Asad Rehman

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Articles By Asad Rehman

In simmering Sonbhadra, Yogi Adityanath promises justice, safety to victims’ kin

He also announced that the compensation to the family of each deceased will be increased from Rs 5 lakh to Rs 18.5 lakh, and those injured in the clash will received Rs 2.5 lakh.

Sonbhadra killings: Constable sought compromise, hinted at attack, says eyewitness

Police have so far arrested 29 people and are searching for 17 others. “The prime accused, Yagya Dutt, has been arrested. If needed, we will seek warrants against those missing,” said the SP.

Sonbhadra killings: ‘He did not like plain rice and dal, so I had cooked sabzi that day. He never returned…’

The Sunday Express meets families of those who died in the firing in Umbha village. They recall the last day.

Hounded for marrying Dalit, woman tells UP MLA: Papa, stop your dogs

In the videos, Sakshi, a Brahmin, and her husband, Ajitesh (29), a Dalit, allege that they are facing death threats from her father, brother and their associates who are opposed to their inter-caste marriage.

Yamuna Expressway bus accident: Killer combination- Speeding and dozing off at the wheel

A dream project of the previous Akhilesh Yadav government, the Lucknow-Agra Expressway was finished in record time and opened to the public after the BJP government came to power in 2017.

Uttar Pradesh: Three Dalit youths stripped, beaten up for ‘theft bid’

A purported video of the assault has gone viral where several people are seen assaulting the three youths sitting on a street.

The siren works like ajooba… People feel police are with them at night too: UP Police

The Lucknow police’s Dial-100 response vehicles have been given a new siren, where a pre-recorded voice repeats ‘Jaagte Raho’ in an imitation of a chowkidar’s alert calls at night. The siren has been installed in six vehicles in Hazratganj area

Kanpur: Boy beaten for ‘refusing to chant Jai Shri Ram’

The case was lodged against unidentified assailants on charges of promoting enmity on grounds of religion and assault on Saturday. The accused are yet to be identified. 

Mother of baby Narendra Modi wants a new name for her son — Aftab

Less than a month after her story hit headlines, the UP woman who named her child after the PM blames a journalist cousin for perpetrating a “fraud”. She now wants a new name for her son — Aftab Alam Mohd Modi. More simply, Aftab

UP MLA’s son ‘threatens’ cop, probe ordered

In the video, MLA Devendra Singh Rajput’s son Jasveer, his nephew Dushyant and their friends are purportedly seen threatening Sub-Inspector Satendra Pal Singh for not taking their calls.

UP sewer deaths: ‘Had no safety gear while working, used cellphone for light’

Robin and Kallu, both 22 years old, died of inhaling toxic gases while cleaning the sewer tank in the wee hours of Wednesday

Uddhav thackeray in Ayodhya: ‘PM has courage, ordinance on temple a must’

Talking about the PM’s “courage”to decide in this regard, Uddhav said there was no one to stop the Government.

At least 5 political workers killed in Uttar Pradesh post elections

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav has claimed that SP leaders are being killed one after another in the state, with his party’s spokesperson Rajendra Choudhary alleging bias in the police probe.

Uttar Pradesh: 4 beaten up for ‘eating beef’, 7 youth booked

In the video, the labourers are heard saying that it was buffalo meat, but the youths continue attacking them.

SP youth leader blames ‘sycophants’ for election defeat

The youth leader, Shravan Tyagi, who claimed to be with the party since 2003, said he had written the letter after the party's dismal performance in the Lok Sabha polls.

Election results: SP wins 2 Yadav clan seats, BSP gains on 10

The alliance did not help and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) and its party chief Ajit Singh faced his consecutive second defeat while son Jayant Chaudhary also lost. The party also lost the Mathura seat.

Opposition parties raise alarm, UP poll officer rejects charges of EVM movement

UP Chief Electoral Officer L Venkateshwarlu said that EVMs used in the polls and the VVPATs were sealed properly in the presence of representatives of all candidates, and the process was videographed.

Akhilesh Yadav interview: ‘I had said even if I have to walk two steps behind (BSP), I will do it. This is a gathbandhan for the future’

Akhilesh Yadav interview: "There is nothing special about the BJP. They have only cheated the country. When the BJP came to power, the country was under a debt of Rs 35 lakh crore. In the last five years, it has gone up to Rs 70 lakh crore. Where did this Rs 35 lakh crore go?"

Ambedkarnagar, Uttar Pradesh: Mayawati’s chosen seat is warm for alliance

The constituency has a substantial number of Muslims (16% of the population), while among the Hindus, OBCs are estimated to comprise 48% of the numbers, and SCs 31%.

Mayawati: Alliance will stay, contest Assembly polls together

She was responding to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath who recently said that the SP-BSP alliance will not last long and would fall apart once the election results are out on May 23.