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Swami Chinmayanand

Chinmayanand case: LLM student and brother to be shifted to safer colleges

The Supreme Court bench of Justices R. Bhanumathi and A. S. Bopanna while hearing the matter of LLM student who went missing, gave directions...
Roadshow against Single-Use Plastic in Noida; Finds support in Engg students

Roadshow against Single-Use Plastic in Noida; Finds support in Engg students

F-CAPP, the fore-runner NGO in Delhi-NCR propagating ban on single-use plastic organized a road show at Sector 18, Noida on 31st August. The road-show began...
Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube

Muzaffarnagar riots: Words Speak Louder Than Actions

Above: Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube The Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to withdraw the criminal...
National Green Tribunal

Contaminated drinking water from rivers poisoning 154 villages; 71 dead

Justice S.U. Khan, former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, heading a Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal, inspecting the case of pollution...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets the victims’ families in Sonbhadra/Photo: UNI

Sonbhadra Massacre: Politics of Tragedy

Above: UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets the victims’ families in Sonbhadra/Photo: UNI After the carnage that left 10 tribals dead, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has...
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook

Uttar Pradesh Bar Council: In Cold Blood

Above: Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook The murder of the first woman chief Darvesh Singh Yadav inside the Agra civil court...
Many of the accused in UP could not seek anticipatory bail and were taken into custody/Photo: UNI

Bail Until Jail

Above: Many of the accused in UP could not seek anticipatory bail and were taken into custody/Photo: UNI Revoked during the Emergency, anticipatory bail has...
Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

After 33 years, anticipatory bail is back in Uttar Pradesh. President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Amendment Bill is Section 438 of the CrPc....
BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com

UP MLA: Law’s Long Arm Finally Catches Up

Above: BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com In the caste-ridden politics of Uttar Pradesh, an MLA...
A deluge of BSP supporters at the Kanshi Ram memorial in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Day of Reckoning?

Above: A deluge of BSP supporters at the Kanshi Ram memorial in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In a scathing indictment of the former UP chief minister, the...
Encounter Killings: The Gun Toting Yogi

Encounter Killings: The Gun Toting Yogi

The Uttar Pradesh government’s encounter policy has met with widespread condemnation, forcing the Supreme Court to examine a plea for a court-monitored probe By Govind...
The menace of stray cattle has now affected movement of traffic on major roads and streets in UP/Photo: Anil Shakya

Cow Politics: Udder Confusion

Above: The menace of stray cattle has now affected movement of traffic on major roads and streets in UP/Photo: Anil Shakya The UP government should...

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Silence is Not Golden

Above: Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube Despite SIT requests for prosecution of the accused in...

The Killing Fields

Above: Vehicles on fire at Bulandshahr The dastardly act shows that non-state actors are taking the law into their own hands in the name of...

UP CM Yogi Calls Post Bulandshahar Meeting….To Discuss Cow Slaughter

Image  Source: Twitter Taking time off from his election campaign for the BJP in neighouring Rajasthan to to hold meetings with his officials in the...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: UNI

Renaming of Places: Name Dropping

Above: UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: UNI The UP government’s move to rename various districts shows its overt communal tilt and pettiness and its need to...
UP RERA: The Last Resort

UP RERA: The Last Resort

Above: About 70 percent of unfinished projects in UP are located in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad/Photo: Anil Shakya As builders abandon projects, the Real...
Police Training: Setting New Guidelines

Police Training: Setting New Guidelines

After the killing of an Apple executive by a constable, the top police brass has started training its force on soft skills. But will...
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Above: The damaged SUV belonging to slain Apple India executive Vivek Tiwari The killing of an Apple India executive by constables in Lucknow once again...
Prodded by the Supreme Court, the Yogi Adityanath government is restoring anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh/Photo: UNI

Anticipatory Bail: Bailed out!

Above: Prodded by the Supreme Court, the Yogi Adityanath government is restoring anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh/Photo: UNI Scrapped during the Emergency with the intention...
NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Sep 7) came down heavily on the Department of Environment & Forests (DoEF) and Rajasthan government for lax...
supreme court

Hapur lynching: SC directs Meerut IGP to protect survivors

Taking a serious note of the recent mob lynching incident in Hapur (UP) in which two persons were thrashed over suspicion of killing a...
Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Above: The Maternity Benefit Act protects the employment of a woman during maternity and entitles her to full pay during this time The Uttarakhand High...
Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Above: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan bestowed “eminence” on his predecessors so they could retain bungalows/Photo: UNI Despite court orders to evict them from official accommodation,...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Bovine Slaughter: Tough Stand

Above: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI With statistics showing that existing laws to prevent cow slaughter have failed,...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily...

Above: Allahabad High Court Acting on the plea seeking implementation of minimum wages for daily wage earners in the forest department of Uttar Pradesh,...
Over 150 community dogs in Sitapur were killed under official orders after a spurt in canine attacks in the district

Sitapur Attacks: A Dog’s Fate

Above: Over 150 community dogs in Sitapur were killed under official orders after a spurt in canine attacks in the district/Photo: Anil Shakya Animal lovers...
An under-construction project in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh/Photo: Anil Shakya

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act in UP: Hollow Promises

Above: An under-construction project in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh/Photo: Anil Shakya Rules framed by UP govt under Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act defeat the...
Supreme Court

Mulayam also seeks 2 years to vacate official bungalow

Following former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, now his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, also former CM of the state, has appealed to the...
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Another Judiciary-Executive tussle has erupted, this time over the conduct of exams for subordinate judiciary in Uttar Pradesh ~By India Legal Bureau In another spat...
Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Above: Police trying to quell a student protest related to UPSC’s exams in New Delhi/Photo: UNI A recent report highlights the dire need for changes...
Sexual Crimes against Minors: A Different Breed of Killers

A Different Breed of Killers

Though the centre has passed an ordinance to impose the death penalty on child rapists, will it actually stop them from committing these heinous...

Unnao rape case: Allahabad High Court CJ tears into state advocate general for avoiding...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D B Bhosale; (right) Uttar Prdaesh Advocate General Raghavendra Singh The bench threatened that if arrest was not...
Making Justice Accessible: No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

UP lawyers demanding a western bench of the Allahabad High Court, in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya Though the demand for more High Court benches...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High...
PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges, at the Chief Ministers office, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The now infamous...
BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies

Unnao rape: Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of raping her dies in...

Above: BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies In what could trigger a political backlash for the Yogi Adityanath government...
Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory

No Right to Education

Above: Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory Private schools in the country...
Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath govt initiates process to withdraw 131 Muzaffarnagar riots cases: Reports

Communal riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli towns of UP in 2013 leading to the murder of 60 Muslims, at least four BJP...
Acute shortage of doctors forces patients to wait for hours at government hospitals

Will this Dose Work?

Above:  Acute shortage of doctors forces patients to wait for hours at government hospitals In an attempt to revitalise this moribund sector, the Allahabad...
Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

HIV-infected jail inmates in UP: NHRC issues notices to UP Chief Secretary, IG (Prisons)

Above: Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The sorry state of affairs in jails of Uttar Pradesh has once again come...

Trigger-Happy

Above: Policemen convicted in a 25-year-old fake encounter case are taken to jail in Lucknow In a brazen display of power, Uttar Pradesh cops have...
SC seeks reply from Centre on the non-provision of anticipatory bail in UP

SC seeks reply from Centre on the non-provision of anticipatory bail in UP

Expressing concern over the non-provision of anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh, the apex court on Monday (February 12) sought replies from the Centre. The...
By polls for Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria LS seats on March 11: EC

By polls for Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria LS seats on March 11: EC

Almost a year after the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies were vacated by BJP’s Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya – the former...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

SC amicus agrees with petitioner’s view on S 4 of UP ministers act

On Wednesday (January 17) amicus Gopal Subramaniyam agreed with petitioner NGO Lok Prahari’s view that section 4 of the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances...
Supreme Court

Petition to bring Lokayukta under RTI: UP govt seeks more time

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday (January 16), while hearing an SLP to bring Lokayukta in the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005,...
Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and secondary schools

Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and...

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has asked the Education Department, Uttar Pradesh and the state government to respond...
The residence of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in Lucknow

Housing Allowance

Above: The residence of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in Lucknow The top court has questioned the UP government for enacting a law to...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi absolves himself of a criminal case

In what possibly as become the norm for a new dispensation in Indian politics, the BJP’s Yogi Adityanath government too is set to absolve...
Allahabad_high_court

Large number of residential units on Yamuna banks shocks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (December 21) expressed shock over a survey report that said that 11,034 residential units...
Only primary teachers can avail of bridge courses to continue, says Allahabad HC

Only primary teachers can avail of bridge courses to continue, says Allahabad HC

Police resorting to lathicharge on youth protesting against ban on recruitments of primary teachers by UP government, near Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow. Photo: UNI The...
Centre to set up 12 fast track courts to try 1581 lawmakers facing over 13500 criminal cases

Centre to set up 12 fast track courts to try 1581 lawmakers facing over...

The Centre told the Supreme Court that once set up, the fast-track courts will dispose of the cases within a period of one year  In...
No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

The Supreme Court on Monday (December 11) disposed off a petition challenging the unofficial ban on screening of the movie “Muzaffarnagar – The Burning...
Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Illegal mining: UP government agrees to avoid mining in areas prohibited

Above: Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (December 4) dealing with illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh was...
BJP emerges clear winner in UP civic polls but there are warning signs

BJP emerges clear winner in UP civic polls but there are warning signs

Above: BJP workers celebrating the landslide victory of the party in civic polls, at the party office in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In the noise about...
Donkeys’ days out ends in peaceful freedom

Donkeys’ days out ends in peaceful freedom

~By Sujit Bhar Donkey’s work isn’t that easy in the racially charged atmosphere of Uttar Pradesh these days. With Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi hell-bent on...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
Sri-Sri-With-UP-Cm

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offers mediation in Ayodhya dispute, meets Yogi Adityanath

It seems that the spiritual leader and Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has taken Supreme Court’s suggestion in the Ayodhya dispute—...
Punjab police showing weapons recovered from four members of a contract killer gang in Jalandhar. Photo: UNI

Punjab’s Draft PCOCA: Cause for Concern

In an attempt to tackle organised crime and gang wars, the state government has proposed a bill based on the draconian MCOCA, thereby creating...
Prisoners being shifted to a newly constructed jail complex. Photo: UNI

Condition of jails: SC grants 4 more weeks for all data to be presented

Above: Prisoners being shifted to a newly constructed jail complex. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on...
Yogi visits Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya, hits out at Opposition

How can people interfere in my faith? asks Yogi on visit to Ram Janmbhoomi

Having kick-started the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid site, on Thursday (October 19). He...
Delhi Air Pollution

Pollution regulations kick in, Delhiites advised to wear masks

Diesel generators banned in Delhi, four-fold hike likely in parking charges Diesel generators have been banned, the Badarpur power plant has been shut and...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar finally free

Above: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were released from the Dasna Jail in...
Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money

UP Medical Colleges Scam: Judge in the Dock

Above: Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money A retired...
NGT

Demolish all illegal structures on Yamuna floodplains immediately, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 5) warned that all illegal structures within the demarcated area...
Picture: aryasamaj.org

PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
Many people still find it more convenient and hygienic to defecate in the open rather than in the closet-like toilet. These habits have been formed over centuries and are hard to change overnight. Photo: cdn.downtoearth.org.in

Toilets: Hygiene Begins at Home

Above: Many people still find it more convenient and hygienic to defecate in the open rather than in the closet-like toilet. These habits have...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath inspecting children ward at BRD medical college in Gorakhpur. Photo: UNI

SC refuses to take suo motu cognizance of children deaths in Gorakhpur medical college

Above: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath inspecting children ward at BRD medical college in Gorakhpur. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (Aug 14)...
NGT

Crop-burning pollution: NGT warns states’ accounts will be sealed if action not taken

The states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have failed to comply with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives on air pollution resulting...
Vipin Pubby

Nepotism Rules the Roost

Above: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is being accused of doling out favours while appointing state law officers. Photo: UNI Generosity knows no bounds among...
India Legal show: Jail reforms are the need of the hour, assert panellists

India Legal show: Jail reforms are the need of the hour, assert panellists

Above: Photo by Bhavana Gaur   The recent edition of India Legal show centered on the current scenario of jails in India and what steps...
Gayatri Prajapati arrested by police in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Police file chargesheet against Prajapati

Finally, the case against rape-accused former Samajwadi Party (SP) minister Gayatri Prajapati is gaining momentum. The Lucknow Police on June 2 filed the chargesheet...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Kanha Upvan in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Meat of the Matter

An investigation into the UP government’s crackdown against abattoirs was followed by an adverse comment by the High Court  ~By Vivian Fernandes There are several ironies...
Firebrand Adityanath emerges UP CM

Firebrand Adityanath emerges UP CM

In what seems a victory for the RSS over the BJP in a post-poll victory tussle, the firebrand Yogi Adityanath was on March 18...
Prime Minister Modi will use the assembly election victory to fulfil the promises he made in 2014. Photo: UNI

BJP Sweep, Now What?

With the saffron tsunami taking a firm hold after the UP polls, what is the way ahead for the party? Will it push agendas...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

Saffron wave in UP, Hand wave in Punjab

UTTAR PRADESH The colour of Holi this year is just one: saffron. So it seems as the Uttar Pradesh results started coming in. all exit...
Verdict 2017

BJP sweeps UP assembly polls 2017

Uttar Pradesh The wave was not expected. Or maybe it was. Uttar Pradesh has been saffronised. In the latest update, as of six minutes to...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav at a rath yatra in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

UP’s Modern Kurukshetra

As this crucial state goes to the polls next year, political parties gear up for a royal fight in the face of demonetization, caste...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
Men load a cow onto a truck in the Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi

Milking the Cow

Way back in the fifties, the Supreme Court ruled that a ban on cattle slaughter would seriously affect some occupations. But today, we are...
Uber Asia Business Head, Eric Alexander (R), Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan (2nd R), Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council and Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons (c) handing over key’s to drivers during the announcement of Tata and Uber's new partnership to make it easier for driver to become Micro-Entrepreneurs in Hyderabad

A Boost for E-commerce?

This proposed scheme has outsourced tax collection to companies. But it is a moot question whether its benefits will be passed on to the...

UP moots a proposal on case pendency, Takes up “witness” issues

The courts in Uttar Pradesh are bogged down by pending cases. The figures are distressing and alarming, to say the least. By Khurram Nizami and...

PIL seeking CBI probe in Mathura violence unjustified: SC

The Supreme Court has quashed a petition seeking CBI investigation into the Jawahar Bagh violence in Mathura on June 2 in which 29 people,...

Rajnath Singh confirmed today: Haryana had intel on Jat agitation. Read our Special Story:...

The apex court had, in 2015, disagreed with the view that Jats were a backward community and this was earlier stressed in 1997 by...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

Here Comes the Sun in Rishikesh

In a happy initiative, Uttarakhand has decided to convert an ashram the Beatles lived in into a heritage property rather than tweak forest laws...

Quest for real justice

The state government, through its legal services arm, has ensured that the disadvantaged sections of society have access to law By India Legal Team     Despite...

'Uttar Pradesh' - 90 News Results

Swami Chinmayanand

Chinmayanand case: LLM student and brother to be shifted to safer colleges

The Supreme Court bench of Justices R. Bhanumathi and A. S. Bopanna while hearing the matter of LLM student who went missing, gave directions...
Roadshow against Single-Use Plastic in Noida; Finds support in Engg students

Roadshow against Single-Use Plastic in Noida; Finds support in Engg students

F-CAPP, the fore-runner NGO in Delhi-NCR propagating ban on single-use plastic organized a road show at Sector 18, Noida on 31st August. The road-show began...
Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube

Muzaffarnagar riots: Words Speak Louder Than Actions

Above: Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube The Yogi Adityanath government’s decision to withdraw the criminal...
National Green Tribunal

Contaminated drinking water from rivers poisoning 154 villages; 71 dead

Justice S.U. Khan, former Judge of the Allahabad High Court, heading a Committee appointed by the National Green Tribunal, inspecting the case of pollution...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets the victims’ families in Sonbhadra/Photo: UNI

Sonbhadra Massacre: Politics of Tragedy

Above: UP CM Yogi Adityanath meets the victims’ families in Sonbhadra/Photo: UNI After the carnage that left 10 tribals dead, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has...
National Green Tribunal

NGT, upset over 6 states failing to curb illegal Sand Mining, Court terms their...

A bench of Justice Adarsh Kumar Goel & Justice S. P. Wangdi while listening to case pertaining unregulated sand mining in 6 states namely...
Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook

Uttar Pradesh Bar Council: In Cold Blood

Above: Darvesh Singh Yadav who was shot dead /Courtesy: Facebook The murder of the first woman chief Darvesh Singh Yadav inside the Agra civil court...
Many of the accused in UP could not seek anticipatory bail and were taken into custody/Photo: UNI

Bail Until Jail

Above: Many of the accused in UP could not seek anticipatory bail and were taken into custody/Photo: UNI Revoked during the Emergency, anticipatory bail has...
Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

Anticipatory Bail Is Back In Uttar Pradesh After 43 Years

After 33 years, anticipatory bail is back in Uttar Pradesh. President Ramnath Kovind has approved the Amendment Bill is Section 438 of the CrPc....
BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com

UP MLA: Law’s Long Arm Finally Catches Up

Above: BJP legislator AS Chandel may challenge the Allahabad HC verdict in the Supreme Court/Photo: facebook.com In the caste-ridden politics of Uttar Pradesh, an MLA...
A deluge of BSP supporters at the Kanshi Ram memorial in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Day of Reckoning?

Above: A deluge of BSP supporters at the Kanshi Ram memorial in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In a scathing indictment of the former UP chief minister, the...
Encounter Killings: The Gun Toting Yogi

Encounter Killings: The Gun Toting Yogi

The Uttar Pradesh government’s encounter policy has met with widespread condemnation, forcing the Supreme Court to examine a plea for a court-monitored probe By Govind...
The menace of stray cattle has now affected movement of traffic on major roads and streets in UP/Photo: Anil Shakya

Cow Politics: Udder Confusion

Above: The menace of stray cattle has now affected movement of traffic on major roads and streets in UP/Photo: Anil Shakya The UP government should...

Muzaffarnagar Riots: Silence is Not Golden

Above: Victims of the Muzaffarnagar riots who fled to Loni and areas bordering Delhi/Photo Courtesy: YouTube Despite SIT requests for prosecution of the accused in...

The Killing Fields

Above: Vehicles on fire at Bulandshahr The dastardly act shows that non-state actors are taking the law into their own hands in the name of...

UP CM Yogi Calls Post Bulandshahar Meeting….To Discuss Cow Slaughter

Image  Source: Twitter Taking time off from his election campaign for the BJP in neighouring Rajasthan to to hold meetings with his officials in the...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: UNI

Renaming of Places: Name Dropping

Above: UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: UNI The UP government’s move to rename various districts shows its overt communal tilt and pettiness and its need to...
UP RERA: The Last Resort

UP RERA: The Last Resort

Above: About 70 percent of unfinished projects in UP are located in Noida, Greater Noida and Ghaziabad/Photo: Anil Shakya As builders abandon projects, the Real...
Police Training: Setting New Guidelines

Police Training: Setting New Guidelines

After the killing of an Apple executive by a constable, the top police brass has started training its force on soft skills. But will...
In Cold Blood

In Cold Blood

Above: The damaged SUV belonging to slain Apple India executive Vivek Tiwari The killing of an Apple India executive by constables in Lucknow once again...
Prodded by the Supreme Court, the Yogi Adityanath government is restoring anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh/Photo: UNI

Anticipatory Bail: Bailed out!

Above: Prodded by the Supreme Court, the Yogi Adityanath government is restoring anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh/Photo: UNI Scrapped during the Emergency with the intention...
NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

NGT raps environment dept, Rajasthan govt for lax maintenance of Nathdwara town

The National Green Tribunal on Friday (Sep 7) came down heavily on the Department of Environment & Forests (DoEF) and Rajasthan government for lax...
supreme court

Hapur lynching: SC directs Meerut IGP to protect survivors

Taking a serious note of the recent mob lynching incident in Hapur (UP) in which two persons were thrashed over suspicion of killing a...
Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Maternity Benefits: Baby Steps

Above: The Maternity Benefit Act protects the employment of a woman during maternity and entitles her to full pay during this time The Uttarakhand High...
Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Ex-CMs’ Bungalows: Staying on Empty

Above: MP CM Shivraj Chouhan bestowed “eminence” on his predecessors so they could retain bungalows/Photo: UNI Despite court orders to evict them from official accommodation,...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI

Bovine Slaughter: Tough Stand

Above: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visits Kanha Upvan in Lucknow/Photo: UNI With statistics showing that existing laws to prevent cow slaughter have failed,...
Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily wage earners

Allahabad HC asks UP govt why minimum wages aren’t paid to forest dept daily...

Above: Allahabad High Court Acting on the plea seeking implementation of minimum wages for daily wage earners in the forest department of Uttar Pradesh,...
Over 150 community dogs in Sitapur were killed under official orders after a spurt in canine attacks in the district

Sitapur Attacks: A Dog’s Fate

Above: Over 150 community dogs in Sitapur were killed under official orders after a spurt in canine attacks in the district/Photo: Anil Shakya Animal lovers...
An under-construction project in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh/Photo: Anil Shakya

Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act in UP: Hollow Promises

Above: An under-construction project in Greater Noida, Uttar Pradesh/Photo: Anil Shakya Rules framed by UP govt under Real Estate (Regulation & Development) Act defeat the...
Supreme Court

Mulayam also seeks 2 years to vacate official bungalow

Following former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav, now his father Mulayam Singh Yadav, also former CM of the state, has appealed to the...
Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Uttar Pradesh Judicial Service Exams: Testing Times?

Another Judiciary-Executive tussle has erupted, this time over the conduct of exams for subordinate judiciary in Uttar Pradesh ~By India Legal Bureau In another spat...
Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Policing in India: Living in a Time Warp

Above: Police trying to quell a student protest related to UPSC’s exams in New Delhi/Photo: UNI A recent report highlights the dire need for changes...
Sexual Crimes against Minors: A Different Breed of Killers

A Different Breed of Killers

Though the centre has passed an ordinance to impose the death penalty on child rapists, will it actually stop them from committing these heinous...

Unnao rape case: Allahabad High Court CJ tears into state advocate general for avoiding...

Above: (Left) Allahabad High Court Chief Justice D B Bhosale; (right) Uttar Prdaesh Advocate General Raghavendra Singh The bench threatened that if arrest was not...
Making Justice Accessible: No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

No Constitutional Bar on More Benches

UP lawyers demanding a western bench of the Allahabad High Court, in New Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya Though the demand for more High Court benches...
Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Unnao rape case: Allahabad HC reserves verdict; final judgment tomorrow

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges,arrived at the Chief Ministers office,  in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The Allahabad High...
PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

PIL in SC for CBI enquiry into Unnao rape case

Above: BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldip Singh Sengar, facing rape charges, at the Chief Ministers office, in Lucknow on Monday/Photo: UNI The now infamous...
BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies

Unnao rape: Father of girl who accused BJP MLA of raping her dies in...

Above: BJP MLA from UP's Bangermau constituency, Kuldeep Singh Sengar; Photo courtesy: Agencies In what could trigger a political backlash for the Yogi Adityanath government...
Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory

No Right to Education

Above: Children in a classroom at a private school in UP. Enrolment of weaker section kids is far from satisfactory Private schools in the country...
Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath govt initiates process to withdraw 131 Muzaffarnagar riots cases: Reports

Communal riots broke out in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli towns of UP in 2013 leading to the murder of 60 Muslims, at least four BJP...
Acute shortage of doctors forces patients to wait for hours at government hospitals

Will this Dose Work?

Above:  Acute shortage of doctors forces patients to wait for hours at government hospitals In an attempt to revitalise this moribund sector, the Allahabad...
Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya

HIV-infected jail inmates in UP: NHRC issues notices to UP Chief Secretary, IG (Prisons)

Above: Prisoners in one of the jails (file pic)/Photo: Anil Shakya The sorry state of affairs in jails of Uttar Pradesh has once again come...

Trigger-Happy

Above: Policemen convicted in a 25-year-old fake encounter case are taken to jail in Lucknow In a brazen display of power, Uttar Pradesh cops have...
SC seeks reply from Centre on the non-provision of anticipatory bail in UP

SC seeks reply from Centre on the non-provision of anticipatory bail in UP

Expressing concern over the non-provision of anticipatory bail in Uttar Pradesh, the apex court on Monday (February 12) sought replies from the Centre. The...
By polls for Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria LS seats on March 11: EC

By polls for Gorakhpur, Phulpur, Araria LS seats on March 11: EC

Almost a year after the Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha constituencies were vacated by BJP’s Yogi Adityanath and Keshav Prasad Maurya – the former...
SC unhappy over non-appointment of Lokpal, asks Centre to file fresh affidavit in 4 weeks

SC amicus agrees with petitioner’s view on S 4 of UP ministers act

On Wednesday (January 17) amicus Gopal Subramaniyam agreed with petitioner NGO Lok Prahari’s view that section 4 of the Uttar Pradesh Ministers (Salaries, Allowances...
Supreme Court

Petition to bring Lokayukta under RTI: UP govt seeks more time

The Supreme Court, on Tuesday (January 16), while hearing an SLP to bring Lokayukta in the purview of the Right to Information Act, 2005,...
Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and secondary schools

Allahabad HC wants to know why LT grade teachers are teaching in primary and...

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Monday (January 15) has asked the Education Department, Uttar Pradesh and the state government to respond...
The residence of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in Lucknow

Housing Allowance

Above: The residence of former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati in Lucknow The top court has questioned the UP government for enacting a law to...
Yogi Adityanath

Yogi absolves himself of a criminal case

In what possibly as become the norm for a new dispensation in Indian politics, the BJP’s Yogi Adityanath government too is set to absolve...
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Large number of residential units on Yamuna banks shocks Allahabad HC

Above: Allahabad High Court The Allahabad High Court on Thursday (December 21) expressed shock over a survey report that said that 11,034 residential units...
Only primary teachers can avail of bridge courses to continue, says Allahabad HC

Only primary teachers can avail of bridge courses to continue, says Allahabad HC

Police resorting to lathicharge on youth protesting against ban on recruitments of primary teachers by UP government, near Vidhan Bhawan in Lucknow. Photo: UNI The...
Centre to set up 12 fast track courts to try 1581 lawmakers facing over 13500 criminal cases

Centre to set up 12 fast track courts to try 1581 lawmakers facing over...

The Centre told the Supreme Court that once set up, the fast-track courts will dispose of the cases within a period of one year  In...
No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

No ban on Muzaffarnagar – The Burning Love, says UP govt

The Supreme Court on Monday (December 11) disposed off a petition challenging the unofficial ban on screening of the movie “Muzaffarnagar – The Burning...
Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia

Illegal mining: UP government agrees to avoid mining in areas prohibited

Above: Sand mining (representative image)/Photo Courtesy Wikimedia   The National Green Tribunal (NGT) on Monday (December 4) dealing with illegal mining in Uttar Pradesh was...
BJP emerges clear winner in UP civic polls but there are warning signs

BJP emerges clear winner in UP civic polls but there are warning signs

Above: BJP workers celebrating the landslide victory of the party in civic polls, at the party office in Lucknow/Photo: UNI In the noise about...
Donkeys’ days out ends in peaceful freedom

Donkeys’ days out ends in peaceful freedom

~By Sujit Bhar Donkey’s work isn’t that easy in the racially charged atmosphere of Uttar Pradesh these days. With Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi hell-bent on...
Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Medical colleges admission scam: SC strikes down Allahabad HC order allowing illegal admissions

Above: Medical college students taking classroom lessons (representative image) Another eye-opening case of scam in medical colleges admission came into the light on Thursday...
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Sri Sri Ravi Shankar offers mediation in Ayodhya dispute, meets Yogi Adityanath

It seems that the spiritual leader and Art of Living founder, Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has taken Supreme Court’s suggestion in the Ayodhya dispute—...
Punjab police showing weapons recovered from four members of a contract killer gang in Jalandhar. Photo: UNI

Punjab’s Draft PCOCA: Cause for Concern

In an attempt to tackle organised crime and gang wars, the state government has proposed a bill based on the draconian MCOCA, thereby creating...
Prisoners being shifted to a newly constructed jail complex. Photo: UNI

Condition of jails: SC grants 4 more weeks for all data to be presented

Above: Prisoners being shifted to a newly constructed jail complex. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court bench of Justices Madan B Lokur and Deepak Gupta on...
Yogi visits Ram Janmbhoomi in Ayodhya, hits out at Opposition

How can people interfere in my faith? asks Yogi on visit to Ram Janmbhoomi

Having kick-started the grand Diwali celebrations in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath visited the disputed Ram Janmbhoomi-Babri Masjid site, on Thursday (October 19). He...
Delhi Air Pollution

Pollution regulations kick in, Delhiites advised to wear masks

Diesel generators banned in Delhi, four-fold hike likely in parking charges Diesel generators have been banned, the Badarpur power plant has been shut and...
Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya

Rajesh and Nupur Talwar finally free

Above: Rajesh and Nupur Talwar coming out from Dasna jail. Photo: Anil Shakya Rajesh and Nupur Talwar were released from the Dasna Jail in...
Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money

UP Medical Colleges Scam: Judge in the Dock

Above: Justice Ishrat Masroor Quddusi (inset) tried to help out the debarred Prasad Institute of Medical Sciences in Lucknow in return for money A retired...
NGT

Demolish all illegal structures on Yamuna floodplains immediately, says NGT

The National Green Tribunal’s principal bench headed by Justice Swatanter Kumar on Thursday (October 5) warned that all illegal structures within the demarcated area...
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PIL against gau rakshaks: Only 5 states have filed reports

Hearing a petition by activist Tehseen S Poonawalla against self-styled gau rakshaks and related violence, the Supreme Court bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justices...
Many people still find it more convenient and hygienic to defecate in the open rather than in the closet-like toilet. These habits have been formed over centuries and are hard to change overnight. Photo: cdn.downtoearth.org.in

Toilets: Hygiene Begins at Home

Above: Many people still find it more convenient and hygienic to defecate in the open rather than in the closet-like toilet. These habits have...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath inspecting children ward at BRD medical college in Gorakhpur. Photo: UNI

SC refuses to take suo motu cognizance of children deaths in Gorakhpur medical college

Above: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditiyanath inspecting children ward at BRD medical college in Gorakhpur. Photo: UNI The Supreme Court on Monday (Aug 14)...
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Crop-burning pollution: NGT warns states’ accounts will be sealed if action not taken

The states of Punjab, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan have failed to comply with the National Green Tribunal (NGT) directives on air pollution resulting...
Vipin Pubby

Nepotism Rules the Roost

Above: Punjab CM Capt Amarinder Singh is being accused of doling out favours while appointing state law officers. Photo: UNI Generosity knows no bounds among...
India Legal show: Jail reforms are the need of the hour, assert panellists

India Legal show: Jail reforms are the need of the hour, assert panellists

Above: Photo by Bhavana Gaur   The recent edition of India Legal show centered on the current scenario of jails in India and what steps...
Gayatri Prajapati arrested by police in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Police file chargesheet against Prajapati

Finally, the case against rape-accused former Samajwadi Party (SP) minister Gayatri Prajapati is gaining momentum. The Lucknow Police on June 2 filed the chargesheet...
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath at Kanha Upvan in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Meat of the Matter

An investigation into the UP government’s crackdown against abattoirs was followed by an adverse comment by the High Court  ~By Vivian Fernandes There are several ironies...
Firebrand Adityanath emerges UP CM

Firebrand Adityanath emerges UP CM

In what seems a victory for the RSS over the BJP in a post-poll victory tussle, the firebrand Yogi Adityanath was on March 18...
Prime Minister Modi will use the assembly election victory to fulfil the promises he made in 2014. Photo: UNI

BJP Sweep, Now What?

With the saffron tsunami taking a firm hold after the UP polls, what is the way ahead for the party? Will it push agendas...
Celebrations at the BJP headquarters in Delhi. Photo: Anil Shakya

BJP virtually sure of 300 in UP; Congress sure of Punjab

Even as the BJP tsunami swept over Uttar Pradesh and leading in Manipur even, with Goa still in the balance as the clock struck 2:10pm on...
Verdict 2017

Saffron wave in UP, Hand wave in Punjab

UTTAR PRADESH The colour of Holi this year is just one: saffron. So it seems as the Uttar Pradesh results started coming in. all exit...
Verdict 2017

BJP sweeps UP assembly polls 2017

Uttar Pradesh The wave was not expected. Or maybe it was. Uttar Pradesh has been saffronised. In the latest update, as of six minutes to...
Election Commissioner Nasim Zaidi. Photo; UNI

EC puts brakes on FM’s Budget Speech

The commission has instructed the centre that there should be no mention of plans or work done in states going to polls this year...
UP CM Akhilesh Yadav at a rath yatra in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

UP’s Modern Kurukshetra

As this crucial state goes to the polls next year, political parties gear up for a royal fight in the face of demonetization, caste...
The harvest season just got over and normal to near-normal monsoon meant a rich crop yield. Photo: UNI

Bitter Harvest

The rural economy is devastated. The cash crunch has hit rural areas particularly hard since banking penetration is very low. And the crisis has...
Muslim women hold placards in support of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board during a signature campaign in Ahmedabad.

UCC: Code of Controversy

As the center pushes for a Uniform Civil Code, it triggers a storm of protests and conflicting opinions on the timing and intent. It...
Men load a cow onto a truck in the Jantar Mantar area of New Delhi

Milking the Cow

Way back in the fifties, the Supreme Court ruled that a ban on cattle slaughter would seriously affect some occupations. But today, we are...
Uber Asia Business Head, Eric Alexander (R), Telangana IT Secretary Jayesh Ranjan (2nd R), Madhu Kannan, Member-Group Executive Council and Head for business development and public affairs, Tata Sons (c) handing over key’s to drivers during the announcement of Tata and Uber's new partnership to make it easier for driver to become Micro-Entrepreneurs in Hyderabad

A Boost for E-commerce?

This proposed scheme has outsourced tax collection to companies. But it is a moot question whether its benefits will be passed on to the...

UP moots a proposal on case pendency, Takes up “witness” issues

The courts in Uttar Pradesh are bogged down by pending cases. The figures are distressing and alarming, to say the least. By Khurram Nizami and...

PIL seeking CBI probe in Mathura violence unjustified: SC

The Supreme Court has quashed a petition seeking CBI investigation into the Jawahar Bagh violence in Mathura on June 2 in which 29 people,...

Rajnath Singh confirmed today: Haryana had intel on Jat agitation. Read our Special Story:...

The apex court had, in 2015, disagreed with the view that Jats were a backward community and this was earlier stressed in 1997 by...

Supreme Court allows those who have cleared B.Ed to apply for shiksha mitra in...

The Supreme Court today directed all those who have cleared their B.Ed to apply for the post of Shiksha Mitra in Uttar Pradesh. The bench...

Quest for real justice

The state government, through its legal services arm, has ensured that the disadvantaged sections of society have access to law By India Legal Team     Despite...

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