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POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Yogi Adityanath, Uttar Pradesh, Muzaffarnagar riots

Muzaffarnagar's Justice Runs Late: Victims of 2013's horrific rapes and murders await closure, perhaps in vain

45 cases, including gangrape and murder, have seen over 150 accused acquitted by lower courts. Allegations of intimidation and bribery run rife. But the govt seems reluctant to appeal further.

VARIETY

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Expressway, Lucknow-delhi bus accident, Uttar Pradesh, Yamuna Expressway

Is the Yamuna Expressway more vulnerable because of being in Uttar Pradesh?

The general economic condition of Uttar Pradesh and its institutional structures are not compatible with an expressway.

POLITICS

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Uttar Pradesh, Kanshi ram, BSP, Mayawati

The Pluses of Dynasty: Finally, anti-dynast Mayawati also gets this

We don’t know what’ll happen to the party now. But at least Mayawati is not repeating Kanshi Ram’s mistake.

POLITICS

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Akhilesh Yadav, Uttar Pradesh, SP-BSP alliance, Mayawati

UP's Gathbandhan crumbles: 5 reasons why cracks have developed in the SP-BSP alliance

BSP supremo Mayawati has announced that her party will not fight the upcoming Assembly polls in UP with earlier partner SP. Here's why the once-famed gathbandhan is now looking set to collapse.

POLITICS

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Lok sabha election results, Uttar Pradesh, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi

Lok Sabha Results 2019: The 3 mistakes of Priyanka Gandhi's life

The BJP did not have to do too much as Priyanka Gandhi and the Congress wrote their own doom in the Lok Sabha Elections 2019.

POLITICS

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Jan Dhan Yojana, Pmay, Pradhan mantri fasal bima yojana, Modi in Varanasi

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Musings from my election tourism in Uttar Pradesh

Stepping away from the hyperbole, the marketing and the media blitzkrieg, I went on a personal campaign trail through Uttar Pradesh. Here's what I found.

POLITICS

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Lok Sabha elections 2019, Ujjwala yojana, Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi

What tough election? A Modi wave will sweep Uttar Pradesh. Here's why I say so

While some would have us believe that the BJP is going to suffer big losses in the state, ground reality shows us exactly the opposite.

POLITICS

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Balakot, Yogi Adityanath, Varanasi, Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi in Benaras: Why it is likely that for a change, the Prime Minister will include and name his regional allies in his Varanasi show

The BJP will need to overcome the sheer arithmetical superiority of the grand alliance in more seats in Uttar Pradesh. And it will have to assuage allies who feel the party is a one-man show.

POLITICS

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Saharanpur, Uttar Pradesh, Narendra Modi, Lok Sabha elections 2019

No, there is no Modi wave. Nor a Hindutva frenzy in UP

Early in the elections, Uttar Pradesh has mirrored many paradoxes. Modi has superstar status. That might not get him votes. The BJP has built a non-Yadav, non-Jat voter base. But many could swing back to familiar caste and community voting patterns.

POLITICS

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Priyanka Gandhi, Uttar Pradesh, 2019 general elections, General Elections 2019

Lok Sabha 2019: The politics that's underway in UP

As crucial poll dates are announced, the buzz in UP includes Priyanka Gandhi reviving her campaign, Amit Shah scouting for fresh faces and the Yadavs' fight within the family.