Thursday, 1 December, 2022

Topic: Kanpur

171 girls shared 100 beds at Kanpur shelter home where 57 were Covid-positive, 7 pregnant

As opposition parties demand high-level probe, Kanpur administration insists the 7 girls found pregnant were all child abuse victims lodged at the shelter.

57 minor girls found Covid-positive in Kanpur shelter home, 5 of them pregnant, 1 HIV+

Kanpur DM, SSP say the girls were already pregnant when they were brought to the home before pandemic started. Priyanka Gandhi alleges it’s another ‘Muzaffarpur’.

18 migrants injured as bus overturns in Kanpur

Police said the bus was on its way to Bihar's Muzaffarpaur from Delhi when its driver lost control as one of its tyres burst in Bhillaur near Kanpur.

Over 16,500 booked in Kanpur, Muslim leaders seek probe into ‘excessive’ use of police force

Two religious leaders of the Muslim community meet Kanpur DM, say won't take out any rally until Wednesday.

Yogi govt shut down Kanpur tanneries for Kumbh. Three months later, shutters still down

Kanpur's famed leather industry, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, has found itself under siege since the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad this January.

14 injured as Howrah-New Delhi Poorva Express derails near Kanpur

Railways officials said 4 of the 12 derailed train coaches had overturned, forcing some passengers to climb out through windows.

This Kanpur village drinks neon green water & lives near a toxic waste dump as big as CP

The groundwater in Khan Chandpur and surrounding villages is contaminated with a carcinogenic heavy metal, thanks to 45,000 tonnes of toxic waste dumped nearby.

‘River of Life, River of Death’ by Victor Mallet meanders like the river it talks about

While Mallet convinces the reader of the Ganga’s importance in the country, he often dips into detailed, perhaps irrelevant, mythological tales about the river.

How industrial waste, govt apathy are killing the Ganga in Kanpur

CPCB says Kanpur is home to the ‘most polluted stretch’ of the Ganga; most of the tanneries release untreated waste into the river, flouting green norms.

Stolen power to the people

Fahad Mustafa and Deepti Kakkar must rank amongst our bravest creative young people for making 'Katiyabaaz', a documentary about organised power theft in our rotting cities.

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Congress MP Shashi Tharoor (Photo/ANI)

Operation ‘Discipline Tharoor’ failed in Kerala. But battle against Pinarayi won’t be easy

If his attacks on Modi and the BJP are any indication, Tharoor would rather be measured than go all-out, especially as an exponent of positive politics.

51 cow universities, old pension scheme, jobs — what RSS affiliates want from 2023 Budget

Welfare schemes and ‘self-reliance’ figure high on Sangh organisations’ wishlists for finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman ahead of the Budget, which she will present on 1 February.


A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.