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  • Indian female millennials most confident about career: Report Yesterday

    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...
  • 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...