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UP lessons for Bihar: Subversive politics may boomerang

Clever logic and smart sentences come naturally to smart alecs. If they happen to be lawyers-turned-politicians, their skills are often honed to perfection. Bihar governor Keshri Nath Tripathi easi

Maggi Noodles off Big Bazaar shelves, all states to conduct tests

Maggi noodles are turning out to be noose for brand Nestle. Latest to join the issue is Big Bazaar. The Big Bazaar on Wednesday removed Maggi noodles from its stores. This comes after the Delhi gov

Developing citizen-centric cities

Citizen participation is a must for smart cities. Only when citizens pay for the services, be it waste disposal and recycling, water or electricity, a city can be made viable and livable. The urban

UP cops to use NSA to contain communal violence

With crucial panchayat polls in next few months, the Uttar Pradesh police will invoke National Security Act (NSA) to prevent stray incidents from turning into major communal flare ups and affect th

Akhilesh lures youth with free Wi-Fi in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday launched free Wi-Fi services in Lucknow. With this launch the nawabi city of Lucknow becomes the first non-metro city to boast a free Wi-Fi fac

Akhilesh to induct new faces

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Akhilesh Yadav has dropped five cabinet ministers and three ministers of state from his government. Yesterday, the young chief minister had hinted at exp

Morning briefing: Five dead, 100 injured as quake rocks northeast India

A 6.7 magnitude earthquake hit the country’s remote northeast region before dawn on Monday, killing at least five people, injuring 100 others and causing damage to several buildings. Indian M

A season of political surprises

This is no laughing matter. Navjot Singh Sidhu, a former Indian cricketer who guffaws throughout The Kapil Sharma Show on television, has quit the BJP and his Rajya Sabha seat and there is a distin

Flood situation grim in UP, Bihar, as rivers continue to rise

Many parts of Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Madhya Pradesh are suffering from floods as river Ganga and its tributaries are flowing above the danger mark. So far, at least 40 people are reportedly dead

UP tops in human rights violation cases: NHRC

 NHRC’s 2012-13 annual report, which was put in the public domain earlier this month, shows that cases of human rights violation increased to 107,655 from 95,174 in 2011-12. As

“We have to convince women about benefits of LPG”

Many women in Ballia, UP, say it is difficult for them to collect even a small amount for refilling gas.  We frankly don’t have a clear answer to that. But it is

Lighting up the Indian kitchens

Seema Devi, a 34-year-old woman, is not much different from other homemakers of her village – Takerson in Ballia district of Uttar Pradesh. But ask her about her latest acquisition, and she t

Yogi Adityanath is the right choice. Here’s why

Did the choice of Yogi Adityanath as Uttar Pradesh chief minister surprise you? He faces numerous criminal cases for his alleged role in communal violence, but he says these are political c

Hope Adityanath adjusts his public rhetoric to befit his new office: Expert

  Indian parties do not choose their politicians with a view to what the world might conclude, but there is no denying the signal Yogi Adityanath’s pick sends: with a huge

Maharashtra, UP, Gujarat saw significant investments in real estate

Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh and Gujarat together account for over half of the total investments attracted by real estate and construction sector in India as of December 2016, noted a study by ASSOCH

BHEL commissions supercritical thermal power plant in UP

With the commissioning of the third unit of the Prayagraj Super Thermal Power Project (PSTPP), Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) has successfully executed the 1,980 MW coal-based supercriti

A Yogi in Politics

It’s a Saturday morning at the Gorakhnath temple, and there’s a hustle-bustle in the compound: the chief minister’s in absentia durbar is on. Callers phone in their complaints, an

‘In 100 days we achieved what Akhileshji did not in five years’

Deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya speaks to Governance now on how the BJP government in Uttar Pradesh has fared so far:   You have come up with

‘Not just Muslims, everyone is in fear and awe of Yogi Adityanath’

At 70, Dr Aziz Ahmad, a well-known homeopath and politician now with Congress, still has a busy practice in Abu Bazaar, in old Gorakhpur. During working hours, the lane in which he has a clinic

India Votes: Scenes from first phase of polling

The world`s largest democracy goes to vote this summer. Polls are taking place in India`s 543 constituencies from April 11 to May 19, in seven phases.The first phase of polling on Apri

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