Hemendra Chaturvedi is based in Agra serving as a Principal Correspondent, covering districts of Agra and Aligarh division of western Uttar Pradesh. He has been with HT since 1992 and has completed 25 year of association with HT.
Articles by Hemendra Chaturvedi
The campaign began on September 2 and is to continue till March 2024, said assistant commissioner of police (ACP) for Taj Mahal Security, Syed Areeb Ahmed.
On the recommendation of the district magistrate, director, women welfare department in Lucknow suspended officiating superintendent Poonam Pal after the DPO visited the child shelter and submitted his report.
Senior police officials of Agra Zone are travelling to the cities of Mathura and Vrindavan to review the arrangements made.
Sudhanshu Singh has cleared the Uttar Pradesh Judicial Services (Civil Judge Junior Division) Exam-2022.
Ghevar, a sweet dish from Rajasthan, has gained popularity in the Braj region. This year, it occupied 75% of the market, surpassing other sweets and dry fruits. It is now available until Janamashtami, and more varieties like butter scotch ghevar have been added.
Notice boards are being placed on the premises of Fatehpur Sikri monument informing tourists bound for Sheikh Salim Chisti Dargah that based on size, no Chaadar to be offered is to cost more than ₹500.
To trace Krishna idols: Hindu petitioners urge court to make ASI a party in case; next hearing on Sept 21
Hindu petitioners in Agra have filed an application to involve the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) in a case regarding the alleged buried idols of Lord Krishna in Chhoti Masjid near Agra Fort. The court has scheduled the next hearing for September 21 to deliberate on this application. The ASI's involvement in the case is still pending approval from the court. The Hindu petitioners argue that the idols were brought to Agra by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who allegedly demolished the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura in 1670.
Hari Parvat police register case against the accused under IPC sections 428 and 506 besides Section 11 of Cruelty to Animals Act ; investigation underway
Hindu petitioners in Agra have requested a technical survey by the ASI to locate idols of Lord Krishna allegedly buried in the Chhoti Masjid near Diwan-e-Khas on the Agra Fort premises. The idols were said to have been brought to Agra by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who allegedly demolished the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura. The next hearing in the case is scheduled for August 25, 2023.
The case has been registered under sections 304-A (negligent causing of death), 337 (endangering human life), and 338 (causing grievous harm) of the Indian Penal Code.
Five devotees, including three women, were killed and several others injured when a part of a dilapidated house collapsed in Vrindavan town. The Chief Minister has declared compensation for the deceased and a committee has been formed to survey other at-risk buildings in the area.
The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust in Agra is challenging a compromise made in the 1960s between a temple body and the Shahi Masjid Eidgah over disputed land. The trust is seeking to strengthen its claim over a 13.37-acre tract of land adjacent to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple complex. Multiple suits have been filed claiming that the Eidgah complex was built on land belonging to the Trust. The trust is now seeking a cancellation of the agreement made in 1968 and a declaration that the land belongs to the Trust.
The court heard both the petitioner and the railway authorities, and reserved its verdict in the case
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi: Day after demolition drive, Nai Basti residents move court seeking stay on railways’ action
On Wednesday, the railways authorities, in collaboration with local police and administration, carried out an extensive demolition operation aimed at clearing encroachments in the backyard of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi in Mathura.
While the administration asserts that the encroachment removal encountered no resistance, some residents of the area, known as Nai Basti, allege that the action is an attempt to instill “panic and fear.”
The strike was a sequel to a tiff between corporator Rishabh Gupta and sanitary supervisor Ajeet alias Vikasdeep. The sanitary workers alleged the corporator had attacked Vikasdeep and demanded his arrest. Gupta, on the other hand, refuted the allegations.
Any elected representative who is sentenced for any offence for a period of two years or more faces immediate disqualification under the Representation of People Act, 1951 (RP Act)
On May 26 this year, the Allahabad high court directed to transfer all matters relating to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi- Shahi Eidgah Masjid dispute pending before the Mathura courts to the high court.
Assault on a tourist inside a shop brings back memories of the 2017 attack on Swiss couple; such cases wash away our good work, lament stakeholders in tourism sector
The water level in the Yamuna in Mathura district continued to be above the danger mark for the third day in a row on July 17
A pet dog allegedly suffocated to death after its owners left the canine locked in a car in the parking lot of Taj Mahal in Agra for several hours, said police on Monday.
The inhuman aspect was that the dog was chained inside the car and locals said that the owner was asked not to do so by those around
The five-century old Mudiya Mela in Mathura, India is currently underway, attracting thousands of devotees who perform a 21-km circumambulation around Goverdhan hillock. The fair, which began on June 27, will reach its peak on July 3 and continue until July 4, with special arrangements made by local authorities. The tradition dates back to seer Sanatan Goswami and his brother Roop Goswami from Bengal, who came to Vrindavan inspired by Chaitanya Mahaprabhu.
The five-century old ‘Mudiya Mela’ is organised on Poornima (full moon night). A sea of devotees performs 21-km ‘parikrama’ (circumambulation) around Goverdhan hillock in Mathura after having a bath in Mansi Ganga and offering prayers in Daanghati temple in Goverdhan
All those on the road stood to attention and joined in the singing the national anthem after the flag was hoisted.
10 Dalit people were shot dead in Uttar Pradesh’s Firozabad district for complaining against a higher-caste ration shop owner.
The killings took place in Sadhupur village in the Shikohabad police station area in December 1981; cause of enmity was a complaint lodged by a few Dalit villagers against a ration shop owner who took revenge along with nine of his associates and fired indiscriminately at these people
It said that idols of Krishna were brought to Agra by Mughal emperor Aurangzeb, who allegedly demolished the Krishna Janmabhoomi temple in Mathura in 1670
A native of Kanpur, Saif was living in Mathura. The accused is married and has a two-year-old daughter .
A letter has been sent by Agra Development Foundation (ADF) to Union tourism and culture minister G. Kishan Reddy , in which it has been said that Agra has rich historical and cultural heritage. But recent statistics show that most tourists visiting Agra only see the Taj Mahal and leave the same day without seeing the other monuments.