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  • Qatar floats idea of housing 12,000 football fans on ships 19 hours 52 minutes ago

    Doha: Qatar plans to accomodate some 12,000 football fans on cruise ships during the World Cup in 2022, a spokesman for the Qatar Tourism Authority (QTA) said on Monday. The proposal for "floating hotels" is a revival of an idea which was initially rejected two years ago. However, Qatar is now seeking...
  • Indian sports ministry identifies 45 athletes for Target Olympic Podium Scheme 20 hours 18 minutes ago

    New Delhi: Forty five athletes from six disciplines have been identified as potential medal winners for the 2016 Rio Olympics and they will be integrated into the "Target Olympic Podium Scheme" (TOP), a sports ministry release said on Monday. The 45 athletes were chosen from sporting disciplines athletics, badminton, boxing, shooting,...
  • Lack of green cover makes Delhi vulnerable to air pollution Yesterday

    New Delhi: Delhi, which was once considered the 'Garden city', is now known as the world's most polluted city. Air pollution in the city is likely to be 60 times higher than the safe levels. Senior advocate Kailash Vasdev has filed a series of reports highlighting the ruthless felling...
  • Ill-treatment at Coimbatore Central Jail, video shows prisoners without clothes 4 days ago

    Coimbatore: In a shocking video of alleged ill-treatment in the Coimbatore Central Jail, prison authorities are torturing a few inmates. The video reportedly captured by a warden showed three prisoners without their clothes. The prisoners are also forced to eat their meals on the floor and made to stay awake...
  • SAI sees a record 100 athletes qualifying for Rio Olympics 4 days ago

    New Delhi: In a rather ambitious projection, Sports Authority of India (SAI) sees a record 100 plus athletes qualifying for next year's Rio Olympics. "Though qualification process has barely started, our own assessment is that if women's hockey team qualifies we should comfortably cross the 100 mark. As far as number...
  • Real issue of equitable access to content shrouded by noise over net neutrality: Experts 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Even as high pitch demands are being made to protect the Internet and promote net neutrality, experts in the Telecom Ministry are claiming that the real issue is getting lost in the noise. According to sources at Sanchar Bhawan, Internet users in India must focus on ensuring that...
  • AIB video explaining net neutrality goes viral 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, AIB is in news once again for bringing the #SaveTheInternet campaign to the common citizen. A video by AIB which explains net neutrality has received more than 9 lakh views in less than 48 hours. The video highlights the #SaveTheInternet campaign started by...
  • Why should telecom companies control what I do on the net: Aditi Mittal April 13, 2015

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. "We are a huge telecom market. Why should telecom...
  • TRAI recommends non discriminate availability of Internet, report on net neutrality to be filed in May April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst raging debate over net neutrality, Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has made a committee to look into the issues of the matter. According to sources, the committee was formed in January 2015. A report has been sought by the 2nd week of May. According to sources, the...
  • Women writers do not get enough exposure in India unlike their male counterparts: Madhuri Banerjee April 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Madhuri Banerjee may be a well known author of bestseller books like 'Losing My Virginity And Other Dumb Ideas' and 'Advantage Love' but the author-script writer feels that women authors in India do not get their due credit. In a free willing chat exclusively with IBNLive.com, Banerjee expressed...
  • Indians rally for Internet freedom, send over 1 lakh emails to TRAI for net neutrality April 13, 2015

    The Internet is under threat in India as telecom operators have gone to the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) to allow them to block apps and websites and charge money from both consumers and businesses to the detriment of users. People from a cross section of society including politicians, who...
  • Special beams fastrack Badarpur-Faridabad metro line April 12, 2015

    New Delhi: The Badarpur-Faridabad corridor of the Delhi Metro, set to be made operational by June, has come up at a record pace as specially designed beams were used in building the viaducts of the fully elevated line. Officials in-charge of the project explained that the use of 'u-shaped' support...
  • Glad that my name is removed from frisking exemption list, says Robert Vadra April 11, 2015

    New Delhi: "I am glad that this formality is going to be removed," said Congress President Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra on Saturday reacting to a report that he could be dropped from the list of people exempted from frisking and security checks at airports if Government approves an aviation...
  • Sports Minister asks SAI, Boxing India to help Haryana boxer Rishu Mittal April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Moved by the plight of a state level gold-medallist boxer who is working as a domestic help, Sports Minister Sarbananda Sonowal has asked the Sports Authority of India and Boxing India to look into the matter and provide all help to her. "I have asked SAI and Boxing India...
  • Would like to pen book on film industry: Karan Johar April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: Director-producer Karan Johar says the stories that happen behind the scenes are far more interesting than movies and he would love to narrate them some day in a book. "I feel telling a story about making movies will be interesting, not the journey, but what happens behind the scenes...
  • SAI issues notice to PCI over filthy conditions for para athletes April 7, 2015

    Sports Authority of India on Tuesday issued a notice to Para Olympic Committee over filthy conditions for Para athletes saying PCI not equipped to hold such events. SAI also casted serious doubts on committee's ability to organise the Para Olympic Games of 2015. The PCI has suspended president Rajesh Tomar...
  • What is due must be paid, India no tax haven: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday asserted that legitimate tax demand cannot be considered "tax terrorism" because India is not a tax haven. Appearing to defend the tax notices sent to about 100 FIIs totalling USD 5-6 billion, he said "taxes which are payable must be paid". "India is not...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • Delhi pollution: Authorities asked to list 15-year-old vehicles April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In efforts to improve air quality in the national capital, Delhi government has asked transport authorities to prepare a comprehensive realistic data on private vehicles which are 15 or more years old. At a meeting held to discuss measures to control air pollution, Delhi Chief Secretary KK Sharma...
  • SpiceJet makes part payment of dues to AAI April 1, 2015

    New Delhi: Budget carrier SpiceJet has made a part payment of its dues to the state-run Airports Authority of India (AAI) and also signed an agreement with aircraft leasing firm BBAM to settle out of court the dispute over Boeing rentals. "SpiceJet has paid a part payment of Rs 25...
  • Indian-origin author brutally assaulted in South Africa for praising Salman Rushdie March 24, 2015

    Johannesburg: An Indian-origin author in South Africa was brutally assaulted and verbally abused after she praised controversial writer Salman Rushdie whose work has angered Muslims around the world. Zainub Priya Dala was hit in the face with a brick last week after she praised Rushdie's writing at a school in Durban,...
  • Unexpected rains pull down peak power deficit to 2.8 per cent in February March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: Unexpected rains across the country brought down the peak power deficit -- shortfall in electricity supply when the demand is maximum -- to 2.8 per cent last month. Peak power demand during February was 1,37,948 MW, of which 1,34,102 MW was met, leaving a deficit of 3,846 MW,...
  • Rajasthan Lakes Authority bill passed in Assembly March 21, 2015

    Jaipur: Rajasthan Legislative Assembly on Saturday passed the Rajasthan Lakes (Protection and Development) Authority Bill, 2015 for the protection and conservation of lakes in the state. Urban Development and Housing Minister Rajpal Singh Shekhawat moved the bill which was passed by voice vote. He said that aim of the government was...
  • 1987 Hashimpura massacre case: 16 UP policemen acquitted by Delhi court March 21, 2015

    New Delhi: A Delhi court on Saturday acquitted 16 Uttar Pradesh Provincial Armed Constabulary (PAC) personnel in the 1987 Hashimpura massacre case. Delivering the judgement, the court said that there was lack of evidence, especially regarding the identity of the accused. It referred the matter to Delhi State Legal Services Authority for...
  • Supreme Court declines to hear PIL on developing new capital city of Andhra Pradesh March 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday declined to entertain a PIL questioning the decision to develop new capital city of Andhra Pradesh on the southern side of river Krishna near Vijayawada without adequate environment clearances. "Only at the time of construction activities, environment clearances are required and not before that,"...
  • Proposal to revamp Brahmaputra Board under consideration: Government to Rajya Sabha March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: A proposal for revamping and rechristening of the Brahmaputra Board into North-East and Brahmaputra River Rejuvenation Authority is under active consideration of the Ministry of Water Resources, Government told Rajya Sabha on Monday. In his written reply, Minister of State for Water Resources Sanwar Lal Jat said the bill...
  • Government to set up network of monitoring stations along Ganga March 9, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has sanctioned a project for the setting up of a network of 113 real-time water quality monitoring stations at critical locations along the Ganga river, Rajya Sabha was informed on Monday. In a written reply, Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati told the Upper House that the project...
  • Hakan Nesser talks about crime writing in India March 7, 2015

    CNN-IBN's Palki S Upadhyay talks to author Hakan Nesser about Nordic Noir and crime writing in India. ...
  • SpiceJet clears plane rental dues, pays $10 million to lessors March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Having settled its dues with the tax authorities and the public sector oil marketing firms, budget carrier SpiceJet on Monday cleared its aircraft rentals dues by paying USD 10 million to some of its lessors. SpiceJet paid these dues after the new owner Ajay Singh infused a fund of...
  • Now, free legal advice, training at DU's legal aid clinics March 1, 2015

    New Delhi: To extend free advice on questions of law and offer consultations on matters like property rights, Delhi University is hosting legal aid clinics which will not be restricted only to the varsity fraternity but open to all. The clinics, which will also impart para-legal training to DU students and...