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The city of Gorakhpur is situated in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This city in the eastern part of the state commands great religious significance. This one of the major cities in state of Uttar Pradesh houses headquarters of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division

Gorakhpur

The city of Gorakhpur is situated in Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. This city in the eastern part of the state commands great religious significance. This one of the major cities in state of Uttar Pradesh houses headquarters of Gorakhpur District and Gorakhpur Division. The city named after the saint Gorakshanath of Nathpanthi sect is also known for housing places of worship of Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Jain and Sikh communities. Besides, the city is well admired for its great culture, where peoples of different communities live in complete harmony. Owing to its significance, latest news from Gorakpur can always be heard.

The city was one of the major bases for the Indian independence movement during 20th century. The site for Chauri Chaura violence is situated in vicinity. After independence the city has developed, as one of the major centers of trade and commerce in eastern Uttar Pradesh. As a headquarter of the North Eastern Railways, the city has become one of the major junctions in the region from where there are direct rail links to almost all the major cities in India.

The economy of the city is primarily based on service sector and agricultural production, as there is lack of industries. As it is one of the major cities in eastern Uttar Pradesh, it receives heavy population influx in search of employment and education.

Reaching Gorakhpur is very easy as it is well connected to excellent road and rail networks. The city also enjoys air connectivity but flights are very few. For tourists there are numerous tourist attractions in Gorakhpur that include Gorakhnath Temple, Vishnu Temple, Gita Press, Kusumi Vinod Van. Geeta Vatika, Ramgarh Tal, Rail Museum and Water Park. An excursion to several other places around the city can also be made. Accommodations for every budget can be found in the city.

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Plot to kill Magsaysay winner Anna Hazare revealed - 01 Jun 2009
in Thane's Dombivli suburb, Tiwari, 37, hails from Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), Joint

A Gorakhpur boy plays a dutiful son to his blind mother - 27 May 2009
Gorakhpur, May 27 (ANI): In a unique case of son's dedication towards his mother, Kailesh Giri Brahamchari, has been carrying his mother on his shoulders and taking her all over the country to visit places of Hindu worship. He left

Teenager commits suicide after being scolded by parents - 23 May 2009
Lucknow, May 23 (IANS) A 19-year-old college student fatally shot himself in the stomach after being scolded by his parents over studies in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur district, police said Saturday. Anirudh Kumar, a bachelor of arts

Some film stars shone in polls, others bit the dust - 16 May 2009
) (Berhempur, Orissa) - Won    Manoj Tiwary - Samajwadi Party (Gorakhpur

Uttar Pradesh philatelist boasts of hundreds of postal stamps on personalities - 14 May 2009
Gorakhpur (UP), May 14 (ANI): Mohammed Arif Siddiqui, a philatelist from Gorakhpur of Uttar Pradesh boasts of having collection of hundreds of postal stamps on scores of themes ranging from freedom fighters and kings to Prime Ministers

Train passenger resisting robbery bid shot dead - 14 May 2009
Patna, May 14 (IANS) Armed robbers shot dead a passenger of the Purvanchal Express between Kolkata and Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur, and injured others as the train left Jamui station in Bihar, police said Thursday. Moti Lal Yadav, who

Gorakhpur Muslim sings Hindu prayers - 10 May 2009
Gorakhpur, May 10 (ANI): A Muslim in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur area has acquired big popularity for his inclination to sing praises of Lord Rama from Ramayana, the religious text of Hindus, with utter devotion.  Drawn to study Hindu

Encephalitis assumes alarming proportions in UP - 03 May 2009
Gorakhpur (Uttar Pradesh), May 3 (ANI): Fetal encephalitis has made a brutal come back in Uttar Pradesh's Gorakhpur District.  The vector-borne disease... admitted to the government hospitals in Gorakhpur after they showed symptoms

Midday meal scheme attracts students to schools in Gorakhpur - 23 Apr 2009
Gorakhpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Midday meal programme has been successful in Uttar Pradesh in getting the rural young boys and girls to attend schools..., at Tikonia Primary School in Gorakhpur, the scheme has really helped to achieve

Midday meal scheme attracts students to schools in Gorakhpur - 23 Apr 2009
Gorakhpur, Apr 23 (ANI): Midday meal programme has been successful in Uttar Pradesh in getting the rural young boys and girls to attend schools and study.his... in Gorakhpur, the scheme has really helped to achieve all the three objectives. 

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