A policeman was seen thrashing a man in Uttar Pradesh's Baghpat, who was allegedly involved in drug smuggling. The incident was captured in a mobile phone camera, in which the man is seen crying and asking for the reason of getting thrashed.
The Uttarakhand High Court on Thursday ordered authorities to take one of the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) used in the recent Assembly elections in the state in judicial custody.
The UP government has decided to place free condom boxes at strategic locations in cities and villages, a kit for newly wed couples with packs of condoms, emergency contraceptive pills and a pregnancy testing kit. It will also organise saas-bahu sammelans to create awareness about the family planning.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Swachh Bharat initiative have been hailed by many, and now billionaire and Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has applauded the PM. The philanthropist and author praised Modi and his scheme in his blog post on his website www.gatesnotes.com on April 25. Bill Gates and his wife Melinda have worked for better sanitation in developing countries.
New Delhi [India], April 26 (ANI): Mocking KRK aka Kamaal Rashid Khan for his commentary at the latest IPL match between Kings Xi Punjab and Gujarat lions, controversy queen Rakhi Sawant claimed that she can do 10 times better and can teach him as well. KRK interacted and answered the questions asked by the cricket fans, giving details about his upcoming movie, and the secret behind his most famous "2 Rs. people" dialect.
Uruguay striker Edinson Cavani has extended his contract with Paris St Germain by two years until 2020, the French champions said on Tuesday. Cavani, 30, has scored 125 goals in 192 competitive games for PSG, 20 of them in the Champions League -- a club record. "It is with a lot of joy that I extend my commitment to Paris St Germain," said Cavani.
From speeches at college campuses, to a spate of interviews, Arnab was back in the news as he attempted to drum up interest in his new media venture, Republic TV. Now, with the channel finally receiving its broadcast license, Arnab's promotional pitch is only getting louder.
In the last hearing, the chief secretaries of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra, Bihar, Gujarat, Haryana, Telangana, Jharkhand and Karnataka were asked to be present in person due to their failure to implement the FSA despite repeated reminders from the Supreme Court.
Bengaluru, April 26 (IANS) The Indian Premiere League (IPL-10) tie between hosts Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) and title holder Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH) was abandoned on Tuesday, as the drizzle turned into persistent rain at the Chinnaswamy stadium here, said an official. "The umpires have called off the match as there was no let-up in the rain, which began as a drizzle at 7.00 p.m., turned into a light rain and continued even after 11.00 p.m.," an official of the Karnataka State Cricket Association (KSCA) told IANS.
The Houston Rockets have been brilliant in the NBA Playoffs so far and are on the course to reach the second round as well. With a 3-1 lead against Oklahoma City Thunder, Rockets just need one win to progress. The Rockets will look to book their berth when they host Thunder at Toyota Center on Tuesday, April 25.
The famous shopping places of Chennai including the ever-buzzing Pondy Bazar, Panagal Maligai and Ranganathan Street wore a deserted on Tuesday.
By Richard Martin BARCELONA (Reuters) - Resurgent Spanish great Rafael Nadal will have the rare privilege of playing on a court named after him when he meets Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva in the last 32 of the Barcelona Open on Wednesday. Dutra Silva comfortably beat Argentina's Renzo Olivo 6-1 6-1 on Tuesday to set up a clash with the Spanish great on the Rafael Nadal Court, the centre court at the Real Club de Tenis which was renamed in his honour last week.
New Delhi [India], April 25 (ANI): U.S. President Donald Trump has reiterated his commitment to build a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border saying "don't let the fake media tell you that I have changed my position on the WALL". Asserting that building a wall on the Mexican border will stop drugs from pouring into the United States, Trump on Monday said that if it is not built then the drug situation will never be fixed the way it should be. "The Wall is a very important tool in stopping drugs from pouring into our country and poisoning our youth (and many others)! If the wall is not built, which it will be, the drug situation will NEVER be fixed the way it should be!" Trump tweeted.
(Reuters) - Yasir Shah proved Pakistan's match-winner as they ended a six-test losing streak to beat West Indies by seven wickets in the first test in Jamaica on Tuesday. Leg-spinner Yasir picked up six for 63 as West Indies were dismissed for just 152 in their second innings after resuming on 93 for four on the final day at Sabina Park in Kingston. Pakistan, needing only 32 to win in their second innings, made heavy weather of the formalities, losing three quick wickets before captain Misbah-ul-Haq clinched victory in style with consecutive sixes off leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo.
After the horrific attack on CRPF troopers in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said that “we will not let the soldiers' sacrifice go in vain”. Singh also held a meeting with the Chief Minister Dr. Raman Singh and senior officials after paying tribute to the martyrs from the CRPF fourth battalion.
Palermo's new president Paul Baccaglini denied on Tuesday that his takeover of the Sicilian club had run into trouble and blasted his players for lack of effort, warning that many of them would not be "part of the future" there. Baccaglini responded to Italian media reports as he declared that lawyers and bankers were working hard behind the scenes to finish the takeover by April 30, as previously announced. The U.S.-born businessman agreed in March that his fund would take over the struggling club, which is almost certain to be relegated to Serie B at the end of the season, and he replaced Maurizio Zamparini as president.
Angers reached their first French Cup final in 60 years when Thomas Mangani and Karl Toko Ekambi earned them a 2-0 home win against En Avant Guingamp on Tuesday. Mangani scored before the break and Toko Ekambi wrapped it up in stoppage time after Guingamp's Jimmy Briand missed a last-gasp penalty. Angers will play either Paris St Germain or Monaco, who face each other at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.
(Reuters) - Huddersfield Town guaranteed their place in the Championship's four-team playoffs with a 1-0 victory at Wolverhampton Wanderers on Tuesday. Izzy Brown, on loan from Chelsea, proved the Terriers' match-winner with his low drive just after the half-hour mark. The second tier Championship's top two, Brighton & Hove Albion and Newcastle United, have already booked their automatic places in English football's top-flight.
Indore (Madhya Pradesh) [India], April 25 (ANI): In a shocking incident, a senior citizen was allegedly thrashed by three traffic police personnel for breaking traffic rules in Madhya Pradesh's Indore district. Radhesham Somani was repeatedly thrashed by traffic constable T.I. Ojha despite pleading the officer not to assault him more.
New Delhi [India], Apr 26 (ANI): The Supreme Court will today hear the plea challenging the government's move to make Aadhaar card mandatory. Earlier on Friday, the apex court had expressed its displeasure over the Centre's move to make Aadhaar mandatory. Attorney General Mukul Rohatgi told the apex court they have found that a number of Pan cards are being used to divert funds to shell companies, adding making the Aadhaar card mandatory is the only option to prevent it.
New Delhi, April 25 (IANS) Israel's Ambassador to India Daniel Carmon on Tuesday called the coming visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to Israel as enormously significant. It took an effort," Carmon said after delivering a special address on 'India-Israel: Enduring Partnership' at an event organised by Syama Prasad Mookerjee Research Foundation at the Nehru Memorial Museum and Library here. In order to reflect the depth of our relation, we should be doing more in other areas." Although the dates have not been finalised, Modi is expected to visit Israel in July while returning from G-20 Summit in Hamburg (Germany) from July 7-8.
New Delhi [India], Apr. 26 (ANI): Dramatic developments unfolded on Tuesday midnight, as after four days of marathon grilling, the Delhi Police finally arrested ousted AIADMK leader T.T.V. Dinakaran in the case involving the bribing of an Election Commission official to get the party's 'two-leaves' symbol. During his third day of interrogation by the Crime Branch of the Delhi Police yesterday, Dinakaran finally accepted that he met Sukesh Chandrashekhar, the man alleged to be the middleman in his bribery dealing with the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], Apr 26 (ANI): Despite being granted bail after nine long years, Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur, the prime accused in the 2008 Malegaon Blast case did not express satisfaction but asserted that injustice has been done with her. Pragya told ANI that she should have been acquitted after getting cleanchit, but instead has only been granted bail. Sadhvi Pragya further said that he has undergone a lot of pain in the last nine years and is still unwell.
In Uttar Pradesh, there are 42 public holidays of which at least 17 are related to anniversaries of eminent personalities.