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  • Tharoor cooperated in investigation, questioned him on number of issues: Delhi Police chief January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: Congress leader Shashi Tharoor was intensely questioned on Monday night for about four hours by a special team of Delhi Police on the circumstances leading to the mysterious death of his wife Sunanda Pushkar a year back. This is for the first time Shashi Tharoor has been questioned on...
  • Delhi elections: EC asks CEO to take measures for differently abled to cast vote January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: The Election Commission on Monday asked the Delhi Chief Electoral Officer to put in place a variety of measures to ensure that differently abled voters do not face problems while casting their ballot in the Assembly polls here on February 7. In a letter to CEO Delhi Chandra...
  • Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani is CBFC chief, 9 new members also appointed January 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Filmmaker Pahlaj Nihalani has been appointed as new chairperson of Central Board of film Certification (CBFC). This comes after previous CBFC chief Leela Samson resigned last week from the top post in the panel citing interference and corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Newly appointed Censor Board chief...
  • There is nothing provocative in 'MSG': Dera chief January 18, 2015

    Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim claims the release of the movie 'MSG- Messenger of god' has been delayed even though there is nothing provocative in the movie. ...
  • BJP top brass divided over naming Kiran Bedi as Delhi CM candidate: sources January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The top brass of the Bharatiya Janata Party is divided over naming new entrant Kiran Bedi as the Delhi chief ministerial candidate even as the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her candidature, said sources on Sunday. The final decision on a larger role for Bedi in Delhi polls...
  • RSS clears Kiran Bedi's name as BJP's chief ministerial candidate in Delhi elections January 18, 2015

    New Delhi: Just three days after former IPS officer and team Anna member Kiran Bedi joined the Bharatiya Janata Party, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh has cleared her name as the chief ministerial candidate of the party in New Delhi. The BJP Parliamentary Board is likely to meet next week where...
  • Censor Board is the last word, we dont interfere: Government January 17, 2015

    The Information and Broadcasting Minister Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore slammed Leela Samson saying that the tribunal was doing it's job and was an independent body. He also said that if she had allegations of co-ercion she should present evidence that there was interference. ...
  • Hypocrisy thy name is BJP: Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi January 17, 2015

    "Those who did not fulfill their dream of becoming Police Commissioner want to be CM, hypocrisy thy name is BJP," says Congress senior leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi said. ...
  • MSG row takes its toll, Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar resigns in support of chief Leela Samson January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: After Censor board chief Leela Samson quit from her post citing corruption in the Information and Broadcasting Ministry, another Censor Board member Ira Bhaskar has also decided to quit. Bhaskar said, "My letter will go in the evening. I've decided to resign. Our members had discussed on this issue...
  • Censor Board members up in arms, Leela Samson resigns January 16, 2015

    Just three days after the Censor Board refused certification to Dera Saccha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh's controversial film Messenger of God, the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal overturned that decision. Hours later, Censor board Chief Leela Samson resigned, terming the Tribunal's decision "a mockery" of the Censor Board. ...
  • Leela Samson resigns: Is it time to scrap the Censor Board? January 16, 2015

    The Censor Board is up in arms after the Film Certification Appellate Tribunal cleared the release of the controversial movie 'Messenger of God' despite the board having said no to the film. Censor Board Chief Leela Samson resigned in protest and more members of the board have followed suit. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories January 16, 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. ...
  • I am not trying to play god in the movie: Dera Chief January 16, 2015

    Ram Rahim Singh denied playing god in the movie and urged protesters to see the movie for themselves before passing judgement. He also denied putting any pressure on the censor board. Dera supporters are celebrating the clearance of the film by the apellate tribunal. ...
  • This is a serious charge by the Censor board chief: Congress January 16, 2015

    Leela Samson's resignation is one among many in the recent past. The style of the Modi government is that of a dictatorial style of functioning. Independently, their work was not allowed to be carried out. That is a serious charge she has made. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 16, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Nothing objectionable in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief January 16, 2015

    There has been a big controversy over the film 'MSG - Messenger of God' by Dera Saccha Sauda Chief Ram Rahim Singh. Censor board chief Leela Samson has resigned citing interference by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • Beant Singh's assassin deported to India January 16, 2015

    New Delhi: On the run for over 10 years, Sikh militant Jagtar Singh Tara, convicted for life in the then Punjab Chief Minister Beant Singh's assassination, has been deported by Thailand. Tara, a Babbar Khalsa International militant had escaped from the high-security Burail prison in Chandigarh in 2004 and was absconding...
  • I have not called myself God in 'MSG - Messenger of God', says Dera chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim January 16, 2015

    Gurgaon: Dera Sacha Sauda chief Gurmeet Ram Rahim Singh on Friday denied that he had called himself God in the film 'MSG - Messenger of God'. He said there was nothing objectionable in his film and that the Censor Board has muted just two words. Speaking with mediapersons in Gurgaon after...
  • HS Brahma appointed new Chief Election Commissioner; will assume charge on Friday January 15, 2015

    New Delhi: The government has appointed HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. The appointment of Brahma has been made keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the CEC, a recommendation the Law Ministry had made...
  • HS Brahma may be the next Chief Election Commissioner January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Government may be all set to appoint Election Commissioner HS Brahma as the next Chief Election Commissioner in place of VS Sampath who demits office on Thursday. If Brahma is elevated, then it will be in keeping with the convention of elevating the senior-most Election Commissioner as the...
  • AS Kiran Kumar appointed as new ISRO chief January 12, 2015

    New Delhi: AS Kiran Kumar on Monday was appointed as the new Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) chief. He was the director of Satellite Application Centre and joined ISRO in 1975. He was also behind the success of India's Mars Orbiter Mission which entered the Martian orbit on September 24. Kumar has...
  • Bangladesh gets its first Hindu Chief Justice in SK Sinha January 12, 2015

    Dhaka: Justice SK Sinha was on Monday appointed Chief Justice of Bangladesh to become the first Hindu to hold the highest judicial post in the Muslim-majority country. President Mohammad Abdul Hamid appointed Sinha, the senior most judge of the apex court, as its Chief Justice who will have a term of...
  • Photo of the day: Kapil Sharma poses with Sachin Tendulkar and Mumbai Police chief Rakesh Maria at Umang 2015 January 11, 2015

    We have seen virtually all Bollywood stars and several popular sportspersons get candid on show 'Comedy Nights with Kapil'. While the show has garnered huge popularity and success, host Kapil Sharma isn't satisfied, it seems. Kapil, who was recently seen at Umang Mumbai Police Show 2015, took to Twitter to...
  • Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar hands over first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Air Chief January 9, 2015

    New Delhi: Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar handed over the first overhauled Su-30 MKI to Chief of Air Staff, Air Chief Marshal Arup Raha at Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL), Nasik on Friday. According to a government release, the handing over of the world's first overhauled Su-30 MKI coincides with 50 years of...
  • Tamil Nadu: HC notice to Chief Secretary, Home Secretary on PIL seeking direction to government to probe murders January 5, 2015

    Madurai: The Madras High Court on Monday ordered notice to officials, including the Chief Secretary and the Home Secretary on a petition seeking a direction to government to probe the murder of 12 Scheduled Caste persons in Tirunelveli and Tuticorin districts in 2013 and 2014 by appointing a Special Investigation...
  • K Radhakrishnan retires leaving ISRO at its 'most glorified pedestal ever' December 31, 2014

    Bengaluru: Spearheading Indian Space Research Organisation triumphantly through several milestones, its Chairman K Radhakrishnan retired on Wednesday carrying the crowning glory of the much-hailed India's mission to Mars. Indian space scientists bid a 'sombre' farewell describing Radhakrishnan an "iconic leader" as his exit left the space agency at...
  • Make tax evasion serious crime for black money information: SIT chief December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Tax evasion needs to be made a serious 'criminal offence' to force foreign countries to reveal names and account details of Indians stashing illicit wealth abroad, the Special Investigation Team on black money has said. While adding more teeth to India's pursuit of black money kept abroad, this would...
  • Pending rape cases: High Court chief justices urged to set up fast track courts December 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The Centre has urged chief justices of high courts to set up fast track courts to deal with pending rape cases and monitor their progress. Since setting up of fast track courts is the responsibility of the state government, the Centre has also urged the chief ministers to...
  • Delhi rape: Accused's previous conduct will be considered, says Delhi Police Chief December 10, 2014

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Delhi Police Chief BS Bassi said that the number of helplines in control rooms had been increased after the Delhi rape. "Accused's previous conduct will also be considered. Will remind the court that the accused is a repeat offender," said Bassi. ...
  • UP government suspends ex-engineer Yadav Singh accused of amassing illegal wealth worth crores December 8, 2014

    Noida: The Uttar Pradesh government has suspended Noida Authority Chief engineer Yadav Singh after an income tax raid on his residence unearthed crores in cash and jewellery. After the raids, Singh was relieved of his charge and attached to the personnel department. The state government had asked for a report...