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  • Arun Jaitley lashes out at CBFC members 17-01-2015 11:36 PM

    Arun Jaitely hit back at CBFC members in a blog post and called them rebels. "If there is any corruption in CBFC, UPA appointees have themselves to blame," he said. ...
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry 17-01-2015 09:31 AM

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter...
  • Another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of Leela Samson 16-01-2015 04:51 PM

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this...
  • News 360: Kiran Bedi joins BJP, to contest Delhi Assembly elections 15-01-2015 11:37 PM

    The BJPs mission Delhi got a shot in the arm, when former top cop and once close Anna aide Kiran Bedi joined the party on Thursday. Kiran Bedi who may well be the face of the BJP will be pitted against her one time collegue Arvind Kejriwal and his Aam...
  • Infosys Prize 2014: The science and society debate 13-01-2015 11:37 PM

    The Infosys Awards are in the 6th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. ...
  • NCP, Congress, Sena asked to vacate offices for construction of Colaba metro line 13-01-2015 02:27 PM

    Mumbai: A big buck infrastructure project is likely to displace several politicians in Mumbai. Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Congress and Shiv Sena in Mumbai have been asked to vacate their party offices for the construction of Colaba's new metro line. The plot of land on which these offices are constructed...
  • Watch: The Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public 11-01-2015 04:13 PM

    In a massive public outreach aimed at changing perceptions about nuclear science and helping convey the benefits of atomic energy to the society, the iconic Bhabha atomic reserach centre will be thrown open to the public. ...
  • News 360: Sunanda Pushkar was poisoned, says Delhi Police; files murder case 06-01-2015 09:27 PM

    A year after Congress leader Shashi Tharoor's wife Sunanda Pushkar was found dead in her hotel room, Delhi Police Commissioner BS Bassi on Tuesday said that a murder case has been filed in it. Sunanda Pushkar was staying at the Leela Hotel in the national capital when she was found...
  • Claims made in Science might need evidence, says Amartya Sen 06-01-2015 12:35 AM

    Mumbai: Economist and Nobel laureate Amartya Sen has said some evidence is required in the controversial claims made in the Indian Science Congress regarding the achievements of ancient Indians. Talking to CNN-IBN, Sen said, "The idea that human beings can fly is known to human beings from birth. The idea...
  • Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna activists vandalise Kolhapur toll booth 29-12-2014 05:39 PM

    Kolhapur: Activists of Raju Shetty's Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatna vandalised the Kolhapur toll booth on Monday. The activists alleged that their district president was manhandled by IRB official on Sunday evening at the toll booth. Kolhapur has been the epicentre of the anti toll agitations. The Swabhimani Shetkari Sanghatana is an...
  • Air India cabin crew complains against pilot for upgrading his son to first class on flight 27-12-2014 09:08 AM

    Mumbai: Air India cabin crew association has sent another complaint to the Aviation Ministry against a flight captain who allegedly upgraded his son to first class on a flight. A previous complaint was filed against the official after his daughter took a crew bunk meant for the first officer during...
  • Mumbai Police deploy 75% of its force to ensure safety for women on New Year's eve 26-12-2014 11:17 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai police has stepped up the security measures to ensure safety for women on New Years eve. 75 per cent of its personnel to be deployed for New Years eve. Women police personnel wearing civilian clothes will be deployed in crowded areas like Juhu Chowpatty, Marine drive and Gateway...
  • News 360: Despite intelligence inputs, India, US, Britain failed to prevent 26/11 attacks 22-12-2014 10:10 PM

    India, USA and Britain had been tracking the activities of Lashkar-e-Toiba terrorists behind the 26/11 Mumbai attacks before they went on rampage in India's financial capital Mumbai killing 166 people including a few foreigners. ...
  • Maharashtra CM orders probe against Ajit Pawar, Sunil Tatkare in irrigation scam 12-12-2014 01:29 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday gave a green signal to the states anti-corruption bureau to conduct an open enquiry against former deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar and state Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) president Sunil Tatkare in the irrigation scam. The Maharashtra Irrigation scam was a government scam...
  • Nashik: Angry villagers find files rotting in Tribal Development office, take on officials 11-12-2014 01:27 PM

    Nashik: A row has broken out after files relating to tribal land claims were found rotting in a the Tribal Development office in Nandurbar. Angry tribals who found these files rotting and half eaten by termites, carried them to the Tribal Development office in Nashik. They barged into Adivasi Commissioner...
  • Uber misleads customers on driver verification, nature of its business 10-12-2014 02:21 PM

    Mumbai: After the Delhi rape, Uber representatives claimed that they were only aggregators and didn't carry out driver verification but in an email reply to a customer's query regarding the verification of drivers on November 3, Uber claimed the opposite. Infact, driver partners are put through a rigorous quality control...
  • IIT Bombay student Deepali Adhlakha bags Rs 1.4-crore pay package from Facebook 03-12-2014 05:54 PM

    Mumbai: In one of the fattest pay package offered to any Indian Institute of Technology student ever in campus placements, Deepali Adhlakha, an IIT Bombay student has bagged a Rs 1.4 crore pay package from the social networking site Facebook. "This is a huge thing for me I am very...
  • Mumbai: NCP chief Sharad Pawar taken to Breach Candy Hospital after he slipped at his Delhi residence 03-12-2014 11:59 AM

    NCP Chief Sharad Pawar on Wednesday got injured when he slipped during his morning walk at his residence and has been taken to Mumbai by air ambulance. Pawar, 73, suffered injury in his leg and apparently in his back and will be admitted to Breach Candy Hospital in Mumbai, sources...
  • Shiv Sena leaders meet Maharashtra CM Fadnavis, power sharing issue likely to be resolved today 01-12-2014 10:18 AM

    Mumbai: As talks over Maharashtra government formation between Bharatiya Janata Party and Shiv Sena are heading in a positive direction, the issue could be resolved on Monday, said sources. The BJP has been trying hard to bring Sena to the board for a post-poll alliance before the winter session, which...
  • News 360: Modi-Sharif shakehand salvages SAARC summit 27-11-2014 09:25 PM

    The 18th South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC) summit came to an end on Thursday evening with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif's handshake on the concluding day hogging the limelight. ...
  • Want Shiv Sena to be part of government, will talk to them: Maharashtra CM Fadnavis 27-11-2014 02:54 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has sent a clear message that his government wanted Shiv Sena to be a part of the government. Fadnavis said that MLC Chandrakant Patil and MP Dharmendra Pradhan will talk to Sena on the issue. Fadnavis said, ""From tomorrow, senior BJP leaders Devendra Pradhan...
  • 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...
  • News 360: SC slams BCCI over Srinivasan's conflict of interest 24-11-2014 09:41 PM

    Wrapping on the knuckles of BCCI, the Supreme Court on Monday asked ICC Chairman N Srinivasan to address the question of conflict of interest as head of BCCI and also owner of the Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings. ...
  • 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...