INDIAN GOVERNMENT

  • Pakistan side Lahore Lions issued Indian visa for CLT20 September 8, 2014

    Lahore Lions have been cleared by the Indian government to play in the Champions League Twenty20, with the Pakistan club issued visas and likely to arrive in India on September 9. Champions of Pakistan's domestic T20 competition, Lions will play the qualifiers to be held before the main tournament. "The Indian...
  • Government refuses oneyear resident visa to writer Taslima Nasreen July 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Controversial writer Taslima Nasreen, who is living in exile since 1994, has been refused a oneyear visa by the government and instead given permission to stay in India for two months. The 51yearold writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home...
  • Sri Sri Ravi Shankar optimistic about new Indian government June 25, 2014

    Washington: Indian spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar has exuded confidence that Prime Minister Narendra Modi would be able to deliver the promises he made to the people during his election campaign. "That's what his track record says. In the past he has done like that," he said, hoping that...
  • Switzerland to work with new Indian government on tax evasion June 23, 2014

    New Delhi: As the debate on alleged black money stashed by Indians in Swiss banks continues, Switzerland on Monday said it is looking forward to working together with the new government of India in its fight against tax evasion. The European nation's Ministry of Finance also said that "Switzerland understands...
  • India should not shy away from 'contentious' issues: Pakistan May 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistan on Monday said India should not shy away from dealing with "contentious" issues like Jammu and Kashmir which need to be resolved for the two countries to move on. Pakistan's High Commissioner to India Abdul Basit also said first fourfive months of the new government will be...
  • US will work with whoever is India's next prime minister May 10, 2014

    Washington: As India enters the last lap of its crucial parliamentary poll, the US has signalled that it will work closely with whoever emerges as the prime minister from India's "incredible national elections". "We will work very closely with whoever is the next prime minister of India, I can guarantee you...
  • Why SC's decision to recognise the third gender will change my life, writes transgender TV host and filmmaker Rose Venkatesan April 15, 2014

    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? March 24, 2014

    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 March 12, 2014

    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? February 25, 2014

    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 February 12, 2014

    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 (20122017), which was launched said on Wednesday has a budget outlay of Rs...
  • India built 10,250 houses in Sri Lanka in 2013 February 4, 2014

    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...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai December 18, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • The Last Word: Are IndoUS relations being mishandled by both sides? December 18, 2013

    IndoUS 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 December 18, 2013

    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 November 7, 2013

    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 October 29, 2013

    New Delhi: Wary of cyber snooping, the government could ban email 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...
  • Pakistani media hails India's green signal to ManmohanSharif talks September 28, 2013

    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 the...
  • LoC killings: Manmohan, Sharif may talk, but no secretarylevel meet August 8, 2013

    New Delhi: In a dramatic Uturn, the Indian government has decided not to go forth with the secretarylevel talks between India and Pakistan following the killing for five soldiers by Pakistani Army at the Line of Control. Sources told CNNIBN that it is unlikely that the secretarylevel talks will...
  • Govt mulling to introduce witness protection programme May 26, 2013

    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 or...
  • India should exactly reciprocate Chinese actions: Bharat Karnad April 30, 2013

    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 April 30, 2013

    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 cancel...
  • 1962 war veterans unsurprised by Chinese incursions April 28, 2013

    Ladakh: As China remains inside the Indian side of the Line of Actual Control, CNNIBN 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 April 26, 2013

    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...
  • 28 Indian sailors freed by Somali pirates March 9, 2013

    Mumbai: Twenty eight Indian sailors held hostage by Somali pirates have been released. The sailors were on board two ships Merchant Tanker Royal Grace and Merchant Tanker Smyrni and 17 were on board the MT Royal Grace and 11 were on board the MT Smyrni. The Indian sailors have been released...
  • Govt plans to take over possession of BlackBerry infrastructure March 4, 2013

    New Delhi: The Government plans to take possession of the server and other infrastructure placed by BlackBerry in Mumbai to test the solution offered by the smartphone maker for legal interception of Internet communication. According to an internal note of Telecom Ministry, prepared after testing the interception...
  • Sports Ministry expresses satisfaction with budget March 1, 2013

    New Delhi: The union sports ministry on Thursday expressed satisfaction at a Rs.214 crore increase in its budget allocated by Finance Minister P. Chidambaram in the 2013-14 budget. Chidambaram earmarked Rs.1,219 for the ministry of youth affairs and sports in the budget presented to parliament on Thursday. Last year, the...
  • Spectrum auction base price too high in India: Vodafone CEO February 27, 2013

    Barcelona: Vodafone, which has not applied for taking part in spectrum auction in March, on Tuesday said the reserve price set is too high and the company cannot afford to pay in India where there is uncertainty about airwaves and revenues are low. "The problem is that in India there...
  • Airbus keen to sell military planes to India February 8, 2013

    Bangalore: Europe's Airbus wants to sell its C295 military transport aircraft to India, an Airbus Military executive said on February 7, adding that the company was awaiting a request for proposals from the government. "We are very keen to see the RFP so we can get our proposal in there,"...
  • Hafiz Saeed 'challenges' Indian govt to prove he was near LoC January 12, 2013

    New Delhi: LeT founder and 2008 Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Muhammad Saeed has "challenged" the Indian government to prove that he was present near the Line of Control a few days ago. A day after Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde said that Saeed had visited Pakistanadministered Kashmir a few days before two...