Friday, 12 August, 2022

Topic: Meerut

Law student killed by gay partner in Meerut, accused claims deceased was blackmailing him

Two workers aided the main accused in committing the crime; family of the victim knew about his sexual orientation

In Meerut, ‘startup culture’ means hard-to-get loans, low demand, misplaced hope

The government is pushing for ‘entrepreneurship’ in small towns and villages through subsidised loans. Here is how the result looks so far in one Uttar Pradesh district.

Viral video of policemen chanting ‘Jayant Chaudhary zindabad’ is from Rampur, not Meerut

Meerut Police fact-checked retired IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh’s tweet about the video late Friday, but the video went viral with mis-stated location over the weekend.

Haryana Khaps angry at new marriage age and ‘runaway girls’, Mewat says 3 yrs is like 100

The Khap panchayat men’s adamant opposition to the new marriage age for women pauses only on the Muslim question. If the law is applied to Muslims as well, they say they will accept it.

Meerut is UP’s worst-hit Covid district, but villagers there still fear testing & hospitals

Meerut DM says 25% of cases are rural, but door-to-door UP govt survey only found 100 positive people. ASHA workers say patients with symptoms fear going to hospitals and dying.

UP cops probe Hindu leader as video shows him call for ‘economic, social boycott of Muslims’

In a video circulated online, Swami Anand Swaroop can be heard saying that people who read the Quran are 'no longer human, they become a beast'.

Meerut BJP distances itself from Rs 35-cr NCERT textbook piracy, sacks leader linked to case

Raid on 10-yr-old racket is said to have been triggered by infighting in BJP. But Meerut unit chief insists police were acting on military intelligence tip.

Meerut cancer hospital wants Muslims to come only after getting Covid-19 negative test report

The hospital issued an ad asking only Muslims to bring their test results. It also called Hindus and Jains miserly but later apologised.

Medical professionals attacked in Meerut while trying to take Covid-19 patient to hospital

A senior UP govt official said that four people were arrested for the incident, and would be taken action against under the National Security Act.

As you cheer Kartik Tyagi lead India attack in U-19 WC final, remember a humble coach in Meerut

Kartik Tyagi, who will lead the U-19 attack in the World Cup final, is latest Meerut graduate on an assembly line that includes Bhuvi and Praveen Kumar. All of them have been coached by Vipin Vats.

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Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar being greeted by Deputy Chief Minister Tejashwi Yadav after taking oath, at Raj Bhavan, Patna | PTI

In Bihar, both BJP and Nitish Kumar camp happy. But ‘Sushashan Babu’ has invited trouble

The so-called ‘secular’ parties have found a new leader in Nitish Kumar after they lost Shiv Sena’s Uddhav Thackeray. But his folly is clear.
File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.


Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.