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  • Sitaram Yechury elected as new CPM general secretary Yesterday

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is the party's new general secretary. S Ramachandran Pillai who was also the frontrunner for the post withdrew his nomination after he failed to garner the support. The decision on the new general secretary was taken by the party's Central Committee at Vishakhapatnam on Sunday. Yechury's name...
  • Sitaram Yechury likely to be new CPM general secretary as SR Pillai withdraws nomination: sources Yesterday

    Vishakhapatnam: CPM Politburo Sitaram Yechury is likely to be the party's new general secretary as S Ramachandran Pillai withdrew his nomination for the post, sources said on Sunday. Pillai withdrew his nomination as he failed to garner enough support. The decision on the new general secretary will be taken by the...
  • News 360: Minor girl recounts her horrifying story of alleged sexual exploitation by Naxals 3 days ago

    A 13-year-old girl, who was a Maoist child soldier, from Jharkhand has revealed the alleged horrors she and other minor girls suffered at the hands of the ultras. An exclusive interrogation video exposes how Maoists use women and children as human shields. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay 3 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 3 days ago

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. ...
  • International Paralympic committee derecognises Indian body due to infighting 3 days ago

    Paralympic Committee of India was derecognised by the International Paralympic committee on Friday due to infighting in the organistation, CNN-IBN has learnt. The decision was taken after gross negligence and mismanagement by the PCI in organising the national championship in Ghaziabad. Following the ban, the Paralympic Committee of India has been...
  • IOC launches whistleblower hotline on match-fixing 6 days ago

    London: The IOC on Monday set up a hotline for whistleblowers to report match-fixing and other corruption in a new initiative to protect the integrity and credibility of the Olympics and other sports competitions. The International Olympic Committee said the web-based "integrity and compliance hotline" is open to athletes, coaches, referees...
  • 'Nanak Shah Fakir': SGPC wants centre to ban the film's screening April 11, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC), the mini-parliament of Sikh religion, has sought the intervention of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the central government to ban the screening of film 'Nanak Shah Fakir'. In a communication to Modi and union Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley, SGPC president Avtar Singh...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • CCPA recommends reconvening Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13 April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs on Tuesday recommended reconvening the Rajya Sabha from April 23 to May 13. Even though the Lok Sabha passed the Land Acquisition Bill with nine amendments on March 9, it is yet to be take up in the Upper House. The Upper...
  • Filthy toilets, dormitories with no beds for para athletes in India April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India has suspended president Rajesh Tomar after the recent National Para-Athletics championship sparked a row due to lack of basic facilities - including drinking water and food - at the hostels for the athletes. The decision was taken at the meeting of the executive...
  • MPs having conflict of interest should declare it: M Venkaiah Naidu April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid a raging debate over BJP MPs in tobacco trade on a panel looking into framing rules for the product, Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Monday made it clear that anybody having conflict of interest is supposed to declare it as per rules. Accosted with a barrage...
  • Indonesia settles Olympics logo row ahead of Asian Games April 4, 2015

    Jakarta: An Indonesian sports body has agreed to stop using the Olympic rings logo, an official said, after the country faced the threat of losing the right to host the 2018 Asian Games. The International Olympic Committee sent a letter in January warning Indonesia that it could lose its role in...
  • Indonesia resolve Olympic ring row, avoid IOC ban April 4, 2015

    Indonesia is set to retain the hosting rights of the 2018 Asian Games and avoid an International Olympic Committee (IOC) ban after resolving a row over the use of the Olympic rings logo. The IOC had allowed only the Indonesian Olympic Committee (KOI) to use the iconic logo featuring five different...
  • IOC wants to see India as major sporting power, says Randhir Singh April 3, 2015

    New Delhi: IOC chief Thomas Bach calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi later this month signals that the world body wants to see India as a major sporting power capable of hosting Olympic Games, said IOC honorary member Randhir Singh today. "I spoke to IOC president earlier in the day and...
  • IOC to pay president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros a year April 3, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee has said it will give president Thomas Bach 225,000 euros ($243,600) a year to cover his costs. The IOC said in a statement on Thursday that it was making public details of proposed payments to executive board members "with a view to ensuring total transparency", reports...
  • Debroy Committee submits interim report to Railways April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Limited role for Railway Board, revamping of HR functions, and switch over to commercial accounting of railway functions are some of the recommendations made by the Debroy Committee in its interim report to Railways on Wednesday. The high-level committee headed by economist Vivek Debroy, who is a NITI Aayog...
  • AAP removes Yogendra Yadav from chief spokesperson post, appoints a 20-member panel March 31, 2015

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked dissident leader Yogendra Yadav as chief spokesperson of the party and also removed rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar as spokespersons while announcing a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? March 31, 2015

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • Sikhs protest against clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in 1984 riots March 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Scores of Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee staged a protest outside CBI headquarters against its move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case. The protesters, who gathered outside the CBI headquarters around 4 PM,...
  • J&K government forms coordination committee with 5 members each from BJP and PDP March 26, 2015

    Jammu: Ruling coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, on Thursday formed a coordination committee to ensure that the agenda for the alliance is implemented within the defined timeframe and all the policy issues adhered to in letter and spirit of the coalition. The...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • Paralympians use rooms without toilets, forced to sleep on floor at national event March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The three-day National Para Athletic Championship which concluded on Sunday has been labelled a national shame. The participants were forced to use filthy toilets which doubled up as bathrooms and dormitories with no beds. There was a sheer lack of basic disabled friendly infrastructure in the National Para Athletics...
  • Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it. The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining...
  • Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till Friday, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted. The House saw four adjournments of brief spells in quick succession after members from Congress and...
  • Coal bill may clear Rajya Sabha hurdle, mines bill to go back to Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by...
  • Yogendra Yadav welcomes PAC's decision to expand AAP nationally, says step in right direction March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Battling infighting, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday decided to take steps to end the rift in the party by reaching out to senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan besides expanding the party in other states. Yadav welcomed the party's move and he tweeted, "Welcome PAC's statement to...
  • Prashant Bhushan reaches out Kejriwal, seeks meeting to end rift in AAP March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Political Affairs Committee member Prashant Bhushan on Monday reached out to party national convener Arvind Kejriwal. Bhushan has sought a meeting with the Delhi Chief Minister to end the rift in the party. Bhushan said, "I have sent a message to Kejriwal....