Richa Srivastava is a senior correspondent. She writes on social issues and human interest stories.
Articles by Richa Srivastava
There is no dearth of laws to check sexual abuse, time-bound action and fixing of accountability is the need of the hour.
Allahabad high court has taken cognizance of the Unnao case and asked the state government for a response.
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Unnao/Lucknow/Allahabad, Hindustan Times | ByRicha Srivastava and Haidar Naqvi
Mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim feels that only quick conviction can check growing crimes against women in the country.
Dark truth: A large number of women sexually abused by their husbands have no social or legal remedy at hand because marital rape is not recognised as a criminal offence
Vulnerable: Homeless children, adolescents and even women living in unprotected environment on streets make easy prey for sexual abuse
Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition. But with care and support, such children can grow up to have healthy, happy, productive lives.
Good Vs Bad Touch: Sexual abuse is a risk for every child. Just as children are taught safety rules for crossing the road or not going near a fire, they must essentially be taught to discern an inappropriate touch and object to it, say activists.
One of Lucknow’s icons Begum Hamida Habibullah, a former UP minister and pioneer in women empowerment, passed away at the command hospital. She was 102.
Women of all age groups are vulnerable to rape, in both rural and urban areas as per the NCRB data, highlighting that still sufficient mechanisms are not in place to check the deplorable trend and that more needs to be invested in the security of women.
From January to December 2017, around 50 such cases were reported in the media in UP. And 19 cases in the name of ‘honour’ were reported in January-February 2018.
The start of the Lucknow metro rail service is expected to improve city’s air quality in the long run with reduction in use of personal vehicles, drop in fuel consumption.
Published on Sep 01, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByAnupam Srivastava and Richa Srivastava, Lucknow
The condition of artisans is getting from bad to worse.Involved in zari and zardozi work for generations, Chandu Ali, 40, has now quit his family profession and runs an e-rickshaw in old Lucknow. Low wages, less work and poverty made Chandu switch his job.
The transfer of Uttar Pradesh police officer Shreshtha Thakur, who fined a BJP leader Rs 200 for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle in Bulandshahr’s Syana circle, triggered widespread condemnation.
Sources said as there weren’t enough chairs, the teachers — including women, elderly and a President awardee — were made to sit on the floor.
The cleric would also dedicate the prayers for peace in Arab countries and the unrest in Palestine. Rozedars would also be urged to follow the law of zaqat mentioned in Islam.
The percentage of students in Uttar Pradesh who cleared the UP Board Class 10 and Class 12 examinations witnessed a decline as compared to last year.
Lucknow’s Devanshu Tiwari and Aparna Singh were on cloud nine on Saturday after scoring a CGPA of 10 in the CBSE Class 10 board examinations.
With her consistent hard work and will, Vedanshi Gupta of City Montessori School, Lucknow, scored 99% to share the third rank in the country in the ISC Board examination
Yukta Meena of St Agnes’ Loreto Day School scored 99% in the ISC or Class 12 board examination to share the third place in the country with 4 other students.
Second topper scored 99.25% in the ISC (Class 12) 2017 examination, the results of which were declared on Monday
Lucknow’s Iti Singh plans to celebrate her success in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination 2017.
Across social strata, child abusers are usually someone known and trusted. How the family reacts to a first report is crucial, say survivors.
Updated on May 21, 2017 08:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRicha Srivastava & Anupam Srivastava
This pond earlier had lotus. This was the best indication that makhana crop will grow successfully. Precautions were taken to ensure that the seeds germinate and there was a crop.
Demands for celebration of ‘UP Diwas’ had been pending for long. During the previous regime, governor Ram Naik had proposed the idea to the then chief minister Akhilesh Yadav.
The new science kit that has been provided to their school by the education department for making science fun and encouraging innovation among students.
The girl was first spotted by villagers foraging in Uttar Pradesh’s Katarniyaghat wildlife sanctuary in January. She was with a troop of monkeys and was at ease with her wild family.
‘Victims’ of triple talaq are increasingly petitioning the Uttar Pradesh government on the issue. Several Muslim women met UP minister for women and family welfare Rita Bahuguna Joshi to express their support for BJP’s stand on abolition of triple talaq.
Updated on Apr 12, 2017 04:43 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | ByManish Chandra Pandey/Haidar Naqvi/Richa Srivastava, Lucknow/kanpur
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