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  • Changes proposed by NDA to 2013 Land Act dangerous: Sitaram Yechury 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Terming as "dangerous" changes proposed by the NDA government to the 2013 Land Acquisition Act, CPI-M leader Sitaram Yechury on Monday claimed the Centre's reported plan to hold a joint session to get the amendments cleared is unlikely to materialise in the immediate future. Yechury, who was elected as...
  • Pakistan condemns arrest of separatist leaders in Kashmir 6 days ago

    Islamabad: Pakistan on Sunday condemned the use of force by security forces against protesters in Kashmir and said the arrest of separatist leaders in the Valley is a matter of concern. "Pakistan is deeply concerned at the increase in systematic human rights violations in Kashmir. We condemn the brutal use of...
  • After Steve Jobs and Mark Zuckerberg, who could be the next wax techie at Madame Tussauds? 6 days ago

    New Delhi: Madame Tussauds- a place where the statues of legends are immortalized in wax, is seeking to add to its collection another techie after Apple founder Steve Jobs and Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg. In order to zero in on whom to wax-up next in its tech leaders' collection, the museum...
  • Time for our retirement has come: Digvijay Singh April 17, 2015

    New Delhi: "Old leaves fall, new ones grow. Time for our retirement has come. It is the era of youth," Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh on Friday said a day after Rahul Gandhi came back ending his sabbatical amid talk of his possible elevation as Congress President. ...
  • Bangladesh set to hang top Jamaat leader April 11, 2015

    Dhaka: Bangladesh is set to hang top Jamaat- e-Islami leader Muhammad Quamaruzzaman on Saturday for committing a massacre during the 1971 independence war, a day after authorities abruptly halted his execution process. Quamaruzzaman, the third most influential leader in the Islamist party, was originally expected to be hanged this morning, but...
  • India should heap international calumby on Pakistan: Congress April 10, 2015

    New Delhi: India should heap international calumny and embarassment on Pakistan in the wake of release of top Lashkar leader Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, Congress said on Friday. "It is an excellent opportunity for India to raise this issue by embarrassing Pakistan at every fora....
  • BJP MLAs protest against providing security to Hurriyat leaders in J&K Assembly April 7, 2015

    Srinagar: High drama was witnessed in Jammu and Kashmir Assembly as the Bharatiya Janata Party members on Tuesday protested over providing security to Hurriyat leaders and the government's move to review the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. The protest took place a day after the state was rocked by three separate...
  • Email accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at G20 summit March 30, 2015

    London: An email by the Australian immigration department accidentally revealed personal details of world leaders at the last G20 summit, including that of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, US President Barack Obama and Russian President Vladimir Putin, a leading British daily reported on Monday. An employee mistakenly sent the passport numbers, visa...
  • BJP's Jat leaders meet Amit Shah over reservation issue March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Jat leaders of BJP from various states, including Ministers and MPs, on Monday met party president Amit Shah and apprised him of the situation in the wake of Supreme Court orders cancelling reservation granted to Jats under the OBC category. The delegation of leaders that included Union Ministers Birender...
  • After attending Pakistan Day celebrations, MoS External Affairs VK Singh tweets on Duty, Disgust March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: After attending Pakistan Day celebrations at Pakistan High Commission in New Delhi, Minister of States for External Affairs Gen VK Singh on Monday night expressed his feelings in a series of tweets with #Duty and #Disgust as hash tags. Singh on Monday night said he was asked by the...
  • Not attending Pak National day celebration due to prior commitments: Masarat Alam March 23, 2015

    Pakistan has invited seven separatist leaders from Jammu and Kashmir to attend the celebrations at the Pakistan High Commission. However, Pakistan envoy to India Abdul Basit has played down the controversy saying that the Indian government has no objection to the invite being issued. ...
  • 7 J&K separatist leaders to attend Pakistan National Day celebrations at High Commission March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: As Pakistan will celebrate its National Day on Monday, a seven-member delegation of Jammu and Kashmir separatist leaders are in the national capital to attend the celebrations at its High Commission. The delegation will also hold talks with Pakistani officials. Home Minister Rajnath Singh has maintained that the...
  • Pakistan High Commission to brief Hurriyat leader on talks with India March 15, 2015

    Srinagar: After Syed Ali Shah Geelani, Pakistan High Commission in Delhi has invited Hurriyat Conference chairman Mirwaiz Umar Farooq for a briefing on the recent Indo-Pak Foreign Secretary talks. Mirwaiz, in a statement, said he has been invited by Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit to apprise him about the recent meeting...
  • ED to crackdown on Hurriyat leaders, sources says Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The Enforcement Directorate is planning a crackdown on Hurriyat leaders as they are in possession of evidence to show Pakistan funding Shabbir Shah, sources said on Monday. Sources said they will shortly summon Shabbir Shah adding that there are evidence of at least four deliveries made, totaling nearly...
  • Indian female millennials most confident about career: Report March 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Indian female millennials are most confident of their career progression as a majority of them believe that they will be able to reach top positions in their respective organisations, says a PwC report. Millennial is a term used to refer those who are born between 1980s and 2000s. According...
  • 2-day Delhi Assembly session to begin today, LoP post for BJP under contention February 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The newly sworn-in Aam Aadmi Party government is looking to initiate discussions on its poll promises, including women's safety and cheaper electricity, in the brief two-day session of the Delhi Assembly which begins on Monday. The session will also see the newly elected legislators being administered oath while the...
  • Unidentified assailants shot at veteran communist leader Govind Pansare, wife February 16, 2015

    The Govind Pansare and his wife was returning from their morning walk when the bike borne assailants opened fire. They are both critical. Police sources have said that no eye witnesses have come forward yet and that all angles including that of rivalry are being probed. CM Devendra Fadnavis...
  • Make balanced statements, don't embarrass PM Modi: VHP to Sangh leaders February 16, 2015

    Ludhiana: After a barrage of controversial statements by Sangh outfits, Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) on Sunday cautioned Hindu leaders against making comments which could create "trouble" for Prime Minister Narnedra Modi. "After a long time, a government has been formed at the Centre which is abreast of Hindu culture and faith......
  • BJP stares at the prospect of not getting Leader of Opposition post in Delhi Assembly February 10, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major disaster for Bharatiya Janata Party's Delhi unit, the party is staring at the prospect of not even being able to get the Leader of Opposition post in the Assembly. BJP won just three seats in Delhi Assembly elections which is four short of the 10%...
  • Rajya Sabha polls in J&K, Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad faces tough test February 7, 2015

    Srinagar: Elections to four Rajya Sabha seats in Jammu and Kashmir will be held on Saturday with seven candidates in the fray including Congress' Ghulam Nabi Azad, current Leader of Opposition in the Upper House of Parliament, who faces a tough test. Besides Azad, the other contestants are Peoples Democratic Party's...
  • When MS Dhoni rebelled against his physical education teacher February 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Mahendra Singh Dhoni is known for relying on his gut feeling and developed a knack for it early as a school boy he once literally rebelled against his physical education teacher so that he could open the innings in the final of a tournament only to smash an...
  • Watch: Young Leaders Connect 2014 held in Delhi January 17, 2015

    'A strong North-East is India's asset' was the theme for Young Leaders Connect 2014 held in Delhi. The event saw active participation of young leader and achievers. ...
  • Every Hindu woman should have five children, says West Bengal BJP leader Shyamal Goswami January 13, 2015

    Birbhum (West Bengal): Shyamal Goswami, a BJP leader from Birbhum in West Bengal, has made a controversial statement saying that every Hindu woman should have five children. Goswami said, "Every Hindu woman should have five children, otherwise Hindus will become extinct in this country." Goswami is sure to face flak not only...
  • Sri Lanka Presidential election on Thursday - poll surveys predict never seen before dead heat January 6, 2015

    Courtesy: The Sunday Leader, Sri Lanka Colombo: Sri Lanka is two days away from it seventh presidential election and it is clear that it would be the closest and tightest presidential contest in the country's electoral history. Both candidates, namely President Mahinda Rajapaksa and Common Candidate Maithripala Sirisena have expressed...
  • Conferring Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee would have honoured UPA government: L K Advani December 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Veteran BJP leader L K Advani on Thursday said it would have been an honour for the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh had the erstwhile UPA government conferred Bharat Ratna on Atal Bihari Vajpayee. He termed Vajpayee's tenure as "most outstanding" if one makes the balance sheet of all...
  • Noisy scenes in Maharashtra Council over LoP post, farmers woes December 10, 2014

    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...