Kenneth John is a Principal Correspondent based in Allahabad. He writes on wide ranging issues including education, women and child welfare, infrastructure development, environment, human rights, poverty and rural development.
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Results of UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations are likely to be declared by the end of June. According to UP Board officials, speaking on conditions of anonymity, 82.66% of answer sheets of UP Board exam 2020, have already been evaluated.
Claiming that the ancient artefacts found during the land levelling work at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on Thursday proved that it was a Buddha Sthal (Buddhist pilgrimage site), Congress leader Udit Raj demanded analysis of the recovered items by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
In an era of social distancing and mass sanitising, will the religious congregation of several crore in the annual Magh Mela, the six-yearly Ardh Kumbh or the grand 12-yearly Kumbh Mela be a reality now?
Published on May 13, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByKenneth John | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Parents want a safe shelter for Rupesh to save him from contracting the deadly virus as his immunity is very low due to his medical condition.
According to state general secretary of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (UPMSS) Thakurai faction Lal Mani Diwedi, Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad teachers have refused to resume evaluation of answer sheets at evaluation centers.
A government-run Prathmik Uchtar Madhyamik Vidyalay in neighbouring Kaushambi district has set an example for other rural government schools by starting online teaching during the lockdown.
UP government has ordered 55 crore Khadi face masks so that the people living in the state`s rural area could protect themselves from the Covid 19 virus.
At a time when lockdown across country to check spread of Sars-Cov-2 has been put into effect, online classes and pre-recorded lectures sent on WhatsApp by class teachers of some schools in Sangam city have come as a major relief for students to make up for the time loss due to the crisis.
The meeting took place in the backdrop of speculations that the Navratri/Ram Navami Mela celebrations in Ayodhya (March 25-April 2) may be cancelled or scaled down.
Published on Mar 20, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Prayagraj | ByPawan Dixit, Umesh Raghuvanshi and Kenneth John
The newly formed trust that will oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya has started work on shifting an idol of the Hindu god from a makeshift tent, its abode for the past three decades.
PM’s speech on Saturday, there was no mention of CAA, although it emphasised the government’s commitment to inclusiveness and the well-being of the nation’s 1.3 billion people.
Kameshwar Chaupal is the lone Dalit member of the newly-formed Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust for the construction of the temple.
According to Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of the trust, the construction could begin on any auspicious day around Akshay Tritiya falling on April 25.
The intermediate physics examination at 69 centres in Mau was cancelled on Thursday after the solved question paper went viral hours before the examination began.
UP school manager held after viral video shows him asking board examinees ‘to leave ₹100 in answer sheet’| WATCH
In the two-minute-long video, Praveen Mall, manager of Harivansh Memorial Inter College, is seen advising students to cheat and not leave any question unanswered even if they do not know the answer.
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mau | ByKenneth John
This move by the UP Government is aimed at ensuring free, and fair proceedings of the UP Board examination.
Former Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari, who was the chief guest at the closing function of the camp at the Magh Mela in Prayagraj, said there was nothing illegal in distribution of a book if it was not banned by the government.
VHP’s Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said that VHP will extend all support to the newly formed Trust and invited every Hindu to donate for the temple construction.
VHP’s Kashi pranth — having around 25 UP districts, including Ayodhya under its purview —has also decided to felicitate kin of ‘kar sewaks’ who had ‘sacrificed’ their life in 1992 Babri mosque demolition.
As per rough estimates around 10 lakh devotees, including 1 lakh kalpwasis, had already arrived in the mela area till Thursday evening despite the extreme chill.