Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav received a jolt on Tuesday when Governor Ram Naik finally rejected his recommendation for the appointment of the state’s Lokayukta. Maintaining his stand against the chief minister’s nominee Justice (Retd) Ravindra Singh Yadav, who was considered unfit for the top ombudsman’s job by Allahabad high court Chief Justice D Y Chandrachud as well, the governor has now asked the chief minister to send a fresh panel of names from which the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
In UP, it's government versus governor over Lokayukta - Rediff.com, 1 week ago
Suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh faces a CBI probe into alleged corruption on a PIL accusing him of amassing huge property disproportionate to his known sources of income. Sharat Pradhan reports from Lucknow Tainted and suspended Noida engineer-in-chief Yadav Singh, against whom the high court ordered a CBI probe on Thursday, enjoyed political patronage under different governments. A diploma holder in civil engineering, Singh began his career as a junior engineer (a ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
From wearing a turban made from 400m of cloth to eating drinking glass, Indians have done some really bizarre stuff to set a Guinness World Record. Rediff.com presents some of the oddest Guinness world records held by Indians. Largest wearable turban The largest turban is made with 400 m (1,312 ft) of cloth and belongs to Major Singh, a Nihang Sikh who wears the tower-shaped turban using over 100 hairpins, and 51 religious symbols made in metal. This style of round turban is known as a ...Rediff.com, 4 weeks ago
The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday said it would not sack any of its ministers without a probe, days after a cabinet minister was accused of orchestrating the murder of a journalist in the state. “Some issues have come up. So, I want to tell you that no minister will be sacked without probe,” Cabinet minister Shivpal Yadav told reporters when asked about minister Ram Murti Verma’s alleged involvement in murder of a journalist in Shahjahanpur. “We will not sack ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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