from India Insight:

Nagpal case highlights challenges for civil servants in India

August 11, 2013

(Any opinions expressed here are not of Thomson Reuters)

How does a civil servant survive India's labyrinthine government bureaucracies? The question has come up again after the government of Uttar Pradesh suspended an employee and charged her with illegally allowing the demolition of a wall that was going to form part of a mosque.

from The Human Impact:

Child rape victim jailed in India: A journalist’s “immunity” breaks down

July 4, 2013

Her story is like so many I have heard in my years of reporting on the plight of girls and women in India.

from India Insight:

Too poor to buy a car, Mr MLA? Dig into your development fund

July 3, 2012

For a politician whose party's symbol is a bicycle and who used the "aam aadmi's" (common man's) mode of transport for an election rally, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has stoked all the wrong emotions with a proposal to let lawmakers buy cars using up to 2 million rupees (about $36,800) from their local area development funds.

from India Insight:

Assembly Elections 2012: Results Coverage LIVE

By Reuters Staff
March 6, 2012

Live coverage of election results from Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Manipur and Uttar Pradesh.

from The Great Debate (India):

Who will win in Uttar Pradesh elections?

By Reuters Staff
March 5, 2012

Exit polls show the Samajwadi Party winning by far the largest number of seats in the Uttar Pradesh assembly. This would almost certainly mean a return to power for Mulayam Singh Yadav and the ouster of Bahujan Samaj Party leader Mayawati as the chief minister.

from India Insight:

Parents to get top marks for voting in UP

February 20, 2012

Students at a Lucknow college will earn extra credit if they can get their mom and dad to vote in the Uttar Pradesh state elections this month.

from India Insight:

Mayawati’s memorials a waste of money?

October 19, 2011

As chief minister of India's most populous state and the country’s most influential dalit leader, Mayawati is used to getting her way. The memorials she has built around Uttar Pradesh are a testament to that.

from India Insight:

Graft charges bite as Mayawati eyes polls

By Reuters Staff
August 10, 2011

By Annie Banerji

While the government of India announced austerity measures in July to rationalise its expenditure in an attempt to meet its fiscal deficit target, the chief minister of the northern state of Uttar Pradesh didn't seem to get the message.

from India Insight:

Much ado about Rahul Gandhi’s ash claim

By Reuters Staff
May 18, 2011

By Annie Banerji

Days after Rahul Gandhi’s dramatic motorcycle pillion ride to twin villages in Uttar Pradesh to quell land acquisition agitations between police and farmers, the Congress general secretary told Indian media that he found a 70-foot pile of ashes with human remains inside.

from FaithWorld:

Pious Indians bank on holy deposits

By Reuters Staff
May 6, 2011

(An employee counts Indian rupee notes inside a bank in Agartala, capital of India's northeastern state of Tripura December 31, 2010/Jayanta Dey)