Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has defended changing the name of Allahabad to Prayagraj, saying the names hold a great significance in India and connect everyone with the country’s glorious tradition. read more
A commuter covers her face with a mask to protect against pollution at Laxmi Nagar in New Delhi. According to experts from various government and private pollution monitoring agencies, the city’s Air Quality Index (AQI) was 328 on Wednesday, and on Thursday it worsened marginally to 331 – the highest so far this season. On a scale of 0-500, an AQI value between 301 and 400 indicates ‘very poor’ air quality.
Four people were killed and at least six were injured when a truck ploughed through revellers who were part of a procession to immerse a Durga idol in Bengal’s Hooghly district on Friday night, police said. read more
Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2R) holds a bow and arrow at an event as President Ram Nath Kovind and his wife Savita Kovind look on, ahead of the burning of an effigy of Ravana at an event marking the end of the festival of Dussehra at Luv-Kush Ramleela Committee in Lal Qila Maidan.