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  • #AskEAC: Answers to your questions on the elections 23-04-2014 06:06 PM

    The CNN-IBN Microsoft Election Analytics Centre is your one-stop destination for any facts or figures on Lok Sabha elections from 1951-52 to now. You can explore the interactive graphs, maps and tables to discover new facets of Indian elections and/or tweet your questions with #AskEAC. ...
  • Doctor arrested in inebriated state, released on bail 23-04-2014 03:33 PM

    A government doctor at a Community Health Centre (CHC) in Bundi was arrested in an inebriated state for allegedly disturbing peace but was released on bail, police said on Wednesday. Ganesh Lal Meena, posted at the CHC in Indergarh was arrested on Tuesday and a case under section 107 (disturbing...
  • India is facing huge cancer crisis: Experts 13-04-2014 06:35 PM

    London: India is facing a cancer crisis, with smoking, belated diagnosis and unequal access to treatment causing large-scale problems, experts said. Every year in India, around one million new cancer cases are diagnosed and around 600,000 to 700,000 people die from cancer in India, with this death toll projected to...
  • When it rained candidates... and the EC noticed 10-04-2014 04:42 PM

    If you thought a seat like Varanasi, with two high-profile candidates and several others in the fray, is going to be fought for like a bear-pit, think of the poor voters of East Delhi LS constituency in 1996, when they were simultaneously set upon by 122 candidates demanding their votes....
  • Party crashers: What India's most unsuccessful political party teaches us 09-04-2014 01:16 PM

    The Aam Admi Party's meteoric rise to prominence in the past few months has made it a major topic of discussion this electoral season. Traditionally, however, it has not been easy for India's political parties to establish an electoral presence nationally. Barring the Congress and the BJP, most other parties...
  • Hundreds of Tetris fans play a giant version of the classic video game on the side of a 29-story building in Philadelphia 08-04-2014 09:56 AM

    Sam Robinson said it's been about 15 years since he last played the videogame Tetris on a Game Boy. On Saturday night, he played it on the side of a skyscraper. Robinson, 30, was among the hundreds of Tetris fans who had a little fun Saturday with a big version...
  • India to launch Astrosat in 2015: ISRO 04-04-2014 09:16 PM

    The Indian space agency is developing Astrosat - an astronomical satellite to study stars and other celestial bodies and expects to launch it in 2015, said a senior official in Sriharikota Friday. Speaking to reporters after the successful launch of India's second navigation satellite Space Application Centre director AS Kiran...
  • Indian rocket carrying navigation satellite blasts off 04-04-2014 06:43 PM

    An Indian rocket carrying the country's second navigation satellite - IRNSS-1B - on Friday blasted off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikotain Andhra Pradesh. Exactly at 5.14 p.m., the rocket - Polar Satellite Launch Vehicle-C24 (PSLV-C24) standing around 44.4 metres tall and weighing around 320 tonnes - tore...
  • Trinamool Congress will control the Centre post elections: Mamata 31-03-2014 05:23 PM

    Kolkata: Claiming that her Trinamool Congress will control the new government at the Centre, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday asserted that her regime would leverage the strength to ensure the state was not deprived of central funds. "Trinamool will control the government in Delhi. We won't allow...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif invited to a cultural event in Lahore 30-03-2014 06:16 PM

    Karachi: Actor Amitabh Bachchan and actress Katrina Kaif have been invited for the annual Literary and Cultural Conference to be held in Lahore, organisers said. According to a report in Dawn newspaper, Bachchan, 71, and Kaif are among the many foreign dignitaries, who may attend the event organised by the...
  • Government defends move to cap condom prices 25-03-2014 10:49 PM

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday defended its decision to bring condoms under the Drug Price Control Order (DPCO), which has put a cap on prices of all male contraceptives in the country. Delhi High Court's acting Chief Justice BD Ahmed and Justice Sidharth Mridul was also informed by...
  • Political climate in favour of UDF, asserts Chandy 11-03-2014 09:12 PM

    Thiruvananthapuram: Buoyant over Centre issuing draft notification addressing state concern on Kasturirangan report and RSP joining the ruling UDF, Kerala Chief Minister Oommen Chandy on Tuesday said political climate in the state was in favour of Congress. "The UDF government was not worried over its thin majority so far. So,...
  • Panel for Seemandhra capital this week: Jairam Ramesh 04-03-2014 05:32 PM

    Guntur: The Central government will appoint an experts' committee this week to identify the capital for the residual state of Andhra Pradesh, Union Minister Jairam Ramesh said on Tuesday. The committee will submit its report in six months, he said. The panel will study various alternatives and pick up a...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan to stage sit-in on March 6 over farmers' cause 04-03-2014 04:00 PM

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Tuesday said he and his Cabinet colleagues will stage a sit-in on March 6 during the bandh call given by the BJP to protest the Centre's apathy towards farmers affected by natural calamities. "Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had no time to meet...
  • Rs 50 lakh hospital to come up at tourist spot Khajrana 01-03-2014 03:38 PM

    A hospital and diagnostic centre costing Rs 50 lakh will come up at religious tourist hotspot Khajrana in Indore. A decision to this effect was taken on Friday at a meeting of the Khajrana Ganesh Temple management committee held under the chairmanship of Collector Akash Tripathi. A number of issues...
  • SC notice to Centre on government employee plea to contest election 28-02-2014 06:09 PM

    Government rules barring its PSU employees from contesting election were on Friday put under judicial scrutiny with the Supreme Court agreeing to examine its validity and issuing a notice to the Centre and the Election Commission on the matter. A bench, headed by Chief Justice P Sathasivam, sought a response...
  • Leadership curriculum needed to transform schools: Minister 26-02-2014 11:58 PM

    Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju on Wednesday highlighted the need for a national school leadership curriculum that has the capability to transform each school on a rights-based approach. "Academic findings indicate that the most critical part of any schooling system which impacts learning is the school leadership. We...
  • UPA woos minorities, to fully sponsor pre-matriculation scholarships 26-02-2014 11:43 PM

    New Delhi: In yet another move to woo voters, the Union government has decided to fully fund the pre-matriculation scholarships for minority students. Earlier, Centre sponsored the scholarships only partially. Minority Affairs Minister Rahman Khan informed about the latest offering by the government on Wednesday. Last year in May, Supreme...
  • AP unlikely to get new CM, to be under President's rule: Cong sources 24-02-2014 08:42 AM

    New Delhi: After the resignation of Nallari Kiran Kumar Reddy as the chief minister of Andhra Pradesh, the state is unlikely to get the successor as Lok Sabha elections are nearing, said Congress sources on Monday. The state is likely to be under the President's Rule. Reddy had resigned last...
  • Centre should hike state government employees' DA too: Mamata 22-02-2014 08:39 PM

    Kolkata: West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Saturday demanded that the central government hike the dearness allowance of state government employees whenever they extend such benefits to their own staff. "The central govenement hikes the DA of its employees from time to time. But the state government does not...
  • AP CM set to resign, meets Seemandhra legislators 19-02-2014 10:10 AM

    Hyderabad: Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy, who is upset over the Telangana bill being passed by the Lok Sabha, is all set to resign on Wednesday. The Chief Minister is meeting some of his Cabinet colleagues and legislators from Seemandhra region before he addresses a press conference...
  • Centre moves SC on quota for minorities issue 18-02-2014 07:11 PM

    The Centre has moved the Supreme Court seeking interim order for implementation of 4.5 per cent sub-quota for backward classes belonging to minorities in central educational institutions which was quashed by the Andhra Pradesh High Court. The government filed an application pleading that it should be allowed to grant the...
  • Centre politicising gate installation at Narmada dam, says Narendra Modi 17-02-2014 06:04 PM

    Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Monday alleged that the Centre was ignoring the state's repeated demand to install gates at the Sardar Sarovar dam. "Forty years after Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru laid the foundation stone of the project, the state is still fighting for the...
  • Parties with conflicting ideologies bad for growth: Assocham 15-02-2014 08:24 PM

    New Delhi: Industry body Assocham on Saturday said governments at the Centre and the states formed by parties with conflicting ideologies would hit the country's economic prospects. "If parties with sharp conflicting political and economic ideologies come together and form the government in the states and at the Centre, economic...
  • Modi skips the release of 'ModiNomics' 15-02-2014 01:10 PM

    New Delhi: BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi who was scheduled to release a book on his Gujarat model of governance tweeted on Saturday afternoon that he would not be able to attend the programme. Modi tweeted, "Unfortunately, would not be able to join book release programme of 'ModiNomics'. My...
  • Centre's nod on gas issue allowed future windfall to RIL, alleges ACB 14-02-2014 07:09 PM

    New Delhi: The approval by Centre to Reliance Industries Ltd (RIL) allowing expenditure of 8.8 billion dollar to increase production of gas from KG basin paved the way for "future windfall" revenue of Rs 1.2 lakh crore($ 20 billion) to the Mukesh Ambani-led firm, the Anti-Corruption Branch (ACB) alleged in...
  • Northeast students protesting Nido Taniam's death in Delhi lathicharged 14-02-2014 04:49 PM

    New Delhi: Northeast students protesting at Vijay Chowk and Rajpath over the death of Arunachal Pradesh boy Nido Taniam were lathicharged by Delhi Police personnel when they started marching towards the Raisina Hill. As soon as the students started marching from Vijay Chowk towards Raisina Hill, the police personnel tried...
  • Interim railway budget disappointing: Jayalalithaa 12-02-2014 11:57 PM

    Chennai: Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa on Wednesday termed the interim railway budget as "extremely disappointing", and said the Centre was disowning its responsibility on fixing rates. She said the Railway Tariff Authority was a ploy by the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government to disown "responsibility for fixing tariffs...
  • Centre's consent needed before tabling Jan Lokpal Bill: Law Ministry 12-02-2014 10:34 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy over the Jan Lokpal Bill does not seem to end as the Law Ministry has said that Delhi government has to take Centre's consent before passing such a Bill. But Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal remains defiant and said he will table the Bill in Delhi Assembly...
  • Delhi Cabinet passes Jan Lokpal Bill, to be tabled on Thursday 12-02-2014 05:49 PM

    New Delhi: The Delhi cabinet has cleared the Jan Lokpal Bill and it will now be tabled on Thursday despite the Centre's opposition. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will also seek the sense of the House during a special outdoor Assembly session on the February 16. The passing of the Jan...