Saturday, May 30, 2015




Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Rae Bareli-Unchahar: Congress agitates against cancellation of passenger train
Sat, May 30, 2015

Block presidents of Congress sat on dharna in Unchahar area threatening to stop trains if their request of reviving the train was not accepted.

Kanhar Irrigation Project: Why the hurry, ask Chhattisgarh and Jharkhand
Thu, May 21, 2015

In Jharkhand, the water resources department is searching its files for old correspondence with UP so that it can write to that state to clear “pending” issues.

Sonbhadra dam, four decades later: Where fears return in a flood
Thu, May 21, 2015

The protests had been peaceful until the violence of April 14 leading to police firing. The agitation had begun last December following efforts to revive the dormant project.

PM Narendra Modi visited many nations, but not one farmer, says Rahul Gandhi
Tue, May 19, 2015

They (BJP) want to hurt me but in the process, they have hurt farmers, which has made me sad, Rahul said.

Project Amethi: Much trying, some hits, mostly misses
Thu, May 14, 2015

Rahul Gandhi has alleged that the Centre’s 'politics of revenge' has crippled development projects in Amethi.

After food park, now discovery park, IIIT under Centre scanner
Wed, May 13, 2015

Planned in 2008, the discovery park is considered Rahul Gandhi’s pet project.

Politics heats up Amethi ahead of Smriti Irani and Rahul Gandhi’s visit
Tue, May 12, 2015

While Smriti Irani is reaching Amethi on Tuesday, and Rahul Gandhi will be in his constituency on May 18.

Stuck for 7 years, govt decides to rope in AAI for Kushinagar airport
Sun, May 10, 2015

The AAI has agreed to take up the project following a meeting between state Chief Secretary AAI Chairman.

C’garh demands suspension of work, UP govt says ‘no question’
Mon, May 04, 2015

Ranjan refuted the allegations and said that he would be able to respond better once he has received the letter from Chhattisgarh and has gone through the issues raised by them.

UP government pitches for airport at Saifai
Fri, Apr 24, 2015

Chief Secretary Alok Ranjan reportedly will hold a meeting with the state tourism department to look into all the possibilities of floating a fresh proposal for Saifai.

Rahul may visit Amethi by April end
Sat, Apr 18, 2015

Rahul’s team in Amethi has been asked to do a progress check on all the development projects.

Women’s univ project in Rae Bareli shelved
Thu, Apr 16, 2015

The University was supposed to have an all-India character. Thus the admission of students as well as recruitment of faculty was to be made on all-India basis.

Appropriating Ambedkar
Sun, Apr 12, 2015

Political outfits, social bodies, BHU line up plans to celebrate Dalit icon’s 125th birth anniversary

The Big Picture: RTE Scorecard – 0/4
Sun, Apr 05, 2015

The Sunday Express visits four schools in four states, not far from the homes of their education ministers, and finds that none strictly conforms to all norms laid out in the Act.

Resentment brews as Congress district units asked to hold organisational polls
Fri, Apr 03, 2015

Party has already set up district and city committees twice in last one year.

UP IAS officer S P Singh joins protest against Akhilesh govt
Thu, Apr 02, 2015

Singh supported their demands saying they “were genuine and only required quick action at the level of the government”.

Sonia Gandhi assures Amethi: Rahul will be back soon, I am here on his behalf
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

In Rae Bareli and Amethi, Congress chairperson meets kin of rail accident victims, farmers.

Rahul will be back soon, Sonia assures Amethi residents
Sun, Mar 29, 2015

Rahul, who went on the sabbatical on February 22, is likely to return in April.

Rahul still ‘on leave’, Sonia to visit Amethi today, meet rain-hit farmers
Sat, Mar 28, 2015

Sonia will be on a day long visit to Amethi and Rae Bareli on March 28, where she will visit villages and meet farmers.

MP Governor’s son, accused in Vyapam scam, reportedly dies of brain hemorrhage
Thu, Mar 26, 2015

Shailesh Yadav is an accused in the Vyapam scam. According to unconfirmed reports he died of brain haemorrhage.

Rahul Gandhi on ‘leave of absence’, now posters come up in Amethi: ‘MP missing’
Wed, Mar 25, 2015

While the posters do not carry any name or contact number, Congress leaders alleged that it was handiwork of BJP.

Congress all set to revive ‘yatras’ with focus on land bill, farmers
Thu, Mar 19, 2015

Party has asked the state unit to plan these yatras in the month of April in such a manner that they cover the entire state.

Land delay by UP govt may cost Rahul’s Amethi Central School approved by UPA
Wed, Mar 18, 2015

Akhilesh Yadav govt failed to provide land in proposed area, now offers another plot.

Akhilesh’s ambitious I-T city project misses 240-day deadline to begin work
Sat, Mar 14, 2015

For these proposed I-T parks, the government would give land on lease basis for 30 years to STPI.

Rahul’s seat opts out of Cong protest
Thu, Mar 12, 2015

On the other hand, Raebareli unit, represented by party president Sonia Gandhi, is participating in the protest.

Sheila Dikshit likely to be given charge of Uttar Pradesh
Wed, Mar 11, 2015

Dikshit hails from UP and her father-in-law, veteran Congress leader Uma Shankar Dikshit, belonged to Unnao.

Rahul’s leave hardly bothers Amethi, Priyanka takes care of day-to-day activities of party
Sat, Feb 28, 2015

The reason: Priyanka Gandhi Vadara mainly interacts with them for day-to-day activities and problems.

Rahul Gandhi’s photo clause stumbling block in Congress membership drive
Fri, Feb 27, 2015

Sources inform that Mistry will be in Lucknow on February 27 to review the membership drive with all the district presidents in Lucknow.

Secret alliance between Modi, Mulayam: Cong
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Only recently, the Congress had pledged support to SP candidates during the MLC elections in the state.

Secret alliance between Modi, Mulayam: Congress
Thu, Feb 26, 2015

Narendra Modi had attended the Tilak ceremony of the grand nephew of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav in Saifai.

Congress picks 200 youths from Varanasi to train them in leadership
Tue, Feb 24, 2015

AICC, state party unit, Jawahar Lal Nehru Leadership Institute, Delhi, and UP wing of Rajiv Gandhi Study Circle have jointly prepared the extensive “Leadership Development Programme”.

Governor Ram Naik stops university degree for CM Akhilesh Yadav
Fri, Feb 20, 2015

Universities should stop giving degrees like prasaad, Naik advised the Chandra Shekhar Azad University, Kanpur.

‘Won’t respond to Azam, but isn’t it odd his letter to me reached press first?’
Wed, Feb 18, 2015

Governor Ram Naik, under attack from parties, defends his statements and dismisses criticism.

Rs 2,700-cr project to boost areas around heritage sites
Tue, Feb 17, 2015

The project targets Agra-Braj region and district falling under the Buddhist circuit.

UP to turn 100 govt schools into ‘smart’ ones
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

The classes will be equipped with projectors and Internet among others.

Govt to revamp its 100 schools to attract kids going to private institutes
Thu, Feb 12, 2015

In the upcoming annual budget, the government plans to allocate Rs 50 lakh each for the schools.