Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Shikha Salaria

Shikha Salaria
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Shikha Salaria works as Special Correspondent for ThePrint in Lucknow, covering the vast state of Uttar Pradesh, with a special focus on its politics, government and governance. She studied journalism at the Indian Institute of Mass Communication and worked as a reporter in the National Capital Region for eight years before moving to Lucknow. She can be reached at shikha.salaria@theprint.in. Follow her on Twitter @Salaria_Shikha1

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Overcrowding of India’s mental health centres are disasters waiting to happen. Bring in reform

Implementation of the Mental Healthcare Act has been sluggish with Maharashtra having only 8 District Mental Health Review Boards, and UP just one.
File photo of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at a public meeting for the sixth phase of state assembly elections, in Siddhartha Nagar | ANI

‘Bhagirath-like effort needed’ as Yogi 2.0 revives trillion-dollar economy dream for UP

To hit this target, UP’s growth would need to increase four-fold in the next 5 years, considering the govt's advance estimates of GSDP for 2021-22 stand at $254 billion.

Defence

Nirmala Sitharaman being sworn in as defence minister by President Ram Nath Kovind

The biggest challenges Nirmala Sitharaman will face as India’s new Defence Minister

Sitharaman, who is only the second woman defence minister in India's history, is expected to work closely with the Finance Minister to take key industry-related decisions

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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