Friday, 21 January, 2022

Topic: Prayagraj

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.

Who is Anand Giri, suspect in guru’s death? Monk who loves ‘Ferraris’, foreign trips & his hair

Anand Giri, 38, is key accused in alleged suicide of Mahant Narendra Giri. Several photographs of his luxurious life — on yachts & aboard a private jet — have been doing the rounds on social media.

Mahant Giri ordered sulphas before hanging self, recorded video suicide note, UP police say

Narendra Giri’s preliminary autopsy report is believed to have concluded that he died of ‘asphyxia’ between 3 pm and 3.30 pm and had no external injuries except a lesion on neck.

Pieces of cloth covering bodies at ghat in Prayagraj removed, SDM says ‘unintentional’

Video showing labourers picking up the pieces of cloth and bamboo sticks, marking where suspected Covid bodies are buried, has gone viral.

Story of UP’s broken healthcare system: Crowded hospitals in cities, infra missing in villages

The decrepit healthcare facilities at village primary health centres (PHCs) and community health centres (CHCs) have meant villagers mostly prefer quacks for small illnesses.

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BBC is Britain’s only imperial legacy with purpose, UK must value it to remain in soft-power war

It’s deeply worrying that the Johnson govt, filled with defenders of the country’s imperial past, seems intent on rendering this last great British asset valueless.

Mahindra expects strong recovery in auto sales as supply chain constraints ease

According to Mahindra, the auto industry is poised for a very strong rebound because it has been buffeted by a number of factors over the last 2-3 years.


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Won’t be silent if rules-based order challenged, envoy Lindner says as German warship visits

In an exclusive interview, the German ambassador to India said port call of the German warship Bayern in Mumbai shows the significance of the Indo-Pacific region.
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Read my lips, I’m hurting, says Pakistan’s National Security Policy. What it means for India

The new policy is mostly chaff, but it reveals the most inward-looking Pakistan in 3 decades. It needs breathing space, and is realising loss of stature and friendship with US.