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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.

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Hindi Rangmanch Diwas: Biz houses’ help sought to infuse funds into stage

Senior artistes use buzzwords innovation and cutting corruption to give Hindi theatre a fresh lease of life

A performance being put up during theKalakar Milan Samaroh at the Baudh Sansthan, in Lucknow, on Wednesday. (Ashfaq Ali/HH)
Updated on Apr 03, 2024 10:26 PM IST
By, Lucknow

HC striking down Madrasa Act: Stakeholders to approach CM Yogi

Minister of state for minority affairs Danish Azad plans to meet the chief minister to discuss the issue and chairman of the UP Madrasa Education Board, Iftikhar Ali Javed will request Yogi’s personal intervention in the matter.

The fate of madrasa education in Uttar Pradesh remains uncertain, with legal and administrative actions expected to shape its future trajectory. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Mar 24, 2024 06:16 AM IST

Uncertainty over fate of 2 lakh madrasa students, 10K teachers in UP

There are 16,500 recognized, 560 aided and 8,500 unrecognized madrasas in UP, where over 2 lakh students are getting education. Where will these students go...to which schools would they be transferred, asks Iftikhar Ahmed Javed, chairman, UP Madrasa Education Board

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Friday declared the Uttar Pradesh Board of Madarsa Education Act, 2004, “unconstitutional” and violative of the principles of secularism and directed the state government to accommodate students studying in madrasas in regular schools. (Pic for representation)
Published on Mar 22, 2024 09:53 PM IST

Migrants upbeat over CAA, hope for faster Indian citizenship

Union govt issued rules for CAA, four years after the law was passed to fast-track citizenship to non-Muslims who entered India from neighbouring countries

The rules aim to confer Indian citizenship to persecuted non-Muslim migrants - including Hindus, Sikhs, Jains, Buddhists, Parsis, and Christians. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 02:21 AM IST

After 7 years, Lucknow finally gets Outer Ring Road

It will take some time to get fully operational; work underway on the Sitapur road patch, where the NHAI has stopped movement of heavy vehicles

The road will streamline travel for commuters heading to Barabanki, Gorakhpur, Ayodhya, Sitapur, Gonda, Hardoi, Kanpur, Varanasi, Rae Bareli, Sultanpur, and other districts. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 12, 2024 06:10 AM IST

SIT calls for action against madrasas failing to disclose donors

“They have been receiving funds from Gulf countries for the past two decades,” he said. The report highlights concentrations in districts bordering Nepal, such as Maharajganj, Shravasti, Bahraich, and Gonda, each of which has over 300 such madrasas.

For representation (Sourced)
Published on Mar 07, 2024 10:54 PM IST

UPBTVP, culture dept prepare for a grand Braj Rangotsav

Minister of culture Jaiveer Singh said that the Holi of Braj had special significance as it was associated with Lord Krishna. The Braj region, including Mathura, Vrindavan, Govardhan, Gokul, Nandgaon and Barsana, was known for its unique Holi celebrations which would be showcased by the department to attract tourism.

Lathmar Holi of Barsana. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 07, 2024 07:46 AM IST

East-West Metro Corridor will improve access to Old Lucknow areas

Train expected to cover distance from Charbagh to Vasantkunj in 28 to 30 mins; this metro line will provide a mode of transport to people in the most encroached and congested areas of Lucknow, says UPMRC official

The Charbagh Metro Station will serve as a junction for both corridors, i.e., the North-South Corridor and the East-West Corridor. (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 08:12 AM IST

Lucknow’s sinking roads indicate stinking corruption?

Fourth time since June 2020: Rupture in Vikas Nagar trunk sewer leads to huge road cave-in; incident highlights a larger problem involving poor construction practices, says corporator

Road cave-in at Vikas Nagar after heavy rainfall in Lucknow, on Sunday. (Sourced)
Updated on Mar 05, 2024 07:10 AM IST

Akbar Nagar: As bulldozer action continues, commercial complexes face the brunt

Around 24 major furniture shops and showrooms were demolished after the high court refused to grant relief to the big showroom owners who had constructed massive structures.

Encroachment is being removed at Akbarbarpur Nagar in Lucknow on Tuesday (Mushtaq Ali/HT)
Published on Feb 27, 2024 10:17 PM IST

Ring road to offload 1.60 lakh vehicles from Lucknow roads

Equipped with 157 entries and exits across the stretch, the ORR looks to significantly bring down traffic load on multiple national and state highways that pass through the state capital.

 (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 06:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow: Bulldozers back in action in Akbar Nagar

Lucknow Development Authority official says 277 houses, whose occupants have not moved court, will be demolished

Demolition under wa y in Akbar Nagar area of Lucknow. (Mushtaq Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 06:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Solid waste management: A Bio-CNG solution to city’s woes

Municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh said, “ EverEnviro Resource Management Pvt Ltd is going to set up the plant at 12 acres of LMC land between shooting range and Kanha Upvan in Amausi Industrial area.”

A Bio-CNG plant (Sourced)
Updated on Mar 04, 2024 06:33 PM IST

UP transits into EV making era: Land of SIL sees bhoomi pujan for Ashok Leyland plant

CM urges auto major to expedite production from the unit, saying that markets of not only UP, but the entire north India, eagerly await electric vehicles

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath during the foundation-laying ceremony of Ashok Leyland’s electric vehicle manufacturing plant in Lucknow on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 06:26 AM IST

Ashok Leyland in Lucknow: ‘First e-bus to roll out of plant by Aug 2025’

We hope the plant will become a global leader in EV technology, said Dheeraj Hinduja, executive chairman, Ashok Leyland

Dheeraj Hinduja, executive chairman, Ashok Leyland (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 21, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow airport plays host as private jets fly in head honchos

Among the early arrivals was defence minister Rajnath Singh, who is also the Member of Parliament from Lucknow

The Chaudhary Charan Singh International Airport in Lucknow (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 19, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Raj Bisaria: Theatre world, Lucknow lose a legend

The theatre community has described his passing as the loss of a visionary whose impact on Indian theatre transcends generations.

Raj Bisaria (HT Photo)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 06:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Groundbreaking ceremony likely to give a push to eco, wellness tourism in U.P.

One of the key players in this burgeoning sector is Shaurya Naturopathy and Resorts India Private Limited, committing a substantial investment of ₹500 crore in Prayagraj. Gokul Naturopathy & Wellness Centre is following suit with a promising investment of ₹7 crore, highlighting the diverse opportunities this sector presents for investors.

The groundbreaking ceremony will mark the commencement of several noteworthy projects, laying the foundation for a flourishing industry that integrates traditional practices with modern hospitality. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 10:58 PM IST

From dust to glory, Rashtriya Prerna Sthal to transform Lucknow’s landscape

Spread over 65 acres, site to house museum dedicated to tall personalities, a massive rally ground that can hold 1 lakh people, and more.

The site in Basant Kunj on Hardoi Road in Lucknow where Rashtriya Prerna Sthal is coming up (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Feb 14, 2024 09:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Groundbreaking ceremony: Events showcasing U.P.’s cultural richness await guests

Story of Ayodhya, Kathak event and more in store for guests coming to Uttar Pradesh capital on Feb 19

One of the highlights of the cultural extravaganza would be a mesmerising Kathak performance. (For Representation)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 07:26 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Early detection of PID is key to treatment, say experts at primary immune deficiency meet at SGPGIMS

PID constitutes a diverse group of over 500 potential disorders with significant implications for the immune system’s functionality

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 10, 2024 07:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

PM likely to dedicate projects, address rally in Lucknow on Feb 19

The PM will perform the “bhoomi pujan” at the groundbreaking ceremony that the Uttar Pradesh government proposes to hold on that day

The PM is also likely to dedicate high-profile projects in Basant Kunj township on Hardoi road in Lucknow. (HT file)
Published on Feb 09, 2024 10:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

MOSQUE IN AYODHYA: Foundation distances itself from sacred brick claim

Farooqui’s reaction came when asked to respond to claims by Haji Arafat Shaikh, chairman of the Masjid Muhammad Bin Abdullah Development Committee, that the first brick to be laid for the foundation of the new mosque at Dhannipur village in Ayodhya district has been brought to Mumbai after consecration in Mecca and Medina.

MECCA (Sourced)
Published on Feb 08, 2024 03:33 PM IST

UP’s aviation sector set to fly higher with 27,746 crore allocation

There has been a remarkable 19.2% surge in the number of flyers in the current fiscal compared to last year, underscoring the growing importance of air transport in the region

Tourists aboard an Air India Express flight arrive at the Ayodhya airport ahead of the consecration ceremony of Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Temple, in Ayodhya, January 17. (PTI file photo)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 10:09 PM IST

UP Budget 2024-25: Wait for Lucknow’s second metro line gets longer

Smooth run for Kanpur, Agra metro rail projects with ₹395 crore and ₹346 crore budgetary allocations respectively.

Smooth run for Kanpur, Agra metro rail projects with <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>395 crore and <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>346 crore budgetary allocations respectively. (File ht)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 07:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lost in silence/Martyrs’ Day: Amid traffic halt and “charkha” spin, Lucknow carries on oblivious

The Gandhi Museum Sangrahalaya library in Lucknow is struggling to attract readers, with only three to four people, and sometimes none at all, visiting in a day. The decline in membership and readership is attributed to online reading habits of youths, who are more interested in materialistic ideologies. In addition, the Uttar Pradesh Gandhi Smarak Nidhi faces financial challenges after losing its significant source of income. Despite these challenges, the organization continues to preserve and promote Gandhi's legacy. There is a need for proactive engagement and outreach to bridge the gap between Gandhi's principles and the interests of today's youth.

Gandhi Statue at Gandhi Sangrahalaya in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 31, 2024 09:12 AM IST
By, Lucknow

By yearend, Ayodhya expects footfall of 2-3 lakh visitors per day

Government working on ticketing system and introduction of a tourist police force to manage crowds effectively, says mayor

Devotees waiting on Ram Path to visit Ram temple in Ayodhya, on Tuesday. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 01:11 AM IST

Ram temple in Ayodhya:Rock solid foundation of stone and science

Architects and engineers ensured testing of every granite, sandstone, and marble stone intended for the Ram Temple. This meticulous process was undertaken for the placement of each piece in a manner that guarantees the temple’s longevity for future generations

The meticulous construction of the Ram Mandir in Ayodhya stands as a beacon of engineering excellence (File photo)
Published on Jan 23, 2024 08:20 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

No stone left unturned: The engineering excellence of Ayodhya Ram Mandir

Architects and engineers ensured testing of every granite, sandstone, and marble stone intended for the Ram Temple in Ayodhya.

Illuminated premises of the Ram Mandir after its consecration ceremony, in Ayodhya, Monday. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 06:51 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

10 lakh diyas, laser show: Festival of lights gives Ayodhya ethereal look

The sparkling ‘Ramnagari’, bathed in the glow of countless lamps, cast a spell on all who were fortunate enough to witness it.

Illumination on Ram Janmabhoomi temple premises. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Jan 23, 2024 04:23 AM IST
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