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1 day ago
Man crushed to death by Metro in Gurugram

Gurugram, May 26 (IANS) A 40-year-old man was on Saturday crushed to death after coming in-between an on-coming Delhi Metro train and its platform in Gurugram, police said. The deceased, identified as Bhura Singh, was native of a village in Kanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. According to the police, Singh was living with his son Ashwin in Kasan village near Manesar. Both were manu...

3 days ago
India, Netherlands agree to boost trade, cooperate across multiple sectors

New Delhi, May 24 (IANS) India and The Netherlands on Thursday agreed to boost bilateral trade and investment and strengthen cooperation across multiple sectors, including agriculture and food processing, water management and science and technology, following a bilateral summit between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Dutch counterpart Mark Rutte. Jointly addressing the media with Ru...

3 days ago
UP reels under heat wave

Lucknow, May 24 (IANS) A major portion of Uttar Pradesh continued to reel under an intense heat wave on Thursday, weather officials said. Dry winds blowing across the state capital and many other regions forced people to stay indoors. The heat wave is particularly high in the state's central region and Bundelkhand. Mahoba was the highest with 47.5 degrees Celsius followe...

5 days ago
Son held for killing parents for marrying 'Facebook' girlfriend

New Delhi, May 22 (IANS) A married man -- the only son of his parents -- killed both with the help of his two accomplices in south Delhi to get hold of their property and to marry his Facebook girlfriend, following which he and one co-accused were arrested, police said on Tuesday. Abdul Rehman, a Jamia Nagar resident and main accused, along with Nadeem Khan, 32, of west Delhi's Nangloi w...

6 days ago
Toll in UP hooch tragedy rises to 13

Lucknow, May 21 (IANS) The death toll in last weeks hooch tragedy in Kanpur rural rose to 13 on Monday, as eight more persons died after consuming spurious liquor, police said. Five persons had died on Saturday and two more died in a Kanpur medical facility, while five persons died in Sachendi on Sunday. Of 25 persons being treated at various places, two are said to be extremely critical...

7 days ago
Fatal accidents increasing on Agra-Lucknow Expressway

Agra, May 20 (IANS) Speed craze without discipline is proving a major killer on Uttar Pradesh's two expressways. While the Yamuna Expressway has taken nearly a thousand lives since 2012, the Agra-Lucknow Expressway has recorded over 100 deaths. With nearly seven lakh vehicles using the new Agra-Lucknow Expressway, reducing travel time to just five hours, the authorities have failed to co...

9 days ago
Delhi cabinet gives in-principle approval for 1,000 cluster buses

New Delhi, May 18 (IANS) The Delhi Cabinet in a meeting on Friday gave in-principle approval to procure 1,000 buses under a cluster scheme, subject to a nod from the Supreme Court and the High Court. The Cabinet gave in-principle approval for procurement of 1,000 buses from successful bidders. The approval is in-principle as there are certain cases related to the buses in the court. <...

11 days ago
Truck mows down 8 in UP; 6 killed

Lucknow, May 16 (IANS) At least six persons were killed and two others seriously injured in Uttar Pradesh's Jalaun district on Wednesday when a speeding truck ran them over, police said. The incident happened at a national highway after the truck driver lost control and mowed down the eight persons seated on the divider. Four persons were killed on the spot while two others died in the h...

11 days ago
Why it's important to teach students ethics of work

Quite a number of years ago, I was invited to give a major lecture at my alma mater IIT-Kanpur (IIT-K). My lecture was an inspirational one where I told the students how they can, through their technological training, help in nation-building and in the process, achieve happiness. After my lecture a group of students wanted to discuss with me some issues on agriculture (an area which I had stresse...

11 days ago
Megha Chakraborty takes diction classes to avoid Bengali accent

Mumbai, May 16 (IANS) Actress Megha Chakraborty is taking classes in the Khari boli dialect to avoid her Bengali accent in the show Krishna Chali London. Megha hails from Kolkata. She has a natural Bengali touch in the way she speaks. For her role as a young girl from Kanpur in the show, she was required to learn the local dialect. To make it easy for Megha, the makers hired a tu...

13 days ago
Fresh spate of storm in UP, 23 dead

Lucknow, May 14 (IANS) Dust storm, hail and lightning have claimed as many as 23 lives in the last 12 hours in Uttar Pradesh, an official said on Monday. The storm hit Etawah, Banda, Auriyya, Meerut, Kanpur rural, Kannauj, Farukkhabad and Orai districts. Late on Sunday gusty winds, followed by dust storm had brought life to a standstill in many parts of the state. Many houses wer...

15 days ago
Gaurav Sareen inspired by Govinda

Mumbai, May 12 (IANS) Actor Gaurav Sareen, who will soon be seen in Krishna Chali London, says he is imitating actor Govinda in the upcoming TV show. Since I am playing someone who is from Uttar Pradesh, I needed to learn the language and the local dance. Govinda is the God of this genre, who is known for thumkas and jhumkas typical in the region of UP, Gaurav said in a statement to IANS...

17 days ago
UP dust storm toll climbs to 12

Lucknow, May 10 (IANS) The death toll in a dust storm that hit Uttar Pradesh has increased to 12, a government official said on Thursday. Over 25 people were injured in the storm that hit many parts of western Uttar Pradesh late on Wednesday night. The victims included six from Agra, four from Etawah and two from Kanpur. Gusty winds, followed by hail and lightning led to ...

20 days ago
Train hits cement pole, disaster averted

Lucknow, May 7 (IANS) A disaster was averted early on Monday when the driver of a train in Uttar Pradesh applied emergency brakes after bumping into a cement pole lying on the tracks, officials said. The incident took place between Fatehpur and Kurasti Kalan railway stations around 3.15 a.m. when the Poorva Express was passing, the officials said. The four-foot pole was later sen...

23 days ago
MPs raise concern over military, civilian rift in Cantt areas

New Delhi, May 4 (IANS) Several MPs and Vice Presidents of Cantonment Boards across the country on Friday spoke of tragedies civilians living around military stations have to go through and urged the government to amend an archaic British era law relating to the administration of such areas. Though media was barred from covering the event attended by Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman a...

23 days ago
Haryana disputes WHO pollution report on Faridabad

Chandigarh, May 4 (IANS) The Haryana Pollution Control Board (HSPCB) has disputed the recent report of the World Health Organisation (WHO) stating that Faridabad is at second place in the list of most polluted cities in the world. Haryana Environment and Climate Change Minister Vipul Goel, in a statement here, said that the source of the data on which the report is based is not clear.

24 days ago
Death due to storm, lightning climbs to 62 in UP

Lucknow, May 3 (IANS) The death toll in the dust storm and lightning strikes at many places in Uttar Pradesh overnight has climbed up to 62, officials said on Thursday. Of these, 43 are from the Taj city Agra. Another 47 persons have been injured in the Wednesday night disaster. A total of 160 cattle died in different districts. Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath, who is cam...

24 days ago
Air quality has improved through serious efforts, says India

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) In wake of the WHO data that found 14 most polluted cities are from India with Kanpur at the top and Delhi at sixth position, the Indian Environment Ministry on Wednesday said that data is from 2016 while the government has done a lot to improve air quality since then. According to WHO, based on PM2.5 or particles with diameter smaller than 2.5 microns, in 2016 th...

25 days ago
90% of world's population breathes badly polluted air: WHO

Geneva, May 2 (IANS) Nine out of every 10 people on the planet breathe air that contains high levels of pollutants and kills seven million people each year, according to a new World Health Organization (WHO) study released on Wednesday. The study is an analysis of what the WHO says is the world's most comprehensive database on ambient air pollution. The organisation collected the data fr...

25 days ago
Patience a virtue I learnt courtesy Indian musicians: Singer Kabul

New Delhi, May 2 (IANS) Singer Kabul says he has learnt the art of being patient from Indian musicians. Kabul has worked with musicians like Shankar Mahadevan, Shafqat Amanat Ali, Wadali Brothers and Shubha Mudgal. He is also known for his collaborations like Yaara with musician Ryan Beifus. Earlier this month, Kabul released a contemporary form of a ghazal titled Woahi aable in collabor...

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