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Avaneesh Mishra


Avaneesh Mishra is a journalist based in Lucknow and covers politics, crime, health and education in Uttar Pradesh. Follow his tweets @itsmeavaneesh

To curb malnourishment, Deoria schools to introduce mushrooms in mid-day meals
Thu, Jan 21, 2021

Local SHGs roped in for mushroom supply.

UP achieves 74% of target under PM job cheme in 8 months
Tue, Jan 19, 2021

The government also said that UP has topped the list in terms of achieving the target, which is much higher than just 48.33 per cent of the target reached collectively by all working institutions associated with PMEGP across the country.

Man dies after getting Covid shot, officials say not linked to vaccine
Mon, Jan 18, 2021

Officials didn’t say whether Covishield or Covaxin was given.

‘Wanted to be the first person to get vaccinated so that history remembers me’
Sun, Jan 17, 2021

More than 20,000 doctors and healthcare workers reportedly received the first dose of vaccine on Saturday. The Sunday Express spoke to some of them. They shared stories of their battle against Covid-19 in the last 11 months.

On Day 1 of inoculation, 35% in UP miss first Covid-19 vaccine dose
Sun, Jan 17, 2021

The state health department vaccinated 21,291 health workers at 317 centres. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh visited different hospitals here to inspect the process.

Firozabad: Woman denies ‘love jihad’ charge, mob chases man’s family members
Fri, Jan 08, 2021

The police said several people from the woman’s village, the neighbouring Jamalpur, gathered outside the house of the accused and chased his family members on Wednesday.

Rajbhar’s 2022 gameplan: Smaller parties in UP coalesce to form ‘formidable’ fifth front
Thu, Jan 07, 2021

According to the SBSP leaders, nine political parties, including All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) of Asaduddin Owaisi, Apna Dal faction of Krishna Patel, Rashtroday Party, Rashtriya Bhagidari Party, Janta Kranti Party among others, have agreed to come together.

UP govt says cold chains and storage of vaccines not an issue, thanks to immunisation drives
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

In most of the places, the storage centres are located at health institutions so that they have 24 hours dedicated electricity lines along with the availability of generators.

UP govt: Vaccination drive to be conducted in 3 phases, 70,000 vaccinators ready
Sat, Jan 02, 2021

Speaking to The Indian Express, Minister of Medical and Health, Family Welfare, Jai Pratap Singh said they are collecting information of those to be vaccinated in the first two phases and soon they will collate a list.

A virus on loose and people on edge: How pandemic rebooted health infrastructure
Thu, Dec 31, 2020

According to officials, the health facilities in Uttar Pradesh are much better than what they were at the end of 2019 because of the pandemic.

Ram temple runs into construction hiccup: Structural piles not up to mark
Fri, Dec 25, 2020

The Trust, which was formed to facilitate the construction of the Ram temple following the Supreme Court's verdict in the Ram Janmabhoomi-Babri Masjid title suit, is now trying to find alternative ways for it.

IFFCO gas leak: How dangerous is ammonia?
Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Ammonia is stored for industrial use in liquid form under high pressure or in gaseous form at low temperature, as was the case in the IFFCO unit where the accident took place.

Delhi Deputy CM slams Yogi govt: Situation has gone bad
Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia was in Lucknow on Tuesday, days after AAP chief and Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that his party would contest the UP Assembly elections that are due in two years.

Ram Temple In Ayodhya: Experts’ panel to review all, from design to construction
Tue, Dec 15, 2020

The eight-member expert committee is expected to submit its report and recommendations to the Trust by December 15, after which the actual construction work at the Ram Janambhoomi will start.

‘Vikas Dubey amar rahe’: Gangster’s FB fan pages under lens
Sun, Dec 13, 2020

Some of the Facebook pages glorify automatic weapons, eulogise the gangster and even solicit contract killings. These groups are also replete with sensitive and objectionable posts. One of them announces: “Vikas Dubey amar rahe” (Long live Vikas Dubey).

‘Love jihad’ rumour: Wedding stopped in UP, Muslim couple kept overnight at police station
Fri, Dec 11, 2020

The man, 39-year-old Haider Ali, has alleged that the police personnel beat him up with a leather belt and tortured him for hours at the Kasya Police Station.

Vaccine storage capacity to rise to 2.03L litres by Dec 15: Official
Thu, Dec 10, 2020

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath set December 15 deadline to increase the storage capacity. The chief minister has also directed officials to prepare the Covid vaccine cold chains on the lines of pulse polio vaccine cold chains, and ensure strict security at the centres.

SP’s kisaan yatra march against farm laws: Akhilesh Yadav detained on way to Kannauj, booked
Tue, Dec 08, 2020

Akhilesh was then taken to Eco Garden in a van and detained for close to five hours. Police also resorted to lathicharge to disperse SP workers.

Chorus in UP village: police pro-active, forced ‘love jihad’ arrest
Fri, Dec 04, 2020

The UP ordinance provides for a jail term up to 10 years, with all alleged offences cognizable and non-bailable.

UP: People in engineer’s Banda hometown claim he had abused children in 2009 too
Sat, Nov 21, 2020

Singh’s family has alleged conspiracy against him. The junior engineer, who has been suspended, is in Banda jail at present. A local POCSO court, which deals with cases of child sexual abuse, will hear the CBI's application for his custody on November 24.

Neighbours shocked, no FIR by any ‘victim’ against UP engineer
Fri, Nov 20, 2020

The CBI handed over a sealed letter with reportedly the names of more than a dozen alleged victims of Singh, 41, who has been suspended from his post in the Irrigation Department.

Cops point to tantric practice: In Kanpur, girl raped, killed, her liver cut out; 4 arrested
Tue, Nov 17, 2020

The relative, police officers said, has been childless since her marriage in 1999 and as part of tantric practices believed that eating the girl's liver will help them have a child. The couple and the two young men who allegedly committed the crime have been arrested.

No more humiliation, Ayodhya to be Vedic city, says Yogi Adityanath
Sun, Nov 15, 2020

Adityanath claimed that earlier people hesitated to visit Ayodhya and there was a time when even taking the name of the city “was like an abuse”. Now, everyone wants to visit the city, he added.

Nirvani Akhara chief says Ram Temple Trust ‘illegal’, sends legal notice to MHA
Fri, Nov 13, 2020

Mahant Das contended that the Trust was “illegal” because of “non-compliance of legal, statutory and customary procedures of law on several different points”.

After baptism by fire, Chandrashekhar Azad says focus on emerging as major Opposition force in UP
Wed, Nov 11, 2020

Encouraged by the party’s vote share in Uttar Pradesh, Chandrashekhar Azad said his outfit would work to increase and strengthen its cadre base ahead of the 2022 Assembly elections.