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
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.
Dilapidated houses occupied by people illegally in connivance with officials; residents lament broken roads and poor waste management
Home to about 1.5 lakh people, the municipality was facing heavy waterlogging in multiple areas on Wednesday, all thanks to its poor drainage system.
Published on Sep 14, 2023 12:25 AM IST
ByChitradeep Ashok/Anupam Srivastava, Barabanki/lucknow
Experts suggest that global warming is behind the increase in lightning strikes, as hotter temperatures combined with rain lead to more intense thunderstorms and lightning. The residents of Lucknow, India experienced a harrowing night of lightning and thunder, with the weatherman reporting lightning for 11.5 hours intermittently. The Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology is studying lightning characteristics to help reduce losses due to lightning strikes.
Minister for minorities welfare, Dharmpal Singh, says madrasas linked to anti-national activities will be shut down and those functioning illegally will not be recognized. The government wants children from minority communities to receive modern education in madrasas.
The NGT has expressed unhappiness at the disregard for its orders on shifting the dumping zone and garbage lying at the dumping site at Bandha Road, Faizullaganj
This looming environmental catastrophe has raised alarms among environmentalists, who assert that authorities are turning a blind eye to the health and ecological dangers posed by this massive accumulation of waste at the Shivri facility.
Since 2018, the customs department has arrested over 100 carriers at the airport and seized 225 kg of smuggled yellow metal worth around ₹120 crore from them: Officials
Members have sent letters to the CM highlighting the issue, but there has been no action against the erring firms that have gobbled up over ₹200 crore of employees’ funds: Sangh president
These altruistic doctors, in a heartwarming gesture, invite all military personnel to their clinics without any financial obligation, requiring only the presentation of their identification cards for complimentary consultations.
Patel is in Lucknow at present for an art exhibition ‘Avimukta’ that was inaugurated at a city hotel on Monday.
Lucknow Development Authority issues notices to illegal structures that have come up along Outer Ring Road in violation of NHAI guidelines
U.P. minister Nandi’s straight-talk at Coffee with HT: From how he got nickname to surviving bomb attack
Street-fighting character earned him two names -- one was Seekiya Pahalwan for being lean and thin and the other was Nandi for taking on anyone without thinking twice about the repercussions, he says