Prayagraj: News

05 Jul 2024

Uttar Pradesh

Video: Old, new principal fight over chair at Prayagraj school 

A video of a school principal in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, being forced to vacate her chair has gone viral on social media.

Heatwave to ease from June 20; thunderstorms expected in Delhi

The India Meteorological Department (IMD) has predicted heatwave conditions in New Delhi on Wednesday, with potential thunderstorms accompanied by lightning and gusty winds.

14 Jun 2024

Allahabad High Court

'Male partners not always wrong': HC acquits man of rape

The Allahabad High Court has overturned a rape conviction of a man, emphasizing that while laws on sexual offenses are primarily women-centric, they do not automatically imply male culpability.

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.

25 Nov 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP man attacks bus conductor with cleaver for 'insulting Prophet'

A 20-year-old man in Uttar Pradesh reportedly attacked a bus conductor with a cleaver on Friday in Prayagraj after a dispute over ticket fare.

27 Sep 2023


MP: 12-year-old girl raped, shooed away when sought help

In a shocking incident, a 12-year-old girl who was allegedly raped by some unidentified persons in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh, was shooed away when she approached locals for help.

16 May 2023

Umesh Pal

Umesh Pal murder: Police lookout notice against Atiq Ahmed's wife

The Pragyaraj Police in Uttar Pradesh issued a lookout notice against the wife of slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed—Shaista Parveen—and two suspected shooters in the Umesh Pal murder case.

No merit list, divisions to prevent unhealthy competition: CBSE

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) declared the results of classes 10 and 12 on Friday.

'Why were Atiq Ahmed, brother paraded?' SC asks UP government

The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Uttar Pradesh government to submit an affidavit mentioning the steps that have been taken to investigate the killing of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother, Ashraf Ahmed, reported ANI.

24 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Prayagraj: Police find bloodstains, knife at slain Atiq Ahmed's office

The police in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj reportedly found bloodstains inside the partly demolished office of slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed on Monday.

23 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

BJP minister Dharmpal Singh claims opposition got Atiq Ahmed killed

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Uttar Pradesh Animal Husbandry & Dairying Minister Dharmpal Singh has alleged that opposition parties were behind the recent murder of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed.

19 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

From policeman's daughter to gangster's wife—here's all about Shaista Parveen

Shaista Parveen, the wife of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, who was shot dead in police custody on Saturday, is reportedly on the Uttar Pradesh Police's most-wanted list.

19 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed killing: 5 cops suspended, 4-day remand for accused

The Uttar Pradesh government suspended five police personnel for dereliction of duty in the death of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed in police custody in Prayagraj on Saturday.

17 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Gangster Atiq Ahmed received 9 bullets, his brother 5: Autopsy 

An autopsy revealed that slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed was shot at least nine times outside a hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh, during a Saturday attack on him and his brother Ashraf Ahmed.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, brother Ashraf buried in Prayagraj

Slain gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were buried late on Sunday at the Kasari Masari burial ground in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, said reports.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Who killed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed: Everything we know about attackers

Many fingers have been pointed at the Uttar Pradesh Police after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead in police custody while being taken for a medical examination in Prayagraj on Saturday night.

16 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Atiq Ahmed shot dead: UP CM Adityanath orders high-level probe

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath reportedly called for a high-level meeting late on Saturday, immediately after jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf Ahmed were shot dead.

15 Apr 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, brother Ashraf shot dead in Prayagraj

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed, who was lodged in a prison in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj, has been shot dead while being taken for a medical examination, reported ANI.

14 Apr 2023

Umesh Pal

Umesh Pal murder case: Cops tried capturing Asad, Maksudan alive

The team of Uttar Pradesh Police that killed Atiq Ahmed's son Asad and his close associate Ghulam Maksudan in an encounter on Thursday morning reportedly tried to capture both wanted criminals alive, as per the FIR in the case.

05 Apr 2023

Bahujan Samaj Party

Umesh Pal murder: Police claim breakthrough; iPhone, crucial evidence found

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Tuesday claimed to have made another breakthrough in the murder case of lawyer Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.

28 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Umesh Pal kidnapping case: Gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed jailed for life

A court in Prayagraj on Tuesday found gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and two others guilty and sentenced them to life imprisonment in the 2006 kidnapping case of Umesh Pal, a witness in Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's murder.

27 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Jailed gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed's convoy reaches MP amid 'murder' apprehensions

Jailed former MP Atiq Ahmed, who is being brought to Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj from Gujarat's Sabarmati Jail for a court hearing, reached Madhya Pradesh's Shivpuri on Monday.

26 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Umesh Pal murder: 'Pakistan link' suspected, shooter traced to Ajmer

The Uttar Pradesh Police began investigating a Pakistani connection in the high-profile Umesh Pal murder case, according to India Today.

16 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

New CCTV footage shows shooters firing at Umesh Pal

A new CCTV video has emerged in the Umesh Pal murder case from Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj in which multiple shooters are seen firing at Pal in an alley while he tries to escape.

13 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh Police

Breakthrough in Umesh Pal murder case; prime accused's aide detained 

The Uttar Pradesh Police on Monday claimed to have made a breakthrough in the recent murder case of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's killing in 2005.

06 Mar 2023

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Another Umesh Pal murder accused killed in Prayagraj encounter

Another accused in the Umesh Pal murder case was killed in an encounter by a Prayagraj Police team in Uttar Pradesh on Monday morning.

27 Feb 2023

Uttar Pradesh

Umesh Pal murder case: Accused shot dead in police encounter

The Uttar Pradesh Police shot dead a key accused in the killing of Umesh Pal, a witness to Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal's murder in 2005, in an alleged encounter.

25 Feb 2023

Yogi Adityanath

Adityanath lashes out at Akhilesh over MLA murder witness's death

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath locked horns with Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav in the UP Assembly on Saturday over the recent killing of a key witness in the 2005 murder case of Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MLA Raju Pal.

16 Jan 2023

Bharti Airtel

Airtel launches 5G Plus in Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, Prayagraj

Bharti Airtel has launched 5G Plus in five major cities of Uttar Pradesh including Agra, Meerut, Gorakhpur, Kanpur, and Prayagraj.

05 Nov 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Platelet row: Owner of UP hospital arrested for 'negligence'

Police on Saturday arrested the owner of Global Hospital in Uttar Pradesh's Jhalwa, which made the headlines after a dengue patient died there following a transfusion of platelets last month.

26 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Hospital that transfused juice instead of platelets to be bulldozed

The Prayagraj Development Authority in Uttar Pradesh has served a 'bulldozer notice' to Global Hospital, which made the headlines for allegedly transfusing a dengue patient with lime juice dissembled as platelets which resulted in his death.

21 Oct 2022

Uttar Pradesh

Prayagraj: Instead of platelets, dengue patient transfused with juice; dies

A private hospital in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh (UP), was sealed when a dengue patient died after he was allegedly transfused lime juice instead of platelets on Wednesday.

03 Jul 2022

Health & Wellness

'Too late': Doctor receives transfer orders 13 days after death

Dr. Dipendra Singh—a 55-year-old government doctor from Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj who was posted at Chitrakoot's Joint District Hospital—received his transfer orders on WhatsApp on his "terahvi" (13th day) following his death.

12 Jun 2022

Yogi Adityanath

UP: Authorities demolish 'illegally constructed' house of Prayagraj violence accused

Authorities in Uttar Pradesh have reportedly launched a demolition drive at the house of a key accused in the Prayagraj violence with heavy security deployed outside the residence.

23 Apr 2022


UP shocker: 2-year-old girl, 4 other family members found murdered

In a horrific incident that came to light on Saturday, five members of a family—including a two-year-old girl—were found murdered in their house in Uttar Pradesh's Prayagraj.

13 Jan 2022

Yogi Adityanath

COVID-19: Adityanath's appeal as UP allows Makar Sankranti holy dip

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Thursday urged people to strictly follow COVID-19 protocols ahead of the 'Makar Sankranti' dip at Sangam, the confluence of three rivers in Prayagraj.

26 Nov 2021

Uttar Pradesh

UP: 4 members of Dalit family found dead in Prayagraj

Four members of a family were found murdered at their home in Prayagraj district, Uttar Pradesh on Thursday. They belonged to a Scheduled Caste.

21 Sep 2021

Yogi Adityanath

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Narendra Modi

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.

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

Uttar Pradesh

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.

02 May 2020

Madhya Pradesh

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.

20 Nov 2019

Indira Gandhi

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

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 Mar 2019

Narendra Modi

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

Narendra Modi

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

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.

10,000 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

Baba Ramdev

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.

29 Jan 2019

Yogi Adityanath

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

Sonia Gandhi

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.

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

Uttar Pradesh

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

Kumbh Mela

#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

Reliance Jio

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.

05 Jan 2019

Uttar Pradesh

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).

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.