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  • The rise of class X drop out to millionaire self-styled godman and pimp 31-03-2015 10:31 PM

    New Delhi: A Class 10 dropout to a millionaire self-styled godman and pimp and his ultimate fell from grace after the Enforcement Directorate on Saturday attached the properties of Sant Swami Ichadari Bhimanand. The self-styled godman was arrested five years ago for pimping. Born as Shiv Murat Dwivedi, he came...
  • Setback for anti-tobacco campaign, BJP MP says India can't rely on surveys on cancer done abroad 31-03-2015 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: The tobacco lobby has managed to have its way in India, at least for the time being. Smokers in India are unlikely to see an increase in the size of pictorial warnings on cigarette packets any time soon after the anti-tobacco campaign hit a major road block with...
  • J&K: Water level in Jhelum river recedes, no rain since Monday night 31-03-2015 10:17 PM

    Srinagar: As there has been no rainfall on Monday night in Jammu and Kashmir, the water levels of the Jhelum river are receding below the danger mark. But with the Met Department warning of heavy rainfall from April 1 to 3, the water level of Jhelum river may cross the...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP 31-03-2015 09:21 PM

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 31-03-2015 09:10 PM

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • McCullum and Co. played their heart out in the World Cup, says Chris Harris 31-03-2015 09:09 PM

    Hailing McCullum and company for playing their hearts out, former Kiwi all-rounder Harris said the current team of players can carry on for 4-5 years. ...
  • Cabinet recommends re-promulgation of Land Acquisition Ordinance: sources 31-03-2015 09:05 PM

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Tuesday recommended re-promulgation of the Land Acquisition Ordinance after it had lapsed, said sources. The move came after the Ordinance failed to pass in the Rajya Sabha in the first part of the Budget session of Parliament. The Land Ordinance required President Pranab Mukherjee's assent...
  • SC asks for tougher law to curb rash, negligent driving, Centre turns a deaf ear 31-03-2015 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Even after the Supreme Court asked Parliament to work on a tougher law to curb rash and negligent driving, the government has diluted a bill proposing tough measures. India registered highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths reported in 2013. On...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways 31-03-2015 07:35 PM

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight makes safe landing after a bird hit at Mumbai airport 31-03-2015 07:31 PM

    Mumbai: A Dubai-Mumbai Jet Airways flight on Tuesday made safe landing after a bird hit. The incident took place around 6:30 PM at the Mumbai airport when a bird hit the aircraft. Meanwhile, another SpiceJet flight also suspected have been hit by a bird. Five flights have been diverted and...
  • Penal provisions in Road Safety Bill diluted: Do our laws need to be stricter? 31-03-2015 07:20 PM

    India is home to highest number of road accident related deaths in the world with 1.38 lakh deaths were reported in 2013. The Supreme Court on Monday said, "Drivers feel they are the 'Emperors of all they survey'. The pedestrians think of uncertainty and civilized persons drive in constant fear....
  • Bihar: Rain hit litchi, mango and tobacco crops, farmers await government help 31-03-2015 07:17 PM

    Thousands of crops of litchi, mango and tobacco have damaged due to unseasonal rain in March in Bihar. Speaking to CNN-IBN, farmers said that their livelihood is completely dependent on tobacco crop. ...
  • Gujarat: Controversial Anti-Terror Bill should not have been passed, says Congress 31-03-2015 07:06 PM

    Gujarat Congress leader Shaktisinh Gohil said that the state government has insulted the President by passing the controversial Anti-Terror Bill. ...
  • Centre pulled up Delhi Police chief over alleged snooping of Rahul Gandhi 31-03-2015 06:23 PM

    New Delhi: After the opposition stormed Parliament over reports of a Delhi Police constables visiting Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's residence and enquiring about his whereabouts, the Centre summoned Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on March 14. Bassi met Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at the latter's residence. PMO Principal Secretary...
  • Delhi: Fire breaks out in 3-storey buildings in Gandhinagar market 31-03-2015 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: A fire broke out in two 3-three storeys buildings in main Gandhinagar market in the national capital. Twenty fire engines were rushed to the location. Fire is under control now. The market is considered the largest cloth market in Asia and it houses a number of textile units...
  • Karnataka makes Kannada a mandatory subject in schools 31-03-2015 05:19 PM

    Bengaluru: The Karnataka Assembly on Tuesday made Kannada language a mandatory subject in classes one to ten in schools affiliated to Karnataka board and a compulsory medium of instruction from classes one to five. This is envisaged in the Kannada Language Learning Bill, 2015 making Kannada a mandatory subject in...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 31-03-2015 05:19 PM

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Kerala High Court allows bars in five-star hotels to serve liquor 31-03-2015 04:56 PM

    Thiruvanthapuram: Kerala High Court Division Bench on Tuesday upheld the state liquor policy and will only bars in five-star hotels in the state will be allowed to serve liquor in the state. The order also meant that bars in four-star hotels and heritage resorts will be shut down. The court...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? 31-03-2015 04:40 PM

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • Watch: Rhino holds small town to hostage in Nepal 31-03-2015 04:07 PM

    A huge rhinoceros strayed into a small town of Hetauda in southern Nepal on Monday morning injuring people. In a video posted by locals, the rhino is seen running through their neighborhood chasing people and motorcycles. Hetuada is close to Nepal's famous Chitwan National Park, a world heritage site known...
  • IT professional brutally assaulted by three men in front of his pregnant wife 31-03-2015 03:52 PM

    Mumbai: In a case road rage, an IT professional in Mumbai was brutally assaulted in front of his 8-and-a-half-month old pregnant wife. The professional has claimed that three men on a bike followed his car while continuously kicking at it. When he stopped the car, the bike-borne assailants allegedly punched...
  • Watch: Woman professor beaten, dragged by the hair by male colleagues 31-03-2015 03:49 PM

    New Delhi: In a shocking video, a woman professor is seen being brutally assaulted by her male colleagues. The incident dates back to 2014, took place in a private educational institute in Delhi. In the video, the professor is seen getting into a verbal argument with her colleagues who were...
  • e Lounge: Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Prasoon Joshi receive Padma Shri Award 31-03-2015 03:49 PM

    Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali and lyricist Prasoon Joshi were honoured with the country's prestigious Padma Shri award by President Pranab Mukherjee at a civil investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan. ...
  • Delhi Police registers FIR against airport official for harassment of a woman 31-03-2015 03:41 PM

    New Delhi: A First Information Report (FIR) has been registered by the Delhi Police against airport official under sections 354 A, 354D and 506 for harassment of a woman. A homemaker in Bengaluru has alleged that she was verbally sexually harassed by an immigration officer at the Delhi airport on...
  • SC says no to Jat students' plea seeking reservation in admission to PG medical courses 31-03-2015 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected plea of Jat students seeking reservation in admission to Post Graduate (PG) medical and dental courses. Supreme Court rejects plea, saying that at the time of All India counselling these Jat students were treated as Other Backward Class (OBCs). "There is no...
  • Germanwings co-pilot suffered from suicidal tendencies: German prosecutor 31-03-2015 03:35 PM

    A German prosecutor claims Germanwings co-pilot Andreas Lubitz suffered from suicidal tendencies at some point before his aviation career. A European government official said that a doctor declared that Lubitz was unfit to work on the day of the crash, in part because he complained of vision problems. ...
  • J&K: Bodies of 15 people killed in landslide recovered, one still missing 31-03-2015 03:26 PM

    Srinagar: Even as Jammu and Kashmir battles with the flood, bodies of 15 out of 16 people who were buried alive in a house due to a mudslide on Monday, have been recovered in Budgam. As reported by Kashmir Pioneer, the search operation to recover the body of a ten-year-old...
  • Sent a dozen suicide bombers on their missions: ISIS member in Iraqi jail 31-03-2015 03:21 PM

    CNN had a rare opportunity to speak with two ISIS members who are now in an Iraqi jail. One was a driver for a top ISIS leader. The other, a bomb-maker, who says he sent more than a dozen suicide bombers on their missions. ...
  • We appreciated General VK Singh's presence at Pakistan Day celebrations: Pakistan envoy 31-03-2015 03:14 PM

    A week after the row over MoS External Affairs General VK Singh attending the Pakistan National Day celebrations, Pakistan's envoy to India tried to play down the issue. "We appreciated General VK Singh's presence at Pakistan Day celebrations," said Pakistan envoy. ...
  • PM Modi asked us to visit all states to estimate the crop damage: Union Minister 31-03-2015 02:58 PM

    The unseasonal rainfall across India has caused extensive crop damage. Union Ministers are now doing a status check to estimate the extent of the damage. "PM Modi has asked us to aid state governments in assessing damage," said Union Minister. ...