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SP may field Ram Gopal from Mainpuri LS seat

Senior Samajwadi leader Ram Gopal Yadav is most likely to contest the Lok Sabha byelections in Mainpuri.

VHP goes slow on ‘jal abhishek’

The Hindu month of “Saawan” in Uttar Pradesh over the years had become almost synonymous with the programmes of “jal abhishek” by the Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) that invariably led to a confrontation

Rahul slams Modi goverment on price rise

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi at an iftar event in Amethi on Friday. 	— PTI

Congress vice- president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday that the failure of the Modi government to check rising prices had exposed the difference between their words and deeds.

Amethi palace sees drama as old family feud revived

An ugly family drama seen around two decades ago at Bhupati Bhavan, the royal palace of Amethi and home of Congress MP Sanjay Singh, had a replay on Friday.

Dissent grows in UP Congress

Voices of dissent are now being heard in the UP Congress and a subject of hot debate within the party is a 20-page booklet called Kadva Sach (bitter truth).

Kid ‘imported’ to impress Clinton

The bureaucracy in Uttar Pradesh remains unparalleled when it comes to doing things the wrong way.

Uttar Pradesh Congress hosts iftar with donations

Salaries for June have not been disbursed to the 110-odd employees at the UPCC office, causing great resentment

In Lucknow, Rs 100 a kg for tomatoes

The prices of tomatoes have touched a new high in Lucknow and one kilogram of tomato is now being sold for `100 in the state capital.

Family writes to governor, CM for CBI probe

Even as the Akhilesh government refused to recommend a CBI probe in the Lucknow murder and alleged gangrape incident, the relatives of the victim staged a dharna in Lucknow on Wednesday.

‘Factionalism will go if BJP seniors out’

The sidelining of senior leaders, party strategists feel, will also curb factionalism in the state unit of the BJP.

Philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche was oracular in his prophecy: “When we are tired, we are attacked by ideas we conquered long ago”. Sixty-two years after the Sino-India border conflict, the Indian state remains obtusely paranoid about making the Henderson Brooks Report public.

Wellington, New Zealand Rarely, if ever, have I written a self-referential essay. However, I had occasion to visit the Te Papa Tongarewa, the National Museum of New Zealand. My leisurely stroll through the museum enabled me to peruse the exhibits with some care.