Saurabh Chauhan

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.

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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.
People said migrants hopped on trucks and other vehicles as the administration failed to arrange adequate number of buses and trains on time.(Saurabh Chauhan/HT Photo)
People said migrants hopped on trucks and other vehicles as the administration failed to arrange adequate number of buses and trains on time.(Saurabh Chauhan/HT Photo)
Published on May 20, 2020 12:34 PM IST
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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.
Despite the government’s efforts to arrange vehicles to transport them, the labourers can be seen moving on the road.(HT Photo)
Despite the government’s efforts to arrange vehicles to transport them, the labourers can be seen moving on the road.(HT Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2020 11:21 AM IST
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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.
Several migrant workers now returning to their villages had similar stories to tell.(ANI file photo)
Several migrant workers now returning to their villages had similar stories to tell.(ANI file photo)
Updated on May 16, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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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.
Labourers in Delhi board a truck to reach their home states.(S Khanna/HT Photos)
Labourers in Delhi board a truck to reach their home states.(S Khanna/HT Photos)
Updated on May 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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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
Grain collection for Anaj Bank in Bahraich a village.(Sourced)
Grain collection for Anaj Bank in Bahraich a village.(Sourced)
Published on May 08, 2020 12:20 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

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.
Roped in to gather all kinds of feedback, a strong team of 1.60 lakh Asha (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, positioned across the state, has literally become the eyes and ears of the government in the fight against the Covid-19.(HT Photo)
Roped in to gather all kinds of feedback, a strong team of 1.60 lakh Asha (Accredited Social Health Activist) workers, positioned across the state, has literally become the eyes and ears of the government in the fight against the Covid-19.(HT Photo)
Published on Apr 29, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

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.
Women leave bank after withdrawing cash during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Agra, India, April 7, 2020.(REUTERS)
Women leave bank after withdrawing cash during a 21-day nationwide lockdown to slow the spreading of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Agra, India, April 7, 2020.(REUTERS)
Updated on Apr 10, 2020 05:49 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Ranchi/ Hyderabad/Lucknow/Pune/ Bhopal/Bhubaneswar | BySaurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Debabrata Mohanty

Rural women bear the brunt of the lockdown

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Published on Apr 09, 2020 11:51 PM IST
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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.
In UP, there are several cases with disputed juvenility.
In UP, there are several cases with disputed juvenility.
Published on Apr 07, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

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.
Uttar Pradesh has 24 observation homes where around 2, 250 children in conflict with the law are lodged. Nearly half of them are lodged there for petty and serious crimes which have jail terms less than seven years.(Representative image)
Uttar Pradesh has 24 observation homes where around 2, 250 children in conflict with the law are lodged. Nearly half of them are lodged there for petty and serious crimes which have jail terms less than seven years.(Representative image)
Published on Mar 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By, Lucknow

Slum-dwellers, shelter-less also at the receiving end

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Published on Mar 26, 2020 09:04 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

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.
The vehicle owner has lodged a complaint with Lucknow Police, alleging misuse of his car.(File photo for representation purpose only)
The vehicle owner has lodged a complaint with Lucknow Police, alleging misuse of his car.(File photo for representation purpose only)
Updated on Mar 05, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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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.
While the police claim they solved the case within eight hours of the brutal rape on February 12 by arresting a 16-year-old boy for the rape, the victim’s family differs.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
While the police claim they solved the case within eight hours of the brutal rape on February 12 by arresting a 16-year-old boy for the rape, the victim’s family differs.(Mohd Zakir/HT File Photo)
Updated on Feb 22, 2020 07:59 AM IST
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Avadh culture existed much before Mughal times, says UK univ prof

Prof Francesca Orsini of SOAS University, London, says the Avadh region of central Uttar Pradesh provides an example of a multi-lingual literary history.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Prof Francesca Orsini of SOAS University, London, says the Avadh region of central Uttar Pradesh provides an example of a multi-lingual literary history.(Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Published on Feb 07, 2020 06:08 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Sitapur tragedy snuffs out dreams of a better future

Ambulances arrive at the site where seven people, including three children, were killed after inhaling poisonous gas in a carpet factory at Jalalpur village in Biswan area of Sitapur district.(PTI)
Ambulances arrive at the site where seven people, including three children, were killed after inhaling poisonous gas in a carpet factory at Jalalpur village in Biswan area of Sitapur district.(PTI)
Published on Feb 07, 2020 12:34 AM IST
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‘Five girls go missing from UP every day’

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Published on Jan 23, 2020 09:50 PM IST
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Children at protest site: Nothing wrong, say women; rights panel disagrees

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Published on Jan 21, 2020 10:26 PM IST
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The challenge: Dealing with rising crime rate

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Published on Jan 14, 2020 09:32 PM IST
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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.
Crime against women and crime against children also went up in the past few years in UP.(HT PHOTO)
Crime against women and crime against children also went up in the past few years in UP.(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 10, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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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’.
Arshad Hussain, the father of 22-year-old Anas seen at his residence in Bijnor.(Photo: Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Arshad Hussain, the father of 22-year-old Anas seen at his residence in Bijnor.(Photo: Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jan 06, 2020 10:56 PM IST
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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.
Superintendent of police (city), Akhilesh Narayan Singh, is seen telling a group of Muslims to go to Pakistan in the video, which was widely circulated on social media on Friday.(Twitter/@t_d_h_nair)
Superintendent of police (city), Akhilesh Narayan Singh, is seen telling a group of Muslims to go to Pakistan in the video, which was widely circulated on social media on Friday.(Twitter/@t_d_h_nair)
Updated on Dec 29, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | BySaurabh Chauhan & S Raju

IIM Indore to prepare ODOP action plan for four UP districts

The UP government’s ODOP scheme aims to encourage indigenous and specialised products and crafts of all the districts of the state.((for representation))
The UP government’s ODOP scheme aims to encourage indigenous and specialised products and crafts of all the districts of the state.((for representation))
Published on Dec 28, 2019 09:36 PM IST
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‘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.
Videograb of the UP cop telling protesters to ‘go to Pakistan’. (Video tweeteed by @vinodkapri)
Videograb of the UP cop telling protesters to ‘go to Pakistan’. (Video tweeteed by @vinodkapri)
Updated on Dec 28, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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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.
Union minister of state Sanjeev Balyan said Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal called him a few days ago and said a Kargil boy was also involved in violence during anti-CAA protests and detained by the police in Muzaffarnagar.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Union minister of state Sanjeev Balyan said Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal called him a few days ago and said a Kargil boy was also involved in violence during anti-CAA protests and detained by the police in Muzaffarnagar.(ANI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 27, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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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.
Eight districts in Uttar Pradesh have begun the process of recovering damages caused during violent protests against the new citizenship law last week.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Eight districts in Uttar Pradesh have begun the process of recovering damages caused during violent protests against the new citizenship law last week.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 26, 2019 05:48 AM IST
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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
Violent protests erupted across Uttar Pradesh after the Friday namaz on December 20.(HT File)
Violent protests erupted across Uttar Pradesh after the Friday namaz on December 20.(HT File)
Published on Dec 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Cops do flip-flop on sedition charge yet again

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Published on Dec 18, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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ByRohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan

Unnao rape survivor wants death penalty for Sengar, says her sister

A Delhi court has convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar for kidnapping and rape of minor girl in Unnao in 2017.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
A Delhi court has convicted expelled BJP MLA Kuldeep Sengar for kidnapping and rape of minor girl in Unnao in 2017.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 16, 2019 09:57 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

‘Space technology to help improve living, environmental conditions in Ganga basin’

Indian and British scientists are using sensors on space-borne and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms to map an area on the banks of the Ganga basin.(SOURCED)
Indian and British scientists are using sensors on space-borne and unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) platforms to map an area on the banks of the Ganga basin.(SOURCED)
Published on Dec 14, 2019 10:55 PM IST
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By, Lucknow

Chinmayanand case: Court asks jail admin to take law student to varsity on exam dates

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Published on Nov 23, 2019 09:49 PM IST
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