India  /  Published 13.05.20

Gold dreamer sadhu dead

A sadhu who had literally dreamt up a storm across the world when he claimed seven years ago that 1,000 tonnes of gold were buried under a palace in an Uttar Pradesh village passed away on Wednesday m...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 28.04.19

In Kanpur, tanners’ pain knows no faith

Kanpur’s leather industry is wondering whether it faces a slow death like the city’s once-famous textile mills, with no sign yet of the state government lifting the Kumbh-related ban on tanneries....
By Anita Joshua in Kanpur

India  /  Published 01.02.19

Sadhus to Bhagwat: Tell us the date

Furious sadhus chanted slogans against the Prime Minister, VHP and the RSS at the Ardh Kumbh on Friday after a Dharma Sansad prescribed prayers to God and a vote for Narendra Modi as the way to hasten...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 22.01.19

Temple balm tag on Yogi’s dole

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday announced a monthly pension of Rs 500 for all destitute people aged above 60, prompting suggestions it was a dole for sadhus angry at the delay over the Ram te...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

Bihar  /  Published 27.11.18

Rabri throws Ayodhya temple dare at BJP

Former chief minister Rabri Devi on Monday dared the BJP to build the Ram temple in Ayodhya sidelining the Supreme Court.Rabri, who is also the leader of the RJD legislature party, said the BJP makes ...
By Amit Bhelari in Patna

India  /  Published 26.11.18

Sadhu vows death on pyre for Ayodhya temple

A sadhu in Ayodhya said on Saturday he would light his own pyre and “sit on it” on December 6, hoping it would not only pave the way for a Ram temple but also open people’s eyes to political “...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 12.10.18

IIT monk sent six letters to Modi, says Sanand's guru

The IIT professor-turned-monk who died fasting for a cleaner Ganga on Thursday had written six letters to Prime Minister Narendra Modi without success, his spiritual guru has said while demanding a CB...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow

India  /  Published 11.10.18

IIT seer Sanand dies on Ganga fast

An IIT professor turned sadhu died on Thursday after a 111-day fast demanding a halt to illegal sand mining on the Ganga riverbed and banks in Haridwar and more efforts to clean the river.Swami Gyan S...
By Piyush Srivastava in Lucknow


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