Nisheeth Upadhyay

Nisheeth Upadhyay

Nisheeth Upadhyay manages and edits the news sections of Hindustantimes.com. He manages the homepage, handles daily news and plans and organises long-term projects. His idea of fun is handling big, breaking news.

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Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh CM Yogi Adityanath at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

Civic poll results show we will win all 80 Lok Sabha seats in UP in 2019: Yogi Adityanath at HTLS 2017

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2017 10:47 PM IST
Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, UP CM Yogi Adityanath attributed BJP’s win in civic polls to PM Narendra Modi’s development vision and BJP president Amit Shah’s organisational strategy.
Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Union IT minister Ravi Shankar Prasad addresses the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

RS Prasad on Aadhaar: Privacy argument shouldn’t be used to shield corrupt, terrorists

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2017 12:17 PM IST
At the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad says Aadhaar is the digital identity to supplement the physical identity, and is necessary to plug leaks in subsidy schemes and ensure benefits.
Former US president Barack Obama at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT)
Former US president Barack Obama at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Sanchit Khanna / HT)

Think before you speak; think before you tweet: Obama at HTLS 2017

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2018 09:36 PM IST
On Day 2 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, former US president Barack Obama took a jibe at his successor Donald Trump (without naming him), saying he has more followers than other people who use Twitter more often.
Former US president Barack Obama in conversation with Karan Thapar, president, Infotainment Television, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Kunal Patil/HT)
Former US president Barack Obama in conversation with Karan Thapar, president, Infotainment Television, at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi on Friday.(Kunal Patil/HT)

HTLS 2017: Barack Obama says Modi, Manmohan have shown political courage to solve global problems

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON DEC 01, 2017 10:26 PM IST
Speaking on Day 2 of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit, former US president Barack Obama said he believes PM Narendra Modi firmly believes unity is necessary for the progress of the nation.
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of the Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Dr. Abdullah Abdullah, chief executive of the Islamic Republic Of Afghanistan speaks at the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

HTLS 2017: India’s ‘soft power generosity’ shows why it is a rising power, says Afghanistan’s Abdullah Abdullah

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON NOV 30, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Speaking at the HT Leadership Summit, chief executive of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah said his country continued to be at the forefront of the fight against terror.
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday that rhetoric would rain down on Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the election-bound state.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi tweeted on Monday that rhetoric would rain down on Gujarat ahead of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the election-bound state.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Humour and sarcasm give new edge to Rahul Gandhi’s social media campaign

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2017 09:42 PM IST
The renewed vigour in the Congress vice president’s Twitter strategy is evident in his recent posts.
Karan, a Delhi-based professional tattoo artist, underwent a surgery called ‘sclera staining’ in which ink is permanently injected into the whites of the eyes.(Special arrangement/Karan)
Karan, a Delhi-based professional tattoo artist, underwent a surgery called ‘sclera staining’ in which ink is permanently injected into the whites of the eyes.(Special arrangement/Karan)

For his eyes only: Delhi man with tattooed eyeballs on what makes him tick

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON OCT 09, 2017 05:16 PM IST
‘Sclera staining’ is a procedure in which ink is permanently injected into the whites of the eyes.
Schoolchildren look at a picture of Mahatma Gandhi at ‘Mani Bhavan’, his Bombay residence from 1917 to 1934.(Reuters)
Schoolchildren look at a picture of Mahatma Gandhi at ‘Mani Bhavan’, his Bombay residence from 1917 to 1934.(Reuters)

Gandhi Jayanti: Portrayal of Mahatma in movies, comics, rap battles and TV shows

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay and Prerna Madan
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2017 10:34 AM IST
Gandhi Jayanti: India is paying tributes to Mahatma Gandhi on his 148th birth anniversary.
A customer hands over cash to a food grain merchant at a wholesale trading shop in Bangalore.(AFP)
A customer hands over cash to a food grain merchant at a wholesale trading shop in Bangalore.(AFP)

Indian economy in slowdown: 5 things PM Modi can do to fire growth

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 21, 2017 02:09 PM IST
The government is expected to soon announce measures to revive growth that decelerated to a three-year low of 5.7% in the quarter ended-September.
This is the cover the New Yorker magazine planned to run if Hillary Clinton won the US presidential election last year.(Illustration by Malika Favre)
This is the cover the New Yorker magazine planned to run if Hillary Clinton won the US presidential election last year.(Illustration by Malika Favre)

The President who wasn’t: The cover New Yorker planned to run if Hillary Clinton won

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 14, 2017 02:19 PM IST
The New Yorker has released a cover it planned to run in the event of Hillary Clinton’s victory against Donald Trump in the US presidential election last year.
A Delta Airlines attempted to fly from New York to San Juan on Wednesday before Hurricane Irma blacked out the area; and it succeeded.(Twitter/FlightRadar24)
A Delta Airlines attempted to fly from New York to San Juan on Wednesday before Hurricane Irma blacked out the area; and it succeeded.(Twitter/FlightRadar24)

Passenger jet races against Hurricane Irma. Guess who won

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2017 12:21 PM IST
As Hurricane Irma bore down on the southern United States on Wednesday, airlines adjusted flight schedules and made cancellations. A Delta Airlines flight raced against time and the hurricane amid the storm.
(AFP Photo)
(AFP Photo)

Microplastic found in tap water across the world, study shows New Delhi affected

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 06, 2017 03:19 PM IST
An investigation by Orb Media, which collected samples from more than a dozen countries, said microplastics have been shown to absorb toxic chemicals linked to cancer and other illnesses, and then release them when consumed by fish and mammals.
Experts say the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules meant internet shutdowns could be carried out in a more organised manner, but they raised concerns over arbitrary censorship.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Experts say the Temporary Suspension of Telecom Services (Public Emergency or Public Safety) Rules meant internet shutdowns could be carried out in a more organised manner, but they raised concerns over arbitrary censorship.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Govt issues first-ever rules to carry out internet shutdowns in India

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 05:59 PM IST
India has shut down the internet more than 40 times in 2017. The government has now come out with rules to order such blackouts.
This file photo taken on February 28, 2017 showslabourers carrying baskets of vegetables at the main wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. India's growth slumped to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of the financial year, official data showed August 31, below predictions as a controversial banknote ban dragged further on the economy.(AFP Photo)
This file photo taken on February 28, 2017 showslabourers carrying baskets of vegetables at the main wholesale vegetable market in Kolkata. India's growth slumped to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of the financial year, official data showed August 31, below predictions as a controversial banknote ban dragged further on the economy.(AFP Photo)

GDP data is bad news, and govt may not be able to arrest economy slide just yet

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON SEP 01, 2017 09:42 AM IST
Government data showed on Thursday the gross domestic product grew 5.7% in the latest quarter, its slowest pace since the January-March quarter 2014.
Television journalists are seen outside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
Television journalists are seen outside the premises of the Supreme Court in New Delhi, India August 22, 2017. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)

SC rules on right to privacy: What next on beef law, LGBT rights, data security

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2017 05:50 PM IST
In a landmark verdict, the Supreme Court on Thursday ruled individual privacy is a guaranteed fundamental right.
Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives at the Parliament House to present the Union Budget 2017-18 on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)
Finance minister Arun Jaitley arrives at the Parliament House to present the Union Budget 2017-18 on Wednesday.(Sonu Mehta/HT Photo)

Budget 2017 highlights: Jaitley says steps taken to honour honest taxpayers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Nisheeth Upadhyay
UPDATED ON FEB 01, 2017 07:00 PM IST
Finance minister Arun Jaitley has pledged relief for middle class taxpayers and small and medium-sized companies while planning spending to double farmers’ incomes over the next five years and improve the country’s ramshackle infrastructure and provide cheap homes to people.
Students protest outside the JNU administrative block seeking action over the disappearance of student Najeeb Ahmed.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT)
Students protest outside the JNU administrative block seeking action over the disappearance of student Najeeb Ahmed.(Saumya Khandelwal/HT)

Sedition to beef festival: 5 times JNU campus was on the boil

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 21, 2016 01:12 AM IST
The university is doing its best to locate a Muslim student missing for five days, the institution’s vice-chancellor said on Thursday, appealing to students to call off an ongoing protest.
Students protest against the VC outside the administrative block in JNU over missing student in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT Photo)
Students protest against the VC outside the administrative block in JNU over missing student in New Delhi.(Saumya Khandelwal/ HT Photo)

Sedition to beef festival: 5 times JNU campus was on the boil

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2016 02:52 PM IST
The recent protests in Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU) over a missing student turned volatile on Wednesday with students blocking the administrative building and locking up the vice-chancellor and other officials.
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision of “surgical strikes” on terror targets across the de-facto border with Pakistan.(PTI Photo)
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s decision of “surgical strikes” on terror targets across the de-facto border with Pakistan.(PTI Photo)

Modi has my support, he acted like PM for 1st time: Rahul on ‘surgical strikes’

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 30, 2016 04:05 PM IST
Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi said on Friday he supported Prime Minister Narendra Modi for “acting like a PM” over the Indian Army’s surgical strikes on terror launchpads across the de-facto border with Pakistan.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj(HT File Photo)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj(HT File Photo)

2 Indians abducted from Libya’s IS stronghold in 2015 rescued, tweets Sushma

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2016 01:48 PM IST
Two Indians abducted in Libya’s Sirte, an area controlled by the Islamic State, have been freed, external affairs minister Sushma Swaraj tweeted on Thursday.
HT Image
HT Image

AAP spokesman Ashutosh defends Sandeep, says sex was consensual

By Nisheeth Upadhyay Vishal Kant
PUBLISHED ON SEP 03, 2016 05:53 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi(PTI Photo)

We will march on path of development, trust in Kashmir and succeed: Modi

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2016 10:09 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Friday the people of Kashmir needed development and trust, adding “we will succeed” in improving the situation in the strife-torn region by marching on this path.
AAP leader Ashutosh has come out in defence of sacked Delhi Cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar. In a blog post on NDTV.com, the senior AAP leader said the video seemingly showed consensual sexual activity, and so there was no need for the matter to be an issue at all.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)
AAP leader Ashutosh has come out in defence of sacked Delhi Cabinet minister Sandeep Kumar. In a blog post on NDTV.com, the senior AAP leader said the video seemingly showed consensual sexual activity, and so there was no need for the matter to be an issue at all.(Sushil Kumar/HT File Photo)

AAP’s Ashutosh defends sacked Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar in sex tape scandal

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 02, 2016 07:23 PM IST
Aam Aadmi Party leader Ashutosh defended Delhi minister Sandeep Kumar who was sacked over a sex tape controversy, saying the video showed “two adults with their consent indulging in sex”.
File photo of the Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)
File photo of the Indian Navy's Scorpene submarine INS Kalvari being escorted by tugboats as it arrives at Mazagon Docks Ltd, a naval vessel ship building yard, in Mumbai.(Reuters File Photo)

Shipbuilder threatens legal action to stop Australian reports on Scorpene leak

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2016 01:11 AM IST
An Australian newspaper that broke the story on document leaks concerning six Scorpene submarines being built for India said on Sunday a French shipbuilder at the centre of the scandal has threatened legal action “to prevent further publication of the information contained in 22,400 secret documents”.
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj(Reuters)
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj(Reuters)

Return by Sept 25, we’ll fly you for free: Sushma to jobless Indians in Saudi

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2016 05:58 PM IST
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj said on Tuesday Indian workers who have lost their jobs in Saudi Arabia will be brought back to the country free of charge, if they file their claims by September 25.
Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party government over increasing liquor permits in Delhi, the Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, last week demanded alcohol shops in residential areas be shut down.(HT File Photo)
Attacking the Aam Aadmi Party government over increasing liquor permits in Delhi, the Swaraj Abhiyan, an organisation led by Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav, last week demanded alcohol shops in residential areas be shut down.(HT File Photo)

CM Kejriwal says no new liquor shop will come up in Delhi this year

Hindustan Times | By Nisheeth Upadhyay, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 17, 2016 08:34 PM IST
Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Wednesday no new liquor shops will come up in the national capital this year.
HT Image
HT Image

Obscure sect, outlandish demands

By Prawesh Lama and Nisheeth Upadhyay
PUBLISHED ON JUN 04, 2016 08:30 AM IST
Little was known about the Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah until Thursday when police clashed with thousands of its followers, trying to clear out some 3,000 squatters on court orders. The violence left 24 people dead, including the Mathura superintendent of police.(HT Photo)
Little was known about the Swadhin Bharat Vidhik Satyagrah until Thursday when police clashed with thousands of its followers, trying to clear out some 3,000 squatters on court orders. The violence left 24 people dead, including the Mathura superintendent of police.(HT Photo)

Violent ideology, bizarre demands: Secretive world of the Mathura cult

Hindustan Times | By Prawesh Lama and Nisheeth Upadhyay, Mathura/new Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2016 10:20 PM IST
About two years ago, Ram Vriksha Yadav, a small, greying man in dhoti-and-kurta, took over a park in Mathura with a group of armed followers, occupying the public space to turn it into what appeared to be the headquarters of a self-styled revolutionary group.
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