Saurabh Chauhan

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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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)

Unauthorised trucks come to rescue of migrants again

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow:
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2020 12:34 PM IST
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.
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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)

UP: Migrants burning their feet, hole in pocket to reach their homes

By Chandan Kumar and Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 11:21 AM IST
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.
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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)

‘Took loan and went to earn, had to take loan to return’

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 12:25 PM IST
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.
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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)

In long walk back home, migrants battle hunger, scourge of Covid-19

By Tanushree Venkatraman, Saurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Ritesh Mishra | Posted by: Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Hindustan Times, Mumbai/Lucknow/Ranchi/Raipur
UPDATED ON MAY 16, 2020 04:57 PM IST
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.
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Grain collection for Anaj Bank in Bahraich a village.(Sourced)
Grain collection for Anaj Bank in Bahraich a village.(Sourced)

Bahraich villagers team up for food security on a rainy day

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 08, 2020 12:20 PM IST
Anaj banks: In 61 villages, more than 100 quintal grains collected to help the needy post-lockdown
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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)

Dispelling rumours, collecting feedback keep 1.60 lakh Asha workers busy

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 29, 2020 07:38 PM IST
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.
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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)

Covid-19: Rural women in India bear the brunt of the lockdown

By Saurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Debabrata Mohanty | Hindustan Times, Ranchi/ Hyderabad/Lucknow/Pune/ Bhopal/Bhubaneswar
UPDATED ON APR 10, 2020 05:49 AM IST
On the front lines: Nearly 40 million women are supposed to be recipients of relief measures, but many of them remain so on paper.
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Rural women bear the brunt of the lockdown

By Saurabh Chauhan, Sanjoy Dey and Debabrata Mohanty
PUBLISHED ON APR 09, 2020 11:51 PM IST
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In UP, there are several cases with disputed juvenility.
In UP, there are several cases with disputed juvenility.

‘Consider age factor while releasing children in conflict with law’

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 07, 2020 10:46 PM IST
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.
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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)

UP plans sending home over 1000 children in conflict with law

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 30, 2020 08:10 PM IST
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.
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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)

Cops take seized SUV for joyride; owner tracks car, locks them inside for 3 hrs

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON MAR 05, 2020 06:33 AM IST
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.
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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)

7-yr-old Sultanpur rape victim’s family fighting ‘dual battle’

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2020 07:59 AM IST
As the girl is recovering in Lucknow’s King George’s Medical University (KGMU), her family is also struggling to get the culprits punished.
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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)
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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)

Sitapur tragedy snuffs out dreams of a better future

By Saurabh Chauhan, Jalalpur (sitapur)
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2020 12:34 AM IST
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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)

11 rape cases reported every day in UP, says NCRB report

By Rohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 09:09 AM IST
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.
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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)

Anti-CAA protester Bijnor youth shot in left eye from close range, says post-mortem report

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 06, 2020 10:56 PM IST
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’.
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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)

Top police officer, deputy CM Maurya defend Meerut SP over controversial remark

By Saurabh Chauhan & S Raju | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 29, 2019 12:19 AM IST
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.
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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))
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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)

‘Situation wasn’t normal’: UP cop after officer’s communal rant at CAA protest

By Saurabh Chauhan & S Raju | Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut
UPDATED ON DEC 28, 2019 02:03 PM IST
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.
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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)

Probe who involved children in violence: Balyan

By Saurabh Chauhan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 27, 2019 10:15 PM IST
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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)

8 UP districts start recovering property damages from public

By Dhrubo Jyoti, Shiv Sunny and Saurabh Chauhan | New Delhi/Lucknow
UPDATED ON DEC 26, 2019 05:48 AM IST
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.
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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)

After flip-flop, police admit to opening fire in ‘self-defence’ during anti-CAA protest in Bijnor

By Saurabh Chauhan, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON DEC 24, 2019 07:06 PM IST
Bijnor SP Sanjeev Tyagi says Mohd Suleiman was killed by a bullet fired by a constable in self-defence
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Cops do flip-flop on sedition charge yet again

By Rohit K Singh and Saurabh Chauhan
PUBLISHED ON DEC 18, 2019 01:11 AM IST
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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)
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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)
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