Rakhi gift: UPSRTC to offer free rides to sisters

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ALLAHABAD: Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) will offer free rides to women on special buses ahead of Rakshabandhan. While the special buses would ply from August 24-29, women would be able to avail the free service from August 25 midnight till August 27 midnight. At least 134 buses would ply on various routes and women would not be charged as part of the festive offer. As many as 14 buses will ply on Allahabad-Delhi route of which 10 would also stop at Kanpur and four at Lucknow. Twenty…

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Allahabadis enjoy a fun-filled evening

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Times of India, in association with Indian Oil Corporation recently organised a live Tambola session in the city. Present on the occasion was Saumitra Pandey, CGM (UPSO – 1) and Kishore Sonak. DGM Retail Sales, Allahabad. Allahabadis had great fun playing the game and Manisha, Shikha, Shruti, SB Srivastava and Shantanu won in various categories. The three full house winners were given petrol vouchers coupon sponsored by Indian Oil Corporation. The program was followed by dinner and vote of thanks by Saumitra Pandey. — Pankaj Singh (L) Shruti (R) Sanjeev…

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UP govt to raise 4 memorials for Atal Bihari Vajpayee

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LUCKNOW: UP government has decided to construct four memorials in the name of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee. The government is learnt to have zeroed in on Atal’s ancestral village Bateshwar in Agra; Balrampur, from where he won his first Lok Sabha election in 1957; Kanpur where he received his higher education; and Lucknow, which he represented five times as a member of parliament. A senior government functionary confirmed to TOI that the construction of memorials has been mooted by chief minister Yogi Adityanath. “A formal decision to this…

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Crossings residents to move court over fire station land

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GHAZIABAD The residents of Crossings Republik have been demanding a fire station in the township for four years now but it has been stalled as GMC is reluctance to part with the land chosen for it. The RWAs under the aegis of FedAOA had written to the district magistrate who in turn ordered a survey after which a plot of land in Dundahera was selected for the fire station, but no progress has been made in this regard. “There is an urgent need for a fire station in Crossings Republik…

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UP railway stations a picture of neglect

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Thanks to their poor scores on all parameters, both the railway stations of the city failed to make it to top 25 cleanest stations of the country. Out of three parameters, the Charbagh station scored poorly on process evaluation and citizens feedback. On the other hand, citizens’ perception was slightly better about the Lucknow Junction. In all, 407 stations were ranked on three parameters. TOI did a reality check to find out how did the two stations fare on these scales. 1. Process evaluation: On Tuesday, it was found that…

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VHP to bring together seers of different sects during Kumbh

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ALLAHABAD: Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) secretary general Milind Parande has said that the parishad would be organizing Dharma Sansad on January 31 and February 1, 2019 at the Sangam during Kumbh 2019 to bring together 3,500 saints and seers associated with different sects and communities on a common platform. He further added that saints and seers would be playing a major role in the unity of Hindus and issues like gau raksha, Ram temple construction, conversion, infiltration etc would be discussed. Parande was in city on Tuesday to discuss VHP…

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Allahabad University appoints returning officer for AUSU polls

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ALLAHABAD: After completing the admission process for undergrdaute and postgraduate courses, authorities of the Allahabad University announced the name of the returning officer (RO) on Monday to conduct the students’ union election for the 2018-19 academic session. Prof R K Upadhyay of the Department of Defence Studies has been appointed RO for the next AUSU elections. He has been appointed by the registrar on the recommendation of VC Prof RL Hangloo. “I have received the letter from the registrar and would soon be holding meeting with all the stake holders…

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Helpline number of North Central Railway produces good result

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ALLAHABAD: The North Central Railway has once again demonstrated its commitment towards the protection of women and children. As per the latest data, from January to July, 2018, NCR has attended more than 1100 calls on its security helpline number, (182) and all the complainants have been suitably helped. Chief Public Relation Officer (CPRO), G K Bansal said that among these 1100 passengers helped by the Railway Protection Force, 228 are women. The NCR has also rescued 603 children in the same period (from January to July 2018). The children…

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