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Relief as Ganga, Yamuna come below danger mark in Prayagraj

Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:01 AM IST

The rising trend was after 90,000 cusecs of water were released from the Bariapur barrage in Madhya Pradesh.

The Ganga receded by 8 cm at Phaphamau and Chhatnag between 12 pm and 4 pm. (HT Photo)
By, Prayagraj

38,000 gender violence offenders identified in over 2 weeks

A little over 33,000 were counselled and issued warnings; cases were lodged and investigation was pursued on complaints against 1,119 such anti-social elements.

Along with Lucknow, Amethi also performed well in investigation of cases of gender-based violence.
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:57 AM IST
By, Lucknow

I-Day will be celebrated by saluting soil and worshipping heroes, says Yogi

The CM said after setting a record last year by hoisting six crore national flags under ‘Har Ghar Tiranga’ campaign, this year also the national flag should be hoisted at every residence, every business establishment, industrial units, government and non-government buildings

chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:54 AM IST

13,155 cybercrime cases registered in U.P. since 2022: Govt

The Uttar Pradesh government has taken legal action against 7,570 cyber criminals, recovering ₹90 crore from them in over a year. 13,155 cybercrime cases were registered between 2022 and March 2023, with charge sheets filed in 4,372 cases and final reports in 4,606. The state government is actively dealing with cybercrime and has seen a decline in crime rates since the Yogi Adityanath government took office.

Khanna said the state government was proactively dealing with cases of cybercrime in the state. He said the Yogi government has adopted zero tolerance policy against crimes, including cyber offences. (For representation)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:49 AM IST
By, Lucknow

To check crime, Baghpat village gets CCTV cameras

Village pradhan Ashish Sharma spent money from his own pocket for installation of 14 CCTV cameras for villagers’ security. Order for 8 more cameras has been placed.

The entire village felt proud after becoming the first gram panchayat where CCTV cameras had been installed, with the control room in the panchayat ghar, said the village pradhan. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:39 AM IST

NEET counselling: Candidate with fake papers caught at KGMU

The candidate had first produced an allotment letter for admission in MBBS at KGMU that appeared fake to the team.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:29 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Crime against women down in U.P; financial independence in focus

As of August 4, the Women and Child Safety Organization has resolved up to 98.10% cases related to crimes against women, earning Uttar Pradesh the top rank in the entire country

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Farmer electrocuted in Lucknow area; villagers block road, demand compensation

The farmers blocked Mohanlalganj-Bani Road for more than three hours when the body of the deceased farmer reached his home

For representation only (Ht File Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:18 AM IST
By, Lucknow

SP stages walkout from House over increase in prices of essentials

Sugarcane development minister Laxmi Narayan Chaudhary said the prices of pulses and edibleoil had decreased while the rate of potatoes also came down

Members attend the Monsoon session of the UP Assembly, at Vidhan Bhawan, in Lucknow, Tuesday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:17 AM IST

High court rejects PIL to seal premises of Gyanvapi

ASI surveyed the three domes of the Gyanvapi complex on Tuesday, the fifth day of the exercise to determine whether the mosque was constructed over a pre-existing structure of a Hindu temple

The Archaeological Survey of India team during the scientific survey at the Gyanvapi mosque complex on Tuesday. (PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 12:08 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin

Petition seeks to refrain media from sharing ‘wrong news’ pertaining to survey of Gyanvapi

The plea said the exercise was being undertaken on the orders of the court and none of the ASI officials have so far provided any statement

Last week, the Supreme Court refused to stay an order of the Allahabad high court that allowed the ASI survey of the Gyanvapi mosque, an exercise that the Muslim side said would “reopen wounds of the past”. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:51 PM IST

Umesh Pal murder case: Guddu Muslim declared absconder

The police made an announcement about the action while declaring him an absconder in murders of lawyer Umesh Pal and his two police guards committed on February 24 this year

Slain gangster-politician Atiq Ahmed’s henchman Guddu Muslim. (Sourced)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:49 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Delhi Services Bill: RLD chief Jayant’s absence from Rajya Sabha on voting day raises questions

The absence of RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary during the voting on the Delhi Services Bill raises questions about his future plans and the SP-RLD alliance. Some speculate that his absence is related to the possibility of him being wooed by the BJP. RLD leaders claim he was absent due to his wife's surgery.

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary. (HT file)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:44 PM IST

1980 Moradabad riots: Political slugfest over timing of tabling probe report

The tabling of the 1980 Moradabad riots inquiry report in the state assembly has sparked a political battle between the BJP and opposition parties. The BJP claims the report will reveal the truth about the riots, while opposition parties allege it is a ploy for the 2024 elections. The report allegedly blames Muslim League leaders and members of the Muslim community for the riots, which the BJP plans to use against the Congress and Muslim community leaders. The opposition claims the report is incorrect and an attempt by the BJP to create communal tension.

The 1980 Moradabad riots inquiry report was tabled in the U.P. Assembly on August 8. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 11:31 PM IST
By, Lucknow

PMLA court takes cognizance of chargesheet in scholarship fraud case

The officials said the court was pleased to take cognizance of the chargesheet against three accused including two brothers Izhar Hussain Jafri and Ali Abbas Jafri, the owners of Hygia College of Pharmacy and their employee Ravi Prakash Gupta.

PMLA court takes cognizance of chargesheet in scholarship fraud case (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 07:57 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Delhi Services Bill: RLD chief’s absence from RS on voting day raises questions

Earlier also, RLD chief Jayant Chaudhary had surprised many by not attending the Opposition’s first meeting in Patna in June

Rashtriya Lok Dal chief Jayant Chaudhary. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 07:57 PM IST

Lko’s KMC university to start BA-LLB, LLB courses from this session

The Bar Council of India has approved the start of BA-LLB and LLB courses at Khwaja Moinuddin Chishti Language University with 60 seats in each. Interested candidates can register by visiting the admission portal. The last date for application admission is August 16.

For representation only (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 06:49 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Bring ‘School Safety Bill’, association urges UP govt

Over 45,000 private schools across UP remained closed during the day following a call by their association to protest against the arrest of a principal and a teacher in connection with the suicide of a student in Azamgarh district

A Class 11 student of a girls’ college in Azamgarh had allegedly killed herself on July 31. The principal and the class teacher were arrested in the matter on August 5, following a complaint by the girl’s family members. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Aug 09, 2023 01:09 AM IST

‘All Varanasi ghats tell a story that I have revealed through my paintings’

Patel is in Lucknow at present for an art exhibition ‘Avimukta’ that was inaugurated at a city hotel on Monday.

Praveen Patel at work on Varanasi ghat (sourced)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Find staff responsible for lax pole maintenance: Divisional chief

In a letter to municipal commissioner Inderjeet Singh, Jacob asked him to act against staff responsible for the girl’s death

HT Image
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Drones’ battery life hiccup in hunt for ‘maneater’ leopards

Out of the total seven drones the forest department owns, the two recently bought ones have thermal sensors that allow them to spot any living object even if it’s hiding under the deep covers of a sugarcane field, they added.

Sub-divisional officer Gyan Singh, an official deployed to locate the leopards, explained that their batteries get discharged within 20-25 minutes of usage. (File)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 01:01 AM IST
ByS Raju, Meerut

Uttar Pradesh assembly proposes to bar mobile phones in House

No display of firearms and flags by members to be allowed; members not to mention officers by name, according to draft rulebook tabled in state assembly

The state assembly’s rule committee chairman Rampal Verma tabled the 156-page draft rulebook in the House on Monday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:26 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Day I of U.P. monsoon session: SP creates noisy scenes in Vidhan Parishad on Manipur issue

As soon as the house opened to the question hour at 11 in the morning, SP members trooped into the well with placards in hands, insisting on moving the censure motion on the issue of atrocities against women in the north-east state of Manipur

Led by party president Akhilesh Yadav, SP members arrive in the Vidhan Bhawan on the first day of the monsoon session of the state legislature in Lucknow on August 7. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi for new state guest houses in Bengaluru, Delhi, Ayodhya and Prayagraj

Despite availability of UP Bhawan and UP Sadan in Delhi as well as the newly dedicated guest house ‘Indraprastha’ in Dwarka, there is need for a new guest house there, says CM

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath issued a directive in this regard while reviewing the functioning of the estate department. (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 11:11 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh private schools will remain closed today. Here's why

UP private schools closed: Students have been asked to get in touch with their respective schools to receive updates on the status of today's school closure.

Schools closed in UP on August 8(Representative image)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 08:07 AM IST

Hope Azam Khan’s UP assembly membership is restored, says Akhilesh Yadav

Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav hails the revocation of Lok Sabha membership of Congress leader Rahul Gandhi

Apparently referring to BJP MP Ramshankar Katheria, who was sentenced to two years in prison by an MP-MLA court last week, Yadav said, “Let’s see if the membership of others is also taken away.” (File Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 09:16 PM IST

Bloggers’ intrusion a challenge for Gorakhpur-Lucknow Vande Bharat Express

Since the launch of the train on July 9, ₹500 each has been recovered in fines from 15 reel makers; penalty imposed under sections 151 and 138 of the Railways Act, 1989

A coach of the Vande Bharat Express, which plies between Lucknow and Gorakhpur. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 08:12 PM IST

Manipur violence rocks UP assembly; SP attempts to move censure motion

House adjourned within two hours after taking up the listed business amid uproar and slogan shouting; SP members raise slogans and display placards on rising inflation, crime against women and power crisis

Members of the UP assembly condoled the deaths of former legislators, including Atiq Ahmad and his brother Khalid Azim Asraf. Speaker Satish Mahana read out the condolence message at the start of the assembly’s Monsoon session in Lucknow on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 08, 2023 12:42 AM IST

Fully ready for healthy debate, will answer every question in Assembly: U.P. CM

Yogi Adityanath was addressing a press conference in Vidhan Bhawan before the start of the monsoon session on August 7

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at the Vidhan Sabha on the opening day of monsoon session of the legislative assembly in Lucknow on August 7. (Deepak Gupta/HT photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:58 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Below 50% attendance in KGBVs in 30 U.P. districts

Low attendance in Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh has caused concern. The state education department has instructed officials to ensure 100% attendance in these schools, which offer free residential schooling for girls from backward areas and communities. The lowest attendance was recorded in Ballia at 28%, while the highest was in Fatehpur at 79%. Officials have been warned that salaries will be withheld for wardens in schools with low attendance. The KGBV scheme aims to boost education among marginalized girls and is part of the Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan programme.

Prayagraj BSA Praveen Kumar Tiwari at KGBV in Chaka development block on August 6. (HT photo)
Updated on Aug 07, 2023 07:25 PM IST
By, Prayagraj
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