Allahabad: News

19 May 2024


Rahul Gandhi, Akhilesh Yadav forced to leave rally amidst chaos

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav were forced to leave a public rally in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, on Sunday after a chaotic situation ensued.

12 Feb 2024

Rahul Gandhi

Congress to end Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra earlier than planned

The Congress's Bharat Jodo Nyay Yatra will likely conclude earlier than planned, with its Uttar Pradesh leg being curtailed by at least a week, The Indian Express reported.

14 Dec 2023

Bomb Attack

Allahabad University student injured while making bomb in hostel

A student at Allahabad University was severely injured after a bomb he was clandestinely making exploded in his hand on Wednesday evening.

16 Dec 2022

Allahabad High Court

Life imprisonment for 43 policemen in 1991 Pilibhit encounter case

Allahabad High Court's Lucknow bench sentenced 43 police officers to life imprisonment in a three-decade-old fake encounter case.

12 Jul 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Top 5 places to visit in Allahabad

Located in Uttar Pradesh, Allahabad is a sacred city that is a must-visit place if you want to spend your vacation in peace and tranquility while seeking some spiritual enlightenment.

19 Mar 2021


Prayagraj IG bans loudspeakers during 10pm-6am after complaint against 'azaan'

The Inspector-General of Police, Prayagraj, has asked the District Magistrate to ensure a ban on the use of loudspeakers between 10 pm and 6 am, following a complaint filed by Allahabad University Vice-Chancellor Sangita Srivastava.

14 Oct 2019


India's fastest train stranded without AC, lights for an hour

The passengers on-board the Vande Bharat Express, one of the most premium trains of India, must have been wanting a comfortable journey. Instead, on Sunday they suffered for an hour without AC, lights, or even a fan, after the locomotive developed a technical snag.

07 Sep 2019

Uttar Pradesh

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.

17 Jul 2019


Vistara aircraft almost ran out of fuel, passenger recalls horror

In a shocking turn of events, a Delhi-bound Vistara flight almost ran out of fuel mid-air. The UK944 aircraft, which took off from Mumbai on Monday, landed in Lucknow with only 10 minutes of fuel in its tank.

15 Jul 2019

Uttar Pradesh

After Sakshi Misra, Allahabad-girl 'threatened' for marrying against family's wishes

Days after Sakshi Misra, the daughter of a BJP MLA from Bareilly, released a video alleging her life was under threat as she married a Dalit man, another girl has followed suit.

12 Feb 2019

Samajwadi Party

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.

10 Feb 2019

Kumbh Mela

The unique 'Ram Naam Bank' at Kumbh Mela goes digital

Embarking on a digital journey during the ongoing Kumbh, the 'Ram Naam Bank', where devotees deposit booklets after writing the name of Lord Ram, has now made its presence on the digital platform.

18 Jan 2019


Kumbh 2019: Indian Railways launches device for generating unreserved tickets

To facilitate the large number of pilgrims visiting the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad, from all over the country, the Indian Railways has taken a number of steps.

16 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

It's all about Kumbh-Mela this season! Railways proposes 800 trains

To facilitate pilgrims arriving in large numbers during the Kumbh Mela in 2019, the Railways has proposed running 800 special trains from various stations of UP's Prayagraj district.

11 Dec 2018

Indian Railways

Railways gives Prayagraj station beautiful makeover ahead of 'Kumbh Mela'

Indian Railways has always strived to give a memorable experience to passengers.

22 Oct 2018

Himachal Pradesh

After Allahabad's renaming, Shimla might be renamed to Shyamala

It seems like Shimla is set to join the increasingly long list of Indian cities that have been renamed.

16 Oct 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

A couple of days after Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath announced his plans to rename the historic city of Allahabad to Prayagraj, the UP Cabinet, on Tuesday, cleared the renaming proposal.

15 Oct 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Congress opposes CM Adityanath's plan to rename Allahabad

On Sunday, the Congress voiced strong opposition to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath's plans of renaming Allahabad to Prayagraj.

07 Oct 2018

Indian Railways

Railways to run Allahabad-Delhi special trains to ferry Pravasi delegates

The Indian Railways has firmed up plans to run special 'Pravasi Bharti' trains between Allahabad and Delhi to ferry delegates of the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas from the Kumbh Mela in time for the Republic Day event in the national capital, sources said.

01 Oct 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Six bus passengers killed after being run-over by truck

Six passengers were today killed and three others injured after being hit by a speeding truck while they were pushing a roadways bus that had broken down.

15 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

A statue of former PM Jawaharlal Nehru was removed from an intersection in Allahabad as part of a road-widening project, triggering protests by the Congress.

04 Sep 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Allahabad: Retired cop thrashed, 49 times in 90 seconds; dies

In a barbaric incident, a 70-year-old retired sub-inspector (SI), Abdul Samad Khan, was brutally beaten to death in broad daylight in Allahabad over a property-related dispute.

01 Sep 2018

Yogi Adityanath

Special arrangements for stray cows, dogs at Nagar Nigams: Yogi

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath today said special arrangement for the upkeep of stray cows, dogs, monkeys, and birds would be made at every Nagar Nigam of the state.

20 Jul 2018

Rahul Gandhi

Congress didn't pay Rs. 35/month rent, asked to vacate Allahabad-office

The grand old party, the Congress may be looking to regain its lost lustre in national politics but it stands to lose its iconic office in Allahabad.

02 Jul 2018

Narendra Modi

UP: Muslim businessman donates money for construction of 51 temples

Just when reports of communal tension lead us to believe the society has fallen far, some gestures show not all hope is lost.

01 Jul 2018


Islamic State offers Allahabad-youth $5000/month for information on Indian Intelligence

The terrorist outfit Islamic State (IS) tried luring an Allahabad youth and offered him $5000 per month in exchange of information on Indian Intelligence Agencies.

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.

28 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Work at Kumbh Mela for Rs. 50,000/month: Details here

Young professionals can get a chance to earn money by working at the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which is held in Allahabad every six years.

27 Apr 2018


Google doodle celebrates eminent Hindi poet Mahadevi Varma's birth anniversary

Google is celebrating eminent Hindi poet Mahadevi Varma's 111th birth anniversary with a doodle.

14 Feb 2018


Allahabad student murder: Main accused arrested after five days

The main accused in the brutal killing of a law student in Allahabad has been arrested five days after the murder.

12 Feb 2018

Times of India

Allahabad law student dies after brutal assault at restaurant

A second-year law student of Allahabad died after he was brutally assaulted over an altercation at a restaurant.

05 Jan 2018

Yogi Adityanath

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

As per a new diktat by Yogi Adityanath government, along with the national anthem, cinema halls in UP will also show the Kumbh Mela logo before screening a film.

Ayodhya dispute: Final hearing in SC, matter postponed to February

The SC had begun the final hearing on the Ayodhya land dispute today, a day before the 25th anniversary of the Babri Masjid demolition.

25 Nov 2017


Allahabad HC gags media from reporting in Yogi's hate-speech case

The Allahabad HC banned the media from reporting on the proceedings of the 2008 Gorakhpur hate speech case; UP CM Yogi Adityanath is the prime accused.

Judiciary-college nexus: 'Pay Rs.10L each to 150 students', SC rules

The SC has directed a Lucknow medical college to pay Rs. 10L each to 150 students for admitting them illegally.

03 Oct 2017

Bahujan Samaj Party

Allahabad: Violent protests erupt after BSP leader shot dead

BSP leader Rajesh Yadav was shot dead outside a hostel near the University of Allahabad on October 2.