Allahabad

Prayagraj, formerly known as Allahabad is observing 55-days-long festival, where sadhus and devotees from all over the world have come together to celebrate this religious festival.

It is to be mentioned that the Ardhkumbh festival witnesses thousands of Hindu devotees from around the world, every 6 years, while Kumbh takes place every 12 years.

Lucknow: Allahabad was officially renamed as Prayagraj on Tuesday by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet. The move was announced by state Health Minister Siddharth Nath Singh. “Allahabad will be called Prayagraj from today,”  Singh said in Lucknow after the Cabinet meeting. ALSO READ: Marriage to Cruise protected me against sexual abuse: Kidman He also asked all departments …

Lucknow: At least five pilgrims lost their lives and seven others sustained critical injuries as the car crushed into a truck stationed on the roadside in Jaunpur district of UP. The pilgrims were headed to Allahabad.The accident took place on the Raebareli-Jaunpur highway at around 0300 hours in the morning when the SUV carrying the pilgrims from Kathirav village …

Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Siddharth Nath Singh has penned a letter to Governor Ram Naik requesting him to change the name of Allahabad to Prayag. “UP Governor Ram Naik, who was then MP from Maharashtra, had helped in getting ‘Bombay’ to be renamed as ‘Mumbai’. I have written to him to consider renaming Allahabad …

Allahabad: President Ram Nath Kovind, On Saturday, offered prayers at the Sangam in Allahabad and later visited the fabled ‘lete hue Hanuman’ temple. This was his second day of his visit to Uttar Pradesh. He was accompanied by his wife Savita Kovind, Governor Ram Naik, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and many senior ministers. Kovind spent some …

Lucknow: Late former President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam believed that a country could only prosper if its homes are happy and for homes to be joyous one has to first keep one’s mother happy. In one of his interactions  with the students, during his visit to Allahabad in 2012, Dr Kalam told students that it …