Anupam Srivastava

Anupam Srivastava is a Special Correspondent with Hindustan Times, Lucknow. Has produced exclusive stories in medical, civil aviation, civic, political and other issues for over 20 years.

Articles by Anupam Srivastava

Bada Mangal festivities wow Ila Arun - I’m going to tell people how good UPites are, says she

“This bonhomie between Hindus and Muslims is not known to people in Mumbai or in the South where most have a different view about UPites. Now, I am going to tell them how good Upites are,” said the versatile artiste.

Ila Arun while on a visit to Lucknow (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on May 19, 2023 10:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Amid Go First bankruptcy, Saudia to take Haj pilgrims from U.P. to Medina

As the matter was related to the constituency of Prime Minister Narendra Modi himself, officials managed to convince Saudia authorities to take the 3,000 Haj pilgrims to Medina from Lucknow airport.

On Wednesday, state minister Mohsin Raza met chief minister Yogi Adityanath to discuss the preparation for Haj pilgrims. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 17, 2023 10:38 PM IST

More women elected in civic polls this time; reservation & new wards behind increased count

According to poll observers, a 33% reservation for women in local bodies and an increased number of wards are the major reasons behind the increase in the number of women leaders this time.

As per the data, women leaders have increased on all posts except for that of the mayor. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 16, 2023 07:01 PM IST

Road, safety & health our top priorities: Mayor Sushma Kharakwal

Since assuming office, chief minister Yogi Adityanath has launched a campaign against illegal encroachments, said mayor elect Sushma Kharakwal.

Mayor elect Sushma Kharakwal (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on May 13, 2023 10:52 PM IST

Civic Polls: ‘Disinterest of voters concerning’: What’s behind low voter turnout in Lucknow?

According to the Election Commission, a 39.67% turnout was recorded in areas under the Luncknow Municipal Corporation while the nagar panchayat elections noted a 64% elector footfall.

The posh localities could hardly go beyond a 35% turnout. (HT Photo)
Updated on May 07, 2023 06:35 PM IST

Drop in polling percentage due to voter list anomalies, say Lucknowites

BLOs will be asked to explain the missing names in their areas; district administration had organised a number of camps in every ward for inclusion of names, but people didn’t turn up, says official

A deserted corridor of a polling station at BKT Inter College due to names missing from the voter list during civic polls in Lucknow on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on May 05, 2023 11:12 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh civic polls: Lucknow Municipal Corporation areas log 36.97% turnout, nagar panchayat areas 64%

Fate of over 1500 candidates sealed in Lucknow district, mayoral nominees exude confidence after conclusion of polling in state capital

Voters in the Bakshi Ka Talab nagar panchayat area of Lucknow during the first phase of the Uttar Pradesh civic polls in Lucknow on Thursday. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2023 11:16 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Mayoral candidates in Lucknow visit places of worship to seek blessings

BJP candidate Sushma Kharakwal visited two churches, a temple and a gurudwara on Sunday while AAP candidate Anju Bhatt has visited Gulachin temple, Hanuman Setu, and Gurudwara, Lajpat Nagar to seek blessings

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav waves to the crowd while traveling in the Lucknow metro as part of the campaign for the Uttar Pradesh Urban Local Body Elections, in Lucknow on Monday. (ANI Photo)
Updated on May 01, 2023 09:46 PM IST

Civic polls: Parties struggle to contain rebels as disgruntled ticket aspirants vent ire on social media

Many of the disgruntled ticket aspirants are launching scathing attacks against their former party on social media platforms.

Ahead of polls, several parties have asked their workers to not use social media as a platform to vent their ire. (Representational photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2023 05:33 PM IST

Pathaan’s craze takes over markets! Popularised by SRK & Salman, demand for Pathani suits skyrocket ahead of Eid

Key markets like Chowk, Aminabad, and Nakhas are recording high sales of Pathani suits, especially in black, for the past few weeks.

Due to the spike in demand, tailors and craftsmen have their plates full and are struggling to finish all orders on time. (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Apr 21, 2023 12:21 AM IST

UP civic polls 2023: Ex-dy CM Sharma busy placating those disgruntled at denied ticket in Lucknow

Former Uttar Pradesh deputy CM Dinesh Sharma is trying to calm disgruntled BJP workers who were denied tickets for the upcoming civic polls in the state capital. Sharma is contacting rebels and those who oppose party candidates secretly, persuading them to withdraw nominations. He has succeeded in persuading at least five party workers to withdraw nominations against official BJP candidates. Sharma also convinced several corporators to campaign for the party as they were angry with it. However, some women party leaders have reached the state headquarters, alleging discrimination in ticket distribution.

Former Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Dr Dinesh Sharma. (HT file)
Updated on Apr 20, 2023 11:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Five Nawab-era structures to be turned into heritage hotels

Mukesh Meshram, principal secretary, tourism and culture department, said, “The heritage hotels would be run under the PPP mode.

The process to convert the five aforementioned Nawab-era monuments into heritage hotels is already underway. (Deepak Gupta)
Published on Feb 22, 2023 12:19 AM IST

Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit 2023: Confluence of heritage, culture and luxury on display at tent cities

In keeping with the theme of the tent cities, over 2200 hoardings have been erected at various points in Lucknow, showcasing the cultural richness of the state

The gate of the Ayodhya tent city at the Uttar Pradesh Global Investors Summit. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Feb 09, 2023 11:23 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow building collapse aftermath: LMC to set up disaster response cell, train staff

The move follows the lessons from the collapse of Alaya Apartment on Wazir Hasan Road in Lucknow on January 24 that claimed three lives.

The site of the Lucknow building collapse. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Lucknow

SGPGIMS Foundation Day: Results of research should reach people, says Uttar Pradesh governor

Respect should be given not only to doctors, but also to nurses and technicians, says Uttar Pradesh governor Anandiben Patel

Uttar Pradesh governor and other dignitaries at the SGPGIMS Foundation Day function in Lucknow on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 15, 2022 12:06 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow: No lesson learnt, Charbagh hotels are ticking firebombs, say locals

Situated in narrow lanes with only one entrance and exit each, most Charbagh hotels in Lucknow don’t even have a fire escape or fire alarm

Police personnel at the site of a blaze in Lucknow on Thursday. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 09, 2022 11:30 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Aftermath of Gambia deaths: Non-prescription drugs too easily available, need stricter rules, say doctors

World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that the cough syrups could be linked to acute kidney injuries and the children’s deaths, has given a fresh push to doctors’ demand for a stricter government watch over the formulas used to make medicines that are majorly sold over-the-counter

 (For representation only)
Published on Oct 10, 2022 12:43 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow’s Nadwa library, a treasure trove of books for people of all religions

The Allamah Shibli Nomani Library inside the Nadwa campus is open to to all. Here, both pundits and maulanas pore over books.

The Allamah Shibli Nomani Library inside the Nadwa campus. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 12:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh govt team surveys 125-year-old Nadwa seminary in Lucknow

Carried out for the first time, the survey of Nadwa is in consonance with an order by the minority welfare and waqf department, directing the U.P. Board of Madrasa Education and district magistrates across the state to carry out a survey of all unaffiliated madrasas.

Officials during a survey of the Nadwa seminary in Lucknow on Thursday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 16, 2022 01:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

LDA directed to seal, demolish Lucknow hotel after fire

The Lucknow divisional commissioner has also asked the authorities to survey other hotels which could prove dangerous for people staying in them in case of a fire.

Fumes billow out as firefighters carry out a rescue operation after a fire broke out at a hotel in Lucknow on Monday. (ANI PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 05, 2022 11:20 PM IST
ByAnupam Srivastava and Pawan Dixit, Lucknow

U.P.: National anthem recital made mandatory in madrasas

Registrar, Uttar Pradesh Madrasa Education Board, SN Pandey has issued an order in this regard to minority welfare officers all districts of the state

At present, there are 16,461 recognised madrasas in Uttar Pradesh and 560 of them are aided by the state government. (For Representation)
Published on May 12, 2022 10:41 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Now a varsity, Bhatkhande to go big with culture promotion via MoU route

Experts aver the cultural university can play major role in preserving and promoting art forms on the verge of extinction

The Bhatkhande State Cultural University in Lucknow (Sourced)
Published on May 11, 2022 11:29 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Green corridor, organ donation give new lease of life to three patients in Lucknow

It was the first time that a green corridor was created in Lucknow between a private and a government-run hospital.

Green corridor refers to a special traffic route set up to carry organs for transplant, critical medicines or patients to save human life. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on May 11, 2022 11:05 PM IST
ByGaurav Saigal and Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow

Trouble likely for Azam as probe ordered into Oriental College row

Madarsa education board chairman had in January written to the governor, seeking to restore the college’s old glory and expose how Azam allegedly conspired to take over the old institution spread over 2 acres of land by misusing his powers during the Samajwadi Party regime

UP Madarsa Education Board chairman Iftikhar Ahmed Khan said Government Oriental College in Rampur is currently functioning from the campus of Government Raza Inter College, Rampur which has only two rooms and one verandah in which 53 students/girls are getting education. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 09, 2022 10:44 PM IST

Inquiry ordered against madarsas run by non-Muslims

Chairman of Uttar Pradesh Madarsa Education Board Iftekhar Ahmed Javed has written to officials to find madarsas being run by people of other communities, as they are not entitled to do so. A madarsa can only be run by a Muslim, according to him.

Madarsas run by non-Muslims can lead to misuse of government funds, says Madarsa Education Board chairman. (Pic for representation)
Published on Apr 30, 2022 12:52 AM IST

Sikh gurus transformed their bhakti into shakti, says Yogi Adityanath

India’s history would not be complete without mentioning the sacrifice and contribution of the Sikh gurus, says Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a programme dedicated to Guru Tegh Bahadur in Lucknow on Saturday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2022 12:31 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow: All LDA zones asked to buy or hire bulldozers

In consonance with the LDA vice-chairman’s directives, officials have prepared a list of over 100 buildings that were constructed illegally in Lucknow.

A bulldozer in action in a Lucknow locality. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 10:55 PM IST
ByAnupam Srivastava, Haidar Naqvi, K Sandeep Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Hemendra Chaturvedi, Lucknow/kanpur/ Varanasi/ Agra

After two years: Saffron-themed Lucknow Holi procession set for a grand comeback

However, elephants would be missing from the procession this year though camels and horse driven chariots would try to make up for their absence.

Saffron-themed Lucknow Holi procession set for a grand comeback (ht file)
Published on Mar 16, 2022 11:59 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP polls: After resounding win, a riot of colours at BJP office

Amid the deafening tunes of drums with party workers dancing, senior leaders including chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya along with BJP minister Brajesh Pathak and state party chief Swatantra Dev arrived at the party office in the evening

Amid the deafening tunes of drums with party workers dancing, senior leaders including chief minister Yogi Adityanath, deputy chief ministers Dinesh Sharma and Keshav Prasad Maurya along with state party chief Swatantra Dev arrived at the party office in the evening (Deepak Gupta)
Updated on Mar 11, 2022 12:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow

World Kidney Day today - ‘Research, awareness must to control CKD deaths’

Social media proliferation leading to non-scientific, non-validated and harmful information, experts said

On World Kidney Day experts called for greater awareness about chronic kidney disease (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 09, 2022 10:43 PM IST
By, Lucknow
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