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Rajya Sabha, Legislative Council elections: Extra UP candidates muddle equations, pave way for horse trading, rebellion
Wed, Jun 01, 2016

The RS polls took an interesting turn with an independent candidate Preeti Mohapatra filing her nomination papers at the last moment, making it 12 candidates for 11 seats from the state.

On the back foot, Ajit Singh is looking for new new friends
Mon, May 30, 2016

Although neither side has confirmed the alliance so far, the result of the meeting is likely to become clear by Tuesday, the last day for filing nomination papers for the Rajya Sabha elections.

3 reasons why BSP wants to keep its MLA flock together
Wed, May 25, 2016

Each of the three has a relative in either the SP or the BJP, all recently joined.

Maya’s picks for RS: a Brahmin and a Dalit
Sun, May 22, 2016

Satish Mishra gets repeat ticket for third consecutive term, Ashok Kumar Siddharth is the new nominee.

Uttar Pradesh: Wary BSP works to ward off OBC vote claimants
Wed, Apr 27, 2016

Party working to secure Kushwaha-Maurya caste group.

Uttar Pradesh assembly polls 2017: ‘Turn to Dalits, via Gandhi way’
Fri, Apr 22, 2016

Kishor asked Congress’ Dalit members to come up with a plan to get 10,000 votes from the community in their respective assembly segments.

Uttar Pradesh: As a Maya minister cast(e)s net to unite OBCs, BSP wary
Wed, Apr 20, 2016

Out on bail, NRHM accused Babu Singh Kushwaha is addressing rallies.

Triple talaq issue: Will urge PM Modi not to interfere with Shariat laws, says Muslim law board
Mon, Apr 18, 2016

The board's remarks come weeks after the Supreme Court sought the Centre’s response in a plea challenging the constitutionality of Muslim practices of polygamy, triple talaq and nikah halala.

BSP leader daughter-in-law death: MP whose Rajya Sabha page lists his social activity as ‘anti-dowry campaigner’
Fri, Apr 08, 2016

On Thursday, the BSP MP, with his wife Devendri and son Sagar, was arrested on charges of anti-dowry laws, a day after the body of his daughter-in-law Himanshi was found inside the bathroom of their house with gunshot injury.

Ambedkar birth anniversary: BSP hopeful of ‘biggest crowd’ since 2014 Lok Sabha elections
Wed, Apr 06, 2016

With an apparent motive to lure Dalit votes in the Assembly elections next year, the BJP and Congress leaders have been invoking Ambedkar as an icon, while attacking Mayawati.

A day in the life of Bharat Mata Mandir, Varanasi: Idol chatter
Sun, Apr 03, 2016

The first temple dedicated to Mother India in the country gets few Indian visitors. Most of them return disappointed at the lack of a statue.

Women qazis allowed under Islamic law: AIMPLB panel
Tue, Mar 15, 2016

However, committee head Maulana Atiq Ahmed Bastavi said the appointment of women qazis in Kanpur and Jaipur cannot be considered proper since no institution that handles matters of Darul Qaza (Islamic courts) has appointed them.

Meet UP’s first women qazis: one is a professor, the other a science graduate
Sun, Mar 13, 2016

They are the first women qazis in Uttar Pradesh — and only the second in the country, after two women were appointed in Jaipur a few weeks ago.

Lucknow Mahotsav: ‘Prime time slot, premium payment for Mulayam Singh bahu after SP formed govt in 2012’
Fri, Mar 11, 2016

Aparna Yadav’s performance is regular feature at the annual show with organisers paying her Rs 1 lakh.

The Baba’s belongings
Sun, Mar 06, 2016

A team of officials in Faizabad is opening trunks once owned by Gumnani Baba or, as some would say, Subhas Chandra Bose. What’s spilling out of the trunks: brass glasses, water pot, foreign pens, lighters, books... and counting.

Mayawati pins hope on ex-Upper House members, party seniors
Wed, Feb 24, 2016

Since her defeat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Mayawati has kept her party’s focus only on the 2017 elections.

In four years, Akhilesh doled out Rs 300 cr in compensation — three times more than Mayawati
Tue, Feb 23, 2016

The funds were distributed for treatment, to families of those who were murdered, who died in accidents, committed suicide and those who died “untimely”.

Kanshiram birth anniversary: In a first, Maya to address rally in Punjab on March 15
Mon, Feb 22, 2016

Nawanshahr is about 50 km from Kanshiram’s birthplace of Pirthipur Bunga village in Rupnagar district, where his sister and other relatives hold a celebration on his birth anniversary.

Run-up to assembly polls: Mayawati asks party leaders to form special teams to mobilise Dalits
Mon, Feb 15, 2016

These teams will be headed by party leaders, who do not hold any post in the district or divisional units.

BSP to field nominees only on eight seats where it ‘can win’
Sat, Feb 13, 2016

The 36 vacant seats, nominations for which will end Monday, will go to polls on March 3 with the results slated for announcement three days later.

Stray cows on the rise in Bundelkhand, farmers bear brunt
Fri, Feb 12, 2016

As Bundelkhand faces yet another drought and farmers struggle to provide fodder for their cattle, the number of stray animals, mostly cows and its progeny, in the region is becoming a cause for concern. The district administration of Mahoba, the worst-affected among seven Bundelkhand districts, claims that nearly 80 per cent of 2.16 lakh cows […]

IS arrest: All my son had was a mobile phone he got from a friend
Wed, Feb 10, 2016

In Kushinagar in eastern Uttar Pradesh, mother of a Class XII student, accused of being Islamic State’s India No. 2, says he hardly left home.

Story of Bundelkhand: Drought, crop failures and lack of jobs
Sun, Feb 07, 2016

Ramendra Singh tells five stories of Bundelkhand’s daily battles

Justice (retd) N K Mehrotra: Everyone wants to be Lokayukta now
Mon, Feb 01, 2016

Says post has now become ‘status-oriented’

This Dalit leader is Maya’s loss and BJP’s gain
Thu, Jan 28, 2016

Last week, he was among the half-dozen members present with Prime Minister Narendra Modi when the latter visited the Lucknow premises of Ambedkar Mahasabha, which Kishore founded.

This Dalit leader is Mayawati’s loss and BJP’s gain
Wed, Jan 27, 2016

He joined the BJP on January 15, with five months to go for his Upper House term to expire on July 4.

Akhilesh’s bollywood bonanza: Tax cut leads to Rs 14-cr loss
Mon, Jan 25, 2016

Two films, Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PK, turned out to be the biggest culprits with tax losses amounting to Rs 2.5 crore and Rs 2 crore, respectively.

Dalits, next year polls ‘in mind’, PM stops at Ambedkar Mahasabha
Sat, Jan 23, 2016

Commenting on the visit, being interpreted as a move to reach out to the Dalits before the assembly elections next year, Nirmal said Modi has shown he has interest in Dalits’ issues.

Behind rape, suicide of teen in UP village: no toilet at home
Mon, Jan 18, 2016

Her body lay in a morgue for more than two days before autopsy was conducted on January 15. The delay in conducting the autopsy has sparked a blame game between the local administration and police.

Year to go for UP polls, BSP gets down to work
Fri, Jan 15, 2016

Crowds every day at Mayawati’s home and party HQ; public meetings in assembly constituencies; over 300 of 403 candidates already finalised.

Mayawati @60: BSP chief charting out strategy for UP assembly elections
Thu, Jan 14, 2016

In 1995, she became the first Dalit woman chief minister in India and the youngest in UP at the age of 39.

Etawah Safari: Uttar Pradesh grapples with dying lions, rising cost
Tue, Jan 12, 2016

The figures were released in response to an application filed by The Indian Express under the Right to Information Act.

Criminal cases against lawmakers-SC order spurs action: compromise, withdrawals, only 1 disqualification
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

In 3 cases, involving an MP, an MLA and a Union minister, conviction quashed by a higher court.

Allahabad: Poor public transport
Sun, Jan 03, 2016

As many as 7,000 new vehicles get registered every month. Experts say the worst offenders are the three-wheelers, which function as the main mode of transport in the city. All of them run on diesel.

Nine SP, 1 BSP MP yet to adopt villages
Mon, Dec 28, 2015

4 of them reject scheme structure.

I think nobody in selection panel objected to my name: Virendra Singh
Fri, Dec 18, 2015

Virendra Singh is currently chairperson of the State Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission.