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ED likely to slap PMLA case against Azam Khan-headed Jauhar Trust

Updated on Sep 30, 2023 09:10 AM IST

Ex-minister allegedly used ₹106.56 crore of government money to perform works at his Maulana Ali Jauhar University in Rampur.

The trust runs Maulana Ali Jauhar University, of which Azam Khan is the lifetime chancellor, in Rampur. (File)
By, Lucknow

Umesh Pal’s murder: Saddam’s arrest crucial for capture of Atiq’s wife, other accused, says STF

Saddam was wanted in a case registered at Bareilly on March 6 for arranging secret meetings between Ashraf and Umesh’s shooters in the Bareilly jail.

Capturing Atiq’s wife Shaista Parveen has been a big challenge for the police. She is one of the accused in the murder of Umesh Pal. (File)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:50 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Bhoomi Pujan held for country’s ‘largest’ air cargo terminal at Jewar airport

The state-of-the-art multi-modal cargo hub promises to provide smart, seamless, scalable and secure solutions to the Indian air cargo and logistics supply chain sector, said a spokesperson.

he cargo terminal is being bult on 37 acres and surpasses any previously constructed terminals in terms of size and capacity, the spokesperson said, adding exports from the entire UP would increase manifold with this project. (HT FIle)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 08:28 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Two killed as basement of under-construction building in Lucknow caves in

27-year-old labourer and his two-month-old daughter die; others trapped under the debris rescued by police, SDRF and fire department teams

Rescue operations underway at the construction site in Lucknow. (HT Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 07:00 AM IST

J&K students beaten up at Jhansi school, sent back

Local students staged a protest on the campus on Thursday night, alleging their schoolmates sent to Rajouri were beaten up there following a dispute the previous day

Police force on Navodaya Vidyalay campus. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:28 AM IST

Man attacks devotees inside Unnao temple, arrested

SHO Bangarmau Gyanendra Singh said the youth was mentally disturbed and undergoing treatment, adding that motive behind the attack was unclear. Police would seek his remand from court.

The man has been charged with attempt to murder and sent to jail on the FIR by a devotee.+- (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:16 AM IST

U.P. govt to expedite 2100 tube-well projects in 62 dists

Under a detailed action plan, the irrigation and water resources department has started efforts at different levels. Besides, ₹244.19 crore has been released as the third instalment during the fiscal year 2023-24 to expedite the construction of 2100 pending tube-wells in 62 districts across the state

The irrigation and water resources department is also going to modernize the water distribution system of more than 100 government tube-wells. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:02 AM IST

UP set to roll out policy to attract FDI, Fortune 500 companies

Only seven Fortune 500 companies are present in the state despite record investment proposals of ₹35-37 lakh crore at the UP Global Investors’ Summit-2023

At a high-level meeting held on July 18, chief minister Yogi Adityanath had asked senior officers to work out a new policy to attract FDI. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 06:00 AM IST

Offer ‘Swachhanjali’ to Bapu by devoting 1 hour to cleanliness programme on Oct 1: Yogi

Yogi said that in order to realize Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘garbage-free India’ vision, every resident of the state should participate in the cleanliness drive on October 1. This collective effort would be a ‘Swachhanjali’ to Bapu on the eve of his birth anniversary

Yogi pointed out that the success of this cleanliness volunteering campaign depended on its continuity. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:54 AM IST

PM lauds ODF Plus status for all villages in Uttar Pradesh

On Thursday, the UP government announced that all 95,767 villages in the state had attained ODF Plus status during the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

An ODF Plus village is one that has retained its Open Defecation-Free (ODF) status while also implementing solid or liquid waste management systems. (File Photo)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:52 AM IST

Ghalib’s ‘andaz-e-bayan’ finds favour even with Gen X

The ongoing National Book Fair in Balrampur Gardens is recording a surprisingly good sale of anthologies of couplets and ghazals written by the likes of Mirza Ghalib, ‘Daagh’ Dehlvi, Ibrahim ‘Zauq’, Momin Khan ‘Momin’ and Asrar-ul-Haq ‘Majaz’ etc. In fact, poetry sales are soaring, leaving behind books on politics and politicians, say the sellers, adding the former are catching the fancy of Lucknow youths more.

Even in the 21st century Ghalib’s works are fancied by poetry lovers, particularly the young generation, notwithstanding the change in literary taste. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:46 AM IST

U.P.’s rain deficit pegged at 16%; some districts may receive a few spells

The monsoon has withdrawn from parts of Rajasthan so far, the India Meteorological Department (IMD) said on Friday.

In Uttar Pradesh, Etah recorded 85% excess rain this season, receiving 934.8 mm of rain against the normal 504.1 mm. Barabanki and Badaun also recorded 50% excess rainfall this year. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:40 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Set up body for state capital region with HQ in Lucknow soon: Yogi

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has directed the formation of the State Capital Region Development Authority (SCRDA) in Uttar Pradesh. The SCRDA is expected to be formed within three months and will oversee the planned development of Lucknow and other districts in the State Capital Region. Adityanath also emphasized the need for long-term urban development plans that focus on investment and employment. He instructed officers to expedite the preparation of master plans for various cities and take strict action against builders who violate the rules.

Chief minister Yogi Adityanath also instructed officers to take strict action against a builder if they were found violating the rules wherever the master plan map had been passed. (HT FILE)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:38 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Small efforts can bring major relief to elderly in hospitals

Elderly patients are unable to express their problem as quickly as young patients do. The elderly patients need more time which doctors unintentionally forget to give. This causes incorrect diagnosis and hence treatment can also go wrong.

If hospitals pay a little attention to the support needs of the elderly, their visits to the doctor would be far more comfortable and easier. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:28 AM IST

An AED can ensure ‘current’ in your heart if it is ‘under attack’

A sudden cardiac arrest causes loss of all heart activity due to an irregular heart rhythm and the person becomes unconscious and needs ‘electrical shock.’ Without immediate treatment, sudden cardiac arrest can lead to death.

AED analyses heart rhythm and gives safe electrical shock to revive the organ. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:26 AM IST
ByGaurav Saigal

Efforts on to make Prayagraj Mahakumbh-2025 clean, green and smart

The upcoming Mahakumbh-2025 will be clean, green, and paperless. All information about the projects, budget, and inspections will be available online.

A view of Sangam on the banks of which Mahakumbh-2025 will be organised. (HT file)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:22 AM IST
By, Prayagraj

Ayush Board to promote research, academics in U.P.

Chairing a review meeting, chief minister Yogi Adityanath said currently separate boards were operating for different wings of Ayush namely homeopathy, Unani and Ayurveda which will come under one board

The CM said more youths are now inclined towards Ayush for making a career. (HT file)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:20 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sultanpur doc murder: BJP veteran seeks action against party leader

Sunil Bharala has written to the CM and sought strictest possible action against local party leader Ajai Narain Singh—the prime accused in the brutal murder of Dr Ghanshyam Tiwari over a land dispute

Ajai Narain Singh is the prime accused in the murder of Dr Ghanshyam Tiwari in Sultanpur a few days ago. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 30, 2023 05:08 AM IST
By, Lucknow

U.P.: More than half of Prayagraj population depends on free ration, show govt data

Over half of Prayagraj district's population relies on free ration provided by the government through its fair price shops, according to government data. There are over 1,000 government fair price ration shops in the district for over 10.60 lakh card holders. These ration cards include eligible households and Antyodaya card holders. A total of 44.06 lakh units of ration are being given on these cards. The district's population was shown to be around 76 lakh in the 2022 UP assembly elections.

There are over 1000 government fair price ration shops in Prayagraj district for over 10.60 lakh card holders. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 10:57 PM IST
By, Prayagraj

U.P. scholarship scam: ED attaches properties worth 2.84 crore

The Enforcement Directorate has provisionally attached properties worth ₹2.84 crore in a scholarship scam in Lucknow. The scam was allegedly masterminded by two brothers who owned Hygia Group of Colleges. The ED had earlier arrested the owners and a close aide in connection with the fraud. An international para-cricketer was also arrested for his involvement in the fraud.

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:13 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Yogi’s education push: CM Model Composite Schools to come up in 57 U.P. dists

Schools to be set up in districts where Atal Residential Schools are not present; to provide education from pre-primary to Class 12

For representation only (HT File Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 07:05 PM IST
By, Lucknow

Two killed after basement of under construction parking lot collapses in Lucknow

According to police, the deceased father-daughter duo were living in one of the six huts that caved in along with the building’s basement

The incident took place near Kalindi Park of Sector-11 Vrindavan Yojana. (HT Photo)
Published on Sep 29, 2023 09:35 AM IST

YEIDA proposes Olympic city, village in Gautam Buddh Nagar

The CEO, however, said YEIDA was yet to consult International Olympic Committee or Indian Olympic Association on the issue

The YEIDA proposal assumes significance in the backdrop of reports that India may bid to host the 2036 Summer Olympics. (FOR REPRESENTATION)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 08:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow

BBAU extends SFI activist’s suspension

The recent suspension comes immediately after the last suspension duration ended on the eve of September 27. The SFI alleged that the chief proctor acted in a dictatorial manner and gave no chance for dialogue in person.

The students marched to meet the proctor but he left his office and refused to meet them or address the issue raised. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:00 AM IST

Jumbo BJP team to aid party campaign in MP, Rajasthan

A big contingent of leaders led by deputy chief minister Brajesh Pathak and his predecessor and Rajya Sabha MP Dinesh Sharma has been deployed for party-ruled Madhya Pradesh . A separate team is camping in Rajasthan, including social welfare minister Asim Arun, UP BJP general secretary Govind Shukla, BJP’s OBC cell general secretary Sangam Lal Gupta, party lawmaker from Pratapgarh, BJP secretary and Rajya Sabha MP Surendra Nagar.

Before this, the party had deployed about 100 lawmakers to gather feedback from MP and about 60 odd lawmakers for Rajasthan. (Pic for representation)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 06:38 AM IST

SP to play important role in defeating BJP in MP: Akhilesh

INDIA bloc is set to form the next government at the centre in 2024, says party president Akhilesh Yadav in Khajuraho (MP)

Samajwadi Party president Akhilesh Yadav eats a meal with an Adiwasi family, in Rajnagar of Madhya Pradesh, Thursday. (PTI Photo)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 07:20 AM IST

Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin): 100% villages of U.P. attain ODF Plus status

All 95,767 villages in U.P. have attained ‘ODF Plus’ status during the second phase of the Swachh Bharat Mission (Gramin)

To date, 4.4 lakh (75%) villages across the country have declared themselves ODF Plus. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:36 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Shifting gears: Once land of scooters (India), now electric vehicle landscape

UP govt proposes to set up an EV park on 70-acre land of the state-owned SIL while Ashok Leyland has selected the remaining 70 acres to set up an e-bus manufacturing unit

SIL started commercial production in 1975 manufacturing Vijay Super scooters for the Indian market and Lambretta for the overseas market. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 06:40 AM IST

Bhraman path to connect Saryu with Ram temple in Ayodhya

The Uttar Pradesh government has approved the construction of Bhraman Path, a road project in Ayodhya that will connect the Saryu with the Ram temple. The project is similar to the Kashi Vishwanath corridor in Varanasi. The state government has allocated ₹24 crore for the project, and the e-tendering process will be used to invite agencies for execution. The road will provide a more convenient route for devotees to reach the Ram temple. Additionally, a lotus fountain project is also planned for Ayodhya, which will be completed by the end of next year.

Ram temple is under construction in Ayodhya. (Sourced)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:22 AM IST
By, Lucknow

Sultanpur doctor murder case: Police seize prime accused’s bank account

Dr Ghanshyam Tiwari, 56, who was posted at Jaisinghpur community health centre, died after allegedly being thrashed by Ajay Narain Singh and a few others in Kotwali area of Sultanpur on Sept 23

Sultanpur SP Somen Barma said police were making efforts to arrest Ajai Narain Singh. (For Representation)
Updated on Sep 29, 2023 05:06 AM IST
By, Lucknow
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