Marya Shakil

  • Centre's new education policy: Homework on SMS, parental access to teachers' attendance 01-09-2014 06:08 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party-led government is all set to revamp the National Education Policy and unveil a new education policy, government sources told CNN-IBN. In this regard, Centre will hold consultations with IITs to fix goals in the fields of technology and mathematics, which will be lay foundation...
  • 100 days of Modi government: One-man show so far, doubts linger over its success 30-08-2014 01:07 PM

    New Delhi: As the Narendra Modi government completes 100 days in power, one wonders whether the last hundred days have been a one-man show and whether it will continue to be so for the next four years. The 2014 general elections were interesting not only because Modi was the face...
  • Infighting in Modi government within 100 days, BJP leaders target Rajnath Singh, his son 27-08-2014 08:47 PM

    New Delhi: In the first signs of an internal tussle within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) within the first 100 days of the Narendra Modi government, several party leaders have targeted Home Minister Rajnath Singh and his son Pankaj over allegations of misconduct. Even though Prime Minister Narendra Modi and...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out top veterans into token body Marg Darshak Mandal 26-08-2014 11:37 PM

    New Delhi: It is the end of an era, finally and fully. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era or whatever remained of it in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now over. For the first time since the formation of the party, Vajpayee and Advani, who were the top two...
  • After being dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board, a visibly upset MM Joshi avoids media 26-08-2014 09:42 PM

    New Delhi: An angry Murli Manohar Joshi avoided the media on Tuesday as he was shunted out of the BJP's top decision-making body, the Parliamentary Board. The party veteran refused to speak to the media when asked about his reaction on the move. The leader was visibly upset at having...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out party veterans 26-08-2014 09:06 PM

    The BJP on Tuesday dropped Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the party's Parliamentary Board, it's highest decision-making body. A token body called the Marg Darshak Mandal has instead been created to accommodate the seniors. ...
  • Marg Darshak Mandal a high-powered panel of veterans: BJP 26-08-2014 08:51 PM

    BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain also hit out at the Congress for calling the Marg Darshak Mandal an old-age home for BJP veterans. ...
  • My insult was an insult to Haryana, says Bhupinder Singh Hooda 24-08-2014 05:18 PM

    Panipat: Haryana Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Sunday hit out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying that an insult to him was an insult to the state. While addressing a rally at Panipat, Hooda said, "Haryana never tolerates an insult. My insult was an insult to Haryana. I went...
  • Eight-member think tank to replace Planning Commission: sources 23-08-2014 09:04 AM

    New Delhi: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi decided to scrap the Planning Commission, sources in the central government tell CNN-IBN that the panel will be replaced by an eight-member think tank. This eight-member body will comprise of top economists, social activist and scientist. Out of the eight members, four will...
  • LOP row: BJP defends stand, Congress says Centre scared of opposition 22-08-2014 03:35 PM

    New Delhi: After the Supreme Court questioned the Centre over the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, the Bharatiya Janata Party has come out in its defense. "The LOP post is virtually appointed by the will of the people, and that is reflected by the...
  • Congress protests outside BJP office against Arun Jaitley's 'small incident' remark on Dec 16 gangrape 22-08-2014 03:21 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress protested outside the Bharatiya Janata Party office in the national capital against Union Minister Arun Jaitley's remark on the December 16 gangrape case. Jaitley had sparked a row while addressing a conference of state tourism ministers in the capital where he called the the brutal gangrape...
  • BJP mulling age limit for Parliamentary Board: sources 21-08-2014 01:43 PM

    New Delhi: After keeping party veterans out of the Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now mulling an age limit cut-off for the party's Parliamentary board. Sources have told CNN-IBN that consultations are on with the BJP on the structure of the new Parliamentary board. Sources say that 75 years...
  • Procedure to get driving licences to be simplified, Centre likely to curtail RTOs' role: sources 19-08-2014 10:02 AM

    New Delhi: In a good news for those wanting to get their driving licences made, the Central government is likely to simplify procedures for getting the licences. The government is planning to bring changes to the Motor Vehicle Act. According to sources, the Transport Ministry is trying to redefine the...
  • MPs fight over room in Parliament, TMC forcibly takes possession of office after TDP refuses to vacate 12-08-2014 03:12 PM

    New Delhi: There has been another case of politicians misbehaving in Parliament, but this time not in the Well of the House. A scuffle broke out between Telugu Desam Party and Trinamool Congress MPs in the halls of Parliament on Tuesday after TDP MPs refused to vacate an office allotted...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose 10-08-2014 06:46 PM

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee, BSP founder Kanshiram: sources 10-08-2014 02:50 PM

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. The announcement...
  • Indian Railways to improve menu on premium trains, regional food to be introduced 08-08-2014 07:58 AM

    New Delhi: Those thinking of travelling in trains can soon enjoy a plate of chicken chettinad, dhokla or chila in Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto. The Indian Railways is planning to introduce a new catering policy for the Rajadhani, Shatabdi and Duranto and the menu will be split region wise into...
  • Railways plan to improve food quality; Haldirams, ITC to supply on some trains soon 07-08-2014 12:14 PM

    New Delhi: The Indian Railways will soon begin trials of better quality food on certain trains. Food chain Haldirams will supply food in the Karnataka Express and Paschim Express, which will be vegetarian. For the Bangalore-Ahmedabad Express, ITC will supply both vegetarian and non-vegetarian food. Based on passenger feedback, this...
  • Congress claims AIADMK support on Insurance Bill, Centre calls all-party meet 05-08-2014 05:28 PM

    New Delhi: Trouble is growing for the Narendra Modi government over the Insurance Laws Amendment Bill as the Congress on Tuesday claimed that it has the support of AIADMK. To tide over the crisis the government has called all-party meet on Wednesday at 9:30 AM to discuss the Bill. The...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Uproar continues in Parliament, Opposition demands clarity on Centre's stand 05-08-2014 10:43 AM

    New Delhi: The government's challenge to bring an end to the Union Public Service Commission Civil Service (UPSC) row is far from over. Opposition parties including the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress (TMC), CPM, AIADMK, DMK have demanded clarity on Centre's stand over the issue. A notice has been given for...
  • Railways' unhealthy truths: Status reports say pantry cars 'dirty, smelly, unhygienic' 04-08-2014 09:12 AM

    New Delhi: The IRCTC is in a hot soup after a cockroach was found in the food served in the Kolkata Rajdhani Express. The Railways slapped a heavy fine of Rs 11.5 lakh on IRCTC and eight other caterers for poor quality of food. Years ago, a video was sent...
  • Upcoming by-polls, Assembly elections crucial: BJP chief Amit Shah 31-07-2014 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: Prepare well for the upcoming by-polls and Assembly elections, Bharatiya Janata Party President Amit Shah told party MPs in the Parliamentary Board meeting on Thursday. The newly-appointed party chief reportedly asked his party MPs to gear up as the forthcoming elections were very important for the BJP. Crucial...
  • Opposition corners Centre over Gadkari snooping issue, Rajnath rules out probe 30-07-2014 08:56 PM

    Home Minister Rajnath Singh has played down the snooping controversy and said that no bugging devices were found in Union Minister Nitin Gadkari's house. However, the Opposition has continued to build pressure in Parliament over the issue. ...
  • Centre not keen on extending Justice Katju's term as PCI Chairman: sources 26-07-2014 03:26 PM

    New Delhi: Justice Markandey Katju is not likely to get an extension to his term as the Press Council of India Chairman, say sources. Sources tell CNN-IBN that the Prime Minister Office (PMO) is not keen on extending Katju's term as the PCI Chairman. The former Supreme Court judge is...
  • BJP distances itself from party leader's statement on Sania Mirza 24-07-2014 10:08 PM

    Sani Mirza is India's pride in the world sporting circuit, ranked number 5 in doubles in international tennis. Yet, BJP MLA from Telangana K Laxman called Sania an outsider and said that she is worthy of being Telangana's brand ambassador. After furore over the remark, BJP has distanced itself from...
  • PM Narendra Modi asks for speedy trial into cases against MPs 24-07-2014 05:56 PM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday asked Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh to look into ways of speeding up cases against politicians who are facing trial and investigations. Law ministry is expected to work in coordination with the Home Ministry on preparing a blue print to deal with...
  • Justice Katju has fallen from the stature of a judge, says DMK 23-07-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: Two days after former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju alleged that there is corruption and political interference in the judiciary, DMK chief Karunanidhi has slammed him over his charges. He said, "Katju's remark is an insult to the judiciary. Why was Katju silent for 10 years when...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report 22-07-2014 09:44 PM

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • After Katju's claims, more proof of judicial fixing in UPA tenure surfaces 22-07-2014 12:08 PM

    New Delhi: After former Supreme Court judge Justice Markandey Katju's allegations, more proof of judicial fixing during the UPA tenure has surfaced. Sources have told CNN-IBN that the then prime minister Manmohan Singh's office in 2005 had sought a clarification from the Law Ministry on why a judge (charged with...
  • Lucknow rape: Police arrest security guard, rule out gangrape 20-07-2014 05:04 PM

    Lucknow: The police on Sunday arrested the security guard at an under construction site in the connection with the rape and murder of a 32-year-old woman in Mohanlalganj area of Lucknow. The Additional Director General of Lucknow Sutapa Sanyal identified the accused as Ramsevak, a resident of Balsikheda in Garhi,...