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‘All Varanasi ghats tell a story that I have revealed through my paintings’

Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:04 AM IST

Patel is in Lucknow at present for an art exhibition ‘Avimukta’ that was inaugurated at a city hotel on Monday.

Praveen Patel at work on Varanasi ghat (sourced)
By, Lucknow

Find staff responsible for lax pole maintenance: Divisional chief

In a letter to municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh, Jacob asked him to act against staff responsible for the girl’s death

HT Image
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Drones’ battery life hiccup in hunt for ‘maneater’ leopards

Out of the total seven drones the forest department owns, the two recently bought ones have thermal sensors that allow them to spot any living object even if it’s hiding under the deep covers of a sugarcane field, they added.

Sub-divisional officer Gyan Singh, an official deployed to locate the leopards, explained that their batteries get discharged within 20-25 minutes of usage. (File)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Uttar Pradesh assembly proposes to bar mobile phones in House

No display of firearms and flags by members to be allowed; members not to mention officers by name, according to draft rulebook tabled in state assembly

The state assembly’s rule committee chairman Rampal Verma tabled the 156-page draft rulebook in the House on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Day I of U.P. monsoon session: SP creates noisy scenes in Vidhan Parishad on Manipur issue

As soon as the house opened to the question hour at 11 in the morning, SP members trooped into the well with placards in hands, insisting on moving the censure motion on the issue of atrocities against women in the north-east state of Manipur

Led by party president Akhilesh Yadav, SP members arrive in the Vidhan Bhawan on the first day of the monsoon session of the state legislature in Lucknow on August 7. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi for new state guest houses in Bengaluru, Delhi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj

Despite availability of UP Bhawan and UP Sadan in Delhi as well as the newly dedicated guest house ‘Indraprastha’ in Dwarka, there is need for a new guest house there, says CM

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath issued a directive in this regard while reviewing the functioning of the estate department. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh private schools will remain closed today. Here's why

UP private schools closed: Students have been asked to get in touch with their respective schools to receive updates on the status of today's school closure.

Schools closed in UP on August 8(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 08:07 AM IST

Hope Azam Khan’s UP assembly membership is restored, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav hails the revocation of Lok Sabha membership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Apparently referring to BJP MP Ramshankar Katheria, who was sentenced to two years in prison by an MP-MLA court last week, Yadav said, “Let’s see if the membership of others is also taken away.” (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 09:16 PM IST

Bloggers’ intrusion a challenge for Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express

Since the launch of the train on July 9, ₹500 each has been recovered in fines from 15 reel makers; penalty imposed under sections 151 and 138 of the Railways Act, 1989

A coach of the Vande Bharat Express, which plies between Lucknow and Gorakhpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Manipur violence rocks UP assembly; SP attempts to move censure motion

House adjourned within two hours after taking up the listed business amid uproar and slogan shouting; SP members raise slogans and display placards on rising inflation, crime against women and power crisis

Members of the UP assembly condoled the deaths of former legislators, including Atiq Ahmad and his brother Khalid Azim Asraf. Speaker Satish Mahana read out the condolence message at the start of the assembly’s Monsoon session in Lucknow on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Fully ready for healthy debate, will answer every question in Assembly: U.P. CM

Yogi Adityanath was addressing a press conference in Vidhan Bhawan before the start of the monsoon session on August 7

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at the Vidhan Sabha on the opening day of monsoon session of the legislative assembly in Lucknow on August 7. (Deepak Gupta/HT photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:58 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Below 50% attendance in KGBVs in 30 U.P. districts

Low attendance in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh has caused concern. The state education department has instructed officials to ensure 100% attendance in these schools, which offer free residential schooling for girls from backward areas and communities. The lowest attendance was recorded in Ballia at 28%, while the highest was in Fatehpur at 79%. Officials have been warned that salaries will be withheld for wardens in schools with low attendance. The KGBV scheme aims to boost education among marginalized girls and is part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme.

Prayagraj BSA Praveen Kumar Tiwari at KGBV in Chaka development block on August 6. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:25 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

ASHA protest:OPD suspended for 3 hours at Mohanlalganj CHC in Lucknow

ASHA workers reached CHC at around 7 am and did not allow the locks of doctors’ chambers to be opened. They were irked with delay in action against a doctor who allegedly slapped an ASHA on August 4

Asha workers protesting outside Mohanlalganj CHC, OPD remained closed (Sourced picture)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:21 PM IST
By, Lucknow

BJP leader believed dead regains consciousness as family prepares for last rites

BJP leader in Uttar Pradesh declared dead by hospital, but later revived at home; receiving treatment.

UP BJP leader Mahesh Baghel revived at his home in Agra after his family members thought he was dead. (Twitter)
Published on Aug 07, 2023 07:08 PM IST

U.P.: Jaipuria management institute, Lucknow, improves its NAAC rating to A+

Jaipuria Institute of Management in Lucknow has been awarded A+ accreditation by NAAC with a CGPA score of 3.45, making it a stand-out PGDM institution.

A cake was cut at Jaipuria Institute of Management, Lucknow, to celebrate the achievement. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:01 PM IST
By, Lucknow

From US to Papua New Guinea, quest for knowledge brings them to LU

Applicant numbers rise, as do the number of countries these students come from: 52 last year and 76 this year

Foreign students completing admission formalities on the university campus on Monday (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:03 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Amethi, Rae Bareli on Congress, BJP's mind after SC relief to Rahul Gandhi

A delegation of Congress leaders is expected to meet Gandhi after the monsoon session of Parliament.

Congress, BJP reassess strategy in Amethi-Rae Bareli after top court relief to Rahul Gandhi. (File)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 05:48 AM IST

Stones hurled at Vande Bharat train yet again

As per the railway officials ,the train that runs between Gorakhpur and Lucknow was crossing Safedabad station near Barabanki when two minors hurled stones from the foot over bridge, damaging a windowpane of the train.

This is the third incident of stone-pelting within a month, after the train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on July 7. The commercial run of the train started on July 9. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:13 AM IST

Shayari, qawwali, kathak performance enthral audience

On Day 2, the evening was off to a rhythmic start with a Kathak performance by renowned Nilakshi Rai, followed by a discussion on the theatrical history of Lucknow

Kathak dancer Nilakshi Rai at Karavaa’n Virasat in Lucknow (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:12 AM IST
By, Lucknow

‘Amrit Bharat Station’:3 Prayagraj stations too poised for revamp

NCR general manager Satish Kumar gave detailed information for re-development works for Prayagraj Junction and other railway stations selected for the projects in the region. The officials also showed the future development works in Prayagraj on big screens.

Deputy CM Keshav Prasad Maurya speaking at the event in Prayagraj on Sunday. (HT)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Lawyer shot dead outside home in Kushinagar village

Lawyer Kamlesh Singh, son of a zila panchayat member, was shot dead near his residence in Kushinagar district. Police suspect a rival family member.

Officials were of the view that the murder could be due to an ongoing rivalry between Radha Krishna Singh and another ex-village head Dharmendra Paswan, who has been named in the complaint lodged by the deceased’s father. (For representation)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 12:01 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur

Forest dept issues order to kill two maneater leopards in Bijnor dist

An order issued by principal chief conservator of forests (PCCF) (wildlife) Anjani Kumar Acharya stated that the leopards have hunted and killed 12 persons and, as such, have become dangerous.

A leopard spotted by a trap camera in Bijnor district (File)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Meerut

Complete phase-1 of Ayodhya Ram Path by October 31, says chief secy

Mishra was in Ayodhya to review the progress of the ongoing 98 projects that are worth over ₹21,831 crore.

Devotees at Ram Janmabhoomi path after it was opened for public, in Ayodhya. (File)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Now, a ‘Shaheed Wall’ in Prayagraj to pay tribute to freedom fighters

The Prayagraj Smart City Ltd is busy constructing this 108-metre long memorial at a cost of around ₹3.5 crore

The ‘Shaheed Wall’ being constructed in Civil Lines area of Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. assembly to be on tourism map: Mahana

Uttar Pradesh legislative assembly speaker Satish Mahana plans to promote the Vidhan Bhawan as a tourist spot, calling it the most beautiful Vidhan Sabha.

A view of the Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Bhawan. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:11 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lawyer shot dead in U.P.’s Sultanpur, brother injured

SUV-borne miscreants opened fire at lawyer Azad Ahmad and his brother while they were sitting near a restaurant at Loharamau railway overbridge at Sultanpur – Ayodhya highway

Villagers rushed to the spot after hearing gun shots compelling miscreants to flee the crime scene. (For Representation)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:04 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Accident in U.P.’s Shravasti leaves six Nepalese dead

Six Nepalese nationals, including four members of a family, died in a car accident in Uttar Pradesh's Shravasti district. The accident occurred when the driver tried to avoid cattle on the road and hit a tree. The driver survived and is in hospital.

The mishap took place on Shravasti-Bahraich road. (For Representation)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 10:58 PM IST
By, Bahraich

Two UP government departments owe arrears worth 21,699 crore to power corporation

Urban development department continues to be the biggest defaulter with 70% of the total dues pending against it

Two UP government departments owe arrears worth <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>21,699 crore to power corporation (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 10:39 PM IST

UP man arrested over ‘derogatory’ comments against Yogi Adityanath on WhatsApp

The arrested person was handling a WhatsApp group where another person posted the comment against UP chief minister.

Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Two minor boys forced to drink urine in UP’s Siddharthnagar; 6 held

Police said the villagers remained mute spectators when the two minor boys were subjected to inhuman torture

The boys were subjected to inhuman torture on suspicion of them being involved in theft at a poultry farm. (Video grab)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 06:56 PM IST
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