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  • Congress to aggressively fight against Land Bill in Parliament, Modi hopes for a productive session 20-04-2015 07:43 AM

    New Delhi: Even though the political battle over the Land Bill is expected to echo in Parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hopes that the second phase of the Budget session, which will begin on Monday, will be a productive one. Modi tweeted, "Parliament session begins today. I look forward to...
  • No problem with people eating fishes, goats but won't allow cow slaughter: Nitin Gadkari 15-04-2015 09:10 AM

    New Delhi: Even as there is a massive public outrage over the beef ban in Maharashtra, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari said ban on cow slaughter is necessary to save the ecology. He also lent support to the Maharashtra government's diktat to show Marathi films during primetime slots. He said, "Today...
  • After PM's intervention, Parliamentary panel to rethink on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products 06-04-2015 10:53 AM

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi intervened on the issue of conflict of interest on increasing pictorial warning on tobacco products, the Parliamentary panel will be meeting on Monday afternoon to rethink on the issue. On Sunday, Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu had summoned Bharatiya Janata Party MP Shyama...
  • BJP defends Land Bill, decides to launch a counter-campaign 04-04-2015 10:13 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday took up the issue of the controversial Land Bill and assured their commitment to the farmers. On the concluding day of the two-day National Executive meeting, the BJP agreed to reach out to farmers in every village and explain to them all aspects of...
  • Government achieved essential reforms, boosted infrastructure development, says Modi 04-04-2015 09:59 AM

    The first day of the Bharatiya Janata Party national executive meeting ended on a high note as Prime Minister Narendra Modi, while presenting a report card of his government, stated that it had achieved essential reforms and boosted infrastructure development. He accused the Congress and other opposition parties of misleading...
  • Cabinet reshuffle likely soon, 3 Ministers of State may be elevated: sources 04-04-2015 08:33 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to go for a second round of Cabinet reshuffle early next week before he heads for Europe and Canada tour, sources said on Saturday. Three Ministers of State are likely to be elevated as Cabinet Ministers. Ministers of State Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi,...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 31-03-2015 05:19 PM

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • PMO pulls up Railway Ministry over failure in ensuring punctuality of trains 31-03-2015 09:29 AM

    New Delhi: Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Sources say that complaints received by the PMO...
  • J&K floods: Centre monitoring situation very closely, says Jitendra Singh 30-03-2015 10:38 PM

    Seven months after witnessing the worst ever floods in a decade, Jammu and Kashmir is bracing to battle yet another deluge. Minister of State for Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh said there was no reason to panic and the the government is monitoring the situation in Kashmir very closely. He...
  • Had suggested that Atal Bihari Vajpayee be given Bharat Ratna, says LK Advani 27-03-2015 05:48 PM

    Speaking to CNN-IBN, Senior BJP leader LK Advani said that he had urged the Centre to award former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee the Bharat Ratna. ...
  • VK Singh forced to clarify his stand, says fully committed to government 25-03-2015 09:50 AM

    New Delhi: After a series of tweets on attending Pakistan National Day celebrations, Minister of State for External Affairs General VK Singh was forced to clarify his stand after Prime Minister Narendra Modi stepped in. Singh said that he is fully committed to the government and the Prime Minister and...
  • Quashing 66A of IT Act a message to politicians to tolerate critisicm: Ravi Shankar Prasad 25-03-2015 09:11 AM

    After a historic judgment by the SC ensuring free speech, the government has said that it has no plans of challenging the verdict. IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad also said this is a message to politicians to learn to tolerate critisicm. ...
  • Sitaram Yechury slams Modi government, says UPA's Land Bill was better 23-03-2015 08:42 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst outrage over the controversial Land Acquisition Bill, CPIM leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday hit out at the Centre government over the proposed legislation. He said the Narendra Modi government is fooling the farmers and UPA's Land Bill was much better than the NDA's. "BJP supported UPA's Land...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 20-03-2015 11:35 PM

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • 34 dead, 150 injured as three coaches of Janta Express train derail in Raebareli 20-03-2015 10:38 AM

    Raebareli: Thirty four people are feared dead while 150 others have been injured when three coaches of the Janta Express train 1422 derailed in Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh on Friday. The incident took place near Bachhrawan in Raebareli. The 150 injured people have been transferred to nearby hospitals. Several relief vans...
  • SC asks Uttar Pradesh government to explain arrest of teen over Facebook comment on Azam Khan 19-03-2015 03:04 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has sought an explanation from Uttar Pradesh government on Thursday to report to it about the circumstnces in which Section 66A of the Information Technology Act (IT) was imposed against the class IX boy. Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the police has detained...
  • J&K: BJP will not compromise national interest just to remain in power, says Amit Shah 19-03-2015 02:15 PM

    "BJP will never compromise on national interest, merely to remain in power in Jammu and Kashmir. The J&K government has been formed only to solve Kashmir issue and I have full trust that we will find a solution. If not, then nobody can stop our party workers from leaving the...
  • UP: Class 11 student detained for allegedly posting against Azam Khan on Facebook 18-03-2015 09:19 AM

    Lucknow: Raising questions over the freedom of expression, the Uttar Pradesh Police has detained a Class 11 student for allegedly putting up a Facebook post against UP minister Azam Khan. An FIR had been lodged by Azam Khan's media in-charge Fasahat Ali claiming that the post is objectionable. A court...
  • Modi government open to extending first part of Budget session to get key Bills passed: sources 16-03-2015 05:26 PM

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government on Monday said it is open to the idea of extending the first part of the Budget session which ends on March 20 to ensure the passage of key legislations, said sources. The sources said the government's priority is to get two legislations -...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 11-03-2015 10:51 PM

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Lecture row: Misa Bharti must speak on the issue, says RJD MP Pappu Yadav 10-03-2015 04:35 PM

    RJD MP Pappu Yadav said that Misa Bharti is a public figure and she can not do such things. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the RJD MP said, "If there is such a wrongdoing then it's not right and should be condemned." ...
  • Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang accused of money laundering 09-03-2015 11:52 PM

    Nagaland Chief Minister TR Zeliang has been accused of stashing 78 crores black money in foreign accounts. Zeliang who faced a floor test in the first week of February, faces rebellion from within his party which has accused him of money laundering. ...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India 05-03-2015 08:29 PM

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Government is working on a long-term plan for the railways: Manoj Sinha 26-02-2015 03:59 PM

    Manoj Sinha told CNN-IBN that the government is working on a long-term plan for the railways. "We have introduced competitive element in railways which will give scope to better performance," he said. ...
  • High speed train a great idea but we have to be realistic: Dinesh Trivedi on Budget expectations 26-02-2015 09:21 AM

    Hours before the Budget is set to be announced, former railway minister Dinesh Trivedi said that the political system has not understood the strength of Indian Railways. ...
  • Rail budget 2015: Fare hike unlikely, stress on Make in India, cleanliness and safety & security 25-02-2015 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Narendra Modi government is set to unveil the Rail Budget, sources say that its focus will be on attracting investment, modernisation of trains through Wifi and transparency in railway systems. Sources say that a lot of suggestions from the Prime Minister's office have...
  • Swine flu scare: Health Minister promises strict action after CNN-IBN exposes glaring lapses 20-02-2015 12:31 AM

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda on Thursday promised strict action against glaring lapses in Delhi hospital. "Give me recording and I promise action," he said. ...
  • PM Modi backs freedom of faith 17-02-2015 11:03 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said that there is no space for religious intolerance in India and that his government will ensure that there is complete freedom of faith. ...
  • J&K government formation: PDP wants status quo on Article 370, BJP non-commital 17-02-2015 11:30 AM

    New Delhi: With an aim to end the deadlock over government formation in Jammu and Kashmir, Minister of State in the Prime Minister's Office Jitendra Singh is set to meet state governor Narinder Nath Vohra on Tuesday. Singh will apprise Vohra of progress in talks between the Peoples Democratic party...