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  • Tatkal ticket prices to go up in select trains within a week: sources 02-10-2014 02:59 PM

    New Delhi: In a bad news for the passengers, the government is mulling an increase in the fares for tatkal tickets. According to railway sources, the ministry has sent a proposal to Zonal railways to identify 5 most popular trains each. According to sources, fifty per cent of Tatkal tickets...
  • Clean India: PM Modi trying to work together with everyone, say walkathon participants 02-10-2014 12:49 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday launched his Swachh Bharat or the Clean India mission. Reading out a pledge for cleanliness, he took an assurance from the people to actively take part in the campaign. ...
  • UP: Trains collide near Gorakhpur, 12 dead, 45 injured 01-10-2014 07:26 AM

    Gorakhpur: At least 12 people killed and 45 others were injured when two speeding passenger trains collided near Gorakhpur in Uttar Pradesh late Tuesday night, a railway official said. The Krishak Express and Lucknow Barauni Express collided at the Gorakhpur Cantt Station late Tuesday night. According to Railway authorities, the...
  • Maharashtra elections: I tried to save the Congress-NCP alliance, says Prithviraj Chavan 29-09-2014 01:56 PM

    Former chief minister of Maharashtra Prithviraj Chavan who turned in his resignation on Friday accused former ally NCP of conspiring with opposition BJP and alleged that the two parties had a gameplan prior to the split. Chavan said that he tried to salvage the 15-year-old alliance between the NCP and...
  • Maharashtra: NCP broke alliance with Congress as it was cosying up to BJP, says Prithviraj Chavan 28-09-2014 07:45 AM

    Mumbai: Even as the Union Cabinet recommended President's Rule in poll-bound Maharashtra after Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan resigned following the end of the 15-year-old Congress-NCP alliance in the state, Chavan blamed the NCP for the breakup. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Chavan claimed that the NCP broke the alliance...
  • Time to give BJP a mandate, says Prakash Javadekar 26-09-2014 03:54 PM

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Minister of Information and Broadcasting Prakash Javadekar said that it was time to give BJP a mandate. The 25-year-old-BJP-Shiv Sena alliance finally ended on Thursday. "Time to give justice to the people of Maharashtra," said Javadekar. ...
  • PM Modi's 'Make in India' pitch to grow louder, campaign to be launched today 25-09-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: A day after the successful entry of Mangalyaan into Mars orbit, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will launch the 'Make In India' campaign in the capital on Thursday. The campaign is expected to give a collective thrust to manufacturing in India and will seek greater foreign investment in the...
  • I wrote to Manmohan Singh warning him over 2G allocations, claims Congress's Kamal Nath 12-09-2014 10:49 AM

    New Delhi: In a statement that could send ripples across the Congress, senior party leader and former parliamentary affairs minister Kamal Nath has claimed that he had warned former prime minister Manmohan Singh over 2G allocations. "I did write a letter to the PM warning him of the allocations in...
  • J&K floods: Restoring telecommunication lines is priority, says Telecom Minister 08-09-2014 03:03 PM

    Communication lines are down in many areas of flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir and power cuts are also being seen in many parts of the valley. All communication lines including BSNL, Radio Kashmir are down. ...
  • Centre's new education policy: Homework on SMS, parental access to teachers' attendance 01-09-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is all set to revamp the National Education Policy and unveil a new education policy, government sources told CNN-IBN. In this regard, Centre will hold consultations with IITs to fix goals in the fields of technology and mathematics, which will be lay foundation...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Oneman show so far, doubts linger over its success 30-08-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, one wonders whether the last hundred days have been a one-man show and whether it will continue to be so for the next four years. The 2014 general elections were interesting not only because Modi was the face...
  • Infighting in Modi government within 100 days, BJP leaders target Rajnath Singh, his son 27-08-2014 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...
  • End of VajpayeeAdvani era as BJP shunts out top veterans into token body Marg Darshak Mandal 26-08-2014 11:37 PM

    New Delhi: It is the end of an era, finally and fully. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era or whatever remained of it in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now over. For the first time since the formation of the party, Vajpayee and Advani, who were the top two...
  • After being dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board, a visibly upset MM Joshi avoids media 26-08-2014 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: An angry Murli Manohar Joshi avoided the media on Tuesday as he was shunted out of the BJP's top decision-making body, the Parliamentary Board. The party veteran refused to speak to the media when asked about his reaction on the move. The leader was visibly upset at having...
  • End of VajpayeeAdvani era as BJP shunts out party veterans 26-08-2014 09:06 PM

    The BJP on Tuesday dropped Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the party's Parliamentary Board, it's highest decision-making body. A token body called the Marg Darshak Mandal has instead been created to accommodate the seniors. ...
  • Marg Darshak Mandal a highpowered panel of veterans: BJP 26-08-2014 08:51 PM

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also hit out at the Congress for calling the Marg Darshak Mandal an old-age home for BJP veterans. ...
  • My insult was an insult to Haryana, says Bhupinder Singh Hooda 24-08-2014 05:18 PM

    Panipat: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that an insult to him was an insult to the state. While addressing a rally at Panipat, Hooda said, "Haryana never tolerates an insult. My insult was an insult to Haryana. I went...
  • Eightmember think tank to replace Planning Commission: sources 23-08-2014 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the Planning Commission, sources in the central government tell CNN-IBN that the panel will be replaced by an eight-member think tank. This eight-member body will comprise of top economists, social activist and scientist. Out of the eight members, four will...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition 22-08-2014 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape 22-08-2014 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • BJP mulling age limit for Parliamentary Board: sources 21-08-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: After keeping party veterans out of the Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now mulling an age limit cut-off for the party's Parliamentary board. Sources have told CNN-IBN that consultations are on with the BJP on the structure of the new Parliamentary board. Sources say that 75 years...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 19-08-2014 10:02 AM

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • MPs fight over room in Parliament, TMC forcibly takes possession of office after TDP refuses to vacate 12-08-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: There has been another case of politicians misbehaving in Parliament, but this time not in the Well of the House. A scuffle broke out between Telugu Desam Party and Trinamool Congress MPs in the halls of Parliament on Tuesday after TDP MPs refused to vacate an office allotted...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose 10-08-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee, BSP founder Kanshiram: sources 10-08-2014 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. The announcement...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced 08-08-2014 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • Railways plan to improve food quality; Haldirams, ITC to supply on some trains soon 07-08-2014 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways will soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based on passenger feedback, this...
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls allparty meet 05-08-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called all-party meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Uproar continues in Parliament, Opposition demands clarity on Centre's stand 05-08-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: The government's challenge to bring an end to the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service (UPSC) row is far from over. Opposition parties including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPM, AIADMK, DMK have demanded clarity on Centre's stand over the issue. A notice has been given for...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' 04-08-2014 09:12 AM

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...