A city resident, who took to digital transactions and encouraged his acquaintances to do so on the advice of the Prime Minister, recently received a letter of appreciation from Narendra Modi who said "the fight against black money gets more strength" by efforts of people like him.
Mohammad Shami, a Bahujan Samaj Party leader was shot dead last night in Uttar Pradesh's Allahabad district. The incident, which happened in a remote area, led to heightened tension. This morning, Mr Shami's supporters sat in protest on the Allahabad-Pratapgarh highway demanding the immediate arrest of the culprits. The protesters have also demanded adequate security to be given to Mr Shami's family.
A Chetak helicopter of the Indian Air Force (IAF) toppled while making an emergency landing during a training sortie from Bamrauli near Allahabad today. Both the pilots are safe. The chopper toppled when the pilots tried a forced landing after it developed a technical snag, sources in IAF said.
Women in "BJP saris" were among the thousands who packed the lanes of Allahabad as party chief Amit Shah's roadshow wound its way down 10 km on the last day of campaigning for the fourth phase of the Uttar Pradesh elections. Just a street away, Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and his ally Rahul Gandhi drew as big a crowd for their roadshow. It was pegged as a clash of the titans.
A day after Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav and Congress boss Rahul Gandhi appeared together in Lucknow to announce their alliance, their partnership is being celebrated with new posters in Allahabad that channel the blockbuster 70s hit, Sholay.
The Allahabad High Court has turned down the plea of a live-in couple that they be provided protection on the ground that the woman in question happened to be married and "her marriage has not been dissolved by any competent court as on date".
A photo exhibition commemorating the birth centenary of Indira Gandhi, with more than 200 pictures depicting various events from her life, commenced today at the historic Swaraj Bhavan here where the former Prime Minister was born.
A plastic bag full of explosives was found inside the high-security Allahabad High Court premises, sending authorities into a tizzy, even as police today claimed to have arrested a man who had allegedly kept the packet at the spot and later raised an alarm with the hope of getting rewarded with a permanent job for his "alertness".
Fifty-three passengers and crew members on board an Allahabad-New Delhi plane had a close shave on Friday after the aircraft developed a technical snag and had to make an emergency landing minutes after take off, a senior official said.