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  • CIA chief admits agency used 'abhorrent' methods on detainees December 12, 2014

    Langley: CIA Director John Brennan said on Thursday some agency officers used "abhorrent" methods on detainees captured following the September 11 attacks and said it was "unknowable" whether harsh interrogation techniques yielded useful intelligence. With his agency under fire in the aftermath of a US Senate report detailing the CIA's use...
  • Parliamentary committee recommends 49 per cent cap on foreign investment in insurance December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A Parliamentary Committee has recommended a composite cap of 49 per cent on foreign investment in insurance in a report tabled in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The Select Committee report said that the cap on foreign investment in insurance include foreign direct investment and foreign portfolio investments. The Congress has...
  • Backed by Congress, Select Committee to submit report on Insurance Bill in Rajya Sabha today December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: After a delay of almost seven years, the legislative approval to hike foreign direct investment in insurance sector from 26 per cent to 49 per cent may finally come from Parliament. The Select Committee on the Insurance Bill will submit its report to the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. The...
  • Congress gives a go ahead to Insurance Bill in Select Committee: sources December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Narendra Modi government's reform agenda, the Congress has given a go-ahead to the Insurance Bill in the Select Committee, said sources. The government has proposed to hike foreign direct investment from 26 per cent to 49 per cent in the insurance sector. The Left...
  • IOC clears way for more than one Olympic Games host city December 8, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee on Monday voted to allow host cities to move competitions to other towns, or countries, in a break with the tradition of keeping the Games in one location. The decision fuels speculation regarding the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics, with sources telling Reuters on Saturday that talks were...
  • Select Committee adopts draft report on Insurance Bill, Congress in favour December 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Select Committee looking into the Insurance Bill on Monday adopted a draft report with a majority of members giving a nod to it. According to sources, at least 11 out of the 15 members agreed to the report by the Chandan Mitra headed committee. The report is likely to...
  • MHA forms SOPs committee to check Naxal operations December 4, 2014

    Raipur: Following the killing of 14 CRPF jawans in Chhattisgrah, the Home Ministry on Thursday formed a committee on Standard Operating Procedure for Naxal related activities. The seven-member committee will be headed by former DG CRPF K Vijay Kumar. The members will include officers from CRPF, IB, Home Ministry and State...
  • Congress-BJP gap over Insurance Bill narrows down December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The differences between Congress and Bharatiya Janata Party have narrowed over proposed amendments in Insurance bill and clause by clause discussion is taking place in the Select Committee, the sources said. According to the sources, a draft report of the Insurance laws amendment bill to be circulated on December...
  • IPL spot-fixing: Anxiety mounts for Srinivasan, CSK as SC resumes hearing December 1, 2014

    Anxiety-metre in Indian cricket will once again soar on Monday as the Supreme Court resumes hearing in the Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal after observations during last hearing pushed N Srinivasan and Chennai Super Kings (CSK) into a tight corner. Srinivasan's future as a cricket administrator hangs by a thread...
  • Hundreds of revellers dance, celebrate Queer Pride Parade in Delhi November 30, 2014

    The Delhi Queer Pride Parade - a much-awaited celebration by queer community in the capital, will start in a few moments from now. To celebrate their identities and stand against oppression and violence, the LGBT community marches towards a future without discrimination and prejudice. We live blog the parade...
  • Actress Khushbu joins Congress, praises party on secularism November 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Lying low for nearly six months after quitting the DMK, actress Khushbu on Wednesday joined the Congress after meeting party president Sonia Gandhi and vice president Rahul Gandhi at AICC headquarters in New Delhi. Speaking at the press conference at the party headquarters, she said, "Congress is the...
  • BJP MP Chandan Mitra confident of passing bills listed for winter session November 25, 2014

    Despite the ruckus, BJP MP Chandan Mitra, who is the head of the Select Committee on insurance, said that he was confident of passing bills listed for the winter session. Mitra said, "I am confident of finishing the work by the stipulated time. The demands of TMC leaders of not...
  • Rajya Sabha extends deadline for Select Committee on Insurance Bill by December 12 November 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Rajya Sabha on Tuesday extended deadline for the Select Committee on the Insurance Amendment Bill and asked it to submit the report by December 12. According to the amendment, the foreign direct investment will be hiked from 26 per cent to 49 per cent. The Opposition parties raised questions...
  • SAARC Standing Committee discusses terrorism, energy, poverty November 23, 2014

    Kathmandu: Top diplomats of the eight-member SAARC grouping on Sunday discussed cooperation on a range of issues like combating terrorism, poverty alleviation, energy security and climate change. Foreign Secretary Sujata Singh and other top diplomats met at the 41st meeting of SAARC Standing Committee ahead of the 18th SAARC Summit...
  • Action against CSK would be disastrous for IPL: India Cements November 21, 2014

    New Delhi: India Cements Limited owner of Indian Premier League (IPL) franchise Chennai Super Kings told the Supreme Court Friday that any action against it would have disastrous consequences for the cash-rich Twenty20 tournament. If any orders are passed against India Cements it could have "disastrous consequences not only for this...
  • 'Clean' Srinivasan requests SC to reinstate him as BCCI president November 21, 2014

    Having regained considerable ground after a clean chit in the IPL probe followed by backing from the BCCI, N Srinivasan on Friday requested the Supreme Court to reinstate him as the BCCI president. Srinivasan, the ICC Chairman, filed an affidavit in the SC requesting the apex court to allow his return...
  • PM Narendra Modi had an extraordinarily successful visit: US official November 21, 2014

    Washington: Terming Prime Minister Narendra Modi's US visit as "extraordinarily successful", a top official in the Obama administration has said US-India relationship has come "a remarkable distance". "We've just had the extraordinarily successful visit of Prime Minister Modi here to the United States, and an agenda that is working across...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 17, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay November 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Mudgal report gives clean chit to Srinivasan, Meiyappan indicted in IPL spot-fixing November 17, 2014

    Huge relief came N Srinivasan's way on Monday when findings of the Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee's report on IPL spot-fixing confirmed that he and his son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan were not involved in match-fixing; however, Srinivasan was aware of corruption in the IPL and Meiyappan did place bets. ...
  • IOC to unveil major Olympic changes next week November 14, 2014

    The International Olympic Committee will unveil plans to overhaul parts of the sporting extravaganza next week as they look to make the Games more attractive to fans and sponsors alike. IOC President Thomas Bach will present 40 recommendations at the renovated Olympic Museum in Lausanne on November 18 and while specific...
  • IPL Spot-Fixing: Supreme Court names 'actors involved in drama' November 14, 2014

    In a dramatic turn of events in the IPL spot-fixing case on Friday, the Supreme Court, while hearing the case, inadvertently named two current players as mentioned in the final probe report submitted by Justice Mukul Mudgal Committee. The court was reading out the names of non-players mentioned in the report,...
  • IPL spot fixing case: Supreme Court hearing on Mudgal committee report today November 14, 2014

    The apex court on Monday said that it will go through the report that probed the allegations of betting and spot-fixing. ...
  • IPL spot-fixing case: Supreme Court hearing on Mudgal committee report today November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court hearing on the report by Justice Mudgal Committee, which is probing the Indian Premier League's (IPL) spot-fixing case, is scheduled to take place on Friday. The apex court had adjourned the hearing to November 14. The reason was the judges had not read the report. Justice...
  • BJP releases 3rd list of 5 candidates for J&K polls November 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata party on Tuesday finalised the names of five candidates for five-phase Jammu and Kashmir Assembly Elections. The list was finalised by the party's Central Election Committee and was approved by BJP's national general secretary Jagat Prakash Nadda. The voting will begin from November 25 and results...
  • IPL Mess: Will the truth ever come out? November 10, 2014

    The Supreme Court said it will go through the Mudgal committee report and examine whether it could be made public or parts of it should be withheld. ...
  • SC adjourns hearing on Mukul Mudgal IPL spot-fixing report to November 14 November 10, 2014

    The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on Justice Mudgal Committee report on the Indian Premier League spot-fixing to November 14. The judges have not read the report yet. According to sources, N Srinivasan is ready to contest elections for the post of BCCI president. Srinivasan is ready with three sets...
  • The Congress party : How long will it remain in denial mode? November 8, 2014

    It is now close to six months that the Congress party faced one of its most devastating routs in the Lok Sabha elections. The defeat was so staggering that the party drew a blank in as many as twelve states of the country. Since being voted out of...
  • One India player, MS Dhoni's conflict of interest mentioned in Mudgal report: sources November 3, 2014

    The final IPL spot-fixing probe report submitted to the Supreme Court by the Justice Mukul Mudgal committee on Monday contains the name of one India national player, while also highlighting the conflict of interest of India and Chennai Super Kings captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni, sources told CNN-IBN. CNN-IBN has also learnt...
  • BCCI pleads SC for early hearing on IPL 6 scandal: sources November 2, 2014

    Moreover, BCCI also wants clarity on N Srinivasan's position ahead of the Annual General body meeting, which is scheduled for Nov 20. ...