Work that was getting done at lightning speed in Kol Gadhaiyaa in Bundelkhand ahead of the chief minister’s arrival suddenly stopped when his visit was cancelled.
Numbers show the BJP has always dominated the top tier. The real story of their big loss in vote share lies in the bottom two tiers.
The election field for the municipal polls saw a striking change this time – the active participation of women and transgender candidates contesting ‘general’ seats.
Gujarat has so utterly failed in controlling TB that it is the only state, apart from Uttar Pradesh, where the incidence of TB has actually increased over the last decade.
The attackers wanted the victims to remove their head scarves, said an eyewitness.
Dalit villagers in Shabbirpur are still hoping that the members of their community – as well as Bhim Army leader Chandrasekhar – charged under the NSA will be released.
Adityanath claimed the filmmaker was in the habit of “playing with public sentiments”.
The two BJP-ruled states working together will give it greater lobbying power and comes at a time when the industry is looking to end volatile, bi-annual supply and demand crises.
“If you vote for us, you will be better off. If you don’t vote for us, the difficulties will become obvious to you.”
The state government’s letter also says that the censor board should take into account “people’s views” while making a decision on the film.
Her husband was allegedly denied ration because she could not go along with him to provide her biometrics at the ration shop.
In its quest to reduce electricity tariffs, the state appears to be getting support from UP’s electricity watchdog whose behaviour is not in line with its duty to act as an unbiased adjudicator in disputes between discoms and generators.
The chief minister also said that “distorting history” is akin to sedition and that “Pakistan” is used as an abuse in Europe, as is “Paki”.
“Apart from the high taxation rate, what is creating a lot of problems is that people in the trade are unable to understand the working of the new system.”
Thousands of semi-literate, mostly unskilled workers employed as tailors, packers and cutters in the textile industry – the second largest non-farm employer in India –have been hit hardest by demonetisation.
The Centre also ordered a probe by the NTPC’s executive director into the incident while the state administration ordered a magisterial probe.
The toll from the explosion could rise further as people are feared to be trapped inside the plant.
According to locals and the woman’s family, the police were conducting a raid to investigate illegal alcohol production.
Earlier this year, in April and May, communally sensitive Saharanpur in UP, that has 26% Dalit population and 10% Thakurs, had been rocked by inter-caste violence.
The farcical enactment of ‘the return of Ram Rajya’ signals trying times ahead. Seeing Ayodhya’s plight many speak of the curse Sita put on it for abandoning her at a difficult juncture and choosing to belong solely to Rama.
Defending the questions, BJP spokesperson says the questions are “related to the social fabric of the state that should be known by the aspirants of government jobs.”
Maya Mirchandani discusses the claim of some BJP leaders that the Taj Mahal is not representative of Indian cultural heritage. With historians Sunil Kumar and Sohail Hashmi.
The traders have said they did not mean to malign the prime minister’s image and only wanted to highlight banks’ refusal to accept small coins after demonetisation.
Involving the weaker sections in finding farming methods that work in conditions of floods and water-logging goes a long way in renewing livelihoods.
With only 18 months to go for the general elections, the BJP seems to have decided to abandon the vikas plank and go back to full-throated Hindutva and minority baiting.
The bus service is to connect interior areas of the state, where the BJP government is planning to build “gaurav paths,” or link roads to villages of martyred soldiers.
Vinod Dua talks about the UP chief minister’s plan to build a Ram statue as part of religious tourism in the state and the lack of strong public policies for the elderly.
In a video, Om Prakash Rajbhar is reportedly seen addressing a party gathering and speaking vociferously against those who failed to send their kids to schools.
According to the police, the incident was deliberate and was planned keeping in mind the Moharram procession in the village.
Increased healthcare expenses and lack of access to hospitals prompted a women’s collective in UP to run a biweekly village clinic on family subscriptions.
The police has registered a case against the school authorities under IPC Section 305 for abetment of suicide of a child.
The three accused were arrested over the last two weeks following a police raid after a tip-off about alleged cow slaughter.
The first phase of the UP government’s much-hyped crop loan waiver has turned into another farce for farmers.
Ten of the alleged criminals were killed in the 48 days before September 14.
Textbooks will be changed to reflect this, Dinesh Sharma said, because students should not spend so much time studying “invaders”.
When we address the question of reform in public systems, can we not also address the question of reform in human nature?
Adityanath’s visit to City Montessori will provide legitimacy to a school which doesn’t honour the orders of his government or administration and flouts the national law openly.
Farmers with the smallest land holdings and landless agricultural labourers who need financial support do not have access to formal sources of credit and do not benefit from loan waivers.
Eleven of the deaths in the past three days have been reported from the encephalitis ward, while 25 each have been recorded in the neonatal intensive care unit and general paediatric ward.
“After the attack, many frightened families have locked their houses and left for safer places fearing further attacks.”