Friday, 19 August, 2022

Topic: Prayagraj

‘Built without approvals’: UP govt defends razing home of Prayagraj violence suspect in HC

The UP govt was responding to a petition by Parveen Fatima, whose husband — Javed Mohammed of Welfare Party of India — has been arrested for the violence.   

‘Will fight in court’ — Home razed, defiant Afreen Fatima says dad not behind Prayagraj violence

Afreen Fatima says criticism of govt & 'growing intolerance' in India led to ‘fabricated’ allegations against her father Javed Mohammed, as well as ‘illegal’ demolition of their home.

‘Action begins’, ‘bulldozers roll’ – TV news treated razing of a family home like a film shoot

Several news channels supported and even justified the bulldozer demolition in Prayagraj as a legitimate punishment even before a trial.

Unemployment and unlimited data pack — UP’s youth are neither angry nor idle

Afternoons are to charge phone batteries, evenings are to play digital games in parks, and nights are to climb rooftops, catch network, and escape into videos and Insta reels.

Poet Akbar is ‘Allahabadi’ again, UP panel says website was hacked to say ‘Akbar Prayagraj’

Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Services Commission Chairman Ishwar Sharan Vishwakarma says website was hacked & names of three poets changed. Original names now restored.

Who will this village in UP vote for in 2022 election? The one Duijji Amma picks

Duijji Amma belongs to the Kol community. The form of leadership she has developed is somewhat like Khap or caste Choudhury leaders but different in its impact.

2021, the year mental health cases exploded in small-town India

Long dismissed as an urban phenomenon, mental health patients in small towns like Meerut, Prayagraj are not receiving professional help. Most district hospitals don't even have a dedicated psychiatrist.

From Agra to Prayagraj, spike in suicides is the untold story of pandemic business distress

Each morning, the small towns of UP awoke with anxiety about suicides as incidents increased in 2020 and 2021 due to the Covid-induced lockdowns.

Marriage, money, maut — In Prayagraj’s ‘Kota’, students want exams as UP poll issue

After Covid slowdown, students are coming back to Prayagraj’s Katra to prepare for government job exams. But this time they have ‘double pressure’.

Akhara body caught in successor row after UP mahant’s ‘murder’, 1 group claims leader is elected

Group of akharas in Haridwar declare Mahanirvani Akhara secretary Mahant Ravindra Puri as new chief of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad. But ABAP general secretary calls ‘election’ illegal.

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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.


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.