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Allahabad: Metropolis in Uttar Pradesh, India
Allahabad, officially known as Prayagraj, also known as Ilahabad, is a metropolis in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It is the administrative headquarters of Allahabad district—the most populous district in the state and 13th most populous district in India—and the Allahabad division. The city is the judicial capital of Uttar Pradesh with Allahabad High Court being the highest judicial body in the state. As of 2011, Allahabad is the seventh most populous city in the state, thirteenth in Northern India and thirty-sixth in India, with an estimated population of 1.53 million in the city. In 2011 it was ranked the world's 40th fastest-growing city. Allahabad, in 2016, was also ranked the third most liveable city in the state and sixteenth in the country. Hindi is the most widely spoken language in the city.

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UP begins vaccinating 18-44 age group in 7 districts with high positivity rate [Video]

UP begins vaccinating 18-44 age group in 7 districts with high positivity rate

UP govt started the first phase of vaccination for 18-44 age group in seven districts. CM Yogi Adityanath launching the programme from Avantibai Hospital in Lucknow. He said people above 18 years are..

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Watch: Lakhs of devotees gather for Ganga Aarti in Haridwar amid Covid scare [Video]

Watch: Lakhs of devotees gather for Ganga Aarti in Haridwar amid Covid scare

In Uttarakhand's Hardiwar, lakhs of devotees gathered at Hari Ki Pauri for Ganga Aarti. This comes at a time when the country is undergoing another Covid wave. Social distancing norms were flouted. In..

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The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday moved the Supreme Court to appeal against the Allahabad high court order directing lockdown in five cities of UP. SG Tushar Mehta will mention before CJI for..
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UP govt moves SC against HC order to impose lockdown in 5 cities

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday moved the Supreme Court to appeal against the Allahabad high court order directing lockdown in five cities of UP. SG Tushar Mehta will mention before CJI for..
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Covid-19: HC wants 5 UP cities shut but Yogi govt rules out lockdown

The Uttar Pradesh government on Monday refused to go for a lockdown, saying it was necessary to protect livelihoods of people, after the Allahabad High Court directed the state government to enforce..
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UP lockdown: Here's what will remain closed till April 26 in five cities

All kinds of establishments in Prayagraj, Lucknow, Varanasi, Kanpur and Gorakhpur will remain kept closed.
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After service of 132 years, Indian Army closes military farms

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Allahabad HC orders home guard sacked for being gay reinstated

Observing that any display of affection among members of the LGBT community towards their partners in public, so long as it does not amount to indecency or has the potential to disturb public order,..
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Call from SC prods jail to release Faruqui 36 hours after bail order

Indore Central Jail superintendent Rakesh Bhangare, who had all evening said they couldn't release Munawar until they got a certified copy of the SC stay on his production warrant in a case in..
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HCs of Bombay, Calcutta and Allahabad face Judge shortage

The Allahabad HC with a sanctioned strength of 160 Judges is functioning with just 96 of them. In the Bombay HC out of sanctioned strength of 94 Judges, 30 are lying vacant. The situation is alarming..
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Allahabad HC asks UP cops not to harass interfaith couple

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has barred Amethi police from taking any coercive action against an interfaith couple in a three-year-old case . The bench asked the state government's..
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50 archaeological sites found in Prayagraj

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30-day notice for interfaith marriage optional, says HC

The Allahabad high court’s Lucknow bench has ruled that it should be optional rather than mandatory for an interfaith couple to give 30 days’ prior notice to a marriage officer to register their..
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Remember your 'national duty' while using 'right to protest': PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said that the people of the country need to remember their national duties and responsibilities while exercising their democratic right to protest. He was..
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Broken ammonia plunger caused ammonia gas leakage at Phulpur plant in Prayagraj: IFFCO

A detailed investigation will be conducted to ascertain the cause of the incident, said MM Ahmad, Unit Head Phulpur, IFFCO earlier on Wednesday.
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Two dead, 15 ill after gas leakage at IFFCO plant in UP's Prayagraj

A plant unit has been closed and the gas leakage has stopped now. The situation is under control, informed Prayagraj DM.
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Job on compassionate grounds is no bar for remarriage, says HC

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Want to leave our village: Hathras girl kin

We want to move out of our village,” the victim’s younger brother told TOI on Saturday.The family had approached the Allahabad high court with a plea to secure their relocation to Delhi so they..
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SC dismisses plea against HC order that freed Dr Kafeel Khan

The Supreme Court on Thursday dismissed an appeal by the Uttar Pradesh government against the Allahabad high court order that had quashed Dr Kafeel Khan’s detention under the National Security Act..
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Allahabad high court orders NSA detainee freed due to no ‘fair hearing’

The Allahabad high court has quashed the detention of a person booked for rioting and arson under the National Security Act (NSA), saying the state showed "extraordinary haste" in initiating action..
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Two adults can live together without interference from families: Allahabad HC

Two adults in a live-in relationship have the right to cohabit peacefully, the Allahabad high court has observed while directing the SSP Farrukhabad to provide security to a couple that lives together..
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Gita as subject in schools: HC junks plea as ‘vague’

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Right to choose a partner intrinsic to right to life: HC

The Allahabad high court has held that “right to choose a partner, irrespective of religion, is intrinsic to right to life and personal liberty.” Justice Pankaj Naqvi and Justice Vivek Agarwal made..
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Bail plea of YouTuber Heer Khan, arrested for making derogatory remarks against Hindu deities, rejected

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HC: Conversion only for marriage unacceptable

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Hathrase gang-rape & murder case: Allahabad HC to monitor CBI probe, SC says

The Supreme Court on Tuesday entrusted Allahabad high court to monitor the CBI probe into the gang-rape and murder of a dalit girl in Uttar Pradesh's Hathras. On the plea of transferring of trial in..
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Cremation without victim kin's consent infringement of their rights: HC

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The 23-year-old LLM student who had accused former BJP MP Chinmayanand of sexual exploitation last year, turned hostile before a special MP-MLA court in Lucknow on Tuesday. The court was hearing the..
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Hathras victim’s family asks HC to shift case out of UP

Family members of the Hathras alleged gang rape case victim on Monday requested the high court to shift the case out of Uttar Pradesh. Appearing before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court,..
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Hathras case: HC takes suo motu cognisance, issues notice to UP govt

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Thursday took suo motu cognisance of the Hathras incident and issued notice to the Uttar Pradesh government. The Uttar Pradesh government and the UP..
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Durga Puja 2020: Prayagraj Bengali association moves high court against Yogi govt's decision

However, the Allahabad High Court refused to intervene in the matter and disposed of the PIL. The petition specially demanded public celebration of Durga Puja in Prayagraj.
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Uttar Pradesh: Case registered against BJP leader, doctor in Prayagraj after girl alleges rape

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If not for judiciary, I’d have been eliminated, says Dr Kafeel Khan

It was a bittersweet homecoming for Dr Kafeel Khan on Wednesday. Moments after walking out of Mathura jail, over 12 hours after the Allahabad high court had ordered his release, he said he had begun to..
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India is moving towards setting up its new Air Defence Command (ADC), which will eventually be responsible for guarding the country’s airspace against hostile aircraft, missiles, helicopters and..
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Defence ministry working to announce new air defence command by October: Sources

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Although both, the Ganga and Yamuna, are still flowing below the danger mark, the water being released from barrages in Kanpur and Mata Tila in Lalitpur has put the district administration on alert.
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Priyanka Gandhi equates UP teachers' appointment matter with Vyapam scam

The Allahabad high court on Wednesday stayed the appointment of 69,000 assistant basic teachers in the state, holding that there has been an 'error' in the evaluation of question paper "The facts of..
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UP takes battle over 'recovery' hoardings to SC

The UP government on Wednesday moved the Supreme Court against an Allahabad high court order directing it to take down the ‘name and shame’ hoardings installed across Lucknow city against 57..
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Allahabad HC orders removal of hoardings by UP govt featuring anti-CAA protesters

Allahabad high court on Monday ordered to remove the hoardings put up by Uttar Pradesh government, with names, addresses and photos of those who were accused of violence during protests against the..
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Govt obligated to ensure justice for all sections: PM Modi

PM Modi on Saturday said a govt is obligated to ensure justice and equal benefits for all sections of society. ​​​​​Citing the “ mangal mantra” from the Vedas at a function in Prayagraj,..
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