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POLITICS

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RSS, BJP, Yogi Aditayanth, Kumbh Mela 2019

Sangam of faith and ideology: Why the Kumbh Mela is so different this time

From being a facilitator, this time, the state administration is visibly 'hosting' the Kumbh. The RSS and Yogi Adityanath have their imprint firmly on the event, while Congress et al are missing from the scene.

POLITICS

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Bulandshahr, Inspector subodh kumar singh, Cow Slaughter, Yogi Aditayanth

In Yogi Adityanath's UP, killing a cow is a crime, killing a cop an 'accident': Here's proof

Of course there is a need to probe the ‘cow slaughter’. But there is no need to say it’s a bigger priority than the inspector’s murder.

POLITICS

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Ram mandir, Ayodhya, Assembly elections 2018, Yogi Aditayanth

Will Yogi Adityanath be able to make a difference for BJP in poll-bound states?

The UP chief minister is expected to come in handy to take the attention of the people away from real issues into the realm of Hindutva.

LIFE

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Yogi Aditayanth, Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad, Prayagraj

Lots in a name: The real significance of renaming Allahabad to Prayagraj

The name 'Prayag' evokes a centuries-old Hindu civilisation with all its rites, rituals and sacred geographies. 'Allahabad' didn't erase those memories, but the original name makes sense

ART & CULTURE

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Yogi Aditayanth, Akbar, Prayagraj, Allahabad

Allahabad becomes Prayagraj: No, Akbar did not rename Prayag. He built a new city called Ilahbas

The 16th century monarch chose a name that respected secular values. What is a 21st century chief minister doing?

VARIETY

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UP Police, Yogi Aditayanth, Uttar Pradesh, Kanwariyas

Kanwar Yatra has come to an end but Kanwariya hooliganism is here to stay

The rowdy gangs have marked their territory.

VOICES

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BJP, Samajwadi Party, Yogi Aditayanth, Lucknow university

Lucknow University denying admission to protesters: Why there is more to this than meets the eye

How the university became a political cesspool following Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's visit last year.

POLITICS

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Opposition unity, Yogi Aditayanth, Dalits, AMU

Jinnah portrait ruckus to demand for Dalit quota in AMU and Jamia: Adityanath has a new strategy

Pitting Muslims against Dalits is the BJP’s best bet to counter a united Opposition in UP.

POLITICS

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Kuldeep Singh Sengar, Uttar pradesh police, Yogi Aditayanth, Unnao rape

Why UP police is more concerned about its image than stopping rapes

The ironic image-building exercise is intended to ensure negative stories about the men in khakhi do not find prominence in media.

VARIETY

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Yogi Aditayanth, Gorakhpur hospital tragedy, BRD Medical College, Kafeel Khan

Dr Kafeel Khan's letter describes what happened at Gorakhpur hospital and why CM Adityanath is angry with him

UP government maintains children died of ailments. What is the doctor then guilty of?