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Pacts with industry bodies, helpdesks, job schemes: UP tells SC about steps taken for migrants

In an affidavit, UP govt told SC over 30 lakh migrants have returned. It also highlighted the schemes it has floated to generate jobs for the migrants in the next 6 to 12 months.

Bhujiya, bicycle, bathroom: TV news scripts potboiler story of Vikas Dubey before UP Police

Aaj Tak anchor Anjana Om Kashyap seemed to be auditioning for a dialogue writer's role. Channels not satisfied with police-criminal nexus went looking for gangster Vikas Dubey's wife.
A wanted poster issued by UP Police against Vikas Dubey, the gangster who allegedly got 8 police personnel killed in an ambush last week | ANI

‘Viral letter by slain Kanpur cop’ hints at Vikas Dubey nexus with police, probe launched

According to the letter, which is yet to be verified as authentic, police in Kanpur had watered down a case against UP history-sheeter Vikas Dubey.

On UP’s political turf, a new rivalry is unfolding: Mayawati vs Priyanka Gandhi

The UP assembly election is two years away, but Mayawati’s attacks on Priyanka Gandhi suggest that the latter is doing something right, politically of course.
Representational Image | A medical worker collects sample for Covid-19 testing | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Allahabad HC suggests mass testing for Covid in UP, asks Yogi govt to begin with Prayagraj

According to the bench, Covid-19 is an 'erratic' virus and the number of tests conducted in Uttar Pradesh is currently insufficient.
File image of the Supreme Court of India | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘One policy, one portal’: SC gives Delhi, UP, Haryana one week to plan interstate movement

The SC has asked the Centre to convene a meeting with the states concerned and find a common programme for interstate movement within the NCR amid the lockdown.
A file photo of Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu. | Photo: Twiiter/AjayLalluINC

UP Congress chief, 3 others arrested after dharna over buses for migrant workers

A case has been registered against UP Congress chief Ajay Kumar Lallu under various sections of the IPC and the Epidemic Act at the Fatehpur Sikri police station.
Migrant workers walk back to their villages amid the coronavirus lockdown in Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Praveen Jain | ThePrint

4.8 lakh daily wagers get Rs 1,000 financial assistance from UP govt during lockdown

Street vendors, auto drivers, rickshaw pullers, e-rickshaw drivers and porters working at agricultural wholesale markets mandis are among the beneficiaries.
The Supreme Court in New Delhi| Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

SC says there is no law to back UP govt on ‘name and shame’ posters of anti-CAA protesters

A CJI-led bench will now hear UP govt's appeal against an HC order to remove posters identifying those accused of vandalism during anti-CAA protests.
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Every person on Yogi Adityanath’s UP posters is now vulnerable — just like Gauri Lankesh was

Putting up names & photos of anti-CAA protesters is an invitation to mobs — Allahabad High Court has labelled it ‘absolute encroachment’ on citizens’ liberty.

On Camera

File photo of Bihar CM Nitish Kumar | Facebook/NitishKumarJDU

The curious case of Nitish Kumar — 87% anger, 100% victory

In the supposedly most-politicised state in India, people say they don’t have ‘options’ this election.

Tata woos investors for digital platform as it seeks to compete with Jio, Amazon, Flipkart

Tata Sons is working with advisers to explore bringing in financial or strategic investors, including global tech companies, for its new digital entity.

Defence

Defence Minister Rajnath Singh releases the New Defence Acquisition Procedure (DAP) at the Defence Acquisition Council (DAC) meeting, in New Delhi on 28 September 2020 | @DefenceMinIndia | Twitter

Govt scraps offset policy for govt-to-govt deals, allows leasing of defence equipment

The new Defence Acquisition Procedure 2020, which was unveiled by Defence Minister Rajnath Singh Monday and kicks in on 1 October, also cuts down procurement time.
Narendra Modi and Amit Shah | File photo: T. Narayan | Bloomberg

Partners dispensable in Modi-Shah construct if they do not bring additional votes

In the Modi-Shah construct, if partners do not bring additional votes, they are dispensable. However old or loyal, either they become supplicants, or die.