Arunima

  • Centre says UPSC exams must be postponed if pattern is changed: sources 28-07-2014 03:16 PM

    New Delhi: There may be some relief in sight for the UPSC aspirants protesting against the language bias in the Civil Services Aptitude Test. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the government is of the view that the UPSC preliminary examination dates should be postponed if the pattern is changed. Sources...
  • Shiv Sena refuses to apologise, says CM should be force fed 'rubbery rotis' 24-07-2014 09:36 AM

    New Delhi: The Shiv Sena on Thursday refused to apologise for its MP's actions of force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan. In its party editorial Saamna, Shiv Sena said that that the rubbery rotis served at the Mantralaya should be...
  • Prithviraj Chavan promises probe into Shiv Sena MP force feeding Muslim on Ramzan 24-07-2014 08:18 AM

    New Delhi: A day after a Shiv Sena MP was caught on camera force feeding a Muslim catering staff member at Maharashtra Sadan who was on fast for Ramzan, Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan has promised a probe into the incident. CNN-IBN has accessed the complaint letter of the caterer,...
  • Supreme Court denies bail to Sahara chief Subrata Roy 22-07-2014 04:46 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to release Sahara Chief Subrata Roy on bail or parole. The court said that Roy cannot be released for 40 days on bail. The court allowed Roy to mortgage or sell hotels in New York, London in order to raise the money....
  • RS Chairman rejects Centre's demand, agrees to discuss Gaza in House 17-07-2014 12:26 PM

    New Delhi: In an embarrassment for the Union government, Rajya Sabha Chairperson Hamid Ansari has rejected the Centre's demand not to hold a discussion on Gaza violence in the House. Ansari said there will be a discussion on the issue but in consultation with the government. While the Opposition wanted...
  • Tatra bribery case: CBI chargesheets Lt General (retd) Tejinder Singh 15-07-2014 07:39 PM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation on Tuesday chargesheeted Lieutenant General (retired) Tejinder Singh for alleged irregularities in the import of heavy-duty Tatra trucks for the Indian Army. Singh had been implicated in Tatra Truck scam by former Army Chief and Minister of State for External Affairs VK Singh....
  • Maoists getting support from organisations in Europe: MHA 15-07-2014 05:31 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday told Parliament that Maoists were getting support from organisation in Europe including Germany, France, Holland and Italy. Minister of State for Home Kiran Rijiju said that the matter is being taken up with the European countries. Rijiju added that the Maoists...
  • MHA seeks report from Maharashtra government on 4 men joining ISIL 14-07-2014 05:14 PM

    Mumbai: The Ministry of Home Affairs Affairs on Monday sought report from the Maharashtra government on media reports of four Mumbai men going to Iraq to fight on behalf of Iraq-based outfit Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant. The report sought facts of the case and action taken so...
  • Lok Sabha passes TRAI Amendment Bill, paves way for Misra's appointment as PM's principal secretary 14-07-2014 01:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Telecom Regulatory Authority of India Amendment Bill was passed in the Lok Sabha on Monday even as the Congress continued to object to it. The Bill seeks to remove a legal hurdle in appointment of former chairman of telecom regulatory body Nripendra Misra as principal secretary to...
  • Pune blast: CCTV footage recovered, no suspect narrowed down yet 11-07-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday received report from the Maharashtra government regarding the Pune blast in which four people were injured. A low-intensity blast triggered by an IED planted in a bike parked in front of a police station in the heart of the city on...
  • TMC MP apologises for calling Lok Sabha Speaker a mouthpiece of Modi 09-07-2014 11:06 PM

    A day after the Trinamool BJP members clashed in Parliament over allegations of abuse being hurled at each other, TMC MP Kalyan Banerjee called Sumitra Mahajan a Speaker of Narendra Modi. He later apologised for the comment. The TMC demanded action against BJP MPs who allegedly abused TMC women MPs...
  • Rajnath orders probe into IB report leak on Greenpeace 09-07-2014 04:16 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Wednesday ordered an inquiry into the leak of Intelligence Bureau (IB) report on NGO Greenpeace. As per the order, Delhi Police will investigate the leak of IB report. In June an Intelligence Bureau report called Greenpeace a threat to national economic security....
  • National Herald case: Sonia Gandhi calls I-T notice 'political vindictiveness' 09-07-2014 01:49 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Wednesday called the Income Tax notice to her in the National Herald case 'political vindictiveness'. She said that the 'witch-hunt' will help the Congress come back to power. "We have been issued notices by the Income Tax department, it's political vindictiveness. Such political...
  • Badaun Dalit girls' bodies will be exhumed for fresh autopsy: Sources 08-07-2014 04:32 PM

    New Delhi: The bodies of two minor Dalit girls who were alleged gangraped and murdered in Badaun district of Uttar Pradesh will be exhumed for autopsy, said sources on Tuesday. Sources added that the post mortem of the minor girls was completely botched up. Highly-placed sources in the Central Bureau...
  • Home ministry seeks report from Karnataka government over Kumaraswamy bribe row 07-07-2014 10:42 AM

    New Delhi: The Union Home Ministry has sought a report from the Karnataka government over JDS chief HD Kumaraswamy bribe row. In an audio clip released by MLC aspirant Vijugowda Patil, the former Chief Minister was heard demanding Rs 40 crores to nominate an MLC from the JDS. Kumaraswamy and...
  • Badaun murder: One month on, family awaits justice 04-07-2014 09:09 PM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh and there is still no clarity on who killed the two teenagers and under what circumstances. The postmortem report was supposed to be the basis of scientific investigation...
  • Moradabad: BJP supporters pelt stones at police 04-07-2014 04:12 PM

    Moradabad: Clashes broke out between the supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party and police in Moradabad after the detention of MPs Sangeet Som, Satyapal Singh and Nepal Singh. Moradabad DM suffered injuries as BJP supporters pelted stones at policemen, who had to resort to lathi-charge to control the mob. Tear gas...
  • Badaun victims' parents say honour killing allegations being made to save suspects 04-07-2014 09:07 AM

    Badaun: It has been almost a month since two minor girls were found hanging from a tree in Badaun in Uttar Pradesh. After the Central Bureau of Investigation's initial probe said that it could be a case of honour killing. However, the girls' parents claim these allegations are being made...
  • No talks with Naxals, will retaliate if they attack: Home Minister Rajnath Singh 27-06-2014 02:29 PM

    New Delhi: Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Friday met top bureaucrats of all Naxal-affected states and has taken a tough stand against the Naxals after the meeting. Rajnath Singh said that the government won't talk with the Naxals, but a balanced approach will be adopted. He also said that the...
  • Rajnath calls meeting with bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states 26-06-2014 08:38 PM

    New Delhi: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has called a meeting with the bureaucrats of Naxal-affected states on Friday. All the 10 Naxal-hit states including Telangana is expected to attend the meet. Sources say invitation has been send out to DGPs and chief secretaries. The meeting will take place in...
  • Bihar: Manjhi should be CM candidate, not Nitish, says rebel JDU MLA 25-06-2014 12:12 PM

    New Delhi: Sparking speculation about a possible split in the Janata Dal United (JDU), rebel MLA Gyanendra Singh met Home Minister Rajnath Singh on Tuesday. Gyanendra Singh has expressed his wish that Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi should be the CM candidate in the upcoming Assembly polls instead of...
  • Nagaland Governor willing to quit, Bengal's MK Narayanan seeks time 23-06-2014 01:58 PM

    New Delhi: Nagaland Governor Ashwini Kumar has informed Home Minister Rajnath Singh that he is willing to step down, according to sources. Sources say that West Bengal Governor MK Narayanan has sought more time to make up his mind. Both Kumar and Narayanan met the Home Minister on Friday, say...
  • Union government makes contingency plans to handle deficit monsoon 13-06-2014 03:11 PM

    New Delhi: With the Met Department predicting below-normal monsoon, the Union government is working out its contingency plans. It has issued advisories to states for quick action. The states have been directed to ensure availability of seeds for meeting contingency cropping requirement in the eventuality of deficient rainfall. They have...
  • Ishrat fake encounter: CBI unwilling to share case diary with MHA 11-06-2014 08:52 AM

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) and the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) have locked horns yet again over the Ishrat Jahan fake encounter case. After the MHA asked the CBI to hand them over the case diary of the Ishrat case, sources say that the CBI is...
  • PM Modi scraps 4 Cabinet Committees including that on UIDAI Aadhaar 10-06-2014 07:10 PM

    New Delhi: Sending out yet another loud and clear signal of his intent for "more governance, less government", Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday scrapped four Standing Committees of Cabinet. The Committees were on Management of Natural Calamities, Prices, World Trade Organisation Matters and UIDAI Aadhaar. Aadhaar was one of...
  • Centre recommends CBI probe into Badaun rape-murder: sources 10-06-2014 04:50 PM

    New Delhi: Almost two weeks after two cousin sisters were allegedly gangraped and brutally murdered in Badaun, Uttar Pradesh, sources tell CNN-IBN that the Centre has recommended CBI investigation into the case. Facing severe criticism from political parties and international bodies as well, the Akhilesh Yadav government had earlier given...
  • MHA permits Chhattisgarh to use helicopters to target Naxals: sources 09-06-2014 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: In a major change of operational strategy, the Union Home Ministry approved the use of helicopters in offensive operations against Naxals in Chhattisgarh, sources said on Monday. So far, helicopters were used only for relief and rescue missions during anti-Naxal operations. Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh met Home...
  • President's speech high on rhetoric, low on substance: Congress 09-06-2014 02:02 PM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee's speech in the joint session of Parliament is facing an attack from the Congress. "The President's speech is high on rhetoric but how will they achieve what they promise," Congress leader Veerappa Moily questioned. Moily also added that such speeches look good only in election...
  • President's address to focus on skill, scale and speed to revive India's economic growth 09-06-2014 08:19 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will address a joint sitting of Parliament on Monday, laying the roadmap of the new government headed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The President's speech is likely to highlight the government's economic agenda. In his address beginning at 11 AM in the Central Hall of...
  • Cabinet Secy holds talks with government secretaries to curb inflation 07-06-2014 04:48 PM

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth met top government secretaries on Saturday. This was the third such meeting after the NDA assumed office on May 27. Sources told CNN-IBN that the discussion took place on ways to control inflation. Sources added that Seth also discussed the prospects of poor monsoon...