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Most U.P. cities record good air quality

Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:59 AM IST

Most western UP districts that recorded poor to very poor AQI so far, for the first time in the current year recorded AQI of less than 100. Moradabad and Firozabad’s air remained under best air category in the state .

Improvement in air quality was the result of rainfall, said UC Shukla, regional officer, Uttar Pradesh Pollution Control Board. (HT)

Under CM Yogi, U.P. has moved from anarchy to progress: Pathak

Pathak, who also is the health minister of UP, enumerated the achievements of the Yogi government in education, health, power, rural development and other sectors. He said that soon the state would have as many as 17 international airports.

Pathak said that before 2017, UP was anarchy-infested but was now becoming famous as a state with firm law and order because the Yogi government had reined in the mafia and criminals. (Pic for representation)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Ahead of PM visit, BJP leaders launch cleanliness campaign in Kashi

A BJP leader said Kashi was also counted in the ranking of the cleanest cities in the country because of the effective implementation of Swachh Bharat.

BJP leaders and workers launch a cleanliness drive at Assi Ghat in Varanasi (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:31 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Minister launches mobile number-power bill integration work

Six-seven messages should be sent to each consumer intermittently immediately after his final monthly bill is ready and generated, energy minister AK Sharma said

The integration work, as was done by telecom companies, was initiated after the UP Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) collected three crore consumers’ contact details through a state-wide KYC campaign in February. (For representation)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:27 AM IST
By, Lucknow

March madness: Rain, hail in Lucknow and more to come

The Met department has issued a warning of thunderstorms accompanied by lightning likely at isolated places over the state

The sudden rain caught commuters off guard in Lucknow on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:14 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Wheat bears the brunt of freak rain, hailstorm

Though the exact figures regarding crop loss and the areas affected are yet to be ascertained, wheat is feared to have taken the most damage, in at least 20 districts; followed by mustard (12 districts).

Intense shower catch Lucknow off guard as the city is lashed by 10 mm rain on Tuesday (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Published on Mar 22, 2023 12:10 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UPPCL unlikely to revoke action against striking staff

Energy minister AK Sharma gives indications of initiating fresh penal action against the striking employees once the court issues order, retaining the tough observation it made

The high court had on Monday reserved its order on a PIL dealing with the issue of strike by electricity department employees of the state despite its previous order for not disrupting power supply. (Pic for representation)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:54 PM IST

11,000-crore investment proposals for three aspirational districts: Yogi

Balrampur, Bahraich and Shravasti will get rid of the backward district tag and be counted among the developed districts of UP, says chief minister

Adityanath said the double engine government was working sensitively and actively for the development of UP. (File Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 11:50 PM IST

Safe evaluation of Gyanvapi ‘Shivling’: Allahabad HC grants ASI time till April 5 to file reply

Expressing displeasure over delay in the filing of a counter affidavit (reply) by the Archaeological Survey Of India (ASI), the Allahabad high court on Monday (March 20) granted one more chance to it to file its response by April 5—the next date of hearing— to clarify whether the carbon dating of the object (purported Shivling) found inside the Gyanvapi mosque could damage it or safe evaluation of its age can be done

The court also directed the trial court at Varanasi, where this case is pending, to fix date in the trial after April 5, 2023. (HT file)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:26 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Umesh Pal murder: Five Atiq aides held with 10 firearms, 74.62 lakh

The seizure was made from Atiq Ahmad’s now razed old office building at Karbala under Khuldabad police of U.P.’s Prayagraj

The arrested accused with seized firearms and cash in police custody. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:18 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

PDA puts up notices at constructions of two Atiq aides in U.P.’s Prayagraj

While Guddu Muslim was involved in Umesh Pal’s killing, Mohd Abid is a trusted man of gangster-turned-former MP Atiq Ahmad

The commercial building of Mohd Abid in Chak Niratul locality of Prayagraj where the PDA notice has been put up. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:08 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Allahabad HC refuses to quash criminal case against Cong MP Surjewala

The Allahabad high court on Monday declined to quash a 23-year-old criminal case pending before a Varanasi court against Congress’ Rajya Sabha MP Randeep Singh Surjewala

The court has directed that in case Surjewala files an application for discharge in a local court of Varanasi, the same be considered and decided within six weeks. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 11:02 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

PM to lay foundation for India’s first public transport ropeway in Kashi on March 24

After the construction of the ropeway, the path of devotees going to the Kashi Vishwanath Corridor would be easier; project worth ₹644.49 crore to take shape within two years

India would be the third country in the world after Bolivia and Mexico City to have a ropeway for public transport. (File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 10:45 PM IST

500 sportspersons in UP to get govt jobs: Yogi

All-India Police Athletics Cluster Championship begins; govt itaking the programme forward so that sportspersons could inspire youths to engage in positive and constructive activities while maintaining physical and mental health, says CM

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath inaugurates the five-day 71st All-India Police Athletics Cluster Championship organised at Lucknow’s PAC Ground. (Deepak Gupta/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 08:44 PM IST

Lucknow crossings poorly planned, need to be reworked: LMC report

These are the findings of the survey report by Lucknow Municipal Corporation (LMC) that was prepared on the directives of divisional commissioner.

Lucknow crossings poorly planned (File)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 07:56 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UP power dept officer dismissed for putting up Osama bin Laden's photo in office

According to a senior departmental officer, Gautam had put up the picture when he was posted in Kayamganj subdivision-II of Farrukhabad district in June 2022.

Purported visuals showing an image of terrorist Osama bin Laden from the now dismissed UP government official's office. (Twitter )
Published on Mar 21, 2023 07:39 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Yagya Sharma

‘Scientists must update farmers about advanced tech to benefit them’

Baldev Singh Aulakh was speaking as a chief guest at the ongoing two-day Pushp Krishi Mela & Bougainvillea Festival in Lucknow

U.P. agriculture minister Baldev Singh Aulakh at NBRI, Lucknow on Monday (HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 21, 2023 12:44 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Blood-soaked body of a driver found in truck on Lucknow outskirts

According to the PGI Police, Onkar Singh, a resident of Rampur, and a friend of the deceased, informed the police

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2023 12:39 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Uttar Pradesh government tells departments to follow austerity measures

In new guidelines, the Uttar Pradesh government has also asked its departments to work out the phasing of possible expenditure on a monthly basis

The departments will begin issuing financial sanctions for 2023-24 in April. (REPRESENTATIVE IMAGE )
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:35 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Ayodhya administration sets deadline for projects

Reviewing progress of all projects in Ayodhya on his visit to temple town on Sunday, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had stressed on quality of work and timely completion of projects.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath during his visit to inspect the construction work at the Ram Janmabhoomi complex, in Ayodhya on Sunday. (PTI PHOTO)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 11:32 PM IST
By, Lucknow

2014 assault case: Allahabad HC suspends jail term awarded to U.P. minister Nandi

Earlier, on January 25, the MP/MLA court in Prayagraj had awarded Nandi one-year imprisonment and also imposed ₹10,000 fine on him in the case and had granted him an interim bail

One Venkat Raman Shukla had registered a criminal case against Nand Gopal Gupta Nandi. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:54 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Vehicle carrying LU exam papers crashes into divider, driver dead

The university had deployed a class IV employee for transferring the exam papers from Lucknow to Sitapur district

Previously, question papers reached exam centres late twice, first on Tuesday and then again on Saturday. (HT File)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Fix local faults caused by rain promptly: UPPCL chief

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Ltd (UPPCL) chairman M Devraj on Monday asked officials to ensure that local faults that could be caused due to current continuing spell of unseasonal rain and hailstorms were rectified promptly to avoid inconvenience to people

The spell of unseasonal rain and hailstorms has caused many electricity-related faults. (For Representation)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Every village panchayat in U.P. will get sports kits by next year: CM Yogi

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath has said the government will provide sports kits to every village panchayat by next year

U.P. chief minister Yogi Adityanath distributing sports kits in Lucknow. (Deepak Gupta/HT)
Updated on Mar 20, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Prayagraj court issues notice to cop over Shaista plea

In her application, Shaista had alleged that her sons--Aizan Ahmed and Aban Ahmed--were picked up by police for interrogation on February 24 after which their whereabouts were not known

Atiq Ahmad (File)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:39 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. Covid active case tally past 100 for 1st time in 2023

For the first time this year, the active tally of Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh has crossed the 100-mark

The rise in Covid cases was attributed to the sudden change in season and people not taking the booster vaccine shot. (For representation)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:33 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Umesh Pal murder: Key assailant Gulam’s house demolished in U.P.’s Prayagraj

The house was illegally constructed in violation of set norms on government land, said a senior Prayagraj Development Authority official

Gulam Hasan’s house being razed in Rasoolabad locality of Prayagraj on Monday. (HT photo)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:31 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

PM likely to launch Purvanchal’s first integrated pack house on March 24

It is equipped with state-of-the-art equipment with the aim to ramp up the supply of banarasi langda mango, cauliflower, green chilli and tomato, which are grown in abundance in east UP, to Japan, Australia, Korea and Europe.

After Saharanpur and Lucknow, this will be the third integrated pack house in the state and the first in the Purvanchal region, said an official. (HT File)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:29 PM IST
By, Varanasi

46 rhinos sighted at Dudhwa National Park

The headcount exercise was carried out by forest officials, and experts from Wildlife Institute of India (WII) and World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) from March 15 to 17.

An official, however, said the gender of six rhinos could not be ascertained, and added that the WII experts took DNA samples from the rhinos for molecular analysis. (Sourced)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:24 PM IST
By, Lakhimpur Kheri

‘Har Khet ko Paani’ grant to farmers raised to 1.75 lakh

The state government has also increased the grant for deep tube well boring from ₹1 lakh to ₹ 2.65 lakh.

The ‘Har Khet Ko Pani’ scheme is a component of the Pradhan Mantri Krishi Sinchayee Yojana (PMKSY). (For representation)
Published on Mar 20, 2023 10:17 PM IST
By, Lucknow
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