UP

  • Uttar Pradesh: Clashes between SP-BSP leaders, one killed March 11, 2014

    Mahoba: Firing between leaders of the Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party has left one dead and many others injured in Uttar Pradesh's Mahoba area. Clashes between BSP leader and former Uttar Pradesh Minister Badshah Singh and SP leaders turned ugly and resulted in the death of one person. Tension prevails...
  • Ajay Mishra appointed as new SSP of Kanpur March 10, 2014

    IPS officer Ajay Mishra, posted with Anti Terrorist Squad (ATS), was on Monday appointed as Senior Superintendent of Police (SSP) Kanpur. "Mishra has been appointed by the state government as new SSP of Kanpur. He was posted in ATS," IG, Law and Order Amrendra Sengar told reporters in the district. SSP Kanpur Yashaswi...
  • Retired constable kills two people following dispute over drinking water March 10, 2014

    A retired police constable on Monday shot dead two people and critically injured another at his village in Kanpur, police said. Anil Kumar, who retired as a constable with the Provincial Armed Constabulary, opened fire at three people after a dispute over drinking water at Sumerpur village. Jeetendra Yadav and Manoj Yadav...
  • Living It Up: Bugs vs drugs, the battle against superbugs March 7, 2014

    Superbugs could erase a century of medical advances, acc to the Lancet health journal. This came after another recent warning from the US Centre for Disease Control and Prevention saying we are at end of the antibiotic era. Meaning - soon no antibiotics will work for us and many infections...
  • Sedition charges dropped against Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak March 6, 2014

    Meerut: The Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday dropped sedition charges against the Kashmiri students for cheering Pakistan team during the India-Pakistan Asia Cup match on Sunday. The move comes after the Home Ministry sought a report from the state government. Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, too, spoke to...
  • Kashmiri students who cheered for Pak booked for sedition, Omar upset March 6, 2014

    New Delhi: The Jammu and Kashmir government and the opposition came together on Thursday to decry the action taken against some Kashmiri students in Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, for reportedly cheering Pakistan during a cricket match. J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah reacted strongly, tweeting, "Sedition charge against Kashmiri students is an unacceptably...
  • Uttar Pradesh doctors call off strike after Allahabad HC orders probe March 6, 2014

    Lucknow: The doctors' strike in Uttar Pradesh has been called off a day after the Allahabad High Court stepped in. The HC had on Wednesday taken suo motu congnizance of the strike and had ordered a probe into the incident that had led to the strike. The Lucknow Bench of the...
  • HC stays UP government order including 'Kumhar' caste under SCs March 5, 2014

    Allahabad High Court on Wednesday stayed an order passed by the Uttar Pradesh government two months ago in which 'Kumhar' caste was included in the Scheduled Castes. A Division Bench of Justice Ashok Bhushan and Justice Satish Chandra passed the order on a Public Interest Litigation challenging the Government Order dated...
  • All charges against arrested doctors will be dropped, assures UP CM March 4, 2014

    Lucknow: As the ruling Samajwadi Party government grapples with the doctors strike across the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav gave an assurance to the striking doctors that all charges against the 24 doctors, who have been lodged in a jail in Kanpur, will be dropped. However, there has...
  • Sahara's Subrata Roy, 2 directors sent to Tihar jail till March 11 March 4, 2014

    New Delhi: It was a day of hectic and dramatic developments in the Supreme Court which heard the Sahara case on Tuesday. Subrata Roy along with two other company directors have been sent to judicial custody till the next date of hearing on March 11. The detention of the...
  • Agra airport to get a new terminal after government approval March 4, 2014

    The Uttar Pradesh government's nod for acquiring around 50 acres of land for constructing a new terminal at Agra's Kheria Airport, which is part of an Indian Air Force base, has raised hopes of majorly boosting the Taj city's tourism industry. The state government has sanctioned Rs 60 crores for the land...
  • Oscars 2014: 'The Great Gatsby' wins best costume March 3, 2014

    Los Angeles: Catherine Martin won her first Academy Award for costume design for her work in 'The Great Gatsby', while Adruitha Lee and Robin Mathews clinched the trophy of best hair and make-up for 'Dallas Buyers Club' at the Oscars ceremony here Sunday. Martin, who has been nominated for an Oscar...
  • Veer: A campaign to make India disabled-friendly March 1, 2014

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. The initiative aims to reach out to PwDs with skill training and employment opportunities. It will also raise advocacy on issues...
  • Rahul interacts with rickshaw pullers in Varanasi March 1, 2014

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi visited Varanasi on Saturday where he interacted with rickshaw pullers and discussed their socio-economic problems. ...
  • Subrata Roy tenders apology to SC February 27, 2014

    Lucknow: Sahara India chief Subrata Roy evaded arrest despite a non-bailable arrest warrant by the Supreme Court against him as Uttar Pradesh Police failed to locate him. UP Police officials who had gone to Roy's residence in Sahara Shaher said that they could not arrest him as he was not...
  • Hold LS polls in UP under Central forces: Congress to EC February 26, 2014

    Alleging the Samajwadi Party-led government in Uttar Pradesh was carrying out large-scale transfer of administrative officials ahead of Lok Sabha polls, the Congress today demanded holding of elections in the state under watchful eyes of the Central forces. "Ahead of Lok Sabha elections, the UP government has been carrying out massive...
  • UP government says will look into Rita Bahuguna's house arson case February 25, 2014

    Congress leader Rita Bahuguna Joshi on Tuesday alleged that a charge sheet was "deliberately" not being filed in her house arson case involving some BSP leaders, prompting the Uttar Pradesh government to assure her that they will look into the matter. "We will look into the matter and will go through...
  • Azam Khan's buffalo-theft incident lightens UP Assembly mood February 24, 2014

    Amid heated debates, light moments were witnessed in UP Assembly on Monday as Opposition leader Swami Prasad Maurya raked up Minister Azam Khan's buffalo-theft incident to highlight the worsening condition of law and order in the state. Speaking on the dismal law and order situation in the state, Maurya told Khan...
  • Cong to push anti-graft ordinance, but may give Kalmadi, Chavan LS tickets February 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Acting on Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's wish list, the UPA government is taking the ordinance route to push through more anti-corruption legislations ahead of the general elections. While an ordinance could be brought later this week, CNN-IBN has learnt that the Congress is also considering giving tickets to...
  • UP Assembly drowns in din over Muzaffarnagar riots February 24, 2014

    BJP and BSP members on Monday tried to corner Uttar Pradesh government over the number of riots in the state and rehabilitation of Muzaffarnagar riot victims leading to a din and adjournment of the state Assembly. The matter was raised during Question Hour by Congress member Anugrah Narain Singh, who sought...
  • Policeman shoots at waiter for being asked to drink liquor outside hotel premises February 21, 2014

    A police official shot at a waiter in Uttar Pradesh's Kanpur city when he was asked not to drink liquor in the restaurant premises since the eatery did not have a permit. The victim Inderjeet (33) was rushed to a hospital where he was stated to be in critical condition. Kanpur's Director...
  • Akhilesh asks police to restore confidence in people February 19, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on Tuesday said law and order problem should be addressed in a manner so as to restore people's confidence in the police. Addressing IPS Officers on the conclusion of Police Week at his official residence, he stressed on improving the image of the police in...
  • Incredible makeup skills? Girl turns her face into a scary, wooden doll mask February 19, 2014

    With more than five million views so far, these viral photos have gone viral. A girl does an amazing job of making herself to look like a scary, wooden doll using makeup. We agree it's a bit early to prepare for Halloween, but a little practice never hurt anyone, right?...
  • Johnny Depp honoured at Makeup and Hair Stylists Guild awards February 17, 2014

    Los Angeles: In an awards season that seems to have a ceremony for every facet of filmmaking, the Makeup and Hair Stylists Guild awards returned after a 10year hiatus with an award for Johnny Depp. The actor received the first ever distinguished artisan award for his work in films like "Edward...
  • Congress writes to EC on issue of transfer of UP officials February 15, 2014

    Uttar Pradesh Congress chief Nirmal Khatri has written to Election Commission expressing concern over what he said was the growing number of transfers being carried out by the state government in the run up to Lok Sabha elections. "The Lok Sabha elections are (to be held later this year) and in...
  • Bruce Jenner not quitting 'Keeping up with the Kardashians' February 15, 2014

    Los Angeles: Olympian Bruce Jenner has called reports of him quitting TV show 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' as "fabricated". The 64yearold revealed he is shooting for the ninth season of the show and is looking forward to the coming seasons too, reported E! online. "The reports of me...
  • UP treasure hunt yielded glass bangles, bones: Union minister February 12, 2014

    Glass bangles, iron nails and bones make up all that was yielded in the dig at the site in Unnao district of Uttar Pradesh where a seer had claimed a treasure of gold was buried, Parliament was told on Wednesday. Replying to a question in Rajya Sabha on the dig carried...
  • HIL: Kalinga Lancers look to upset UP Wizards February 12, 2014

    Bhubneswar: Debutants Kalinga Lancers would be desperate to score a sweet revenge over the Uttar Pradesh Wizards and give their home fans something to cheer about in a return leg match of the Hockey India League 2014 between the two sides, here on Thursday. The Lancers had lost 13 to Wizards...
  • CBI probe into NREGA funds must start, Jairam Ramesh tells CM February 12, 2014

    Union Minister Jairam Ramesh has shot off another letter to Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav seeking early implementation of the Allahabad High Court order on CBI inquiry into misappropriation of funds under the NREGA. While recalling his earlier correspondence to the Chief Minister, in a fresh letter issued on Tuesday,...
  • UP Berozgaar Sangh members clash with police over wanting to meet CM February 11, 2014

    A scuffle took place between police and members of an organisation of unemployed people outside the Chandra Shekhar Azad AgricultureUniversity in Kanpur, just before the arrival of Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav for the convocation ceremony of the university. Nearly 40 members of 'Uttar Pradesh Berozgaar Sangh' led by its president Diwakar...