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  • Dibakar Banerjee: Banning 'Baby' is sad and foolish 5 days ago

    Kolkata: In the wake of Pakistan banning Akshay Kumar-starrer 'Baby', filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee says such incidents in India and Pakistan are "sad". Banerjee also said both neighbours will end up paying a "heavy price" if these incidents continue. "I can't comment on the film. I haven't seen it. I can't comment if...
  • Banned Mohammad Amir set for first-class return 5 days ago

    Karachi: Disgraced Pakistan paceman Mohammad Amir could return to first-class cricket as early as next month after a relaxation of the conditions of his ban for spot-fixing, an official said on Friday (Jan 23). Amir, 22, was banned for five years along with Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif in a spot...
  • Citing central advisory, Punjab bans 'MSG' screening in the state January 18, 2015

    Chandigarh: The Punjab government Saturday banned the screening in the state of controversial film 'MSG - The Messenger Of God', which features Dera Sacha Sauda sect chief, Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh as the main lead, following a central advisory and intelligence reports that it could lead to tension. The screening of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 13, 2015

    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. ...
  • Are right-wing politicians getting regressive? January 13, 2015

    Goa sports minister sparked off a row after he pushed for government centres to 'normalise' LGBT youth and give them medical attention to make them "normal". Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 13, 2015

    Catch the day's stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Goa minister takes a U-turn on 'curing' LGBT remark, UN flays India's intolerance towards homosexuals January 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Discouraging the "discrimination" and "intolerance" towards homosexuals in India, United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon said that he stood firm for equality for everyone in the society. "I am proud to stand for the equality of all people, including those who are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender. I...
  • Vibrant Gujarat summit: Modi exhibited forward looking leadership, says Ban Ki Moon January 11, 2015

    Speaking at the Vibrant Gujarat summit, UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has exhibited forward looking leadership. He also said, "All world leaders are inspired by Mahatma Gandhi's teachings." ...
  • Investors across the world attend 7th edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit January 11, 2015

    Addressing at the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit in Gandhinagar, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday wooed investors from across the world by presenting his government as business-friendly and portraying India as the idle place for an investment. ...
  • Gujarat a cultural crossover to the world: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on Sunday said Gujarat could also be a crossroad for a new era of sustainable development while it has long been a cultural crossover to the world. "This dynamic state has long been a cultural crossover to the world. Today, it can also be a...
  • Vibrant Gujarat Summit: Day 1: As it happened January 11, 2015

    Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel inaugurated the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Sunday, a flagship programme of the state government, in Gandhinagar, which will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and 50 CEOs of top Indian as well as...
  • PM Modi to inaugurate Vibrant Gujarat Summit, Ban Ki-Moon, John Kerry among attendees January 11, 2015

    Gandhinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate the seventh edition of Vibrant Gujarat Summit on Sunday, a flagship programme of the Gujarat government, in Gandhinagar, which will be attended by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon, US Secretary of State John Kerry and 50 CEOs of top Indian as...
  • Chinese city in restive Muslim region bans burqa January 10, 2015

    Beijing: China on Saturday banned burqas in public places in the capital of its Muslim-majority Xinjiang region which is often hit by separatist violence, a day after regional authorities prohibited extremist content on the web to prevent radicalisation of youths. Authorities in the regional capital Urumqi cited France and Belgium, where...
  • Ban Ki Moon to inaugurate canal top solar power plant in Gujarat January 10, 2015

    Vadodara: UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon will inaugurate Gujarat's first 10 MW solar power plant on Narmada river canal on Sunday, state Energy Minister Saurabh Patel said on Saturday. "The Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Limited (SNNL), an agency created by the Gujarat government for...
  • Indian diplomat Atul Khare named as head of a UN department for peacekeeping missions January 8, 2015

    United Nations: Senior Indian diplomat Atul Khare has been named by Secretary General Ban Ki-moon as the head of the UN department that provides dedicated support to peacekeeping missions around the world, making him one of the highest ranking Indian officials in the world body. Khare, 55 will succeed Bangladesh's Ameerah...
  • Palestine to join International Criminal Court in April: UN chief January 8, 2015

    United Nations: UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has accepted the request by Palestine to join the International Criminal Court (ICC), saying the ICC admission will take place April 1, a move that could lead to possible war crime complaints against Israel, according to a UN source. The world organisation on Friday confirmed...
  • Uber cab service withdraws plea from Delhi HC against ban on its plying January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: The US-based cab service provider Uber on Tuesday withdrew plea from Delhi High Court against the ban on its plying. The Delhi government had decided to continue with the ban on app-based cab booking company Uber and has asked it to fulfill the conditions for taxi operations in...
  • No appeal lies against Sarita Devi's ban: Boxing India to HC January 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Boxing India on Monday told the Delhi High Court that it cannot appeal against the International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. "No appeal lies against the disciplinary authority's (AIBA) decision...
  • Saeed Ajmal still unable to rectify bowling action December 26, 2014

    Karachi: Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) chairman Shehryar Khan had revealed that off-spinner Saeed Ajmal has been unable to bring his action under the 15-degree restriction. khan said now it was up to Ajmal to inform the PCB as to when he wants to be reassessed because a failure next time could...
  • Sarita Devi's suspension: HC seeks Boxing India's response December 24, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court on Wednesday sought a response from Boxing India on a plea challenging International Boxing Association's (AIBA) decision to suspend boxer Laisram Sarita Devi for refusing to accept the bronze medal at the Asian Games in South Korea. A bench of Chief Justice G Rohini and...
  • To prevent girls from 'straying', Bihar panchayat bans jeans, mobiles December 21, 2014

    Gopalganj: A village panchayat in Bihar has banned girls from wearing jeans and using mobile phones claiming that they increase the chances of girls "going astray". Confirming that such a diktat has been issued in Singha panchayat in Hathua block of the district, Hathua Block Development Officer Jitendra Kumar said the...
  • Don't think Sarita Devi was given a big penalty: Vijender Singh December 18, 2014

    Kolkata: Olympic bronze medal-winning boxer Vijender Singh Thursday said the International Boxing Association (AIBA)'s decision to ban female pugilist L. Sarita Devi for a year was not a big penalty and the punishment will pass swiftly. The 29-year-old Sarita was also fined 1,000 Swiss francs ($1020) for refusing to accept her...
  • 2015 must be a 'time for global action' against terror, says UN chief Ban Ki-moon December 18, 2014

    United Nations: The year 2015 must be a "time for global action", UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has said and asked the international community to do more to counter extremism and work on reforms of world body to adapt it to a new global landscape. Highlighting the key imperatives for...
  • Xiaomi's India smartphone ban partially lifted; allowed to sell Qualcomm-based handsets till January 8 December 16, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court permitted Chinese mobile phone maker Xiaomi to sell and import Qualcomm chipset based handsets till January 8, as a temporary measure. In an interim order, the High Court had on December 8 restrained Xiaomi as well as online e-commerce site Flipkart from selling in India...
  • Investments in Uber's Indian rivals uncertain after taxi application ban December 14, 2014

    Mumbai: A ban on online taxi services in India, following the arrest in New Delhi of an Uber driver accused of rape, has brought uncertainty to the millions of dollars of international investment pumped into Uber's Indian rivals Ola and TaxiForSure. Ola raised $210 million in October from a group led...
  • Delhi rape: Centre for regulation, not ban on taxi services, asks states to stop web-based cabs December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: As the alleged rape of a woman by a driver of an international taxi service in Delhi creates outrage in the country, the Centre on Tuesday asked all states to stop operations of all web-based taxi services. The anguish over the rape of the woman executive working in a...
  • UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon to attend Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015 December 8, 2014

    Gandhinagar: UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon will take part in the 'Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015' during his two-day visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's home state on January 10 and 11 next year. "Ban Ki-moon, Secretary General of the UN, is going to take part in our Vibrant Gujarat Summit-2015. He will...
  • Having lost his speech to throat cancer, survivor writes to PM for ban on loose cigarettes December 4, 2014

    New Delhi: A former Customs Commissioner, who lost his speech due to throat cancer after prolonged tobacco use, has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi urging him to reconsider the proposal to ban sale of loose cigarettes, amid reports that the move is likely to be put on hold. "After having...
  • Supreme Court allows Comedy Central to go on air November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Friday allowed Comedy Central to go on air and stayed Delhi High Court's order upholding the Centre's decision to stop transmission of the entertainment channel for 10 days for allegedly broadcasting "obscene" and "vulgar" dialogues. "As an interim measure, it is directed that the direction...
  • 'Business Idea: Single cigarette packets.' Twitter users react to the proposed ban on loose cigarettes in India November 26, 2014

    India moved a step closer to banning the sale of unpackaged cigarettes, with a view to discourage smoking in a country where close to a million people each year die of tobacco-related diseases. More than 70 percent of the cigarettes sold in India are loose.The health ministry has accepted the...