Saturday, 20 August, 2022
TopicUP Government

Topic: UP Government

Missing files, quick bail: Yogi govt panel claims gangster Vikas Dubey got ‘state patronage’

Panel headed by Justice B.S. Chauhan (Retd) probed killings of 8 police personnel & Dubey's subsequent encounter, and submitted a report to UP govt in 2021. Report made public this week.

Kanpur & Prayagraj demolitions are ‘routine’, not linked to riots, Yogi govt tells SC

In affidavit, UP govt also says petitioner ‘cherry-picked’ demolitions ‘in an attempt to falsely link the same to rioting’ over remarks on the Prophet.

‘Demolitions can’t be retaliatory’ — SC issues notice to UP govt, but no stay on bulldozer drives

Apex court gives state three days to explain whether the demolitions carried out in Kanpur and Prayagraj over the weekend were in compliance with procedural and municipal laws.

‘Land-grab, razing opponents homes, stealing ancient books’ — the 93 cases Azam Khan faces in UP

On 19 May, Supreme Court granted interim bail to Azam Khan, paving the way for his release from jail where he had been incarcerated for the last 27 months.

Ex-civil servants, caste balance show Modi-Shah imprint on new Yogi govt, 1 Muslim minister too

A total of 52 leaders were also sworn in as ministers, including two deputy chief ministers, 16 cabinet ministers and 34 ministers of state.

Criminals played games during previous regimes, Yogi govt jails them now, says PM Modi

The Prime Minister made the remark Sunday after laying the foundation stone of Major Dhyan Chand Sports University in Uttar Pradesh's Meerut.

UP agrees to SC suggestion to appoint former HC judge to monitor Lakhimpur Kheri probe

A bench headed by Chief Justice N V Ramana also sought names of the IPS officers from the UP cadre but not natives of the state, for being included in the investigation team.

BJP MP Varun Gandhi slams UP govt over farmers issue, demands legal guarantee for crop MSP

Varun Gandhi alleged that ‘crippling corruption’ at procurement centres in UP was forcing farmers to sell their grains to middlemen.

After initial ban, Yogi govt allows Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi to visit Lakhimpur Kheri

While the UP government had earlier denied permission to Rahul Gandhi, his sister Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been in detention in Sitapur's PAC compound since early Monday.

19 years after ‘fake encounter’, why SC fined UP govt for shielding policemen from trial

18-year-old Pradeep Kumar was killed in an alleged fake encounter in 2002. His father has filed countless petitions in SC & HC, but accused cops’ trial hasn't started.

On Camera

YourTurn

Ex-Karnataka Chief Minister B.S. Yediyurappa (file photo) | Twitter | @BSYBJP

Yediyurappa just keeps proving why he is indispensable to BJP

The inclusion of BS Yediyurappa in the BJP parliamentary board comes after his removal as Karnataka CM and denial of MLC ticket to his son. So what makes BSY so important?
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Representational image. A file photo of an Indian Air Force Cheetah helicopter. | Photo: Commons

IAF operation underway to rescue Italian mountaineer stranded on Mount Nun in Ladakh

The IAF deployed its ‘Cheetah’ helicopter to rescue mountaineer Federico Nicoli. Mount Nun is the second highest peak in the Zanskar Valley of Ladakh.

Remember a convicted ‘non-guilty’ IAS officer, HC Gupta, when fretting over stalled economic reforms

The 2010-13 season of scandal-mongering still casts a shadow on Indian politics, and the victims are those at the lowest end of the decision-making chain.
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