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Kumbh Mela: With 1 lakh makeshift toilets, 40 police stations, Kumbh Nagri set for mega gathering

In the run-up to the mega event, the entire city of Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) is under construction. Footpaths and speed-breakers are being built. The roads are dotted with digital hoardings where Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his cabinet are welcoming visitors to the Kumbh.

UP cabinet approves renaming of Faizabad as Ayodhya, Allahabad as Prayagraj

The sudden spate in changing the names of key UP districts, towns and railway stations drew criticism from not only the opposition but the ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party (SBSP) too.

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The Allahabad in Prayagraj

Renaming places creates ruptures in the people’s lived experiences.

Allahabad officially named 'Prayagraj', Allahabad University, HC likely to undergo name change

Sources in the Government inform that name change would not be limited to just the city and soon famous Allahabad University and even Allahabad High Court, Railway Station, are also likely to see the name change as Prayagraj, along with many other institutions.

State vandalism

Renaming of Allahabad is an act of erasure of history and memory. It speaks of an exclusionary politics.

UP cabinet clears proposal to rename Allahabad as Prayagraj

Earlier, former chief minister and Samajwadi Party supremo Akhilesh Yadav slammed the BJP government, saying it only wanted to show their work by "renaming". 

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Explained: What’s in Allahabad’s name

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath wants to rename it Prayagraj. The historical context.

Congress opposes renaming of Allahabad to Prayagraj

Congress claimed that the name change would affect the history in which Allahabad has played a significant role since the days of Independence.

Work begins on Modi temple in Allahabad

The temple, scheduled to be completed in six months, will have statues of Lord Krishna and Modi. “The PM’s statue will be two-and-a-half feet tall, made of marble,” he said.

Missing from Navi Mumbai, 4 children traced to Allahabad

On Wednesday, the police registered an FIR. On Thursday, the APMC police received a phone call from the Allahabad railway police stating that the four children had been spotted at the station.

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Behind the curtains, what goes into staging a Ramleela

With the use of advanced technologies such as light, aerial acts and sound effects, the overall performances of Ramleela at Jamnipur Kotwa has completely changed. This Ramleela is performed around 30 km from Allahabad, now renamed as Prayagraj since the last 100 years now

Thousands gather for the annual Magh Mela in Allahabad

During the fair Hindu devotees gather to take dips in the holy Sangam in Allahabad.

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Rains lash north India

Several areas of north India have been receiving rainfall since Thursday evening, coming as a relief to farmers.

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Makar Sankranti: Thousands take holy dip

Haridwar, Jan 15 (ANI): On the occasion of Makar Sankranti, devotees were seeing braving the biting cold to take the holy dip that also marked the beginning of the annual month-long religious congregation 'Magh Mela'. Thousands converged in Allahabad at the confluence of Ganga and Yamuna which is also called Sangam, walking several miles on foot to take the holy dip. People were seen wading in waist-deep waters to pray and perform pujas.

Pilgrims take holy dip at Triveni Sangam

Allahabad, Jan 13 (ANI): Ahead of Makar Sankranti, a large numbers of pilgrims have started taking holy dips at the Triveni Sangam in Allahabad since early Wednesday morning. Makar Sankranti is one of the most auspicious festivals celebrated with tartness on 14th January every year across India. Makar Sankranti is observed with various names in different regions of India, Pongal in Tamil, Lohri in Punjab, Uttarayan in Gujrat, Maghi and Khichdi are some other names of the same festival.

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