Rupashree Nanda

  • Hindu Mahasabha hails Gandhi's killers, PM yet to respond 26-12-2014 11:00 PM

    New Delhi: Even after its leaders have been booked in Meerut for conducting rituals to build a temple in Nathuram Godse's honor, the All India Hindu Mahasabha has declared that it will go ahead with its agenda of installing Mahatma Gandhi's assassin's statues across the country. Can the increasing vocal...
  • PL Punia explains poor performance of Congress in Jharkhand 23-12-2014 05:14 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior Congress leader PL Punia said, "We had a government with JMM and there were lot of complainants and cases of corruptions against JMM. We also shared that blame though we were not involved in those corruption cases. So that was the one of the impacts behind...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: What former Bhopal SP Swaraj Puri saw at the Union Carbide plant 09-12-2014 04:54 PM

    Bhopal: Swaraj Puri was the Bhopal Superintendent of Police when the deadly Methyl IsoCyanate gas leaked from the Union Carbide factory in the middle of the night of December 2, 1984. Puri has faced criticism for safely escorting the then the Union Carbide Corporation chairman and CEO Warren Anderson to...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: How it happened 08-12-2014 06:53 PM

    Bhopal: Thirty years after the catastrophic leak of lethal Methyl Isocyanate from the Carbide plant in Bhopal, T R Chouhan who was the Chemical Plant Operator and in charge of storage tank 610 till November 25, 1984, returns to its crumbling remains to tell us how India's worst industrial disaster...
  • Bhopal gas tragedy: The man who tried to expose Union Carbide and the warnings that were ignored 08-12-2014 10:59 AM

    New Delhi: Journalist Rajkumar Keswani shot into fame in the aftermath of the Bhopal gas tragedy in 1984. His passionate stories in 1982, warning of the disaster waiting to happen were ignored. Keswani was so convinced about the threat the pesticide plant of UCIL posed to Bhopal that he wrote...
  • Need to create institution in spirit of 'cooperative federalism': Modi to CMs 08-12-2014 09:29 AM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence Day pledge to dismantle the Planning Commission by holding the first meeting with Chief Ministers on Sunday. The Prime Minister said there's need to create a new institution in the spirit of 'cooperative federalism', a body that will encourage the planning...
  • Not all CMs are happy with Centre over dissolving Planning Commission 07-12-2014 10:05 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi followed up on his Independence day pledge to dismantle Planning Commission by holding the first consultation meeting with chief ministers on Sunday. The PM said there is a need to create a new institution in the spirit of "cooperative federalism", a body that will...
  • Skipping PM Modi's meet on Planning Commission against nation's interest, says Devendra Fadnavis 07-12-2014 11:44 AM

    New Delhi: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday hit out at chief ministers for skipping the Planning Commission meet by saying that it was against the interest of the nation. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has called a meeting with Chief Ministers on the structure and role of the new...
  • Reliving the Bhopal gas tragedy: Disaster that could have been averted 03-12-2014 09:23 AM

    The Bhopal tragedy was a disaster in the making as several warnings were ignored. The carbide plant at Bhopal was inferior in design to the one at Virginia and local administration had no information about the nature of the toxic gas that had leaked. ...
  • Thirty years on, Bhopal gas tragedy still continues to haunt victims 02-12-2014 10:11 AM

    Bhopal: Not even born 30 years ago when the gas tragedy struck the city, yet the third generation of Bhopal is now bearing the brunt of toxic leak of Methyl Isocyanate from the carbide factory on the December 2, 1984. The doctor who conducted the autopsies said that he found...
  • Better wildlife management plans crucial, says TSR Subramanian 19-11-2014 02:24 PM

    Increase in compensatory afforestation, better wildlife management plans, reduction of domination of inspector raj and self certification by Industry that is open to scrutiny, single window clearance for projects within six months or less, strict adherence of the principle of no go areas are some of key features of the...
  • Centre lowers upper age limit, reduces number of attempts for UPSC civil services aspirants 18-11-2014 08:53 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Tuesday lowered the upper age limit for Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) aspirants. According to a government notification, the upper age limit for general category will be 26, down from 30, for Other Backward Classes (OBCs) 28 from 33 and for Scheduled Caste...
  • Ahead of Parrikar's resignation, MLAs threaten to resign if Francis D'Souza not made Goa CM 08-11-2014 10:50 AM

    Panaji: As the race for the next Goa Chief Minister gets tougher, the rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the state is coming to the fore. Some MLAs have threatened to resign if Deputy Chief Minister Francis D'Souza is not elevated after Manohar Parrikar quits as the Chief...
  • Left welcomes SP-JDU-RJD front, calls it a good initiative 06-11-2014 06:00 PM

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury on Thursday welcomed the coming together of the SP, JDU, JDS and RJD. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Yechury said, "The time has come now for all these Left streams, Communist, and non - Communist Left to consolidate and come together because I think the...
  • Battle for succession deepens as CPM introspects on its way forward 27-10-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: At day two of the central committee meeting on Monday, differences within the CPM's top leaders Prakash Karat and Sitaram Yechury were out in the open. The party which faces an existential crisis after being reduced to just 9 seats in the Lok Sabha polls has its two...
  • Maharashtra elections: Nitin Gadkari says he's not in race to be CM, says BJP will win Haryana too 16-10-2014 04:52 PM

    New Delhi: The Union Minister of Transport and Rural Development, Nitin Gadkari has made it clear that he is not a contender for the post of Maharashtra Chief Minister and he does not want to go back to his home state. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Gadkari said that...
  • Monsoon picks up but threat of poor agriculture produce remains: Agriculture Minister 06-09-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: A late surge in the monsoon has improved this year's overall rainfall deficiency from -18 per cent to -14 per cent. However, many states are still struggling with rainfall deficiency of over -30 per cent. Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh told CNN-IBN that these extreme variations in...
  • Modi has recharged India with a new hope: Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh 04-09-2014 03:38 PM

    Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh concedes that droughts and floods will impact production in the kharif season but is confident that the government is prepared to face all eventualities. "States which have a rainfall deficiency of more than 50 per cent for 15 consecutive days can give subsidy on...
  • For first time in Budget, agriculture, farmers got priority: Radha Mohan 02-09-2014 03:48 PM

    As the Narendra Modi government completed 100 days in office, each ministry is giving its report card. Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan said for the first time in Budget, agriculture and farmers got priority. He said, "Two important schemes - Pradham Mantri Irrigation Plan and Soil Health Cards to be given...
  • Centre to initiate steps to increase road safety, curb accidents 02-09-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Over the past decade, the number of deaths by road accidents have increased from 92,618 to over 1,37,572. Of the 1,37,572 fatal accidents, 6,463 deaths were due to drunken driving. According to reports, 20 lakh serious injuries take place annually due to road accidents. These are sobering statistics...
  • Modi government failed to fulfil its poll promises in 100 days: Sitaram Yechury 01-09-2014 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: On the completion of the Narendra Modi government's 100 days, senior CPM leader Sitaram Yechury said that the government did not present a blueprint for the first 100 days in the joint session of Parliament convened after general elections. Measuring performance against poll promises, the Left leader said...
  • HinduHindi row: Hindutva aims to convert secular India into an intolerant nation, says Yechury 30-08-2014 01:53 PM

    New Delhi: CPM Politburo member Sitaram Yechury has slammed Minority Affairs Minister Najma Hetpullah for her controversial remark that Indians living in India should be called Hindus. Even as she later clarified that she did not say the word 'Hindu' but 'Hindi' to refer to Indians, Yechury said, "distorting history...
  • Centre brings ministries together to speed up infrastructure projects 13-08-2014 09:35 AM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to make the process for construction of railways over bridges simpler and to fast-track highway projects, the Narendra Modi government has taken a new step by bringing together Railways and Surface Transport Ministries. Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed that key infrastructure ministries must meet...
  • Field trial of GM crops a suggestion, not decision: Javadekar 30-07-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is coming under pressure from its ally, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, as two outfits linked to the Sangh have now demanded that the Centre put a ban on field trials of genetically modified crops. Sources said that the outfits have been assured that the...
  • PM for greater research in agriculture, RSS linked outfits oppose GM crop 29-07-2014 08:55 PM

    New Delhi: Two Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) linked outfits on Tuesday sought a ban on field trials of genetically-modified crops cleared by biotech regulator Genetic Engineering Approval Committee (GEAC) on a day when Prime Minister Narendra Modi pressed for greater use of research for boosting the agriculture sector. However, the...
  • Haryana: Deficient rainfall causes damage to standing crop, farmers worried 14-07-2014 07:59 AM

    Pulwal: Delayed monsoon remains a top concern as it is the peak of the kharif season, but deficient rainfall has caused damage to standing crop in Haryana. Farmers who have taken land on lease for cultivation are now staring at an uncertain future. There's an acre of yellowing paddy in...
  • Drought fears assail India as the country faces a weak monsoon 12-07-2014 10:24 PM

    New Delhi: India could be staring at a drought with deficient rainfall in most parts of the country. The Monsoon should have ordinarily covered the entire country by this time, but unfortunately rainfall deficiency at present for the whole country is 43 per cent less than normal. The MET department...
  • Monsoon to pick up in central, northwestern India by July 15: MeT 12-07-2014 11:10 AM

    New Delhi: Monsoon in central and northwestern India, which is currently reeling under severe heat, is likely to pick up by July 15, said the MeT department. IMD Director BP Yadav said that pressure in Bay of Bengal has affected monsoon and that there will be humidity till July 14....
  • Rangarajan panel on poverty says 3 out of 10 people in India are poor 07-07-2014 08:32 PM

    The findings of the Rangarajan panel report on poverty estimates states that three out of 10 people in India are poor. The report has hiked the poverty limit to Rs 47 per day in cities, stating that people spending below that would be considered poor. The Tendulkar committee report had...
  • Need for stern action against hoarders to rein in prices: Arun Jaitley 04-07-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: With fears of a possible drought looming in many parts of the country, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley met state food ministers on Friday. After his meeting, Jaitley said that hoarders take advantage of untoward monsoon conditions. "During July-December every year, prices of some food items increase because of...