Amenities

  • Locals cry for basic amenities on the 6th anniverasry of Balta encounter 10 hours 5 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Six years have gone by but the stigma of the infamous Batla House encounter still haunts residents of the largely Muslim-dominated locality in the heart of South Delhi, who also have been grappling with a range of issues like lack of proper roads, water supply and other necessities. The...
  • BJP MP Yogi Adityanath protests against poor civic amenities September 17, 2013

    BJP MP from Gorakhpur Yogi Adityanath has launched a 10-day protest at Collectorate campus against the poor civic amenities and bad condition of roads in Gorakhpur. Accusing the Uttar Pradesh government of ignoring Gorakhpur, Adityanath said the roads are in poor condition, district was facing an acute water and power crisis,...
  • 'Amen' is now leading at the Mollywood Box office March 31, 2013

    Among the three big releases of the last week, the most unlikely and less promoted film 'Amen' has emerged the most victorious at the Box Office counters. Directed by Lijo Jose Pellissery, the movie is registering cent percent collections in metros in the weekends while centres in rural areas have...
  • Rail Budget: People say ready to pay more for better amenities in trains February 26, 2013

    Even as government hailed Pawan Kumar Bansal's maiden railway budget for 2013-14, people demanded better amenities in the trains. They said they are even ready to pay more for more facilities. ...
  • Rail Budget 2013: New passenger amenities cess likely February 25, 2013

    New Delhi: Train travel is expected to get costlier, said sources a day ahead of the Rail Budget 2013. According to sources, the government is likely to introduce a fuel adjustment component and a passenger amenities cess which will contribute to a hike in fares. The Rail Budget 2013 may...
  • Delhi: Shelters for homeless inadequate January 5, 2013

    New Delhi: Despite the Delhi High Court's order directing the government to build one shelter per one lakh population, the capital still has only 150 temporary and permanent shelters that can house a mere 7500 homeless people of the city. With over three lakh homeless people in Delhi, the existing...
  • Malayalam actor Shankar to star next in 'Disco' December 29, 2012

    After donning important roles with the Big M's of Mollywood, in films like 'Spirit' and 'Bavoottiyude Namathil', actor turned screenwriter Shankar Ramakrishnan will play the lead in the new movie titled 'Disco'. To be directed by Liji Jose Pellissery who has made critically acclaimed films like 'City of God' and...
  • Crib deaths: 11 months on, WB govt refuses to learn November 27, 2012

    Over a 100 infant deaths were reported in state-run hospitals in West Bengal in January this year. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee who also holds the health portfolio had promised to act, but little has changed on the ground 11 months on. ...
  • Chennai's JJ Nagar terminus lacks basic amenities September 10, 2012

    Chennai: Despite being used for over 22 years by scores of passengers every day, the bus terminus in Mogappair East, (J J Nagar terminus) continues to lack basic amenities. The lack of proper facility for seating and shelter besides inadequate lighting are the major concerns of the commuters. With at...
  • The story of Harish Iyer inspired 'I Am': Onir May 17, 2012

    New Delhi: The second episode of 'Satyamev Jayate' has made Harish Iyer a familiar name for Indians. The show was based on some striking facts about the issue of child sexual abuse. Harish Iyer was invited to the show where he bravely shared the trauma of being abused at the...
  • Unsafe Gurgaon: Two rapes in 48 hours March 14, 2012

    New Delhi: Hours after the Gurgaon police appeared to struggle to arrest the gang of six who have been accused of raping a 23-year-old woman close to the Sahara Mall, the swish township's reputation of modernity being just a facade for brute lawlessness is gathering strength. Most residents now believe...
  • Railway Budget: passengers unhappy with amenities March 13, 2012

    Kolkata: With less than 48 hours to go for the Railway Budget, CNN-IBN gets you voices of people from the two states which have had the maximum number of Railway Ministers - Bihar and West Bengal. Have things changed for the rail passengers? The Indian Railways today is staring at some...
  • 'Amen' in trouble with CBFC over gay sex scenes February 21, 2012

    New Delhi: 'Amen', a short film which got selection at several film festivals including Kaashish Mumbai International Queer Film Festival, is under fire from the Censor Board of Film Certification for allegedly explicit contents. The Censor Board has rejected to pass the film with the controversial gay sex scene. The film...
  • Water tankers new lifelines for Mumbaikars May 14, 2010

    The financial capital of the country is struggling when it comes to basic needs. Parts of Mumbai are reeling under a severe water crisis receiving water for as little as 15 minutes a day. Mumbaikars are now banking on water tankers to survive. ...
  • CNN-IBN reality check: how good are our trains July 2, 2009

    Mumbai: An amount of Rs 850 crore was allotted in last year’s Railway Budget and heavy spending is expected this year too. But is the money being put to good use? CNN-IBN catches a train to find out. ...
  • Kerala nun alleges sexual harassment in convents February 20, 2009

    New Delhi; A book written by a former nun is threatening to embarrass the Catholic Church in Kerala. Amen - an autobiography of a nun is written by former nun Dr Sister Jesme and threatens to reveal what allegedly happens behind the closed doors of convents. The book claims that harassment and...
  • IT professionals alert to crisis May 16, 2007

    Chennai: What will you do when someone's met with an accident and needs help? Well, you could ask a Chennai-based group of young professionals for help. And while you are at it, you could also ask 40-year-old Kala Balasundaram - an IT professional - why he founded the NGO called...
  • United, Bangalorites out to save city June 15, 2007

    Bangalore: The citizens of Bangalore have finally united to fight to save the city, where economic and industrial growth has far outpaced the development on the ground. In spite of being Asia's fastest growing city, Bangalore's physical infrastructure has failed to meet the growing demand, leaving the civic amenities in...
  • Budget 2007: What Lalu has to offer? June 20, 2007

    New Delhi: With his eyes set on the target of Rs 20,000 crore surplus revenue by March 31, Railway Minister Lalu Prasad's 2007-08 Railway Budget is set to make some strategic changes. Ministry sources said the Railways is thinking of a strategy to win over the masses by improving the...