Ananya Dasgupta

  • Will you give up LPG subsidy? 09-04-2015 07:32 PM

    While addressing the Urja Sangam on April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged government officers and well-to-do professionals of the country to give up their LPG subsidies. "It will help many mothers and households of our country," he said. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks, "Will you...
  • News 360: Smriti Irani spots camera outside changing room of FabIndia outlet in Goa 03-04-2015 09:32 PM

    A store operated by fashion boutique chain FabIndia was sealed in Goa on Friday and three to four people were detained for allegedly setting up a CCTV camera which overlooked the store's changing room where central minister Smriti Irani was trying out clothes. ...
  • News 360: ED files charge sheet in Rose Valley ponzi scam 02-04-2015 11:41 PM

    Arrested Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu was among the six people named in the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rose Valley ponzi scam on Thursday. ...
  • News 360: Giriraj Singh makes racist remark on Sonia Gandhi, draws flak 01-04-2015 10:52 PM

    Known for making controversial and bizarre statements, Union Minister Giriraj Singh once again did the same when he commented that the colour of Sonia Gandhi's skin made her the Congress President. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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....
  • Unseasonal rains destroy crops: Why India needs to worry 30-03-2015 11:14 PM

    Unseasonal rains have destroyed over 10 lakh hectares of standing crop across the country. The heavy loss is likely to have an adverse effect on prices of food items which may rise putting the Narendra Modi government in a crisis situation. ...
  • News 360: Immigration official suspended after harassing a woman passenger at Delhi airport 27-03-2015 09:20 PM

    The Home Ministry on Friday suspended an immigration officer at the Delhi airport after a female passenger complained that he allegedly verbally sexually harassed her by asking some offensive questions when she was flying to Hong Kong via Delhi on March 18. ...
  • Twitter abuzz as SC strikes down 66A of IT Act, quashes ban on free press 24-03-2015 02:46 PM

    The Supreme Court has struck down the validity of the controversial Section 66A of the IT Act. The section had given police powers to arrest anyone for sending offensive messages from mobiles and computers with up to 3 years in jail. ...
  • News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release 13-03-2015 09:33 PM

    India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • News 360: CNN-IBN reveals identity of AgustaWestland kingpin in VVIP chopper deal 12-03-2015 09:22 PM

    In the latest development in the VVIP chopper deal, CNN-IBN on Thursday revealed the identity of AgustaWestland kingpin. The picture of middleman Christian Michel has been revealed for the first time. The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has started tracking down the trail from Dubai to Delhi and also began tracking the...
  • News 360: Ex-AAP MLA stings Arvind Kejriwal; Anjali Damania quits party 11-03-2015 09:31 PM

    In a major setback for the Aam Aadmi Party, senior leader from Maharashtra Anjali Damania quit the party on Wednesday after a former AAP MLA Rajesh Garg released an audio of his conversation with Kejriwal showing how the latter allegedly wanted to encourage horse-trading in 2014. ...
  • AAP infighting: Bhushans, Yadav to be expelled? 10-03-2015 07:30 PM

    The rift in the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is widening with the party now accusing senior leaders Yogendra Yadav, Prashant Bhushan and Shanti Bhushan of working towards party's defeat in the recent Delhi Assembly elections. ...
  • It has been a frustating wait for answers, says missing MH370 Indian passenger's husband 07-03-2015 11:43 PM

    MH370 passengers' families still live in uncertainty as one year passes. "After a year we are back to where we started. We don't know where the plane is, where the passengers are, we don't know what happened, why it happened, we don't know who did what. It's a wide open...
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    It was the best piece of advice I got while going to interview KS Narendran in Chennai. His wife Chandrika Sharma was on board MH370-...

  • Is women safety not a priority? 09-02-2015 10:26 PM

    The latest statistics of National Crime Records Bureau (NCRB) states that every day 93 women are reported as having been raped in India, which shows that despite of countless vigil marches, "promises" to focus on women security and continuous ranting by us, women in India remain unsafe and the country...
  • News 360: Eight people arrested in Rohtak rape-murder case 09-02-2015 10:15 PM

    Eight people, including one of Nepali origin, have been arrested in the rape and murder of a mentally-challenged woman in Rohtak. ...
  • It's counting day on Tuesday: What are your expectations from the new Delhi government? 09-02-2015 09:49 PM

    The counting for results of voting for Delhi Assembly elections will be announced on Tuesday from 8 AM. CNN-IBN takes calls of voters from across the city and asks their expectations from the new Delhi government. ...
  • Indian of the year 2014: Public Service nominees 08-02-2015 10:39 PM

    Like every year, CNN-IBN will honour the ones who have made a difference to the society in their field of expertise in the year 2014. The nominations for Indian of the Year Awards 2014 in the public service category are Wipro chairperson Azim Premji, Father of palliative care in India...
  • News 360: Modi rubbishes AAP internal survey, says wind blowing decisively in BJP's favour 04-02-2015 10:46 PM

    During his rally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday took a dig at surveys ahead of the February 7 polls that predicted the Aam Aadmi Party having an advantage. ...
  • Why an uproar over AIB roast? 04-02-2015 10:22 PM

    After a lot of outrage and controversy comedy group AIB had to take down the video of their roast show 'Knockout' from YouTube on Tuesday. The video was well received by people all over the country, but soon came under the hammer of criticism owing to the fact that the...
  • Is the opposition to Surya Namaskar in schools justified? 03-02-2015 07:50 PM

    After Madhya Pradesh made Surya Namaskar voluntary in schools, another BJP-ruled state has gone a step further. The Rajasthan government has made it mandatory for school students to meditate and perform the Surya Namaskar. ...
  • News 360: SC disallows Srinivasan to contest BCCI elections 22-01-2015 10:55 PM

    The Supreme Court on Thursday disallowed Board of Cricket Control in India (BCCI) chief-in-exile N Srinivasan from contesting elections to the cricket board. In a 130-page verdict on Thursday, the apex court said that Srinivasan as the BCCI chief and owner of an Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise had created...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi lauds RSS, says the outfit kept India together 21-01-2015 10:58 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's chief ministerial candidate for Delhi Kiran Bedi on Wednesday lavished praise on the party's parent organisation the RSS calling it a "very nationalist" organisation. ...
  • News 360: Rift within BJP exposed, street fight over tickets distribution 20-01-2015 10:28 PM

    Dissent in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over ticket distribution spilled on the streets a day after the party released its list of candidates with supporters of party's Delhi unit Satish Upadhyay staging protests over denial of ticket to him. Another group shouted slogans against Upadhyay and party MP Ramesh...
  • Arvind Kejriwal vs Kiran Bedi: Is it time for a presidential style debate in India? 20-01-2015 07:58 PM

    Soon after the Bharatiya Janata Party declared former IPS officer Kiran Bedi as its chief ministerial candidate, Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday challenged her for an open debate. CNN-IBN asks whether it is the time for a presidential style debate in India. ...
  • News 360: Bharat Ratna announced; Vajpayee, Malaviya honoured 24-12-2014 09:36 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee: A tribute to his legacy 24-12-2014 08:48 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. CNN-IBN assesses views from across the country over Vajpayee's legacy. ...
  • News360: Another dera mocks law, 'godman' Ashutosh Maharaj's followers defy HC 04-12-2014 09:27 PM

    After a stand-off with self-styled godman Rampal, tensions are mounting with the followers of Ashutosh Maharaj in Jalandhar. Followers of Ashutosh Maharaj, who has been in deep freeze since January and was declared clinically dead, are fortifying his ashram in Jalandhar after the court ordered to cremate him. ...
  • News360: Minister Niranjan Jyoti apologises, Opposition demands her sacking 02-12-2014 10:48 PM

    Union Minister of State for Food Processing Industries Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti apologised to the Parliament for her controversial remarks in a public rally on Monday. However, the Opposition refused to relent, saying they wanted her to be sacked. ...