Poor, populous Uttar Pradesh was the first state to have a female Chief Minister -- Sucheta Kriplani from 1963 to 1967 -- but this pioneering effort has not improved prospects for women in elections.As voter turnout has risen, more competitors have stood ... Prokerala, 1 month ago
Women winning fewer elections, losing deposits in larger numbers : Uttar Pradesh - Sahara Samay English, 1 month ago
Public Works Minister of Rajasthan Yunus Khan today claimed that the state was leading in the country in the construction of national highways. An average of 4 km of national highways are constructed daily and 3 km of this, close to 75 per cent, is being ...Business Standard, 4 days ago
Yogi Adityanath, the controversial mascot of hardline Hindutva, will be the next Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh. In a move that surprised many, the 44-year-old five-term MP from Gorakhpur was elected the BJP legislature party leader at a meeting of the newly ...Deccan Herald, 1 week ago
There is no evidence yet to suggest that radiation from cellphone towers causes cancer, Rajasthan Health Minister Kalicharan Saraf said in the Assembly today. The World Health Organization (WHO), on the basis of a number of research papers, has said that ...Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
Jeff Sessions, a close confidant of US President Donald Trump, was on Thursday confirmed to be the next attorney general, after a historically tumultuous process that saw the senator come under fire for his views on race and civil rights. Sessions, who was the Alabama Senator since 1997, was confirmed as the 84th nation's top law enforcement officer by surviving a near-party-line vote by 52 to 47 after days of delays in the Senate voting. The voting was on partisan lines. Sessions, 70, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Rediff.com's Aslam Hunani introduces you to the lively lot of politicians at the helm of India's most important political province. Uttar Pradesh has always been a hotbed of Indian politics. With a crucial assembly election around the corner in UP, all eyes are set on who will win India's most important political state, a province that sends 80 MPs to the Lok Sabha. Will Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav win an unprecented second term in office? Or will Akhilesh and his Samajwadi Party, ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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