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Tuesday, March 02, 2021

Maulshree Seth


Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

UP: Uproar in House over crimes against Dalit women, ‘rising’ unemployment
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Unsatisfied with the reply, BSP members walked out of the House alleging women were not safe in the state and action was not being taken against culprits.

UP Assembly nod for Bill to penalise property defacement
Tue, Mar 02, 2021

Bill to penalise defacement passed in Assembly.

Oppn uproar in Legislative Council over CM’s ‘dose deta hun’ remark
Fri, Feb 26, 2021

Raising objection, members of the Opposition said it was not proper for a chief minister to use words like “dhika dunga (will see you)” “dose de dunga (will give you dose).”

UP Budget Session: Nod to name Ayodhya airport after Ram
Wed, Feb 24, 2021

A resolution was tabled a day after Rs 101 crore was proposed for the airport in the annual state budget along with other development projects for Ayodhya that included beautification of the temple town.

27,598 cr allocated for new schemes: Big UP budget, Yogi Adityanath says apt for ‘atmanirbhar pradesh’
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

After the first “paperless” Budget was presented by Finance Minister Suresh Khanna in the Assembly, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said the Budget in the pandemic year represented “atmanirbhar (self-reliant) Uttar Pradesh”.

Budget aimed at making UP and its people self-reliant: Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Yogi Adityanath said the Budget reaffirms the government's resolve to ensure “ease of living” of the people by providing tap water and electricity to every household, water to every farm, work to every hand and making every village digital.

Day 1 of UP Budget session: Oppn boycotts Governor’s address, walks out of House
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders reached the Assembly on tractors carrying sugarcane, wheat and empty diesel barrels as a mark of protest. A minor scuffle broke out between them and police, which stopped them from entering the Vidhan Bhawan with sugarcane.

Ram temple, dip in crime: Anandiben Patel lists UP’s feats; Oppn walks out
Fri, Feb 19, 2021

She expressed her pleasure over the state tableau, titled 'Ayodhya: Cultural Heritage of Uttar Pradesh', being ranked first in the Republic Day parade, and Deepotsav in Ayodhya and Dev Deepawali in Varanasi.

UP Assembly opens to Opposition ruckus over Unnao deaths, price rise, farm Bills
Thu, Feb 18, 2021

Alleging that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had lost its hold on law and order in the state and failed to protect women and safeguard the interests of farmers, the Opposition MLAs raised slogans and held up placards as soon as Governor Anandiben Patel began her customary address at the joint session.

UP Budget session: Oppn gears up to corner govt over farm protests, fuel prices, law & order
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

At all-party meeting, Speaker and CM urge members to maintain decorum

PM Modi: New India rectifying injustice by history writers
Wed, Feb 17, 2021

The PM made the remark at an online event in which he laid the foundation stones of a Maharaja Suheldev memorial and the development work of Chittaura lake in Uttar Pradesh’s Bahraich district.

Explained: The legend of Maharaja Suheldev, and the reality of the Rajbhar vote in UP
Mon, Feb 22, 2021

The legacy of Suheldev — who is believed to have lived c.1000 AD and defeated a purported nephew of the Turkic conqueror Mahmud of Ghazni in battle — has been claimed by political parties over the years.

Mauni Amavasya: Priyanka Gandhi takes a dip in Sangam; govt showers petals on pilgrims
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

With the state government showering petals on pilgrims, officials claimed that it is not for the first time that “Pushpon ki varsha” (rainfall of flower) was arranged.

Priyanka Gandhi takes dip in Sangam on Mauni Amavasya, offers prayers
Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Priyanka also paid a visit to Shankracharya Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati.

BJP panchayat poll prep on in full swing, Congress’ farmer outreach begins today
Wed, Feb 10, 2021

The elections hold special significance as they are being held a year before the state holds Assembly polls.

Ending mafia culture to pave way for progress: Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Feb 09, 2021

Adityanath also said the under construction Purvanchal Expressway has brought “a ray of hope” for residents of Azamgarh who were denied houses on rent elsewhere three-four years ago because of the city's image.

With two months ahead of budget session, UP govt collected 92% revenues
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

As per the government data, the revenue of the Excise Department more than doubled to Rs 3,472 crore against last year's Rs 1,694.

Lucknow: Ahead of paperless Budget session, legislators asked to buy iPads
Sat, Feb 06, 2021

Assembly sources said the state government spends about Rs 50 crore on printing and purchase of paper each year.

PM Modi: Votebank politics in Budgets earlier, we didn’t burden people
Fri, Feb 05, 2021

With an agitation against the new farm laws underway at the borders of Delhi for well over two months now, PM Modi listed the initiatives taken by his government over the past six years to make farmers self-reliant.

UP govt prepares for e-Cabinet meeting this week, aims to make Assembly sessions paperless
Wed, Feb 03, 2021

The decision was taken at a meeting held at the official residence of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday. Officials were asked to immediately prepare a plan to train all MLAs and ensure that the state Budget is made paperless as well.

No new projects for UP, state eyes MSME package hike, Covid corpus
Tue, Feb 02, 2021

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Budget speech announced to spend around Rs 2 lakh crore on healthcare with Rs 35,000 crore on Covid-19 vaccine development and inoculation.

UP’s R-Day tableau adjudged the best
Thu, Jan 28, 2021

The tableau of Tripura was adjudged the second best followed by Uttarakhand’s at third.

Day after R-Day violence, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav appeal to Centre to withdraw farm laws
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

Former Uttar Pradesh chief ministers Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav have appealed to the central government to withdraw the three contentious farm laws.

Explained: Why you may need a licence for your home bar in Uttar Pradesh now
Wed, Jan 27, 2021

The Uttar Pradesh government has introduced a provision for a personal bar permit for those wanting to keep more than the permitted quantity of liquor at home. What is the new provision, and why has it been introduced?

UP: Unlike others, BJP has leaders, workers and intent to enact policies, says Nadda
Sat, Jan 23, 2021

At a meeting on intellectuals later in the day, the BJP chief and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath targeted the Opposition, saying its leaders were still in “quarantine”.