Thursday, 29 September, 2022

Topic: Prayagraj

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.

‘Shame govt didn’t plan in advance’: Allahabad HC orders weeklong near-lockdown in 5 UP cities

Allahabad HC asked UP govt to shut down private & govt-run establishments for a week in 5 cities. No weddings, religious activities to be allowed. Restaurants, shops to remain closed.

3-year-old dies after UP hospital ‘discharges her without stitches for not clearing dues’

Girl's family says the hospital in Prayagraj demanded Rs 5 lakh for surgery and they paid Rs 2 lakh, seeking more time to clear the dues. The hospital has denied the allegations.

UP to promote Lakshagriha near Prayagraj as Mahabharata site, research centre likely too

According to legends, Lakshagriha in UP's Prayagraj district is linked to the Mahabharata era. ASI has excavated this site before in search of historic artefacts.

Allahabad University executive council refuses to change name to Prayagraj

The demand had been made from various quarters, including the local and state administration and MPs, but 12 of the 15 members of the council have rejected it.

Justice for all is basis of ‘sabka saath, sabka vikas & sabka vishwas’: PM Modi

During his over 30-minute address in Prayagraj, the prime minister gave an account of government schemes for the differently-abled and senior citizens.

Rename Bakhtiyarpur to ‘undo sins of the past’, VHP-backed body writes to Bihar CM

Bakhtiyarpur was named after Bakhtiyar Khalji, who had destroyed Nalanda University. Akhil Bharatiya Sant Samiti says it should be renamed after Chanakya or Shilbhadra.

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Indian PM Narendra Modi | Praveen Jain/ThePrint

Border crisis, no NSS, no reforms. But Modi govt is going after imagined colonial demons

India's armed forces function under 'objective control' of the government. They either did not advise the govt against 'decolonisation' or, worse, have aligned with its political ideology.
European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen and EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell address the media on the Ukraine crisis in Brussels, Belgium, on 28 September 2022 | Yves Herman/Reuters

Oil price cap to blacklistings — EU slaps new ‘biting’ sanctions on Russia over Ukraine

Ursula von der Leyen, who proposed the fresh sanctions said the European Union is 'determined' to make Russia pay the price for the further escalation with Ukraine.


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Centre appoints ‘China expert’ Lt Gen Anil Chauhan as new CDS

Lt Gen Chauhan retired as the Eastern Army Commander on 31 May, 2021. Prior to that, he was the Director General of Military Operations during the Balakot air strike in 2019.
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AAP’s filling a big vacuum in Indian politics. Question is how long it can sustain without ideology

If you find admiration for AAP qualified, if not muted among many of the Modi-BJP’s critics, it is because they question it for its lack of ideological clarity. Especially on secularism.