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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.

Post-Kairana, BJP needs to fear regional parties, not Congress

In states where the Congress has zero presence, the BJP is struggling to gain foothold.
Bajrang Dal

Communalism in India is now several shades darker than what it was in the 1970s

In Everyday Communalism: Riots in Contemporary Uttar Pradesh, authors Sudha Pai and Sajjan Kumar make a serious attempt to understand the contemporary form of communal politics in India.
A woman looks after her child at the encephalitis ward of the the Baba Raghav Das Hospital, Gorakhpur

Faulty vaccination, late diagnosis, ‘fudged data’ – demons that still haunt Gorakhpur kids

Encephalitis immunisation is not handled by experts, rendering it useless. Doctors also say patients reach them too late, resulting in hundreds of deaths.
BRD Medical College Gorakhpur

Children continue to die in scores in Gorakhpur’s killer ward. No outcry?

Not much has changed at BRD Medical College since the August horror. There aren’t enough doctors, ventilators and at least five children bundled up in a single warmer.
Kafeel Khan | Justice For Dr. Kafeel Khan Facebook page

Packed like sardines, kept like animals: Gorakhpur ‘hero’ latest victim of crowded jails

Kafeel Khan alleged he was one of 150 prisoners lodged in a barracks meant for 50. But he’s not alone; overcrowded jails are a perennial problem in India.

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File photo of Smriti Irani | Facebook

Smriti Irani’s makeover: From being most disliked Modi minister to dynasty slayer in Amethi

After causing the biggest upset in 2019 elections, Smriti Irani has ensured she can no longer be ignored by PM Modi and Amit Shah.

Does Congress have a future in India after 2019 Lok Sabha election results?

The Congress party faced a crushing defeat in the 2019 Lok Sabha elections at the hands of Narendra Modi-led BJP.


Ministry of Defence building

On new govt’s defence agenda — 4 key projects to boost India’s military prowess

Indian Air Force and Indian Navy are in dire need of fighter jets, helicopters and submarines, and the new government has to ensure that they get them.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Varanasi in 2014 | Commons

Pracharak Modi: The mask you see, is the man you get

India has its first leader who is unapologetic about belonging to the social and political Right. This is how Shekhar Gupta foresaw Modi’s five years in this National Interest within three months of his victory in 2014.