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Ardh Kumbh Mela
India  /  Published 08.04.19

BJP bets on Modi and military

The BJP seems to have again chosen to rely on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s personal charisma to try and retain power while suffusing its campaign theme with messages about the Balakot air strike.T...
By Our Special Correspondent in New Delhi

India  /  Published 02.02.19

Modi gets flak for stand on Ram temple land

Swami Swaroopanand Saraswati, one of the three Shankaracharyas in the country, has alleged a “conspiracy” and claimed that the Narendra Modi government is trying to “ditch the Hindus by surrende...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 04.12.18

Adityanath's limitless devotion to devotees

Not all pilgrims can count on the blessings of the State. But devotees belonging to India’s dominant faith who set foot in Uttar Pradesh, now under the reign of a yogi, have seldom seen better days....
By The Editorial Board in

India  /  Published 07.11.18

Yogi seeks to pacify sadhus

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath hopped from one ashram to another for private meetings on Wednesday and asserted in public that “there was a temple, there is a temple and there will b...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 10.03.19

Axe on PM copycat

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of five sweepers at the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad last month, the BJP had lauded the gesture as a statement that all deserve respect.But when Dr Um...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 24.12.18

Vote-bank Kumbh too big for jumbos

The Yogi Adityanath government’s eagerness to squeeze votes out of the Ardh Kumbh Mela, scheduled just before the general election, and growing commercialisation have ensured that a centuries-old tr...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 03.02.19

Ardh Kumbh call for march against govt

Some 400 sadhus gathered at the Ardh Kumbh have appealed to voters to oust Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “cheating” Ram by failing to build a temple to him at Ayodhya.Saturday evening’s meeti...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 19.10.18

Improper nouns: The mischief of renaming

Rechristening can be mischievous business. It is especially so when a politician helms the name change. The chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath, has proposed to change the name of Allahab...
By The Editorial Board in


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