Thursday, 2 February, 2023
TopicUttar Pradesh

Topic: Uttar Pradesh

World population grew by a billion in past 12 yrs & 5% came from just UP & Bihar, data shows

These two states are home to about 35.4 cr people which is more than world's 3rd most populous country, America. Both states have high Total Fertility Rate (TFR) as well.

28 posts, 78 DGs & ADGs in UP — why experts are calling top-heavy IPS ‘worst-managed cadre’

Both central and state police agencies suffer from acute crunch of mid-level officers like IGs, DIGs, and SPs. But states, especially UP, have more top-ranked officers than they need.

Ayush admissions ‘scam’ in UP sees officials suspended, action likely against hundreds of students

Names of students in merit list for admissions to Ayurveda, Unani & homeopathy courses were allegedly changed in lieu of money. Four officials of UP's Ayush department under lens.

In UP’s Fatehpur, 14 from church arrested in latest ‘conversion’ crackdown after VHP raises alarm

Since April, police in UP’s Fatehpur have carried out three rounds of arrests following complaints from VHP and Bajrang Dal units about Christian groups trying to convert people.

India’s first ‘love jihad’ conviction—a volatile mix of POCSO, kidnapping, abuse, conversion

The Amroha district court said that criminals like Mohammad Afzal 'make it difficult for women and girls to come out on the street.'

‘Women considered goddesses, but raped’, says UP court awarding death penalty to two men

They were convicted of gang raping & brutalising a minor. JudgePankaj Kumar Srivastava noted it was the rarest of rare cases, a blotch on society and severe punishment necessary for peace of parents.

‘The new oil’: Now home to India’s biggest data centre, UP aims to be a hub for surging industry

Hiranandani Group's Yotta Infrastructure Monday inaugurated the centre, 1st of 3 expected to come up in UP. Yotta will also be investing Rs 39,000 cr in the state over next 5-7 yrs.

‘Took Rs 1.41 cr to clear dues, said he got 8 V-Cs appointed’ — why Kanpur V-C is in hot water

Vinay Pathak sought commission through his associate to clear dues of Rs 9.76 cr, alleges complainant. This was when he held additional charge of Agra varsity during Jan-Sept 2022.

SP leader Azam Khan disqualified from UP Assembly, day after conviction in hate speech case

Khan has been sentenced for a 2019 hate speech case by the Rampur district court. He lost his post as his eventual imprisonment term is longer than two years.

Man accused of raping Kannauj girl is ‘psychopath’, has history of ‘murdering, sodomising’ minors

The suspect, Ramji Verma, has at least 4 cases against — two of these for sodomising & killing minor boys. In March 2018, he was arrested for trying to rape a minor girl, say cops.

On Camera

YourTurn

File photo of smog in Delhi. Some doctors have called air pollution a bigger threat than Covid-19.| Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

Air quality is better but not enough to banish air purifiers. Here are options for your room & car

What’s the solution for people who cannot leave Delhi? Air purifiers from Dyson's expensive range to Xiaomi's affordable ones can be of help.

NFRA to conduct audit quality inspections of five audit firms

New Delhi, Nov 16 (PTI) The National Financial Reporting Authority (NFRA) will carry out audit quality inspections of five audit firms, including the...

Defence

The Defence Services Staff College in Wellington | Image credit: dssc.gov.in

In a first, six women officers to enter prestigious Defence Services Staff College

As many as 15 women appeared for the examination, out of which six were selected, including one who has made it to the course along with her husband. 

Why military is more for asserting political will, not just about controlling territory

No matter what tactics, doctrine, or weapon system is used, the objective of any war is to control territory, argues Gen. MM Naravane (retd). But it's politics that matters most.