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The state teachers’ union says Agrahari was one of 700-odd teachers who succumbed to Covid-19 after conducting the panchayat polls, a figure disputed by the state government.

Pregnant schoolteacher who aspired to be self-dependent

By Chandan Kumar
PUBLISHED ON JUN 17, 2021 04:32 AM IST
  • The family remembers Agrahari as a determined woman who sacrificed her joys to study and advance in life. They rue that her life ended before she could enjoy the perks of job – she didn’t even get to see her first salary because of payout delays by the education department.
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI photo)
Samajwadi Party national president Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI photo)

BJP 'intimidating' panchayat poll winners, will pay for it in 2022: Akhilesh

PTI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAY 05, 2021 08:00 PM IST
Yadav stressed that the infection was now fast spreading in rural areas of Uttar Pradesh, which were vulnerable due to their weak health infrastructure.
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantradev Singh said that as many as 918 party-supported candidates have won the post of members of zila panchayat. (File Photo)
Uttar Pradesh BJP chief Swatantradev Singh said that as many as 918 party-supported candidates have won the post of members of zila panchayat. (File Photo)

UP panchayat polls: BJP chief says Yogi govt's work in rural areas paid off

PTI |
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 08:11 AM IST
Uttar Pradesh panchayat elections: Swatantradev Singh, the president of the BJP's state unit, has attributed the victory of his party candidates to the work done by the Yogi Adityanath government in the rural areas.
Around 120 million rural voters participated in the four-phase voting exercise that ended on April 29. (PTI Photo)(PTI)
Around 120 million rural voters participated in the four-phase voting exercise that ended on April 29. (PTI Photo)(PTI)

UP Panchayat polls: Covid-19 norms flouted at counting centres

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow/agra
UPDATED ON MAY 03, 2021 12:50 AM IST
Police personnel were seen having a tough time managing the crowd, even as the State Election Commission on Sunday said the final results were expected to be available after Monday noon.
The court also made it mandatory for everyone entering the counting centres to produce negative Covid-19 test reports.(PTI file photo)
The court also made it mandatory for everyone entering the counting centres to produce negative Covid-19 test reports.(PTI file photo)

UP panchayat elections: SC allows counting of votes after poll panel’s assurance

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 02, 2021 01:08 AM IST
  • During the proceedings, advocate Shoeb Alam, representing the petitioner, had produced a chart by UP Prathamik Shikshak Sangh, claiming more than 700 teachers lost their lives after they contracted Covid-19 during election service.
The 2015 panchayat polls had registered a polling percentage of 72.11, according to the SEC.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)
The 2015 panchayat polls had registered a polling percentage of 72.11, according to the SEC.(PTI File Photo/Representative Image)

Uttar Pradesh third phase panchayat polls on Monday

PTI | , Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON APR 25, 2021 02:50 PM IST
UP panchayat polls Phase 3: Voters will mandatorily have to wear masks and maintain social distancing at polling booths.
Passengers wait at the station as they arrive to board the train for their hometown amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi. (ANI)
Passengers wait at the station as they arrive to board the train for their hometown amid the surge in Covid-19 cases, at Anand Vihar Railway Station in New Delhi. (ANI)

News updates from HT: Delhi in a Covid-19 spiral amid calls for tighter curbs

PUBLISHED ON APR 15, 2021 08:54 AM IST
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Rani Devi after filing her nomination. (LiveHindustan)
Rani Devi after filing her nomination. (LiveHindustan)

81-year-old Rani Devi files nomination for UP panchayat polls

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 03, 2021 11:22 PM IST
Rani Devi says she wants to take up projects related to the development of the village if she wins the polls.
The commission, according to an official, had earlier planned to announce the dates of the polls on March 27.(PTI/ File photo)
The commission, according to an official, had earlier planned to announce the dates of the polls on March 27.(PTI/ File photo)

Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls dates announced. All you need to know

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAR 26, 2021 01:35 PM IST
Here’s all you need to know about the upcoming Uttar Pradesh panchayat polls.
UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh launched the Gram Chaupal programme at Gangaganj. (File/Representational Photo)
UP BJP chief Swatantra Dev Singh launched the Gram Chaupal programme at Gangaganj. (File/Representational Photo)

BJP launches rural-connect drive ahead of UP panchayat polls

By Manish Chandra Pandey | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON MAR 12, 2021 09:17 AM IST
  • The idea for ‘gram chaupal’ was mooted by national BJP general secretary (organisation) BL Santhosh, during his recent visit to Lucknow.
Preference will be given to seats that have never been reserved till date.(PTI file photo)
Preference will be given to seats that have never been reserved till date.(PTI file photo)

UP gram panchayat election 2021: Rotational formula introduced for reservation

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 09:20 AM IST
The government has also found two Zila panchayat seats which were never reserved for SCs and OBCs till date.
The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother’s son, whose wife had left him and is living with her parents due to the alleged relationship.(HT/File Photo)
The panchayat was called on the allegations levelled by the in-laws of his brother’s son, whose wife had left him and is living with her parents due to the alleged relationship.(HT/File Photo)

Woman tied to tree, beaten up on orders of UP panchayat over ‘affair’ with brother-in-law’s son

Muzaffarnagar (UP) | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUL 06, 2018 02:26 PM IST
A woman was allegedly tied to a tree and beaten up on the orders of a panchayat in a village in Muzaffarnagar, Uttar Pradesh, over an “illicit relationship” with her brother-in-law’s son.
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