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7 hrs ago | The Indian Express

Dutch firms land in UP, investments to follow soon

Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav's recent visit to the Netherlands saw its first reciprocation on Monday with the latter's Ambassador to India, Alphonsus Stoelinga, arriving in Uttar Pradesh accompanied by representatives of 12 companies from the European country. Stoelinga, who sees in UP "enormous potential", met the CM and agreed over a "step-by-step" investment to tap into the state's growth rate.

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16 hrs ago | Nerve News

Samajwadi Party workers celebrate bypolls win

" In Mulayam Singh Yadav's village Saifai, villagers distributed sweets and danced to greet Tej Pratap Singh, who won from the Mainpuri Lok Sabha seat." Mainpuri/Agra, Sep 16 - Samajwadi Party workers in Agra, Firozabad, Mainpuri and Saifai Tuesday celebrated the victory of party candidates in assembly byelections.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

TrekEarth

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Images are everywhere - especially the famous. Almost everyone knows these images.

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Nerve News

UP goes Netherlands' way, cycling to be promoted in cities

Lucknow, Sep 14 - Bicycle, the election symbol of the ruling Samajwadi Party in Uttar Pradesh, will soon be part of a new development story inspired by the success of cycling in the Netherlands. A beginning is likely to be made from Noida.

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Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Indian Express

Govt reduces Lucknow-Agra Expressway deadline by 6 months

With its stakes high in 2017 Assembly election in the state, the Samajwadi Party government has become desperate to complete its ambitious 302 km-long Lucknow-Agra Expressway project before the election arrives. The government's eagerness is clear from its decision to bring forward the project-completion deadline by six months - from 36 months to 30 months stating from the time it hands over the letter of intent to the developers this year - and introduce an incentive-based scheme whereby developers will be monetarily rewarded if they finish the project before the new deadline.

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Nerve News

Campaigning ends for Mainpuri LS bypoll

" We are trying to persuade voters to look at the larger picture of development and be prepared for change, BJP leader Purushottam Khandelwal told IANS." Mainpuri/Agra, Sep 11 - Campaigning ended Thursday evening for the Sep 13 bye-election for the Mainpuri Lok Sabha constituency that was vacated by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav.

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Thu Sep 04, 2014

Nerve News

Close to Taj is Japanese JALMA monument of love

" However, the founding of the JALMA centre was not without controversy. Former union minister M.C. Chagla's autobiography Roses in December tells us how he failed to persuade then prime minister Nehru against inaugurating the centre as Muslim fundamentalists were aghast at the siting of the leprosarium close to the Taj Mahal.

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Foreign Policy

India's Fake 'Love Jihad'

With Narendra Modi ensconced in the prime minister's office, India's newly empowered Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party party faces the formidable task of reaching out to the country's 177 million Muslims. In Uttar Pradesh -- the site of deadly religious riots last September -- they're off to an inauspicious start, reviving a widely denounced source of right-wing Hindu nationalist paranoia: "love jihad."

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Wed Sep 03, 2014

The Indian Express

Frames For Reference: An exhibition of early photographs

It's a distant photograph of the Taj Mahal, capturing much of the surrounding thick forest and rocks.

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Tue Sep 02, 2014

Nerve News

Ban on idol immersion in Yamuna

Immersion of Ganesh idols in the Yamuna river will not be permitted in Agra. After several rounds of talks involving voluntary groups and police, district authorities Tuesday announced plans to develop immersion tanks at the ghats.

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Mon Sep 01, 2014

The Times of India

In UP, community bans mobiles for girls to fight 'love jihad'

The UP vaishya community hopes to keep girls up to Class XII free of mobile phones, and thus less vulnerable to the lures of men from a particular community.

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Sun Aug 24, 2014

Nerve News

Six UP medical colleges to be super-speciality centres

Six medical colleges in Uttar Pradesh will be developed in a phased manner as super-speciality centres, union health ministry officials said Monday.

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Sat Aug 23, 2014

Express India

Akhilesh Yadav slams Arun Jaitley over 'humiliating' Delhi rape row,...

Summary Akhilesh Yadav attacked Arun Jaitley over his "small rape incident" remark terming it as "most humiliating" for the India.

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Fri Aug 22, 2014

Rediff.com

Modi's two big mistakes

These are the government's first two big blunders of commission, as distinct from its errors of omission.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

Rediff.com

How small entrepreneurs are making it big on Flipkart, Amazon

A window shows the heads and backs of workers in vests, it is hot and humid and the small space with racks and racks of merchandise does not have air-conditioning.

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San Jose Mercury News

Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelers

GREECE: The Poblete family, of Concord, spent 11 days in Greece recently with family friends Lita and Alex Nepacena and Connie Maramag on a trip that included stops in Santorini, Mykonos, Delos and Athens.

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Rediff.com

How small entrepreneurs are making it big on Flipkart, Amazon

A window shows the heads and backs of workers in vests, it is hot and humid and the small space with racks and racks of merchandise does not have air-conditioning.

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Wed Aug 20, 2014

San Jose Mercury News

Wish You Were Here: Vacation tips from fellow travelers

GREECE: The Poblete family, of Concord, spent 11 days in Greece recently with family friends Lita and Alex Nepacena and Connie Maramag on a trip that included stops in Santorini, Mykonos, Delos and Athens.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

The Times of India

18 years after he went missing, armyman's body found in Siachen

NEW DELHI/AGRA: There will finally be some closure for Havildar Gaya Prasad's distraught family now.

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