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POLITICS

 |  3-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, Lucknow, Yogi Adityanath

Abrupt end to Lucknow lit fest proves Yogi's UP has no room for freedom of expression

The presence of Kanhaiya Kumar, Asaduddin Owaisi and Shatrughan Sinha created a controversy.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, Rahul Gandhi, Rae Bareli, NTPC blast

Why NTPC blast in UP failed to explode into a national debate

While politicians don't care, industrial accidents do not increase TRPs for TV channels.

POLITICS

 |  2-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, NTPC blast, NTPC

NTPC blast is one of the worst explosions in India

In 2017, the country's ordinary labourers definitely deserve better.

VARIETY

 |  3-minute read
Crime Against Women, Uttar Pradesh, Sexual assault, Rape

Rape of 100-year-old woman shows how low we have fallen

The perpetrators are on the prowl, looking for weak, infirm targets just as the younger and stronger ones.

POLITICS

 |  4-minute read
Pilgrimage, Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, Civic body polls

When all else fails, Yogi Adityanath pushes the Hindutva button

The forthcoming civic body polls in Uttar Pradesh are seen as some kind of a semi-final to the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

VARIETY

 |  2-minute read
Demonetisation, GST, Uttar Pradesh, Firecrackers

GST Kaala Saanp, Notebandi Anars prove firecracker traders won't forgive or forget politicians

Politics and government policies, even in the form of firecrackers, always manage to burn a hole in the public’s pocket.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, Ayodhya, Yogi Adityanath, BJP

Yogi Adityanath is as clueless about Ayodhya temples as he is about governance

While it plans to turn Ayodhya into a pilgrimage centre, RTI reply shows it has no data on the number of pilgrims visiting the temple town.

POLITICS

 |  Angiography  |   Long-form
Sedition Law, Uttar Pradesh, IT Act, Section 66A

Muslim boy jailed in UP for Facebook post shows why Section 66A must never come back

Zakir Ali Tyagi’s ordeal is the latest reminder that the ‘draconian’ online policing law shouldn’t be revived to tackle ‘hate speech’.

POLITICS

 |  5-minute read
Uttar Pradesh, BJP, Modi, Yogi Adityanath

Why is Adityanath hell bent on proving he was a bad pick for Uttar Pradesh CM?

Rapes, riots and robbery incidents present a dismal picture of law and order situation in the state.

POLITICS

 |  The Castaways  |   Long-form
BJP, Gorakhnath Temple Trust, Uttar Pradesh, Gorakhnath Temple

Inside Adityanath's Gorakhnath Temple: Everyone expects justice here

A parallel government is run from the sprawling temple, which has been politically active since 1921.