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Prayagraj News

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Eight members of inter-state robbers gang nabbed

Eight members of an inter-state robbers gang were arrested by Soraon police near Bankat highway in trans-Ganga pocket of the Prayagraj district on late Wednesday night after a brief encounter. Police have also recovered two country made pistols of 0.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Recruitment process of 917 assistant professors begins

Soon, 321 government-aided degree colleges of the state would be getting assistant professors in 37 subjects.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Retired cop shoots self in Sarayinayat

An elderly retired police officer on Thursday committed suicide by shooting himself by his licenced weapon at his house in village Dakshini Kotwa under the limits of Sarayinayat police station in trans-Ganga pocket of Prayargaj district.A suicide note was also recovered from his room.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Ashtadhatu idol of Radha-Krishna stolen from temple in trans-Ganga

Unidentified thieves made away with an ashtadhatu idol of Radha-Krishna from the ancient Radha Krishna temple located in Laludeeh village under the limits of Nawabganj police station in the wee hours of Thursday.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Locals hail budget, say thrust on infra will boost economy

The citizens in Prayagraj lauded the UP Budget 2022-23 saying its provisions, and fund allocation for new development projects will boost the economy further and will kindle hopes for a better tomorrow.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Now, rent a boat for 60 per person in Sangam city

Now, tourists coming to Sangam would not fall prey to being charged hefty amounts for hiring boats by private boatmen.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Glass restaurant at hotel for panoramic view of Kumbh

Visitors at Prayagraj Kumbh 2025 can have a beautiful view of the grand religious fair through the glass kitchen and restaurant on the top of Hotel Triveni Darshan at Kydganj while enjoying their meals and refreshments.Uttar Pradesh State Tourism Development Corporation Ltd.

27 May 2022 8:37 am
Man opens fire at daughter, shoots her BF in rage

A man allegedly opened fire at his 18-year-old daughter and her boyfriend with his licensed weapon in his house at Chak Hiranand in Naini police station area early on Wednesday.

26 May 2022 8:25 am
Traders protest

Traders at Katra, Netram crossing and adjoining areas on Wednesday pulled down their shutters and blocked vehicular movement for few hours to mark their protest against the anti-encroachment drive being taken by the authorities of Prayagraj Municipal Corporation (PMC) and district police.

26 May 2022 8:25 am
22-yr-old youth found murdered

A 22-year-old youth, identified as Salman Khan and a resident of Gadauri Khurd village, was found murdered near Narsinghgarh village under the limits of Raniganj police station of Pratapgarh district on Wednesday morning.

26 May 2022 8:25 am
Illegal liquor worth 2 crore seized in Jaunpur

The Special Task Force (Prayagraj unit) on Wednesday claimed to have busted an interstate racket involved in liquor smuggling and arrested its three key operatives near Sanjay nagar on Bhadohi-Jaunpur highway and seized illegal liquor consignment worth Rs two crore from them.

26 May 2022 8:25 am
Cops rename public connectteam as Jan Samvad Dasta

The Haal Chal Dasta set up to know the well-being of citizens and helping police connect with people in Sangam City, will now be known as Jan Samvad Dasta.

26 May 2022 3:22 am
Examine pvt witnesses1st: HC to sessions court

The Allahabad high court has directed the sessions courts across the state to make an endeavour to complete the examination of private witnesses first. This will curb the menace of frequent incidents of witnesses turning hostile, the court said.

26 May 2022 3:22 am
Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb is soul force to be harnessed in conduct: Allahabad HC

Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb is not a ritual to be observed in conversations, in fact it is a soul force to be harnessed in conduct, observed Allahabad High Court while granting bail to one Nawab of Hapur district, who was accused of being part of a mob which indulged in group clash after Uttar Pradesh assembly election results.

25 May 2022 8:29 am
Pratapgarh: IITian Raju's reception breaks social stigma & caste barriers

From the night of June 21, 2015, when the house of Saroj brothers, Raju and Brijesh, at Rehua Lalganj village in Pratapgarh was pelted with stones by envious villagers after their felicitation by then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, a lot has changed in the sleepy, nondescript village as was evident on May 22 at the wedding reception of Raju.

25 May 2022 6:59 am
Direct daily train from Sangam city for Haridwar from July

With the aim of providing direct train services to the pilgrims of the two Kumbh Nagri (two of the four cities of the country where Kumbh and Mahakumbh are held), North Central Railway (NCR) has decided to introduce a direct and daily train service.

25 May 2022 3:35 am
Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb is soul forceto be harnessed in conduct, says HC

Ganga-Jamuni tehzeeb is not a ritual to be observed in conversations, in fact it is a soul force to be harnessed in conduct, observed Allahabad High Court while granting bail to one Nawab of Hapur district, who was accused of being part of a mob which indulged in group clash after Uttar

25 May 2022 3:35 am
Ahead of monsoon season, mayor orders removing of silt near drains

Ahead of forthcoming monsoon season, city Mayor Abhilasha Gupta Nandi on Tuesday inspected drainage system and cleaning arrangements in zone-3 pockets including UPPSC crossing, Thornhill road, Sangam petrol filling station trisection, LIC colony, Mumfordganj pumping station, Hanuman

25 May 2022 3:35 am
DM inspects CHC Handia

District Magistrate (Prayagraj) Sanjay Kumar Khatri on Tuesday conducted a surprise inspection at community health centre (Uparaha) Handia and expressed his concern over poor sanitation.

25 May 2022 3:35 am
IITian Rajus reception breaks social stigma & caste barriers

From the night of June 21, 2015, when the house of Saroj brothers, Raju and Brijesh, at Rehua Lalganj village in Pratapgarh was pelted with stones by envious villagers after their felicitation by then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav, a lot has changed in the sleepy, nondescript village as

25 May 2022 3:35 am
Workshop for girl empowerment inaugurated

A month-long Girl Empowerment Mission (GEM) workshop was inaugurated at Meja Urja Nigam (MUNPL) by Sanjay Goyal, Divisional Commissioner (Prayagraj) here on Tuesday.

25 May 2022 3:34 am
Govt to undertake special drive to enroll girl students in UP schools

With the aim of motivating and ensuring that the girl students, aged between 11 to 14 years, are enrolled in schools, the state government has decided to undertake a special drive across the state, to identify such girl students, who have either dropped out of school or have never entered

25 May 2022 3:34 am
398 people died in road mishaps in Prayagraj range in last 4 months

As many as 398 people have died in 759 road accidents between January 1 and April 30 this year in four districts of range. Ironically, the Sangam city has once again topped the chart of road accidents in terms of fatal and non-fatal category accidents.

25 May 2022 3:34 am
Biker damages Arjun Awardee wifes car

An unidentified man on Tuesday afternoon attacked the car of Dr Nalini, wife of Arjun awardee and Olympian Abhinn Shyam Gupta near Diamond Jubilee hostel road under the limits of Colonelganj police station.

25 May 2022 3:34 am
Haal Chaal Scheme: Dont worry, cops are calling only to inquire about your well-being

For the first time, police will connect with citizens in the Sangam City by calling and asking them about their well-being under its Haal Chaal Scheme. Cops will also ask about any grievances or complaints about activities like gambling, eve teasing by unwanted elements in their area, if any.

24 May 2022 8:10 pm
3 bike lifters held in Pratapgarh, 7 bikes & weapons seized

Pratapgarh police on Monday claimed to have busted an inter-district gang of auto lifters and arrested its three key members near Nawabganj road while planning a crime. The police have also recovered seven stolen bikes, one 0.

24 May 2022 3:42 am
Prayagraj: Auto lifter follows proper dress code for thefts, held

Ever heard of an auto lifter who believes in following a proper dress code for committing thefts? Wells cops in Prayagraj came across one when they busted an inter-district gang of auto lifters and arrested its six members, including the kingpin, on Sunday.

24 May 2022 3:42 am
2,100 tuberculosis patients adopted in district

As many as 2,100 out of 3,400 Tuberculosis patients have been adopted by various agencies like government departments, nationalized banks, Prayagraj Development Authority (PDA) and Allahabad Chemist & Druggist Association in the district till now.

24 May 2022 3:42 am
Prayagraj police stations get a makeover

Forget, musty old building with unclaimed vehicles gathering dust, paan-masala spitting spots, dirty toilets, and people waiting to file their complaint.

24 May 2022 3:42 am
Two kids drown in a pond in Pratapgarh

Two minors drowned in a pond at Vinayka village under the limits of Aspur Devsara police station of Pratapgarh district on Monday.

24 May 2022 3:42 am
47 candidates of excise department recruitment drive hid police records

The joining of 47 out of 374 constables recruited recently in the excise department by the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Services Selection Commission (UPSSSC), Lucknow, is under threat since police verification revealed that they hid truth that would have marred their prospects of getting

24 May 2022 3:41 am
Double verification of vacant posts in UP secondary schools

In a bid to avoid post-recruitment complications and inconvenience to selected candidates against teaching positions in more than 4,500 government-aided secondary schools of the state, authorities of Uttar Pradesh Secondary Services Selection Board (UPSESSB) have decided to undertake a

24 May 2022 3:41 am
Summer school on geospatial science & technology begins

A two-week-long summer school on geospatial science and technology, organised by the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad (IIIT-A) with the support of National Geospatial Programme, department of science and technology (DST) of the Central government began at Jhalwa

24 May 2022 3:41 am
TOI report helped UP boy realise IIT dream & get a life partner too

There is a saying, marriages are made in heaven which denotes that one is destined to meet his or her life partner some way or the other.

24 May 2022 3:41 am
TOI report helped UP boy realise his IIT dream; it also helps him get a life partner

Brijesh and Raju, the two sons of Dharmraj Saroj, a daily wager working in Surat, had cracked the prestigious IITJEE and got calls from IIT Powai and IIT Kharagpur in June 2015. But the two could not afford the fee.

24 May 2022 12:20 am
Prayagraj police stations get a complete makeover

Forget, musty old building with unclaimed vehicles gathering dust, paan-masala spitting spots, dirty toilets, and people waiting to file their complaint. Instead, police stations in Sangam City are all set to welcome visitors with clean and green environment, proper parking arrangements, potable water, better sitting arrangement and welcome desk.

23 May 2022 11:02 pm
Prayagraj: Auto lifter followed proper dress code for thefts, held

The kingpin Vivek Kumar Pal, 22, a resident of Manda, always planned thefts with perfection and wore casuals while lifting a bike from a market and donned white shirt and black trousers while picking up a vehicle from court premises, said police officials.

23 May 2022 10:37 pm
Under-trial escapes from SRN hospital

An under-trial prisoner escaped from SRN hospital on Sunday where he was admitted for treatment. The prisoner went outside on pretext of talking a walk and then ran away. Although the cops, on duty, gave him a good chase but failed to catch him.

23 May 2022 3:37 am
Ex-AU students arrange money for hostel workers daughter wedding

Former inmates of Tarachand Hostel of Allahabad University (AU) have presented a unique example of being good samaritans by using the powerful source of social media for arranging funds needed for the marriage of the daughter of a servant who had served them during their years of

23 May 2022 3:37 am
S-I booked, arrested forharassing lady constable

A sub inspector has been arrested and sent to jail for harassing and threatening a fellow woman police constable posted at Georgetown police station in Prayagraj.

23 May 2022 3:37 am
SSC adopts 5-tier security system to curb rigging, anomalies in exam

Authorities of Staff Selection Commission (SSC) have decided to enhance vigilance at various levels to prevent fraud in Group B and C recruitments for various Union ministries and departments of the central government exams being conducted by SSC.

23 May 2022 3:37 am
Youth lures minor for religious conversion, held

Kydganj police have arrested a youth for allegedly sexually exploiting a girl and marrying her after forcing her for conversion. On the complaint of the victim, an FIR was lodged against the youth under sections of rape, POCSO Act, fraud and prohibition of unlawful religious conversion.

23 May 2022 3:37 am
Students of UPRTOU get tablets and smartphones

A total of 634 students of postgraduate courses and 122 of the final year of undergraduate courses were presented with tablet and smartphones, respectively, at an event held on the campus of Uttar Pradesh Rajarshi Tandon Open University (UPRTOU), Prayagraj on Sunday.

23 May 2022 3:37 am
Records of all AU, constituent college students to go online

Good news awaits students of AU and its constituent colleges as the students, both present and former, can now avail their marksheets and other documents verified by their employer and other institutions online.

22 May 2022 3:25 am
Cong workers pay rich tributes to Rajiv Gandhi

Rich tributes were paid to Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi on his 31st death anniversary by city and district congress committee workers at Anand Bhawan by garlanding his portrait, on Saturday.

22 May 2022 3:25 am
AU committee gives nod to appointments for 56 posts

The envelopes of the second round of Allahabad Universitys selection committee were opened in the Executive Council (EC) meeting held at the North Hall on Saturday. A total of 56 appointments have been given the nod by the EC.

22 May 2022 3:25 am
PRSU opens hi-tech control room to check cheating

At a time when authorities of Prayagraj-based Prof Rajendra Singh (Rajju Bhaiya) State University (PRSU) have started utilizing the latest technology, the same has come handy when it comes to holding the annual examinations with total transparency and fairness.

22 May 2022 3:24 am
ODOP push fetches SHG 1st order from the US for its Moonj products

The success of the state governments One District One Product (ODOP) scheme is being hailed across the nation and has now started showing good results in Prayagraj as well.

22 May 2022 3:24 am
PMC seeks clarificationon creating new wards

The state government had issued a GO last year wherein every city, having a population between 15 to 18 lakhs, was to have 100 wards for better infrastructure development.

21 May 2022 3:36 am
KVT-Gyanvapi mosque case hearing in HC adjourned till July 6

As the hearing of Varanasis Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Mosque case resumed in the Allahabad high court on Friday, the counsel appearing on behalf of the temple said that the idol of Lord Shiva at Varanasi on the bank holy river Ganga is one of the five Jyotirlingas in India

21 May 2022 3:36 am