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Awareness campaign: People ‘educated’ to vote for OPS

This issue connects over 15 lakh families of state and central employees in UP who joined service after the new pension scheme was implemented, says a state employee

A ‘Vote for OPS’ campaign meeting in progress. (Sourced)
Updated on Apr 16, 2024 08:06 AM IST

KGMU doctors give fresh lease of life to U.P. man after iron rod pierces his heart ‘through and through’

The incident took place when Mannelal was working on an under-construction toilet at his home at Durgapur, in Sultanpur district on March 27. The roof came down and an iron rod pierced his body.

After recovery, the UP man poses with the iron rod that had pierced his heart. (SOURCED)
Updated on Apr 09, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Candidates take the digital route to engage with voters

Social media influencers and messaging apps have become the preferred means for candidates to engage with voters

Social media creatives have replaced hoardings that have already gone off road with the model code of conduct coming into effect. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Apr 04, 2024 09:18 AM IST

Saving Rhinos: To prevent inbreeding, UP rhinos set to woo partners in Nepal

In first ever initiative Rhinos from DTR will be left to wander along Indo-Nepal border to mate with Rhinos from Nepal to change bloodline for lineage.

To prevent inbreeding, UP rhinos set to woo partners in Nepal (sourced)
Updated on Mar 20, 2024 08:30 AM IST
By, Lucknow

From ‘Nimbooie’ to ‘Jataun’, Indian butterflies get Hindi identities

Uttar Pradesh hosts over 200 butterfly species, but all of them had names given by the British, just as the others found in India. This is the first time that names have been given in Hindi after research.

Butterflies are recognised as environmental indicators for their rapid and sensitive responses to subtle habitat or climatic changes. (Pic for representation)
Published on Mar 14, 2024 01:33 PM IST

Shrouded in callousness: One error, two families and twice the pain

As a result of the post-mortem house staff in Lucknow calling out just the first name of a deceased woman, wrong body handed over, one family has to do cremation twice, the other gets only ashes

Post-mortem house in Lucknow. (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 06, 2024 10:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Leopards grow 17% in U.P; actual number may be more

U.P. falls in Shivalik Hills and Gangetic Plains (SHGP) landscape of the national forest regime, which also includes Bihar and Uttarakhand.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 01, 2024 07:34 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow docs craft comprehensive guide for paediatric trauma care

Touted as SE Asia’s first, the manual, that is being shared with doctors across the country, is a ready reckoner on handling queries related to trauma cases in children

Lucknow docs craft comprehensive guide for paediatric trauma care (Pic for representation)
Updated on Mar 01, 2024 06:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Solar power to illuminate Lucknow’s health centres

In Lucknow, Itaunja (2,398 deliveries), BKT (1,523 deliveries), NK Road (168 deliveries), Kakori (1,850), Gosaiganj (2,163), Chinhat (856), and Mal (2,814) health centres will have solar panels installed for generating solar power.

For representation (Sourced)
Updated on Feb 27, 2024 09:16 AM IST

Going digital: Trial run for paperless OPD in four Uttar Pradesh hospitals

The Lok Bandhu Raj Narain hospital, along with Balrampur, Avantibai (women’s), and Jhalkaribai (women’s) hospitals, are piloting this paperless system for patients.

Under this digital OPD system, doctors will open online prescriptions on their desktop computers, outlining necessary tests and medications. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Feb 25, 2024 04:55 PM IST
By, Lucknow

From action to inaction, the curious case of Jankipuram’s trauma centre

A trauma centre was started in the strategic location of Jankipuram Extension in July 2023 to cater to road accident victims as it is close to Lucknow-Sitapur highway. But being ill-equipped and short-staffed, it has failed to serve its purpose and functions merely as a clinic to treat common ailments.

The trauma centre in Jankipuram Extension (Gaurav Saigal/HT)
Updated on Feb 13, 2024 08:12 AM IST

BRD hosp cardiology unit dismantled, dealing a big blow to locals

The cardiologist working here was transferred and was not replaced. Doctors here do attend to all patients, including those with heart problems, but only up to a limit beyond which they refer patients to other hospitals.

The cardiology unit in BRD hospital had all necessary equipment and staff and was expected to grow with time . (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 09, 2024 09:00 AM IST

Trauma centres to get shot in the arm, integrated labs on cards in UP

The state government has proposed that trauma centres, which number over 48 at present, will be upgraded to level one (200-bed facilities)

A new medical college proposed in Varanasi with a grant of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>400 crore, a paramedical college in Kannauj with a grant of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25 crore, another college in Balrampur and a 500-bed hospital building in Ayodhya were among key proposals announced by the finance minister in the budget. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 05, 2024 10:21 PM IST

Reviving Lucknow’s ecosystem: 108 wetlands set for restoration

“Lucknow has 1370 wetlands identified via remote sensing, and among these, 108 have been earmarked for restoration work, for now,” said Prof Venkatesh Dutta.

Ekana wetland in Lucknow. (Gaurav Saigal / Hindustan Times)
Published on Feb 02, 2024 10:37 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Govt identifies 120 CHCs with low admission rate, less or no doctors

Parametres such as less than 1,000 out-patients in a month, less than 50 deliveries or 75 admissions in a month, and one or no medical officer deployed or where specialists are posted without their need were considered to make the list, “CHCs are significant to ensure health services reach people in rural areas

 (For representation)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 07:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Dr Nityanand: A legend who was in love with Lucknow

Padma Shri Dr Nityanand, a renowned scientist in Indian drug research, passed away at the age of 99. He is remembered for his scientific excellence and his contributions to India's pharmaceutical industry. Dr Nityanand's determination to do more for his country remained strong until the end. He leaves behind a legacy of inspiring young scientists and mentoring future generations.

Padma Shri Dr Nityanand , 99, passed away in Lucknow on Jan 27. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jan 28, 2024 05:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Samdha Lake: Bird watchers too get a reason to wing it to Ayodhya

Ayodhya, a major religious tourism destination, is developing a bird sanctuary at Samdha Lake to attract tourists and promote bird watching in the area. The lake is being restored to its natural form with the removal of encroachments and the planting of saplings. The Ayodhya Development Authority plans to restore all 108 water bodies in the district. The use of minimal construction materials will allow plants to grow and provide a habitat for birds. Multiple lakes in close proximity will attract more birds, enhancing the bird-watching experience.

The Samdha Lake in Ayodhya (Gaurav Saigal)
Updated on Jan 21, 2024 09:08 PM IST
By, Ayodhya

Lucknow-Ayodhya highway’s tale: From shadow of frenzy to sheen of pilgrims’ progress

Ahead of the January 22 Ram Lalla consecration ceremony, enthusiastic pilgrims of various hues could be seen moving on the highway and shouting ‘Jai Shri Ram’ slogans.

An Ayodhya-bound group on the highway. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Invitees pouring in, devotees from outside start leaving Ayodhya to come later

Entry of devotees will remain strictly restricted at the Ram Temple till the consecration ceremony, and they (devotees) will now be allowed from January 23, says police officer

Devotees arrive at the tent city built for pilgrims on the banks of the Saryu ahead of the opening of the grand temple of Lord Ram in Ayodhya. (REUTERS)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 07:14 AM IST

Consecration fervour grips Ayodhya: 3 days to go, bhajan, kirtan and religious chants rend the air

Despite the unrelenting cold wave, devotees throng temples since as early as 6am while hundreds also assemble at Ram ki Paidi to take a holy dip in Saryu, before joining morning ‘aarti’ in nearby temples

⦁A huge crowd of devotees gathers near Nepali Baba Ashram as chief minister Yogi Adityanath (unseen) visits the ashram, in Ayodhya on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 06:08 AM IST

Tigress that strayed into Pilibhit village, now under surveillance

A tigress that entered a village in Pilibhit, India, in December 2023 is now back in the forest but remains under surveillance through a radio collar to detect any potential diseases. The initiative aims to monitor for delayed symptoms, with the tigress being found fit to return to the core forest area. The radio collar allows for real-time tracking, with teams monitoring the tigress's movements for any signs of distress or illness.

A tigress on a wall in Atkona village of district Pilibhit (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jan 08, 2024 08:25 PM IST
By, Lucknow

No director for 2 years stalls Kalyan Singh Super Speciality Cancer Institute and Hospital’s progress

The number of patients seen at KSSSCIH is lower than that of any community health centre in the state capital.

Kalyan Singh Super Speciality Cancer Institute and Hospital in Lucknow (HT File Photo)
Updated on Dec 28, 2023 06:20 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: Not (bird’s) paradise lost yet but solace becoming a casualty

Many have visited the sanctuary and know it as a paradise for birds, but the solace it used to offer is getting lost due to increased highway traffic and new roads coming up.

The HT team that visited the sanctuary found that flocks of birds are spotted only after a 700-metre walk. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 06:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary: Shrinking sanctuary needs breathing space

Lack of immediate attention will drive away migratory birds which have been coming from far-off climes to their winter home at Shaheed Chandra Shekhar Azad Pakshi Vihar, popularly known as the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, warn experts. Surrounded by roads and construction, peace has to be brought back at the sanctuary with a raft of measures.

Team HT visited the 224.6-hectare wetland and found that flocks of birds are spotted only after a 700-metre walk; (below) a highway runs parallel to the Nawabganj Bird Sanctuary, located west of Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 25, 2023 06:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi style of functioning a model to govern Tripura for CM Saha

Tripura Chief Minister Manik Saha has praised the governing style of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and plans to implement a similar model in Tripura. Saha hopes to start new medical colleges under a public-private partnership, and make Tripura a medical hub. He also credits Prime Minister Narendra Modi for the development in his state and invites the alumni of King George's Medical University to visit Tripura.

Tripura chief minister Manik Saha at a function at KGMU in Lucknow on December 22. (HT photo)
Updated on Dec 22, 2023 09:17 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Hippopotamus kills cleaner at Lucknow zoo as safety protocol not followed

Zoo protocol mandates that animals such as hippos are moved to a separate part of the enclosure, usually a cell, at the back when cleaning is done.

All enclosures in the zoo are cleaned on Mondays, when the zoo is closed for visitors. (File) (Photo by Pratik Chorge/ Hindustan Times)(Pratik Chorge/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 19, 2023 12:52 AM IST
By, Lucknow

The way forward: Let the ‘living river’ flow freely

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

Encroachnents along the Kurail river in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 12, 2023 08:10 AM IST

Big cat in the backyard! Leopards adapting to survive around humans & to avoid conflict

Ravi K Singh, the divisional forest officer of Awadh region, says, “Leopard sightings occur every 48 days on average.”

Leopard (PTI)
Updated on Dec 08, 2023 07:06 AM IST

Integrated medical testing for prisoners in Uttar Pradesh jails begins

The drive to test prisoners for HIV, TB, hepatitis and syphilis started from jails in Lucknow, Kanpur, Agra, Ayodhya, Badaun, Bulandshahr, Farrukhabad and Ghazipur and would continue in other jails in a phased manner

Integrated medical testing for prisoners in Uttar Pradesh jails begins (Pic for representation)
Updated on Dec 04, 2023 05:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

World AIDS Day: Eager to experience wedded bliss, 500 HIV +ve people move papers

Once the marriage date is fixed, the couple-to-be is put through counselling for family planning and good behaviour in family life

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2023 08:13 PM IST
By, Lucknow
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