AUGUST

  • Inflation dips to 5year low of 3.7 per cent September 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Softening prices of food items, including vegetables, pulled down the WPI inflation to fiveyear low of 3.74 per cent in August, but it may not bring relief to the industry as the RBI is insisting that "there is no point in cutting interest rates" to see prices go...
  • August retail inflation eases to 7.8 per cent on cheap vegetables, fuel cost September 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Easing prices of vegetables, cereals and petroleum products brought down retail inflation marginally to 7.8 per cent in August. Consumer Price Index (CPI) based or retail inflation stood at 7.96 per cent in July. In August 2013, retail inflation was at 9.52 per cent. However, food inflation during the month...
  • Former JVM MP Ajay Kumar to join Congress on August 22 August 20, 2014

    Former Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVM) Member of Parliament from Jamshedpur, Ajay Kumar will formally join Congress party at a function to be held in Ranchi on August 22. Kumar, who was given a warm welcome by Congress party leaders and workers on his arrival today, told newsmen that he has...
  • On Independence Day, Modi calls for Clean India as a tribute to Gandhi August 15, 2014

    New Delhi: Greeting the nation on its 68th Independence Day, Prime Minister Narendra Modi declared the formation of a new institution which will soon replace the existing Planning Commission while urging the citizens to join hands in making India a developed nation. Much like his election rallies, Modi decided to speak...
  • Independence day is the proudest day for all Indians: Shah Rukh Khan August 15, 2014

    Mumbai: On the eve of India's 68th Independence Day, Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan Thursday wished all countrymen and said it is the "most important day" for all Indians. "Tomorrow (Friday) is the proudest day for all Indians. There is no (more) important day than Independence Day," Shah Rukh said at...
  • PM Narendra Modi addresses nation on Independence Day: As it happened August 15, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi made his maiden Independence day speech from the ramparts of the Red fort on August 15. After hoisting the national flag he addressed the nation. He spoke extempore and is the first PM to do so. ...
  • Narendra Modi set to revamp financial inclusion; to unveil new scheme on August 15 July 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Prime Minister Narendra Modi is set to give a big boost to the ongoing financial inclusion drive by unveiling a comprehensive programme, to be announced at the Red Fort in his address to the nation on the Independence Day. The proposed comprehensive financial inclusion programme envisaging insurance and pension cover,...
  • 'August Osage County' review: It is a satisfying rich brew of drama March 8, 2014

    Cast: Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Ewan McGregor, Chris Cooper, Sam Shepard, Benedict Cumberbatch, Juliette Lewis, Abigail Breslin, Margo Martindale, Chris Cooper, Dermot Mulroney and Julianne Nicholson Director: John Wells Rating: 3.5 out of 5 Shame and scandals within the family have always been excellent ingredients for a robust film, and there is...
  • 'August: Osage County' wins four awards at Capri Festival January 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: Hollywood actresses Meryl Streep and Julia Roberts' new movie 'August: Osage County' has been given a massive Oscars boost after picking up four awards at the Capri, Hollywood Film Festival in Italy. The movie adaptation of Tracy Letts' play about a dysfunctional family's reunion was named Film of...
  • Julia Roberts: Freckles made me look dirty, a director said December 30, 2013

    London: Oscarwinner Julia Roberts says she was once asked by a director to get rid of her freckles as it made her look "dirty". The 46yearold 'August: Osage County' actress was asked by a director of a film that her facial marks be "taken off" as he thought they...
  • Julia Roberts felt 'terrible' after hitting Meryl Streep in 'August: Osage County' December 15, 2013

    Los Angeles: Actress Julia Roberts says she felt 'terrible' after she knocked over veteran actress Meryl Streep for a scene in 'August: Osage County' because she left her 'battered and bruised'. Roberts, 46, plays Streep's onscreen daughter Barbara in the gritty comedy drama. She was forced to push the 64yearold star...
  • Independence Day India: Google's Tricoloured salute to our freedom August 15, 2013

    New Delhi: A Tricoloured ribbon spells out the Google letters on the Google India home page on Independence Day India. Google has been commemorating India's Independence Day with a doodle on its home page since 2003. Most of the Google doodles had the Indian national flag as the inspiration. But the...
  • State of The Nation: Are we losing or winning the war against poverty? August 12, 2013

    This Thursday is the 15th of August and in this 67th Independence Day week CNNIBN is bringing you State Of the Nation focusing on whether there is anything to celebrate about Independence Day this year. ...
  • Sneak Peek: 'Austenland' July 27, 2013

    Keri Russell stars as a Jane Austen fanatic in the romantic comedy 'Austenland', which will hit the screens in the US in August. ...
  • Tyson Gay sets up double Bolt showdown after year's best 200m June 24, 2013

    Kingston: Tyson Gay rocketed to the year's fastest 200 metres, clocking 19.74 seconds at the US trials on Sunday to set up a double sprint clash with Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt at August's world championships. The big victory came two days after Gay ran a worldleading 9.75 seconds to win...
  • Pune blast: Maharashtra ATS arrests one more accused January 14, 2013

    Pune: Maharashtra AntiTerrorism Squad on Monday arrested one more person on charges of aiding and abetting the 2012 Pune serial blasts. He will be produced in an Maharashtra Control of Organised Crime Act court later on Monday. One person was injured in the four coordinated and lowintensity blasts on August 1,...
  • Who was Auguste Rodin November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Born on November 12 1840, Auguste Rodin is recognised as the most important modernist sculptor in France during the 1880s and became worldrenowned by the turn of the century for his mastery of the human form and use of light and shadow in his figurative sculptures. His popular...
  • Who was Auguste Rodin November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Born on November 12 1840, Auguste Rodin is recognised as the most important modernist sculptor in France during the 1880s and became worldrenowned by the turn of the century for his mastery of the human form and use of light and shadow in his figurative sculptures. His popular...
  • Google doodles Auguste Rodin's 172nd birthday November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: Celebrating the 172nd birthday of the French sculptor Auguste Rodin, Google has posted a doodle featuring one of his most famous works "The Thinker". The second 'O' of Google has been replaced with Rodin's bronze and marble sculpture The Thinker which depicts a man in grave...
  • Google doodles Auguste Rodin's 'The Thinker' November 12, 2012

    New Delhi: A digital cast of Auguste Rodin's bronze and marble sculpture 'The Thinker' has been posted on the Google home page on the occasion of the French sculptor's 172nd birth anniversary. The image of the man in sober meditation replaces the second O of the Google logo on November...
  • Pune blasts: Another suspected IM terrorist arrested October 18, 2012

    New Delhi: Delhi Police have arrested a suspected Indian Mujahideen terrorist in connection to the August 2012 Pune serial blasts. Langde Irfan was arrested in Jaipur following the interrogation of three suspects already in custody. Various weapons have been recovered from his Pune residence. Irfan, who is an expert in...
  • August industrial growth up 2.7 pc vs 0.2 pc in July October 12, 2012

    Mumbai: The Index of Industrial Production (IIP) for the month of August grew at 2.7 per cent versus a paltry 0.2 per cent (revised from 0.1) in July. In the AprilAugust period, industrial production expanded an annual 0.4 per cent. A CNBCTV18 poll had expected the industry to grow...
  • Delhi Police arrests 3 IM terror suspects October 11, 2012

    The Delhi Police on Thursday claimed to have cracked the August 1 Pune blast case with the arrest of three Indian Mujahideen operatives from Pul Prahladpur in Delhi. All the three suspected terrorists are from Maharashtra and were planning to carry out terror strikes in Delhi and at Bodh Gaya...
  • 1951 US police report may solve Renoir painting mystery October 1, 2012

    Washington: A decadesold theft report discovered by police in the US could be the clue that links a piece of artwork purchased for $7 to a costly PierreAuguste Renoir painting that was stolen from the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA) in 1951. The report dated Nov 17, 1951 describes Renoir's...
  • Anna 'unaware' of Kejriwal's 'jail bharo' protest September 3, 2012

    New Delhi: Anticorruption activist Anna Hazare on Monday said that he was unaware of former colleague Arvind Kejriwal's call for Jail Bharo agitation. "I am not aware of Kejriwal's call for courting arrest in Delhi," he said. He however added that there was no rift between them and that they...
  • Maruti's Aug sales skid, Hyundai, Tata see growth September 1, 2012

    New Delhi: Domestic car sales of Maruti Suzuki India declined by 35 per cent in August, hit by a monthlong lockout at its Manesar plant, but the other two main players, Hyundai and Tata Motors posted positive growth during the month amid tough market conditions. Other manufacturers, Mahindra & Mahindra, Toyota...
  • IDay: PM may speak on graft, black money August 15, 2012

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be unfurling the national flag in a short while from now and issues of corruption and black money are expected to dominate his Independence Day speech at Red Fort. The Prime Minister is likely to throw light on the measures taken by his government...
  • Live blog from 1947 August 14, 2012

    August 5, 1947: A gentleman from Tripura told me that after 2000 years of independent rule, Tripura has been officially ceded to India. I wonder how it must feel. Would they feel the pride of a united country or will they worry about the loss of identityAugust 7, 1947: Protests...
  • Hyderabad: Security beefed up ahead of IDay August 14, 2012

    Hyderabad: Heavy security arrangements have been made in and around Parade grounds in Secunderabad where the Independence day celebrations will held on August 15. The deputy commissioner of police Ch Srikanth told City Express that at least 1,200 personnel would deployed as a part of security measures in the city....