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The earth-mover that blocked the police's entry to Vivek Dubey's house | Prashant Srivastava | ThePrint

Earth-mover, armed men on roofs: How Kanpur’s wanted criminal set up ambush to kill 8 cops

Eight policemen were killed when they had gone to arrest history-sheeter Vivek Dubey, who is now absconding. CM Adityanath announced Rs 1 crore relief for the affected families.
File photo of Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | PTI

The fundamental flaw in Priyanka Gandhi’s Uttar Pradesh strategy 

We don’t know who the Congress party’s chief ministerial candidate is. Priyanka Gandhi or Ajay Kumar Lallu?
Netrapal Singh is in quarantine in Tundla block’s Siroliya village in UP. He returned to the village from Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Over 500 Covid cases in Firozabad district — how virus spread to rural Uttar Pradesh

From just 200 cases at the start of June, the UP district has seen its cases jump to more than 500 now, spreading to even rural districts. 

Locust swarms spare Delhi but threaten Rs 40,000-crore sugarcane economy in UP

The swarms have hit various districts of western UP and the Bundelkhand region in the last 48 hours, prompting alerts in several places like Agra, Kasganj, Azamgarh, Chitrakoot and Jhansi.
A swarm of desert locusts was seen in Baghai village in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. The desert locust is among the most destructive migratory pests as it can eat its own body weight in vegetation | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Locusts swarm over UP district, villagers rush out banging pots and pans to protect fields

Much of North and Central India has been on alert since earlier this year due to warnings of a major locust invasion.
The advertisement for the competition issued by the UP government | By special arrangement

Yogi govt announces Covid contest, Rs 10,000 for ideas on how to break transmission chain

UP govt says idea behind the contest is to fight Covid with help from people. But opposition says govt should instead do more testing and inform people of the correct Covid figures.
Tunday Kababi has five branches in Lucknow and the oldest one is located in Chowk area | File pic | By special arrangement

Buffalo meat shortage changes taste of Tunday’s famous galouti kebabs, sales down by 80%

The century-old iconic eatery in Lucknow has been selling kebabs made of chicken and goat meat after it reopened earlier this month. Customers say it’s ‘majboori ke kebab’.
Lightning. Representational image. | Photo: Pixabay

Lightning killed over 100 people in a day in Bihar & UP. This is how the phenomenon occurs

Bihar and UP are prone to thunderstorms and deaths by lightning this time of the year, but 2020’s intensity of such strikes has been more severe than normal.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ThePrint

UP’s ‘Agra model’ questioned as Covid deaths rise in 4 districts, Priyanka targets Yogi govt

Priyanka Gandhi highlighted how Meerut, Agra, Jhansi & Etah are among the 15 worst affected districts in India in terms of Covid mortality rate. Govt says districts being monitored.
A man carrying water on his bicycle in a Jhansi village. | Photo: Prashant Srivastava/ThePrint

Water woes are peaking in Bundelkhand and it’s a ‘bigger crisis than Covid can ever be’

For nearly two dozen Jhansi villages, water scarcity is a big issue every summer. While hand pumps and wells are giving no support, Covid-19 has only heightened the stress.

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Indian lawsuits allege former Wirecard COO played key role in deals later mired in disputes

The suits allege Marsalek took part in negotiations leading to the acquisition of Hermes by a Mauritius-based private equity fund in 2015.

Defence

Prime Minister Narendra Modi meets soldiers who were injured in Galwan Valley clash, during his visit to Ladakh, in Leh on 3 July 2020 | ANI

Modi dares China, tells Indian Army ‘our enemies have seen your fire and fury’

China sees Modi’s visit as an attempt to ‘escalate’ the situation. Experts say the visit was a powerful message to China to not escalate the matter.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

India must believe threat of war is real, even if Chinese build-up is coercive diplomacy

India invented coercive diplomacy with Op Parakram. But unlike Pakistan back then, it must never blink, be prepared for war, and wear out the Chinese.