Maulshree Seth



Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

First NRI day: Akhilesh’s kinship with NRIs to finally fly, come Jan 2016
Thu, Nov 26, 2015

On offer: NRI card promising ‘priority’; 10 ‘UP Ratnas’ recognising brilliance.

2017 Assembly Election: UP Congress against alliance, wants CM candidate
Mon, Nov 23, 2015

The senior party leaders from UP who met AICC general secretary Madhusudan Mistry in Delhi Saturday to discuss the strategy for the polls also demanded that a chief ministerial candidate should be named.

Not informed in time, says Governor Ram Naik, won’t attend event in Lucknow
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

Governor Ram Naik cites protocol, says invitation letter reached Raj Bhavan a day ago

2017 UP Assembly Elections: Congress against alliance, wants a CM candidate
Sun, Nov 22, 2015

In view of party’s performance in the Bihar elections, some leaders raised the issue of forming a Grand Alliance in UP.

Banda rape victim to fight gram pradhan election
Thu, Nov 19, 2015

Her village, Shahbazpur, is part of Barkaula Kalan gram panchayat of Banda district’s Naraini block. “After much thinking, I have decided to contest.

Govt to meet contractors on Nov 20 for Lucknow-Ballia Purvanchal Expressway
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

To be built at an estimated cost of Rs 12,000 crore, the expressway will connect Lucknow to Ballia near Bihar border through Azamgarh district

NSA against Ajay Rai: Congress set to move High Court
Tue, Nov 17, 2015

Ajay Rai, MLA from Pindra Assembly constituency, is currently lodged at Fatehgarh Central jail

After Bihar win, Congress plans strategy for UP polls
Sat, Nov 14, 2015

‘Besides attacking BJP, party will have to distance itself from SP, BSP’

Buoyed by Bihar, Congress warns SP, BSP: In 2017 UP assembly elections, will target you
Mon, Nov 09, 2015

Congress launched a direct attack on Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav and BSP chief Mayawati accusing them of trying to serve the agenda of BJP and PM Narendra Modi

Eye on 2017 UP polls: Akhilesh Yadav govt targets primary school students — free bags, utensils for eating mid-day meal
Sat, Nov 07, 2015

The Samajwadi Party government intends to set aside Rs 100 crore for the scheme.

Daughter-in-law of Samajwadi Party chief joins beef debate: ‘Cow is our mother’
Wed, Nov 04, 2015

Cow is like our mother and eating its meat is not justified, says Aparna Yadav.

UP panchayat polls: No Congress ‘revival’, party says only winning 81 of 3,112 seats
Tue, Nov 03, 2015

Out of the 3,112 seats of zila panchayat members in Uttar Pradesh, Congress had declared candidates on 1,562 seats.

IAS Association Exec meet: Young officers seek ID cards, laptops
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

The young officers also asked for laptops similar to the ones given to new recruits posted at the secretariat.

UP to move Supreme Court against Allahabad HC’s ‘govt school for govt servants’ kids’ order
Sat, Oct 31, 2015

SLP to be based on plea that HC order will affect ‘fundamental rights of parents’.

Congress ‘castes’ revival plan, looks for Brahmin face to lead state unit
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

The change, along with others in the organisation, will be carried out soon after the elections in Bihar get over.

2017 Assembly Polls: Akhilesh govt pushes pedal to get another expressway project rolling
Wed, Oct 28, 2015

Likely to finalise tender for 343-km six-lane long Rs 12,000-cr Lucknow-Ballia expressway today.

CM, Gov discuss MLC nomination, pending bills
Thu, Oct 22, 2015

After expressing ‘reservation’, asks Akhilesh to ‘send five new names’

Varanasi violence: Congress marches for arrested MLA, bats for seers too
Tue, Oct 20, 2015

The Pratikar yatra was taken out on October 5 to protest against the lathicharge on seers and others.

Varanasi violence: Congress fact-finding team claims RSS, BJP role ‘with SP help’
Sat, Oct 17, 2015

The team claimed to have collected video recordings of the violence, which would be made basis of their report.

Telangana minister presents water model that Akhilesh Singh wants for Bundelkhand
Fri, Oct 16, 2015

Sources in the state government said Rama Rao had received an invitation from Akhilesh who want to replicate the model in water-starved Bundelkhand region.

Varanasi violence: Congress blames Sadhvi Prachi’s speech for ‘provocation’, she dares ‘prove it’
Sat, Oct 10, 2015

It was in fact, VHP leader Sadhvi Prachi, who gave provocative speech before the start of the march, which led to the violence: Congress

Varanasi immersion row: Cong’s state unit told to keep stir alive, leaders meet arrested MLA
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

The clashes broke out during a demonstration by the sadhus and devotees against the September 22 police baton-charge on a procession where they were heading to immerse Lord Ganesha’s idol in the Ganga.

3 behind Dadri lynching also had role in Muzaffarnagar, from 1 group, says Mulayam Singh Yadav
Fri, Oct 09, 2015

"The Dadri incident was a pre-planned will come to know the names. According to the information I have gathered, three persons related to a specific party are behind the incident," said Yadav.

SP says will contest 146 seats, not 85, takes Anwar and Pappu by surprise
Thu, Oct 08, 2015

Kiranmoy Nanda of SP says the announcement of the front happened late, hence the change of plan.

Akhlaq’s family meets UP CM Akhilesh Yadav, hears Som speech soon after
Mon, Oct 05, 2015

For the third time, the CM hiked the financial assistance to the family, to Rs 30 lakh, besides announcing Rs 5 lakh each to the three brothers of Akhlaq.

Rumblings of ‘change’ in state Congres after 15 leaders meet Rahul Gandhi
Fri, Oct 02, 2015

Sources in the party said that prior to Mathura meet, Rahul had met around 15 senior leaders from UP individually, including some former and sitting MPs, who have been sidelined in state politics.

Lokayukta appointment: Now, Governor Ram Naik says will ‘wait and watch’ steps taken by govt under existing Act
Tue, Sep 29, 2015

Governor’s stand comes a day after Chief Justice DY Chandrachud of Allahabad High Court raised a question on the validity of the selection process adopted under the existing Lokayukta Act

Lokayukta appointment: Chief Justice questions ‘validity’ of selection process under existing Act
Mon, Sep 28, 2015

UP Government to seek legal opnion before calling new meeting.

Uttar Pradesh Lokayukta selection likely to be delayed further
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

Also, the question of validity of the present process under the existing act was raised pointing out that the amendment bill with new selection criteria is already pending with the Governor of Uttar Pradesh for approval.

The last of a type: A day in the life of Krishna Kumar, the typist opposite Lucknow GPO
Sun, Sep 27, 2015

He now has another typewriter. But with or without last week’s incident, Kumar remains a crucial cog in Lucknow officialdom’s wheels

Muzaffarnagar riots: Build-up started 4-5 months before, says Sahai who submitted inquiry commission report
Fri, Sep 25, 2015

A day after he submitted his report on the riots, Justice (retd) Vishnu Sahai speaks to Indian Express.

Muzaffarnagar riots: Inquiry commission submits report to Governor Ram Naik
Thu, Sep 24, 2015

commission headed by Justice (retired) Vishnu Sahai was formed to look into administrative lapses in controlling violence and role played by media.

Ahead of Smriti Irani’s visit to Amethi, Congress lists posers for her
Sat, Sep 19, 2015

Smriti will be in Amethi on September 20 to distribute 50,000 saplings of fruit-bearing trees among villagers in Amethi.

Mathura meet on Sept 21: Congress calls more leaders for Rahul Gandhi’s session
Fri, Sep 18, 2015

The party has called its former Union ministers, MPs, sitting and former MLAs as special invitees to attend the session with Rahul Gandhi on September 21.

SC panel to hold review meet with Uttar Pradesh government
Tue, Sep 08, 2015

The NCSC intends to take up any grievances raised during this meeting with the government officials the next day.

On menu in Rahul-office bearers’ meet: pep talk, poll pitch
Sat, Sep 05, 2015

The meet comes exactly a month after the state unit had sought direct interaction between Rahul and the cadre for Congress’ revival in the state.