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Indian Railways | Representational image | Photo: ANI

Lucknow-Mumbai express not just a special train but lifeline for migrants heading back to work

The Pushpak Express has transported over a 1,000 passengers since 1 June, including migrant and white-collar workers who were waiting to get back to work amid the lockdown.
Lucknow

Lucknow Covid hotspots named after mosques, Yogi govt draws flak for ‘communalising’ illness

Lucknow administration refutes claims of targeting any community. Officials say naming done after mosques due to presence of positive cases from there.
A woman stands in queue outside the Dalibagh ration shop in Lucknow. | Photo: Praveen Jain/ThePrint

‘Solely dependent on ration’ but Lucknow’s poor yet to get the promised free grains, pulses

Free ration of 5 kg rice or wheat & 1 kg pulses promised by Modi govt for PDS beneficiaries after lockdown still not available in Lucknow.
Police personnel walk through a locked down Sadar Bazar area where 12 new cases of coronavirus were reported | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Lucknow’s cantonment area sealed off after 12 Tablighi attendees test positive for Covid-19

A curfew in Sadar Bazar, next to Lucknow cantonment, was extended by two days as medical teams screen the residential area for Covid-19 cases.
Workers in Bangladesh

Police violence makes migrant labourers forget caste, bond economically & politically: Study

US-based researcher's survey of migrant workers in Lucknow finds that police repression induces new forms of solidarities rooted in shared experiences.
File Photo | Rajnath Singh, Narendra Modi and Amit Shah in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Communal riots help parties like BJP. But not for the obvious reasons

The BJP is a party that trades most in a sense of majoritarian grievance and most relies on Hindu votes to push first past the post.
People walk by a sign reading 'hum ek hain' (we are one) in riot-hit Mustafabad in Northeast Delhi | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Why Lucknow, Jaipur don’t see communal riots but Delhi and Ahmedabad do

If you live in segregated neighbourhoods, it is easy to demonise the 'other’ — which often happens to Muslims in India.
Sanjeev Lodhi (R with raised finger), joint secretary of the Lucknow bar association, along with other lawyers stage a protest after a crude-bomb exploded in the premises of a court, in Lucknow, Thursday. | PTI

Lucknow Bar Association general secretary arrested in court bomb hurling case

General Secretary Jitu Yadav along with others were arrested for hurling a crude bomb at lawyer Sanjeev Lodhi's chamber in a Lucknow court Thursday.
Sanjeev Lodhi (R with raised finger), joint secretary of the Lucknow bar association, along with other lawyers stage a protest after a crude-bomb exploded in the premises of a court, in Lucknow, Thursday. | PTI

Armed men enter Lucknow court complex and hurl crude bombs, 3 lawyers injured

Police scanning CCTV footage to ascertain identity of assailants. Lucknow Bar Association Joint Secretary Sanjiv Lodhi claims he was target of attack.
A picture of the UP government's posters for DefExpo 2020 featuring a Turkish made chopper. | Photo: Twitter/@zone5aviation

UP DefExpo gaffe — Turkish helicopter for Pakistan on posters showcasing Make in India

DefExpo in Lucknow also invites criticism on Day One for poor arrangements at the much-publicised tent city for VIP guests. Nail found protruding from bathroom floor.

On Camera

India is a leading global player in the manufacturing of HCQ with Ipca laboratories, Zydus Cadila and Wallace Pharmaceuticals as top pharma companies

The HCQ study mess: How 3 Indian researchers put reputation of Lancet, NEJM at stake

In episode 489 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta discusses the controversial studies that were retracted after scientists around the world raised questions on its data accuracy.

Harsh Vardhan questions Delhi govt: Is Arvind Kejriwal failing in handling Covid-19 crisis?

Union health minister Harsh Vardhan Thursday raised concerns about rising Covid cases and low testing levels in Delhi.

Defence

File image of soldiers of the Indian Army and China's People's Liberation Army | Photo: ANI

India, China army commanders to meet tomorrow. These are the issues 14 Corps chief will raise

14 Corps Commander Lt Gen Harinder Singh is scheduled to meet China’s Southern Xinjiang Military District chief at Chushul-Moldo border personnel meeting point Saturday.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Why Modi doesn’t feature in a list of India’s reformist prime ministers

Despite big ideas, Modi comes off poorly as a reformer, because his bureaucrats lack the motivation to push reforms and are beginning to enjoy unbridled power.