Priyanka Dube

  • 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...
  • Smriti Irani breaks silence, urges people to judge her for her work 29-05-2014 09:51 AM

    New Delhi: Breaking her silence over her qualification row, Human Resource Development Minster Smriti Irani requested the people to judge her for her work. "I have been judged by my organisation with my capacity to deliver on assignments. I will humbly request all of you to judge me by my...
  • Qualification row: BJP defends Smriti Irani, Congress a divided house 28-05-2014 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Smriti Irani took charge of the Human Resource Development Ministry, a controversy stirred up over her educational qualification. Even though she is being targeted by the Opposition, Irani refused to comment on the issue. While filing her affidavit in 2004 and 2014, Irani had made...
  • Shazia, Gopinath quit AAP; party tries to play down crisis 24-05-2014 10:19 PM

    Just a few days after the Lok Sabha election results, which showed that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) had failed to make much impact in large parts of India, two of its prominent members have resigned from the party. AAP's founding member Shazia Ilmi and businessman Captain GR Gopinath resigned...
  • Kejriwal to stay in jail till June 6, says will not furnish bail bond 23-05-2014 11:50 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) National Convener Arvind Kejriwal has been sent to 14-day judicial custody in the defamation case filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Nitin Gadkari. Kejriwal, a former Delhi chief minister, was sent to Tihar Jail after he refused to sign a personal bond of Rs...
  • Kejriwal jailed for two days, section 144 imposed outside Tihar 21-05-2014 11:20 PM

    Chaotic scenes were witnessed outside the Tihar jail after Aam Aadmi Party supporters protested against their leader Arvind Kejriwal's arrest in connection with a criminal defamation complaint filed by senior Bharatiya Janata Party leader Nitin Gadkari. Around 70-80 workers including some Delhi MLAs and other senior leaders were arrested from...
  • Watch: Preparations on in full swing for Modi's visit to Varanasi 17-05-2014 03:21 PM

    Ahead of Prime Minister-designate Narendra Modi's visit to the temple town of Varanasi, security has been hiked. Preparations are on in full swing at the ghaat where Modi will perform the Ganga aarti on Saturday evening. ...
  • Never doubted that we will win: BJP's Nalin Kohli 16-05-2014 11:18 AM

    BJP leader Nalin Kohli said that there was never any doubt that we will win. But what is humbling is the trust that the voter has placed not only in the leadership of Mr Narendra Modi but our agenda of governance. ...
  • Peaceful morning at ghats in Varanasi ahead of results 16-05-2014 07:47 AM

    CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube visits the city of Varanasi where BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi fought elections. Standing at the ghats in the temple town, she brings all the live actions just before the numbers start coming in. ...
  • Watch: What future are Varanasi residents hoping for 15-05-2014 10:48 AM

    Exit polls are giving Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi a thumbs up. CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube finds out what the common man in Varanasi, from where Modi is contesting, thinks. "This time we will have Narendra Modi as our PM. We have seen other parties, now BJP should...
  • Watch: What Varanasi astrologers are predicting for Modi 15-05-2014 09:45 AM

    While numerical projections are coming ahead of the verdict, there are many others who are doing some crystal ball gazing. Astrologers in Varanasi told CNN-IBN's Priyanka Dube what the stars hold for BJP PM candidate Narendra Modi. ...
  • Ramdev faces arrest, says never insulted Dalits 29-04-2014 11:08 PM

    Yoga Guru Ramdev faces arrest over his honeymoon comment on Dalits and Rahul Gandhi. Four FIRs have been filed against him under the non bailable SC/ST act in Gorakhpur, Agra, Patna and Nagpur. While the BJP has stood by the yoga guru so far, with a crucial phase of elections...