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Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)

UP’s 1st paperless budget likely to boost infra projects before 2022 polls

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 22, 2021 11:27 AM IST
  • A sum of up to 50,000 was earmarked for every legislator to buy an iPad to ensure they were able to access and upload documents in the state Assembly.
Though Covid-19 cases have declined in Uttar Pradesh, situation in all districts is being monitored.
Though Covid-19 cases have declined in Uttar Pradesh, situation in all districts is being monitored.

UP sounds alert after Covid surge in other states, to monitor visitors

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 22, 2021 08:36 AM IST
  • State government to issue advisory for visitors from states witnessing a spike in Covid cases.
Medical experts said aged people with comorbidities or some other kind of illnesses should be given preference for vaccination(REUTERS)
Medical experts said aged people with comorbidities or some other kind of illnesses should be given preference for vaccination(REUTERS)

UP prepares for Covid-19 vaccination of elderly population

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:51 AM IST
  • The director general of family welfare department Dr Dubey said the authorities will soon get the guideline for vaccination of the elderly.
Rinku Singh at Prayagraj for the holy dip at Sangam(HT Photo)
Rinku Singh at Prayagraj for the holy dip at Sangam(HT Photo)

WWE wrestler Rinku Singh takes a dip at Sangam, prays for success in ring

By K Sandeep Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 11:07 AM IST
  • A Bhadohi native, 33-year-old Rinku Singh’s story is as improbable as it is inspiring.
BSP had suspended seven rebels after they opposed the nomination of party's official candidate Ramji Gautam for the elections to the Rajya Sabha.(ANI File Photo)
BSP had suspended seven rebels after they opposed the nomination of party's official candidate Ramji Gautam for the elections to the Rajya Sabha.(ANI File Photo)

Rebel BSP MLAs denied separate seating arrangement in UP assembly

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 10:43 AM IST
  • The BSP’s strength in the Uttar Pradesh lower house has effectively come down from 18 to nine after the rebellion of nine MLAs
The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)
The two PFI operatives are being quizzed by the ATS for their terror links.(HT FILE)

Bangladesh-based terror outfit helped PFI men arrange explosives for terror plot

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 07:27 AM IST
  • The two accused revealed that they visited Bangladesh a few months ago to seek Jamaat-ul-Mujahideen’s help for arranging explosives and firearms to trigger terror blasts in India
The new feature has been introduced to ensure that payment of user fee is done through FASTag at toll plazas and the waiting time is reduced, said a government statement.(HT Photo | Representational image)
The new feature has been introduced to ensure that payment of user fee is done through FASTag at toll plazas and the waiting time is reduced, said a government statement.(HT Photo | Representational image)

Why use FAStag for cars which ply in city limit, asks RLD

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:31 AM IST
  • FASTag is an electronic toll payment system that has been implemented across the national highways in the country since February 16.
Varanasi mayor was present with a host of officials and persons from the transgender community for the inauguration of the toilet.
Varanasi mayor was present with a host of officials and persons from the transgender community for the inauguration of the toilet.

Transgender-only toilet opened in Varanasi, it is UP’s first

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 10:06 AM IST
  • The toilet was thrown open for use after the inauguration. It cost around 5 lakh and was completed around a month ago.
Road construction agencies have been directed to ensure that speed signs are put up as specified.
Road construction agencies have been directed to ensure that speed signs are put up as specified.

Highways in UP to have solar lights, speed cams for average speed prosecution

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 08:46 AM IST
  • UP chief secretary took stock of the measures to curb road accidents while presiding over a high-level meeting of the State Road Safety Fund.
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Police's Special Task Force (STF) arrested two alleged members of the Popular Front of India (PFI), who were allegedly planning to carry out multiple blasts across India on the occasion of Vasant Panchami, in Lucknow, Tuesday, Feb. 16, 2021. (PTI Photo)(PTI02_16_2021_000257A)(PTI)

UP STF ‘foils’ terror attack plan with arrest of PFI men with explosives

By Rohit Kumar Singh | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 17, 2021 08:47 AM IST
  • A top UP police official said a operation was launched to nab the accused after the STF came to know about PFI’s plan to conduct terror attacks in Uttar Pradesh and recruit educated youngsters.
Jayant Chaudhary also accused the government of not paying sugarcane farmers' pending dues. (PTI Photo)
Jayant Chaudhary also accused the government of not paying sugarcane farmers' pending dues. (PTI Photo)

RLD hits out at Yogi Adityanath government for not increasing sugarcane SAP

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay
PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 09:48 AM IST
  • RLD leader Jayant Chaudhary alleged that the government wanted to decrease the SAP this year but could not dare do this because of ongoing farmers’ agitation.
A World Bank report on the financial impact of road mishaps on families in four states can come in handy for policymakers.(PTI)
A World Bank report on the financial impact of road mishaps on families in four states can come in handy for policymakers.(PTI)

Over 83% of UP families hit by road mishap see dip in income: World Bank report

By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 15, 2021 03:41 PM IST
  • Almost 50% of low-income households in Uttar Pradesh had to arrange for a loan, as opposed to 10.9% of the high-income households to deal with the financial fallout of the accident.
Such was the impact that the truck overturned after the accident.(HT Photo)
Such was the impact that the truck overturned after the accident.(HT Photo)

4 killed, 6 injured in a collision in Uttar Pradesh’s Azamgarh

By Sudhir Kumar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Varanasi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 14, 2021 10:19 AM IST
  • The fatal accident took place early morning near Bagahidand bridge in Jiyanpur police station area of Azamgarh district in Uttar Pradesh.
Registration for two housing projects of Ansal API Ltd in Sushant Golf City, Lucknow has been cancelled.(Source: Sushant Golf City website)
Registration for two housing projects of Ansal API Ltd in Sushant Golf City, Lucknow has been cancelled.(Source: Sushant Golf City website)

2 Ansal API projects in Sushant Golf City, Lucknow cancelled by UPRERA

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 11:04 AM IST
  • Action was taken based on site visits and a large number of complaints related to non-possession, non-refund, violation of terms and conditions of the sales contract/allotment letter by the builder.
Even after 65 hours, UP Police and ATS have not yet discovered anything about the whereabouts of Dubey, sources informed.(PTI)
Even after 65 hours, UP Police and ATS have not yet discovered anything about the whereabouts of Dubey, sources informed.(PTI)

Now, 2 policemen attacked by villagers in Uttar Pradesh’s Pratapgarh

By HT Correspondent, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 11, 2021 08:38 AM IST
  • The villagers claimed that the constables were involved in harassing some women and that triggered the incident.
One of the accused in the killing of the UP police constable was killed in an encounter by the police on Wednesday(HT Photo)
One of the accused in the killing of the UP police constable was killed in an encounter by the police on Wednesday(HT Photo)

‘Taken hostage, service pistol looted’: Chilling details of attack on UP cops

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 04:19 PM IST
  • Elkar Singh had a criminal past, and four cases were registered against him at Sidhpura police station in Kasganj. Similarly, 11 cases were registered against his brother Moti Singh Dhimar.
Allahabad High Court called the dismissal order a 'vindictive in nature'(ANI Photo)
Allahabad High Court called the dismissal order a 'vindictive in nature'(ANI Photo)

Home guard dismissed for showing affection to LGBT partner reinstated by court

By JItendra Sarin | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Prayagraj
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 10:34 AM IST
  • The court said the dismissal was in violation of the Navtej Singh Johar ruling of the Supreme Court.
UP police men at the encounter site at Kasganj.(HT Photo)
UP police men at the encounter site at Kasganj.(HT Photo)

UP police guns down liquor mafia operative accused of murderous assault on cops

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
UPDATED ON FEB 10, 2021 09:35 AM IST
  • A case had been registered against Moti Singh Dhimar and his brother Elkar Singh along with others for the attack on two policemen on Tuesday
Unions say that the issue of MSP remains a big concern for the farmers in Purvanchal.(HT_PRINT)
Unions say that the issue of MSP remains a big concern for the farmers in Purvanchal.(HT_PRINT)

Farmers unions to widen protest against farm laws with panchayats in Purvanchal

By S Raju, Meerut
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 08:57 AM IST
  • Samyukt Kisan Morcha has taken the decision to hold kisan maha panchayats in Purvanchal to mobilise farmers to join the ongoing movement against the three agriculture reform laws.
Anant Vaishya, second-year student of engineering at BR Ambedkar University, Kanpur, for the differently-abled.(HT Photo)
Anant Vaishya, second-year student of engineering at BR Ambedkar University, Kanpur, for the differently-abled.(HT Photo)

Differently abled, but with an indomitable will

By Haider Naqvi, Kanpur
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 07:47 PM IST
  • Anant Vaishya of BR Ambedkar University, Kanpur has navigated all obstacles to develop an application ‘Gud Ka Saathi’ for sugarcane farmers.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)

E-cabinet training for UP ministers and officers, paperless budget next target

By Umesh Raghuvanshi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 12:52 PM IST
  • Yogi Adityanath has also directed the distribution of tablets among MLAs before the state legislature’s budget session commenced on February 18.
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)
Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath. (HT Photo)(HT_PRINT)

UP CM suggests reopening schools from class 6 onwards in next 10 days

By Rajeev Mullick | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 11:18 AM IST
  • Yogi Adityanath orders assessment of Covid situation so that a decision is taken; universities asked to hold annual exams in May
A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to the frontline worker during a vaccination drive in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)
A medic administers the COVID-19 vaccine to the frontline worker during a vaccination drive in Kolkata on Monday. (ANI)

66.41% health workers get Covid-19 vaccine shots in 3rd round in UP

By Rajesh Kumar Singh, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 29, 2021 09:20 AM IST
  • 173 cases of adverse event following immunisation were reported from across the state, where vaccination drive was conducted from 9am to 5pm, said officials.
The UP health department says it has done all preparation for the next two rounds of Covid-19 vaccination in the state.(Bloomberg/Representational)
The UP health department says it has done all preparation for the next two rounds of Covid-19 vaccination in the state.(Bloomberg/Representational)

UP to cover 4.80 lakh health workers in 3rd and 4th round of Covid vaccination

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:36 AM IST
  • Uttar Pradesh chief minister Yogi Adityanath has asked for the completion of healthcare workers’ vaccination on schedule.
The culling operation carried out on Tuesday was the biggest in recent years. (HT_PRINT)
The culling operation carried out on Tuesday was the biggest in recent years. (HT_PRINT)

Bird Flu: Over 7,100 birds culled in UP’s biggest-ever operation since 2013

By Brajendra K Parashar | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
UPDATED ON JAN 28, 2021 10:08 AM IST
  • In two previous culling operation this year in Uttar Pradesh, some poultry birds were killed in Sherpur area in Pilibhit district and wild birds were culled in Kanpur zoo earlier this month.
The FIR was filed under Section 505-statements conducing to public mischief and Section 506- criminal intimidation of the IPC(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)
The FIR was filed under Section 505-statements conducing to public mischief and Section 506- criminal intimidation of the IPC(Dheeraj Dhawan/HT Photo)

3 UP scribes booked for ‘public mischief’ over a government event involving kids

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Kanpur
PUBLISHED ON JAN 27, 2021 08:34 AM IST
  • The function in question was held to mark the UP foundation day and was attended by state minister for technology, other public representatives and the district administration.
PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with both the vaccinators and the recipients of the vaccine in Varanasi.(PTI file photo)
PM Narendra Modi will be interacting with both the vaccinators and the recipients of the vaccine in Varanasi.(PTI file photo)

PM Narendra Modi to chat with beneficiaries during Covid vaccination drive in UP

Reported by Rajesh Kumar Singh, Gaurav Saigal | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 22, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • UP government is aiming to vaccinate a total of 1.50 lakh healthcare workers, including 8,500 in Lucknow at the 1,500 healthcare centers across the state in this phase.
Prof Bandyopadhyay spearheaded the task force that delivered world-class ventilators in 90 days when India's health infrastructure was under strain due to Covid-19(Courtesy- Twitter)
Prof Bandyopadhyay spearheaded the task force that delivered world-class ventilators in 90 days when India's health infrastructure was under strain due to Covid-19(Courtesy- Twitter)

IIT-Kanpur professor nominated to National Start-up Advisory Council

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 21, 2021 01:57 PM IST
  • Prof Bandyopadhyay, a member of the biological sciences and bioengineering faculty of IIT Kanpur is the current occupant of KENT Entrepreneurship and Innovation Chair.
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)
Sputnik V vaccine was registered months ahead of its western counterparts in August last year. REUTERS/Sergey Pivovarov/File Photo(REUTERS)

Phase 3 trial of Sputnik V vaccine begins in Agra

By Hemendra Chaturvedi | Edited by Abhinav Sahay, Agra
UPDATED ON JAN 21, 2021 09:50 AM IST
  • New documents and data on Sputnik V, including a clinical report on the vaccine’s use among the 60-plus age group, says it showed an efficacy of around 91.8% in people over 60.
Rahim pours in warm jaggery into moulds where it hardens --the final step before it is ready to be sold. The workers have shown concerns that post demonetization they weren’t able to make profits but they hope this once go-to sweetener in Indian cooking will also lend itself to this year’s earnings. (Diptendu Dutta / AFP)
Rahim pours in warm jaggery into moulds where it hardens --the final step before it is ready to be sold. The workers have shown concerns that post demonetization they weren’t able to make profits but they hope this once go-to sweetener in Indian cooking will also lend itself to this year’s earnings. (Diptendu Dutta / AFP)

Lucknow's first jaggery festival likely next month

By HT Correspondent, Lucknow
PUBLISHED ON JAN 20, 2021 02:53 PM IST
  • Progressive sugarcane farmers from every corner of the state will be invited and it is expected that many specialist producers of the agriculture and food processing sector will also visit the festival.
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