19 Feburary.Mathura, Uttar Pradesh, India
Shabnam-Saleem duo chose to indulge in the slaughter game in April 2008 that left not Shabnam’s mother Hashmi, father Shaukat, brothers Anees and Rashid, sister Anjum, cousin Rabia and her 7-year old nephew Arsh dead. (Photo Credit: Unsplash)

  • Shabnam's mercy petition was rejected by then-President Pranab Mukherjee in 2015, now she has moved another mercy appeal to President Kovind
  • People in Bawankheri have neither forgotten nor forgiven Shabnam and her boyfriend Saleem
  • It was on the fateful night of 14/15 April 2008 that the Shabnam-Saleem duo chose to indulge in the slaughter game, killing Shabnam's family

17 Feburary.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
The Yogi Adityanath government will complete its fourth year in office this year. (Photo Credit: Facebook/@MYogiAdityanath)

  • The government will be the first state government in the country to go for a paperless budget
  • For the first time in history, the projections of the budget will be available to every legislator with a click 
  • The state government organised a four-day training session to teach MLAs, MLCs to use iPads

12 Feburary.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Priyanka Gandhi's Holy dip was followed by a meeting with Shankaracharya
  • With a Holy dip, the Congress leader has given a subtle message to the BJP
  • Another factor that seems to be working in favour of Priyanka Gandhi is Mayawati's not-so-hidden flip towards the BJP

30 January.New Delhi, Delhi, India
5,70,000 COVID-19 vaccinations has been conducted in the last 24 hours, said Health Ministry on Saturday. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • A total of 35,00,027 people has been vaccinated till date
  • The highest number of 4,63,793 people were vaccinated in Uttar Pradesh
  • "India's total active caseload has dropped to less than 1.7 lakh (1,69,824)", as per Health Ministry

21 January.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Work in progress at Ram Janmabhumi Nyas-run workshop at Karsewak Puram in Ayodhya. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • UP government’s Public Works Department has opened a bank account to collect funds for the temple
  • PWD's engineer-in-chief RP Singh had written a letter to the HDFC bank in Lucknow to open the account
  • The letter stated that the account was meant for the deposit of a day’s salary of all PWD employees

6 December 2020.Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, India
As per the Supreme Court’s orders, five acres of land had already been allotted for construction of a new mosque  Ayodhya's Dhannipur. (Photo Credit: AFP)

  • Every year since 1992, when ‘karsewaks’ brought the mosque down, December 6 continued to be observed as “Shaurya Diwas” by Hindus
  • Sloganeering by protagonists of both the mandir and the mosque were missing this year
  •  Recital of the Quran was held in the Tehri Bazaar mosque for people killed in violence on December 6, 1992

5 December 2020.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
The state is expecting about 4 crore doses of the vaccine in the first phase for which storage infrastructure is being created in 26 districts of the state. (Photo Credit: PTI)

  • The Uttar Pradesh government is preparing an adequate storage facility to store COVID-19 vaccines
  • The plan was given by push by the UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath
  • The Uttar Pradesh CM has issued necessary directives to ensure a storage capacity of 1.23 lakh litres of the vaccine

29 November 2020.Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
Bharatiya Kisan Union (BKU) members stage a protest at Singhu border during their 'Delhi Chalo' march.

  • ‘Farm laws clearly aimed at harming their interest’ leaders of left parties said in a memorandum to the UP Governor 
  • Farmers from eight Western UP districts reached Delhi to join their counterparts from Punjab and Haryana
  • Farmers also staged demonstrations in Western UP, disrupting traffic on the highways