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  • 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,...
  • Ready for fresh polls in Delhi, says state BJP President 20-07-2014 11:34 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has claimed that they are ready for fresh elections in Delhi. "If there is a decision of election in Delhi, then we are ready to go ahead for the election. If we were told to form government, then we will go ahead with the...
  • Woman stripped, thrashed in Bihar in the presence of policemen 17-07-2014 03:29 PM

    Patna: A middle-aged woman was stripped and thrashed by unidentified men at a village in Bihar's Jehanabad district. The woman was assaulted in front of policemen who acted as mere onlookers. However, defending the policemen the IG said, "they did not have sufficient numbers to intervene but they made the...
  • NCW holds CBDT guilty in I-T officer sexual harassment case 17-07-2014 02:27 PM

    New Delhi: After an Income Tax officer from West bengal alleged that she was sexually harassed by her superior and her complaints to the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) were ignored, the National Commission for Women (NCW) has held the CBDT guilty. The NCW said that the lady officer...
  • High drama in Rajya Sabha as MP lists debate on Gaza without Sushma Swaraj's consent 16-07-2014 06:21 PM

    New Delhi: There was high drama in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday due to confusion over a debate on the Gaza crisis. Information and Broadcasting Minister Prakash Javadekar had listed the debate, but External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj wrote to the Rajya Sabha Chairman claiming that her consent wasn't sought before...
  • Planning Commission to be revamped soon, may act as a think-tank: Sources 16-07-2014 11:54 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to announce a new look of the Planning Commission soon. Sources in the government say that the Commission is likely to hold an advisory role in the government. It is likely to have a think-tank type of a role for providing inputs...
  • Vaidik-Saeed meet: Centre clarifies its stand, Congress seeks discussion 15-07-2014 09:15 PM

    New Delhi: With the increasing pressure from the opposition, the government has been forced to clarify its stand on yoga teacher Ramdev's close aide Ved Pratap Vaidik's meeting with 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Lahore. The government has fielded its senior ministers in both the Houses of Parliament as the...
  • Lalu, Nitish to forge alliance for Bihar Assembly by-polls 15-07-2014 01:44 PM

    Patna: After joining hands for Rajya Sabha by-election in June, Rashtriya Janata Dal and Janata Dal United are in talks for an alliance ahead of the by-polls to Bihar Assembly, say sources. The two parties are also working out on a seat sharing agreement. Lalu's RJD has 21 MLAs and...
  • Over 66,000 RTI appeals pending before 6 information centres: survey 14-07-2014 05:47 PM

    New Delhi: A survey conducted by Commonwealth Human Rights initiative raises serious questions on the lack of transparency in the functioning of Information Commissions across the country. Report says that more than 66,000 appeals and complaints pending in just 6 information commissions across the country, Maharashtra commission tops the list...
  • BJP set to reject Congress's bid for LoP post in Lok Sabha: sources 08-07-2014 08:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party leadership is set to reject the Congress's bid for the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha, said sources. Law Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday conveyed to Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan that the Congress doesn't have a case, sources added. "As...
  • Railways needs to be depoliticised: Dinesh Trivedi 08-07-2014 11:26 AM

    Former Railway Minister Dineh Trivedi had to step down after facing flak for increasing rail fares. "We should stop politicising Indian Railways. It's a sad affair that the same BJP had criticised the fare hike. We should have a national policy on railways," Trivedi said. ...
  • Modi government to present its 1st Rail Budget today, safety a top priority 08-07-2014 07:52 AM

    New Delhi: Facing its first challenge, the Narendra Modi will unveil its first Railway Budget on Tuesday. High-speed trains, world-class stations and safe journeys are likely to be the government's top priorities. The high-profile Golden Quadri-lateral Rail Network-linking the four metro cities-might be important highlights of the budget. Running semi-high-speed...