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All arrangements in place for polling day in Lucknow

Updated on May 19, 2024 06:44 AM IST

With 39,53,287 eligible voters in the city, authorities have meticulously organized 3,767 polling booths in 1544 polling stations to accommodate the electorate. To manage the flow of voters and maintain order, the administration has capped the number of voters per booth at 1,500.

Security has also been ramped up across all polling stations (Pic for representation)

Lucknow pledges to vote amidst musical extravaganza

During the event, the audience participated in an oath ceremony, where everyone pledged to exercise their franchise and encourage others to cast their votes as well.

Visitors taking an oath to cast their vote for democracy during the HT Spotlight Election awareness program at Emerald Mall Kanpur Road in Lucknow on Saturday (HT)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:06 AM IST

High-voltage campaign for 5th phase LS polls in U.P. ends

Campaigning for the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in 14 UP constituencies ended with high-profile candidates at stake. Voting on May 20.

Home minister Amit Shah holding a roadshow in Amethi on May 18. (HT photo)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:20 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Time to fight against ‘Desi Angrez’, says Shah

Praising PM Modi, union home minister says that to run the country effectively a strong prime minister with a 56-inch chest is needed.

Union Home Minister Amit Shah during a public meeting to support BJP candidate from Banda seat R.K. Singh Patel for the Lok Sabha polls, in Banda on Saturday. (ANI)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:02 AM IST

Amid digital campaigning, big venues awaiting mega rallies in Lucknow

Despite its strategic location and ample facilities, the Ramabai rally ground has remained largely silent this season, which was not the case in previous election as parties like the BSP held massive rallies in 2012 and 2013, and the BJP held a grand rally in 2014 and 2017 at this venue.

As the election campaigns progress, political observers are keenly watching whether parties will eventually return to this landmark venue for their major rallies. (Sourced)
Updated on May 09, 2024 10:03 PM IST

Lucknowites returning home to celebrate festival of democracy

Distance is no bar for many residents of Lucknow, who, despite being far away from their hometown, are returning to the city to cast their votes.

For representation (Sourced)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:10 AM IST
ByAnimesh Mishra

Things not looking rosy for BJP, says Mayawati

The four-time chief minister of Uttar Pradesh claimed that under the BSP government, ‘Sarv Samaj’ were safe, whereas during the BJP’s ten-year tenure, farmers struggled for their genuine demands, and small traders faced numerous problems due to GST.

BSP supremo Mayawati (File)
Updated on May 19, 2024 05:12 AM IST

Hottest In India: Agra day before, Kanpur yesterday boils at 46.9 degrees Celsius

Heat wave grips Uttar Pradesh with soaring temperatures, Kanpur hits 46.9°C, Lucknow at 44.2°C. IMD issues heat wave warning, dry weather forecast.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 10:04 PM IST
By, Lucknow

2024 LS polls: Candidates in U.P.’s Mohanlalganj go all out on last day of campaign

In Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha constituency, candidates campaigned vigorously on the last day, focusing on different voter groups like urban, upper caste, farmers, and Dalits.

Sitting BJP MP from Mohanlalganj and party candidate Kaushal Kishore (in yellow kurta) during a meeting in Mohanlalganj. (Sourced)
Updated on May 18, 2024 09:48 PM IST
By, Lucknow

INDIA bloc a wedding procession sans groom: Sanjay Nishad

UP minister Sanjay Nishad criticizes SP-Congress alliance, praises BJP's welfare schemes for fishermen, poor, farmers. Urges support for PM Modi in upcoming elections.

Uttar Pradesh minister and Nishad party chief Sanjay Nishad at a public meeting in Kaushambi on May 18. (HT photo)
Updated on May 18, 2024 09:06 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

In ‘attar hub’, Akhilesh seeks to reclaim his father’s legacy

The SP chief is up against Subrat Pathak who came through the ranks of the BJP and defeated Dimple Yadav by 12,000 votes in 2019 to breach the SP bastion

Mulayam Singh Yadav seeking votes for son Akhilesh Yadav (extreme left) in Kannauj in the 2000 election. (File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:42 AM IST

Maya’s mid-poll change in strategy: Akash’s abrupt demotion, purge of candidates aimed at benefiting BJP?

The replacement of Jaunpur candidate Shrikala Reddy with sitting MP Shyam Singh Yadav, Basti candidate Daya Shankar Mishra with Luv Kush Patel and Ravi Prakash Maurya being replaced by Nanhe Singh Chauhan in Amethi led to rumblings in the BSP

Mayawati’s decision to remove Akash Anand from the key post shocked his supporters who feared that the party chief terming him “immature” may give an advantage to Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad. (File Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:50 AM IST

Opposition leaders either in jail or on bail: Nadda

Nadda credited the BJP government for restoring law and order in Uttar Pradesh, highlighting the state’s progress under the leadership of Modi and Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.

BJP National President JP Nadda (PTI File)
Published on May 09, 2024 09:58 PM IST

UCC will be implemented in country soon: Yogi

CM Yogi Adityanath vows nationwide implementation of Uniform Civil Code soon, emphasizes support for BJP candidates and development plans in Uttar Pradesh.

U.P. chief minister Yogi Adityanath and BJP’s Kheri candidate for LS polls Ajay Kumar Mishra at an election rally in Gola. (HT photo)
Updated on May 09, 2024 10:40 PM IST
By, Lucknow/lakhimpur Kheri

UP case: NCPCR issues nationwide child protection directives

The NCPCR recommends that all stakeholder bodies look into adequate implementation of the CPCR (Commission for Protection of Child Rights) Act of 2005 and the Right to Education Act of 2009.

The NCPCR has issued a letter to various departments of all states, warning against illegal transportation of children. It has also recommended the course of action when such cases come to light. (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:34 AM IST

Valour of armed forces must not be questioned: Rajnath

Singh also assured that production of Brahmos missiles would start in Lucknow by 2026 and by 2027, India would be the third fastest growing economy of the world. “ I never criticise former PMs. But from 2004 to 2014 India’s economy remained at 11 th position. After PM Narendra Modi came to power, India’s economy jumped to fourth position,” Singh said.

Singh also took the opportunity to point out that the BJP was not against Muslims and Christians. (HT FILE)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:00 AM IST

Akhilesh can’t see beyond family: Mayawati

“The Muslim population here is sizeable but the SP does not give ticket to Muslims. They do not have time for anyone apart from their family and so Yadavs have been fielded by the SP (unko to unkey parivar se hi fursat nahi milti hai ticket dene main, so SP Parivar se Yadav khadey hote hain),” she said.

She said even though Muslims were in sizeable number in Kannauj, the SP did not give ticket to a member of the community . (HT FILE)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:22 AM IST

‘Nervous BJP’ attacking own people: Akhilesh on Modi remark

SP chief Akhilesh Yadav criticizes PM Modi over Adani-Ambani remark, says BJP leaders attacking own people out of nervousness.

SP president Akhilesh Yadav. (HT file)
Updated on May 09, 2024 10:50 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Akhilesh exhorts masses in Lakhimpur: Give a befitting reply to ‘SUV episode’ through votes

In its 10-year term, BJP has disappointed farmers, youth and the unemployed, he says addressing rallies in support of SP candidates Utkarsh Verma from Kheri and Anand Bhadauriya from Dhaurahra

Samajwadi Party (SP) chief Akhilesh Yadav greets supporters during a public meeting in support of the party candidate from Dhaurahra for the Lok Sabha elections, in Lakhimpur Kheri, Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on May 10, 2024 06:18 AM IST

Congress’s appeasement policy led to population imbalance: Dy CM Maurya

The deputy CM made the remark at a public meeting ahead of the nomination of BJP candidate Shashank Mani Tripathi in Deoria

Congress’s appeasement policy led to population imbalance: Dy CM Maurya (File)
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:32 AM IST
By, Gorakhpur

Voting on May 20: Lucknow dist admn to coax RWAs to help boost voter turnout

Booth-level officers with outstanding performance during the elections will be honoured with special citations, recognising their hard work and dedication

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on May 09, 2024 09:56 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Lucknow Youth Speak Out: IT College girls feel both freedom and education at risk

“In an age where women have earned more freedom and rights in society, we too want our voices to be heard by the decision-makers.”

IT College students Ishita Shukla, Jagrati Singh, Layba Sajid, Anashya Verma and Anushka Singh. (Mushtaq Ali/ HT)
Updated on May 10, 2024 05:44 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Prof RK Dhiman awarded Padma Shri for medical excellence

Dr. Dhiman’s career is marked by significant achievements. He pioneered the country’s first Doctorate in Medicine (DM) programme in hepatology at PGIMER, Chandigarh. He established innovative liver disease treatment programmes, including liver ICU and transplantation

During the Covid -19 pandemic, Dr. Dhiman’s leadership in Uttar Pradesh was crucial. (HT FILE)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:52 AM IST

Atiq Ahmed’s son Umar questioned in Umesh Pal murder case

Umar is presently lodged at Lucknow Jail after surrendering before the CBI court in connection with the abduction and assault on a Lucknow-based realtor, Mohit Agarwal.

Slain mafia-politician Atiq Ahmed outside Sabarmati Central Jail (PTI FILE )
Published on May 09, 2024 08:38 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

4 dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning septic tank in UP

As per local people, all three labourers who entered the septic tank one by one became unconscious after inhaling toxic gas.

4 dead after inhaling toxic fumes while cleaning septic tank (Pc for representation)
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:16 AM IST
By, Varanasi

FAUX PAS: OMR sheets of CSJMU distributed in LU exam

Several differences exist between the OMR sheets of LU and CSJMU. While LU only requires candidates to write their roll number, the CSJMU OMR sheet has provisions for both roll number and enrollment number. To fill their roll number, LU’s OMR has 13 boxes, whereas CSJMU provides only 11 boxes.

The LU OMR answer sheet requires candidates to fill in the exam date, while CSJMU made provisions for the exam date and the candidate’s date of birth (Sourced)
Published on May 09, 2024 10:08 PM IST

Refrain from renewal of licence of liquor shop near a school: HC to state govt

Acting on a PIL moved by a five-year-old LKG student, the HC has directed the state government to refrain from renewing the licence of a liquor shop near the school of petitioner in Kanpur.

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 10, 2024 07:58 AM IST
ByJItendra Sarin, Prayagraj

CIMAP-Haleon pact to help Barabanki farmers in mint farming

CIMAP partners with Haleon UK for sustainable menthol mint farming in Barabanki, benefiting 5000+ farmers with high-yield variety and eco-friendly technologies.

CIMAP-Haleon pact to help Barabanki farmers in mint farming (File)
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:34 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Married Muslims can’t claim rights in a live-in-relationship: Allahabad HC

The court said that a follower of Islam cannot be in a live-in relationship, particularly if his spouse is alive. “Islamic tenets do not permit a live-in relationship during a subsisting marriage.

Allahabad High Court (HT File)
Updated on May 09, 2024 08:43 PM IST
ByMANOJ KUMAR SINGH, Lucknow

Over 45K new voters added to list in past three months

New system to allow first time voters to register even 10 days before nomination has brought this change

 (Pic for representation)
Updated on May 10, 2024 08:02 AM IST
By, Prayagraj
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