SOCIETY

  • Bombay HC dismisses Ashok Chavan's application for recall of his name from Adarsh scam 2 days ago

    Mumbai: In a setback for Maharashtra Congress president and former chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court on Wednesday dismissed a an application filed by him for recall of an earlier order refusing to drop his name from the charge-sheet of Adarsh Housing Society scam. Chavan had approached the Bombay...
  • We still live in a very sexist society: Madonna 3 days ago

    Los Angeles: Pop diva Madonna says she will always embrace her sexual side and slammed anyone attacking her age. Even though Madonna is 56-years-old, she still frequently puts on very racy performances and constantly tries to embrace her sexuality despite facing criticism, reported the Rolling Stones magazine. "It's still the one area...
  • Budget 2015: Tariff on imported commercial vehicles raised to 20 per cent 5 days ago

    New Delhi: In order to push local manufacturing, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley increased effective tariff on imported commercial vehicles from 10 per cent to 20 per cent, making the import of completely built units expensive. "Tariff rate on commercial vehicles is increased from 10 per cent to 40 per cent and...
  • SC grants anticipatory bail to Teesta Setalvad, husband Javed Anand February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major relief to activist Teesta Setalvad, Supreme Court on Thursday granted anticipatory bail to her and her husband but directed her to give a complete list of donors who had donated for construction of memorial in Gulbarg Society in Ahmedabad. The apex court also pulled up the...
  • SC restrains police from arresting Teesta Setalvad till February 19 February 13, 2015

    New Delhi: In a relief for activist Teesta Setalvad, the Supreme Court has extended the stay on her arrest in Gulbarg Society fund embezzlement case till 19 February. It said that the allegations against Setalvad are grave and the court has also warned her counsel against bringing politics into the...
  • Mumbai Police reaches Teesta Setalvad's residence to arrest her after HC rejects her bail plea February 12, 2015

    Mumbai: After Gujarat High Court rejected activist Teesta Setalvad's anticipatory bail application, the police reached her residence in Juhu to arrest her. However, the police could not arrest her as Teesta and her husband were not present at home. The Gujarat High Court had on Thursday rejected the bail plea of...
  • Gujarat HC rejects plea of activist Teesta Setalwad in Gulbarg society fund embezzlement February 12, 2015

    Ahmedabad: In a major setback to activist Teesta Setalvad, the Gujarat High Court on Thursday rejected her bail application in the alleged Gulbarg society embezzlement case. The court has also rejected the bail plea of her husband and three others involved in the case. In 2014, an FIR was registered against Setalvad...
  • Union Budget 2015: Auto makers wants excise duty reduction February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Automobile industry body SIAM wants Finance Minister Arun Jaitley to reduce excise duty on automobiles in the upcoming Budget to help the sector combat demand slowdown. Besides, measures towards restarting stalled infra projects to help revive demand particularly of commercial vehicles should also be put high on the agenda,...
  • NASA closer than ever to finding Earth's 'twin' January 7, 2015

    Miami: NASA is closer than ever to finding a twin for the Earth, astronomers said, announcing the discovery of eight new planets that circle in the habitable zones of their stars. Two of the eight are the most Earth-like of any known planets found so far outside our solar system,...
  • 'Goodbye to Language' top pick of NYC film critics January 4, 2015

    New York: The National Society of Film Critics has chosen the 3-D movie 'Goodbye to Language' as the best picture of 2014 in their 49th annual awards meeting in New York City. Society members gathered at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on Saturday to vote, choosing French director Jean-Luc Godard's 70-minute film...
  • Mirza Ghalib's Agra forgets him on 218th birthday December 27, 2014

    Agra: Mirza Ghalib, whose contribution to Urdu literature was perhaps as significant as that of Shakespeare to English, was born here on this day over 200 years ago. The Taj city on Saturday not only forgot to celebrate his birthday but also does not have a decent memorial to the...
  • Bombay HC rejects CBI plea to drop Ashok Chavan's name as accused in Adarsh scam November 19, 2014

    Mumbai: In a big blow to former Maharashtra chief minister Ashok Chavan, the Bombay High Court has rejected the plea of the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to drop his name as an accused in the multi-crore Adarsh housing scam. The CBI special court had earlier rejected the agency's plea to...
  • India @ 9 with Anubha Bhonsle November 13, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Anubha Bhonsle on India @ 9. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories November 13, 2014

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • News 360: Burdwan blast probe trail reaches Jharkhand, NIA to visit Dhaka November 13, 2014

    The probe trail in Burdwan blast case has now reached Jharkhand. National Investigation Agency on Thursday interrogated Harun and Mohammad Hussain, the two aides of Jamaat operatives Sajid and Amjad who were arrested recently. The interrogation of these Jamaat operatives zeroed in on the names of these two individuals. ...
  • Deadly virus pushing tigers towards extinction November 7, 2014

    New York: Adding to the existing pressures of habitat loss, poaching and depletion of prey species, a new threat to tiger populations in the wild has surfaced in the form of a deadly virus. According to a new study from the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), canine distemper virus (CDV) has the...
  • China has nearly 60,000 centenarians October 21, 2014

    Beijing: A total of 58,789 centenarians are living in China, and the oldest is 128 years old, the Gerontological Society of China revealed on Tuesday. Three-quarters of the long-living people are women, and most of them are living in the countryside, Xinhua reported citing the society. Provinces with the most centenarians are...
  • Australian envoy for women and girls visits India October 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Australian ambassador for women and girls Natasha Stott Despoja is on an India visit, to promote the cause of Australia's international engagement with gender equality and their support to the empowerment of women. "Despite progress over the past few decades girls around the world face several challenges...
  • The Citizen Journalist show October 5, 2014

    This week on the CJ show we show films from the #YESIamTheChange campaign and other stories. ...
  • Telangana: INS expresses objection to CM's media remark September 18, 2014

    New Delhi: In the wake of reported comments made by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with regard to the media, the Indian Newspaper Society on Thursday said that it would resist any efforts made to intimidate or harass its member publications. "Any persons with grievance against a publication has legal...
  • Hyderabad scientist Mahipal Reddy gets Royal Society fellowship September 5, 2014

    Hyderabad: Chief scientist at the Council of Scientific and Industrial ResearchIndian Institute of Chemical Technology based here, has been honoured with the Fellowship of Royal Society of Chemistry (FRCS), London, in recognition of his outstanding research. Dr B Mahipal Reddy, the Chief Scientist and Head of Inorganic and Physical Chemistry Division,...
  • Robin Williams left project 'Absolutely Anything' incomplete? August 17, 2014

    The makers of "Absolutely Anything" are reportedly planning to remove actor Robin Williams' contribution in the film as the late star couldn't complete his work due to his sudden death. Williams gave his voice to the animated character of Dennis the Dog in "Absolutely Anything" a liveaction British comedy...
  • Goa CM reaches out to people in distress August 15, 2014

    Panaji: Partnering with civil society, the Goa government is considering formation of a special cell to provide succour to people in distress, Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said on Friday. "The idea may take three months to develop," he told reporters on the sidelines of the Independence Day function. The chief minister cited...
  • Law will take its course but society must contribute to stop rape: Modi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Expressing serious concern over rape incidents, the Prime Minister said, "our heads hang in shame when we hear about such incidents" and attacked politicians who become "psychologists" by trying to "analyse" reasons for the crime. "In every home, parents interrogate their daughters about...
  • Mizoram is peaceful for civil societies, voluntary organisations: CM August 15, 2014

    Aizawl: Mizoram Chief Minister Lal Thanhawla on Friday expressed gratitude to the civil societies and voluntary organisations for their support to law enforcement agencies in their efforts to maintain the status of Mizoram as one of the most peaceful states in the country. In his address to the people of Mizoram...
  • Was Kamal Haasan right in calling Robin Williams' suicide a 'copout'? August 13, 2014

    New Delhi: What must have Robin Williams be thinking while taking his life? In a rather graphic report released by Marin County assistant deputy chief coroner, the authorities have said that Williams was found hanging by the roof of his room, by his own belt. With more gruesome details coming...
  • Indian Newspaper Society asks West Bengal government to clear dues of publications July 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Indian Newspaper Society (INS), a body of newspapers in the country, on Monday expressed concern over "nonpayment" of advertisement bills to certain publications by the West Bengal government and asked its Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee to clear the dues. "This has caused severe financial distress to these newspapers...
  • EC not to defend its notice against former Maharashtra Chief Minister Chavan July 25, 2014

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Friday told the Delhi High Court that being a quasijudicial body, it will not defend its order holding exMaharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan guilty of failing to give his correct expenses in the 2009 assembly polls. Chavan, an MP from Nanded parliamentary seat, has been...
  • SC dismisses PIL on no liquor shops on highway July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to direct state governments to ban liquor shops on national highways saying it is for the legislature to enact a law in this regard. A bench, headed by Justice Ranjan Gogoi, dismissed a PIL filed by a Chandigarhbased NGO Arrive Safe Society seeking...
  • SC slams Mumbai's Campa Cola society residents for protests July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Mumbai's Campa Cola society residents, who have been protesting against their eviction and the proposed demolition of 90 illegal flats, came for severe criticism from the Supreme Court on Monday. Slamming the Campa Cola society residents, the Supreme Court said that they cannot sit on protest and agitate....