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HCL to acquire US-based mortgage BPO provider for $30 mn

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   1:22 pm
Noida, April 24 (IANS) Information Technology giant HCL on Monday announced that it will acquire mortgage business process & fulfilment services provider Urban Fulfillment Services (UFS) for nearly $30 million with 100 per cent stake. View More..

Haven't played myself onscreen, but would love to: Huma Qureshi

    Updated On : Apr 24,2017   10:50 am
Noida, April 24 (IANS) She has portrayed various characters onscreen in films like "Gangs of Wasseypur", "Ek Thi Daayan", "Dedh Ishqiya" and "Jolly LLB 2", but actress Huma Qureshi says she is waiting for a film where the character she plays "resembles" her. View More..

Himanta Sarma elected badminton federation chief (Lead, changing dateline)

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   10:40 pm
Lucknow, April 23 (IANS) Himanta Biswa Sarma was elected President of the Badminton Association of India (BAI) at an executive committee meeting held here on Sunday. View More..

Hindutva activists attack police in Agra

    Updated On : Apr 23,2017   12:30 pm
Agra, April 23 (IANS) A minor squabble between two groups in Fatehpur Sikri spilled over to Agra on Saturday night as Hindutva outfits went on a rampage beating up police personnel and damaging vehicles. View More..

Hindutva outfits protest ban on coloured scarves at Taj

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   7:54 pm
Agra, April 22 (IANS) Even as preparations for the annual three-day Urs of Mughal emperor Shah Jahan beginning on Sunday go on apace, the controversy relating to the entry of visitors with saffron-coloured scarves threatens to disturb the fragile communal peace here. View More..

New GDA VC takes charge

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   6:54 pm
Ghaziabad, April 22 (IANS) IAS officer Kanchan Verma on Saturday took charge as the new Vice Chairperson of the Ghaziabad Development Authority (GDA). View More..

Writers denounce nationalism, target ruling establishment (Roundup)

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   6:50 pm
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) The country's leading writers and intellectuals denounced nationalism and targeted the central government for propagating hate among the masses View More..

Don't give a damn about nationalism: Kiran Nagarkar

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   5:32 pm
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) Noted writer and intellectual Kiran Nagarkar has said that he "does not give a damn" about nationalism and is yet a proud Indian. View More..

Nationalism is a piece of nonsense: Nayantara Sehgal

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   5:32 pm
Dehradun, April 22 (IANS) One of India's foremost writers and the most prominent face of the 2015 award wapsi campaign -- authors returning their prestigious Sahitya Akademi awards in protest against the alleged intolerance in the country -- Nayantara Sehgal, has said that the issue of nationalism is insignificant and a piece of nonsense. View More..

New Uttar Pradesh DGP takes charge, warns criminals

    Updated On : Apr 22,2017   1:30 pm
Lucknow, April 22 (IANS) Senior IPS officer Sulkhan Singh took charge as the 66th Director General of Police (DGP) of Uttar Pradesh on Saturday. View More..

Sulkhan Singh named new UP DGP

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   10:30 pm
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) In a major rejig of the Uttar Pradesh Police, the state government on Friday named 1980-batch Indian Police Service officer Sulkhan Singh the new Director General of Police in place of Javeed Ahmad. View More..

Amrapali ex-employees on hunger strike over unpaid salaries

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   8:14 pm
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Scores of former Amrapali Group employees went on an indefinite hunger strike from Friday, alleging that the real estate giant owed them lakhs of rupees in unpaid salaries which it did not pay on the pretext of demonetisation and a slump in real estate prices. View More..

'Important for writers to write for children, for children to read'

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   6:20 pm
Dehradun, April 21 (IANS) The need for writers to produce significant works of literature for children and for the younger generation to develop a passion for reading was impressed upon by leading authors participating in a session at the ongoing WIC India Dehradun Community Literature Festival here. View More..

Ghaziabad teacher dies after being set on fire for dowry

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   6:16 pm
Ghaziabad, April 21 (IANS) A teacher, whose husband and in-laws allegedly set her on fire over demands for a dowry of Rs 25 lakh, succumbed to her injuries 8 days after the incident. View More..

Unpaid for months, Amrapali ex-employees protest outside office

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   5:32 pm
Noida, April 21 (IANS) Scores of ex-employees of real estate giant Amrapali Group on Friday picketed their corporate office here in Sector-62, alleging non-payment of dues for months. View More..

I, not Advani, incited mob to raze Babri mosque: Ex-BJP MP

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   3:50 pm
Faizabad (Uttar Pradesh), April 21 (IANS) Former BJP MP Ram Vilas Vedanti on Friday said it was he and not former Deputy Prime Minister L.K. Advani who egged a frenzied mob to raze the Babri Masjid in 1992. View More..

UP exploring air connectivity to tourist spots

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   1:30 pm
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) The Uttar Pradesh government is exploring air connectivity to major religious tourist places in the state, an official said on Friday. View More..

UP CM orders review of Yash Bharti Awards

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   1:06 pm
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has ordered a review of the prestigious Yash Bharti Awards that were started by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav. View More..

No blue, red beacon lights from Friday in UP

    Updated On : Apr 21,2017   1:26 am
Lucknow, April 21 (IANS) A day after the central cabinet put an end to use of red beacon lights in all vehicles, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath in a midnight missive ordered the same, with immediate effect across Uttar Pradesh. View More..

Policeman beats engineer over motocycle ride refusal

    Updated On : Apr 20,2017   6:02 pm
Ghaziabad, April 20 (IANS) A Junior Engineer with the Uttar Pradesh Power Corporation Limited (UPPCL) was allegedly beaten up by a police Sub-Inspector on Thursday when he refused to give the policeman a lift on his motorcycle. View More..