Friday, 28 January, 2022

Topic: Lucknow

A Lucknow teenager is a force of nature on Instagram. Meethika Dwivedi packs UP pride, gaalis

Meethika's street-smart delivery style is replete with raw, unadulterated wisecracks. She is the voice of ‘boomers’, millennials and Gen-Z rolled into one.

Muslim driver harassed in UP didn’t paint Pakistan flag on rickshaw, it’s an Islamic symbol

A viral video shows an unidentified man harassing Noor Alam, a tanga driver, and making him chant 'Hindustan Zindabad and 'Jai Hind' because of a crescent moon and star painted on his rickshaw.

FIR registered against Lucknow woman seen ‘assaulting’ cab driver in viral video

A young woman can be seen assaulting a cab driver at a traffic signal in Lucknow in a viral video that has sparked outrage on Twitter.

‘Two terrorists of al Qaeda-linked group’ arrested in Lucknow, explosives seized, says UP ATS

Police say Minhaz Ahmed and Maseeruddin, both residents of the city, were planning to 'unleash terror activities on Independence Day in the state'.

This IAS officer stepped into Lucknow’s Covid mess & brought it under control in one month

In over a month, IAS officer Roshan Jacob managed to contain Lucknow’s spread, earning praise from not only Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath but also her peers.  

8 deaths, a cremation every 3rd day: This UP family is testimony to Covid devastation in state

Between 22 April and 15 May, the family of Yadavs in Imaliya village, on the outskirts of Lucknow, lost eight family members to Covid-19.

After meeting Modi, top RSS leader spends 4 days in UP assessing Yogi govt’s dented image

Dattatreya Hosabale was in Lucknow from Monday to Thursday, after Sunday’s meeting with Modi & Shah on how to undo damage caused by Yogi govt’s Covid management.

Thai ‘call girl’ dies of Covid in Lucknow, BJP MP denies son’s ‘link’ to her, demands probe

The Thai woman, who was in India on 'tourist visa', died of Covid in a Lucknow hospital and was cremated by Lucknow police, with no one coming forward to claim her body.

In UP’s two worst-hit districts, the fight is just to get tested

According to UP government, it is conducting 2.25 lakh-2.35 lakh tests every day, but state’s testing/million rate lags below the national average.  

Reality of Lucknow’s Covid funerals stands in stark contrast to UP govt’s claims

A selection of the best news reports, analysis and opinions published by ThePrint this week.

On Camera


File photo of Pakistan's PM Imran Khan with its Army Chief General Qamar Bajwa | @peaceforchange | Twitter

Pakistan’s National Security Policy offers no change on Kashmir: Shah Faesal

The policy is significant because it offers us a keyhole view of the Pakistani mind at a time when India is fortifying its presence in the Indo-Pacific.
An Assicurazioni Generali SpA logo sits above an entrance to their offices in Rome | Bloomberg

Italian Generali buys 25% stake worth Rs 1,250 cr in insurance JV from embattled Future Group

The stake sale, which will give Generali majority control over the JV, comes as the Future Group is locked in a prolonged legal battle with partner Amazon.


The Indian Army's Akash missiles on display during the 73rd Republic Day Parade, at Rajpath, in New Delhi | ANI

Not just 1st R-Day, 26 Jan 1950 also significant as Indian Army, Navy shed ‘Royal’ prefix

Both the ‘Royal’ prefix for the Navy and Air Force in India, as well as the absence of such a label for the Army, have their roots in British military and political history.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.