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Deepak Gidwani

  • After Tipu, Teju Pratap ninth of Yadav clan to enter UP politics

    When political watchers discuss the famous Yadav clan, they mostly have two things to talk about – the family in politics and the politics in the family. Both facets of the Yadav family became a subject for heated discussion once again on Tuesday when Tej Pratap (27), fondly known as 'Teju Bhaiya'...

    Wednesday, 17 September 2014 - 5:20am
  • Amorous standoff in Bareilly leaves parents, police stumped

    In yet another example of the extent to which social media can influence and change lives, a young boy from the western UP district of Bareilly is ready to abandon his real parents because he now wants to spend the rest of his life with his 'Facebook mom' who has come down from Bahrain to take him...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 5:05am
  • Amethi palace row: More charges flow

    The unsavory past of Congress leader Sanjay Sinh and his second wife Ameeta returned to haunt the controversial couple after 26 years when Anant Vikram, Sinh's son with his first wife Garima, raked up the Syed Modi murder case to cast aspersions on his father and step-mother. The latest development...

    Tuesday, 16 September 2014 - 8:00am
  • Amethi royal dispute gets ugly as cop dies in firing

    The palace intrigue in the erstwhile royal state of Amethi turned ugly on Sunday as a police constable died in the cross-firing between supporters of Congress MP 'Raja' Sanjay Sinh and his estranged son Anant Vikram Singh.

    Monday, 15 September 2014 - 7:36am
  • It's Centre versus state government in UP by-poll today

    Perhaps for the first time in Uttar Pradesh's recent electoral history, the prestige of some top national-level leaders, including that of the incumbent prime minister, is involved in a by-election, normally considered infra dig by senior politicians.

    Saturday, 13 September 2014 - 6:10am
  • Ustad Bismillah Khan's 'shehnai' stolen

    This bit of news would be shocking for all musicians and music lovers. Ustad Bismillah Khan's most treasured 'shehnai' has been stolen. The maestro's youngest son Nazim Hussain, who accompanied the Ustad on the 'tabla' at almost all concerts, says it could be the handiwork of someone within the...

    Thursday, 11 September 2014 - 7:05am
  • Shia outfit announces Rs 5 crore bounty for ISIS chief's head

    The All India Shia Hussaini Fund (AISHF), a 40-year-old organisation of Shi'ite Muslims, has announced a reward of Rs5 crore for anyone who brings the severed head of Islamic State (IS) chief Abu Bakr Baghdadi. The outfit has also announced a similar reward for those who kill four other terrorists...

    Monday, 8 September 2014 - 7:27am
  • National-level TT player enmeshed in 'love jihad' now in Kanpur

    Close on the heels of the Tara Shahdeo conversion case of Ranchi, another such episode of the much-hyped "love jihad" variety has been played out in Kanpur. While Tara is a national level shooter, the girl in the latest case, allegedly forcibly converted and bound in a farcical 'nikah' besides...

    Monday, 1 September 2014 - 9:31am
  • Here is why Rajnath Singh only made enemies and no friends

    The apologetic situation in which BJP leader Rajnath Singh finds himself today is, to a great extent, of his own making. In the words of BJP insiders who know him closely, "He has fallen in the hole he has for long been digging for his political competitors within the party." Discussions with old...

    Thursday, 28 August 2014 - 7:00am
  • 'Love Jihad' threatens to unleash new wave of hatred in Uttar Pradesh

    A queer new term is churning up the politics of Uttar Pradesh into a tidal wave of allegations and recrimination between the major political rivals. It is also threatening to disturb communal harmony and unleash a wave of communal violence throughout the state if the self-seeking 'netas' do not...

    Monday, 25 August 2014 - 5:35am