Kenneth John is a Principal Correspondent based in Allahabad. He writes on wide ranging issues including education, women and child welfare, infrastructure development, environment, human rights, poverty and rural development.
Articles by Kenneth John
UP Board 10th, 12th Results 2020 expected by June 30, 82% of evaluation work complete
Results of UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations are likely to be declared by the end of June. According to UP Board officials, speaking on conditions of anonymity, 82.66% of answer sheets of UP Board exam 2020, have already been evaluated.
Published on May 27, 2020 04:53 PM IST
‘Ram temple site in Ayodhya a Buddhist Sthal’
Claiming that the ancient artefacts found during the land levelling work at Ram Janmabhoomi in Ayodhya on Thursday proved that it was a Buddha Sthal (Buddhist pilgrimage site), Congress leader Udit Raj demanded analysis of the recovered items by Archaeological Survey of India (ASI).
Published on May 22, 2020 11:13 PM IST
Cities after Covid-19: Will the Sangam city regain its vibrancy?
In an era of social distancing and mass sanitising, will the religious congregation of several crore in the annual Magh Mela, the six-yearly Ardh Kumbh or the grand 12-yearly Kumbh Mela be a reality now?
Published on May 13, 2020 12:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByKenneth John | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Parents of progeria patient want son’s safety amid corona
Parents want a safe shelter for Rupesh to save him from contracting the deadly virus as his immunity is very low due to his medical condition.
Updated on May 11, 2020 07:33 PM IST
UP Board teachers to approach high court against evaluation order
According to state general secretary of Uttar Pradesh Madhyamik Shikshak Sangh (UPMSS) Thakurai faction Lal Mani Diwedi, Madhyamik Shiksha Parishad teachers have refused to resume evaluation of answer sheets at evaluation centers.
Updated on May 03, 2020 08:48 AM IST
Stop virtual classes: Request emails to flood CM’s inbox on May 1
Published on Apr 30, 2020 03:18 PM IST
Govt-run school begins online teaching in Kaushambi village
A government-run Prathmik Uchtar Madhyamik Vidyalay in neighbouring Kaushambi district has set an example for other rural government schools by starting online teaching during the lockdown.
Published on Apr 24, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByKenneth John, Prayagraj:
UP govt orders 55 crore Khadi face masks for rural populace
UP government has ordered 55 crore Khadi face masks so that the people living in the state`s rural area could protect themselves from the Covid 19 virus.
Published on Apr 15, 2020 11:25 PM IST
Online classes, pre-recorded lectures, a major relief for students during lockdown
At a time when lockdown across country to check spread of Sars-Cov-2 has been put into effect, online classes and pre-recorded lectures sent on WhatsApp by class teachers of some schools in Sangam city have come as a major relief for students to make up for the time loss due to the crisis.
Updated on Mar 29, 2020 01:16 PM IST
Ayodhya’s crowd-pulling mela stays on schedule amid coronavirus worries
The meeting took place in the backdrop of speculations that the Navratri/Ram Navami Mela celebrations in Ayodhya (March 25-April 2) may be cancelled or scaled down.
Published on Mar 20, 2020 02:54 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Prayagraj | ByPawan Dixit, Umesh Raghuvanshi and Kenneth John
Temple trust begins work to shift Ram idol from tent, its abode for 30 years
The newly formed trust that will oversee the construction of a Ram temple in Ayodhya has started work on shifting an idol of the Hindu god from a makeshift tent, its abode for the past three decades.
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 07:16 AM IST
Committed to ensuring justice for all, says PM
PM’s speech on Saturday, there was no mention of CAA, although it emphasised the government’s commitment to inclusiveness and the well-being of the nation’s 1.3 billion people.
Updated on Mar 01, 2020 02:57 AM IST
‘First Kar Sevak’ Kameshwar Chaupal recalls day he laid foundation stone for Ram temple
Kameshwar Chaupal is the lone Dalit member of the newly-formed Ram Janmabhoomi Teertha Kshetra Trust for the construction of the temple.
Updated on Feb 28, 2020 05:48 PM IST
UP Board examinee count more than population of 117 nations individually
Published on Feb 23, 2020 06:35 PM IST
Date for construction of Ram Temple in Ayodhya, agency to be announced in April
According to Kameshwar Chaupal, a member of the trust, the construction could begin on any auspicious day around Akshay Tritiya falling on April 25.
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 05:00 AM IST
UP Board Physics Paper Leak: Probe to identify school begins
The intermediate physics examination at 69 centres in Mau was cancelled on Thursday after the solved question paper went viral hours before the examination began.
Published on Feb 21, 2020 03:58 PM IST
UP school manager held after viral video shows him asking board examinees ‘to leave ₹100 in answer sheet’| WATCH
In the two-minute-long video, Praveen Mall, manager of Harivansh Memorial Inter College, is seen advising students to cheat and not leave any question unanswered even if they do not know the answer.
Updated on Feb 21, 2020 12:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mau | ByKenneth John
Observer in each district to monitor UP Board exam
This move by the UP Government is aimed at ensuring free, and fair proceedings of the UP Board examination.
Published on Feb 17, 2020 12:50 PM IST
UP govt preparing data bank to tap NRIs
Published on Feb 12, 2020 04:13 PM IST
Controversial booklet on Savarkar distributed at Congress Seva Dal camp
Former Congress Rajya Sabha MP Pramod Tiwari, who was the chief guest at the closing function of the camp at the Magh Mela in Prayagraj, said there was nothing illegal in distribution of a book if it was not banned by the government.
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 11:00 PM IST
DM hands over land papers to Ram Temple Trust
Published on Feb 06, 2020 11:45 PM IST
Ram temple countdown begins, land papers handed over to trustee
VHP’s Joint General Secretary Surendra Jain said that VHP will extend all support to the newly formed Trust and invited every Hindu to donate for the temple construction.
Updated on Feb 07, 2020 04:23 AM IST
VHP calls for drive to raise funds for temple
Published on Feb 05, 2020 11:47 PM IST
Saint’s delegation likely to meet PM on Ram temple issue
Published on Jan 25, 2020 09:38 PM IST
VHP, saints may propose temple construction date at meeting today
Published on Jan 19, 2020 09:34 PM IST
VHP wants Nyas saints in new trust for Ram temple
Published on Jan 19, 2020 04:45 PM IST
VHP to honour ‘kar sewaks’ for making Ram temple dream come true
VHP’s Kashi pranth — having around 25 UP districts, including Ayodhya under its purview —has also decided to felicitate kin of ‘kar sewaks’ who had ‘sacrificed’ their life in 1992 Babri mosque demolition.
Published on Jan 17, 2020 04:31 AM IST
Magh Mela begins today, 32 lakh to take Paush Purnima dip
As per rough estimates around 10 lakh devotees, including 1 lakh kalpwasis, had already arrived in the mela area till Thursday evening despite the extreme chill.
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 10:25 AM IST
80 mn people expected during 43-day Magh Mela
Published on Jan 04, 2020 12:48 AM IST
UP Board students get last chance to rectify errors in personal details
Published on Jan 04, 2020 12:46 AM IST