Palki S Upadhyay

  • News 360: Telangana BJP opposes Sania as state's brand ambassador 24-07-2014 09:45 PM

    A Bharatiya Janata Party leader has stirred a controversy by opposing tennis star Sania Mirza's appointment as the new brand ambassador for Telangana. BJP MLA K Laxman even went to the extent of calling Sania the daughter-in-law of Pakistan as she married Pakistani cricketer Shoaib Malik in 2010. ...
  • News 360: 189 Dutch, 44 Malaysians killed on MH17 flight 18-07-2014 09:08 PM

    There were 189 Dutch passengers among the 298 people on board the Malaysia Airlines flight MH17 that crashed in Ukraine on Thursday, the airline said in its latest update on Friday evening. Among the people of other nationalities on board were 44 Malaysians (including 15 crew members), 27 Australians, 12...
  • News 360: Centre strongly disapproves of Vaidik's meeting with Hafiz Saeed 15-07-2014 08:39 PM

    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 issue disrupted...
  • News 360: Economic Survey 2014 says FY15 GDP growth seen at 5.4-5.9 pc 09-07-2014 09:16 PM

    India will probably unveil bold reforms in its Budget on Thursday in a bid to turn around an economy growing at decade lows, but major changes to taxes will be absent, a survey showed. ...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety 08-07-2014 08:41 PM

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • News 360: Tapas Pal apologises for his rape remark 01-07-2014 09:05 PM

    Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal, whose controversial remarks against women sparked outrage, on Tuesday tendered an unconditional apology saying that in making such comments he has let down his constituents and the people of Bengal. ...
  • TMC MP's 'rape as revenge' comment: Should Mamata sack Tapas Pal? 01-07-2014 06:35 PM

    In a very insensitive statement, Trinamool Congress MP Tapas Pal on Monday threatened to rape and murder women members of the Opposition. Addressing party workers, Pal said, "If CPM tries to kill and intimidate our workers here, I will not spare them. I will ask our boys to go and...
  • News 360: Suspense continuous over Delhi University VC's resignation 24-06-2014 08:49 PM

    After days of standoff with the University Grants Commission over the four-year undergraduate programme, confusion now reigns over Delhi University Vice Chancellor Dinesh Singh's resignation. The Human Resource Development Ministry said that it has not received Singh's resignation yet. ...
  • News 360: DU, UGC in open war over 4-year course, admissions deferred 23-06-2014 08:50 PM

    There has been an open war between the University Grants Commission and the Delhi University over the 4-year Undergraduate Program offered by the university. The conflict has now hit the admissions process which was scheduled to begin on Tuesday. The Delhi University Principals Association has said that the admissions process...
  • News 360: Centre hikes railway fares by 14.2 pc, freight charges by 6.5 pc 20-06-2014 08:52 PM

    A week after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi asked the people to prepare themselves to face some hardships, the Centre has increased Railways fare on Friday. The fare has gone up by 14.2 per cent for passengers and 6.5 per cent for the freight. It will be effective from June...
  • News 360: PMO acts tough, rejects ministers' choices for private secretaries 16-06-2014 08:56 PM

    In a rather strong move, the Prime Minister Office has struck down the proposals made by some of his ministers including Home Minister Rajnath Singh for the appointment of their private secretaries. ...
  • News 360: EC says no to Modi rally in Varanasi, BJP calls for protest 07-05-2014 08:34 PM

    Soon after the Election Commission denied permission to the Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi to hold a rally in Varanasi, the party lashed out at the Returning Officer in Varanasi for his biased behaviour. ...
  • News 360: Voters beat the heat, high turnout in phase 7 of LS polls 30-04-2014 08:13 PM

    Good turnout in the seventh phase of Lok Sabha elections as voters brave the heat to vote across 89 Constituencies in 7 States and 2 Union Territories. West Bengal records a high of 83 per cent and heavy in Telangana and Punjab. ...
  • Mumbai: Hundreds of names missing from lists, voters share their woes 25-04-2014 03:44 PM

    Hundreds of Mumbaikars complained that their names were missing from the voters list.A PIL will be filed in the Bombay High Court on Monday in connection with this. ...
  • News 360: EC seeks report on Praveen Togadia's hate speech 21-04-2014 08:36 PM

    The Election Commission has sought a report on VHP President Praveen Togadia's alleged hate speech. Togadia asked people in Bhavnagar in Gujarat to evict Muslims from Hindu dominated areas. Even though the Cong has filed a complaint, both Togadia and the RSS are denying the reports, calling them fabricated. ...
  • What I couldn't say through the ballot

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    No ink on my finger, no selfie on my Facebook page. I did not vote today. My name did not figure on the voters list...

  • News 360: Kejriwal slapped during Delhi roadshow, forgives attacker 08-04-2014 08:47 PM

    There has been yet another attack on Aam Aadmi Party convener Arvind Kejriwal as he was slapped by an unidentified man on Tuesday. After being at the receiving end of several physical attacks during the election campaign, former Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal made it clear that he was willing...
  • News 360: Kejriwal to take on Modi in Varanasi 25-03-2014 08:45 PM

    AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday addressed a rally in Varanasi and said that he will fight Lok Sabha elections against BJP Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • My daughter starts nursery next month. This is how she told me to let go, breathe and relax 19-03-2014 03:29 PM

    Then I would have scorned at my future self for sitting dreamily and almost romanticizing my past. It was nothing exotic. None of the cliched walking 5 kilometers to school and reading under the street lamp. But I had my share of hardships that now seem like little adventures from...
  • Has AAP inconvenienced Mumbaikars to gain publicity? 12-03-2014 06:57 PM

    There was chaos at the Churchgate station in Mumbai on Wednesday after Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal decided to take the local train. AAP supporters have reportedly damaged metal detectors at the Churchgate station. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions. ...
  • Letter to my daughter: I want you to love yourself for who you are, to not hurt yourself to fit in and never apologise for being a girl 07-03-2014 02:52 PM

    My dearest Manya, To say that you have changed my world and my worldview would be an understatement. I wanted it to be perfect. I read pregnancy and parenting books. I argued with my doctor and my parents. I improvised and learned. I wanted you to be perfect. Too perfect,...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • News 360: US jury indicts, Devyani returns to India 10-01-2014 09:13 PM

    In just over an hour from now, Indian diplomat Devyani Khobragade will return to India- after being charged for visa fraud and making false statements. But the diplomatic tussle is far from over with Delhi asking Washington to withdraw one of its diplomats in what is being seen as a...
  • News 360: UP government's Saifai Mahotsav draws opposition's ire 08-01-2014 08:58 PM

    The Samajwadi Party government in Uttar Pradesh has come under stinging attack for organising its annual event, the extravagant 'Saifai Mahotsav', and sending a group of its MLAs for a study tour to foreign countries at a time when the future of Muzaffarnagar riot victims remains uncertain, with several of...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi 26-12-2013 09:22 PM

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • News 360: CNN-IBN's Indian of the year 2013 ceremony 20-12-2013 09:41 PM

    The countdown has begun to the grand finale of CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2013. We have shortlisted nominees in the categories of business, entertainment, sports, politics and public service. ...
  • News 360: Srinivasan's position as BCCI chief becomes increasingly untenable 30-05-2013 09:50 PM

    BCCI chief N Srinivasan's position as the BCCI chief is becoming more and more untenable, as the numbers stack up against him. ...
  • News 360: Won't accept any party post till I'm cleared of charges in 1984 riots, says Tytler 11-04-2013 09:32 PM

    Former Union Minister Jagdish Tytler broke his silence, a day after a Delhi court rejected the CBI clean chit to him in a 1984 anti-Sikh riots case. Tytler said he will not take any party post till he's cleared of all charges. ...
  • News 360: Kolkata unites in grief over SFI activist's death 03-04-2013 11:17 PM

    Apart from the SFI, prominent Left leaders, including former CM Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, paid homage to Sudipto Gupta, who died allegedly in police crackdown. ...