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PM Modi, Akhilesh, Mayawati wish CM Yogi on birthday

Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:20 AM IST

“Over the last 6 years, he has provided great leadership to the state and ensured all-round progress. On key parameters, UP’s development has been remarkable. Praying for his long and healthy life,” prime minister Narendra Modi tweeted.

Yogi Adityanath was born in Panchur, a village in Pauri Garhwal district of the now Uttarakhand, in 1972. (File)
By, Lucknow

Convictions deal a fast death to Mukhtar’s 30-year political career

In 2022 state elections, Mukhtar passed the baton to his son Abbas, who won Mau, while Suhaib Anasri, Sibgatullah’s son, won his home turf Mohammadabad on SP ticket.

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is being produced in a district court in a money laundering case, in Prayagraj on Wednesday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 01:16 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Once a political bigwig, Mukhtar Ansari evaded conviction using ‘delay tactics’

He managed to retain his assembly membership for nearly 27 years by not getting convicted in any of the case, said police officials

Ansari’s conviction in the Awadesh Rai murder case came after 32 years. (File)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 04:27 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Mukhtar Ansari convicted in 5th case in 9 months

Varanasi MP/MLA court on Monday found him guilty and sentenced him to life imprisonment for the murder of Awadesh Rai, the elder brother of former Congress MLA Ajay Rai, 32 years ago

Gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari is being produced in a district court in a money laundering case, in Prayagraj on Wednesday. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:56 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Life term for Mukhtar Ansari: Congress leader Ajay Rai says ‘neither bowed to muscle power, nor lost patience in 32 years’

Ajay Rai said during the 32-year-long legal battle, he received threats from the mafia and demanded that his security should be increased.

Congress leader Ajay Rai outside court in Varanasi after the verdict against Mukhtar Ansari on Monday. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 06, 2023 12:50 AM IST
By, Varanasi

World Environment Day: Yogi Adityanath stresses on people’s support to check pollution

Village heads, civic chiefs take online pledge to beat plastic pollution and support reforestation on the occasion of World Environment Day

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath waters sapling on the premises of Gorakhnath temple in Gorakhpur on Monday. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:53 PM IST
By, Gorakhpur

UPCC chief makes unauthorised appointments, raises eyebrows

Unauthorised appointments of working presidents by UPCC president Khabri in Jhansi and Jaunpur districts have been cancelled by AICC's Venugopal, raising questions over Khabri's continuation in the party. Khabri faces accusations of large-scale irregularities in distributing party tickets for urban local body elections and may lose his position if he is unable to provide a satisfactory explanation. However, a senior UPCC leader stated that Khabri is a Dalit leader and any decision to replace him would have an adverse impact on the party, and the party leadership would consult with Priyanka Gandhi Vadra and Rahul Gandhi before deciding Khabri's fate.

Uttar Pradesh Congress Committee chief Brijlal Khabri. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Women testing water quality in rural areas doing great work: Swatantra Dev

U.P. Jal Shakti minister said after women were tasked with testing the water quality under Jal Jeevan Mission, the household tap connection scheme moved forward at a rapid pace

Jal Shakti minister Swatantra Dev Singh. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:32 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Umesh Pal murder: CJM rejects surrender application of Atiq’s sister

On May 22, in response to Ayesha Noori’s surrender application, the Prayagraj police had submitted before the court that during the investigation it came to light that Ayesha was a conspirator in the Umesh Pal murder case

Umesh Pal and his two police guards Sandeep Nishad and Raghvendra Singh were shot dead on February 24, 2023, outside his home in the Dhoomanganj police station area of Prayagraj. (For Representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:23 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

NIRF rankings 2023: 8 U.P. institutes among top 100 in India

Eight higher educational institutions from Uttar Pradesh featured in the top 100 Indian institutes in the overall category of the National Institutional Ranking Framework (NIRF) rankings-2023. Only one medical university, King George?s Medical University (KGMU), made it to the list. The institutions were ranked under 13 categories based on five broad generic parameters including teaching, learning, and resources, research and professional practice, graduation outcomes, outreach and inclusivity, and perception.

Last year too, the same eight educational institutions figured in the coveted list in the overall category. (For Representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:16 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Alliance among Oppn parties for 2024 LS polls a strong possibility: Akhilesh

Samajwadi Party (SP) national president Akhilesh Yadav is in Kheri to attend the two-day party cadre training camp

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav with former MLA RA Usmani in Lakhimpur Kheri on June 5. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 11:11 PM IST
By, Lakhimpur Kheri

Suniye Mayor Sahab: MLAs list civic woes before Lko mayor, dy-CM

At the programme organised by the prominent Hindi daily, Hindustan, they also discussed planned development of the city with the help of citizens and officials

Dy-CM Brajesh Pathak at the programme organised in Lucknow on Monday (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lift glitch: Three get stuck in LDA’s Parijat Apartments in Lucknow

According to Kanishk Mishra, a resident of A-3, 1501, the incident happened on Sunday afternoon when he was with two other guests and the lift stopped

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

NIRF: BBAU, LU improve rankings, IIML retains rank

A number of higher educational institutions in Lucknow including Babasaheb Bhimrao Ambedkar University, Lucknow University improved their rankings in NIRF 2023

The Lucknow University campus (HT FIle Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 09:32 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Woman, daughter killed after Lucknow's Ekana Stadium hoarding crashes on car

Woman, daughter killed after Lucknow's Ekana Cricket Stadium hoarding crashes on their car.

A hoarding of the Atal Bihari Vajpayee (Ekana Stadium) Stadium, Lucknow, fell on a car on Monday.(Deepak Gupta/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 08:48 PM IST

#WorldEnvironmentDay: Torchbearers of sustainable living

How Lucknowites from different walks of life are doing their bit to save the environment. The focus is on us now....

City restaurant that offers environment friendly ambience with no plastic use
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:22 PM IST

Walk organized in Agra to stress on Yamuna revival

It was a symbolic march to highlight the plight of river Yamuna, the life of Taj city. The river has faced neglect for long and promises made for its revival have not been met, activists alleged.

Environmentalists have stressed time and again that for long life of Taj Mahal, there is need for water in river Yamuna to keep the foundation of the monument moist, say activists. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:39 AM IST

Sacred Nepal rocks to be worshipped at Ram Mandir complex

“After several tests, they (the Nepal rocks) were not found to be suitable for Ram Lalla’s idol as they’ve developed cracks,” a trust member said.

Renowned sculptors are carving out three idols of Lord Ram from the rocks of Karnataka and Rajasthan. The best of them will be installed in the sanctum-sanctorum of the temple. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:30 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Three drown in Ganga in separate incidents

A girl identified as Shivanjali Sonkar, 18, drowned in the Ganga at Rajghat in Manikpur area of Pratapgarh district, while two youths drowned in the Ganga while bathing at a ghat in Diha village . All of them had gone for a dip in the river.

The bodies of the two youths could not be found till late evening. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:28 AM IST

Now, dedicate public parks to loved ones

Lucknow's mayor has introduced a new initiative allowing commoners to adopt and rename public parks after their loved ones to increase public participation in maintenance. This will help save the Lucknow Municipal Corporation money.

The corporation has received a number of letters from people asking for permission to beautify the parks at their own expense, the Lucknow mayor said. (HT File)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:25 AM IST
By, Lucknow

‘UPPCL compensating user for excess solar power production’

Net metering and net billing are methods used to compensate a consumer for the excess solar energy the user sends to the utility’s grid.

Employees walk to inspect panels at the Welspun Solar Energy Ltd. solar power project near Bhagwanpura, Madhya Pradesh, India, on Thursday, Feb. 27, 2014. Photographer: Vivek Prakash/Bloomberg (For representation)
Updated on Jun 05, 2023 12:20 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Who will take responsibility for Odisha train tragedy, asks Akhilesh

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav accused the government of cheating people over developing safety equipment and armour after the Odisha train accident. He also questioned who would take responsibility for the triple train collision. Yadav alleged a particular community and people were being targeted and criminals of a particular class were not being held accountable. He also criticised the government's response to women wrestlers protesting against a WFI president. Yadav said he met the chief ministers of Bengal, Telangana, and Bihar and agreed that regional parties would fight the Lok Sabha elections together for opposition unity.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 11:06 PM IST
By, Varanasi

JEE Advanced 2023: Maths was tough, physics easy, say candidates

Candidates found mathematics section difficult in JEE Advanced 2023, while chemistry was moderate and physics was easy. 95% of registered candidates appeared for the exam. Results to be announced on June 18.

Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) Advanced 2023 candidates coming out of an exam centre in Lucknow on June 4. (HT photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 10:54 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Latest devices worth ?24.58 cr to help upgrade Gorakhnath temple security

These devices include anti-drone system, bulletproof morcha covered from three sides, teaser guns, wedge barriers and bollard system among others

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath is the chief priest of the Gorakhnath temple. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Youth shot dead in U.P.’s Prayagraj, accused at large

A 20-year-old youth was shot dead in Rajapur locality, Prayagraj. The victim's family alleges that he was killed by drug peddlers after a scuffle. An FIR has been registered against four people, and efforts are on to trace and arrest them.

The crime was committed on June 3 night. (For Representation)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 10:28 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Lucknow University comes up with vision plan for next decade

Vice chancellor Prof Alok Kumar Rai said this would entail the introduction of a continuous upgradation of the syllabus in line with NEP 2020

Emphasis will be there on creating avenues for students to undertake more experiential learning. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 10:23 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. govt to make people aware of initiatives in the field of education

Instructions given under the Nipun Bharat Mission to conduct participatory programmes in schools till June 15

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 07:28 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Housing Board offers concession on flats

Around 8000 flats of the Housing Board are lying vacant in several cities across the state, including Lucknow, Kanpur, Ghaziabad and Meerut. Neeraj Shukla, additional housing commissioner and secretary, Housing Board, informed that the Board had decided to offer 15 percent rebate to homebuyers.

This concession would be available till November 15. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 12:30 AM IST

Prescribe only generic drugs, be ready for regular review, doctors told

Issued by the department’s principal secretary Partha Sarthi Sen Sharma on Saturday, the circular lists a set of instructions that all chief medical superintendents and government hospital directors must adhere to.

Doctors will be subjected to a monthly scrutiny on the basis of their specialty, patients counselled in the outpatient wing, major and minor surgeries performed and the likes, the circular issued on Saturday states. (For representation)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ahead of Mahakumbh, Prayagraj temples likely to see massive revamp

As part of the preparations for the mega religious fair, the government aims to complete over 47 permanent and temporary projects in the region, senior state government officials said.

With an estimated <span class='webrupee'>?</span>15.42 crore, the beautification of Bhardwaj Ashram’s entrance gate, a corridor development and other beautification works have been proposed, said an official on Saturday. (File)
Updated on Jun 04, 2023 12:07 AM IST
By, Prayagraj
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