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  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 26-07-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza 24-07-2014 10:08 PM

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 24-07-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 23-07-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 22-07-2014 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 22-07-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Lucknow rape: Police arrest security guard, rule out gangrape 20-07-2014 05:04 PM

    Lucknow: The police on Sunday arrested the security guard at an under construction site in the connection with the rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of Lucknow. The Additional Director General of Lucknow Sutapa Sanyal identified the accused as Ramsevak, a resident of Balsikheda in Garhi,...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President 20-07-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • Woman stripped, thrashed in Bihar in the presence of policemen 17-07-2014 03:29 PM

    Patna: A middle-aged woman was stripped and thrashed by unidentified men at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district. The woman was assaulted in front of policemen who acted as mere onlookers. However, defending the policemen the IG said, "they did not have sufficient numbers to intervene but they made the...
  • NCW holds CBDT guilty in I-T officer sexual harassment case 17-07-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: After an Income Tax officer from West bengal alleged that she was sexually harassed by her superior and her complaints to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) were ignored, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has held the CBDT guilty. The NCW said that the lady officer...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent 16-07-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Planning Commission to be revamped soon, may act as a think-tank: Sources 16-07-2014 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new look of the Planning Commission soon. Sources in the government say that the Commission is likely to hold an advisory role in the government. It is likely to have a think-tank type of a role for providing inputs...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Centre clarifies its stand, Congress seeks discussion 15-07-2014 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls 15-07-2014 01:44 PM

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and...
  • Over 66,000 RTI appeals pending before 6 information centres: survey 14-07-2014 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: A survey conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights initiative raises serious questions on the lack of transparency in the functioning of Information Commissions across the country. Report says that more than 66,000 appeals and complaints pending in just 6 information commissions across the country, Maharashtra commission tops the list...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi 08-07-2014 11:26 AM

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Modi government to present its 1st Rail Budget today, safety a top priority 08-07-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: Facing its first challenge, the Narendra Modi will unveil its first Railway Budget on Tuesday. High-speed trains, world-class stations and safe journeys are likely to be the government's top priorities. The high-profile Golden Quadri-lateral Rail Network-linking the four metro cities-might be important highlights of the budget. Running semi-high-speed...
  • Second day for BJP MP's orientation will see valedictory speech by LK Advani 29-06-2014 10:01 AM

    Surajkund: BJP MP's Orientation's second day will see a valedictory speech by LK Advani and sessions by Cabinet ministers Piyush Goyal & Prakash Javdekar on social media. In his inaugural speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP MPs they must maintain good conduct and thoughts. He asked them not indulge...
  • Every MP shouldn't speak to the media, it's the party spokesperson's job: MoS Krishan Pal Gurjar 28-06-2014 03:27 PM

    Newly elected BJP MPs are attending a two-day orientation programme in Surajkund, Haryana. According to sources, Prime Minister Narendra Modi cautioned MPs against loose talk in front of the media. ...
  • PM Modi tells his MPs to have a good 'aachaar, vichaar and vyavahaar' 28-06-2014 11:19 AM

    New Delhi: The newly elected Bharatiya Janata Party MPs have been told to have good 'aachaar, vichaar and vyavahaar' (conduct, thoughts and behaviour) by Prime Minister Narendra Modi at the first day of the two-day orientation programme of the party. Modi on Saturday inaugurated the orientation programme in Surajkund in...
  • Centre distressed over Gopal Subramanium's outburst: sources 26-06-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: A day after the former Solicitor General of India and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium withdrew his candidature for appointment as a Supreme Court judge, government is deeply distressed by his outburst, say sources. Subramanium had on Wednesday alleged that his name was not cleared by the government for...
  • Clamour in BJP for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states 26-06-2014 03:40 PM

    New Delhi: There is a clamour within the Bharatiya Janata Party for Amit Shah to be made incharge of poll bound states. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the demand has come from the BJP's Maharashtra unit. Maharashtra will be going to polls later this year. BJP workers want Amit Shah...
  • PM meets Finance, Agriculture, Food Ministers to discuss inflation 26-06-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday called a meeting with Finance Minister Arun Jaitley, Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh and Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan to discuss inflation. Sources say the agenda is to prepare the contingency plans in case of a monsoon deficit. The monsoon's progress has...
  • Modi austerity drive, no new cars for ministers, PMO to monitor spending 25-06-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: In a move to probably bring in austerity in his government, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has asked all the ministers to refrain from buying new cars, said sources. Modi, whose working style had garnered headlines in less than a month of assuming office, has also asked the ministers...
  • BJP bends to ally pressure, no rail fare hike for suburban commuters up to 80 kms 24-06-2014 08:35 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party government seemed to have bent to ally pressure over the railway fair hike. In relief to the suburban train commuters, there will be no change in fares u pto 80 kms. There will be a 10 per cent fare hike for second class and...
  • Pressure mounts on Gowda; Sena, BJP MPs meet him over Mumbai rail fares 24-06-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Shiv Sena and Maharashtra BJP MPs met Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda to discuss their concerns over the rail fare hike. Government sources say Shiv Sena supremo Uddhav Thackeray spoke to...
  • Government may rethink rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains 24-06-2014 08:42 AM

    Mumbai: Pressure is mounting on the Narendra Modi government to scrap the rail fare hike for Mumbai suburban trains. Government sources say that there are concerns after the Bharatiya Janata Party's oldest ally Shiv Sena's criticism in Saamna. Sources say while there can be no rollback of the hike, but...
  • Use of Hindi on social media only for Hindi-speaking states, clarifies government 20-06-2014 07:17 PM

    New Delhi: Just hours after facing severe criticism for issuing directives to use Hindi for official communications on social media, the Union government has been forced to issue a clarification. The Ministry of Home Affairs clarified its stand that stating that the directive is only for Hindi speaking states. The...
  • Railway passenger fare increased by 14.2 per cent 20-06-2014 05:02 PM

    New Delhi: In a first bitter move by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the railway passenger fare has been increased by 14.2 per cent. It's a fuel adjustment component that has been added to the passenger and freight charges. The fare hike will come into effect from June 25. The government...