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Revelations embarrass govt, but CM unmoved

UP minister Ahmad Hasan has said that suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal should apologise even as embarrassment for the Akhilesh Yadav government over her suspension intensified on Tuesday after it was found that the report of the local intelligence unit sent to the state government has categorically stated that the wall of the mosque in Greater Noida was demolished on July 27 in the presence of circle officer and SDM, Jewar.

Durga, husband to seek cadre change

Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal and her husband Abhishek Singh, also an IAS officer, may seek a change of cadre from Uttar Pradesh. Sources close to the couple say they want to shift out of UP as soon as things normalise.

‘Officials will be punished if needed’

Unfazed by the stinging criticism over the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav said on Monday that if officers make mistakes, they will be duly punished.

Durga issue takes a communal turn

The suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal rages on with the issue clearly taking on a communal and political hue.

MLAs want to contest LS polls

State politics no longer interests them and majority of the Congress legislators in Uttar Pradesh are keen to contest the Lok Sabha elections.

Akhilesh keeps SP tag on ambulances

In what could pave the way for a direct confrontation with the Centre, the Akhilesh Yadav government in Uttar Pradesh has decided to retain the “Samajwadi” name and logo on 108 ambulance services currently being run under the National Rural Health Mission (NRHM) schemes.

UP mulls force to check mining

Facing flak over illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh, the Akhilesh government is now working on a proposal to constitute a special “mining force” to check illegal mining activities in the state. MoS for mining (Independent) Gayatri Prasad Prajapati told reporters on Friday that the government was considering a proposal to set up an exclusive mining force to check illegal mining activities in the state.

Akhilesh firm on Durga suspension

UP chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, on Thursday, made it clear that his government was firm on the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal and there was no question of reconsidering the same.

Maya welcomes Telangana, wants UP divided into 4

The Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on Wednesday welcomed the decision to create Telangana state and also reiterated the demand for a four-way division of Uttar Pradesh.

Revolt brews in UP Cong units

In what can be termed as a revolt of sorts in the UP Congress, nearly 39 office bearers, including eight block presidents, have resigned en masse in protest against the appointment of Vijay Bahadur as

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