After a gap of four years, roads in rural areas of the state will get a facelift under the Pradhan Mantri Grameen Sadak Yojna (PMGSY).

Few vehicles seen on first day, authorities open slip road after farmers protest.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav inaugurated the 165-km Yamuna Expressway on Thursday, more than five years after the 2003-2007 Samajwadi Party government of his father Mulayam Singh Yad

Visits to seven small towns in north India reveal how paucity of funds, slipshod planning and a dearth of capabilities have contributed to poor civic services and inadequate infrastructure. Citizens in some areas have organised themselves into neighbourhood committees to tackle problems that the urban bodies neglect, but this has its limitations and cannot substitute for efficient local government. The keys to tap the rich potential in these small towns are purposeful research, participative planning, responsive governance and healthy finances.

Uttar Pradesh, which has about 4,000 mines of coal, silica, bauxite and granite – mostly in Bundelkhand region, has mandated e-tendering for future allotment of mining leases in the state.

This step is aimed at preventing hitherto rampant illegal mining and ushering transparency in allotment of mining leases. Under the system, lease holder will have to get environment clearance for mining within 6 months if the land area is more than 5 hectares (ha), whereas, in case of lease for mining of area of less than 5 hectares, environment clearance will not be required.

Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh has written a fresh letter to UP Chief Minister Mayawati over alleged irregularities in implementation of MNREGA in seven districts and demanded a CBI probe

AICC general secretary Rahul Gandhi landed in Varanasi on Tuesday morning and went on a tour of villages in Naxal-affected Chandauli and Mirzapur districts of eastern UP.

Days after Chief Minister Mayawati wrote to the Prime Minister, saying Union Rural Development Minister Jairam Ramesh had a political motive in seeking a CBI inquiry into the alleged fraud in the M

Heavy rains have wreaked havoc in eastern Uttar Pradesh leaving 28 people dead, while the water level in major rivers is rising.

While 18 people were killed in incidents of wall and house collapse in Jaupur district, 10 deaths were reported from Mirzapur district which received 120 mm and 150 mm respectively since Saturday, officials said on Sunday.

Lucknow The steel ministry on Monday sought support of the UP government in getting land for setting up industrial projects in the state.

‘‘Development (of Uttar Pradesh) is not possible without industrial growth. But there are problems in getting land here due to some reasons. I ask the state government to support the ministry, which is ready to whatever is needed for the purpose,’’ Union steel minister Beni Prasad Verma said reporters on Monday.

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