Hemendra Chaturvedi

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
Agra: A security person stands guard near the Taj Mahal. File/Representational use(PTI)
Agra: A security person stands guard near the Taj Mahal. File/Representational use(PTI)

Taj Mahal bomb threat was a hoax, police in hot pursuit of caller: UP Police

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2021 12:35 PM IST
  • A senior police official said that nothing objectionable was found inside the Taj Mahal premises in the search by field units and thus the bomb threat call was deemed to be a hoax. call
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Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image. (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

UP: 17-year-old missing girl’s body found in Aligarh field

PUBLISHED ON MAR 01, 2021 12:00 PM IST
The girl had gone missing on Sunday afternoon and her family suspect she was raped before being strangled to death. Angry villagers attacked the police on Sunday evening, hours after the body was found, leaving a personnel injured in stone pelting
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The car was completely crushed on impact(HT Photo)
The car was completely crushed on impact(HT Photo)

7 killed in Yamuna Expressway crash after car hits tanker which overturned

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 10:48 AM IST
  • The accident took place at 68 Milestone within limits of Naujheel police station of Mathura district, said a police officer.
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Shabnam' and Salim's review petition was rejected by the Supreme Court in January 2020, which held that their good conduct in prison could not be a reason for revisiting the death sentence. (Courtesy: livehindustan.com )
Shabnam' and Salim's review petition was rejected by the Supreme Court in January 2020, which held that their good conduct in prison could not be a reason for revisiting the death sentence. (Courtesy: livehindustan.com )

UP teacher who killed her family may be India's 1st woman to be hanged in 70 yrs

By Hemendra Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:05 PM IST
  • The Supreme Court has ruled that the Shabnam and Salim wanted to grab the property of Shabnam’s parents who were against their marriage.
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UP police men at the encounter site at Kasganj.(HT Photo)
UP police men at the encounter site at Kasganj.(HT Photo)

One accused killed in encounter in Kasganj

PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 06:23 AM IST
  • The man killed in the encounter was identified as Elkar Singh, the brother of the suspected kingpin, Moti Singh Dhimar, according to the police.
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One of the accused in the killing of the UP police constable was killed in an encounter by the police on Wednesday(HT Photo)
One of the accused in the killing of the UP police constable was killed in an encounter by the police on Wednesday(HT Photo)

‘Taken hostage, service pistol looted’: Chilling details of attack on UP cops

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:19 PM IST
  • Elkar Singh had a criminal past, and four cases were registered against him at Sidhpura police station in Kasganj. Similarly, 11 cases were registered against his brother Moti Singh Dhimar.
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Aligarh Muslim University. (HT Photo)
Aligarh Muslim University. (HT Photo)

AMU to bury time capsule of its 100-year history on Republic Day

PUBLISHED ON JAN 25, 2021 11:33 AM IST
The five-foot-long capsule weighing 1.5 tonnes will be placed 30 feet beneath the ground and the event would be telecast online
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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also stressed on the need for educating girls.(PTI)
RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat also stressed on the need for educating girls.(PTI)

RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat stresses on job-oriented education, lauds current policy

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 02:19 PM IST
  • Bhagwat claimed that the traditional education system in India was such that it gave employment to all. He blamed the British for destroying it.
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Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V vaccine begins in Agra

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • New documents and data on Sputnik V, including a clinical report on the vaccine’s use among the 60-plus age group, says it showed an efficacy of around 91.8% in people over 60.
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Image for representation. ((Parveen Kumar/HT Photo))
Image for representation. ((Parveen Kumar/HT Photo))

Concerned about accidents due to fog, Agra mayor seeks expressways closure at ni

UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 07:44 PM IST
  • Dense fog on Sunday morning claimed the life of a driver of a bus which rammed into a stationary truck on the Agra-Lucknow Expressway.
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A local resident lodged a complaint about Begum saying she was working as gram pradhan without authority as she is a Pakistani national.(Sourced)
A local resident lodged a complaint about Begum saying she was working as gram pradhan without authority as she is a Pakistani national.(Sourced)

Pak national becomes gram panchayat head in UP’s Etah, probe ordered

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 04:53 PM IST
District panchayati raj officer Alok Priyadarshi said magistrate Sukhlal Bharti has ordered the probe to know how Bano Begum managed to get an Aadhaar card and other documents to get elected
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI File)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(ANI File)

PM Modi addresses Aligarh Muslim University centenary celebrations

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Aligarh
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:20 AM IST
On the occasion, PM Modi will also release a special commemorative postal stamp via video conferencing
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chief guest of the institution’s centenary celebrations on December 22.(HT File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is the chief guest of the institution’s centenary celebrations on December 22.(HT File Photo)

Ahead of PM Modi’s address, AMU faculty calls for unity

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 02:39 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be the first PM to address an AMU event since Lal Bahadur Shastri in 1964. He will be speaking to the university and its members for the first time.
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Aligarh Muslim University(HT Archive)
Aligarh Muslim University(HT Archive)

Hathras case: Two AMU doctors, sacked for speaking to media, reinstated

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 09:20 AM IST
The comments of the two doctors had allegedly contradicted the Uttar Pradesh Police’s stand that the forensic science laboratory report in the case found no traces of sperm, indicating that there was no rape
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Aligarh Muslim University(HT file photo)
Aligarh Muslim University(HT file photo)

2 doctors connected to Hathras case asked to go by hospital

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2020 06:18 AM IST
One had contradicted the state police’s claim that the victim wasn’t raped, while the other had signed some reports of the woman.
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CBI officials at the crime spot in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.(Photo: Sourced)
CBI officials at the crime spot in Uttar Pradesh’s Hathras.(Photo: Sourced)

CBI team quizzes cop in Hathras, visits spot where 19-year-old was gang-raped

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 01:57 PM IST
Hathras rape: The woman’s parents and two brothers appeared before the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court on Monday in connection with the rape case. They demanded that the high-profile trial be shifted out of the state, said their lawyer Seema Kushwaha.
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A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
A view of the spot where the body of the victim was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh, India, on Saturday, October 3, 2020.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

High Court pulls up UP govt for Hathras night cremation

By Pawan Dixit, Chandan Kumar and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/ Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 01:36 AM IST
The victim’s family also demanded that the high-profile trial be shifted out of the state, said their lawyer Seema Kushwaha.
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The fact that BJP’s Hathras MP Rajvir Diler belongs to the same Dalit sub caste of Valmiki as the victim has led to some viewing his sympathy for the victim in a different light.(PTI Photo/Representative)
The fact that BJP’s Hathras MP Rajvir Diler belongs to the same Dalit sub caste of Valmiki as the victim has led to some viewing his sympathy for the victim in a different light.(PTI Photo/Representative)

Hathras case exposes rift among local BJP leaders; its Rajvir vs Rajvir

By Hemendra Chaturvedi and Manish Chandra Pandey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Agra/Lucknow
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 08:23 AM IST
The Hathras case has led to a sharp divide in opinions and brought the caste differences to the fore.
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(File photo for representation)
(File photo for representation)

Allahabad HC rejects plea in Hathras case

By Hemendra Chaturvedi and Jitendra Sarin | Hindustan Times, Agra/Prayagraj
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2020 07:19 AM IST
The Allahabad high court dismissed on Thursday a petition that alleged the government illegally confined the 19-year-old Dalit gang rape victim’s family to their house, with the judges observing that the matter was being heard by the Supreme Court.
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The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police. (HT Photo)
The men charged under UAPA being taken away by Uttar Pradesh Police. (HT Photo)

Journalist, 3 others on way to Hathras arrested, charged with anti-terror law

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 07, 2020 05:45 PM IST
They were arrested on Monday night after a laptop and some objectionable literature relating to ‘Justice for Hathras Victim’ was allegedly recovered from their possession while they were en route to Hathras.
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File photo: Union minister Ramdas Athawale.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)
File photo: Union minister Ramdas Athawale.(Parwaz Khan / Hindustan Times)

Athawale offers Rs 5 lakh to Hathras victim’s family

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 08:14 PM IST
Union minister of state for social justice Ram Dass Athawale also assured to talk with chief minister Yogi Adityanath on the issue.
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Protests against the Hathras incident and crimes against women.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)
Protests against the Hathras incident and crimes against women.(Sanjeev Verma/HT PHOTO)

Hathras fallout: Yogi Adityanath smells ‘international’ plot to destabilise UP govt

By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Chandan Kumar and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 06, 2020 06:14 AM IST
Sedition charges invoked in one of 19 FIRs lodged in seven districts; probe to focus on website that hosted information about date, time and location of protests.
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The RLD leader downplayed the incident but criticised the police for the lathi-charge on his peaceful delegation.(File photo)
The RLD leader downplayed the incident but criticised the police for the lathi-charge on his peaceful delegation.(File photo)

Chaos at Hathras victim’s village, RLD vice president faces ‘planned lathi-charge’

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 08:44 PM IST
Sub-district magistrate Prem Meena denied any ‘planned lathi-charge’ and said that it was done to bring the situation under control.
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The spot where the woman’s body was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
The spot where the woman’s body was cremated in Bool Garhi, Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

Hathras gangrape: Woman’s family wants Supreme Court-monitored inquiry

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Agra
PUBLISHED ON OCT 04, 2020 03:51 PM IST
Mahapanchayat welcomes CBI probe; SIT continues investigation, records statements of family members
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Police personnel stand guard at the entrance of the village in Hathras where the family of 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang-raped two weeks ago resides.(PTI File Photo)
Police personnel stand guard at the entrance of the village in Hathras where the family of 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang-raped two weeks ago resides.(PTI File Photo)

Hathras gang-rape victim’s family against CBI probe; SIT records statement

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 04, 2020 12:38 PM IST
The SIT team present in Hathras’ Boolgarhi village is interacting with the concerned people and has said, “anybody who wants to give a statement is welcome.”
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Police resort to lathicharge to disperse Congress workers from DND Flyway while a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi makes its way towards Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
Police resort to lathicharge to disperse Congress workers from DND Flyway while a delegation led by Rahul Gandhi and Priyanka Gandhi makes its way towards Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

‘Couldn’t even see her face before cremation’: Hathras gang-rape victim’s kin

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 10:58 PM IST
The victim’s family spoke to media after two days, said they want justice and not money.
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Relatives of the gangrape victim at her village after her death, in Hathras district on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)
Relatives of the gangrape victim at her village after her death, in Hathras district on Tuesday.(ANI Photo)

Hathras gang-rape victim’s kin say ‘couldn’t even see her face before cremation’

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Agra
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 01:06 PM IST
The Hathras gang-rape victim’s family said they were not allowed see their daughter’s body before her forcible cremation at 2:30am.
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Policemen stand guard at the entrance to Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.(HT Photos/Amal KS)
Policemen stand guard at the entrance to Hathras village in Uttar Pradesh on Friday.(HT Photos/Amal KS)

Hathras gangrape: Senior police officials suspended

By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Shiv Sunny and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 06:59 AM IST
The government, in an order on Friday evening, suspended Hathras superintendent of police Vikrant Vir, deputy superintendent of police Ram Shabd, police inspector in-charge Dinesh Kumar Verma, senior sub- inspector Jagveer Singh and head constable Mahesh Pal.
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Police barricading to ensure no entry of media personnel as well as any ‘outsider’ seen en route the home of the gangrape victim in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
Police barricading to ensure no entry of media personnel as well as any ‘outsider’ seen en route the home of the gangrape victim in Hathras, Uttar Pradesh.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

‘Cops outside toilets of victim’s home’: Hathras off limits, family off the grid

By Shiv Sunny and Hemendra Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 03, 2020 07:07 AM IST
On Friday morning, a teenager who said he was a cousin of the victim, approached journalists waiting at the barricades and alleged that the administration had locked in the family, seized their mobile phones and even hit the victim’s father.
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