UP: Eight die as SUV overturns, rams bike, cycle in Kaushambi

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ALLAHABAD: As many as eight persons were killed and four others sustained serious injuries when an SUV carrying around a dozen baratis overturned after hitting a motorcycle and a bicycle near Raksarai village, under the limits of Saray Akil police station, in Kaushambi on Sunday morning. SP (Kaushambi) Pradip Gupta said that the incident took place when the ill-fated vehicle was taking the wedding guests back to Barhari village (Pashchim Sarira) from Chitapur (Saray Akil). Gupta said that the injured were admitted to the district hospital for treatment. Police said…

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Getting rid of spitting at Allahabad Junction: The artistic way

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ALLAHABAD: The littered walls and scattered filth at the wall of platform number one of Allahabad Junction would be thing of the past. Authorities of Allahabad division of North Central Railway (NCR) have roped in a team of expert from Delhi which is beautifying the wall by painting the wall. The team is led by Yogesh Saini of Delhi street art who has been entrusted with the responsibility of beautifying the wall along with three pupil—Neeraj, Krishna and Naveen. The team have been painting the entire stretch of wall, spanning…

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A perfect display of might by IAF’s C130 at Allahabad

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The Indian Air Force, a couple of weeks back, showed its might and expertise at the airfield of IAF at Phaphamau. Among the first wonders showcased that day was the huge C130 Hercules aircraft that landed at the airstrip, which has not been in use since World War II. In one of the rare cases, they provided media access to the entire activity to capture some of these exciting moments. (L) Rajesh Isser (R) Rashmi (BCCL/ Pankaj Singh) A scene of crisis situation was recreated at the airfield wherein, the…

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Violated traffic rules? Now, swipe your card to pay fine

ALLAHABAD: Looking for a way to crack down on allegations of policemen asking for bribes and misbehaving with the public, traffic police officials would now be armed with card swipe machines to collect fine from commuters violating rules in the city. Traffic policemen with card swipe machines would be stationed at 25 locations in Allahabad in the first phase so that people could pay for the fine using their debit or credit cards. One could spot policemen carrying these machines at Civil Lines and Colonelganj on Friday. If the scheme…

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PCS ‘paper leak’: UPPSC files FIR, sticks to exam schedule

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ALLAHABAD: Facing flak from students over mismanagement, the Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC), on Thursday, filed an FIR against unidentified persons for allegedly spreading rumours about the social work question paper of Provincial Civil Services (Mains) exam-2017 being leaked on WhatsApp and Facebook. A case under Information Technology Act has been registered. The row over a paper leak in the PCS (Mains) exams-2017 refused to die down on Thursday, even after the commission issued a clarification that the two exams would be help as scheduled, late Wednesday night. Secretary…

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HC quashes plea for FIR against Yogi

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ALLAHABAD: Allahabad high court on Wednesday dismissed a petition seeking registration of FIR against CM Yogi Adityanath and Mahant Nritya Gopal Das of Ayodhya and others in connection with alleged forceful entry and demolition of Ganga Bhawan, a building in Daraganj locality of Allahabad. The petitioners had also sought CBI probe into the alleged incident. Dismissing the petition filed by Lallu Lal Chaudhari and another, the division bench directed them to make all these pleas before the court of special chief judicial magistrate, Allahabad, where an application filed by them…

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50% cyber fraudsters pretend as bank staff: Cops

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ALLAHABAD: In 50% of the cases reported from the district cyber fraudsters duped people by posing as bank officials and convinced them to reveal their ATM PIN and bank details, said SP (crime) Manoj Kumar Awasthi on Wednesday. “In more than 50% of fraud cases registered under sections 65 and 66 of the Information Technology (IT) Act in Allahabad, people were duped by cyber fraudsters claiming to be calling from a bank or a financial institution. The fraudsters talked the victims into revealing their account details and ATM PIN.” Awasthi…

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