Jagriti Chandra

  • Heavy rains across north India cause damage to crops in several states 02-03-2015 11:39 PM

    Just ahead of the summer, the rain has brought the mercury level down in the national capital and heavy snowfall in Jammu and Kashmir and showers in many parts of North India has brought temperature down by 5-10 degrees. The Met Department has predicted more rains in the next 24-48...
  • No ransom was paid for my release from the Taliban: Father Alexis Prem Kumar 25-02-2015 02:29 PM

    Father Alexis Prem Kumar who recently rescued from the Taliban in Afghanistan says no ransom was paid to secure his release. He also spoke to CNN-IBN about his days in captivity. "People told me Taliban was looking to kidnap a foreigner," he said. ...
  • Father Alexis Prem Kumar thanks PM Modi for securing release, says happy to be back in India 24-02-2015 11:46 PM

    It was a huge relief for the family of Indian aid worker Father Alexis Prem Kumar and a big win for the Modi government as the priest who was abducted by the Taliban in Herat in June, 2014 arrived in New Delhi on Sunday. In an interview to CNN-IBN's Jagriti...
  • Status check: Is RML hospital ready to tackle Swine flu? 17-02-2015 11:48 PM

    Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. CNN-IBN on Tuesday visited RML hospital in the national capital to check whether the hospital is ready to tackle Swine flu. ...
  • Swine flu scare: RML denies shortage of Tamiflu 17-02-2015 11:44 PM

    Medical superintendent of RML Hospital Dr HK Kar has denied reports of a shortage of Tamiflu. "Today, we have 300 tablets and tomorrow we'll get around another 3,000 tables of Tamiflu," he said. ...
  • Swine flu claims 624 lives, 9,311 cases reported so far across India in 2015 17-02-2015 09:23 PM

    New Delhi: Swine flu is spreading its tentacles and has claimed 624 lives across the country in the last 45 days. A total of 9,311 people have contracted swine flu in 2015 with Gujarat, Rajasthan, Telangana, Maharashtra and Madhya Pradesh the worst-affected states with their respective tolls standing at 150,...
  • AAP is as corrupt as other parties, says a Delhi resident ahead of polls 03-02-2015 03:18 PM

    After AAP was cornered over 'bogus' funding by 'fake' companies, Delhi residents ahead of polls expressed their views. "AAP is as corrupt as other parties," said a resident. While on the other hand AAP supporters accused BJP of purposely ruining AAP's reputation. ...
  • Chemistry between Modi, Obama steals show on Day 1 of US President's visit to India 26-01-2015 09:33 AM

    The chemistry between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and US President Barack Obama stole the show on Day 1 of the three-day historic trip to India. Sidestepping protocol, Modi received President Barack and US First Lady Michelle Obama at the airport. The day also witnessed plenty of hugs, some chai pe...
  • Strict measures ahead of Barack Obama's three-day visit 25-01-2015 05:17 PM

    Security is very tight in the capital ahead of Obama's visit. Security is very tight in the capital ahead of Obama's visit. Sources say extra caution is being taken as inputs say terrorists may try infiltrate using fake ids. ...
  • Delhi: To ensure safety, Meru cab launches 'Meru eve' exclusively for women passengers 22-01-2015 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: After the Uber rape case last month Meru Cabs have launched Meru Eve in the capital. Painted in pink, white colour and exclusively for women passengers these cars boast of extra safety measures. The service has been launched with a fleet of 20 cars which will be expanded...
  • Dense fog engulfs Delhi; road, air traffic disrupted 18-01-2015 08:44 AM

    New Delhi: Dense fog engulfed several parts of the national capital on Sunday resulted in the hampering of transport networks. Seven international flights and three domestic flights have been delayed while six domestic flights have been cancelled. Visibility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport has dropped to zero. Major flight...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address 14-01-2015 09:29 AM

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Delhi: NDMC defends its decision to paint road dividers pink and green 03-11-2014 08:03 AM

    New Delhi: In parts of Delhi that come under New Delhi Municipal Council, road elements like kerbs,traffic dividers and roundabouts have been painted pink and green. This is in violation of the international traffic guidelines. As per these guidelines, colour combinations of yellow and black or white and black contrast...
  • Clean Up India: 108 toilets built in Badaun but villagers unwilling to use them 02-10-2014 08:45 AM

    Badaun: As the government begins its Swacch Bharat campaign, NGOs Sulabh International is leaving no stone unturned to provide the locals with adequate toilets in the Katra Sadatganj village in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. Brick by brick, NGO Sulabh International has built 108 toilets in the Badaun village. The NGO...
  • Delhi: Cultural extravaganza in Tagore International school 18-09-2014 01:09 PM

    Lady Peng Liyuan on Thursday met the students of the Tagore International School in the national capital. CNN-IBN's Jagriti Chandra spoke to some students who performed for the first Lady. "We could present our culture, which is diverse. She loved our performances, she was overwhelmed," students said. ...
  • Watch: Students of Tagore International School prepare Mandarin melodies for the Chinese First Lady 18-09-2014 10:19 AM

    Students of Tagore International School in New Delhi will get a chance to flaunt their Mandarin skills on Thursday when Chinese President Xi Jinping's wife Peng Liyuan visits the school for an interactive session. ...
  • Delhi: Lack of private toilets in Bawana put women at risk 18-08-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The residents of a slum in Bawana in the national capital have been forced to use community toilets as they do not have toilets within their homes. The denial of basic necessity also meant higher risk to women's safety. Women said that they do not feel safe while...
  • CWG 2014: Phogat sisters create history in Glasgow 05-08-2014 11:42 AM

    The gold won by Phogat sisters Babita and Vinesh in Glasgow emulated the feat of their sister Geeta, who was the first Indian woman to win a CWG wrestling gold in 2010. ...
  • Taniam death: Students from Northeast demand justice, over 300 court arrest 06-02-2014 05:06 PM

    Students from the Northeast states continue to protest in Delhi demanding justice for Nido Taniam and to end discrimination against them. Over 300 students on Thursday courted arrest. ...
  • Wheelchair Flying Club: Giving wings to the differentlyabled 03-02-2014 09:33 AM

    New Delhi: The Wheelchair Flying Club in Delhi shares the passion of travel. Members of this unique club are wheelchair borne but not wheelchair bound. They enjoy travelling around the city. "Earlier I would hesitate from taking my daughter outdoors. But now I feel I have the courage," said a...
  • World Toilet Day: Women face harassment at community toilets in Bawana 19-11-2013 10:33 AM

    New Delhi: On World Toilet Day, CNN-IBN traveled to a slum in Bawana where even basic sanitation facilities are missing. Women are forced to community toilets and also have to face daily harassment. In the past politicians like Union Minister Jairam Ramesh and BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi have...
  • Delhi: Self-help group helps women gain financial independence 06-09-2013 12:55 PM

    New Delhi: A self-help group in the heart of Nizamuddin Basti is helping women gain financial independence. INSHA Crafts Centre, an initiative of the Aga Khan Trust, provides a livelihood to women residents of the area by providing vocational training in embroidery, tailoring and paper cutting. For women like Tamanna,...
  • A ray of hope for the acid attack survivors 24-07-2013 12:40 PM

    New Delhi: While there are acid attack survivors who are struggling to come to terms with the life after the ghastly incident, there are others who have braced up themselves to get together and fight for their rights and stop the rising incidents of acid attacks. Chhaon is one such...
  • IIT professor conducts Maths, Science workshops for madrasa teachers 11-06-2013 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: A professor from IIT Delhi, Dr VK Tripathi, has been spreading communal harmony by teaching 400 madrasa teachers Maths and Science over the past seven years. As a teacher at the Madrasa Dar-ul-uloom Rahmania, Maulana Abdul Jabbar dedicates his entire day to the teaching of Urdu, Quran and...
  • CNNIBN impact: Good samaritan helps girl who rescues abandoned dogs 30-05-2013 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: Two days after CNN-IBN aired the story of Simmy Malhotra who rescues abandoned dogs, a good samaritan has stepped in to donate Rs 1 lakh to help take care of those dogs. A passionate dog lover quit her well paying job to rescue and care for abandoned dogs...
  • Delhi: Meet Simmy Malhotra, who quit her Dell job to save dying dogs 27-05-2013 09:17 AM

    New Delhi: A passionate dog lover quit her well paying job to rescue and care for abandoned dogs in New Delhi. Her two-room house functions as a kennel for as many as 24 dogs at a time. Simmy Malhotra, who has been feted with the Godfrey Phillips Bravery Awards, has...
  • Mumbai man takes photography to the visually impaired 29-10-2012 10:25 AM

    New Delhi: A Mumbai-based photographer, Partho Bhowmick, provides the visually impaired an experience in artistic expression, through the use of camera. The students at his workshops are all visually impaired, and they learn to use their other senses to see. The students show how they use sound to gauge direction...