2014

  • India not to bid for 2024 Olympic Games, says IOC Chief Thomas Bach 4 hours 4 minutes ago

    The President of the International Olympic Committee, Mr. Thomas Bach on Monday said that India have not bid for 2024 Olympic Games as Prime Minister Narendra Modi did not propose it. Mr. Bach and Prime Minister Modi noted with concern, the rising trend of conflict, civil war and terrorism around the...
  • How India counts its tigers April 15, 2015

    Beat survey, camera traps, image analysis, DNA testing and a huge team of research biologists doing all that - India puts its heart into counting its tigers. The author travelled to the Wildlife Institute of India in Dehradun, where all tiger images and droppings from across 46 tiger reserves in India...
  • India golfer Arjun Atwal to participate in Indonesian Masters April 15, 2015

    Jakarta: India's Arjun Atwal will be among Asia's best golfers who will lend their star power to the $750,000 Indonesian Masters when it tees off next week. No less than 25 Asian Tour champions, who include heavyweights such as Thailand's Thaworn Wiratchant, the Philippines' Angelo Que and Atwal, will grace the...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit backtracks on her remarks, says never said Rahul Gandhi is incapable April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday backtracked from her statement on party vice president Rahul Gandhi. "I have nowhere said that Rahul Gandhi is incapable. I just said Sonia Gandhi is a good leader," Dikshit said. The 77-year-old veteran leader earlier on Tuesday...
  • Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit questions Rahul Gandhi's leadership, asks Sonia to continue leading the party April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Congress leader and former Delhi chief minister Sheila Dikshit on Tuesday voiced her reservations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as party president. "There are question marks over Rahul Gandhi's leadership qualities; Sonia should continue to lead the Congress," said Dikshit. The 77-year-old veteran leader said under Sonia Gandhi...
  • Brazil World Cup grounds up for sale following cash flow problems April 1, 2015

    Brazil's World Cup stadium in Natal is up for sale as the company that owns it is suffering from cash flow problems following a corruption scandal. Natal's Dunas arena is being sold by owner Grupo OAS, with the company also trying to sell the 50 percent share it owns of the...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • Delhi 8th among Asia Pacific's retail hotspots in 2014: Report March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Nineteen global retailers making their entry to the national capital's prime shopping locations helped the city retain its 8th rank among Asia Pacific's top retail hotspots. According to global property consultant CBRE's Retail Hotspots in Asia Pacific 2014, established as well as emerging retail markets in the region...
  • Liquor seizure surged during Delhi Assembly elections, but cash haul saw decline March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Liquor seizures by Delhi Police went up during the recent Delhi Assembly polls as compared to the previous election that was held merely 14 months earlier even though the amount of cash seized saw a steep fall. As per the information revealed in an RTI query filed by...
  • Modi pips Xi Jinping in handling domestic, international affairs: Survey March 19, 2015

    Beijing: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has pipped Chinese President Xi Jinping to secure the top rank in handling domestic and international affairs in a global survey conducted by a Chinese firm. In the China's National Image Global Survey 2014, conducted in nine countries - the US, UK, Australia, Japan, South...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for public service category March 18, 2015

    This category recognizes individuals and organisations who are the flag bearers of change and whose exemplary efforts have triggered far-reaching impact in the world. They have stood and succeeded against adversity, propagating a humanitarian point of view without caring for position, fame or money. ...
  • Corporate reactions to CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards March 18, 2015

    "Indian of the year awards is very good as it deals with socio problems. All CNN-IBN events have a benefit for the society. All the people they have chosen are very different people," said Yogesh J Lakhani, Chairman, Bright Outdoor Media Pvt limited. ...
  • Why everyone loves ISRO March 18, 2015

    The most emotional, goose bumps moment in the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year Awards last night was when the entire audience gave a standing ovation for the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) for winning the Lifetime Achievement Award. On stage were the former and current Chairmen of ISRO, Dr. K...
  • IOTY 2014: Nominees for business category March 18, 2015

    With their far-reaching vision and ideas, these leaders and astute entrepreneurs have not only charted growth stories for their businesses but have also positively impacted the lives of millions of consumers across the country. ...
  • Watch: Arun Jaitley talks about journey of CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards March 18, 2015

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley who bagged the Indian of the Year awards 2014 in politics category talks about the 9-year old long journey of the CNN-IBN Indian of the year awards. ...
  • Soli Sorabjee talks about PM Modi as the obvious choice for Indian of the year award 2014 March 18, 2015

    At Indian of the Year 2014, Jury Chairman and former Attorney General Soli Sorabjee talked about Prime Minister Narendra Modi as the obvious choice for Indian of the Year 2014 award. ...
  • IOTY 2014: CNN-IBN Managing Editor Radhakrishnan Nair delivers the vote of thanks March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • IOTY 2014: In conversation with entertainment nominee Chetan Bhagat March 17, 2015

    An investment banker, an author and now a screenplay writer, Chetan Bhagat has churned six best-selling novels, four of which have been adapted into films including the record breaking 3 Idiots and this year's 100 crore hit 2 States. He turned scriptwriter with Salman Khan's 200 crore hit Kick and...
  • IOTY 2014: K Chandrasekhar Rao, P Vijayan win Popular Choice Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao and IPS officer P Vijayan have been awarded Popular Choice Award at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 for their distinguished work in their respective fields. The credit for the oldest statehood movement of India this year that led to the creation...
  • IOTY 2014: Azim Premji, Kailash Satyarthi win Outstanding Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Wipro chief Azim Premji and Nobel Prize laureate Kailash Satyarthi have been awarded Outstanding Achievement Award at the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 for their distinguished work in their respective fields. Kailash Satyarthi who was awarded Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 for his contribution in fight against child...
  • Network18 Group CEO AP Parigi welcomes guests at IOTY 2014 March 17, 2015

    CNN-IBN's 'Indian of the Year' recognises the Indians whose contribution to the country has strengthened the foundation of our society and has helped build Brand India in the process. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Damodardas Modi is the CNN-IBN Indian of the Year 2014. He guided the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance to a massive win in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. With the biggest mandate since 1984 and the first time since then that a single party...
  • List of winners of Indian of the Year 2014 March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is CNN-IBN's Indian of the Year 2014 and the ISRO team won the Lifetime Achievement Award. Wipro Chairman Azim Premji and Nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi won the Indian of the Year for outstanding achievement. In a star-studded ceremony on Tuesday, CNN-IBN declared the Indian of...
  • Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella wins Indian of the Year 2014 in the Global Indian category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella has been awarded the Indian of the Year 2014 in the Global Indian section. He is third CEO of technology giant Microsoft. Nadella has successfully avoided fading into the giant shadows of his predecessors Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer. Sensing the wind, he is steering...
  • ISRO team wins Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: The Indian Space Research Organisation team won Indian of the Year 2014 Lifetime Achievement Award for Mars Orbiter Mission. ISRO achieved which no space agency in world including the USA's National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) managed to do in their first attempt. With this stupendous achievement, ISRO has...
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in politics section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley won the Indian of the Year award for his work in politics section. Currently the Union Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley is credited with ending the festering and unresolved leadership issues within the BJP post the Vajpayee-Advani era. He played a crucial role in...
  • Tongam Rina wins Indian of the Year in public service category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Journalist Tongam Rina wins the Indian of the Year 2014 for public service. She is the Associate Editor of Arunachal Times and was shot at close range for writing against the endemic corruption in her state. Recovered from her injuries, she continues her journalism of courage highlighting how...
  • Jitu Rai wins the Indian of the Year 2014 in sports section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Jitu Rai, the army marksman, has been awarded as the Indian of the Year 2014 in the sports section. India's shooters have been fairly successful on the world stage but never has anyone dominated like the army marksman. A phenomenal run started in June with three World Cup...
  • Chetan Bhagat is the Indian of the Year 2014 in entertainment section March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Renowned author Chetan Bhagat won the Indian of the Year 2014 in the entertainment section. He is an investment banker, an author and now a screenplay writer. He has churned six best-selling novels, four of which have been adapted into films including the record breaking '3 Idiots' and this...
  • N Chandrasekaran awarded Indian of the Year 2014 in business category March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Service N Chandrasekaran awarded the Indian of the Year 2014 in the business category. He is known for his management and leadership style. His ability to push boundaries and inspire his leadership team to do the same has helped the $13 billion-plus...