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  • Stand-up comic Vir Das writes an open letter after his show gets interrupted in Delhi 12 hours 9 minutes ago

    Getting offended should officially be declared as the 'National Pastime' of India, as the cases continue to get more bizarre every passing day. This time, the victim of someone else's offended sensibility was none other than the eminent stand-up comic and actor, Vir Das. On April 25th, when Vir Das was...
  • UP CM Akhilesh Yadav invites suggestions from APJ Abdul Kalam on development of state Yesterday

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Sunday invited suggestions from former President APJ Abdul Kalam for development of the state. "You are most welcome to give your presentation for the development of the state. Please apprise about your programme for the same," Yadav said in a letter to Kalam. Yadav...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake Yesterday

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • IAF sends another aircraft for rescue operation in quake-hit Nepal Yesterday

    Chandigarh: Indian Air Force on Sunday sent a second IL-76 aircraft from its air base for Kathmandu to rescue people stranded in earthquake-hit Nepal. The second IL-76 plane, the IAF's transport aircraft, took off from its air base at 7.23 AM on the rescue and relief mission to Hindon airbase...
  • Live: IAF C-17 aircraft with 225 Indians from earthquake-hit Nepal arrives in Delhi Yesterday

    Death toll in Nepal due to the devastating earthquake that hit the country, today rose to 1,900 with over 700 casualties in Kathmandu Valley alone. A 7.9-magnitude earthquake jolted the Himalayan nation on Saturday followed by several aftershocks and left a trail of death and destruction, flattening houses and buildings,...
  • Snapshot: Shraddha Kapoor shares make-up free selfie on social media 2 days ago

    She is expected to look and behave like a fashionista all the time. But Shraddha Kapoor, who is busy promoting her film 'ABCD 2', stripped off the makeup for a natural selfie today. Posing, even though she had slept for just a couple of hours, the actress insisted in the...
  • UP: Woman thrashed by a group of people over land dispute 3 days ago

    A woman was beaten up by a group of people in Uttar Pradesh's Deoria district. The woman was thrashed allegedly over a land dispute. ...
  • Emma Stone, Andrew Garfield part ways for good 4 days ago

    Los Angeles: Emma Stone and Andrew Garfield were earlier this month reported to have taken a break from their three-year relationship but insiders say the actress has called time on their romance for good. "(Emma) ended things and moved back to LA. It's finished. It's not just a break," a source...
  • Amitabh Bachchan's farmland in UP survives unseasonal rains, yields 200 quintals of wheat 5 days ago

    Lucknow: At a time when lakhs of acres of standing wheat crop in Uttar Pradesh has been devastated due to unseasonal rains leaving farmers in throes of an unprecedented despair, the owner of a 24-bigha (six hectares) farm at the outskirts of this state capital is neither deterred nor perturbed...
  • Monsoon to be below normal this year 5 days ago

    New Delhi: For the second successive year, Monsoon is likely to be below normal with parts of north-west and central India to be the most affected. "Monsoon will be 93 per cent of the Long Period Average (LPA) while 35 per cent probability of monsoon staying below normal has been predicted." "The...
  • Kylie Jenner wants kids in 2025 April 18, 2015

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kylie Jenner, 17, says she wants to have children 10 years from now. "When I look to the far future and decide to have kids, I need to have a million girls. Ten years from now - in 2025 -I hope I have a kid," Kylie...
  • Centre, UP government 'insensitive' towards farmers: Mayawati April 14, 2015

    Lucknow: BSP supremo Mayawati accused the Centre as well as Uttar Pradesh government of being "insensitive" towards farmers facing crop loss due to unprecedented rains and hailstorm. While addressing workers on the occasion of 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, Mayawati said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was already...
  • Uttar Pradesh: Azam Khan slams PM Modi's Paris visit; calls him a 'liar' April 13, 2015

    Badaun: Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan has termed Prime Minister Narendra Modi as a "liar" and criticised his Paris visit given the rising number of farmer suicides in the country. "He (Modi) is a king who lies. Farmers are dying in the country and he is touring Paris. He has failed...
  • Stand-up comic Biswa Kalyan Rath talks about the utter uselessness of the nail-cutter's design April 13, 2015

    Stand-up comic Biswa Kalyan Rath is definitely the funnier one among the 'Pretentious' duo and he proves it beyond any doubt with this hilarious rant on the design of nail-cutters. What is funny is not only does he raise some very obvious questions that anyone should have, he says it...
  • Dev and I are best friends, that's never going to change: Freida Pinto on break-up April 10, 2015

    Los Angeles: Actress Freida Pinto has opened up about her split from longtime actor boyfriend Dev Patel, saying they remain best friends even after the break-up. Pinto, 30, and Patel, 24, started dating while working on Oscar-winning film 'Slumdog Millionaire' in 2008. The couple, however, ended their six-year-old relationship in December...
  • UP: 11-year-old school student dies after being beaten up by principal in Barabanki April 9, 2015

    Barabanki: Uttar Pradesh Police on Thursday detained a school principal after he allegedly thrashed an 11-year-old class 3 student in Barabanki. The student was reportedly beaten after he was found with a stolen pencil and eraser. After the student reached home he complained of stomach ache and began vomiting blood....
  • Trial room voyeurs: UP police conducts searches for hidden camera April 5, 2015

    Lucknow: In line with Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister's call for strict action against incidents of hidden camera or video recording in trial rooms, the state police has conducted a series of searches at the malls and showrooms of the city. "After checking at prominent malls in the city yesterday, though...
  • Syed Mushtaq Ali round-up: Jharkhand lose again despite Jaggi ton; Hyderabad beat Odisha in a thriller April 4, 2015

    Ishank Jaggi scored his maiden Twenty20 century but failed to prevent a fourth consecutive loss for Jharkhand in the Super League of the Syed Mushtaq Ali Twenty20 2014-15 on Saturday (April 4). the day, Rajasthan slumped to their first loss in three matches while Gujarat halted Madhya Pradesh's winning march...
  • AAP suspends national executive member from UP April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: AAP National Executive member Rakesh Sinha on Thursday was suspended from the party days after he raised questions over the way its internal Lokpal Admiral L Ramdas was sacked and Prashant Bhushan was removed as the chief of its disciplinary committee. Sinha, a party leader from Uttar Pradesh, had...
  • UP: 2 minor sisters kidnapped, gang-raped by 5 in Badaun April 2, 2015

    Badaun: Two minor girls were allegedly kidnapped and gang-raped at gun point by five persons in Jareef Nagar area, almost a year after a similar incident in the district had stirred Uttar Pradesh and opposition had attacked the government over law and order. When the girls did not return home on...
  • Stand-up comic Vikramjit Singh tells us about that one thing that makes all punjabis go crazy March 30, 2015

    Stand-up comic Vikramjit Singh talks about Punjabi folks and how there is one thing that makes every Punjabi around the world go completely crazy! He talks from personal experience about the trigger that makes all Punjabi people roll! ...
  • UPPCS exam cancelled after paper leak, 3 arrested March 30, 2015

    Lucknow: The UP government cancelled the provincial civil services preliminary examination (UPPCS) after an exam paper was leaked on Whatsapp messaging service even as the STF arrested three persons in connection with the leak. "The preliminary examination of UPPCS has been cancelled on the directives of the Chief Minister. He has...
  • UPPSC examination cancelled after paper leak March 29, 2015

    Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh Public Service Commission examination was cancelled after reports of paper leak an hour before the examination schedule on Sunday. The papers were allegedly being sold for Rs 5 lakh each. UP DGP AK Jain said, "We have cancelled the exam, those who are responsible will be punished. Paper...
  • Virat Kohli's 'love' Anushka Sharma turns bride for a commercial March 27, 2015

    New Delhi: 'Band Baaja Baaraat' actress Anushka Sharma, who was spotted at the India-Australia cricket match in Sydney on Thursday, had decked up as a bride before she left -- this, for a wedding-themed advertisement for beverage brand 7UP! Anushka, who endorses the brand, shot for the ad under the direction...
  • 'The funniest comedy acts are people who get outraged when we crack jokes' says Sahil Shah of East India Comedy March 24, 2015

    In the past 4 years, the stand-up comedy scene in India has grown into a full-blown industry. The number of stand-up acts has increased and has given way to an ever increasing number of online comedy shows. And even though people have made a full time occupation of getting offended,...
  • Backwards, dalits will ensure BJP comes to power in UP: Amit Shah March 22, 2015

    Varanasi: Reaching out to backward and dalit communities, BJP President Amit Shah on Saturday said they should ensure that the party comes to power in Uttar Pradesh for it is only Prime Minister Narendra Modi who can understand their plight as he has risen from among them. "With your support Narendra...
  • I'm comfortable being clicked without make-up: Shraddha Kapoor March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Young and gorgeous but more keen to let her work speak for her than her appearance, actress Shraddha Kapoor agrees "beauty lies in the eyes of beholder" and she will not hassled if she is photographed without make-up. Asked if she is scared to go out without make-up now that...
  • India plans new rules to lure start-ups: sources March 19, 2015

    Mumbai: The Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) is planning rule changes that will make it easier for homegrown start-ups to list their shares on local bourses, sources involved in the process said, helping domestic investors to bet on the country's booming online economy. While many of India's largest online...
  • UP: Class 11 student detained for allegedly posting against Azam Khan on Facebook March 18, 2015

    Lucknow: Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a Class 11 student for allegedly putting up a Facebook post against UP minister Azam Khan. An FIR had been lodged by Azam Khan's media in-charge Fasahat Ali claiming that the post is objectionable. A court...
  • Bird flu alert in UP after 350 birds die March 15, 2015

    Lucknow: After swine flu, Uttar Pradesh government has sounded bird flu alert following avian influenza outbreak in Amethi, official sources said on Sunday. Chief Secretary Alok Rajan, who has directed all divisional commissioners and district magistrates to initiate preventive measures in their areas to minimise possible adverse...