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  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes 1 week ago

    Nagpur: Pandemonium erupted in Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday when the Congress and NCP members pressed the government to elect the LoP besides raising the issues of farmers' suicide and drought-like situation in the state, leading to repeated adjournments of the House. Three days into the winter session of the State...
  • Rishikesh: Women leaders to work for better hygiene November 30, 2014

    Rishikesh: Women leaders from different religions, countries and groups came together on the banks of the Ganga on Sunday to commit themselves to better water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) practices. The Women for WASH Summit at Parmarth Niketan was part of the first global mega event organised by the Global Interfaith...
  • Watch: CEO Of Life November 30, 2014

    'CEO Of Life' is a show that celebrates India's young business leaders who not just believe in driving growth but also lead a life of passion. In this episode, CNN-IBN speaks to Umang Bedi, Managing Director, India and South Asia for Adobe. ...
  • BJP takes dig at Congress over Leader of Opposition issue November 24, 2014

    New Delhi: BJP on Monday took a dig at Congress over its paltry numbers in Lok Sabha, saying the opposition party has become so weak that the government has to work to give recognition to its leader. In an apparent reference to proposed amendment which will allow the Leader of Congress...
  • Pakistan PM stirs controversy, says will talk to Kashmiri leaders before starting dialogue with India November 20, 2014

    New Delhi: Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday sparked off a controversy by saying that his government will first talk to Kashmiri separatist leaders before starting dialogue with India. Ignoring India's opposition, Sharif said, "Before the dialogue with India, I have decided to engage with Kashmiri leaders." He added, "It is...
  • Andhra Pradesh: MIM leader allegedly rapes minor girl in Anatapur November 11, 2014

    Hyderabad: A Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen leader has allegedly raped a minor girl in Anantapur district of Andhra Pradesh. The class X student alleged that for the past three-four months the leader has been molesting her. When she informed her family about this, they approached an NGO, which further took them to police. Police...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena may also contest election to Assembly Speaker's post November 11, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena on Monday said that not only has it staked claim to the Leader of Opposition's post in the Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, it may also contest election to the Speaker's post. Election for Speaker's post is slated for November 12. If Sena contests the election, it will have a...
  • Shiv Sena decides to sit in Opposition in Maharashtra, talks with BJP still on table November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. The sudden move came...
  • Maharashtra: Shiv Sena stakes claim for Leader of Opposition, names Eknath Shinde for the post November 10, 2014

    Mumbai: Pushed to the corner by the Bharatiya Janata Party and with the Congress eyeing the space of the main opposition party in Maharashtra Assembly, the Shiv Sena was on Monday forced to stake claim to the Leader of Opposition post in the newly elected 288-member House. The party, which won...
  • Anupam Kher extends birthday greetings to LK Advani on Twitter November 8, 2014

    Mumbai: Actor Anupam Kher Saturday wished L.K. Advani on his 87th birthday, by personally calling the senior BJP leader. The veteran took to social networking site Twitter to share the delight of talking to the leader and wish him once again. "Happy Birthday Advani Ji. It was a pleasure to wish...
  • Congress forms Shadow Cabinet panels after denial of LoP status November 7, 2014

    New Delhi Unfazed by denial of the Leader of the Opposition status in Lok Sabha, Congress has formed several Shadow Cabinet committees along with Twitter handles as part of moves to be an effective opposition. Seven Shadow Cabinet committees have been formed ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament beginning on...
  • Hong Kong protest leaders request formal meeting with Beijing November 7, 2014

    Hong Kong: Hong Kong protest leaders made a formal request to speak with China over political reform, calling on a pro-Beijing politician to act as their mediator. Protest numbers have dwindled since mass rallies mobilised tens of thousands demanding fully free elections for the city's next leader. But demonstrators are...
  • Modi government to amend Lokpal Bill, receives proposal from DoPT: sources November 1, 2014

    New Delhi: The Narendra Modi government is all set to amend the Lokpal Bill. The Department of Personnel and Training's proposal for the amendment has been received, said Law Ministry sources on Saturday. The government has begun the amendment process. The government is likely to amend the Lokpal bill to include...
  • Assam, Nagaland church leaders meet Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi October 22, 2014

    Guwahati: A joint peace mission comprising church leaders of Assam and Nagaland met Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi to discuss the issues relating to the troubled inter-state border. "Church leaders from Catholic and Protestant churches while apprising the chief minister about peace initiatives undertaken by them in the trouble-torn areas along...
  • Neither rejoiced on Jayalalithaa being jailed nor regretted her securing bail: Karunanidhi October 19, 2014

    Chennai: In his first significant remarks on the issue of his archrival AIADMK chief J Jayalalithaa being convicted in a graft case, DMK President M Karunanidhi on Sunday claimed that he neither rejoiced over her being jailed nor did he regret about her securing bail in the Supreme Court. Explaining...
  • 1984 anti-Sikh riots in India becomes an issue in USA's California election race October 18, 2014

    Sacramento: Anger stemming from a 30-year-old religious clash in India that left thousands dead has crept into one of the closest congressional races in the country. Some Sikh political activists and the California Republican Party are campaigning against Democratic Congressman Ami Bera, saying he refuses to acknowledge the alleged involvement of...
  • Ebola 'most serious' health emergency in years: World leaders October 16, 2014

    London: The Ebola epidemic is "the most serious international public health emergency in recent years," British, US, French, German and Italian leaders agreed in a conference call. A 75-minute video conference call between British Prime Minister David Cameron, French President Francois Hollande, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, Italian Prime Minister Matteo...
  • Delhi HC to hear PIL over Leader of Opposition row on November 11 October 15, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday deferred to November 11 the hearing on a PIL seeking a direction to the Speaker to appoint Leader of Opposition (LoP) in the Lok Sabha after the Centre told it that the apex court is hearing a similar plea. "The Supreme Court is...
  • Photos: 16 vintage photos of Indian politicians dug up from old government archives you may not have seen before October 15, 2014

    India, as a mammoth, functioning democracy is the home to some of the oldest and most prolific political parties. Indians are introduced their political leaders before they are to their alphabets, thanks to round-the-year media spotlight on politicians at public events who are known for making tireless pitches to their...
  • Vladimir Putin to attend G20 leaders summit: Australia October 12, 2014

    Sydney: Australian Treasurer Joe Hockey confirmed on Sunday Vladimir Putin will attend the G20 leaders' summit in November, despite concerns about Russia's actions in Ukraine in recent months. Australia's confirmation that the Russian leader would attend the high-powered summit came after Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko said he would also meet Putin...
  • No early sign of 'missing' Kim Jong-Un on key party date October 10, 2014

    Seoul: North Korea's ruling party celebrated its 69th anniversary on Friday with no early sign that "missing" leader Kim Jong-Un might finally resurface after more than a month out of the public eye Kim's unexplained absence has fed a cycle of rumour and wild speculation that only a country as...
  • Modi, Sharif likely to meet at SAARC summit in November: Government sources September 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is likely to meet Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif at SAARC summit in November, sources said on Tuesday. This comes after Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Advisor Sartaj Aziz on Sunday admitted that the meeting between Pakistan High Commissioner to India, Abdul Basit and...
  • Will go by laid-down rules on Lokpal appointment: Rajnath Singh September 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The government will go by the laid-down rules in deciding on appointments to the posts of Lokpal, CVC and other statutory authorities with the Leader of Opposition, who is a member of the selection panel for choosing them, not having been designated for the Lower House. "We will work...
  • India over reacted on Hurriyat leader meeting our High Commissioner: Pakistan September 25, 2014

    Islamabad: Passing the buck on India, Pakistan's National Security and Foreign Affairs Adviser Sartaj Aziz on Thursday said that India over reacted on the issue of Hurriyat leader meeting Pakistan High Commissioner which led to cancellation of talks between the two neighbouring countries. Aziz said that it was India that cancelled...
  • Nigeria military claims Boko Haram leader dead September 25, 2014

    Abuja: Nigeria's military claimed for the first time that Boko Haram leader Abubakar Shekau was dead, saying troops had shot a lookalike who had been posing as the militant commander. Defence spokesman Chris Olukolade told reporters in Abuja that a heavily bearded Islamist fighter identified as Mohammed Bashir died during...
  • Amit Shah's Mumbai visit to meet Mahayuti leaders cancelled September 24, 2014

    Mumbai: BJP President Amit Shah's visit to Mumbai on Wednesday has been cancelled, a party spokesperson said. "Shah's visit today has been cancelled," state BJP spokesperson Keshav Upadhye said. Shah was earlier expected to reach amid the impasse over seat sharing among 'Mahayuti' (grand alliance) partners. He was expected to...
  • Young Indian architect named 'leader of tomorrow' by Time magazine September 20, 2014

    New York: A 28yearold Indian architect has been named "young leader of tomorrow" by Time magazine for his pioneering work in designing affordable floodproof houses for slum dwellers. Alok Shetty is among "leaders of tomorrow" who are "working hard to change their worlds on Saturday," Time said as it named six...
  • G20 nations want Vladimir Putin at leaders' summit September 20, 2014

    Cairns: Vladimir Putin is set to attend the G20 leaders' summit in November despite alarm over Russia's actions in Ukraine with host Australia on Saturday saying it was the "emphatic" wish of member nations. There had been question marks over whether Moscow should be invited to the highpowered forum in...
  • Congress rakes up need for having LoP in Lok Sabha September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday again raked up the need for having a Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha insisting that it was not a titular position and is required to form a "shadow cabinet". Party General Secretary CP Joshi cited the Page Committee report on the role...
  • Bangladesh apex court commutes 1971 war criminal JeI leader's death penalty September 17, 2014

    Dhaka: Bangladesh Supreme Court on Wednesday commuted the death sentence of Delwar Hossain Sayedee, a key 1971 war criminal and fundamentalist JamaateIslami leader, saying he would now have to serve in prison "until his death". "He shall serve in prison for the rest of his natural life," Chief Justice M...