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‘Shakti’ drive to raise awareness & track ‘criminals’ — Yogi govt’s makeover bid after Hathras

The government will launch two new programmes — ‘Mission Shakti’ and ‘Operation Shakti’ this week. Move comes weeks after the Hathras controversy.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Yogi govt says will pay salary dues to ‘women helpline’ staffers soon, service to continue

Women employees of the helpline had threatened to launch hungerstrike if their demands were not met. '181' will now be merged with ‘112’ police helpline.

Priyanka Gandhi to move to Lucknow after vacating govt bungalow in Delhi: Congress leaders

According to party leaders, the decision to shift was made even before Priyanka Gandhi got the notice to vacate the Lodhi Road bungalow.
Tunday Kababi has five branches in Lucknow and the oldest one is located in Chowk area | File pic | By special arrangement

Buffalo meat shortage changes taste of Tunday’s famous galouti kebabs, sales down by 80%

The century-old iconic eatery in Lucknow has been selling kebabs made of chicken and goat meat after it reopened earlier this month. Customers say it’s ‘majboori ke kebab’.
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.
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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.

On Camera

A file photo of Turkey President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. | Photo: Jeenah Moon/Bloomberg

How France-Turkey’s probable but unlikely conflict has been shaped by Erdogan’s politics

In episode 604 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the recent France-Turkey conflict and the deeper implications of this row.
Rupee (Representational image) | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg File photo

Tax revenues decline 22% in April-September, at one-fourth of full year target

Tax revenues declined 22 per cent from the year-ago period to Rs 4.58 lakh crore and were at 28 per cent of the full year target of Rs 16.36 lakh crore in the April-September period.

Defence

Army personnel during a parade (representational image) | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Army develops WhatsApp-like app for personnel to dodge risk of communication leaks

The Secure Application for Internet supports secure voice, text and video-calling services for Android platforms over the internet. It is end-to-end encrypted. 
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.