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A tannery in Kanpur

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.
A model of the Ram Mandir at Kumbh Mela's VHP camp in Prayagraj

Ayodhya, ghar wapsi, gau raksha: How BJP, RSS & affiliates used Kumbh Mela to push Hindutva

Ram temple was the rallying cry for the Sangh Parivar and its religious affiliates at the Kumbh Mela, but fissures emanate within ahead of elections.
File photo of PM Modi taking a dip at the Sangam in Prayagraj during the Kumbh Mela | narendramodi/Instagram

Why PM Modi’s visit changed the way I viewed the Kumbh Mela

The 12-crore plus visitors to the Kumbh are voters as well. They can see for themselves what Modi has accomplished.
PM Modi in Prayagraj

This is the test sanitation workers passed to get their feet washed by PM Narendra Modi

PM Narendra Modi washed the feet of five sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj this weekend.
PM Modi in Kumbh Mela

PM Modi washes feet of sanitation workers for their efforts in ensuring a clean Kumbh

The Prime Minister said he will carry the memories of washing the feet of safai karamcharis life-long. 
Devotees at Kumbh Mela | PTI

Two crore devotees expected to take Kumbh’s third ‘shahi snaan’ on Sunday

'Shahi snaan' is considered the highlight of Kumbh Mela, which commenced on January 15. The last bathing day will be on Mahashivratri on March 4.
UP CM Yogi Adityanath at the Kumbh Mela

BJP leaders can’t be faulted for rushing to Kumbh Mela, they would be foolish not to

In a deeply religious society, the symbolism of events such as Kumbh Mela can only be discounted at one’s own peril. 
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat addresses saints and seers at VHP's Dharm Sansad during Kumbh Mela 2019 | PTI

India belongs to Hindus, says RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat, bats for BJP in temple row

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat insists that Ram temple will be definitely be built but protests erupt at Kumbh venue over Modi govt's 'inaction' on the issue.
File image of Pooja Shakun Pandey | Facebook

We’ve trained our kids to kill: Husband of Hindu Mahasabha leader who ‘shot’ Gandhi

Husband Ashok says he and Pooja Shakun Pandey have trained their children to kill anyone who ‘challenges the unity of our motherland’.
The Ardh Kumbh Mela

This is how the Kumbh Mela looks from the sky

ThePrint takes you on a journey of the Ardh Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj through satellite and aerial imagery.

On Camera

Shoppers walk through South City Mall in Kolkata | Brent Lewin/Bloomberg

Wrong to raise alarm over slowdown in India’s consumption

Consumption cannot bail out an ailing economy. It is the consequence of a good or bad economic environment, no matter which way we calculate GDP.
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Is AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal also guilty of treating Muslims as an unthinking votebank?

Days after Delhi voted in the Lok Sabha elections, AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal said the Muslim vote “shifted” to the Congress at the last minute.

Defence

A Rafale fighter jet, manufactured by Dassault Aviation SA

Break-in at IAF’s Paris office handling Rafale procurement, cops probe espionage angle

The IAF's office in Paris houses the team that coordinates with Dassault Aviation on manufacture of Rafale jets and the weapons package onboard the aircraft.
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.