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

National executive meet: RSS plans greater role for women in its decision making

This was discussed on the second day of the ongoing four-day Akhil Bharatiya Karyakari Mandal Baithak under way on Vatsalya Institute campus, Gauhania in Prayagraj

National executive meeting of RSS under way at Gauhania in Prayagraj on Monday. (HT photo)
Published on Oct 17, 2022 11:40 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Drowning killed more people than other calamities in Prayagraj this year

From Feb 2022 till date, ₹3.28 crore compensation awarded to the kin of 82 victims in the district

People bathing in Sangam in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Sep 29, 2022 11:18 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Deer set to roam free in Prayagraj’s Azad Park

If all goes to plan, freely roaming deer will soon be a reality at the historical Chandra Shekhar Azad Park, located in the heart of Sangam City

The historical Chandra Shekhar Azad Park in Prayagraj (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 28, 2022 11:04 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

In a first, history of Kashmir to now be part of UG history course at Allahabad University

The proposal in this regard will be placed before the Academic Council of the university for approval and once approved, it will become part of the curriculum

Allahabad University (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Sep 26, 2022 12:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Buildings complete; 43 new government inter colleges set to open from 2023-24 session

The construction agencies have handed the newly constructed buildings of these schools to the state secondary education department

The newly constructed building of the Intermediate college in Devghat, Koraon in Prayagraj (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 22, 2022 01:08 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

44 Scouts and Guides units come up in 20 CBSE schools of Prayagraj

Scouts and Guides activities are set to get a fillip in Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) schools as well in Prayagraj

Scouts busy planting trees in Prayagraj. (HT PHOTO)
Published on Sep 18, 2022 12:37 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Limited jobs for women at govt employment fairs in Prayagraj

Employment fairs being organised by the regional employment office, Prayagraj, seem to be failing to provide adequate job opportunities to the fairer sex

Youths queuing at the regional employment office, Prayagraj, while reporting for a job fair. (HT file)
Published on Sep 13, 2022 11:31 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Around 80% DElEd seats remain vacant in U.P. after second phase

Most candidates opt for BEd as it gives them eligibility for not just applying for vacancies in government-run primary and upper primary schools but also in secondary schools of the state

Examination Regulatory Authority, U.P., headquarters in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on Sep 11, 2022 11:11 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now strawberry farming set to start in U.P.’s Prayagraj

Now farmers of Prayagraj will also be seen cultivating strawberries usually grown in cold climate

A strawberry plant with ripe fruits. (For Representation)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 11:08 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Prayagraj on verge of drought, gets just 42% rains this year

Normally, the district during the monsoon season should receive 704.8 mm of rain while this time only 297.8 mm ie mere 42.37% of the total rainfall has been received

Women farmers sowing paddy in their field in Prayagraj. (HT File)
Published on Sep 09, 2022 12:30 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

746 KGBVs in Uttar Pradesh to have well-equipped computer labs soon

All 746 Kasturba Gandhi Balika Vidyalayas (KGBVs) in Uttar Pradesh will soon get well-embellished computer labs

746 KGBVs in Uttar Pradesh to have well-equipped computer labs soon (HT photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 07:46 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Aadhaar-Voter Id linking: Urban Prayagraj voters far behind rural electorate

Urban voters of Prayagraj, who are always trailing their rural counterparts in exercising their right to franchise, are also lagging in the task of getting their Aadhaar numbers linked to their Voter Id cards

For representation only (Sourced)
Published on Sep 01, 2022 01:42 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Two U.P. schools using herbal gardens to bring students close to nature

Both the schools utilised the time period when they were closed owing to the Covid outbreak in 2020 and planted as many as 60 herbal plants with medicinal values using their own resources

Children taking care of the herbal garden at Abhinav Vidyalaya, Dandupur, in Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Published on Aug 30, 2022 10:52 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

253 primary schools in Prayagraj lack paved road within 1 km radius: MNNIT study

Study was conducted using Geographical Information System (GIS) techniques carried out by experts of GIS Cell as well as Electronics and Communication Engineering department of MNNIT-Allahabad using District Information System for Education (DISE) 2017-18 data.

 (Pic for representation)
Published on Aug 29, 2022 12:00 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Vocational teaching on ODOP model in new U.P. secondary schools

The amended guidelines of U.P. Board for granting recognition to secondary schools say the schools will need to start courses of vocational trade on their campuses

U.P. Board headquarters in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 10:48 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Now pvt firms can also run secondary schools in U.P.

Now private companies will also be able to run secondary schools across Uttar Pradesh

Prayagraj-based UP Board headquarters. (HT File photo)
Published on Aug 25, 2022 12:24 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Uttar Pradesh’s 15K Eng-medium govt primary schools to learn lessons from Andhra Pradesh

All 44,512 government primary and upper primary schools in Andhra Pradesh had been turned into English medium schools about three years ago.

Two-member UP team during interactions with AP teachers during its visit. (Sourced)
Published on Aug 15, 2022 01:30 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

‘Hindu Rashtra’ draft proposes Varanasi as capital instead of Delhi

Elaborating on the document, president of the Varanasi-based Shankaracharya Parishad said people of every caste will have the facility and security to live in the nation and that people of other religious faiths will not be allowed to vote

Pic for representation
Updated on Aug 13, 2022 10:52 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

I-day celebration: ‘Halwa’, ‘kheer’ and ‘laddoos’ for kids in MDM for a week

In view of ‘Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsava’ celebrations commemorating 75 years of India’s independence, students enrolled in government-run and government-aided institutions spread across 75 districts of Uttar Pradesh would get special sweet dishes like ‘halwa’, ‘kheer’ and ‘laddoos’ for mid-day meal (MDM) from August 11 to 17, as per MDM officials.

MDM being served to kids in a government-run primary school in Prayagraj. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on Aug 03, 2022 11:33 PM IST

PM Kisan Nidhi: Scrutiny of Prayagraj farmers’ land records under way

When the government started accepting applications under the PMKSN scheme this year, large number of people applied for it across U.P. including Prayagraj

Women farmers busy sowing paddy in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Published on Jul 31, 2022 11:23 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Alarmed Sangam city schools take proactive steps to stop youths from going astray

From hiring counsellors to banning mobile phones, city schools are putting in all-out effort to deter the repetition of this incident

School students leaving a school after school hours in Prayagraj. (HT PHOTO FOR REPRESENTATION ONLY)
Published on Jul 30, 2022 11:46 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P.: Women drivers making their presence felt on Prayagraj roads

As per RTO Prayagraj records, between 2017 and 2022 (till June 30, 2022), a total of 14,731 women got their driving licences issued

A woman riding a two-wheeler in Prayagraj. (HT photo)
Published on Jul 29, 2022 11:00 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Less than 50% students against U.P.’s quota bag NMMSS scholarships

In government, government-aided and local bodies-run schools, meritorious students of class 8 from economically weaker sections are given a scholarship of ₹1,000 per month from class 9 to class 12 under the National Means-cum-Merit Scholarship Scheme (NMMSS)

NMMSS logo. (HT photo)
Updated on Jul 24, 2022 10:43 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

In sync with NEP-2020: Now, holistic progress cards for U.P. Board students

Through this progress card, teachers and parents will get important information about the student so that help can be provided to the student in and outside the classroom

Prayagraj-headquartered UP Board office. (HT file photo)
Published on Jul 23, 2022 10:18 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UP: Over 10,000 severely disabled kids to get learning aids, stationery for home-based education

The items suggested for distribution include different wooden and plastic models, different kinds of peg boards, kitchen set, doctor set, different pictorial charts, counting frames, building blocks, sensory flash cards, sensory stimulation kit and light producing toys among others.

 (Pic for representation only)
Published on Jul 21, 2022 12:56 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Part-time teachers drive e-rickshaws, sell Chaat to supplement paltry pay at UP govt-run upper primary schools

Despite years of demand and a petition to the HC to raise remuneration to ₹17,000 per month, these teachers are paid just ₹9,000

Pradeep Kumar Vishwakarma selling Chaat. (HT Photo)
Updated on Jul 19, 2022 11:30 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Reducing road mishaps: 26 black spots identified in Prayagraj, 10 rectified

Police data shows that since January 2022, there have been 460 road accidents in the district in which more than 200 people have died and more than 280 people have been injured

A car damaged in a road accident near the Baihrana police outpost of Prayagraj. (HT)
Updated on Jul 14, 2022 12:46 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. Board: Rate list of NCERT syllabus-based books sent to DIoSs

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka U

UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj. (HT file photo)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 12:35 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. Board: Rate list of NCERT syllabus-based books sent to DIoSs

Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad aka U

UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj. (HT file)
Updated on Jul 13, 2022 06:20 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

UPPSC PCS Mains 2021 results out, 1,285 qualify for interview 

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

UPPSC PCS Mains 2021: The secretary said the results were available on the official website of UPPSC — http://uppsc.up.nic.in/ for the benefit of candidates.
Updated on Jul 12, 2022 07:27 PM IST
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