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Baby Rani Maurya: Former Uttarakhand Governor Enters Active Politics

Baby Rani Maurya: Former Uttarakhand Governor Enters Active Politics

Press Trust of India | Friday March 25, 2022, Lucknow

An influential Jatav leader, Baby Rani Maurya last year resigned from the Uttarakhand governor's post, taking a plunge into active politics.

Danish Azad Ansari: Lone Muslim Face In New Yogi Cabinet

Danish Azad Ansari: Lone Muslim Face In New Yogi Cabinet

Press Trust of India | Friday March 25, 2022, Lucknow

Danish Azad Ansari is the only Muslim face in new Uttar Pradesh government led by Yogi Adityanath.

Yogi Adityanath Leads 'Under 50' Chief Ministers, 5 Out Of 6 Helm States Without Dynasty

Yogi Adityanath Leads 'Under 50' Chief Ministers, 5 Out Of 6 Helm States Without Dynasty

Asian News International | Friday March 25, 2022, New Delhi

The flock of 'under 50' Chief Ministers is growing in size, with the monk-turned-politician Yogi Adityanath leading the pack of the younger generation of leaders at the helm of as many as six states in the country.

'Congress' The Reason Why UP Minister Changed Name After Joining BJP

'Congress' The Reason Why UP Minister Changed Name After Joining BJP

Press Trust of India | Friday March 25, 2022, Lucknow

An influential OBC leader and currently the BJP Uttar Pradesh unit president, Swatantra Dev Singh was named Congress Singh by his parents.

"Bulldozer Baba" Yogi Adityanath Comes Back Stronger For Second Term

"Bulldozer Baba" Yogi Adityanath Comes Back Stronger For Second Term

Press Trust of India | Friday March 25, 2022, Lucknow

A poster boy for Hindutva, saffron-robed Yogi Adityanath was considered a rabble-rouser and often accused of making provocative remarks against Muslims.

AK Sharma: A Close Confidante Of PM Modi, Now A Minister In Yogi Adityanath Government

AK Sharma: A Close Confidante Of PM Modi, Now A Minister In Yogi Adityanath Government

Press Trust of India | Friday March 25, 2022, Lucknow

Considered a close aide of PM Narendra Modi, Arvind Kumar Sharma kicked off his political innings after taking voluntary retirement from the Indian Administrative Service and became a member of the UP Legislative Council.

N Biren Singh, Ex Footballer And Journalist, Steers BJP Ship In Manipur

N Biren Singh, Ex Footballer And Journalist, Steers BJP Ship In Manipur

Asian News International | Monday March 21, 2022, New Delhi

Footballer-turned-politician N Biren Singh is all set to take oath as Chief Minister of Manipur for the second term on Monday after he led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the recently concluded state Assembly polls to victory.

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Gets Down To Work After Taking Oath

Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann Gets Down To Work After Taking Oath

Press Trust of India | Wednesday March 16, 2022, Chandigarh

From a comedian to Punjab Chief Minister, Bhagwant Mann has seen a phenomenal rise in a political career of just over a decade.

Sukhbir Singh Badal: Finally Out Of His Father's Shadow, But Long Way To Go Yet

Sukhbir Singh Badal: Finally Out Of His Father's Shadow, But Long Way To Go Yet

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 10, 2022, Chandigarh

This year's Punjab Assembly polls came as a litmus test for Akali Dal chief Sukhbir Singh Badal as he shouldered responsibility of steering his 100-year-old party without active participation of his father and party patriarch Parkash Singh Badal.

Akhilesh Yadav: Fought Hard But Failed To Send Yogi Adityanath "Back To Gorakhpur"

Akhilesh Yadav: Fought Hard But Failed To Send Yogi Adityanath "Back To Gorakhpur"

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 10, 2022, Lucknow

While the BJP threw a pantheon of star campaigners, Akhilesh Yadav's was virtually the lone face of his Samajwadi Party in the Uttar Pradesh elections. From distributing tickets to choosing allies, it was the SP president's one-man show.

Yogi Adityanath: The Monk Who Would Be Chief Minister Again

Yogi Adityanath: The Monk Who Would Be Chief Minister Again

Press Trust of India | Thursday March 10, 2022, Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath was an unexpected pick for the chief minister's post after the BJP scored a landslide win in the 2017 UP Assembly polls.

Child Soldier To Runner To Mentor: Nepal Woman's Inspiring Sprint

Child Soldier To Runner To Mentor: Nepal Woman's Inspiring Sprint

Agence France-Presse | Tuesday March 08, 2022, Kathmandu

For years Nepali child soldier turned ultra-runner Mira Rai trained alone every morning, but now she leads other young women up and down the hills, hoping the sport can help them break cycles of poverty and discrimination.

The Agent And The Comic: Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky In Fight For Ukraine

The Agent And The Comic: Vladimir Putin, Volodymyr Zelensky In Fight For Ukraine

Agence France-Presse | Friday March 04, 2022, Paris

One is a former comic actor who became president in 2019 as a political novice. The other a one-time KGB agent now in power for over two decades.

UP Ex Minister Who Switched To Samajwadi Party Faces Stiff Challenge In Fazilnagar

UP Ex Minister Who Switched To Samajwadi Party Faces Stiff Challenge In Fazilnagar

Press Trust of India | Saturday February 26, 2022, Kushinagar (UP)

Influential OBC leader and former Uttar Pradesh minister Swami Prasad Maurya, who recently switched over to the SP along with some other BJP leaders, faces a tough challenge to enter the assembly for the sixth time.

Mayawati Faces No Shortage Of Challenging Rivals In UP Election 2022

Mayawati Faces No Shortage Of Challenging Rivals In UP Election 2022

Reported by Alok Pandey, Edited by Debanish Achom | Thursday February 10, 2022, Lucknow

UP assembly election 2022: Bahujan Samaj Party's national president Mayawati has been subdued in the run-up to this Uttar Pradesh election.