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  • Assembly election 2014: We are disappointed with the results, says Congress 5 days ago

    As the trend emerges of Assembly election 2014, CNN-IBN's National Bureau Chief Bhupendra Chaubey speaks to the senior leaders of Congress and BJP, Rita Bahuguna and Nirmala Sitharaman respectively. ...
  • Will examine if more clarity is needed on e-retail, says Nirmala Sitharaman October 8, 2014

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Commerce minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that she will examine if more clarity is needed on e-retail. "We have got a lot of inputs. We will examine the policy," she said. ...
  • Chennai at 375: Nirmala Lakshman's book 'Degree coffee by the yard' a biography of Madras August 20, 2014

    August 22, 1639 is considered the founding day of Madras city. Madras Day commemorates Madras city's founding by establishing Fort St George by the East India company in 1639. Nirmala Lakshman, author of 'Degree coffee by the yard' talks about the transformation of Madras to Chennai. In an interview to...
  • Women should make sure that there is a toilet before marriage: Nirmala Samant August 18, 2014

    National Commission for Women member Nirmala Samant on Monday praised women who stood for themselves and left their inlaw's house due to lack of toilets. She said, "Before marrying every women should make sure that there is toilet in their inlaw's house." ...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle June 17, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Centre steps in to control prices, imposes minimum export price on onions June 17, 2014

    With India's wholesale price inflation rising to a fivemonth high in May, the government on Tuesday held a high level meeting chaired by Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to discuss inflation. The Centre has advised the state governments to take appropriate steps to crack down on hoarding. ...
  • FDI in Multi brand retail not welcome: Nirmala Sitharaman June 14, 2014

    Commerce and Industry Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that FDI in Multi brand retail is not welcome. "We have initially made a very clear commitment that in multibrand retail, opposition is very clear. FDI in Multi brand retail is not welcome at the moment." She had called on Prime Minister Narendra...
  • FTP: Will more women in Cabinet lead to greater women's empowerment? May 27, 2014

    Seven MPs represent the female brigade of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 45member Council of Ministers. Six out of the seven enjoy Cabinet rank. CNNIBN Deputy Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts if more women in Cabinet would lead to greater women's empowerment. ...
  • Should a politician's private life become a public issue? May 1, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh has tweeted that he is in a relationship with a journalist Amrita Rai. In a tweet he said, "I have no hesitation in accepting my relationship with Amrita Rai. She and her husband have already filed a mutual consent divorce case." ...
  • Is politics being played out over Chennai terror blasts? May 1, 2014

    One passenger was killed and 14 others injured in twin explosions in the BangaloreGuwahati Express at platform number 9 of the Chennai Central Railway Station on Thursday morning. The blasts reportedly took place in the sleeper coaches of the train as it was coming to an halt at the station,...
  • BJP slams St. Xavier's College's Principal, says his action wrong April 23, 2014

    A day before Mumbai votes, Principal of the city's prestigious Xavier's College Dr Frazer Mascarenhas has sparked off a controversy by writing an e-mail to his students. However, BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that if a teacher is comparing different states in order to influence the minds of students, it...
  • Saifai celebration unfortunate, relief camps want a lot of help: BJP January 9, 2014

    Slamming the Samajwadi party government over Saifai celebrations BJP leader Nirmala Seetharaman said that when the relief camps are still wanting a lot of help and people are struggling in cold weather, SP is having celebrations. "Even after media focusing so much on Saifai Mahotsav the celebration is still going...
  • NCW demands apology from Naresh Agarwal November 27, 2013

    NCW member Nirmala Samant said that Samajwadi Party leader Naresh Agarwal should apologise for saying that companies are now scared of hiring women. "I was shocked at Naresh Agarwal's comment, it's highly derogatory and he must apologise for If he does not apologise, then NCW will send a notice...
  • PM should have spoken on how to make CBI autonomous, says BJP November 11, 2013

    The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday hit out at Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his comments on the CBI where he hinted at the Coal block allocation investigations saying that great care is needed when probing administrative decisions and matters related to policy making. ...
  • Has Modi experienced spirituality involved in cleaning a toilet, asks Digvijaya October 3, 2013

    Congress General Secretary Digvijaya Singh took a dig at Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi over his toilet remark. Digvijaya said, "I would like to know what VHP, RSS thinks of it. Modi talks of a spiritual experience. I would like to ask him if he has experienced the spirituality involved...
  • Fourth Estate: The people's watchdog? October 3, 2013

    Debate over media and its role in society Is it a watchdog or a fight over TRPs. ...
  • The govt has failed the people, it needs to be shown its place: BJP September 18, 2013

    CPI leader D Raja said held the central government responsible for price rise and added that steps must be taken to control the hike. He also added that the government should not be in power if they cannot control the market. BJP leader Nirmala Sitharaman said that the government which...
  • Congress disrespecting Parliament: BJP on Food Bill July 4, 2013

    The BJP has slammed the government for clearing Food Bill Ordinance. Nirmala Sitharaman said the government is disrespecting Parliament by rushing through the Food Bill. ...
  • Could the AdvaniModi power struggle lead to a split of BJP? June 8, 2013

    Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi seems to have split the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) down the middle over his proposed role in the 2014 elections with his angry supporters coming out on the streets and protesting outside party stalwart LK Advani's house even as the main opposition's chief Rajnath Singh...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey June 8, 2013

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • BJP leaders back Narendra Modi at National Executive meet March 2, 2013

    Day two of the BJP's National Executive where the party is putting together its strategy for the 2014 General Elections. Sources say the Gujarat Chief Minister is likely to be made the chairman of the BJP election committee but a formal decision unlikely to be taken till the end of...
  • Order a comprehensive probe into Vadra-DLF issue: BJP October 9, 2012

    BJP demanded Congress and UPA ministers TO stop defending Robert Vadra and order a fair, free and comprehensive inquiry into his business dealings. ...
  • Fitch's growth revision proves government inaction: BJP September 28, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharam on Friday said that the downward revision of growth forecast by Fitch is a reflection of the government's inaction. Fitch Ratings on Friday cut its 2012 growth forecasts for India to 6 per cent from 6.5 per cent on deteriorating global growth outlook with diminished willingness or...
  • Cutting down inflation bigger worry than allies: Congress March 16, 2012

    Finance Minister Pranab Mukharjee is all set to present his 7th Budget in Parliament on Friday. ...
  • BJP's good show in UP due to Gadkari: Nirmala Sitharaman March 6, 2012

    BJP spokesperson Nirmala Sitharaman said that the entire credit for BJP's good show goes to party President Nitin Gadkari. ...
  • Govt must demand action against 26/11 culprit: BJP May 29, 2011

    The BJP is closely following the developments in the 26/11 trial and says the government must demand access to all those who were responsible for the 26/11 outrage in Mumbai. ...
  • NCW backtracks, says okay with Ministry's team February 6, 2009

    New Delhi: The National Commission for Women (NCW) has rejected the controversial report filed by its member Nirmala Venkitesh on the Mangalore pub attack. This comes as bad news for Venkatesh who was yesterday slapped with a show cause notice by the Ministry of Women and Child Development for alleged...
  • Girl escapes CST attack, weds with sharpnel in head December 10, 2008

    Nirmala, a young girl from Chennai, who escaped the attack at Mumbai's CST station. She reached Chennai and got married but days later doctors found a piece of shrapnel still embedded in her head. Meenakshi Mahadevan has her story. ...