All stories by Virendra Singh Rawat
Yogi faces panchayat poll test amid farmers' stirRediff.com2 Mar 2021
The panchayat polls will be seen as a kind of verdict from the hinterland for Yogi Adityanath ahead of the crucial 2022 Uttar Pradesh elections.
100 per cent placements for IIM LucknowRediff.com26 Feb 2021
IIM Lucknow has concluded its 2020-21 final placements.
Why farmers in UP are not protestingRediff.com16 Jan 2021
Robust procurement of paddy and wheat since 2017 and prompt payment to farmers have helped the UP government cultivate a positive and pro-farmer perception, defusing possible farm face-off situations.
Priyanka's Lucknow bungalow has deep links to NehruRediff.com21 Jul 2020
The renovation of the property is underway, encompassing painting of walls, cleaning, and other necessary repairs befitting the new entrant's stature and requirements. The bungalow, spread over about 1.5 acres, belongs to the family of veteran Congress leader the late Sheila Kaul, who was the sister-in-law of India's first prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru. Virendra Singh Rawat reports.
Buffalo meat exports hit hard as livestock auction gets stuckRediff.com9 Jun 2020
Livestock auctions remained on hold for the majority of the lockdown as there was no clarity on the matter.
How Yogi will tackle the homecoming migrants' crisisRediff.com20 May 2020
The CM recently instructed officials to prepare a roadmap for providing local jobs to about two million people, especially in the rural-based industries, such as khadi, dairy, and food processing units and MSMEs.
Iran's coronavirus outbreak leads to cheaper basmatiRediff.com1 Mar 2020
Following the outbreak, Iran has stopped Indian basmati shipments. This has led to exports already falling 18-20 per cent this fiscal year. Iran and the rest of West Asia account for the largest imports of Indian basmati, and comprise more than 30 per cent of the shipments.
UP sitting on 2900-tonne goldmine at SonbhadraRediff.com22 Feb 2020
According to the Geological Survey of India (GSI) and UP geology and mining directorate reports, gold reserves totalling 2,944 tonnes have been found in the Sona Pahadi and Hardi blocks of the backward Sonbhadra district.
Highest salary offered at IIM Lucknow is...Rediff.com30 Jan 2020
The management institute also clocked 100% placement, says Virendra Singh Rawat.
3 tests will decide if Opposition's ready for UP pollsRediff.com27 Jan 2020
This year promises to offer ample opportunities on the electoral turf to the SP, BSP and Congress to get their act together and play the "semi-final" of sorts before the "final match" two years later, reports Virendra Singh Rawat
UP plans subsidy for Patanjali's Rs 6,000 cr food parkRediff.com23 Jan 2020
The land transfer or subleasing would allow the Patanjali Group to set up the food processing facility and entitle it to other incentives under the central policy guidelines.
After Amazon, Mastercard says it will invest $1 bn in IndiaRediff.com18 Jan 2020
The proposed investment will be made over a period of five years in our India operations, which includes an R&D facility at Pune and another centre at Vadodara.
Anti-CAA violence, MLAs' protest dent Yogi's strongman imageRediff.com8 Jan 2020
Against the backdrop of the opposition closing ranks on the CAA issue and the BJP faring poorly in several state elections recently, the 2022 electoral battle is unlikely to be a cakewalk for the BJP in Uttar Pradesh, reports Virendra Singh Rawat.
Maruti to stay bullish on rural, emerging marketsRediff.com2 Dec 2019
Apart from physical stores, the company operates 2,700 digital touch points in the form of web pages, which is gaining good traction from tier-II and III centres.
Will new Maha govt sweeten the lives of sugarcane growers?Rediff.com28 Nov 2019
Maharashtra, the country's largest cane and sugar producer after Uttar Pradesh, had, over the past few years, weathered adverse market dynamics brought about by a domestic and global sugar glut, mounting arrears and muted exports.
VHP's model could be blueprint for Ayodhya's Ram templeRediff.com18 Nov 2019
In the late 1990s, the construction cost of the Ram temple, according to unofficial estimates, was pegged at Rs 120 crore. Adjusting for inflation to the current financial year, the edifice would entail an investment of nearly Rs 450 crore, excluding the land cost.
Tomato prices likely to rise by 5-10%Rediff.com21 Oct 2019
Retail prices of tomato had touched almost Rs 80 per kg in major cities owing to short supply and transportation cost over the past few weeks following heavy downpour.
What Oppn is doing to stay afloat in 'Modi wave'Rediff.com30 Sep 2019
After resorting to quirky measures like debarring party spokespersons from news channel debates, the opposition parties are now overhauling their organisational set-ups and purging respective executives, committees and wings to weed out non-performers and deadwood. Virendra Singh Rawat reports.
UP ministers to get IIM training in governanceRediff.com8 Sep 2019
The refresher course will help participants complete ongoing projects in their respective departments via close coordination with other departments and the bureaucracy.
UP to woo investors in Asia and Europe for proposed Defence corridorRediff.com29 Aug 2019
The Uttar Pradesh Defence corridor is estimated to attract Rs 20,000 crore investment and create 250,000 jobs.