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Samajwadis prepare to ‘cycle’ back to power in Uttar Pradesh

It is back to basics for the Samajwadi Party.

Akhilesh government against engineer’s probe

In a move that is bound to stir the proverbial hornet’s nest, the Akhilesh government in Uttar Pradesh is preparing to file a special leave petition against an Allahabad high court order for a CBI pro

Tension after rape accused lynched

In a shocking incident, angry villagers in Mathura district of Uttar Pradesh pulled two youths out of a police station and lynched them for allegedly raping and murdering a 12-year-old girl.

Behind bars, Amar Mani Tripathi updates Facebook posts

Aman Mani Tripathi, son of jailed former minister Amar Mani Tripathi, who is also in Lucknow jail in a kidnapping case, is apparently being treated differently from the other inmates in the jail.

Cancel Salman bail, says BJP MP Yogi Adityanath

BJP MP Yogi Adityanath has demanded that the bail of actor Salman Khan should be cancelled and he should be sent to jail.

Over 24 BSP MLAs to be denied tickets in 2017

More than two dozen MLAs in the BSP will not be given tickets for the 2017 Assembly elections.

Bereaved unite against Samajwadi Party leader

Both the families have lost their dear ones.

Uttar Pradesh government set to play Muslim card

To consolidate its position among Muslims in Uttar Pradesh, the ruling Samajwadi Party is planning to move a resolution in the state Assembly adopting the majority of the recommendations of the Sachar

Activist IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh fed up, to retire

Senior IAS officer Surya Pratap Singh has sought voluntary retirement form service, citing increasing political interference, corruption and victimisation of the bureaucracy as reasons for his decisio

UP lokayukta completes 9 years in office, longest ever

UP Lokayukta Justice N.K. Mehrotra (Retd) has completed nine years in office, becoming the longest serving ombudsman in the country.

Punjab is back in the headlines with a brutality reminiscent of the violent Eighties. In the early hours of July 27, three gunmen dressed in Army uniforms struck at Gurdaspur.

Yasmina Reza’s God of Carnage — playing in Mumbai and Delhi — makes us laugh at ourselves by stripping bare the self-serving hypocrisy underlying socially acceptable roles.