Pawan Bali

  • Siachen: A huge human cost for a piece of ice 15-01-2014 09:42 PM

    If the Line Of Control (LoC) is tough, Siachen is only even more difficult. Cold, barren and hostile, living in Siachen isn't easy. But for the hundreds of Army men, braving the frigid climes is simply a way of life. It's an irony that Siachen means "the valley of flowers"....
  • Playing in Tests a dream come true: Ashwin 10-11-2011 05:11 PM

    Offspinner Ravichandran Ashwin talks about his nine-wicket haul against West Indies during the Delhi Test. ...
  • 30 Minutes: The LOC express 05-11-2011 08:26 PM

    On this episode we bring you the story of the bus service which connects India and Pakistan. ...
  • Yuva show: Swami Vivekananda's views on religion 01-10-2011 05:27 PM

    On this episode we discuss Swami Vivekananda's views on religion and their context in the present time. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Anna Hazare's army 28-08-2011 06:13 PM

    On this episode we bring you the supporters of Anna Hazare who stood by him for 13 days of his fast. ...
  • Anna's army of supporters: the secret behind his energy 28-08-2011 09:48 AM

    The secret behind the victory of Anna's movement was in the surge of support from all across. ...
  • India's result is shocking: Srikkanth 15-08-2011 02:05 PM

    India's chief selector Krishnamachari Srikkanth also hailed English bowling line up as best in the world. ...
  • 30 Minutes: Realty bites 07-08-2011 12:15 AM

    On this episode we look at how Noida land scam unfolded and affected the buyers. ...
  • Arunachal Pradesh: Cong shields scam minister 22-07-2011 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: A day after CNN-IBN exposed how Arunachal Pradesh health minister and senior Congress leader Atum Welly aided the illegal appointment of his son and daughter based on fake documents, the state chief minister Jarbom Gamlin on Friday attempted to shield him and said the documents submitted could be...
  • Rs 600 cr tax evasion in Jammu and Kashmir 15-07-2011 08:31 PM

    New Delhi: RTI group Sangrash on Saturday filed a writ petition in the state High Court over the the RTI on the Rs 600 crore tax evasion in Jammu and Kashmir. The petition has been treated as a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) and a division bench will hear the case...
  • Average age of UPA ministers remains at 60 13-07-2011 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: Inclusion of young, energetic and people with ideas was the expectation from Manmohan Singh in the reshuffle of Council of Ministers. But, average age of the Council of Ministers in the UPA Government still remains over 60, despite young entrants like 34-year-old Milind Deora and 40-year-old Jitendra Singh...
  • Pirates of the unruly sea

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    My first encounter with sea-pirates was at the age of seven. They seemed largely harmless. Patched-eye pirates, somehow, invoking pity. It was an Asterix comic-book,...

  • Amarnath yatra's troubled past 30-06-2011 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Amarnath Yatra has begun. This year is perhaps the first time in the last two decades, when it is devoid of any controversies, accidents or unrest. The Valley is also peaceful this summer. A look at the yatra's troubled past. A journey of faith which draws thousands...
  • Indo- Pak talks: dialogue is therapeutic

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    Talks are therapeutic. That's what any shrink will tell you. Especially, if it is between two warring parties, that have witnessed extreme highs and lows...

  • J&K: The lesser polls with larger gains

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    KP woman, a former militant and a model turned politician are Kashmir's new sarpanches The usually stone-pelted streets of Baramulla sprung a surprise ...

  • J&K takes steps to ensure trouble-free summer 09-05-2011 08:38 AM

    Jammu: The death of 102 civilians in a span of one year in Kashmir was a black mark for the armed forces. But they have learnt a lesson from the 2010 incidents. Almost one year since unrest broke out, a high-level committee, formed by the Home Ministry, has evolved new...
  • Hostage sailors' families to take fight forward 16-04-2011 11:16 AM

    Jammu: Its been over nine months of tireless battle and despair for the families of men held captive by Somali pirates. Disappointed by the government's response, they say families in both India and Pakistan will come together and fight it out. Khushal Khajuria made a promise to his brother to...
  • Indo-Pak LoC trade shut to protest tax levy 15-04-2011 08:39 AM

    Poonch: Locked godowns and a deserted trade centre. The cross LoC trade between India and Pakistan, initiated as a Confidence Building Measure in 2008, remains suspended for the past six weeks as traders stage a shutdown to protest against the state government's decision to levy sales tax. Pawan Anand President...
  • Indo-Pak cross-LoC trade hits tax roadblock 14-04-2011 03:44 PM

    Chakkan Da Bagh (Poonch, J&K): It was tipped to be one of the prime confidence building measures between India and Pakistan. But cross-Line of Control trade remains suspended for the past six weeks after Jammu and Kashmir government decided to levy a tax on it. Traders in Chakkan Da Bagh...
  • Under pressure, J&K govt frees teenager Faizan 06-04-2011 11:59 AM

    Jammu: Sustained pressure forced the Jammu and Kashmir government to release teenager Faizan Rafiq, arrested two months ago without trial under the Public Safety Act, on humanitarian grounds. Amnesty International and human rights groups had launched a 'Free Faizan' campaign, with Faizan's family struggling to prove that he's a minor....
  • J&K govt releases young stone pelter Faizan Rafiq 06-04-2011 11:03 AM

    Amnesty International and human rights groups had launched a Free Faizan campaign with Faizan's family. ...
  • J&K: Omar govt under fire over unused funds 16-03-2011 08:16 AM

    Jammu: Noisy scenes and a walkout by the Opposition in the J&K assembly over the non-utilization of funds provided by the Centre under the Prime Ministers' Reconstruction Plan. Out of Rs 32,000 crore granted in 2004, only Rs 9,900 crore or just 30 per cent have been spent. Former finance...
  • Time for a political roadmap on Kashmir?

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    Every time the Prime Minister visits Jammu and Kashmir, some things are inevitable. For instance, traffic jams or no traffic at all; speculations, expectations and...

  • Long search for missing PoWs; families hopeful 14-02-2011 09:32 AM

    New Delhi: Forty years have passed since Indian soldiers fought Bangladesh's war of independence in 1971. 54 of them continue to languish in Pakistani jails. For the families of the prisoners of war its been a long ordeal. For forty years, it's been one photograph, countless memories, different hospitals and...
  • Kashmir rail project: railways admits lapses 10-02-2011 07:54 AM

    A day after CNN-IBN exposed the failures in the crucial Kashmir Rail Link Project, the Railways has accepted there are problems on ground. The govt could lose a few hundred crores in the much delayed Kashmir rail link project. Local geologists in Jammu say the railways could have saved themselves...
  • Kashmir: The dichotomy of grief

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    Young lives lost are always tragic. The grief of it is something which every home in Kashmir carefully guards against. Somehow, it quietly creeps in....

  • Yatra foiled, BJP leaders hoist flag at Kathua 26-01-2011 09:27 PM

    Delhi: BJP's Ekta Yatra ended without unfurling the Tricolour in Srinagar. The day saw high drama as BJP's top leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were kept in custody in Jammu till afternoon. A handful of BJP workers managed to reach Srinagar, but were promptly rounded up by the state...
  • Tiranga yatra blocked; Jaitley, Sushma arrested 25-01-2011 08:57 PM

    New Delhi: Amid high drama, three senior BJP leaders including Arun Jaitley and Sushma Swaraj were arrested at the Lakhanpur border of Jammu and Kashmir. The BJP leaders said that the Omar Abdullah government had panicked and bowed to separatists in the state. Sushma Swaraj, LK Advani and Anurag Thakur...
  • Tiranga tangle in Jammu: Yatra halted, BJP angry 25-01-2011 06:53 AM

    New Delhi: It's the battle of wills in Jammu and Kashmir as the Omar Abdullah government pulled out all the stops to prevent an equally defiant BJP from hoisting the Tricolour in Srinagar on Republic Day. Senior BJP leaders Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley were pushed back to the Punjab...