Hemendra Chaturvedi

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

Shahi Eidgah management to move HC on Mathura petition’s admission

The district court’s decision on Thursday overturned a verdict by a Mathura civil court, which dismissed the petition in 2020 and said it violated the provisions of the 1991 Places of Worship Act
The suit claimed that Shahi Eidgah Masjid was constructed on a part of 13.37-acre land belonging to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust. They demanded the mosque, which abuts the temple, be removed and the land returned to the trust (ANI)
The suit claimed that Shahi Eidgah Masjid was constructed on a part of 13.37-acre land belonging to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi Trust. They demanded the mosque, which abuts the temple, be removed and the land returned to the trust (ANI)
Updated on May 21, 2022 01:38 AM IST
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UP court admits plea seeking removal of Mathura mosque

A petition calling for the removal of the Shahi Eidgah mosque in Mathura and handing over of the entire premises to the Katra Keshav Dev Temple is maintainable and can be admitted for hearing in lower court, a district judge in Mathura held on Thursday.
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura. (ANI)
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura. (ANI)
Updated on May 20, 2022 01:11 AM IST
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Krishna Janmabhoomi: Plea filed to offer prayers to Laddoo Gopal in Eidgah

The application was moved in case no. 174 of 2021, Thakur Keshav Dev Ji Maharaj versus UP Sunni Central Waqf Board. The petitioner stated in his affidavit (filed along with the application) that the Shahi Eidgah Mosque in Mathura was built after demolishing a Hindu temple, remains of which were still on its premises. He sought permission to conduct ‘Jalabhishek’ and offer prayers to Laddoo Gopal on the premises of the so-called Eidgah.
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah complex in Mathura (HT file)
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah complex in Mathura (HT file)
Published on May 19, 2022 12:15 AM IST
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Pleas filed to stop namaz at Mathura mosque, seal complex

Two Hindu lawyers filed two separate pleas in local courts in Mathura on Tuesday, one demanding that Muslims be restricted from offering namaz at the Shahi Eidgah.
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)
Published on May 18, 2022 01:04 AM IST
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Pleas filed to stop namaz at Mathura mosque, seal complex

Shailendra Singh, a Lucknow-based lawyer, filed a petition before the court of the district judge, Mathura, seeking permission to file the suit in representative capacity and to restrain Muslims from offering prayers at the Shahi Eidgah
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque complex in Mathura. (File Photo)
Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque complex in Mathura. (File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2022 09:29 AM IST
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Archaeological Survey of India releases photos of conservation work in underground cells of Taj Mahal

Recently, a petitioner had sought directives to the state government to constitute a committee to examine the 20 rooms inside the Taj Mahal and look for any evidence related to the presence of Hindu idols or scriptures there. The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court rejected the petition
Images of Taj Mahal conservation work (before and afterwards). (SOURCED IMAGES COURTESY ASI NEWSLETTER)
Images of Taj Mahal conservation work (before and afterwards). (SOURCED IMAGES COURTESY ASI NEWSLETTER)
Updated on May 16, 2022 01:19 AM IST
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St Peter’s College, Agra: Celebrating a legacy of 175 glorious years

St Peter’s College has released a calendar to celebrate the completion of 175 years of its existence
Chief guest and chairman of UP Minority Commission Ashfaq Saifi and principal of St Peter’s College in Agra Fr Andrew Correia releasing the calender to mark 175 years of the college. (HT Photo)
Chief guest and chairman of UP Minority Commission Ashfaq Saifi and principal of St Peter’s College in Agra Fr Andrew Correia releasing the calender to mark 175 years of the college. (HT Photo)
Published on May 15, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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Shah Jahan’s descendant’ slams BJP MP’s claim about Taj Mahal

Prince Yakub Habeebuddin Tucy, who claims to be the descendant of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan, has termed as bogus the recent claim of BJP MP from Rajasthan’s Rajsamand Diya Kumari, that the land on which the Taj Mahal was built originally belonged to the erstwhile Jaipur royal family and it was acquired by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan.
Prince Tucy lives in Hyderabad and is presently engaged in business in Oman but dresses up as Mughal emperor in public. (Sourced)
Prince Tucy lives in Hyderabad and is presently engaged in business in Oman but dresses up as Mughal emperor in public. (Sourced)
Published on May 13, 2022 11:36 PM IST
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Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Appointment of officer sought again for Shahi Eidgah mosque survey

Manish Yadav, a petitioner in one of the case related to Krishna Janmabhoomi, also moved an application seeking temporary injunction to stop the opposite parties from deleting, removing or damaging religious signs on the walls of the mosque so that material evidence could not be damaged
A view of Shri Krishn Janmobhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura. (File Photo)
A view of Shri Krishn Janmobhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque in Mathura. (File Photo)
Published on May 13, 2022 07:58 PM IST
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Krishna Janmabhoomi case: HC tells Mathura court to decide on pleas in 4 months

The two applications include a temporary injunction (TI) application, as well as the application for joining the trial of all the pending cases related to the Shri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Idgah dispute
Mathura: A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. A group of devout Hindus has moved a Mathura civil court here for removal of the mosque allegedly built at the exact birthplace of Lord Sri Krishna within the 13.37-acre premises of Katra Keshav Dev temple in the holy city. (PTI Photo)(PTI27-09-2020_000034B) (PTI)
Mathura: A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura, Sunday, Sept. 27, 2020. A group of devout Hindus has moved a Mathura civil court here for removal of the mosque allegedly built at the exact birthplace of Lord Sri Krishna within the 13.37-acre premises of Katra Keshav Dev temple in the holy city. (PTI Photo)(PTI27-09-2020_000034B) (PTI)
Updated on May 13, 2022 02:57 AM IST
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ByJitendra Sarin and Hemendra Chaturvedi, Prayagraj/agra

Plea in Mathura court for official spot inspection of Shahi Eidgah mosque

The application was moved before the court of civil judge (senior division), Mathura, Jyoti Singh by one of the petitioners in the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi-Shahi Eidgah mosque dispute case
A suit was filed on December 23, 2020, on behalf of the deity (Lord Krishna) seeking removal of the Shahi Eidgah (mosque), adjacent to the Sri Krishna temple complex in Mathura. (HT file)
A suit was filed on December 23, 2020, on behalf of the deity (Lord Krishna) seeking removal of the Shahi Eidgah (mosque), adjacent to the Sri Krishna temple complex in Mathura. (HT file)
Updated on May 10, 2022 03:11 AM IST
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How ‘Tejo Mahalaya’ theory gathered steam in Uttar Pradesh

The case number 356, filed by all lawyers had an extraordinary ask: Allow Hindu devotees access to the premises of the Taj Mahal for worship because the iconic 16th-century Mughal monument, one of the most recognisable buildings on the planet, was originally a Shiv temple called Tejo Mahalaya.
The petition said that many Hindu groups have been claiming that the Taj Mahal is an old Shiva temple which was known as Tejo Mahalaya, adding that the same is supported by many historians as well. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
The petition said that many Hindu groups have been claiming that the Taj Mahal is an old Shiva temple which was known as Tejo Mahalaya, adding that the same is supported by many historians as well. (File Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on May 11, 2022 09:39 AM IST
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Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi case: Appointment of advocate commissioner sought in Mathura for survey of Shahi Eidgah mosque

The application was filed a day before the hearing on Tuesday before the court of civil judge (senior division) Mathura in an ongoing suit connected to the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi
Sri Krishna Janambhoomi and Shahi Eidgah (Mosque) in Mathura. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Sri Krishna Janambhoomi and Shahi Eidgah (Mosque) in Mathura. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 09, 2022 10:51 PM IST
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UP RTI activist seeks midnight travel ban on expressways

A RTI activist has cited IIT Delhi’s safety audit report of 2019 to demand that the movement of vehicles on the Yamuna expressway and the Lucknow expressway be restricted from 1 am to 4 am
A bus accident on Yamuna Express Way in 2019 . (HT file photo for representation)
A bus accident on Yamuna Express Way in 2019 . (HT file photo for representation)
Published on May 08, 2022 10:18 PM IST
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VHP, Bajrang Dal activists recite Hanuman Chalisa in support of temple at Agra’s Raja Ki Mandi railway station

The activists were opposing any move to shift the Chamunda Devi temple from the platform of the Raja Ki Mandi railway station in Agra city
Activists of VHP and Bajrang Dal reciting Hanuman Chalisa at the office of DRM Agra on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Activists of VHP and Bajrang Dal reciting Hanuman Chalisa at the office of DRM Agra on Friday. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Apr 29, 2022 08:24 PM IST
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Temple on railway platform row: Right-wing activists toughen their stand

National president of self-declared outfit Rashtriya Hindu Parishad Govind Parashar threatened to commit suicide by jumping before the moving train if any attempt to remove ‘even a brick of Chamunda Temple’ was done by the railways.
Chamunda Devi Temple at the platform of Raja Ki Mandi railway station (File photo)
Chamunda Devi Temple at the platform of Raja Ki Mandi railway station (File photo)
Updated on Apr 28, 2022 08:51 PM IST
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Rubber check dam proposed on Yamuna to strengthen Taj foundation

Taj Trapezium Zone (TTZ) Committee has come up with an answer to the reported threat to the existence of the Taj Mahal foundation
The rear side of the Taj Mahal. (HT file photo)
The rear side of the Taj Mahal. (HT file photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2022 12:28 AM IST
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Religious leaders in Uttar Pradesh welcome Yogi directive on loudspeakers

Many places of worship lower the volume, some voluntarily remove loudspeakers after CM’s directive to ensure that the sound stays within the premises and does not cause inconvenience to people
A loudspeaker installed at the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex in Mathura was shut down from Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
A loudspeaker installed at the Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi complex in Mathura was shut down from Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 21, 2022 02:14 AM IST
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ByRajesh Kumar Singh, Oliver Fredrick, Hemendra Chaturvedi, Rohit K Singh, Pawan Dixit, Haidar Naqvi, S Raju and Sudhir Kumar, Lucknow/agra/prayagraj/kanpur/meerut/varanasi

BJP MLA seeks details of mosques, loudspeakers in UP’s Aligarh

Directives have been issued to the concerned magistrates in Aligarh district to gather information and the same would be provided to the MLA, said ADM (city), Aligarh
Directives have been issued to the concerned magistrates in Aligarh district to gather information and the same would be provided to the MLA, said ADM (city), Aligarh (For Representation)
Directives have been issued to the concerned magistrates in Aligarh district to gather information and the same would be provided to the MLA, said ADM (city), Aligarh (For Representation)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 11:15 PM IST
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Now, ‘Gayatri Mantra’ and ‘Mahamrityunjaya Jaap’ to be played in UP prisons

UP minister of state (independent charge) for jail and homeguard Dharmveer Prajapati made this announcement in Agra on Friday
UP minister of state (independent charge) for jail and homeguard Dharmveer Prajapati made this announcement in Agra on Friday (HT file)
UP minister of state (independent charge) for jail and homeguard Dharmveer Prajapati made this announcement in Agra on Friday (HT file)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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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)
A bulldozer in action in a Lucknow locality. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 10:55 PM IST
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ByAnupam Srivastava, Haidar Naqvi, K Sandeep Kumar, Sudhir Kumar and Hemendra Chaturvedi, Lucknow/kanpur/ Varanasi/ Agra

Stage set for Agra-Firozabad MLC seat election

Five candidates, including two from BJP and Samajwadi Party, besides three independent candidates are in the fray for Agra-Firozabad MLC seat
Polling parties leaving for polling booth for MLC election. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Polling parties leaving for polling booth for MLC election. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 08, 2022 10:15 PM IST
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Security at Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi reviewed

Uttar Pradesh additional director general (ADG) , security, Vinod Kumar Singh assessed the security arrangements on the sensitive Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque premises in Mathura in view of the new challenges.
Additional director general (ADG) security Vinod Kumar Singh on Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque premises in Mathura on Tuesday. (HT)
Additional director general (ADG) security Vinod Kumar Singh on Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah Mosque premises in Mathura on Tuesday. (HT)
Published on Apr 06, 2022 12:32 AM IST
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BSP expels four party leaders in Agra division for indiscipline

Three BSP candidates from Mathura and one from Agra, who had unsuccessfully contested just concluded UP polls, were expelled by BSP chief Mayawati
BSP chief Mayawati expelled four party leaders from Agra division on charges of indiscipline. (File photo)
BSP chief Mayawati expelled four party leaders from Agra division on charges of indiscipline. (File photo)
Updated on Mar 31, 2022 09:44 PM IST
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Chinese ‘manja’ injures Black Kite in Agra, rescued

The Wildlife SOS Rapid Response Unit responded to a distress call on its 24-hr rescue helpline about a bird dangling from a tree.
Chinese ‘manja’ injures Black Kite in Agra, rescued (sourced)
Chinese ‘manja’ injures Black Kite in Agra, rescued (sourced)
Published on Mar 17, 2022 07:59 PM IST
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Vrindavan widows get drenched in Holi colours

Covid was at a low this year, so the widows were able to celebrate the festival of colours at Vrindavan’s famous Gopinath temple with full gaiety.
Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Holi during a function organised by Sulabh Hope Foundation, at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Widows of Vrindavan celebrate Holi during a function organised by Sulabh Hope Foundation, at Gopinath Temple in Vrindavan on Tuesday. (Sourced)
Published on Mar 15, 2022 11:46 PM IST
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Now, ‘Latha-maar Holi’ in Nandgaon

Usually foreigners also throng to see this ‘Latha-maar Holi’, but with international flights yet to operate, lanes of Barsana and Nandgaon had fewer foreign tourists this time like the past two years.
Latha-maar Holi in Barsana village of Mathura. (Ant Ram/HT)
Latha-maar Holi in Barsana village of Mathura. (Ant Ram/HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2022 11:50 PM IST
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In Braj region, it was past forward for Bharatiya Janata Party

In a close repeat of its 2017 performance, saffron party wins 34 out of 40 seats. SP improves tally while Cong and BSP face debacle
BJP workers celebrating at Braj region office of the party in Agra. (HT)
BJP workers celebrating at Braj region office of the party in Agra. (HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2022 12:43 AM IST
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Barsana celebrates ‘Latha-maar’ Holi

The festivity began in Barsana on Thursday with celebration of Laddoo Holi at Ladliji Temple. Devotees vied with each other to grab the ‘laddoo’ thrown in the air as per tradition. This Laddoo Holi is celebrated a day prior to Latha-maar Holi in Barsana.
Devotees dancing to celebrate Laddoo Holi at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana. (HT)
Devotees dancing to celebrate Laddoo Holi at Radha Rani Temple in Barsana. (HT)
Published on Mar 12, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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BJP’s focus on Mathura pays dividend as party grabs all seats

Once again, Mathura put its trust in the BJP, which performed better than the 2017 assembly elections. The BJP won all five assembly seats in Mathura, including Mathura, Chhata, Baldev, Mant, and Goverdhan.
Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Sri Krishna Janambhoomi temple in Mathura. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Mar 11, 2022 12:03 AM IST
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