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  • Judge orders suspension of WhatsApp in Brazil 10 minutes ago

    Sao Paulo: A judge says he has ordered the suspension of the globally popular instant messaging system WhatsApp across Brazil because it has allegedly failed to help in an investigation. Judge Luiz de Moura Correia ordered the suspension earlier this month, though the service has continued to operate normally. The newspaper...
  • Sri Lanka seek World Cup lift against Bangladesh Yesterday

    Perennial contenders Sri Lanka will fear their own inconsistent form more than their opponents when they meet Bangladesh in the World Cup at the Melbourne Cricket Ground on Thursday. The Islanders, losing finalists in the last two editions, have had an uninspiring start to the 2015 event, with their batsmen struggling...
  • Sri Lanka, Bangladesh suffer World Cup injuries 2 days ago

    Sri Lanka and Bangladesh were dealt injury blows ahead of Thursday's World Cup clash at the Melbourne Cricket Ground with both Jeevan Mendis and Mushfiqur Rahim taken to hospital for assessment. Mendis, a left-handed batsman and right-arm leg-spinner, has a hamstring injury that could be serious enough to rule him out...
  • World Cup 2015: Australia look to go for kill against Bangladesh 6 days ago

    Favourites Australia will look to go all guns blazing as they meet Bangladesh in a Pool A match of the cricket World Cup on Saturday with the threat of a washout looming large due to the Tropical Cyclone Marcia. Co-hosts Australia kicked off their campaign in style, defeating old enemies England...
  • Ashoke Pandit upset about list of banned cuss words released by the CBFC 1 week ago

    Mr Ashoke Pandit, member of the CBFC, is upset about the list of banned swear words that has been released by the Censor Board. The filmmaker said, "This list should not have come out from a person who is a part of the industry, if something like this had to...
  • World Cup 2015: Bangladesh can beat Australia, says Mushfiqur Rahim February 19, 2015

    Canberra: Bangladesh star batsman Mushfiqur Rahim says beating Australia won't be impossible after seeing off Afghanistan in their first tilt-at this year's World Cup. The Bangladeshis celebrated a rare win at the tournament with a 105-run victory over the newcomers in Canberra on Wednesday, but now face a steeper challenge against...
  • People respect governments that punish corruption: UN chief Ban Ki-moon February 10, 2015

    Dubai: Highlighting that people respect governments that punish corruption, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for increased government transparency and cooperation between the public sector and private enterprises to drive economic growth. "The most respected governments are those that ensure equal rule or law and justice for all, and those...
  • Dibakar Banerjee: Banning 'Baby' is sad and foolish January 24, 2015

    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 January 24, 2015

    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...