Uttar Pradesh

Army recruitment scheme: Government fails to douse Agnipath fires

Army recruitment scheme: Government fails to douse Agnipath fires

June 19, 2022

Caught totally by surprise over the widespread violent protests that have been taking place across India against the revised recruitment scheme for the Indian defence forces, the government has been trying various measures to ease the anger of the youth and restore peace as viole...

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Demolition of protestors’ homes: Bulldozing freedom & laws

Demolition of protestors’ homes: Bulldozing freedom & laws

June 15, 2022

The demolition of the homes of activist Javed Mohammad and some persons who protested in Allahabad against the insult of Prophet Muhammad by two spokespersons of the Bharatiya Janata Party is not only in violation of all rules but is also entirely illegal, say legal experts. They...

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Different shades of Holi in India

Different shades of Holi in India

March 18, 2022

Like many other festivals across the world, Holi, too, marks the triumph of good over evil. People play with colours, water, flowers and more. Everyone, be it a child or an adult, smears colour on each other. Youngsters seek blessings from their elders by applying colour on their...

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Glimmer of hope in dreary lives of prisoners

Glimmer of hope in dreary lives of prisoners

March 14, 2022

Govind Singh, a 39-year-old ex-prisoner finds himself acting as a role model for his fellow inmates with whom he was incarcerated. After serving his sentence for 10 years in a prison in Gurgaon, near Delhi,  Govind is now a project manager in India Vision Foundation and is leadi...

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Tourists flock to Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

Tourists flock to Kashi Vishwanath Corridor

January 13, 2022

Varanasi or Banaras is one of the oldest living cities in the world and is amongst the most important pilgrimages for devout Hindus. The city also figures prominently in various Hindu spiritual texts and of course in the mythology. Thus, it has for long attracted a lot of visitor...

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Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

Cynically combatting Covid-19 in India

January 5, 2022

On Tuesday, hours after chief minister Arvind Kejriwal tested positive for Covid-19, the Delhi government announced further restrictions on movement in the national capital, imposing a weekend curfew, to add to the night curfew already in place, in addition to having closed gyms,...

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Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

Kisan Mahapanchayat: Farmers step up heat in poll-bound states

September 7, 2021

The massive gathering of farmers organised in Muzaffarnagar on Sunday, that drew over 500,000 persons as well as leaders of 300 farmer unions from 15 states across India not only sent a clear message to the Uttar Pradesh government but the entire leadership of the Bharatiya Janat...

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Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

Amidst large-scale dropouts due to Covid-19, saffronisation tops BJP agenda

July 27, 2021

As the economic and social cost of the Covid-19 pandemic becomes clearer, worrying reports of hundreds of thousands of students from various states either dropping out, giving up education entirely, or move from the more expensive private schools to government-run schools that ar...

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Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

Web series that rose to unscaled heights in 2020

December 31, 2020

While everyone was locked inside homes and the theatres shut, OTT dominated the screens this year. The entertainment industry churned out brilliant web-series with intricately woven and multi-layered plots that hooked the audience for the entire lockdown. The dramatic hooks and e...

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National Sports Day: Young players’ race for funds, diet & livelihood

National Sports Day: Young players’ race for funds, diet & livelihood

August 29, 2020

As India celebrates the 115th birthday of the wizard of hockey Major Dhyan Chand as National Sports Day, thousands of sportspersons continue to suffer in silence and struggle to make ends meet. Even the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuring lockdowns has not affected them much as they c...

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Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right to education

Pandemic deprives 40 pc children in Delhi of right to education

August 28, 2020

Despite lockdown being eased in many states, educational institutes have remained shut and are continuing with online lessons. However, the most vulnerable parts of the society have been paying a heavy price due to a huge digital divide. Children in Yamuna Khadar village in easte...

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Five Indian festivals that celebrate nature

Five Indian festivals that celebrate nature

July 28, 2020

Traditionally, Indians have honoured nature and Indian cultural practices are in perfect harmony with the environment. There are also numerous festivals across the nation that celebrate nature and pass on the importance of preservation of the environment from one generation to th...

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