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Maharashtra govt downgrades security cover to Sachin Tendulkar, Eknath Khadse; upgrades protection for Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare
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Maharashtra govt downgrades security cover to Sachin Tendulkar, Eknath Khadse; upgrades protection for Aaditya Thackeray, Anna Hazare

Batting legend Sachin Tendulkar's security cover has been downgraded, while that of Shiv Sena MLA Aaditya Thackeray upgraded to 'Z' category, an official said on Wednesday

Nine-member SIT to probe 'land encroachment' cases against Azam Khan, says Rampur district magistrate
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Nine-member SIT to probe 'land encroachment' cases against Azam Khan, says Rampur district magistrate

A nine-member Special Investigation Team is probing the alleged land encroachment cases against Samajwadi Party MP Azam Khan in Rampur, District Magistrate Anjanaya Kumar Singh said on Tuesday.

BSP-SP delegation tells UP governor that 'dictator' Yogi Adityanath's govt 'undemocratically' stopped Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow airport
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BSP-SP delegation tells UP governor that 'dictator' Yogi Adityanath's govt 'undemocratically' stopped Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow airport

A 15-member joint delegation of SP and BSP leaders met Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik, and submitted a memorandum over the detention of Akhilesh Yadav at Lucknow airport by authorities.

In Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Opposition MPs hurl paper balls during Governor's address; Yogi slams members for childish behaviour
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In Uttar Pradesh Assembly, Opposition MPs hurl paper balls during Governor's address; Yogi slams members for childish behaviour

Opposition members hurled paper balls towards the podium as Uttar Pradesh Ram Naik addressed a joint sitting of the state legislature on the first day of of the Budget Session .

Shivpal Singh Yadav questions Uttar Pradesh govt for allowing Ayodhya protests despite prohibitory orders
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Shivpal Singh Yadav questions Uttar Pradesh govt for allowing Ayodhya protests despite prohibitory orders

Shivpal Singh Yadav also questioned the silence of the Yogi Adityanath government on the VHP's 'Dharma Sabha' in Ayodhya on Sunday.

Asian Games silver medallist Sudha Singh 'demoralised' after being denied job of her choice by UP government
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Asian Games silver medallist Sudha Singh 'demoralised' after being denied job of her choice by UP government

Sudha Singh had refused to accept a cash award at a programme in presence of CM Adityanath and Governor Ram Naik, saying that she wanted Deputy Director's post in the Sports Department.

Amar Singh says Akhilesh Yadav deceived those close to him, alleges that it is 'in his nature to hurt people'
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Amar Singh says Akhilesh Yadav deceived those close to him, alleges that it is 'in his nature to hurt people'

Alleging that the Samajwadi Party was pursuing politics of appeasement, Singh also lashed out at party MP Ram Gopal Yadav, a confidante of Akhilesh Yadav.

Maharashtra will build memorial for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Mumbai, says Devendra Fadnavis
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Maharashtra will build memorial for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Mumbai, says Devendra Fadnavis

Maharashtra Chief Minister said that the state will build a memorial for former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in Mumbai

Padma Bhushan awardee lyricist and poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', passes away aged 93
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Padma Bhushan awardee lyricist and poet Gopal Das 'Neeraj', passes away aged 93

Neeraj won three back to back Filmfare awards in the 70s for his compositions in Chanda Aur Bijli, Pehchaan and Mera Naam Joker

Is Yogi Adityanath a Liverpool fan? On International Yoga Day, UP chief minister sports saffron T-shirt with club's crest
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Is Yogi Adityanath a Liverpool fan? On International Yoga Day, UP chief minister sports saffron T-shirt with club's crest

While it was peculiar that Adityanath ditched his usual orange kurta to wear a trendy T-shirt for the celebrations, the fashion police observed a particular design that provided a bridge of sorts between football and yoga.

Samajwadi Party demands President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh, accuses police of lying about law and order situation in state
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Samajwadi Party demands President's Rule in Uttar Pradesh, accuses police of lying about law and order situation in state

The Samajwadi Party, on Friday, demanded President's rule in Uttar Pradesh and said this was necessary to restore the rule of law in the state.

UP governor Ram Naik says BR Ambedkar's name should be corrected, issue should not be politicised
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UP governor Ram Naik says BR Ambedkar's name should be corrected, issue should not be politicised

Uttar Pradesh governor Ram Naik on Thursday said the name of the father of the Constitution BR Ambedkar should be corrected in the entire country.

An Ambedkar by any other name: UP govt passes order adding 'Ramji' to BR Ambedkar's name in all official records
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An Ambedkar by any other name: UP govt passes order adding 'Ramji' to BR Ambedkar's name in all official records

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed a change in Bhimrao Ambedkar's name in official records as it ordered the addition of his father's name "Ramji" to his name.

As Uttar Pradesh government completes one year, BSP, Congress question Yogi Adityanath regime's priorities
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As Uttar Pradesh government completes one year, BSP, Congress question Yogi Adityanath regime's priorities

The Yogi Adityanath government came under fire not just from political rivals like BSP and Congress but also ally SBSP, which claimed building temples would not solve people's problems, as it celebrated its first year in office in Uttar Pradesh

Kasganj riots: Fresh violence erupts despite curfew; police say shops, religious structure damaged to arouse hatred
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Kasganj riots: Fresh violence erupts despite curfew; police say shops, religious structure damaged to arouse hatred

In a fresh outbreak of violence, a mosque was damaged, a shop was burnt, and locals got into heated altercations at different places in Kasganj district in the last 24 hours.

BJP has mastered art of 'misleading people,' people will 'throw them out' in 2019, says Akhilesh Yadav
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BJP has mastered art of 'misleading people,' people will 'throw them out' in 2019, says Akhilesh Yadav

Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at the BJP government in the state and accused them of misleading the people with false hopes

Uttar Pradesh farmers throw potatoes at Yogi Adityanath's residence to protest govt policies
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Uttar Pradesh farmers throw potatoes at Yogi Adityanath's residence to protest govt policies

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh faced an embarrassing situation on Saturday as quintals of potatoes were thrown by the farmers in front of the Vidhan Sabha building and outside chief minister's residence

Narendra Modi flags off services on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, advocates use of public transport
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Narendra Modi flags off services on Delhi Metro's Magenta Line, advocates use of public transport

A stretch of Delhi Metro's Magenta Line was inaugurated by Narendra Modi, cutting down the travel time between Noida and parts of south Delhi by more than 30 minutes.

Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Magenta Line: PM slams Opposition for indulging in politics over development
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Narendra Modi, Yogi Adityanath inaugurate Magenta Line: PM slams Opposition for indulging in politics over development

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the 12.64 kilometre-long Magenta Line of the Delhi Metro at Noida on Monday.

Several leaders join Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh voices opposition to UPCOCA
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Several leaders join Samajwadi Party, Akhilesh voices opposition to UPCOCA

The former Chief Minister claimed that contrary to the Yogi Adityanath government's claim that the new law was aimed at controlling organised crime in the state, UPCOCA would in fact be used to "intimidate political opponents and harass innocent people".