All stories by Abhinav Pandey
UP 'love jihad' law: 35 arrests, dozen FIRs in a monthRediff.com26 Dec 2020
Nearly a dozen first information reports have been lodged since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified on November 27.
Dalit family first to get Ayodhya bhoomi pujan prasadRediff.com6 Aug 2020
The prasad included laddoos, a copy of the Ramcharitmanas and tulsi mala, Chief Minister's Media Advisor Shalabh Mani Tripathi told PTI. He said the first prasad was sent to the Mahaveer's family in Ayodhya.
Lord Ram's will that I attend bhoomi pujan: Babri case litigantRediff.com3 Aug 2020
'All this (temple's construction) will change the fate of Ayodhya. We all want our child to get better opportunities'
Corona warrior watches 3-yr-old son's last rites from a distanceRediff.com6 May 2020
On Saturday night, he was serving patients at an isolation ward in the Level-2 government COVID-19 hospital, when he got a frantic call that his son, Harshit, was having difficulty in breathing and also had a stomachache. "When I got the call, I became restless but could not leave the hospital immediately. My family members took my son to the King George's Medical University. They kept sending me his pictures on WhatsApp. At about 2 am he left the world, leaving all of us behind," said Manish as he wept while narrating the episode to PTI.
Land for mosque: Waqf Board to decide on Nov 26Rediff.com10 Nov 2019
Sunni Central Waqf Board Chairman, Zufar Farooqui said some persons are advising that land should not be taken for the Babri mosque.
It's advantage Akhilesh in fight for AzamgarhRediff.com8 May 2019
Nirahua, a Bhojpuri star and the BJP's candidate, is drawing huge crowds in his road shows and meetings after he entered the poll fray against Yadav, but voters with caste and local equations appear favourable for the senior Yadav.
'Congress more keen on forming UP govt in 2022'Rediff.com26 Apr 2019
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav lashed out at his one-time ally, the Congress, and said that in the state the BJP is nowhere.
Akhilesh stopped at airport, SP workers clash with policeRediff.com12 Feb 2019
"The government is afraid of oath ceremony of a student leader and is stopping me at the airport to prevent me from visiting Allahabad," the SP chief claimed.
Alliance with BSP, RLD final; no problem in seat-sharing: AkhileshRediff.com18 Jan 2019
'They (BJP) can claim of winning even 82 seats, despite the fact that Uttar Pradesh has only 80 seats'
How sworn enemies became friends againRediff.com12 Jan 2019
The parties seem to have forgotten their two decade-old antagonism for a 'political revolution' which they hope would 'last long'.
Akhilesh promises city after Lord Vishnu to counter Ram Temple pitchRediff.com23 Aug 2018
He promised a grand city inspired by Cambodia's sprawling Angkor Wat, in the state if his party comes to power.
4 ex-CMs pack up their belongings; leave official bungalows after SC orderRediff.com1 Jun 2018
The top court had on May 7 held that former chief ministers of Uttar Pradesh cannot retain government accommodation after demitting office.
1 year of Yogi rule: 50 criminals killed in 1,478 police encountersRediff.com7 May 2018
The highest number was reported from Meerut zone where 569 encounters took place.
SP-BSP friends in UP, foes in KarnatakaRediff.com29 Apr 2018
The BSP is contesting on 20 seats in Karnataka election with an alliance with Janata Dal-Secular while the SP is contesting on 27 on its own.
Yogi, Akhilesh, Maya to campaign in poll-bound KarnatakaRediff.com26 Apr 2018
Mayawati and Akhilesh, who contested the recent UP bypolls together, will campaign separately for their parties.
UP RS poll win exposed BJP's anti-Dalit face: AkhileshRediff.com25 Mar 2018
Akhilesh said that the defeat of the Dalit candidate would cement his party's relations with Mayawati-led BSP.
Want to join Anna's satyagraha?: Vow to never join politicsRediff.com28 Feb 2018
The 80-year-old anti-corruption crusader, whose previous agitation propelled many leaders, including Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, to the national limelight has decided that those who wish to associate with him now will have to swear in an affidavit that they will not join politics in future.
BJP to encash UP victory in Gujarat pollsRediff.com4 Dec 2017
Newly elected mayors will campaign for the party in poll-bound Gujarat.
Shia Waqf Board chief favours Ram temple at disputed siteRediff.com31 Oct 2017
The Shia Waqf Board is drafting the terms and conditions of a mutual agreement.
Akhilesh Yadav re-elected as SP chiefRediff.com5 Oct 2017
The party's constitution was amended to extend the tenure of the party chief to five years from the existing three years.