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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

Among J-K students targeted are PM scholarship recipients
Sat, Feb 23, 2019

At least five of the Kashmiri students who have been expelled or suspended so far, for what complainants content on social media, had secured admission through PMSSS.

Mulayam Singh Yadav slams seat-sharing pact: Wouldn’t have done it like this
Fri, Feb 22, 2019

“Who is destroying the party — people within are doing it...,” Mulayam Singh Yadav said.

Pulwama attack: Members of Hindu outfits protest over remark by edu official
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

Former Vishwa Hindu Parishad district president Sachin Singhal, who is leading the protests against the official, told The Indian Express that they got to know of the remark after screenshots of the WhatsApp message were shared on social media.

ABVP members thrash youth, get him arrested over ‘anti-India’ post
Wed, Feb 20, 2019

In the evening, a video shared on social media showed ABVP members assaulting Salmani outside a barber’s shop. The video then showed policemen taking him away.

Pulwama attack: Over 2 lakh gather for funeral by the Ganga in Unnao district, UP
Sun, Feb 17, 2019

In Unnao, roads were packed as hundreds of Tricolour flags fluttered on the 15-km stretch between Ajit Kumar Azad’s house in Lok Nagar area and the Baalu Ghat cremation ground, amid slogans like “Vande Mataram” and “Ajit bhaiyya amar rahein”, and demands of retribution.

Students, TV channel crew clash at Aligarh Muslim University
Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Following the incident, the university administration filed two separate complaints with the Aligarh police seeking lodging of FIRs against the journalists for entering the campus without permission and against unidentified miscreants for indulging in arson and unlawful activities.

AMU students, TV crew in scuffle over permission to shoot on campus
Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Following the incident, the university administration filed two separate complaints with the Aligarh police, seeking FIRs against the journalists for entering the campus without permission, and against unidentified miscreants for indulging in arson and unlawful activities.

Oppostion uproar after UP govt blocks Akhilesh Yadav’s Prayagraj visit
Wed, Feb 13, 2019

Akhilesh Yadav was invited by the Allahabad University’s students’ union to attend the varsity’s annual function and oath-taking ceremony of its office bearers.

SP is in alliance with Congress too, not just BSP: Akhilesh Yadav
Tue, Feb 12, 2019

Asked if his party will agree on contesting three seats, Akhilesh said, “When there are talks, there will be a solution. Then, we will make the announcement. Just wait for that.”

Gaushala to come up on its playground, UP school protests
Mon, Feb 04, 2019

Asked about the issue, District Inspector of Schools Mahendra Kumar said he was not aware of it, adding that such a dispute does not fall within his jurisdiction.

A day in the life of Bavita Devi, recipient of 50 chicks under a UP scheme for women
Sun, Jan 13, 2019

Meant to fight malnutrition, an Uttar Pradesh scheme has run into a problem: few birds survive beyond infancy.

Ambedkar Pathshalas For the financially weak, chance at a level playing field
Sun, Nov 25, 2018

The eldest person in the class, Sana Khatoon, says the pathshala has helped her and other children. “I hope they continue to run these centres."

A single tale
Mon, Nov 12, 2018

For over 30 years, the people of Hashimpura have been reliving the killings

The case of the balloon in Mathura: A mela, 3 cities and a China sticker
Sun, Oct 28, 2018

What set three policemen off on this search was a post that started doing the rounds of social media on October 21 about a balloon, with ‘I Love Pakistan’ and a moon and stars imprinted on it, being sold at the mela.

We understand difficulty: Rohingya pitch in to help Kerala flood victims
Tue, Sep 18, 2018

Taking a cue, other Rohingya settlements in the country also decided to start collecting money for the cause.

Uttar Pradesh: Forced to stop selling non-veg, restaurants near Kanwar yatra route take a hit
Fri, Aug 10, 2018

Additional Superintendent of Police of Meerut City, Kumar Ran Vijay Singh, however, denies any such order asking restaurants to stop selling meat.

Spoken English classes, and students’ confidence, take off at govt schools
Tue, Jun 12, 2018

Most students say it is difficult for them to speak fluent English because they come from lower middle class backgrounds. The government initiative, they say, has improved their vocabulary and, most importantly, helped them get rid of the hesitation in speaking the language.

Gate mitras: The only line of defence at unmanned level railway crossings
Sun, May 13, 2018

At unmanned level railway crossings, gate mitras are the only line of defence. But as they stand armed with little more than a flag, a whistle, a hat and a fluroscent jacket, who listens to them?

Seven couples on the run and a wedding that wasn’t
Sun, Apr 08, 2018

A month after fraud at a mass wedding, a shroud of silence engulfs two villages in Greater Noida.

‘Is cow Hindu?’
Sun, Feb 11, 2018

Nearly a month ago, a BSP Meerut corporator went and left his cow with police “fearing gau rakshaks”. Police say it is now 120 km away. In the city’s Nauchandi area, it is a distance that is widening

Meerut: Girl set herself on fire, two families differ on stalking charge
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

According to the FIR filed by the mother of the girl, on January 6, four men from Gawdi village “waylaid the girl while she was coming home after her tuition and tried to rape her in a field..."

The WhatsApp conundrum
Mon, Feb 05, 2018

Its encryption protects the privacy of users but prevents action against those using it to spread fake news, rumours and communal tension

On terrace of hope, these girls learn to spread wings
Mon, Jan 22, 2018

Farida enables students to complete school through open learning.

Salman & Sunil: How different are they?
Sun, Jan 14, 2018

A VHP leader said Hindu girls err in thinking a Sunil and a Salman are same. But how different are they?

A day in the South Delhi slum: The water wars
Sun, Oct 15, 2017

The 9,000-litre Delhi Jal Board tankers, which come four times a day and thrice in the mornings (6, 7.30 and 9.30 am), are the slum’s only source of water