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BJP leader Rajesh Agrawal | Twitter | @mrajeshagrawal

BJP picks treasurer after 6 years, former UP minister will hold post with Madhya Pradesh MP

Rajesh Agrawal will take over as BJP treasurer six years after Piyush Goyal, the last incumbent, was elevated to the Union Cabinet in the first Modi term.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

UP set to get special force that can arrest a suspect without warrant if ‘sure about crime’

Yogi govt issues notification for the special force that will be responsible for security of important govt buildings, offices & industrial establishments. Private firms can also hire services.

UP seeing massive scam of 500% increase in prices of thermometers, oximeters, claims AAP

AAP chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj said the Covid-19 kits issued by the state govt is costing around 2,800, while in reality it can be priced at Rs 2,000.
A file photo of Dr Kafeel Khan. | Photo: ANI

UP govt stubborn like a child, can frame me in another case, says Kafeel Khan after release

The Allahabad HC Tuesday quashed Khan's detention under the NSA & ordered his immediate release. Following the court's order, Khan was released from Mathura jail Tuesday night.
File image of BJP leader Sanjay Khokhar | ANI

Ex-BJP district unit president shot dead while on morning walk in UP’s Baghpat

CM Yogi Adityanath directed officials to initiate action against the guilty within 24 hours.
BJP's Bulandshahr district president Anil Sisodia handing over the certificate to Shikhar Aggarwal — the main accused in the murder of Inspector Subodh Singh | Twitter: Sanjay Singh @SanjayAzadSln

Nothing to do with party — UP BJP after leader ‘felicitates’ Bulandshahr cop murder accused

Shikhar Aggarwal, main accused in the murder of Inspector Subodh Singh, was appointed as the district general secretary of the Prime Minister's Welfare Schemes Awareness Campaign. 
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Kuldeep Sengar, 4-term MLA convicted in Unnao rape case, loses membership of UP Assembly

Kuldeep Sengar, Bangarmau MLA convicted by Delhi court on 20 December 2019 in Unnao rape case, has been disqualified according to rules.
Gujjars, a dominant OBC, want themselves included in Scheduled Tribes category | pexels.com

As Yogi govt plans to add 17 OBCs to Scheduled Castes list, here’s how it can be done

UP govt told district magistrates, commissioners to issue caste certificates to 17 OBC communities. But union minister has said move not in accordance with Constitution.
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Yogi’s anti-national clause for varsities: Curbing freedom or ‘cleansing’ student politics?

Yogi govt approved a draft Private Universities Ordinance that vows action against those found indulging in “anti-national activities” on campus.
HRD minister Ramesh Pokhriyal. | ANI Photos

Bengal is in focus for BJP but HRD minister has no clue of state’s history

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Why Titan is beginning to shine again after lockdown woes while other jewellers struggle

Titan is set to post best quarter in nearly 3 years as investors bet on recovery in demand ahead of festive season & economic slump weakens its competitors.

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File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.