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Mayan Mahotsav in Lucknow: A rural-urban confluence with a message

Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:32 AM IST

Organised by former DG CRPF, Dr AP Maheshwari, in memory of his mother, the one-day event, this time was based on Kabir, the saint, who propagated the renunciation of worldly desires and advocated a simple lifestyle.

Former DG CRPF, Dr AP Maheshwari (C)presenting a memento to Shashwita, a seasoned story teller and well-known OTT artiste at Mayan Mahotsav on Sunday. (sourced)
Former DG CRPF, Dr AP Maheshwari (C)presenting a memento to Shashwita, a seasoned story teller and well-known OTT artiste at Mayan Mahotsav on Sunday. (sourced)
By, Lucknow

Temporary hospitals, doctors on round-the-clock duty for investors summit

Thousands of investors and their team members are expected to stay in Lucknow between February 9 and 12 for the summit

Lucknow being bueatifies ahead of investors summit and G20 event. (Deepak Gupta/ht photo)
Lucknow being bueatifies ahead of investors summit and G20 event. (Deepak Gupta/ht photo)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 01:24 AM IST
By, Lucknow

No problem with Ramcharitmanas, but what’s wrong is wrong: Akhilesh Yadav amid political controversy

Samajwadi Party chief refers to Karna (a warrior in the epic Mahabharat), who was raised in a Shudra family, says he had to face humiliation

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav has said ‘Samajwadis never insulted anyone’. (FILE PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav has said ‘Samajwadis never insulted anyone’. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:54 AM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. Police, Meta agreement saves 2 lives within a week

Under the prevailing agreement between Uttar Pradesh Police and Facebook from March 2022, if any person posts something related to suicide or self-harm on Facebook or Instagram, then Meta Headquarters in USA immediately sends an alert to the social media centre of UP Police headquarters through phone and email.

An agreement signed between Meta (Facebook’s parent company) and Uttar Pradesh Police saved two people’s lives in the state in a span of less than a week. (Pic for representation)
An agreement signed between Meta (Facebook’s parent company) and Uttar Pradesh Police saved two people’s lives in the state in a span of less than a week. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Ravidas Jayanti: CM Yogi pays glowing tributes to saint-poet

Yogi congratulated the disciples and devotees of Sant Ravidas and said Ravidasji gave a very broad message of karma to the society by coining the popular saying in Hindi ‘Man Changa To Kathauti Mein Ganga’.

CM Yogi Adityanath paid glowing tributes to sant Ravidas in Seer Goverdhanpur. (HT)
CM Yogi Adityanath paid glowing tributes to sant Ravidas in Seer Goverdhanpur. (HT)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Army personnel among 4 held for running fake recruitment drive

UP Special Task Force (STF) in a joint operation with the military intelligence on Sunday arrested four people, including a serving army personnel and a retired army personnel, in Lucknow’s PGI police station limits for allegedly duping gullible youths on the pretext of providing them jobs in the army.

 (Pic for representation)
(Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Three killed, two injured in jeep-truck collision in Rae Bareli

Three persons of a family were killed, and two others were critically injured in a head-on collision of dumper truck and a jeep carrying five people under Bachhrawa police station limits in Lucknow’s adjoining Rae Bareli district on Sunday morning

 (Pic for representation)
(Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 06, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Straight from home, to the hearts!

The Home Cook festival held as part of Sanatkada Lucknow Festival at Salempur House, behind the main venue Qaiserbagh Baradari, kickstarted with team members giving a ceremonial ‘tadka’ to a dish

A foodie with her choice of thal at the Home Cook food estival of Sanatkada (Deep Saxena)
A foodie with her choice of thal at the Home Cook food estival of Sanatkada (Deep Saxena)
Updated on Feb 06, 2023 12:14 AM IST
ByDeep Saxena

Varanasi students win school-level GIS quiz

The quiz was organised to test the youth’s knowledge about business and corporate world besides current events and general awareness before the GIS.

GIS Quiz winners. (HT )
GIS Quiz winners. (HT )
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:47 PM IST
By, Lucknow

CM Yogi inspects UPGIS-2023 venue, gives guidelines to officials

Yogi Adityanath specifically inquired from the officials about the movement, seating and other facilities for VIP guests and investors who will take part in the event to be held from Feb 10 to 12

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting UPGIS 2023 venue in Lucknow. (Sourced)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath inspecting UPGIS 2023 venue in Lucknow. (Sourced)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:46 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Magh Mela: Over 37 lakh pilgrims take dip at Sangam on Maghi Purnima

Over 37 lakh devotees took a dip at the Sangam on the fifth and penultimate bathing festival of Maghi Purnima in the ongoing Magh Mela here on Sunday, mela officials said

Rush of pilgrims at Sangam for taking a dip on Maghi Purnima on Feb 5. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT photo)
Rush of pilgrims at Sangam for taking a dip on Maghi Purnima on Feb 5. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:36 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Charred bodies of four of a family found at home in U.P.’s Gorakhpur

The charred bodies of four members of a family were found at their home in Devkali village under Gola police station of Uttar Pradesh’s Gorakhpur district on Sunday morning, police said

An inquiry into the matter has been initiated, said police. (For Representation)
An inquiry into the matter has been initiated, said police. (For Representation)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:29 PM IST
By, Gorakhpur

U.P.: Students display creativity at painting event celebrating India’s G20 presidency

Lucknow Municipal Corporation organised the event on ‘Rang De Basant, G20 Ke Sang’ theme at Janeshwar Mishra Park

Thousands of students displayed their talent in a G20 painting competition held at Janeshwar Mishra Park in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT photo)
Thousands of students displayed their talent in a G20 painting competition held at Janeshwar Mishra Park in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 11:11 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Global Investors Summit in Lucknow: Musical soiree to give guests a taste of Uttar Pradesh’s cultural, spiritual heritage

500 prominent artistes to perform at cultural events that will be held every day during the three-day Global Investors Summit in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath planting a sapling at the venue of the Global Investors Summit in Lucknow. (HT PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath planting a sapling at the venue of the Global Investors Summit in Lucknow. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 10:50 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi Adityanath says government schemes not for vote bank, but aimed at helping society achieve self-reliance

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath participates in bhoomi pujan of hostel at Mahamana Shikshan Sansthan in Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a programme in Lucknow on Sunday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a programme in Lucknow on Sunday. (SOURCED IMAGE)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Women’s quota to be major election issue, says OP Rajbhar ahead of LS poll

Talking to media persons on Saturday, on the eve of his party’s proposed Mahila Jan Adhikar rally at Digvijay Nath Park here, SBSP chief Omprakash Rajbhar said the party had decided to provide a political stage to women to fight for their empowerment and it had already organised two rallies in Mau and Sultanpur district.

Rajbhar slammed SP leader Swami Parsad Maurya for kicking off a controversy over certain verses of Ramcharitmanas. (HT File)
Rajbhar slammed SP leader Swami Parsad Maurya for kicking off a controversy over certain verses of Ramcharitmanas. (HT File)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 01:18 AM IST

At 55, IPS officer tops in MSc (cyber security)

IPS Sanjay Tarade, DG Training HQ Luckno, did B Tech in mechanical engineering from IIT Delhi, MBA from Pune University, PhD in management from IIT Delhi and post-graduate diploma in cyber laws from Dr Ram Manohar Lohia National Law University, Lucknow.

For Tarade, it was extremely satisfying to get another post graduate degree at 55. (Sourced)
For Tarade, it was extremely satisfying to get another post graduate degree at 55. (Sourced)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:46 AM IST

OBC politics plays out in UP, now deputy CM Maurya backs demand for caste census

The demand for a caste census is based on the premise that it would help the government rework social justice rollout and identify such caste groups that are unrepresented or underrepresented.

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has said neither me, nor my party are in opposition on the subject (of caste census). (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya has said neither me, nor my party are in opposition on the subject (of caste census). (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 08:38 AM IST

CM Yogi Adityanath says Uttar Pradesh has immense potential in pharmaceutical sector, invites investment

G20 meetings, Global Investors Summit are big opportunities for Uttar Pradesh to expand its presence in global medicine market, says chief minister Yogi Adityanath in Varanasi

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a seminar in Varanasi. (HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a seminar in Varanasi. (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Varanasi

AKTU VC removed, attached to Shakuntala Misra rehab univ

Sources said recently former controller of exam Anurag Tripathi had complained against the AKTU administration alleging misuse of power by it

After receiving complaints alleging irregularities at AKTU, Raj Bhawan on Monday formed a probe panel. (HT file)
After receiving complaints alleging irregularities at AKTU, Raj Bhawan on Monday formed a probe panel. (HT file)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Regularise ‘katiya’ connections during KYC drive: UPPCL chairman

Holding a video conference with officials and engineers in Lucknow, M Devraj said there were 3.25 crore power consumers but the number was too low considering the fact that the population of Uttar Pradesh was more than 25 crore

The UPPCL chairman also directed officials to ensure that consumers received correct bills on time every month. (For Representation)
The UPPCL chairman also directed officials to ensure that consumers received correct bills on time every month. (For Representation)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:43 PM IST
By, Lucknow

1236 sick, elderly prisoners set free in past 11 months in Uttar Pradesh

As many as 1236 convicted prisoners, who were poor, old and suffering for serious illnesses but had good behaviour were released from different jails of Uttar Pradesh before time between January 1, 2022 and 31 January 2023, under different prisoners’ welfare and reform schemes, said the spokesman for U

There is a provision to release such prisoners on August 15 2022, January 26, 2023 and August 15, 2023 during ‘Amrit Mahotsava’. (For Representation)
There is a provision to release such prisoners on August 15 2022, January 26, 2023 and August 15, 2023 during ‘Amrit Mahotsava’. (For Representation)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:17 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Electrification of rail broad gauge routes to be completed by Dec

General manager, CORE, Pramod Kumar congratulated the entire team of officers and staff associated with railway electrification and said it was only due to their collective efforts that CORE as a team had scaled new heights

Graph showing the progress of railway electrification. (HT photo)
Graph showing the progress of railway electrification. (HT photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 11:08 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Yogi opens new visa application centre in Lucknow

The new centre will facilitate visa applications for 10 countries namely - Austria, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Switzerland, Estonia, Hungary, Portugal, Germany, Italy and Saudi Arabia

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates the Visa Application Center during a programme organised at his official residence, in Lucknow, on Saturday (HT Photo)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates the Visa Application Center during a programme organised at his official residence, in Lucknow, on Saturday (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 09:40 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. governor awards medals to NCC cadets feted at R-Day ceremony

The cadets were presented with Governor’s gold and silver medals and a group banner to the commander of the NCC team.

Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel (HT File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 08:21 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. exceeds targets, gets investment proposals of ?21L cr

The state government had set a target to attract investment proposals of ?10 lakh crore at the UPGIS-2023. The target was revised upwards to ?17.3 lakh crore. With claims of getting investment proposals of ?21 lakh crore, the state government has exceeded its targets.

CM Yogi has set a target of making Uttar Pradesh a trillion-dollar economy in the next five years. (Pic for representation)
CM Yogi has set a target of making Uttar Pradesh a trillion-dollar economy in the next five years. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 01:05 AM IST

AKTU talk show: Students’ queries on jobs, opportunities answered by bureaucrats in Lucknow

On the occasion, Rajeev Kapoor, retired IAS officer and Neha Sharma, director, local bodies, responded to students’ queries

Rajeev Kapoor (second from left), retd IAS, Neha Sharma, director, local bodies with AKTU Vice Chancellor Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra during interaction with students at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow on Friday (HT Photo)
Rajeev Kapoor (second from left), retd IAS, Neha Sharma, director, local bodies with AKTU Vice Chancellor Prof Pradeep Kumar Mishra during interaction with students at Dr APJ Abdul Kalam Technical University, Lucknow on Friday (HT Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:58 AM IST
By, Lucknow

World Cancer Day: Cervical cancer vax to be available at U.P. district hospitals soon

Under the revised strategy, the community health officers (CHOs) deployed at health and wellness centres in rural areas will also help identify cancer cases.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 06:14 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Investment summits in Uttar Pradesh: Local focus to pave the way for big gains

Uttar Pradesh government reaches out to investors by holding summits in the districts to propel the state’s economy

Model of a fighter jet made from waste material installed at Samajik Parivartan crossing ahead of the summit to be held in Lucknow. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Model of a fighter jet made from waste material installed at Samajik Parivartan crossing ahead of the summit to be held in Lucknow. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Global Investment Summit: Bindra, Raina to speak at sports investment session

The session will have individuals from the sporting world discuss various opportunities in sports in Uttar Pradesh.

Former India cricketer Suresh Raina (HT File Photo)
Former India cricketer Suresh Raina (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:48 AM IST
By, Lucknow
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