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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...
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...
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...
Prashant Kanojia with his wife Jagisha Arora, who moved the SC against his arrest/Photo courtesy: Facebook

Journalists’ Arrests: Show Magnanimity

Above: Prashant Kanojia with his wife Jagisha Arora, who moved the SC against his arrest/Photo courtesy: Facebook In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court asked...
Journalist Prashant Kanojia

SC Disagrees With Tweet, But says It Doesn’t Amount To Murder as It Order...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the UP government to release arrested journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail but allowed the government to proceed against...
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....
Supreme Court

Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s wife moves top court challenging his husband’s arrest

Jageesha Arora, wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia who was arrested by the UP Police for publishing an objectionable tweet against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...
Stray cattle moving on roads is a likely cause of most road accidents/Photo: UNI

UP’s Cow Policy: Bovine Blunder

Above: Stray cattle moving on roads is a likely cause of most road accidents/Photo: UNI As rampaging and hungry cattle invade fields and roads, the...
The NGT found that forest land in Gorakhpur was handed over to builders by the GDA/Photo: gorakhpur.finalreport.in

Forest Land Scam: Gorakhpur’s Shame

Above: The NGT found that forest land in Gorakhpur was handed over to builders by the GDA/Photo: gorakhpur.finalreport.in The NGT has unearthed a big fraud...
Selective Punishment for the Merchants of Venom

Selective Punishment for the Merchants of Venom

By Punit Mishra While the Election Commission’s (EC) ban on four leaders—Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, BSP supremo Mayawati, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Samajwadi...

Supreme Court Rejects Mayawati’s Plea Against Ban on Her Campaigning

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the BSP chief Mayawati’s plea against the 48-hour ban on her campaigning imposed by the Election Commission (EC)....
Supreme Court

SC raps EC for not giving details on action against candidates indulging in hate...

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuked the Election Commission (EC) for not giving details of penal action initiated on candidates indulging in hate speeches...
MEDIA WATCH

MEDIA WATCH

What’s in a name? Mumbai’s iconic Karachi Bakery has not changed its name to “Prayag Raj Mithai Shop”, as was widely rumoured after a hostile...
Poorly treated wastewater being released into the Ganges

Tanneries: Yogi’s Loss, Didi’s Gain

Above: Poorly treated wastewater being released into the Ganges The Clean Ganga project and the long closure of tanneries in the run-up to the Kumbh...
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...

DELHI DURBAR

Fall of a Yogi Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will officially share the blame for last week’s embarrassing loss in the Hindi heartland to the...
Parliament

Both Houses of Parliament Paralysed As Govt, Oppn Lock Horns Over Rafale, Triple Talaq...

The government and the opposition locked horns in and outside Parliament over a host of issues including the Rafale deal, Ram Janambhoomi, Triple Talaq,...

Santa and Banta

Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for Santa to prepare his list of presents to be distributed to the needy and the...

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...

Ram Statue: Stalling Tactics

Above: CM Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook (far left) with Ramlila artistes in Ayodhya /Photo: UNI Adityanath’s announcement of a Ram...
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...
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...
Riots Cases: The Caste Card Again

Riots Cases: The Caste Card Again

Above: With the opposition likely to unite, Yogi Adityanath will have to depend on vote polarisation to turn the tide in the BJP’s favour/Photo:...
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,...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Chief Concerns With Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s retirement in October fast approaching, the Modi government, which has been drawing criticism from the Opposition and even...
UP Governor Ram Naik

UP Governor writes to CM Yogi about alleged corruption by Principal Secretary Goyal

Above: UP Governor Ram Naik (file pic) UP Governor Ram Naik has written a letter (see below) to UP CM Yogi Adityanath to look...
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...
Fantasy Football: India at World Cup

Fantasy Football: India at World Cup

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb India may think it is deserving of a seat at the UN Security Council and considers itself a...
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...
Allahabad HC grants bail to Dr Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur BRD medical college case

Allahabad HC grants bail to Dr Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur BRD medical college case

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (April 25) granted bail to Dr Kafeel Khan, who was arrested in connection with the Gorakhpur BRD Medical...
Unnao Rape Exposes Police Complicity

Unnao Rape Exposes Police Complicity

Above:  Rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar coming out of the CBI court in Lucknow/Photo: UNI The shocking attack on a minor girl and...

Case withdrawals by UP government: Hall of Infamy

Above: Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati/Photo: UNI The UP government’s attempt to withdraw criminal cases against its politicians has revealed the moral vacuum and lawlessness prevalent in...
Unnao and Kathua Rapes: The Rape of India, the Death of Humanity

Unnao and Kathua atrocities: The Rape of India

Priyanka Gandhi at a protest march in Delhi. Photo: UNI    ~By Dilip Bobb   This week has been one of the darkest in India’s contemporary history. The...

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...
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...
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visiting a Kanha Upvan in Lucknow (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Caught On the Wrong Foot

Above: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visiting a Kanha Upvan in Lucknow (file picture)/Photo: UNI Though ban on illegal slaughterhouses was introduced with great fanfare by...
Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill: Double Standards

Double Standards

Above: File photo of Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013/Photo Courtesy: indianmuslimpost.blogspot.in While the UP government has passed UPCOC Bill, giving the impression that it is committed...
Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI

Jat Reservation: Flexing Their Muscles

Above: Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI Despite various governments succumbing to pressure tactics by this affluent...
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...

Art of Dividing

Above: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: Twitter Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was meant to be mediating in the complicated...

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...
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...
Pragya Singh Thakur will now face less stringent charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case

Protecting the Lawless

Above: Pragya Singh Thakur will now face less stringent charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case Ordering the dropping of charges against Yogi Adityanath...
A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org

Mentally unstable patient discharged by hospital is untraceable; court hauls up superintendent

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org Allahabad High Court says hospital officer acted in a reckless and casual matter ~By Kunal Rao The...
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...
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...
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—...
Inderjeet Bhadwar

ERASING THE BLOT

~By Inderjit Badhwar It is time that those who profess to be hardline Hindus or the guardians of this great religious tradition stop scoring goals...
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...
CM Yogi

Taj Mahal row: Yogi in damage control mode, to visit mausoleum on Oct 25

Uttar Pradesh chief minister says Taj Mahal was built by blood and sweat of Indian labourers Facing national and even international flak for its controversial...
The Farrukhabad tragedy comes as another embarrassment for the UP govt after the BRD hospital (above) episode. Photo: UNI

Gorakhpur isn’t the only hell in UP; 49 infants died in Farrukhabad hospital in...

The Farrukhabad tragedy comes as another embarrassment for the UP govt after the BRD hospital (above) episode. Photo: UNI Like the initial spate of deaths...
Patients in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

BRD College principal, wife sent to judicial custody

Above: Patients in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The principal of Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College,...
The latest spate of deaths at BRD Hospital was reported on August 27, 28 and 29, 2017 Photo: UNI

61 more children die in Gorakhpur’s BRD Hospital in 72 hours

Above: The latest spate of deaths at BRD Hospital was reported on August 27, 28 and 29, 2017 Photo: UNI With the state government silent,...
Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter

RERA: A House for Mr Biswas

Above: Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter This well-known novel could well exemplify the dreams of many...
Relatives carry the body of a child who died in Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital. Photo: UNI

Gorakhpur: Death by Negligence

Above: Relatives carry the body of a child who died in Gorakhpur’s BRD  hospital. Photo: UNI The Gorakhpur tragedy highlights an alarming rise in medical...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Alternate Professions

  ~By Dilip Bobb Here’s a thought. What if some prominent Indians had not opted for the professions they are now in? Maybe they could...
Allahabad High court

Yogi sacks Waqf board members, Allahabad HC reinstates

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had six members of the Shia Waqf Board sacked on charges of scams and irregularities in the...
Illustration: Anthony Lawrence

Creating the Master Race

  ~By Dilip Bobb   It’s a Hitlerian concept with some additions. Adolf sought to create a Master Race of tall, blonde, blue-eyed Aryans by eliminating those...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath with Advani in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Even in visiting the Ram temple, Yogi keeps to a legal political agenda

~By Sujit Bhar The image of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath as a brash Hindutva propagandist and activist, with his dreaded Hindu Yuva Vahini unleashed...
Lead illustration: Anthony Lawrence

The Wonders of India

  ~By Dilip Bobb   All those posters and films on Incredible India are not so far off the mark. It is truly incredible just how innovative...
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...
(L-R) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath feeds cows; VHP activists in a buoyant and strident mood in Kolkata. Photos: UNI

The Cow Card

A petition on increasing communal vigilantism led the Supreme Court to issue notices to six states. Can the government afford to turn a blind...
Raghavendra Singh Takes Charge as new AG (UP)

Raghavendra Singh Takes Charge as new AG (UP)

Raghavendra Singh has been made the Advocate General (AG) of Uttar Pradesh by the new BJP dispensation, headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. UP chief...
The slaughterhouse controversy was given to the new government on a platter. The UP CM gave it a political spin. Photo: UNI

Meatless in BJP’s UP

The problem of slaughterhouses was simmering long before the new government acted peremptorily in the matter. Now that it has dirtied its hands, it...
African students protesting after several students of their community were beaten up in Greater Noida. Photo: twitter

Prejudice or backlash?

The recent attacks on Nigerians in Greatar Noida show that private biases are now openly vented triggering a larger debate as how much intolerance...
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
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...

'Yogi Adityanath' - 72 News Results

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...
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...
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...
Prashant Kanojia with his wife Jagisha Arora, who moved the SC against his arrest/Photo courtesy: Facebook

Journalists’ Arrests: Show Magnanimity

Above: Prashant Kanojia with his wife Jagisha Arora, who moved the SC against his arrest/Photo courtesy: Facebook In a significant judgment, the Supreme Court asked...
Journalist Prashant Kanojia

SC Disagrees With Tweet, But says It Doesn’t Amount To Murder as It Order...

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered the UP government to release arrested journalist Prashant Kanojia on bail but allowed the government to proceed against...
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....
Supreme Court

Journalist Prashant Kanojia’s wife moves top court challenging his husband’s arrest

Jageesha Arora, wife of journalist Prashant Kanojia who was arrested by the UP Police for publishing an objectionable tweet against Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath...
Stray cattle moving on roads is a likely cause of most road accidents/Photo: UNI

UP’s Cow Policy: Bovine Blunder

Above: Stray cattle moving on roads is a likely cause of most road accidents/Photo: UNI As rampaging and hungry cattle invade fields and roads, the...
The NGT found that forest land in Gorakhpur was handed over to builders by the GDA/Photo: gorakhpur.finalreport.in

Forest Land Scam: Gorakhpur’s Shame

Above: The NGT found that forest land in Gorakhpur was handed over to builders by the GDA/Photo: gorakhpur.finalreport.in The NGT has unearthed a big fraud...
Selective Punishment for the Merchants of Venom

Selective Punishment for the Merchants of Venom

By Punit Mishra While the Election Commission’s (EC) ban on four leaders—Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath, BSP supremo Mayawati, Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and Samajwadi...

Supreme Court Rejects Mayawati’s Plea Against Ban on Her Campaigning

The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the BSP chief Mayawati’s plea against the 48-hour ban on her campaigning imposed by the Election Commission (EC)....
Supreme Court

SC raps EC for not giving details on action against candidates indulging in hate...

The Supreme Court on Monday rebuked the Election Commission (EC) for not giving details of penal action initiated on candidates indulging in hate speeches...
MEDIA WATCH

MEDIA WATCH

What’s in a name? Mumbai’s iconic Karachi Bakery has not changed its name to “Prayag Raj Mithai Shop”, as was widely rumoured after a hostile...
Poorly treated wastewater being released into the Ganges

Tanneries: Yogi’s Loss, Didi’s Gain

Above: Poorly treated wastewater being released into the Ganges The Clean Ganga project and the long closure of tanneries in the run-up to the Kumbh...
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...

DELHI DURBAR

Fall of a Yogi Narendra Modi and Amit Shah will officially share the blame for last week’s embarrassing loss in the Hindi heartland to the...
Parliament

Both Houses of Parliament Paralysed As Govt, Oppn Lock Horns Over Rafale, Triple Talaq...

The government and the opposition locked horns in and outside Parliament over a host of issues including the Rafale deal, Ram Janambhoomi, Triple Talaq,...

Santa and Banta

Christmas is around the corner and it’s time for Santa to prepare his list of presents to be distributed to the needy and the...

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...

Ram Statue: Stalling Tactics

Above: CM Yogi Adityanath and South Korean First Lady Kim Jung-sook (far left) with Ramlila artistes in Ayodhya /Photo: UNI Adityanath’s announcement of a Ram...
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...
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...
Riots Cases: The Caste Card Again

Riots Cases: The Caste Card Again

Above: With the opposition likely to unite, Yogi Adityanath will have to depend on vote polarisation to turn the tide in the BJP’s favour/Photo:...
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,...
SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

SC seeks Yogi govt’s response on plea demanding CBI probe in UP encounters

Petition filed by People’s Union for Civil Liberties says 49 people killed in over 1110 police encounters across Uttar Pradesh in past year The Supreme...
Delhi Durbar: An inside track of happenings in Lutyens’ Delhi

DELHI DURBAR

Chief Concerns With Chief Justice Dipak Misra’s retirement in October fast approaching, the Modi government, which has been drawing criticism from the Opposition and even...
UP Governor Ram Naik

UP Governor writes to CM Yogi about alleged corruption by Principal Secretary Goyal

Above: UP Governor Ram Naik (file pic) UP Governor Ram Naik has written a letter (see below) to UP CM Yogi Adityanath to look...
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...
Fantasy Football: India at World Cup

Fantasy Football: India at World Cup

Above: Illustration by Anthony Lawrence ~By Dilip Bobb India may think it is deserving of a seat at the UN Security Council and considers itself a...
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...
Allahabad HC grants bail to Dr Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur BRD medical college case

Allahabad HC grants bail to Dr Kafeel Khan in Gorakhpur BRD medical college case

The Allahabad High Court on Wednesday (April 25) granted bail to Dr Kafeel Khan, who was arrested in connection with the Gorakhpur BRD Medical...
Unnao Rape Exposes Police Complicity

Unnao Rape Exposes Police Complicity

Above:  Rape accused BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar coming out of the CBI court in Lucknow/Photo: UNI The shocking attack on a minor girl and...

Case withdrawals by UP government: Hall of Infamy

Above: Swami Chinmayananda Saraswati/Photo: UNI The UP government’s attempt to withdraw criminal cases against its politicians has revealed the moral vacuum and lawlessness prevalent in...
Unnao and Kathua Rapes: The Rape of India, the Death of Humanity

Unnao and Kathua atrocities: The Rape of India

Priyanka Gandhi at a protest march in Delhi. Photo: UNI    ~By Dilip Bobb   This week has been one of the darkest in India’s contemporary history. The...

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...
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...
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visiting a Kanha Upvan in Lucknow (file picture)/Photo: UNI

Caught On the Wrong Foot

Above: Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath visiting a Kanha Upvan in Lucknow (file picture)/Photo: UNI Though ban on illegal slaughterhouses was introduced with great fanfare by...
Uttar Pradesh Control of Organised Crime Bill: Double Standards

Double Standards

Above: File photo of Muzaffarnagar riots of 2013/Photo Courtesy: indianmuslimpost.blogspot.in While the UP government has passed UPCOC Bill, giving the impression that it is committed...
Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI

Jat Reservation: Flexing Their Muscles

Above: Jat protesters blocking a road demanding reservation in government jobs in Ambala. Photo: UNI Despite various governments succumbing to pressure tactics by this affluent...
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...

Art of Dividing

Above: Sri Sri Ravi Shankar with UP CM Yogi Adityanath/Photo: Twitter Spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar was meant to be mediating in the complicated...

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...
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...
Pragya Singh Thakur will now face less stringent charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case

Protecting the Lawless

Above: Pragya Singh Thakur will now face less stringent charges in the 2008 Malegaon blast case Ordering the dropping of charges against Yogi Adityanath...
A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org

Mentally unstable patient discharged by hospital is untraceable; court hauls up superintendent

Above: A mentally unstable patient (representative image). Photo courtesy: www.hrw.org Allahabad High Court says hospital officer acted in a reckless and casual matter ~By Kunal Rao The...
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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...
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...
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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—...
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ERASING THE BLOT

~By Inderjit Badhwar It is time that those who profess to be hardline Hindus or the guardians of this great religious tradition stop scoring goals...
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...
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Taj Mahal row: Yogi in damage control mode, to visit mausoleum on Oct 25

Uttar Pradesh chief minister says Taj Mahal was built by blood and sweat of Indian labourers Facing national and even international flak for its controversial...
The Farrukhabad tragedy comes as another embarrassment for the UP govt after the BRD hospital (above) episode. Photo: UNI

Gorakhpur isn’t the only hell in UP; 49 infants died in Farrukhabad hospital in...

The Farrukhabad tragedy comes as another embarrassment for the UP govt after the BRD hospital (above) episode. Photo: UNI Like the initial spate of deaths...
Patients in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI

BRD College principal, wife sent to judicial custody

Above: Patients in Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital in Gorakhpur (file picture). Photo: UNI The principal of Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College,...
The latest spate of deaths at BRD Hospital was reported on August 27, 28 and 29, 2017 Photo: UNI

61 more children die in Gorakhpur’s BRD Hospital in 72 hours

Above: The latest spate of deaths at BRD Hospital was reported on August 27, 28 and 29, 2017 Photo: UNI With the state government silent,...
Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter

RERA: A House for Mr Biswas

Above: Jaypee Wish Town remains a dream for thousands who invested in it. Photo: Twitter This well-known novel could well exemplify the dreams of many...
Relatives carry the body of a child who died in Gorakhpur’s BRD hospital. Photo: UNI

Gorakhpur: Death by Negligence

Above: Relatives carry the body of a child who died in Gorakhpur’s BRD  hospital. Photo: UNI The Gorakhpur tragedy highlights an alarming rise in medical...
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Alternate Professions

  ~By Dilip Bobb Here’s a thought. What if some prominent Indians had not opted for the professions they are now in? Maybe they could...
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Yogi sacks Waqf board members, Allahabad HC reinstates

After Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Adityanath Yogi had six members of the Shia Waqf Board sacked on charges of scams and irregularities in the...
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Creating the Master Race

  ~By Dilip Bobb   It’s a Hitlerian concept with some additions. Adolf sought to create a Master Race of tall, blonde, blue-eyed Aryans by eliminating those...
UP CM Yogi Adityanath with Advani in Lucknow. Photo: UNI

Even in visiting the Ram temple, Yogi keeps to a legal political agenda

~By Sujit Bhar The image of UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath as a brash Hindutva propagandist and activist, with his dreaded Hindu Yuva Vahini unleashed...
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The Wonders of India

  ~By Dilip Bobb   All those posters and films on Incredible India are not so far off the mark. It is truly incredible just how innovative...
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...
(L-R) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath feeds cows; VHP activists in a buoyant and strident mood in Kolkata. Photos: UNI

The Cow Card

A petition on increasing communal vigilantism led the Supreme Court to issue notices to six states. Can the government afford to turn a blind...
Raghavendra Singh Takes Charge as new AG (UP)

Raghavendra Singh Takes Charge as new AG (UP)

Raghavendra Singh has been made the Advocate General (AG) of Uttar Pradesh by the new BJP dispensation, headed by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. UP chief...
The slaughterhouse controversy was given to the new government on a platter. The UP CM gave it a political spin. Photo: UNI

Meatless in BJP’s UP

The problem of slaughterhouses was simmering long before the new government acted peremptorily in the matter. Now that it has dirtied its hands, it...
African students protesting after several students of their community were beaten up in Greater Noida. Photo: twitter

Prejudice or backlash?

The recent attacks on Nigerians in Greatar Noida show that private biases are now openly vented triggering a larger debate as how much intolerance...
Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

Ayodhya dispute: Temple Tensions Rise Again

The overwhelming victory of the BJP in the UP assembly elections fuels expectations that the party would use its electoral majority to build the...
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...

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