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Shyamlal Yadav


UP Board exams results show failing to cheat equals failing exam
Tue, Feb 13, 2018

Yogi Adityanath’s crackdown on copying has led to Class 10 and 12 students dropping out of Board exams in droves.

An Express Investigation: Want an honorary doctorate? Will help if you are in power
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

Individuals whose job is to monitor, regulate institutions are getting honorary doctorates from them — raising questions of propriety and conflict of interest

Presidents, PMs, Ministers, CMs, fathers of CMs: Honour list cuts across party lines
Tue, Feb 06, 2018

All of them got to share space with Nobel Laureates, eminent scientists, corporate leaders and academic achievers, according to a list of doctorate degrees awarded from 1997 to 2017 accessed by The Indian Express under the RTI Act.

An office for Minister Vijay Goel: Canteen razed, cost Rs 1 crore and counting
Thu, Jan 18, 2018

A senior official of the Central Public Works Department (CPWD), which is executing the project, told The Indian Express that Goel inspected construction work at his new office, on the fifth floor, last week and on Tuesday.

Paradise Papers: Restaurant king Sanjay Chhabra takes Mauritius route to reach India
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Appleby records show that Sanjay Chhabra’s Dolomite Restaurants and Sierra Nevada Restaurants Pvt Ltd are joint venture companies with UK-based International Market Management (UK) Ltd, which invested in these companies through its 100 per cent subsidiary IMM Associates Mauritius.

Paradise Papers: Appleby records lift veil on rift among stakeholders in Africa mining project
Fri, Nov 10, 2017

Six years before his death in 2016, mining baron Anil Salgaocar partnered son-in-law Gautam Radia and Malaysian investor Shanmuga Rethenam to enter iron ore sector in Swaziland.

Paradise Papers: Eros International in Appleby records on Indians in Isle of Man
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Paradise Papers: According to the records, EROS International Plc, a holding company of EROS Group that was incorporated in Isle of Man on March 31, 2006, bought shares for USD 1290355.78 between February 24, 2009 and October 24, 2011 and earned USD 2781164.18 by selling them.

Paradise Papers: Yale University turned to offshore firm to enter India via Mauritius
Thu, Nov 09, 2017

Appleby documents reveal that Yale University entered into an agreement with the Bermuda law firm to invest in India. These investments were to be made through Singapore-based Nalanda India Equity Fund and other avenues.

Paradise Papers: Construction major DSC defaulted, ICICI bank turned to Appleby
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

Appleby sent ICICI Bank Ltd, NBCC Place, New Delhi an invoice for $3026.41 on January 26, 2012. This invoice was for “professional services” provided by Appleby to ICICI with regard to “review of the documents” Facility Agreement.

Paradise Papers: Month before being booked for PF fraud, Hiranandanis floated offshore firm
Wed, Nov 08, 2017

An Appleby declaration in 2016 about DHBL mentions that its principal business is ‘‘Airlines and Airport Services” and the annual fee for 2016 was BMD 1995.

Paradise Papers: Late Caparo scion took Mauritius route to harness India wind energy
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

According to Appleby records, BVML is the holding company for Mytrah Energy India Limited (MEIL), incorporated on November 12, 2009 as Caparo Energy India Limited, which changed its name to MEIL on September 27, 2011.

Paradise Papers: MoS Jayant Sinha’s links with Omidyar in Appleby files
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Omidyar Network invested in D.Light Design which took a loan of $3 mn through its Cayman Islands subsidiary. Records show Sinha served as Director of D.Light Design founded in 2006 in San Francisco.

Paradise Papers: Qatar firm invested in coaching giant FIITJEE via Mauritius
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

The Declaration of Trust dated July 16, 2015 by QLearn in favour of Ambit Capital Private Limited states: “The owner (QLearn) had agreed to sell the shares of the Company (FIITJEE) to the beneficiary (Ambit Capital) pursuant to the Share Purchase Agreement.”

Paradise Papers: After tapping row, Nira Radia on board of two offshore firms
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

Radia also figured in the Panama Papers — she had established an offshore firm, Crownmart International Group Limited, in the British Virgin Islands in 1994.

Paradise Papers: Biggest data leak reveals trails of India’s corporates in global secret tax havens
Tue, Nov 07, 2017

The Paradise Papers is the fourth collaborative investigation into offshore and banking assets done by The Indian Express with the ICIJ. Among the 180 countries represented in the data, India ranks 19th in terms of the number of names. In all, there are 714 Indians in the tally.

Paradise Papers: Security firm of BJP Rajya Sabha MP Ravindra Kishore Sinha linked to two offshore entities
Mon, Nov 06, 2017

In an affidavit submitted to the Election Commission during his nomination for the Rajya Sabha election in 2014, Ravindra Kishore Sinha made no mention of his and his wife’s association with SAPHL.

Stand Up India plan slowing down: Only 6% of bank branches gave loans to SC/STs
Tue, Oct 10, 2017

In all, the 42 RRBs have sanctioned Stand Up India loans to 536 people — 97 under the SC head, 32 in the ST category and 407 general category women. Three RRBs have not sanctioned a single such loan to general category women.

Theatre Olympics runs into crisis as international panel refuses to take part
Mon, Oct 09, 2017

Established in 1993, the Theatre Olympics is the foremost international festival of its kind, presenting the finest productions of well-known theatre practitioners from around the world.

Yogi Adityanath interview: Gorakhpur incident was presented in the wrong way, with wrong facts
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

Yogi Adityanath will complete six months in office as Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh a week from now. The Indian Express catches up with him at his official residence at 5, Kalidas Marg, Lucknow.

Pulled Akhilesh government’s strings, got lucrative UP lifetime award
Wed, Aug 30, 2017

Officers, friends, family — Yash Bharti awards were doled out 2012-17.

Srijan founder nominated self for Padma Awards
Wed, Aug 23, 2017

According to the data of Padma Award nominations received in 2017, Manorama Devi’s name is at 8507 serial number and the name of recommender is given as “Manorama Devi, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India,” which means she nominated herself

Meet the President: Man whom no one dislikes
Fri, Jul 21, 2017

“Kovindji has got 116 votes more than the votes of NDA, which means many voters went by their conscience and voted for Kovindji. He got votes from all states, and the entire electoral college voted for him in Andhra Pradesh.

RSS meet in Jammu starts today
Tue, Jul 18, 2017

The RSS’s national executive member Indresh Kumar who is one of the key persons involved in Jammu and Kashmir strategy of the RSS told The Indian Express: “This meeting is to discuss purely organisational work of the RSS. In this annual meeting no resolutions are passed.”

Dalit face from UP is a ‘self-made’ leader, was close to Kalyan Singh
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

The Dalit Koli (Hindu weaver) leader from Kanpur Dehat district used to be close to then Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is now Governor of Rajasthan.

Ram Nath Kovind’s RS focus: Dalit welfare, not so much Hindutva
Tue, Jun 20, 2017

On March 14, 1995, Kovind expressed concern over the telecast of eight to 10 films on DD’s national network, and asked if the government was aware that children were wasting most of their time watching films and serials.

NDA’s Presidential candidate: Dalit face from UP, Ram Nath Kovind could help BJP in 2019 polls
Mon, Jun 19, 2017

Kovind has always been a low profile leader and was not even among the names doing the rounds for the presidency

Most BJP states buying Deendayal Upadhyay works in bulk
Mon, Apr 24, 2017

The Indian Express had first reported in January that BJP president Amit Shah had asked all BJP-ruled states to ensure that their public, school and college libraries buy the set, released last year.

Fact Check: Do the new draft RTI rules differ from the existing Rules of 2012?
Fri, Apr 07, 2017

Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has rejected the Congress allegations, saying the proposed Rules regarding the word limit and application fees remain the same as they were under the UPA government.

BJP told to prepare harder for 2019 polls as ‘Opposition will join hands’
Wed, Mar 22, 2017

RSS pracharaks of Kanpur, Awadh (Lucknow) and Gorakhpur were also shuffled.

How Yogi Adityanath’s rise might change the dynamics of UP politics
Thu, Mar 23, 2017

Aggressive Hindutva is likely to trigger aggressive opposition as well.

Muslims have no reasons to worry: Deputy CM designate Keshav Prasad Maurya
Sun, Mar 19, 2017

The policies and priorities of the new government, he added, would be based on the BJP manifesto.

UP election results 2017: No word on who will be CM, Maurya meets Modi
Wed, Mar 15, 2017

Party sources said after the massive victory of the BJP, the leadership is in a bit of a confusion in this matter of selecting a Chief Minister.

Simply Put: Rainbow coalition is the key in Uttar Pradesh
Sun, Mar 12, 2017

Two, Muslim votes have stayed with the Samajwadi Party-Congress — 17 of the SP’s 47 winners, and 2 of the Congress’s 7, are Muslim.

Uttar Pradesh: A political history
Sat, Mar 11, 2017

Over the last 25 years, a fractured verdict has been typical of India’s biggest, most important, and most complex political battleground.

Being on BJP posters doesn’t mean we are claimants to CM post, says Keshav Maurya
Thu, Mar 09, 2017

UP BJP chief is noncommittal about his post-poll role in this conversation with SHYAMLAL YADAV.

Why only BSP chief Mayawati speaks of these school meals
Tue, Mar 07, 2017

In August 2015, concerns over the quality of education in such schools had led to Allahabad High Court directing that children of government officials must be sent to government schools.