Society

  • Election tourism on the rise in Varanasi 22-04-2014 01:18 PM

    Foreigners keen on experiencing a slice of Indian elections are being treated to guided tours of this holy city and many of them have taken this opportunity to create awareness among voters urging them to exercise their franchise. As political decibels rise, Varanasi is turning into a tourist magnet. "These...
  • Defamation case: Manish Tewari asked to pay Rs 10,000 to Nitin Gadkari 07-04-2014 01:33 PM

    New Delhi: Union Minister Manish Tewari has been summoned by a Mumbai Magistrate court in connection with a defamation suit filed by BJP leader Nitin Gadkari. The court has directed Tewari to pay a bond of Rs 10,000. The suit was filed by Gadkari in December 2010 after Tewari accused...
  • Gulbarg fund case: Gujarat HC stays Teesta's arrest till April 23 04-04-2014 03:11 PM

    In a relief to social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri's son Tanvir, the Gujarat High Court on Friday stayed their arrest till April 23 in connection with the Gulbarg fund embezzlement case. The High Court extended the stay after the state government...
  • Ashok Chavan not held guilty, free to contest LS polls: Digvijaya 30-03-2014 04:47 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress party has defended its decision to give a Lok Sabha ticket to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, who is an accused in the Adarsh Housing Society Scam. Speakign to CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar on Devil's Advocate, Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh said he's not been held...
  • Sharad Pawar defends Ashok Chavan, says Adarsh not a scam 28-03-2014 01:20 PM

    New Delhi: NCP chief Sharad Pawar might land himself into more trouble with his remark on the Adarsh Housing Society scam. Speaking to CNN-IBN, the 73-year-old sought to give a clean chit to Ashok Chavan, Congress leader and former Maharashtra chief minister, saying that "allotting a flat to a close...
  • Amitabh Bachchan, Ranbir Kapoor, Farhan Akhtar to walk the ramp for Shabani Azmi's NGO 26-03-2014 05:18 PM

    Mumbai: Years after Kaifi Azmi wrote the moving poem 'Aurat', envisioning women empowerment, his daughter, veteran actress and social activist Shabana Azmi, is bringing together Bollywood's iconic male actors like Amitabh Bachchan to walk for her NGO Mijwan Welfare Society (MWS) to support the cause. The idea, she says, is...
  • Gulbarg Society fund case: Teesta Setalvad faces arrest as court rejects bail plea 25-03-2014 06:17 PM

    Social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and son of slain Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, Tanvir were on Tuesday denied anticipatory bail by a local court in the Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case. Ahmedabad city sessions court judge HC Vora also rejected anticipatory bail plea of two others who...
  • Kaphal review: Funny, moving and sensitive, the film is never overtly sentimental 22-03-2014 02:36 PM

    "We don't know if we are coming or going", this is what Kailash, the father in Batul Mukhtiar's Kaphal, says at a crucial point in the film. He will now think about what he will do in the future, he says later. Kailash (Subrat Dutta) is not just talking about...
  • Court reserves order on Teesta Setalvad, husband's bail plea 18-03-2014 06:39 PM

    A local court on Tuesday concluded the hearing and reserved its order on social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand's anticipatory bail pleas in connection with the Gulbarg society fund embezzlement case. Ahmedabad city sessions court judge H C Vora reserved the order which is likely to be...
  • Newspaper, agency staff demand implementation of wage revision 05-03-2014 06:16 PM

    The Confederation of Newspaper and News agency Employees Organisation (CNNAEO) today demanded that the Supreme Court order on wage revision for employees in newspapers and news agencies should be honoured and implemented by employers and dismissed talk of an existential crisis. The Confederation took exception to the recent comments of...
  • SC refuses to grant anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband 24-02-2014 04:00 PM

    The Supreme Court on Monday refused to grant anticipatory bail to social activist Teesta Setalvad and her husband Javed Anand but extended interim protection from arrest till March end in a case lodged against them in Ahmedabad for alleged embezzlement of funds. The couple had approached the apex court against...
  • Maharashtra: CBI gives clean chit to ex-CM Shivrajirao in Adarsh scam 20-02-2014 12:19 PM

    Mumbai: In a relief to former Maharashtra chief minister and revenue minister Shivajirao Nilangekar, the Central Bureau of Investigation has given him a clean chit in the Adarsh society housing scam. The CBI was filing its reply to the application in the Bombay High Court seeking to make Nilangekar an...
  • Valentine's Day: We wrote half a love story, you complete it 14-02-2014 01:27 PM

    New Delhi: On this Valentine's Day, we have come up with an idea to test your creativity. Here is the beginning of a story, but without an end. Now, the onus is on you to complete it in a believable way. Sam looks disturbed these days. He has been like...
  • Infosys Prize 2013: The science and society debate 10-02-2014 10:59 PM

    The Infosys Awards are in the 5th year. This year, these awards have been instituted to recognise excellence in the pure sciences and in the social sciences. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel if India is doing enough to bring its scientists back to the country. ...
  • Himachal government orders probe into Prashant Bhushan's land deals 10-02-2014 06:46 PM

    Shimla: The Himachal Pradesh government on Monday ordered a probe into Aam Aadmi Party leader Prashant Bhushan's land deals in the state. The state government asked the Deputy Commissioner of Kangra to investigate the matter. Sources said that the government will take action in the case once the report comes...
  • Eye surgeons suggest compulsary eye test for diabetics 09-02-2014 05:44 PM

    The government must make eye tests compulsory for diabetics to prevent growing blindness in India, a leading doctor told an ophthalmology convention that ended in Agra on Sunday. Quresh Masketi, president of the All India Ophthalmological Society, made the suggestion at the four-day meet, a conference spokesman said. The doctor...
  • CNNAEO welcomes SC verdict on wage board 09-02-2014 03:38 PM

    Hailing the Supreme Court decision on the Majithia wage board for mediapersons, the Confederation of Newspapers and News Agencies Employees Organisations (CNNAEO) on Sunday appealed to Indian Newspaper Society (INS) and owners of newspapers to implement the recommendations in totality within the stipulated time and not adopt confrontationist views. "Now...
  • Campa Cola society: SC asks residents, civic body to resolve the row 03-02-2014 05:07 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Monday asked the Campa Cola Residents Association and the civic body in Mumbai to find out within four weeks a solution to the row over certain illegal and unauthorised flats which face demolition in view of its earlier order. "The Attorney General is asked...
  • London Zoo launches 5.7 mn pound project to save Indian lions 26-01-2014 08:44 PM

    The London Zoo is coming to the rescue of India's endangered Gir lions with a 5.7-million-pound project as part of international efforts to save the Asian breed of the big cat. The project by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) that runs London Zoo includes plans to increase the size...
  • Conservationists oppose move to open Taj Mahal on Fridays 24-01-2014 01:43 PM

    Conservationists in Agra have opposed a government proposal to open the Taj Mahal on its weekly off on Friday to those who pay $100 or Rs 5,000. Agra Divisional Commissioner Pradeep Bhatnagar said a new proposal has been forwarded to allow entry to the protected monument on a holiday at...
  • Indian born Professor wins Marconi Prize for contribution to wireless technology 23-01-2014 07:55 AM

    Bangalore: Indian born scientist and Professor (Emeritus) at Stanford University Arogyaswami Joseph Paulraj has been awarded the prestigious 2014 Marconi Society Prize for developing the theory and applications of MIMO antennas. His idea for using multiple antennas at both the transmitting and receiving stations - which is at the heart...
  • Red Band Society: Steven Spielberg to produce a comedy series 19-01-2014 12:08 PM

    Los Angeles: FOX Network has given go-ahead signal to Steven Spielberg's comedic soap 'Red Band Society' and writer Michael Cooney's arms-dealing drama 'Runner' among other series. The projects have been picked up by the network with an eye toward series commitments, reported Ace Showbiz. The two will join other shows...
  • FIR against Teesta, husband for allegedly usurping money 06-01-2014 11:25 AM

    An FIR has been lodged against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand, Zakia Jafri's son Tanvir Jafri and two others for allegedly usurping Rs 1.51 crore collected by them for turning Gulbarg Society into a museum, police said. "An FIR has been lodged under Sections 120(B), 406 and...
  • Congress should identify who put it in spot over Adarsh: NCP 27-12-2013 09:36 PM

    Mumbai: In a veiled swipe at Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan, NCP on Friday said Maharashtra Congress should identify those who were responsible for putting it in a spot over the Adarsh Society probe commission's report. Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi said in Delhi that he did not agree with state government's...
  • Watch: India @ 9 with Suhasini Haidar 26-12-2013 11:24 PM

    Catch the day's top stories with Suhasini Haidar on India @ 9. ...
  • 2002 riots: BJP euphoric over clean chit to Modi, Zakia vows to fight on 26-12-2013 10:25 PM

    Ahmedabad: In an order viewed as politically crucial for the Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, the Ahmedabad magistrate's court on Thursday upheld the clean chit to him by the Special Investigation Team (SIT) in the Gulbarg Society massacre case. Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra...
  • News 360: Court rejects Zakia's petition against clean chit to Modi 26-12-2013 09:22 PM

    In a major relief to Narendra Modi, a metropolitan court on Thursday rejected the protest petition filed by Zakia Jafri, wife of a former Congress MP, against the clean chit given to him and others by the Special Investigation Team in the 2002 Gujarat riots. ...
  • Zakia Jafri vows to continue her fight against Modi 26-12-2013 05:30 PM

    Ahmedabad: With the Ahmedabad court of Metropolitan Magistrate BJ Ganatra rejecting Zakia Jafri's plea against Special Investigation Team (SIT) clean chit to Gujarat Chief Minister and BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi, the latter said that her fight for justice will continue and she will appeal in a higher court...
  • 2002 riots: BJP hails verdict, accuses Congress of falsehood 26-12-2013 04:59 PM

    Ahmedabad: Buoyed by a Gujarat court upholding the (Special Investigation Team) SIT clean chit given to its prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi in the killings that took place at Gulbarg Housing Society in Ahmedabad during the 2002 riots in the state, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...