Friday, 1 July, 2022

Topic: Allahabad

Who will this village in UP vote for in 2022 election? The one Duijji Amma picks

Duijji Amma belongs to the Kol community. The form of leadership she has developed is somewhat like Khap or caste Choudhury leaders but different in its impact.

‘Feared morphed photos with woman will be leaked’: What Mahant Giri wrote in ‘suicide note’

According to the suicide note, Mahant Narendra Giri feared his disciple Anand Giri, who has now been detained, would release the photos.

Priyanka Gandhi takes holy dip at Sangam, visits ancestral home in Prayagraj

The Congress leader participated in a puja on the occasion of Mauni Amavasya and also visited Anand Bhawan, the Nehru family's residence in the past.

Yogi Adityanath’s anti-Mughal stand has reasons. Akbar identified himself as a ghazi

Yogi Adityanath’s decision to name a proposed Mughal museum after Shivaji is a step to ensure that the tale of hunt is also written by those who were hunted.

Yogi govt shut down Kanpur tanneries for Kumbh. Three months later, shutters still down

Kanpur's famed leather industry, valued at Rs 9,000 crore, has found itself under siege since the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad this January.

Two crore devotees expected to take Kumbh’s third ‘shahi snaan’ on Sunday

'Shahi snaan' is considered the highlight of Kumbh Mela, which commenced on January 15. The last bathing day will be on Mahashivratri on March 4.

Gadkari promises ‘flying buses’ to connect Varanasi to Allahabad

Union transport minister Nitin Gadkari announced plans to develop waterways in the Saryu river, and said these would allow travel to Bangladesh via Varanasi.

Paneer masala, gulab jamuns: Trains to serve vegetarian food to Pravasi Bharatiya delegates

North Indian vegetarian food will be served on Allahabad-Delhi special trains. 

Cultural Taliban in India needs to watch Dharmendra’s Chupke Chupke again

Hrishikesh Mukherjee’s Chupke Chupke, set in Allahabad (now Prayagraj), delivers a simple message through hilarious performances.

Allahabad is now ‘Prayagraj’, after Yogi Aditynath’s UP cabinet approves its renaming

Opposition parties have criticised the decision, which comes ahead of the Kumbh Mela in January next year.

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Representational image | Islam devotees offer Friday prayers during Ramadan, Patna, April 2022 | PTI

Quran says no one can limit others’ freedom. Udaipur killing violates Islam’s golden rule

Throughout history, Islamic scholars have uniformly agreed that respecting and obeying the law of the land is an essential aspect of faith.
The Reserve Bank of India logo | Photo: Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

RBI intervenes with multi-pronged strategy in battle against rupee fall

The Reserve Bank’s challenges include crashes in forward dollar premiums to rising open interest in futures that adds to pressure on the currency.


National Security Adviser Ajit Doval | File photo: ANI

At 1st Maritime Security Group meet, NSA chief Doval stresses on coordination among stakeholders

Meeting chaired by Vice Admiral (retd) G. Ashok Kumar, India’s 1st national maritime security coordinator. ‘Crucial policy issues’ such as ‘blue economy initiative’ also discussed.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.