Indian Government

  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan 15-04-2014 12:58 PM

    The Supreme Court of India directed the Indian Government to include a new gender category to include people who don't identify as the traditional male or female. My head spins as I write this. A combination of being woken up suddenly from heavy sleep and a sudden jerk of pleasant...
  • The Last Word: Is Indian government endangering national security? 24-03-2014 08:55 PM

    Even after a month Indian Navy Chief Admiral DK Joshi resigned, it still headless. CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar asks the panel of experts whether the Indian government is neglecting the navy and endangering the national security. ...
  • No information shared on missing Malaysian plane: Passenger's relative 12-03-2014 06:21 PM

    Chennai: Even after five days of massive search operation for missing Malaysian Airlines flight MH 370, no headway has been made so far. India has on Wednesday joined in the search efforts and the area of the operations has been expanded with a focus on the South China Sea and...
  • The Last Word: Has Indian government mishandled the Italian marines' case? 25-02-2014 08:58 PM

    In a major relief for the two Italian marines accused of killing two Indian fishermen off the coast of Kerala in February 2012, India has agreed to drop the anti-piracy charges against them. The Centre told the Supreme Court on Monday that the marines will not be tried under the...
  • Indian government to spend more on AIDS control 12-02-2014 08:22 PM

    New Delhi: For the first time, the funding for AIDS Control Programme from the Indian government will be more than the funds coming from International donors and agencies. The National AIDS Control Programme (NACP) - Phase IV (2012-2017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 04-02-2014 12:15 AM

    New Delhi: The Indian government has built 10,250 houses last year for internally displaced people in Sri Lanka's northern and eastern provinces. "Another 27,750 houses will be constructed under the same scheme. The funds are being released directly to the beneficiaries," Finance Minister P Chidambaram said quoting a communication from...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai 18-12-2013 11:55 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • The Last Word: Are Indo-US relations being mishandled by both sides? 18-12-2013 09:50 PM

    Indo-US diplomatic ties are passing through one of the most turbulent phases in history after India on Wednesday alleged that the arrest of Indian Deputy Consul General Devyani Khobragde could have been a US conspiracy. Six days after Devyani's shocking arrest in New York, the incident witnessed a dramatic twist...
  • News 360: Devyani moved to UN mission, Government says arrest a conspiracy 18-12-2013 09:13 PM

    India has charged United States of America with planning the arrest of Devyani Khobragade in an alleged case of visa fraud related to her domestic help Sangeeta Richards. To ensure diplomatic immunity to Devyani, India has shifted her to the United Nations Permanent Mission in New York. ...
  • Apple says Indian agencies sought information on 65 Apple devices in 2013 07-11-2013 03:27 PM

    Mumbai: Technology giant Apple has disclosed that it has received 27 device requests, which are mostly related to seeking information about lost or stolen handsets, from Indian law enforcement agencies in the first six months of this year. The total number of such requests from global law enforcement agencies is...
  • Gmail, Yahoo could soon be banned for official communications in Indian govt offices 29-10-2013 01:30 PM

    New Delhi: Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban e-mail services such as Gmail and Yahoo for official communications by December this year in a move to safeguard its critical and sensitive data. The government is expected to route all its official communication through the official website NIC's email...
  • Pakistani media hails India's green signal to Manmohan-Sharif talks 28-09-2013 05:42 PM

    Islamabad:The Pakistani media on Saturday praised the Indian government for its decision to go ahead with the talks between Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his Pakistani counterpart Nawaz Sharif despite the terror attack in Jammu and Kashmir September 26. The two leaders are scheduled to meet on Sunday on...
  • LoC killings: Manmohan, Sharif may talk, but no secretary-level meet 08-08-2013 09:50 PM

    New Delhi: In a dramatic U-turn, the Indian government has decided not to go forth with the secretary-level talks between India and Pakistan following the killing for five soldiers by Pakistani Army at the Line of Control. Sources told CNN-IBN that it is unlikely that the secretary-level talks will be...
  • Govt mulling to introduce witness protection programme 26-05-2013 10:10 AM

    New Delhi: The government is mulling to introduce a witness protection programme based on best international models for guaranteeing anonymity to those who depose in courts against powerful accused in criminal cases. The Home Ministry has sought opinion of the state governments on the move to protect a threatened witness...
  • India should exactly reciprocate Chinese actions: Bharat Karnad 30-04-2013 05:55 PM

    The Chinese People's Liberation Army soldiers have pitched their fifth tent in Ladakh after their intrusion, almost 18 km into Indian territory from the Line of Actual Control (LAC) was first detected. How should India respond to this? Does India have the political will and other required capacities to force...
  • No plans to cancel China visit as of now: Khurshid 30-04-2013 03:27 PM

    New Delhi: External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid on Tuesday said that as of now there was no plans to cancel his visit to Beijing in wake of Chinese incursion in Ladakh. He, however, appeared to keep his options open saying "one week is a long time in politics". "Can I...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions 28-04-2013 09:26 AM

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNN-IBN tracked down the brave scouts who stood face to face with the Chinese platoon in the 1962 war. Many from Leh fought the Chinese in the 1962 war and many were taken prisoners of war...
  • Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms beyond LAC: Govt 26-04-2013 05:59 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Friday told a Parliamentary Committee that Chinese troops have pitched tents 19 kms deep inside the Indian territory in Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir and that efforts are underway to ensure that the status quo is maintained. Defence Secretary Shashi Kant Sharma and some...
  • Govt takes fresh steps to bring back Lalit Modi from UK 12-11-2012 10:25 PM

    New Delhi: The government has initiated fresh steps to bring back former IPL Commissioner Lalit Modi, facing charges of financial irregularities in the conduct of the T-20 cricket tournament, from the UK where he has been staying for nearly two years. The Finance Ministry, sources said, has written to the...
  • Indian traders safe in Shanghai: Government 05-01-2012 08:27 PM

    New Delhi: The government on Thursday said the two Indian traders, who were holed up in a China hotel and were facing threats following a business dispute, were safe in Shanghai. But their return to India will take time till the commercial litigation is resolved. "The traders are in Shanghai....
  • India to borrow Rs 40000 cr more in 2011-12: RBI 30-12-2011 07:21 PM

    New Delhi: India will borrow an additional Rs 400 billion through dated securities in the current fiscal year ending in March, the RBI said on Friday. The government will borrow 140 billion rupees each in January 2-6 week, January 9-13 week and January 16-20 week, it said in a statement....
  • Facebook's response on its content policy 06-12-2011 12:59 PM

    New Delhi: Facebook has come up with a response after Telecom Minister Kapil Sibal asked Internet companies to screen alleged derogatory, defamatory and inflammatory content about religious figures and Indian leaders. Facebook in a statement says, "We want Facebook to be a place where people can discuss things freely, while...
  • Government gives thumbs down to condom kurta 20-06-2011 12:46 PM

    New Delhi: Delhi-based designer MA Rahman, who made a condom kurta in 2010 to raise AIDS awareness, says he had approached the Indian government for support but there was no reply from the authorities and so he sent the shirt to the UN secretary general. "I thought of doing something...