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  • Japanese agency offers funds for Lucknow Metro project 14-05-2013 11:21 AM

    Lucknow: The Japan International Cooperative Agency (JICA) has offered the Uttar Pradesh government financial assistance for the Metro rail project and a host of other projects, including the Agra-Lucknow expressway, officials said Tuesday. JICA sought details of the projects at a meeting with Chief Secretary Jawed Usmani Monday. The World...
  • UP: Unidentified persons hack 80-year-old to death 14-05-2013 11:08 AM

    Azamgarh: An elderly person was hacked to death in Kritmalpur Ahirauli village in Vardah area in Azamgarh, police said on Tuesday. Ishtiyaq alias Chutkan (80) was killed on Monday night by some unidentified persons when he was sleeping outside his house, they said. The body of the victim has been...
  • Under fire over scams, PM cracks the whip, sacks Ashwani and Bansal 10-05-2013 09:52 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after the resignation of Pawan Kumar Bansal as Railways Minister, Ashwani Kumar, the other Congress leader embroiled in a controversy, resigned as Law Minister. On a day of dramatic developments, Congress President Sonia Gandhi met Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and it was decided that both should...
  • UP: Court rejects plea to release serial blast accused 10-05-2013 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: A Barabanki court has rejected Uttar Pradesh government's plea to release UP serial blast accused Tariq Qasmi and Khalid Mujahid. HuJi activists Tariq and Khalid were arrested with explosives on December 20, 2007. The state government on Friday moved an application in a local court in Barabanki requesting...
  • UP: Four youths rape 21-year-old girl, dump her in a hospital 10-05-2013 01:46 AM

    Etawah: A 21-year-old girl was allegedly gangraped on Thursday in a moving van by four youths, who later dumped her in district hospital in Etawah and escaped. The victim, a first-year graduate student, was picked up by the four youths when she was returning home after withdrawing money from a...
  • Kim Kardashian, Kanye West have no plans to get married 07-05-2013 12:54 PM

    Los Angeles: Pregnant reality TV star Kim Kardashian and her rapper boyfriend Kanye West are reportedly in no hurry to get married. The 32-year-old 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star is pregnant with couple's first child, reported Hollywood life. "They aren't in a rush at all. The last thing Kim...
  • More than 3 lakh newborn babies die in India every year 07-05-2013 11:36 AM

    New Delhi: More than 4,00,000 babies across South Asia die right after their birth, reveals a new study. The report also indicates that chronic malnourishment which leads to mental or physical impairment is particularly severe in the region. The report's birth day risk index shows that of the one million...
  • Wagner presses Test case in New Zealand win 07-05-2013 09:04 AM

    London: Neil Wagner staked his claim for a place in New Zealand's Test side against England next week with a five-wicket return as the tourists beat Derbyshire by 107 runs on the third and final day of their opening warm-up match at Derby on Monday. The 27-year-old left-arm seamer, who...
  • Heat wave across North India 07-05-2013 08:32 AM

    New Delhi: India Meteorological Department (IMD) has said that Rajasthan has been the hottest this season, with Churu recording a maximum of 45 degrees Celsius. Meanwhile, Delhi also hit 44 degrees on May 5. It is not going to get much cooler either, the Met department said that this is...
  • Bracewell takes four wickets in New Zealand warm-up 06-05-2013 08:47 AM

    London: Doug Bracewell claimed an impressive four-wicket haul on the second day of New Zealand's warm-up match with Derbyshire on Sunday to strengthen his claim for a place in the tourists' Test side. Having declared on 289 for 5 on day one, New Zealand bowled the English county side out...
  • Kim Kardashian's baby to be part of her reality show 05-05-2013 05:28 PM

    London: Pregnant star Kim Kardashian might let her and rapper Kanye West's baby appear on her reality shows in the future. The 32-year-old 'Keeping Up With The Kardashians' star, who is set to give birth to the couple's first child in early July, loves seeing her sister Kourtney's children, Mason,...
  • Meerut: 4 youths allegedly gangrape minor girl 01-05-2013 12:45 AM

    Meerut: Four youths allegedly gangraped a minor girl when she was going to relieve herself in a jungle near a village in Meerut, police said on Tuesday. A report has been lodged against the four youths, who are all absconding, police said. The girl has been sent for medical examination,...
  • UP: Neighbour sets teen on fire for resisting rape attempt 30-04-2013 01:59 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: A 16-year-old girl was burnt alive allegedly by her neighbour after she resisted his attempt to rape her at Kairana Town in Shamli district. After setting the girl afire, the 22-year-old accused, Surender Kashyap, also attempted suicide by consuming poison. Surender on Monday evening went to the girl's house...
  • Ghaziabad: Murder accused dies in police lock-up 29-04-2013 01:04 PM

    Ghaziabad: The main accused in a double murder case was found dead under mysterious circumstances inside a Ghaziabad police station lock-up on Sunday. The dead man Vineet Sharma was arrested along with another accused Narendra for allegedly murdering a CISF constable and his wife in Ghaziabad. Vineet, the brother-in-law of...
  • UP: Man found hanging in police lock-up, torture alleged 29-04-2013 02:15 AM

    Ghaziabad: A person, arrested in connection with the murder of a CISF constable and his wife, was on Sunday found hanging in the toilet of a police lock-up in Ghaziabad. While a fellow prisoner has alleged that the victim was tortured to death, police ruled out the charges, saying he...
  • Ghaziabad: Double murder accused found dead in police station 28-04-2013 11:25 AM

    Ghaziabad: An accused in a double murder case was found dead in a police station in Ghaziabad on Sunday. Vinish, an accused in a double-murder case was found dead at the Indirapuram Police Station in his cell. The police claim he committed suicide by hanging himself with a blanket. Vinish...
  • Azam Khan accuses Khurshid of hatching a conspiracy 28-04-2013 11:05 AM

    New York: Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, on Sunday accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India. He even claimed that a call on continuation of Samajwadi Party's support to the UPA government...
  • Khurshid plays down Azam Khan's detention at US airport 26-04-2013 05:42 PM

    Almaty: Downplaying the detention of UP Minister Azam Khan at a US airport, External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Friday said the strict immigration procedures were one of the requirements of travelling to that country. At the same time, Khurshid said that India has always urged for greater sensitivity and...
  • UP: Unidentified men shot dead former village head 26-04-2013 03:27 AM

    Deoria: A former village head and panchayat member was shot dead on Thursday by some unidentified persons in Patharhut area in Deoria police said. Arun Singh (25) was shot dead in Gouri Bazar village on Thursday evening by some persons due to old enmity, they said. Tension prevailed in area...
  • UP: Husband, relatives allegedly rape woman in moving car 25-04-2013 10:37 PM

    Ghaziabad: A woman has alleged she was gangraped in a moving car by her husband, two in-laws and an unknown person, who later abandoned her near Hindon river. The victim said the four accused raped and beat her in a car with tinted glasses, and later abandoned her near the...
  • In a first, YouTube to showcase a week of comedy 25-04-2013 07:03 PM

    New York: For a week in May, YouTube will turn into the biggest open mic on the planet. On Thursday, the Google Inc.-owned site will announce the YouTube Comedy Week, a seven-day cyber extravaganza designed to showcase some of the best comedy across its expansive video platform. From May 19-25,...
  • Kunda killings: CBI arrests Gram Pradhan's brother, 3 others 24-04-2013 12:51 PM

    New Delhi: There seems to be a major breakthrough in the Kunda killings case. The Central Bureau of Investigation has arrested murdered Gram Pradhan Nanhe Yadav's brother, nephew and two others. Sources in the CBI say the four arrested are behind the murders of the Gram Pradhan as well as...
  • No policeman can act without my orders: UP minister 24-04-2013 11:39 AM

    Lucknow: A minister in Uttar Pradesh has brought further embarrassment for the Akhilesh Yadav government. At a time when ministers are touring districts for state's image makeover, UP Textile Minister Shiv Kumar Beria in his remarks said that no policeman can sit down without his permission and they have to...
  • NHRC notice to UP Police over beating, detention of rape victims 23-04-2013 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The NHRC said on Tuesday that it has sought reports from the Uttar Pradesh government over its role in the alleged beating and detention of two rape victims in the state. "Notices have been issued to the state chief secretary and DGP (director general of police) calling for...
  • Aligarh: Man who had attempted suicide after raping minor arrested 21-04-2013 05:17 PM

    Lucknow: A man in his mid-thirties was arrested on Sunday for allegedly raping and murdering a six-year-old girl in Aligarh, which was rocked by violent protests against the incident. The postmortem report of the victim, which was disclosed on Sunday, stated death due to asphyxia and on the basis of...
  • Ayan Mukerji is my godfather: 'Gippi' director 20-04-2013 05:50 PM

    Mumbai: Debutant director Sonam Nair, who is foraying into Bollywood with 'Gippi', says she considers director Ayan Mukerji as her godfather. She had assisted him for 'Wake Up Sid'. "Ayan is my godfather. I knew him a little bit through friends, but we had not really met. When I came...
  • Ludhiana: Four men beat up woman with iron rods 17-04-2013 07:31 AM

    Ludhiana: In a shocking incident of public apathy, a woman was publicly beaten up with iron rods by four men in Ludhiana as people stood as mere spectators. The incident happened in broad daylight yet nobody stepped in to help the woman. What's even more shocking is that a video...
  • Honour killing: Father arrested for shooting daughter 16-04-2013 01:58 PM

    Muzaffarnagar: A month after a girl was found dead, police has claimed to crack the case by arresting her father for killing her for 'honour' in Nasirpur village here. 21-year-old Meenakshi was in a relationship with a boy of the same village and wanted to marry him, but her father...
  • UP: SP MP's supporters manhandle toll plaza staff 14-04-2013 08:02 PM

    Fatehpur: Supporters accompanying a Samajwadi Party (SP) MP allegedly manhandled the staff of a toll plaza in Mallawan area of the district blaming them for traffic jam, a charge denied by the lawmaker. No police complaint has been lodged from either side. Vehicle of SP MP Rakesh Sachan, who was...