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  • Centre examining UP govt report on Durga Nagpal's suspension 05-08-2013 03:34 PM

    The Centre is examining a report sent to it by the Uttar Pradesh government on the controversial suspension of IAS officer Durga Shakti Nagpal, who had cracked down on mining mafia in Gautam Budh Nagar area of the state. The report was sent on Sunday after the Centre issued three...
  • UP govt likely to constitute special force to check illegal mining 02-08-2013 11:41 AM

    Amidst uproar over suspension of a woman IAS officer allegedly under pressure of the "mining mafia", the Uttar Pradesh government is working on a proposal to constitute a special "mining force" to check illegal mining activities in the state. "The government is considering a proposal to set up an exclusive...
  • 174 dead, 1.6 million displaced as rains continue to play havoc in UP 30-07-2013 04:03 PM

    At least 174 people were killed and 1.6 million people got displaced as the flood situation remained grim in Uttar Pradesh, officials said on Tuesday. Many rvers, including the Ganga, the Yamuna, Ram Ganga, Sharda, Rapti, Ghaghra and Gomti, are in spate. According to the relief commissioner's office, nearly one...
  • Suspension of Noida SDM votebank politics: BJP 29-07-2013 11:18 PM

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday attacked the Uttar Pradesh government for suspension of a woman IAS officer saying the reason for the action against her was votebank politics. "A woman officer was suspended in Uttar Pradesh. Everyone is saying she was an honest officer. What is the reason...it was votebank...
  • News briefs: Admission for B.Ed. course in Aug first week 29-07-2013 10:12 PM

    The process of filling up vacant seats for the B. Ed. 2013 joint entrance examination will be undertaken in the first week of August. Candidates, who could not turn up for thecounselling, will get an opportunity to take admissions. Candidates who had not locked their seats will also get an...
  • Punjab overcome UP in shootout to win Federation Cup hockey 28-07-2013 08:11 PM

    New Delhi: Punjab edged past Uttar Pradesh in a penalty shootout to win the 2013 edition of the IHF Federation Cup at the Shivaji Stadium in New Delhi on Sunday. Both sides were tied 1-1 at the end of full-time and the game was decided by a penalty shootout which...
  • There is BJP wave in UP and Modi will add to it: Pallavi Ghosh 26-07-2013 04:01 PM

    The BJP is poised to do very well in MP and looks likely to improve its tally in UP and Rajasthan by a large margin. CNN-IBN's deputy bureau chief Pallavi Ghosh joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on CNN-IBN's election tracker survey in MP, Rajasthan and UP. Q. Hi Pallavi,...
  • Teachers should teach, not supervise cooking of mid-day meals: Allahabad HC 25-07-2013 03:52 PM

    Close on the heels of the mid-day meal tragedy in Bihar, the Allahabad High Court has disapproved of teaching staff at government schools being saddled with the implementation of the scheme in Uttar Pradesh. A division bench comprising Justice Shiva Kirti Singh and Justice Vikram Nath, hearing a PIL, on...
  • I don't want to give any explanation: SRK on Salman and his patch up 25-07-2013 11:14 AM

    Mumbai: Shah Rukh Khan chose not to comment on the much hyped hug with Salman Khan at a recent 'iftaar' party at an event on Wednesday. The hug between the two superstars led everyone to believe that the two warring Khans have become friends again but SRK ducked questions on...
  • Shah Rukh, Salman hug and patch up; is it really such a big deal? 22-07-2013 12:24 PM

    New Delhi: We are a bunch of funny people. A country which is plagued by problems like poverty, red tapism and corruption revels when two middle aged film actors hug and greet each other at an Iftar party on the behest of an MLA, who happens to be the host...
  • JP Duminy elevation bears fruit, Morne Morkel injured in Sri Lanka 17-07-2013 09:04 PM

    Colombo: JP Duminy struck a fluent 92 after being elevated to number three in the batting order for South Africa's 73-run victory over a Sri Lankan Cricket Board President's XI on Wednesday. But fast bowler Morne Morkel pulled up after bowling three overs with the recurrence of a groin injury...
  • UP: 3 people die in rain-related incidents, toll rises to 139 16-07-2013 07:53 AM

    Lucknow: Three more people died in the rain-related incidents in Uttar Pradesh taking the toll to 139 this season. Moderate to heavy rainfall occurred at various places where the rivers continued to flow above the danger mark. Officials said Ganga was flowing close to the danger level in certain parts....
  • UP rains: Rivers continue to flow above the danger mark 15-07-2013 08:05 AM

    Lucknow: Rain and thunderstorms continued at isolated places in Uttar Pradesh. Meanwhile, major rivers continue to flow over the danger mark at a number of places in the state, a report of the Central Water Commission said. Sharda river was flowing above danger mark at Paliakalan in Lakhimpur district, Ghaghra...
  • Wife, brother of jailed former BSP leader Kushwaha join SP 13-07-2013 09:44 PM

    Lucknow: In a dramatic development, Uttar Pradesh's ruling Samajwadi Party (SP) on Saturday inducted the wife and brother of former Bahujan Samaj Party leader and minister Babu Singh Kushwaha, arrested in the NRHM scam, into the party. While the SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav was supposed to address a press...
  • Etawah rape case: Main accused arrested, 2 others absconding 13-07-2013 04:52 PM

    Etawah: Uttar Pradesh Police on Saturday arrested the main accused in the Etawah case in which a 20-year-old girl was allegedly raped by three men and set on fire in Uttar Pradesh. The other two accused are still absconding. Interestingly, Etawah is the home district of Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam...
  • Etawah rape case: UP govt orders magisterial probe 12-07-2013 08:08 PM

    Etawah: The Uttar Pradesh government on Friday ordered a magisterial probe into the rape of a 20-year-old girl, who was allegedly sexually assaulter by three men and set on fire. The woman is currently battling for life at a district hospital in Etawah. Interestingly, Etawah is the home district of...
  • Falling law and order in UP snowballing into a major crisis for SP 11-07-2013 08:28 PM

    New Delhi: A minor girl, raped in December 2012, was brutalised just days before appearing in court to testify against the rapist. Her tongue was chopped off by the brother of the rapist on Thursday in Uttar Pradesh's Pratapgarh district. "She came out of the house at night to go...
  • UP: Unidentified assailants rape, murder 4-year-old girl 10-07-2013 07:43 AM

    Lucknow: In a shocking incident of crime against children, a 4-year-old girl was allegedly raped and murdered on Sunday in Lucknow. The incident took place late on Sunday night when the girl was sleeping with her mother and elder sister on a footpath. A postmortem report claims several cigarette marks...
  • Iran may play Venezuela in World Cup warm-up 09-07-2013 11:11 PM

    Tehran: Iran may play a friendly against Venezuela in preparation for the 2014 FIFA World Cup. Iran's Portuguese coach Carlos Queiroz already asked the Iranian Football Federation (IFF) to arrange two friendly matches against Chile and Venezuela. Chile refused to play with Iran but the Asian team will likely play...
  • Divorce litigation is a long winding process: Fazaa Shroff-Garg 04-07-2013 04:16 PM

    How do I file for divorce in India? How do I identify a good lawyer? What are the grounds on which I can file for divorce? What goes into deciding who gets custody of the children? How much alimony will I have to pay? How much does it cost? Divorce...
  • Kristen Stewart feels 'hurt' because Pattinson moved on quickly 04-07-2013 01:37 PM

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actress Kristen Stewart is said to be 'hurt' and 'devastated' as her actor-boyfriend Robert Pattinson has moved on so quickly since their split in May. She is also feeling betrayed. Pattinson is now rumoured to be dating Elvis Presley's actress granddaughter Riley Keough. "Kristen feels betrayed and...
  • Graeme Swann spins England to victory against Essex 03-07-2013 11:59 PM

    London: Graeme Swann gave Australia a timely reminder of his ability by taking five wickets as England warmed-up for next week's first Ashes Test with a 228-run win over Essex on Wednesday. Essex, set a second innings target of 415 to win at their Chelmsford headquarters east of London, collapsed...
  • Graeme Swann shows no lasting effects of arm injury 03-07-2013 10:45 PM

    Chelmsford: Graeme Swann showed there were no lasting effects from his arm injury sustained on the second day of England's match against Essex by bowling his team to victory in the Ashes warm-up on Wednesday. England's frontline offspinner took 5 for 68 in 20.3 overs as England bowled the county...
  • Experts want Facebook to allow a 'break up' feature 02-07-2013 08:10 PM

    London: Social networking sites like Facebook should offer a feature which makes it easier to delete a couple's joint content following a break up, researchers say. Experts believe this could enable people to deal with the break up more effectively. Social networking sites should enable couples who split up to...
  • Kim Kardashian: Never want to get pregnant again 18-06-2013 02:49 PM

    London: Reality TV star Kim Kardashian, who recently gave birth to a baby girl with rapper boyfriend Kanye West, reveals that she does not want to go through pregnancy again. Kardashian, 32, was rushed to the hospital after she complaint about severe stomach pain during June 16 episode of 'Keeping...
  • Fawad Ahmed wicketless in opening Australia A stint 17-06-2013 08:24 AM

    Belfast: Australia leg-spin hope and possible Ashes call-up Fawad Ahmed went wicketless in his first representative bowling stint for his adopted country on Sunday. The former Pakistani asylum-seeker, who did not bat in Australia's A first innings 312 for 9 declared against Ireland in Belfast, returned figures of none for...
  • 3 policemen arrested for smuggling arms, ammunition 17-06-2013 04:00 AM

    Lucknow: Three policemen allegedly involved in smuggling of illicit arms and ammunition were arrested by the Special Task Force of Uttar Pradesh police in Hamirpur district, police said on Sunday. Satya Prakash Tiwari, Jahan Singh and Brijendra Singh were arrested and firearms, including two carbine and a rifle with cartridges,...
  • Watch: SP minister makes a distasteful remark on Mayawati, calls her ugly 13-06-2013 01:50 PM

    Ghazipur: Samajwadi Party (SP) minister Om Prakash Singh has made a distasteful attack on former Uttar Pradesh chief minister Mayawati and called her ugly. "If you can tolerate an ugly Mayawati for five years, why can't you tolerate our leader for an hour," said the SP leader. The UP minister...
  • There's more to me than looks: Salma Hayek 12-06-2013 03:53 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Salma Hayek never considered beauty to be her first priority and that's why she never tried to be as beautiful as she can be. "I know people have always thought I was beautiful, but I have never tried to be as beautiful as I can be," InStyle...
  • Bullet Raja: Why Saif sat under the scorching sun 12-06-2013 12:40 PM

    Mumbai: Saif Ali Khan has opted for a naturally tanned look instead of make-up to play a rural gangster in Tigmanshu Dhulia-directed 'Bullet Raja'. According to a source, the actor was required to get a tanned look for his character and to achieve that the 42-year-old would sit outside his...