Wednesday, 30 November, 2022

Topic: Bulldozer

UP bulldozes illegal construction in Noida house of BJP man, absconding after assault charge

Tyagi had encroached on the common area of the society in front of his flat by constructing temporary structures and planting trees.

Demolition drive likely in Delhi? AAP & BJP MLAs flag ‘mafia & encroachments’ to L-G

32 MLAs — 30 from AAP and 2 from BJP — have highlighted encroachments as a major problem in their areas. Both parties have been known to target each other over demolition drives.

Cops hammer home the verdict in Gujarat, and debate on pensions for ‘sansadveers’

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Kanpur & Prayagraj demolitions are ‘routine’, not linked to riots, Yogi govt tells SC

In affidavit, UP govt also says petitioner ‘cherry-picked’ demolitions ‘in an attempt to falsely link the same to rioting’ over remarks on the Prophet.

BJP is worried about a worker’s text message and Agnipath is putting ministers back on TV

Besides having to deal with smirking party workers, former BJP ministers are facing the heat of incumbent ministers getting rewarded for doing extra work for the party.

Of Agnipath & immunity to ‘bulldozer justice’, and making of a ‘misinformation superhighway’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

Why ‘Bulldozer baba’ Yogi Adityanath keeps using the machine for law and order

The UP government has reshaped the meaning of the bulldozer — it is a ruthless symbol of state administration now.

Bulldozer action justified. Violence in UP no less than an act of terror

Acts of rioting are akin to anti-national activities that have an intent to terrorise the local population, and challenge the State and constitutional authorities.

‘Demolitions can’t be retaliatory’ — SC issues notice to UP govt, but no stay on bulldozer drives

Apex court gives state three days to explain whether the demolitions carried out in Kanpur and Prayagraj over the weekend were in compliance with procedural and municipal laws.

‘Action begins’, ‘bulldozers roll’ – TV news treated razing of a family home like a film shoot

Several news channels supported and even justified the bulldozer demolition in Prayagraj as a legitimate punishment even before a trial.

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In Gujarat, voters want BJP’s alternative but not of Modi

After ruling Gujarat for 27 years, BJP knows how to shield election outcomes from ground realities such as people’s hardships, leaderless govt and corrupt bureaucracy.
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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.


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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.