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Thiruttuppayale 2 teaser: Starring Amala Paul, Prasanna and Bobby Simha, this film is a thriller directed by Susi Ganesan. From the glimpse we have got so far, it looks like the central plot involves a married woman's illicit affair.

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Venkat Prabhu announces the title of his next film as Party. The film is multi-starrer, with Jai, Jayaram, Sampath, Shiva, Baahubali stars Sathyaraj, Ramya Krishna and Nasser playing important roles.

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While Salman Khan's fans cannot get enough of Salman Khan in his latest release Tubelight, here is another happy news for the Bhaijaan's fans. His last year's Eid release, Sultan is all set to release in China. It will be interesting to know whether Salman's wrestling drama will join Aamir Khan's Dangal bandwagon in China, or not.

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Instagram is testing a new feature called favorites that will allow users to share posts with a limited number of friends, reported The Verge. Instagram app will get a new favorites tab as well, represented by a star. The tab will contain all posts that a user has shared with his favorites group.

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Snap Map could pose a potential threat to a user's privacy given many might choose to share their location at a given time on Snap Map willingly, unaware of the fact that their current location is being updated and is visible to friends each time they open the app.

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Saregama Carvaan is a music player that looks like the good old transistor given a trendy makeover with Bluetooth, USB and FM support. You may miss new singing sensations and popular contemporary numbers, but Carvaan offers FM radio to make up for that.

Lucknow News

Govt to open FIR counters
Govt to open FIR counters

A Home department spokesperson said any laxity in registration of FIRs will be taken “very seriously by the government”. The spokesperson added that it was an important part of BJP election manifesto to provide “fearless atmosphere for registration of FIR to every citizen…”

Kovind likely to be in Lucknow on Monday
Kovind likely to be in Lucknow on Monday

Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath and his deputy, Keshav Prasad Maurya, arrived in New Delhi on Thursday evening to attend Ram Nath Kovind’s nomination ceremony. While Adityanath is a Lok Sabha member from Gorakhpur, Maurya is the MP from Phoolpur.

Protest at CM Yogi Adityanath event: Court extends hearing of case by two days
Protest at CM Yogi Adityanath event: Court extends hearing of case by two days

The 11 students, among which six belong to Samajwadi Chatra Sabha and one to AISA, were arrested under sections 147 (rioting), 332 (voluntarily causing hurt to deter police servant from doing his duty) and 353 (assault or criminal force to deter public servant) of the IPC.

Seven-year-old dies after Lok Bhawan gate falls on her, probe on
Seven-year-old dies after Lok Bhawan gate falls on her, probe on

A seven-year-old girl died after a heavy iron gate of the Lok Bhawan building allegedly fell on her on Wednesday. The state government has announced ex-gratia of Rs 1.5 lakh for her family. Police said incident occured when Kiran, the daughter of a daily wage labourer, was swinging on the gate. Anand Shahi, station house […]

Funds in crore released for development, beautification of Ayodhya not utilised: AAP
Funds in crore released for development, beautification of Ayodhya not utilised: AAP

Sanjay Singh was referring to a data which, according to him, was presented by the UP Tourism Directorate, replying to an RTI query. He claimed that this is a “scam” of several crores of rupees in which Faizabad Regional Tourism Officer is involved.

UP Police seize plot of NIA dy SP murder accused
UP Police seize plot of NIA dy SP murder accused

The police verified Muneer’s statement from the revenue records at Dhampur tehsil and found that Rizwan had purchased the plot at the same time.

Silk board proposes measures to increase Uttar Pradesh state’s production
Silk board proposes measures to increase Uttar Pradesh state’s production

Addressing a press conference on Saturday after his six-day-long tour of various districts, CSB chairman KM Hanumantharayappa said the climate of the Terai region bordering Nepal is conducive to production of silk, and awareness about silk production will help farmers as silk is ready to sell in about two months, faster than most other crops.

Amul to help Parag with technical expertise
Amul to help Parag with technical expertise

Sodhi said Amul was paying Rs 360 crore annually to farmers in UP and plans to increase this to Rs 3500 crore per annum. The chief minister extended support by offering to enter into an agreement with the company to operate the milk processing plant coming up in Varanasi. He also directed the plant’s capacity be raised from Rs 4 lakh litres to 6 lakh litres a day.

Lucknow Development Authority demolishes Prajapati’s under construction building
Lucknow Development Authority demolishes Prajapati’s under construction building

The demolition comes two days after the Allahabad High Court directed the Uttar Pradesh government to file a report on June 19 on the issue of an illegal construction in the city allegedly by former minister Gayatri Prajapati in connivance with some LDA officials.

Saharanpur Jail staff release wrong man after court order
Saharanpur Jail staff release wrong man after court order

The mix-up came to light after family of the acquitted person raised the issue with senior police officers.

Dalit women protest, demand Bheem Army founder’s release
Dalit women protest, demand Bheem Army founder’s release

As many as five such protests have been held by Dalit women in the past week, following arrests and raids being conducted by police to arrest the remaining accused named in various cases filed over the Saharanpur violence incident.

Three minor girls drown in Sitapur pond
Three minor girls drown in Sitapur pond

The girls had gone to bring soil from the pond.

UP Lokayukta submits its annual report to Governor
UP Lokayukta submits its annual report to Governor

Talking to reporters, officials from the Lokayukta office said the office received a total of 3,393 complaints in 2016 and as many as 2,867 of these were closed at the preliminary level.

Swimming pool at Saifai Sports College
Swimming pool at Saifai Sports College

Uttar Pradesh sports department has decided to upgrade the under-construction international-level swimming pool in Saifai area of Etawah as a high excellency academy.

UP Minority welfare dept finds ‘anomalies’ in 12 government-aided madrasas
UP Minority welfare dept finds ‘anomalies’ in 12 government-aided madrasas

Over the last few weeks, the department has been physically verifying such madrasas across the state.

Dairy development officials, minister to promote cow milk
Dairy development officials, minister to promote cow milk

Close to completing 100 days in power, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath has instructed the dairy development department to come out with a plan to promote milk of indigenous cow and ensure better price for dairy farmers.

IAS officer’s death: CBI registers FIR
IAS officer’s death: CBI registers FIR

CBI registered an FIR in the case of the death of Karnataka cadre IAS officer Anurag Tewari

UP govt to depts: Take loans from other public institutions to work on development projects
UP govt to depts: Take loans from other public institutions to work on development projects

Industry department’s UP Expressway and Industrial Development Authority could take loans worth Rs 3,500 crore for development of expressways.

UP govt wants CBI to probe Waqf property ‘scam’, ‘misuse of office’ by Azam Khan
UP govt wants CBI to probe Waqf property ‘scam’, ‘misuse of office’ by Azam Khan

The report points out that most of the Waqf is for the poor. “Its top regulating body i.e UP Sunni Waqf board has failed to help even a single needy out of 3 crore 90 lakh Sunni Muslims in the last 12 years.

Saharanpur violence: SIT exonerates eight Thakurs
Saharanpur violence: SIT exonerates eight Thakurs

“During investigation, we found that these eight accused were falsely named in the FIR lodged on various charges including attempt to murder.”

UP: Couple held for duping students
UP: Couple held for duping students

Police said Ashok Kumar Srivastava, an ayurvedic doctor, had retired as the district research officer in the office of Hardoi chief medical officer on October 31, 2015.

Lucknow: Eight minor boys flee juvenile home after removing exhaust fan
Lucknow: Eight minor boys flee juvenile home after removing exhaust fan

“They appear to have escaped after removing the fan. The boys used their bedsheets to make a rope, which helped them reach the ground from the two-storey building,” Lucknow District Probation Officer said.

UP: Minister asks Cabinet colleagues, MLAs to adopt govt schools
UP: Minister asks Cabinet colleagues, MLAs to adopt govt schools

The officers in the education department, too, have been instructed to adopt schools while Basic Shiksha Adhikaris (Education Officers) in the district have been asked to facilitate these adoptions.

Fraud charge against employee of trust linked to Salman Khurshid’s wife
Fraud charge against employee of trust linked to Salman Khurshid’s wife

Pratyush Shukla was booked for forging signatures of two district officers to verify that a camp for the differently-abled had been held on May 29, 2010 using funds sanctioned by the UPA II government to the Trust.

Four booked for gangrape
Four booked for gangrape

The woman had shifted from Muzaffarnagar following the 2013 riots.

Transport officer held for ‘asking driver to extort money from vehicles’
Transport officer held for ‘asking driver to extort money from vehicles’

According to police, Chandauli (Sadar) Circle Officer Tripurari Pandey had found a truck that was stopped by a Transport Department vehicle on Thursday. Truck driver Teju Yadav from Jaunpur, accused the constable of the vehicle, Shiv Bahadur, and his friend Dhanji of extorting money from him.

Elderly couple held for strangling neighbour’s kid, burying body: Ghaziabad police
Elderly couple held for strangling neighbour’s kid, burying body: Ghaziabad police

According to police, the boy, Sameer Khan, had gone missing six days ago. His decomposed body was found on Saturday in the accused’s house.

Stir planned against arrest of 14 students
Stir planned against arrest of 14 students

The arrested students, including two girls, had showed black flags and stopped CM Yogi’s convoy, while he was going to attend a function at Lucknow University to observe “Hindvi Swaraj Divas Samaroh”.

10 killed as car falls into canal
10 killed as car falls into canal

Police said the driver of the vehicle, Harish Chand, lost control, following which the car fell into the Fatehpur Sikri canal.

Lucknow: 4 minor boys in police custody for gangrape of 8-year-old
Lucknow: 4 minor boys in police custody for gangrape of 8-year-old

The incident took place when the girl had reportedly gone to the fields near the village to graze cattle.

Letter blames BJP MP for violence, govt says no such report prepared
Letter blames BJP MP for violence, govt says no such report prepared

Principal Secretary (Home) Arvind Kumar, however, denied that any such report has been prepared by the state government.

Uttar Pradesh: Children in six most affected districts to get pneumonia vaccine free of cost
Uttar Pradesh: Children in six most affected districts to get pneumonia vaccine free of cost

“India is responsible for 20 per cent of all pneumonia deaths, which is nearly 3.5 lakh. Uttar Pradesh is at the top of the list in terms of deaths in India,” said Dr Bhrigu Kapuria, immunization specialist, UNICEF.

Lucknow University students arrested for stopping Yogi Adityanath convoy
Lucknow University students arrested for stopping Yogi Adityanath convoy

Police produced the 14, including two girls, before a local court in Lucknow, which sent them to 14-day judicial custody. Most protesters were affiliated with the Samajwadi Chhatra Sabha, the student wing of Samajwadi Party. They were detained on Wednesday.

HRD secretary meets CM Yogi Adityanath with 30-point ‘action plan’
HRD secretary meets CM Yogi Adityanath with 30-point ‘action plan’

The meeting focused on the use of technology to transfer teachers, ensuring that they attend schools, improving teaching techniques and also ensuring that government schools students attend classes.

Robbers kill family in Sitapur
Robbers kill family in Sitapur

Sunil Jaiswal (52) owned a wholesale grain shop in the area. Police said around 9.30 pm, Jaiswal was about to enter his house at Church Road when four youths, with helmets and scarves hiding their faces, arrived and snatched the bag Jaiswal was carrying.

Protests at Lucknow University function expose security lapse
Protests at Lucknow University function expose security lapse

Black flags and slogans greeted him and the protests — carried out by students, including members of the Samajwadi Party’s student wing — saw the CM convoy being forced to halt on the University Road for several minutes.