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‘This act does not…’: Prayagraj Police after video of namaz in UP hospital

The police said the inquiry found that the woman in the video was offering namaz without any wrong intentions, and without obstructing any work or traffic, for quick recovery of the patient.

The video of patient's attendant offering namaz outside a ward at a government hospital in Prayagraj is being widely shared on social media.(Source: Twitter)
The video of patient's attendant offering namaz outside a ward at a government hospital in Prayagraj is being widely shared on social media.(Source: Twitter)
Updated on Sep 23, 2022 09:15 PM IST

Prayagraj airport to be made into international facility before 2025 Mahakumbh

UP Deputy CM says Prayagraj has huge tourism potential and the authorities are mulling constructing a ‘Kanwar path’ for the easy movement of devotees of Shiva.

The Prayagraj airport in Bamrauli. Prayagraj airport to be made into international facility before 2025 Mahakumbh (HT_PRINT)
The Prayagraj airport in Bamrauli. Prayagraj airport to be made into international facility before 2025 Mahakumbh (HT_PRINT)
Updated on Sep 04, 2022 06:52 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz, Lucknow (up)

Viral clip of hookah & chicken party on Ganga invites probe in UP's Prayagraj

On Wednesday, the Prayagraj Police, in a Twitter post, said it had booked two identified and six unidentified individuals in the case and will soon arrest all of them.

Screengrab from the video. 
Screengrab from the video. 
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 06:09 PM IST
By | Edited by Sohini Goswami

8 booked for eating meat during Sangam boat ride, say UP police

An FIR has been lodged against eight men for allegedly cooking and consuming non-vegetarian food while taking a boat ride in flooded waters of the Ganga in Uttar Pradesh’s Prayagraj, police said on Wednesday.

8 booked for eating meat during Sangam boat ride, say UP police
8 booked for eating meat during Sangam boat ride, say UP police
Updated on Sep 01, 2022 01:34 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj admin invokes NSA against accused in violence case

On June 11, Javed Mohammad was arrested for allegedly instigating violent protests in the city's Atala locality against derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammed by suspended Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) spokesperson Nupur Sharma and expelled BJP leader Naveen Jindal. His arrest came a day after the violence.

Authorities demolished the residence of activist Mohammad Javed, accused in Prayagraj violence, on June 12. (AP)
Authorities demolished the residence of activist Mohammad Javed, accused in Prayagraj violence, on June 12. (AP)
Published on Jul 17, 2022 12:05 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Evening brief: TMC seeks probes into ‘presence of terrorist at BJP meet’

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

Representational image. (Rahul Singh)
Representational image. (Rahul Singh)
Published on Jul 05, 2022 04:58 PM IST

Wife of Prayagraj violence accused moves Allahadbad HC against razing of house

The house was brought down by authorities on June 12, a day after Mohammad was arrested on charges of instigating violent protests against derogatory remarks on Prophet Mohammed

Authorities demolish the residence of activist Mohammad Javed which according to them have been constructed illegally in Prayagraj, India, Sunday, June 12, 2022. Javed has also been accused of involvement in violence during Friday’s protests against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remark deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) (AP)
Authorities demolish the residence of activist Mohammad Javed which according to them have been constructed illegally in Prayagraj, India, Sunday, June 12, 2022. Javed has also been accused of involvement in violence during Friday’s protests against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remark deemed derogatory to Islam’s Prophet Muhammad. (AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh) (AP)
Updated on Jun 23, 2022 08:11 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin

Amid huge security, bulldozers demolish home of Prayagraj violence accused in UP

This comes a day after the Uttar Pradesh police named Javed a “mastermind” behind the violent protests against former BJP spokesperson Nupur Sharma's remark on Prophet Mohammad.

Bulldozer razing the house of Javed Mohammad aka Javed Pump.(HT Photo)
Bulldozer razing the house of Javed Mohammad aka Javed Pump.(HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 12, 2022 02:01 PM IST

Raj's ‘Miyan Ka Bada’, 5 other railway stations renamed recently. Details here

The railway stations at Jhansi, Bhopal and Ayodhya have been renamed in recent times by the respective state governments. 

Mahesh Nagar Halt was earlier known as ‘Miyan Ka Bada' railway station. (Twitter/@ANI_MP_CG_RJ)
Mahesh Nagar Halt was earlier known as ‘Miyan Ka Bada' railway station. (Twitter/@ANI_MP_CG_RJ)
Published on May 02, 2022 10:49 AM IST
By | Written by Aryan Prakash

People take a dip in Ganga to beat the heat as mercury rises in UP's Prayagraj

The mercury touched 44 degrees in Prayagraj on Saturday and 45 degrees on Friday. In such a situation, people are taking various measures to protect their bodies from scorching heat and keep themselves cool.

A girl takes a dip in the Ganga river to beat the heat on a hot summer day, in Prayagraj on Saturday.(ANI)
A girl takes a dip in the Ganga river to beat the heat on a hot summer day, in Prayagraj on Saturday.(ANI)
Published on May 01, 2022 02:46 PM IST
ANI |

5 of family found dead inside Prayagraj house, probe on

The deceased were identified as Rajkumar Yadav (55), his wife Kusum (50), their daughter Manisha (22), daughter-in-law Savita (25), and Rajkumar’s granddaughter Sakshi (1).

Relatives of the deceased mourn, at Khevrajpur village, near Prayagraj on Saturday. (ANI)
Relatives of the deceased mourn, at Khevrajpur village, near Prayagraj on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 01:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Afternoon brief: 5 of a family murdered in Prayagraj, house set on fire

Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.

(Representative Image/HT File)
(Representative Image/HT File)
Published on Apr 23, 2022 01:02 PM IST
By, New Delhi

5 of a family, including kids found, murdered in Prayagraj; house set on fire

A 5-year-old girl of the family was found alive and is being taken care of by the police team. Police said that all angles including loot and enmity as the motive behind the killings are being probed.

The assailants tried to set the house on fire before fleeing the spot. (HT Photo)
The assailants tried to set the house on fire before fleeing the spot. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2022 12:25 PM IST

5 of family found dead in UP's Prayagraj, murder-suicide suspected

Police said the bodies of the 38-year-old woman and her three daughters (aged 14, 10 and eight) were found with their throats slit open in the bedroom, while the 42-year-old man was found hanging from a noose in the courtyard of the house

A two-page handwritten note was recovered from the house, which blamed a property dispute between the man and his in-laws for the incident, police said. (Representational image)
A two-page handwritten note was recovered from the house, which blamed a property dispute between the man and his in-laws for the incident, police said. (Representational image)
Updated on Apr 17, 2022 04:33 AM IST

Two killed in clash during Holi celebrations in UP's Prayagraj

Vinod Singh Chauhan's sister Rani Chauhan and another person, Pintu Chauhan, were injured in the clash, he said, adding that both were undergoing treatment and stated to be out of danger.

Crime scene investigation. (Representational image)
Crime scene investigation. (Representational image)
Updated on Mar 19, 2022 09:51 PM IST
PTI | , Prayagraj

UP polls results: BJP wins all seats in Varanasi, SP wins 4 seats in Prayagraj

Varanasi voted in the seventh phase of elections in 2017 while voters exercised their franchise in Prayagraj during the fifth phase on February 27.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate party's lead in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election, at Gulab Bagh Sigra, in Varanasi on March 10, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) supporters celebrate party's lead in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly Election, at Gulab Bagh Sigra, in Varanasi on March 10, 2022. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Mar 10, 2022 10:07 PM IST
By | Written by Harshit Sabarwal, New Delhi

Eastern concerns: Floating bodies to stray cattle

The state administration was accused of severe undercounting of cases and deaths but even the official numbers are high: 8,108 deaths in May 2021, and 3,438 deaths in April 2021.

Stray cattles have become a poll issue in UP.
Stray cattles have become a poll issue in UP.
Updated on Feb 26, 2022 05:12 AM IST
By, Shringverpur (prayagraj)

Will Prayagraj opt for greater confluence in UP elections?

UP election: No surprises that the colloquially expressed angst has resonance across the district, where the BJP–led alliance won nine of the twelve seats in the previous poll. Repeating the record might be an uphill climb. Prayagraj goes to the polls on February 27.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other BJP leaders, during an election campaign rally for the ongoing UP assembly elections at Kaushambi district, in Prayagraj on Wednesday. (PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with other BJP leaders, during an election campaign rally for the ongoing UP assembly elections at Kaushambi district, in Prayagraj on Wednesday. (PTI)
Updated on Feb 24, 2022 05:02 AM IST
ByVinod Sharma

Two protesters arrested in UP, six cops suspended for assault on students

According to the police, job aspirants in large numbers tried to stop a train at the local railway station here on Tuesday, alleging anomalies in the results of non-technical popular category (NTPC) exam conducted by the Railway Recruitment Board last year.

A senior police official, however, told reporters that it appears that the arrested accused had taken “money from some political parties” to create unrest. A police team has been constituted to probe the incident from this angle. (HT File/Representative use)
A senior police official, however, told reporters that it appears that the arrested accused had taken “money from some political parties” to create unrest. A police team has been constituted to probe the incident from this angle. (HT File/Representative use)
Published on Jan 27, 2022 12:04 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Three lakh take holy dip in Ganga in Prayagraj amid rising coronavirus cases

Around 6.5 lakh people took a holy dip in the river in Prayagraj on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.

Hindu women apply vermilion (Sindoor) after taking holy dip in the Ganga River on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival.(PTI)
Hindu women apply vermilion (Sindoor) after taking holy dip in the Ganga River on the occasion of Makar Sankranti festival.(PTI)
Published on Jan 15, 2022 04:43 PM IST
PTI | , Prayagraj

Urdu poet’s name changed to ‘Akbar Prayagraj’ on UP site due to ‘error’

The suffixes of renowned Urdu poets were changed from “Allahabadi” to “Prayagraj” on the website of the Uttar Pradesh Higher Education Services Commission on Tuesday, prompting officials to claim the portal was hacked.

Urdu poet’s name changed to ‘Akbar Prayagraj’ on UP site due to ‘error’
Urdu poet’s name changed to ‘Akbar Prayagraj’ on UP site due to ‘error’
Published on Dec 29, 2021 12:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Marriage bill, house registrations signs of women empowerment, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi made an online transfer of ₹1,000 crore to the bank accounts of 1.60 lakh women self-help groups (SHGs) and also transferred over ₹20 crore to more than 1 lakh beneficiaries under the Mukhya Mantri Kanya Sumangala Scheme.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on December 20, 2021. (HT Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses the gathering at Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh on December 20, 2021. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2021 03:43 PM IST
Written by Sharangee Dutta | Edited by Sohini Goswami, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

In PM Modi’s Prayagraj visit tomorrow, focus is on women's empowerment

PM Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh, which is scheduled to hold assembly elections early next year, twice after Tuesday.

PM Modi will visit Prayagraj to attend a
PM Modi will visit Prayagraj to attend a "one of its kind program", the Prime Minister's Office has said. (ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 20, 2021 09:41 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Prime Minister to visit Prayagraj, give a boost to women empowerment schemes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to transfer ₹1000 crore to self-help groups, women benefiting from welfare schemes of the government have been invited to the event.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Prayagraj for a little over two hours on Tuesday. (FILE PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be in Prayagraj for a little over two hours on Tuesday. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 21, 2021 07:29 AM IST
ByHT Correspondent, Prayagraj

E-way, farmers, women workers, Metro: PM Modi to visit UP 4 times this month

PM Modi has already visited Uttar Pradesh six times in the past month and travelled to Gorakhpur, Sultanpur, Varanasi, Jhansi, Greater Noida and Balrampur to unveil projects.

PM Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh between December 18 and December 28.(ANI Photo)
PM Modi will visit Uttar Pradesh between December 18 and December 28.(ANI Photo)
Published on Dec 17, 2021 03:14 PM IST
By | Written by Meenakshi Ray, New Delhi

Prayagraj murder case: Dalit man held, UP police say was stalking deceased

Addressing a press conference, ADG Zone Prem Prakash said: “A scanning of the murdered 25-year-old woman’s WhatsApp messages revealed that she was constantly receiving messages from a number that was traced to the accused Pawan Kumar Saroj, a labourer.”

A 50-year-old man, his 47-year-old wife, daughter, who police said was 25, and 10-year-old son – were found dead on their beds inside their home in Prayagraj district on Thursday morning by relatives (Agencies/Representative use)
A 50-year-old man, his 47-year-old wife, daughter, who police said was 25, and 10-year-old son – were found dead on their beds inside their home in Prayagraj district on Thursday morning by relatives (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 29, 2021 12:49 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Dabangs terrorising people': Mayawati on murder of Dalit family in Prayagraj

The former Uttar Pradesh chief minister demanded that the government takes strict legal action against those who are guilty of this crime.

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati (ANI)
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) chief Mayawati (ANI)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 01:49 PM IST
PTI | , Lucknow

Four of Dalit family in Prayagraj killed, teen allegedly gang-raped; 8 held

“The deceased family had filed an SC/ST case against some people of the village itself,” said Sarvashresth Tripathi, deputy inspector general of police, Prayagraj. He said autopsy report suggested that the victims were assaulted with an axe.

A written complaint to the police by one of the relatives of the victim mentioned a land dispute and alleged that members of an upper-caste family had issued physical and verbal threats to the Dalit family in the past. (Agencies/Representative use)
A written complaint to the police by one of the relatives of the victim mentioned a land dispute and alleged that members of an upper-caste family had issued physical and verbal threats to the Dalit family in the past. (Agencies/Representative use)
Updated on Nov 27, 2021 01:45 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Local eateries team up with Robinhood Army to feed hungry

Following the noble work being by the Robinhood Army for the past two years, the district administration has decided to come forward and further strengthen the bond between the ‘army for the poor’ and the restaurants of the district.

Members of the Robinhood Army distributing food among the needy in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)
Members of the Robinhood Army distributing food among the needy in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 02:43 AM IST
By, Hindustan Times, Prayagraj

BJP worker shot outside his home in Prayagraj, injuries in stomach: Police

Ajay Sharma is the chief of BJP's Kisan Morcha, Hindustan Times' sister publication Livehindustan reported.

The incident happened on Tuesday morning, Prayagraj police said.
The incident happened on Tuesday morning, Prayagraj police said.
Published on Nov 09, 2021 11:34 AM IST
By | Written by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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