Articles about Ashok Kumar

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.

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

03 Dec 2020

Entertainment
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.

Arbaaz files defamation case on being dragged in Sushant's case

29 Sep 2020

Entertainment
Arbaaz files defamation case on being dragged in Sushant's case

Actor-producer Arbaaz Khan has filed a defamation case against certain social media users for alleging his involvement in the recent deaths of actor Sushant Singh Rajput and his former manager Disha Salian.

SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student

03 Sep 2020

India
SC denies bail to teen who murdered Ryan School student

The teen accused of murdering his junior inside the Ryan International School in Gurugram in 2017 was denied bail by the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

Raina breaks silence, opens up on death of his uncle

01 Sep 2020

Sports
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

29 Aug 2020

Sports
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.

Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

18 May 2020

India
Lockdown 4.0: Travel curbs relaxed, Delhi ready to ferry passengers

The Union Government, late on Sunday, gave major relaxations related to inter and intra-state travel after announcing that the coronavirus-necessitated lockdown has been extended till May 31.

Veteran actor Nimmi passes away; Bollywood pays tribute

26 Mar 2020

Entertainment
Veteran actor Nimmi passes away; Bollywood pays tribute

Veteran actor Nimmi, popular for her roles in Hindi movies in the 1950s and 60s, passed away on Wednesday. She was 88 years old.

When Salman Khan fell in and failed at love

27 Dec 2019

Entertainment
When Salman Khan fell in and failed at love

Salman Khan and controversies go hand-in-hand. While his reel life has been spectacular for the last very many years, his real life has never been controversy-free.

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

30 Nov 2019

India
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.

Government doesn't know what it spent to make one Aadhaar

01 Nov 2019

India
Government doesn't know what it spent to make one Aadhaar

The government has spent crores of rupees to assign a 12-digit unique identity number to each Indian resident through Aadhaar.

Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

15 Oct 2019

Sports
Ranking the greatest moments of Indian hockey

Indian hockey was a force to reckon with, especially during the pre-independence era.

Six times when Salman fell in and failed at love

21 Jul 2019

Entertainment
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.

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

21 Feb 2019

India
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.

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

10 Feb 2019

India
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.

BJP, Congress workers clash over Rafale deal issue in Uttarakhand

20 Dec 2018

Politics
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.

Faridabad: Fired employee shoots Tata Steel senior manager dead

10 Nov 2018

India
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.

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

29 Oct 2018

India
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.

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

18 Sep 2018

India
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.

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

24 Aug 2018

India
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.

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

23 Aug 2018

India
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.

Delhi Government cracks down on fake, substandard drugs

16 Aug 2018

Delhi
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.

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

22 Jun 2018

India
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.

UP: Two girls drop out of school over sexual harassment

06 May 2018

India
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.

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

19 Apr 2018

Delhi
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.

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

12 Apr 2018

India
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.

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

12 Apr 2018

India
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.

Did a Punjab housewife trigger the CBSE Class-12 paper leak?

08 Apr 2018

India
Did a Punjab housewife trigger the CBSE Class-12 paper leak?

After the arrest of three people in the CBSE Class-12 Economics paper leak, police have revealed it all started because a Punjab housewife wanted a relative, a teacher, to help her son clear his exams.

Uttar Pradesh youth commits suicide after marriage snub

12 Mar 2018

India
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.

Hollywood movies which were copied from Bollywood!

03 Mar 2018

Entertainment
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

06 Feb 2018

India
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 case: Talwars' lawyer to defend murder-suspect, Class-XI student

25 Nov 2017

India
Ryan murder case: Talwars' lawyer to defend murder-suspect, Class-XI student

Lawyer Tanveer Ahmed Mir, who defended Aarushi Talwar's parents Rajesh and Nupur in the sensational double murder case, will defend the Class-XI boy accused of killing Pradyuman Thakur in the Ryan murder case.

Ryan murder: Conductor alleges cops administered injections, shocks, thrashed him

24 Nov 2017

India
Ryan murder: Conductor alleges cops administered injections, shocks, thrashed him

After being released, Ashok Kumar, the bus conductor of Ryan International accused of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur's murder, says he was administered injections and electric shocks, thrashed and forced to confess.

Ryan murder: District Court grants bail to bus conductor

21 Nov 2017

India
Ryan murder: District Court grants bail to bus conductor

Ashok Kumar, the school bus conductor accused of the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, has been granted bail.

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

14 Nov 2017

India
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

13 Nov 2017

India
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?

11 Nov 2017

India
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.

Pradyuman murder: Did cops frame conductor for 'quick results'?

10 Nov 2017

India
Pradyuman murder: Did cops frame conductor for 'quick results'?

After differing from the Gurgaon Police on who killed seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the CBI has reportedly found that police had planted the murder weapon on bus conductor Ashok Kumar.

Pradyuman murder: CBI seeks juvenile's remand to recreate crime scene

09 Nov 2017

India
Pradyuman murder: CBI seeks juvenile's remand to recreate crime scene

After the arrest of a Class XI student for the murder of seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur, the CBI sought his remand so it could reconstruct the crime scene.

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

08 Nov 2017

India
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.

Ryan case: Class XI student arrested for Pradyuman Thakur's murder

08 Nov 2017

India
Ryan case: Class XI student arrested for Pradyuman Thakur's murder

Two months after seven-year-old Pradyuman Thakur was found murdered in his Gurgaon school, a Class XI student has been arrested by the CBI in the case.