Wednesday, 25 May, 2022

Topic: Thakur

UP Police drops ‘promoting enmity’ charge against Muslim vendor who sold ‘Thakur shoes’

Bulandshahr police says investigation has found that allegations against shoe vendor Nasir about promoting enmity based on religion were ‘false’.

Who are Thakurs of UP and why are they powerful? Answers are key to understanding Hathras

Questions about rise of ‘Thakurvad’ under CM Yogi are back after 4 Thakur men were accused of the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras.

‘Paying price for being upper castes’ — Thakurs & Brahmins claim Hathras accused innocent

Upper castes in the Hathras village even say the Dalit woman was killed by her own family, and that the accused Thakur men are being framed under SC/ST Act for money.

Yogi Adityanath didn’t say ‘Thakurs make mistakes’, viral news bulletin has been altered

The screenshot of a news bulletin is being widely shared on social media which shows Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath as saying 'Thakurs are hot blooded, they tend to make mistakes'.

‘Delay in naming Himachal CM face to ensure free and fair selection of candidates’

BJP insiders say party chief Amit Shah wanted to finalise the tickets on the basis of winnability and early announcement could have affected this process

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World’s $300 trillion in debt. Here’s what it means for services like health, education

To meet debt payments, at least 100 countries will have to reduce spending on essential services, the IMF estimates.


Boeing's F/A-18 Super Hornet pulls off its first successful launch from a ski-jump at Naval Air Station Patuxent River, US | Photo credit: Boeing

2 American Super Hornets in India as Boeing looks to showcase fighters for Navy deal

Navy looking at about 26 multi-role deck-based fighters for its aircraft carrier. Visit by Super Hornets comes close on heels of similar trip by competitor Rafale M of Dassault Aviation.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.