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The python was rescued from the Khair area of Aligarh district.(Twitter/@ANINewsUP)

Officials rescue 12-foot-long python in Aligarh, Uttar Pradesh

ANI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 17, 2021 11:42 AM IST
According to forest conservator of Aligarh, coldblooded animals, such as reptiles, amphibians, insects are often sighted during warm days in winter.
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Ex-IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma joined BJP on Thursday.
Ex-IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma joined BJP on Thursday.

BJP fields former IAS officer as its candidate for UP MLC elections

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 04:17 AM IST
On Thursday, former Gujarat cadre Indian Administrative Service officer Arvind Kumar Sharma had joined the party after taking voluntary retirement from service earlier this week. He was due to retire in July 2022.
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BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)
BSP chief Mayawati also urged the Centre to accept all the demands of agitating farmers including repeal of the three farm laws(ANI photo)

Will go it alone in Uttarakhand, UP, says Mayawati

By HT Correspondent, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 16, 2021 05:57 AM IST
Mayawati, who turned 65 on Friday, said just like 2007, the BSP will form a government in Uttar Pradesh on its own in 2022. “I have never compromised with principles for the sake of getting power. All BSP workers must unitedly start preparing for these elections,” she said.
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Ex IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma (Gujarat cadre) joins BJP in the presence of state president Swatantra Dev Singh and deputy CM Dr Dinesh Sharma at party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))
Ex IAS Arvind Kumar Sharma (Gujarat cadre) joins BJP in the presence of state president Swatantra Dev Singh and deputy CM Dr Dinesh Sharma at party office, in Lucknow on Thursday. ((ANI Photo))

Ex-IAS officer, close aide of PM Modi named BJP candidate for crucial UP polls

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 05:19 PM IST
  • A senior BJP leader said the party has some big plans for AK Sharma.
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The Complainant accused Bharti and others of trying to encroach on government land and disrupting peace in the hospital.(ANI Photo )
The Complainant accused Bharti and others of trying to encroach on government land and disrupting peace in the hospital.(ANI Photo )

Court directs UP police to produce AAP MLA Somnath Bharti in Delhi

ANI
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 02:17 PM IST
Somnath Bharti is currently stated to be in judicial custody in Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh. Bharti was arrested in Uttar Pradesh on Monday under section 505/153 IPC for his alleged objectionable remarks on hospitals and the Uttar Pradesh government.
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Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma as he joins the party, in Lucknow on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma as he joins the party, in Lucknow on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Former Gujarat IAS officer who joined BJP will fight Uttar Pradesh MLC elections

By Smriti Kak Ramachandran | Edited by Arpan Rai
UPDATED ON JAN 15, 2021 12:39 PM IST
Sharma sparked a flurry of speculations prior to joining the BJP, when he sought voluntary retirement last week, which then led to a buzz in the BJP circles that the former IAS officer may be sent to the Legislative Council.
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Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma as he joins the party, in Lucknow on Thursday.(PTI Photo)
Former IAS officer Arvind Kumar Sharma being greeted by UP BJP president Swatantra Dav Singh and deputy CM Dinesh Sharma as he joins the party, in Lucknow on Thursday.(PTI Photo)

Former bureaucrat Arvind Sharma joins BJP, buzz over his role in UP politics

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 03:18 PM IST
Arvind Sharma, who assumed the charge as Secretary in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises in April last year, took voluntary retirement from service recently ahead of his scheduled superannuation in July 2022.
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Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma.(HT file)
Uttar Pradesh’s deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma.(HT file)

Massive transformation in field of education in last four years: UP Deputy CM

PTI, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 14, 2021 12:49 PM IST
Massive transformation in field of education in last four years: UP Dy CM Dinesh Sharma
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AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)
AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi.(PTI)

Owaisi visits Varanasi, says 'will put up a tough fight in UP polls'

By HT Correspondent, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 11:12 PM IST
  • The AIMIM and Omprakash Rajbhar’s SBSP would contest the 2022 Uttar Pradesh polls, said Owaisi.
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Representational image.(HT file )
Representational image.(HT file )

UP teacher forges documents to secure job, suspended

PTI, Ghazipur
UPDATED ON JAN 12, 2021 03:00 PM IST
Basic Shiksha Adhikari (Basic Education Officer) Shravan Gupta on Tuesday said that Munna Kumar Pal got recruited in Ballia in 2010.
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 Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti faced an ink attack in Rae Bareli where he had gone to inspect government schools. (PTI)
Aam Aadmi Party leader Somnath Bharti faced an ink attack in Rae Bareli where he had gone to inspect government schools. (PTI)

AAP MLA Somnath Bharti faces ink attack in Rae Bareli

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 06:21 PM IST
At a party workers' meeting last week, Bharti had made controversial comments on the condition of hospitals in Uttar Pradesh.
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Samajwadi party national president Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI)
Samajwadi party national president Akhilesh Yadav. (ANI)

Uttar Pradesh: Samajwadi Party’s youth connect campaign to take place tomorrow

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 03:55 PM IST
The party’s leaders and workers will hold discussions with youths on issues like education becoming costlier, unemployment, closing factories, retrenchment, job losses, etc.
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The Delhi government has decided to close the Ghazipur poultry market for 10 days owing to concerns over the spread of bird flu. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
The Delhi government has decided to close the Ghazipur poultry market for 10 days owing to concerns over the spread of bird flu. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)

Amid surge in bird flu cases, scientists say risk of spread to humans low

By Zia Haq
PUBLISHED ON JAN 11, 2021 09:28 AM IST
Bird flu epidemics have been confirmed so far by the Bhopal-based NIHSAD in Kerala, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh
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File photo: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)
File photo: UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath.(PTI)

For BJP, panchayat polls a ‘test’ match before 2022 UP assembly elections

By Brajendra K Parashar, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 10, 2021 09:16 PM IST
  • Observers say the BJP is preparing the ground for 2022 UP assembly elections by using the rural polls as a ‘test’ match.
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Counting of votes will be done on January 28.(PTI)
Counting of votes will be done on January 28.(PTI)

BJP, SP in the fray for UP legislative council polls on Jan 28

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Mallika Soni
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 07:35 PM IST
Of the 12 MLCs whose tenure is expiring, six are from the Samajwadi Party, three are from the BJP, three belong to the BSP.
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Allahabad High Court.(ANI)
Allahabad High Court.(ANI)

Nobody can interfere in peaceful life of two adults: Allahabad HC

By JItendra Sarin
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 10:05 AM IST
The observation holds significance in the backdrop of the recently passed Uttar Pradesh Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020.
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Late on Thursday, the police nabbed Satya Narain (53), the priest, from the fields ina village in Ughaiti area of Badaun.(AP FILE)
Late on Thursday, the police nabbed Satya Narain (53), the priest, from the fields ina village in Ughaiti area of Badaun.(AP FILE)

Badaun rape-murder: Priest sent to 10-day judicial custody

PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 09:10 AM IST
A 50-year-old anganwadi worker was gang-raped and murdered by a temple priest and his two aides in Uttar Pradesh’s Badaun district on January 3.
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In 16 FIRs adduced by the state government before the high court, two cases involved minor girls.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)
In 16 FIRs adduced by the state government before the high court, two cases involved minor girls.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT File Photo)

79 of 86 booked under new law are Muslims

UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 08:59 AM IST
A total of 86 persons were booked in 16 first information reports (FIRs) since the Prohibition of Unlawful Conversion of Religion Ordinance, 2020, was notified on November 28 last year.
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The film city project is planned to be one of the most prestigious projects of the Yogi Adityanath government with an aim to develop Uttar Pradesh as an alternative to Bollywood based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Representative image)
The film city project is planned to be one of the most prestigious projects of the Yogi Adityanath government with an aim to develop Uttar Pradesh as an alternative to Bollywood based in Mumbai, Maharashtra.(Representative image)

‘No decision on film city location’: Uttar Pradesh govt tells HC

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:58 PM IST
The double-judge bench of Justice Rajan Roy and Justice Saurabh Lavania on Thursday quashed the petition and allowed the petitioner to file the petition again, if required.
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One of the accused seen hurting the rare Gangetic Dolphin in Uttar Pradesh.(EDITORJI)
One of the accused seen hurting the rare Gangetic Dolphin in Uttar Pradesh.(EDITORJI)

Three arrested for beating dolphin to death in Uttar Pradesh

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Pratapgarh
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:24 PM IST
According to police, some people killed the dolphin on December 31 in the Sharda canal near Kotharia village in the Nawabganj police station area, about 70 km way from the district headquarters.
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Gandhi cited another incident of rape reported from Moradabad and said that women would never forgive this administrative system.(PTI file photo)
Gandhi cited another incident of rape reported from Moradabad and said that women would never forgive this administrative system.(PTI file photo)

‘Will we ensure women’s safety with such behaviour?’: Priyanka Gandhi slams NCW member over Budaun rape

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Harshit Sabarwal | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:56 PM IST
NCW’s Chandramukhi Devi had stoked controversy when she reportedly blamed the Budaun rape victim, saying if the woman did not go alone, the crime could have been avoided.
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People protest against increasing incidents of rape and sexual assault in New Delhi in this file photo.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)
People protest against increasing incidents of rape and sexual assault in New Delhi in this file photo.(Biplov Bhuyan/HT PHOTO)

42-year-old man held for raping Dalit minor in Uttar Pradesh’s Amethi

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar | Amethi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:31 PM IST
An FIR has been lodged on the basis of the complaint under the Scheduled Caste and Scheduled Tribe (Prevention of Atrocities) Act and the Protection of Children from Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act against the accused.
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Union ministers Tomar and Goyal begin eighth round of discussions with representatives of farmers’ unions.(ANI/Twitter)
Union ministers Tomar and Goyal begin eighth round of discussions with representatives of farmers’ unions.(ANI/Twitter)

Farm laws: Centre, farmers’ unions leaders begin eighth round of talks

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:26 PM IST
Before the meeting, both farmers’ union leaders and Union agriculture minister Tomar on Friday expressed hope that a solution to the issues will be found.
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Bulandshahr DM Ravindra Kumar and SSP SK Singh visit the village.(HT photo)
Bulandshahr DM Ravindra Kumar and SSP SK Singh visit the village.(HT photo)

Uttar Pradesh: Five die after drinking spurious liquor in Bulandshahr

By S Raju | Hindustan Times, Meerut
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:18 PM IST
A station house officer, a sub-inspector, and two constables have been suspended for alleged dereliction of duty
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The liquor is known to be sold by the brand named Prince India and the owner was identified as Kuldeep who is reportedly missing from the incident.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
The liquor is known to be sold by the brand named Prince India and the owner was identified as Kuldeep who is reportedly missing from the incident.(Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

UP: 5 dead, 7 hospitalised after consuming illicit liquor in Bulandshahr

By Asian News International | Posted by Nilavro Ghosh | Bulandshahr
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 12:46 PM IST
According to the police, over a dozen people had consumed illicit liquor on Thursday night here following which four people died at night. Other seven people are admitted to different hospitals in Noida and Delhi.
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Other than setting up the units at nyay panchayat levels, the Congress also proposes to focus on setting up ward units in the cities. (Videograb)
Other than setting up the units at nyay panchayat levels, the Congress also proposes to focus on setting up ward units in the cities. (Videograb)

UP Congress leaders camp in districts, Priyanka Gandhi monitors progress

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 11:26 AM IST
Under the programme, the party proposes to set up its units in all the 8,000 ‘nyay panchayats’ wards in urban areas to bolster the party’s chances in the state polls to be held next year.
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All the attackers fled the village when the victim’s family members reached the site. (HT Photo)
All the attackers fled the village when the victim’s family members reached the site. (HT Photo)

Man killed for objecting daughter’s harassment, claims family; cops disagree

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Kanpur
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:44 AM IST
Police said they have registered a case of murder against four people on the complaint of the victim’s son, but denied the man was murdered for opposing harassment of his daughter, a class nine student.
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Representational image.(REUTERS)
Representational image.(REUTERS)

UP: First phase of Covid vaccination to take place at 1,500 centres

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:23 AM IST
The health and family welfare department has also started preparations for the second dry run across UP on January 11
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Farmers on tractors crossing a toll plaza during a rally towards Singhu border from Tikri, in protest against new farm law in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Farmers on tractors crossing a toll plaza during a rally towards Singhu border from Tikri, in protest against new farm law in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Farmers’ protest: Delhi borders continue to remain closed, traffic diverted

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 09:16 AM IST
The Delhi Police have advised commuters from Uttar Pradesh to take routes passing through Anand Vihar, DND, Loni DND, and Apsara as Chilla and Ghazipur borders are closed
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The affidavit was submitted before a bench led by chief justice Govind Mathur.(AFP)
The affidavit was submitted before a bench led by chief justice Govind Mathur.(AFP)

‘For collective good’: UP defends ‘love jihad’

By Utkarsh Anand | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 03:49 AM IST
Several activists and legal experts have argued that the law could be used to target Muslims and infringed on the fundamental rights to equality, freedom of religion, and life and personal liberty.
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