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‘T-20’ teams across UP for legal aid to Brahmins — Jitin Prasada’s bid to woo community

Congress leader Jitin Prasada says atrocities against Brahmins in UP have increased in last 3 yrs. Advisory panel of ex-civil servants will guide his Brahmin Chetna Parishad to help ‘victims’.
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Vote for any party, but only a Tripathi will win UP bypoll as everyone’s wooing Brahmins

The 3 main opposition parties SP, BSP and Congress fielded Tripathis for the 3 November bypoll, so ruling BJP had to give ticket to another.

‘Shakti’ drive to raise awareness & track ‘criminals’ — Yogi govt’s makeover bid after Hathras

The government will launch two new programmes — ‘Mission Shakti’ and ‘Operation Shakti’ this week. Move comes weeks after the Hathras controversy.
(From left) Awanish Awasthi, Sunil Bansal, Navneet Sehgal and R.K. Tiwari | Twitter

‘Mini CM’, ‘super CM’, troubleshooter IAS officer — the power centres in Yogi’s UP

A powerful civil servant, a BJP gen secy and former Man Friday of Mayawati & Akhilesh are the faces of UP administration as it draws flak for Hathras incident.
(From left to right) Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav, BSP supremo Mayawati and Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. | Photo: ThePrint

How Mayawati, Priyanka or Akhilesh could defeat Yogi Adityanath in Uttar Pradesh in 2022

The challenge before the three opposition leaders in UP is to convert a four-cornered contest into a two-cornered one.
Upper castes and Thakurs in particular have been proclaiming the innocence of the four men arrested for the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

Who are Thakurs of UP and why are they powerful? Answers are key to understanding Hathras

Questions about rise of ‘Thakurvad’ under CM Yogi are back after 4 Thakur men were accused of the alleged gang-rape and murder of a Dalit woman in Hathras.
The alleged Hathras gangrape took place on 14 September. The woman was cremated last week | Manisha Mondal | ThePrint

‘Justice for Hathras victim’ pamphlet, news reports — UP Police ‘proof’ against Kerala scribe

Journalist Siddique Kappan and 3 others were arrested on their way to Hathras Wednesday and booked under the draconian UAPA.
BSP chief Mayawati | PTI Photo/Nand Kumar

BSP moves to win back Brahmins, Satish Mishra put on the job to revive party’s 2007 formula

BSP is set to hold district-wise meetings and conferences of the party’s Brahmin workers from Navratri.
Police officers at Delhi-Noida border | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht

Judging police performance by crime data is a bigger issue than politicisation: Neeraj Kumar

Police officers see several benefits in not registering a crime or delaying justice. Hathras case showed the UP Police in its true colours.
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Congress listened, Yogi doesn’t — Why Hathras isn’t the same as Delhi 2012 gangrape case

Cremating the body at midnight, besieging family of Dalit victim, allowing displays of Thakur supremacy are all Hathras hallmarks.

On Camera

The victim's pyre burns amid heavy police presence in her village, Boolgarhi | Manisha Mondal | ThePrintIndia

Dear upper caste Indians, Hathras is not another Nirbhaya. It is a Khairlanji

From Kilvenmani massacre in 1968 to the Chunduru massacre in 1991 to the Khairlanji atrocity in 2006, Dalits have been vainly hoping to access legal justice in India.
An employee counts Indian rupee banknotes at a Walmart Inc. Best Price Modern Wholesale store in Hyderabad, India, on 16 March 2019 (Representational Image) | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

In ‘Diwali bonus’, govt waives interest-on-interest even for those who didn’t opt for moratorium

After its affidavit to SC, govt orders issues waiver norms including cashback by 5 November. All standard accounts up to 29 February eligible for benefits.

Defence

INS Vikramaditya | @DefenceDecode | Twitter

Navy demonstrates combat readiness with video of missile destroying ship in Arabian Sea

The missile was fired by frontline corvette INS Prabal as part of a mega naval drill involving aircraft carrier INS Vikramaditya, attack helicopters, and aircraft.
Illustration: Soham Sen/ThePrint

Trump or Biden? Doesn’t matter to India-US ties as they’re in a full, strategic embrace

Pompeo & Esper’s visit to India for the 2+2 talks is proof that old hypocrisies are history, and supreme national interest has again driven a strategic choice.