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Wednesday, August 05, 2020

Maulshree Seth


Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

With diyas & firecrackers: Diwali comes early at UP CM’s residence
Wed, Aug 05, 2020

Adityanath lit earthen lamps and candles, burst firecrackers as flower rangolis with "Jai Sri Ram" written on them welcomed people at the entrance gate.

Dalit religious leader should have been invited for Ram temple bhoomi pujan: Mayawati
Sat, Aug 01, 2020

In a tweet in Hindi, Mayawati wrote, “Considering Dalit Mahamandaleshwar Swami Kanhaiya Prabhunandan Giri’s complaint, it would have been better if he was also invited for the ceremony along with other 200 saints/sadhus.”

On August 5, PM Modi likely to launch postal stamps on Ram temple, Ramayana
Thu, Jul 30, 2020

To prepare the city for August 5, walls and pillars are being painted with pictures of Ram and scenes from the Ramayana and decorated with “rangoli”.

Ayodhya event: Do’s and don’ts for TV include no ‘controversial’ parties
Wed, Jul 29, 2020

As per the format devised by the district administration, the undertaking says heads of electronic media houses would be held accountable in case of any law and order situation arising because of a channel.

Trust to place time capsule with message on Ayodhya, Ram in temple foundation
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

According to a member of the trust, the idea behind this move is to ensure that future generations are not caught up in legal disputes over Lord Ram’s birthplace.

Utttar Pradesh: Council chairman rejects Congress plea for MLC’s disqualification
Tue, Jul 28, 2020

As a BJP candidate, Dinesh Singh had unsuccessfully contested the 2019 Lok Sabha election against then UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi from Rae Bareli. Earlier in the Congress, he was elected to the Upper House in 2016. He was suspended by the Congress in 2017.

Bhoomi Pujan on August 5, PM Modi to be there, 200 in all: Ram temple Trust
Thu, Jul 23, 2020

Swami Govind Dev Giri, treasurer of the Trust, told media persons that the Trust had invited the Prime Minister for the “bhoomi pujan” and he had accepted it and would be reaching Ayodhya on August 5.

Lalji Tandon passes away: From corporator to Governor, the popular leader remained a ‘Lucknavi’ at heart
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Tandon was not just an active functionary of the RSS, but was also known as the “key associate” of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

UP govt allows home isolation for asymptomatic cases
Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Till now, every person testing positive for Covid-19 in UP had to shift to institutional isolation facilities or hospitals depending on their health condition.

Ram temple Trust fixes Aug 3 or 5 for start of work, requests PM to join in
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Incidentally, August 5 will mark one year of the abrogation of Article 370 and the bifurcation of the State of Jammu & Kashmir into two Union Territories.

UP Assembly session likely from Aug 20
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

The session next month would see the personal presence of the members and the details of how social distancing would be maintained were being worked out, sources said.

UP reduces secondary school syllabus by 30 per cent
Fri, Jul 17, 2020

Meanwhile, the Uttar Pradesh Department of Higher Education issued guidelines for pending final semester or final-year university examinations in the 2020-’21 academic year, and directed the institutions to complete them by September 30 either online or through a mix of both online and offline processes.

Will move HC against Speaker’s decision on rebels: UP Congress
Wed, Jul 15, 2020

On Monday, the Assembly Speaker had rejected the Congress’ petitions seeking to disqualify Aditi Singh and Rakesh Singh from the Assembly under the anti-defection law.

UP Speaker rejects Congress plea against 2 rebel MLAs
Tue, Jul 14, 2020

The Speaker rejected the petitions against Rae Bareli City legislator Aditi Singh and Harchandpur MLA Rakesh Singh, saying that they were not found to have any strength to be considered under the “10th Schedule of the Constitution” and thus cannot be considered under the anti-defection law.

Brahmins should not be made to feel terrorised, Mayawati tells UP govt
Mon, Jul 13, 2020

Mayawati said, “The government should not do anything that will make the ‘Brahmin Samaj’ here feel scared, terrorised and insecure.”

UP lockdown Explained: Why the Yogi govt announced two days of restrictions
Sun, Jul 19, 2020

Uttar Pradesh lockdown news update: The case load in UP has been rising steadily. The government wants to utilise these two days to sanitise hotspot premises such as mandis and offices, as well as push ahead with its statewide screening programme.

Was it surrender or arrest? Make Dubey’s call details public: SP
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

Dubey was caught outside a temple in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, on early Thursday morning.

Cong demands CBI probe, says chain of events indicate collusion
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

UP Congress unit chief Ajay Kumar Lallu asked the government to make call-detail records of Dubey’s phone public, “so that his links and who all were giving him patronage could be exposed”.

UP shut but for essential services this weekend
Fri, Jul 10, 2020

The order, issued by State Chief Secretary R K Tiwari to the district and police administration, says the restrictions are being imposed to control the spread of “Covid-19 and communicable diseases like malaria, encephalitis, dengue and kala-azar”.

Akhilesh targets Yogi govt over Kanpur raid, BJP says SP leaders in cahoots with Dubey
Thu, Jul 09, 2020

Alleging that the SP had fielded Dubey's wife in the Zila panchayat elections five years ago, BJP leaders shared photographs of Vikas Dubey and his associates with leaders of Samajwadi Party, alleging that the Samajwadi Party had links with the accused.

UP govt faces Oppn’s attack over law and order: ‘CM Yogi needs to take responsibility’
Sat, Jul 04, 2020

While the Congress said that there is a “goonda raj” and “jungle raj” in the state, the Samajwadi Party said the incident has exposed the “connivance between criminals and those in power”. The BSP, on the other hand, called for the need to improve the law and order situation.

Congress protests party leader’s arrest, Priyanka says government can’t suppress us
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

Shahnawaj Alam was arrested from Hazratganj area on Monday night in connection with the violent protest during an anti-CAA agitation on December 19 last year.

Shahnawaj Alam booked in two more cases linked to anti-CAA stir, says government
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

As Congress leaders condemned Alam’s arrest, the government said that besides his role in the December 19 anti-CAA protests in Hazratganj area that had turned violent, the Congress leader was booked in two other cases related to anti-CAA protests.

Can’t suppress us: Priyanka Gandhi on UP Cong leader’s arrest
Wed, Jul 01, 2020

“Leaders and workers of Congress are committed to raising the issue of people. While the BJP government can suppress other political parties by making police an instrument of suppression but it would not be able to stop us,” Priyanka tweeted.

PM Modi: 1.3 lakh Covid deaths in 4 European nations, UP under Yogi with same population saw 600
Sat, Jun 27, 2020

The situation, PM Modi said, would have been different under previous governments, as they would have only made excuses. But the Adityanath government foresaw the situation and made quarantine and isolation centres to curb the virus’ spread, he said.