Anupam Srivastava is a Special Correspondent with Hindustan Times, Lucknow. Has produced exclusive stories in medical, civil aviation, civic, political and other issues for over 20 years.
Articles by Anupam Srivastava
The verification and audit for such pensioners whose pension is released through various banks was ordered after a woman accountant of the treasury office and her aides were accused of being involved in a scam worth over ₹1.37 crore.
Now, mayor Sushma Kharakwal has reiterated her responsibility to ensure a clean environment while citing the transformative potential of Miyawaki forests.
Consolidating street light responsibilities under LMC would streamline accountability, preventing confusion that arises when multiple departments handle the same task.
Now, Bhoomi Green Energy has stepped in, pledging to treat and eliminate this colossal waste within a tight timeframe of 15 months.
The assistant commissioner of FSDA said that till now no city restaurant has been raided but a warning has been issued to all establishments not to sell Halal-certified food items in the future
Passengers alleged that airline officials did not make efforts to re-route them and only volunteered to offer an overnight bus ride to Varanasi
Millions of Bhojpuri-speaking people in Lucknow, India, are choosing to stay in the city for the Chhath celebrations, instead of returning home. The city, which is home to around 12 lakh Bhojpuri speakers, is expecting over 5 lakh people to gather at the Lakshman Mela Ground for the festivities. Artificial ponds have been created at 110 locations in the city to accommodate the large number of participants. The celebrations will feature cultural activities and have attracted the attention of political leaders. Crowd management arrangements have been made by the district administration, police, and civic bodies.
Tanglers start preparing for Jamghat a month before Diwali, collecting the best Manjha, Saddi (threads), kites and the best of the tapes required for mending kites.
The aftermath of the revelry painted a grim picture as a blanket of smoke and haze covered parts of Lucknow.
The Lucknow Mahotsav, a festival celebrating art and culture, has been cancelled indefinitely due to undisclosed reasons, disappointing locals.
In 2022, sales figures from wholesalers in UP were ₹190-250 crore. But this year, we expect sales to reach ₹300 crore, says cracker traders’ assn chief
Luxury Legacy: U.P. gears up to transform heritage buildings into 5-star hotels; tender opening on Nov 7
The project, designed to invigorate tourism in the state capital and other regions of Uttar Pradesh, has garnered strong support from principal secretary of the tourism and culture department, Mukesh Meshram.
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS) in India is under scrutiny after a former BJP MP's son was refused admission to the ICU. The hospital is reportedly facing a high patient load and a shortage of critical care beds. The incident has prompted criticism of the lack of transparency in the admission process. The Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into the death of the former MP's son. The hospital's director has said that there is a proposal to increase the number of critical care beds.
Patients without VVIP status struggle to get admitted to the critical care medicine unit of SGPGIMS, with most beds reserved for VVIPs and the admission process lacking transparency. There are only 20 CCM beds in a hospital of 1,600 beds, causing many patients to be refused admission. The hospital director suggests increasing CCM beds in other hospitals to alleviate the load. There is a proposal to increase the number of beds in the CCM at SGPGIMS. Attendees in the waiting list express frustration with the lack of transparency in the admission process.
These religious schools have come under the scrutiny of the state government due to their receipt of foreign contributions.
The decision was taken after information about anti-national activities and forced conversion being promoted with foreign donations. The SIT will give notice to all the madrasas and seek information about the transactions in Foreign Exchange Earning Accounts (EEFC). After this, those madrasas which are receiving funds from abroad will be listed and then it will be probed as to from which countries this money has been sent and in which activities it has been used.
The ominous sight of this football field-sized waste expanse can be witnessed at the Shivri waste treatment plant on the outskirts of Lucknow.
In this unique Ramlila, staged in Bakshi-Ka-Talab, all central characters are portrayed by Muslims while their Hindu brethren revel in lifelike performances.
What truly sets this Ram Leela apart is that all roles, including Sita, Mandodari, Shoorpanakha, Taadka, and other female characters from the Ramayan, are portrayed by males.
Around 1,000 clerics of various Muslim sects met in Mumbai to finalise the design of the proposed mosque; it will be inspired by ancient Islamic architecture
A comprehensive analysis of liver transplants at SGPGIMS reveals a disheartening truth -- not a single liver transplant is being performed annually.
While boating would be the new attraction at the Mahotsav, the 10-day event will be a kaleidoscope of performances by local/ international and Bollywood artistes, food stalls, mushairas, kavi sammelans, Yuva Mahotsav and other competitions
The SP chief, who was accompanied by party worker, alleged that a wall of iron sheet was installed there just to stop him from garlanding the statue of the socialist leader
Samajwadi Party workers created a ruckus amid a heavy police deployment demanding the authorities allow Yadav entry into Jayprakash Narayan International Centre on a bus
Room rates in various city hotels have skyrocketed, and industry officials assert that seizing this profitable opportunity is entirely justified.
Intelligent Traffic Mgmt System combines high-speed cameras and infrared flashes to capture clear images of vehicles and detect potential offences too
Death is unlikely to diminish the renown of the Raja who passed away early on Wednesday after a prolonged illness
Gandhi’s letters and telegrams to freedom fighter Abdul Bari Farangi Mahali and his other things including a pair of ‘khadau’ are with the family of Adnan Abdul Wali, the great grandson of Bari
How a ‘pinch of flour’ for freedom fighters and revolutionaries translated into establishment of Chutki Bhandar Girls’ College, which stands as a symbol of women empowerment
The ongoing National Book Fair in Balrampur Gardens is recording a surprisingly good sale of anthologies of couplets and ghazals written by the likes of Mirza Ghalib, ‘Daagh’ Dehlvi, Ibrahim ‘Zauq’, Momin Khan ‘Momin’ and Asrar-ul-Haq ‘Majaz’ etc. In fact, poetry sales are soaring, leaving behind books on politics and politicians, say the sellers, adding the former are catching the fancy of Lucknow youths more.