Friday, 19 August, 2022
TopicKrishna janmabhoomi

Topic: Krishna janmabhoomi

Mathura’s Janmashtami kicks off—Ayodhya-Kashi ‘river’ has reached here

For local residents and annual visitors, Mathura’s Janmashtami is unmissable. But it’s the shopkeepers who are most elated about the ‘mad rush’ as businesses pick up after Covid.

SubscriberWrites: ‘Undoing the past’ is the root cause of ongoing religious polarisation. We need to move on

An overarching lesson we should not miss is that we were invaded and conquered because we were divided, and its happening again, writes Anurag Mehrotra

From Varanasi’s Gyanvapi to Delhi’s Qutub Minar — Urdu press focus on ‘right to worship’ row

ThePrint’s round-up of how the Urdu media covered various news events through the week, and the editorial positions some of them took.

Behind Krishna Janmabhoomi controversy lies centuries of politics & a Mughal game of thrones

Krishna Janmabhoomi at the centre of a bitter legal fight. A court has begun hearings on a petition demanding that the Shahi Idgah mosque, which stands alongside the temple, be sealed.

Who is Mehek Maheshwari, MP lawyer waging battle against mosque at ‘Lord Krishna birthplace’

Advocate Mehek Maheshwari’s petition against Mathura’s Shahi Idgah Mosque, claimed to have been built on Lord Krishna’s birthplace, will be heard in Allahabad High Court in July.

Potato prices crash, living costs rise, farmers distressed. But most Mathura voters forgive BJP

Mathura is part of UP’s struggling potato-farming belt, but its identity is deeply rooted in its status as Krishna Janmabhoomi, and Modi is still seen as saviour.

On Camera

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Sir Ganga Ram hospital Consultants, Residents and DNB students hold placards during a protest in New Delhi, on 30 December 2021 | PTI

Distrust of Indian doctors isn’t new. Class-caste bias always ruled medical profession

As a practising doctor, I discovered large question marks on claims of a trustful patient-doctor relationship in the past. The routine dehumanisation of underprivileged patients remains a rarely mentioned topic.
Farmers plant paddy saplings in a field | PTI Photo

Good news from the farm as India’s FY22 foodgrain production estimated at record 316 mn tonnes

Wheat production estimate sees marginal upward revision to 106.8 million tons, though current rate lowest in 3 years.

Defence

Su-57, the Russian 5th generation fighter aircraft Photo by Snehesh Alex Philip

Russia wants to build next generation tanks, submarines with India

As the second regiment of the S-400 Triumf air defence system starts getting delivered, Russia said it expects the serial production of AK 203 rifles in Amethi to begin in late 2022-early 2023.
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Tiranga vs Tiranga: Gloves are off as Kejriwal joins the ‘nationalism’ battle with Modi

Kejriwal’s maun vrat on Modi has ended. This is an important turn in Indian politics. In some ways rivalling the dramatic turn in Bihar.
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