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  • Allahabad HC seeks UP's response on minority welfare scheme October 2, 2013

    The Allahabad High Court (HC) sought the Uttar Pradesh government's response on a PIL seeking to know why only Muslim girls were being given benefits and financial aid under its minority welfare scheme "Hamari Beti, Uska Kal". A bench of the Allahabad HC consisting of acting chief justice Laxmikant Mohapatra and...
  • Amit Shah to address public meeting in Mathura even as Cong asks UP govt to ban him October 2, 2013

    New Delhi: Amid allegations by the ruling Samajwadi Party that the BJP was trying to turn Uttar Pradesh into another Gujarat, Narendra Modi's key aide and state BJP in-charge Amit Shah is all set to address a public meeting in Mathura. However, in the backdrop of communal riots in Muzaffarnagar, the...
  • Meerut SSP Deepak Kumar transferred, Ballia SP takes over October 1, 2013

    Uttar Pradesh government on Monday transferred Senior Superintendent of Police Meerut after the recent clashes in which 20 persons were injured. SSP Deepak Kumar has been attached to DGP office while SP Ballia has been sent to Meerut as new SSP, they said. Raju Babu Singh presently attached to DGP office has...
  • Delhi: UP IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal meets Narayanasamy September 30, 2013

    Days after her suspension was revoked by Uttar Pradesh Government, IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had taken on sand mining mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar district, on Monday met Minister of State for Personnel V Narayanasamy in New Delhi. It was a courtesy call by Nagpal to the Minister, official...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Kin of those killed to get govt jobs September 28, 2013

    An order has been issued by the Uttar Pradesh government to provide government jobs to the families of those killed during riots in Muzaffarnagar and adjoining areas, an official spokesman said in Lucknow. "Implementing the announcement made by Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav on September 15 that kin of those killed in...
  • UP govt to recruit 10,000 teachers online starting October 15 September 26, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government will recruit 10,000 teachers for its basic education schools, an official said on Thursday. The recruitment process would begin on October 15, and would be completed by December 15. The orders were issued by Basic Education Secretary Niteshwar Kumar late on Wednesday. People eligible for the posts would...
  • After Microsoft deal, Nokia aims to tie up with Alcatel: Sources September 26, 2013

    New York: Nokia is discussing internally whether to approach French rival Alcatel-Lucent about a tie-up, part of the Finnish company's review of how it can grow after the planned sale of its handset business to Microsoft Corp, several people close to the matter said. No formal talks are underway with Alcatel-Lucent,...
  • 22-year-old Dalit youth stabbed to death in UP September 25, 2013

    Bijnor: A 22-year-old Dalit youth was allegedly stabbed to death by his girlfriend's parents when he had gone to meet her at her residence in Khandsal village of the district, police said Wednesday. Sanjeev went to meet his girlfriend last night, but her relatives caught hold of him, they said. According to...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Oppn slams Akhilesh govt after DGP admits to police failure September 25, 2013

    The opposition parties on Wednesday demanded to know from the Akhilesh Yadav government who was behind inaction during the Muzaffarnagar violence after the state police chief admitted to police failure. With the admission of state Director General of Police (DGP) Devraj Nagar that police failed to contain communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar...
  • Parle Agro launches Café Cuba to re-enter carbonated drinks market September 24, 2013

    Mumbai: Fast moving consumer goods major Parle Agro on Tuesday re-entered the Rs.15,000 crore-worth carbonated soft drinks (CSD) segment, 20 years after it sold brands like Thums Up and Limca. "We are excited to be creating a completely new category for the CSD segment," said Prakash Chauhan, chairman and managing director, at...
  • Elizabeth Hurley reunites with Shane Warne for family lunch September 24, 2013

    London: Estranged couple Elizabeth Hurley and Shane Warne put their personal troubles aside and met over a family lunch with kids. The pair are going through a tough time in their relationship and the 48-year-old model and Warne, 44, were spotted with his kids Brooke, Summer and Jackson, and one...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Several injured in protest in front of Vidhan Sabha September 23, 2013

    Several persons were injured, on Monday, when police used batons to disperse members of Peace Party protesting in front of the Uttar Pradesh Assembly building here over the Muzaffarnagar violence. A large number of workers of Peace Party, which has four MLAs, today assembled in front of the Assembly building demanding...
  • World Bank to prepare blueprint for three UP growth clusters September 21, 2013

    The World Bank has agreed to prepare a blueprint for the three regional growth clusters proposed in Uttar Pradesh on the Eastern Dedicated Freight Corridor (EDFC), Principal Secretary (Industrial and Infrastructure Development) Surya Pratap Singh said on Saturday. The proposed regions are Auraiya-Kannauj-Kanpur, including Kanpur Dehat; Allahabad-Varanasi, including Kaushambi and Sant...
  • The importance of being Mulayam Singh Yadav September 21, 2013

    Mulayam Singh Yadav is known as a 'slippery' customer in the political circles of India. The former wrester turned a top ranking 'socialist' leader, who once almost became the Prime Minister is still nurturing the ambitions of addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort. The three times...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP govt to give 'special pension' to victims September 19, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh government has decided to give "special pension" to people affected in the violence in Muzaffarnagar. A total of 48 people were killed and more than 43,000 displaced in communal clashes that erupted on September 7 and lasted for three days. Official sources told IANS that a list of riot-affected...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Resist political pressure, Kiran Bedi tells UP Police September 19, 2013

    Condemning the Uttar Pradesh Police for failing to act and prevent the Muzaffarnagar riots, former IPS officer Kiran Bedi said policemen should resist political pressure. "Policemen should strongly oppose political pressure while handling any crime. All top police officials should strongly refuse to accept wrong orders," she said. Bedi was speaking on...
  • Watch: No end to crime against women in Mumbai September 16, 2013

    A boy was brutally beaten up by a group of minor boys after he tried to protest against them for allegedly harassing his sister. The police has arrested two of the accused, and the girl says that the police took no action despite complaining about the repeated harassment. ...
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Grand Masti', 'John Day' and 'Grown Ups 2' September 14, 2013

    This week on CNN-IBN, Rajeev Masand reviews 'Grand Masti', 'John Day' and 'Grown Ups 2'. Also on the show are actors Irrfan Khan and Nimrat Kaur as they talk about their upcoming movie, "the Lunchbox". ...
  • 'Grown Ups 2' review: It feels like a bunch of tasteless jokes strung together September 14, 2013

    Cast: Dennis Dugan Director: Adam Sandler, Kevin James, Chris Rock 'Grown Ups 2' wastes no time in setting up its tone. In the very opening scene, Adam Sandler's character Lenny wakes up to see that a deer has wandered into his bedroom. The animal then proceeds to urinate in his face. This...
  • UP govt cancels Advani, Varun Gandhi's rally in Agra September 13, 2013

    Agra: Uttar Pradesh authorities have revoked permission to a BJP rally to be addresed LK Advani and Varun Gandhi here on Sunday citing law and order situation in view of Muzaffarnagar riots and security threat to leaders. District Magistrate, Agra, Zuhair Bin Saghir today said the permission granted eight weeks ago...
  • Ajit Singh's son bypasses tight security a day after his father was detained at UP border September 13, 2013

    A day after RLD chief Ajit Singh was detained for trying to enter Uttar Pradesh, his son Jayant Chaudhary on Friday managed to give police a slip and bypassed the tight security arrangements at the state border. Chaudhary, an MP from Mathura, said he has reached Meerut where he would meet...
  • Sitapur: 4 men gangrape minor girl on gunpoint, absconding September 13, 2013

    A minor girl was allegedly gangraped in village Kaima, police said in Sitapur on Friday. The girl had gone to answer nature's call when four boys aged between 24 to 28 years allegedly gangraped her on gun point on Wednesday night, police said. The girl has been sent for medical examination...
  • Watch: The cast of 'Grown Up 2' September 13, 2013

    'Grown Ups 2', the sequel to the 2010 hit film is in the cinemas this weekend. Watch the cast of the film, Adam Sandler , David Spade and Kevin James talk about the experiences and the growing expectations from the people. ...
  • Last day of VHP yatra: Over 66 saints, top VHP leaders arrested September 12, 2013

    Lucknow: Acting tough, UP government has arrested at least 66 seers and some top VHP leaders besides putting senior BJP leader Vinay Katiyar under house arrest ahead of the concluding day of VHP's banned 84 Kosi yatra. IG Ashish Gupta told reporters in Lucknow that VHP leader Ram Vilas Vedanti was...
  • News 360: Police suspect use of AK 47 rifles in Muzaffarnagar riots September 11, 2013

    The Uttar Pradesh police has recovered 41 cartridges of AK 47 assault rifles from Kirthal village in Baghpat. The police is suspecting that the assault rifles were used during Muzaffarnagar riots which could mean that the riots had been well organised. ...
  • Muzaffarnagar: Why didn't police arrest BJP leaders booked for riots, asks RLD September 9, 2013

    General Secretary of the Rashtriya Lok Dal Jayant Chaudhary hit out at the Uttar Pradesh government for complicity over the riots and said that the government ignored prior tensions that simmered the communal clashes in the region. He also questioned why the police have filed to arrest BJP leader who...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: UP police blames politicians for fanning dissonance September 9, 2013

    Muzaffarnagar: As Uttar Pradesh is grappling with the communal flare in and around the Muzaffarnagar district, Arun Kumar, ADG Law and Order, said that the situation has improved with no fresh incidents being reported on Monday. "The situation has improved on Monday as far as rural area is concerned because...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 90 arrested, cases registered against 1000 September 9, 2013

    The rioters who were allegedly involved in the communal clashes in Muzaffarnagar have been arrested by the police. Thirty one people have died in the communal clashes and over 90 persons were arrested and cases registered against 1000 persons, including four BJP MLAs and a former Congress MP. ...
  • Former UP Governor, foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari passes away September 8, 2013

    Former UP Governor and ex-foreign secretary Romesh Bhandari died in New Delhi on Saturday night after a prolonged illness. He was 85. Bhandari is survived by his wife and daughter. Family sources said he was suffering from pancreatic cancer and was admitted to Medanta Hospital in Gurgaon for the last three...