Allahabadis gear up for Durga Puja celebrations

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With Durga Puja celebrations going on in full swing in Allahabad, certain Durga Puja’s in the city are attracting attention also on account of their splendid theme and décor of the pandals and the venue. The Ashok Nagar Puja Committee has the theme of the popular hill station Darjeeling. The exterior of the venue has the glimpse of the hill station displaying tea gardens and the railway station complete with a mock toy train and ropeway. According to Atanu Bhattacharya, spokesperson of Ashok Nagar Puja Committee, “We wanted to show…

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Kumbh: North Central Railway nixes plan to hike surcharge on railway tickets

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ALLAHABAD: Bowing to popular demand, the North Central Railway (NCR) has decided not to hike the the existing ‘mela surcharge’ on train tickets of various classes for Kumbh Mela beginning January 15. NCR, which is gearing up in a major way for the mega event, announced that there would be no increase in the existing mela surcharge, which is currently being levied on tickets for major ‘melas’ (fairs) like ‘ Quar Navratri Mela’ in Vindhyachal and Maihar station. CPRO, NCR, G K Bansal said: “The existing mela surcharge will only…

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Those opposing renaming of Allahabad are ignorant of history: Yogi Adityanath

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NEW DELHI: Reacting sharply to objections raised by Opposition parties against renaming of Allahabad, chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Tuesday said people who have zero understanding of our history and traditions would only question the move. “Prayagraj was named Allahabad during the Mughal era, around 500 years ago. The place is a confluence of three Holy rivers namely the Saraswati, Yamuna and Ganga, hence the name Prayagraj. People who have zero understanding of our history and traditions would question the move (sic),” Adityanath tweeted on Tuesday. Prayagraj was named Allahabad…

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Allahabad University presents progress report on Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana

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ALLAHABAD: The officials at ministry of rural development, New Delhi were updated about the post project evaluation study of Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) zone-09, through video conferencing on the campus of Allahabad University, on Monday. Four months back, Centre of Science & Society (rural technology) of AU was given the task for surveying 104 Gram Panchayat (of Zone-09) of the state and study the progress of work undertaken under the ambitious Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana (SAGY) of the present central government. The work is being led by the coordinator…

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North Central Railway not to charge ‘Kumbh surcharge’ on tickets

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ALLAHABAD: In an important decision relating to the Kumbh Mela, authorities of North Central Railway (NCR) has decided not to increase the existing “mela surcharge” on the tickets of its trains in different classes. NCR, which is gearing up in a major way for the mega-event, announced that there would be no increase in the existing mela surcharge that is currently being levied on tickets in case of major melas (fairs) like the Quar Navratri Mela that is currently on in Vindhyachal and Maihar stations. CPRO, NCR, G K Bansal…

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