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A file photo of RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary at a party rally in Bhojpur. | Photo: Twitter/@jayantrld

Uniting Jats with Muslims & others — RLD plans ‘Bhaichara Zindabad’ campaign in western UP

Set to start later this month, the campaign seeks to bridge gaps between Jats and other sections in areas like Muzaffarnagar, where riots took place in 2013.

This is how RSS plans to expand base in rural UP with Ram Temple & farmers in focus

A blueprint for the RSS plan was chalked out last week in Lucknow, which was attended by its new general secretary Dattatreya Hosabale. 
File image of a woman walking past buildings under construction in Noida, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Anindito Mukherjee/Bloomberg

The old Bimaru states have new boom towns. But only in pockets

There is concern that laws like job reservation for local candidates can affect economically laggard states facing high levels of internal migration.
A file photo of migrant workers cycling to Chhattisgarh from Prayagraj during the lockdown. | Photo: ANI

UP govt approves affordable housing scheme for poor, migrant workers living in cities

According to the govt statement, all projects under the scheme will be used for rental accommodation only for EWS/LIG category for minimum 25 years.
Property belonging to Mukhtar Ansari that was demolished in Lucknow last year | By special arrangement

33 dons on UP govt radar as it seizes their Rs 1,000-cr assets in 4 yrs. Ansari, Atiq top list

The Yogi Adityanath government has prepared a list of 33 jailed gangsters, whose properties are being scrutinised for action.

Muslim women will be freed of ‘evil custom’ of burqa like triple talaq, says UP minister

Anand Swarup Shukla Tuesday also wrote to the Ballia DM, complaining that he is facing difficulties in discharge of his duties due to loudspeakers at mosques.

3 IPS officers of Uttar Pradesh cadre forced to retire as MHA finds them ‘unsuitable’ for job

The officers forced to retire are Amitabh Thakur (1993 batch Inspector General), Rajesh Krishna (2002 batch DIG) and Rakesh Shankar (2005 batch SP).
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Union Jal Shakti Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, at an event to sign the Ken-Betwa river linking project MoU. | Photo: Twitter/@gssjodhpur

After nearly 40 years, India’s first river-linking project Ken-Betwa could finally begin

Union Jal Shakti minister Monday signed a tripartite agreement for the project with Madhya Pradesh CM Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath.
Pink roses being prepared for extraction of essential oils through hydro-distillation in Kannauj | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Where even drains smell of roses — inside India’s perfumery Kannauj on World Fragrance Day

Ancient city of Kannauj traces its perfume-making history to Mughal empress Nur Jahan. It continues the legacy of making ‘attar’ through hydro-distillation technique.
A health worker preparing to administer Covid vaccine at a hospital in New Delhi. | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht/ThePrint

Not wasting as many Covid vaccines as Centre claims, data is wrong, say Telangana, Andhra, UP

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said Telangana, AP & UP recorded 17.6%, 11.6% and 9.4% vaccine wastage, respectively. States deny figures, point to vial shelf life, turnout at health centres.

On Camera

The BYJU'S learning app | Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Byju’s raises $1 billion from Facebook co-founder Eduardo Saverin’s company, others

The infusion that values the online-lessons platform Byju's at about $15 billion is among the largest recent capital increases in India.

Defence

Army tanks seen in eastern Ladakh, on 10 February 2021 | Photo: Indian Army

Chinese military says India should cherish ‘positive trend’ of disengagement in Ladakh

After the 11th round of military talks, Indian Army said that both sides held deliberation on disengagement of troops at remaining friction points & agreed to avoid new incidents.

Why mosques in rear view mirror, like Kashi’s Gyanvapi, can crash India’s drive into future

Court’s order to ASI to survey Gyanvapi Mosque for remains of old Kashi Vishwanath Temple questions the optimism that Ayodhya wouldn’t be repeated.