Naidu’s statements come at a time when a spate of farmers suicides have rocked Indian polity and a number of agitations led by farmers are underway across various parts of the country.
Even though community health centres have been set up to provide free healthcare, the professionals working there and the treatment given to patients leave much to be desired.
Will Kovind as president be a champion for Dalit justice? Will he uphold the values of the constitution?
State transport department officials were put on full-time duty, even working over time, to ensure that participants reached the International Yoga Day celebrations in Lucknow.
The opposition will need to think harder, beyond the usual idea of fielding a “secular” candidate, to defeat the BJP’s messaging if it decides to contest.
A case under the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Act has been registered against two people, according to the police.
Adityanath said Nitish Kumar and other “secular leaders” shouldn’t be silent on triple talaq and illegal slaughterhouses.
The students, members of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing, have been charged with serious crimes, including rioting, after they raised black flags at a campus event featuring Adityanath.
A new grouping of Dalits is conducting a yatra in Gujarat to meet the state’s elected representatives and ask them what they are doing for the community.
Chandrashekhar Azad, accused by the police of spearheading the Saharanpur violence, has been arrested by the UP police special task force.
The bus was carrying 41 passengers from Delhi to Gonda in eastern Uttar Pradesh when the accident took place near Bada bypass.
In a letter written after the UP government denied the CID sanction to prosecute five BJP leaders, the CID has suggested that the case against Adityanath and others be closed.
The Bhim Army is part of the Ambedkarite tradition of politics; it is not necessarily a challenge to Mayawati and may in fact help consolidate the BSP.
The closure of slaughterhouses in the state has left many jobless and exacerbated the socio-economic scenario.
Rapes in Bundelkhand are rampant, reflective of UP’s ineffective law enforcement and deep social prejudices. But the odd story of defiance does exist.
‘Soap and shampoo only feed your ignorance/ not my stomach.’
The Bhim Army and its leader, Chandrasekhar, say their fight is against caste oppression and the ‘saffron terror’ of the Hindutva forces.
At least 12 Dalits were seriously injured and up to 55 houses were burnt after clashes with the Thakur community – but the authorities are deflecting attention by comparing the Bhim Army to Naxals.
Muslims in the region said they have decided to move away from cattle-based occupations after seeing what happened to Khan.
The police have arrested five people for the illegal slaughter of a buffalo, but no case has been registered against the assaulters.
The firebrand Hindutva leader had owned up to his hate speech and even justified it in a TV interview; yet the UP government says there is no ‘conclusive’ evidence that he made the speech in question.
With municipal slaughterhouses shut since 2012 and private ones now forced to down their shutters, buffalo-meat sellers have nowhere to go.
When church and state come together, the patriarchal attitudes and assertions within religion, society, the polity and the state get consolidated, a cause for concern for women who are marginalised and discriminated against.
BJP leaders in Saharanpur and Agra are pleased to have managed the transfer of two SSPs who booked Sangh leaders and activists for rioting.
There are many opportunities for the opposition, but the question is, are they up to it?
Results of state assembly elections can have extended consequences on the composition of the Rajya Sabha.
A recent survey has revealed that tackling the lack of awareness on reservations among those entitled to it is critical to improve the policy.
The banners were put up by a little-known political group headed by Amit Jani, who had threatened to kill Kanhaiya Kumar last year.
Economists caution that the move could encourage indebted farmers not to repay loans, deepening malaise at public sector banks.
The chief minister is today the undisputed leader of the desert state and there is currently no one to match her political stature.
Harsh Mander’s ‘Where Are India’s Dissenting Hindus?’
As anti-Muslim rhetoric festers, the Hindu majority continues to fail to raise its voice against the BJP’s toxic politics of hate.
“The charges are absolutely baseless. The people were attending a prayer meeting voluntarily. We prayed. Nothing else was done,” pastor Adam said.
The so-called ‘illegal’ slaughterhouses are public municipal slaughterhouses across UP, which have been allowed to sink into abysmal conditions due to utter negligence.
The likely success of grand alliance in the recent UP polls suggests that the parties the BJP defeated in 2017 will put in a serious effort to get one going at the national level.
Under the guise of upholding Indian tradition and protecting women, an anti-modern cultural imperialism is taking shape, which will not hesitate to erase the very idea of equality from Indian civilisation.
In ‘When Crime Pays’, Milan Vaishnav explores the factors that influence voter demand for candidates with criminal reputations, showing that voters prefer them not despite their dubious record but because of it.
Uttar Pradesh, and indeed other states, may issue farm loan waiver bonds to banks but everyone knows these bonds will have no takers. The Centre will have to guarantee them.
To blame butchers and the meat industry for not complying with the law is to ignore the unhelpful attitude to business of the state’s administration.
In the twenty-sixth episode of Jan Ki Baat, Vinod Dua talks about the anti-romeo squads set up by the UP government and explains the GST Bill.