ALLAHABAD

  • Katju alleges two former CJIs of overlooking corruption; Judiciary incensed August 11, 2014

    The Judiciary was on Monday at the receiving end of yet another attack by Press Council of India Chairman and former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju. In his latest blog Katju targetted two former CJI's and five other judges of the Allahabad high court. This on a day when...
  • The Last Word: Should Narendra Modi stand from a UP constituency? March 12, 2014

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • A Billion Votes: Will Narendra Modi contest from Lucknow or Allahabad? March 12, 2014

    Just a month ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata is still hunting for a seat for its prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi in Uttar Pradesh. Sources suggested that Modi may now contest from Lucknow or Allahabad if he decides to contest from Uttar Pradesh at all. The...
  • AarushiHemraj murder verdict: Will challenge the verdict in High Court, says lawyer November 25, 2013

    Rebecca John, the lawyer of Rajesh and Nupur Talwar, said that she is extremely disappointed with the ruling of the special CBI court but said that she will challenge the ruling in the Allahabad High Court. The CBI court has found the dentist couple guilty for the murders of their...
  • News 360: Congress may use Priyanka in 2014 polls to neutralise Narendra Modi October 15, 2013

    Despite strong denials from the Congress and family sources, the clamour for yet another Gandhi hasn't ended. The Allahabad Congress on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding that Priyanka Gandhi should contest polls from Phulpur, which was once the constituency of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Allahabad Congress has forwarded...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai September 19, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • Does Akhilesh Yadav have the moral right to continue to rule Uttar Pradesh? September 19, 2013

    Another setback for Uttar Pradesh Chief Minster Akhilesh Yadav as the Supreme Court on Thursday said that all cases related to Muzaffarnagar riots pending in the Allahabad High Court should be transferred to the apex court. The UP administration has failed to arrest 16 politicians alleged in stoking the violence,...
  • News 360: SC to hear all cases related to Muzaffarnagar communal violence pending in Allahabad HC September 19, 2013

    All cases pertaining to the communal riots in Muzaffarnagar that were pending in the Allahabad High Court have been transferred to the Supreme Court. The Central government on Thursday told the Supreme Court that it will not trample on the UP government's powers on maintaining law and order. ...
  • VHP yatra: Praveen Togadia sent to judicial custody for 14 days August 25, 2013

    Vishwa Hindu Parishad leader Pravin Togadia has been taken into preventive custody on Sunday ahead of Ayodhya yatra. ...
  • Suspended IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal pleads innocence August 2, 2013

    Amidst uproar on the suspension of SDM Durga Shakti Nagpal, the suspended IAS officer met the UP Chief Secretary on Friday. In her meeting with the UP Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani, she claimed that she is innocent. ...
  • Caste rallies banned: Will it end political appeals based on caste? July 11, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned caste based rallies in Uttar Pradesh, observing that such rallies divide the society. ...
  • Caste politics must end, says Congress leader Rashid Alvi July 11, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court on Thursday banned castebased rallies in the state and issued a notice to all political parties on the same. The court said castebased rallies divide the society and therefore no such rallies should be organised in Uttar Pradesh by parties. ...
  • FTN: Could the Kumbh stampede have been avoided? February 12, 2013

    In a major tragedy on the most auspicious day of the Maha Kumbh on Sunday, 36 pilgrims were killed in a stampede at the Allahabad railway station. ...
  • CJ: Kumbh pilgrims cram into Allahabad station despite stampede February 12, 2013

    Citizen Journalist Rajesh Sharma was one of the survivors of the Kumbh stampede. He sent us this video from the Allahabad station where hapless pilgrims and passengers are braving it out at the station. Basic infrastructure is missing as hundreds remain huddled at the station. ...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: We were prepared for large crowd, claims district official February 12, 2013

    The death toll in the Maha Kumbh tragedy has climbed to 36, with most of the victims being women, even as Devesh Chaturvedi, Divisional Commissioner of Allahabad claimed, "The snan part, which is the most challenging part of the Kumbh Mela, took place without any major incident, which shows we...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai February 11, 2013

    CBI finds its own prosecutor AK Singh colluding with one of the accused in 2G case. UP government denies lapse on its part in Allahabad railway station stampede. ...
  • Newsmaker of the Day: Devesh Chaturvedi February 11, 2013

    The UP government in Allahabad railway station stampede incident has said that responsibility can be fixed only after the probe is complete. ...
  • Allahabad stampede: UP govt denies lapse on its part, Railway says all measures were taken February 11, 2013

    The UP government on Monday denied any lapses on its part in connection with the stampede at the Allahabad railway station on Sunday, even as the railways also said the incident did not occur because of them. ...
  • Allahabad station stampede: Eyewitnesses recall the fateful night February 11, 2013

    As the death toll in stampede at Allahabad railway station reached 36, eyewitnesses are alleging that many of the people died in the mishap because they didn't get medical assistance for a long time. ...
  • Allahabad stampede: Azam Khan takes morally responsibility, quits as Kumbh incharge February 11, 2013

    Azam Khan resigned as the Kumbh incharge following the stampede. ...
  • Allahabad railway station stampede: One policeman started lathicharge, others followed, says eyewitness February 11, 2013

    The death toll in the stampede at the Allahabad railway station had gone up to 37 by Monday morning. ...
  • Can't confirm the death toll but at least 10 dead in the stampede: PK Bansal February 10, 2013

    The Railways Minister also said that 12 to 13 people have been injured in the tragic incident. He said that all the injured and those who lost their loved ones in the incident will get compensation from PM's fund. ...
  • Kumbh Mela: Air surveillance, announcement systems keep track of those who are lost February 10, 2013

    Over three crore people are expected to take a dip in the Sangam on the occasion of the Mauni Amavasya on Sunday. ...
  • Maha Kumbh: Over 3 crore devotees expected to take a dip on Mauni Amavasya, tight security in place February 10, 2013

    Security has been beefed up at the Kumbh Mela in Allahabad. CRPF and ATS personnel will be assisted by 9000 policemen. ...
  • Ram Mandir our agenda for Dharam Sansad: VHP leader February 6, 2013

    The Vishwa Hindu Parishad's steering committee will meet for the second day on Wednesday in Allahabad. The meeting will conclude with a Dharam Sansad on Thursday. BJP President Rajnath Singh is also expected in Allahabad on Wednesday. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Maha Kumbh of faith January 20, 2013

    Millions reach the holy city of Allahabad to take part in the mass gathering of humans in perhaps the biggest show on earth: Maha Kumbh Mela. From men to godmen, from saints to sinners, from naga sadhus to photographers people from all walks of life have flocked to the...
  • Watch: People from across world flock to Maha Kumbh Mela January 16, 2013

    The two month long Maha Kumbh Mela is on at Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad and it is being called the greatest show on earth. People are coming together for a holy dip from across the globe. Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose met up with an American guru at Kumbh who became a...
  • FTN: What is the relevance of the Kumbh Mela in modern society? January 15, 2013

    The world's largest gathering of people, the 55day Kumbh congregation, began in Allahabad on Monday with tens of thousands of devotees, led by ashsmeared Naga ascetics, taking a dip at the holy confluence of three rivers. ...
  • Allahabad: Pilgrims gather to take holy dip at Maha Kumbh January 14, 2013

    The Maha Kumbh Mela started in Allahabad as around one crore people took a dip in the holy Sangam. ...
  • FTN: Is Kumbh greatest celebration of India's diversity? January 14, 2013

    A sea of humanity converged for the religious event dubbed as the "greatest show on earth". ...