RTI activist injured in attack

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An RTI activist and two of his associates were injured in an attack in Payagpur on Saturday. A case had been registered against 11 persons, including village development officer (VDO) and gram pradhan.

Police probe rules out conversion in Bahraich village

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Police investigation into Kamlapur village conversion issue has said that it was a rumour spread by a few persons. However, magisterial inquiry into the alleged conversion of 70 village is still underway.

Saints factions’ fight for supremacy hits land allocation

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Allocation of land to seers’ organization – Khak Chowk – has been hit hard by the fissures in the organization. On Saturday, head of Khak Chowk Mahamandaleswar Mahant Madhav Das threatened a hunger strike if mela authorities failed to allocate equal land to all seers.

Two govt primary schools to shift to English as medium of education

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Basic Education Department is all set to make English a medium of teaching in at least two primary schools of each district from session 2015-16. The teachers of these schools would undergo a training regime to ensure that change in medium of communication do not hamper education. Books of various subjects of classes I to VIII too are being translated from Hindi to English.

Cold wave claims one life as mercury drops to 6 degrees

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The intense cold wave prevailing in the city claimed one life in Khusrau Bagh on Friday night. The chilly weather conditions prevailed on Saturday too with minimum temperature plummeting to 6.0 degrees Celsius. The weatherman has warned of further decline in mercury level in days to come. Chilly winds were blowing across the city forcing people to stay indoors.

Eight highway police stations soon

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The State Highway Police may soon be a reality. The highway police will provide security to travellers round-the-clock.

Shelter homes add to woes of homeless

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Instead of providing relief, the shelter homes of Allahabad Municipal Corporation have only added to the woes of hapless, homeless people.

UPSRTC surveys eateries serving quality food

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Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) has started a survey to select restaurants or eateries serving quality food and maintaining hygiene in the cooking and serving area.

Conversion to Islam solely for marriage not valid: HC

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The Allahabad High Court has ruled that the religious conversion of girls “without their faith and belief in Islam” and “solely for the purpose of marriage” to Muslim boys could not be held valid.

HC lawyers to resume work today

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The Allahabad High Court Bar Association (HCBA) on Thursday called off their five-day-old strike and resolved to resume judicial work from Friday.

Unnecessary hue & cry raised over ghar wapsi: VHP

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The Vishwa Hindu Parishad has said that political parties raising hue and cry over ‘ghar wapsi’ had remained quiet over the same event organized during Congress-led UPA regime. The organization claimed that ghar wapsi of more than 7,000 people was conducted during the UPA regime.

Basic Shiksha Parishad to regularize exam calendar of basic schools

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Basic Shiksha Parishad would be regularising the examination calendar of all basic schools across the state from the new academic session. The pattern proposed is said to be set in line with the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) calendar.

Cops introduce new features for crowd management at Magh Mela

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Proper barricading, fixed parking slots, map and signboards in different languages, including English and Hindi, indicating the routes, safe passages and Public Address System (PAS) to counter rumours are few new features that have been introduced by Magh Mela police authorities to control crowd on this Magh Mela commencing from January 5.

Girl students battle to cope with insufficient number of toilets

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With Prime Minister Narendra Modi pitching hard for constructing more toilets, especially in the educational institutions of the rural areas to help in minimizing the drop-out rates of female students, things are no different on the campus of Allahabad University. For the girl students of this ‘Central University’ of the country, it has become a daily battle to cope with insufficient numbers of toilets, most of which are locked by the departmental authorities for either their own use or for reasons best known by them.

Probe into religious conversions at remote village in Bahraich

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A magisterial inquiry has been ordered into the incident of religious conversion on Thursday. Tension is prevailing in the district after 70 Hindus were converted to Christianity at Kamlapuri village located near the forest on Indo-Nepal border on Wednesday. An activist of an organization had been arrested in this connection. The district administration had denied that conversion had taken place.

Now, sensor to detect cracks in water pipelines

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Amid rising wastage of potable water through cracks and leakages in supply line, Greek-born French computer scientist Prof Joseph Sifakis has come up with a sensor that can locate the cracks in the pipeline without even drilling the ground.

AAP volunteers to campaign for Shastri in Delhi Assembly polls

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With the campaigning for Delhi Assembly polls intensifying day by day and dates for the same to be announced shortly, around 100 active volunteers of Aam Admi Party (AAP) from Sangam city have rushed to the national capital to campaign for party candidates.

HC lawyers’ strike continues on Day 4 for fourth day

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The on-going strike of Allahabad High Court lawyers against setting up of a high court bench in west UP continued for the fourth consecutive day on Wednesday.

Azad’s papers to be kept at archives

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Finally after 84-years, the original documents related to the martyrdom of freedom fighter Chandrasekhar Azad would be brought before the world.

Foggy weather slows down trains

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With no improvement in weather conditions, movement of several trains running on the New Delhi- Howrah route has been effected.

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