Manish Chandra Pandey is a Lucknow-based assistant editor with Hindustan Times’ political bureau in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. Along with political reporting, he loves to write off beat/human interest stories that people connect with. Manish also covers departments. He feels he has a lot to learn not just from veterans but from the newcomers who make him realise that there is so much to unlearn
Articles by Manish Chandra Pandey
Maya raises student suicides, blames ‘caste exploitation’
Government neglect, lack of rule of law and increasing caste exploitation are leading to increasing cases of suicide in higher educational institutes. The governments need to take urgent steps to check the trend, Maya said.
Published on Mar 16, 2023 01:59 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh: BJP brainstorms over Mission Opposition at core committee meeting
Possible MLC picks for six vacancies, organisational changes and party plan for civic polls also likely to have been discussed at the BJP core committee meeting at CM Yogi Adityanath’s official residence in Lucknow
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 12:56 AM IST
Prayagraj killings: Maya could show the door to Atiq’s wife
In a tweet on Saturday, Mayawati advocated strong action against the guilty in the Prayagraj killing in which unidentified assailants shot dead Umesh Pal and his security personnel
Published on Feb 26, 2023 12:42 AM IST
After Abdullah’s disqualification, BJP eyes expanding base in Rampur
BJP Rampur Sadar MLA Akash Saxena writes to EC, demands removal of Abdullah Azam’s name from the voter list
Published on Feb 17, 2023 12:30 AM IST
FTAs will open up market access, help U.P.’s wineries: Piyush Goyal
There are many countries where people want to taste Indian wine and liquor, said the Union commerce and industry minister
Published on Feb 12, 2023 11:39 PM IST
UP Global Investors Summit: LuLu group to set up food processing units, more malls in Uttar Pradesh
Investors from partner countries at UP Global Investors Summit said there has been a change in mindset about investing in Uttar Pradesh
Published on Feb 11, 2023 11:39 PM IST
UP Global Investors Summit: Denmark to set up river lab in Varanasi, Singapore says it has pledged ₹29,000 crore investments
UP Global Investors Summit: Partner country leaders praise Yogi Adityanath for state’s image makeover
Updated on Feb 11, 2023 01:34 AM IST
History is a living subject, should be revisited: Ashoka University chancellor
Ashoka University chancellor Rudrangshu Mukherjee strongly feels that mathematics and history both are among the worst taught subjects in most Indian schools, both suffer from same lacunae.
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 08:33 AM IST
OBC politics plays out in UP, now deputy CM Maurya backs demand for caste census
The demand for a caste census is based on the premise that it would help the government rework social justice rollout and identify such caste groups that are unrepresented or underrepresented.
Updated on Feb 05, 2023 08:38 AM IST
‘I’m happy a debate is on’, says SP leader Swami Maurya on Ramcharitmanas remark
Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Swami Prasad Maurya recently courted a controversy after flagging some verses in the Hindu epic Ramcharitmanas as ‘anti-backward and anti-women’.
Updated on Feb 03, 2023 03:19 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh: BJP to connect with voters who have stayed away from party
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath and the party’s state president Bhupendra Chaudhary mentioned how “religious and caste barriers” had broken down in Uttar Pradesh because of the party’s ‘pro-poor’ push.
Published on Jan 22, 2023 11:57 PM IST
‘Modi hai to mumkin hai’ slogan has spread globally: Yogi Adityanath at BJP meet
BJP’s spectacular winning streak will continue, says Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at the party’s state working committee meeting in Lucknow
Published on Jan 22, 2023 11:44 PM IST
As stars revolt, walls closing in on ‘netaji’ who rules with an iron fist
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a six-time parliamentarian who first entered the Lok Sabha in 1991, is the sitting MP from Kaiserganj in UP.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 05:11 AM IST
The man facing Indian wrestling's greatest rebellion
Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, a six-time parliamentarian who first entered the Lok Sabha in 1991, is the sitting MP from Kaiserganj in UP
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 11:46 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh panel on OBC quota holds meet, says report in 3 months
The newly constituted five-member committee to decide the other backward classes (OBC) reservation in the Uttar Pradesh urban local body elections, on Saturday said it will take at least five to six months to complete the task
Published on Dec 31, 2022 10:38 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh moves Supreme Court against Allahabad high court order on OBC quota in local body polls
The state government, in its appeal against the Allahabad high court’s December 27 order, said the HC wrongly quashed the December 5 draft notification which provided for reservation of seats in the urban body polls for OBCs apart from those for Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and women
Published on Dec 30, 2022 12:41 AM IST
UP forms panel on OBC quota after court order
Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday announced a five-member commission to look into the issue of other backward classes (OBC) reservation in local-body polls, barely a day after the Allahabad high court scrapped backward quotas and asked the government to go ahead with the polls.
Updated on Dec 29, 2022 04:54 AM IST
HC blocks OBC reservation for UP civic body elections
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Tuesday quashed an Uttar Pradesh government notification that instituted reservations for OBCs in local body polls, and ordered the authorities to go ahead with the delayed elections, sparking a political controversy.
Published on Dec 28, 2022 12:14 AM IST
‘Will only hold civic elections with OBC quota’: Yogi Adityanath after HC verdict
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath sought to blunt the Opposition attacks after the Allahabad high court quashed the state’s draft notification for OBC reservations in elections to urban local bodies, saying the civic elections will be held only with OBC reservations
Published on Dec 27, 2022 09:05 PM IST
Smriti Irani asks Rahul Gandhi to follow Covid protocol during Bharat Jodo Yatra
A few days back, Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya had written to Rahul Gandhi, as well as Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot, to ensure Covid-19 guidelines during the Bharat Jodo Yatra.
Published on Dec 27, 2022 01:04 AM IST
Rampur model will become nationally acceptable now, says BJP MLA Akash Saxena
Akash Saxena became the first Hindu to be elected MLA from Rampur (Sadar) and broke the hold of the Samajwadi Party’s Muslim face Azam Khan, who had been getting elected from there since 1980.
Published on Dec 24, 2022 11:13 PM IST
After bypoll success, BJP to woo Muslims in ULB polls
BJP looking to field many Muslim candidates across the state as well as in key western UP seats with sizeable Muslim presence; first Pasmanda meet to start from Saharanpur on Dec 24
Published on Dec 15, 2022 09:46 PM IST
Civic polls in Uttar Pradesh: BJP mulls over names of mayoral candidates
As per practice, a panel of names would be identified for key posts and sent for the BJP leadership’s clearance. There is a long list of candidates wanting to contest on the party symbol in these civic elections in Uttar Pradesh
Updated on Dec 11, 2022 10:43 PM IST
After by-election battle, SP-RLD, BJP to be tested in Uttar Pradesh civic polls
The opposition SP-RLD alliance, relying on Jat-Yadav-Muslim support, is set to contest the Uttar Pradesh civic polls together
Published on Dec 11, 2022 12:00 AM IST
Decoding U.P. bypolls: SP unity, alliance emerge as areas of concern for BJP
With the BSP and the Congress staying away, the by-polls in Mainpuri Lok Sabha and the Rampur and Khatauli assembly seats were a direct contest between the ruling BJP and the SP.
Published on Dec 08, 2022 11:24 PM IST
Civic polls in Uttar Pradesh: Yogi Adityanath begins campaign early as BJP aims to better 2017 performance
The BJP has planned meets featuring chief minister Yogi Adityanath in all the 17 municipal corporations in Uttar Pradesh
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 12:25 AM IST
Civic polls in Uttar Pradesh: Lucknow, seven other mayoral seats put on unreserved list
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh reserves 35% of 17 mayoral posts for women. In 2017, too, a similar number (six) of mayoral seats were reserved for women candidates.
Updated on Dec 06, 2022 01:08 AM IST
Bypolls in Uttar Pradesh today: All eyes on three seats for larger political message
In Mainpuri, the SP campaign largely rests on invoking the name of Samajwadi Party founder Mulayam Singh Yadav, whose demise caused the bypoll in Mainpuri. The BJP, in response, has been eyeing dalit voters. The BSP is not contesting the bypolls.
Published on Dec 04, 2022 10:11 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh: 75-hour drive starts in 750 civic bodies across 75 districts to beautify garbage sites
Uttar Pradesh urban development minister Arvind Kumar Sharma said that the department is aiming to convert garbage sites across the state into “selfie points” after cleaning and beautifying them
Published on Dec 01, 2022 10:24 PM IST
Mainpuri Lok Sabha bypoll: Yogi Adityanath to campaign in Akhilesh Yadav’s Karhal assembly segment
Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav is contesting the bypoll necessitated by SP founder Mulayam Singh Yadav’s demise on October 10.
Published on Nov 28, 2022 12:42 AM IST