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Controversial Hathras DM among 17 IAS officers transferred in UP

The District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar was transferred to Mirzapur in the same capacity.
District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar came under flak for the for the hurried cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang raped and murdered.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
District Magistrate of Hathras Parveen Kumar Laxkar came under flak for the for the hurried cremation of a 19-year-old Dalit woman who was gang raped and murdered.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Updated on Dec 31, 2020 11:38 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

UP govt gives 4 reasons to HC for not transferring DM after Hathras gang rape

Among the four reasons the Uttar Pradesh government cited was that the transfer of district magistrate was made an issue by political parties with oblique motive to exert political pressure.
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
The Lucknow bench of the Allahabad High Court.(PTI FILE PHOTO)
Published on Dec 03, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

UP bans unlawful religious conversions with immediate effect

The ordinance has stricter provisions to check religious conversions carried out by allurement, coercion, using force or fraudulent means and marrying women (with the objective of converting them to other religion). In case of mass conversion, it has the provision for imprisonment of three to 10 years and a minimum fine of Rs 50,000
Uttar Pradesh chief minister has Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term the Hindu right uses to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women.(PTI FILE)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister has Yogi Adityanath vowed to end “love jihad”, a term the Hindu right uses to describe marital relationships between Muslim men and Hindu women.(PTI FILE)
Published on Nov 28, 2020 03:24 PM IST
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HT Correspondent, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent

Sub registrar in vigilance custody, but 66 land deeds registered in his office

Probe report states that the documents had been registered without the registering officer seeing or identifying the parties – in violation of the Registration Act, 1908.
Investigations have revealed that 66 documents were allegedly marked to a Zirakpur naib tehsildar for registration with his signature on the day of his arrest.(Shutterstock)
Investigations have revealed that 66 documents were allegedly marked to a Zirakpur naib tehsildar for registration with his signature on the day of his arrest.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Nov 10, 2020 10:21 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hillary Victor, Mohali

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

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.
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)
Updated on Oct 12, 2020 07:56 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar

Being a Dalit woman in modern India

To say don’t make the Hathras incident about caste is ignorance and privilege. But the systemic oppression of Dalit women isn’t new
The outrage over Hathras is justified and necessary. But there is nothing new about the systemic oppression of Dalit women aided by State-backed institutions: The police who won’t file FIRs, lawyers who urge rape survivors to compromise, a legal system that exhausts the patience of the most stoic victim, and a media that finds no merit in these stories.(PTI)
The outrage over Hathras is justified and necessary. But there is nothing new about the systemic oppression of Dalit women aided by State-backed institutions: The police who won’t file FIRs, lawyers who urge rape survivors to compromise, a legal system that exhausts the patience of the most stoic victim, and a media that finds no merit in these stories.(PTI)
Published on Oct 02, 2020 07:37 PM IST
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‘Media will go, we’ll still be here’: Top official on visit to Hathras family

In another video a woman from the victim’s family is seen blaming the district administration for putting pressure on the victim’s father.
Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar visiting the family of the woman who died days after being raped and tortured in Delhi this week. (Videograb)
Hathras district magistrate Praveen Kumar visiting the family of the woman who died days after being raped and tortured in Delhi this week. (Videograb)
Updated on Oct 01, 2020 09:42 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Agra | By HT Correspondent

Dehradun administration to probe difference in Covid-19 positivity rate in pvt and govt labs

The positivity rate reported from private labs is 36% while it is 26% for government labs.
There is a 10 per cent difference in positivity rate in Covid-19 tests done through private and government laboratories in Dehradun.(Representative Photo/AP)
There is a 10 per cent difference in positivity rate in Covid-19 tests done through private and government laboratories in Dehradun.(Representative Photo/AP)
Updated on Sep 21, 2020 04:53 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By Suparna Roy

Covid-19: Uttarakhand crosses 25,000 cases

The state also reported seven Covid-19-related deaths, taking toll from the pandemic to 348
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chairs a meeting with district magistrate to review the Covid-19 situation.(ANI)
Uttarakhand chief minister Trivendra Singh Rawat chairs a meeting with district magistrate to review the Covid-19 situation.(ANI)
Published on Sep 08, 2020 09:26 AM IST
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Uttarakhand govt stresses on safety measures for NEET-JEE tests, Congress intensifies protests

The government has said that it was ready to increase the number of examination centres if required for maintaining necessary social distancing.
Congress leaders have been organising protests against the move to conduct the two examinations.(HT Photo)
Congress leaders have been organising protests against the move to conduct the two examinations.(HT Photo)
Updated on Aug 30, 2020 12:07 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dehradun | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay

Annual Manimahesh Yatra comes to symbolic end with priests performing rituals, taking holy dip

Last year, more than 3 lakh people had visited the holy lake in Himachal Pradesh’s Chamba district, but this time the number was not more than 100 amid the Covid-19 pandemic
Manimahesh Lake with Mount Kailash in the backdrop. Manimahesh Yatra, which began on August 12, was held symbolically this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Pilgrims trek to the oval-shaped lake at a height of 13,500ft to catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.(Ht file photo)
Manimahesh Lake with Mount Kailash in the backdrop. Manimahesh Yatra, which began on August 12, was held symbolically this year due to the Covid-19 outbreak. Pilgrims trek to the oval-shaped lake at a height of 13,500ft to catch a glimpse of Mount Kailash, the abode of Lord Shiva, and offer prayers.(Ht file photo)
Published on Aug 26, 2020 04:17 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Dharamshala | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala

Lucknow DM orders probe after Covid patient’s complaint against public health centre

The complainant alleged that after he protested against poor facilities, the hospital staff misbehaved with him and also beat him up.
The patient had made several videos exposing alleged anomalies at the hospital and they had gone viral.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
The patient had made several videos exposing alleged anomalies at the hospital and they had gone viral.(Representative image/HT PHOTO)
Published on Aug 25, 2020 08:47 AM IST
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Himachal’s tourism industry wants Covid curbs eased to revive economy

Tourism sector association wants the rider of minimum five-day stay to be lifted and the Covid-negative certificate requirement only for those who intend to visit hill state for more than 72 hours
Tourism sector association says restrictions in Himachal are the most stringent in the country and this was not only causing revenue loss to the government but also resulting in job losses and near collapse of the hospitality industry.(HT File)
Tourism sector association says restrictions in Himachal are the most stringent in the country and this was not only causing revenue loss to the government but also resulting in job losses and near collapse of the hospitality industry.(HT File)
Updated on Aug 17, 2020 05:51 PM IST
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Antigen test shows 7.46% positivity rate in containment zones

Experts said the rapid antigen tests are providing a better picture of the spread of the infection since so far only those with symptoms in containment zones were being tested.
Delhi is the first state to roll out antigen-based testing as Covid-19 cases in the city have seen unusual surge in the number of cases(Pratham Gokhale / Hindustan Times)
Delhi is the first state to roll out antigen-based testing as Covid-19 cases in the city have seen unusual surge in the number of cases(Pratham Gokhale / Hindustan Times)
Updated on Jun 30, 2020 04:00 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Risha Chitlangia

Containment zone rules for societies changed; shops allowed to open from 9am to 9pm

The district magistrate’s order comes after the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday issued new guidelines that will come into effect from June 1
The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Sunday announced more relaxations for the fifth phase of the lockdown.(AP)
The Gautam Budh Nagar administration on Sunday announced more relaxations for the fifth phase of the lockdown.(AP)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 02:34 PM IST
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Essentials to be delivered to patients in home isolation

A nodal official in each 11 districts will ensure that essential commodities, services and medicines are supplied at the doorstep of families, who are living in home quarantine.
Delhi government issued an order directing district magistrate in all 11 revenue districts in the city to appoint a nodal officer to ensure that essential commodities, services and medicines are supplied at the doorstep of families, who are living in home quarantine.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Delhi government issued an order directing district magistrate in all 11 revenue districts in the city to appoint a nodal officer to ensure that essential commodities, services and medicines are supplied at the doorstep of families, who are living in home quarantine.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on May 26, 2020 12:51 AM IST
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UP govt directs schools not to charge transportation fee for lockdown period

The Uttar Pradesh government has directed schools in the state not to charge transportation fee from students for the lockdown period.
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Updated on Apr 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST
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Coronavirus update: Migrants must be screened for Covid-19, Centre tells states

The Centre on Sunday issued a formal order directing state governments and Union Territories (UT) administrations to effectively seal state and district borders to stop the movement of migrant workers during the 21-day lockdown period ending April 14.
A wave of migrant workers seen at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Bus Terminus as they head to their native state on day 5 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
A wave of migrant workers seen at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Bus Terminus as they head to their native state on day 5 of the 21-day nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
Updated on Mar 30, 2020 10:19 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul

HP to release undertrials on temporary bail

The decision to temporary release prisoners for three months has been taken to ensure social distancing and to avoid spread of COVID-19 virus
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Published on Mar 29, 2020 09:54 PM IST
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Hindustan times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Shimla

Ensure people stay where they are: UP chief secy to DMs, police

Chief secretary Rajendra Kumar Tiwari on Friday directed all district magistrates and district police chiefs across the state to ensure that every citizen stayed where they were.
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Published on Mar 27, 2020 06:23 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow

Ludhiana administration simplifies process to procure permission, passes

Locals make a beeline for a grocery shop in Ludhiana’s Sarabha Nagar on Thursday.)(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Locals make a beeline for a grocery shop in Ludhiana’s Sarabha Nagar on Thursday.)(Gurpreet Singh/Hindustan Times)
Updated on Mar 26, 2020 10:48 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana

Owners of 4 marriage palaces among six arrested for defying restrictions in Punjab

The ban order of the district magistrate prohibits gathering of more than 20 people
Police officials check a marriage palace in wake of Covid-19 in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Police officials check a marriage palace in wake of Covid-19 in Jalandhar on Saturday.(Pardeep Pandit/HT Photo)
Published on Mar 21, 2020 10:16 PM IST
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Hindustan Times,TARN TARAN | By HT Correspondent, Tarn Taran

Arms Act amendment: Sell or get rid of extra weapons or face action, says Fatehgarh Sahib administration

The district administration has issued orders stating that residents having more than two weapons on a single arms licence, should sell or get rid of the extra weapons within a month’s time or face strict action
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Updated on Feb 21, 2020 11:26 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Fatehgarh Sahib | By HT Correspondent, Fatehgarh Sahib

We are following SC order, says Ayodhya DM after Muslims raise graveyard issue

Supreme Court lawyer MR Shamshad had written to the Board of Trustees of the Sri Ram Jamabhoomi Tirath Kshetra on behalf of nine Muslims of Ayodhya urging the Trust to leave four to five acre land within the 67 acre Ram Janmabhoomi campus because it had a Muslim graveyard in it.
A model of a proposed Ram temple to be built at Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya .(REUTERS File Photo)
A model of a proposed Ram temple to be built at Ram Janambhoomi in Ayodhya .(REUTERS File Photo)
Updated on Feb 18, 2020 06:13 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Pawan Dixit

After building collapse in Punjab, realtor, contractor booked for negligence

Preliminary inquiry finds that though the plan for a new construction on the adjoining plot had been approved, the work of excavating earth started without informing the local municipal council
Published on Feb 10, 2020 01:03 AM IST
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By Hillary Victor, Mohali

No compromise on servant verification: Chandigarh DGP

Baniwal said police had launched the eSaathi application in November 2019, which had been downloaded over 50,000 times
UT DGP Sanjay Beniwal
UT DGP Sanjay Beniwal
Published on Jan 13, 2020 01:23 AM IST
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Priyanka tweets attack over Sec 144 in Varanasi on 359 days. PM is her target

Section 144 of the Criminal Procedure Code (CrPC) of 1973 authorises the executive magistrate of any state or territory to issue an order to prohibit the assembly of four or more people in an area.
An administrative official said Section 144 was in place first due to general election held this year.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
An administrative official said Section 144 was in place first due to general election held this year.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jan 02, 2020 10:57 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi

Dead rat found in midday meal, nine students take ill

A senior official in the basic education department said that in the last three years there had been only 22 complaints of poor quality midday meals being distributed to students in 168,000 schools of Uttar Pradesh.
A case has been registered in Nai Mandi police station of Muzaffarnagar against NGO Jan Kalyan Sanstha Committee(HT Photo)
A case has been registered in Nai Mandi police station of Muzaffarnagar against NGO Jan Kalyan Sanstha Committee(HT Photo)
Updated on Dec 04, 2019 12:30 AM IST
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Hindustan Times, Lucknow/Meerut | By S Raju and Rajeev Mullick

NGT seeks fresh report on measures taken by IOCL Panipat refinery to check pollution

Notably, residents of villages in the vicinity of the refinery, led by Singhpura Sithna village sarpanch Satpal Singh, had taken up the issue with the NGT last year, alleging that the refinery is polluting the air and water in the area
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Published on Nov 29, 2019 11:18 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Neeraj Mohan, Karnal

Ayodhya district magistrate congratulates everyone on SC verdict, but with a note of warning

Ayodhya Verdict: The Supreme Court ruling on the Ram Janmbhoomi- Babri Masjid title dispute marks the culmination of a dispute that has been at the heart of communal friction in the country for decades.
People of Ayodhya celebrating at SC verdict on the Ayodhya issue, Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya, November 9, 2019.(Deepak Gupta / HT Photo)
People of Ayodhya celebrating at SC verdict on the Ayodhya issue, Hanuman Garhi, Ayodhya, November 9, 2019.(Deepak Gupta / HT Photo)
Updated on Nov 09, 2019 01:05 PM IST
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