Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh Government

Topic: Uttar Pradesh Government

After PWD transfer debacle, now UP minister Prasada rebukes top official over road repair report

In a letter, UP PWD minister Jitin Prasada accused principal secretary of 'supervisory laxity' after the official failed to share a progress report on repair of rain-damaged roads.

UP govt opposes Siddique Kappan’s bail plea, tells SC he has ‘deep links’ with terror outfits

The Kerala journalist, booked under UAPA & other charges, for alleged links with Popular Front of India, has approached SC. The bail plea hearing will take place on 9 September.

Ministry of all things secret: UP’s Confidential department gets fresh thrust under Yogi 2.0

Dept collects 'secret' information and intelligence inputs from police. In a first, UP govt Tuesday said it would have its own additional chief secretary-level officer in charge.

Yogi Adityanath wants ‘CBI-like’ anti-corruption agency in UP, orders new law

At a meeting Thursday, the UP Chief Minister told his home department to draft the new legislation. The law aims at strengthening the state’s 'special investigation team'.

Why Yogi ministers can’t choose personal staff, but can turn down women as personal secretary

Ministers in Yogi 2.0 government are being assigned staff through digital randomisation to avoid ‘bias’. But they can turn down women personal secretaries as ‘practical’ measure.

Adityanath govt announces full transformation of UP in report card, opposition says ‘lies’

Yogi Adityanath Sunday said UP is on frontline of implementing welfare schemes and fighting Covid-19. But opposition parties said poverty and unemployment have soared under BJP rule.

Priyanka Gandhi hits out at UP govt over deaths in state, including children, due to fever

Gandhi said news of deaths due to fever in Firozabad, Agra & other places in UP is worrying and alleged that concrete steps had not been taken to strengthen the health system.

Uttar Pradesh began declining after the 1980s. Old industrial cities played a big role

From role models to economic opportunities, small districts depended on Uttar Pradesh's cities in a big way.

BJP-led UP govt anti-Brahmin and anti-Dalit, says BSP leader Satish Chandra Mishra

The Bahujan Samaj Party leader said many innocent Brahmins were booked in last year's Bikru ambush case in Kanpur, and that the BSP has always supported and honoured Brahmins.

Yogi Adityanath govt turned UP into one of India’s ‘leading states’, claims JP Nadda

Nadda also took a jibe at the previous govt saying that UP was once afflicted by appeasement politics where a particular caste used to get benefits & the other faced harassment.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.