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  • Six years after 26/11 terror attacks: Is Mumbai coast safe? 26-11-2014 10:13 PM

    Six years to this day, 10 Pakistani-based terrorists carried major terror attacks in Mumbai, killing 166 people and injuring hundred of others. The incident drew widespread global condemnation. CNN-IBN asks whether Mumbai coast is safe. ...
  • Mumbai Police holds memorial ceremony to pay homage to martyrs of 26/11 attack 26-11-2014 10:11 AM

    It has been 6 years since the deadly 26/11 terror attacks shook Mumbai. The city is paying homage to the heroes and victims of one of the worst terror attacks that hit India. The Mumbai Police held its annual memorial ceremony at the Police Gymkhana. The relatives of the martyrs...
  • Boxer Mary Kom backs Sarita Devi 20-11-2014 08:57 PM

    "I just want to say that I want her (likely) suspension (if it happens) to be lifted as soon as possible," she said for Sarita, who is facing the prospect of a lengthy ban from the AIBA. ...
  • Thrilled to visit the Golden Temple: South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley 20-11-2014 03:06 PM

    South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley speaks about coming to India and what it meant to visit the Golden Temple. "I was thrilled to visit the Golden Temple," said Nikki Haley. ...
  • Indian-origin South Carolina Governor all praise for Modi's 'pro-business' attitude 20-11-2014 08:02 AM

    Mumbai: Indian-origin US Republican leader Nikki Haley is all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his approach to the country's economy. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, the South Carolina Governor said that she had adopted a similar project like PM's 'Make in India' campaign in her state. "I...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam 19-11-2014 01:05 PM

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka 13-11-2014 11:13 PM

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • Maharashtra trust vote: Number of 'Yes' voters was more than the 'No', says Shaina NC 12-11-2014 11:20 PM

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, BJP Spokesperson Shaina NC said that the number of 'Yes' voters were far more than the 'No' during the Maharashtra trust vote. "The BJP was confident that there would be lots of MLAs across the board that would want a good governance model and vote...
  • Five Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years for heckling Maharashtra Governor 12-11-2014 10:16 PM

    The BJP government in Maharashtra won the vote of confidence but only by a voice vote. The Opposition Congress and Sena called it an empty victory demanding a division of votes. 5 Congress MLAs have been suspended for two years for heckling the Maharashtra governor. ...
  • BJP wins Maharashtra trust vote; Governor heckled; 5 Congress MLAs suspended for 2 years 12-11-2014 08:01 PM

    Mumbai: Even as the Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra won the confidence motion in the state Assembly on Wednesday, the Congress and Shiv Sena demanded a fresh trust vote on technical ground. While the government won the trust vote through a voice vote, the two opposition parties questioned the outcome...
  • BJP government crosses first hurdle in Maharashtra, wins trust vote; Congress, Shiv Sena fume 12-11-2014 02:16 PM

    Mumbai: The Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra has crossed its first big hurdle by winning the confidence motion in the state Assembly. While the government won through a voice vote in the Maharashtra Assembly, members of the opposition, the Congress and the Shiv Sena questioned that since the government is...
  • Maharashtra: Unfair on part of Sena to vote against BJP, says Vinod Tawde 12-11-2014 11:55 AM

    As the Shiv Sena has decided to vote against the Bharatiya Janata Party government in the trust vote, BJP leader Vinod Tawde said the former's decision was unfair. Tawde said, "We hope Shiv Sena will reconsider its decision. It's not fair for Shiv Sena to vote against us. People of...
  • Udhhav doesn't trust the BJP, will vote against them in Maharashtra Assembly, says Shiv Sena 12-11-2014 09:19 AM

    Mumbai: The political tones in Maharashtra seem to be going high ahead of the trust vote of the Devendra Fadnavis government on Wednesday. Shiv Sena leader Ramdas Kadam on Wednesday said that all 63 MLAs of the party will be sitting in the opposition and will vote against the BJP....
  • Maharashtra CM Fadnavis to seek trust vote today, NCP, Sena yet to take the final call 12-11-2014 08:13 AM

    Mumbai: On the third day of the special Maharashtra Assembly session, the Devendra Fadnavis government will have to prove its majority on the floor of the House on Wednesday. The Bharatiya Janata Party bagged 122 seats and its ally Rashtriya Samaj Paksha has got one seat in the Maharashtra Assembly....
  • Maharashtra Assembly to witness 3-way battle over speaker's post 11-11-2014 02:14 PM

    Mumbai: High drama will be witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly over the speaker's post as three-way battle has broken out. The Bharatiya Janata Party, Congress and Shiv Sena have thrown their hats in the ring for the speaker's post. BJP's Haribhau Bagde has filed his nomination for the post. He...
  • MLAs raise 'Jai Vidarbha' slogans in Maharashtra Assembly, Pro-tem Speaker issues warning 11-11-2014 12:07 PM

    Mumbai: High drama was witnessed in the Maharashtra Assembly session as some legislators raised 'Jai Vidarbha' slogan. Pro-tem speaker Jeeva Pandu Gavit on Tuesday made a ruling against some legislators ending their oath taking by saying 'Jai Vidarbha'. The ruling said, "It will not be part of the record. Pro-tem...
  • Grand entry for Shiv Sena MLAs in Maharashtra Assembly with drums, orange turbans 10-11-2014 11:08 AM

    Mumbai: As the three-day special session of Maharashtra Assembly begins on Monday, all 63 Shiv Sena MLAs made a dramatic entrance into the Assembly. Sena MLAs entered into the Assembly accompanied by beating drums and wearing orange turbans. Shiv Sena is still undecided on post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata...
  • No support if BJP goes with NCP, says Shiv Sena 10-11-2014 12:28 AM

    The Shiv Sena continues to keep its cards close to the chest refraining from taking a final decision on the alliance with the BJP. Party chief Uddhav Thackeray said that the Shiv Sena will sit in the Opposition if the BJP takes support from the NCP. The final decision is...
  • Being chief minister more difficult than union minister, says Manohar Parrikar 09-11-2014 08:47 AM

    Panaji: As many faces will be inducted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi Council of Ministers on Sunday, former Goa chief minister Manohar Parrikar is likely to take the charge of defence ministry, said sources. Parrikar felt that a job of chief minister was more difficult that a union minister. "I...
  • PM Modi and I share the same wavelength, says Manohar Parrikar as race for Goa CM intensifies 07-11-2014 11:15 PM

    New Delhi: Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar is all set to be a part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Cabinet at the Centre. Parrikar said that he shares the same wavelength with the Prime Minister and is looking forward to work in a positive direction. The Union Cabinet is expected...
  • Maharashtra: Sena builds pressure on BJP over ministerial portfolios 05-11-2014 12:18 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena which is looking forward to be a coalition partner in the BJP-led government in Maharashtra has conveyed to the saffron party that it wanted a final decision on the ministerial portfolios till November 8 or 9, say sources. Sena, which has sought the post of deputy chief...
  • News 360: Sachin Tendulkar hits out at Greg Chappell, calls him 'ringmaster' 04-11-2014 08:56 PM

    The scars of the Greg Chappell era in Indian cricket have still not healed, 7 years after the Australian great's reign as Indian coach ended. Sachin Tendulkar's soon to be released autobiography has laid bare the bitterness of the Chapell era. In a break from his politically correct demeanor Sachin...
  • Will take action against every corrupt individual: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis 02-11-2014 06:54 PM

    Following the footsteps of Modi on a corrupt-free government, Fadnavis said, "I will do away with mandatory government sanction to probe elected representatives, bureaucrats and police officers in corruption cases." ...
  • Maharashtra Cabinet won't be expanded before floor test, says CM Fadnavis 02-11-2014 08:04 AM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has clarified that the Cabinet will not be expanded till floor test is complete. The Bharatiya Janata Party government needs to prove its majority on the floor of the House within 15 days. Fadnavis said, "There is no condition. If by joining the government...
  • Maharashtra: BJP government to hold cabinet meeting to decide date for Assembly session on trust vote 01-11-2014 11:22 AM

    Mumbai: The new Bharatiya Janata Party government in Maharashtra will hold its first cabinet meeting on Saturday. The cabinet will decide on date for the special Assembly session on a trust vote. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has 15 days time to prove his government's majority in the 288-member House....
  • Devendra Fadnavis takes oath as Maharashtra's 27th CM; Modi, Uddhav attend the star studded event 31-10-2014 09:42 PM

    Mumbai: In an grand event attended not just by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, top Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leaders and other Chief Ministers but also by Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, Devendra Fadnavis took oath as Maharashtra's Chief Minister on Friday. Along with Fadnavis, seven other ministers - Eknath Khadse,...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe reveals Jamaat trained operatives to carry out 9/11 type attack 30-10-2014 10:15 PM

    The interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveals that the Jamaat operatives underwent al-Qaeda's model of training to execute an attack similar to that of the 9/11 attack in the United States. ...
  • Life changed after Devendra Fadnavis was elected as Maharashtra CM, says his wife Amrita 30-10-2014 03:34 PM

    Devendra Fadnavis's wife Amrita says her life has changed since her husband was declared the new Chief minister of Maharashtra. She said, "I feel happy, but there is a sense of responsibility as well. Given that there are lot of expectations I will have to juggle a lot. My career...
  • News 360: Jamat terrorists Boma Mizal, Sayedullah named as Yusuf's handlers in Burdwan terror attack 29-10-2014 10:05 PM

    A terror tree established from the interrogation of wives of the two terror operatives involved in the Burdwan bomb blast reveal that the Jamat terrorists in 2007 came to India after the terror outfit was banned in Bangladeh in 2005. ...
  • Maharashtra: BJP to stake claim to form government today 28-10-2014 11:54 AM

    Mumbai: Even as the Bharatiya Janata Party is yet to finalise its deal with Shiv Sena in Maharashtra, the party will stake claim to form government in the state on Tuesday evening. BJP, the single largest party in state with 134 MLAs will meet Governor C Vidyasagar at 6:30 pm...