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Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog
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Bihar, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh emerge as poorest states in India: Niti Aayog

As per the Niti Aayog's Multidimensional Poverty Index, 51.91 percent population of Bihar is poor, followed 42.16 percent in Jharkhand and 37.79 percent in Uttar Pradesh

Congress to go solo in 2022 UP polls, will contest all 403 seats, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra
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Congress to go solo in 2022 UP polls, will contest all 403 seats, says Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

The Congress general secretary stressed on the importance of the Uttar Pradesh polls for the party, calling it a 'do-or-die' situation

Amit Shah to hold election masterclass for 700 BJP leaders in Varanasi ahead of UP Assembly polls
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Amit Shah to hold election masterclass for 700 BJP leaders in Varanasi ahead of UP Assembly polls

Shah will be going to Akhilesh Yadav’s constituency Azamgarh on 13 November for a rally, as reported first by News18 on 6 November

Kashmiri students held over pro-Pakistan slogans in UP booked for sedition, sent to 14-day judicial custody
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Kashmiri students held over pro-Pakistan slogans in UP booked for sedition, sent to 14-day judicial custody

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath earlier in the day had said the sedition law will be invoked against those celebrating Pakistan's victory against India in the recent T20 World Cup match

First Zika virus case reported in UP's Kanpur; IAF officer being treated
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First Zika virus case reported in UP's Kanpur; IAF officer being treated

The IAF officer was suffering from fever for the past several days and was admitted to the Air Force Hospital in the district, an official said

UP polls: BJP appoints Adityanath as 'panna pramukh' of booth in Gorakhpur Urban constituency
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UP polls: BJP appoints Adityanath as 'panna pramukh' of booth in Gorakhpur Urban constituency

A 'panna pramukh' or person in-charge of a page of voters' list is the first point of contact for most voters in the BJP's election management machinery

Action likely against on-duty female cops in UP for clicking selfies with Priyanka Gandhi
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Action likely against on-duty female cops in UP for clicking selfies with Priyanka Gandhi

On being detained, Priyanka asked “what’s the big deal” if she wanted to meet the deceased’s family. She was later given permission to go to Agra.

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: BJP worker among four arrested, minister's son sent to judicial custody
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: BJP worker among four arrested, minister's son sent to judicial custody

Sumit Jaiswal, a resident of Ayodhyapuri, identified himself as a BJP worker, has been arrested

Uttar Pradesh: Six feared drowned during idol immersion on Dusshera
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Uttar Pradesh: Six feared drowned during idol immersion on Dusshera

Six people, including two children, are feared to have drowned in rivers during idol immersion in Uttar Pradesh's Firozabad and Badaun districts

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra sent to three-day police custody
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Ashish Mishra sent to three-day police custody

Eight people, including four farmers, were killed in the violence that erupted on October 3

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Supreme Court says not satisfied with steps taken by UP government
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Supreme Court says not satisfied with steps taken by UP government

The apex court asked the state whether the accused in other cases lodged under IPC Section 302 (murder) are treated the same way, emphasising that the charge levied in this case are 'very serious'

Why Lakhimpur Kheri, largest of UP's 75 districts, has so many Sikh farmers
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Why Lakhimpur Kheri, largest of UP's 75 districts, has so many Sikh farmers

Lakhimpur Kheri district and the adjoining areas in the Terai have been home to Sikh farmers for generations, including those who came during the time of the Awadh nawabs, migrants from undivided Punjab and the more recent settlers

Lakhimpur Kheri: Letter to Supreme Court seeks high-level judicial inquiry into incident
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Lakhimpur Kheri: Letter to Supreme Court seeks high-level judicial inquiry into incident

The letter by two advocates has urged Chief Justice of India NV Ramana to treat it as public interest litigation (PIL) so that guilty could be 'brought to justice'

Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Case against Priyanka, Deependra Hooda, Ajay Kumar Lallu in Sitapur
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Lakhimpur Kheri violence: Case against Priyanka, Deependra Hooda, Ajay Kumar Lallu in Sitapur

Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and other party leaders were detained on Monday when they were going to meet the victims of the violence that erupted during a farmers' protest in Lakhimpur Kheri

Narendra Modi attacks previous Uttar Pradesh govt, says SP created hindrances in implementing housing scheme
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Narendra Modi attacks previous Uttar Pradesh govt, says SP created hindrances in implementing housing scheme

At the New Urban India Conclave, PM Modi said his government has made three crore poor families "lakhpati" under this scheme by providing them houses

Lakhimpur Kheri: Eight dead in violence during farmers' protest; SKM calls for stir across country on Monday
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Lakhimpur Kheri: Eight dead in violence during farmers' protest; SKM calls for stir across country on Monday

Farmers have alleged that people protesting against Centre’s farm laws were knocked down by a car driven by Ashish Mishra, son of Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Ajay Mishra

Senior IAS officer in UP faces SIT probe over 'religious conversion' complaint
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Senior IAS officer in UP faces SIT probe over 'religious conversion' complaint

In a related video, the 1985-batch IAS officer is seen sitting at a gathering where another man is talking allegedly in a provocative manner about the merits of converting to Islam

Yogi says law on population control will be brought 'at right time'; comment comes close on the heels of 'abba jaan' remark
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Yogi says law on population control will be brought 'at right time'; comment comes close on the heels of 'abba jaan' remark

The UP government had in July unveiled a policy aimed at stabilising the population in the state and reducing maternal and infant deaths in a time-bound manner. Yogi Adityanath called the rising population a 'hurdle in development'

Rajnath Singh invokes Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, says water from 115 countries to be offered at Ayodhya
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Rajnath Singh invokes Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam, says water from 115 countries to be offered at Ayodhya

Water from rivers, streams and oceans from these 115 countries was received by Singh at his residence. The water was procured by NGO Delhi Study Circle, which is led by BJP leader and former Delhi MLA Vijay Jolly

One dead, 33 missing after two boats collide in Assam: A look at some of India’s worst boat accidents
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One dead, 33 missing after two boats collide in Assam: A look at some of India’s worst boat accidents

Boat accidents are common in India, with many overcrowded boats not having safety equipment