Tuesday, 17 May, 2022

Topic: Prayagraj

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.

Want justice, not PM washing feet, say sewer cleaners at Jantar Mantar protest

The sewer cleaners' protest came a day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi washed the feet of sanitation workers at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj.

Narendra Modi’s winning performance and Imran Khan’s rush to take action

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

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. 

On Camera


A health worker immunises a pregnant woman at a health centre in Aurangabad, India

Newborns to entreprenuers—Indian hospitals need a perinatal service package. It’s a win-win

Many Indian hospitals don't have in-house physiotherapists or dieticians & most new mothers pay little attention to themselves. But there's a solution.
Vehicles at a petrol pump station in Bengaluru, on 4 March 2021 | Photo: Dhiraj Singh | Bloomberg

Heatwave sends Indians into air-conditioned cars for relief, gasoline sales soar

Gasoline sales have gone up 14% during 1-15 May from the corresponding period in April, a considerable amount especially in comparison to other fuels.


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Desi defence start-up helps Army go off decades-long dependence on imported cold-weather gear

While AROO does research on the product, manufacturing is handled by another company with which it has a tie-up. The first set of AROO gear was delivered in second half of 2020.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.