UP Divas: How Uttar Pradesh got its name

The Uttar Pradesh government today celebrated for the first time the state’s foundation day, the day when the erstwhile United Provinces was rechristened Uttar Pradesh in 1950, but very few people know how the state got its name. The idea to mark UP Divas stemmed from a suggestion by Governor Ram Naik, who proposed to […]

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China to enshrine Xi’s name in state constitution

China’s Communist Party proposed today to engrave President Xi Jinping’s guiding philosophy in the country’s constitution, further cementing his status as its most powerful leader in decades. Xi’s eponymous “thought” was already enshrined in the Communist Party constitution at a major congress in October, elevating him to the same status as modern China’s founder Mao […]

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