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Vivegam new poster: Celebrities have been sharing their birthday wishes to Ajith on social media.

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Baahubali 2 has earned $10 million in the US and has emerged as third biggest hit of the week. It also beat an Emma Watson, Tom Hanks film to reach the spot.

Romil and Jugal takes William Shakespeare’s immortal love story of Romeo and Juliet, and delivers it with a desi, gay twist

Technology

GSAT-9, popularly known as the South Asian satellite, can be used by India’s neighbours for communication purposes

In the largest data set yet on DNA of dogs, clues about how various modern breeds came about, when and where human beings crossed different breeds, and why

When two political objectives are in conflict, it makes sense for the ruling party to announce the more popular one during the second half of its tenure, a statistical analysis finds

Lucknow News

Lucknow: GRP constable suspended for ‘thrashing’ rickshaw-puller
Lucknow: GRP constable suspended for ‘thrashing’ rickshaw-puller

Madan Shah (54), was seen being dragged by constable Vishwajeet Singh while the rickshaw-puller was seen begging for mercy.

UP IPS body to meet Yogi Adityanath
UP IPS body to meet Yogi Adityanath

The members of the association unanimously condemned the incident and expressed solidarity with SSP Saharanpur Love Kumar.

Birth centenary on September 25: Govt calls for new projects to be launched in Upadhyaya’s name
Birth centenary on September 25: Govt calls for new projects to be launched in Upadhyaya’s name

In a recent Cabinet meeting, Adityanath had that the civil terminal at IAF airport in Agra will be named after Upadhyaya.

Kushinagar: UP govt wants review of Maitreya Buddha project as farmers protest land acquisition
Kushinagar: UP govt wants review of Maitreya Buddha project as farmers protest land acquisition

Adityanath has been reviewing the schemes of the previous Akhilesh government, including the Samajwadi pension scheme, Gomti river front project, smartphone scheme and cycle track project.

Varanasi: Will act against those spreading fake news over social media, says district administration
Varanasi: Will act against those spreading fake news over social media, says district administration

The order — released in Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha constituency — said several groups were forwarding “inauthentic information” to others without cross-checking the facts.

Noida: 6 dead as factory goes up in flames
Noida: 6 dead as factory goes up in flames

First, second floor of three-storey building had packaging material and cartons of LED lights

Yamuna Expressway body cancels plans of 17 projects
Yamuna Expressway body cancels plans of 17 projects

“The building plans of 17 projects, out of which 11 belong to Jaypee Group, have been cancelled,” aid Arunvir Singh, CEO, YEIDA

Police must explain, he may still be alive, held captive somewhere: Kin
Police must explain, he may still be alive, held captive somewhere: Kin

“We have come to know that DNA test did not match with the charred body which Mathura police had claimed to be that of my father,” said Gudiya

FIR against BSP minister Kushwaha in ‘fraud’ case
FIR against BSP minister Kushwaha in ‘fraud’ case

Kushwaha is also an accused in the multi-crore NRHM scam

Decision on tie-up with SP, Cong before 2019: Mayawati
Decision on tie-up with SP, Cong before 2019: Mayawati

BSP chief Mayawati on Wednesday said any such decision on any pan-India tie-up against the ruling party will be taken just before the Lok Sabha elections

Identify cops having links with criminals: Adityanath
Identify cops having links with criminals: Adityanath

CM directed home department officials to improve functioning of the state police’s wings related to anti-corruption and investigations

State BJP to hold its executive meet in May
State BJP to hold its executive meet in May

The executive meeting will be held on May 2

UP govt starts taking opinion on triple talaq
UP govt starts taking opinion on triple talaq

“There are several countries, including our neighbours like Pakistan, and even Saudi Arabia, where triple talaq is not followed. So why in India?” said a social activist

Lucknow: Fire at labourers’ quarters, no casualty
Lucknow: Fire at labourers’ quarters, no casualty

No casualty was reported as most of the workers were not present at the quarters at the time

41 IAS officers transferred, LDA vice-chairman shunted out

Kanchan Verma, district magistrate of Mirzapur, has been made the new vice-chairman of the Ghaziabad Development Authority

No one knew he was joining, probe ordered
No one knew he was joining, probe ordered

Fresh guidelines for induction issued after Sena leader joined Congress with supporters who turned out to be fake

Well begun is half done: Naik on Adityanath govt
Well begun is half done: Naik on Adityanath govt

Naik said he cited this example “not as a comment”, but to emphasise the Constitution’s significance

Lucknow: After Assembly losses, Cong looks forward to local body polls
Lucknow: After Assembly losses, Cong looks forward to local body polls

District and city heads have been directed to come prepared with a list of probable candidates and strong areas.

Ex-BJP MP named advocate general

Chief Secretary Rahul Bhatnagar said Governor Ram Naik has accepted Vijay Bahadur Singh’s resignation, and has appointed Raghvendra to the post.

Jawahar Bagh violence: UP Governor orders closure of judicial probe
Jawahar Bagh violence: UP Governor orders closure of judicial probe

On June 7 last year, the state government had formed one-member judicial commission headed by (retired) Justice Mirza Imtiyaz Murtaza to conduct the probe.

‘What love jihad? Have been targeted as I am a Muslim’
‘What love jihad? Have been targeted as I am a Muslim’

The Hindu Yuva Vahini, meanwhile, had a different version.

Uttar Pradesh: Assistant passport officer held on corruption charge
Uttar Pradesh: Assistant passport officer held on corruption charge

The police had also invoked passport act against the accused, from whom the agency had recovered 73 passports, laptops, computer printers and other forged documents.

Sudarshan TV head arrested in Lucknow
Sudarshan TV head arrested in Lucknow

havhanke was booked under sections of the IPC, including 295-A.

UP: Month after election debacle, Congress to  hold review at divisional level
UP: Month after election debacle, Congress to hold review at divisional level

Raj Babbar had held a brief review earlier, but it was only with the candidates.

Uttar Pradesh: Pension scheme on hold, CM orders probe
Uttar Pradesh: Pension scheme on hold, CM orders probe

The CM has already ordered probes into over half-a-dozen projects that the Akhilesh government had launched.

Ludhiana: Shamli man says he’s Rakhi Sawant’s ‘friend’, gets cover by Punjab Police
Ludhiana: Shamli man says he’s Rakhi Sawant’s ‘friend’, gets cover by Punjab Police

Ludhiana Police Commissioner Kunwar Vijay Partap Singh claimed the “orders” came from Punjab Police headquarters.

UP: Govt-run primary schools to observe Ambedkar Jayanti on April 13
UP: Govt-run primary schools to observe Ambedkar Jayanti on April 13

Lucknow BSA Praveen Kumar Tripathi said that this will be the first time programmes would be organised in schools on Ambedkar’s birth anniversary.

Burnt body found in car in Gorakhpur: Murder case lodged, forensic team may submit report today
Burnt body found in car in Gorakhpur: Murder case lodged, forensic team may submit report today

CCTV footage shows Nitin Agarwal bought petrol worth Rs 500, of which he took 2 litres in a bottle.

UP: BSP holds protests against ‘EVM tampering’ in all 75 districts
UP: BSP holds protests against ‘EVM tampering’ in all 75 districts

Later, in a statement, Mayawati claimed that the “grand demonstrations” organised by BSP on ‘Virodh Diwas’ in all districts and capitals of other states were “powerful”.

Editor of news channel booked on charges of promoting religious enmity
Editor of news channel booked on charges of promoting religious enmity

City Kotwali Station House Officer Brij Mohan Giri said the matter had come to light during a peace committee meeting organised on April 9.

Jewar International Airport project: After 15 turbulent years, state govt, Centre to attempt another take-off
Jewar International Airport project: After 15 turbulent years, state govt, Centre to attempt another take-off

“The proposal is already with the Union civil aviation ministry and after the review meeting last week, a fresh reminder has been sent by the UP government to the ministry,” Satish Mahana said.

Officer probing gangrape case against Gayatri Prajapati replaced
Officer probing gangrape case against Gayatri Prajapati replaced

The investigation of the gangrape case has now been handed over to Hazratganj Circle Officer Avanish Kumar Mishra, who will be assisted by the Mahila police station SHO.

Uttar Pradesh: 13-yr-old dies in cylinder explosion at madrasa
Uttar Pradesh: 13-yr-old dies in cylinder explosion at madrasa

Police claimed the blast occurred when a gas cylinder, in which Shadab was preparing food, caught fire and later exploded.

Vande Mataram row: ‘Praying for motherland a matter of pride, don’t create controversy’
Vande Mataram row: ‘Praying for motherland a matter of pride, don’t create controversy’

The deputy chief minister was speaking to media persons on the occasion of completing one year as BJP state president.

‘Mowgli girl’: Man claims Ehsaas is his missing niece, hospital tells him to return with proof
‘Mowgli girl’: Man claims Ehsaas is his missing niece, hospital tells him to return with proof

Media reports had referred to 11-year-old as ‘Mowgli girl’, she is now undergoing treatment for low haemoglobin.

UP: Samajwadi and BSP regime projects come under Yogi scanner
UP: Samajwadi and BSP regime projects come under Yogi scanner

On Friday, Adityanath had ordered an inquiry into th sale of 21 sugar mills in 2010-11, suspecting a scam of around Rs 1,100 crore.