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Kumbh Mela
Jharkhand  /  Published 27.12.18

Kumbh Mela invite for CM

The Uttar Pradesh government is pulling out all stops to make the upcoming Ardh Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, now called Prayagraj, a memorable event.UP agricultural minister Surya Pratap Shahi was in the ...
By Our Correspondent in Ranchi

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 15.12.18

Rahul ‘sacred thread’ draws Yogi anger

A leader who flaunts marks of his Hindu identity for political gain is bound to come to grief, a senior politician suggested on Saturday.The target was Rahul Gandhi. The accuser: the saffron-robed mon...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Opinion  /  Published 24.03.19

A personal journey to explore the universal

Unrestrained curiosity and an innocuous question to a media mogul took me on a wild journey on the banks of the Ganges at the foot of the Himalayas, in Haridwar, 13 years ago. I was on the verge of a ...
By Shubhrangshu Roy

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

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Opinion  /  Published 03.02.19

In election season, mourning not a private affair

Elections are near, and trust the hard-boiled politician to drop his presence on to any available publicity plate. The Union minister for civil supplies and consumer affairs, Ram Vilas Paswan, we are ...
By The Telegraph

India  /  Published 22.09.19

Apex monastic body expels Chinmayanand

The country’s topmost Hindu monastic organisation has expelled the rape accused Swami Chinmayanand from its sant samaj or community of sadhus, saying he is a “blot” on the Hindu religion and its...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 01.12.18

Kumbh Mela axe on Allahabad weddings

Yogi Adityanath’s administration has allowed a pilgrimage to interfere with people’s private lives, ordering hotels and marriage halls in Allahabad city to cancel all bookings for weddings during ...
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


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