Pallavi Ghosh

  • Padma awards announced: Amitabh Bachchan, LK Advani among other recipients 26-01-2015 12:23 AM

    LK Advani, Amitabh Bachchan, thespian Dilip Kumar and Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Sunday were chosen for this year's Padma Vibhushan, the second highest civilian honour, as government gave a saffron touch honouring eminent people of various fields in 2015's list of Padma awardees. ...
  • A great honour to be in India: Barack Obama to CNN IBN 25-01-2015 01:38 PM

    Elated by the grand Guard of Honour, US President Barack Barack Obama said that "It is a great honour, I am so grateful to be here." Obama also received a 21-gun salute at the President House forecourt. ...
  • Delhi poll: Want to make promises that we can keep, says Sharmistha Mukherjee 24-01-2015 03:04 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee's daughter Sharmistha is fighting elections from Alaknanda on a Congress ticket. She said she want to make promises that she can fulfill. "I don't want to make tall promises like multi-level parking or underground parking. We will do a traffic survey and look at turning open spaces...
  • Many Congress leaders unhappy with functioning of the party, in talks with BJP top brass: Sources 22-01-2015 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be in a tough spot with many leaders unhappy with the functioning of the affairs within the party. According to sources, several senior Congress leaders are in touch with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) top brass and are likely to join the party. The development...
  • Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi praises Modi, later says quoted out of context 22-01-2015 08:27 AM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi on Wednesday clarified his remarks after stirring a controversy by appearing to be gushing in his praise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi in an interview. He later claimed that he was quoted out of context. Dwivedi was quoted by a web portal as...
  • Security measures at Agra hiked ahead of Obama's visit on the 27th of January 21-01-2015 02:21 PM

    The Indian government has also increased security at key locations in Agra ahead of Barack Obama's visit. We bring you details of the security arrangements at the Taj Mahal which the Obama's will visit on the 27th of January. ...
  • Arun Jaitley slams media, says media trials must be avoided in high profile cases 18-01-2015 01:40 PM

    New Delhi: Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Sunday slammed the media for invading privacy of individuals and running media trials. The remarks assume significance as Congress MP Shashi Tharoor recently hit out at the media for being prosecutor, judge and jury in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case....
  • Show us proof of coercion, I&B Ministry asks Censor Board ex-chief Samson 16-01-2015 12:23 PM

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption and coercion in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, the ministry has hit back at her demanding proofs for her allegations. "The chairperson has spoken of coercion. The government would like to see the letter which can...
  • Delhi elections: Ajay Maken rules out support to AAP, says no rethinking on it 14-01-2015 11:30 PM

    Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Congress's Delhi elections campaign chief Ajay Maken on Wednesday said that Sheila Dikshit's statement of backing AAP if required is out of the question. "Congress will not support AAP and there is no rethinking on it," he said. ...
  • Modi government is showing its true colours, BJP leaders making controversial remarks: Sonia 13-01-2015 10:15 PM

    New Delhi: Congress president Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday alleged that the true colours of the Modi government were now coming out as many of their leaders were making provocative and controversial statements. "Influential members of the BJP are making disturbing statements which are taking forward their policy of polarisation," senior...
  • CWC discusses measures to strengthen Congress, no decision on elevating Rahul's post 13-01-2015 03:45 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress Working Committee met on Tuesday to discuss measures to strengthen the party. The party has decided that it will launch agitations against the Land Acquisition Ordinance. However, no decision was taken on elevating Rahul Gandhi as the party president. Former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit has...
  • Congress leaders meet today, Rahul Gandhi likely to be elevated to party President post 13-01-2015 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi will convene a Congress Working Committee meeting on Tuesday morning at the party headquarters. It will be first meeting since the party lost heavily in Maharashtra, Haryana, Jharkhand and Jammu and Kashmir. All eyes are likely to remain on party Vice President Rahul Gandhi...
  • Shashi Tharoor yet to receive summons from Delhi Police in Sunanda Pushkar death probe: sources 08-01-2015 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: Congress MP Shashi Tharoor is yet to receive summons from Delhi Police to join probe in his wife Sunanda Pushkar death case, said sources on Thursday. He has offered full cooperation throughout the investigation and stands ready to provide whatever information police sought. The Delhi Police has sent...
  • Mamata Banerjee to take Saradha scam battle to Supreme court 05-01-2015 09:51 AM

    Kolkata: All India Trinamool Congress party President Mamata Banerjee may take the Saradha chit fund battle to the Supreme Court (SC) suggest sources. Reportedly, the West Bengal Chief Minister is exploring moving the SC in the Saradha chit fund scam. Mamata Banerjee has repeatedly alleged the central government of trying...
  • Planning Commission's name changed to 'NITI Ayog' 01-01-2015 11:07 AM

    New Delhi: The name of the Planning Commision has been officialy changed to 'NITI Ayog' on Thursday. The 1950 resolution which created the Planning Commision would be soon replaced by a new one. The government has finally zeroed in on the new body after Prime Minister Narendra Modi held several...
  • PDP keen on 'grand alliance' with BJP, Congress in J&K: sources 30-12-2014 08:56 AM

    Srinagar: As suspense over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir continues, sources say the People's Democratic Party has suggested the idea of a "grand alliance" with the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. According to sources, PDP patriarch Mufti Mohammad Sayeed feels that the "grand alliance", if formed, will be...
  • J&K polls: I'm very satisfied with results, says Omar Abdullah 23-12-2014 06:25 PM

    NC leader and outgoing chief minister Omar Abdullah who lost his Sonowar seat but won Beerwah seat in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections, said that he is very satisfied with the outcome of the elections. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Omar also said, "With 17 MLAs, I'm a very important player in...
  • Srinagar: Despite boycott calls, terror threats, voters upbeat about polls 13-12-2014 03:18 PM

    Despite boycott calls and threat from terrorists, voters in Jammu and Kashmir are upbeat about the elections. "Everything is going on very smoothly. And I can say, what I have experienced in the last few years, the people are going to come out on their own, not by force," say...
  • Sajjad Lone senses desire for change in J&K, ready to support BJP in its 'Mission 44+' 01-12-2014 08:43 AM

    Srinagar: As Jammu and Kashmir will vote in the second phase on Tuesday, the terror-hit areas of Kupwara and Handwara are in the fray this time and the desire for change is apparent in these constituencies. It is an apple belt but the money is limited to a handful few....
  • Watch: Young Kashmiris speak out 29-11-2014 12:13 PM

    CNN-IBN caught up with few woman students of the prestigious Kashmir University in Srinagar on their expectations and aspirations. ...
  • Incentives on to offer to shoot in J&K, but cinema halls shut in Kashmir Valley 27-11-2014 10:31 AM

    Srinagar: In an effort to boost tourism in Jammu and Kashmir, both the People's Democratic Party and National Conference have offered special incentives to filmmakers to shoot in the state even though no cinema halls are allowed to operate in Kashmir valley. Critically-acclaimed Bollywood movie 'Haider' was based on Kashmir...
  • Actress Khushbu joins Congress, praises party on secularism 26-11-2014 04:04 PM

    New Delhi: Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the DMK, actress Khushbu on Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. Speaking at the press conference at the party headquarters, she said, "Congress is the...
  • With no expectations from voters, Omar taking it easy in elections 25-11-2014 09:30 PM

    Srinagar: Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who is battling anti-incumbency factor and people's wrath in wake of the floods, is taking it easy in these Assembly elections. Talking to CNN-IBN on Tuesday, he said, "It is the easiest when nobody expects from you. The so-called experts have written...
  • People's anger against mismanagement by Omar government can give PDP the edge 25-11-2014 01:24 PM

    A major player in the Jammu and Kashmir Assembly elections is PDP. Mehbooba Mufti, the aggressive daughter of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, is the main face for the party. Yet to recover from the horrific floods completely, the people's anger against the mismanagement by the Omar administration could give PDP the...
  • No formal Modi-Sharif meeting in Nepal but India doesn't rule out informal talks between the PMs 24-11-2014 08:47 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are unlikely to have a formal meeting during his visit to Kathmandu in Nepal. However, according to sources, an informal meeting can be held between the two ministers at the sidelines of the SAARC summit. The Indian government...
  • Chidambaram, Kamal Nath other Congress leaders upset at not being invited for Nehru's event: sources 21-11-2014 08:45 AM

    New Delhi: The rift within the Congress party seems to be wide open. According to sources, senior party leaders like former finance minister P Chidambaram and former Union minister Kamal Nath are upset with the Congress high command over not being invited for the event organised on the 125th birth...
  • Mamata rules out alliance with BJP, hints at going with Congress 18-11-2014 09:39 PM

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress Chief and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday ruled out any alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and slammed it for accusing her government of harbouring terrorists. On question of allying with the Congress, Mamata said 'no one is an untouchable in politics'. Here...
  • Kiren Rijiju hits out at Chidambaram for calling AFSPA an 'obnoxious law' 15-11-2014 07:23 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre on Saturday hit back at senior Congress leader P Chidambaram for his comments on the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju criticised Chidambaram saying that it was wrong on his part to make statements against AFSPA when his party...
  • People believe relationship and economic ties between Myanmar and India will improve 13-11-2014 10:33 PM

    CNN-IBN's Pallavi Ghosh spoke to Indian businessmen and women living in Myanmar. People strongly believe that with the help of PM Modi and the new engagement, relationship and economic ties will grow between the two nations. ...
  • PM Modi to conclude his Myanmar trip, to meet Chinese Premiere, President today 13-11-2014 08:21 AM

    Nay Pyi Taw: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will conclude his three-day tour of Myanmar on Thursday and wil then leave for Australia in the evening. Modi met his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev today and recalled his visit to Russia in 2001. Modi will meet Chinese Premier Li Keqiang and President...