K Sandeep Kumar

K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent of Hindustan Times heading the Allahabad Bureau. He has spent over 16 years reporting extensively in Uttar Pradesh, especially Allahabad and Lucknow. He covers politics, science and technology, higher education, medical and health and defence matters. He also writes on development issues.

Articles by K Sandeep Kumar

UPSRTC gears up for fog halts with beds, all-night canteens

Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation (UPSRTC) didn’t operate 510 buses or had to stop them midway due to fog on Tuesday-Wednesday night in the state

UPSRTC buses parked at Prayagraj depot on Wednesday. (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 22, 2022 12:31 AM IST
BySreya Deb, Brajendra K Parashar, K Sandeep Kumar, Hemendra Chaturvedi and Haidar Naqvi, Lucknow/prayagraj/agra/kanpur:

Ahead of Investors’ Summit, Prayagraj achieves over 200% of investment target

With the inking of memoranda of understanding (MoUs) for a total investment of ₹37,512 crore so far, Prayagraj region has created a record in the state by achieving 200% of the total investment target set for the current fiscal against a target of ₹16,000 crore, said officials aware of the matter

Investors’ hub Saraswati Hitech City of Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on Dec 17, 2022 10:18 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

In Prayagraj, 2 school students killed, over 20 injured in bus accident

The bus driver, taking the school students of Kanti Devi Janata Vidyalaya on a tour from Jaunpur to Mangarh in Prayagraj, lost control of the vehicle while trying to save a biker.

Rescued school students from the bus.(HT photo)
Updated on Dec 17, 2022 12:08 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, Prayagraj

Magh Mela 2023: Seers seek police protection of their camps at Sangam

Several of the seers coming to the fair from Uttarakhand have been accorded personal protection from their state government.

Private security would not be allowed in the mela premises. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 15, 2022 07:08 PM IST

Panchatantra, other Indian folk tales to help govt school kids improve English in U.P.

An instruction book shall also be made available to the teachers for instructing them how to use the content and derive maximum benefit.

These students are enrolled in 1,13,289 government-run primary schools of the state. (HT Photo)
Published on Dec 14, 2022 10:14 PM IST

U.P. civic polls: Sangam city all set for its first-ever OBC mayor

This will be the first time in the last two-and-a-half decades that an OBC candidate will be elected Prayagraj mayor

The office of the Prayagraj mayor. (HT photo)
Published on Dec 06, 2022 11:02 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Bahurupiyas’ sinking into oblivion

Bahurupiya’ (mimickers who appear in various get-ups). say the age-old art form is dying for want of government support

The Bahrupiyas at Rashtriya Shilp Mela at NCZCC in Prayagraj (HT photo)
Published on Dec 05, 2022 12:36 AM IST

India’s youngest woman skydiver performs ‘rare’ jump in Thailand

In the event in which Anamika took part, she jumped off the aircraft with the intention of landing at a targeted area or drop zone.

Now, the soon-to-be 22-year-old woman has made history by becoming the first Indian to successfully perform a specific type of jump using a wingsuit, in Thailand
Published on Dec 03, 2022 11:32 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj tourist site Triveni Pushp to be revamped as cultural hub

The Triveni Pushp site would be developed as a “Mini-Indian village.” It would have amusement and recreational zones, besides food courts and theme-based temporary hotel set-ups

Triveni Pushp at Arail in Prayagraj. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 04, 2022 12:33 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Dependent grandkids of secondary schools’ staff to also get jobs on compassionate ground

Now dependent grandchildren of teachers and non-teaching staff of govt-aided secondary schools will also be able to get jobs on compassionate grounds in case any employee of 4,512 such schools running across the state dies in harness

There are 4,512 such schools running across Uttar Pradesh. (For Representation)
Published on Dec 02, 2022 10:26 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

None among 3,000 retired govt teachers ready to be “Shikshak Sathi” in U.P.’s Prayagraj

Principal secretary, basic education, Deepak Kumar had on September 28 ordered all BSAs to select “Shikshak Sathis” within a month

The “Shikshak Sathis” would be selected for one year and their engagements can be renewed. (For Representation)
Published on Dec 01, 2022 09:58 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Bihar youngsters more driven to get govt jobs: SSC data

The average attendance of candidates from Bihar has usually been higher than the candidates from UP in almost all SSC recruitment exams, said SSC official Rahul Sachan RECORDS SPEAK

Bihar youngsters more driven to get govt jobs: SSC data
Published on Nov 30, 2022 09:58 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Uttar Pradesh, Bihar women increasingly donning khaki to protect nation

While 30,041 women from these states applied for S-I recruitment in CAPFs in 2019, the number rose to 34,329 in 2022 recruitment, show Staff Selection Commission records

A CRPF women’s marching contingent. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Nov 28, 2022 03:51 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Kendriya Vidyalayas across India to appoint special educators

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan (KVS) has taken an important decision aimed at helping students with special needs to join the main stream

 (Pic for representation)
Published on Nov 25, 2022 12:12 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

For Mahakumbh-2025, Yogi Adityanath promises ‘new Prayagraj’

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath launches development projects worth ₹1295 crore in Prayagraj, warns mafia

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath at a programme in Prayagraj on Thursday. (ANIL K MAURYA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Nov 24, 2022 10:07 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. board to come up with bilingual dictionary for technical terminologies

The dictionary, which is expected to benefit students of more than 28,000 U.P. board schools, will explain words and terminologies in both Hindi and English.

The move is being undertaken after getting a nod from the state government. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2022 12:09 AM IST

Amid dengue surge, Prayagraj blood banks offer blood sans donors

Thousands of units of blood (packed red blood cell or PRBC) with limited shelf life have got collected in the government and private blood banks as well as hospitals of the district, officials said.

Amid dengue surge, Prayagraj blood banks offer blood sans donors (file)
Published on Nov 09, 2022 05:28 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. Board exams-2023: In a first, examinees to get stitched answer sheets

The decision has been taken after the board’s experiment to provide stitched answer sheets to 10 sensitive districts, where such practices were feared in 2020, yielded desired results

UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 08, 2022 11:30 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

500 bighas of enemy property in grip of land mafia in U.P.’s Prayagraj

After the instructions of the state government to remove encroachments from designated enemy properties, the exercise to identify such properties has started in Prayagraj

Recently, chief minister Yogi Adityanath gave strict directives to free valuable properties still in illegal possession due to the neglect of previous governments. (For Representation)
Published on Nov 07, 2022 09:58 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

6 lakh dropouts for UP Board high school exams this year

As per UP Board records, 31,78,305 students had taken admission in class 9 last year and had to pass and register for high school exams this year. However, 5,58,900 students either failed or skipped their high school exams (2022).

6 lakh dropouts for UP Board high school exams this year (file)
Published on Nov 03, 2022 01:40 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Facing critical shortage of teachers, govt schools in Prayagraj awaiting recruitment for 11 years

According to the RTE Act of 2009, it is mandatory to have one teacher for every 30 children enrolled in Classes I to V and one teacher for every 35 students from Classes VI to VIII.

Teacher-to-student ratio as bad as 1:179 in one of government schools (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 30, 2022 08:10 PM IST

Two prominent parks of Sangam city to run on PPP model

Popular PD Tandon Park and Sumitranandan Pant Bal Udyan (Hathi Park) of Sangam city will soon be run on public-private partnership (PPP) model

The Sumitranandan Pant Bal Udyan in Prayagraj (HT Photo)
Published on Oct 29, 2022 12:21 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

18 U.P. districts fail to meet expectations in curbing stubble burning

In a missive sent to all district magistrates, UP chief secretary Durga Shanker Mishra has listed these 18 districts which include Aligarh, Barabanki, Fatehpur, Kanpur Nagar, Mathura, Hardoi, Sambhal, Ghaziabad, Gautam Budh Nagar, Meerut, Saharanpur, Rampur, Kheri, Pilibhit, Shahjahanpur, Bulandshahr, Shamli and Bareilly.

The burning of crop residues and garbage is seen as a major cause of air pollution in the NCR, where the air quality worsens every year in October-November when paddy harvesting is done. (Pic for representation)
Published on Oct 26, 2022 11:29 PM IST

Uttar Pradesh: Dip in stubble burning incidents below expectations, 18 districts on radar

The Uttar Pradesh government has asked senior officers for daily extensive monitoring of the situation on the stubble burning front

Twenty-three more stubble burning incidents were reported across Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Oct 26, 2022 11:04 PM IST
ByUmesh Raghuvanshi and K Sandeep Kumar, Lucknow/prayagraj

UPCOP app usage: Plaints, requests to police rise 14 times in four years

Due to the monitoring of the mobile app also being done from Lucknow, the results of applications made through the app are also witnessing quicker redress

UPCOP mobile app logo. (Sourced)
Published on Oct 22, 2022 11:10 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

RSS stresses on training of functionaries at Prayagraj meet

At the meeting, the internal system of the Sangh and the working behaviour of volunteers were reviewed in detail, a senior RSS office bearer said

RSS karyakartas during a shakha. (HT File Photo)
Published on Oct 21, 2022 03:30 PM IST

UPPSC PCS Final Result 2021: Atul Singh tops, check top 10 rank holders

Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) announced the final result of PCS-2021 on Wednesday evening. Check the top 10 rank holders.

UPPSC PCS Final Result 2021: Atul Singh tops, check top 10 rank holders
Published on Oct 19, 2022 08:31 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UPPSC PCS Final Result 2021 declared, 627 candidates qualify

The Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) declared the final result of Combined State/Upper Subordinate Services Examination-2021, commonly known as PCS-2021, on Wednesday.

UPPSC PCS Final Result 2021 declared, 627 candidates successful
Updated on Oct 19, 2022 09:38 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj meet: RSS plans to widen connect with Sikhs, Christians besides Muslims

The organisation has decided to deploy a team of four to five senior functionaries in all its 45 “prants” besides one at all 11 “kshetras” and begin tapping specially those members of these communities who have strong nationalist outlook, said an RSS functionary

National executive meeting of the RSS under way at Gauhania in Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Published on Oct 18, 2022 10:53 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

RSS looks to enhance role of women in organisation

The RSS will focus on increasing the role of women in the organisation’s decision-making, a senior office bearer said on Monday on the second day of the sangh’s national executive meet

RSS looks to enhance role of women in organisation
Published on Oct 18, 2022 12:11 AM IST
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