Gorakhpur

Timelines
Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

01 Mar 2020

Threat to Kafeel Khan's life: Wife in letter to HC

Shabista Khan, the wife of Dr. Kafeel Khan, has written to the Chief Justice of the Uttar Pradesh High Court, seeking security for her husband.

Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

14 Feb 2020

Four days after getting bail, Kafeel Khan charged under NSA

Pediatrician Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was recently arrested and granted bail for allegedly making a provocative speech, has now been charged under the National Security Act (NSA).

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

11 Feb 2020

Arrested for provocative speech, Gorakhpur doctor Kafeel Khan gets bail

An Aligarh district court on Monday granted bail to Dr. Kafeel Khan, two weeks after his arrest for allegedly making a provocative speech at Aligarh Muslim University (AMU).

Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested in Mumbai over 'inflammatory' AMU speech

30 Jan 2020

Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested in Mumbai over 'inflammatory' AMU speech

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force (STF) arrested Dr. Kafeel Khan from the Mumbai airport Wednesday night.

Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

27 Dec 2019

Uttar Pradesh: Internet shut in 21 districts, security beefed up

The Uttar Pradesh government doesn't want to leave anything to chance and has made elaborate preparations to deal with protests which could spark after Friday prayers.

Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr. Kafeel Khan gets clean-chit. Will Adityanath apologize?

27 Sep 2019

Gorakhpur tragedy: Dr. Kafeel Khan gets clean-chit. Will Adityanath apologize?

In August 2017, 63 kids died at a government hospital in Gorakhpur, the "bastion" of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath. Quickly, the blame was put on Dr. Kafeel Ahmad Khan for not being aware of the shortage of oxygen cylinders.

Underdog, who won Gorakhpur, joins BJP after ditching SP-BSP alliance

04 Apr 2019

Underdog, who won Gorakhpur, joins BJP after ditching SP-BSP alliance

Praveen Nishad, who did the unthinkable by defeating BJP in Gorakhpur in by-polls, joined the saffron party on Thursday.

Party which won Gorakhpur leaves gathbandhan, may join BJP

30 Mar 2019

Party which won Gorakhpur leaves gathbandhan, may join BJP

In a major jolt to SP-BSP-RLD alliance in Uttar Pradesh, the politician who did the unthinkable by defeating BJP in Gorakhpur in 2018 bypolls may switch to saffron party.

Yogi, not Modi, tasked with repeating 2014 success in UP

29 Mar 2019

Yogi, not Modi, tasked with repeating 2014 success in UP

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has been tasked with leading Bharatiya Janata Party in the state in the run-up for upcoming elections.

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

24 Feb 2019

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

After launching the Rs. 75,000cr PM-KISAN scheme in Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh, PM Modi, on Sunday afternoon, headed to Prayagraj and took a holy dip in the river Ganges and offered his prayers at the Sangam during the ongoing Kumbh Mela

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

24 Feb 2019

Modi launches Rs. 75,000cr scheme, giving farmers Rs. 6,000 p.a

On Sunday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, accompanied by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, launched the Rs. 75,000cr Pradhan Mantri Kisan Samman Nidhi (PM-KISAN) in Gorakhpur.

Hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 116, Adityanath speaks of 'conspiracy'

11 Feb 2019

Hooch tragedy: Death toll reaches 116, Adityanath speaks of 'conspiracy'

Just as the death toll in hooch tragedy touched 116 on Sunday, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath smelled a political conspiracy.

Minor girls burnt, fed human waste over affair with boys

31 Jan 2019

Minor girls burnt, fed human waste over affair with boys

In Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, two minors girls, who are cousins, were tortured by their own family for dating two boys who studied in their school.

Congress walks out of UP Assembly over Gorakhpur encephalitis deaths

21 Dec 2018

Congress walks out of UP Assembly over Gorakhpur encephalitis deaths

The Congress walked out of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly today alleging that the state government had imposed an "emergency" in BRD Medical College to hide actual figures of encephalitis deaths in Gorakhpur from the media.

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

12 Dec 2018

#AssemblyElections: Star campaigner Yogi Adityanath gets BJP heartbreak in heartland

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath was the trump card which Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hoped would help it win Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, and Rajasthan, but the results brought only sad news for the saffron party.

Adityanath advises to follow Lord Ram to destroy Naxalism, terrorism

20 Oct 2018

Adityanath advises to follow Lord Ram to destroy Naxalism, terrorism

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister, Yogi Adityanath, said yesterday that people need to follow the path of Lord Ram to destroy those promoting terrorism and Naxalism, embrace 'Harijans' and conserve the tradition of seers.

UP: Gorakhpur hospital tragedy-accused Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested again

24 Sep 2018

UP: Gorakhpur hospital tragedy-accused Dr. Kafeel Khan arrested again

Dr. Kafeel Khan, who is an accused in the case of the death of infants at a state-run hospital in Gorakhpur last year and is currently out on bail, was arrested along with his brother Adeel Khan on Sunday in a nine-year-old fraud case.

UP: Dr. Kafeel Khan released on magistrate's order after arrest

23 Sep 2018

UP: Dr. Kafeel Khan released on magistrate's order after arrest

Dr. Kafeel Khan, who was arrested yesterday for allegedly arguing with doctors and "disturbing" treatment being given to patients at the district hospital in Bahraich, Uttar Pradesh, was released hours later on orders of a magistrate, cops said.

UP govt to set up special research centers in universities

15 Sep 2018

UP govt to set up special research centers in universities

To maintain the quality of higher education and provide a conducive environment for research work, the Uttar Pradesh government has decided to set up special research centers in universities, Deputy CM Dinesh Sharma said.

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

31 Aug 2018

As RaGa starts Kailash Yatra, posters celebrate his 'shiv bhakti'

Congress workers put up posters of President Rahul Gandhi in Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, on Thursday, which asserted him as a 'shiv bhakt' (devotee of Lord Shiva).

UP: Sub-inspector deployed for CM Yogi's security ends life

27 Aug 2018

UP: Sub-inspector deployed for CM Yogi's security ends life

A sub-inspector (SI), drawn for UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's security, allegedly committed suicide by shooting himself with his service revolver at his residence in Gorakhpur, UP, apparently over a domestic dispute, the police said today.

UP: Son kills mother, pierces eyes, for not giving money

18 Jul 2018

UP: Son kills mother, pierces eyes, for not giving money

In a horrific incident, a 30-year-old man allegedly killed his mother late on Monday night in Sonbarsa village, about 20 km from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, for not giving him money.

UP STF arrests 16 for cheating in police recruitment exam

18 Jun 2018

UP STF arrests 16 for cheating in police recruitment exam

The Uttar Pradesh Special Task Force has arrested at least 16 people in connection with cheating in the UP police constable recruitment examination.

SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019

06 Jun 2018

SP dares BJP to hold UP-assembly, LS-polls together in 2019

Buoyed by opposition victory in key Lok Sabha by-polls in Uttar Pradesh, Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav today dared the BJP government at the Center to hold simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state in 2019.

On Adityanath's birthday, here are 5 lesser-known facts about him

05 Jun 2018

On Adityanath's birthday, here are 5 lesser-known facts about him

Yogi Adityanath is a rare Indian politician who drove his wagon to electoral success quicker than most.

Gita Press Mahabharata in Telugu to release in 15 days

30 May 2018

Gita Press Mahabharata in Telugu to release in 15 days

Gorakhpur based the Gita Press has decided to publish the Mahabharata in Telugu to benefit non-Hindi and non-Sanskrit speaking people.

3 categories for UP's OBC quota, minister calls it 'Brahmastra'

03 May 2018

3 categories for UP's OBC quota, minister calls it 'Brahmastra'

Considering the caste based challenges posed by the SP-BSP alliance, the UP government aims to distribute 82 OBC groups into 3 categories.

Kushinagar accident: Yogi Adityanath asks protesters to stop 'narebaazi', 'nautanki'

26 Apr 2018

Kushinagar accident: Yogi Adityanath asks protesters to stop 'narebaazi', 'nautanki'

After 13 children were killed and eight others seriously injured in a train-school van collision, Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath reached the accident spot near Kushinagar on Thursday.

Jailed Ukrainian model suspected of information theft, illegal stay

07 Apr 2018

Jailed Ukrainian model suspected of information theft, illegal stay

Ukrainian model Daria Molcha, who was arrested from a Gorakhpur city hotel on April 3 on charges of illegally staying in India without a visa, has revealed the details of her 'Indian friends' who allegedly facilitated her entry into the country using fake documents.

SP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti to strengthening new-bond with BSP

05 Apr 2018

SP to celebrate Ambedkar Jayanti to strengthening new-bond with BSP

Samajwadi Party, which has found a new political bonhomie in the BSP, is all set to celebrate Dr. Ambedkar Jayanti on April 14 in a grand manner.

Yogi government's 1st year: How did it fare?

19 Mar 2018

Yogi government's 1st year: How did it fare?

Last March, belying expectations and poll punters, BJP and its allies stormed to power in the UP assembly, winning 325 of 403 seats.

UP: 37 IAS officers including Gorakhpur District Magistrate transferred

17 Mar 2018

UP: 37 IAS officers including Gorakhpur District Magistrate transferred

In an administrative reshuffle, the Uttar Pradesh Government has transferred 37 IAS officers, including the Gorakhpur District Magistrate.

Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

14 Mar 2018

Will successive gathbandhans lead to BJP's downfall in 2019?

Recently, BJP faced a unique challenge: After a quarter century, arch-rivals SP and BSP combined forces to contain the saffron tide in UP's Gorakhpur and Phulpur LS bypolls.

UP bypolls: BJP-SP in tough fight in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

14 Mar 2018

UP bypolls: BJP-SP in tough fight in Gorakhpur and Phulpur

The by-election results for two LS seats in UP, Gorakhpur and Phulpur, will be declared today.

UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

11 Mar 2018

UP: Voting starts for Gorakhpur, Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls

The voting for the by-elections to Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha seats has begun amid tight security, said a report.

People of UP no longer want Aurangzeb's government, says Adityanath

10 Mar 2018

People of UP no longer want Aurangzeb's government, says Adityanath

While campaigning for Gorakhpur bypolls, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath likened the previous Samajwadi Party government to Mughal dynastic rule.

Jaya Bachchan trounces others to become Samajwadi's RS candidate

07 Mar 2018

Jaya Bachchan trounces others to become Samajwadi's RS candidate

In a surprising development, SP has announced veteran actress Jaya Bachchan as its candidate for upcoming RS polls. Earlier, the party was expected to choose someone more experienced like Naresh Aggarwal. However, MP Amar Singh claimed, "Jaya Bachchan was consistently loyal to the Samajwadi Party, its system and hierarchy."

To fight BJP, BSP-SP alliance on the cards

04 Mar 2018

To fight BJP, BSP-SP alliance on the cards

Mayawati's Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) has announced that it will support once bitter rival Samajwadi Party (SP) in the ensuing Gorakhpur and Phulpur Lok Sabha bypolls.

Uttar Pradesh: Couple ties knot on a moving train

01 Mar 2018

Uttar Pradesh: Couple ties knot on a moving train

In what seemed like a bid to be on the right track, a couple tied the knot on board a flower-bedecked train, with the ceremony solemnized by spiritual guru Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.

15 police encounters in two days in Yogi's UP

03 Feb 2018

15 police encounters in two days in Yogi's UP

As many as 24 criminals were arrested and one gangster was killed in 15 police encounters across 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh.