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Congress leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra takes a holy dip in Sangam on the occasion of 'Mauni Amavasya' during the ongoing 'Magh Mela' in Prayagraj, Thursday, Feb. 11, 2021. (PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi takes holy dip in Sangam, pays tribute to Jawahar Lal Nehru

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 11, 2021 04:50 PM IST
Priyanka Gandhi Vadra reached the Sangam - a confluence of the Ganga, Yamuna and mythical Sarswati river - for taking the holy dip on Thursday.
Amitabh Bachchan with his mother and brother.
Amitabh Bachchan with his mother and brother.

Amitabh Bachchan remembers mother Teji on her death anniversary, shares pic of ‘a very special day’ from his childhood

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Entertainment Desk
UPDATED ON DEC 22, 2020 11:33 AM IST
Amitabh Bachchan took a trip down the memory lane to remember his mother, late Teji Bachchan on her death anniversary on Monday. He also shared a bunch of pictures from his childhood.

HT reviewer Maaz Bin Bilal picks his best reads of 2020

Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 19, 2020 05:12 PM IST
The shutting down of dissent: A classic that comments on reactions to the epidemic, novels that reveal the paranoia against Muslim minorities, and a volume that interrogates the idea of Hindustan
Kafeel Khan thanked the court and said that he “will continue to raise voice against injustice done to anyone anywhere”.(File Photo)
Kafeel Khan thanked the court and said that he “will continue to raise voice against injustice done to anyone anywhere”.(File Photo)

Supreme Court rejects UP plea against Kafeel Khan’s release after detention under NSA

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Abraham Thomas
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 05:37 AM IST
On September 1, the Allahabad high court put an end to the continued detention of Khan since January 29 over a speech given last December at Aligarh Muslim University on the Citizenship (Amendment) Act.
Bahuguna’s granddaughter was bursting crackers with a couple of other children when the accident took place, officials said.(PTI)
Bahuguna’s granddaughter was bursting crackers with a couple of other children when the accident took place, officials said.(PTI)

Allahabad MP Rita Bahuguna’s granddaughter dies of burns

Allahabad | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 17, 2020 03:52 PM IST
The MP’s aide said Kiya died around 2 am on Tuesday at the city hospital where she was admitted following the incident on Monday afternoon.
The men who should light the path forward seem to hearken to the past. At this rate, it’ll soon be goodbye to tomorrow.(Getty Images/Aurora Open)
The men who should light the path forward seem to hearken to the past. At this rate, it’ll soon be goodbye to tomorrow.(Getty Images/Aurora Open)

In defence of the right to choose one’s love

PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2020 07:32 PM IST
India’s future depends on forging bonds that dissolve our differences in a new consciousness of being Indian. Marrying across religious divides is perhaps the surest way of doing that
Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting at Circuit House, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on October 31, 2020.(HT Photo)
Chief minister of Uttar Pradesh Yogi Adityanath during a review meeting at Circuit House, in Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh on October 31, 2020.(HT Photo)

UP government planning law to ‘regulate’ interfaith marriages, says Yogi Adityanath

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 07:15 AM IST
Love Jihad is a term used by right-wing workers to describe interfaith relationships between a Muslim man and a Hindu woman. In February this year, the government told Parliament that there was no definition of the term and no such cases were reported by agencies.

Delhiwale: A cab driver’s pandemic exodus

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Mayank Austen Soofi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 31, 2020 01:38 AM IST
Dharmendra recalls his journey back home
Political activists hold placards and a cut-out of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest to condemn the alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenaged woman in Bool Garhi village at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.(AFP)
Political activists hold placards and a cut-out of India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi during a protest to condemn the alleged gang-rape and murder of a teenaged woman in Bool Garhi village at Hathras in Uttar Pradesh.(AFP)

Hathras case: Not satisfied with govt version on cremation, says high court

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit
PUBLISHED ON OCT 14, 2020 05:02 AM IST
In the order, the judges said district magistrate Praveen Kumar Laxkar could not satisfy them about the observance of last rites. The 19-year-old Dalit woman was cremated against her family’s wishes at 2.30am on September 30.
Hathras rape victim’s family will appear before the Allahabad high court on Monday.(ANI File Photo)
Hathras rape victim’s family will appear before the Allahabad high court on Monday.(ANI File Photo)

Hathras rape victim’s family leaves for Lucknow, will appear before Allahabad high court today

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 07:56 AM IST
Hathras case: “I am going with them. Proper security arrangements have been made. District Magistrate (DM) and Superintendent of Police (SP) is also accompanying us,” sub-divisional magistrate Anjali Gangwar told ANI.
PrPeople undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court, during the fifth phase of Covid-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj, Monday.(PTI)
PrPeople undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court, during the fifth phase of Covid-19 lockdown, in Prayagraj, Monday.(PTI)

Hathras case: Victim’s kin to appear in Allahabad high court today

Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 06:45 AM IST
The court had on October 1 asked the woman’s family to apprise it of their version of the incident. The hearing is likely to be held in-person. The court had ordered the Hathras district administration to arrange for the family’s travel.
Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)
Despite the working of courts getting adversely affected due to Covid-19, a total of 1,835 cases of crimes against women were disposed of between January 1 and September 30.(FILE PHOTO.)

UP govt wants courts to expedite hearing of POCSO Act, crime against women cases

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 12, 2020 02:03 AM IST
In the letter, Awasthi has informed the high court that the state government will launch a special campaign for the safety and security of women from October 17.
Convocation programme under way at IIIT-A. (HT)
Convocation programme under way at IIIT-A. (HT)

IIIT Allahabad Convocation: 403 passing out students awarded degrees in online mode

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON SEP 13, 2020 09:38 AM IST
Addressing the 15th convocation function of the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad , Sivan highlighted the importance of the Indian crewed orbital spacecraft that will launch a manned mission to space, making the country fourth in line to have sent a human to space.
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)
The petitioners cited the Supreme Court order allowing Jagganath Rath Yatra in Puri, Odisha. (HT Photo)

‘No workable solution came up’: UP top court refuses Muharram procession plea

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON AUG 29, 2020 05:35 PM IST
The petitioners’ plea was that any restriction on the carrying out of procession during Muharram is in violation of their fundamental right of freedom to practise religion.
People undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj.(PTI File Photo)
People undergo thermal screening outside Allahabad High Court in Prayagraj.(PTI File Photo)

Supreme Court recommends 11 names for Kerala, Gujarat, Allahabad HCs

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 03:27 AM IST
While three names were recommended for the Gujarat high court, four names each were recommended for appointment to Allahabad and Kerala high courts.
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.(iiit.ac.in)
Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad.(iiit.ac.in)

IIIT Allahabad, Uzbekistan university to collaborate in academic, cultural areas

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON AUG 16, 2020 05:08 PM IST
A memorandum of understanding (MoU) in this regard was signed online by Prof Shirshu Varma, registrar of IIIT-A, and Prof RI Khalmuradov, vice chancellor of Samakarnd University recently.  
The district has so far recorded 43 deaths linked to coronavirus and the mortality rate among positive cases stood at 0.74 per cent, according to official statistics.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The district has so far recorded 43 deaths linked to coronavirus and the mortality rate among positive cases stood at 0.74 per cent, according to official statistics.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Noida: Covid-19 tally rises to 5,806, active cases 906

Noida | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 07:54 PM IST
So far, 4,857 patients have recovered from Covid-19 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, the second highest among districts in UP after Lucknow (6,090), it showed.
The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 23,921, while 41,641 patients have recovered and have been discharged(HT Photo)
The number of active Covid-19 cases stands at 23,921, while 41,641 patients have recovered and have been discharged(HT Photo)

UP sees record single-day spike of 3,246 new Covid-19 cases; 39 deaths reported

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 26, 2020 05:32 PM IST
Of the new fatalities, eight were registered in Kanpur, six in Ballia, three each from Ayodhya, Bareilly and Gorakhpur, two each from Jhansi, Sultanpur and Varanasi, and one death each was reported from Baghpat, Basti, Bulandshahr, Chandauli, Deoria, Jalaun, Jaunpur, Lucknow, Meerut and Allahabad, a state Health department bulletin said.
The HC bench, comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice SD Singh, passed the order while taking cognisance of an e-mail sent by Dr Abhishek Atrey, a Delhi- based lawyer.(File photo)
The HC bench, comprising Chief Justice Govind Mathur and Justice SD Singh, passed the order while taking cognisance of an e-mail sent by Dr Abhishek Atrey, a Delhi- based lawyer.(File photo)

Probe alleged sexual exploitation of minor girls in Chitrakoot: Allahabad high court

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
PUBLISHED ON JUL 25, 2020 10:38 PM IST
The petition cited media reports in connection with the alleged sexual abuse of minor girls in Chitrakoot, and levelled allegations pertaining to the blatant violation of the Child Labour (Prohibition and Regulation) Act, 1986.
In a meeting with senior officials, the chief minister also said testing more will help check the spread of Covid-19 infection. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)
In a meeting with senior officials, the chief minister also said testing more will help check the spread of Covid-19 infection. (Photo by Sunil Ghosh / Hindustan Times)

Raise daily Covid testing to 1 lakh, conduct door-to-door survey in 7 districts: Yogi to officials

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 24, 2020 03:56 PM IST
Yogi Adityanath also directed them to conduct door-to-door survey in Lucknow, Ghaziabad, Kanpur Nagar, Varanasi, Allahabad, Gorakhpur and Ballia districts, according to an official release.
A boy seen relaxing in the waters of Kanke dam to beat the heat on a hot summer day, in Ranchi, India, on Sunday, May 24, 2020.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
A boy seen relaxing in the waters of Kanke dam to beat the heat on a hot summer day, in Ranchi, India, on Sunday, May 24, 2020.(Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

UP in grip of blistering heat, Allahabad hottest at 46.3 degrees Celsius

Press Trust of India | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 25, 2020 10:17 PM IST
Blistering heat gripped many parts of Uttar Pradesh on Monday and Allahabad was the hottest place in the state with a high of 46.3 degrees Celsius.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath (PTI)

Recruitment of 69000 assistant teachers: UP CM directs officials to declare results at the earliest

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rajeev Mullick
PUBLISHED ON MAY 07, 2020 08:42 PM IST
This comes a day after Lucknow bench of Allahabad High Court upheld revised cut-off of 60 percent for reserved category and 65% for general category candidates.
Prem Murti Pandey studied the Pimpalgaon market for a good deal in onions.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)
Prem Murti Pandey studied the Pimpalgaon market for a good deal in onions.(Burhaan Kinu/HT Photo)

‘Have 25k kg onions, will travel’: Mumbai airport worker’s plan to beat lockdown

Allahabad | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 11:55 AM IST
Police said that Prem Murti Pandey came to Allahabad police station on Friday and a medical team examined him. For now, he has been asked to quarantine himself at home.
Amitabh Bachchan has lived his life in phases. Once a phase ends, he moves on.(Getty Images)
Amitabh Bachchan has lived his life in phases. Once a phase ends, he moves on.(Getty Images)

Rude films by Vir Sanghvi: Bachchan- A life in chapters

Hindustan Times | By Vir Sanghvi
UPDATED ON APR 26, 2020 03:18 AM IST
One reason why Amitabh Bachchan’s popularity has lasted for nearly 50 years is because there have been many Bachchans through the years
Calcutta high court judge Justice Dipankar Datta was appointed chief justice of Bombay high court. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)
Calcutta high court judge Justice Dipankar Datta was appointed chief justice of Bombay high court. (Image used for representation).(GETTY IMAGES.)

Bombay, Orissa and Meghalaya high courts get new chief justices

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 24, 2020 11:02 PM IST
The Supreme Court collegium had recommended these three appointments on April 18.
Hariprasad Chaurasia(Stephane Grangier/Corbis via Getty Images)
Hariprasad Chaurasia(Stephane Grangier/Corbis via Getty Images)

Review: Hariprasad Chaurasia; Breath of Gold by Sathya Saran

Hindustan Times | By Narendra Kusnur
UPDATED ON MAR 13, 2020 08:18 PM IST
Sathya Saran’s biography of master flautist Hariprasad Chaurasia provide a detailed account of his immense contribution
24th day of Demonstration against for NCR, NPR and CAA at Clock Tower, Old City Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on February 09, 2020.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
24th day of Demonstration against for NCR, NPR and CAA at Clock Tower, Old City Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh on February 09, 2020.(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

22 killed during anti-CAA stir, 322 still in jail, UP government tells Allahabad high court

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By Jitendra Sarin
UPDATED ON FEB 18, 2020 08:15 AM IST
The state government provided the figures to a high court bench comprising chief justice Govind Mathur and justice Siddhartha Varma hearing a bunch of petitions against police action during the anti-CAA protests.
The written examination was conducted on October 18-19, 2019. (Representational image)(HT file)
The written examination was conducted on October 18-19, 2019. (Representational image)(HT file)

UPHJS 2018 results declared, Bhawna Gupta emerges topper

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar
PUBLISHED ON DEC 23, 2019 10:34 AM IST
In the general category, Bhawna Gupta topped the exam while Ardhana Kushwaha topped in the other backward classes (OBC) category. Read on to know more...
In a letter to Bijnor superintendent of police (SP) Sanjeev Tyagi, circle officer (city) Arun Kumar Singh charged the suspended police personnel with dereliction of duty.
In a letter to Bijnor superintendent of police (SP) Sanjeev Tyagi, circle officer (city) Arun Kumar Singh charged the suspended police personnel with dereliction of duty.

18 policemen suspended in UP courtroom firing case

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2019 11:52 PM IST
On Wednesday, the Allahabad high court summoned Uttar Pradesh’s principal secretary home, SP Goyal and director general of police (DGP) OP Singh, and asked them to come up with a plan by December 20 on how to strengthen security on court premises.
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