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  • Bill and Melind Gates get Padma Bhushan 15 hours 34 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Microsoft founder Bill Gates and his wife Melinda Gates, who are also big philanthropists, on Sunday were chosen for Padma Bhushan award this year under the social work category. In the trade and industry discipline, Karim Al Hussaini Aga Khan, whose domicile is France/UK, has been selected for Padma...
  • Food Security Act: BJP wanted to oppose but feared backlash 3 days ago

    New Delhi: When the UPA government brought Food Security Bill, BJP had felt that the coverage of 67 per cent population under it was too high but did not oppose then because of the fear of being branded "anti-poor", a senior party leader said on Thursday. BJP then decided to...
  • Bill & Melinda Gates: Our bet for 2030 4 days ago

    The authors are co-chairs of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Their 2015 Annual Letter, from which this article was adapted, is available at www.gatesletter.com. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the authors. Fifteen years ago, the two of us made a bet. We started our foundation in...
  • Human DNA Profiling Bill likely in Budget session: Centre to SC 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Government intends to introduce the Human DNA Profiling Bill, to enable identification of bodies and missing persons and create a DNA database, in the upcoming Budget Session of Parliament. In an affidavit filed before the Supreme Court, the Department of Biotechnology said that in accordance with the apex court...
  • A sneak peek into Obama's presidential suite at ITC Maurya 5 days ago

    New Delhi: ITC Maurya, the most sought after star hotel in New Delhi is grabbing everyone's attention, as the ultra luxury hotel will be hosting the US President Barack Obama and the first lady Michelle Obama. While it is already under tight security, CNN-IBN managed to get an exclusive sneak...
  • Man gets sued because his son did not attend a birthday party! 6 days ago

    LONDON - It was not what Derek Nash expected to find in his 5-year-old's school bag: A bill demanding a "no-show fee" for another child's birthday party. Nash said the bill from another parent sought 15.95 pounds because his son Alex had not attended the party at a ski center in...
  • Arvind Kejriwal takes on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi January 17, 2015

    Aam Aadmi Party chief Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the BJP over inflated electricity bills in Delhi. Asks the party why they have not been able to reduce electricity bills in Delhi. ...
  • Bill Cosby to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and new allegations of sexual misconduct January 16, 2015

    DENVER: Bill Cosby is planning to perform in Colorado despite expected protests and a new allegation of sexual misconduct. The comedian released a statement thanking his "courageous" fans and saying he's ready to perform in Pueblo on Friday and in Denver on Saturday. He finished his statement with references to his "Fat...
  • Malala Yousafzai, Aamir Khan, Bill Gates write to world leaders on climate change, poverty and inequality January 15, 2015

    India's leading global ambassadors comprising A-list actors, actresses, renowned directors, award-winning authors, dignitaries and esteemed public figures came together in an unprecedented show of unity on January 15, 2015 to show their support via Twitter and Facebook for the launch of the historic action/2015 campaign. The campaign, billed as one...
  • Centre urges MPs, CMs to give up subsidised LPG cylinders to cut government's subsidy bill January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a move to cut the government's subsidy bill, Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has called on VIPs to give up their subsidy on LPG gas cylinders. Pradhan is expected to write to Members of Parliament across party lines. According to sources, he has already spoken to three chief...
  • Three more women accuse comedian Bill Cosby of sexual assault January 8, 2015

    Los Angeles: Three more women have accused comedian and actor Bill Cosby of sexually assaulting them during the 1980s and 1990s, adding to a litany of similar charges dogging the screen star. At a press conference ON Wednesday, Linda Kirkpatrick and Lynn Neal said they had met Cosby at a tennis...
  • Bill for disposition of property by Hindus in Pakistan deferred January 6, 2015

    Peshawar: The tabling of a bill to remove "certain existing disabilities" in disposition of property by Hindus in Pakistan's northwest Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa province in the assembly was deferred on Monday. Provincial Law Minister Imtiaz Shahid informed the House the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Hindu Disposition of Property Bill, 2014 would be presented in...
  • Centre may not immediately notify law to scrap collegium system January 4, 2015

    New Delhi: A new law to replace the much-criticised collegium system is likely to be brought into force only after two eminent persons who would be part of the proposed high-level commission are nominated. Besides nominating these two persons, the government has to put in place rules governing the National...
  • 'Twilight' star Nikki Reed to get three houses after divorce from husband Paul McDonald January 3, 2015

    Los Angeles: 'Twilight' actress Nikki Reed will be granted three houses, three cars and a dog in assets when her divorce from husband Paul McDonald is finalised. The 26-year-old will soon be celebrating the news that she is officially separated from her former spouse, after filing in May 2014 citing irreconcilable...
  • Watch: Centre must recall EGoM, amend GST Bill, says Amit Mitra January 3, 2015

    West Bengal Finance Minister Amit Mitra lashed out at the Centre over the goods and services tax bill. Speaking exclusively to Network 18, Mitra said that the Centre bypassed the empowered group of ministers and got the GST Bill approved hastily. ...
  • President questioned government's urgency before signing Ordinance on Land Bill: Sources January 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Though the government cleared the ordinance on the Land Acquisition Bill with the approval of Pranab Mujherjee, sources say that the President questioned the Centre over the hurry in the matter. According to sources, the President even communicated to Unions ministers that it would have been better if the...
  • 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' to premier at British Royal Family Gala December 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Actress Tina Desai is elated that her Hollywood project 'The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel' has been chosen to be screened at a gala for Britain's Royal Family next year. The entire cast, including Dev Patel and Tina Desai, will be in attendance at the London gala Feb 17. "It is...
  • Centre to take ordinance route to effect changes in Land Acquisition Act December 27, 2014

    New Delhi: After yet another winter session of Parliament was washed out, wherein the Narendra Modi government failed to pass crucial economic reforms, it is now planning the ordinance route to make changes to the Land Acquisition Act. The government plans to exclude 13 central laws to clear several infrastructure and...
  • Cabinet approves ordinances for coal auction, insurance reforms December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: After failing to pass the Insurance Bill as a result of repeated disruptions in the Winter session of Parliament, the government has cleared an ordinance to raise the cap of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in the Insurance sector. The Union Cabinet has also cleared the ordinance for implementation...
  • Political obstruction makes PM Modi's road to reform a rocky one December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: Parliamentary obstruction scuppered Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic agenda in a month-long session that ended on Tuesday, and the prospect of further deadlock means he will find it hard to deliver quickly on promises of reform. Lawmakers left without voting on a long-delayed Bill to raise the cap on...
  • Common man to benefit from GST; states to gain from Day 1, says Arun Jaitley December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: The proposed Goods and Services Tax (GST) will benefit most of the states from Day 1 and industries and common man also stand to gain, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said on Monday. Speaking at the meeting of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee attached to...
  • Opposition parties harming people's interests by blocking Bills: Naidu December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Hitting out at opposition parties, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday said they were raising the conversion issue to derail the Narendra Modi government's agenda of development and good governance and accused them of "blocking" important Bills in Parliament. After the opposition parties stalled proceedings in Parliament, Naidu...
  • Will stage protest if Congress opposes e-rickshaw Bill in Rajya Sabha: BJP December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party on Saturday threatened to stage protest outside the residences of Congress leaders if they oppose 'e-rickshaw bill' in Rajya Sabha. A bill to regularise e-rickshaws and provide for driving licences for battery-operated vehicles was introduced in Lok Sabha recently, paving the way for such vehicles...
  • Two days left in winter session, fate of Insurance, Coal Bills hang in balance December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: With only two working days left in the winter session of Parliament, the fate of the government's economic reform agenda, particularly the Insurance Bill and the Coal Bill, hangs in balance in view of strong opposition by some parties. The Insurance Bill, which provides for raising FDI cap from...
  • Government to compensate states for revenue losses from new GST December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: India will compensate its state governments for revenue losses due to the new nationwide Goods and Service Tax (GST), which is targeted to be implemented on April 1, 2016, the Finance Minister said on Friday. Arun Jaitley told reporters that petroleum products would be part of the new GST. Earlier,...
  • Will not allow political obstructionism to stop Insurance Bill: Arun Jaitley December 20, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after introducing the long-pending GST Bill in the Lok Sabha, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday said the government is "extremely determined" to push insurance sector reforms and will not allow political obstructionism to stop it. "The government is extremely determined to go ahead with this (insurance...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay December 19, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Pakistan extends custody of 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi for three months December 19, 2014

    Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, a key planner of the 2008 Mumbai attack, on Friday was detained by Pakistani authorities for three more months, a day after he was granted bail by a court that caused an outrage in India. Lakhvi, 54, was detained for three months under Maintenance of Public Order...
  • Goods and Services Tax Bill introduced in Lok Sabha after nod by states, TMC sounds caution December 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Aimed at creating a single tax for goods and services across the country, the Centre on Friday introduced the long-pending Constitution Amendment Goods and Services Tax (GST) Bill in the Lok Sabha for rollout of the new regime from April 2016 subsuming various levies like entry tax and...
  • Making Indian roads safer by keeping untrained drivers off the road December 19, 2014

    The new draft of the Road Safety and Transport Bill suggests a unified driving licensing system and automated driving tests. There are nearly 950 RTO's in the country. Modernizing, operating and maintaining them will cost approximately 1000 crores per year. Seems like a high price but not as high as...