2013

  • Award-winning Bengali film 'Phoring' selected for LA film festival 07-04-2014 05:50 PM

    Kolkata: Bengali film 'Phoring', which was screened in the IFFI-2013, has been selected for the Los Angeles Film Festival of independent experimental Indian films. The film, which deals with a boy stepping into his adulthood and the attendant questions that appear in his mind, will be screened on April 12...
  • Ramdev campaigns for BJP candidates accused in Muzaffarnagar riots 01-04-2014 03:19 PM

    Riots accused BJP candidates Sanjeev Baliyan from Muzaffarnagar and Bharatendu Singh contesting from Bijnore Lok Sabha constituencies today got a shot in the arm with Yoga guru Ramdev campaigning for them. Flanked by both the candidates at a press meet here, Ramdev said, the BJP has promised to usher in...
  • 'The Good Road' director Gyan Correa wins Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013 18-03-2014 12:59 PM

    Chennai: Gyan Correa, the debutant director of Gujarati movie 'The Good Road', has been selected for the Gollapudi Srinivas National Award 2013. The film was selected from 20 nominations across many languages including Hindi, Malayalam, Marathi, Tamil, Bengali, Telugu and Kannada, a press release from the Gollapudi Srinivas Memorial Foundation...
  • Making stalking criminal offence hurried decision: Delhi court 02-03-2014 09:56 AM

    New Delhi: Making stalking a non-bailable offence after December 16, 2012 gangrape case was a hurried decision as several facets were missed out, a Delhi court said seeking a mechanism in place to look into the matter. The observation was made by the court of Additional Sessions Judge Kamini Lau...
  • Five PSUs posted Rs 2,100 cr losses in Financial Year 2013: CAG 28-02-2014 10:18 PM

    Five public sector undertakings in Chhattisgarh incurred losses of about Rs 2,100 crore in the 2012-13 fiscal, largely due to deficiencies in financial management and project execution, the Comptroller and Auditor General of India has said in a report. The report was tabled in the State Assembly on Friday. Of...
  • Drug trade rampant in Punjab, political blame game continues 26-02-2014 11:06 AM

    Chandigarh: Drug addiction has been a huge concern for the state of Punjab. In 2013, more than 300 kg of heroin valued at Rs 1500 crore was seized in Punjab. This is just the tip of the iceberg. Allegations have been leveled of the involvement of political leaders in the...
  • Blackout in Telangana: Murder of democracy in Parliament? 18-02-2014 09:57 PM

    The Andhra Pradesh Reorganisation Bill, 2013 (Telangana Bill) was on Tuesday bulldozed through the Lok Sabha amidst dramatic scenes. Speaker Meira Kumar stopped the live telecast of the proceedings in Lok Sabha when the Bill was taken up after MPs demanding united Andhra protested in Parliament. ...
  • Interim Budget 2014: Reactions from across the country 17-02-2014 07:13 PM

    In an election year, Finance Minister P Chidambaram presented an Interim Budget shorn of rhetoric and stuck to highlighting the Congress-led UPA Government's achievements of the last 10 years. CNN-IBN takes the calls of people from across the country to know their reactions over this interim budget 2014. ...
  • Government raises funding under state Plans to Rs 3.38 lakh crore 17-02-2014 04:34 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram has provided Rs 3,38,562 crore for 2014-15 under the states Plans, which is higher than revised estimates of Rs 1,19,039 crore for the current fiscal. In the Plan Budget, an additional central assistance is given under state Plans for implementation of centrally sponsored schemes...
  • CBI gets modest increase of 17 pc in budgetary allocation 17-02-2014 04:28 PM

    New Delhi: CBI has received Rs 520.56 crore in the interim budgetary allocation for the next fiscal, which is a modest increase of approximately 17 per cent over 2013-14. In the interim budget presented on Monday, the agency has been allocated Rs 520.56 crore as compared to Rs 443.97 crore...
  • Economic growth to cross 5 pc this financial year: PM 14-02-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Pinning hopes on the good monsoon and recent reforms, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday said economic growth will cross 5 per cent in the current financial year and accelerate further in the coming years. Addressing the Governors' Conference, Singh said the Indian economy, after many years of...
  • Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate 10-02-2014 10:59 PM

    The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country. ...
  • The Last Word: What is the true state of Indian economy? 10-02-2014 09:05 PM

    Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. Growth in 2012-13 slipped to a decade-low of 4.5 per cent. The economy expanded 4.6 per cent in the first half (April-September)...
  • Growth will not be less than 5 pc in 2013-14, says Chidambaram 08-02-2014 05:05 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P Chidambaram on Saturday expressed confidence that the economic growth rate for the current financial year will be revised to not less than 5 per cent. "I am confident that the final estimate will be not less than 5 per cent for the whole year," Chidambaram...
  • India's economic growth pegged at 4.9 pc in 2013-14 07-02-2014 09:18 PM

    New Delhi: India's economic growth rate in the current financial year has been estimated at 4.9 per cent, a faster pace than in the previous year, mainly on an improved performance in the agriculture and allied sectors. "The growth in GDP during 2013-14 is estimated at 4.9 per cent as...
  • Fraud cases of Rs 6,175 cr reported by PSU banks till January 2014 07-02-2014 04:56 PM

    New Delhi: Public sector banks have reported fraud cases of Rs 1 lakh and above amounting to Rs 6,174.83 crore till January during the 2013-14 financial year, Parliament was informed on Friday. For the entire 2012-13, such cases had amounted to Rs 8,232.67 crore; Rs 4,069.80 crore in 2011-12 and...
  • Pope Francis: Grounding god in humanity

    Kindred mind |  Ayushman Jamwal
    When Pope Francis was named TIME Person of the Year in 2013, I was skeptical thinking the title was a giveaway to the man who...

  • JNU professor Ayesha Kidwai wins 2013 Infosys Prize for Linguistics 04-02-2014 10:14 AM

    Professor Ayesha Kidwai is this year's Infosys Prize awardee. A professor at JNU, Kidwai says each language has a unique system of grammar. Her work on understanding these systems - especially Indian languages like Hindi, Urdu, Santali, Bangla and Malayalam has led to newer theories in universal grammar. ...
  • We aim to dominate Indian cricket for next decade: Vinay Kumar 03-02-2014 09:23 PM

    Bangalore: Vinay Kumar, who led Karnataka to their seventh Ranji Trophy title, on Monday said his team's goal is to dominate Indian cricket for the next ten years. "We have a great bunch of guys who are very young and hungry to perform. I feel we have it in us...
  • Irani Cup: Harbhajan to lead Rest of India, Gambhir included 03-02-2014 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: Senior offspinner Harbhajan Singh will get a shot at redemption while leading a 15-member Rest of India squad that also includes seasoned opener Gautam Gambhir as they take on Ranji Trophy champions Karnataka in the Irani Cup match in Bangalore from February 9. However, the two other out...
  • Prof Nanyanjot Lahiri's works win her Infosys Award in humanities 03-02-2014 11:29 AM

    New Delhi: Monuments are not merely stones put together from the past - they are stories that have survived, waiting to be told. Delhi University Prof Nanyanjot Lahiri in marrying archaeology and history has won her the Infosys Award in Humanities - Archeology 2013. An exceptional scholar, she has dug...
  • Karnataka win their 7th Ranji Trophy title beating Maharashtra 02-02-2014 05:31 PM

    Hyderabad: Favourites Karnataka deservedly won their seventh Ranji Trophy title after beating a spirited Maharashtra side by seven wickets on the fifth and concluding day of the final match here on Sunday. Chasing a modest victory target of 157 in little over two sessions, Karnataka batsmen reached the destination with...
  • As it happened: Australia vs England, 3rd T20 02-02-2014 01:51 PM

    For ball-by-ball commentary, scroll down to the bottom of the page) TOSS: Australia win the toss and opt to bat. TEAM NEWS: Chris Jordan makeh is T20 debut for England, who have also included allrounder Ben Stokes in the eleven. Michael Lumb and James Tredwell sit out. Australia have replaced...
  • Lokpal chief, members appointment likely by February-end 02-02-2014 11:33 AM

    New Delhi: The chairperson and members of anti-corruption body Lokpal may be appointed by this month-end as government has decided not to withdraw the advertisement seeking nominations for these posts despite a demand from BJP. Government will not withdraw advertisement and accept applications for Lokpal till Friday, the last date...
  • As it happened: Karnataka vs Maharashtra, Ranji Trophy Final Day 5 02-02-2014 09:09 AM

    Catch all the action from the final day as Karnataka look to wrap up the season by lifting the trophy in Uppal. Day 4 Round-up: Kedar Jadhav continued his glorious form in the Ranji Trophy with a sparkling century as Karnataka maintained their upper hand despite a spirited fightback by...
  • Vinay Kumar confident of Karnataka taking four early wickets 01-02-2014 08:20 PM

    Hyderabad: Despite a spirited fightback by Maharashtra on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy final, Karnataka captain R Vinay Kumar expressed confidence of his team taking the rest of the four wickets of their opponents early on Sunday and claim the title. "I would say we are 90 per...
  • Ranji Trophy Final: Maharashtra 272 for 6, lead Karnataka by 62 on Day 4 01-02-2014 05:58 PM

    Hyderabad: Kedar Jadhav continued his glorious form in the Ranji Trophy with a sparkling century as Karnataka maintained their upperhand despite a spirited fightback by Maharashtra on the penultimate day of their Ranji Trophy final on Saturday. Karnataka finished their first innings on 515 taking a sizeable 210 run first...
  • As it happened: Maharashtra vs Karnataka, Ranji Trophy Final, Day 4 01-02-2014 09:01 AM

    Catch all the action from Ranji Trophy 2013-14 final being played at the Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium in Hyderabad. Karnataka are well on course to win the Ranji Trophy title after extending their overall lead to 169 runs at stumps on the third day. Karnataka were successful in their plan...
  • Andy Flower steps down as England cricket coach 31-01-2014 07:30 PM

    Andy Flower quit as head coach of England's Test team on Friday in the wake of a humiliating Ashes whitewash by Australia, ending a five-year reign in which he oversaw the most successful period in the national side's recent history. The Zimbabwean said in a statement released by the England...