Lalmani Verma

Articles By Lalmani Verma

Soldier killed in Pakistan firing along LoC, father says will groom grandson for Army

Lance Naik Thapa was a fourth-generation soldier from his family, and the first one to die on duty, his father, Bhagwan Singh Thapa, who retired from the Army as a Havildar in 2007, said.

The hand that makes the kanwars…

... is a Sikandar and a Sajid, a Shashi and a Rampal. Why bring religion into god’s work, they say

SP MP Surendra Nagar quits Rajya Sabha, likely to join BJP

While Nagar, a prominent leader from the Gujjar community in western Uttar Pradesh, kept quiet on his future course of action, sources said he is set to be reelected to the Upper House from UP on a BJP ticket.

Unnao: UP BJP says we suspended Sengar last year, its disciplinary chief says he doesn’t know

Outrage mounts over Unnao rape victim plight, Centre hands over case to CBI.

Himalayan states want green bonus, separate ministry for issues

Representatives of 10 of the 11 Himalayan states made the demand to Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in the one-day conclave of Himalayan states held in Mussoorie on Sunday.

Trivendra Singh Rawat: Italian scientists found that cow exhales 80% oxygen

In the video circulated widely earlier this week, Rawat at an event said massaging the cow can cure breathing problems and living in close proximity to the cow can cure tuberculosis too.

Uttarakhand: Congress leader showcaused for calling state unit chief ‘anti-Dalit’

Darshan Lal has been asked to appear before the party’s state disciplinary committee within seven days and submit an explanation citing reasons why he should not be expelled.

Uttarakhand legislator Pranav Singh expelled from BJP for six years over video with guns

This comes as the party’s response to a video where Pranav, the MLA from Khanpur, was seen brandishing four guns while dancing to a song.

Alternative to Lakshman Jhula to be built soon: Uttarakhand CM Rawat

The bridge was in a dilapidated condition and not capable of sustaining the load of traffic, Rawat said.

Explained: Why has the Uttarakhand govt shut down Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh

The Uttarakhand government has ordered the immediate closure of the Lakshman Jhula in Rishikesh after a PWD report stated that the bridge is in a distressed state, which may lead to a mishap.

Iconic Lakshman Jhula in distress, to be closed down

The iconic suspension bridge, across the Ganga, is 96 years old and connects the districts of Tehri Garhwal and Pauri Garhwal. One of the landmarks and chief attractions of Rishikesh, the 136-metre-long bridge is for pedestrians on paper but is frequently used by motorcycles.

Uttarakhand: Congress opposes 2-child cap for rural polls — why not extend it to state, LS elections?

The Bill states that the objective of incorporating the condition of maximum two children is to encourage ‘family planning’.

Uttarakhand: Suspended BJP MLA seen dancing with guns in video, party issues notice

After the video went viral, Uttarakhand BJP president Ajay Bhatt said in a series of tweets, “The inappropriate language that the MLA has used for Uttarakhand in the video is highly condemnable and the party is ashamed."

Explained: The line between OBC and SC

BJP govt in UP has revived debate over adding 17 OBC groups to SC list, a move initiated by SP regimes. What does it mean for various castes in the two lists, and poll politics? A look at the complexities involved

With UP set for bypolls to 12 seats, BJP assigns senior ministers to prepare ground

The leaders have been asked to hold meetings up to the booth level in each of the 12 constituencies, address the grievances of the ground workers and assess anti-incumbency.

To begin with 15 districts in next kharif season: Pilot scheme for rice fortification on cards

Fortification is a complementary strategy to fight malnutrition under which key vitamins and minerals are added to staple foods. The rice crop will be fortified with iron, folic acid, Vitamin A and Vitamin B-12 in rice mills before packaging for distribution.

Govt to launch ‘One Nation One Ration Card’, access to ration shop anywhere in the country

Paswan said the scheme is aimed at providing freedom to beneficiaries, as they will not be tied to one PDS shop, reduce their dependence on shop owners and curtail corruption.

UP: For bypolls, BJP ropes in 13 ministers, 24 leaders for groundwork

The leaders have been asked to hold meetings up to the booth level in each of the 12 constituencies, address the grievances of the ground workers and assess anti-incumbency.

View From The Right: Chimera of alliance

An article in Organiser about the AN-32 aircraft crash demands an inquiry into the incident and calls for corrective measures.

Explained: Why BSP sees merit in splitting with SP

Mayawati has cited a review that reportedly found that the BSP did not gain from the alliance as it had expected.