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K Sandeep Kumar is Senior Assistant Editor and Prayagraj Bureau in-charge of Hindustan Times. A journalist for over two decades, he has written extensively on politics, education, science and technology research, defence and human interest issues in Uttar Pradesh.

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Recruitment of 6,800 asst teachers in UP: Now, Rahul Gandhi writes to PM Modi for justice to candidates

Rahul has also demanded the details of category-wise list of selected candidates along with the details of marks obtained by them to be made public.

Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has requested the Prime Minister to intervene in this matter and ensure accountability. (File)
Updated on Mar 19, 2024 07:14 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

From the pages of the history: Allahabad, Phulpur the electoral karmabhoomi of stalwarts

While India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was elected from Phulpur thrice in 1952, 1957 and 1962, Lal Bahadur Shastri was chosen by the voters of Allahabad in 1957 and 1962.

The first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru along with VK Krishna Menon (HT File)
Updated on Mar 18, 2024 05:42 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Never too old to vote: 1049 Prayagraj centenarians keen on suffrage

The voter list shows that there are 414 men and 440 women voters aged between 100 to 109 years. The list also shows that there are three men and 10 women voters who are aged between 110 and 119 years whereas if one talks about voters aged 120 years, there are 44 men and 38 women voters eligible to cast their votes in Prayagraj this time, officials confirm. “All voters are eager to exercise their franchise, including aged voters to whom we will extend all support,” said district magistrate/district election officer, Prayagraj Navneet Singh Chahal .

The electorate, both young and old, is ready to exercise its franchise in the coming Lok Sabha Elections-2024. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Mar 17, 2024 08:32 AM IST

Sitapur tops in digital attendance of students in U.P. govt primary schools

Teachers in Sitapur top in digital attendance, Prayagraj teachers rank 4th in UP. Only 10% of students have digital attendance marked, officials aim for 100%.

Students in a classroom at a government-run primary school in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Mar 16, 2024 05:00 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj Municipal Corporation begins efforts to implement digital twin solution to enhance revenue

The project will initially cover approximately 4.5 sq km area under two wards of Civil Lines and the area may be increased as per requirement

An aerial view of Prayagraj city. (For Representation)
Updated on Mar 15, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

156 colleges in queue for affiliation with PRSU

The last date of application for securing affiliation of new courses or subjects (except BEd course) has been fixed as April 10. The application process for affiliation of new colleges has, however, now been completed, as per varsity officials. An inspection board has been constituted at the initial level by the university which will inspect the colleges and submit a report based on which the decision will be taken whether or not to grant affiliation .

PRSU campus in Prayagraj. (HT FILE)
Updated on Mar 14, 2024 05:44 AM IST

After 24 yrs, ‘Bhalu aaya’ poem set for comeback in UP schools

It was only after some discussion with NIE, Prayagraj officials that NCERT cleared the popular poem for class 1 students. Also set for re-inclusion after two decades is poem ‘Tu Chal Main Aata Hoon’ for class 2 students.

Hindi poem ‘Lathi lekar bhalu aaya’ set to be reintroduced in class 1 syllabus of the state (For representation only)
Published on Mar 10, 2024 08:01 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Soon, BIRAC to open its E-YUVA centre at SHUATS

BIRAC has decided to provide a grant to establish its ‘Empowering Youth for Undertaking Value Added Innovative Translational Research (E-YUVA) Centre’ within the SHUATS campus at Prayagraj, informed university officials.

HT Image
Updated on Mar 10, 2024 06:34 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. Board: Learning intricacies of science with everyday items

Teachers will be trained based on this newly prepared module from the new academic session starting from April 1

Chemistry lab experiments (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 28, 2024 05:25 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Two UP-born among 4 IAF officers selected for Gaganyaan

The four officers underwent rigorous training at the Yuri Gagarin Cosmonaut Training Center in Russia.

 (Sourced)
Updated on Feb 28, 2024 06:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

MCA degree holders may also become computer asst teachers in U.P.

Candidates holding valid Master of Computer Applications (MCA) degrees may also get appointments as assistant teachers (LT grade) of computer subject in 2,355 government-run high schools and inter colleges of Uttar Pradesh provided a proposal in this regard gets green signal of the Uttar Pradesh government

A computer lab at a government inter college in Prayagraj. (For Representation)
Updated on Feb 26, 2024 10:05 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Special handbook developed for early stage English teaching in UP schools

The foundational stage, according to the new national education policy (NEP)-2020, includes the first five years of schooling ie the three years of pre-primary stage or the Bal Vatika and classes 1 and 2, said the officials

Special handbook developed for early stage English teaching in UP schools (pic for representation)
Published on Feb 26, 2024 08:43 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

20 MNNIT Btech students bag 63.7 lakh Oracle offer

This session has also recorded until now the best-ever placement for MTech candidates with currently 60% of students having received at least one offer, informed MNNIT director, Prof RS Verma

 MNNIT campus (HT FILE)
Updated on Feb 24, 2024 09:30 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP Board Exams: Biology remains preferred choice over mathematics among science students

Out of the 25,77,997 candidates registered for the intermediate exam, with 14,28,323 boys and 11,49,674 girls, over 15.50 lakh have selected the science stream.

UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj (HT File)
Updated on Feb 22, 2024 05:20 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

GBC 4.0: Investments of 97 billion to provide employment to 25,000 in Prayagraj

A total of 149 companies, which signed agreements at the GIS 2023, are now ready for the groundbreaking ceremony

An inside view of a new water tank manufacturing plant set up in Naini in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Feb 19, 2024 05:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Over 16K U.P. govt primary schools shine in NIPUN test

16,169 govt primary schools in U.P. excel in NIPUN test with 80% pass rate for classes 1-3. Prayagraj leads, while Badaun lags behind. Mission aims for foundational literacy by 2026.

A teacher with her students at a government primary school in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Feb 17, 2024 08:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Process to start construction of buildings of NLU, Prayagraj, begins

The university’s own campus is to be constructed on a 28.599-acre land and it would finally be spread across 33.58-acre.

The university is currently functioning from the campus of an engineering college in Phaphamau. (Sourced)
Updated on Feb 12, 2024 07:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Working women hostels in 5 U.P. cities planned

The central government will support the construction of hostels for working women in Prayagraj, Varanasi, Aligarh, Moradabad, and Firozabad. The government will send the final proposal for approval. Municipal corporations will provide the required land.

Working women hostels in 5 U.P. cities planned (Pic for representation)
Updated on Feb 10, 2024 06:52 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

What it takes for a city of two million to play host to 400 million

The administration must do everything it can to prepare for the grand event. A look at the monies and effort it takes to enable the world’s largest congregation

Pilgrims and saints at Sangam during Kumbh-2019 in Prayagraj ((HT File Photos) )
Updated on Feb 06, 2024 09:35 PM IST

Mahakumbh-2025: Thematic lighting to welcome visitors to mega fair

Prayagraj Municipal Corporation has already begun efforts in this regard by inviting an ‘expression of interest’ from interested firms

A thematic streetlight. (For Representation)
Updated on Feb 05, 2024 06:14 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

In a first, photo attendance sheets in U.P. Sanskrit Board exams

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Sanskrit Shiksha Parishad exams will have photographs and details of students on admit cards matched with attendance sheets to prevent impersonation. The exams will be conducted at 229 centres across the state over 13 working days, with a total of 49,375 students registered for the exams.

Attendance sheets with photographs have been sent to all the districts already by the board, said officials. (For Representation)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 06:49 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. school teachers to be trained, tested before giving career guidance to students

Teachers in government-run and government-aided schools in Uttar Pradesh will be trained to guide students on their career paths. The online training program, developed by the state project office of Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan and UNICEF, will be available from February 5. Principals and nodal officers must obtain a minimum of 85% marks in a self-assessment after completing the five-module course. Certificates will be issued to those who complete the training. The aim is to increase career awareness among students in classes 9 to 12.

Students studying at a government higher secondary school in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Feb 03, 2024 05:16 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Alopshankari temple to get touches of Southern architecture style as part of Mahakumbh-2025 preparations

A plan in this regard has been prepared on the instructions of Mahant Yamunapuri, secretary, Mahanirvani Akhara, tourism department officials said

Alopshankari Devi temple in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Published on Jan 31, 2024 05:17 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP Board exams-2024: Online monitoring of exam centres from Lucknow control room

Computers being procured from different divisions for the state-level control room to keep a watch on centres during exams starting February 22

Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters. (Ht file)
Published on Jan 30, 2024 10:37 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Allahabad University to begin efforts to make its 112-yr-old clock tick again

Initiative part of plan to renovate senate hall of the univ from ₹15 crore grant secured from HEFA

The senate hall building and the tower clock of Allahabad University. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 30, 2024 05:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj women show more interest than men in voter registration

Ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, Prayagraj has seen an increase of 65,579 voters, with the number of women voters rising in every assembly constituency. The new voter list shows a maximum increase of 13,207 voters in Karachhana and a minimum increase of 655 voters in Phaphamau. The number of transgender voters has decreased from 644 to 619.

Maximum 13,207 voters have increased in Karachhana assembly area located in trans-Yamuna region of Prayagraj. (For Representation)
Updated on Jan 27, 2024 08:21 PM IST

PCS-2023: Women candidates register biggest success in 11 years

33.46% of women candidates were selected in the PCS-2023 exam, the highest in 11 years. However, women's performance in the top 10 list declined compared to last year.

UPPSC headquarters in Prayagraj (File photo)
Updated on Jan 25, 2024 07:52 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

UPPCS-2023: Women candidates register biggest success in 11 years

The results of the PCS-2023 exam in Uttar Pradesh show a significant increase in the number of women candidates selected compared to previous years, although their representation in the top-10 list has decreased. Out of 251 candidates selected, 84 are women. The increase in women's success in the exam is seen as a milestone for girl education and women empowerment. However, only two women made it to the top-10 list this year.

UPPSC headquarters in Prayagraj (HT FIle)
Updated on Jan 24, 2024 08:06 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP Board exams: 75 observers to monitor exam centres in districts

Observers have been deployed to ensure facilities at exam centers for the UP Board's High School and Intermediate Examinations-2024, with 75 senior officers overseeing the process. CCTV cameras will be installed for surveillance, and officers will inspect and report on the centers by February 10. The exams will take place from February 22 to March 9, with over 5.5 million students registered to participate.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jan 22, 2024 07:49 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

SSC’s constable (GD) recruitment: Over 47.45 lakh in race, reveals RTI reply

Online applications for this recruitment aimed to filling 26,146 vacant posts were accepted from November 24 till December 31, 2023. The computer-based test is set to be conducted between February 20 and March 12, 2024

SSC headquarters. (File photo)
Updated on Jan 20, 2024 08:33 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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