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Maulshree Seth


Maulshree Seth is a Principal Correspondent at The Indian Express

Half of 30 lakh workers who returned to UP are unskilled, MNREGA the main avenue for jobs so far
Fri, Jun 26, 2020

The state's massive exercise to prepare a database of returning migrant workers nears completion, provides detailed profile of workforce as government seeks to connect them with potential employers.

Row over Covid deaths: Agra DM tells Priyanka to contradict her tweet on death figures in 24 hrs
Wed, Jun 24, 2020

28 deaths within 48 hrs of admission to hospitals, clarifies Congress leader

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra served notice over tweet alleging high Covid mortality rate in Agra
Tue, Jun 23, 2020

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra had on Monday tweeted that 28 coronavirus patients died within 48 hours of hospitalisation in Agra.

UP govt amends law, to regulate pvt school fees in ‘extraordinary’ times
Fri, Jun 19, 2020

The law gives the state government powers to regulate fees charged by private schools from existing or new students for each academic year.

Penalty for fake vehicle licence hiked by 4 times
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The penalty for giving wrong details for vehicle licence has been increased by four-fold to Rs. 10,000.

UP: Govt forms panel to link labour with industries
Wed, Jun 17, 2020

The Uttar Pradesh Labour (Employment Exchange and Job) Commission will ensure economic and social security of workers, and link the workforce with industries by undertaking their skill development.

UP employed 57.13 lakh under MGNREGA, ‘highest in country’
Tue, Jun 16, 2020

Additional Chief Secretary (Home) Awanish Kumar Awasthi said UP now accounts for 18 per cent of the total workers employed under MGNREGA in the country and has generated 7.93 crore man-days.

UP govt clears ordinance against cow slaughter
Wed, Jun 10, 2020

Under the provisions of the ordinance, authorities can charge the driver as well as the owner of the vehicle used to transport beef in an unauthorised manner.

Noida apparel export cluster asks govt to immediately provide 2 lakh tailors & staff
Fri, Jun 05, 2020

After checking the database, the government has been able to locate around 75,000 tailors and support staff and has decided to facilitate training to meet the rest of the demand, sources said.

UP govt readies website for NRI investment, live-stream of festivals
Thu, Jun 04, 2020

The website will not only facilitate investment by NRIs but also live-stream significant cultural and religious tourism events such as Deepotsav in Ayodhya or Holi of Barsana.

Economic Impact of Covid May revenue collection good, no need for additional tax: CM Yogi Adityanath
Mon, Jun 01, 2020

Yogi Adityanath also rejected the opposition charge that the government was giving misleading infection numbers and claimed that the work done by them was being experienced by the common public.

Bus row: Mayawati sides with BJP govt to slam Cong, Pilot calls it petty politics over migrants
Sat, May 23, 2020

She targeted the Congress by comparing the demand for Rs 38 lakh with its offer to run hundreds of buses for migrant labourers in UP.

Opportunity to remove the blot of labour migration: UP CM to officials
Fri, May 15, 2020

Lakhs of skilled and semi-skilled workers of Uttar Pradesh migrate to mostly big cities in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka and Delhi annually. 

Economy reboot plan: UP plans Rs 2,000 crore loans to MSMEs, land bank for industries
Thu, May 14, 2020

Uttar Pradesh has one of the largest numbers of MSME units — around 90 lakh — in the country and the government claims that over three crore people are engaged in this sector in UP. The state also expects to be one of the biggest beneficiaries of the MSME package announced by the Centre.

Economy Revival Strategy: UP govt to focus on MNREGA to boost jobs, mining for revenue
Wed, May 13, 2020

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath directed officials to explore different options for giving employment to around 50 lakh people through MNREGA (employment guarantee job scheme) and exploring mining activities for revenue generation.

UP govt scraps 7 allowances for staff, to save Rs 1,500 cr yearly
Wed, May 13, 2020

The government expects to save at least Rs 1,500 crore a year through the move.

UP govt hikes fuel, liquor prices citing shortfall in revenue
Thu, May 07, 2020

To mop up the loss of revenue during over a month-long lockdown, the Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday hiked prices of liquor as well as petrol and diesel. The prices of liquor — the sale of which has been allowed across the state, barring few coronavirus hotspots – has been increased by Rs 5 to […]

UP ordinance: Life term if corona patient causes death by ‘intentional affliction’
Thu, May 07, 2020

Section 24 of the ordinance on “punishment for intentional affliction” says any person who “intentionally” infects another person with a contagious disease shall be punished with rigorous imprisonment for 2-5 years.

UP gearing up to receive daily 12 trains ferrying migrant workers back to state
Tue, May 05, 2020

The government has also deployed at least 10,000 buses to ferry the returning migrant labourers to their respective home districts. About 50,000 medical teams have also been deployed to screen them for coronavirus before sending them for 14-day home quarantine.

Don’t walk, planning your return: Yogi Adityanath to migrants
Fri, May 01, 2020

Adityanath asked officials to prepare quarantine centres, shelter homes and community kitchens for the returning workers.

UP govt ramps up health infra, to add 52,000 more hospital beds
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

UP Chief Secretary said that the state has worked on its infrastructure and is in a much-improved position now. “We are updating the data also,” Tiwari told The Indian Express.

Attacks on frontline workers: UP to bring in ordinance for strict penalty
Thu, Apr 30, 2020

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Wednesday said, “Attacks on our corona warriors are a serious crime which cannot go unpunished as these warriors are working for the society by putting their lives at risk.”

CM signals easing of curbs: Out of three zones in UP, red to remain sealed, green to have more relaxations
Wed, Apr 29, 2020

Notably, till Tuesday, the coronavirus cases have been reported from 60 of the total 75 districts. Out of these 60 districts, seven have been declared "corona-free" with no active cases.

Make arrangements to shelter 15 lakh people in state, says CM Yogi Adityanath
Tue, Apr 28, 2020

Adityanath, however, did not make the state government's stand on lockdown clear.

Govt freezes DA & DR hikes, six other allowances on hold
Sun, Apr 26, 2020

In an order, the finance department clarified benefits would be paid at the rates set on July 1, 2019, and the hike suspension would continue till July 1, 2021. Pending dues for the January 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021 period would not be paid, the government added.