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Kumbh Mela 2019: Sadhus take out Peshwai procession ahead of event; PM hopes sanitation is maintained at holy site
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Kumbh Mela 2019: Sadhus take out Peshwai procession ahead of event; PM hopes sanitation is maintained at holy site

About 12 crore devotees are expected to visit the Kumbh Mela starting at Prayagraj (formerly Allahabad) in Uttar Pradesh from 15 January.

Allahabad High Court directs authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of Ganga's highest flood level
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Allahabad High Court directs authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of Ganga's highest flood level

The Allahabad High Court Thursday directed authorities not to permit constructions within 500 metres of the highest flood level of the Ganga river in the city

For fire-free Kumbh Mela, tent city administration in Allahabad gears up with firefighting bikes, hydrants and a hi-tech hospital
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For fire-free Kumbh Mela, tent city administration in Allahabad gears up with firefighting bikes, hydrants and a hi-tech hospital

The Kumbh Mela administration has a fleet of 55 Motorbike Fire Fighting System, which can reach the corners of the massive tent city faster than a fire tending vehicle.

Narendra Modi to visit Raebareli today, will inaugurate projects worth Rs 1,100 crore, flag off Humsafar Express
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Narendra Modi to visit Raebareli today, will inaugurate projects worth Rs 1,100 crore, flag off Humsafar Express

Narendra Modi on Sunday is scheduled to visit Raebareli, former Congress chief and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi's Lok Sabha constituency.

BJP calls ally Om Prakash Rajbhar 'a necessary evil' after SBSP leader slams party for name-changing spree
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BJP calls ally Om Prakash Rajbhar 'a necessary evil' after SBSP leader slams party for name-changing spree

Uttar Pradesh BJP president Mahendra Nath Pandey said SBSP chief Om Prakash Rajbhar was a "necessary evil" and comments made by him "should not be taken seriously"

Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves renaming of cities after Allahabad HC asks state govt to file affidavit on plea challenging move
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Uttar Pradesh cabinet approves renaming of cities after Allahabad HC asks state govt to file affidavit on plea challenging move

The sudden spate in changing the names of key Uttar Pradesh districts, towns and railway stations drew criticism from not only the Opposition but the ruling NDA constituent Suheldev Bhartiya Samaj Party too.

Sambhaji Brigade seeks to rename Pune to ‘Jijapur’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's mother
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Sambhaji Brigade seeks to rename Pune to ‘Jijapur’ after Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj's mother

Sambhaji brigade, a Maratha organisation, has sought to rename Pune to "Jijapur" in a letter issued to the Maharashtra Government. The Maratha outfit claimed that since the construction of Pune city was done by Jijabai, the mother of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, it is appropriate to name Pune city in her name.

Renaming India's history: Yogi Adityanath's selective obliteration of past surpasses deeds of post-Partition Pakistan
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Renaming India's history: Yogi Adityanath's selective obliteration of past surpasses deeds of post-Partition Pakistan

That’s the worldview of Adityanath, who famously declared that the Taj Mahal is not part of his heritage. Or of Raj Thackeray, who in 2009 ordered all shops that had the name 'Karachi' in it to drop it. Leaders like these, and we have a surfeit of them today, are no different from the residents of the new state of Pakistan, who, 71 years ago, couldn’t bear to have in their city, a garden named after “the enemy’s deity.”

'Shah is a Persian word, BJP should consider changing Amit Shah's name': Historian Irfan Habib takes jibe at party's name-changing spree
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'Shah is a Persian word, BJP should consider changing Amit Shah's name': Historian Irfan Habib takes jibe at party's name-changing spree

"Shah is a Persian word. And it is not derived from Sanskrit. They should first change his name before renaming cities," said professor Irfan Habib.

Government approved the renaming of 25 places in past one year; several name-change proposals still pending
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Government approved the renaming of 25 places in past one year; several name-change proposals still pending

Allahabad and Faizabad are the latest additions to the growing list of places that have been renamed. Several proposals, including the renaming of West Bengal as 'Bangla', are pending with the central government. The process is a long-drawn one with the involvement of multiple central ministries and departments.

'Attempt to demolish idea of India',: Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP for changing names of cities, towns
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'Attempt to demolish idea of India',: Mehbooba Mufti slams BJP for changing names of cities, towns

Mehbooba Mufti reacted on Uttar Pradesh Minister Om Prakash Rajbhar's statement where he asked the BJP to change the names of three of their Muslim leaders before changing the names of places in the state.

BJP's name-changing spree may not end soon; Sangh ideologue of yore proposed renaming India 'Hindudesh'
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BJP's name-changing spree may not end soon; Sangh ideologue of yore proposed renaming India 'Hindudesh'

Astounding as this may sound, this renaming spree shall not remain confined to streets, towns and cities. It will eventually extend to renaming the country.

Faizabad is Ayodhya, Allahabad is Prayagraj, Ahmedabad may be Karnavati: BJP turns up Hindutva heat with renaming, statue plans
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Faizabad is Ayodhya, Allahabad is Prayagraj, Ahmedabad may be Karnavati: BJP turns up Hindutva heat with renaming, statue plans

From getting rid of some Muslim names of places to promising a 'grand' statue of the Hindu god Ram, the ruling BJP is making passionate appeals to its hard-core Hindu nationalist base in the most politically important state ahead of a national election next year.

Ex-Allahabad University student leader shot dead inside hostel; victim carried a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head
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Ex-Allahabad University student leader shot dead inside hostel; victim carried a bounty of Rs 25,000 on his head

A former student leader of the Allahabad University was shot dead inside the varsity's PC Banerjee Hostel during a birthday party on Thursday in Allahabad

Nitin Gadkari aims at completing more than 200 Ganga projects by March 2019 as govt looks to make the river 'nirmal' and 'aviral'
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Nitin Gadkari aims at completing more than 200 Ganga projects by March 2019 as govt looks to make the river 'nirmal' and 'aviral'

In a bid to actualise the dream of a "nirmal" and "aviral" Ganga, Union minister Nitin Gadkari said Sunday the government is looking to complete about 200 projects for ghats and crematoria by March 2019.

Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Some residents hail move, others say improving civic facilities should be priority
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Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Some residents hail move, others say improving civic facilities should be priority

Here's what the renaming of the city by the Yogi Adityanath government means for the residents of the erstwhile city of Allahabad, now rechristened Prayagraj.

Allahabad becomes Prayagraj: Before claiming saffronisation, historical and cultural imperative must be examined
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Allahabad becomes Prayagraj: Before claiming saffronisation, historical and cultural imperative must be examined

As the contentious debate that revolved around Allahabad being renamed Prayagraj has been sparked off, let's analyse the narrative which is to run after this monumental change

Allahabad is now Prayagraj: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gives approval to new name ahead of 2019 Kumbh Mela
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Allahabad is now Prayagraj: Uttar Pradesh Cabinet gives approval to new name ahead of 2019 Kumbh Mela

The historic city of Allahabad was Tuesday officially renamed as Prayagraj. The decision was taken by the Uttar Pradesh cabinet presided over by Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Yogi Adityanath's bid to wipe Akbar's name off Indian history is problematic
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Allahabad to be renamed Prayagraj: Yogi Adityanath's bid to wipe Akbar's name off Indian history is problematic

Symbolism in denigrating a ruler like Akbar points towards a disturbing trend but that has been happening for quite sometime now. The BJP strategy is probably to belittle their (Muslim rulers and kings) importance and denounce them by "suspecting their 'Indian-ness'.

'Might be wish of many people': Yogi Adityanath hints at renaming Allahabad 'Prayagraj'
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'Might be wish of many people': Yogi Adityanath hints at renaming Allahabad 'Prayagraj'

The statement by Yogi Adityanath comes after media reports said banners for the upcoming 2019 Kumbh Mela refers to Allahabad as Prayagraj.