Priyanka Dube

  • NGO run by Salman Khurshid, wife may face CBI probe: Sources 16-09-2014 09:02 PM

    New Delhi: An NGO run by former external affairs minister Salman Khurshid and his wife Louise Khurshid may face a CBI probe, sources say. The case came to light during the UPA regime when a trust associated with the Congress leader was accused of malpractices. When asked, Social Justice and...
  • Minorities' Commission talks tough, says Centre must ensure their safety 16-09-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: In wake of a slew of 'hate speeches' and the violence that followed in many states recently, the National Commission for Minorities' on Tuesday rapped the Central government seeking a public statement reassuring the minorities that their rights won't be compromised with. Passing a resolution in this concern,...
  • Centre puts Road Transport Safety Bill in public domain to invite suggestions 12-09-2014 06:25 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government's first major bill to realise his vision of an enabled India- the Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014, will be put in public domain to invite people's suggestions. The Road Transport and Safety Bill 2014 provides for a permit system for national and interstate...
  • Close to a lakh slum dwellers to be rehabilitated following Centre's order 11-09-2014 06:15 PM

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has asked Maharashtra government to remove slums near Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji International airport. It says if the land occupied by slums is not reclaimed the airport faces a security threat. The Civil Aviation Minister Ashok Gajapathi Raju has written to the Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj...
  • Rehabilitate slum dwellers near Mumbai airport: Centre to Maharashtra government 11-09-2014 03:07 PM

    Mumbai: The Civil Aviation Ministry has said that it wants slum dwellers near the Mumbai Airport to be relocated. CNN-IBN has accessed the letter written by the Ministry to the Maharashtra government. The state government has been asked to rehabilitate 90,000 slum dwellers living in close proximity to the airport....
  • Air India Chicago-Delhi flight makes emergency landing after low oil pressure warning 07-09-2014 11:20 AM

    Toronto: Air India flight AI-126 carrying 342 passengers from Chicago to Delhi-Hyderabad had to make an emergency landing in Toronto after the pilot got a low engine oil pressure warning. Following the warning, the pilot requested to land at the nearest base as per procedure. Fuel also had to be...
  • Security breach at Delhi airport, drunk passenger crosses emergency doors, runs on the runway 06-09-2014 11:23 AM

    New Delhi: In a bizarre incident of security breach at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi, a drunk passenger started running on the runway on Saturday morning. The passenger - a British national - was drinking alcohol while waiting for his connecting flight at the T3 lounge. He pressed...
  • Sensors to test driving skills under new licensing procedure 04-09-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Centre is reportedly planning to overhaul the procedure of giving driving licenses. According to sources, the Centre is planning to introduce sensors to test driving skills. There will be no human intervention. The sources say that the use of sensors will ensure that one Regional Transport Office...
  • 100 days of Modi government: A ground report from Varanasi 03-09-2014 07:48 PM

    As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days, we checked what has changed for Varanasi, his constituency. Our correspondent Priyanka Dube reports from the ground. ...
  • 100 days of Modi government: Several plans to revamp Varanasi but no changes yet 03-09-2014 10:48 AM

    Varanasi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in office, his constituency Varanasi is getting ready for a facelift. With proposals for AIIMS, ring road, new flyovers, Ganga cleaning, Varanasi is in for a drastic change. "Rs 1000 crore ring road scheme has been approved, 5-6 flyovers have been...
  • PM Narendra Modi's plan to turn Varanasi into a 'smart city': Will the Kyoto model work? 01-09-2014 08:13 PM

    Varanasi: During his visit to Japan, Prime Minister Narendra Modi signed a deal with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to convert Varanasi into a 'smart heritage city' on the Kyoto model, in line with his vision of building 100 smart cities in India. Interestingly, there are a few similarities between...
  • Centre aims for a healthier India, asks PepsiCo to cut down sugar content in drinks 28-08-2014 07:53 PM

    New Delhi: The government is doing its bit to make the nation healthier. After levying an additional 5 per cent excise duty on carbonated beverages, the Processed Food Industries Minister has urged fast food giant PepsiCo to reduce the sugar content in their carbonated drinks. After a meeting between PepsiCo...
  • DGCA warns air carriers over rising passenger complaints 27-08-2014 06:44 PM

    New Delhi: On Air India Day, the national carrier has topped aviation regulator DGCA's list of airlines that passengers have complained against the most. Almost 30 per cent of passenger complaints are related to troubles with flight cancellations or delays, while about 25 per cent of passengers expressed discontent over...
  • Unstamped handbags? No need to go back to security check points, board aircraft after manual checks now 22-08-2014 09:59 AM

    New Delhi: In a relief for passengers at the airports, a proposal by the Civil Aviation Ministry states that in case a handbag does not have a security stamp, security officials can manually check bags at the boarding gates and allow the passengers to board the flights. The move aims...
  • CISF revamps security at airports, starts tactical profiling of passengers 17-08-2014 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Security Industrial Force (CISF) is revamping the security protocols at all the airports by starting passenger profiling along with the drill of frisking passengers. The central paramilitary has issued directions to all its Airport Security Groups to start an intelligent profiling of air travellers in order...
  • Jet Airways flight drops 5000 feet on auto mode, pilots miss 2 ATC warnings 14-08-2014 09:58 PM

    New Delhi: It was a close shave for passengers on board Jet Airways Mumbai - Brussles flight 9W228 when the aircraft abruptly dropped 5,000 feet in altitude while the pilot was taking a nap or controlled rest and the co-pilot in command was busy working on her tablet. On flights...
  • DGCA suspends 2 Jet pilots for sleeping, being inattentive while plane dropped 5,000 feet 14-08-2014 01:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has suspended the two pilots who were not attentive as a Jet Airways flight's altitude dropped last Friday. The Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. Jet is also...
  • Mumbai-Brussels plane's altitude drops as pilot sleeps, co-pilot says she was busy on her tablet 14-08-2014 08:39 AM

    New Delhi: In an alarming incident, a Jet Airways aircraft flying from Mumbai to Brussels last Friday suddenly dropped 5,000 feet in the Ankara airspace over Turkey. The Directorate General of Civil Aviation has summoned both pilots over the incident. At the time of the incident, the commander of the...
  • UP: Social media played a vital role in fanning communal riots 08-08-2014 11:04 PM

    LucknowSocial media played a major role in fanning communal tension in Uttar Pradesh. Social media played a starring role in the blame game that followed the Muzzafarnagar riots. Akhilesh yadav found his villians in BJP MLA Sangeet Som and this fake video that he allegedly uploaded online. It claimed to...
  • Government data shows rise in crimes committed by juveniles since 2012 06-08-2014 08:57 PM

    The government data showed that there has been a shocking rise in crimes committed by juveniles since December 2012. Crimes committed by juveniles increased by 13 per cent between 2012 and 2013, from 27,936 in 2012 to 31,725 cases in 2013. The highest increase was seen in crimes against women...
  • HRD pushes for National Academic Depository Bill to curb fake degrees, marksheets 04-08-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Human Resource Development Ministry is pushing for the National Academic Depository Bill, which could go a long way in curbing the fake degree scams. It will also benefit employers to access a verified database for all academic degrees in India. Sources in the ministry have indicated to...
  • 30 minutes: Story of the Indian blue collar workers 02-08-2014 09:41 AM

    The Indian blue collar workers have been working in the Middle East as domestic help with no one to listen to their grievances. Popularly known as 3D workers they work as truck drivers, construction workers and so on. According to the report presented by the Reserve Bank of India 70...
  • DGCA raps SpiceJet after a flight delay, asks to refund fare 28-07-2014 08:32 PM

    In a first-of-its-kind action, DGCA has directed SpiceJet to refund fare to all passengers of a Mumbai-Delhi flight that was delayed by about five hours last month, officials said on Monday. The aviation regulator also asked the no-frills airline to refund the money it charged from passengers of this delayed...
  • Hidden cameras reveal security lapses at the New Delhi railway station 07-07-2014 08:30 AM

    New Delhi: The New Delhi Railway Station has 16 platforms, 6 entry and exit points where 290 trains arrive daily with over 5 lakh passengers using the service everyday. It is a crucial part of the capital which keeps the city running. During a status check just ahead of the...
  • Language row at JNU, students say 'forced to fill mess forms in Hindi' 27-06-2014 07:38 AM

    New Delhi: After the government was hit by it, the language row has now erupted at the Jawaharlal Nehru University. Left students leaders claim that all students including those from non-Hindi speaking states are being forced to fill mess forms in Hindi. The university says that it is running short...
  • Lalu Prasad hits out at the Modi government over Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani derailment 25-06-2014 10:29 AM

    Patna: The political blame game over the Delhi-Dibrugarh Rajdhani Express derailment has begun with Former Railway Minister and RJD chief Lalu Prasad slamming the Narendra Modi government for not taking any precautions. "This is gross negligence. From the day this government took oath, there have been accidents across the country....
  • 57 Delhi University colleges ready to admit students to the 3-year course 24-06-2014 09:14 PM

    New Delhi: The University Grants Commission has sent another letter to Delhi University on Tuesday asking it to admit students to the 3-year course. Out of 64 colleges, 57 has sent reply agreeing to comply with UGC directives. The press release issued by the UGC listed the colleges which have...
  • Modi to revamp aviation industry, not keen on privatising Air India 24-06-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is planning revamp of the aviation industry. The Civil Aviation Ministry has made several proposals to the Prime Minster during a presentation last week to bring changes to the ministry. Though according to sources, the ministry is not keen on privatising the ailing Air...
  • A year after deadly floods, Uttarakhand still ill-prepared for the monsoon 16-06-2014 10:25 AM

    Uttarkashi: A year after the Uttarakhand floods that left thousands dead, the lack of preparedness for the coming monsoon is more than evident. Flood protection work has started late and the quality of construction is low. Important work on border roads has been left untouched. In Uttarakhand, the signs of...
  • A year after Uttarakhand tragedy, victims still face government's apathy 15-06-2014 08:47 AM

    Parori/Devali: Even a year after the Uttarakhand floods, the scars of those whose lives and livelihood were devastated by the tragedy have not yet healed. It's not just the loss of life and livelihood, the victims have to also put up with the government apathy. The horrific images of are...