21 October, 2020

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Heard: Surya Namaskar was dropped from World Yoga spectacle not because of Muslims, but because someone was not used to it

Overheard: Due to controversies involving the HRD ministry, the foreign varsities issue was taken to Niti Aayog, bypassing Smriti Irani


Uttar Pradesh
Coming Full Cycle

It may be the electoral symbol of the Samajwadi Party, but Akhilesh Yadav has made the bicycle a Big Wheel in the state capital, much to the annoyance of vehicle owners. Not only is the CM frequently seen straddling his bike, but almost every road in the city has seen the addition of a cycle track, regardless of how narrow it is or whether it encroaches on parking spaces. Insiders say that Yadav’s favourite destination is the Netherlands, where cycling is popular and roads are designed accordingly. Inspired, he decided to replicate the concept back home. Unfortunately, Lucknow is not Amsterdam, and Yadav’s...

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