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city, India: see AllahabadAllahabad
, city (1991 pop. 844,546), Uttar Pradesh state, N central India. On the site of Prayag, an ancient Indo-Aryan holy city, Allahabad was renamed Prayagraj by the state government in 2018, but the change has not yet been formally approved by the national government.
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"Prayagraj 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
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.
Summary: 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.