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U.P. cabinet approves implementation of WIND System

Updated on Nov 29, 2023 05:16 AM IST

The proposed system is touted to function as a robust weather monitoring mechanism, providing granular, standard, and timely weather databases.

For representation only (Getty Image)
By, Lucknow

‘Pradhanpatis’ using wives as rubber stamps will frustrate aim of women empowerment: Allahabad HC

The Allahabad High Court dismissed a writ petition filed by the husband of a woman village head, criticising the practice of husbands acting as proxies for elected women pradhans. The court imposed a cost of ₹5,000 each on the couple and stated that such interference undermines women empowerment and the objective of providing reservation for women in politics. The court also directed the State Election Commission to issue a circular cautioning candidates about their powers and duties as village representatives.

The court also imposed a cost of <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>5,000 each on both of them and observed that the husband of the woman village head had no business to interfere with the working of ‘Gaon Sabha. (For Representation)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 09:52 PM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

Ram temple security plan to come into effect from Jan 5

Prime Minister Narendra Modi along with RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat will be the chief guest at the consecration ceremony of Ram Lalla in Ayodhya on January 22, 2024

The Ram temple will be opened for devotees from January 23, 2024. (Sourced)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 09:39 PM IST
By, Lucknow

NCR generates 78.8L units of energy using solar power

Net revenue savings of ₹3.27 crore has been recorded through the usage of solar power so far in 2023-24 financial year, says NCR’s CPRO

Rooftop solar power plant atop an NCR building. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 09:31 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

Nearly 1000 young women appear for Agniveer recruitment in 2 days

The dream of serving the country by enrolling in the army at a young age forecasting their determination on the field.

Approximately 500 young women attended the second day of the Agniveer Women’s recruitment rally on Monday. (HT Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 08:27 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Some rain likely in southern dists; Lucknow to stay foggy: Met

There is a possibility of cloud movement till November 30 in the northwestern part of the state and scattered rain with drizzle is likely at some places in southern Uttar Pradesh till December 2

The state capital and its adjoining areas, particularly Barabanki, Sitapur and Rae Bareilly, may experience moderate to dense fog in morning hours for the next couple of days. (File)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 08:10 PM IST
By, Lucknow

KGMU likely to blacklist Agra centre after irregularity in nursing

14 candidates were found to have taken home question booklets after completing the exam that was held Sunday

The exam was held for recruitment to 1,200 posts of nursing officers.
Published on Nov 28, 2023 08:00 PM IST
By, Lucknow

UPERC extends net metering to educational institutes

The extended coverage of the net metering facility will benefit about two lakh consumers with a total sanctioned load of about 2800 MW.

Net metering is a billing mechanism that credits solar energy system owners for the electricity they add to the grid. (For representation)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 07:44 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow University bags UGC’s Category-I ranking

The University of Lucknow (LU) has been ranked as a Category-I university by the UGC. This status grants LU greater academic and administrative autonomy. LU can now design its own curriculum, start new courses, appoint foreign faculty, and engage in academic collaborations without UGC approval.

LU vice-chancellor, Prof AK Rai, is being greeted by colleagues following the university’s attainment of a Category-I ranking from the UGC on Tuesday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:34 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Temple ‘purified’ with Gangajal after Muslim MLA’s visit in UP

Taking note of the matter, an official said a police team was patrolling the area to avert the possibility of any confrontation

After the lawmaker's visit, some people visited the temple, sprinkled Gangajal, recited the Hanuman Chalisa, and shouted slogans against Khatoon(AH Zaidi/HT Photo)
Published on Nov 28, 2023 07:04 AM IST

Teaching device designed with AU expert’s help secures UK patent

The patent was awarded by the Comptroller General of Patents, Designs and Trade Marks, Intellectual Property Office, UK

The design of the patented electronic teaching device that aims to help high school students bag the concepts of a subject through practical experiments (HT)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:46 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Rape bid on colleague: On the run for days, Basti nayab tahsildar arrested

The complainant, a nayab tehsildar herself, brought the case to light on November 17 when she accused Shukla of misbehaviour, attempted molestation, and issuing threats to her life.

Previously, police had booked Shukla for rape and also charged him under various other offences under the Indian Penal Code. On November 21, Basti’s ACJM court issued a non-bailable warrant against him.
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 06:44 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur

Undertrials in U.P. jails to recite Hanuman Chalisa, Sundar Kand: Minister

State prisons minister Dharmveer Prajapati said the prison administration had also decided to start skill development classes for the prisoners to assist them in launching own venture after walking out of the jails

The minister said during inspection, it was found that 80% of the undertrials are below 40 years. (For Representation)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ahead of LS polls: Unveiling of VP Singh’s statue sets tone for Mandal 2.0 politics in U.P.

TN chief minister and SP president demand the caste census and constitution of an all-party committee of MPs to oversee the implementation of the reservation policy at the national level

Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin with Samajwadi Party chief Akhilesh Yadav during the unveiling of a statue of former prime minister Vishwanath Pratap Singh in Chennai on November 27. (PTI)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:14 AM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. CM Yogi asks for security of all legislators’ hostels

Yogi Adityanath gave directives in this regard when the issue of security of the Vidhayak Nivas was raised before him an all-party meeting

Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Following mobile phone ban, legislature party can convey key messages via House staff: U.P. Speaker

Speaker said the people from the constituencies of the members could get in touch with them on the phones of their respective legislature party offices.

Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Bhawan (File)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:02 AM IST
By, Lucknow

BJP re-inducts old hands in U.P. ahead of 2024 LS polls

The BJP in Uttar Pradesh has re-inducted over 50 individuals, including former corporators and retired police officers, ahead of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. Additionally, around 1,500 new faces from various backgrounds and parties have joined the party. Senior BJP leaders were present during the re-induction ceremony.

Deputy CM Brajesh Pathak welcomed several party cadres back into the party fold at a function held at UP BJP office in Lucknow on Monday. (HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 28, 2023 05:00 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Keeping decibel under check: 3238 loudspeakers removed during statewide drive

The state police in Uttar Pradesh have launched a month-long drive against loudspeakers in public places, including religious places, checking decibel levels and legality. On the first day, 3,238 illegal loudspeakers were removed and the decibel levels of 7,288 loudspeakers were lowered. The campaign has been ordered following previous court rulings against illegally placed loudspeakers. In Agra alone, 187 loudspeakers were removed and the decibel levels of 79 loudspeakers were reduced.

DCP Rahul Raj and ADCP Chiranjeev Nath Sinha removed loudspeakers installed at a religious place of old city area in Lucknow (HT photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 10:50 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Wait for U.P. govt schools’ students to get millets in MDM gets longer

The introduction of millets-based food in mid-day meals for 20 million children in Uttar Pradesh has been delayed due to procurement issues. A proposal has been sent to the government of India, but a response is still awaited. The plan is to serve millets-based dishes once a week to enhance nutrition among children.

At present, students are served either a rice-based or wheat-based menu six days a week. (HT file)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 10:45 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Khalsa Panth played pivotal role in Mughal downfall: Yogi Adityanath

Wishing everyone a happy Prakash Parv, Yogi Adityanath said sacrifices by the Sikh gurus extended beyond the Khalsa Panth (Sikh community), serving to protect both India and the faith.

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath offering prayers at Aashiyana Gurudwara on the occasion of Guru Nanak Jayanti, in Lucknow on Monday. (AGENCY)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 06:55 PM IST
By, Lucknow

In Telangana, Yogi ignites another name-change buzz

This was a day after suggesting that if voted to power in Telangana, the BJP would rename Hyderabad as “Bhagyanagar”.

Chief minister yogi Adityanath during a roadshow in poll-bound Telangana on Sunday (sourced)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 09:04 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Ensure docs’ attendance through geo-fencing: UP chief secy to officials

Chief secretary DS Mishra emphasized the need for taking public complaints seriously during ‘tehsil diwas’ ‘thana diwas’ and IGRS portal etc. He said there should be no power cuts during coming festivals.

He also asked the officials to make surprise inspections of tehsils and blocks to see that no middleman or tout worked there.
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:58 AM IST

FIR against Unnao teacher for sexually harassing girl students

The girls told child commission member Preeti Bharadwaj Dalal that head teacher Rajesh Kumar sexually harassed them. They said he used to entice them with candies to indulge in indecent activities.

The FIR was lodged against the head teacher under IPC sections 354, 294 and section 9 and 10 of POCSO Act (Pic for representation)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:48 AM IST

Man who attacked bus conductor sent to 14-day judicial custody

After his arrest, the accused opened fire on a police team when he was being taken for the weapon’s recovery. He got injured in retaliatory firing, police said.

Laraib hails from Hajiganj in Soraon of the trans-Ganga area and assaulted a bus conductor on Friday morning allegedly after a scuffle over bus fare. Laraib was nabbed by the police a few hours later.
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:36 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Kashi all decked up for Dev Deepawali today

CM Yogi Adityanath will welcome ambassadors from 70 countries to witness the Dev Deepawali celebrations in Varanasi, featuring laser shows and diyas.

Laser shows at Ganga Dwar of Baba Kashi Vishwanath Dham and Chet Singh Ghat, digital fireworks and diyas lit on both sides of all 85 ghats of the Ganga in the town will be a treat for the guests (HT)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:34 AM IST
By, Varanasi

Terror funding? ISI network busted as ATS nabs duo in suspicious money trail

The bank account is owned by one of the two men arrested and the transactions took place in a month’s period

Officials said Amrit Pal was arrested from Bathinda on Thursday and brought to Lucknow on Sunday after procuring his transit remand from a local court there
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 08:32 AM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P. Vidhan Sabha: From big offices to smaller rooms, a sizeable shift for BSP, Congress

Both the parties (Congress and the BSP) have been shifted from the larger officers allotted earlier to the smaller ones now.

Uttar Pradesh Vidhan Sabha (HT File Photo)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 07:12 AM IST
By, Lucknow

UP PWD jnr engineer arrested for funds embezzlement

Officials mentioned that Avinash Chandra Mishra, the then-joint director of Vindhyachal Division in the tourism department, filed an FIR in 2017.

For representation only (AP)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 06:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Youth ‘assaulted’, urinated upon in U.P.’s Meerut; one held

SP (city), Meerut, Piyush Singh said the incident took place at sector 11 of Jagrati Vihar locality under Medical College police station limits

The victim’s father alleged that his son was abducted by the group while he was returning home on November 13 and taken to a secluded place and assaulted (For Representation)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 05:52 AM IST
By, Meerut

Dip in temperature likely in U.P. from this week

Dip in temperature expected this week in Uttar Pradesh, with some parts experiencing rain due to western disturbances. Snowfall predicted in Himachal Pradesh.

The drop in night temperature is the result of snowfall in Himachal Pradesh. (For Representation)
Updated on Nov 27, 2023 05:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow
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