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File photo of Dr. Kafeel Khan | PTI

Congress plans campaign for Dr Kafeel Khan’s release with signature drives & hunger strikes

As part of the campaign, Congress started collecting signatures Friday. The party said this is also an effort to show Muslims in UP that Congress stands with them.
A group of migrant workers travelling in a truck on the Lucknow-Gorakhpur highway | File photo | Jyoti Yadav | ThePrint

These UP, Bihar migrants have opted to ‘sleep hungry with family’ than die alone in cities

A couple, along with three other migrant workers, travelled all the way from Mumbai to UP's Basti in an autorickshaw, making the journey in four days.

First case of coronavirus reported in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh

The 50-year-old man who tested positive came from Hata Buzurg village and was brought to the hospital on Sunday with breathing issues and chest pain.
Salahuddin, who had been picked up by the police, with his mother Noor Jehan | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

In Yogi bastion Gorakhpur, residents say police strictly obeying CM’s ‘revenge’ statement

26 arrests made by Gorakhpur police in last one week over allegations of rioting, stone pelting. 19 of them let off. Police say all arrests based on CCTV footage.
Bulandshahr protests

Violence breaks out in UP’s Gorakhpur, Bulandshahr, Muzaffarnagar as protests continue

Police fired tear gas shells and lathi-charged protesters as they pelted stones. People had staged a protest after the Friday prayers.
UP Gorakhpur candidate Ravi Kishan with CM Adityanath

How Ravi Kishan won Gorakhpur for BJP — with Bhojpuri glamour & cry against caste politics

Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan, with a powerful lead of 3 lakh votes, is set to snatch back Gorakhpur for BJP.
BJP party supporters at a rally (Representational image)

BJP has NISHAD party support in Yogi’s Gorakhpur, but the Nishads may not vote for it

The Nishads, a community of boatmen, account for 18% of Gorakhpur voters and were key to BJP's defeat in 2018 bypoll. But this time, they are in alliance.
Actor & politician Ravi Kishan at a rally

Why BJP picked Bhojpuri superstar Ravi Kishan to win back Yogi Adityanath’s Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur has voted for mahants of the Gorakhnath mutt, mostly representing the BJP, for over 30 years since the first election was held in 1952.
Yogi Adityanath | Subhankar Chakraborty/Hindustan Times via Getty Images

FIR ordered against activist for producing doctored video as evidence against Yogi Adityanath

Pervez Parvaz had produced a video as evidence in a 2007 hate speech case against UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.
Dr. Kafeel Khan

Not leaving Gorakhpur. We’ve lived here, we’ll die here: Kafeel Khan after attack on brother

The brother of Kafeel Khan, charged with infant deaths at a UP hospital last year, was shot at by three men near the Gorakhnath temple late Sunday.

On Camera

A woman in a marketplace deserted due to lockdown in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh | Photo: ANI

India isn’t facing up to the true financial cost of Covid

Truth is currently as scarce as capital in India. The govt doesn’t have the appetite for large-scale socialisation of private losses, lest the opposition accuse PM Modi of cronyism.

Defence

A file photo of Pangong Lake in Ladakh | Visharad Saxena | Special arrangement

India, China generals meet today as ‘PLA keeps up Pangong incursions, blocks army at Depsang’

The fresh round of dialogue comes as India and China have hit a stalemate in military talks with regard to disengagement at multiple flashpoints in Ladakh.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi redefined secularism with Ram Mandir as Hindu voters were fed up of Sonia-Left version

Assumptions that Indian secularism died with Ram Mandir bhoomi pujan are bunk. It is enshrined in the Constitution, and is worth preserving.