Sunday, 22 May, 2022

Topic: Gorakhpur

Gorakhnath temple attack accused took oath of Ansar ul-Tawhid, linked to ISIS: UP Police

The UP ATS said that Murtaza allegedly transferred a total of Rs. 8.5 lakhs to different accounts in Europe and US “to support the terror activities of the organisation via ISIS supporters.”

Suspect in Gorakhnath Math attack is ‘self-radicalised introvert, wanted to join IS but could not’

Ahmed Murtaza, accused in Gorakhpur Math attack, allegedly acted alone but intelligence and police agencies investigating whether case could be symptom of ‘IS expansion’ in India.

Not ruling out terror angle UP hands over Gorakhnath temple incident to anti-terror squad

Prashant Kumar, additional director general of police (Law and Order), said, 'A man forcibly tried to enter the temple premises & attacked the on-duty personnel with a weapon.'

UP CM Yogi Adityanath wins in Gorakhpur (Urban) in his first assembly election

Yogi Adityanath, a 5-time MP, had become an MLC after being sworn in as CM in 2017. Bhim Army's Chandrashekhar Aazad 'Ravan' trails heavily.

Mahants and maths: Adityanath’s religious lineage that will shape 2022 UP election

Securing the support of maths, especially in the last phase of UP elections, will be a make-or-break for parties. But BJP has a significant advantage.

The ‘3M formula’ guiding RSS-BJP’s final push in UP for Yogi — Mandir, migration, Muslims

RSS campaign documents — leaflets, posters, and speeches — reveal three main talking points of BJP in 2022 polls. Fourth 'M' might be muscularity as Article 370 is a recurring theme too.

Rise of Gorakhpur, fall of Mathura – How UP’s temple towns contribute to economy

We looked at the economies of the four most prominent temple districts of Uttar Pradesh – Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Varanasi and Mathura. And not all are growing.

Yogi to contest his first Assembly election from Gorakhpur

The announcement has put to rest speculation that the CM may be contesting from Ayodhya, the epicentre of Hindutva politics.

Studies show joblessness leads to yearning for strong-armed leadership. Look at Gorakhpur

In ‘To Kill A Democracy’, Debashish Roy Chowdhury and John Keane write there are 3 million people in Gorakhpur, yet it has just one engineering college and university.

Why the road to finish UP’s Saryu canal project went via jail, Dubai & a messy marriage

PM Modi inaugurated 6,623-km long Saryu canal project this month. The delayed project was first conceptualised in 1978. This is the story of UP govt's push since 2017 to get it going.

On Camera


Title scene of Taarak Mehta ka ooltah chashmah.

Dear Taarak Mehta, you were our peak comfort content for 14 years. Now it’s time to retire

Just like the Truman Show, all Taarak Mehta plots somehow feel the same for the past few years. It's fine to accept that ideas can go stale.
An attendant refills a two-wheeler with fuel at a petrol pump in New Delhi Saturday | ANI

Under fire for spiraling inflation, Modi govt announces excise duty cut on fuels, LPG subsidy

It has also decided to enhance the fertiliser subsidy for farmers, and reduce import duty on some raw materials. ‘It is always people first for us!’ tweets prime minister.


File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

Mandir or Masjid? New surveys not needed, just acceptance of truth & move towards reconciliation

That temples were destroyed and mosques built is undisputed history. The past can’t be changed, but we can’t deny the wrongs of the past either before we consider reconciliation.