Saurabh Chauhan is a correspondent reporting from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, covering Social Welfare, Women and Child Development, Agriculture. Previously reported from Mohali (Punjab), Shimla (HP) and covered Political, Civil Admin, Finance beats.
Articles by Saurabh Chauhan
Unauthorised trucks come to rescue of migrants again
Days after the state government ordered to seal the Lucknow borders to prevent migrant labourers from travelling to their home on foot or unauthorised vehicles, a large number of labourers were seen within city limits stuffed in trucks and other vehicles and moving towards east UP districts and Bihar.
Published on May 20, 2020 12:34 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | BySaurabh Chauhan, Lucknow:
UP: Migrants burning their feet, hole in pocket to reach their homes
Migrants are so desperate to reach home that many of them started their journey on foot while some exhausted their savings and a few borrowed to book a truck or other vehicles.
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:21 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByChandan Kumar and Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
‘Took loan and went to earn, had to take loan to return’
Ranjit Kumar, 26, of Lakhimpur Kheri’s Chakdaha village had borrowed Rs 20,000 to go to Mumbai in November 2018. He had hoped to find employment there.
Updated on May 16, 2020 12:25 PM IST
In long walk back home, migrants battle hunger, scourge of Covid-19
A reverse migration, forced upon people by the loss of their livelihoods -- itself the result of the lockdown enforced to fight the spread of the coronavirus disease -- is playing out across India.
Updated on May 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Mumbai/Lucknow/Ranchi/Raipur | ByTanushree Venkatraman, Saurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Ritesh Mishra | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar
Bahraich villagers team up for food security on a rainy day
Anaj banks: In 61 villages, more than 100 quintal grains collected to help the needy post-lockdown
Published on May 08, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Dispelling rumours, collecting feedback keep 1.60 lakh Asha workers busy
While we know of doctors and cops as frontline Covid-19 warriors, there is another army of healthcare staff which is helping the government fight the war against the virus in an unsung way.
Published on Apr 29, 2020 07:38 PM IST
Covid-19: Rural women in India bear the brunt of the lockdown
On the front lines: Nearly 40 million women are supposed to be recipients of relief measures, but many of them remain so on paper.
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 05:49 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Ranchi/ Hyderabad/Lucknow/Pune/ Bhopal/Bhubaneswar | BySaurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Debabrata Mohanty
Rural women bear the brunt of the lockdown
Published on Apr 09, 2020 11:51 PM IST
BySaurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Debabrata Mohanty
‘Consider age factor while releasing children in conflict with law’
The Supreme Court had on April 3 asked Juvenile Justice Boards to consider releasing these children to prevent spread of pandemic. It came after over 11, 000 prisoners were released recently on the apex court order.
Published on Apr 07, 2020 10:46 PM IST
UP plans sending home over 1000 children in conflict with law
As the Yogi government is releasing over 11, 000 prisoners to decongest jails in the wake of Covid-19 outbreak, UP women and child welfare department has mooted a proposal to release over 1,000 children in conflict with law lodged in 24 juvenile homes across the state.
Published on Mar 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
Slum-dwellers, shelter-less also at the receiving end
Published on Mar 26, 2020 09:04 PM IST
Cops take seized SUV for joyride; owner tracks car, locks them inside for 3 hrs
The policemen, who were caught unawares, remained stranded inside the vehicle for over three hours after the owner located the car at Nai Basti village in Lakhimpur Kheri district, located 143 kilometres away from Uttar Pradesh capital.
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 06:33 AM IST
7-yr-old Sultanpur rape victim’s family fighting ‘dual battle’
As the girl is recovering in Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU), her family is also struggling to get the culprits punished.
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:59 AM IST
Avadh culture existed much before Mughal times, says UK univ prof
Published on Feb 07, 2020 06:08 PM IST
Sitapur tragedy snuffs out dreams of a better future
Published on Feb 07, 2020 12:34 AM IST
BySaurabh Chauhan, Jalalpur (sitapur)
‘Five girls go missing from UP every day’
Published on Jan 23, 2020 09:50 PM IST
Children at protest site: Nothing wrong, say women; rights panel disagrees
Published on Jan 21, 2020 10:26 PM IST
The challenge: Dealing with rising crime rate
Published on Jan 14, 2020 09:32 PM IST
11 rape cases reported every day in UP, says NCRB report
As per the NCRB report for 2017 released in October last year, 56011 cases of crime against women were reported while the number surged to 59, 445 in 2018. The number has been increasing over the years.
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 09:09 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow | ByRohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan
Anti-CAA protester Bijnor youth shot in left eye from close range, says post-mortem report
The post-mortem report of Anas, accessed by HT, revealed that he received the gunshot injury on his left eye and the entry wound was ‘dark’.
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 10:56 PM IST
Top police officer, deputy CM Maurya defend Meerut SP over controversial remark
The video seemed to have been shot inside a narrow lane where locals had clashed with police and shouted slogans during the anti-Citizenship Amendment Act protests in Meerut on December 20 that turned violent.
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:19 AM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | BySaurabh Chauhan & S Raju
IIM Indore to prepare ODOP action plan for four UP districts
Published on Dec 28, 2019 09:36 PM IST
‘Situation wasn’t normal’: UP cop after officer’s communal rant at CAA protest
The response from the additional director general of police (Meerut Zone), Prashant Kumar, came after a video showing superintendent of police (city), Akhilesh Narayan Singh, telling a group of Muslims to go to Pakistan was widely circulated on social media on Friday.
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 02:03 PM IST
Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | BySaurabh Chauhan & S Raju
Probe who involved children in violence: Balyan
Union minister of state Sanjeev Balyan on Friday called for a probe into the alleged involvement of children in the anti-Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) protest that turned violent last week, claiming 23 lives across the state. Balyan, who is also the Lok Sabha member from Muzaffarnagar, said in an exclusive chat, “I am told some children were also involved in the violence.
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 10:15 PM IST
8 UP districts start recovering property damages from public
The administrators of the eight districts — Lucknow, Kanpur, Meerut, Muzaffarnagar, Sambhal, Rampur, Bijnor and Bulandshahr — have issued notices to at least 295 people for damages worth a minimum of ₹1.9 crore, senior district officials said.
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 05:48 AM IST
New Delhi/Lucknow | ByDhrubo Jyoti, Shiv Sunny and Saurabh Chauhan
After flip-flop, police admit to opening fire in ‘self-defence’ during anti-CAA protest in Bijnor
Bijnor SP Sanjeev Tyagi says Mohd Suleiman was killed by a bullet fired by a constable in self-defence
Published on Dec 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Cops do flip-flop on sedition charge yet again
Published on Dec 18, 2019 01:11 AM IST
ByRohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan
Unnao rape survivor wants death penalty for Sengar, says her sister
Published on Dec 16, 2019 09:57 PM IST
‘Space technology to help improve living, environmental conditions in Ganga basin’
Published on Dec 14, 2019 10:55 PM IST
Chinmayanand case: Court asks jail admin to take law student to varsity on exam dates
Published on Nov 23, 2019 09:49 PM IST