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UP Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma, who also holds the portfolio of Secondary Education department, in a statement said many families are affected economically due to the COVID-19 second wave and schools are physically closed while online classes are going on.(HT file)

UP govt bans any hike in school fees for upcoming academic session

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 20, 2021 05:32 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has banned any increase in school fees across all the boards for the upcoming academic session (2021-2022) owing to the coronavirus pandemic situation, Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma said on Thursday.
In order to ensure that the entire process, including submission of applications, scheduling of on-ground inspections and disposal of each application for granting recognition to private schools, is done in a transparent manner, the process has been made live on state government’s Prerna website.(JS Grewal/HT file)
In order to ensure that the entire process, including submission of applications, scheduling of on-ground inspections and disposal of each application for granting recognition to private schools, is done in a transparent manner, the process has been made live on state government’s Prerna website.(JS Grewal/HT file)

UP govt makes recognition process for class 1 to 8 schools online

PUBLISHED ON MAY 17, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • The Uttar Pradesh (UP) government has made the accreditation process for schools offering education to students from classes 1 to 8 in the state online.
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to set up 'Abhyudaya' coaching centres for aspiring candidates preparing to qualify the NEET, JEE (Mains and Advanced), CDS, NDA, UPSC and all other competitive exams.(ANI File)
Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has decided to set up 'Abhyudaya' coaching centres for aspiring candidates preparing to qualify the NEET, JEE (Mains and Advanced), CDS, NDA, UPSC and all other competitive exams.(ANI File)

UP govt to open free coaching centres for competitive exams from Feb 16

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 08:42 AM IST
The free coaching facility will provide great support to the poor and deprived students whose guidance will be taken care of by the state government, an official spokesman said.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

UP govt increases monthly allowance of medical interns to Rs 12,000

Lucknow | By Asian News International| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON JAN 05, 2021 08:30 PM IST
The increase in the allowance has been effected by the state government after a period of 10 years. The Uttar Pradesh CMO informed this through a tweet.
Representational image. (HT file)
Representational image. (HT file)

UP govt primary, upper primary schools to reopen from July 1 only for principals, teachers and not for students

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON JUN 23, 2020 12:57 PM IST
Director basic education, Sarvendra Vikram Bahadur Singh has issued an elaborate order detailing all teachers and principals must resume work from schools.
The restoration work on the river will likely continue in other parts of the state as well, creating more jobs including for migrant workers.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The restoration work on the river will likely continue in other parts of the state as well, creating more jobs including for migrant workers.(Reuters File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

UP govt employs 300 workers under MNREGS on river restoration project

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The source of the 170 km long river is Dhannag lake, a pilgrimage centre on the Barabanki-Sitapur border. Authorities hope the restoration work will help in ensuring smooth flow of the river which ultimately merges with the Gomti river in Ayodhya.
Real estate body NAREDCO, with 250 developers as members of its UP chapter, will provide employment to 2.5 lakh migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh .(REUTERS /Photo used for representational purpose only)
Real estate body NAREDCO, with 250 developers as members of its UP chapter, will provide employment to 2.5 lakh migrant workers in Uttar Pradesh .(REUTERS /Photo used for representational purpose only)

Real estate body NAREDCO to employ 2.5 lakh UP migrant workers in projects across state

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Anubha Rohatgi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 01:13 AM IST
According to the initial pact, around 1.25 lakh workers will be absorbed at Ghaziabad, Noida and Greater Noida in the national capital region, while the remaining 1.25 lakh will be taken for projects across other cities in Uttar Pradesh.
(HT File)
(HT File)

UP govt directs schools not to charge transportation fee for lockdown period

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 22, 2020 04:58 PM IST
The Uttar Pradesh government has directed schools in the state not to charge transportation fee from students for the lockdown period.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath.(HT file)

UP govt to start online classes across educational institutions amidst lockdown

Lucknow | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2020 06:50 PM IST
All educational institutions across the country have remained closed for at least three weeks in view of the nationwide lockdown to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)
The court is hearing a plea filed by the Uttar Pradesh government challenging the Allahabad high court’s March 9 order directing it to remove hoardings containing photos and other personal details of people, who allegedly took part in anti-CAA protests. (HT Photo)

UP govt’s ‘name and shame’ hoardings not backed by law, remarks SC at hearing challenging high court verdict

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 12, 2020 12:25 PM IST
Highlighting the issue of privacy, Justice UU Lalit said that while the court agrees there should not be unruly behaviour, there must be some law which backs the action of putting up the hoardings.
Based on the SC verdict, the Centre had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to allot five acres of land to the SCWB. The UP cabinet after its meeting on February 5 made the allotment in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya district. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)
Based on the SC verdict, the Centre had asked the Uttar Pradesh government to allot five acres of land to the SCWB. The UP cabinet after its meeting on February 5 made the allotment in Dhannipur village in Sohawal tehsil of Ayodhya district. (Image used for representation).(REUTERS PHOTO.)

Sunni Waqf Board to build mosque, hospital on five-acre land allotted by UP govt

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2020 05:51 PM IST
Monday’s announcement came after the SCWB held a meeting of its members to discuss the pending issues related to compliance with the SC order.
Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna (in centre,wearing specs) had also triggered another controversy by ‘leaking’ to the media the secret report that he had sent to state authorities in November last year, alleging corruption in transfers and postings of officers, allegedly involving five IPS officers.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)
Gautam Buddh Nagar SSP Vaibhav Krishna (in centre,wearing specs) had also triggered another controversy by ‘leaking’ to the media the secret report that he had sent to state authorities in November last year, alleging corruption in transfers and postings of officers, allegedly involving five IPS officers.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)

Noida SSP Vaibhav Krishna suspended after viral video chat proved true

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By Rohit K Singh
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2020 05:57 AM IST
Gautam Budh Nagar SSP Krishna has termed the video fake and had lodged an FIR against unknown people for trying to malign his image by making viral the morphed video on January 1.
While the policy will apply to builders across the state, the biggest benefit is expected be reaped by builders and buyers in the Noida and Great Noida region.(HT Photo)
While the policy will apply to builders across the state, the biggest benefit is expected be reaped by builders and buyers in the Noida and Great Noida region.(HT Photo)

UP approves Zero Period Policy that allows waiver of interest on housing projects for disputed period

Hindustan Times, Noida | By Vinod Rajput, Noida
UPDATED ON DEC 04, 2019 09:53 AM IST
The decision will help revive the real estate sector that has been hit by economic slowdown and acute shortage of funds, officials said, adding that this will also speed the process of handing over housing units to buyers.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(PTI)

Defence Expo 2020: UP government hands over venue to HAL to begin preparations

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2019 07:18 AM IST
The HAL will also be responsible to oversee other preparations such as emergency services, catering and management of entry-exit points. The company will display the indigenous fighter jet ‘Tejas’, manufactured by it, as well as the ‘Dhruv helicopter’ at the expo.
File(HT)
File(HT)

UP govt school kids have to wait more for sweaters

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON NOV 07, 2019 12:11 PM IST
The education department invited tender via government portal on October 2. The department struck a deal with the lowest bidder who eventually refused to provide the sweaters as the amount was too small .
Uttar Pradesh minister Chetan Chauhan has asked the director general of police to reconsider the decision to terminate services of 25,000 home guards.(HT File / Representational Photo)
Uttar Pradesh minister Chetan Chauhan has asked the director general of police to reconsider the decision to terminate services of 25,000 home guards.(HT File / Representational Photo)

Reconsider 25,000 home guards’ termination, UP minister urges police dept

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 16, 2019 07:05 AM IST
In an order on Monday, additional director general (ADG), police headquarters, Prayagraj, BP Jogdand said, the services of 25,000 home guards in the state police were terminated.
Farmer Yogesh Siwach and his son Shivam showing packets of 'gur' they prepare for different companies.(HT Photo)
Farmer Yogesh Siwach and his son Shivam showing packets of 'gur' they prepare for different companies.(HT Photo)

Muzaffarnagar eager to win back its ‘gur’ image

Hindustan Times, Muzaffarnagar | By S Raju, Muzaffarnagar
UPDATED ON OCT 08, 2019 06:22 AM IST
Muzaffarnagar was once renowned for housing Asia’s biggest ‘Gur Mandi’ (jaggary market), about which traders and local residents boast till today.
Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, who has finally been given a clean chit in the 2017 Gorakhpur hospital tragedy
Dr Kafeel Ahmed Khan, who has finally been given a clean chit in the 2017 Gorakhpur hospital tragedy

After clean chit, Gorakhpur doctor seeks apology from UP govt

Gorakhpur | By Abdul Jadid
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2019 01:35 AM IST
On Thursday, the administration of the BRD Medical College, Gorakhpur had handed over an internal probe report to Khan, a paediatrician, clearing him of charges of medical negligence and corruption.
The Uttar government has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl student of the Centre-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Mainpuri.(ANI Photo)
The Uttar government has recommended a CBI probe into the alleged suicide of a 17-year-old girl student of the Centre-run Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya (JNV) in Mainpuri.(ANI Photo)

UP govt recommends CBI probe into Mainpuri student’s ‘suicide’

Agra | By HT Correspondent, Agra
UPDATED ON SEP 26, 2019 11:30 PM IST
Earlier, a magistrate probe had been already ordered and team of Special Task Force (STF) had reached Mainpuri to conduct the inquiry.
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI)
Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath(ANI)

UP government transfers 14 IPS officers

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2019 01:02 PM IST
The list includes senior superintendent of police(SSP) of Etah, Swapnil Mamgain, and superintendent of police (SP) of Rae Bareli, Sunil Kumar Singh. The two officials have swapped places.
The hike in petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh followed an increase in VAT.(HT Photo)
The hike in petrol and diesel prices in Uttar Pradesh followed an increase in VAT.(HT Photo)

UP government hikes petrol, diesel prices by Rs 2.35 and 98 paise per litre

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON AUG 20, 2019 10:57 AM IST
According to an official notification by UP government, petrol will now be taxed at the rate of 26.80% or Rs 16.74 per litre, whichever is greater, while VAT on diesel will be 17.48% or Rs 9.41 per liter, whichever is more.
The power transformer was repaired ahead of CM’s Yogi Adityanath visit to Umbha village.(HT Photo)
The power transformer was repaired ahead of CM’s Yogi Adityanath visit to Umbha village.(HT Photo)

Sonbhadra killings: Village transformer, road repaired before CM Adityanth’s visit

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By Sudhir Kumar, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUL 23, 2019 09:58 AM IST
A team of workers toiled all Saturday night to repair the transformer, which had developed a snag some months ago, villagers said. Two electricity department officials confirmed the transformer had been out of order and had now been repaired.
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday met the kin of the 10 people killed in a shoot-out in Sonbhadra’s Umbha village.(ANI)
UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath on Sunday met the kin of the 10 people killed in a shoot-out in Sonbhadra’s Umbha village.(ANI)

Sonbhadra killings: Kin of some victims numbed by tragedy, others seek justice

Hindustan Times, Umbha (Sonbhadra) | By Sudhir Kumar, Umbha (sonbhadra)
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2019 01:52 PM IST
Family members of some of the victims spoke the UP chief minister and sought the strictest possible action against the killers.
People moving to safer places after an increase in the water level of Ghaghra river in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)
People moving to safer places after an increase in the water level of Ghaghra river in Uttar Pradesh.(HT Photo)

Several rivers flowing above danger mark in UP after heavy rainfall

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 15, 2019 10:55 AM IST
Reviewing the flood preparations, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had on June 28 directed irrigation department officers to complete construction and repair of embankments in the sensitive areas on priority.
Seven policemen each were retired in Kanpur city and Kanpur Dehat, four each in Etawah, Kannauj, Auraiyya and three in Fatehgarh.(HT File / Representative Photo)
Seven policemen each were retired in Kanpur city and Kanpur Dehat, four each in Etawah, Kannauj, Auraiyya and three in Fatehgarh.(HT File / Representative Photo)

UP gives compulsory retirement to 81 non-performing cops

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondents
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:47 AM IST
The non performing cops were identified by a screening committee that comprised Agarwal, SSP (Kanpur) Anant Deo and SP (Kannauj) Amrendra Prasad Singh.
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been attacking the UP government on various issues.(PTI)
Congress general secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra has been attacking the UP government on various issues.(PTI)

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra targets UP government over youth’s suicide

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 12, 2019 11:03 AM IST
On Thursday, Priyanka tagged a report about a youth committing suicide after being fleeced by employees of the state’s power department of the money he had kept for his sister’s treatment.
The action has been taken following Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s order to retire cops with poor record.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)
The action has been taken following Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath’s order to retire cops with poor record.(HT File / Photo used for representational purpose only)

Forced retirement for 29 ‘corrupt, lax cops’ in UP’s Varanasi division

Hindustan Times, Varanasi | By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2019 08:54 AM IST
During his visit to the temple town on June 22, the UP chief minister had instructed the top police officials to ensure action against such police personnel who were above 50, had indulged in corruption and had several complaints of misbehaviour against them.
The fortnight-long Kanwar yatra will begin on July 17 this year.(PTI File)
The fortnight-long Kanwar yatra will begin on July 17 this year.(PTI File)

UP to use choppers, drones and app to facilitate Kanwar Yatra

Hindustan Times, Greater Noida | By Shafaque Alam
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 03:19 PM IST
The Kanwar Yatra is an annual pilgrimage of Lord Shiva’s devotees. The pilgrims visit Haridwar to fetch holy waters of the Ganga. The main districts in UP through which the procession passes include Saharanpur, Shamli, Baghpat, Meerut and Ghaziabad.
Over 1300 UP government teachers have been served show cause notices and dismissal from service orders are also expected to be issued soon.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)
Over 1300 UP government teachers have been served show cause notices and dismissal from service orders are also expected to be issued soon.(HT FIle / Photo used for representational purpose only)

UP likely to dismiss services of 1,321 government school teachers over fake degrees

Hindustan Times, Prayagraj | By K Sandeep Kumar, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON JUL 08, 2019 12:49 PM IST
A UP government official said these teachers are part of a list of 4,705 individuals identified by the special investigation team (SIT) set up by the office of the UP DGP to find individuals who had secured fake degrees and marksheets from Agra University and bagged government jobs.
A CBI court has acquitted gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (in photo) and six others accused in the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005.(HT FIle)
A CBI court has acquitted gangster-turned-politician Mukhtar Ansari (in photo) and six others accused in the murder of BJP MLA Krishnanand Rai in 2005.(HT FIle)

Krishnanand Rai murder: UP government to file appeal in HC against acquittals

Hindustan Times, Lucknow | By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JUL 05, 2019 12:19 PM IST
Principal Secretary, Home, Avnish Awasthi said the chief minister had taken cognizance of the judgement of the Delhi court and the state government would examine the judgement and file an appeal in the high court.
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