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  • Pakistani singer Adnan Sami applies for Indian citizenship 26 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Pakistani singer Adnan Sami has applied for Indian citizenship for a second time despite an earlier plea of his having been rejected by the Centre. The 43-year-old singer -- whose earlier request was rejected some two years back -- has made his application to the Foreigners' Division of...
  • Former hockey champion now a street vendor 1 hour 24 minutes ago

    A special report on how DV Shakunthala, the winner of junior hockey women's title is now struggling to make a living. ...
  • No plane, many discoveries in yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 4 hours 45 minutes ago

    Wellington: The yearlong search for Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 has turned up no sign of the plane, but that doesn't mean it's been unproductive. It has yielded lessons and discoveries that could benefit millions, including coastal Australians, air and sea travelers and scientists trying to understand ancient changes to the...
  • BCCI elections: Srinivasan stumps Pawar with Dalmiya 5 hours 50 minutes ago

    It's turning out to be a battle royale between BCCI president-in-exile N Srinivasan and Indian cricket's strongman Sharad Pawar, who desperately wants to regain control of the country's cricket board. The stage is set for a Srinivasan vs Pawar battle at the BCCI's Annual General Meeting despite both men not in...
  • 'He is from a rich family, so he will keep you happy' and 20 other stupid notions Indians still have about marriages 7 hours 0 minutes ago

    For a developing nation, we still have a lot of stupid notions about when, how and why people should get married. Marriage should be something that two people get into when they feel they are ready; not because their parents, grandparents or the society wants them to. The 'Ideal Indian'...
  • Arun Jaitley's Budget aims growth first, gives big bang reforms a miss, fiscal deficit cut to wait 23 hours 22 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Saturday announced a budget that put boosting growth before painful reforms, slowing the pace of fiscal deficit cuts and seeking to put domestic and foreign capital to work. In his first full-year budget since Prime Minister Narendra Modi's landslide election victory in May 2014,...
  • Unoin Budget 2015: Finance Minister done a great job of reviewing economy, says Suresh Prabhu Yesterday

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley presented the Union Budget 2015 in Parliament on Saturday aimed at high growth. Reacting on the budget, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu said that Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has done a amazing job of reviewing the economic growth. ...
  • Efforts on to connect more Arunachal Pradesh towns by rail route Yesterday

    Itanagar: After Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off two trains brining Arunachal Pradesh in railway map of the country last week, efforts are on to connect all major towns of the state by rail link. Balipara-Bhalukpong railway track is completed and awaiting trial run in April, Railways General Manager RK Singh...
  • Indian Navy concludes TROPEX Excercise, tests deployment of two Carrier Task Forces Yesterday

    Indian Navy concluded the month-long Theatre Level Readiness and Operational Exercise (TROPEX) Exercise which was spread over Arabian Sea and the Northern Indian Ocean on February 27. It was the largest ever and most sophisticated TROPEX exercise. For the first time TROPEX Exercise involved two aircraft carriers along with India's maiden...
  • Budget 2015: Tariff on imported commercial vehicles raised to 20 per cent Yesterday

    New Delhi: In order to push local manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley increased effective tariff on imported commercial vehicles from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, making the import of completely built units expensive. "Tariff rate on commercial vehicles is increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent and...
  • Srinivasan not to contest but suspense over BCCI presidential polls continues Yesterday

    Chennai: With just two days to go for the Cricket Board's much-awaited Annual General Meeting, both N Srinivasan and his rival faction are keeping their cards close to the chest as the suspense mounts on who will be the next President of the cash-rich body. With Srinivasan not contesting the much-postponed...
  • Armed forces get a modest hike, Defence Budget increased by 7.74% to Rs 2,46,727 crore Yesterday

    New Delhi: Defence Budget has been hiked by just 7.74% and the forces will get Rs 2,46,727 crore in Financial Year 2015-16 compared to Rs 2,29,000 crore in the last fiscal. "Defence of every square inch of our mother land comes before anything else. Keeping our defence forces ready for...
  • Budget 2015: What measures should Jaitley take to strengthen the Defence sector Yesterday

    The upcoming Union Budget is very crucial in terms of bringing the Indian economy back on growth track; curb the budget deficit and creating an investment friendly environment. CNN-IBN's Kajori Sen talks to students of IIT-Delhi and IIT-Mumbai about measures Jaitley should take to strengthen the Defence sector. ...
  • 2011 Mumbai triple blasts: supplementary charge sheet filed against Ejaz Sheikh 2 days ago

    Mumbai: Police on Friday filed a supplementary charge sheet against accused Ejaz Sheikh in connection with the July 2011 Mumbai triple blasts cases. "We filed a charge sheet against Sheikh in the special Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act (MCOCA) court," special public prosecutor Ujjwal Nikam said. According to the police,...
  • Utilisation of resources top priority: Rail Minister 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Friday said upgrading the skills of its large workforce and proper utilisation of resources was his top priority for which four centres of excellence were being set up by next year. ...
  • Mobile phone charging facilities to be provided in general class coaches, on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has said that Indian Railways' Delhi Division is taking up a project for introducing on-board entertainment on select Shatabdi trains on license fee basis. He said, depending on the response, the facility will be extended to all Shatabdi trains. Presenting the Railway Budget...
  • Rail Budget 2015: WiFi facility to be expanded to more railway stations, including smaller stations 2 days ago

    New Delhi: In an effort to provide WiFi connectivity at more railway stations, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu brought category B stations under the cover of the facility. Prabhu, while presenting the railway budget, said WiFi facility is being provided at all A1 and A category stations. "Further, as part of Digital...
  • Indian Railways plans to launch SMS alert service for arrival, departure timings 2 days ago

    New Delhi: For the convenience of passengers, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu announced introduction of SMS alert service informing travellers in advance about arrival and departure timings of the trains. "We propose to introduce an SMS alert service to inform passengers in advance the updated arrival and departure time of trains...
  • Rupee falls 10 paise against dollar in early trade on Friday 2 days ago

    Mumbai: The rupee weakened by 10 paise to 61.85 against the US dollar in early trade at the Interbank Foreign Exchange due to rise in the Greenback's value against other currencies overseas. Forex dealers attributed the rupee's fall to month-end demand for the American currency from importers as well as the...
  • Indian Railways heading for a debt trap, says Dinesh Trivedi 2 days ago

    In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN, former railway minister and TMC leader Dinesh Trivedi said that the Railway Budget failed to meet the expectations....
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob 2 days ago

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Prabhu's reformist Railway Budget: Where will the funds come from? 2 days ago

    The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. ...
  • Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy, new trains can be brought in later: Suresh Prabhu 2 days ago

    In an interview after presenting his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday Union Railway Minister said that Railway Budget is just a directive document that forms policy and the new trains can be brought in at later stage. ...
  • I am not a terrorist says Former Maldivian President Nasheed 2 days ago

    Male: Maldives' former president Mohamed Nasheed on Thursday said he was not a terrorist and nor did he authorise any arrest as he appeared for a late night hearing in a criminal court in Male four days after he was arrested under anti-terrorism laws. During the second hearing, the prosecutor general...
  • Ready to extend power benefits to all if Centre shares cost: AAP 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Welcoming the state BJP's demand that 50 per cent power subsidy benefit should be extended to all, AAP on Thursday said the welfare initiative will be extended to all immediately if the Centre agrees to bear the extra cost. "The Aam Aadmi Party welcomes Delhi state BJP's demand that...
  • Railway Budget 2015: Centre to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore but no new trains or fare hike 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The government unveiled plans on Thursday to invest Rs 8.5 lakh crore in its decrepit rail network over the next five years, heralding Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive approach to building infrastructure needed to unlock faster economic growth. Over the next year, government will increase investment by about a...
  • Rail budget is dedicated to infrastructure: Rajasthan BJP 3 days ago

    Jaipur: Terming the rail budget as the "first rail budget dedicated to infrastructure", the ruling BJP in Rajasthan on Thursday said it was focused on facilities of people even as the opposition Congress described it as a "hollow budget with no vision". "Security of women passengers, ease in ticket availability, safety...
  • Rail Minister has 'derailed' the budget: Congress 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Congress on Thursday came down heavily on the Rail budget and alleged that the Railway Minister has not only "derailed" it but has "pulled a fast one" on the people by failing to lower fares despite downturn in global crude prices. "A trained Chartered Accountant has derailed the budget,"...
  • Did Suresh Prabhu manage to get Rail Budget on track? 3 days ago

    As Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu presented his maiden Rail Budget on Thursday, here are people's take on what the Rail Budget meant to them. ...
  • Key highlights of Rail Budget 2015 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday presented his maiden Rail Budget in Lok Sabha. Here are the key highlights from Rail Budget 2015: Thrust: 1. Indian Railways to become prime mover of economy once again 2 Resource Mobilization...