Yogita Limaye

  • Modi US visa row: CPM MP Yechury says he didn't sign any letter 24-07-2013 09:46 AM

    New Delhi: The controversy over Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi's US visa has got more twists and turns. CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury has been denied signing the letter sent to US President Barack Obama against a visa to Modi while MPs say he must have forgotten that he signed it....
  • Watch: Bal Thackeray's last interview to CNN-IBN 18-11-2012 09:21 AM

    The last interview Bal Thackeray gave to CNN-IBN was in February this year where he spoke on a range of issues. ...
  • Thane: Drought leads to polygamy among farmers 11-05-2012 07:59 AM

    Thane: As the state of Maharashtra reels under a severe drought, one is seeing a strange occurrence in the district of Thane. The farmers in its villages are resorting to polygamy, so that there are more hands to fill and carry water from wells that are over two hours from...
  • India gets its first ever Paralympics swimmer 09-05-2012 10:13 AM

    Mumbai: A swimmer from Karnataka, Sharath Gayakwad, is the first Indian swimmer to qualify for the Paralympics. Born with a deformed hand, Sharath has managed to swim against all odds to get there. "I want to be an Olympic champion and break a world record," the Paraswimmer said. 20-year-old Sharath...
  • Maha drought crisis: MLAs' Europe tour draws flak 04-05-2012 08:01 AM

    Mumbai: Over 6000 villages in 15 districts of Maharashtra are drought affected, and while the state government has announced extra funds for the areas, the government's plan to send 25 MLAs on the annual Commonwealth Parliamentary Board tour to Europe at such a time has met with severe criticism, particularly...
  • Maharashtra: Anna's Lokayukta campaign from today 01-05-2012 06:52 AM

    Mumbai: Anti-corruption crusader Anna Hazare will be back in action on Tuesday though this time his campaign will be restricted to Maharashtra. Anna will be on a five-week campaign to bring in a stronger Lokayukta Bill in the state. Last week Anna visited Mumbai to build political consensus on the...
  • Activists claim victory as President gives up land 28-04-2012 07:43 PM

    Pune: President Pratibha Patil decided to give up the proposed post-retirement bungalow being constructed in Pune after allegations of grabbing defence land. The activists who highlighted the violations have claimed victory but the President said she was pained at such baseless allegations. Retired defence officers in Pune congratulated each other...
  • Maharashtra land scam: Trouble for Deshmukh, Rane 17-04-2012 09:27 PM

    Mumbai: Top Maharashtra leaders Vilasrao Deshmukh, Narayan Rane and Chhagan Bhujbal were left red-faced as the CAG report that was tabled in the Maharashtra Assembly on Tuesday slammed them for allotting subsidised land without following due procedure. As reported by CNN-IBN a week ago, the CAG report implicates Deshmukh for...
  • Pune: Agricultural land marketed as hill station 15-04-2012 08:18 AM

    Pune: In what may remind many of the Lavasa controversy, Girivan, an agricultural land near Pune, is being marketed as a private hill station. The Girivan Project's website advertises resorts, restaurants, a convention centre and an adventure sports park, none of which can be built on agricultural land without due...
  • Controversy over defence land allotted to Prez 12-04-2012 11:16 PM

    New Delhi: There is a fresh controversy surrounding defence land allotted to President Pratibha Patil in Pune. An RTI application filed by former defence officers has shown that her post-retirement bungalow is being built on defence land far in excess of what is sanctioned under the rules. The President's office...
  • Prez allotted land meant for defence personnel 12-04-2012 10:09 AM

    New Delhi: An RTI disclosure has revealed that President Pratibha Patil has been allotted defence land, the size of which is six times more than she's eligible for, in Pune to construct a bungalow. The President has been allotted 2,61,00 sq ft of defence land in the Khadki cantonment area....
  • Tikku murder case witnesses high drama 11-04-2012 09:23 PM

    Mumbai: One of the suspects held for the murder of senior citizen Arunkumar Tikku fled police custody but was re-arrested after a nightlong manhunt. In the court, the suspect, Vijay Palande, claimed he was never arrested. There were allegations of police torture by the man accused of murdering TV actor...
  • Maharashtra land row: CAG report names Vilasrao 05-04-2012 08:11 PM

    Mumbai: Union minister and former Maharashtra chief minister Vilasrao Deshmukh is at the centre of a fresh land row. This after the state Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG) indicted him for allotting land at discounted price to his own trust. The report also puts serving Maharashtra ministers in the dock....
  • Gadchiroli: tribals caught in crossfire? 04-04-2012 09:59 AM

    Gadchiroli: Two more tribals were killed allegedly by the Naxals in the Gadchiroli district in Maharashtra taking the toll to 44 in the last one year. Just last week, 12 CRPF men died in a Naxal attack in Gadchiroli. The question is whether tribals are increasingly being caught in the...
  • Indians in Pak jail despite completing sentence 02-04-2012 08:46 AM

    Ahmednagar: Thirty-two Indians are languishing in Pakistani jails even though a Lahore court ordered their immediate release as they had all served their sentences. However, it is red tape that is standing in the way of their freedom. Aunabai Karale couldn't hold back her tears when she read letters from...
  • Maharashtra: state to form battalion to fight Naxals 01-04-2012 06:23 AM

    Gadchiroli: Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil has said that the state will form a tribal battalion to counter the Naxal situation in Gadchiroli after 12 CRPF jawans were killed in an attack there on the March 27. But with Naxals allegedly brutally killing anyone they suspect to be a police...
  • John Abraham gets bail in 2006 rash driving case 09-03-2012 02:08 PM

    Mumbai: Actor John Abraham's 15-day jail sentence in a case of rash and negligent driving in 2006 was suspended by the Bombay High Court on Friday. The actor will be let out on bail on a surety of Rs 20,000. A Mumbai sessions court had dismissed Abraham's plea challenging the...
  • Goa Polls: Voters reject family raj 07-03-2012 06:58 PM

    Panaji: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) swept the Assembly elections in Goa and with that, the hardest fall came for the Alemao family. All four members of the family lost their seats including Goa ministers Churchill and Joaquim. In fact, seven of 12 'family' candidates fielded by the Congress were...
  • Goa: BJP to meet Governor to stake claim to form govt 07-03-2012 09:12 AM

    The BJP managed to wrest Goa from the Congress with a decisive mandate. ...
  • Goa polls: BJP to rule the beach state 07-03-2012 07:44 AM

    Panaji: The BJP managed to wrest Goa from the Congress with a decisive mandate. The party won a majority 21 of the 40 assembly seats as four in every five voters rejected the Congress. The party was decimated to the single digit of nine seats. Manohar Parrikar, the face of...
  • RTI activist shot dead in Maharashtra 26-02-2012 09:40 PM

    Mumbai: Premkant Jha, who had sought information via RTI on illegal construction in Virar near Mumbai, was shot dead in broad daylight on Sunday while riding his motorcycle. Police are yet to make arrests in the case. Jha's family claims he had been receiving threats for uncovering construction scams. "All...
  • Kripashankar: Did he quit or was he sacked? 24-02-2012 06:41 AM

    Mumbai: Congress leader Kripashankar Singh resigned as the party's Mumbai president soon after the Bombay High Court directed the city police to file an FIR against him under the prevention of corruption act in a disproportionate assets case. While Singh claims he quit taking moral responsibility for the Congress' loss...
  • Sena a force to reckon with: Bal Thackeray 18-02-2012 08:04 PM

    Bal Thackeray in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN slammed Sharad Pawar and Prithviraj Chavan for saying the Shiv Sena was on the decline. ...
  • BMC polls: People have put faith on us, says Uddhav Thackeray 18-02-2012 05:54 PM

    Following the victory in Mumbai and Thane, Shiv Sena Executive President Uddhav Thackeray said people liked the work of the party. ...
  • Winning BMC polls a proud feeling: Aditya Thackeray 18-02-2012 05:30 PM

    Youva Sena chief Aditya Thackeray said he is elated after the fourth victory of Shiv Sena in Mumbai and Thane civic polls. ...
  • Raj will have to take the first step: Bal Thackeray 14-02-2012 10:57 PM

    Right before Mumbai civic polls, Bal Thackeray has extended an olive branch to Raj Thackeray. ...
  • BMC polls: The menace of potholes remains 14-02-2012 10:05 AM

    Mumbai: Mumbai's crumbling infrastructure is best exemplified by the city's potholed roads. An RTI filed by CNN-IBN reveals how Rs 60 crore were spent last year alone. This is double the budgeted expense to smoothen the roads, and it's the taxpayers' money that has gone down many potholes. Despite allegations...
  • Mumbai corporation polls: Bal Thackeray slams Chavan, Pawar 13-02-2012 12:07 PM

    Three days before the crucial Mumbai corporation elections, Bal Thackeray in an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN slams Sharad Pawar and Prithviraj Chavan for saying the Shiv Sena is on the decline. ...
  • Bal Thackeray open to Raj return to Shiv Sena 12-02-2012 06:58 PM

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena Chief Bal Thackeray on Sunday doesn't rule out accepting estranged nephew Raj Thackeray back in the party but says Raj will need to take the first step. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Thackeray also touched upon many issues. Thackeray also admitted that Raj's exit has resulted in a...