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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

Sagar ‘panchayat’ may reach consensus against fake godmen

The saints hope to form a consensus against these fake self-styled godmen during the meeting and intensify a campaign against them, said the Parishad office-bearers.

The meet will be held just days ahead of a proposed key July 18 meet of Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishadoffice-bearers in Prayagraj (File)
Updated on Jul 13, 2024 08:46 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Over 2K dismissed ad hoc teachers to be re-appointed under new norms

As many as 2,254 ad hoc teachers dismissed from the government-aided secondary schools of Uttar Pradesh will be re-appointed on 11 months’ honorarium akin to Shiksha Mitras now

Students at a government-aided secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 12, 2024 06:20 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Heritage Tree Garden’ to come up in Prayagraj

The Yogi government in Uttar Pradesh is establishing a Heritage Tree Garden in Prayagraj, part of a larger initiative across the state to raise awareness about heritage trees.

Akshayvat tree on the banks of the Yamuna in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2024 05:44 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Akhara Parishad gearing up to issue guidelines against fake seers

In the wake of Hathras incident, ABAP has convened a meeting in Prayagraj on July 18 to discuss preparations for Mahakumbh-2025

Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad president Mahant Ravindra Puri. (File photo)
Published on Jul 06, 2024 08:40 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now IIIT-A students can earn degree in economics along with BTech

From this session, budding techies to get minor degree along with major; 145 credits for general BTech, minor degree on earning 15 more

IIIT-A campus (HT FILE)
Updated on Jul 03, 2024 08:42 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now, Uttar Pradesh trying Espalier technique to revolutionise guava production

Deputy director, department of horticulture, Krishna Mohan Chaudhary said this project has been started at a cost of ₹24 lakhs.

Espalier technique being tried out in a Guava orchard in Prayagraj. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 01, 2024 07:08 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Mahakumbh -2025: Maharshi Bhardwaj ashram corridor to be ready by October

Being constructed at a cost of ₹13.5 crore, this ambitious corridor encompasses 11 temples located around the ashram and promises to transform the sage’s abode into a major tourist attraction of the region, as per officials of the state tourism department.

Bharadwaj Muni Ashram in Sangam city . (HT)
Updated on Jun 30, 2024 05:28 AM IST

Over 2400 poor girls in Prayagraj to get married with govt help

With the Lok Sabha elections over, the work of speeding up the implementation of state government welfare schemes has started in earnest. After almost three months of the new financial year, the social welfare department has been given the target of solemnising mass marriages for 2024-25.

Mass marriage ceremony taking place in Prayagraj (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 29, 2024 08:22 AM IST

MLNMC graduates to receive medical degrees from Atal Bihari Vajpayee uni starting next year

This change will apply to the batch of MBBS students graduating in 2025, confirmed medical college officials.

MLN Medical College in Prayagraj (HT File)
Updated on Jun 28, 2024 05:28 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

UPPSC to implement new OMR retention policy for transparency

Now, a copy of the Optical Mark Recognition (OMR) sheet of candidates appearing in all objective-type examinations

UPPSC headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File)
Updated on Jun 27, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

PM Kisan Samman Nidhi: Over 109 cr disbursed among 5.49 lakh farmers in Prayagraj

Prayagraj deputy director (agriculture) Satya Prakash Srivastava said that more than 6 lakh farmers are registered in Prayagraj district

Women farmers working in their fields in Prayagraj. (HT FIle)
Updated on Jun 25, 2024 06:26 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

High-quality Prayagraj mangoes now heading to UAE, Oman

New bagging technique boosts mango production in Prayagraj; fruits now meet international standards, sold in UAE and Oman, increasing farmers' earnings.

Horticulture department official along with farmer at a Mango orchard. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 24, 2024 07:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Preparations for Mahakumbh: 40 roads of Sangam city to speak of Prayag’s spiritual greatness

Prayagraj prepares for Mahakumbh-2025 with themed 'smart and beautiful' roads showcasing history, spirituality, and mythology for enhanced tourism potential.

An aerial view of Prayagraj city (For representation only) (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 20, 2024 08:21 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

56 U.P. schools sans students, 5151 rely on solo teacher: Govt data

12.50% teaching posts are vacant in SCERT, the institution responsible for quality enhancement and teacher training in government primary and upper primary schools and 40.57% of teaching posts are vacant in the DIETs

Students in a government-run primary school in Prayagraj. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Jun 14, 2024 06:38 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

25 out of 29 candidates forfeit deposits in Allahabad, Phulpur contests

Acandidate has to achieve at least one-sixth (16.67%) of the total polled votes in the constituency to retain the security deposit which is ₹25,000 for general and ₹12,500 for schedule caste candidates. Failure to meet this threshold results in the forfeiture of the deposit

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Allahabad: Trans-Yamuna assembly seats fuel Ujjwal’s win

Meja, Karachhana, Bara, and Koraon Assembly segments vote in favour of Congress, facilitating the grand old party’s return to the seat after 40 years.

Ujjwal Raman Singh (File)
Updated on Jun 06, 2024 05:04 AM IST

SP’s Pushpendra wins Kaushambi seat, becomes country’s youngest MP

25-year-old Pushpendra Saroj of Samajwadi Party wins Kaushambi parliamentary seat, becoming India's youngest MP, defeating sitting BJP MP by 1,03,944 votes.

Pushpendra Saroj flashing the victory sign after his win in Kaushambi on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 08:00 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Cong, SP wrest 3 out of 4 seats in Prayagraj region from BJP

BJP suffered a setback in Prayagraj region, losing 3 out of 4 Lok Sabha seats won in 2019. Congress and INDIA bloc made significant gains.

Congress’ Ujjwal Raman Singh, who won the election to the Allahabad parliamentary constituency on Tuesday (Sourced)
Updated on Jun 05, 2024 06:08 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

750 crore revamp on cards for U.P. govt secondary schools

The state government bears 100% cost for the exercise to be undertaken in government-run schools in helping construct new buildings for these schools

Dilapidated building of a government secondary school. (For Representation)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:22 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now, IIT experts to train U.P. govt secondary school teachers

169 assistant teachers and lecturers of government high schools and intermediate colleges have been selected to undergo five-day training

Students studying at a government secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on Jun 01, 2024 09:03 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Over 9 lakh govt primary students in U.P. still lacking Aadhaar

Director general (school education), U.P., Kanchan Verma, while sending a report of May 27, directed all BSAs to complete Aadhaar verification process as soon as possible

A teacher busy teaching kids in a government-run primary school in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on May 31, 2024 10:30 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Lok Sabha polls: Women outnumber men in voting on Allahabad seat

Women voters outvoted men on the Allahabad parliamentary seat, but men had a higher turnout on the Phulpur seat. Meja and Koraon had the highest female voter turnout.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2024 08:46 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

PMEGP: Prayagraj attains 100% target in providing aid

Under this scheme, financial assistance and subsidy ranging from 15% to 35% of the project cost is provided by the government to eligible entrepreneurs who set up new micro-enterprises

For representation only (HT FIle Photo)
Updated on May 29, 2024 08:41 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj Junction gets rail coach restaurant

Visitors will be able to enjoy various flavours in the rail coach restaurant on the theme of ‘Meals on Wheels’. For this, an old, decommissioned AC-2 coach of the Railways has been given the look of a restaurant. As many as 56 people can sit at a time inside the rail coach restaurant for which 14 tables have been arranged here.

The rail coach restaurant at Prayagraj Junction station. (HT)
Updated on May 29, 2024 05:42 AM IST

In Prayagraj, candidates relax, de-stress after weeks of hectic campaigning

Most spent time with family members, friends and supporters discussing the possible outcome of the polls

BJP candidate from Allahabad parliamentary constituency Neeraj Tripathi at home on Nyay Marg with family members. (HT)
Updated on May 27, 2024 05:14 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Phulpur: Candidates with BSP background enliven three-way contest for seat of stalwarts

The BJP won the seat for the first time in 2014, lost the 2018 by-poll and bounced back in 2019. The caste factor is crucial here as only Patel-Kurmi candidates have emerged victorious nine times in the last 11 elections

Allahabad University campus that falls in Phulpur parliamentary constituency of Prayagraj. (HT File)
Updated on May 24, 2024 07:48 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

In UP’s aonla land, stage set for a triangular contest

Pratapgarh constituency, where former ‘Rajas’ held sway over politics for decades, has moved forward at a swift pace, leaving behind its royal history.

The busy Thateri bazar of Pratapgarh (HT Photo)
Updated on May 24, 2024 06:26 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

LS polls 2024: Not in fray, but prestige of 10 stalwarts at stake in Prayagraj region

They include Keshav Prasad Maurya, Rewati Raman Singh, Pramod Tiwari, Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi among others

Prayagraj and Pratapgarh will go to polls in the sixth phase on May 25. (For Representation)
Published on May 23, 2024 09:51 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Allahabad: In villages on banks of Ganga, Yamuna, people starve for water

Elections have come and gone, governments formed and reformed, but generations of people have passed away whole lives full of struggle to get a pail of water, here.

Women and kids line up at a hand-pump in Belhat village of Koraon. (HT)
Updated on May 23, 2024 05:20 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Son-rise’ in Allahabad amid battle of legacies

The grand old party has won seven of the eight polls held here between 1952 and 1984. However, in recent years, the BJP has made it its citadel, emerging victorious in five of the last seven elections.

These are followed by 1 lakh Muslim voters, Brahmin bhumihars numbering 15,000, Thakur bhumihars accounting for 35,000, Srivastava/Kayastha numbering 70,000, Kols 1.5 lakh besides Musahar and Pasi voters numbering around 2 lakh, Banias 50,000 and others being around 45,000. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on May 21, 2024 09:43 AM IST
By, Prayagraj
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