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Annual Gahrebazi organised at new venue

Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:16 AM IST

The change of venue was because the administration did not give permission for the race owing to an ongoing construction work

The annual horse-cart race underway in Prayagraj’s Arail area on Monday. (Anil Kumar Maurya/HT)
By, Prayagraj

Fish seeds ranched to improve Gomti river health

Over 200 scientists and staff of the institute and 75 fish farmers and entrepreneurs from Lucknow and its adjoining districts participated in the programme

Fish seeds ranched to improve Gomti river health
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:13 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Atiq, Ashraf murders: SIT likely to file charge sheet by end of week

While the document mentions the motive and past records of the assailants, the investigation reportedly does not throw any light on who planned the murders or the role of a fourth person in the planning.

The assailants also reportedly have connections with criminal groups from western Uttar Pradesh and Delhi such as the Gogi and Sundar Bhati gangs, the officials sai (File)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:08 AM IST
ByFarhan Ahmad Siddiqui

1 killed, several injured after man opens fire in Kanpur

Shukla was reportedly at loggerheads with his neighbour Pradeep Soni over works on a sewage pipeline in Kachchi Basti Patel Nagar.

Additional commissioner of police (ACP)-Chakeri Amar Nath Yadav said the accused, Shiv Sagar Shukla, was a security guard who had been arrested and his weapon seized
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:04 AM IST
By, Kanpur

Grand festivities mark first Monday of Sawan

In the morning, devotees marched towards prominent Shiva temples in Agra, Aligarh, Mathura, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Hathras, Etah and Kasganj to offer prayers and milk to the presiding deity.

Devotees offering prayers at a Shiva temple in Agra during a fair organised on the first Monday of Sawan. HT Photo (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 11, 2023 12:01 AM IST

Waste-side story: Lucknow needs to turn over a new leaf, end garbage woes

According to LMC’s own estimates, Lucknow generates nearly 1,500 tonnes of solid waste daily that amounts to about 45,000 tonnes of waste every month

Garbage heap on the roadside in Lucknow. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

‘Yogi model of governance discussed amid WB poll violence’

Comparisons are being drawn between West Bengal – which saw violence, booth capturing and loot of ballot boxes during panchayat polls – and Uttar Pradesh, where not even a minor incident of violence occurred on a single seat whether it was LS polls in 2019, or the recently concluded municipal elections, stated the govt spokesman

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:42 PM IST

More rains in store for U.P; CM reviews flood situation & relief works

The average rainfall in the state since June 1 is 112% more than normal. There has been excess rainfall in 33 districts and normal rainfall in 21 districts.

As per the IMD projection, thunderstorms, along with lightning, is very likely in over 65 districts. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:38 PM IST
By, Lucknow

First Shravan Monday: Lakhs of devotees offer prayers at KV, other temples in Varanasi

Senior administrative officials on-board a helicopter showered rose and marigold petals on the devotees in queue on the KV temple premises, Markandeya Mahadev road and Prayagraj-Varanasi road

Devotees in large numbers going to KV temple to offer prayers on first Monday of Shravan month. (Rajesh Kumar/HT)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:19 PM IST
By, Varanasi

Akhilesh in Mumbai to meet NCP chief, others

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav visited Mumbai to meet NCP chief Sharad Pawar and discuss the political situation. He also targeted the BJP for rising inflation.

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav was accorded a warm welcome by his partymen in Mumbai. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:06 PM IST

Allahabad high court dismisses plea for disposal of application for scientific survey of Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah premises

Justice Jayant Banerji of the Allahabad high court dismissed the writ petition filed by Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi Mukti Nirman Trust

The Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah issue pertains to Mathura. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 11:06 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

2024 polls will be a fight of two ideologies: Digvijaya

Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh criticized the Centre over the Uniform Civil Code, saying his party will take a stand after suggestions and proposals on the issue are received. Singh also spoke about the grand alliance of opposition parties for the 2024 general elections and accused the government of promoting religious divisions in the country. He condemned the violence in Manipur and the panchayat elections in West Bengal, stating that the Congress is against any violence and called the situation in Bengal "unpardonable".

Congress veteran leader Digvijaya Singh at Bamrauli airport in Prayagraj on July 10. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:59 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. governor, CM congratulate shuttler Lakshya Sen on winning Canada Open

Uttar Pradesh governor and chief minister congratulate Indian badminton player Lakshya Sen on winning men's singles title at Canada Open-2023.

This historic achievement of Sen has made everyone proud, said the governor in her message. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

AIMPLB approaching oppn parties to mobilise them against UCC: UP BJP minority wing chief

UP BJP’s minority wing chief Basit Ali says the AIMPLB is “creating an atmosphere” against UCC, even as the Law Commission is seeking suggestions

The meeting of AIMPLB office-bearers with opposition parties raises questions on their intention, the BJP minority wing chief said, adding they were opposing it without understanding the matter. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 10:08 PM IST

U.P.: FIR against Atiq’ son, five others in Prayagraj for demanding extortion

SHO, Kareli police station, Ramashray Yadav said further action will be taken against them after investigation

The FIR was registered on the complaint of one Danish Shakil of JK Nagar. (For Representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:28 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Jobless youth in UP’s Deoria held for issuing threat to PM, CM

The youth is an unemployed graduate and works as a painter to earn his livelihood; he was drunk when he dialled 112, say police

The youth is a resident of Devdar village in Deoria. (Pic for representative)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 09:07 PM IST

20 lakh stolen from shopping mart in Lucknow; incident captured on camera

An FIR was registered against an unknown person under IPC Section 380 ; store manager suspects insider job, say police

The CCTV footage of the store purportedly shows a masked person wearing spectacles entering the mart and changing the direction of the CCTV cameras there. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 08:57 PM IST

Digital crop survey to help farmers avail govt schemes easily: UP Chief Secretary

He said it would enable the government to get accurate crop-wise status of the net sown area and assess contribution of agri-products-based income in the state’s economy.

Digital crop survey to help farmers avail govt schemes easily (Pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 07:46 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow University distributes Chatra Kalyan Scholarship to 50 students

Lucknow University distributed Chatra Kalyan Scholarships to 50 students based on merit. The scholarship provides financial support of ₹15,000 to students with a family income of ₹3 lakh or less. The university has implemented several welfare schemes to support deserving students, including the Arpan - Adopt a Brain Scheme during the Covid pandemic.

The students selected for the scholarship, in Lucknow on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 07:26 PM IST
By, Lucknow

3 arrested for killing man while trying to rob liquor store

“The three accused were trying to break open the shutter of a wine shop in the BBD Police station limits when one of the morning walkers tried to stop them. The three then shot the man and ran away,” said DCP East Hirdesh Kumar.

Two stolen motorcycles, a country-made pistols, live cartridges and some cash were seized from their possession.
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow

STF busts liquor smuggling racket, arrests two

STF arrests 2 in inter-state liquor smuggling racket, recovers 1,954 bottles of whiskey. Accused were transporting consignment from Punjab to Bihar via Lucknow.

The officials said Parvez used to get <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>25,000 for every successful trip but this time he landed into the STF net.
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Now, blood donor card can be redeemed at all UP’s state blood banks

Donor cards are issued for each unit of blood donated voluntarily and for which blood is not obtained in exchange

Now, blood donor card can be redeemed at all UP’s state blood banks (pic for representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:33 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sealing notices served on 1,400 businesses in Lucknow’s Indira Nagar: Association

A traders' association in Lucknow's Indira Nagar area accuses the state housing board of harassing businesses by serving sealing notices on around 1,400 commercial establishments. The matter is now in court.

The board had served a sealing notice on one Naushaba Khatoon, a resident of Indira Nagar, for carrying out commercial activity from a residential area. Thereafter, Khatoon filed a writ petition in the high court accusing the board of selectively targeting her while turning a blind eye to other commercial establishments running from residential areas.
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Lucknow

‘We believe no anti-BJP alliance can work sans Cong, SP-RLD aren’t enough’

In an exclusive interview, RLD’s Uttar Pradesh president Ramashish Rai indicated that RLD might rethink its ties with SP before 2024 Lok Sabha poll. Excerpts

RLD’s Uttar Pradesh president Ramashish Rai (File)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:27 AM IST

Shiksha Manthan: NEP, issues in higher education in focus on final day

Jani acknowledged that resource constraints, faculty shortage, and limited infrastructure were some of the issues concerning state universities

Speakers at Shiksha Manthan shed light on issues encountered in the education sector and proposed solutions for the betterment of educational institutions and students (For representation)
Updated on Jul 10, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Eyeing 2024 polls, BJP gives mega push to mass-connect campaign in U.P.

The BJP's 'Maha Jan Sampark' campaign in Uttar Pradesh, aimed at marketing the achievements of the party's governments, has been extended until July 18. The campaign includes door-to-door campaigns, public meetings, press conferences, and outreach programmes. The party hopes to use the campaign to strategize for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls.

U.P. BJP general secretary (organisation) Dharmpal Singh addresses a party meeting at U.P. BJP office in Lucknow on July 9. (Sourced)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 11:34 PM IST

AAP women workers protest in U.P. capital against rising inflation

Neelam Yadav, the state president of AAP’s women’s wing, led party’s women workers who gathered at Patrakarpuram intersection

Members of women’s wing of the Aam Aadmi Party staging a protest in Lucknow on July 9. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 11:06 PM IST
By, Lucknow

34.72 lakh houses allotted in U.P.under PMAY-G since 2016-17: Dy CM Maurya

Uttar Pradesh has completed the construction of 29.68 lakh houses under the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana-Gramin, making it the first state in India to achieve the target. The scheme aims to provide pucca houses to all homeless and dilapidated families by 2024. The houses are allotted based on the Socio-Economic Caste Census-2011, and beneficiaries receive financial assistance through the Public Financial Management System. The state has also received awards for its work under the scheme.

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:53 PM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P.: Two held in Lucknow for cheating army job seekers

The U.P. STF arrested the two accused identified as Pawan Raj of Bakshi Ka Talab in Lucknow and Santosh Yadav of Bijnor on the inputs by military intelligence

the arrested accused had been handed over to the cops at Bijnor police station. (For Representation)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:46 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Experts to give career guidance to meritorious U.P. govt schools’ students

Officials of U.P. secondary education department believe that due to lack of correct information regarding career options and proper guidance, students are not able to utilise their talents properly

U.P. Board students celebrating their results. (HT File)
Updated on Jul 09, 2023 10:37 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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