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SIT blames organisers for Hathras stampede

Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:06 AM IST

The panel did not rule out any big conspiracy behind the incident and has stressed on the need for a thorough investigation, one of the officials said

The pandal in Hathras. (HT Photo)

Floods batter 10 districts in Uttar Pradesh, 17 more dead

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath monitored the situation in the flood-hit areas and directed officials to carry out rescue and relief operations on war footing.

A primary school of Ran Nagar of Nighasan tehsil under floodwaters on Tuesday (HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 04:47 AM IST
By, Lucknow

32 visitors narrowly escape hotel fire in Lucknow

According to the Lucknow fire department, people were trapped on the balcony of the Raj Hotel building and inside the building, crying out for help when the firefighters arrived at the scene.

32 people trapped inside the building were safely evacuated (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:56 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Thunderbolt kills 10 , injures over 20 in Prayagraj

Three people, including a teenage girl, died in Baghrai, Lalganj and Patti areas of Pratapgarh district due to lightning strike. Three others,including a 12-year-old boy,died of lightning strike in Kaushambi and four people died of lightning strike in separate areas of trans-Ganga area.

Administrative officials reached the spots and urged villagers to follow the guidelines to remain safe during rain. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:40 AM IST

Renowned poet faces ‘digital house arrest’ at the hands of cybercrooks

The thugs, who snared the poet after frightening him with possible arrest in a money-laundering case, listened to his poetry for hours and appreciated it

The poet fears that the cyber con men may misuse his video that they recorded for six hours. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:32 AM IST

PVVNL issues safety guidelines for power consumers

Issuing the appeal, managing director Esha Duahn urged power consumers to be alert during the rainy season and to follow the safety guidelines.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:16 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Prayagraj police launch ‘Op Moon’ to identify vagabond criminal gangs

Under the drive, police teams are searching the ‘deras’ or camps of vagabond people residing in the outskirts of Prayagraj city, near railway stations and lonely spots in rural areas

Police officials carrying out checking drive at railway stations and bus stands to identify vagabond criminal gangs under ‘Operation Moon’ in Prayagraj (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 07:10 AM IST
ByFarhan Ahmed Siddiqui, Prayagraj

Flood fury in these Kheri schools puts teachers in ‘deep water’

Teachers in rural Lakhimpur Kheri struggle with digital attendance due to floods. Poor network connectivity worsens situation, hindering online marking.

Submerged primary school of Ran Nagar in Kheri’s Nighasan Tehsil on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 06:18 AM IST
ByDeo Kant Pandey, Lakhimpur Kheri

Unfazed by stampede, Bhole Baba followers continue to visit ashrams for satsangs

SP (City) Rahul Mithas downplayed the situation, saying that a handful of followers visit the ashram every day, but the number has gone up on Tuesday.

Followers gathered at Ashram of Bhole Baba in Bichwan town of Mainpuri on Tuesday. (HT)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 04:45 AM IST

CSR funds fostering Yogi govt’s Mission Kayakalp

Private companies like Tata's AI SATS are joining UP government's Mission Kayakalp to equip schools with modern facilities through CSR funds.

Tata’s Air India SATS is rejuvenating two primary schools in Mahagrajganj district. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:50 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh revenue collection goes up

Uttar Pradesh govt's tax revenue in Q1 2024-2025 was ₹51,345.96 crore, 76.9% of target. Non-tax collections were ₹2,250.79 crore, 40.3% of target.

The Uttar Pradesh government continues to witness a consistent increase in its revenue collections getting a tax revenue of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>51,345.96 crore in the first quarter (April 1 to June 30) of 2024-2025. (For Representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:52 AM IST
By, Lucknow

121 school vehicles challaned, seized on day 2 of fitness drive in Lucknow

On the second day, the RTO seized 9 school vehicles and challaned 31 more in their survey of 118 school vehicles, RTO enforcement officer Sandeep Pankaj informed.

For Representation Only (AFP File)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 06:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Akhilesh backs govt teachers opposing online attendance

Akhilesh Yadav supports government school teachers' protest against mandatory digital attendance, highlighting practical challenges and emotional impact on teachers.

Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ensure uninterrupted power supply as per roster, says UP energy minister

“Efforts should be made to rectify faults and power disruptions promptly. Take prompt cognisance of consumer complaints and ensure quality resolutions.”

For Representation Only (HT File)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:54 AM IST
By, Lucknow

ED summons Youtuber Elvish Yadav in snake venom case under PMLA

Earlier, the ED registered a case under the PMLA in the snake venom incident, considering thesignificant amount of money involved in the racket in May.

**EDS: FILE IMAGE** Gurugram: In this Sunday, March 23, 2024 file photo, Youtuber Elvish Yadav being produced in a court, in Gurugram. The Enforcement Directorate has filed a money laundering case against YouTuber Siddharth Yadav alias Elvish Yadav and some others under the charge of suspected use of snake venom as a recreational drug in parties he hosted, official sources said Saturday. (PTI Photo)(PTI05_04_2024_000013B)(PTI)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 04:47 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Meetings with people, partymen mark Rahul’s Rae Bareli visit

Rahul Gandhi, Leader of Opposition, visited Rae Bareli to connect with people, discuss issues, and strengthen Congress organization, amid a poster war.

LoP in Lok Sabha Rahul Gandhi at Hanuman temple at Churwa in Rae Bareli on July 9. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2024 05:34 AM IST

UP minister’s remark on prices of pulses sparks row

The video of his reply went viral on social media with users raising questions that the agriculture minister was not aware of the actual prices

Uttar Pradesh agriculture minister Surya Pratap Shahi (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 09:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Look into teachers’ demands first: Legislators’ group urges U.P. CM

Teachers in Uttar Pradesh demand resolution of long-pending issues before implementing online attendance. Representatives meet CM Yogi Adityanath to address concerns.

A delegation of legislators led by MLC Babulal Tiwari called on CM Yogi Adityanath in Lucknow on July 9. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 09, 2024 09:47 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Encroachment on govt land: Part of Azam Khan’s resort in U.P.’s Rampur razed

Humsafar Resort is situated on Jauhar University Road in Rampur and is owned by the family members of the senior SP leader

A portion of SP leader Azam Khan’s resort being razed in Rampur on July 9. (HT photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 09:53 PM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

It rains, it waterlogs Lucknow areas

Areas like Surendra Nagar, Gomti Nagar, Arjunganj reported water-logging with over 2,000 residents in Mahipal Kheda in Arjunganj being badly hit

Water-logging in Arjunganj area of Lucknow on Tuesday (HT Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 07:32 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Here comes the rain - July nemesis: water-logging, mosquitoes, malaria and dengue

Lucknow district hospitals prepare for a rush of cases as the city and district sees an uptick in number of vector-borne diseases

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 07:43 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government scraps permit requirement for pruning mango trees

This decision simplifies canopy management for old mango orchards, and its positive effects will be evident in the coming years.

With this pruning technique, trees can start producing 100 kg per tree within just 2-3 years, all while reducing the need for excessive pesticide use. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Jul 09, 2024 06:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Jagannath Rath Yatra today: À la Puri, Prayagraj to pull three chariots

Prayagraj gears up for grand Rath Yatra like Puri, with three new chariots for Lord Jagannath, Subhadra, and Balabhadra.

Preparations for the Rath Yatra in Varanasi a day before the event (Rajesh Kumar)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 01:28 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Govt set to ‘double’ agri land acquisition limit in GB Nagar

Sources say the proposed exception aims to ensure that the ongoing and proposed development projects, especially the Jewar airport, do not fall short of land for their completion.

Updated on Jul 07, 2024 07:24 AM IST

UP govt to set up ‘Mango Park’ in Lucknow

LMC to set up Mango Park on 15 acres in Kalli West at the cost of ₹18 crore . Over 2068 trees of 108 species of mango will be planted. CM Yogi to plant saplings on August 15

Model of the Mango Park. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 06:36 AM IST

Mahayogi Gorakhnath University to start MBBS course, gets 50 seats

The Medical Council of India gave its acceptance to Gorakhnath Medical College hospital and research centre to run classes from the upcoming session.

Mahayogi Gorakhnath University started in August 2021 presently offers nursing, paramedical, pharmacy and other non-clinical courses. Chief minister Yogi Adityanath is the chancellor of the university run by Maharana Pratap Shiksha Parishad. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Jul 06, 2024 09:24 PM IST
By, Lucknow/gorakhpur

Heavy downpour lashes Lucknow, brings relief from sweltering weather

Lucknow recorded 17mm of rainfall in 24 hours, with maximum and minimum temperatures at 32.7°C and 26.2°C, respectively. The forecast for the state capital predicts a generally cloudy sky with a few spells of light to moderate rain and thundershowers.

During the last 24 hours, the southwest monsoon remained active across the state. (Mushtaq Ali/HT)
Updated on Jul 07, 2024 05:06 AM IST

Will political parties be able to enter ‘forbidden territories’ this time in U.P.?

Mainpuri is the only seat that the BJP has never won, the SP has never bagged more than one-fourth of U.P. seats and the BSP has never opened its account in three dozen seats

Among the constituencies that continue to remain unchartered territories for both the SP and the BSP are Lucknow, Kanpur, Gorakhpur, Varanasi, Mathura, Bareilly, Hathras, Pilibhit, Baghpat, Ghaziabad, Dhaurahra, Rae Bareli and Amethi. (For Representation)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 06:40 AM IST

Chained child admitted to IMHH after video goes viral

On Sunday, a video went viral, showing a 10-year-old boy on the pavement, tied with chains. He was accompanied by his parents and all were braving the heat along the road near Agra College . Naresh Paras, a social activist working for child rights, got active and took up the matter with officials of Agra Nagar Nigam to find a place for the family in a shelter home. Dr Dinesh Rathore, director, of Institute of Mental Health and Hospital was contacted and the child was then taken to the Institute.

On the basis of the disability certificate, issued by chief medical officer of Sant Kabir Nagar, doctors in the Institute of Mental Health and Hospital termed it a case of cerebral palsy, a disability caused by damage to the brain and not a psychiatric disorder (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 08:18 AM IST

Slaughtering of stolen cattle:Connivance of Bareilly meat factory workers to be probed

Bareilly range inspector general Rakesh Singh informed that the investigators had been asked to unravel the nexus behind slaughtering of stolen cattle in the Marya meat factory of Bareilly. He said the mobile call details of the alleged person associated with the meat factory would be scanned to unravel his links with other workers who helped in slaughtering the stolen cattle within a few hours after the theft.

On Friday, three people, including a worker associated with the meat factory, were arrested for cattle theft (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jun 03, 2024 08:10 AM IST
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