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After clean chit, Gorakhpur doctor seeks apology from UP govt

On Thursday, the administration of the BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur had handed over an internal probe report to Khan, a paediatrician, clearing him of charges of medical negligence and corruption.

Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, who has finally been given a clean chit in the 2017 Gorakhpur hospital tragedy
Updated on Sep 28, 2019 01:35 AM IST
Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

In search of a memorial to the Urdu legend Firaq Gorakhpuri

Laxmi Nivas, the old, two-storey building in Gorakhpur’s Turkmanpur area, where noted Urdu poet Raghupati Sahay, better known as Firaq Gorakhpuri, grew up and penned some of his immortal creations, is today Saraswati Shishu Mandir, the junior high school run by the RSS since 1980.

Laxmi Nivas, the house where noted Urdu poet Firaq Gorakhpur lived, has now been turned into a school run by the RSS(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 28, 2019 09:59 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

Justice Ismail – Indian citizen, Pakistan high commissioner in Delhi

Justice Mohammad Ismail
Updated on Aug 14, 2019 07:32 PM IST
ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur local in J&K helps prepare Kashmiris for IAS exam

A 1994 Geography graduate from AMU, Aligarh, Bashar started The Civil IAS Academy first at Gandhi Nagar, in Jammu, in 2009, and then at Lal Chowk in Srinagar.

Bashar, who earlier also taught civil service aspirants at the Career and Coaching Guidance Centre at AMU, came up with the idea to start civil service coaching in Kashmir after his interaction with the students of Sher-e-Kashmir University, which he visited as a guest faculty at its coaching and guidance centre.(AFP PHOTO.)
Updated on Aug 07, 2019 01:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

Deranged, abandoned, there’s hope yet with Smile in Gorakhpur

Smile Home is a first-of-its-kind orphanage, shelter home-cum-treatment centre for such abandoned, mentally ill persons.

Volunteers serving food at the centre.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 27, 2019 04:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Spreading festive cheer with free ‘iftar’ to the poor

After offering namaz at around 5 pm daily, the volunteers, who also observe fast, have been carrying the food packets on their bikes to distribute them to the poor for the last 27 days.

The food packets contain a pack of glucose biscuit, a banana, two dates, a snack and a 150-ml water bottle in Muslim localities in Gorakhpur as well as adjoining districts, including Maharajganj and Deoria.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2019 08:30 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakpur | ByAbdul Jadid

DDU students carve a career out of ‘lassi’, and how!

The unique start-up, the students claim, has not only made them financially independent to pay their fees and meet daily expenses but has given jobs to at least three dozen people in the town.

The USP of the stall was the ‘desi’ drink in wide range of flavours such as chocolate, strawberry, butterscotch and roohafza.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 02, 2019 12:47 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakpur | ByAbdul Jadid

Muslim family names baby born on poll result day after Modi

On Thursday, Mainaz Begum, 40, a resident of Parsapur Mahrarur village in Wazirganj, gave birth to a baby boy.

Showing their admiration for Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi, a Muslim family in a remote village in Uttar Pradesh’s Gonda district named their newborn child after Modi as he was born on May 23 — the day Modi-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) registered a landslide victory in the general election.(HT photo)
Published on May 26, 2019 04:32 AM IST
Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

Bypoll loss to LS win: How Yogi Adityanath turned game changer

Heading a BJP government in the state (the saffron party won a near two-thirds majority in the 2017 state polls), Adityanath was seen as having failed to delivered his pocket borough of Gorakhpur to the party.

When the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) lost two key by-elections in eastern Uttar Pradesh in March last year, the spotlight was squarely focused on chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 24, 2019 09:16 AM IST
Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey and Abdul Jadid

Deoria Election Results 2019: Seat witnesses straight fight between BJP and SP-BSP alliance

The general mood in the constituency indicates that it is witnessing a direct contest between the BJP and the SP-BSP alliance. BJP’s Ramapati Tripathi is pitted against SP-BSP alliance candidate Vinod Jaiswal.

The Devraha Baba temple in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 23, 2019 11:32 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Congress now a vote cutting party: PM Modi

Modi also accused Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav of cheating his Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) Mayawati by benefitting from her vote bank and falsely promising her the PM’s chair.

Pratapgarh: Prime minister Narendra Modi with Uttar Pradesh Chief minister Yogi Adityanath greet their supporters during an election campaign for Lok Sabha polls, in Pratapgarh.(PTI)
Published on May 04, 2019 11:22 PM IST
Pratapgarh/Gorakhpur | ByKenneth John and Abdul Jadid

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Transgender candidates vow to clean corruption

Uttar Pradesh has 8,374 registered transgender voters. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the total number of “third gender” voters is 41,292, a rise of about 45% from the figures of 2014, when the Election Commission first started the category.

Prayagraj: Aam Aadmi Party candidate 'Kinnar Akhada' Mahamandaleshwar Bhawani Nath Valmiki, also known as Bhavani Maa, after a press conference, in Prayagraj (Allahabad).(PTI)
Updated on May 03, 2019 09:57 AM IST
Lucknow/Prayagraj/Gorakhpur | ByAnupam Srivastava, Rajesh Srivastava, Abdul Jadid

SP names Lok Sabha candidate from Gorakhpur day after Nishad Party exits alliance

The announcement comes a day after Nishad Party severed ties with the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party led ‘gathbandhan’ in Uttar Pradesh.

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav(AP file photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 10:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/ Gorakhpur | ByPankaj Jaiswal and Abdul Jadid

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Days after joining SP-BSP alliance, Nishad Party walks out, may join BJP

Sanjay Nishad, president of Nishad (Nirbal Indian Shoshit Hamara Aam Dal) party, along with his son Praveen Nishad, a sitting Samajwadi Party MP from Gorakhpur, met CM Yogi Adityanath on Friday evening.

Days after formally joining the Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party led ‘gathbandhan’ in Uttar Pradesh, Nishad Party has walked out of the alliance over allegedly being sidelined and because of a failure to reach a consensus on fielding the Nishad party chief from Maharajganj on his party symbol, a party leader said.(PTI File photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2019 07:27 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRajesh Kumar Singh and Abdul Jadid, Lucknow

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Parties in pursuit of power ‘look east’ in Uttar Pradesh

Lok Sabha Elections: Eastern Uttar Pradesh has 32 Lok Sabha constituencies, including the politically crucial Allahabad, Phulpur, Varanasi, Ballia and Gorakhpur, among others.

In 2014, the BJP swept the east UP region, excluding Azamgarh, which was won by SP patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav.(HT File Photo)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 12:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Varanasi / Gorakhpur | BySudhir Kumar/Abdul Jadid

Yogi Adityanath’s mentor Mahant Avaidyanath introduced ‘dining with Dalits’ in 1980s

While politicians of all hues have indulged in such photo sessions, not many know that it was Mahant Avaidyanath, the mentor of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, who had launched a social campaign of ‘dining with Dalits’ across the country way back in 1980s.

Mahant Avaidyanath, the mentor of Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath, had launched a social campaign of ‘dining with Dalits’ across the country way back in 1980s.(HT FIle)
Updated on Mar 18, 2019 10:51 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

BJP shoe fight: MLA, MP trade barbs as Yogi promises action

The BJP MP had to be rescued by the police in the midnight after Baghel’s supporters assembled to avenge the attack.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath(HT File)
Published on Mar 08, 2019 10:26 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManish Chandra Pandey/Abdul Jadid, Lucknow/gorakhpur

Sisters turn barbers in UP’s Kushinagar, shave off poverty

The girls say that they picked up the scissors not by choice but out of compulsion after their father suffered a paralysis attack.

The sisters took up the job five years ago in the guise of boys to help their ailing father(HT Photo)
Published on Jan 04, 2019 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh panel to give aid for rearing abandoned cows

Municipal corporations were given Rs 10 crore for stray cattle management in each district. Every district had been given Rs 1 crore additionally for the purpose, he said.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Aditya nath(HT File)
Published on Dec 27, 2018 07:27 AM IST
ByAbdul Jadid

Basti woman hopes for Paa-nacea for progeria-afflicted son

Basti-based Pooja Pandey says her two-and-a-half-year-old son Sundaram suffers from progeria , a rare genetic disorder in which a child shows accelerated ageing symptoms and dies in the early teens.

Sundaram with his mother Pooja Pandey.(HT Photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2018 02:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Aroma of Kala Namak rice to waft abroad, now

The Terai belt of Sidhdharthanagar, Maharajganj and Gorakhpur, close to Nepal, was once called the ‘pride of Purvanchal’ due to the cultivation of a very special variety of rice there called Kala Namak.

The rice with and without its husk.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 19, 2018 11:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

African ‘super food’ to fight malnutrition among poor children in Gorakhpur region

Known in local parlance as ‘Sunahri Kand’, African super food ‘golden sweet potato’ is loaded with 150% more Vitamin A than carrot and papaya. It is very similar to the Indian sweet potatoin appearance but differs largely in nutritional value.

A farmer in Gorakhpur region showing his yield of golden sweet potatoes, also known as African superfood.(HT Photo)
Published on Nov 03, 2018 01:46 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur Imambara: Burning for 250 years, flames of faith offer miracle hope

A bonfire lit by a Sufi saint is burning continuously for nearly 250 years at Gorakhpur’s historic imambara and draws people of all faiths, the Imambara estate and the faithful claim.

The dhuni ( bonfire ) lit by Sufi saint Raushan Ali Shah is said to be burning for 250 years at Gorakhpur’s historic imambara.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 13, 2018 12:26 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Gorakhpur: Doctors, attendants clash at BRD, 8 hurt

Eight people, including four junior doctors and two security personnel, were injured when attendants of a patient clashed at the Baba Raghav Das Medical College in Gorakhpur.

The clash took place following a heated argument between some junior doctors and an attendant, who “despite objection by the doctors , kept peeping through the curtains to see them doing post surgery dressing of a minor girl.
Published on Sep 11, 2018 01:44 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

RTI activist from Uttar Pradesh who exposed quacks shot at, five booked

Last year in November, an RTI query by the victim Tahir Khan had brought into focus illegal dental clinics being operated by the accused.

Tahir Khan, 35, suffered multiple bullet injuries on his chest and stomach.(AFP/Picture for representation)
Published on Aug 22, 2018 12:41 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

UP police expand search for 18 girls missing from Deoria shelter home

Deoria additional district magistrate (ADM) Sitaram Gupta said they were focusing on ascertaining the number of residents who lived at the shelter home, to better identify the ones missing.

A view of the Deoria shelter home from where twenty-four girls were rescued after allegation of sexual exploitation of the inmates.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2018 08:42 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Deoria | ByChandan Kumar and Abdul Jadid

Couple who ran Deoria shelter home were secretive, got rich quickly, say locals

Locals say Girija and Mohan Tripathi had a sudden upward swing after Girija registered an NGO and started the shelter home eight years ago. The couple, who once ran a stitching centre, apparently now owns property and flats in the area.

The Maa Vindhyavasini Mahila and Balika Sanrakshan Griha shelter home in Deoria from where 24 girls were rescued after allegations of sexual exploitation came to light. The home was run by a couple, who have been arrested.(PTI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2018 05:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Deoria (UP) | ByAbdul Jadid and Chandan Kumar

Muzaffarpur redux? Couple arrested for allegedly running sex racket at Deoria shelter home in UP, 24 women rescued

The action was taken after a girl escaped from the shelter home and informed the police that all the inmates there were being treated like servants.

Girls from the shelter home in Deoria.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2018 09:08 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid

Gorakhpur: Photocopies of BRD doctors’ degrees stolen, sold

Some unidentified people stole photocopies of doctors’ degrees from the Baba Raghav Das (BRD) Medical College office in Gorakhpur and sold them to others who used these papers to run two fake pathology labs, people familiar with the matter said.

A doctor, who refused to be named, raised suspicion that the scam may involve crores of rupees and claimed that documents and degrees of over 50 doctors at the college may have been stolen and sold to ‘mischievous people’ .(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 31, 2018 01:27 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur

Oppn doing negative politics, says Yogi

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday hit out at the opposition parties for doing negative politics by undermining the development work done by the Narendra Modi government.

CM in Gorakhpur.(HT Photo)
Published on Jul 27, 2018 12:01 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Gorakhpur | ByAbdul Jadid, Gorakhpur
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