Employers instigate migrant laborers to protest in Kerala

A day after Uttar Pradesh government sent dozens of buses to transport migrant workers from Delhi to their hometowns, migrant workers in Kerala defied the Coronavirus lockdown to hold a massive protest in Payippad in Changanassery in Kerala. Hundreds of outstation workers belonging to states like Assam, West Bengal, Orissa and nearby regions came out […]

BHEL to supply electric buses for Gorakhpur airport

Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd, India’s largest electrical equipment maker, said it has won a contract to supply electric buses for the Gorakhpur airport. A new airport for the Uttar Pradesh city, spread over 300 acres, will be set up on the Gorakhpur-Varanasi highway. At present, there is a small airport at Gorakhpur which is serviced […]

Ahmedabad-based PSP Projects to create Kashi Vishvanath corridor

Ahmedabad-based PSP Projects Ltd announced that it has emerged as the lowest bidder for the development of a new corridor from Kashi Vishvanath Mandir in Varanasi to the nearby riverfront known as Lalita and Manikarnika Ghats. The beautification and expansion project will cover an area of around 200 meters by 250 meters, and will cost […]

North Indian states rapidly running out of water: Govt study

A study by the Central Ground Water Board has revealed that India’s Ganga-Yamuna plain is rapidly running out of ground water. Despite isolated cases like that of Chennai and Bangalore, the study also revealed that other areas of the country, including the east and the south, are better placed as far as ground water depletion […]

TABLE – 10 EXIT POLL RESULTS – India Today, News18, Republic, Times Now, NewsX

Close to ten exit polls are set to announce the results of the most highly anticipated and tightly fought elections in Indian history in recent decades. Among those offering exit poll results today are India Today group, which has tied up with polling agency Axis, News18, which has signed on international agency Ipsos and NewsX. […]

How Congress stands to benefit from Priyanka Gandhi’s candidature in Varanasi

It is Congress Party’s “to be or not to be” moment : Will Priyanka Gandhi contest election from Varanasi or not? Rahul Gandhi’s evasive answer to the question has further deepened the suspense. With two phases of elections already over, how long can the grand old party of India play the waiting game? What might […]

Akhilesh Yadav tears into Yogi after being blocked from visiting Allahabad University

Akhilesh Yadav has laid into Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath after he was stopped from attending a function at Allahabad University. “Today, I was stopped from boarding a flight to attend a student union program at Allahabad University. I haven’t been given a reason why – but it seems the general impression was that […]

PVR opens 4-seat multiplex at Phoenix United Mall in Bareilly

PVR Cinemas said it has opened its 137th multiplex at Phoenix United Mall in Bareilly, Uttar Pradesh. With this, said India’s largest cinema exhibitor, it now has 13 multiplexes in Uttar Pradesh. The company has also increased the total multiplexes in North India to 49. The latest property will have four screens, taking the total screens […]

Bharti Airtel starts adding Telenor spectrum to 4G network

Bharti Airtel said it has deployed an extra block of spectrum to its 4G service in Uttar Pradesh East circle, improving the carrying capacity of the network. “The addition of fresh 5 MHz spectrum will significantly boost Airtel’s mobile network capacity across UP (East) and enable a superior 4G data and voice experience for customers […]

Supreme Court seeks details of encounter killings in UP

The Supreme Court has asked the state of Uttar Pradesh to furnish details of the encounter killings that are taking place in the state. In a public interest litigation filed by the People’s Union for Civil Liberties or PUCL, the court directed counsel Aishwarya Bhati to file details of the encounters taking place. Among the […]

BJP stares at a loss in both seats in Uttar Pradesh bypoll

BYPOLL RESULTS SP/BSP/RJD BJP CONG GORAKHPUR 308,000 279,000 11,443 PHULPUR 250,000 217,100 12,444 ARARIYA 203,000 182,000 BHABUA 56,000 43,000 24,300 JAHANABAD The Bharatiya Janata Party seems to be facing an unexpected setback in Uttar Pradesh with both Lok Sabha seats seeing leads for the opposition. The victory of the BSP-SP alliance could have far reaching […]

UP under Yogi most aggressive in Madrasa upgradation ambitions

Uttar Pradesh has emerged as the most aggressive state in terms of targeting traditional schools known as madrasas for upgradation. In the last two years, the state has sought to upgrade 10,854 madrasas under the Center’s ‘Quality Education in Madarsas’ scheme. This is more than 70% of the total proposals submitted by all states under the […]

UP BJP spokesperson says Taj Mahal is ‘controversial’; Was a Shiv Temple

Anila Singh, one of the official spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, today said that Taj Mahal was a controversial monument and that its roots stretched back to a temple of Shiva. Singh, who is often on TV to defend the Yogi Adityanath government, was responding to questions about why the monument […]

Stock markets pricing in a BJP win in Uttar Pradesh – analyst

The recent strength in India’s key stock market indices indicates that market participants are pricing in a victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party in Uttar Pradesh, according to an stock market analyst. India’s largest state has been busy electing its next legislative assembly for almost a month. The first phase of elections in the state […]

Most UP MLAs saw big increases in wealth in 5 yrs, but some lost big

The average Uttar Pradesh MLA saw their wealth increase by 82% in the five years during their tenure in the state assembly from 2012 to 2017, an analysis of their wealth submissions by Association for Democratic Reforms found. The analysis was based on the filings made by 311 of the 404 existing members of the […]

PVR enters its 49th city with 3-screen multiplex at Moradabad

PVR Ltd, India’s largest chain of film exhibition halls, said it had entered its 49th city with the opening of a new multiplex in Moradabad. The three-screen, 631-seat facility was opened inside the newly opened Parsvnath Mall. The facility marks the 11th city in Uttar Pradesh that is home to a PVR complex. With this, […]