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  • Four PLFI members arrested in Palamu 20-04-2014 06:39 PM

    Four activists of a militant outfit 'People's Liberation Front of India' were arrested from Karimati village in Palamu district, police said on Sunday. All the four rebels, arrested on Saturday night, were associated with the organisation for the past six months, Deputy SP Ajay Kumar said. Seven other militants managed...
  • LS polls: Security beefed up in Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund 15-04-2014 05:41 PM

    Security has been stepped up in three poll-bound Maoist infested constituencies of Kanker, Rajnandgaon and Mahasamund in Chhattisgarh amid inputs that naxals may foment trouble in these sensitive areas on April 17, when voting be held there during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections. According to Intelligence Bureau sources,...
  • Maoists apologise for death of civilians in Chhattisgarh attacks 14-04-2014 11:27 PM

    The Communist Party of India (Maoist) has apologised for the death of nine civilians, including 7 polling personnel, in landmine blasts triggered by their cadres in Chhattisgarh over the weekend and termed it as a "serious mistake". "PLGA cadres attacked a bus near Kutru of Bijapur suspecting security personnel were...
  • LS polls 2nd phase voting: Very high in Manipur, moderate in Arunachal 09-04-2014 07:22 AM

    New Delhi: Update: At least 55 per cent votes cast their votes on Wednesday for the two Lok Sabha seats and 49 out of the 60 Assembly seats in Arunachal Pradesh, where the simultaneous polling was held peacefully. The vote percentage from interior districts are yet to be received. In...
  • Using posters and banners, Maoists ask people to boycott Lok Sabha polls 07-04-2014 08:18 AM

    Maoists on Sunday called for a boycott of the Lok Sabha election in Jamui parliamentary constituency of Bihar, and told cadres to attack security forces during the poll, police said. A police official said Maoist leader Pragati issued the diktat at a 'janata darbar' held in Vishanpura forest, saying no...
  • LS polls: Another case against Amit Shah in Shamli for his revenge remark 06-04-2014 11:29 PM

    A case was registered on Sunday in Shamli in the district against BJP general secretary Amit Shah for allegedly inciting the public through his controversial "revenge" remark during an election rally. He was booked under section 125 of the People's Representation Act (promoting enmity between different classes), District Magistrate N...
  • Money-for-voters sting claims three Ghaziabad officials 04-04-2014 10:35 PM

    The Ghaziabad district magistrate on Friday sacked three Block Level Officers (BLOs) following a sting operation showing them accepting bribe to add names of fake voters in the electoral list. District Magistrate SVS Ranga Rao said the services of BLOs -- Hukum Singh, Ravinder Kasana and Harendra Singh -- of...
  • JPP announces support to JVM in Jharkhand 01-04-2014 12:15 AM

    Jharkhand People's Party on Monday pledged support to Babulal Marandi's Jharkhand Vikas Morcha in the Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand, days after snapping ties with Trinamool Congress. "Our party will support all the 14 candidates of the JVM contesting in Jharkhand," JPP president Surya Singh Besra said at a joint...
  • Boycott Lok Sabha polls, Maoists appeal to people via SMSes 31-03-2014 12:52 PM

    In a first, Maoists are using SMS service to appeal to people to boycott the Lok Sabha polls in Bihar and neighbouring Jharkhand, police officials said on Monday. "Maoists are sending bulk SMSes to mobile-phone subscribers and appealing to them to boycott the ensuing general elections," a police official said....
  • NPP seeks votes for Garoland cause 27-03-2014 09:50 PM

    National People's Party president PA Sangma on Thursday revived the party's demand for a separate state for the Garo tribals in Meghalaya and asked electorate to vote for the cause. "I seek your vote for Garoland. I will lead the fight and ensure that Garoland is created," Sangma, who is...
  • PDP accuses National Conference for spreading rumours 24-03-2014 06:20 PM

    Peoples Democratic Party on Monday accused ruling National Conference in Jammu and Kashmir of spreading baseless rumours about the opposition party allying with BJP. "In order to divert attention from its own unholy alliances and opportunistic coalitions, one of which in 1987 set the state on path of destruction, it...
  • Assam: Former militant, ex-NSG boss, tribal strongman in the fray from Kokrajhar 22-03-2014 05:25 PM

    The Northeast, with its numerous insurgencies, is no stranger to former militants trying out their electoral fortunes. In Assam's restive Kokrajhar constituency, however, a curious triangular contest is shaping up this Parliamentary election season, pitting a senior former ULFA leader against one of the most firebrand leaders of the Bodoland...
  • Ahead of polls, Azharuddin meets Kirorilal Meena, seeks support 22-03-2014 01:18 PM

    Former Indian cricket captain and Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency Mohammad Azharuddin met Meena leader Kirorilal Meena at his residence in Jaipur. Meena a member of National People's Party is a MLA from Lalsot constituency and holds considerable sway among voters of the community and Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency...
  • Twitter testing 'Fave People' timeline; displays tweets from your favourite accounts in one place 18-03-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: Twitter, reportedly, is testing a new feature called "Fave People", which lets users view tweets from their favourite accounts in one place. You can favourite profiles by tapping the star icon on the profiles to see tweets from them under the "Fave People" timeline. TechCrunch reports that the...
  • LS polls: Congress, BJP, AIUDF key players in Assam 13-03-2014 11:57 AM

    Guwahati: A direct contest between the ruling Congress and the BJP is on the cards for a majority of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Assam going to poll, though the All India United Democratic Front is likely to do good in the minority-dominated seats. The house of Asom Gana...
  • 5 PLFI ultras arrested, large cache of arms seized 11-03-2014 08:29 AM

    Five ultras of the People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from various places of Khunti and Ranchi districts, the police said on Monday. While two ultras were arrested from Khunti district on Monday night, three more were taken into custody from...
  • Police arrest two PLFI ultras from different places, seize explosives 10-03-2014 11:51 PM

    Two People's Liberation Front of India (PLFI) ultras including a sub-zonal commander of Eastern region were arrested from two differentplaces in Naxal-affected Khunti district, police on Monday said. Jitendra Patar Munda alias Jitan Munda alias Prasantji, a sub-zonal commander of PLFI and Lalit Sahu were arrested by the security personnel...
  • Disqualify candidates on framing of charges: Law Commission 10-03-2014 07:31 PM

    A candidate should be disqualified on framing of charges in cases punishable by five years or more as the current criteria of disqualification upon conviction is "incapable" of barring criminals from electoral politics, the Law Commission has recommended. The Commission, in a report presented to the Supreme Court, has also...
  • LS polls: PA Sangma announces NPP's support to NDA 07-03-2014 07:31 PM

    New Delhi: In a boost to the Bharatiya Janata Party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, the party has got another ally on board. Former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma on Friday announced the National People's Party's support to the National Democratic Allaince. The announcement came after BJP President Rajnath...
  • FTP: Is this election going to be marked by a culture of violence? 05-03-2014 10:57 PM

    The day the Election Commission announced the dates for 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Aam Aadmi Party and the Bharatiya Janata Party workers clashed in the national capital, Lucknow and Gujarat. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts whether this election going to be marked by a...
  • Shorter people are more likely to have a lower IQ than their taller counterparts, study says 05-03-2014 11:12 AM

    London: Shorter people are more likely to have a lower IQ than their taller counterparts, a new study has claimed. Scientists, including the Edinburgh University academics, identified genes which influence both height and intelligence. They found that people who are shorter than average are more likely to have lower intelligence...
  • FTP: Are celebrities trying to create sympathy for Subrata Roy Sahara? 04-03-2014 11:40 PM

    Subrata Roy's friends especially from film industry has extended their support to the Sahara chief. During a special press conference in Mumbai, they conveyed their personal opinion on the Sahara chief. ...
  • Face The People: Is AAP still mainly Delhi phenomenon? 03-03-2014 11:26 PM

    The Aam Aadmi Party's (AAP) national ambitions seems to have taken a serious beating in the last two months in 6 states. According to CNN-IBN-Lokniti-CSDS election tracker, the AAP vote share has declined (survey was conducted in Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu and Maharashtra) in the last...
  • Veer: A campaign to make India disabled-friendly 01-03-2014 08:38 PM

    Aerated drink Thumbs Up has joined hands with its brand ambassador Salman's Being Human Foundation and CNN-IBN for the campaign, which has American India Foundation (AIF) as implementation partners. The initiative aims to reach out to PwDs with skill training and employment opportunities. It will also raise advocacy on issues...
  • FTP: Rajnath apologises to Muslims: Are young Muslims willing to give the BJP a chance? 27-02-2014 11:01 PM

    BJP chief Rajnath Singh on Tuesday while addressing a gathering of Muslims in New Delhi apologised for the 'mistakes' made in the past and appealed to the minority community to give the party a chance. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visited the Jamia Millia Islamia in New Delhi and asked...
  • FTP: Health Secretary transferred: Do honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system? 26-02-2014 11:08 PM

    Union Health Secretary Keshav Desiraju was removed by the PMO earlier this month due to issues with the Cabinet Secretariat. Desiraju has been transferred to Consumer Affairs Ministry. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of experts, whether honest bureaucrats have little chance in the system. ...
  • Turkish PM faces probe, anti-corruption protesters clash with police 26-02-2014 07:32 AM

    Ankara: Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is the subject of a corruption inquiry, state-run media said on Tuesday, as opposition parties demanded his government's resignation. Ankara's chief prosecutor initiated an investigation into audio recordings - purportedly of Erdogan and his son arranging to dispose of vast amounts of cash...
  • FTP: Kejriwal, Shinde attack journalists: Is the media a soft target for politicians? 25-02-2014 11:05 PM

    The recent attacks by Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on the media has raised serious questions on the journalists becoming a soft target for politicians. ...
  • FTP: Telangana Chaupal from Hyderabad 21-02-2014 11:13 PM

    CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose visits Hyderabad to gauge the mood of the public especially after the creation of Telangana. ...
  • 100 people dead during protest in Ukraine 21-02-2014 09:10 AM

    Protesters advanced on police lines in the heart of the Ukrainian capital on Thursday, prompting government snipers to shoot back and kill scores of people in the country's deadliest day since the breakup of the Soviet Union a quarter-century ago. ...