Govt withdraws cases against Tappal farmers
Lucknow:The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday withdrew cases lodged against farmers of Tappal area of Aligarh during the Mayawati regime for agitating against acquisition of land for the Yamuna Expressway project. The farmers were booked in August 2010 by the then Mayawati government. CM Akhilesh Yadav had promised to soon withdraw cases against innocent farmers while inaugurating the Yamuna Expressway and in its follow-up the government has now withdrawn cases against 37 innocent farmers, an official spokesman said here.
Gutkha ban: HC seeks affidavits from govt
Allahabad:The Allahabad High Court on Friday issued notices to the Centre and the state government seeking their counter affidavits on a PIL seeking ban on tobacco products in the state. A division bench of Acting Chief Justice Amitava Lala and Justice Pradeep Kumar Singh Baghel passed the order while hearing a petition filed by Grameen Mahila Vikas Parishad based in Deoria district.
IIM to train SC/ST CAT aspirants
Lucknow:IIM Lucknow has launched a training programme for Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe students on a pilot basis in Lucknow to improve their representation at the premier management institutes. It will train 40-60 SC/ST promising candidates interested in management studies. These students will be groomed and coached for two or three months by an external professional agency Lucknow-based Team Satyam with expertise in training for the Common Admission Test.