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What have UP's 1,350 encounters achieved?
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What have UP's 1,350 encounters achieved?

With the state police pursuing only notorious criminals, petty thugs continue to prey on victims.Virendra Singh Rawat reports. IMAGE: The 'Anti-Romeo Squad' questions a youth in Lucknow. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters Days before Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Ajay Singh Bisht -- aka Yogi Adityanath -- completed a year in office on March 19, armed miscreants broke into the house of a Bharatiya Janata Party legislator's kin in the state capital Lucknow and, after brutally assaulting the ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
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How this insurance company detects fraud

ICICI Lombard is utilising the latest technology and forensic methods to verify insurance claims.Virendra Singh Rawat reports. Private sector general insurer ICICI Lombard is upgrading the use of forensic methods to detect fraud in claims by companies, in the backdrop of rising incidents in this regard and loan defaults. Lokanath Kar, its chief legal and principal compliance officer, said they had empanelled experts to detect cases where fraudulent claims had been made by companies facing a ...
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Can mahayagyas fight air pollution?

The ozone layer enveloping India remained largely undamaged through centuries due to frequent yagyas, organisers of a mahayagya in Meerut claim.Virendra Singh Rawat reports. Photograph: ANI Deteriorating air quality has compelled governments to take stringent steps to reclaim some breathing space for their citizenry. Citizen action has often been vigorous too. But then there is the bizarre: How else can one describe one particular citizen's initiative of sponsoring a mahayagya (fire ritual) ...
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Have the lives of young Dalits changed?

'It is very hard to get the police to file a report against someone from an upper caste.''Things are so bad that sometimes we have to sit on a dharna with the body of a Dalit victim to get the police to file a complaint.'Nikita Puri and Manavi Kapur report. IMAGE: Activists stop a train during the Bharat Bandh, April 2, 2018, against the dilution of the Scheduled Caste/Scheduled Tribe Act in Patna. Photograph: PTI Photo In the classroom of an elite college in New Delhi, a professor begins a ...
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The man who bite off a snake's head

Sonelal claims the snake bit him and this enraged him so much that he snapped the snake's head off with his teeth.Virendra Singh Rawat reports.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Fascinating tales never cease to emerge from the mysterious backwaters of Uttar Pradesh. The latest addition to the genre is about a wiry-framed man who claimed to have killed a snake by biting its head off in a fit of anger. He was angry because it bit him, he says. Sonelal, a 45-year-old farmer in Shuklapur Bhagat ...
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1 year of Yogi's government: Bypoll defeat halts Adityanath's dream run

The UP CM failed to launch any major infrastructure project of its own, including the proposed Purvanchal Expressway, and also rid the roads of potholes by June 2017, reports Virendra Singh Rawat. IMAGE: In the past year, the monk-turned-politician has seen his political stock soar, becoming one of the most sought after BJP leader to hit the poll campaign in other states. Photograph: Pawan Kumar/Reuters Since the day Yogi Adityanath was administered the oath of Uttar Pradesh Chief ...
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Investors Summit: Yogi govt spent Rs 65cr in 'make up' of Lucknow

The roads were repaired, a fresh coat of paints put on footpaths and sidewalks, almost 1,25,000 flower pots kept at major intersections, illuminated wraparounds put on lamp posts along the route from the airport to the Summit venue. Virendra Singh Rawat reports. The 'makeup' of Lucknow to host the mega Uttar Pradesh Investors Summit 2018, that concluded on Friday after witnessing the signing of Memorandums of Understanding worth almost Rs 4.30 trillion, has cost the Yogi Adityanath ...
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