Uttar Pradesh: Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav will inaugurate UP’s first helpline call centre for journalists across the state, an official said.
The helpline 1880 hosted by the state information and public relations department comes with a call centre for convenience and help of media persons, said director (information) Ashutosh Niranjan.
A computerised ‘letter and file tracking system’ will also be launched by Akhilesh Yadav.
With massive red-tape and a slow bureaucracy, the tracking system of files, an official said, was aimed at time-bound disposal of the important files.
The information department has also digitised over 40,000 rare and important photographs and negatives of snaps which have historic value.
A special supplement on eminent litterateur Amrit Lal Nagar will also be launched by the chief minister. In recent times there have been many cases where journalist were targetted because of their work and the political reasons. (IANS)
Manoj Tiwari is the BJP MP who came in media highlights for his verbal assault on a teacher
The MP who was invited to a cultural event in UP celebrating the birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand
However, he did take out time to meet some of his friends from Bollywood
August 2, 2017: “You do not have manners to speak to an MP?” (Translated) were BJP MP Manoj Tiwari’s words to a primary school teacher, enraged at her for requesting him to sing at a school function in the presence of CCTV cameras. Continuing his rant, he had asked the teacher to get off the stage and probed all present officers to take an action against her. Tiwari later received a lot of flak for the video, which had surfaced in May this year.
However, when Bollywood actors Shahrukh Khan and Anushka Sharma reached Varaṇasi on July 31 to promote their upcoming movie ‘Harry Met Sejal’, the BJP MP was the first in line to join them for the promotions.
Tiwari was not only gracious enough to host the event for the actors but also very willingly knelt on his knees throughout the event to perform songs for Anushka. The highlight of the event was when he sang a Bhojpuri song while the crowd rejoiced during the promotional event held at a private institute.
Need we remind you, this is the same BJP MP who had misbehaved with a female teacher over her request to sing at a school function.
If this wasn’t news enough, the MP who recognizes himself as his ‘people’s person’ got so involved with the stars that he failed to interact with locals on his visit to the PM’s Parliamentary constituency. Tiwari chose to be associated with such an event while the people of Varanasi were expecting a discussion for the development of the constituency from him, given his contacts and his high-profile image.
However, what further hurt the sentiments of the people of UP was not the enthusiasm the MP showed for the promotion of a film he is not associated with whatsoever, but his willingness to forego a cultural event scheduled at village Lamhi.
The President of the Delhi unit of BJP failed to fulfill a political commitment of attending a cultural event scheduled at village Lamhi to celebrate the birth anniversary of Munshi Premchand.
So much for being an artist, we’d say!
While these developments may not gather national attention, the people of Varanasi are sure to hold Tiwari accountable for his involvement in such foolish and murky dealings.
– prepared by Soha Kala of NewsGram. Twitter: @SohaKala
Lucknow, Apr 11, 2017: UP CM Yogi Adityanath takes a few more steps as he calls his second state cabinet meeting since assuming the office last month. It was decided that district headquarters will get a 24-hour power supply, Power Minister Shrikant Sharma told reporters here after the three-hour-long meeting.
The chief minister directed the power department to ensure that defective or burnt transformers are replaced expeditiously in rural areas so that agricultural operations do not suffer, he said.
Sharma said the ambitious ‘Power for All’ pact will be signed by Adityanath and Union Power Minister Piyush Goyal here on April 14 to meet the Centre’s target of making the state energy efficient by 2018 and help in ensuring power in all UP villages before 2019, mentioned PTI.
“It was the order of the Chief Minister that all Shaktipeeths are supplied 24-hour power during Navratris and we have been successful in it…examinations are on and students should get power during the night so that they do not have to suffer,” Sharma said.
The CM ordered 18-hour power supply in villages, 20-hour at tehsil level and in Bundelkhand region besides deciding to ink a pact with the Centre to ensure electricity in all UP villages by 2019.
The chief minister directed the officials to ensure uninterrupted supply to the villages from 6 in the evening to 6 in the morning so as to help the students prepare for exams.
“It is the dream of BJP chief Amit Shah and the Chief Minister that every house, every poor, and every village get power by 2018,” Sharma said.
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On former CM Akhilesh Yadav’s statement that there is nothing new in providing power during Navratri and Ramnavami, he said the earlier roster system was not implemented on the ground and remained restricted to the CM’s residence, Shakti Bhawan and for the VIPs.
“The difference is, our VIPs are poor residing in villages. We will take action against officers if the roster is not implemented at the rural level, which was ignored ealier. The government is working for providing 24-hour power supply by October 2018,” he said.
In a bid to end woes of potato growers, the cabinet decided to purchase 1 lakh metric tonnes of potato at Rs 487 per quintal.
“Government aims at giving adequate price to potato growers. If we cannot give them profit, we want to give them price of their produce,” Sharma said.
For cane growers, the cabinet decided to ensure payment of their current cane dues within 14 days and old dues within 120 days.
“Legal action will also be taken against sugar mills if they fail to make payments,” he said.
Uttar Pradesh, April 7, 2017: After becoming the CM of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath has been taking quick actions regarding the governance of the state. Yet another action has been taken by the CM.
The authorities here have sought divine help to halt the spitting menace days after banning the use of paan, gutka and other tobacco products in all government offices.
Tiles with pictures of Hindu gods and goddesses have been put up in the corners and staircases of administration offices in the district to stop people from spitting betel juice, gutka there, mentioned PTI.
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Such tiles can be seen along the stairs of the Vikas Bhawan, which houses offices of the local administration.
Chief Development Officer TK Shibu said that there is nothing wrong in putting up these tiles at public places to keep check on the spitting menace.
“In the High Court too, such tiles have been fixed…we got the CCTV cameras installed and also deployed staff to check spitting, but it was of no use, and as an experiment we got these tiles of gods and goddess,” he said.
The step is expected to bring a permanent change in the behavior of people and government officials.It is assumed that the step will go a long way in saving the walls of government buildings from further stains.It is also contributing to the country wide “Swacch Bharat Abhiyan”.
However, the decision has not gone down well with certain local stuff and they are protesting against the decision.
Niswarth Seva Samiti handed over a memorandum to Shibu and warned of an agitation if the tiles are not removed from the state government establishments in 24 hours.
Similarly, social activist Salman gave a memorandum to the District Magistrate Karan Singh Chauhan, saying it is improper to use pictures of gods for such purposes.
It is to be seen whether the court will support the decision or not.