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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

Pre-Truth – snappy, witty and significant snippets from the world of politics and government.
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Has Yogi govt failed to keep its promise of cleaning up law & order in Uttar Pradesh?

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath Wednesday held a meeting with senior police officers to review the law and order situation in the state.
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Do laws not matter as politicians like Yogi & Mamata go after ‘offensive’ online posts?

Five people have been arrested in two days for posting or sharing content on social media that angered Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha | PTI

The UP don who halted BJP’s march in Ghazipur

BJP minister Manoj Sinha lost to the BSP's Afzal Ansari, the elder brother of don-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari.
Amit Shah, Yogi Adityanath and Narendra Modi in Lucknow | Ashok Dutta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

UP firmly with Modi and BJP as Akhilesh-Mayawati gathbandhan falters

Early trends show the BJP leading on 55 seats, while the SP-BSP-RLD alliance leads on just 23 seats. The BJP and its ally Apna Dal had won 73 seats last time.
Policemen inspect after several vehicles were set on fire by a mob in Bulandshahr | PTI

3 UP police officers transferred over Bulandshahr violence

The Bulandshahr SSP is being replaced after the ADG, Intelligence, submitted a report on the violence over an alleged cow slaughter, which claimed the lives of a police officer and a youth.
Eid al-Adha prayers at Jama Masjid in New Delhi | Daniel Berehulak/Getty Images

After Khattar’s remark, recall what Premchand and Sarojini Naidu had said about namazis

Gone are the days when practices attached with religions other than ours excited us. Now they scare us.

On Camera

20 days since soldiers’ death in Galwan, ‘patriot’ Ajay Devgn decides it’s movie material

India’s stand against Chinese aggression is at best foggy, with military talks still underway. But actor-producer Ajay Devgn couldn't wait lest Akshay Kumar claimed the subject.
Martin Wolf, chief economics commentator, Financial Times

India can’t replace China at manufacturing, not without paying more: Economics commentator Martin Wolf

In conversation with ThePrint's Editor-in-Chief Shekhar Gupta, Chief Economics Commentator at The Financial Times, Martin Wolf discussed India's fiscal deficit, banking sector and its potential in the global market.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Army slams ‘malicious’ claims on Leh hospital visited by PM, says troops get best treatment

Army said troops injured at Galwan are being treated in a repurposed hall that is part of the hospital complex as some wards have been made isolation facilities.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

It’s time for China, Pakistan, even India to rethink the fantasy Modi called expansionism

India, China and Pakistan all want territory from another. But it’s a pursuit doomed to fail as they can’t get it without annihilating the other.