Sunday, 16 January, 2022
TopicUttar Pradesh

Topic: Uttar Pradesh

‘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.

Three factors that tells us who has an edge in UP elections under Covid cloud

EC has announced no physical rallies in the five states going to polls. Now it depends on which leader can go viral online like Modi.

Third UP minister Dharam Saini quits in 3 days, meets Akhilesh Yadav after leaving BJP

OBC leader Dharam Singh Saini was the Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Ayush. He is considered close to Swami Prasad Maurya, who quit the party Tuesday.

India’s Covid R value hits all-time high of 2.89, UP’s shoots up to 6.87 from 4.36 last week

R represents the average number of people who are likely to catch the disease from one infected person. India's overall R was 1.96 on 4 January.

Dara Singh Chauhan, another UP minister & OBC leader, quits Yogi cabinet & is likely to join SP

Chauhan's resignation comes a day after fellow minister & OBC leader Swami Prasad Maurya’s. An arrest warrant has now been issued against Maurya for alleged hate speech in 2014.

UP, Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur elections are sliding into an entertainment sport

Where are the challengers or issues like unemployment, Covid? State polls show amnesia, but we must ask bigger questions that go beyond forecasting results.

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RBI proposes changes to valuation of bank investments, relaxing of investment class rules

A Reserve Bank of India discussion paper Friday suggested removing caps on the Held-To-Maturity class of securities, and allowing more types of instruments to be held within them.

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A visual from the crash site in Tamil Nadu. | Photo: Twitter/ANI

CDS chopper crash was caused by weather change, leading to Controlled Flight Into Terrain: IAF

In Friday statement, IAF says tri-service Court of Inquiry ruled out mechanical failure, sabotage or negligence as cause of accident involving Mi-17 V5 helicopter last month.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.
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