2004

  • 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy: 10 including Principal convicted, 11 acquitted July 30, 2014

    Chennai: Ten people have been convicted and 11 acquitted in the 2004 Kumbakonam school fire tragedy. The school owner, Head Mistress and Principal are among those who have been convicted. The school founder has been given 10 years of rigorous imprisonment and a fine of Rs 47 lakh has been slapped....
  • BJP lost 2004 elections due to over confidence: Ananth Kumar April 18, 2014

    Bhopal: BJP General Secretary and Bangalore South candidate Ananth Kumar on Friday said that his party, which was driven by feel good and India shining in 2004, lost the General elections due to over confidence. "The BJP was in power in 2004 and despite delivering good governance, the party lost...
  • TN: Nine years after tsunami, fishermen not looking for doles December 26, 2013

    Chennai: The fishing community in coastal Tamil Nadu, badly battered by the killer tsunami of 2004, now sports its original attitude - work and earn your livelihood rather than expecting doles, fishermen and NGO officials said. Post tsunami the fishing community also ensures that its children get educated at any...
  • Dope shadow over Rathore's 2004 Olympic medal May 16, 2013

    CNN-IBN's Deputy Sports Editor Digvijay Singh Deo finds out how Rajyavardhan Rathore was allowed to compete at the 2004 Games despite failing a drug test in a build-up event. ...
  • Olympic silver medallist Rajyavardhan Rathore denies doping charges May 15, 2013

    Athens Olympics silver medallist shooter Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore has dismissed allegations from the National Rifle Association of India that he failed a drugs test ahead of the Games in 2004. ...
  • 2004 Manipur rape-murder: No action against armed forces yet January 15, 2013

    Imphal: The 2004 rape and murder of Manorama in Manipur had shocked the nation and put the spotlight on the abuse of the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. In July 2004, a group of 12 women disrobed in front of the Kangla Fort in Imphal held up banners that said...
  • TN: Doomsday fears linger among 2004 tsunami survivors December 26, 2012

    Nagapattinam (Tamil Nadu): Eight years after tsunami struck the Tamil Nadu coast killing thousands, fear of the unknown continues to raise its head if and when there is news of a possible disaster. This time, in Nagapattinam district, many felt that the world was coming to an end on Dec...
  • Four Athens Games athletes stripped of medals: IOC December 6, 2012

    Four 2004 Athens Olympic medallists, including Ukraine's shot put gold medallist Yuriy Bilonog, have been stripped of their medals after re-tested samples from eight years ago were positive, the IOC said on Wednesday. The other athletes are women's shot putter Svetlana Krivelyova of Russia, discus thrower Irina Yatchenko of Belarus and...
  • Cyclist Hamilton stripped of Athens medal August 10, 2012

    London: American cyclist Tyler Hamilton was officially stripped of his Athens 2004 time trial gold medal on Friday ending an eight-year doping case, the International Olympic Committee said. "I can announce that we have communicated to Tyler Hamilton that he has been disqualified and we will reallocate the medals," IOC spokesman...
  • India's Olympic moments: Rathore shoots silver July 20, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable Indian moments at the historical games. Today, a look at Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore’s silver at the 2004 Athens Olympics. After the UAE's Ahmed Almaktoum took a considerable lead for the gold, India's Major Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore stepped forward to...
  • Kalam reveals the drama behind Sonia-as-PM talk June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The issue of Sonia Gandhi's foreign origin came back to haunt her again on Saturday with former president APJ Abdul Kalam's latest book 'Turning Points, A Journey Through Challenges'. In one of the chapters of the book - 'Controversial Decisions' - Kalam has written that if Sonia had...
  • Kalam's remarks about Sonia no more relevant: JD(U) June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: The Janata Dal (United) on Saturday dismissed as "not so relevant today" the remark made by former President APJ Abdul Kalam in his book that he was ready to swear in Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Minister after the 2004 polls had she wanted so. "Had he (Kalam) spoken...
  • Kalam was ready to swear in Sonia as PM in 2004 June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: APJ Abdul Kalam was ready to swear in Sonia Gandhi as the Prime Minister after the 2004 polls when he was the President despite pressure from various political leaders before Manmohan Singh was nominated for the post--a decision that "surprised" him. Kalam's stand on the political situation after the...
  • Kalam's remark on Sonia leads to Cong-BJP spat June 30, 2012

    New Delhi: In his latest book, former president APJ Abdul Kalam has sought to dismiss speculation that he was the prime reason why Sonia Gandhi refused the PM's post in 2004. In the chapter titled 'Controversial Decisions' of his book 'Turning Points, A Journey Through Challenges', Kalam has written that if...
  • B'desh: Khaleda Zia's son indicted in 2004 bombing March 18, 2012

    Dhaka: The son of former Bangladesh Prime Minister Khaleda Zia and 29 others were on Sunday indicted by a special court for a grenade attack in 2004 that killed 24 people. The special court framed the charges against 30 people, including Zia's son Tarique Rahman, who is currently in Britain, Xinhua...
  • Couple who lost kids now parents to many orphans March 13, 2012

    Nagapattinam: A couple lost all their three chilren in the 2004 tsunami. But in sorrow the couple, Parmeshwaran and Chudamani, found a new reason to live when they reached out to the many children who were orphaned by the same tsunami in Nagappatinam. Today 26 children can dream of a...
  • 7 years to the Indian Ocean Tsunami December 26, 2011

    New Delhi: Monday marks seven years to the Tsunami that hit the Indian Ocean claiming over 2 lakh lives and decimating several places in Indonesia and Andaman and Nicobar Islands in 2004. A number of remembrance ceremonies and related activities are planned around Phuket for the lives lost. The disastrous undersea quake...
  • SC issues notice in Tamil Nadu school fire case February 4, 2011

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday issued notice to the central and Tamil Nadu governments on a petition seeking compensation for the 94 students who died in a fire in a primary school in Tamil Nadu's Kumbakonam town in July 2004. An apex court bench of Justice Dalveer Bhandari and...
  • CBI probed ex-CJI's role in 2004 Noida plot scam October 7, 2010

    Noida: The taint of corruption continues to haunt the Indian judiciary. An RTI query has now revealed that CBI had investigated the role of former Chief Justice of India (CJI) Y K Sabarwal's role in the 2004 Noida plot scam. Sabarwal' daughter-in-law was one of the beneficiaries of the lucky draw...
  • Bihar's official job searchers fail big June 17, 2007

    New Delhi: Don’t depend on employment exchanges in Bihar for finding you a job. The exchanges provided jobs to a grand total of two persons in 2004, the latest survey shows. Even remote the Andaman and Nicobar and Lakshadweep islands did better than Bihar that year by providing jobs to 47...
  • 'Poverty to spell doom for UPA in '09' December 14, 2006

    New Delhi: India's ruling coalition should battle the country's endemic poverty in a big way if it wants to win elections three years from now, an American political scientist has warned. Paul Wallace feels that the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) is 'honestly trying' that. But he says it will...