K. Sandeep Kumar

K. Sandeep Kumar

K Sandeep Kumar is a Special Correspondent and Allahabad Bureau in-charge of Hindustan Times. He has spent over 16 years covering political, education, science and technology research, defence and human interest issues and affairs in Uttar Pradesh.

Articles by K. Sandeep Kumar
UPPSC PCS prelim results 2020.(PTI file)
UPPSC PCS prelim results 2020.(PTI file)

UPPSC PCS prelim results 2020 declared, 5393 candidates qualify

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 22, 2020 10:09 AM IST
UPPSC PCS prelim results 2020: Candidates who have appeared in the preliminary examination can check their results online at uppsc.up.nic.in.
Participants run during 34th All India Prize Money Indira Marathon organised to mark the birth anniversary of late Indira Gandhi, in Prayagraj, in 2018.(PTI File)
Participants run during 34th All India Prize Money Indira Marathon organised to mark the birth anniversary of late Indira Gandhi, in Prayagraj, in 2018.(PTI File)

Uttar Pradesh: Pandemic causes break in 36-year-old tradition of Indira Marathon

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 09:52 AM IST
The famous run is held every year to commemorate the birth anniversary of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi
Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) has cancelled the recruitment process initiated on October 29 to fill 15,508 posts of teachers in over 4500 government-aided secondary schools in the state.(HT photo)
Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) has cancelled the recruitment process initiated on October 29 to fill 15,508 posts of teachers in over 4500 government-aided secondary schools in the state.(HT photo)

UPSESSB cancels advertisement to recruit 15,508 teachers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Nilesh Mathur
UPDATED ON NOV 19, 2020 01:50 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) has cancelled the recruitment process initiated on October 29 to fill 15,508 posts of teachers in over 4500 government-aided secondary schools in the state.
UP government primary school kids showing their old school bags. (HT file photo)
UP government primary school kids showing their old school bags. (HT file photo)

Process begins to give free school bags to 20 million kids in UP

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 19, 2020 08:53 AM IST
The beneficiaries will include lakhs of students enrolled in 1,13,289 government-run primary and another 45,625 upper primary schools, they added.
The MP had spoken to defence minister Rajnath Singh, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to get the child airlifted to Delhi for treatment but she died before this could be implemented.(HT FILE PHOTO.)
The MP had spoken to defence minister Rajnath Singh, Union health minister Harsh Vardhan and UP CM Yogi Adityanath to get the child airlifted to Delhi for treatment but she died before this could be implemented.(HT FILE PHOTO.)

Prayagraj MP Rita Bahuguna Joshi’s grandchild dies of burn injuries

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Sohini Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 17, 2020 11:50 AM IST
She was rushed to a private hospital with around 60 per cent burns. The child was due to be shifted to Delhi in an air ambulance on Tuesday morning but succumbed to her injuries at around 2 am.
The Taj Mahal is seen engulfed in smog in Agra earlier in November.(AFP PHOTO.)
The Taj Mahal is seen engulfed in smog in Agra earlier in November.(AFP PHOTO.)

Uttar Pradesh set to get 18 new air quality monitoring stations

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 04:25 PM IST
AQI is a tool for effective communication of air quality status to people in terms which are easy to understand. It transforms complex air quality data of various pollutants into a single number (index value), nomenclature and colour.
A teacher with her students at a government primary school in Prayagraj.(HT File)
A teacher with her students at a government primary school in Prayagraj.(HT File)

Special training for primary school teachers to teach NCERT books in UP

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON NOV 03, 2020 10:31 AM IST
Officials share that the content and presentation in NCERT textbooks was different from the books presently being used for teaching kids in the state.
People teaching needy students of government-run primary schools in their homes during the pandemic times(HT photo)
People teaching needy students of government-run primary schools in their homes during the pandemic times(HT photo)

Doctors, housewives teach needy govt primary school kids in UP

Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 29, 2020 08:46 AM IST
Appeals of officials for community participation to help students of government-run primary and upper primary schools lacking the tools needed to access e-content for studies during pandemic, are beginning to have an impact.

15 years after NPS comes into effect, most UP teachers, staff still to draw benefit

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:32 PM IST
The state government is yet to deduct contributions from the salaries of a majority of teachers and non-teaching staff of government-run primary and upper primary schools of the state, towards the new pension scheme (NPS), which was introduced 15 years ago.

UPSESSB to speed up teachers’ recruitment via pool of subject experts

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:00 AM IST
Akin to Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission, now Prayagraj-headquartered Uttar Pradesh Secondary Education Service Selection Board (UPSESSB) has also decided to set up a pool of subject experts so that the recruitments undertaken by it can be executed speedily.  
Uddhav Thackeray government has not allowed reopening of temples and mutts in the state due to Covid 19 pandemic.(Hindustan Times Photo)
Uddhav Thackeray government has not allowed reopening of temples and mutts in the state due to Covid 19 pandemic.(Hindustan Times Photo)

Top Hindu body upset with Uddhav govt, also has advice for Udit Raj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2020 04:59 PM IST
Akhada Parishad’s chief mahant also wanted to know if Uddhav Thackeray government was aiming to insult the saint community.
A school student passes through a sanitisation tunnel put up at St Joseph’s College in Prayagraj. (HT)
A school student passes through a sanitisation tunnel put up at St Joseph’s College in Prayagraj. (HT)

Over 82% parents in Prayagraj reluctant to send kids to schools

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 11:43 AM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government may have allowed students of class 9 to 12 to attend schools from October 19 but parents of 82.5 per cent of students are not yet ready to send their kids to schools in Prayagraj, claim district basic education department officials.
This iconic tower clock at Allahabad university has not been functioning for the last 20 years.(HT Photo)
This iconic tower clock at Allahabad university has not been functioning for the last 20 years.(HT Photo)

Still for 20-yrs, Allahabad varsity wants 108 yr-old clock to tick again

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
UPDATED ON OCT 11, 2020 01:15 PM IST
The clock perched at the top of the senate hall building in the arts faculty of the university resembles the famous Big Ben of London.
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Saturday declared the results of Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer (ACF/RFO) General/Special Recruitment/Backlog Examination - 2017.(Agencies)
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Saturday declared the results of Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer (ACF/RFO) General/Special Recruitment/Backlog Examination - 2017.(Agencies)

UPPSC ACF/RFO Recruitment Exam 2017 results declared at uppsc.up.nic.in

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 10, 2020 09:38 PM IST
Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Saturday declared the results of Assistant Forest Conservator/Range Forest Officer (ACF/RFO) General/Special Recruitment/Backlog Examination - 2017.
The 23 schools of Prayagraj district selected for the installation of these machines.(HT file)
The 23 schools of Prayagraj district selected for the installation of these machines.(HT file)

Sanitary pad vending machines at 1K UP govt girls’ schools soon

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 11:34 AM IST
Each school would be granted Rs 30,000 to install these machines for which a budget of Rs 3 crore had been sanctioned by the centre, they added.
Under the 30% course reduction, social responsibilities of businesses and business ethics, role of businesses in environment protection, were left out from the course for the business studies paper, but only for this year.(HT file)
Under the 30% course reduction, social responsibilities of businesses and business ethics, role of businesses in environment protection, were left out from the course for the business studies paper, but only for this year.(HT file)

No business ethics for UP Board Class 11 students this year

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:43 AM IST
On September 24, through a gazette notification, the state government implemented a 30% course reduction for this pandemic-hit academic year (2020-21) that has seen schools forced to remain closed for a substantial period of the year.
A bookshop in Prayagraj.(HT)
A bookshop in Prayagraj.(HT)

UP Board seeks report over sale of guides, guess papers of its books

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2020 10:11 AM IST
The board also ensured that the price of these books remained at the lower end so that every student could afford it with the cheapest books costing a mere Rs 7 and the costliest priced at Rs 66.
Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general Ssecretary Champat Rai addresses a press conference at VHP headquaters in Prayagraj on October 2.(PTI)
Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust general Ssecretary Champat Rai addresses a press conference at VHP headquaters in Prayagraj on October 2.(PTI)

VHP plans nationwide drive to raise funds for construction of Ram temple in Ayodhya

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 03, 2020 04:59 PM IST
VHP vice president Champat Rai said the plan was expected to get a final nod from VHP’s decision-making body soon
The recruitment exam was held for a total of 309 vacant posts at 1,127 centres across 18 districts in the state on August 16.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)
The recruitment exam was held for a total of 309 vacant posts at 1,127 centres across 18 districts in the state on August 16.(Vipin Kumar/HT file)

UPPSC BEO prelims 2019 result declared, check it here

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 08:02 PM IST
UPPSC BEO prelims 2019 result : Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission (UPPSC) on Thursday declared the results of Block Education Officer (Preliminary) recruitment Exam 2019.
1,289 schools have not been granted power connections by the department despite the payments having been made.(HT file)
1,289 schools have not been granted power connections by the department despite the payments having been made.(HT file)

1,289 government primary schools powerless in Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:31 PM IST
The CDO orders the BSA, BEOs concerned & power department executive engineer to jointly make efforts to ensure power connections to these schools on priority
The commission has declared 737 candidates as qualified against 737 vacant posts.(HT file)
The commission has declared 737 candidates as qualified against 737 vacant posts.(HT file)

UPPSC declares LT Grade recruitment 2018 results for women Hindi assistant teachers

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 11:23 AM IST
Candidates who have appeared in the examination can check their results online at uppsc.up.nic.in.
Sanitiser dispensers and sanitisation tunnel installed at the gates of St Joseph’s College in Prayagraj. (HT)
Sanitiser dispensers and sanitisation tunnel installed at the gates of St Joseph’s College in Prayagraj. (HT)

Prayagraj schools prepare for safety of staff, students

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 30, 2020 08:41 AM IST
Some institutions have installed hands-free taps and sensor-based hand wash/ sanitizer dispensers, others have gone for sanitisation chambers on their campuses.

Rainwater harvesting at Prayagraj’s 2,852 primary schools soon

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 12:29 PM IST
Such systems will also be installed atop 23 basic education department buildings of the Sangam city
UP Board
UP Board

A dedicated portal to help UP Board students during pandemic soon

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 28, 2020 10:46 AM IST
Amid the Covid-19 pandemic, UP Board is gearing up to launch a dedicated portal to aid home study of around 12.5 million (1.25 crore) students enrolled in class 9 to class 12 at over 28,000 schools affiliated to it across the state.

First day of school marks low attendance in Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON SEP 25, 2020 09:40 AM IST
Most of the schools that witnessed some academic and administrative work for the first time after five months of closure belonged to the UP Board. A majority of institutions affiliated to other educational boards like CBSE and CISCE are preferring to wait.
Parents of just 71,958 class 9 to class 12 students out of the total 3,42,657 who are residing out of existing containment zones, have shown willingness to send their children to schools.(HT file )
Parents of just 71,958 class 9 to class 12 students out of the total 3,42,657 who are residing out of existing containment zones, have shown willingness to send their children to schools.(HT file )

Only 21% parents ready to send their kids to schools in UP’s Prayagraj

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 03:22 PM IST
The parents of the remaining 79% students do not wish to send their children to schools for the sake of guidance in the wake of the Covid-19 threat.

In its 100th year, UP Board set for a mega revamp

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 12:03 PM IST
The plan is to do away with all outdated or irrelevant provisions of the Act and include new ones, if needed, in keeping with the times, they added.
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Mahabharata Research Center to come up at UP’s Lakshagriha

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 04:56 PM IST
 According to mythological belief, it was during the Mahabharat era, when the Pandavas had come to Lakshgriha of Prayagraj and foiled an attempt of Kaurvas to end their lives. It is believed that it was the place where Kauravas built an entire house of ‘lac’ (a resinous material) which catches fire easily, and burnt it down as part of their conspiracy to kill Pandavas, but they had escaped unhurt.  
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

Now, parents to collect ‘homework’ from UP government school every week

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 08:25 AM IST
Director General (school education) Vijay Kiran Anand has issued detailed instructions in this regard to all Basic Shiksha Adhikari’s (BSAs) through a missive dated September 17, officials said. 
A file photo of UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj.(HT)
A file photo of UP Board headquarters in Prayagraj.(HT)

Now, UP Board introduces NCERT syllabus in commerce stream

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON SEP 20, 2020 12:43 PM IST
The board has already introduced National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) syllabus-based books for its arts and science stream students
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