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
Cultural programmes are vital for creating a vibrant atmosphere for devotees and the state’s meticulous arrangements demonstrate its commitment to providing a spiritually uplifting and culturally enriching pilgrimage for thousands of participants, says principal secretary
The construction of a proposed mosque in Ayodhya, as mandated by the Supreme Court, is likely to be delayed as the layout of the structure has not been finalised and collection of funds to build the same is yet to commence.
A significant factor contributing to flight cancellations is the lack of training among some pilots, particularly those flying in from Gulf countries. They may not be adequately trained to utilize the CAT 3 facility, as these countries never face foggy conditions, says official of an airline
It will cater to the influx of devotees and dignitaries eager to have darshan of Lord Ram at his birthplace Ayodhya
Born on November 26, 1952, he left a mark on Indian literature and his work, “Shahdaba”, earned him the prestigious Sahitya Akademi Award in 2014 but he returned it due to political reasons.
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The fiesta will continue till March 24, offering a harmonious blend of diverse cultural presentations, including kavi sammelans, bhajans, kissagoi, vartas, discussions on literature about Lord Ram, musical presentations, etc.
The transformation of Ayodhya into a city with a thriving evening scene, has added a dynamic dimension to its cultural landscape. Lata Mangeshkar Chowk, Naya Ghat, Ram Path, Guptar Ghat and Surajkund have emerged as lively hubs, say tourists
The airport is meticulously managing the influx of flights, mostly of VVIPs, by allocating tight time slots for both landing and take-off, necessitating efficient coordination to avoid congestion. It would be a drop and move affair for all the aircraft as there is limited parking facility in Ayodhya.
Lamp posts on the divider and Surya Stambhs on both sides of the footpath add to the magnificence of the Ram Path while big showrooms of multinational brands have also come up on the road
With almost all the Ramayan, Sundarkand and Bhajan mandalis of the state capital booked on January 20, 21, 22 and 23, their fee has almost doubled and they say they have no window left to accept fresh bookings for these dates.
The Maharishi Valmiki International Airport is a cultural and infrastructural marvel, designed with inspiration from Lord Ram's life and the city's heritage
People express no objection to bonfires for VVIP security personnel but raise concerns about the common man bearing the cost.
Initially targeted to be completed by March 2022, the NHAI project worth ₹5,500 crore was delayed due to land acquisition issues and the Covid lockdown
“Originally the building wasn’t a sealed-one as is the case now. Back then, it had open corridors that allowed fresh air,” says architect KK Asthana, who supervised the construction of the institute’s building.
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Airports Authority of India officials are hopeful of getting the permission for flight operations this week.
Environmentalists say Kukrail is still a living river that can flow, meander and give Lucknow its walking plaza. But this first requires attention towards what the water body wants from us – stop pouring sewage into it
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
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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.