K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent and Allahabad Bureau in-charge of Hindustan Times. He has spent over 16 years covering political, education, science and technology research, defence and human interest issues and affairs in Uttar Pradesh.
Articles by K. Sandeep Kumar
‘Call and get a free tree planted’ scheme to make Prayagraj greener
The entire cost of planting the sapling and building a metal guard around it will be incurred by the forest department and the Prayagraj Smart City Limited.
Updated on May 29, 2023 08:48 PM IST
Smart City initiative: ‘Neki Ki Deewar’ to help cut down waste generation in Sangam city
The Prayagraj municipal corporation has launched a project to set up "Reduce, Reuse and Recycle" centres across the city to encourage residents to donate items they no longer need. The centres will be located near temples, parks and other public places. The initiative aims to reduce waste and keep the city cleaner, and items that are not taken by needy people will be recycled. The first of 10 centres planned for the first phase of the initiative has opened near the Hanuman temple in Civil Lines.
Updated on May 28, 2023 06:18 PM IST
Two iconic cinema halls of Sangam city to reopen in new avatar
Prayagraj's iconic cinema halls, Chandralok and Raj Karan Palace, are set to reopen as modern multiplexes with multiple screens and modern sound systems.
Updated on May 25, 2023 05:51 PM IST
40 days after Atiq-Ashraf double murder, police theory same as day 1
The three shooters -- Lavlesh Tiwari (22), Mohit alias Sunny Puraney (23), and Arun Kumar Maurya (18) -- had immediately surrendered after the double murder.
Updated on May 25, 2023 12:53 AM IST
UP Board academic calendar 23-24 out, to conduct HS, Inter exams in Feb
Uttar Pradesh Board plans to hold its class 10 and class 12 exams in February 2024.
Published on May 19, 2023 08:19 PM IST
Marked fall in aspirants for SSC’s CGL exam this year
Possible number of posts is believed to remain as low as 7,500 or so. This is believed to be the prime reason for the fall in the numbers of applicants
Updated on May 18, 2023 06:36 PM IST
Tipplers in U.P. gulp liquor worth ₹115 cr daily, reveals excise dept data
In comparison, Haryana has recorded an increase in excise revenue from ₹6,786 crore in FY 2020-21 to ₹9,687 crore in FY 2022-23.
Updated on May 11, 2023 11:09 PM IST
People in UP drink liquor worth ₹115 cr every day: State excise department
This is a significant increase from only two years ago when the state residents consumed liquor and beer worth ₹85 crore per day
Updated on May 11, 2023 01:15 PM IST
Recruitment of teachers/principals in U.P.: 12-member panel to make draft for setting up new commission
The Uttar Pradesh government has set up a 12-member committee to amend the existing Uttar Pradesh Education Services Selection Commission Act-2019, with the aim of creating a single recruitment body for all teaching institutions in the state. The new commission will select teachers and principals for institutions ranging from higher education to basic, technical, and vocational education departments. The move follows instructions from the additional chief secretary (higher education), Sudhir M Bobde.
Updated on May 09, 2023 04:45 PM IST
ByK Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
Prayagraj Smart City initiative: Ullas to add some joy to twilight years
U.P’s first govt ‘senior care centre’ to come up in Sangam city, aimed at improving the quality of life of senior citizens
Updated on May 08, 2023 10:59 PM IST
UP Board modernises computer learning in schools, introduces basics of IoT, cryptos, drone tech
The Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad has revised the syllabus for classes 9 to 12, introducing topics such as cryptocurrencies, drone technology, and IT advancements, in line with the National Education Policy 2020. The board experts have also replaced traditional programming languages with Python and Java. Class 10 students will be taught how to avoid hacking and cyber fraud.
Updated on May 06, 2023 11:22 PM IST
U.P. BOARD: Edu dept to encourage students to opt for vocational courses
Although vocational courses have been available for U.P. Board students for years now, such courses in trades of plumber, solar powered equipment repairing, disaster management and electrician were started for high school students only in 2023.
Updated on May 02, 2023 07:49 PM IST
Devoted homemaker to czarina of Atiq’s gang, Shaista remains an enigma to police
Parveen is currently believed to be guarding her husband’s illegal empire, comprising benami properties, shell companies, worth hundreds of crores.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 09:59 PM IST
Atal Residential School ready to open in Prayagraj, batch to start from July
Constructed as part of the dream project of U.P. chief minister Yogi Adityanath, the school would start providing free education from classes 6 to 12 along with full residential facilities to kids from financially poor backgrounds.
Updated on Apr 30, 2023 06:17 PM IST
Now, Kasturba Gandhi schools in U.P. to have all-women staff
The move will hit over 1200 male teachers and non-teaching staff across state, some of them have been working for over 15 years
Updated on Apr 28, 2023 09:07 PM IST
U.P. BOARD RESULTS-2023: After sharp decline in pass percentage, officials say Covid impact behind underwhelming results
Compared to 2022, 9.81% lesser students have passed the intermediate examination of the U.P. Board this year.
Updated on Apr 26, 2023 06:21 PM IST
Umesh Pal's killers met Atiq Ahmad's brother in jail 12 days before attack
The footage supports police claims that the murder of lawyer Umesh Pal was planned with the help of Ashraf, who was lodged in Bareilly jail at the time.
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 04:58 PM IST
PMC budget jumps 1K times in 159 years, but problems still abound
The PMC budget has risen many times since its inception and area under it has also grown significantly. However, residents of the city, especially those in old localities, are still struggling for clean potable water, a reliable sewage system and freedom from the problems of water logging during monsoon, says corporator Kamlesh Singh
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:59 AM IST
‘Insulting & Objectionable’: U.P. minister slams Raees Chandra Shukla’s induction into BJP
A former Samajwadi Party leader, Shukla was defeated by Nandi in 2022 assembly polls. With this poll win, Nandi had retained his MLA seat from Allahabad South constituency.
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 07:20 PM IST
Atiq Ahmad killing: SIT recreates crime scene, quizzes police
The committee, along with a forensic science laboratory team, visited the area outside Motilal Nehru (Colvin) Divisional Hospital.
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 02:05 AM IST
Shuats official, whose FIR led to Atiq’s arrest, seeks security cover
Dubey’s FIR against Ahmed in February 2017 had led to the arrest of the latter, after which the gangster-politician never walked free - right till his death on April 15 night
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 10:49 PM IST
5 cops suspended over Atiq, brother’s killings
The three accused in the murder were immediately nabbed after the incident and sent to police custody for four days on Wednesday.
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 12:11 AM IST
In Umesh Pal murder case, cops intensify efforts to arrest Shaista Parveen
Shaista Parveen is wanted in connection with the murders of lawyer Umesh Pal and his two police guards.
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 08:00 PM IST
Shahganj SHO among 5 cops suspended over Atiq-Ashraf murder
The killing of the two brothers in police custody had taken place on the Motilal Nehru (Colvin) Divisional Hospital premises that falls under Shahganj police station.
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 07:51 PM IST
This is how Atiq ‘collected’ money to fund his poll campaigns
It was apart from the gangster’s various other criminal activities such as murders, attacks and land grabbing
Updated on Apr 18, 2023 11:03 PM IST
SIT to probe killing of Atiq, brother Ashraf
A high-level team has also been set up by UP DGP to supervise the probe into the killing of Atiq Ahmad and Khalid Azeem aka ‘Ashraf’, said police officers
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 05:42 PM IST
Crime to politics: Atiq Ahmad’s chequered life story
Through the 1990s, Atiq Ahmad kept bolstering his interstate gang, which at one point had 153 members, led by his younger brother Ashraf.
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 03:27 PM IST
ByK Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj/lucknow
Assailants tracking Atiq since his police remand started: FIR
The three men, who shot dead Atiq and Ashraf Ahmad, followed them for several days to kill them, but couldn't do so due to a lack of opportunity, the FIR said.
Published on Apr 17, 2023 05:00 AM IST
Atiq murderers did it to make a name, says FIR
A three-member judicial commission has been set up by Uttar Pradesh to investigate the murder of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmad and his brother Ashraf. Three assailants, posing as journalists, killed the pair while they were at a hospital in Prayagraj city for routine health examinations. The attackers were later identified and confessed to their crimes. Ahmad had 100 cases against him and was wanted for the murder of a lawyer in February. The deaths come two days after Ahmad's son was killed in an encounter with police, triggering allegations the shootout was staged.
Updated on Apr 17, 2023 12:08 AM IST
Killers of Aitq, Ashraf followed them right since their police remand: FIR
The FIR lodged by the Dhumanganj police has said that the three assailants had been following the Atiq Ahmad and Ashraf along with the crowd of media persons right since they were sent on police remand
Updated on Apr 16, 2023 06:29 PM IST