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UP: Dancer, shot for stopping performance, will need multiple surgeries

13 Dec 2019

UP: Dancer, shot for stopping performance, will need multiple surgeries

She was performing at a wedding function on November 30, paused to catch a breath, and her life took a deadly turn as she was shot at.

Jawaharlal Nehru's Prayagraj ancestral home gets Rs. 4.35cr tax notice

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.

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

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.

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

24 Sep 2019

Questioning faith of Hindus is difficult: SC on Ayodhya matter

The Ayodhya dispute pertains to just 2.77 acres of land but its implications are far-reaching. Both Muslims and Hindus want possession of the land, and the Supreme Court is hoping to solve the case by October.

Soon, UP schools to grow greens for mid-day meals

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.

Vistara aircraft almost ran out of fuel, passenger recalls horror

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.

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

15 Jul 2019

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.

UP: Akhilesh Yadav "detained" at airport; war of words erupts

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.

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

10 Feb 2019

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.

Kumbh 2019: Indian Railways launches device for generating unreserved tickets

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.

#Kumbh2019: Jobs which will be generated by Prayagraj Kumbh Mela

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.

Everything about #Kumbh2019: Travel options, accommodation, important dates, and more

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.

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

19 Dec 2018

Now, BJP-leaders ask Centre: What's your stand on Ram Mandir?

On Tuesday, few MPs of the Bharatiya Janata Party raised the issue of Ram Mandir at the parliamentary meet and asked the Centre's stand on the issue, reports IE.

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

16 Dec 2018

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.

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

11 Dec 2018

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

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

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

22 Oct 2018

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.

Allahabad renamed to Prayagraj as UP Cabinet clears proposal

16 Oct 2018

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.

Congress opposes CM Adityanath's plan to rename Allahabad

15 Oct 2018

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.

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

07 Oct 2018

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.

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

01 Oct 2018

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.

Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

19 Sep 2018

Kumbh Mela: UP to build roads, name them after Vajpayee

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath has said every urban local body in UP will develop an attractive road that will be named as the "Atal Gaurav Path" after former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Congress workers protest in Allahabad after removal of Nehru statue

15 Sep 2018

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.

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

04 Sep 2018

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.

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

01 Sep 2018

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.

Man found hanging, wife stuffed in fridge, daughters in suitcase

21 Aug 2018

Man found hanging, wife stuffed in fridge, daughters in suitcase

In a rather gruesome case reported out of Allahabad, police have recovered the body of a man, along with his family members comprising his wife and three daughters.

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

20 Jul 2018

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.

UP: Muslim businessman donates money for construction of 51 temples

02 Jul 2018

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.

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

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.

Mumbai crash: Brave pilots who sacrificed themselves to save hundreds

29 Jun 2018

Mumbai crash: Brave pilots who sacrificed themselves to save hundreds

Yesterday's Mumbai crash has brought to the fore tales of heroism about the two people in charge, Chief Pilot Pradeep Rajput and Co-pilot Maria Zuberi, who saved many lives by directing the aircraft towards a vacant construction site.

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.

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

28 May 2018

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.

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

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.

Allahabad student murder: Main accused arrested after five days

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.

Allahabad law student dies after brutal assault at restaurant

12 Feb 2018

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.

Poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Krishna protecting 'Draupadi' Renuka Chowdhury

11 Feb 2018

Poster shows Rahul Gandhi as Krishna protecting 'Draupadi' Renuka Chowdhury

A Youth Congress leader in Allahabad has waded into the Congress-BJP war over PM Narendra Modi's comments on MP Renuka Chowdhury, but it's his poster that has drawn attention.

The 31-year-old lawyer behind disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

20 Jan 2018

The 31-year-old lawyer behind disqualification of 20 AAP MLAs

AAP is in serious trouble: 20 of its MLAs are in the dock for holding "office of profit."

UP cinema halls to screen Kumbh Mela logo before movies

05 Jan 2018

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

05 Dec 2017

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.

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

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

24 Nov 2017

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.