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  • Patna High Court bans 'Dirty Politics' release 7 hours 53 minutes ago

    Patna: The Patna High Court on Tuesday banned the release of Bollywood film "Dirty Politics" over some objectionable scenes, a government lawyer said. After hearing a petition seeking a ban on the release of "Dirty Politics", a division bench of the court ordered the concerned authorities not to release the film...
  • Gujarat CM Anandiben Patel welcomes move to hike share in central taxes 6 days ago

    Ahmedabad: Gujarat Chief Minister Anandiben Patel on Wednesday welcomed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision to hike states' share in central taxes, by 10 per cent from 32 per cent to 42 per cent. "The decision with far-reaching consequences would make progressive states like Gujarat stronger in their march towards progress,"...
  • Finance Commission for higher share to states in central taxes, Modi says will strengthen federalism 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The Finance Commission has suggested raising share of states in central taxes to 42 per cent from current 32 per cent. As per the increased devolution suggested in the report of the 14th Finance Commission, the states will get Rs 3.48 lakh crore in 2014-15 and Rs 5.26...
  • Rail budget: Security at railway stations to be the key concern February 22, 2015

    Ahead of the Rail Budget, CNN IBN is looking at some key concerns and challenges faced by rail passengers. How secure are our trains and stations? Security still remains a key concern at railway stations. ...
  • Delhi government will bid for coal block to produce it's own electricity February 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government on Wednesday decided to bid for coal blocks with an aim to set up new power plants and increase its own electricity generation from current 1,000 mega watts to 4,000 mega watts. Sources said Delhi government will write a letter to the Centre seeking its view...
  • 79 per cent rise in graft complaints to CVC; crosses 63,000 mark in 2014 February 15, 2015

    New Delhi: More than 63,000 corruption complaints were received by the Central Vigilance Commission (CVC) in 2014, a rise of 79 per cent over the preceding year. The anti-corruption watchdog said it received 63,288 complaints last year as against 35,332 in 2013. These complaints include those filed by whistleblowers and...
  • What the beep! The Central Board of Film Certification won't let you hear the following words in movies from now on February 13, 2015

    After the debacle about the word Bombay being used in Indian films, the Censor Board has now released a full list of "offensive" words. The list was first published by the Caravan magazine. ...
  • Technology for dams should not kill rivers: Uma Bharati February 11, 2015

    Shillong: Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharati on Wednesday said that her ministry is not opposing construction of dams on rivers in the north east except that the technology should be safe and should not "kill" the river. "We are not opposing any dam. I have told Central Water Commission,...
  • Have you done away with 2-finger test: CIC asks Delhi government February 8, 2015

    New Delhi: The Central Information Commission has asked Delhi government to suo moto make public whether the controversial two-finger test to determine rape has been banned in the national capital after the health department failed to spell out a clear policy on it. The matter reached Central Information Commission after an...
  • CBI probe into projects cleared by Natarajan the real reason behind her resignation? January 30, 2015

    New Delhi: Amidst allegations by Jayanthi Natarajan that she was defamed within the Congress and asked to quit the Environment Ministry, details by Central Bureau of Investigation point to other reasons which could have led to her resignation. According to sources, during Jayanthi Natrajan's period as the environment minister, three-four...
  • Centre asks states to form MNREGA labour groups January 27, 2015

    New Delhi: The central government on Tuesday asked the states to form labour groups of MNREGA workers at the village level to improve the quality of works to be undertaken under the programme. An advisory in this regard has been issued to the states, a Rural Development Ministry official said. He...
  • India has 2,226 tigers now, population grows by 30% in past three years January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Tiger population in the country is estimated to be around 2,226, a rise of over 30 per cent since the last count in 2010, according to the latest census report released on Tuesday. The total number of tigers were estimated to be around 1,706 in 2010. Tiger population had...
  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani apppointed the new Censor Board chief January 20, 2015

    The government has appointed a new Central Board for Film Certification chief and filled other posts in the committee. Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani has been apppointed to the top post. ...
  • Anupam Kher: Claims of government interference in CBFC are baseless and ridiculous January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Former CBFC chairperson Anupam Kher today disagreed with the claims of government interference in the statutory body under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, saying they are "baseless and ridiculous". "All such claims are baseless and ridiculous. Why these people are pointing out government's interference now? Why didn't they say...
  • Censor Board not autonomous, Leela Samson took right decision, says member Pankaj Sharma January 17, 2015

    A day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government, Censor Board member Pankaj Sharma said that the government has ignored appeals of CBFC members to empower the panel. Speaking to CNN-IBN, Sharma said on Saturday, "The board has not met for the past one year....
  • Nine CBFC members resign citing interference, corruption in I&B Ministry January 17, 2015

    Mumbai: Nine members of the Central Board of Film Certification have sent their resignation letters to the Information and Broadcasting Minister on Saturday citing interference and corruption in the ministry. The resignations came a day after Censor Board chief Leela Samson quit alleging interference from the government. In their letter to...
  • US team seeks closure of Central Delhi, Delhi-Agra Highway during President Obama's visit January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: The advance team of US secret service has sought the closure of Central Delhi and Delhi-Agra Highway for three days during President Barack Obama's visit to India. The President will be in India from January 25-27. The demand was made by advance team of US secret service which met...
  • RBI governor Raghuram Rajan named as the 'governor of the year' in Central Banking Awards 2015 January 13, 2015

    Mumbai: RBI chief Raghuram Rajan has been named as the "governor of the year" in the Central Banking Awards for 2015 by a British magazine for "his deep understanding of the root causes of economic problems of the country combined with an impressive leadership style." The British magazine Central Banking,...
  • US Central Command Twitter feed appears hacked by Islamic State sympathizers January 12, 2015

    Washington: The US Central Command Twitter feed appeared to have been hacked on Monday by people claiming to be Islamic State sympathizers. "In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful, the CyberCaliphate continues its CyberJihad," the Centcom Twitter feed said. The Twitter account published a list of generals and...
  • CBSE releases Class 10, Class 12 board examination timetable January 8, 2015

    Chennai: The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has released the timetable for the class 10 and class 12 board examinations on Wednesday. Class 10 students are to start their boards on March 2 and finish their examinations on March 26. For class 12 students, the examinations are to begin on...
  • It's Pawan Kalyan and Venkatesh's 'Gopala Gopala' next; VHP now urges censor board to not clear the film January 4, 2015

    Hyderabad: Even as protests continued over Aamir Khan's film 'PK', Hindu groups Wednesday urged the censor board not to clear upcoming Telugu movie 'Gopala Gopala' saying it also hurts religious sentiments of Hindus. The Vishwa Hindu Parishad (VHP) and the Bhagyanagar Ganesh Utsav Samithi (BGUS) have urged the Central Board of...
  • Ex-air force man hanged for trying to kill Pervez Musharraf December 31, 2014

    Islamabad: A former Pakistan Air Force junior technician, convicted for trying to assassinate then president Pervez Musharraf, was executed on Wednesday, a media report said. Niaz Mohammad was hanged at the Peshawar Central Prison, Dawn online reported. A resident of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa'S Swabi district, Mohammad was kept at the Haripur Central Prison...
  • Women form 94 per cent of pickpockets held in Delhi Metro this year December 28, 2014

    New Delhi: An overwhelming majority of the pickpockets 94 per cent caught in the Delhi Metro network this year are women, an official data has revealed. Figures compiled by the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) for 11 months, from January to November, show that a total of 293 women pickpockets...
  • Lokpal: Central government employees get four more months to file information on assets December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central government employees have got four more months, till April next year, to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules. The forms for providing such declarations are also being revised by the Centre. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday extended the...
  • Nagesh Kukunoor says that being invited to the Berlin International Film Festival 2015 is like 'a balm on his soul' December 20, 2014

    Mumbai: Indian filmmaker Nagesh Kukunoor, whose new film 'Dhanak' has been invited for the Generation Kplus programme of the 65th Berlin International Film Festival 2015, where it will also have its world premiere, says it's a great validation for a project made with passion. "One makes all of one's films with...
  • HC asks Censor Board to review documentary film 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar' again December 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday asked the Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) to review 'En Dino Muzaffarnagar', a documentary film, again and pass its order. Its maker Meera Chaudhary had filed a plea challenging the CBFC's refusal to grant it a certificate on the grounds that the film...
  • Smriti Irani hails support of political parties in passage of education Bills December 6, 2014

    New Delhi: HRD Minister Smriti Irani on Saturday hailed the support from all the parties in Lok Sabha for the passage of three crucial Bills on education, saying the overall consensus reflected that "rashtraneeti" had prevailed over politics. "We have seen a consensus evolve in Lok Sabha during the passage...
  • Didn't know selectors were present: Baba Aparajith November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: After starring in South Zone's comprehensive 116-run victory with plenty of overs to spare over Central Zone in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final here today, century-maker Baba Aparajith said he was not aware the national selectors were watching the game. "I got a hundred in my debut game of Deodhar...
  • Baba Aparajith ton helps South Zone whip Central to enter semis November 29, 2014

    Mumbai: Riding on Baba Aparajith's splendid century, South Zone crushed a hapless Central Zone by 116 runs with 13.3 overs to spare in the Deodhar Trophy quarter final at the Wankhede Stadium, here today. Aparajith, who batted at no.3, compiled a stroke-filled 105-ball 113 runs, laced with 2 sixes and eight...
  • 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...