In UP's Chitrakoot when local press wants case updates, all they have to do is WhatsApp the local police
The problem of the unidirectional movement of news, in which the press is not able to perform its key role of questioning the government’s actions, is a big one, often leading to the regurgitating of news stories in the rush to update the website every few hours.
‘Honey Singh cutting, spicy cutting’, two of the styles on offer in Chitrakoot's brand new men's parlour
The New Ahad Men’s Parlour was a basic “cutting” space, but has now upped the services on offer, with an eye on the business of an all-new male vanity, gaining momentum even in the hinterland.
Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has directed senior officials of all the districts to alert people and asked them to undertake extensive tours in the affected areas and identify dilapidated buildings and get them vacated, a government spokesperson said.
A year and counting of a brand new government that branded itself as the change-maker in a state aching for a shift in status quo. A no-show on almost all the promises made in the heat of the campaign, is now sending distinct ripples of discontent across Uttar Pradesh. A report on the protests gaining ground across Bundelkhand.
Rural finance: Bundelkhand's old women wait for money that isn’t coming; pension problem, in four portraits
Digital Bharat has become a black mirror reflecting a distorted cast of characters with no role to play in the country’s economy.
Not Just for Kicks: Football fans in Chitrakoot weigh in on the FIFA World Cup and their own lack of infrastructure
In Chitrakoot, we meet with Sagar Soni, a football player just shy of 15, who spends six hours on the field daily, four before and two after school. Plus, he is at the grounds for practice in the wee hours of Sunday, every Sunday, and teaches younger children twice a week. He’s been following the World Cup closely and was rooting for two favourite teams, Portugal and Spain, until both crashed out. Come Sunday, he’s going with France, probably.
Silicon Valley dreams seem very far away in rural Bundelkhand.
Warm conditions prevail in north India; IMD warns of dust storm in 13 Uttar Pradesh districts tomorrow
The latest bout of deadly dust storm over the weekend claimed 17 lives and left 11 people injured
DJ in rural UP is serious business. Most DJs have hi-tech sound systems and playlists for all occasions. The wedding season – November through early June –is peak season for DJs. People book their DJs in advance and the DJs don’t let their clients down. For DJ Hemraj, the profession is a ‘junoon’ and for his colleague Raju its good business; each booking gets him Rs. 10-12,000.
Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel has some advice for BJP leaders: 'Adopt needy children if you want votes'
Madhya Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel was criticised for saying that BJP leaders will "only get votes when they adopt needy and malnourished children" during a visit to Chitrakoot
Dalit history month: In UP's Chitrakoot upper-caste sanitation workers outsource cleaning to lower-castes, paying them paltry sums as wages
In Chitrakoot district’s Ramnagar block, we looked at the three villages of Atarsui, Chheebo, and Basingha as a sample, and found that upper caste members are pocketing the 22,000-a-month salary, and outsourcing the dirty jobs to lower-caste workers, paying them on adhoc basis, at paltry sums of Rs 200-300 as daily wages. It is a scam of the worst kind, riding on caste-discrimination.
Narendra Modi, Emmanuel Macron inaugurate UP's biggest solar power plant, take boat ride in Varanasi
French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday enjoyed a boat ride with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on the Ganga with a glimpse of the rich cultural heritage of the temple city of Varanasi
Four train accidents in less than 12 hours killed seven people and injured at least 11. Three of accidents were reported from Uttar Pradesh, one from Odisha
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday announced compensation of Rs 2 lakh to the family members of those killed in a train derailment in Chitrakoot district.
At least three passengers were killed and over seven others injured after 13 coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed on Friday near Manikpur in Uttar Pradesh
Thirteen coaches of the Vasco Da Gama-Patna express derailed near Manikpur railway station in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.
Uttar Pradesh civic polls: First phase of elections underway in 24 districts; Yogi Adityanath confident of BJP's win
Polling for the first phase of Uttar Pradesh civic elections is being held in 24 districts on Wednesday with Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath exercising his vote in Gorakhpur
Campaigning for the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic body elections ended on Monday evening for districts where polling would be held on 22 November
Rahul Gandhi has emerged as an "effective and strong leader" and Congress is witnessing a revival with him steering its campaigns, Amarinder Singh said.