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Everything you need to know about Allahabad: news, reviews, in-depth analysis, opinion and more

SC quashes reservation based promotion for SC/ST in Uttar Pradesh

April 27, 2012 at 10:18 PM

New Delhi, Apr 27 (ANI): In a major jolt to former Uttar Pradesh chief minister and Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati, the Supreme Court on Friday quashed the reservation based promotion for socially backward classes (SC/ST) in the state.

With Rs.669 crore, UP speeds up Kumbh Mela work

April 27, 2012 at 11:54 AM

Lucknow, April 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government has taken up Kumbh Mela 2013 on a priority basis and asked various agencies to speed up work on a war footing, with Rs.669 crore sanctioned for the mega religious event.

Students clash with police in Allahabad, torch vehicles

April 26, 2012 at 11:54 PM

Allahabad, April 26 (IANS) Protesting the order to vacate hostels, students of the Allahabad University Thursday fought pitched battles with police as they torched a police vehicle and two state transport buses as well damaging varsity property. Several students were injured in the clashes and taken to nearby medical facilities.

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Bollywood actress's headless body found in Allahabad septic tank

April 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Allahabad, April 18 (IANS) A team of Mumbai police aided by Allahabad cops traced the headless torso of Meenakshi Thapa, a budding Bollywood actress who was abducted on March 30, to a septic tank here, police said Wednesday.

UP CM Akhilesh Yadav scraps Mayawati's decision to provide govt. jobs reservation for SC officers

April 3, 2012 at 5:12 PM

Lucknow, Apr.3 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav has reversed the Mayawati Government's decision to provide reservation to Schedule Caste (SC) officers in promotion in government jobs.

Details sought of medical reimbursements to cabinet ministers, bureaucrats

March 29, 2012 at 11:28 AM

Lucknow, March 29 (IANS) The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court has sought details from the union and the state governments of the medical reimbursement facilities provided to cabinet ministers and IAS officials.

Z-security provided to judges linked to Ayodhya Title suit

March 27, 2012 at 12:24 AM

Lucknow, March 27 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government Monday informed the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court (HC) that it had provided Z-category security to the three judges connected to the Ayodhya Title suits.

Crowds swell as Anna begins fast

March 25, 2012 at 1:44 PM

New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) Hundreds of people gathered at the Jantar Mantar here Sunday as Anna Hazare began his day-long fast to demand a stronger Lokpal bill to fight corruption.

Security beefed up ahead of counting of votes in UP

March 5, 2012 at 9:43 PM

Allahabad/Moradabad/Jhansi, Mar 5 (ANI): With barely few hours left for the electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh, elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for the counting, which begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Security beefed up ahead of counting of votes in UP

March 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM

Allahabad/Moradabad/Jhansi, Mar 5 (ANI): With barely few hours left for the electoral verdict in Uttar Pradesh, elaborate security arrangements have been put in place for the counting, which begins at 8 a.m. tomorrow.

Shatrughan Sinha slams Congress for nurturing corrupt politicians

February 14, 2012 at 1:33 PM

Allahabad, Feb 14 (ANI): Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha has accused the ruling Congress party of nurturing corrupt politicians.

Shatrughan Sinha pulls up UPA Govt. over 2G, CWG scam

February 13, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Allahabad, Feb 13 (ANI): Veteran actor and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Shatrughan Sinha on Monday lashed out at the Congress-led UPA Government at the Centre over the 2G spectrum scam and the 2010 Commonwealth Games scam.

Rahul Gandhi accuses Mulayam of misleading voters with false promises

February 13, 2012 at 12:21 PM

Allahabad, Feb 13 (ANI): Talking a dig at Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi has dismissed all election promises made by Yadav as false and misleading.

CPI-M welcomes Election Commission's complaint against Salman Khurshid

February 12, 2012 at 9:59 PM

Allahabad, Feb 12 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Prakash Karat on Sunday hailed the Election Commission's decision to slap notice on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for violating the model code of conduct by promoting minority reservation issue during the elections.

CPI-M welcomes Election Commission's complaint against Salman Khurshid

February 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

Allahabad, Feb 12 (ANI): Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) leader Prakash Karat on Sunday hailed the Election Commission's decision to slap notice on Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid for violating the model code of conduct by promoting minority reservation issue during the elections.

Congress slams BJP leader's remark on UP poll outcome

February 11, 2012 at 7:09 PM

Lucknow/Allahabad, Feb 11 (ANI): The Congress on Saturday slammed the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) for predicting that no party would get a mandate after the declaration of the results the ongoing assembly polls in Uttar Pradesh.

Gadkari vows to take strict action against tainted Karnataka ministers

February 8, 2012 at 5:37 PM

Allahabad, Feb 8 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Nitin Gadkari on Wednesday said his party will take strict actions against the three ministers caught watching pornographic video clips on their mobile phone during an assembly session in Karnataka.

Amar Singh advised me to rejoin Congress: Sanjay Dutt

February 5, 2012 at 8:57 PM

Allahabad, Feb.5 (ANI): Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on Sunday claimed that his "return" to the Congress came on the "advice" of Rashtriya Lok Manch chief and former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh.

Amar Singh advised me to rejoin Congress: Sanjay Dutt

February 5, 2012 at 8:33 PM

Allahabad, Feb.5 (ANI): Bollywood star Sanjay Dutt on Sunday claimed that his "return" to the Congress came on the "advice" of Rashtriya Lok Manch chief and former Samajwadi Party general secretary Amar Singh.

India celebrates Basant Panchami

January 28, 2012 at 9:17 PM

Allahabad/ Kolkata, Jan 28 (ANI): Devotees across the country celebrated 'Basant Panchami' on Saturday with full enthusiasm as the colour yellow filled the air and welcomed the onset of spring on the fifth day of the lunar month of 'Magh'.

India celebrates Basant Panchami

January 28, 2012 at 5:40 PM

Allahabad/ Kolkata, Jan 28 (ANI): Devotees across the country celebrated 'Basant Panchami' on Saturday with full enthusiasm as the colour yellow filled the air and welcomed the onset of spring on the fifth day of the lunar month of 'Magh'.

Allahabad monks take 'patriotic oath' to fight caste-based politics on 63rd Republic Day

January 26, 2012 at 4:28 PM

Allahabad/Lucknow, Jan.26 (ANI): Residents of Uttar Pradesh on Thursday took a patriotic oath to fight politicians seeking votes and support on the basis of caste and religion.

Sibal slams Mayawati Govt. over soaring crime rate

January 14, 2012 at 8:39 PM

Allahabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Launching a massive attack on the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh Government, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has highlighted the soaring crime rate in the state.

Sibal slams Mayawati Govt. over soaring crime rate

January 14, 2012 at 11:15 AM

Allahabad, Jan 14 (ANI): Launching a massive attack on the Mayawati-led Uttar Pradesh Government, Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal has highlighted the soaring crime rate in the state.

Vice President Ansari says tobacco is a major cause of cancer

January 4, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Allahabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Vice President Mohammd Hamid Ansari on Wednesday said tobacco is a major cause of cancer and called for an all-out effort to prevent smoking. .

Uma Bharati targets Mayawati, Rahul Gandhi ahead of Jal Sanrakhsan Yatra

December 5, 2011 at 7:21 PM

Shringverpur (Allahabad, UP), Dec.5 (ANI): Bharatiya Janata Party leader Uma Bharti on Monday targetted both Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati and Congress general secretary Rahul Gandhi on the eve of her Jal Sanrakhsan Yatra.

Baba Ramdev finds Gaddafi in Congress leaders

November 16, 2011 at 12:51 PM

Allahabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Yoga guru Baba Ramdev is finding characteristics of Muammar Gaddafi in various leaders of Congress party.

Digvijay Singh slams Mayawati over chief minister-related plans

November 14, 2011 at 2:18 PM

Allahabad, Nov.14 (ANI): Congress leader Digvijay Singh has criticised Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati for suggesting that Singh could become the state's next chief minister if the Congress secures amajority in next year's state assembly elections.

Khurshid slams Mayawati, says 'need to be louder with those sitting faraway'

November 13, 2011 at 5:28 PM

Chandigarh, Nov. 13 (ANI): With Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati criticising Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi for his anti-Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) remarks, Union Law and Justice Minister Salman Khurshid on Sunday hit out at her, saying there is a need to be louder with those who avoid coming to the discussion table.

Rainwater harvesting campaign starts in Uttar Pradesh

June 11, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Manda (Uttar Pradesh), June 11(ANI): A campaign aimed at creating awareness about rainwater harvesting has begun in Uttar Pradesh.

Pigeon flying competition takes wing in Allahabad

May 29, 2011 at 5:00 PM

Allahabad, May 29 (ANI): In this e-age where carrier pigeons have become obsolete, the idea of setting homing pigeons up for distance flying competition is catching on in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city.

Allahabad High Court issues notice to Centre over Lokpal Bill

April 20, 2011 at 7:04 PM

Lucknow, Apr 20 (ANI): The Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court on Wednesday issued a notice to the Centre on a writ petition filed by advocate Asok Pande and social activist Nutan Thakur challenging the resolution issued by the government to constitute a Joint Committee on the Lokpal Bill.

Around 200 children fall sick due to food poisoning in Allahabad

February 27, 2011 at 5:21 PM

Allahabad, Feb 27 (ANI): Around 200 children, who fell sick after consuming unhygienic food at a feast here, have been admitted to the local hospital after complaints of stomach pain and vomiting.

Ayodhya litigant Ansari to move Supreme Court

February 13, 2011 at 4:21 PM

Lucknow, Feb 13 (ANI): The oldest litigant in the Ayodhya title suit, Mohammad Hashim Ansari, has finally decided to move the Supreme Court against the verdict of the Allahabad High Court in the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri-Masjid title case.

Mayawati slams Opposition for disrupting proceedings in UP assembly

February 4, 2011 at 8:36 PM

Lucknow, Feb 4 (ANI): Slamming the opposition parties for disrupting the proceedings on the opening day of the budget session in Uttar Pradesh assembly, Chief Minister Mayawati said such an act was a violation of parliamentary tradition.

Rahul Gandhi arrives in Lucknow with huge security

January 18, 2011 at 3:20 PM

Lucknow, Jan 18 (ANI): Following the controversy that there was a security breach during Congress General Secretary Rahul Gandhi's recent visit to Uttar Pradesh, close to a hundred policemen and a vehicle armed against riots escorted him when he arrived here today on a two-day visit.

Devotees take holy dip to mark 'Makar Sankranti'

January 15, 2011 at 6:38 PM

Kakdwip/Allahabad/Lucknow, Jan 15 (ANI): Thousands of devotees took a holy dip in the River Ganges on the concluding day of the auspicious occasion of 'Makar Sankranti' in West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh on Saturday.

Allahabad residents undertake River Ganges cleaning drive

January 3, 2011 at 7:38 PM

Allahabad, Jan.3 (ANI): Residents of Allahabad organised a cleaning drive of the River Ganges on Sunday to create awareness of conservation among locals ahead of the month-long Magh Mela river festival.

Guava production increases in Allahabad

December 20, 2010 at 8:23 PM

Allahabad, Dec.20 (ANI): Guava production has gone up in Allahabad due to the timely arrival of winter.

UP police arrests Samajwadi Party deputy in Allahabad

December 19, 2010 at 6:03 PM

Allahabad, Dec.19 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Police arrested a Samajwadi Party deputy Raghuraj Pratap Singh, alias Raja Bhaiya, here over the weekend.

Mulayam slams Mayawati Govt. over UP food scam

December 7, 2010 at 4:47 PM

Lucknow, Dec 7 (ANI): Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday criticized the Mayawati Government in the state for not keeping a track of developments related to the multi-crore food scam case.

BJP must initiate UPA-like measures to tackle corruption: Sonia

November 25, 2010 at 6:43 PM

Allahabad, Nov.25 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Thursday said the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should initiate UPA-like measures to tackle issues like corruption.

Sonia Gandhi to address rally in Allahabad

November 25, 2010 at 11:08 AM

Allahabad, Nov 25 (ANI): Congress President Sonia Gandhi will address a public rally here today on the occasion of the party completing 125 years.

Allahabad women celebrate 'Sunder Dooj' on banks of River Yamuna

November 23, 2010 at 8:52 PM

Allahabad, Nov.23 (ANI): Scores of women gathered on the banks of the River Yamuna here on Tuesday to celebrate the festival of 'Sunder Dooj'.

Devotees take holy dip in River Yamuna on Bhai Dooj festival in Allahabad

November 7, 2010 at 7:42 PM

Allahabad, Nov.7 (ANI): A large number of devotees converged on the banks of the holy River Yamuna in Allahabad to take a holy dip on the occasion of Bhai Dooj festival that was celebrated in different parts of the country today.

Disputed land at Ayodhya belongs to Hindus: Hindu Mahasabha

November 1, 2010 at 12:53 PM

Ayodhya, Nov 1 (ANI): Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha (ABHM) president Swami Chakrapani has said the disputed Ram Temple-Babri Mosque land at Ayodhya only belongs to the Hindu community.

Hearing in Babri demolition case postponed till Nov. 18

October 26, 2010 at 4:50 PM

Rae Barely, Oct 26 (ANI): A special Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) court on Tuesday fixed November 18 as the next date of hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case.

Devotees participate in Lord Ram's procession in Allahabad

October 17, 2010 at 4:22 PM

Allahabad, Oct.17 (ANI): Thousands of devotees lined up along the streets in Allahabad to watch the colourful procession dedicated to Lord Rama as a part of Dussera celebrations.

AIMPLB to appeal against Ayodhya Verdict

October 17, 2010 at 12:43 PM

Lucknow, Oct 17 (ANI): The All-India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) has decided to move to the Supreme Court to challenge the verdict of the Allahabad High Court on the Ayodhya title issue.

Akhara Parishad's Mahant Gyandas slams BJP leader Vinay Katiyar for mosque remarks

October 16, 2010 at 7:20 PM

Ayodhya, Oct.16 (ANI): Mahant Gyandas, one of the main petitioners in the Ayodhya mosque-temple land title suit, slammed Bharatiya Janata Party Vice President Vinay Katiyar here on Saturday over his alleged comments which favoured the Muslim community in the issue related to construction of mosque in Ayodhya.

Ramlila celebrations commence in Allahabad

October 13, 2010 at 3:37 PM

Allahabad, Oct.13 (ANI): Thousands of people participated in a colourful procession in honour of Lord Ram in Allahabad.

Indian Government taking steps to extradite Warren Anderson: Moily

October 9, 2010 at 8:20 PM

Bhopal, Oct.9 (ANI): Law Minister Veerappa Moily disclosed here on Saturday that the Government of India was taking all possible steps under the law to extradite the former chief of Union Carbide Warren Anderson, accused in the Bhopal gas tragedy case.

Three key parties in Babri mosque title suit meet to discuss solution

October 9, 2010 at 3:42 PM

Ayodhya, Oct.9 (ANI): The three key parties in the Babri mosque title suit came together to find an amicable solution to the issue.

Babri mosque demolition case deferred, next hearing on Oct. 26

October 5, 2010 at 5:12 PM

Lucknow, Oct 5 (ANI): The hearing in the Babri mosque demolition case was deferred on Tuesday and the next date of hearing will take place on October 26, as the notification for nomination of a judge is still to be issued by the Allahabad High Court.

Allahabad procession to honour Ravana

October 4, 2010 at 6:44 PM

Allahabad, Oct.4 (ANI): Ahead of the Dussehra festival, scores of people participated in a grand procession to honour Ravana here on Sunday.

Allahabad celebrates birth anniversary of Lal Bahadur Shastri

October 2, 2010 at 5:03 PM

Allahabad, Oct. 2 (ANI): People paid homage to nation's former Prime Minister, Lal Bahadur Shastri, on his 106th birth anniversary here on Saturday.

People across Uttar Pradesh cautiously welcome mosque verdict

October 1, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Ayodhya/Lucknow, Oct 1 (ANI): People across Uttar Pradesh have cautiously welcomed the 2-1 verdict on the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid title case.

Pak Minister condemns 'one-sided' Babri mosque verdict for 'favouring Hindus'

October 1, 2010 at 1:41 PM

Islamabad, Oct 1 (ANI): Following the announcement of Ayodhya verdict by the Allahabad High Court, Pakistan Minister for Religious Affairs Hamid Saeed Kazmi has called it a political verdict, which is "totally in favour of the Hindu community."

Mixed reaction to Ayodhya verdict in Pakistan

September 30, 2010 at 10:04 PM

Islamabad, Sept.30 (ANI): Reactions in Pakistan to the Ram Janambhoomi-Babri Masjid verdict issued by the Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court today have been mixed.

Sunni Waqf Board to challenge Ayodhya verdict in Supreme Court

September 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Lucknow, Sep.30 (ANI): Expressing its dissatisfaction with Ayodhya verdict, as pronounced today by the Allahabad High Court's Lucknow Bench, the Sunni Waqf Board has decided to appeal in the Supreme Court against the Ayodhya verdict delivered today in Lucknow.

Ayodhya Verdict widely approved

September 30, 2010 at 7:32 PM

Lucknow, Sep.30 (ANI): The Allahabad Court's verdict on Ramajanambhoomi-Babri Masjid land dispute suit, has been welcomed by political parties and religious organisations in various parts of the country.

Ayodhya residents want peace, apprehensive of controversies

September 24, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Ayodhya, Sep. 24 (ANI): Reacting to the Supreme Court's deferment of the Babri mosque verdict, residents in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya city said that they just want to live in peace and harmony.

Alert sounded in Bihar ahead of Ayodhya verdict

September 21, 2010 at 1:19 PM

Patna, Sep 21 (ANI): An alert has been sounded across Bihar ahead of the ahead of the long-awaited verdict on the Ayodhya title case by the Allahabad High Court.

Lucknow residents pray for peace ahead of Ayodhya verdict

September 19, 2010 at 9:47 PM

Lucknow, Sep. 19 (ANI): Ahead of final verdict in the Ramajanambhumi-Babri mosque case that is due to come on September 24 in Allahabad court, residents here on Sunday offered prayers to urge for peace and communal amity.

Security stepped up in UP ahead of Babri mosque demolition verdict

September 14, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Allahabad, Sep 14 (ANI): Stringent security measures have been initiated in Uttar Pradesh to thwart any untoward incident ahead of the verdict on the 1992 Babri Mosque demolition case, due to be pronounced on September 24 by the Allahabad High Court.

Illicit liquor claims at least three lives in Allahabad

September 8, 2010 at 5:00 PM

Allahabad, Sep. 8 (ANI): Illicit liquor has claimed the lives of at least three people in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad District.

Muslims across India offer prayers on last Friday of Ramadan

September 3, 2010 at 9:35 PM

Lucknow/Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Sep 3 (ANI): Muslims across India gathered in huge numbers at various mosques to offer the 'Alvida Namaz' on the occasion of the last 'Jumma' of the fasting month of Ramadan on Friday.

Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case ruling will not affect Ayodhya peace: Residents

September 2, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Ayodhya, Sep 2 (ANI): Residents in Uttar Pradesh's Ayodhya town have said the verdict in the Ramjanmbhoomi-Babri Masjid case will not affect harmony between the two communities, whichever way the judgment of Allahabad High Court goes.

Mayawati favouring only her community, claim Dalit leaders

August 29, 2010 at 1:14 PM

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Aug 29 (ANI): Dalit leaders have accused Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati of favouring only a particular backward community to which she belongs.

Allahabad High Court delivers record 29,395 verdicts in a year

August 13, 2010 at 5:51 PM

Allahabad, Aug 13 (ANI): The High Court here has settled 29,395 cases from July 2009 to July 2010, probably the highest figure in the legal world, during a 12-month period.

Hindi film song peps up demo against price rise in Allahabad

July 18, 2010 at 9:08 PM

Allahabad, July 18 (ANI): Singing a popular number from Bollywood film 'Peepli Live', activists and supporters of the Samajwadi Partystaged a protest against price rise in Allahabad on Sunday.

Uttar Pradesh Minister attacked in Allahabad

July 12, 2010 at 1:53 PM

Lucknow, July 12 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh's Cabinet Minister Nand Gopal Gupta injured in an attack outside his residence in Allahabad on Monday.

Samajwadi Party workers protested on fuel price hike: Uttar Pradesh

July 11, 2010 at 4:35 PM

Lucknow, July 11 (ANI): Activist of Samajwadi Party took out a mock funeral procession to protest spiraling inflation and the recent fuel price hike in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city. arty workers said the funeral procession marked the failure of the Congress led UPA government to curb inflation and control the prices of essential commodities.

BSP protests against price rise in Allahabad

July 6, 2010 at 7:48 PM

Allahabad, July 6 (ANI): Activists and supporters of the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) staged a rally in Allahabad on Tuesday to blame Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government for the steep price of essential commodities.

Allahabad farmers protest against acquisition of lands for power project

June 27, 2010 at 11:26 PM

Allahabad, June 27(ANI): Members of the farming community in Allahabad staged a mass protest on Sunday against the acquisition of their agricultural lands for a proposed power project.

Panic in Allahabad after concrete mixing plant catches fire

April 19, 2010 at 5:14 PM

Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 19 (ANI): Residents in Jhusi, the biggest town in Allahabad District are in a state of panic after a concrete mixing plant caught fire.

Farmers protest against power project in Uttar Pradesh

April 17, 2010 at 2:37 PM

Lohgara (Uttar Pradesh), Apr 16 (ANI) Farmers of Lohagara in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district staged a mass protest on Thursday against the construction of a 5,000 megawatts power project being constructed by Jaypee Group.

Indian Air Force in favour of using air power to reduce collateral damage

April 12, 2010 at 5:06 PM

Allahabad, Apr 12 (ANI): Air Chief Marshal P V Naik on Monday said that any decision to use air power to combat Naxals must be conducted with clear strategy to limit collateral damage.

Supreme Court's special team verifies malnutrition complaint in UP village

April 7, 2010 at 12:47 PM

Allahabad, Apr 7 (ANI): A special team of the Supreme Court has verified reports of malnourishment in Ganne village of Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad District.

Mayawati gets relief in garland row

March 22, 2010 at 12:01 PM

The Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh Mayawati on Monday got a major relief from multi-million garland row as the Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court today rejected the public interest litigation (PIL) seeking..

Allahabad High Court grants relief to Mayawati in currency garland case

March 22, 2010 at 5:08 PM

Allahabad, Mar 22 (ANI): The Lucknow Bench of the Allahabad High Court on Monday dismissed a public interest litigation (PIL) seeking Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) probe into the alleged expenses of about Rs 200 crore, which includes the currency note garland that was presented to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati by her supporters during the Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) silver jubilee celebrations on March 15.

PIL filed against Bahujan Samaj Party over 25th anniversary expenses

March 19, 2010 at 12:12 PM

Allahabad, Mar 19 (ANI): A public interest litigation (PIL) has been filed before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court asking a Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) inquiry into the expenses by the ruling Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) on March 15 to mark the 25th anniversary of the party.

Money used in BSP celebrations extorted from people: Joshi

March 17, 2010 at 7:07 PM

Allahabad/Lucknow, Mar 17 (ANI): Uttar Pradesh Congress committee chief Rita Bahuguna Joshi today condemned the reports of another garland of currency notes being presented to Chief Minister Mayawati.

Allahabad women protest cleric's statement on role of women in society

March 14, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Allahabad, March 14 (ANI): Agitated Muslim women took to streets for stage a mass demonstration in Allahabad city on Sunday to protest a remark by a Muslim cleric on their role in society vis--vis the Women's Reservation Bill.

Allahabad women protest cleric's statement on role of women in society

March 14, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Allahabad, March 14 (ANI): Muslim women took to streets and staged a mass demonstration in Allahabad city on Sunday to protest a remark by a Muslim cleric on their role in society vis--vis the Women's Reservation Bill.

Allahabad stampede claims 20 lives

March 4, 2010 at 1:52 PM

Allahabad, Mar 4 (ANI): At lease twenty people were feared dead in a stampede here on Thursday afternoon.

Allahabad celebrates Holi with "Hammer procession"

February 28, 2010 at 8:32 PM

Allahabad, Feb 28 (ANI): Although 'Holi', the festival of colours, is celebrated with dance and spraying colours on each other across India, but many people in Allahabad celebrate it in their unique manner.

Muslims groups recite Sanskrit shlokas in Allahabad

January 29, 2010 at 5:57 PM

Allahabad, Jan. 29 (ANI): A group of Muslims in Allahabad are spreading the message of communal harmony by reciting Sanskrit shlokas and singing Hindu bhajans.

A bull runs amok and fatally gores a person in Allahabad village

January 14, 2010 at 1:24 PM

Kachari (Allahabad), Jan 14 (ANI): Residents of Kachari, an obscure village in Allahabad were most perturbed when a stray bull entered their hamlet on Wednesday.

Threat to India's security: Mohan Bhagwat

January 4, 2010 at 4:57 PM

Allahabad, Jan 4 (ANI): Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat has said that with Pakistan and China adopting hostile stances, there is a threat to India's security.

Pilgrims converge for Magh Mela in Allahabad

December 31, 2009 at 3:56 PM

Allahabad, Dec 31 (ANI): Hundreds of devotees came together at Sangam in Allahabad here to take a holy dip on the first day of the Magh Mela, an annual bathing festival.

Climate change sees fewer birds migrating to wetlands of Sangam

December 22, 2009 at 8:54 PM

Allahabad, Dec 22 (ANI): Rise in temperature coupled with pollution has led to a sharp decrease in the number of migratory birds visiting the wetlands of Sangam, Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad city.

Mass awareness drive to save River Ganga held in Allahabad

December 20, 2009 at 9:27 PM

Allahabad, Dec 20(ANI): Hundreds of enthusiastic and curious people converged on the banks of River Ganga at Allahabad in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday to participate in the 'Save Ganga Campaign'.

Allahabad man who plays flute from nose leaves audience spellbound

December 15, 2009 at 4:59 PM

Allahabad, Dec. 14 (ANI): An Allahabad-based flute player left the audience spellbound by playing the instrument from his nose instead of his mouth.

Allahabad artists mould sand sculptures to create global warming awareness

December 14, 2009 at 11:20 AM

Allahabad, Dec 14 (ANI): Forty artistes moulded sand sculptures in Allahabad on Sunday to create awareness on climate change and global warming.

Devotees take holy dip in Ganga on Somavati Amavasya

November 16, 2009 at 4:32 PM

Allahabad, Nov 16 (ANI): Converging on the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad on Monday, hundreds of devotees took a holy dip on the occasion of Somavati Amavasya in the belief that it will give them peace and prosperity.

'Bhai Dooj' celebrated with fervour and enthusiasm

October 19, 2009 at 1:45 PM

Allahabad, Oct 19 (ANI): Women here on Monday prayed for the long life of their brothers on the occasion of 'Bhai Dooj'.

Allahabad artistes sculpt eco-friendly idols

October 15, 2009 at 4:47 PM

Allahabad, Oct 15 (ANI): Women artistes of Allahabad are sculpting eco-friendly idols of Lord Ganesha and Goddess Lakshmi ahead of Diwali.

Anti-China protest in Allahabad

October 14, 2009 at 4:04 PM

Allahabad, Oct.14 (ANI): Protests were staged in Allahabad against China's objections to the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's visit to Arunachal Pradesh state.

Allahabad Police recover arms

September 21, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Sasha Khadi (Allahabad), Sept 21 (ANI): Allahabad Police have arrested three people and seized a huge cache of arms and ammunition from them.

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