Thursday, 11 August, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh

Topic: Uttar Pradesh

Eye on 2024, Yogi govt speeds up Rs 36,000 crore Ganga e-way, construction to start in September

Work on the ground is set to start by September 30 on the expressway, for which PM Modi had laid the foundation stone last December.

Why was Jitin Prasada’s OSD removed? Panel ‘points to transfer of engineer picked with Yogi nod’

UP PWD minister's OSD was removed & 5 officials were suspended last month after committee formed by CM Yogi Adityanath found 'irregularities' in transfer of engineers.

Ayodhya MLA, mayor, ex-BJP legislator find mention in ‘leaked list of illegal colonisers’

The purported list, reportedly prepared by the Ayodhya Development Authority, identifies 40 areas in the district where "illegal colonies" have allegedly mushroomed.

What to do & what not? Kanpur school facing ‘kalma’ protest will write to Yogi for guidelines

Florets International School is set to reopen Thursday after protests over its multi-faith prayer routine disrupted classes for two days this week.

Govt school principal in UP booked for siphoning off Rs 11 crore of midday meal scheme

The principal used fake documents to register an NGO and drew Rs 11.46 crore from the midday meal scheme with the help of officials and staff of his department and banks.

On bail in ‘chicken wrapped in deity images’ case, UP Muslim man ‘told to shut eatery for 3 days’

Talib Hussain claims group of policemen visited restaurant in Sambhal Saturday & asked him to keep it shut, giving no reason. He links it to upcoming religious procession.

‘For us, he’s a demon’, say daughters of UP man who burnt their mother alive for ‘not having a son’

Both testified against Manoj Bansal, who's been sentenced to life in prison. He allegedly grew abusive towards their mother after they were born, and forced her to have 5 abortions.

Sick cows, angry workers—five years on, Yogi’s ambitious ‘cow safari’ push remains a dream

26 staff members—24 ‘Gau Sewaks’ and two supervisors—of Madhwaliya Gau Sadan are fuming at the ‘dismal’ state of affairs at UP’s third largest cow shelter.

Meghalaya BJP leader accused of running brothel arrested in Uttar Pradesh

Marak, a former militant leader, had been absconding following a police raid at a farmhouse in Meghalaya’s West Garo Hills district, from where six minors were rescued.

PMO nudge, Lokayukta probe — why one of UP’s ‘most influential’ IAS officers is in trouble

Amit Mohan Prasad, additional chief secretary (medical health), is facing allegations of not releasing payment for govt projects handled by a private group & purchase of 'substandard' medical items.

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File photo of Sterlite copper unit at Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu | By special arrangement

Shut since 2018 violence, TN Sterlite plant’s closure cost economy Rs 14,749 cr, says study

Copper plant in Thoothukudi was closed after protests turned violent & police firing left 13 people dead. Job losses one of major impacts, says study by NGO CUTS International.

Defence

Representational image | Indian Army soldiers during the Army Day Parade at Cariappa Parade Ground in New Delhi | ANI Photo

Army looks to reduce troops by 2 lakh, deployment in Kashmir could be rejigged

The Army, which faces a shortage of about 1.35 lakh personnel, is aiming to reduce its strength from 12.8 lakh to around 10.8 lakh.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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