Articles about Prayagraj
21 Sep 2021
Narendra Giri death: Accused disciple arrested; CBI probe demands grow
The main accused in the death of Mahant Narendra Giri, Anand Giri, has been arrested, the Uttar Pradesh Police said.
12 Aug 2021
UP: Over 1,200 villages hit by floods, rescue efforts underway
Over five lakh people in 1,243 villages of Uttar Pradesh have been affected by floods, and relief and rescue teams have been deployed to assist the people, officials said on Wednesday.
06 Mar 2021
UP: Child Rights body to probe 3-year-old's death outside hospital
A day after a three-year-old girl died outside a private hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, the national child rights organization has stepped in to investigate the matter.
24 Feb 2021
COVID-19: Teachers, staff of two schools test positive in Prayagraj
Amid a worrying spike in coronavirus cases in several states across the country, the city of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh reported 19 new infections on Tuesday.
30 Nov 2020
India giving befitting reply to anti-national forces: Modi in Varanasi
India is giving a befitting reply to anti-national forces within and outside of the country, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday.
26 Nov 2020
UP government approves Ganga Expressway project, costing Rs. 36,000+ crore
The Uttar Pradesh government, led by BJP's Yogi Adityanath, on Wednesday, approved the ambitious Ganga Expressway project, whose expense is pegged at Rs. 36,402 crore.
15 Sep 2020
How can Mughals be heroes, asks Adityanath; renames Agra museum
The under-construction Mughal museum in Uttar Pradesh city Agra will be named after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj on orders of Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, his office said in a statement on Monday.
08 Aug 2020
Prayagraj: Hospital guard thrashes mentally-challenged elderly woman, arrested after outrage
In a shocking video that went viral today, a security guard at a government hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj was seen mercilessly beating up an elderly woman as she pleaded for help.
28 Jul 2020
UP coronavirus patient, who complained about hospital in video, dies
A coronavirus patient, who complained about negligence at the hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi city where he was being treated, has died.
11 May 2020
'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages
Shramik special trains, meant to send migrant workers to their home states will now run on full capacity, the Railways announced on Monday.
04 May 2020
Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India
After keeping operations suspended for over a month, ride-hailing giant Uber has begun operations in select cities and districts across India.
02 May 2020
Uttar Pradesh: Migrant workers scramble for bananas in Prayagraj
In a scene that should collectively shame all, desperate migrant workers were seen scrambling for bananas in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj from behind iron gates.
26 Apr 2020
Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak
The total number of cases due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) surged past 26,000 in India on Saturday. Meanwhile, the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 824.
24 Mar 2020
Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked
In a clear sign that the government will not go easy on those violating the lockdown rules, authorities on Monday booked hundreds for stepping out of their homes, unnecessarily, and issued warnings of a jail term to them.
03 Feb 2020
Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament
Mere days after he made controversial remarks about Delhi's Shaheen Bagh protests, Bharatiya Janata Party MP Parvesh Verma referred to former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi as "Rajiv Feroze Khan."
20 Nov 2019
Jawaharlal Nehru's Prayagraj ancestral home gets Rs. 4.35cr tax notice
The historic Anand Bhawan in Prayagraj, the home where former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was born, has been slapped with a Rs. 4.35 crore tax notice by the city's Municipal Corporation.
07 Sep 2019
Soon, UP schools to grow greens for mid-day meals
Government schools in Uttar Pradesh have been directed to grow green vegetables in their kitchen gardens and use them for mid-day meals.
18 Jun 2019
2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Four terrorists get life imprisonment
A special court in Prayagraj announced its verdict in the 2005 Ayodhya terror attack case, sentencing four accused to life imprisonment on Tuesday. One other accused has been acquitted by the court.
14 Apr 2019
Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense
On Saturday, Congress announced a fresh list of nine candidates for Uttar Pradesh for upcoming Lok Sabha polls but remained mum on Varanasi.
20 Mar 2019
BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?
Uttar Pradesh holds high importance for BJP. Banking on the Ram Janmbhoomi emotions and the sensitive Ayodhya issue, the party rose to national prominence in the late 80s and early 90s.
17 Mar 2019
Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, the in-charge of Congress for UP East, will take a boat ride from Prayagraj on Monday, the party has confirmed.
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
17 Feb 2019
MP: Three dead, dozens injured after bus falls into drain
In a tragic incident, three people were killed and dozens more injured after a bus fell into a drain from a bridge in the district of Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh.
12 Feb 2019
UP: Akhilesh Yadav "detained" at airport; war of words erupts
On Monday, former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav tweeted that he had been "detained" by police at the Lucknow airport as he was about to catch a special flight to Prayagraj to attend a function.
04 Feb 2019
10,000 people, including engineers, board toppers becoming Naga sadhus
Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, regarded as one of the biggest gatherings of the world, also witnesses the conversion of many young adults into Naga sadhus, to achieve spirituality.
01 Feb 2019
Naga sadhus at Kumbh give up smoking 'chillum'. Here's why!
Many sadhus at the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj have taken a bold step to quit smoking chillums (clay pipes for smoking), one of their prized possessions, after yoga guru Ramdev asked them not to.
01 Feb 2019
Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date
On Friday, Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat warned the government that work on the Ram Mandir would begin in four months if no concrete steps were taken to commence the construction of the temple.
29 Jan 2019
UP: Yogi Adityanath announces development of Rs. 36,000cr Ganga Expressway
While holding a cabinet meeting at the ongoing Kumbh Mela, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, on Tuesday, announced the UP government's decision to develop the Ganga Expressway.
29 Jan 2019
In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela
For the first time after being made the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh, Yogi Adityanath will chair a cabinet meeting outside the state capital Lucknow.
27 Jan 2019
Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra, who formally joined active politics earlier this week, may kickstart her innings with a holy dip in Kumbh Mela on February 4.
26 Jan 2019
Kumbh: Serial killer, who murdered 10 in six months, arrested
In a major breakthrough, police arrested a suspected serial killer from Kumbh Mela on Friday. The religious fair is underway in Prayagraj.
15 Jan 2019
Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti
At the daybreak of Tuesday, which marked Makar Sankranti, thousands of pilgrims took a dip in the chilly waters of the Sangam - the confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna, and Saraswati rivers - thus officially kicking off the Kumbh Mela 2019.
14 Jan 2019
Fire breaks out in camp a day before Kumbh Mela
On Monday, a massive fire gutted several tents at the Kumbh mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. The event is officially supposed to start on Tuesday.
08 Jan 2019
#KumbhMela: Authorities to adopt AI for smooth crowd management
In a first, Kumbh Mela- the largest religious gathering on earth- will witness the use of artificial intelligence for better crowd management this year.
08 Jan 2019
#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela
The Kumbh Mela is one of the largest religious gatherings in the world. The Ardh Kumbh Mela or Kumbh 2019, to be held in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj (Allahabad), is expected to be much bigger this year.
08 Jan 2019
New 'Kumbh JioPhone' for pilgrims: Here's all about it
JioPhone in getting a special avatar, one designed specifically for pilgrims attending the Ardh Kumbh festival in Prayagraj.
06 Jan 2019
Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here
The Indian Railways is planning to ramp up security at train stations, and the plan is to make them akin to airports.
05 Jan 2019
Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj
As the country is gearing up for the Lok Sabha elections 2019, Congress' President Rahul Gandhi could attend the Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, reports claimed.
04 Jan 2019
Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more
Kumbh Mela is considered one of the largest religious gatherings not only in India but also the world.
01 Jan 2019
Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj
Kumbh Mela, one of the biggest gatherings in the world, sees pilgrims from across the world come and cleanse all their sins in UP's Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad).