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UP IAS officers rush for Central postings

Call it the Durga Nagpal effect or the political turmoil in Uttar Pradesh, but a large number of bureaucrats are now queuing up for a Central deputation while those already on Central deputation are reluctant to return to the state.

IAS officers in UP want Central duty

Call it the Durga Nagpal effect or the political turmoil in Uttar Pradesh! A large number of state IAS officers are now queuing up for Central deputations, while those already posted at the Centre are reluctant to return to work with the state government.

Schools worried over I-Day terror threat

After reports of intelligence inputs of a possible terror threat in Uttar Pradesh, several schools in Lucknow and other major cities are planning to cut down on Independence Day functions.

Wrestling match of women, for women

It was a wrestling match, the kind that has rarely been seen before.
The contestants were not young burly men with sweaty bodies but frail, white-haired women who refused to remove their six-yard saris during the match.

U.P. orders muslim count in civic bodies

In yet another attempt to appease the Muslims, the Akhilesh Yadav government has decided to conduct a head count of Muslim employees in local bodies and municipal corporations and increase their participation at senior levels.

BSP to now focus on dalit youth

In a novel strategy to expand its base, the Bahujan Samaj Party will now focus on dalit youth.

IPS officer: Revamp suspension rules

Having suffered the trauma of suspension from service himself, senior IPS officer Amitabh Thakur has now written a letter to the secretary, department of personnel and training, proposing certain changes in the suspension-related rules.

UP Congress still rocked by factionalism

The sermons by Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi and the warnings by AICC general secretary in charge of UP affairs Madhusudan Mistry have not had the desired impact on Congressmen in Uttar Pradesh as factionalism continues to rule the roost in the state.

Azam for abolition of civil services

The controversy related to the suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal refuses to die down.
Senior UP minister Azam Khan has now defended the statement made by his colleagues about running the state without IAS officers.

SP move makes BJP ‘silently happy’ in UP

Samajwadi Party president Mulayam Singh Yadav at Parliament House on Wednesday. 	— ASIAN AGE

The ruling Samajwadi Party’s aggressive attempts at Muslim appeasement may have earned it considerable criticism from its rivals but it has made the BJP in Uttar Pradesh “silently happy”.

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