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LS Speaker to inaugurate UP Assembly’s orientation programme today

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath, leader of opposition Akhilesh Yadav and state assembly speaker Satish Mahana will be present at the inaugural session and address new members there
With the assembly proceedings set to go paperless and the budget session commencing on May 23, a special training session has been organised for members after the conclusion of the orientation programme on May 21. (File Photo)
With the assembly proceedings set to go paperless and the budget session commencing on May 23, a special training session has been organised for members after the conclusion of the orientation programme on May 21. (File Photo)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:48 AM IST
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Azam Khan granted interim bail, likely to be released today or tomorrow

Khan is currently lodged in Sitapur jail in connection with several cases, including that of land grabbing, against him in Rampur. He could not be released on Thursday as the Sitapur jail administration did not receive bail orders of the apex court
the Supreme Court granted interim bail to him in a cheating case on Thursday, saying it was a fit case to invoke its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution to grant relief. (Pic for representation)
the Supreme Court granted interim bail to him in a cheating case on Thursday, saying it was a fit case to invoke its extraordinary power under Article 142 of the Constitution to grant relief. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 20, 2022 12:36 AM IST
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Plea seeking ASI survey, CCTV cams at Shahi Eidgah mosque moved in Mathura court

The place where namaz is offered in Shahi Eidgah mosque is the actual ‘garbh grah’ (birthplace) of Lord Krishna. The area needs to be cordoned off and placed under high security by Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), stated the petitioner
The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah mosque are under security of the CRPF and the local police. (File Photo)
The Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi and Shahi Eidgah mosque are under security of the CRPF and the local police. (File Photo)
Published on May 20, 2022 12:27 AM IST
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NCC group commander inspects U.P. Girls Battalion

Brigadier Ravi Kapoor, group commander, NCC group headquarters, Lucknow, conducted the annual inspection of 19 U
NCC group commander inspects U.P. Girls Battalion (HT photo)
NCC group commander inspects U.P. Girls Battalion (HT photo)
Published on May 20, 2022 12:21 AM IST
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Akhilesh Yadav’s temple remarks spark off controversy, BJP hits back

Uttar Pradesh deputy chief minister Keshav Prasad Maurya tweeted in Hindi: “All soaked up in so-called appeasement politics, Akhilesh Yadavji has forgotten the pain of Hindu Sanatan dharma. Therefore, his non-belief in Hindu dharma is no new thing.”
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses party workers in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav addresses party workers in Ayodhya on Wednesday. (PTI PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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UP RERA helps restart 13th incomplete housing project

The project was rolled out in 2015 in Ghaziabad but could not be completed by promoter Nandini Buildhome Consortium Pvt Ltd within the stipulated time frame of December 16, 2020. At present, the project is only 82 percent complete
The progress of the project will be monitored by the Project Advisory and Monitoring committee. (HT File)
The progress of the project will be monitored by the Project Advisory and Monitoring committee. (HT File)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:55 PM IST
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10-day Hunar Haat begins in Agra

More than 800 artisans and craftsmen from 32 states and union territories are participating in this 12-day “Hunar Haat”, which will conclude on May 29.
An artiste performs a stunt during the 41st Hunar Haat, in Agra . (ANI)
An artiste performs a stunt during the 41st Hunar Haat, in Agra . (ANI)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:42 PM IST
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UP to be biggest data storage centre in north India: State govt

The UP government has already received proposals of 16000 crore from five companies for investment in data storage sector. These companies are Hiranandani Group, Adani Group, Adani Enterprises, NTT Japan and Web Werks India Pvt Limited.
In the absence of adequate centres, data is largely stored in locations outside the country. (Pic for representation)
In the absence of adequate centres, data is largely stored in locations outside the country. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:38 PM IST
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Yogi inaugurates picture gallery, NeVA service centre

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also viewed the modernised hall of the state assembly. All the members of state assembly, its staff and officers of state government would be imparted training in implementation of e-Vidhan application at the NeVA centre
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath viewing the modernised hall of the state assembly. (Sourced)
Chief minister Yogi Adityanath viewing the modernised hall of the state assembly. (Sourced)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:29 PM IST
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Gyanvapi case: Cleric appeals to Muslims to refrain from protest

In a statement, Khalid Rasheed Farangi Mahali, Imam Eidgah and a senior member of All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) said that the AIMPLB was giving legal aid on the mosque issue and Muslims should have faith in the country’s judiciary.
The Maulana’s statement came a day after the AIMPLB held an urgent meeting on the Gyanvapi mosque case and announced support to the Intezamiya Committee of the mosque and its lawyers. (Pic for representation)
The Maulana’s statement came a day after the AIMPLB held an urgent meeting on the Gyanvapi mosque case and announced support to the Intezamiya Committee of the mosque and its lawyers. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:12 PM IST
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Yogi Adityanath says country has reached great heights under PM Modi

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath blames successive non-BJP governments for engaging in “politics of appeasement”
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (FILE PHOTO)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (FILE PHOTO)
Updated on May 20, 2022 12:00 AM IST
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UP reports 129 new Covid cases, 2 deaths

Uttar Pradesh reported 129 new Covid-19 cases, including 14 in Lucknow, according to data from the state health department
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For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 11:01 PM IST
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Vaccination drive to focus on 12 to 15 year olds

The first dose of the anti-Covid-19 vaccine has been given to 1,13,189 (58%) children in Lucknow between the age of 12 and 15 years, against a target of 1,94,424, the state health department data read
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For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2022 10:54 PM IST
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Dial 112 awareness drive held on Indo-Nepal border

Besides law and order, people can use this service for informing about fire, natural disaster and medical emergency
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For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2022 10:48 PM IST
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Makeover for banking Sakhis: UP to provide NIFT-designed sarees as uniforms

The Yogi Adityanath government is going to provide over 1 lakh sarees to BC-Sakhis designed by NIFT Rae Bareli
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For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2022 10:44 PM IST
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LESA power cuts, low voltage: Unhappy PCL boss shoots off letter to officials

Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation chairman M Devraj has taken serious note of prolonged power cuts and low voltage in the state capital
In a letter written to the MD of Madhyanchal Nigam, Anil Dhingra, on Wednesday, Devraj expressed concern over the unannounced power cuts and delay in fault rectification. (HT FILE PHOTO)
In a letter written to the MD of Madhyanchal Nigam, Anil Dhingra, on Wednesday, Devraj expressed concern over the unannounced power cuts and delay in fault rectification. (HT FILE PHOTO)
Published on May 19, 2022 10:31 PM IST
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Prayagraj: Woman held for paramour’s murder

A woman was arrested by the Shankargarh police in connection with the murder of a 20-year-old youth in September 2021. The woman, her husband, and her friend are accused of poisoning the youth.
Investigations revealed that Pratyush was in an illicit affair with the woman. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Investigations revealed that Pratyush was in an illicit affair with the woman. (FOR REPRESENTATION PURPOSE)
Updated on May 19, 2022 10:23 PM IST
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Lawyers in UP to boycott work today

The bar council passed a resolution to boycott work on Friday, objecting to the language used in the letter issued by additional chief secretary (home) on May 15 with regard to security on court campuses across UP
Praful Kamal, special secretary, state government, had on May 14, issued an order directing all district magistrates (DMs) to take action against lawyers who were involved in activities creating lawlessness in district courts. (Pic for representation)
Praful Kamal, special secretary, state government, had on May 14, issued an order directing all district magistrates (DMs) to take action against lawyers who were involved in activities creating lawlessness in district courts. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 19, 2022 10:17 PM IST
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Women scientists excelling in science & technology in country: NASI records

Count of women scientists getting National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) fellowship reaches over 12% from mere 8.19% in 2015
The NASI now has 1,856 fellows from all parts of the country. Of these, 250 are women scientists and researchers amounting to over 12%. (File photo)
The NASI now has 1,856 fellows from all parts of the country. Of these, 250 are women scientists and researchers amounting to over 12%. (File photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 09:47 PM IST
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Since January, action taken against 132 erring cops by Prayagraj SSP

Action was taken against cops for showing negligence in their works, misbehaviour with people and corrupt practices, said SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar
SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower. Meanwhile, 44 policemen, including 23 sub-inspectors, a head constable and 14 constables were sent to police lines. (Pic for representation)
SSP Prayagraj Ajay Kumar has suspended 89 policemen, which includes seven SHOs, 26 sub-inspectors, 16 head constables, 37 constables and one follower. Meanwhile, 44 policemen, including 23 sub-inspectors, a head constable and 14 constables were sent to police lines. (Pic for representation)
Published on May 19, 2022 09:41 PM IST
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AKTU even semester exams rescheduled, to be held from June 4 to 27

This decision to reschedule the even semester exams was taken at the request of affiliated institutes and students so that they could complete the project work and syllabus, said AKTU officials.
Earlier, the AKTU even semester exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. (File photo)
Earlier, the AKTU even semester exams were scheduled from May 25 to June 15. (File photo)
Updated on May 19, 2022 09:36 PM IST
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Mathura or Gyanvapi, idea is to create hate, high time for PM to…: Owaisi  

  • AIMIM chief and Hyderabad MP Asaduddin Owasi said the plea filed in a Mathura court to remove the Shahi Idgah Masjid was a violation of Places of Worship Act, 1991 itself.
File photo of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
File photo of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.
Updated on May 19, 2022 09:21 PM IST
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LU students seek Dalit prof’s ouster, but teachers’ assn backs him

LUTA threatens to launch an agitation, if those involved in the attack on the Dalit professor on May 10 and 18 were not expelled from the campus
a group of students met LU vice-chancellor Alok Kumar Rai and handed a representation alleging that the Dalit professor was persistently trying to create division among students on caste lines. (File Photo)
a group of students met LU vice-chancellor Alok Kumar Rai and handed a representation alleging that the Dalit professor was persistently trying to create division among students on caste lines. (File Photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 05:35 PM IST
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Mathura court allows plea seeking removal of mosque in Krishna Janmabhoomi case

The plea was originally filed in the lower court -- the court of civil judge senior division -- on September 25, 2020 by Lucknow-resident Ranjana Agnihotri and six others as the "next friend of Bhagwan Sri Krishna Virajman".
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)
A view of Sri Krishna Janmabhoomi temple and Shahi Idgah mosque, in Mathura. (PTI)
Updated on May 19, 2022 04:33 PM IST
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Found stone carvings of gods in Gyanvapi complex, says Mishra report

Ajay Kumar Mishra, who was removed by the Varanasi civil court over an alleged leak of details of the exercise, submitted the report of the first two days of the survey in the court late on Wednesday.
A view of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dham and Gyanvapi Masjid complex, in Varanasi. The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Varanasi court is hearing a plea to allow daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls. (PTI File Photo)
A view of Kashi Vishwanath Temple Dham and Gyanvapi Masjid complex, in Varanasi. The mosque is located close to the iconic Kashi Vishwanath temple and the Varanasi court is hearing a plea to allow daily prayers before the idols on its outer walls. (PTI File Photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 03:27 PM IST
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Gyanvapi masjid case: Survey report to Varanasi court has 1,500 photos, videos

The decades-old dispute over the Kashi Vishwanath Temple-Gyanvapi Masjid was reignited last year by a petition by five Hindu women
A worker stands on a temple rooftop adjacent to the Gyanvapi Mosque in the northern city of Varanasi, India, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (REUTERS File Photo)
A worker stands on a temple rooftop adjacent to the Gyanvapi Mosque in the northern city of Varanasi, India, December 12, 2021. REUTERS/Pawan Kumar (REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on May 19, 2022 12:53 PM IST
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Create awareness about importance of booster shot: Yogi

At a Covid-19 review meeting the UP chief minister again pushed for vaccinating kids in the 12 - 14 years age group
The CM said that more than 90% of the adult population has been given both doses of the vaccine (HT File Photo)
The CM said that more than 90% of the adult population has been given both doses of the vaccine (HT File Photo)
Published on May 19, 2022 12:53 AM IST
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School astronomy labs stoke interest of young & old alike

Astronomy labs set up in government schools in Bulandshahr are equipped with smart TVs, microscopes, telescopes and all other necessary equipment. These labs have fascinated children to such an extent that the number of enrolments in schools has increased.
Astronomy laboratories were established in 109 primary and upper primary schools in Bulandshahr district in July 2021. (Pic for representation)
Astronomy laboratories were established in 109 primary and upper primary schools in Bulandshahr district in July 2021. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 19, 2022 12:41 AM IST
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LDA to develop public park on 14-acre green belt taken back from hotel

The development authority terminated the allotment of land after the expiry of the lease period and violation of terms and conditions of the lease by the hotel management, say LDA officials
The park will have a kids zone, synthetic track along with other amenities as per guidelines of the National Green Tribunal. (Pic for representation)
The park will have a kids zone, synthetic track along with other amenities as per guidelines of the National Green Tribunal. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 19, 2022 12:38 AM IST
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