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Body of teenage boy found hanging from iron bar in public park; probe on

Published on Oct 04, 2023 07:00 PM IST

Sub-inspector Ashutosh Pandey, the lead investigator on the case, disclosed that the young victim resided in the Akansha Parisar neighbourhood of Jankipuram.

The boy was a ninth-grader attending a well-known private school in Aliganj. (Deepak Gupta)

Record-breaking 1.85L students in U.P. vie for NMMS scholarships

In an effort to fill all 15,143 scholarships allocated to Uttar Pradesh by the Union education ministry, the basic education department set a target of 2,27,145 applications from the state’s 75 districts this year.

NMMS logo (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 06:44 PM IST

Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, BJP intensifies women’s outreach campaign in Kanpur-Bundelkhand region

The campaign to connect with women in the Kanpur-Bundelkhand region will gradually extend throughout the state, as announced by the regional president, Prakash Pal.

BJP aims to secure women’s support ahead of the 2024 elections. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 06:36 PM IST

Aapada Mitras to the Rescue: U.P. CM launches scheme to curb drowning incidents by 20%

GS Naveen Kumar, the relief commissioner in Lucknow, outlined the primary goal of the CM’s Bal Ranveer Yojana, which is to achieve a remarkable 20% reduction in drowning incidents.

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath (HT File)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 06:33 PM IST

Prayagraj grocer shot at, injured over petty dispute

Grocery store owner shot after refusing to sell cigarettes, accused arrested. Victim hospitalized with leg injuries.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:19 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

ULFA (I) executes leaders for allegedly spying, conspiring against organisation

The banned organization ULFA-I has claimed responsibility for executing two of its senior leaders for allegedly conspiring against the group. The leaders were found guilty of violating norms and were given the death sentence. The Assam police have asked for the location of the bodies. ULFA-I alleges that the leaders cooperated with Indian intelligence forces and revealed sensitive information. ULFA-I is a faction of the United Liberation Front of Asom, which was formed in 1979 with a demand for a sovereign Assam.

Assam DGP has asked the ULFA-I to share the location of the dead bodies (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 05:58 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Sikkim’s biggest hydro project suffers massive damage in flash flood

The dam and the bridge connecting the powerhouse have been washed away and the power house has been submerged under water

Water levels of the Teesta river rises in Sikkim on Wednesday. (AP)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 06:06 PM IST

Gwalior: 100 university students hospitalised due to suspected food poisoning

Speaking to the media persons, Gwalior sub-divisional magistrate (SDM) Vinod Singh said that following complaints of food poisoning, a team of district administration raided the hostel mess and took samples of the food

Officials said that the students are being treated at Jayarogya Hospital in Gwalior (Representative Photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 05:02 PM IST
ByMahesh Shivhare

Mahatma Gandhi’s non-violence: Influences from West to West Gujarat

Different accounts given by historians suggest that Mahatma Gandhi would have been inspired by Western traditions as well as traditions closer home

Mahatma Gandhi (Getty Images)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 03:38 PM IST

Odisha finds 46% of state population under OBC category in its latest survey

Mitali Chinara, a member of the commission, said the panel which completed its door-to-door survey in July this year found 10.95 million or 46% people belonging to the 208 backward castes

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik (File Photo)
Published on Oct 04, 2023 03:31 PM IST
ByDebabrata Mohanty

Residents of 44 localities in Meghalaya’s capital consume toxic water: Report

A report from the State Food Testing Laboratory in Meghalaya's capital Shillong has revealed that residents in 44 major localities are consuming hazardous water. The water samples from these localities showed the presence of harmful organisms and high levels of iron, indicating that the water is unsafe to drink. The government has called for an emergency review meeting to address the issue.

The water samples from 44 localities showed presence of Coliform and E. coli organisms with low pH value. (Representative Image)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 02:23 PM IST
ByDavid Laitphlang

Glacial lake outburst in north Sikkim, 30 missing, six bridges washed away

Apart from several personnel going missing in the flashflood, at least six bridges have also been washed away between Chungthang and Rangpo

The flash flood occurred due to the bursting of a glacial lake in north Sikkim. (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 11:24 AM IST

Malegaon blast: NIA court starts recording statements of BJP MP Pragya Thakur, six others

On Tuesday, the accused were asked questions related to people who died in the blast and also about the nature of injuries sustained by the survivors based on the testimonies of the doctors who treated the injured persons and who conducted autopsies on the victims. Around 60 questions were put to the accused, to which they mostly replied saying they “do not know” why the witnesses had said whatever they said in their testimonies before the court

During the hearing, Thakur, who was asked to sit in the witness box, was seen uncomfortable when the court asked her about the injuries sustained by the victims of the blast and the survivors. The BJP leader could not bear it and became emotional. The court had to pause the hearing for a while for Thakur to take a break (Bhushan Koyande/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 09:26 AM IST

Eco-friendly, Economical & ‘Exceedingly’ Everywhere: As e-rickshaws swamp streets, police slam the brakes on new registrations

Cruising beyond 44k, battery rickshaws inundate Lucknow roads; lack of defined routes compounds conundrum.

The surge has raised concerns, prompting the Lucknow Police to call for a halt in further e-rickshaw registrations. (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 07:24 AM IST
ByAakash Ghosh

Saddam gives info about benami properties of Atiq, Ashraf to cops

Police have obtained vital information about the benami properties of gangster-turned-politician Atiq Ahmed and his brother Ashraf from the arrest and questioning of Ashraf's brother-in-law, Saddam. Saddam has provided the names of real estate companies operated by the brothers, and the police will now identify and seize their properties worth crores in Delhi. Saddam's interrogation has also provided leads about two real estate companies owned by Ashraf, as well as the involvement of Khalid Zafar in dealing with properties. Further action will be taken after verification.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 07:14 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Arrests and eerie silence follow tragic bloodshed in Deoria

Following the tragic killings, the district was marred by violence, with multiple vehicles damaged and reports of arson incidents.

The district police arrested 16 individuals linked to the case (Representative pic)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 10:34 PM IST

Sabar Dairy files FIR against Prasad supplier over duplicate Amul Ghee labels

The FIR comes in the wake of Food and Drug Control Administration finding that the prasad served by Mohini caterers at the Ambaji temple in Gujarat’s Banaskantha district had failed to meet the required quality standards

Stringent quality checks were enforced at the Ambaji Tmple ahead of the Bhadarwi Poonam festival, an annual traditional fair that draws over 40 lakh pilgrims, which was held from September 23 to 29. (File Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 10:39 PM IST

Landmark Facelift: Joint survey to help heritage sites in Lucknow regain former glory

The survey, set to take place on Wednesday, marks a significant step in the efforts to enhance these historical landmarks.

Bada Imambara (HT File)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 09:30 PM IST

Health team visits Varanasi: Make test kits available for Elisa at govt hosps, CMO told

The team visited three government hospitals of Varanasi to assess the situation in view of the increasing number of fever patients in the district

The expert medical team addressing the media in Varanasi on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 09:17 PM IST
By, Varanasi

‘The Vaccine War’ based on Lucknow doc Dr Balram Bhargava’s book

‘The Vaccine War’ echoes the sentiment that “we can fight this war with science” and emphasises that “this is not a bio war; this is an info war.

The Vaccine War (Movie poster)
Updated on Oct 04, 2023 07:38 AM IST

Second batch of Agniveers enters Army fold

After 31 weeks of basic and advanced military training, Agniveers were transformed from young boys into disciplined soldiers.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 06:59 PM IST
By, Varanasi

PMC to smarten 20 localities before Mahakumbh-2025

These localities will be spruced up and made ‘Smart’ before the start of the once-in-12 years, 45-day mega religious event

A view of a road in Sangam city locality (For representation only) (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 06:02 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Upkeep of firefighting system in AC trains to be privatised

The responsibility of maintenance of the modern smoke and fire detection system in luggage, generator, brake van and AC coaches of Humsafar and Shatabdi Express are being given to a private company through a tender for three years as part of this initiative.

A fire and smoke detection system installed on a train. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 05:05 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Maharashtra: Elephant, tigress found dead in forest areas of Chandrapur

Preliminary reports indicate that the elephant may have succumbed to electrocution, as it was found near agricultural land with electric fences

One person was taken into custody for questioning. (Representative file image)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 04:17 PM IST

1,039 people arrested as part of crackdown on child marriages in Assam

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in January announced a drive against child marriages under the Prohibition of Child Marriage Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences Act

Assam chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma. (ANI)
Published on Oct 03, 2023 02:16 PM IST
ByBiswa Kalyan Purkayastha

Two arrested for deliberately running over head constable in Goa: Police

According to police, one of the accused deliberately reversed the car he was driving and hit head constable Vidyanand Amonkar causing him serious injuries

The arrested persons are residents of Karwar in Karnataka, and they were booked for attempt to murder. (Representative file image)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 10:00 AM IST

Swachhta SOS: Toddler’s tragedy triggers alarm in Faizullaganj, over 50 stricken due to insanitation

The tragedy unfolded when four-year-old Ajju, son of Shailendra Singh and resident of Preeti Nagar in Faizullaganj, succumbed to a high fever, sparking concerns among the local populace.

Residents doing a reality check in the area (HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 07:08 AM IST

Director ISARC, one other honoured with CWSS gold medal

The awards were given during the 6th international conference on “agricultural innovations for sustainable development goals with special focus on natural farming” for their outstanding contributions in the field of crop and weed science.

Director ISARC, one other honoured with CWSS gold medals (sourced)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:12 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Gandhi Jayanti: Department of Posts launches special cleanliness campaign 3.0 in Varanasi

Krishna Kumar Yadav, postmaster general of Varanasi region paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at the Varanasi Cantt head post office

Postmaster general of Varanasi region Krishna Kumar Yadav planting sapling along with other officials on the premises of the head post office, Varanasi on Monday. (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:04 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Mahatma Gandhi’s message of non-violence biggest strength of democracy: Yogi

Chief minister paid floral tributes to the Father of the Nation at Town Hall crossing and to former Prime Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri at Shastri crossing in Gorakhpur on the occasion of their birth anniversaries on Monday.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath paying tribute to Mahatma Gandhi in Gorakhpur on Monday (HT photo)
Updated on Oct 03, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur
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