Arunima

  • Second transfer for Arvind Mayaram in a fortnight, now goes to Minority Affairs 30-10-2014 11:43 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Thursday transferred Arvind Mayaram again. In the second transfer to Mayaram in a fortnight, he is now made Secretary of Minority Affairs. The Appointments Committee of Cabinet (ACC) has approved cancellation of order of appointment of Mayaram, a 1978 batch IAS officer of...
  • Aircel-Maxis case: Special 2G court summons Dayanidhi, Kalanithi Maran 29-10-2014 12:42 PM

    New Delhi: A special 2G court has summoned Former telecom minister Dayanidhi Maran as accused in Aircel-Maxis deal case. The court has also summoned Kalanithi Maran and Malaysian business tycoon T Ananda Krishnan as accused in the case on March 2, 2015. Augustus Ralph Marshall, a top official of Malaysia-based...
  • President approves L-G's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, say sources 28-10-2014 08:48 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Tuesday approved Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung's plan to invite single largest party to form government in Delhi, said sources. The President's decision was conveyed to the Lieutenant Governor on Monday night. The decision will be communicated to the Supreme Court as it will hear...
  • Centre decides not to commemorate any anniversary apart from Gandhi and Sardar Patel's 24-10-2014 03:25 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another sign of changing times with the Narendra Modi government in power, the Centre has decided not to commemorate any anniversaries except that of Mahatma Gandhi's and Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel's. The government will be celebrating Sardar Patel's birth anniversary on October 31 by calling it the...
  • Pak security council meets on Friday after tension, rhetoric over ceasefire violations with India 09-10-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: Eight dead, over 50 injured, thousands displaced - are Indians on the border paying a price for the country's Asiad Hockey win? The Border Security Force (BSF) in its report to Home Ministry on Thursday said that the latest round of firing on the border began hours after...
  • AgustaWestland scam: Former Finmeccanica head Giuseppe Orsi guilty of falsifying invoices, cleared of corruption charges 09-10-2014 06:17 PM

    New Delhi: An Italian court on Thursday acquitted Giuseppe Orsi, the former chairman of Italian defence giant Finmeccanica, of corruption charges in the multicrore AgustaWestland scam. Orsi was accused of paying bribes to get the $734 million Agusta chopper deal from India. India cancelled the deal after charges were filed...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pak ups the ante, India toughens stand 07-10-2014 10:03 PM

    The Line of Control remains active and tense after Pakistan forces targeted 40 Indian outposts in the last 24 hours. Heavy mortal shells have targeted border hamlets. The ceasefire has been violated four times in the last 24 hours. ...
  • Ceasefire violation: Pakistan provokes again, Opposition targets Modi government 06-10-2014 06:42 PM

    Five civilians were killed and 34 others were injured in firing by Pakistani troops in Arnia in RS Pura sector on Monday. Firing is still underway in Poonch sector. Defence Minister Arun Jaitley accused Pakistan of deliberately creating tension along the LoC and also said that Indian troops were responding...
  • India, Pakistan sweet sharing tradition on Eid a casualty to ceasefire violations 06-10-2014 01:56 PM

    New Delhi: As the stand-off between India and Pakistan intensifies in Jammu and Kashmir, the countries have called off sweet sharing tradition along the Attari border on Eid. This cancellation comes after heavy shelling and firing from across the border has left five villagers dead and 29 injured in Jammu...
  • Burdwan blast: BJP says Mamata regime turning West Bengal into a safe haven for terrorists 05-10-2014 04:56 PM

    Kolkata: The Bharatiya Janata Party attacked the ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal in connection with the explosion at TMC leader Nurul Hasan Choudhury's residence in Khagragarh locality of Burdwan district. Some suspected Indian Mujahideen (IM) terrorists were killed while allegedly trying to make an IED. The BJP said that...
  • After Teachers' Day, PM Modi set to reinvent Gandhi Jayanti celebrations with Clean India drive 01-10-2014 08:59 AM

    New Delhi: After lending his personal touch to September 5 Teachers' Day celebrations and making a grand pitch for 'Make in India', Prime Minister Narendra Modi is all set to reinvent celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi's birthday. Modi had given a call for 'Swach Bharat Abhiyaan' from the ramparts of the...
  • PM Modi launches 'Make in India' project, conquers hearts of corporates 25-09-2014 10:56 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched his ambitious 'Make In India' campaign and said that his government's focus will be on physical infrastructure creation as well as creating a digital network for making India a hub for global manufacturing of goods. He urged industrialists to remain in India, assuring...
  • NIA seeks MHA approval to file case against ISIS, alQaeda 22-09-2014 04:41 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) on Monday sought the permission of the Home Ministry to file a case against the al-Qaeda and Iraqi terror group ISIS under the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act or UAPA. Sources say that the Ministry is likely to permit the FIR soon. CNN-IBN had...
  • AlQaeda trying to enter Assam, planning attacks during Durga Puja: Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi 20-09-2014 04:17 PM

    Guwahati: A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi played down threats of the al-Qaeda in India, Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi has said that he has information the terror group is trying to make inroads in the state. Gogoi's statement comes just days after the al-Qaeda issued a video threatening...
  • Ahmedabad prepares to host PM Modi and the Chinese President 16-09-2014 08:54 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chinese President Xi Jinping are scheduled to visit Ahmedabad on Wednesday. This will be Modi's first visit to the state after becoming the Prime Minister and Xi's first to the subcontinent. From the airport to the upmarket areas of Vastrapur, and beyond, the civic body...
  • Ahmedabad decked up for a grand welcome to PM Modi, Chinese President Xi Jinping 16-09-2014 08:18 AM

    Ahmedabad: Ahmedabad is decked up for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's homecoming. This will be his first visit after taking over as the Prime Minister. A day later, the city will host Chinese President Xi Jinping. The Gujarat government as well as BJP state unit are leaving no stone unturned to...
  • NDMC dissolved due to poor management, council reconstitued 10-09-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Wednesday reconstituted the New Delhi Municipal Council after it was dissolved by the Centre because of its poor performance. The NDMC has been blamed for personnel mismanagement, power revenue losses and illegal squatting in the capital, said a notification issued by the Ministry...
  • 2G case: SC asks CBI Director to file counteraffidavit 08-09-2014 10:40 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) Director Ranjit Sinha to file a counter-affidavit against the allegations leveled against him by senior lawyer Prashant Bhushan in the 2G spectrum case. SC has adjourned the case till next Monday. Bhushan also submitted the original entry/guest...
  • CRPF suspends 17 personnel for lapses during Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh 06-09-2014 06:15 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Reserve Police Force on Saturday suspended 17 personnel for alleged lapses during the Tongpal encounter in Chhattisgarh which took place in March this year. Twenty policemen were killed when their search party was ambushed in Chhattisgarh. A further probe on the matter is expected to take...
  • Joint session model unlikely to solve Delhi stalemate, say experts 05-09-2014 01:09 PM

    New Delhi: Even as Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung explores ways to form a government, legal experts are of the opinion that the national capital cannot opt for a joint session model like Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra as it does not have a Legislative Council. This legal opinion along with...
  • Qaeda threat to India: Controlling disgruntled elements more important than issuing alerts, experts tell Centre 04-09-2014 10:10 PM

    A nationwide alert has been sounded after an al-Qaeda video appeared where the terror outfit threatens to carry out its campaign in India. So far intelligence agency sources are pointing out that the video seems genuine as is an attempt to carry out fresh recruitment. ...
  • AlQaeda threat: India on high alert, Home Ministry sends probe teams to sensitive areas 04-09-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Ministry on Thursday issued an all-India alert and sent investigative teams to sensitive areas after an al-Qaeda video announced the launch of its terror wing in the country. The Intelligence Bureau is verifying the authenticity of the video after the Home Ministry asked the agency for...
  • AlQaeda India wing: IB issues alert in all states as sources say video appears authentic 04-09-2014 10:50 AM

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau has issued an all-India alert saying that the video, in which al-Qaeda leader Ayman al Zawahri announced the formation of an Indian branch of his terrorist group, is authentic, say sources. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has been briefed about the video which the government says...
  • Will the decision to appoint former CJI Sathasivam Kerala Governor be open to legal challenge? 03-09-2014 11:47 PM

    The President on Wednesday cleared the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala despite political opposition and criticism from the legal fraternity. Will it be open to legal challenge? CNN-IBN's Arunima reports. ...
  • Home Minister asks CMs to expedite cases against MPs, MLAS: Sources 01-09-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh met Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad to discuss ways to expedite trials of MPs and MLAs, sources said on Monday. The sources said that Prasad will take up the matter with the Chief Justices of the High Courts. The Attorney General is likely to...
  • CBI charges Dayanidhi Maran, eight others in AircelMaxis case 29-08-2014 04:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Friday filed chargesheet in the Aircle-Maxis deal case in a special 2G court. Nine people have been named in the chargesheet including former Telecom Minister Dayanidhi Maran and his brother Kalanidhi Maran. Court has fixed September 11 for consideration of the charge...
  • India may act against ISIS, NIA likely to file FIR against terror group to curb its activities 28-08-2014 08:40 PM

    New Delhi: The National Investigation Agency (NIA) is likely to file a case against Iraqi terror group ISIS and its chief Al-Baghdadi, sources said on Thursday. The FIR will be filed under section 121A of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) for waging war against India, the sources said. The FIR...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: CMs allege highhandedness, say federal principals ignored 28-08-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who came to power on the promise of strengthening federalism, is not popular with many Chief Ministers today. In fact, they have been accusing the Modi government of high-handedness and ignoring federal principals. "The government of the day is behaving like the Viceroys of...
  • Terror group ISIS using Indian Mujahideen to recruit poor Muslims in Kerala, TN, J&K: Sources 26-08-2014 06:22 PM

    New Delhi: Even as the whole of Iraq and Syria cower under ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) threat, central security agencies in India say that the terror group may be spreading its tentacles in India. Sources told CNN-IBN on Tuesday that the terror outfit, which has already killed...
  • Sheila Dikshit meets Home Minister, refutes reports of her resignation as Kerala Governor 25-08-2014 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Amidst row over the new government removing UPA-appointed governors, Kerala Governor Sheila Dikshit met Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh in the national capital on Monday morning. Sheila is also scheduled to meet President Pranab Mukherjee later in the evening. She, however, put to rest speculations about her stepping...