Uttar Pradesh has only 80 seats'

How sworn enemies became friends again

How sworn enemies became friends again

Rediff.com12 Jan 2019

The parties seem to have forgotten their two decade-old antagonism for a 'political revolution' which they hope would 'last long'.

Akhilesh promises city after Lord Vishnu to counter Ram Temple pitch

Akhilesh promises city after Lord Vishnu to counter Ram Temple pitch

Rediff.com23 Aug 2018

He promised a grand city inspired by Cambodia's sprawling Angkor Wat, in the state if his party comes to power.

4 ex-CMs pack up their belongings; leave official bungalows after SC order

4 ex-CMs pack up their belongings; leave official bungalows after SC order

Rediff.com1 Jun 2018

The top court had on May 7 held that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office.

1 year of Yogi rule: 50 criminals killed in 1,478 police encounters

1 year of Yogi rule: 50 criminals killed in 1,478 police encounters

Rediff.com7 May 2018

The highest number was reported from Meerut zone where 569 encounters took place.

SP-BSP friends in UP, foes in Karnataka

SP-BSP friends in UP, foes in Karnataka

Rediff.com29 Apr 2018

The BSP is contesting on 20 seats in Karnataka election with an alliance with Janata Dal-Secular while the SP is contesting on 27 on its own.

Yogi, Akhilesh, Maya to campaign in poll-bound Karnataka

Yogi, Akhilesh, Maya to campaign in poll-bound Karnataka

Rediff.com26 Apr 2018

Mayawati and Akhilesh, who contested the recent UP bypolls together, will campaign separately for their parties.

UP RS poll win exposed BJP's anti-Dalit face: Akhilesh

UP RS poll win exposed BJP's anti-Dalit face: Akhilesh

Rediff.com25 Mar 2018

Akhilesh said that the defeat of the Dalit candidate would cement his party's relations with Mayawati-led BSP.

Want to join Anna's satyagraha?: Vow to never join politics

Want to join Anna's satyagraha?: Vow to never join politics

Rediff.com28 Feb 2018

The 80-year-old anti-corruption crusader, whose previous agitation propelled many leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to the national limelight has decided that those who wish to associate with him now will have to swear in an affidavit that they will not join politics in future.

BJP to encash UP victory in Gujarat polls

BJP to encash UP victory in Gujarat polls

Rediff.com4 Dec 2017

Newly elected mayors will campaign for the party in poll-bound Gujarat.

Shia Waqf Board chief favours Ram temple at disputed site

Shia Waqf Board chief favours Ram temple at disputed site

Rediff.com31 Oct 2017

The Shia Waqf Board is drafting the terms and conditions of a mutual agreement.

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected as SP chief

Akhilesh Yadav re-elected as SP chief

Rediff.com5 Oct 2017

The party's constitution was amended to extend the tenure of the party chief to five years from the existing three years.

'Jail tourism' - new mantra to deter officials from corruption

'Jail tourism' - new mantra to deter officials from corruption

Rediff.com20 Jun 2017

District Magistrate Ravindra Kumar hit upon the novel idea and sent 576 government employees to the central jail in Farrukhabad to interact with inmates, including government officials who are living in confines of the prison.

Can SP repeat 2012 magic in 2017?

Can SP repeat 2012 magic in 2017?

Rediff.com1 Mar 2017

The Samajwadi Party stormed to the power with 224 of the 403 assembly seats.

Will this management graduate hit a 'sixer' in Rae Bareli?

Will this management graduate hit a 'sixer' in Rae Bareli?

Rediff.com22 Feb 2017

Aditi, a management degree holder from North Duke University, North Carolina, returned to India in 2013 and since then has been working for the constituency nurtured by his father, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, the sitting MLA.

Will this management graduate hit a 'sixer' in Rae Bareli?

Will this management graduate hit a 'sixer' in Rae Bareli?

Rediff.com22 Feb 2017

Aditi, a management degree holder from North Duke University, North Carolina, returned to India in 2013 and since then has been working for the constituency nurtured by his father, Akhilesh Pratap Singh, the sitting MLA.

Nine UP seats where SP's prestige is at stake

Nine UP seats where SP's prestige is at stake

Rediff.com17 Feb 2017

The SP candidates in these seats include Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav and three ministers, one of whom was recently sacked.

UP: Even a 10% drop in vote share won't hit BJP's chances

UP: Even a 10% drop in vote share won't hit BJP's chances

Rediff.com16 Feb 2017

Political analysts say that with 32 per cent vote share, the BJP would still be ahead of what BSP had polled in 2007 or SP in 2012.

Give a miss call to know SP's manifesto in 60s

Give a miss call to know SP's manifesto in 60s

Rediff.com14 Feb 2017

Till date the party has made over 1.5 lakh calls to prospective voters.

These UP seats to see SP-Congress contest, courtesy rebels

These UP seats to see SP-Congress contest, courtesy rebels

Rediff.com9 Feb 2017

The situation is worse in the Gandhi family pocket borough -- Amethi and Raebareli.

UP Election 2017: Royals jump in battlground

UP Election 2017: Royals jump in battlground

Rediff.com3 Feb 2017

A number of royals have thrown their hat in the ring in the high-voltage Uttar Pradesh assembly elections.

UP Election 2017: Inside the Samajwadi Party 'war room'

UP Election 2017: Inside the Samajwadi Party 'war room'

Rediff.com3 Feb 2017

As Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav criss-crosses Uttar Pradesh to drum up support, the ruling party's hi-tech 'war room' in Lucknow is working round-the-clock as his "eyes and ears" to breathe life in his hectic electioneering by updating him on all key developments.

In UP, PM Modi asks to shun casteism, silent on Dalit atrocities

In UP, PM Modi asks to shun casteism, silent on Dalit atrocities

Rediff.com22 Jul 2016

PM Modi on Friday pitched for a BJP govt in UP to promote politics of development but skipped any mention of the raging controversy surrounding Dalits.

For Modi's Teachers' Day speech, UP distributes 14.36 lakh laptops

For Modi's Teachers' Day speech, UP distributes 14.36 lakh laptops

Rediff.com3 Sep 2014

Political opposition notwithstanding, the Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has made elaborate arrangements to ensure that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech reaches lakhs of students in the state this Teachers' Day.