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
Published on Mar 16, 2023 04:43 PM IST
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
Published on Mar 14, 2023 11:36 PM IST
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.
Published on Mar 06, 2023 09:53 PM IST
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
Published on Mar 05, 2023 12:34 AM IST
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.
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 02:58 AM IST
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’
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.
Published on Mar 03, 2023 11:55 PM IST
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
Published on Mar 03, 2023 12:27 AM IST
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
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.
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
Published on Feb 19, 2023 01:23 AM IST
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
Published on Feb 13, 2023 11:42 PM IST
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.
Updated on Feb 12, 2023 12:08 AM IST
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.
Published on Feb 10, 2023 11:59 PM IST
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.
Published on Feb 09, 2023 11:20 PM IST
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
Published on Feb 09, 2023 12:11 AM IST
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
Updated on Feb 04, 2023 12:51 AM IST
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.
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.
Published on Feb 03, 2023 11:45 PM IST
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
‘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
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.
Published on Jan 28, 2023 11:52 PM IST
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
Published on Jan 25, 2023 11:57 PM IST
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
Published on Jan 17, 2023 11:27 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 11, 2023 12:40 AM IST
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
Published on Jan 07, 2023 11:19 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:50 PM IST
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.
Published on Jan 06, 2023 11:24 PM IST
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
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.
Updated on Jan 04, 2023 01:34 PM IST