Alert sounded on Indo-Nepal border

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Alert has been sounded on Indo-Nepal border in view of Diwali festival to thwart any infiltration bid by terrorists and anti-social elements.

124 clear judicial services 2013

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round 124 candidates were declared successful in UP Judicial Services (Civil Judge) Examinations -2013, the result of which was declared on Wednesday by the UP Public Service Commission (UPPSC). The commission also released the schedule of PCS (mains) -2014, to be organized in Allahabad and Lucknow between November 7 and 21.

Centre should start construction of Ram temple: Singhal

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Vishwa Hindu Parishad patron and senior leader Ashok Singhal on Wednesday demanded that Narendra Modi led Central government should start the construction of Ram Temple at Ramjanam bhoomi at Ayodhya. Citing Bharatiya Janata Party’s election manifesto, he said that the government should work towards fulfilling all promises made in it.

Kalibari continues with ancient Trantrik Puja tradition; Replaces Mass Sacrifice Of Goats With Sugarcane

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The 154-year-old Mutthiganj Kalibari is a living testimony to the religious influence of Bengali Community in the Sangam City. Till recently the temple was a centre of ancient ritual of ‘tantrik puja’ on no-moon Diwali night. Goats were offered as sacrifice to Goddess Mahamaya. Though sacrifice is still performed but with a minor change – goat has been replaced with leafy sugarcane with roots.

Special trains for Kartik Mela from Oct 22 to 25

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In view of the Kartik Mela which is going to be organised during the Diwali festival, railway administration has made special arrangements for the passengers at the Chitrakoot station coming under the NCR zone.

Designer ‘diyas’ to light Diwali

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With the festival of lights Diwali to be celebrated on Thursday, denizens of the Sangam city are leaving no stone unturned to light their homes with various decorative articles. Among these, designer diyas (earthen pots) are a favourite among the buyers as artisans have come out with innovative ideas depicting the tradition of the festival. Along with these, designer chandeliers of various sizes and price tags are being sold in the markets.

40 injured as bus turns turtle in Bahraich

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Forty passengers were injured when a bus headed towards Harkhapur overturned near Kutti village late on Monday night. The police rushed the injured to community health centre where condition of 12 was stated to be critical.

Special trains during Kartik Mela from Oct 22 to 25

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In view of the Kartik Mela which is going to be organised during the Diwali festival, railway administration has made special arrangements for the passengers at the Chitrakoot station coming under the NCR zone. Various mela special trains will be plied from October 22 to 25 and the regular trains have also been given additional stoppages during this period.

Mehta appointed as new ASGI

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Senior advocate of Allahabad High Court Ashok Mehta has been appointed as Solicitor General of India (ASGI) at Allahabad High Court. He will represent the Government of India in court proceedings of the Allahabad High Court.

Modi bomb, Priyanka phuljhadi make debut this Diwali

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Adding to the excitement of the festivity, is the accomplishment of the Indian scientists for the mission to planet Mars -- Mangalyan mission -- which is being showcased in form of a fancy firs shots.

STF nabs notorious dacoit Juggi Patel from MP village

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Juggi, carrying a cash reward of Rs 2.15 lakh on his head, was wanted by both UP and MP police in connection with 32 criminal cases including murder, kidnapping and ransom.

Citizens going the traditional way this Diwali

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Markets in the city are flooded with various forms of decorative electrical lights which includes LED to rice bulb, rope light, and artificial lamps, however, there are very few buyers as compared to the past many years.

Denizens wake up to eco-friendly Diwali

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This year too, denizens of Sangam City have decided to adhere to the ‘principle of three Rs’ to safeguard the environment on Diwali. Educational and awareness programmes are already being held in different parts of the city propagating a pollution-free Diwali. Thousands of schoolchildren have pledged not to burst high decibel crackers.

Threat to blow up Bahraich court creates sensation

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A threat letter purportedly sent by terrorist organisation Hizbul Mujahideen (HuM) created sensation in the civil court here on Friday evening. The terror organisation sent the letter to the district judge through courier in which it threatened to blow up the court and the residence of upper sessions judge of Bahraich.

Youths block traffic on Alld-Lko highway

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Panic gripped Stanley Road locality on Allahabad-Lucknow highway for more than two hours on Saturday when hundreds of youths who were here to take part in the recruitment drive for the posts of police constable blocked traffic on the highway to mark their protest against the delay in announcement of the running result.

Fashion show, group dance mark Day 2 of Effervescence

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Fashion show, group dance, tattoo painting, literary and six other competitions marked the second day of annual cultural festival, ‘Effervescence’, at the Indian Institute of Information Technology-Allahabad here on Saturday.

CRPF jawan hurt as train catches fire in Allahabad

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Two coaches of an election special train carrying paramilitary forces from Parli in Maharashtra to Deemapur in Assam caught fire near Cheoki Link Junction here at 9.05 am on Saturday. The train was stopped immediately and the fire was doused by CRPF personnel with the help of villagers after half-an-hour of struggle. One CRPF personnel sustained minor burn injuries.

Sports blueprint: AU trips on UGC deadline

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The Allahabad University authorities have failed to meet the October 10 deadline by which they had to submit a blueprint for revamp of sporting infrastructure to the University Grants Commission (UGC). As a result, sporting activities continue to be neglected on the campus.

HC adjourns hearing in writ on PCS exam

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The Allahabad High Court on Tuesday adjourned till October 16 the hearing of a writ petition challenging the result of preliminary examination of PCS (2014), which was conducted by Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC)

Hudhud side-effect: 15% of paddy crop damaged

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The disturbances caused by Cyclone Hudhud have damaged over 15% of paddy crop in Allahabad region. On Tuesday again, the region was lashed by wind blowing at the speed of 20 to 25 kilometres per hour, while the total rainfall stood at 114.3 mm.

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