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Richa Srivastava is a senior correspondent. She writes on social issues and human interest stories.

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‘If justice is delayed, its value degrades for victim’

There is no dearth of laws to check sexual abuse, time-bound action and fixing of accountability is the need of the hour.

Mother of 2012 Delhi gang rape victim.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
Published on Apr 30, 2018 05:55 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

After assaulting me at his house, Sengar promised me a job: Unnao rape victim

Allahabad high court has taken cognizance of the Unnao case and asked the state government for a response.

BJP MLA from Unnao, Kuldeep Singh Sengar, stands outside the office of the Senior Superintendent of Police in Lucknow.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2018 10:41 AM IST
Unnao/Lucknow/Allahabad, Hindustan Times | ByRicha Srivastava and Haidar Naqvi

‘Empower your girls so much that they may fight all odds’

Mother of the 2012 Delhi gang rape victim feels that only quick conviction can check growing crimes against women in the country.

“Nothing has changed. I lost my daughter and the number of parents like me who mourn the death of their daughters after such brutal acts is only increasing”(HT)
Published on Apr 10, 2018 03:43 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Hidden from view:Sexual assault within marriage

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

Marital rape is very common. But it hardly comes to light.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 29, 2018 01:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Living in the open, surrounded by risks

Vulnerable: Homeless children, adolescents and even women living in unprotected environment on streets make easy prey for sexual abuse

For them, each day is vulnerable. When the sun sets and the traffic on the roads increases, life becomes all the more unsafe.(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 26, 2018 01:06 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

‘Kids with Down Syndrome can do well, if given right exposure’

Down Syndrome is a lifelong condition. But with care and support, such children can grow up to have healthy, happy, productive lives.

Down Syndrome, also called Trisomy 21, is a condition in which a person is born with an extra chromosome.(HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2018 03:20 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

‘Need to teach children about body sanctity’

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.

“Children often do not have the vocabulary to define the bad touch that they have undergone. So they remain silent and bear the torture.”(HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 15, 2018 02:10 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Begum Hamida Habibullah 1916-2018: Lucknow loses an icon

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.

Begum Hamida Habibullah with former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.(HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 14, 2018 01:15 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

In Uttar Pradesh, Sex attacks show no sign of abating

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.

Published on Mar 12, 2018 03:45 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

‘50 cases of ‘honour’ crimes reported in Uttar Pradesh last year’

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 numbers were shared by Association for Advocacy and Legal Initiatives at the UP Press Club during a press conference on the eve of women’s day.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 08, 2018 01:13 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Lucknow hopes for ride to a cleaner tomorrow

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.

No loss of green cover in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Published on Sep 01, 2017 04:11 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByAnupam Srivastava and Richa Srivastava, Lucknow

Driven by penury, Lucknow’s zardozi workers run e-rickshaws

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.

A number of workers known for their skill are pulling rickshaws and doing other menial jobs.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Jul 07, 2017 12:23 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

UP woman cop who stood up to BJP leaders considers her transfer a ‘reward’

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.

Shreshtha Thakur was transferred to Bahraich a week after the incident following a meeting of a delegation of the party’s 11 MLAs and MP with chief minister Yogi Adityanath over the issue.(Screengrab)
Updated on Jul 03, 2017 06:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Teachers made to sit on floor during review meetings in UP

Sources said as there weren’t enough chairs, the teachers — including women, elderly and a President awardee — were made to sit on the floor.

A picture taken by a teacher who attended the meeting shows teachers sitting on the floor during a review meeting at Barabanki in Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday.
Published on Jun 29, 2017 12:36 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Lucknow: Alvida namaz will be dedicated to communal harmony

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 Eidgah at Aishbagh is likely to witness a congregation of around 15,000 people for the Alvida prayers.(HT Photo)
Published on Jun 23, 2017 01:38 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

UP board result 2017: Pass percentage dips for both Class 10 and 12

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.

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.(Parveen Kumar/HT file)
Updated on Jun 09, 2017 02:54 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

CBSE 10th result 2017: Compounder’s children ace exam, want to become engineers

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.

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.(Ashok Dutta/HT photo)
Updated on Jun 03, 2017 09:52 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

ISC result 2017: Bangle seller’s daughter Vedanshi wants to change family fortunes

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

Vedanshi Gupta with her father at his bangle shop in Lucknow.(HT Photo)
Published on May 30, 2017 01:49 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

ISC result 2017: Lucknow’s Yukta Meena shares third rank in the country

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.

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.(Handout image)
Updated on May 29, 2017 09:18 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

ISC Class 12 result 2017: Second topper Ayushi Srivastava had to work hard on maths

Second topper scored 99.25% in the ISC (Class 12) 2017 examination, the results of which were declared on Monday

Ayushi Srivastava has scored 99.25% in the Indian School Certificate (ISC) examination on Monday to bag the second rank in the country in a tie with three others.(Deepak Gupta/Hindustan Times)
Published on May 29, 2017 07:30 PM IST

CBSE 12th result 2017: Lucknow’s Iti Singh plans to party with friends after scoring 97.8%

Lucknow’s Iti Singh plans to celebrate her success in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination 2017.

Lucknow’s Iti Singh plans to celebrate her success in the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) Class 12 board examination 2017.(HT file)
Updated on Jul 02, 2017 05:12 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

Women speak up: True stories of child sex abuse from the heart of India

Across social strata, child abusers are usually someone known and trusted. How the family reacts to a first report is crucial, say survivors.

Abused children may become fearful, withdrawn, tearful, depressive and unable to concentrate.(iStock)
Updated on May 21, 2017 08:53 AM IST
Hindustan Times | ByRicha Srivastava & Anupam Srivastava

Innovative farming: Makhana seeds sown in village pond

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.

Foxnut seeds from Bihar have been sown a few km from city.(HT Photo)
Published on May 17, 2017 04:46 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

‘My sister lost her voice’

After going through the trauma for almost 10 years, shefinally lost her voice and became mentally challenged.
Updated on May 15, 2017 04:16 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By

Uttar Pradesh Day: How the state was born 67 years back

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 Uttar Pradesh cabinet has decided to celebrate January 24 as UP Diwas.(HT File Photo)
Published on May 03, 2017 01:02 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

Science leaning would be fun for students in government schools

The new science kit that has been provided to their school by the education department for making science fun and encouraging innovation among students.

Students of government schools of Miyaganj performing science experiments.(Deepak Gupta/ HT Photo)
Published on Apr 27, 2017 12:47 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | By, Lucknow

‘Mowgli’ girl shifted to shelter home in Lucknow, gets a new name Ehsaas

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.

The girl (centre) who was found living with monkeys, at the shelter home in Lucknow.
Updated on Apr 09, 2017 07:29 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By

More Muslim women petition govt against triple talaq

‘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.

Muslim women are petitioning the UP government against triple talaq.(Subhankar Chakraborty/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 12, 2017 04:43 PM IST
Lucknow, Hindustan Times | ByManish Chandra Pandey/Haidar Naqvi/Richa Srivastava, Lucknow/kanpur

GATE 2017 results: Lucknow IET students among top scorers

GATE is conducted by the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru, and the Indian Institue of Technology and its scores are used for admission to MTech and PhD programmes in IITs, IISc and various other institutes.

A number of students from Lucknow’s Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) have “gate-crashed” their way to postgraduation courses at IITs and equivalent colleges by scoring top marks in the Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) 2017.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT photo)
Updated on Mar 27, 2017 04:07 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By
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