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  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar December 27, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: I was shattered, wracked with pain, says Modi on 2002 riots December 27, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Friday shared his views for the first time on 2002 Gujarat riots through a blog and said he was shaken to the core by the riots. He said after Gujarat was hit by a devastating earthquake in 2001, the...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 34 children died in relief camps, says panel December 26, 2013

    Lucknow: At least 34 children below the age of 12 years have perished in the relief camps for people displaced during the riots in Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, according to a high-level committee constituted by the UP government to look into the reported deaths. The deaths occurred between September 7...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: UP earn three points against MP; Yusuf leads Baroda to victory December 25, 2013

    Kanpur: Uttar Pradesh walked away with three points owing to their first innings lead in a Group B Ranji Trophy match against Madhya Pradesh that ended in a draw on the fourth and final day. Chasing a victory target of 314 runs, Madhya Pradesh were 140 for seven in their...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Riot victims demand houses be built near relief camps December 25, 2013

    The Muzaffarnagar riots victims said that they did not want to return to their villages and demanded the government to build houses for them near the relief camps. The riot victims also said several people had died due to cold, but the state government had turned a deaf ear towards...
  • Arvind Kejriwal refuses UP's offer of security, Delhi Police approaches him December 25, 2013

    AAP Convener Arvind Kejriwal, all set to be the Chief Minister of Delhi, on Tuesday refused to accept the security cover offered by Uttar Pradesh Police even as Delhi Police today made a fresh attempt to make him accept its protection accorded to the occupant of the top post. Senior Superintendent...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Baroda take overall lead to 296; pacers ensure first innings lead for UP December 24, 2013

    Rajkot: Baroda on Tuesday took an upper hand by extending their overall lead to 296 as they reached 207 for six in their second innings at the end of day three in their Ranji Trophy Group B match against Saurashtra. Despite Saurashtra medium pacer Jaydev Unadkat taking four wickets in Baroda's...
  • Music round-up: 'The Beatles' are back to soothe your nerves December 22, 2013

    New Delhi: Music is driven by stories, something I witnessed this week. A song never gets old and music is never forgotten. All Sunday to Saturday were surrounded with acoustic, rock, pop, a little bit of jazz, folk and of course the country music. The happenings were such. This is our second...
  • We have given best help to relief camp inmates: UP Govt December 20, 2013

    Facing flak for "mismanagement" in relief camps in riot hit Muzaffarnagar and Shamli districts, a top Uttar Pradesh official on Friday said the government has made all efforts to provide succour to the victims. Highlighting details of works undertaken there, Chief Secretary Javed Usmani said, "serious efforts have been made to provide as much help as...
  • Ranji Trophy, Round 7, Day 4 December 17, 2013

    Catch all the Live updates from day four of matches across India in Ranji Trophy Round 7. Day three roundup: Delhi thrashed Vidarbha by an innings and 156 runs in a Ranji Trophy group league encounter to get seven points which kept their hopes of making the knockout stages...
  • Muzaffarnagar relief camps: UP govt fails, NGOs, people come forward December 15, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: Even as Supreme Court has taken notice of the miserable state of affairs at the Muzaffarnagar relief camps, the Uttar Pradesh government continues to face massive criticism for its relief work. Now NGOs and other good Samaritans have come forward to fill in the gap. The relief camp in Shamli...
  • India's two-day warm-up match in South Africa called off December 14, 2013

    Johannesburg: India will go into next week's first Test against South Africa with no preparation time in the middle after their only warm-up fixture against an Invitational XI in Benoni was abandoned on Friday without a ball being bowled. The two-day game was called off entirely after ground staff indicated they...
  • Venkatesh Prasad bats for seamer RP Singh December 13, 2013

    Kolkata: Former India pacer Venkatesh Prasad Friday said left-arm seamer RP Singh was back in his elements and should be considered for the tour to New Zealand. Urging the national selectors to set their eyes on RP, Prasad said: "He is taking wickets, but the only thing missing is a five-wicket...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP police asks SIT to complete probe by this month December 13, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh police has asked the Special Investigation Team to complete its probe into Muzaffarnagar riot cases by this month. The SIT officials have been asked to complete its probe into the riot cases at Muzaffarnagar, Shamli, Baghpat and Meerut districts by this month, state Additional Director General of...
  • Arrested 120 persons for illegal sand mining: Government tells National Green Tribunal December 13, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government has admitted before the National Green Tribunal that large scale illegal sand mining had been going on in Gautam Budh Nagar district of the state and said it has arrested 120 persons in this connection. The State government also assured a bench headed by NGT Chairperson Justice Swatanter...
  • Struggling Bengal axe four players to revive Ranji fortunes December 10, 2013

    Kolkata: In a desperate bid to revive their Ranji fortunes, a struggling Bengal Tuesday axed four players and named six in a 16-member squad for their Group B league match against leaders Uttar Pradesh, commencing here on December 14. The six players include promising Under-19 top order batsman Abhimanyu Easwaran, and...
  • Adam Sandler tops Forbes' list of most-overpaid actors December 10, 2013

    New Delhi: American comedian Adam Sandler topped Forbes' list of Hollywood's most-overpaid actors, commanding a high up-front fee while delivering middling returns, the magazine said on Monday. Sandler, 47, the star of recent comedies 'Jack and Jill' and 'That's My Boy,' dethroned Eddie Murphy for the dubious distinction. Forbes estimated that...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: UP win by innings and 14 runs; Rajasthan on top against MP December 8, 2013

    Ghaziabad: Uttar Pradesh bowlers produced a disciplined effort to register a comfortable innings and 14 runs win against Services in their Group B Ranji Trophy match. Starting their second innings with a deficit of 205 runs after the hosts posted 369 all out in their first innings, Services were bowled...
  • UP government transfers 9 IPS officers December 5, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday transferred nine IPS officers, an official sources said in Lucknow. Promoted to Additional Director General of Police (ADG) from Inspector General(IG)-Security Vishwajeet Mahapatra has been posted as ADG-Human Rights, while ADG/IG (CB-CID) DL Ratnam has been posted as ADG-PIC Sitapur, he said. ADG technical services Bhavesh...
  • UP Legislative Council winter session begins, Oppn creates uproar over sugarcane price December 5, 2013

    The winter session of the Uttar Pradesh Legislative Council started on a stormy note with the opposition creating an uproar over different issues, including cane price, forcing its adjournment for an hour. As soon as the House met, the opposition members, including RLD, Congress, BSP and BJP, stormed into the well...
  • UP government to lay foundation stone of Lucknow metro project without Centre's approval December 5, 2013

    Confident of getting Central nod for the Lucknow metro project "soon", Uttar Pradesh government on Wednesday said the foundation laying of the first phase of the project will be performed this month. "Lucknow metro rail will get central government's approval soon and the foundation laying of the first phase of the...
  • New technology lets you control paper airplane with smartphone December 1, 2013

    Washington: Researchers have developed new technology that turns your self-made paper airplane into a smartphone-controlled flying machine capable of twisting and turning through open skies. PowerUp 3.0, built by US-based designer Shai Goitein, promises to give the basic paper model an upgrade, using a small attachable propeller and rudder for...
  • Kris Jenner angry with Kim for appearing topless in music video December 1, 2013

    Los Angeles: Reality TV star Kris Jenner is reportedly furious with her daughter Kim Kardashian, who appeared topless in her fiance Kanye West's new music video. The music video of 'Bound 2' shows a topless Kim, laying back on a motorbike while wearing a pair of skin-tight jeans and black...
  • South Africa announce Invitation XI squad to take on India November 27, 2013

    India will take on South Africa Invitation XI led by Stephen Cook in a two-day warm-up match before the start of the Test series on their tour of South Africa, sport24 reported on Tuesday. The warm-up game, which follows a three-match ODI series ending December 11, will be played at the...
  • Bihar-UP: Why doesn't Bollywood look beyond crime stories? November 27, 2013

    New Delhi: UP and Bihar became the beneficiaries of paradigm shift in Bollywood during the 2000s. These apparently less sophisticated states were taken to the prominence by the filmmakers who hailed from the other side of North India. First, Delhi became the new Mumbai and then the story travelled towards...
  • Rohit Sharma signs up deal with Adidas November 26, 2013

    New Delhi: India's young batsman Rohit Sharma on Tuesday signed up with sports major Adidas. Rohit, who is also the captain of Indian premier League team Mumbai Indians, was welcomed into Team Adidas by master blaster Sachin Tendulkar. Rohit made a stunning Test debut against the West Indies and is the...
  • Jail officers in the state demand gunners for security November 25, 2013

    In the wake of killing of Varanasi deputy jailor, who was shot dead in broad daylight, jail officers in Uttar Pradesh on Monday asked the government to provide them gunners for their security. UP Jail Superintendents Association in a meeting held in Lucknow also demanded that arm licences be given to jail...
  • Ashes warm-up: England trail going into final day November 15, 2013

    Sydney: Opener Aaron Finch hit 59 runs from 60 balls as the Cricket Australia Invitational XI reached 153 for 4 on Friday for a lead of 39 runs over England heading into the last day of the visitors' final match before the start of next Thursday's first Ashes Test at...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Vishnu Sahai commission granted 6 months' time to submit report November 15, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government has extended the tenure of the one-man inquiry commission into Muzaffarnagar riots by six months. The tenure of former Justice Vishnu Sahai commission, constituted to probe into Muzaffarnagar riots, has been extended by six months, Special Secretary (Home), Saroj Kumar on Thursday told reporters. The UP government had on...
  • Ranji Trophy, Group B: Mali gets eight for Railways; Jackson's ton for Saurashtra November 14, 2013

    Vadodara: Medium pacer Ranjitkumar Mali produced a dream spell that saw him take eight wickets for 45 runs, as Railways bundled out Baroda for 176 in their Group B Ranji Trophy match on Thursday. Opting to field after winning the toss, Railways rode on the 25-year-old Mali, who hails from Tezpur...