or Ayodhya sounds more cultural than Allahabad or Faizabad respectively," he said.
The state cabinet announced yesterday that it had approved the renaming of Allahabad as Prayagraj
, which harks back to the city's ancient appellation, Prayag, before it was changed by Mughal-era rulers in the late 16th century.
Allahabad to be called Prayagraj
from today: Uttar Pradesh Minister Siddharth Nath Singh in Lucknow pic.twitter.com/lo021n8rKP
On Tuesday, the saffron-clad chief minister (CM) of Uttar Pradesh (UP) held a Cabinet meeting at 'Kumbh Mela' in Prayagraj
, formerly Allahabad.
We are searching for them and they will be arrested soon," said Brijesh Srivastava, Superintendent of Police City, Prayagraj
According to the Indian newspaper The Times of India , the UP cabinet confirmed the decision in a meeting, where government spokesperson and Member of Parliament (MP), Sidharth Nath Singh announced that "Prayagraj
" would be the new name of the city.
Meanwhile, people in Prayagraj
are also facing a lot of problems ever since the water burst into the villages.
The incident happened outside a private school in George Town area of Prayagraj
(Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 28 (ANI): A vehicle carrying Kanwar pilgrims on Sunday got overturned while journeying from Jaunpur to Prayagraj
in which two pilgrims lost their lives and around six got seriously injured.
Summary: Lucknow (Uttar Pradesh) [India], July 22 (ANI): A criminal defamation case filed by IPS officer Amitabh Thakur against ex-minister and Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan has been transferred to special MP-MLA Court, Prayagraj
according to Nutan Thakur, an RTI activist.