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Manoj Kumar is an assistant news editor at Chandigarh. He edits for the Punjab and Haryana news desks of Hindustan Times

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Divorce must be granted if cruelty is proven: Allahabad HC

The court overturned a family court’s decision that dismissed a husband’s suit for divorce while allowing his wife’s suit for restitution of conjugal rights.

Allahabad high court (HT File)
Updated on Jun 11, 2024 06:08 AM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH, Lucknow

Married Muslims can’t claim rights in a live-in-relationship: Allahabad HC

The court said that a follower of Islam cannot be in a live-in relationship, particularly if his spouse is alive. “Islamic tenets do not permit a live-in relationship during a subsisting marriage.

Allahabad High Court (HT File)
Updated on May 09, 2024 08:43 PM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH, Lucknow

HC seeks reply from LDA, LMC on PIL regarding open manholes

The court had taken cognizance of a newspaper report about a tragic incident in which an 8-year-old child lost his life after falling into an open manhole and initiated a suo motu PIL to address the issue of open manholes and ducts within the municipal limits of the city.

Lucknow High Court building (For representation)
Updated on May 01, 2024 07:06 AM IST
ByManoj Kumar Singh

Allahabad HC seeks Lucknow DM’s reply on non-execution of RERA recovery certificates

A division bench comprising Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Om Prakash Shukla recently issued the order in response to a petition filed by Shakuntala Mishra, highlighting the issue of non-execution of recovery certificates issued by RERA.

Allahabad High Court (HT File)
Updated on Apr 27, 2024 06:10 AM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH, Lucknow

Climate change and millets: Odisha's pick for progress

Manoj Kumar Mishra is Secretary, Electronics and Information Technology, Government of Odisha.

Farmers are no longer dependent on rain-fed agriculture like growing paddy.(ANI)
Updated on Aug 10, 2022 12:35 PM IST
ByManoj Kumar Mishra

The Ujjwala scheme needs a budget push

The SHG model to extend credit can be scaled across India. The government can also provide slightly higher subsidies to Ujjwala customers to increase LPG usage

The scheme reached 80 million households in 2019, but five years after its launch, it seems to be flailing. An estimated 20% of the 80 million households no longer use cooking gas despite having a gas stove and canister. (HT photo)
Updated on Jan 31, 2022 07:59 PM IST
ByManoj Kumar Sharma and Arshi Aadil

It is time to revive MPLADS. It will help citizens

Restoring MPLADS will help pave the way for synergies between the political representative and the administration to augment basic health care in rural areas

The present dispensation — as much as it may want to avoid this inconvenient truth — is facing an enormous trust deficit due to the gross mismanagement of the pandemic (AFP)
Published on May 29, 2021 07:43 PM IST
ByManoj Kumar Jha

HC dismisses plea on Rae Bareli panchayat no-trust motion

Political rivalry over the Rae Bareli zila panchayat’s post had taken an ugly turn on May 14 when Rae Bareli MLA Aditi Singh’s convoy was attacked.(HT PHOTO)
Published on Dec 16, 2019 09:03 PM IST
ByManoj Kumar Singh, Lucknow

HC directs centre, state to decide plea for one Muslim Wakf Board in UP

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Published on Nov 15, 2019 10:20 PM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH

Traffic woes near new HC building in Lucknow: Court seeks status report

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Published on Oct 15, 2019 10:52 PM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH, Lucknow

Examine viability of establishing women’s reformatories at all divisional headquarters of UP: HC

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Published on Sep 26, 2019 09:55 PM IST
ByManoj Kumar Singh, Lucknow

69,000 teachers’ job exam: HC to hear case today on raising cutoff

Appellants challenged the single judge order which quashed the government order through which the qualifying marks for the examination for recruitment of 69,000 assistant teachers was raised to 65 and 60 from 45 and 40.

Allahabad High Court(PTI)
Updated on Sep 25, 2019 02:04 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | ByManoj Kumar Singh

India’s GDP growth slows to 5%, more stimulus expected

Asia’s third largest economy grew at a slower-than-expected 5.0% in the latest three-month period, compared with 5.8% in the previous quarter, government data showed on Friday.

Analysts expect India’s economic slowdown could continue for the next two three years as the economy faces serious structural issues, hurting consumer demand and manufacturing.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2019 06:34 PM IST
Reuters, New Delhi | By

Allahabad HC seeks reply from Uttar Pradesh authorities on petition of acid attack survivors seeking eye treatment

The order was passed by a division bench of justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and justice Jaspreet Singh on a writ petition filed by the survivors, hailing from different districts of UP, through their counsel Prince Lenin.

Allahabad high court(PTI)
Updated on Aug 09, 2019 11:36 PM IST
Lucknow | ByManoj Kumar Singh

India’s June inflation hits eight-month high but rate cut still possible

Annual retail inflation in June was 3.18%, up from 3.05% the previous month, but below analyst forecasts, government data showed on Friday.

Image for representation(REUTERS FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Jul 12, 2019 06:19 PM IST
Reuters, New Delhi | ByAftab Ahmed and Manoj Kumar

Remove encroachments near KGMU, Civil Hospital, says Allahabad HC

The court directed the SDM concerned to submit a fresh status report regarding removal of encroachment as well as the action taken by the committee, by filing a detailed affidavit on May 10, the next date of hearing.

A division bench of justice Pankaj Kumar Jaiswal and justice Rajnish Kumar passed the order on Friday, on a public interest litigation petition raising the issue of encroachments in front of the said hospitals and the PGI.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 04, 2019 12:39 PM IST
Hindustan Times, LUCKNOW | ByManoj Kumar Singh

UP Assistant Teacher Result 2018 delayed, can’t be declared till January 29

UP Assistant Teacher Result 2018 : The result of the ongoing recruitment drive of 69,000 assistant teachers for state-run primary schools in UP, which was to be declared on January 22, can’t be declared on the said date now.

UP Assistant Teacher Result 2018 : The result of the ongoing recruitment drive of 69,000 assistant teachers for state-run primary schools in UP, which was to be declared on January 22, can’t be declared on the said date now.(HT file)
Updated on Jan 22, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManoj Kumar Singh

Lucknow High Court permits admissions to Ayurveda, Unani medical colleges via NEET

Only those students, who have already qualified NEET will be granted admission in preference

The court directed the state to proceed with filing up of remaining vacancies of AYUSH, which now remain vacant even after the completion of NEET process(HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 18, 2018 04:02 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManoj Kumar Singh, Lucknow

Allahabad High Court penalises 5K on doctor for poor handwriting

The cost amount would be deducted from the salary of Dr Rama Shankar Gupta, to be deposited in the Oudh Bar Association library fund.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has slapped <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5000 cost on a doctor of Bahraich district hospital for poor handwriting(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Published on Nov 14, 2018 08:34 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManoj Kumar Singh

Imroz, the abiding love in Amrita Pritam’s life

Amrita wrote a poem ‘Shaam ka Phool’ (The evening flower) after her first meeting with Imroz. The poet felt that Imroz, who was 10 years younger, met her a bit too late in life.

A rare photograph of Amrita Pritam and her partner, Imroz, in 1969.(Photo by Ravinder Ravi)
Updated on Aug 31, 2018 12:22 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By

‘Great one for Bharat’: Union Budget 2018 aims to boost revenue, revive growth

In Union Budget 2018, FM Arun Jaitley also announced plans to introduce “the world’s largest government funded health care programme”, saying it would cover some 500 million of the country’s poorest people.

Railway workers listen to finance minister Arun Jaitley’s Union Budget 2018-19 speech on radio, at Moradabad railway station on Thursday.(PTI)
Updated on Feb 01, 2018 06:03 PM IST
New Delhi | ByManoj Kumar and Suvashree Choudhury (Reuters)

Misuse of loudspeakers: HC seeks replies from UP government, pollution control board

The court directed the principal secretary, home and the UP Pollution Control Board chairman to file their personal affidavits (replies) within six weeks on seven points related to the issue.

The petitioner sought a direction for strict compliance with the rule so that people could sleep peacefully.(File Photo)
Published on Dec 21, 2017 02:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByManoj Kumar Singh, Lucknow

Spice of Life | Amrita Pritam in the role of an ordinary woman

On her death anniversary today, I am reminded of instances of her as an anxious mother, a protective grandma and a concerned live-in partner

Pioneering Punjabi poet Amrita Pritam(HT File Photo)
Updated on Oct 31, 2017 05:19 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By

Spice of life | When we celebrated golden jubilee of Independence Day

As the midnight approached, AR Rehman started crooning his ‘Vande Matram’ song. The gathering also went wild with chants of ‘Vande Matram’ with a fervour that reminded me of the freedom fighters who sacrificed their lives for the Independence of the country

(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 14, 2017 11:25 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By

‘The party will be over’: How GST will affect businesses that don’t pay tax

The GST has been termed a potential game changer, the single biggest tax reform in independent India, one that the government says is founded on the concept of “one nation, one market, one tax”.

Pedestrians walk below a banner calling for a protest against the steep hike in the proposed new goods and services tax (GST) regime for sanitary and hardware products in Bangalore on June 29, 2017.(AFP)
Updated on Jul 06, 2017 09:58 AM IST
New Delhi | ByRajesh Kumar Singh and Manoj Kumar (Reuters)

Railways cancel 26 trains for a month from December 17 due to fog

The announcement made on Sunday is likely to add to the woes of passengers going to New Delhi and other long distance destinations.

Stranded passengers wait for their trains as many were running late due to the fog, at Allahabad Railway Station on Sunday.(PTI)
Updated on Dec 12, 2016 12:30 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Patna | By

Amrita-Imroz love story: Through their letters and poems

It was a veritable treat of poetry and poetic prose when the love story of celebrated poet Amrita Pritam and artist Imroz was narrated through the letters written by them to each other and their poems in the presence of none other than Imroz.

Artist Imroz (Centre) at Sangrur Heritage and Literary Festival that concluded on Sunday.(HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 21, 2016 08:16 PM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Sangrur

Amrita Pritam in her twilight years: Between hope and despair

SPICE OF LIFE: She swung like a pendulum between hope and despair. As death stared at her, she wrote her touching swan song, ‘main tenu pher milaangi’, addressed to imroz

Updated on Nov 03, 2016 12:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times | By, Chandigarh

UP: Death sentence upheld in rape, murder of minor

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has upheld the death sentence awarded to a 25-year-old man convicted of the rape and murder of a six-year-old girl of Shravasti in 2012.

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has upheld the death sentence awarded to a 25-year-old man.(Representative Photo)
Published on Apr 20, 2016 12:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times | ByManoj Kumar Singh, Lucknow

Modi under fire as middle-class India still awaits ‘Achhe din’

Sharp rises in education and healthcare costs in the last two years have hit India’s burgeoning middle class hard, denting Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity among the relatively well-off ahead of a series of state elections.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s popularity with the middle class India seems to be fading away as the prices have gone up and many promises from the Achhe din portfolio remain undelivered.(PTI)
Updated on Mar 23, 2016 01:27 PM IST
Reuters | BySuvashree Choudhury and Manoj Kumar, Mumbai/new Delhi
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