Can you really fool all the people all the time? The Gujarat model is being shown up as fake.
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.
Setback for Congress and Samajwadi Party but BSP wins mayoral seat in Aligarh.
The election field for the municipal polls saw a striking change this time – the active participation of women and transgender candidates contesting ‘general’ seats.
Adityanath claimed the filmmaker was in the habit of “playing with public sentiments”.
“On the basis of law, we have decided that Kairana-like incidents won’t happen again,” the Uttar Pradesh chief minister said in Lucknow.
Will the ‘Hindu’ rulers use their newfound status to display a spirit of generosity or to demand total submission?
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”.
BJP’s promises of loan waivers to address agricultural distress and the acute financial and social situation of farmers in the state has been an issue of building resentment.
Amidst the current controversy of an ideological narrative that views the Taj Mahal as a site of contestation, Yogi Adityanath visited it on October 26. The monument’s history is full of fascinating attempts to appropriate its aura, be it in politics or popular culture.
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.
In an exclusive interview to The Wire, the Janata Dal (United) spokesman-turned-dissident takes on the Election Commission, Amit Shah, Narendra Modi and Yogi Adityanath.
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.
Vinod Dua discusses Arun Shourie’s comments on demonetisation and why the Taj Mahal was dropped from the tourism booklet issued by the UP government.
“Every other day we would go into a home with grieving people who have lost hope. It is inspiring that in spite of the violence they have seen, they are willing to speak up and fight for justice.”
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.
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.
About 10,000 infants have died in the hospital since it began operating in 1972.
The principal, giving a break up of the numbers, said 213 of the 290 children had died in the neo-natal ward of the ICU and 77 in the encephalitis ward.
Are these children just a piece of news, some numbers, data? Or a legacy of 70 years of apathy that runs in my – and everybody else’s – free veins?
With tractors replacing bulls in agriculture and in the absence of a cattle market due to BJP’s cow protection drive in Uttar Pradesh, stray cattle has become a menace for villagers.
Unless the chronic deficiencies in the country’s public health system are rectified, tragedies like Gorakhpur will keep happening.
If I Allow Namaz on Streets, How Can I Stop Police Stations from Celebrating Janmashtami: Adityanath
Ahead of Janmashtami, the UP chief minister had told the police to celebrate the festival in a ‘traditional, grand and decent’ way.
In any sane democracy, the death of over 60 children in a few days would have been a career-ending event. Not here.
“One can keep blaming us for things but this is an exercise which has been neglected for the last 20 years in the state of UP, Bihar, Assam,” UP health minister Siddharth Nath Singh said.
While the SP Gorakhpur has said 21 of those deaths were due to a lack of liquid oxygen, the Adityanath state government has fiercely rejected this claim.
Protests against the Supreme Court’s ruling upholding the 2015 high court verdict that shiksha-mitras are not asli teachers have brought rural UP to a halt.
India is a Hindu Rashtra, according to the ‘syllabus’ for an exam that 9000 schools will administer, and Vivekananda spoke in Chicago as a representative of ‘Hindutva’, not Hinduism.
Besides Yogi, the then Gorakhpur Mayor Anju Chaudhary and local MLA Radha Mohan Das Agrawal have also been named as accused in the case.
Successive UP governments, BJP and non-BJP, have sought to scuttle the investigation into Adityanath’s role in anti-Muslim violence ten years ago. But there is enough in the case to still be revived if the court wants to.
The order of the SHO is questionable as the district civil administration had not deemed it necessary to impose such restrictions on meat sellers and eateries.
A new report documents the ecological and social stresses caused by the rising number of pilgrims, but weakens its case by letting politics impinge on rigour
The streets of Banda and Mahoba in Bundelkhand are being taken over by a new fashion fad.