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Auto-lifting gang operating in NCR busted, three held from Greater Noida

Additional Deputy Commissioner of Police (Central Noida) Elamaran G said the police have recovered nearly two dozen vehicles stolen by the gang from NCR, including parts of Delhi and Haryana.
An FIR has been lodged against the accused at Surajpur police station and further legal proceedings are being carried out, police said. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
An FIR has been lodged against the accused at Surajpur police station and further legal proceedings are being carried out, police said. (Samir Jana/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 10:51 PM IST
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UP polls: Aparna Yadav meets Mulayam after joining BJP, takes his blessings

Aparna Yadav joined the BJP in New Delhi on Wednesday. She is married to Prateek Yadav, son of Mulayam Singh Yadav's second wife.
Aparna Yadav meeting SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday.(Twitter/@aparna4bjp)
Aparna Yadav meeting SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Friday.(Twitter/@aparna4bjp)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 11:04 AM IST
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Explained: Why big leaders have chosen home turf for UP polls

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2022: While Yogi Adityanath will fight the assembly polls from Gorakhpur, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav has chosen Karhal in Mainpuri, according to his party leaders. The elections in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (left) and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (left) and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav.(File Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 08:24 AM IST
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UP polls: Rahul, Priyanka Gandhi to release Congress' youth manifesto today

Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022: The party has so far released two lists - of 125 and 41 candidates - and kept its promise. The Congress is fighting the elections alone.  The Congress has been out of power in Uttar Pradesh for nearly three decades.
File photo of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
File photo of Congress leaders Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. (Sanchit Khanna/HT)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 05:39 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP elections: Mulayam’s one more kin, face of Congress’s women drive join BJP

UP elections: Gupta’s joining comes a day after Yadav’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joined the Bharatiya Janata Party in Delhi on Wednesday.
Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta and former Congress leader Priyanka Maurya joined BJP on Thursday. (ANI)
Former Samajwadi Party MLA Pramod Gupta and former Congress leader Priyanka Maurya joined BJP on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 05:10 AM IST
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UP election: Akhilesh to make his debut in state polls from Mainpuri

UP election: Yadav, who is an MP from Azamgarh seat, had said on Wednesday that he would decide on contesting the February 10 elections after talking to the people of his parliamentary constituency.
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference over his party's election manifesto at the party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. He is likely to contest from Mainpuri in the February polls. (ANI)
Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav addresses a press conference over his party's election manifesto at the party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. He is likely to contest from Mainpuri in the February polls. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 03:10 AM IST
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UP elections: Keshav Prasad Maurya rises up ranks after OBC leaders exit BJP

Months ahead of the electioms, UP deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya is suddenly everywhere -- appealing to OBC leaders exiting the BJP to reconsider their decisions.
During the 2017 UP assembly elections, Keshav Prasad Maurya was the party’s state chief and held around 200 rallies, perhaps the most by any state leader. (HT file photo)
During the 2017 UP assembly elections, Keshav Prasad Maurya was the party’s state chief and held around 200 rallies, perhaps the most by any state leader. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 21, 2022 05:05 AM IST
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UP polls: Samajwadi Party is becoming 'Samapt Party', says deputy CM KP Maurya

  • Uttar Pradesh deputy CM KP Maurya on Wednesday said that SP chief Akhilesh Yadav is not successful even within his family after Aparna Yadav joined the BJP. Notably, Aparna is the younger daughter-in-law of Mulayam Singh Yadav.
Aparna Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law, joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party leader and Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Aparna Yadav, Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law, joins Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in presence of party leader and Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya at BJP Headquarters in New Delhi, India, on Wednesday, January 19, 2022. (Photo by Arvind Yadav / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:37 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, New Delhi

UP polls: Mulayam's brother-in-law joins BJP, claims Akhilesh torturing 'Netaji'

Uttar Pradesh Assembly election 2022: Pramod Gupta is the latest leader from the Samajwadi Party to join the BJP ahead of assembly election. On Wednesday, Mulayam Singh Yadav's daughter-in-law Aparna had joined the saffron party.
Samajwadi Party leader Pramod Gupta joining the BJP on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Samajwadi Party leader Pramod Gupta joining the BJP on Thursday.(ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 20, 2022 01:43 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Ballia: One wrestles, other climbs tree; Frontline warriors battle vax hesitancy

“HUM NAHI LENGE”: WATCH UP MEN DODGE COVID SHOT
“HUM NAHI LENGE”: WATCH UP MEN DODGE COVID SHOT
Published on Jan 20, 2022 01:40 PM IST
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BJP ties up with Apna Dal, Nishad Party in UP

  • Announcing the decision, BJP president JP Nadda said the party will contest with its “NDA partners just as it has done for the Lok Sabha elections”.
BJP president JP Nadda with UP BJP in-charge Dharmendra Patel, Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel, and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI / Kamal Singh)
BJP president JP Nadda with UP BJP in-charge Dharmendra Patel, Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel, and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI / Kamal Singh)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:59 AM IST
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UP elections: Mulayam’s daughter-in-law Aparna Yadav joins BJP, praises Modi

Aparna Yadav, the daughter-in-law of SP supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav, joined the BJP in Delhi on Wednesday.
Aparna Yadav joined the BJP in the presence of UP chief minister Yogi Aditynath, BJP national president J P Nadda and other senior leaders, in New Delhi, ahead of UP elections, on Wednesday. (ANI)
Aparna Yadav joined the BJP in the presence of UP chief minister Yogi Aditynath, BJP national president J P Nadda and other senior leaders, in New Delhi, ahead of UP elections, on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:36 AM IST
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Akhilesh hints at contesting UP elections

UP elections: Elections for the 403 assembly constituencies in Uttar Pradesh will be held in seven phases on February 10, 14, 20, 23, 27 and March 3 and 7. The counting of votes will take place on March 10.
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav during a press conference at party office in Lucknow on Wednesday. Addressing reporters, he hinted that he may contest the upcoming UP elections. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
SP chief Akhilesh Yadav during a press conference at party office in Lucknow on Wednesday. Addressing reporters, he hinted that he may contest the upcoming UP elections. (HT photo/Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:38 AM IST
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UP elections: Hindu Yuva Vahini enters campaign mode after 5 years of dormancy

The HYV played an important role in Adityanath’s election campaigns in 2004, 2009 and 2014 and also propagated the message of Hindutva in rural areas of eastern UP.
Hindu Yuva Vahini vigilante members take part in a rally in the city of Unnao in 2017. The outfit has emerged after five years of dormancy and is seat to campaign for the UP elections. (Reuters file)
Hindu Yuva Vahini vigilante members take part in a rally in the city of Unnao in 2017. The outfit has emerged after five years of dormancy and is seat to campaign for the UP elections. (Reuters file)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:39 AM IST
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Over 95% of UP’s population given first dose against Covid-19: CM Yogi

While urging the state's population to be cautious about the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic and the fast-spreading Omicron variant, the CM said there is no need to panic.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 06:46 PM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Sohini Goswami, New Delhi

BJP locks candidates for UP battle, to contest polls with Apna Dal, Nishad Party

The announcement on part of the saffron camp was made by its national president JP Nadda, following the conclusion of a BJP central election committee (CEC) meeting earlier in the day.
BJP president JP Nadda with UP BJP in-charge Dharmendra Patel, Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel, and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI / Kamal Singh)
BJP president JP Nadda with UP BJP in-charge Dharmendra Patel, Apna Dal leader Anupriya Patel, and UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh at a press conference in New Delhi on Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI / Kamal Singh)
Updated on Jan 19, 2022 05:57 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Keeping up with UP | Congress’s message in fielding women who overcame violence

  • No political party has done it before — it has fielded women candidates who have been, or are related to, victims of heinous crimes
Asha Singh is the mother of the 2017 Unnao rape survivor. (HT Photo)
Asha Singh is the mother of the 2017 Unnao rape survivor. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 07:49 PM IST
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With Vajpayee's poem, Yogi Adityanath gives war cry for UP polls

Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022: The elections in Uttar Pradesh are scheduled to be held in seven phases from February 10. The results will be declared on March 10.
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the BJP headquarters for the meeting regarding assembly elections, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the BJP headquarters for the meeting regarding assembly elections, in New Delhi on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 02:19 PM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

PM Modi to interact with BJP workers virtually in poll-bound UP today

Uttar Pradesh assembly election 2022: This will be the first interaction of PM Modi since the Election Commission announced the schedule of Uttar Pradesh assembly election. The polls will be held in seven phases starting February 10. 
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction will take place virtually since the Election Commission has banned physical rallies in view of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interaction will take place virtually since the Election Commission has banned physical rallies in view of Covid-19. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 06:00 AM IST
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By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

UP poll battle goes musical, campaign songs create a buzz online

The Election Commission is yet to allow any physical campaigns for the polls. More such songs praising or targeting political parties may be heard in the coming weeks.
For the UP poll battle, Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore has come out with the number “UP Mein Ka Ba? (What is there in UP?)” in an apparent response to BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s song “UP Mein Sab Ba” (UP has everything). (SOURCED IMAGE)
For the UP poll battle, Bhojpuri singer Neha Singh Rathore has come out with the number “UP Mein Ka Ba? (What is there in UP?)” in an apparent response to BJP MP Ravi Kishan’s song “UP Mein Sab Ba” (UP has everything). (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 01:09 AM IST
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A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP

The BJP, on the other hand, has always claimed that Mandal-based parties such as the SP have only helped their own causes (for instance, the Yadavs in both Bihar and UP) in the name of social emancipation after capturing power.
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
A realpolitik appraisal of the ‘Mandal-Kamandal’ fight in UP (Picture for representation purpose)
Updated on Jan 18, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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Uttar Pradesh shuts educational institutions till Jan 23 due to Covid-19 surge

Previously, all government and private schools in the state were closed till January 16. Students of classes 11 and 12 were only called for vaccination and schools were allowed to continue online classes for them.
Educational institutions in UP shut till January 23. (HT file photo. Representative image)
Educational institutions in UP shut till January 23. (HT file photo. Representative image)
Published on Jan 17, 2022 10:19 AM IST
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Written by Harshit Sabarwal | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, New Delhi

Rajya Sabha polls another focus point for Cong in 2022

Among the 75 Upper House seats going to biennial polls during 2022, there are 7 seats from Punjab, 11 from Uttar Pradesh and one from Uttarakhand. These polls would be crucial for the party to improve its tally in Parliament.
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Jammu: Congress supporters during a public rally at Khour village near Jammu, Sunday, Dec. 26, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI12_26_2021_000054B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:47 AM IST
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UP former minister Dara Singh Chauhan, Apna Dal MLA join SP

Chauhan, the legislator from Madhuban assembly constituency, joined the Akhilesh Yadav-led party along with Apna Dal (Sonelal)’s RK Verma, who represents Vishvanathganj constituency in Pratapgarh district in the state legislative assembly.
Dara Singh Chauhan, former minister in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of SP national president Akhilesh Yadav at Samajwadi party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Dara Singh Chauhan, former minister in Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Government, joins Samajwadi Party (SP) in presence of SP national president Akhilesh Yadav at Samajwadi party office in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.
Updated on Jan 17, 2022 01:43 AM IST
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UP polls: FIR against Bhupesh Baghel, others for violating Covid norms in Noida

  • Congress leader and Chattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel launched door-to-door campaign ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections on Sunday, even as the Election Commission banned all political rallies and roadshows in poll-bound states a day before.
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is the Congress party's senior observer of the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.(HT photo)
Chhattisgarh chief minister Bhupesh Baghel is the Congress party's senior observer of the forthcoming Uttar Pradesh elections.(HT photo)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 09:09 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Oust all who worked with Asim Arun as they may influence polls: Akhilesh to EC

  • Asim Arun, who is a former IPS officer, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party earlier in the day ahead of Uttar Pradesh assembly elections next month.
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (R) interacts during a press event along with new inductee, former BJP leader, Dara Singh Chauhan (L), on Sunday, January 16, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta Hindustan Times)
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav (R) interacts during a press event along with new inductee, former BJP leader, Dara Singh Chauhan (L), on Sunday, January 16, 2022. (Photo by Deepak Gupta Hindustan Times)
Published on Jan 16, 2022 05:19 PM IST
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Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SKM announces stir in Lakhimpur to push for MoS Mishra’s removal

  • Four farmers and a journalist died when an SUV owned by Ajay Mishra ran over farmers from behind in Lakhimpur Kheri on October 3.
People take a look at the overturned car which was destroyed in violence during farmers' protest, at Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, on October 4, 2021. (PTI)
People take a look at the overturned car which was destroyed in violence during farmers' protest, at Tikonia area of Lakhimpur Kheri district, on October 4, 2021. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 08:45 AM IST
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BJP names Yogi from home turf; focuses on OBCs in Uttar Pradesh’s first list

The announcement came on a day when the party also fielded chief minister Yogi Adityanath and deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya for the assembly polls.
Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan with BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh (L) and others at a press conference over the announcement of party candidates for the 1st and 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022, at party headquarters, in New Delhi.
Union Minister of Education Dharmendra Pradhan with BJP National General Secretary Arun Singh (L) and others at a press conference over the announcement of party candidates for the 1st and 2nd phase of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections 2022, at party headquarters, in New Delhi.
Updated on Jan 16, 2022 07:00 AM IST
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‘No. 1 in development’: Union minister says Yogi made UP riot-free state

Expressing confidence in retaining power with a big majority, Pradhan released the list of candidates and said "The UP which was once known as BIMARU state, today the same UP has emerged as number-1 in the form of development in the country."
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (File Photo)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:40 PM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav slams Cong, BSP; Bets on rainbow alliance of regional parties

CONGRESS CONSPIRING AGAINST SP: AKHILESH
CONGRESS CONSPIRING AGAINST SP: AKHILESH
Published on Jan 15, 2022 06:03 PM IST
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