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Wednesday, August 12, 2020

Asad Rehman


Asad Rehman is a reporter based in Lucknow. He covers central and eastern Uttar Pradesh for The Indian Express. Follow his tweets @asad1_rehman

Students of Varanasi blind school in a bind as classes are shut for ‘lack of funds’
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

Several of the 29 students at risk told The Indian Express that the decision was taken because the school is in the heart of the city, and some traders want to build a mall at its site.

Sultanpur tense after clash, some residents prepare to leave
Sat, Aug 08, 2020

While both sides have given different reasons for the clash, police have lodged a case on the complaint of one side and detained 27 people on charges of breach of peace.

2 days after clash, Sultanpur residents tense, some prepare to leave
Mon, Aug 10, 2020

On Friday, Mohammad Farooq (45), a vegetable vendor, was seen leaving in a hired SUV along with 10 family members. “Why would I stay here? The police have taken action only on one side, and entered our homes and beat up people,” he said.

Babri was, will always remain a masjid, says AIMPLB
Thu, Aug 06, 2020

“Today, as the foundations of a mandir are being laid at the site of Babri Masjid in Ayodhya, it is important to reiterate its historic position on the issue, namely ‘In the eyes of the Islamic Shariah, at whichever place a masjid is established, it remains a masjid there forever till eternity,” AIMPLB said.

Haryana farmer’s son tops UPSC Civil Services exam, credits father for keeping him motivated
Fri, Aug 07, 2020

Pradeep had cleared the UPSC civil services exam last year too, securing Rank 260, and was currently undergoing training as an Indian Revenue Service officer at the National Academy of Customs, Indirect Taxes and Narcotics (NACIN) in Faridabad.

Construction of Mosque on 5-acre plot in Ayodhya Babri litigant miffed at being left out of Trust
Fri, Jul 31, 2020

‘We fought the case for 70 years …Now, when the mosque is being built, we are not even consulted’.

Activist who filed petition against Yogi in 2007 convicted of rape, gets life term
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

In February 2018, the Allahabad High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by activist Parwez Parvaz and his colleague Asad Hayat, challenging the UP government’s refusal to grant sanction to prosecute Adityanath in the hate speech case.

UP: Neighbours point to fights over drain outside house
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

People in the village are apprehensive, but the few who talk say that the woman has been having regular arguments with a neighbour, with whom she had a scuffle on May 9.

Nepal man forced to chant anti-Oli slogans, head tonsured; 4 held
Sat, Jul 18, 2020

An FIR lodged at Bhelupur police station named Arun Pathak, linked to Vishwa Hindu Sena Sangathan, as the main accused.

A day after shootout, six policemen out of danger, says hospital
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Police had said that Dubey had fired at them from a weapon he had snatched from an officer after the vehicle, in which he was being moved to Kanpur, overturned Friday morning.

UP: A day after shootout, six policemen out of danger, says hospital
Sun, Jul 12, 2020

Police had said that gangster Vikas Dubey had fired at them from a weapon he had snatched from an officer after the vehicle, in which he was being moved to Kanpur, overturned Friday morning.

The questions left unanswered: ‘links’ with police, politicians
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

In a purported video circulated on social media, Dubey is heard naming two BJP MLAs, and saying that he has links with them and some other local party leaders. Photographs of Dubey with a senior Congress leader also surfaced on social media.

Got justice for now, say families of policemen killed in UP raid
Sat, Jul 11, 2020

Some of them, however, also called for a larger investigation into those who had “provided patronage” and “sheltered” the gangster.

CAA protests in Lucknow: Cart puller held, cops press ahead with recovery of damages
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

On July 2, the administration sealed one more property — a welding workshop in Khurram Nagar owned by Mohammad Nafees, accused of vandalism and arson in Hazratganj area on December 19 last year.

Anti-CAA protests: Two shops sealed as UP govt starts to recover damages
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Lucknow (Sadar) Tehsildar Shambhu Sharan Singh said a garment store called NY Fashion Centre and a junk shop in the Hasanganj police station area were sealed “in view of the order passed ADM (Transgomti) Vishwa Bhushan Mishra on February 13, 2020”.

UP board announces Class 10 and 12 results, pass percentage up
Sun, Jun 28, 2020

In the Class 12 examination, the second place went to Pranjal Singh (96 per cent) of S P Inter College in Prayagraj, followed by Utkarsh Shukla (94.80 per cent) from Shri Gopal Inter College in Auraiya.

In PM’s list of 6: migrants, self-help group members and entrepreneurs
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to several people across six districts of Uttar Pradesh via video-conferencing on Friday, as part of the Atmanirbhar Uttar Pradesh initiative.

Explained: How one Anamika Shukla’s name was used for 6 different teaching jobs in UP
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

The reason the fraudsters could manage to get away for two years was that the KGBVs were run on the district level, without any centralisation.

In UP hunt for ‘Anamika Shuklas’, two of those held share one story: Poverty, desire for govt job
Mon, Jun 15, 2020

A resident of Gonda, 27-year-old Shukla says she got to know through the media that her name was caught up in an appointment scam.

UP: Body of man who died outside govt office removed in garbage van, 3 cops among 7 suspended
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

The video, shot on Wednesday, showed a man’s body being put into the van as three policemen watch. Police sources said no one was ready to touch the body due to fear of Covid-19 infection.

Uttar Pradesh: Dalit houses burnt after clash with Muslims in Jaunpur village, 37 held
Fri, Jun 12, 2020

By Wednesday evening, police had arrested 37 of the 57 named in the FIR lodged on a complaint filed by the Dalit community. More force has been deployed and the district administration has sent SHO of Sarai Khwaja Police Station, Sanjiv Mishra, to police lines.

Allahabad HC reduces life term of rape convict, drops charge under SC/ST Act
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

In 2009, the convict was sentenced to life imprisonment and was convicted under IPC section 376 (rape) and the Scheduled Castes and Tribes (Prevention of Atrocities) Act, 1989 by a trial court.

Allahabad HC drops SC/ST Act charge against Aligarh man convicted of raping minor
Thu, Jun 11, 2020

Additional Advocate Rupak Chaubey, one of the government counsel, said they will challenge the verdict in the Supreme Court.

Bus row: Bail hearing deferred twice, UP Congress chief in jail for 11 days
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Lallu was arrested twice on May 20. First, he was arrested in Agra for being part of a protest against the state administration not giving permission for the buses — arranged by the Congress — to enter UP.

For four days, migrant’s body lay unattended on Shramik Special train
Sat, May 30, 2020

Pankaj Kumar Singh, Chief PRO, North Eastern Railways, said the train reached Gorakhpur on May 24, at 4 pm. The Jhansi-Gorakhpur train journey normally takes about 11 hours.