Pallavi Ghosh

  • Unlike India, radio continues to be immensely popular in US, Canada 17-04-2015 09:24 AM

    Even though radio is considered a dying medium in India, it continues to be immensely popular in US and Canada. There are over 15 Indian radio stations in Vancouver alone. ...
  • Hinduism a way of life, Sikhs related to me by blood, says Modi in Vancouver 17-04-2015 08:11 AM

    Vancouver: On the last day of his three-nation tour, Prime Minister Narendra Modi reached Vancouver early on Friday morning. On his arrival, he visited the Gurudwara Khalsa and the Laxminarayan Temple in Vancouver. He was accompanied by his Canadian counterpart Stephen Harper. Thousands of Modi supporters thronged both the holy...
  • Indians in Canada approach Modi to build anti-smoking strategy 14-04-2015 03:36 PM

    Even as there is a raging debate in India over the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco packs, a group of Indians in Canada have approached Prime Minister Narendra Modi to consider an alternative anti-smoke strategy. A social entrepreneur said, "Public want tobacco rules. We are trying to provide something...
  • 'Make in India' forces me to accelerate my plans in India, says Canadian entrepreneur 14-04-2015 03:11 PM

    In the final leg of his three-nation trip, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will head to Canada where he is expected to make a pitch for his 'Make in India' project. One of the entrepreneurs said, "The biggest thing that I find about 'Make in India' is the skill gap. So...
  • Sonia alone can lead Congress, says Capt Amarinder Singh; asks Rahul to gain experience 11-04-2015 04:24 PM

    New Delhi: Former Punjab chief minister and Member of the Parliament Captain Amarinder Singh has suggested that Sonia Gandhi must continue as the president of Congress. Speaking to CNN-IBN, he said "Rahul should continue as vice president. Sonia Gandhi should be Congress president as she alone can be keeping it...
  • IB denies de-classifying files suggesting Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family: sources 10-04-2015 12:10 PM

    New Delhi: The Intelligence Bureau on Friday denied de-classifying files which indicated that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968, sources said. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years...
  • IB reports made public, reveal Jawaharlal Nehru spied on Subhash Chandra Bose's family for 20 years 10-04-2015 10:15 AM

    New Delhi: Two recently de-classified Intelligence Bureau files reveal that former prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru spied on the family of freedom fighter Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose for two decades from 1948 to 1968. Nehru died on May 27, 1964 and spying continued for four years even after his death. Apart...
  • Sonia writes to Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, backs farmers hit by unseasonal rains 07-04-2015 03:06 PM

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has come out in support of farmers who have been hit hard by unseasonal rains and hailstorms which has destroyed crops in thousands of acres. Sonia wrote a letter to Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan after reports of Food Corporation of India refusing...
  • NCP leader Praful Patel on tobacco warnings 06-04-2015 09:41 PM

    CNN-IBN talked to senior NCP leader Praful Patel about conflict of interest and the presence of tobacco company owners in the parliamentary panel. ...
  • Ahead of Rahul Gandhi's return, Digvijaya Singh says timing of his long leave was wrong 05-04-2015 07:39 AM

    New Delhi: Ahead of Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's return next week, his mentor and party's General Secretary Digvijaya Singh said the timing of Rahul's long leave was wrong. He also said that Congress President Sonia Gandhi should continue to be in active politics even after Rahul replaces her from...
  • Rahul missing, Sonia takes charge 02-04-2015 03:40 PM

    Over 15 years back it was destiny which forced Sonia Gandhi to dive into active politics and take charge of a party which was on the verge of blackout. Once again the threat of a split and disarray has forced Sonia to step in but it also comes at a...
  • Difficult for me to react on remarks of people with narrow mentality: Sonia on Giriraj Singh 02-04-2015 02:05 PM

    New Delhi: Refusing to react on the racist barb against her by Union Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Giriraj Singh, Congress President Sonia Gandhi has simply called him a person with "narrow mentality". "It's difficult for me to react on remarks of such people having such a narrow...
  • Rahul Gandhi may come back on April 10, likely to attend rally against Land Bill: sources 30-03-2015 06:42 PM

    New Delhi: Missing in action for over a month, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi is likely to return next month. According to sources, Rahul may come back on April 10 and could attend rally against Land Bill in the national capital on April 19. On Sunday, Congress President Sonia Gandhi,...
  • Chidambaram behind Section 66A of IT Act, I was kicked out of Congress over 2G: HR Bhardwaj 26-03-2015 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Former Union Law Minister HR Bhardwaj has dropped a bombshell claiming that former Union home minister P Chidambaram was behind the introduction of Section 66A in the Information Technology Act. Speaking to CNN-IBN he said, "Chidambaram was the one behind this act. All of them connived to pass...
  • Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President, she has always taken up important issues: Jairam Ramesh 21-03-2015 06:24 PM

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader Jairam Ramesh on Saturday said Sonia Gandhi will remain Congress President as she always takes up important issues. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Jairam said, "Sonia Gandhi is our President." There is some resistance within the Congress to Rahul Gandhi taking over as President....
  • Outraged by summons served to Manmohan in coal scam, Sonia leads Congress solidarity march 12-03-2015 09:48 AM

    New Delhi: The Congress came out in full force to defend former prime minister Manmohan Singh who has been summoned as an accused in the coal block allocation scam case. Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with senior party leaders marched from Congress headquarters to Manmohan Singh's house to express solidarity...
  • J&K: Decision to release Masarat Alam taken during Governor's rule, say PDP sources 10-03-2015 09:39 AM

    New Delhi: Even as there is no end to row over release of Hurriyat hardliner Masarat Alam, Peoples Democratic Party sources said that the decision to release him was taken during the 49 days of Governor's rule. The Additional Secretary of the Home Ministry had asked the District Magistrate of...
  • Law and order a state subject, no need to inform PMO for everything: PDP on Masarat Alam's release 09-03-2015 03:44 PM

    New Delhi: The Peoples Democratic Party on Monday hit back at Centre over the issue of release of Hurriyat leader Masarat Alam. Party sources said law and order is a state subject and there is no need to inform Prime Minister's Office for everything. While addressing the Lok Sabha on...
  • 10 days after going on sabbatical, Rahul reaches out to Mulayam ahead of crucial week of Parliament 07-03-2015 04:01 PM

    New Delhi: Ten days after going on a sabbatical, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi on Saturday reached out to Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav ahead of the crucial week of Parliament. The Narendra Modi government is aiming at passing Land Acquisition Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha and Insurance Bill...
  • BBC snubs India, airs the Nirbhaya documentary in UK, I&B Ministry says it has no jurisdiction over it 05-03-2015 12:25 PM

    New Delhi: After the British Broadcasting Corporation assured the Indian government that Nirbhaya documentary on 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case will not be aired in the country, Information and Broadcasting Ministry sources on Thursday said the overseas airing of the documentary was beyond their jurisdiction and no diplomatic effort was made...
  • Union Budget 2015: Finance Minister did a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 07:58 PM

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Union Budget 2015: Shashi Tharoor calls it anti-poor, Smriti Irani says pro-people 28-02-2015 07:01 PM

    Soon after Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the first full-fledged budget of the Narendra Modi government in Parliament, the Congress and the BJP reacted on the budget. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Congress leader Shashi Tharoor said that this budget is anti-poor, while BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani said this...
  • Union Budget 2015, Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy, says Suresh Prabhu 28-02-2015 03:41 PM

    "Arun Jaitley has taken good measures to revive economy in the Union Budget 2015," said Suresh Prabhu. This Budget will ensure that we will have 8 per cent growth. ...
  • Rahul Gandhi to miss budget session 23-02-2015 10:24 PM

    After a series of massive electoral losses with the latest being the complete wipeout of the Congress in Delhi Asembly elections, party vice president Rahul Gandhi is likely to take leave from party work and skip major part of the Budget session that starts on Monday. He may lead Congress's...
  • Centre serves eviction notice to Congress to vacate its headquarter at 24, Akbar Road in New Delhi 19-02-2015 07:24 PM

    New Delhi: The BJP-led central government on Thursday served an eviction notice to Indian National Congress to vacate its national headquarter in New Delhi. The Congress party has held the iconic 24, Akbar Road as its national headquarter for decades. As per a source within the party, a notice was...
  • Decimation of Congress exposes fissures within Congress 12-02-2015 03:52 PM

    New Delhi: The split within the Congress is out in the open after the party could not even bag a single seat in the recent assembly elections in Delhi. After former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit accused Congress's campaign committee chief in Delhi Ajay Maken of not taking other party...
  • I pity Maken; he lost focus, never took us along: Sheila Dikshit 12-02-2015 12:58 PM

    New Delhi: The ongoing war between former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit and Congress' face in the just-held Delhi Assembly elections Ajay Maken came out in the open with the former accusing him of not taking other party leaders along. Speaking to CNN-IBN on Thursday, Dikshit said, "I pity Maken....
  • Narendra Modi declines invitation for Arvind Kejriwal's swearing-in ceremony due to prior commitments 12-02-2015 10:19 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has declined Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal's invitation to attend the Delhi CM designate's swearing-in ceremony due to prior commitments. The Prime Minister is scheduled to visit Baramati where he has to attend a function organised by Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar's...
  • Income Tax notice to Congress too on funding, Aam Aadmi Party has already received one 11-02-2015 11:49 AM

    New Delhi: The Income Tax (I-T) Department has issued notice to the Congress on political funding, sources said on Wednesday. "We have received Income Tax notice on funding," said Congress sources. Not only the Congress but the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has also been served a similar notice by the...
  • BJP has been taught a lesson for being arrogant: Congress leader Manish Tewari 10-02-2015 06:13 PM

    Congress leader Manish Tewari said that the people of Delhi had voted against BJP as they wanted to teach the party a lesson for being arrogant. "The entire Congress vote shifted to AAP causing our defeat. We have always taken collective responsibility for our defeat," said Tewari. ...