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After 24 yrs, ‘Bhalu aaya’ poem set for comeback in UP schools

Published on Mar 10, 2024 08:01 PM IST

It was only after some discussion with NIE, Prayagraj officials that NCERT cleared the popular poem for class 1 students. Also set for re-inclusion after two decades is poem ‘Tu Chal Main Aata Hoon’ for class 2 students.

Hindi poem ‘Lathi lekar bhalu aaya’ set to be reintroduced in class 1 syllabus of the state (For representation only)
By, Prayagraj

Billboards: Cluttering urban eyeline, posing life threat

The tragedy in Mumbai starkly exposed the perilous and unregulated nature of these towering structures

The spot in Ghatkopar, Mumbai, where a large hoarding came crashing down, killing 16 people. (Anshuman Poyrekar/HT)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:23 AM IST

Swati Maliwal assault case: Delhi Police collect exhibits from Kejriwal’s house

Delhi Police collected exhibits from CM Kejriwal’s residence where Swati Maliwal was allegedly assaulted by aide Bibhav Kumar. Kumar arrested, in custody.

Police leave CM Arvind Kejriwal’s house with exhibits including a DVR and CCTV footage on Sunday. (PTI)
Updated on May 20, 2024 12:11 AM IST

Delhi sizzles at 44.4°C as parts of city log heatwave

Delhi sizzles under severe heatwave conditions with temperatures reaching 44°C, triggering a red alert. IMD warns of potential heat-related illnesses.

At Kartavya Path in New Delhi on Sunday. (Vipin Kumar/HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:32 AM IST

4-year-old girl mauled to death by street dogs in Ghaziabad

The girl sustained deep injuries to her hands, legs, abdomen and neck and had bled profusely, said her family.

The girl was walking back home when a pack of five to six strays attacked her at a brick kiln near Bhikkhanpur for two to three minutes before a local went to her rescue. (Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:10 AM IST
By, Ghaziabad

Delhi logged 6% fewer road fatalities than 2023 till May 15: Police

As of May 15, 518 people died in 511 fatal crashes, which was down from 552 deaths from 544 crashes in the same period last year.

The mangled remains of a car that was involved in an accident on the Ring Road. (HT Archive)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:31 AM IST

2 brothers held for gangraping their sister in Ghaziabad

The incident came to light when the girl fell sick and her mother took her to hospital in Delhi, where doctors found she was 22 weeks pregnant

Police said that the siblings’ father had died several years ago, and the mother is the only earning member of the family. (Representational image)
Updated on May 20, 2024 01:12 AM IST

Arvind Kejriwal claims BJP started ‘Op Jhaadu’ to crush AAP

Following his personal assistant Bibhav Kumar’s arrest, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said the BJP has been arresting AAP leaders one by one.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal(Hindustan Times)
Updated on May 20, 2024 12:17 AM IST
By, New Delhi

Row erupts in Ludhiana after Bittu-Bains call recording leak; clip ‘doctored’: BJP

Denying the audio recording’s authenticity, Bittu said that it was fabricated to mimic his voice in an attempt to “tarnish his image”

The BJP nominee said that he would file a complaint with the election commission. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:53 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Miffed over power cuts, locals assault PSPCL staffers; 7 booked

The Division Number 1 police have lodged a first-information report (FIR) against at least seven people following the complaint of Satpal Singh of Sangrur, who works as a private lineman with the PSPCL at its Chaura Bazar branch

The accused have been identified as Shankar, Akshay and Billa. Officials said that four of their aides were yet to be identified. (HT File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:49 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana schools to start at 7 am from today

Education department in Ludhiana changes school timings due to high temperatures, with maximum reaching 45°C. Shifts adjusted to 7-12 for single-shift schools and 7-10 & 10.15-1.15 for double-shift schools.

Students leave after school hours amid scorching heat in Ludhiana. PAU officials said that no respite from the heat is likely till May 20. (HT File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:46 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Grocer held for sexually harassing 12-year-old girl

An FIR has been lodged following the statement of the minor’s mother. The woman said when her daughter returned home, she seemed distressed

The accused has been identified as Gaurav Kumar of Juneja Colony. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:43 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: AAP core committee member Paramjit joins akali dal

AAP core committee member Paramjit Singh joins SAD, citing disappointment with AAP government's failure to deliver on promises. Akali leaders welcome him.

Paramjit Singh attributed what he said was the party’s decline to the “neglect of grassroots workers”. (HT File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:42 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Class 9 boy nabbed for raping 5-yr-old cousin

The boy had lost his mother and was living at his maternal grandmother’s house along with his father

The Jamalpur police registered a first-information report (FIR) against the 15-year-old boy and apprehended him. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:37 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Woman murdered by employer’s nephew, body found in kitchen

Victim had been missing for 2 days; accused confesses to crime, says he killed her as she saw him trying to murder his aunt, says Police

Victim’s kin yielding about her murder in Ludhiana on Sunday. The woman was employed as a house help at the neighbour’s home. (HT Photo)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:34 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

8 months after getting list, Ludhiana MC yet to take action against dyeing units

Municipal corporation yet to act on 33 dyeing units discharging waste into sewerage, causing pollution in Buddha Nullah. PPCB issued notices for violations.

Ludhiana MC superintending engineer Ravinder Garg assured that steps would be taken to address the issue. (HT File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:32 PM IST
BySukhpreet Singh, Ludhiana

Ludhiana DEO exhorts voters to use EC’s poll apps

Sawhney said the ECI has launched several mobile apps, including cVIGIL, KYC, Saksham, Suvidha, Voter Helpline, and queue management website for the each of the residents

The cVIGIL app provides time stamped, evidence-based proof of the Model Code of Conduct, expenditure violation, live photo and video with auto location data. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:19 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Ludhiana teachers’ body to hold rally over ‘unmet’ demands

Teachers and pensioners in thousands would be a part of the rally starting from the old grain market to the sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) office

Ludhiana deputy commissioner Sakshi Sawhney said that the administration has no information of any such protest. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:16 PM IST
ByAkanksha Attri, Ludhiana

Ludhiana: Major fire engulfs Koom Kalan jungle

Major fire in Mand Chaunta village, Koomkalan jungle suspected to be from stubble burning. Around 30 acres engulfed, fire now under control, wildlife check planned.

Fire tenders dousing the flames in the jungles of Mand Chaunta village, Koom Kalan, in Ludhiana on Sunday. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:14 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

PoK ours, we will take it back: Amit Shah in Uttar Pradesh

Campaigning in Uttar Pradesh, Amit Shah also says those entrenched in dynastic politics cannot be trusted to strengthen the nation’s democracy

Union home minister Amit Shah addressing a public meeting in Allahabad parliamentary constituency. (HT Photo)
Published on May 19, 2024 10:13 PM IST
By, Prayagraj/varanasi

Phase 5 of 2024 Lok Sabha polls: 14 seats in Uttar Pradesh to vote on Monday, Rajnath Singh, Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani among key candidates

The BJP had won 13 of these 14 Lok Sabha seats in 2019, losing only in Rae Bareli, which was retained by Congress leader Sonia Gandhi

Polling officials leave for their booths for the fifth phase of the general election at Smriti Upvan in Lucknow on Sunday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:11 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Come on Lucknow, make your vote count

With polling for the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 scheduled for May 20 in the state capital, team HT City take a stock of events being held at various locations.

Election in Lucknow
Published on May 19, 2024 10:03 PM IST

PM Modi targets Mamata Banerjee for accusing ISCKON, RKM monks of supporting BJP

Prime Minister Narendra Modi alleged that West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee is bad-mouthing great organisations and maligning them under pressure from hardcore Muslim outfits to secure votes

Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses a campaign rally for Lok Sabha polls at Kharagpur in West Midnapur on Sunday. (PTI)
Published on May 19, 2024 09:49 PM IST

#Elections2024: Finger inking good in Lucknow

With bakeries, malls, stores, parlours and salons all coming up with a variety of special discounts and offers for voters in Lucknow.

Elections in Lucknow
Published on May 19, 2024 09:40 PM IST

NIA, Tripura police arrest human trafficking suspect

The Tripura police said a team of NIA came from Guwahati to Sepahijala and they have moved a transit remand plea at a local court

Police said there are a few more accused persons in the case and warrants were issued against them. (Representative Image)
Published on May 19, 2024 09:23 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Ram Lalla has decided to give PM third term: U.P. CM

UP CM Yogi Adityanath warns against INDI alliance, vows to prevent resurgence of Aurangzeb's soul. Promises continued mafia elimination and development in Jaunpur.

Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath. (HT file)
Updated on May 19, 2024 09:17 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Teach a lesson to those who opposed Ram temple: Yogi

UP CM Yogi Adityanath urges voters to ensure a third term for PM Modi, promising PoK's inclusion in India. He criticizes opposition parties at multiple rallies.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a poll rally in Azamgarh on May 19. (HT photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 09:12 PM IST
By, Varanasi/prayagraj

Delhi records warmest day of season at 44.4: What does 'red alert' mean?

Safdarjung station recorded the season's highest on Sunday at 44.4 degrees while other parts saw the mercury hovering around 46,47 degrees.

Mirage appears on the Kartvya Path on a hot summer day, in New Delhi, Sunday, (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2024 10:54 PM IST

CPI(M), Congress used tribals as vote bank, says Tripura BJP chief

Tripura BJP chief Rajib Bhattacharjee said both the CPI(M) and Congress used the tribals as their vote bank and deprived them of development

Tripura BJP chief Rajib Bhattacharjee (File)
Published on May 19, 2024 08:41 PM IST
ByPriyanka Deb Barman

Drugs worth 105 Cr seized in Assam, 3 Mizoram residents arrested

The Assam police said they recovered nine black leather bags containing 8.786 kg heroine and sixty soap cases filled with 1.547 kg heroin from a vehicle that was coming from Myanmar

Police said they are investigating the backward and forward links to find where these narcotic products were going.
Published on May 19, 2024 07:33 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha
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