Microphones in place, the Tricolour secure atop a pole with rose petals sprinkled at the base, artificial flowers placed on tables for the guests of honour, the children, aged between three and sixteen, began falling into queues.
Shikshamitras in primary schools across Uttar Pradesh have been on protest over the Supreme Court scrapping posts of ‘assistant teachers’, numbering over 1 lakh. While the state government has promised help, Tripathi fears the loss of wages:
Gorakhpur hospital deaths: Yogi Adityanath did not comment specifically on the children’s deaths in Gorakhpur’s Baba Raghav Das Medical College Hospital even after leaving the dais at the end of his 30-minute speech.
Mohammadpur Umri, a small village in Uttar Pradesh near the Bamrauli Air Force base in Allahabad, is full of stories of mistaken identity. The village, with a population of roughly 700, boasts of over 35 pairs of twins. The world average is 9 to 12 per 1,000 births. Umri’s twin population average clocks up to 60 per 1,000.
The bench gave petitioners’ counsel, Farman Naqvi, a day to submit an amended writ petition, which will be heard on August 9. The amended writ petition will challenge Adityanath’s May 3 order refusing to grant sanction to prosecute himself in the case.
A two-member bench made the observation while hearing a petition filed by Parvez Parwaz, who, along with others, had got FIRs lodged against Adityanath and four others in 2008 for inciting communal violence in Gorakhpur in 2007.
A K Mishra, additional advocate general representing UP government, claimed the petitioners did not have any new ground or factual foundation to move an amendment plea, since the probe was over and the chargesheet filed.
The act, usually invoked by central or state governments in cases whereby security, defence or foreign relations of the country are compromised, also applies to cases where maintenance of public order is disrupted.
The Delhi government’s decision to hike minimum wages by almost 40% gave hope to thousands struggling to make ends meet. But two months later, little has changed on the ground — be it for the saleswoman supporting her family, or the factory worker doing overtime. Sarah Hafeez investigates.
Tasmida’s family fled Myanmar in 2002. Her father was imprisoned for about half a year, and his boats and papers were confiscated for selling groceries and fish in villages near Myanmar's Rakhine state.
From garbage to pollution, roads to education, the municipal elections will have far-reaching consequences for the capital’s future. As Delhi votes on April 23, Indian Express take stock of the five big issues that could decide the fate of the polls
In the unorganised sector, where labour is cheap and which employs 90 per cent of the female workforce, pregnant workers are often fired on flimsy grounds. Sadly, the Maternity Benefits (Amendment) Bill 2016, has done nothing to change status quo.