Smitha Nair

  • Judgement in Salman Khan hit-and-run case to be pronounced on May 6 21-04-2015 12:40 PM

    Mumbai: Salman Khan's fate in the 2002 hit-and-run case will be known on May 6 when a Mumbai court delivers the judgement. The actor is being tried for culpable homicide not amounting to murder for allegedly killing one person and injuring four others in 2002. If convicted he faces a...
  • 30 minutes: Beef ban in Maharashtra 19-04-2015 08:07 PM

    BJP-ruled state Maharashtra banned sale and consumption of beef and has imposed a five-year jail term for cow slaughter. ...
  • News 360: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi returns to Delhi 16-04-2015 11:05 PM

    Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Thursday returned home from his 56-day sabbatical to challenging days ahead but his partymen were confident that he would revive the organisation that is struggling to come to terms with successive electoral debacles. ...
  • Wasn't talking about revoking Muslims voting right but about ending vote bank politics: Uddhav Thackeray 15-04-2015 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: After being attacked from all quarters, Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray on Wednesday clarified his party leader Sanjay Raut's remarks calling for the revocation of voting rights of Muslims. Thackeray said that Raut merely spoke about how Muslims are often exploited by several political parties as a vote bank....
  • Mumbai: Narayan Rane trails by a huge margin in Bandra East bypolls, Sena way ahead 15-04-2015 11:04 AM

    Mumbai: Counting for the all important Bandra East bypoll in Maharashtra is underway where Congress leader Narayan Rane is trailing by over 19,000 votes. Rane is taking on his former party - the Shiv Sena - in the Thackeray backyard. The Bandra East bye-election has turned crucial for Rane who...
  • SC to hear Ashok Chavan's plea in Adarsh scam on April 24 13-04-2015 11:58 AM

    Mumbai: The Supreme Court on Monday agreed former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan's plea in the multi-crore Adarsh housing society scam on April 24. The apex court asked the Maharashtra government to take adjournment before the trial court in the case. Chavan has moved the court against the Bombay High...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? 09-04-2015 11:02 PM

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts 09-04-2015 09:24 PM

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Was Andhra Pradesh shooting cold-blooded murder? 08-04-2015 11:34 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, advisor to the Andhra Pradesh government Parakala Prabhakar said that 200 smugglers armed with sickles and axes surrounded policemen. Andhra Police on Wednesday shot dead 20 people, mainly from Tamil Nadu, in an Andhra Pradesh forest for allegedly smuggling precious red sanders wood, igniting charges of mass...
  • News 360: Andhra Pradesh Police kills 20 wood smugglers, Tamil Nadu pays compensation 08-04-2015 11:09 PM

    Massive uproar by human rights activists and politicians continue in Chennai and Chittoor over the killing of 20 alleged red sander smugglers by the Andhra Pradesh police. The encounter has snowballed into a political war between Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh. The Tamil Nadu government announced a compensation of Rs...
  • Marathi film row: This move is not dictatorial, I want to protect minorities, says Culture Minister 08-04-2015 07:26 PM

    The Maharashtra government defended its latest diktat on screening marathi films on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6 PM to 9 PM. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde on Wednesday said that marathi cinema is a marathi culture. ...
  • Marathi film row: Privilege motion against Shobhaa De for her tweet on Maharashtra street food 08-04-2015 02:41 PM

    Mumbai: Strongly reacting to the criticism of Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and Maharashtrian street food, a Shiv Sena MLA has given a privilege motion in Assembly against columnist Shobhaa De seeking an apology from her. She had tweeted, "No more pop corn at multiplexes in Mumbai? Dahi misal and vada...
  • Congress gave incentives to multiplexes that ran marathi films: Milind Deora 07-04-2015 11:21 PM

    Reacting on the Maharashtra government's decision over marathi film's screening on multiplexes during prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm, Congress leader Milind Deora said, "When the Congress-NCP government was in the power, they said if you show marathi movies you get certain incentives." ...
  • Maharashtra government makes marathi films mandatory in prime time slots 07-04-2015 10:40 PM

    The slew of diktats from the Maharashtra government continues as after banning beef the state government has now made it mandatory for multiplexes to screen marathi films during prime time slots of 6 pm to 9 pm. Maharashtra Culture Minister Vinod Tawde made the announcement in the state Assembly on...
  • Maharashtra makes screening of Marathi films between 6PM to 9PM at multiplexes mandatory 07-04-2015 05:04 PM

    Mumbai: Screening of Marathi films during the prime time slots of 6pm to 9pm in multiplexes has been made mandatory by Maharashtra government. "We are in the process of enacting a law to make it mandatory for multiplexes to screen Marathi films during prime time," Culture Minister Vinod Tawde said...
  • Narendra Modi should clean the filth that comes from the mouth of his MPs: Shiv Sena 07-04-2015 09:14 AM

    Mumbai: Attacking Prime Minister Narendra Modi over controversial statements made by his parliamentarians, ally Shiv Sena said that in his clean India campaign, he should focus on cleaning the filth created by his MPs. "PM Modi must cleanse his party of members like Gandhi under his flagship Swachch Bharat Abhiyaan,"...
  • Salman Khan hit-and-run case: Prosecution accuses the actor's driver of lying under oath 06-04-2015 03:32 PM

    Mumbai: The prosecution today rejected Salman Khan's driver Ashok Singh's statement and accused him of lying under oath. Pradeep Gharat, Public Prosecutor on the hit and run case stated that defence witness Ashok Singh (driver) had lied under oath and could be tried for perjury. The prosecution stated that the...
  • News 360: ED files charge sheet in Rose Valley ponzi scam 02-04-2015 11:41 PM

    Arrested Rose Valley group chairman Gautam Kundu was among the six people named in the charge sheet filed by the Enforcement Directorate in the Rose Valley ponzi scam on Thursday. ...
  • Mumbai: Landmark sites lose heritage tag 02-04-2015 10:38 AM

    The Developmnet Plan prepared by the BMC laying down the blueprint for the city's development over the next 20 years has run into opposition from several quarters. It's own heritage conservation committee is fuming after it found that hundreds of the city's heritage structures have simply been ommitted from the...
  • Maharashtra minister carries revolver at kids' event, faces criticism 30-03-2015 04:29 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra minister and BJP leader Girish Mahajan faced flak on Monday after he attended an event for deaf and dumb children with a revolver tucked in his waist, an act dubbed as "inappropriate". The minister claimed that he had a license for the weapon. But the opposition continues to...
  • News 360: SC axes Section 66A of IT Act, calls it unconstitutional 24-03-2015 09:38 PM

    Section 66A of the Information Technology Act has been struck down by the Supreme Court for being "unconstitutional and untenable". The apex court delivered the landmark judgement on Tuesday on a petition filed by Shreya Singhal, who sought amendment in Section 66A of the IT Act. ...
  • News 360: VK Singh, Kashmiri separatist leaders attend Pakistan National Day celebrations 23-03-2015 09:33 PM

    Minister of State for External Affairs Minister VK Singh on Monday attended Pakistan National Day reception at the High Commission in New Delhi amidst the controversy sparked by Pakistani envoy Abdul Basit's comments that India was not against his interactions with Kashmiri separatist leaders. ...
  • Maharashtra Minister sparks controversy, says foreign hand behind church attack 23-03-2015 03:46 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Revenue Minister Eknath Khadse sparked off a controversy by saying that there could be a foreign hand behind the Church attack. The Opposition also created an uproar in the state Assembly over the issue with the National Congress Party walking out of the Assembly over the issue. On...
  • Maharashtra CM promises action against Church attackers 22-03-2015 02:53 PM

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Sunday promised action against the three accused who vandalised a church in Navi Mumbai. The Chief Minister said the three attackers have been identified and will be arrested soon. On Saturday morning, three men on a bike were caught on CCTV hurling stones...
  • Child commission directs Mumbai police to file FIR against actor Shah Rukh Khan 20-03-2015 05:03 PM

    Mumbai: In the latest twist to Wankhede Brawl that took place during IPL in 2013, Child Commisssion has ordered Mumbai Police to register an FIR against actor Shah Rukh Khan. The actor has been accused by the commission for using filthy language before children causing them mental suffering. The FIR...
  • DGCA pulls up Air India for compromising with passengers' safety 20-03-2015 11:59 AM

    Mumbai: Pulling up Air India, the Director General of Civil Aviation has written to the national carrier asking it to stop operating with mimimum crew. The action comes after it was highlighted how the national carrier was compromising with flight safety norms by rendering fully operational doors unserviceable. This as...
  • Mumbai's Girgaum Chowpatty to be renamed Swaraj Bhoomi to honour Lokmanya Tilak 19-03-2015 10:45 AM

    The BJP-led Maharashtra government on Wednesday decided to rename the area at Girgaum Chowpatty in the city where veteran freedom fighter Lokmanya Bal Gangadhar Tilak was cremated, as 'Swaraj Bhoomi'. ...
  • After communist leader Govind Pansare's death, activist Dr Bharat Patankar receives threat letter 18-03-2015 12:37 PM

    Mumbai: A month after the murder of Communist leader Govind Pansare and rationalist Narendra Dabholkar, another writer and activist Dr Bharat Patankar has received a letter threatening that he, too, will meet the same fate. The letter accused Patankar of backing rationalists and Muslims and warned him against doing so....
  • Is Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen the new threat to Congress? 15-03-2015 02:04 PM

    Back from political wilderness as Congress' Maharashtra PCC President, Ashok Chavan faces his first big electoral challenge in his own backyard- Mararthwada. And it is the Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (MIM) that is the big worry for the party in the Aurnagabad Municipal Corporation election scheduled for next month. ...
  • Jerry Seinfeld's show in Mumbai gets cancelled over parking issues 13-03-2015 03:45 PM

    Mumbai: Bad news for Mumbaikars. Comedian Jerry Seinfeld's show which was scheduled for this weekend, has been cancelled. The show has been cancelled due to parking issues at the venue. The organizers have been unable to assure adequate parking at the Sardar Vallabhai Patel Stadium, the venue for the event....