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.
Articles by Kenneth John
Quick action by civil authorities prevented a possible communal flare up in Allahabad after the manager of a private school who was arrested on Sunday night for not allowing the singing of the national anthem in the morning assembly, was sent to jail on Monday.
The principal and eight teachers of a school in Allahabad have decided not to report for duty from Saturday in protest against a ‘ban’ by the school manager on singing the national anthem and national song in the morning assembly.
Expelled BJP leader Dayashankar Singh’s derogatory comment against BSP chief Mayawati has added fuel to Dalits’ discontent.
Published on Jul 23, 2016 12:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByOliver Fredrick, S Raju, Sudhir Kumar and Kenneth John, Lucknow/meerut/varanasi/allahabad
Development is the solution to all woes like nepotism, casteism and growing criminal activities faced by Uttar Pradesh, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said at a rally in the poll-bound state on Monday.
Thousands of Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) students swayed between anxiety, curiosity and nervousness hours before their Class 10 board examinations results were declared on Saturday.
Updated on May 28, 2016 08:48 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Allahabad/Lucknow/Ranchi/Chandigarh | ByKenneth John/Rajeev Mullick/Saumya Mishra/Yojana Yadav
Ram Lakhan Yadav, the headmaster of Purv Madhyamik Vidyalaya in Bakrabad of Bahria development block in the district, cleared the UP board intermediate or Class 12 examination for the 18th time.
Girls outshined boys in Uttar Pradesh Board of High School and Intermediate Education examinations, results of which were declared on Sunday.
The high school examination will be held in 15 working days and would conclude on March 9 while intermediate examinations will be held in 25 working days to end on March 21, 2016.
A couple from Uttar Pradesh has renewed its claim that Geeta, the speech and hearing impaired woman who returned to India on Monday after being stranded in Pakistan for nearly 15 years, is their daughter.
She had been forced into flesh trade at a tender age of 13 by none other than her own mother.
Mocking BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi for promising to curb corruption if he was made the country’s ‘watchman’, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said, “Watchmen also steal and if there is only one watchman then major theft will occur. I want several watchmen for my country and not a single person.”
Despite the state government ban, the 84 Kosi Yatra of Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) would be taken out as per the schedule, said VHP’s international patron Ashok Singhal on Thursday.
As months of planning and brainstorming failed to prevent a stampede and loss of lives at the Allahabad railway station on Sunday, officials are now going into a huddle to ensure no such incident is repeated on February 15 when millions once again converge at the Sangam for the second biggest snan of the Kumbh Mela on Basant Panchami.
Updated on Feb 13, 2013 02:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByK Sandeep Kumar/kenneth John, Allahabad
The horror of Sunday's railway station stampede that claimed 36 lives is yet to fade, but the crowds have started swelling again for the next shahi snan on Basant Panchami - February 15.
In a strange case that flummoxed both doctors and police at SRNH mortuary, two persons, both residents of Bihar, turned up to claim the body of a 50-year old woman victim of the stampede.
Ram temple and Narendra Modi were the focus of the Sangh Parivar’s Dharam Sansad at the Kumbh mela here on Thursday.
Updated on Feb 08, 2013 12:29 PM IST
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Ram temple and Narendra Modi were once again the focus of the Sangh Parivar gathering at the Maha Kumbh mela in Allahabad on Thursday. Kenneth John reports. Ram Mandir is a matter of national pride: Bhagwat
In stark contrast to Narendra Modi’s development talk in Delhi, it was back to Hindutva and the Ram temple for the BJP at a Sangh Parivar gathering at the Maha Kumbh in Allahabad on Wednesday. Kenneth John reports.
They were once successful professionals, enjoying every bit of their lives. But a sudden call of divinity made them renounce the world as they knew it and embrace sanyas. Kenneth John reports.
Sporting his trademark tri-colour ‘gamcha’ along with crisp spotless white Kurta and Pyjama, Pramod Tiwari, visits his constituency every fortnight.
A headmaster accused of molesting and sexually harassing seven girl students of Class 5 at Primary School, Bhichkuri, under Kaundhiara police station in Allahabad was arrested on Monday. Kenneth John reports.
A headman and his henchmen are terrorising villagers in four villages in UP where the district administration had recently seized the powers of the gram pradhan following Hindustan Times report about corruption in implementing welfare schemes in Ganne, Dera, Garan and Mauja villages. Kenneth John reports. Special
With an aim to do away with study and examination phobia in students and to set an example for achieving success, Ram Lakhan Yadav, a 55-year-old teacher of an non-descript Purv Madhyamik Vidyalay in Sarai Sultanpur, Pure Maqdoom in Baharia block of the district has cleared the High School examination of UP Board nine times and Intermediate examination 14 times in a total of 58 different subjects.
Following a damning report by a Supreme Court fact-finding team over the widespread malnutrition and total collapse of food security-related schemes in Uttar Pradesh’s Ganne village, the district administration finally cracked the whip on the erring officials. Kenneth John reports.
A team of experts arrived at Ganne village in Allahabad district on Thursday to find out whether the central government programmes existed at all in the village and to assess child malnutrition cases.
In face of intense on-ground scrutiny by a high-level fact-finding team of the Supreme Court that visited the nondescript Ganne village, 45 km east of Allahabad, to gauge the extent of malnutrition among children, the operation cover up of the district administration fell flat here on Tuesday.
A day after HT published a report on hungry children eating silica-laced mud in Uttar Pradesh’s Ganne village, officials descended on the village, offering biscuits to them and help to their parents. Kenneth John reports.
As top officials from multiple ministries worked over the weekend recrafting a draft legislation deemed inadequate to deliver food to the poorest, a grim reminder of the depth of deprivation in India emerged from its most populous state. Kenneth John and Samar Halarnkar report.
Updated on Aug 30, 2010 12:41 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKenneth John and Samar Halarnkar, Allahabad/new Delhi
As country’s top ministers meet today to redraft a bill that hopes to guarantee food for all, HT travels to east Uttar Pradesh to find children surviving on mud.
Updated on Apr 21, 2010 06:21 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByKenneth John and Samar Halarnkar, Allahabad/new Delhi