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Maulshree Seth


Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Explained: Lucknow’s Laxman connection, and a large mosque built in the reign of Aurangzeb
Thu, May 19, 2022

While Lucknow's name has long been associated with Laxman in the popular imagination, speculation about its possible renaming gained ground after the late BJP leader Lalji Tandon wrote a book, Ankaha Lucknow, in 2018, in which he lamented the loss of the city’s connection with the brother of Lord Ram.

No govt grants to new madrasas, says UP minister
Thu, May 19, 2022

'The idea is to focus on quality than quantity. We already have 558 aided madarsas, with at least three-aided madarsas in every district.'

Ab, Laxman ke naam: Yogi Adityanath’s tweet, statue set off talk of Lucknow renaming
Thu, May 19, 2022

The theory that 'Lucknow' is a distorted version of what was originally a name inspired by Lord Ram's brother Laxman is one of several regarding the city's name.

PM Modi to Yogi ministers: Manage time better, focus on ‘karya’ first
Tue, May 17, 2022

A month into his second term, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath welcomed PM Modi at his official residence in Lucknow, where he was joined by his entire council of ministers.

Nanda Gopal Gupta interview: ‘I told officers to act like luxury car sellers… Show intent, and they are after you to make that purchase… An industry shows interest, give your 100%’
Sat, May 14, 2022

It should be written in black and white that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are responsible for the lost credibility of NOIDA and its adjoining region in UP, the Infrastructure and Industrial Development Minister said.

Nanda Gopal Gupta interview: ‘I told officers to act like luxury car sellers… Show intent, and they are after you to make that purchase… An industry shows interest, give your 100%’
Sun, May 15, 2022

"It should be written in black and white that Mulayam Singh Yadav, Mayawati and Akhilesh Yadav are responsible for the lost credibility of NOIDA and its adjoining region in UP," said Nanda Gopal Gupta.

It’s BJP vs SP as 11 Rajya Sabha seats from UP set for polls
Sat, May 14, 2022

Kapil Sibal, Satish Chandra Mishra and Revati Raman Singh among 11 RS members set to retire in July

Now, Mayawati speaks up for SP’s Azam Khan: ‘His confinement is strangling of justice’
Fri, May 13, 2022

On Thursday, while coming out in Khan's support, Mayawati made no mention of the SP, merely referring to him as a “senior MLA”.

UP govt makes singing national anthem compulsory for all madrassas in state
Fri, May 13, 2022

In an order dated May 9, 2022, madrassas have been informed that the decision was arrived at by the Board in its meeting on March 24.

A guest house for guest house: 21 yrs after division, UP, Uttarakhand still adding remainders
Sun, May 08, 2022

The handover of Alaknanda Tourist Guest House by UP was decided during a meeting in November 2021. It took so long as UP was reluctant to give up the prime property by the banks of the Ganga, with its own private ghat.

Yogi Adityanath visits Ayodhya, reviews Ram temple construction work
Sat, May 07, 2022

The CM also offered prayers to Ram Lalla and at Hanuman Gari, conducted a surprise inspection at a healthcare centre and a school, had lunch with a Dalit family, and unveiled a grand statue of Maharana Pratap at Guptar Ghat.

Free Wi-Fi at all 58,189 gram panchayat secretariats soon
Fri, May 06, 2022

The facility will help villagers to avail services related to documents, land records through common service centre

Eastern UP: Govt holds chaupals to help Vantangias and Musahars avail welfare schemes
Thu, May 05, 2022

While Vantangias come under Scheduled Tribes, Musahars come under Scheduled Castes in UP.

Not a job for one: UP Congress may see multiple leaders at helm
Sun, May 01, 2022

PL Punia, Nirmal Khatri, Virendra Chaudhary, and Acharya Pramod Krishnam among the names being considered for UPCC president.

UP govt’s loudspeaker noise band: busy crossing to people talking to sound in parks
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

Till 4 pm on Friday, as many as 37,000 loudspeakers have been removed from across the state, and the sound level of 54,000 loudspeakers has been reduced, a senior government official said.

What Uttar Pradesh invoked in loudspeaker crackdown: 2017 HC order, 2018 Govt directives
Sat, Apr 30, 2022

In UP, thousands of "illegal" and "unauthorised" loudspeakers have been taken down, or their loudness capped, under "an existing government order of 2018, and set rules for sound decibel limits and court directions".

Waving 4-yr-old order, UP govt removes 10,900 loudspeakers
Thu, Apr 28, 2022

Under this exercise, a total of 6,031 loudspeakers were removed and volume of 29,674 loudspeakers was set within permissible limits till Wednesday afternoon, Additional Director General of Police (Law and Order) Prashant Kumar said.

Cultural & Religious tourism push: UP Govt to set up special welfare board for priests
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

CM tells officials to develop ‘Ramayana gallery’ between Ayodhya and Chitrakoot, and Gaurav galleries at universities

After Yogi’s directive on loudspeakers, processions, police send out alerts
Thu, Apr 21, 2022

Alerts are being sent to marriage halls as well as religious places, urging them to follow the guidelines, citing the Supreme Court order on use of loudspeakers.

Shelters and sanctuaries to biogas and cow dung, UP govt readies a stray cattle plan
Tue, Apr 19, 2022

A stray cattle survey done in 2019 put their number in the state at about 11.84 lakh. The state government claims to have provided shelter to about 9.30 lakh stray cattle over the past five years.

UP makes masks mandatory in Lucknow and five NCR districts as cases surge
Mon, Apr 18, 2022

Wearing masks and adhering to social distancing protocols have been imposed in Gautam Budh Nagar, Ghaziabad, Hapur, Meerut, Bulandshahr, and Baghpat districts of the NCR region and Lucknow. Testing and tracing of infections have been strengthened in these districts.

Congress leaders blame poll rout on absence of workers on ground, sidelined senior members
Sat, Apr 16, 2022

Singh is on a two-day visit to the state capital. He met leaders and workers from 14 districts of Uttar Pradesh and sought their opinions and suggestions.

Events to be held across UP on April 14: Riding high on Dalit votes, BJP plans grand Ambedkar Jayanti
Wed, Apr 13, 2022

The events would include public seminars, cleaning and garlanding of Ambedkar statues in what the party says is an attempt to “give due respect to the Dalit ideologue and places associated with him”.

Rename 4 UP engineering colleges after Ambedkar, BJP minister writes to CM Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Apr 12, 2022

In a letter to the CM, Kapil Dev Aggrawal also urged him to rename two other engineering colleges in Azamgarh and Ambedkarnagar after the Dalit icon on Ambedkar Jayanti, which falls on April 14.

Ayodhya Airport: AAI, UP govt sign lease for land transfer
Fri, Apr 08, 2022

Ensure Ayodhya airport becomes functional by the time Ram temple is constructed: Adityanath to officials