K Sandeep Kumar

K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent of Hindustan Times heading the Allahabad Bureau. He has spent over 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. He covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medical and health and defence matters. He also writes on development issues.

Articles by K Sandeep Kumar

Skill embedded degree courses to begin at 113 U.P. colleges

3-yr courses in retail, logistics, healthcare, tourism and hospitality to be started from this session

 (Pic for representation)
Published on Sep 21, 2023 08:04 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

MUKHYAMANTRI KANYA SUMANGALA YOJANA: Prayagraj tops state in ensuring benefits for girls’ security, education

MKSY, initiated by chief minister Yogi Adityanath in 2019, aims to provide security and education opportunities to daughters of economically disadvantaged families, thereby shaping a brighter future for them.

MKSY logo (For representation only)
Published on Sep 20, 2023 08:04 PM IST

UP Board’s bid to help govt school students top UP Board’s HS, inter exams

For the last several years, students of government secondary schools of the state have not been able to make a cut in the top-10 merit list of the Board

Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters. (HT file)
Published on Sep 19, 2023 09:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

DIoSs say no illegal secondary school in Uttar Pradesh; higher-ups refuse to buy claim

Director, secondary education, warns of action if any such school is found running in any district of the state

Students studying in a U.P. Board recognised government secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 17, 2023 11:36 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Half session over, 356 U.P. govt secondary schools yet to get vocational trainers

Under centrally-sponsored Revised Vocational Education Scheme, vocational training should have started in 356 government-run secondary schools of U.P. from April 1, 2023

Students studying at a government secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 14, 2023 09:22 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

MUNPL changing lives: A saga of transformation and heritage

Unlike his forefathers, Ashok seeks fish solely for his family’s consumption and no longer sells them in the market.

Ashok Kumar catching fish in Tons river (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 08:47 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

More girls than boys enrolled for higher education in Purvanchal: Govt data

This trend is evident in Gorakhpur, Deoria, Kushinagar, and Maharajganj districts of the Gorakhpur division, as well as Varanasi, Chandauli, Jaunpur, and Ghazipur districts of the Varanasi division.

Women students on a varsity campus in Prayagraj (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 11, 2023 12:15 AM IST

Centre allocation policy for UP Board exams released by Uttar Pradesh government

According to the centre allocation policy (CAP) issued on September 6 girls and differently-abled examinees from urban and rural areas can take the exams at their own schools

Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 09, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

76,000 words unveiled: Dialect dictionary breaks new ground

For primary schoolkids: The four-volume lexicon, in sync with NEP-2020, contains words of regional languages like Bhojpuri, Awadhi, Braj and Bundelkhandi

Students in a classroom at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT file photo)
Published on Sep 09, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

After guava, Moonj products of Prayagraj in queue to secure GI tag

The district officials of Prayagraj have applied for a geographical indication (GI) tag for Moonj products under the 'One District One Product' scheme. Moonj products, made from a type of wild grass, are expected to receive a boost in exports after obtaining the GI tag. Currently, the Allahabadi guava is the only product from Prayagraj with a GI tag. The tag ensures that only authorized users can use the product name and protects against imitation. The ODOP initiative has already improved the lives of over 500 women workers in manufacturing Moonj products.

Rural women busy making jewellery and other items using Moonj grass in Mahewa area of Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Sep 06, 2023 09:40 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

NMM Scholarship Scheme: Every U.P. dist asked to ensure applications 15 times its quota of seats

NMMS examination is proposed to be held on November 5 and for it the applications are to be filled in by eligible students of all the districts of the state by September 18

The scholarships under NMMSS, launched in 2008, are awarded to meritorious students of economically weaker sections to check their drop-out rate after Class 8. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 11:37 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

IIIT-A scientists to analyse Chandrayaan-2 data for lunar insights

ISRO has allocated a grant of ₹21 lakh for a three-year research project titled ‘Automated Lunar Crater Detection Using Payload from Chandrayaan-2 Mission.’

Chandrayaan-2 Orbiter around moon (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 03, 2023 07:41 PM IST

Prayagraj’s Pride: Sangam City’s Gayatri Malhotra part of ISRO team guiding India’s solar ambition

Gayatri Malhotra, is playing an instrumental role in India’s groundbreaking solar mission, Aditya L-1.

Gayatri Malhotra (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 02, 2023 08:41 PM IST

UPPSC declares PCS (J)-2022 results, 302 candidates qualify

UPPSC declares PCS (J)-2022 results. The results are available at uppsc.up.nic.in.

UPPSC declares PCS (J)-2022 results, 302 candidates qualify (K Sandeep Kumar )
Published on Aug 30, 2023 08:02 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Indo-Malaysian team identifies tobacco compound that can beat multiple cancers

The miracle compound, researchers including those from AU maintain, has shown impressive anti-cancer properties and can be taken as a lead compound for future clinical trials for treating cancers including those of the lungs, pancreas, bone marrow and blood

The scientists Amit Dubey, Aisha Tufail, Prof AKM Moyeenul Huq and Miah Roney. (sourced)
Updated on Aug 28, 2023 01:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj gears up for innovative digital market, exclusively for smart payments

As part of the project, informative signage will adorn the entrance of the proposed digital market, providing essential instructions for visitors and shoppers.

Representative photo (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 23, 2023 07:38 PM IST

Purvanchal’s first banana tissue culture lab comes up in U.P.’s Kaushambi

It has been set up with a cost of ₹2.8 crore with state government’s financial support worth ₹1 crore, said officials

The new banana tissue culture lab in Uttar Pradesh’s Kaushambi district. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 19, 2023 05:50 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now, Shankargarh to be developed as industrial hub

Efforts are underway to develop the Shankargarh region in Uttar Pradesh, India, into an industrial hub. The Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Authority (UPSIDA) has begun a survey to identify suitable land for industries, with plans for work to start within the next four to six months. The region is believed to be best suited for glass and stone cutting units, as well as power generation plants. In addition, an oil refinery is set to be established on a 2,000-acre plot in Shankargarh.

Water tanker being used to supply water at Rambhawan Crossing in Shankargarh. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 18, 2023 07:40 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Progressive Prayagraj farmers turn to dragon fruit farming, reap profits

Climate-resilient dragon fruit farming is emerging as a ray of hope for many progressive cultivators

Retired engineer-turned-farmer Chhote Lal Gautam in his field of dragon fruit in Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 17, 2023 11:01 PM IST
By, Prayagraj:

Baddik women recced, men committed crimes: Police

Police have found that women of the Baddik community aided and abetted the men in committing crimes such as loot, rape, and murder in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. In a week, 23 women from the community were arrested for various crimes. The police are still searching for three men accused of the August 5 incident.

HT Image
Updated on Aug 16, 2023 11:51 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Training for aspiring drone pilots to start in U.P.’s Prayagraj soon

Naini Aerospace Limited in Prayagraj, India, has received approval to set up a drone pilot training organization. The training center will offer a five-day course for aspiring drone pilots, providing certification on small category drones. The course aims to meet the increasing demand for certified drone pilots in various industries. The training fee is set at INR 35,000 ($470), the lowest in the country. The course will cover theoretical topics, simulation training, and practical flying lessons. Successful candidates will receive a remote pilot certificate valid for 10 years.

Naini Aerospace Limited of Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 13, 2023 11:03 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

SSC MTS exam 2023: Posts fall by 7 times, reveals RTI info

26,09,777 candidates have applied this year while a record 55,21,917 applications were received in 2022

SSC office in Prayagraj. (For Representation)
Updated on Aug 10, 2023 08:13 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Below 50% attendance in KGBVs in 30 U.P. districts

Low attendance in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh has caused concern. The state education department has instructed officials to ensure 100% attendance in these schools, which offer free residential schooling for girls from backward areas and communities. The lowest attendance was recorded in Ballia at 28%, while the highest was in Fatehpur at 79%. Officials have been warned that salaries will be withheld for wardens in schools with low attendance. The KGBV scheme aims to boost education among marginalized girls and is part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme.

Prayagraj BSA Praveen Kumar Tiwari at KGBV in Chaka development block on August 6. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:25 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now, a ‘Shaheed Wall’ in Prayagraj to pay tribute to freedom fighters

The Prayagraj Smart City Ltd is busy constructing this 108-metre long memorial at a cost of around ₹3.5 crore

The ‘Shaheed Wall’ being constructed in Civil Lines area of Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 06, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Still months to go for edu service selection commission to function’

Youths pinning hopes on it will have to wait as experts believe that the recruitments through it could be possible only around the 2024 Lok Sabha elections

A teacher teaching at Government Inter College in Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Aug 04, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP Board initiative: Sanskrit chapters in Class 9,10 shortened to rekindle students’ interest in subject

The board has got Sanskrit books prepared afresh this year with the help of its subject experts in accordance with the new National Education Policy (NEP)-2020

Under the supervision of UP Board secretary Dibyakant Shukla, now parts of the lessons have been removed for the purpose of making the book student-friendly. (For Representation)
Updated on Aug 01, 2023 11:09 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

1.33 lakh D.El.Ed seats remain vacant in U.P.

The interest in D.El.Ed has reduced also because no teachers’ recruitment has been advertised in the state during the past four-and-a-half years.

ERA, U.P. headquarters in Prayagraj (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 30, 2023 08:51 PM IST

Good parenting makes students better learners: Study

The study, which is based on a test with multiple-choice questions that totalled to a score of 100, suggested that students who got better parenting scored more in the test

The study, in which 1,826 students of classes 4 to 8 enrolled in government primary and upper primary schools across the state took part, has been released in the form of a book that was published by the SCERT in July. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:38 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Soon, question banks for students of classes 9 and 10

Question banks for maths and science subjects to be created. Workshops of subject experts will be organised soon

Students studying at a government higher secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 29, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. to conserve rural cultural groups engaged in promoting music, art

Registration of such groups to be undertaken across state, to be invited to showcase talent at govt events

A Kirtan Mandali performing in a village in trans-Ganga area of Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 28, 2023 08:27 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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