Maulshree Seth

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Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

The rise and fall of Yadav Singh, chief engineer now in CBI net
Fri, Feb 05, 2016

On Wednesday, CBI arrested suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh on corruption charges. Indian Express traces his career from a junior engineer to a string of promotions to CBI custody.

Cong plans Dalit meet , Rahul among speakers
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

1,000 Dalit leaders to attend conclave in Lucknow on Feb 18

Suspended UP chief engineer Yadav Singh arrested, Congress, BJP say probe links
Thu, Feb 04, 2016

In August last year, the SP government in UP moved the Supreme Court against the Allahabad High Court’s decision to order a CBI probe into alleged irregularities by Singh.

Centre capitalising on 100-day job scheme for poll gains in state: Congress
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Alleging that the Modi government was conspiring to scrap MGNREGA that ensures employment to the poor and deprived, the Congress claimed the Centre was trying to capitalise on the scheme with an eye on the 2017 Assembly polls in UP.

Congress to seek Beni’s reply on PM praise
Wed, Feb 03, 2016

Verma had said that corruption has come down ever since NDA came to power, and praised PM’s unscheduled visit to Pakistan.

Scheduled Castes panel summons top officers, VC
Tue, Feb 02, 2016

The notice has been issued to the Chief Secretary of Telangana; Vice-Chancellor of HCU, Cyberabad’s Commissioner of Police, and Guntur District Magistrate.

UP Governor Ram Naik writes to President on protocol breach
Sat, Jan 30, 2016

Congress, BSP and RLD had termed the new protocol as a “feudal tradition practised during the British regime”.

In Bundelkhand yatra, Cong will flag Rohith, Dalit issues
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

Bundelkhand gave the Congress four MLAs in 2012.

Farmers too run the country: Rahul Gandhi to PM Modi
Sun, Jan 24, 2016

Speaking at a padyatra in UP’s Bundelkhand, Rahul accused the PM of not doing enough for the water-scarce region.

Steps taken by Centre has made India fastest growing economy: PM Modi
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

He was addressing a gathering at Colvin Taluqdars’ College in Lucknow, where he distributed 2,100 e-rickshaws. At the event, Modi was welcomed by slogans of “Jai Shri Ram’ and “mandir wahin banayenge”.

National Herald case: Associated Journals Ltd announces it’s now a non-profit, will relaunch newspapers
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Asked when will the newspapers be relaunched, AJL chairman and managing director Motilal Vora said it will be done soon.

Cong nominates riot accused for bypoll in Muzaffarnagar
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

Salmaan and his father Saeed-uz-Zaman — also a Congress leader — has been accused of giving inflammatory speech before the 2013 Muzaffarnagar riots.

Cong starts hunt for candidates for Uttar Pradesh elections
Fri, Jan 22, 2016

For the fourth stage, which will involve senior leaders recommending candidates from their regions, the deadline is February 15. The final list will be based on a comparison of these four lists.

Fresh trouble for Akhilesh Yadav in Lokayukta appointment case
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

In a fresh trouble for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav in the Lokayukta appointment case, Leader of Opposition Swami Prasad Maurya has “contradicted” his claim that he and the leader of opposition had “agreement on some of the names for consideration including that of Justice (retired) Virendra Singh.”

In a first, Congress appoints state in-charge a year ahead of elections
Mon, Jan 11, 2016

Rajesh Pati Tripathi, 61, hails from Modi’s constituency.

Lokayukta appointment: Maurya tells Governor his ‘stand’
Fri, Jan 08, 2016

Contents of Maurya’s letter, however, could not be ascertained as both the BSP leader and the Governor refused to discuss the details.

UP Pravasi Diwas Day-II: From film institute to Awadh food fest, Akhilesh vows to fulfill all NRIs’ wishes
Wed, Jan 06, 2016

The institute will be set up in Lucknow with the help of D J Narayan, former director of Film and Television Institute of India, Pune.

At first Pravasi Diwas, CM Akhilesh Yadav seeks to ‘match’ Gujarat
Tue, Jan 05, 2016

Akhilesh listed the infrastructure projects such as the metro rail network, Lucknow-Agra expressway, development of road network and construction of fly-overs in the state as some of the positives of his government.

Its incubation centres a success, govt asks startups to ‘start in UP’
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

On cards: special policy offering incentives and facilities, more venture seats at its two IT Upvans .

Rita Bahuguna Joshi lodges FIR over objectionable posts
Sat, Jan 02, 2016

Joshi, the Lucknow MLA, claimed that the hate campaign on Facebook, WhatsApp and other social networking platforms began soon after she took part in a debate on a news channel on construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya on December 23.

Rahul’s Bundelkhand visit in January: Leaders start ground work, visit drought-hit villages to meet farmers
Fri, Jan 01, 2016

There, he is scheduled to highlight Centre’s alleged lack of support for farmers and “misuse” of special financial package by BSP and SP governments in Uttar Pradesh.

CM Akhilesh Yadav puts Lucknow on track to be city with country’s largest cycle network
Tue, Dec 29, 2015

By 2016-end, the state capital, inspired by methods used abroad, is set to boast of a 270-km stretch to paddle.

After temple remark, SP leader Ompal Nehra loses UP government post, privileges withdrawn
Sat, Dec 26, 2015

Ompal Nehra said he was informed about his removal as well withdrawal of all facilities on Friday.

Akhilesh sacks minister Ompal Nehra after he asks Muslims to help build temple
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

BJP has been making it a political issue since 1992 and try to take benefit of it before every election, so for the benefit of the country and its people, I said that instead of fighting it out, secular and intellectual Muslims should come forward and support construction of temple in Ayodhya as well as Mathura.

DDCA scam: Rahul Gandhi questions PM Modi’s ‘silence’, wants probe into Kirti Azad allegations
Fri, Dec 25, 2015

Rahul, who was scheduled to meet locals on Thursday morning in his Lok Sabha constituency of Amethi, cancelled his meetings and left for Lucknow early.

Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi over Kirti Azad’s suspension
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

"The aam aadmi is groaning under unprecedented price rise. It is no achhe din (good times) for them. It is achhe din only for the Prime Minister," said Rahul Gandhi.

Rahul Gandhi takes dig at PM Modi: foreign tours will not benefit India
Thu, Dec 24, 2015

On 2-day visit to Amethi, Cong vice-president asks workers to ‘expose BJP, SP’

Dudhwa park row: SP leader joins Kheri DM, UP govt says ‘not our stand’
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Rehan Khan said his fight against forest employees is to save Akhilesh and his party’s image

After UP Lokayukta named, Chief Justice objects: Why was his name sent to SC?
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Justice Chandrachud also pointed out that the name was included though Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav had assured it would not be done.

Congress grooms 400 Dalit leaders in state’s SC seats
Wed, Dec 16, 2015

The drive in UP is a pilot for an experiment, which the Congress hopes to extend to reserved seats in Punjab, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

UP govt in a soup after SC’s strict direction to appoint new Lokayukta
Tue, Dec 15, 2015

Having already dragged the issue for so long, the UP government is now unclear about how to resolve it in just a day's time now.

Dudhwa staff to boycott work, shut park if DM not transferred
Sat, Dec 12, 2015

They have called a meeting on Saturday to finalise their further line of action in this connection.

UP 2017 polls: Congress preparation begins, 20 leaders to study constituencies
Fri, Dec 11, 2015

The AICC has appointed 20 leaders from Madhya Pradesh, Maharastra, Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand for the purpose, with each being responsible for 18 to 22 constituencies.

Eye on 2017, Congress plans Dalit leaders’ enclave in Lucknow, Rahul to atend
Wed, Dec 09, 2015

Sources said while Mukul Wasnik has been made in-charge of the conclave, Rajya Sabha MP and Chairman of SC Commission, P L Punia, will be the convenor.

With 9 eco-circuits, UP pitches itself as top tourist destination
Sun, Dec 06, 2015

The Ganges Basin Circuit includes visit to Narora Dam, where one can sight dolphins along the Ganga and visit to Kannauj and Bithoor range in Kanpur.

After constables, CM makes it easy for S-I hopefuls — 50% in graduation not needed in UP
Fri, Dec 04, 2015

Along with this, the recruitment of women as constables and sub-inspectors would be now done under a separate cadre instead of giving them reservation at a later stage.