Ashok Kumar: News

It is a twist of fate that India’s first superstar was a reluctant actor. Ashok Kumar preferred his job as a lab assistant at Bombay Talkies to being an actor but as fate would have it, an eloping episode involving the lead actors of ‘Jeevan Naiya’ in 1936 opened the doors of stardom for him. Born on October 13, 1911, in present-day Bihar, Ashok Kumar was born Kumudlal Kunjilal Ganguly. His father wanted him to become a lawyer but his heart was not in it. After the persuasion of his brother-in-law Sashadhar Mukherjee, his father let him work in Bombay Talkies. As they say, the rest was history. The 1943 film ‘Kismet,’ where he appeared as India’s first anti-hero, propelled him to stardom as it became the first Hindi movie to gross one crore. Kumar’s natural style of acting which was different from the then prevalent theatrical style made him instantly noticeable. His portrayal of Jogi Thakur in ‘Aashirwad’ (1968) won him both the National Award and Filmfare Award. In 1988, he was awarded the Dadasaheb Phalke Award. The country honored him with a Padma Bhushan in 1999 for his contributions.

03 Dec 2020

Dev Anand

Tina Ambani shares heartfelt post on Dev Anand's death anniversary

Former actress Tina Ambani has shared a heartfelt post for late superstar Dev Anand, remembering him on his death anniversary.

01 Sep 2020


Raina breaks silence, opens up on death of his uncle

Days after pulling out of the Indian Premier League, former Indian cricketer Suresh Raina finally broke his silence.

Suresh Raina's relative killed in attack by robbers in Punjab

A 58-year-old man believed to be a relative of Indian cricketer Suresh Raina died, while four members of his family sustained injuries in an attack by robbers in Punjab.

30 Nov 2019


After vet's rape-murder, another woman's burnt body found in Hyderabad

A day after the gruesome rape and murder of a Hyderabad veterinary doctor sent shockwaves across the nation, another woman's charred body was found on Friday.

21 Jul 2019


Six times when Salman fell in and failed at love

Salman Khan and controversies go hand-in-hand. From drunk driving and allegedly murdering several pedestrians to killing a black buck, his life has never controversy-free.

21 Feb 2019


Bihar: "Sunny Leone" tops draft list of Junior Engineer exam

If you thought Sunny Leone only possesses the skills of looking pretty and dancing on Indian item number songs, you can't be more wrong.

10 Feb 2019


When Lal Bahadur Shastri asked 'who is Meena Kumari'!

At a function in a Mumbai film studio where Pakeezah was being shot, the then Home Minister Lal Bahadur Shastri failed to recognize Meena Kumari when she garlanded him and asked journalist Kuldip Nayar sitting near him who the woman was.

20 Dec 2018


BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

The BJP and Congress workers clashed over the Rafale deal issue at Congress Bhawan in Dehradun, Uttarakhand, yesterday.

10 Nov 2018


Faridabad: Fired employee shoots Tata Steel senior manager dead

Arindam Pal, a senior manager at the Faridabad office of Tata Steel Processing and Distribution Ltd (TSPDL), was shot dead on Friday afternoon by an employee who was fired about five-six months ago.

29 Oct 2018


Samachar Plus CEO, who led sting operation against politicians, arrested

The Editor-in-Chief and CEO of Uttarakhand-based channel Samachar Plus was arrested from his Ghaziabad residence yesterday for allegedly putting pressure on one of his employees to do a sting operation on prominent politicians with an intent to blackmail them.

18 Sep 2018


Dehradun: Class-10 girl raped by classmates, seniors at boarding school

A Class-10 girl was allegedly gang-raped by fellow students at a boarding school in Sahaspur in Uttarakhand's Dehradun district.

24 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Police questions gang rape victim's character, she kills self

In a shocking incident, a teenage gang rape victim took her own life on Wednesday night, after the police allegedly questioned her character, in Uttar Pradesh's Badayun district.

23 Aug 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Alleged 15-year-old gangrape victim commits suicide in Badaun

A 15-year-old girl committed suicide in Sainjini village of UP's Badaun district today after being allegedly gang-raped by three men, police said.

16 Aug 2018

Delhi Government

Delhi Government cracks down on fake, substandard drugs

Many of the drug samples seized by Delhi Government during their raid in March were found to be either fake or not containing active salts, said officials.

22 Jun 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Viral-picture shows lynching-victims dragged in cops' presence, police apologize

The Uttar Pradesh police have apologized for the viral image that showed a man being dragged by villagers in Hapur, after being lynched, in the presence of officers.

06 May 2018

Uttar Pradesh

UP: Two girls drop out of school over sexual harassment

Two girls have dropped out of a government-aided school alleging sexual harassment by a youth at a village in Shamli district of Uttar Pradesh, police said.

19 Apr 2018


Delhi: Man stabbed six-times over parking feud, horrified family watches

A feud over a trivial issue resulted in a murder in Delhi on Tuesday.

12 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

Three people, including woman, arrested in CBSE paper leak case

Three persons, including a woman, have been arrested for their alleged involvement in leaking the CBSE Class 10 Mathematics paper in connivance with a teacher arrested earlier from Himachal Pradesh, Delhi Police said today.

12 Apr 2018

Delhi Police

CBSE-case solved: Teacher leaked Economics paper for student taking tuition

Rakesh Kumar, who allegedly leaked Class XII Economics Paper of CBSE, leaked Class 10 Mathematics paper too, said Delhi Police on Thursday.

12 Mar 2018

Uttar Pradesh

Uttar Pradesh youth commits suicide after marriage snub

A youth is said to have committed suicide in Uttar Pradesh after the family of a girl, with whom he was in love with, rejected their marriage, the police said on Monday.

03 Mar 2018


Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

Ryan murder: From main accused, bus conductor becomes prime witness

In a drastic turn of events, the bus conductor, initially the main accused in the Ryan School murder, has become a prime witness.

Ryan murder: Juvenile retracts confession, alleges torture. What's happening?

Earlier, the Gurgaon Police was blamed for allegedly forcing a bus conductor to confess to the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur.

Pradyuman murder: Juvenile knew victim, convinced him to accompany him

Investigators have unearthed more details about the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur. For one, they have found that the accused juvenile and Pradyuman knew each other, contrary to the juvenile's father's claims.

Pradyuman Thakur murder: Was a second Ryan student involved too?

The Pradyuman Thakur case seems to be far from solved. In another surprising development, reports have emerged that the CBI is examining the possible involvement of another student.

The Pradyuman Thakur murder: Another 'Aarushi case' in the making?

In a surprising development in the Pradyuman Thakur murder case, CBI arrested a Class XI student of Ryan International. Thakur's parents have demanded the death penalty.

15 Sep 2017


A deeper conspiracy at Ryan? Detained suspects allege police torture

The molestation-murder case of a seven-year-old student at Ryan International has taken a darker turn.

06 Sep 2017


Bengaluru: Two medical aspirants' parents cheated of Rs. 30L

Bengaluru police have registered fraud cases against three middlemen allegedly posing as agents in the city's medical colleges and cheating the parents of two medical aspirants in separate incidents.

31 Aug 2017


Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

Inspired, plagiarized, official remake, unofficial remake - these are some of the words that are used when a Bollywood movie plot closely mimics that of a Hollywood production.

28 Aug 2017


Delhi: Man blames colleague for developing cancer; shoots him dead

In a shocking incident, Myanmar's Inayat, a 25-year-old cook at a restaurant in Delhi's Uttam Nagar, was shot dead by his colleague.

26 Aug 2017


Haryana sacks Deputy AG Salwara caught carrying Ram Rahim's suitcase

Following the conviction of Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh Insaan in a rape case, Haryana fired its Deputy Advocate General, Gurdass Singh Salwara, as he was seen holding the so-called guru's suitcase.

11 Jul 2017

Domestic Violence

Ghaziabad: 60-year-old drunk man shoots wife over delay in dinner

In yet another case of domestic violence, Ghaziabad resident Ashok Kumar shot dead his wife on July 8. His reason was: she was late in serving dinner.

27 Apr 2017

Delhi Police

Delhi: Cops who shot thief, donate blood to save him

A Delhi police team stopped a suspected burglar by shooting at him in Rohini on Wednesday night.

24 Nov 2016


Govt. employee speaks: Bribes are acceptable in government jobs

An anonymous engineer, working in UP's public works department speaking on the illicit bribes taken during his tenure said that "a bribe is not a taboo in a government job".