Pawan Dixit

Pawan Dixit has been a journalist for over a decade. He has extensively covered eastern UP for around five years, covered 2012 UP assembly polls, 2014 Lok Sabha polls while being stationed in Varanasi. Now, in Lucknow, he covers outstation political assignments, reports special cases from district court, high court and state information commission

Articles by Pawan Dixit

District Judge awards life sentence to two rape accused

The court of district and sessions judge on Tuesday awarded life sentence to two rape accused and also imposed a fine of ₹100,000 lakh each after completing the trial within span of four months

The girl had boarded an auto in the evening on October 15, 2022 from the Gomti Nagar Fire Station to return home in Hussainganj area after attending tuition class. (For representation)
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:43 PM IST
By, Lucknow

No power to ban caste-based rallies during non-election period: ECI to Allahabad HC

ECI filed its response before the Lucknow bench of Allahabad HC in reply to a petition filed by advocate Moti Lal Yadav in 2013 seeking directives from the court to the ECI to derecognise such political parties that held caste-based rallies

The ECI also submitted before the court that its model code of conduct has set of rules to prohibit campaigning or seeking votes on the basis of caste, creed or religion. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:36 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Blend of piety, vibrant hues enrich Holi festivities in Ayodhya

The festivities began on Ranghbhari Ekadashi on March 2 when Naga Sadhus of the Hanuman Garhi temple played colours with the presiding deity of the temple, Lord Hanuman.

Seers and devotees celebrating Holi at Bada Bhakt Mahal temple in Ayodhya. (Ravinder Singh)
Published on Mar 06, 2023 09:53 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Bigamy: Allahabad HC notice to AG seeks reply on plea challenging IPC section 494

Under IPC section 494, if a person marries for the second time during the lifetime of his wife or her husband without divorce, the marriage is void

The court granted six weeks’ time to the Attorney General to file reply. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sec 494 discriminatory? Allahabad high court issues notice

Under IPC section 494, if a person marries for the second time during the lifetime of the first wife or husband without getting a divorce, the marriage is void. For this offence, there is a provision for seven years’ jail and a fine.

Representative Image
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 02:58 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Allahabad HC asks Centre to take steps to ban cow slaughter

The Allahabad high court said it also hopes that the central government may take appropriate decision to declare cow as a ‘protected national animal’

The Allahabd high court said that the cow is taken to be a representative of divinity across faith. (Representative Image)
Published on Mar 04, 2023 02:43 PM IST

Trust plans grand Ram Navami celebrations in Ayodhya

The trust has also decided not to confine the nine-day Chaitra Navratri celebrations to the Ram Janmabhoomi premises. Several events will be organised at the Ram Ki Paidi ghat on the banks of river Saryu and other parts of the city as well.

The nine-day Hindu religious festival of Navratri will start March 22 and end with Ram Navami on March 31. (HT File)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 11:55 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Court sentences one to life term in Hathras case; 3 accused acquitted

Family members of the Dalit victim said they will move the high court, and added that they decided to not immerse her ashes until all four men are convicted

A Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) team at the spot where the victim of the Hathras gangrape was cremated at night, allegedly without the victim’s family’s consent, on September 30, 2020. (ANI)
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Hathras: 3 acquitted, 4th guilty of culpable homicide not amounting to murder

The four were accused of raping a 19-year-old Dalit woman, whose cremation in the dead of the night allegedly without the family’s consent or their presence provoked outrage

The case put under the spotlight vulnerability of Dalits (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 02, 2023 04:02 PM IST

7 get death penalty for 2017 Ujjain train blast, 1 sentenced to life term

On February 24, the court convicted eight people on charges of helping the masterminds of Bhopal-Ujjain train blast and reserved the order for quantum of punishment for Tuesday.

The NIA investigations revealed that the accused had prepared and tested IEDs and had unsuccessfully tried to plant them at several locations in Uttar Pradesh. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Mar 01, 2023 03:37 AM IST

Most durable rocks will be used for Ram Lalla idol, says Trust member

All the rocks that have reached Ayodhya have religious signifiance, even those not selected will be preserved, says VHP leader

Two rocks were brought from Nepal in early February and taken to Ayodhya. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Feb 19, 2023 01:23 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Religious cities too catch investors’ attention at UPGIS

Religious cities of the state also attracted investors in the recently concluded Uttar Pradesh Global Investors’ Summit (UPGIS) in Lucknow

Ayodhya, Mathura and Mirzapur bag huge investment at Global Investors’ Summit in Lucknow. (For Representation)
Published on Feb 13, 2023 11:42 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP Global Investors Summit: Jyotiraditya Scindia says Uttar Pradesh will be No.1 on domestic air circuit

Jyotiraditya Scindia said the country’s airlines sector has been democratised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi by making air travel accessible to common man.

Union civil aviation minister Jyotiraditya Scindia at the UP Global Investors Summit in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 12, 2023 12:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UP investors summit 2023: Industry leaders extend support to state’s development trajectory

UP investors summit 2023: Industrialists on Friday pledged investments worth thousands of crores in Uttar Pradesh and job opportunities, as they lauded the state’s infrastructure, law and order and policies as steps that could ensure ease of doing business.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi at an exhibition organised at the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023, in Lucknow on Friday. (ANI)
Published on Feb 10, 2023 11:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UPGIS-2023: NRIs keen to invest in infra projects in their villages in Uttar Pradesh

The Yogi Adityanath government is likely to announce at the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit-2023 (UPGIS-2023) the setting up of a corpus fund for NRIs to contribute to government-sponsored development projects in their villages. The three-day summit begins on Friday.

An aerial view of the venue of UPGIS-2023 in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 11:20 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow new manufacturing, realty hub

The transformation of Lucknow from the political nerve centre of the state to an industrial hub has been slow but gradual

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:11 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Investment summits in Uttar Pradesh: Local focus to pave the way for big gains

Uttar Pradesh government reaches out to investors by holding summits in the districts to propel the state’s economy

Model of a fighter jet made from waste material installed at Samajik Parivartan crossing ahead of the summit to be held in Lucknow. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:51 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ram Lalla’s idol: Sculptors to test two rocks from Nepal

The two rocks from Nepal are referred to as Devshila (sacred rocks). Sri Ram Janmabhoomi Tirath Kshetra Trust also has other stones as options for chiselling Ram Lalla’s idol and has sourced stones from Odisha and Karnataka as well.

Celebrations in Ayodhya for the grand opening of the Ram temple will begin in December and end with the installation of the Ram Lalla idol at the sanctum sanctorum of the temple on Makar Sankranti on January 14 or 15, 2024. (Pic for representation)
Published on Feb 04, 2023 12:41 AM IST

Sculptors to test two rocks from Nepal for Ram Lalla idol

The Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has kept aside other options for chiselling Ram Lalla’s idol. These include stones from Odisha and Karnataka.

Locals visiting Ram Sevak Puram in Ayodhya on Friday to worship two Dev Shilas (rocks) that have been brought from Nepal. (Ravinder Singh/HH)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Rare Shaligram stones reach Ayodhya from Nepal, handed over to temple trust

The trust is likely to use them to carve the idol of Lord Ram and place it at the sanctum sanctorum of the Ram temple.

Updated on Feb 03, 2023 12:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

‘Happy to be out’: Kerala journalist Siddique Kappan after 28 months behind bars

Kappan was booked by the Uttar Pradesh government under the UAPA after being arrested from Mathura toll plaza, along with three others, while on his way to cover the Hathras gangrape in 2020

The sessions judge on Wednesday had ordered Kappan’s release after accepting his bail bonds. (HT photo)
Updated on Feb 02, 2023 02:57 PM IST

Stones for Ram temple likely to reach Ayodhya from Nepal by early Feb

The shaligram stones found in the Kali Gandaki river basin in the Muktinath area of Nepal are considered to represent Vishnu.

A delegation of the Vishwa Hindu Parishad has reached Nepal to bring the sacred stones (ANI)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:52 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow building collapse: Two dead, 14 rescued, Yogi Adityanath orders probe

Three-member panel to submit report on Lucknow building collapse within a week, FIR lodged against three; former SP minister’s son arrested

Rescue operation underway at the site of the Lucknow building collapse. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Published on Jan 25, 2023 11:57 PM IST
By, Lucknow

2014 inflammatory speech : Allahabad HC’s Lko bench rejects Delhi CM’s discharge application

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has rejected Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s revision application seeking discharge in a case related with inflammatory speech in Sultanpur district during campaigning for 2014 Lok Sabha polls

A single judge bench of Justice Rajesh Singh Chauhan on Tuesday upheld the order passed by the Sultanpur sessions court on October 21, 2022 that rejected the Delhi CM’s discharge application in the case. (For Representation)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:27 PM IST
By, Lucknow

District-level summit ahead of Global Investors’ Summit 2023: Surpassing target, Lucknow gets investment proposals worth 56,299 cr

The Lucknow administration signed 262 memorandums of understanding (MoUs) with entrepreneurs at the daylong summit held at Indira Gandhi Pratishthan.

Out of total investment, the Lucknow Development Authority (LDA) roped in investment of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>15,485 crore through 68 proposals. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Published on Jan 11, 2023 12:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh: Man gets 5-year jail term for abducting minor

The court of additional district and sessions judge here on Saturday awarded five years’ jail term to a man for abducting a minor girl nine years ago

The court also imposed a fine of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>10,000 on the accused. (For Representation)
Published on Jan 07, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ayodhya temple trust asks sculptors to send their models for Ram statue

Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust — set up for the construction and management of the temple in Ayodhya — has asked the sculptors to send within 15 days their models of the statue, measuring nine to 12 inches.

An aerial view of the under-construction Ram Janmabhoomi temple, in Ayodhya. (ANI)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Makar Sankranti most auspicious for installing Ram Lalla idol: Trust indicates 2024 date

At present, Ram Lalla is being worshipped in a pre-fabricated temple at Ram Janmabhoomi which was installed there before construction of the Ram temple began.

An aerial view of the under-construction Ram Janmabhoomi temple in Ayodhya. (FILE PHOTO)
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:24 PM IST
By, Lucknow

No one can be against Bharat Jodo: Ram temple trust’s gen secy

Lucknow: The general secretary and treasurer of Ram Janmabhoomi Trust in Ayodhya have extended their wishes to Congress leader Rahul Gandhi’s Bharat Jodo Yatra, which entered Uttar Pradesh on Tuesday

Champat Rai (PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Ram Mandir Trust welcomes Congress’ Bharat Jodo Yatra in UP

A day before the yatra entered Uttar Pradesh, Ram temple chief priest Acharya Satyendra Das wished Rahul success in the yatra, good health and long life.

The yatra entered UP from New Delhi through the Loni border in Ghaziabad on Tuesday (Twitter/@bharatjodo)
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 01:34 PM IST
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