Rupashree Nanda

  • PM Modi has not been able to make Kiran Bedi popular: Yogendra Yadav 01-02-2015 12:06 AM

    Prime Minister Modi so far has been unable to sell Kiran Bedi as a CM candidate to the voters of Delhi, says Aam Aadmi Party leader Yogendra Yadav in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN. He claims the people of Delhi have forgiven Arvind Kejriwal for quitting just 49 days in...
  • Shanti Bhushan snubs Kiran Bedi after she seeks appointment, says there is no point in meeting her 23-01-2015 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi party (AAP) leader Shanti Bhushan snubbed Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief ministerial candidate Kiran Bedi on Friday after she sougth an appointment to meet him. "There is no point in meeting Bedi. We belong to two different parties," said Shanti Bhushan just a day after praising...
  • Shanti Bhushan praises Kiran Bedi for Delhi CM post, AAP distances itself 22-01-2015 09:25 PM

    It was a day of embarrassments for the AAP as Shanti Bhushan one of the founder members of the party has praised Kiran Bedi as a better CM candidate for Delhi than Arvind Kejriwal. However, his son and AAP leader Prashant Bhushan stepped in for some damage control saying he...
  • Arvind Kejriwal declares his assets before filing nomination: Delhi polls 21-01-2015 03:33 PM

    AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal declared his assets before filing his nomination on Wednesday. His assets have dipped by 2 lakh rupees. ...
  • AAP relies on star campaigner Arvind Kejriwal: Delhi polls 21-01-2015 01:38 PM

    While BJP and Congress have detailed campaign strategies to reach out to voters through various platforms, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is relying on its main face Arvind Kejriwal. They are focusing more on padyatras and direct interactions with voters. ...
  • Kejriwal to file his nomination for Delhi Assembly polls on Wednesday 20-01-2015 03:32 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal, who was due to file his nomination papers for the Delhi Assembly polls, will now be submitting the papers on Wednesday. Apparently, the AAP chief could not file his nomination as he got delayed due to his roadshow in the national capital....
  • BJP using Kiran Bedi as scapegoat, tides turned in AAP's favour: Kejriwal 19-01-2015 08:16 AM

    The Battle for Delhi intensifies as Aam Admi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday alleged that Kiran Bedi is being made a scapegoat by the BJP. He also alleged that the BJP are afraid of losing the Delhi elections. ...
  • AAP will rewrite history again, says Yogendra Yadav 12-01-2015 11:39 PM

    New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Yogendra Yadav claimed on Monday that his party will rewrite history once again. Soon after the Election Commission declared the election schedule for the Delhi Assembly elections, Yadav said it would be a straight battle between the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and AAP....
  • Government stalled winter session of Parliament, not us, says Sitaram Yechury 03-01-2015 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: As the winter session of Parliament witnessed a washout, the CPM leader Sitaram Yechury blamed the Narendra Modi government for it. Parliament was adjourned repeatedly over the alleged forced conversion row. Yechury said, "I think it was the government who stalled it, not us." Here is the full...
  • Jairam Ramesh slams Modi government over Ordinance on land acquisition, says Congress to oppose it in Parliament 30-12-2014 11:07 PM

    New Delhi: Former Rural Development Minister and Congress Rajya Sabha MP Jairam Ramesh, who piloted the Right to Fair Compensation and Transparency in Land Acquisition, Rehabilitation and Resettlement Act, 2013, has slammed the Narendra Modi government for bringing in an Ordinance that dilutes key provisions of the Act. Ramesh says,...
  • BJP has advantage in West Bengal but Left will regain its ground: Yechury 29-12-2014 01:38 PM

    While accepting that the Bharatiya Janta Party has an advantage in West Bengal, Communist Party of India (Marxist) leader Sitaram Yechury claimed that but people are not moving towards the BJP. Yechury also said that the Left will take time to revive. ...
  • 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...