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Bhim Army Chief Chander Shekhar along with supporters protesing at Delhi's Safdurjung Hospital supporting the Hathra's rape victim on Tuesday | ANI Photo

Bhim Army protests at Safdarjung Hospital, demands death penalty for Hathras rape culprits

The 19-year-old Dalit woman, who was gang-raped a fortnight ago, succumbed to her injuries Tuesday morning after she was shifted to Safdarjung Hospital on Monday.
File image of UP Congress president Ajay Kumar Lallu with party general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra | Photo: ANI

UP Congress has new formula for assembly ticket — Be proactive in protests & panchayat polls

With an eye on next UP assembly election, Congress wants to build support at grassroots level and widen its reach among rural areas, where discontent is growing over the farm bills. 

1,000 scholars, activists back UP journalist Prashant Kanojia, say arrest ‘driven by vendetta’

The signatories include scholars from IIT, JNU, IIM and premier international institutions like the universities of Oxford and Columbia.
Representational image. | Photo: ANI

Hathras Dalit woman, who was gang-raped and assaulted, dies at Safdarjung Hospital

Four men, on 14 September, allegedly dragged the woman into a field in UP's Hathras where they raped her. She was left in a critical condition, with severe injuries to her neck and spine.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath | Photo: ANI

Yogi govt starts issuing press releases in Sanskrit, 2 senior officials to monitor initiative

UP govt decision to send out press releases and CM's speeches in Sanskrit, apart from Hindi, English & Urdu, comes on the instructions of Yogi Adityanath.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath addresses a BJP campaign rally for the upcoming Delhi polls Monday

Road crossings in UP to display posters of accused involved in crime against women

An official spokesperson Thursday said the directions were issued by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath to instil confidence among women and check crime against them.
Construction underway at Lakshagriha | By special arrangement

UP to promote Lakshagriha near Prayagraj as Mahabharata site, research centre likely too

According to legends, Lakshagriha in UP's Prayagraj district is linked to the Mahabharata era. ASI has excavated this site before in search of historic artefacts.
Workers at a spice factory in Pune

NOCs in 3 days via single window & electricity connection — How Yogi govt is pushing MSMEs

The Yogi govt has notified the MSME (Establishment and Operations) Act of 2020. The law seeks to ease the process of opening up businesses in the state.
BJP workers in Kolkata

BJP’s West Bengal plan must not be ‘vote for Modi’ and get a Yogi or Biplab in return

West Bengal voters should be told who will replace Mamata Banerjee if the BJP pulls off the big win, and that Narendra Modi won't be the campaign's driving force.
A four-seater training aircraft crashed in Uttar Pradesh's Azamgarh Monday | Twitter

Four seater aircraft crashes in UP’s Azamgarh, pilot dead

The aircraft belonged to the Centre-run flying-training institute Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Udan Akademi (IGRUA), located in Amethi, official sources said.

On Camera

An employee sits on a video call at the Unicredit SpA headquarters in Milan

Why shrinking offices and hot-desking are bad ideas, Covid or no Covid

Employees’ demands for flexible working will include spacious offices. Given the relative savings, slashing floor space is a false economy.
Oil Facilities And Services Ahead Of Final Year Figures After Demonetization Induced Fluctuation

Diesel demand drop forces India to import gasoline as Covid skews output

The slump in diesel demand is forcing refineries to operate below capacity, but gasoline sales are back at pre-virus levels with people resorting to personal vehicles.

Defence

File image of the OFB pavilion at DefExpo 2016 | Representational image | Twitter | @SpokespersonMoD

Army says ‘poor quality’ Ordnance Board ammo, mines have cost India Rs 960 crore since 2014

Pointing out these shortcomings in an internal assessment, the Army has thrown its weight behind government plans to corporatise the OFB to make it more efficient.
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.