Thursday, 27 January, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh

Topic: Uttar Pradesh

Chandra Shekhar Azad challenges Yogi to debate, wants voters to ‘judge who’s best man for job’

Azad Samaj Party chief said he was ready for head-to-head constituency fight with CM Adityanath & discussed how talks with SP fell through — but didn’t rule out alliance with Congress.

Yogi gets Kairana’s vote on law & order, but residents want netas to talk jobs not ‘exodus’

Kairana is a Muslim-dominated constituency, with 80% practising that faith, while remainder consists of Jats, Gurjars, Kashyaps, Dalits, and Sainis. It votes on 10 February.

TV news is 90% politicians, 5% experts, 5% anchors. UP coverage is finally changing that

‘First to report’ — TV channels love self-praise. But when it comes to UP elections, they are doing something actually praise-worthy.

UP MLAs quit BJP for selfish motives, we’ll go door to door & showcase welfare: OBC Morcha head

While BJP central leadership draws up strategy to counter series of OBC MLAs’ resignations, OBC Morcha has been tasked with localised measures to tackle the issue.

Amit Shah to begin statewide tour of UP from 22 Jan, no MP to be fielded in assembly polls

In UP, which goes to polls from 10 February, BJP leaders are requesting to field family members and relatives, but the party is likely to follow the one ticket-one family diktat.

‘What’s there in UP?’: Bhojpuri singer Neha Rathore gets into song war with BJP MP Ravi Kishan

In ‘UP Mein Ka Ba’, Rathore has criticised the Yogi govt over issues like Covid deaths and Hathras ‘rape and murder case’. It came in response to Kishan’s ‘UP Mein Sab Ba’.

UP priest Yati Narsinghanand arrested for ‘inflammatory’ speeches in Haridwar

This is the second arrest made by Haridwar Police after Jitendra Tyagi, alias Waseem Rizvi, former chairman of the Uttar Pradesh Central Shia Waqf board, was arrested Thursday.

Yogi to contest his first Assembly election from Gorakhpur

The announcement has put to rest speculation that the CM may be contesting from Ayodhya, the epicentre of Hindutva politics.

Studies show joblessness leads to yearning for strong-armed leadership. Look at Gorakhpur

In ‘To Kill A Democracy’, Debashish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane write there are 3 million people in Gorakhpur, yet it has just one engineering college and university.

‘Futile to die for duty’: Most dead anganwadis’ kin haven’t got Rs 50L relief UP govt promised

UP govt announced Rs 50 lakh compensation in May 2021 for 72 anganwadi workers who died while on Covid duty. Only 12 families have received funds so far, says govt official.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

How Vladimir Putin keeps everyone guessing

Over the years, Putin has always had the upper hand tactically vis-à-vis the West because he’s had what’s called escalation dominance. But experts say he may have gone a big step too far.
AU Small Finance Bank Managing Director and Chief Executive Sanjay Agarwal. | Photo by special arrangement

MSME sector requires hand-holding, Budget measures needed: AU Small Finance Bank MD & CEO

The sector has faced continued distress since the Covid-19 pandemic struck in March 2020. Govt data says about 9% of MSMEs shut down due to the pandemic.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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