Power Whispers

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be bragging high about ‘Digital India’ but the bureaucracy of BJP-led Uttar Pradesh seems to be least concerned about its digital platforms. An example of the same sheer negligence of ‘Digital India’ was seen when we cross checked the government website of UP bureaucracy (http://niyuktionline.up.nic.in/), which is still showing …

Lucknow: Is it innovation or outsourcing the bureaucracy or even worse, the disillusionment with the present bureaucracy. In whichever way it may be explained or interpreted but finally the Government of India decided to formalise the lateral entry into the elite Civil Services on the nod much to their chagrin of domineering bureaucracy of the country. …

Lucknow: It was in the year 1962 when the morality among the politicians was not considered as ‘incongruous’ unlike today when rapacity across this breed is order of the day. It was in the year 1962 when the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad vacated the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Along with other official property, he …

Lucknow: Has Uttar Pradesh Governor Ram Naik act in haste to forward complaint of a businessman against Principal Secretary to Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath without checking the credentials and veracity of the serious allegation? The Governor shot off a letter, which assumed viral proposition later, to UP CM pointing out that his Principal Secretary SP …

New Delhi: The BJP’s efforts to expand in southern states suffered a blow on Saturday with its two-day old government collapsing as Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa resigned before a trust vote in an assembly where no party has majority. The party now hopes that the move, akin to what then Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee did …

Lucknow: Irrespective of the outcome of the Karnataka elections and notwithstanding Chief Minister Siddaramaiah’s desire to retire after the polls, a feature of the contest in the southern state is his emergence as a major state-level leader. As a result, the battle is being perceived as being mainly between Siddaramaiah and Narendra Modi if only …