Anupam Srivastava

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.

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Covid-19 vaccine being transported to various parts of the country from Pune on January 12. (ANI)
Covid-19 vaccine being transported to various parts of the country from Pune on January 12. (ANI)

Lucknow gets first batch of 160,000 vials of Covid-19 vaccine

By Anupam Srivastava & Rajesh Kumar Singh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:23 AM IST
The state government had made storage arrangements for the vaccine storage at two hospitals in the city; around 51,000 health workers would be vaccinated in the first phase
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Chicken and egg sellers in Lucknow have complained of plunging sales.(Representational Photo/PTI)
Chicken and egg sellers in Lucknow have complained of plunging sales.(Representational Photo/PTI)

Poultry sales crash 30% in Lucknow on the back of bird flu scare

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 07, 2021 07:32 PM IST
Despite a crash in prices, many people have stopped buying chicken because they do not want to take a risk with bird flu.
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Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Archive)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT Archive)

UP’s first organ transplant organisation in SGPGI soon

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 08:51 AM IST
SOTTO will keep all information about transplants and follow the rules made under the Regional Organ and Tissue Transplant Organisation
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The food and safety department would train prasad vendors and handlers and carry out routine inspection of temple kitchens.(HT Photo)
The food and safety department would train prasad vendors and handlers and carry out routine inspection of temple kitchens.(HT Photo)

Worried about hygiene of prasad at temples, UP govt launches operation BHOG

By Anupam Srivastava | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 01:20 PM IST
The government officials say the project has no interest in interfering in Temple management, it only seeks to train prasad makers and vendors to practice hygiene.
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Munna'' is ready with his PPE kit to carry out cremation of corona victims at the electric crematorium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.(HT Photo/Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan)
Munna'' is ready with his PPE kit to carry out cremation of corona victims at the electric crematorium in Gomti Nagar, Lucknow.(HT Photo/Photo by Dheeraj Dhawan)

God chose this job for me, says man who cremated over 700 Covid victims

By Anupam Srivastava | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 09:25 AM IST
Munna says he has been living at the crematorium, away from his family, to prevent the risk of them catching the infection.
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LESA has constituted two teams to conduct morning raids in the areas reporting maximum line losses.(File photo)
LESA has constituted two teams to conduct morning raids in the areas reporting maximum line losses.(File photo)

LESA’s ‘Good Morning Team’ to check power theft in Lucknow

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 19, 2020 03:57 PM IST
LESA officials have got special permission from authorities to conduct early morning and night raids
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Many producers pay after three months of the date of telecast [of a serial]. The money of most of the artistes is held up there even as they face hardships.(HT file)
Many producers pay after three months of the date of telecast [of a serial]. The money of most of the artistes is held up there even as they face hardships.(HT file)

With Bollywood dreams put on hold, UP artistes stare at uncertainty

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 03:45 PM IST
UP artistes who returned home haven’t been able to go back; they’re also unsure if they will get enough work to sustain themselves if they do choose to head for Mumbai
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Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)
Besides, Uttar Pradesh there was a special focus on North-Eastern Regions, hill states, and islands. The awarding of these 78 routes under UDAN 4 is in line with the Act East Policy of the Central government. (Photo Reuters)

Uttar Pradesh gets 18 air routes under Centre’s UDAN scheme

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 05:21 PM IST
Kanpur has been the major beneficiary in the latest routes sanctioned.
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An artist making an idol of Lord Ganesha, portraying the destruction of coronavirus, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, at TalKatora in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
An artist making an idol of Lord Ganesha, portraying the destruction of coronavirus, ahead of Ganesh Chaturthi, at TalKatora in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Divine creativity: This year, it’s Ganesha, the destroyer of corona

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2020 01:16 PM IST
We thought Lord Ganesha could be our saviour and we are praying that he destroys coronavirus, says idol-maker
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A health worker collects a swab sample for a Covid test in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample for a Covid test in Lucknow.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

UP will soon need post-Covid care clinics: Experts

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 02:24 PM IST
While a few such clinics have recently come up in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh is yet to establish a centre where patients who have recovered from Covid-19 can be looked after
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Actor Amyth Sethi plays Mulayam Singh Yadav in the biopic.(sourced)
Actor Amyth Sethi plays Mulayam Singh Yadav in the biopic.(sourced)

Mulayam biopic trailer goes online

PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2020 07:29 PM IST
Director hopes for film’s theatrical release in October
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Police inspectors Kuldeep Singh and Raj Bahadur, who are attached to the mortuary of the government-run KGMU hospital said that they often call upon Versha Verma when their workload is high.(HT Photo)
Police inspectors Kuldeep Singh and Raj Bahadur, who are attached to the mortuary of the government-run KGMU hospital said that they often call upon Versha Verma when their workload is high.(HT Photo)

HT Salutes: UP’s trio that gives dignity to dead

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JUL 04, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Between March and June, the trio cremated 15 unclaimed bodies in Bhaisakund crematorium, the largest of the three crematoriums in the city which handled close to 800 bodies a month in pre-pandemic times.
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A team of health workers in PPE arrive to collect swab samples for Covid-19 test, Gomti Nagar in Lucknow,.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT PHOTO)
A team of health workers in PPE arrive to collect swab samples for Covid-19 test, Gomti Nagar in Lucknow,.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT PHOTO)

UP Chief Secretary’s office staff quarantined after one tests Covid-19+

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUN 30, 2020 08:35 PM IST
Medical experts said the Uttar Pradesh government will have to come out with a revamped strategy to combat Covid-19 after half the state capital Lucknow came under containment zones.
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According to the passengers, there were eight pregnant women, who just couldn’t stand for long and had to sit on the ground. They wanted to use the washroom but were denied permission to leave the tarmac by the security forces manning the area. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
According to the passengers, there were eight pregnant women, who just couldn’t stand for long and had to sit on the ground. They wanted to use the washroom but were denied permission to leave the tarmac by the security forces manning the area. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

‘Pregnant women, others waited at tarmac’: Vande Bharat flight passenger

By Anupam Srivastava | Edited by AshutoshTripathi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 09:23 PM IST
A a probe has been ordered by the authorities into the allegations that passengers were made to stand at the tarmac for hours.
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Uttar Pradesh produces 65% of the world’s mangoes.(Representative image/REUTERS)
Uttar Pradesh produces 65% of the world’s mangoes.(Representative image/REUTERS)

Lockdown-hit mango to see hike in export, courtesy UP govt

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2020 11:33 PM IST
Another addition to the list of lockdown-hit is the mango yield this year. However, this has failed to defeat the spirit of mango farmers, backed by state government agencies like the mandi parishad.
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As a result of the carrot and stick policy, more than 300 people from the area of Kasaibada have been tested and now there is no resistance to testing.(HT Photo)
As a result of the carrot and stick policy, more than 300 people from the area of Kasaibada have been tested and now there is no resistance to testing.(HT Photo)

From resistance to cooperation: How attitude began to change in Kasaibada

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 09:59 PM IST
Kasaibada area of Lucknow’s Sadar area was declared a hotspot when 12 jamaatis were found infected with the coronavirus on April 3. Later, 74 more people tested positive. About 3,000-4,000 residents of Kasaibada live in ghettos.
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The area was declared a hotspot on April 3 after 12 Tablighi Jamaat members were found infected with the coronavirus.(HT Photo)
The area was declared a hotspot on April 3 after 12 Tablighi Jamaat members were found infected with the coronavirus.(HT Photo)

Lucknow: Lack of piped water, narrow lanes evoke concern in Sadar’s Kasaibada

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 27, 2020 09:53 PM IST
The fight against Covid-19 is quite tough in Sadar’s Kasaibada locality, more so because of a lack of piped water supply in illegal brick houses that have mushroomed along the railway track in the area over the years.
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Lock-down impact: Ashes await immersion, funerary rituals shelved

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 11:20 PM IST
Inability to perform after-death rituals for departed loved ones due to curbs has compounded the pain of many families during the lock-down to check spread of corona virus.
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Kanika tests corona positive for third time

By Gaurav Saigal and Anupam Srivastava, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 27, 2020 07:48 PM IST
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Ironically, despite the lock-down, a jostling crowd of people, including vendors, at the mandis is throwing all caution about social distancing to the winds.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Ironically, despite the lock-down, a jostling crowd of people, including vendors, at the mandis is throwing all caution about social distancing to the winds.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)

Veg supply likely to normalise but crowd at mandis despite lock-down

By Anupam Srivastava | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 27, 2020 06:00 PM IST
Before the lock-down was enforced, the city got between 70 to 80 truckloads of green vegetables and fruits from nearby districts as well as Nasik, Sholapur, Indore and Jabalpur.
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Sikhs, Muslims resolve decades-old land dispute in UP

By Anupam Srivastava and S Raju
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2020 11:12 PM IST
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A two-storey pucca police post has been constructed right at the busy Aminabad crossing in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta / HT)
A two-storey pucca police post has been constructed right at the busy Aminabad crossing in Lucknow.(Deepak Gupta / HT)
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A cultural performance on the inaugural day of the National Youth Festival in Lucknow on Sunday.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT)
A cultural performance on the inaugural day of the National Youth Festival in Lucknow on Sunday.(Dheeraj Dhawan / HT)
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