Uttar Pradesh

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Indian Man Booked for Saying ‘Talaq’ Three Times Over the Phone

An FIR filed by the wife’s father states that the man tried to use the newly-criminalised practice to instantly divorce her, by calling her from Saudi Arabia.
Shamani Joshi
8.5.19
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Indian Electrician Fined by Cops, Gets Revenge by Cutting Police Station's Power

After cops in Uttar Pradesh fined the lineman for riding a bike without a helmet, he cut off their electricity supply.
Shamani Joshi
8.2.19
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India Has Over 20 Fake Universities

Delhi and Uttar Pradesh have the highest number of colleges with no real accreditation.
Shamani Joshi
7.24.19
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Uttar Pradesh Is Drafting a Law to Punish Mob Lynching

Those found guilty of such violence may be punishable with a prison term of seven years to life, and a fine.
Shamani Joshi
7.12.19
VICE Votes

Inside the Lives of Workers Who Thrive on India’s Election Economy

From the taxi drivers and sound guys to the ones who print posters and compose political jingles, these unsung heroes are the most vital part of the world's biggest democratic exercise.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.17.19
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Political Rallies in the Indian Heartland Are Often Just a Family’s Day Out

We tag along with an 80-member family to know why a collective show of support for their politician of choice is important.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
5.14.19
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Comments on Opponent's Underwear and Other Shit That Got Indian Politicians Banned From Campaigning

“The Congress government used to serve biryani to terrorists and Modiji’s army sends bullets and bombs their way."
Shamani Joshi
4.16.19
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These Law Students in Northern India Are Fighting For The Constitutional Right Of 4 Lakh Prisoners to Vote

“If one can contest for elections from within the prison, why can’t they vote too?"
Pallavi Pundir
4.2.19
Sports

Hockey Trumps Cricket in This Indian City

Indian hockey might have slid from glory to gloom, but in Uttar Pradesh's Rampur it’s still more popular than cricket, thanks to family-managed and often cash-starved hockey clubs.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
1.28.19
crime

A Rampur Lawyer Tells Us How Crimes Are Committed ‘Legally’ in His Town

A veteran defence lawyer tells us how murders are committed as “accidents” and how the law upholds the might of the land mafia.
Zeyad Masroor Khan
1.22.19
क se Crime

Meet the Only Female Arms Dealer in Uttar Pradesh

Neelam Romila Singh really likes her guns.
Parthshri Arora
12.21.18
क se Crime

Armourers in Kanpur Can Finally See the Light at the End of the Tunnel

Acche din aa gaye?
Parthshri Arora
12.18.18
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