Pawan Dixit

Pawan Dixit has been a journalist for over a decade. He has extensively covered eastern UP for around five years, covered 2012 UP assembly polls, 2014 Lok Sabha polls while being stationed in Varanasi. Now, in Lucknow, he covers outstation political assignments, reports special cases from district court, high court and state information commission

Articles by Pawan Dixit

Traders’ wrath may be a ‘roadblock’ for BJP candidate in Ayodhya

For the past six months, resentment has been brewing among locals against the state government’s road widening project, which is likely to displace a large number of shopkeepers
A sadhu reads a newspaper on the banks of Saryu river on a cold winter morning in Ayodhya. (PTI Photo)
A sadhu reads a newspaper on the banks of Saryu river on a cold winter morning in Ayodhya. (PTI Photo)
Published on Jan 21, 2022 05:55 PM IST
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UP Polls: AAP formulates strategy for each region, uses triple ‘C’ formula to vet candidates

The party to contest all 403 assembly seats. Its list of first 150 candidates has 55 OBC candidates, 31 schedule caste, 36 Brahmin, six Kayastha, 14 Muslims and seven businessmen among others
AAP is also using its Delhi formula for selection of candidates based on triple ‘C’ which stands for crime, corruption and character. (HT)
AAP is also using its Delhi formula for selection of candidates based on triple ‘C’ which stands for crime, corruption and character. (HT)
Published on Jan 18, 2022 01:01 AM IST
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Trust launches YouTube channel, releases short movie on Ram temple construction

Through 3D presentation, the Trust has tried to show the existing makeshift temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi, how the construction work of Ram Mandir began besides various stages of the construction
Through 3D presentation, the Trust has tried to show the existing makeshift temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi, how the construction work of Ram Mandir began besides various stages of the construction (Sourced)
Through 3D presentation, the Trust has tried to show the existing makeshift temple at the Ram Janmabhoomi, how the construction work of Ram Mandir began besides various stages of the construction (Sourced)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 11:25 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Yogi’s candidature: RSS starts preparations in Ayodhya before formal announcement by BJP

Adityanath set to contest his first assembly poll from Ayodhya (Sadar) Assembly constituency. Before assuming office of CM in 2017, he represented Gorakhpur parliamentary constituency five times in a row from 1998
Hindu flags displayed at a shop on a cold and foggy morning in Ayodhya. (AP Photo)
Hindu flags displayed at a shop on a cold and foggy morning in Ayodhya. (AP Photo)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 08:30 PM IST
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Arrest warrant against Swami Prasad Maurya in 2014 hate speech case

A local court on Wednesday issued an arrest warrant against BJP MLA Swami Prasad Maurya, who quit the Uttar Pradesh cabinet on Tuesday, in connection with a 2014 hate speech case.
An arrest warrant was issued against BJP MLA Swami Prasad Maurya in connection with a 2014 hate speech case, on Wednesday. (ANI)
An arrest warrant was issued against BJP MLA Swami Prasad Maurya in connection with a 2014 hate speech case, on Wednesday. (ANI)
Published on Jan 13, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

After emissary’s visit, speculation about Yogi contesting from Ayodhya rife

Speculations on the probability of the UP chief minister contesting from Ayodhya got credence after his emissary Sanjeev Singh spent two days there last week meeting party workers
Speculations on the probability of the UP chief minister contesting from Ayodhya got credence after his emissary Sanjeev Singh spent two days there last week meeting party workers (HT file photo)
Speculations on the probability of the UP chief minister contesting from Ayodhya got credence after his emissary Sanjeev Singh spent two days there last week meeting party workers (HT file photo)
Published on Jan 09, 2022 11:10 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Alld HC junks PIL against ECI order reserving Cong, BJP’s poll symbols

In one of two orders passed on September 19, 1989, the ECI had accorded the status of a national party to the BJP and reserved “Lotus” symbol for it. Similarly on September 23, 1989, the poll panel passed another order granting the status of a national party to the Congress and reserving “Hand” symbol for it
In one of two orders passed on September 19, 1989, the ECI had accorded the status of a national party to the BJP and reserved “Lotus” symbol for it. Similarly on September 23, 1989, the poll panel passed another order granting the status of a national party to the Congress and reserving “Hand” symbol for it (HT file)
In one of two orders passed on September 19, 1989, the ECI had accorded the status of a national party to the BJP and reserved “Lotus” symbol for it. Similarly on September 23, 1989, the poll panel passed another order granting the status of a national party to the Congress and reserving “Hand” symbol for it (HT file)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 11:11 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Transfer of land owned by Dalit to trust in 1996 illegal, says Ayodhya court

A court of assistant record officer, Bhan Singh, last week passed the order while hearing a case challenging the transfer of land in Manjha Barhata village in Ayodhya district to the Maharishi Ramayan Vidyapeeth Trust
On December 22 last year, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered a probe into all such land purchase in Ayodhya involving officials of the state government, their relatives and politicians. (ANI)
On December 22 last year, Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath had ordered a probe into all such land purchase in Ayodhya involving officials of the state government, their relatives and politicians. (ANI)
Published on Jan 08, 2022 01:02 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

SP, BJP gave kabristan, shamshan; we will give schools: Kejriwal in UP

AAP convenor kicks off party campaign in UP with promise of free electricity, better schools and a version of the pilgrimage scheme
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP leaders at the Smriti Upvan Maidan, in Lucknow on Sunday.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal with AAP leaders at the Smriti Upvan Maidan, in Lucknow on Sunday.
Published on Jan 02, 2022 11:34 PM IST
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Arvind Kejriwal alleges SP, BJP made kabristan, shamshan in Uttar Pradesh

We will construct schools, hospitals if voted to power in Uttar Pradesh, says AAP leader and Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal at Lucknow rally
Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Lucknow on Sunday. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Delhi chief minister and AAP convenor Arvind Kejriwal at a rally in Lucknow on Sunday. (DEEPAK GUPTA/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 06:04 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

Amit Shah says SP, Congress, BSP were against Ram temple construction in the past

Union home minister Amit Shah asks: Who ordered firing on kar sevaks, why did Ram Lalla have to stay in a tent for so many years?
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses BJP rally in Ayodhya on Friday. (PTI PHOTO)
Union home minister Amit Shah addresses BJP rally in Ayodhya on Friday. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Dec 31, 2021 10:49 PM IST
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ByRajesh Kumar Singh and Pawan Dixit, Lucknow

In Ayodhya, Amit Shah hits out at Samajwadi Party

Union home minister Amit Shah listed the development projects of chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s government and added they include five expressways.
Union home minister Amit Shah greeting BJP workers in Lucknow. (PTI)
Union home minister Amit Shah greeting BJP workers in Lucknow. (PTI)
Updated on Dec 31, 2021 03:22 PM IST
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Rajnath Singh lays foundation of BrahMos unit, defence technology centre in Lucknow

Want to manufacture BrahMos missiles so that no country casts evil eye on us, says defence minister Rajnath Singh
Defence minister Rajnath Singh at an event in Lucknow on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO)
Defence minister Rajnath Singh at an event in Lucknow on Sunday. (ANI PHOTO)
Published on Dec 26, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Nadda, chief ministers of BJP-ruled states visit Ayodhya, offer prayers

Visitors worship Ram Lalla, construction team gives presentation of the ongoing Ram temple work to the delegation
BJP national president JP Nadda with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
BJP national president JP Nadda with Madhya Pradesh chief minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan and Haryana CM Manohar Lal Khattar in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 16, 2021 06:06 AM IST
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By, Ayodhya

Lakhimpur SIT wants accused to be charged with attempt to murder

  • The SIT has so far arrested 13 people in the case, including Ashish Mishra, son of Union MoS for home, Ajay Mishra
One of the SUVs that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them, was set ablaze in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)
One of the SUVs that allegedly ran over the farmers and killed them, was set ablaze in Tikunia, Lakhimpur Kheri, Uttar Pradesh.(HT_PRINT)
Published on Dec 14, 2021 12:29 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, Lucknow

Oudh Bar Association opposes transfer of cases from Lucknow to Allahabad HC; to raise the issue before CJ

In a meeting held on December 10, Oudh Bar Association has resolved to oppose any move to transfer ‘any case’ or ‘class of cases’ from Lucknow high court to Allahabad high court
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Published on Dec 14, 2021 12:13 AM IST
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Ahead of UP polls: Mega projects lined up for foundation laying, inauguration

Foundation laying of mega projects like 594-km long Ganga Expressway, the country longest expressway, along with inauguration of five airports across state are on the anvil ahead of UP polls
The 594-km long Ganga Expressway, the country longest expressway, is all set for foundation laying ceremony on December 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the mega project in Shahajahanpur district. (Pic for representation)
The 594-km long Ganga Expressway, the country longest expressway, is all set for foundation laying ceremony on December 18. Prime Minister Narendra Modi will lay the foundation stone of the mega project in Shahajahanpur district. (Pic for representation)
Published on Dec 11, 2021 10:21 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Can’t compel rape survivor for her child’s DNA test: Allahabad HC bench

With this, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad HC also overturned June 25, 2021 order of Pocso court, Sultanpur district, directing DNA test of the rape survivor’s child
With this, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court also overturned June 25, 2021 order of Pocso court, Sultanpur district, directing DNA test of the rape survivor’s child (HT file)
With this, the Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court also overturned June 25, 2021 order of Pocso court, Sultanpur district, directing DNA test of the rape survivor’s child (HT file)
Published on Dec 10, 2021 10:45 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

High court to Lucknow police commissioner: Provide details of cases lodged against lawyers

It appears that an organised group of advocates is indulging in extortion, money laundering and blackmailing and is creating difficulty in maintaining law and order on the court campus, says high court
The court directed the police commissioner to file his personal affidavit stating the details of all those cases which had been registered against advocates . (Pic for representation)
The court directed the police commissioner to file his personal affidavit stating the details of all those cases which had been registered against advocates . (Pic for representation)
Published on Dec 07, 2021 11:45 PM IST
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Premature release of convicts: UP govt scrutinising details, seeking legal opinion

The UP govt is going through the details of all 103 prisoners for whom the Supreme Court has asked the government whether its policy of 2018 on the premature release of convicts serving life sentence can be applied retrospectively in the wake of some amendments made to it
The state government had framed a policy on August 1, 2018, for premature release of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment annually on the Republic Day or the Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. (For Representation)
The state government had framed a policy on August 1, 2018, for premature release of prisoners sentenced to life imprisonment annually on the Republic Day or the Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti. (For Representation)
Updated on Dec 05, 2021 11:41 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Army to get AK-203 assault rifles manufactured in UP’s Amethi soon

With Amethi district all set to roll out five lakh AK-203 series assault rifles from its manufacturing unit in Korwa, the defence manufacturing sector in Uttar Pradesh will get a major boost
Five lakh assault rifles will be produced at Korwa in UP’s Amethi district as Centre approves plan (HT file photo)
Five lakh assault rifles will be produced at Korwa in UP’s Amethi district as Centre approves plan (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 04, 2021 10:44 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

UP Law Commission submits draft gram prahari bill

UP Law Commission recommends separate law, proper remuneration, minimum qualification and physical fitness for gram praharis
UP Law Commission recommends separate law, proper remuneration, minimum qualification and physical fitness for gram praharis (HT file photo)
UP Law Commission recommends separate law, proper remuneration, minimum qualification and physical fitness for gram praharis (HT file photo)
Published on Dec 03, 2021 11:24 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Judge helps Dalit student get admission by paying her fee

Advocates Survesh Kumar Dubey and Samta Rao volunteered to assist Sanskriti Ranjan as she could not arrange a lawyer to represent her after she moved the court
The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)
The court directed the Indian Institute of Technology at BHU to admit her and volunteered to pay her fee. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 30, 2021 03:49 PM IST
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Hathras case: High court fixes December 16 for next hearing

Hathras gang rape and murder victim’s family reiterates request for relocation to Noida, besides seeking a house and a job to a family member
A division bench, after hearing the case on November 25 and 26, had reserved the order for November 29. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
A division bench, after hearing the case on November 25 and 26, had reserved the order for November 29. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Nov 29, 2021 11:01 PM IST
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ByPawan DIxit, Lucknow

Hathras gang rape and murder: Victim’s kin want to relocate to Noida

Family members of 19-year-old dalit girl, who was gangraped in a Hathras village, say that “living in the same village was next to impossible for them”.
Lawyer Seema Khushwaha, who is representing the Hathras victim’s family in high court, said the state government has refused to accept their demand of relocation. (HT File)
Lawyer Seema Khushwaha, who is representing the Hathras victim’s family in high court, said the state government has refused to accept their demand of relocation. (HT File)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 10:29 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Election duty death: GO restricting time period to 30 days challenged, HC seeks reply from govt

The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court has directed the state government to file a reply on a petition challenging its order regarding filing of Covid-19 compensation claims by government employees
Dileep Kumar Yadav, a primary teacher in Ambedkar Nagar district, died on the 31st day due to Covid-19 (HT File Photo)
Dileep Kumar Yadav, a primary teacher in Ambedkar Nagar district, died on the 31st day due to Covid-19 (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 27, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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By, Lucknow

New HC bench in Agra - first increase jurisdiction of Lucknow HC: President OBA

Increasing the territorial jurisdiction of the Lucknow high court is a long-pending demand of lawyers of Lucknow.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court (HT File Photo)
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad high court (HT File Photo)
Published on Nov 23, 2021 11:57 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Ayodhya yet again on BJP’s priority list as UP assembly elections near

According to Ayodhya’s administration, the Queen Heo Hwang-ok memorial park and a digital museum at Ram Katha Park are nearly complete. Ayodhya’s railway station is also undergoing a makeover
Devotees are seen in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on November 12, 2021. (PTI/File)
Devotees are seen in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh, on November 12, 2021. (PTI/File)
Published on Nov 17, 2021 04:42 PM IST
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With Ayodhya a priority, UP CM likely to launch projects next month

UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has been a regular visitor to Ayodhya ever since he started visiting the temple town as CM on May 31, 2017
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has been a regular visitor to Ayodhya ever since he started visiting the temple town as CM on May 31, 2017 (HT file photo)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath has been a regular visitor to Ayodhya ever since he started visiting the temple town as CM on May 31, 2017 (HT file photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 10:58 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

UP govt plans sector-wise industrialisation in 12 districts along Purvanchal Expressway

Barabanki, Amethi, Sultanpur, Jaunpur, Azamgarh, Ghazipur, Mau, Ayodhya, Gorakhpur, Ambedkar Nagar, Ballia and Sant Kabir Nagar districts have been identified for the Purvanchal Expressway Industrial Corridor project
The government has selected 12 districts along this expressway where region specific industries will be promoted. (ANI Photo)
The government has selected 12 districts along this expressway where region specific industries will be promoted. (ANI Photo)
Published on Nov 16, 2021 08:41 PM IST
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