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UP: Tobacco, alcohol-free ‘green homes‘ lead the way in these naxal-hit villages

UP: Tobacco, alcohol-free ‘green homes‘ lead the way in these naxal-hit villages

After eliminating social evils like alcoholism, gambling from a number of households in Naxal-affected villages of Mirzapur, Green Crusaders, of an NGO Hope, marked a number of such houses with green palm—symbol of happiness—to identify the families free from alcoholism and tobacco consumption. Green crusaders have been trained by a group of like minded youths who formed a non government […]

Firozabad fast-tracks ODF assignment

Firozabad fast-tracks ODF assignment

Firozabad, the district famous for its bangles, has taken up a toilet challenge. Under it, the administration will be constructing around 1.25 lakh toilets to make the district open-defecation free (ODF) by June this year. The speed challenge began with Shikohabad, one of the nine blocks in the district, on Monday. In Shikohabad, the target is to make 5,000 toilets […]

Post Amit Shah visit to Lucknow: Change of guard unlikely; party high command for…

Post Amit Shah visit to Lucknow: Change of guard unlikely; party high command for…

A facebook post, two tweets, a controversial remark and a press conference with rebellious undertone – all by BJP leaders, before, during and after BJP chief Amit Shah’s stock taking visit to the state capital — dominated much of the political discourse on Wednesday. During his marathon nearly eight-hour closed door meeting with chief minister Yogi Adityanath, other leaders and […]

Unnao rape and murder case: Kin of another rape accused back MLA

Unnao rape and murder case: Kin of another rape accused back MLA

The family members of another person, who the 18-year-old girl had accused of rape, came out openly in support of BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar on Tuesday. They claimed the alleged rape victim was fabricating charges against the legislator and others. Sashi Singh, whom the 18-year old girl victim had accused of alluring and taking to the MLA’s residence, her […]

Gazetted posts for medalists a distant dream in Uttar Pradesh?

Gazetted posts for medalists a distant dream in Uttar Pradesh?

The state government’s promise to offer a gazetted officer’s post to Commonwealth Games gold medallist lifter Punam Yadav of Varanasi seems to be a distant dream as four medallists of the 2014 Commonwealth Games are still waiting for their appointments. The orders in this regard were issued way back in November 2015. On Sunday, the state government announced Rs 50 […]

Free Ambedkar‘s statue and bust from cage, BBAU dalit students write to VC

Free Ambedkar‘s statue and bust from cage, BBAU dalit students write to VC

Dalit students of Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University (BBAU) have threatened to launch a massive agitation on campus from April 14 if the university administration does not remove the iron grills surrounding the statue and bust of Dr BR Ambedkar. In view of the recent vandalisation of Ambedkar statues in various parts of Uttar Pradesh, the statues and busts of the […]

LMC to install over 100 precast toilets in Lucknow

LMC to install over 100 precast toilets in Lucknow

To meet the target of making the city open defecation free ( ODF) before October, the Lucknow municipal corporation has decided to install more than 100 ready made toilets with precast technology in more than 141 areas where there is no space for construction of traditional toilets. These toilets would be used in narrow lanes where residents live in small […]

Why hasn‘t Kuldeep Sengar been arrested yet, Allahabad high court asks Uttar Pradesh…

Why hasn‘t Kuldeep Sengar been arrested yet, Allahabad high court asks Uttar Pradesh…

Coming down strongly on the Uttar Pradesh government for not arresting despite FIR registration, Allahabad high court on Thursday said the administration’s stand would force it to declare that “law and order has collapsed in the state”. A bench comprising chief justice D B Bhosale and justice Suneet Kumar made the observation when state advocate general Raghvendra Singh sought more […]

Brother shot at cop in ‘04, trial yet to begin as case diary untraceable

Brother shot at cop in ‘04, trial yet to begin as case diary untraceable

Bharatiya Janata Party MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar, who is accused of raping a teenager, is an influential politician with tremendous hold over Uttar Pradesh’s Unnao. However, this is not the first time he has landed in a controversy. There is another 14-year-old case against his younger brother Atul Sengar which the authorities have not acted in. Atul had allegedly shot […]

Coming soon: Online national network to help researchers

Coming soon: Online national network to help researchers

Country would soon have an online national network of scientific equipment and facilities enabling researchers from across India to reserve use of high-end equipment for their research in different institutions on a reservation basis and help bring down the cost of doing research. “In a letter sent to vice-chancellors of all universities, the University Grants Commission (UGC) has shared that […]