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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Industrial corridor: UP govt mulls sops for defence firms, Jewar may get aerospace park
Sat, Feb 24, 2018

Considering the existing infrastructure, among the regions proposed for defence parks, Kanpur tops the list, to be followed by Aligarh, Agra, Varanasi and Gautam Budh Nagar, said officials.

UP Investors Summit: India Inc opens wallet, MoUs worth Rs 4.28 lakh crore inked
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Mukesh Ambani said India cannot rise without 22 crore people of UP rising. Having invested Rs 20,000 crore in the state through Jio in the past, Ambani said Jio will invest another Rs 10,000 crore in UP over the next three years.

UP Investors Summit: Defence industry corridor from Agra to Chitrakoot soon, says PM Modi
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

PM Modi said that Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has taken the state from 'negativity' to 'positivity'.

Uttar Pradesh Investors’ Summit 2018: Defence industry corridor from Agra to Chitrakoot, says PM Modi
Thu, Feb 22, 2018

Stressing that the “foundation of a new UP has been laid” with this summit, the Prime Minister said that the state would also get two new expressways in Poorvanchal and Bundelkhand to boost industrialisation.

Uttar Pradesh: Two Lok Sabha seats, three parties and the castes they seek to address
Wed, Feb 21, 2018

Uttar Pradesh bye-elections: Parties target Brahmin, Nishad and Muslim voters in Gorakhpur, pitch Patel vs Patel in Phulpur.

UP Investors’ Summit: PM Modi, Rajnath and Jaitley among several others to grace event
Tue, Feb 20, 2018

‘Yogi to hold interactions with CEOs of various companies’

March 11 Lok Sabha bypolls: Congress announces faces for Gorakhpur, Phulpur seats
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

The bypolls have been necessitated as their representatives Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy Keshav Prasad Maurya were elected to the state Assembly.

Central schemes get boost in UP budget
Sat, Feb 17, 2018

Central schemes like Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojna (Rural) will receive Rs 11,500 crore as against just Rs 200 crore for the Mukhyamantri Awas Yojna, according to the Budget proposals

UP: Chaos in House after BJP MLA’s remarks against BSP supremo
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

“There are rules against making allegations against someone inside the Assembly... we do not name a leader who is not a member of this House. It is against the dignity of the government,” said BSP Legislative Party leader Lalji Verma

Police encounters will not be stopped, says Yogi Adityanath
Fri, Feb 16, 2018

Adityanath also referred to a recent encounter in Noida, when police shot at Jitendra Yadav, which is among the cases Chairman Yadav has sought a CBI probe into.

Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha byelections: BJP hopes to retain seats
Thu, Feb 15, 2018

The bypolls are being seen as a matter of prestige to the BJP. But the Congress and the SP, allies in last year’s UP Assembly elections, will likely be going it alone in the bypolls.

Aatankwad remark: SP members demand apology from CM Adityanath
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Soon after Question Hour in the Assembly, Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary demanded an apology from Adityanath. Referring to the Malegaon blast case, Chaudhary alleged that BJP and its associated organisations were linked to terrorism.

Shia board chief slams AIMPLB, calls it a ‘terror group’ branch
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

“Those so-called Muslims, who have the mindset of hardliners, are a threat to this country. Significant decisions regarding Muslims in India are being taken by terrorist organisations in Pakistan and Saudi Arabia," said Wasim Rizvi, chairman of Uttar Pradesh Shia Central Waqf Board.

Shia board chief Wasim Rizvi slams AIMPLB for ousting Salman Nadwi
Mon, Feb 12, 2018

Rizvi told The Indian Express, “When their own member Nadwi is saying AIMPLB has been captured by hardliners, what more should be said?” He said: “I will write to the PM for a ban on AIMPLB”.

Opposition claims Kasganj clash planned; UP govt denies
Sat, Feb 10, 2018

Leader of Opposition Ram Govind Chaudhary alleged that while Muslims, who were hoisting the Tricolour on January 26, asked the youths participating in the tiranga rally to join them, they were instead forced to chant ‘Vande Matram’ and ‘Jai Sri Ram’, following which the argument began.

UP Assembly: Protesting Opposition MLAs throw paper balls, balloons at Governor
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

As soon as Naik began his address, Samajwadi, BSP and Congress members took to the well of the House with placards and banners in hand. Later, Speaker Dixit said the behaviour of the Opposition was “condemnable”.

Samajwadi Party leaders’ behaviour unparliamentary, says CM Yogi Adityanath
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Referring to the recent violence in Kasganj, Samajwadi Party member Ram Govind Chaudhary said that the Opposition was forced to protest as the Yogi Adityanath government was taking “one-sided action”.

Opening day of budget session: Opposition heckles Governor Ram Naik with paper balls, balloons
Fri, Feb 09, 2018

Ram Naik spoke of govt establishing ‘crime-free, injustice-free’ environment in state; Oppn banners mentioned Kasganj, ‘fake encounters’, Bareilly DM’s FB post

In Uttar Pradesh, 33 test HIV-positive after fake doctor uses single syringe
Wed, Feb 07, 2018

Unnao Chief Medical Officer (CMO) SP Chaudhary told The Indian Express that 33 HIV positive cases were identified in three health camps held on January 24, 25 and 26 in Premganj, Chakmirpur and Kirwidiyapur.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Drop cases against Hindus, BJP MP Sanjiv Balyan, khaps tell CM Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

While cases of arson were registered against members of both Hindu and Muslim communities during the riots, Muzaffarnagar MP Sanjiv Balyan said they only sought withdrawal of 402 cases against Hindus, who included Jats and members of the other backward classes.

Eye on Lok Sabha polls, Yogi Adityanath meets MPs, MLAs
Sat, Feb 03, 2018

Party insiders said Adityanath is meeting representatives of at least six to 10 Lok Sabha constituencies in a day in groups. So far, he has met MPs and MLAs — both from the BJP and alliance partners — from around 25 constituencies.

Union Budget 2018: Govt lauds central Budget, Opposition calls it destructive
Fri, Feb 02, 2018

Referring to the Union Budget as “vinashkari (destructive)” Budget, SP president Akhilesh Yadav alleged: "...the BJP has shown it only favours the capitalists."

Bareilly DM who questioned ‘trend’ of fomenting communal trouble deletes post, apologises
Wed, Jan 31, 2018

Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Maurya referred to Singh’s posts as an officer speaking the “language” of politicians and said that government will take strict action.

Kasganj violence ‘blot on UP, shameful’, says Governor; SP shunted out
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

The Yogi Adityanath government, which stormed to power in Uttar Pradesh riding a saffron wave nearly a year ago, was recently advised by Vice President Venkaiah Naidu to tone up law and order in the state.

UP minister threatens to resign, MLA sits on dharna
Tue, Jan 30, 2018

Alleging that the poor were being harassed in the name of anti-land mafia task force, State Minister for Backward Classes and Welfare Om Prakash Rajbhar said, “Yogi Maharaj, if you support the corrupt, then I will not be with you.”

Too many potatoes on Uttar Pradesh’s plate
Fri, Jan 19, 2018

Behind dumping of potatoes, including outside Assembly, a bumper crop and insufficient storage space.

Poster showed Modi as Ravan, Rahul as Ram: Those booked are not members of Congress,says Raj Babbar
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

An FIR was lodged against three persons — Rama Kant Shukla, his nephew Abhay and another person, Sonu — at Gauriganj police station for allegedly putting up the poster spotted outside Gauriganj railway station on Sunday.

Protests mar Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi trip, Congress alleges BJP hand
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Amid the protests, Rahul continued his Jan Sampark with police personnel deployed in large numbers at various places in anticipation of clashes between the protesters and Congress workers

Day 2: Rahul Gandhi’s convoy diverted over protests, he walks to meet workers
Wed, Jan 17, 2018

Before Rahul arrived at the market, sources said protesters and Congress workers clashed with each other. Later in the day, Rahul also faced protests at Jais and Naudad areas.

Rahul Gandhi’s Amethi visit: Congress workers ‘beat up’ protesters at Salon
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

The protesters, armed with posters and placards, were demanding answers about the promises that Rahul Gandhi had made earlier to the people of Amethi.

BJP makes you fight: Rahul at Amethi
Tue, Jan 16, 2018

"They make you fight... one caste against another, one religion against another... This is the work of Narendra Modi and Yogiji," Rahul Gandhi said

Uttar Pradesh: Congress holds meetings with potato farmers
Thu, Jan 11, 2018

Congress Legislature Party leader Ajay Kumar Lallu went to Kannauj and Farrukhabad, known as potato belts of the state, where he held meetings at mandis with the farmers.

Will think about taking action against opposition MLAs, says UP assembly Speaker Hriday Narayan Dixit
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

Apart from throwing paper balls towards the Governor in March last year, Opposition MLAs had also blown whistles and displayed banners to interrupt his address.

Madrasas generate terrorists: Uttar Pradesh Shia waqf board chief
Wed, Jan 10, 2018

In his letter to the PM and Adityanath, he wrote: “In India, certain organisations and ‘Kattarpanthi Mullahs’ are taking Muslim children away from mainstream in the name of madrasa education.

Bollywood, Bhojpuri nights to be part of ‘Gorakhpur Mahotsava’ from January 11
Fri, Jan 05, 2018

The event is being projected as part of the government’s initiative to promote tourism and local traditions.

Magh Mela: Congress ‘fears’ govt won’t be able to provide proper facilities, asks its Seva Dal to chip in
Tue, Jan 02, 2018

Targeting the state government for changing the name of ‘Ardha Kumbh’ to ‘Kumbh’, Pandey said Ardha Kumbh is scheduled next year and no government has the right to change its name, which has been a tradition for ages.