Ananya Dasgupta

  • 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. ...
  • News 360: Modi-Sharif shakehand salvages SAARC summit 27-11-2014 09:25 PM

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. ...
  • News 360: Modi snubs Sharif at SAARC, says combat cross-border terror 26-11-2014 10:25 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday held bilateral talks with all Heads of Government and State attending the 18th SAARC Summit with Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the only conspicuous exemption. Noting that a good neighbourhood is a universal aspiration, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday said, "If we are...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? 19-11-2014 11:14 PM

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • News 360: Night operation starts at Rampal's ashram in Hisar, death toll stands at 6 19-11-2014 08:18 PM

    Violence escalated in Hisar on Wednesday when several cars were set on fire near the self-styled godman Rampal's ashram. The local police is yet to identify the accused persons. Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police...
  • Godman culture on the rise: Is blind faith to blame? 19-11-2014 07:51 PM

    Six people have lost their lives so far in clashes between the supporters of self-styled godman Rampal and the Haryana Police in Hisar. CNN-IBN takes call from across the country and asks whether the blind faith is to blame. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka 13-11-2014 11:13 PM

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • News 360: Indian Army admits mistake in Budgam firing, expresses regret over the incident 07-11-2014 08:44 PM

    Terming the incident as a mistake, the Indian Army has taken responsibility for the Budgam firing in which two people were killed and two others were injured. "We take responsibility of incident. A mistake has taken place," GOC Northern Command Lieutenant General DS Hooda said. ...