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Lucknow: Only few hours after Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced several development schemes in Lucknow including  some urban development projects, the (In)efficiency of civic authorities has been exposed miserably. The first real monsoon rains in the state capital made mockery of the tall claims of the PM and UP CM Yogi Adityanath who even bragged to …

Lucknow: The opposition parties have prepared the layout of Grand Alliance in Uttar Pradesh to satisfy the common motto of defeating Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Lok Sabha polls 2019. Not only Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP), Congress and Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD) but many small outfits will also come together to eliminate …

Lucknow: Samajwadi Party (SP) and Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) might have not yet stamped their alliance in Uttar Pradesh, but BSP supremo Mayawati has already given final shape to the formula of her party’s association with Congress. In the forthcoming assembly elections in Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Chhattisgarh, BSP and Congress will be seen having …

Lucknow: Prime Minister Narendra Modi might be bragging high about ‘Digital India’ but the bureaucracy of BJP-led Uttar Pradesh seems to be least concerned about its digital platforms. An example of the same sheer negligence of ‘Digital India’ was seen when we cross checked the government website of UP bureaucracy (http://niyuktionline.up.nic.in/), which is still showing …

Lucknow: It was in the year 1962 when the morality among the politicians was not considered as ‘incongruous’ unlike today when rapacity across this breed is order of the day. It was in the year 1962 when the first President of India Dr Rajendra Prasad vacated the Rashtrapati Bhawan. Along with other official property, he …

Lucknow: Giving challenge on social media is flavour of the season. Union Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore started it and many followed the suit without involving their grey cells, at times. Fitness challenge is worth giving and worth accepting but not while clad in designer suit pant and shining black pair of shoes. Rajyavardhan ji, you …

Varanasi: It was past 10 in the night. Four pyres were aflame at Manikarnika Ghat on the banks of the Ganga here. Gagan Choudhary, a corpse burner, was shifting from one pyre to another as the air reeked of burning flesh and wood, tinged with alcohol, tobacco and cannabis. ALSO READ:  wanna-relief-from-osteoarthritis-these-dishes-will-definitely-help-you As a mild …

There has been, in recent times, a great churning in what can be called India’s cultural space. Public institutions, hitherto custodians of all things cultural, have been eclipsed by the rise of new-age festivals and events. Indeed, the involvement of the state in promoting culture is fast diminishing, with private event management companies stepping in …