Prayagraj

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'Shramik' trains will run on full capacity, have several stoppages

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.

Uber begins operations in green and orange zones across India

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.

Uttar Pradesh: Migrant workers scramble for bananas in Prayagraj

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.

Coronavirus: India's death toll crosses 800; Maharashtra touches new peak

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.

Coronavirus crisis: On day 1 of India's lockdown, hundreds booked

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.

Parvesh Verma calls Rajiv Gandhi 'Rajiv Feroze Khan' in Parliament

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."

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.

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.

2005 Ayodhya terror attack: Four terrorists get life imprisonment

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.

Priyanka v/s Modi in Varanasi? Congress keeps up with suspense

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.

BJP's poll campaign began with Kumbh. Will it get results?

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.

Weeks after appointment, Priyanka gets into campaign-mode with boat ride

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.

PM Modi takes dip at Kumbh; washes sanitation workers' feet

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

MP: Three dead, dozens injured after bus falls into drain

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.

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.

10,000 people, including engineers, board toppers becoming Naga sadhus

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.

Naga sadhus at Kumbh give up smoking 'chillum'. Here's why!

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.

Bhagwat says Ram Mandir construction in 4-months; protesters demand date

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.

UP: Yogi Adityanath announces development of Rs. 36,000cr Ganga Expressway

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.

In a first, Adityanath's cabinet to meet at Kumbh Mela

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.

Priyanka Gandhi to start active political role with Kumbh dip

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.

Kumbh: Serial killer, who murdered 10 in six months, arrested

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.

Kumbh Mela 2019 commences with first bath of Makar Sankranti

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.

Fire breaks out in camp a day before Kumbh Mela

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.

#KumbhMela: Authorities to adopt AI for smooth crowd management

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.

#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.

New 'Kumbh JioPhone' for pilgrims: Here's all about it

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.

Railways to introduce airport-like security at train stations: Details here

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.

Eyeing 2019, Rahul Gandhi may visit Kumbh Mela in Prayagraj

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.

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.

Meet this French Baba who's a star attraction in Prayagraj

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).

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.

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.