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  • AAP removes Yogendra Yadav from chief spokesperson post, appoints a 20-member panel 44 minutes ago

    New Delhi: The Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday night sacked dissident leader Yogendra Yadav as chief spokesperson of the party and also removed rebel leaders Prashant Bhushan, Anand Kumar as spokespersons while announcing a new 20-member panel packed with Arvind Kejriwal loyalists to interact with the media. Atishi Marlena, who was...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 2 hours 40 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. ...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products 6 hours 31 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. A 15-member Parliamentary Committee said it was necessary to consult and take...
  • Is government buckling under tobacco lobby? 7 hours 10 minutes ago

    The Health Ministry has put on hold its plan to increase the size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products. The Ministry was planning to increase the size of the warnings from 40 per cent to 85 per cent. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether the tobacco...
  • Sikhs protest against clean chit to Jagdish Tytler in 1984 riots 5 days ago

    New Delhi: Scores of Sikhs and supporters of Delhi Sikh Gurdwara Management Committee staged a protest outside CBI headquarters against its move to file a closure report giving clean chit to Congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 riots case. The protesters, who gathered outside the CBI headquarters around 4 PM,...
  • J&K government forms coordination committee with 5 members each from BJP and PDP 5 days ago

    Jammu: Ruling coalition partners in Jammu and Kashmir, People's Democratic Party and Bharatiya Janata Party, on Thursday formed a coordination committee to ensure that the agenda for the alliance is implemented within the defined timeframe and all the policy issues adhered to in letter and spirit of the coalition. The...
  • Paralympic Committee forms probe panel March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Paralympic Committee of India (PCI) on Monday constituted a three-member enquiry committee to investigate the reasons for gross mismanagement at the ongoing 15th National Para-Athletics Championships. In a shocking case of official apathy, differently-abled sportspersons participating in...
  • Paralympians use rooms without toilets, forced to sleep on floor at national event March 23, 2015

    Ghaziabad: The three-day National Para Athletic Championship which concluded on Sunday has been labelled a national shame. The participants were forced to use filthy toilets which doubled up as bathrooms and dormitories with no beds. There was a sheer lack of basic disabled friendly infrastructure in the National Para Athletics...
  • Parliamentary Panel on Lokpal to miss deadline, seeks more time March 22, 2015

    New Delhi: A parliamentary committee examining the Lokpal amendment Bill will miss the March 25 deadline for submission of its report and has sought more time to finalise it. The 31-member Department-Related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Personnel, Public Grievances, Law and Justice, headed by Congress MP EM Sudarsana Natchiappan, is examining...
  • Opposition in Rajya Sabha forces deferment of Mines bill till Friday March 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Opposition on Thursday forced deferment of consideration of the contentious Mines and Minerals Bill in Rajya Sabha till Friday, arguing that mineral-bearing states had not been consulted. The House saw four adjournments of brief spells in quick succession after members from Congress and...
  • Coal bill may clear Rajya Sabha hurdle, mines bill to go back to Lok Sabha March 18, 2015

    New Delhi: The crucial bill that provides for auctioning of coal may clear the Rajya Sabha hurdle after a Select Committee endorsed it by majority, though some members dissented, but a bill relating to other minerals will have to go back to Lok Sabha because of an amendment suggested by...
  • Yogendra Yadav welcomes PAC's decision to expand AAP nationally, says step in right direction March 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Battling infighting, the Aam Aadmi Party on Tuesday decided to take steps to end the rift in the party by reaching out to senior leaders Yogendra Yadav and Prashant Bhushan besides expanding the party in other states. Yadav welcomed the party's move and he tweeted, "Welcome PAC's statement to...
  • Prashant Bhushan reaches out Kejriwal, seeks meeting to end rift in AAP March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Senior Aam Aadmi Party leader and former Political Affairs Committee member Prashant Bhushan on Monday reached out to party national convener Arvind Kejriwal. Bhushan has sought a meeting with the Delhi Chief Minister to end the rift in the party. Bhushan said, "I have sent a message to Kejriwal....
  • Rahul Gandhi may not be made Congress President soon, dates for AICC meet not yet finalised: Sources March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Speculations over Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress President are likely to linger on for some more time as sources say that the dates for the All India Congress Committee meeting, which is likely to take place in April, have not yet been finalised. There have been reports that...
  • Won't be a rubber stamp: Prashant Bhushan in 2014 emails to PAC March 13, 2015

    New Delhi: Amid the ongoing rumbling within the Aam Aadmi Party, emails sent by Prashant Bhushan to party's Political Affairs Committee in 2014 have surfaced in which he had expressed unhappiness over the process of candidate selection saying he would not be a "rubber stamp" in the party's top decision-making...
  • IOC mourns French athletes' death in helicopter crash March 11, 2015

    Geneva: The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has mourned the death of three French athletes who were killed in an helicopter crash in Argentina on Monday. London Olympic swimming champion Camille Muffat, Beijing Olympic boxing bronze medallist Alexis Vastine and yachtswoman Florence Arthaud were among ten people killed when two helicopters collided...
  • Government bows in Rajya Sabha, ready to send Mines bill to Select Panel March 10, 2015

    New Delhi: Faced with the prospect of yet another embarrassment in Rajya Sabha, Government on Tuesday night bowed to the opposition demand for sending the Mines and Minerals bill to a Select Committee after hours of battle of wits between rival sides. In the House, where BJP and its allies...
  • Rift in AAP reaches breaking point; failure of the third alternative? March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: The expected has happened. The virtual split of the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) is now in the public domain. Two founding members of the AAP and the top advisors of its chief Arvind Kejriwal have expressed their resentment over what is happening within the party which is still...
  • Yogendra Yadav, Bhushan pitch for 'new blood' in AAP Political Affairs Committee March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: A strong pitch to reconstitute the party's Political Affairs Committee (PAC) bringing in "new blood" and more "transparency" was made by senior AAP leaders Prashant Bhushan and Yogendra Yadav when a three-member panel met the two to defuse the simmering crisis in the party. Bhushan is also said...
  • As swine flu toll rises, states told to operate 24X7 helplines February 19, 2015

    New Delhi: Cabinet Secretary Ajit Seth on Thursday urged state governments to ensure round-the-clock functioning of outbreak monitoring cells and necessary helplines as the number of people affected by swine flu in the country crossed the 10,000 mark. Seth, while chairing a meeting of the National Crisis Management Committee to...
  • Mumbai University V-C Rajan Welukar removed for not qualifying for post February 19, 2015

    Mumbai: Mumbai University Vice Chancellor Rajan Welukar on Thursday was removed from his post after being found that he did not qualify for the post. The Bombay High Court, while hearing petitions challenging the essential eligibility qualification of Welukar, had directed the University to set up a search committee to reconsider...
  • Tamil Nadu Assembly session begins tomorrow February 16, 2015

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly session will begin in Chennai on Tuesday amid jubilation among the ruling AIADMK members over the party's impressive win in the bypoll to the Srirangam Assembly seat. AIADMK nominee S Valarmathi trounced her DMK rival N Anand in the by-election held to fill up the vacancy...
  • Air pollution in Delhi alarming, HC calls for pollution map February 11, 2015

    New Delhi: Taking note of "alarming" levels of air pollution in the national capital, Delhi High Court on Wednesday directed the city government's geospatial authority to provide a detailed pollution map of the city since 2010. A bench of justices Badar Durrez Ahmed and Sanjeev Sachdeva said that air pollution...
  • Delhi elections: Lawyers appeal to people not to vote for BJP CM candidate Kiran Bedi January 29, 2015

    New Delhi: Chickens have come home to roost for Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) chief ministerial nominee Kiran Bedi as the lawyers are up in arms against her for an incident which took place more than 25 years ago. Office-bearers of several Bar associations in Delhi have come together to issue an...
  • IPL spot-fixing timeline: From a shameful episode to a landmark judgement January 22, 2015

    The Supreme Court delivered its verdict on the IPL spot-fixing case on Thursday, more than two years after Indian cricket's most embarrassing episode broke out in May 2013 during IPL6. The landmark judgement saw the apex court banning any BCCI official, including N Srinivasan, with commercial interests while finding team officials...
  • Judgement Day: Srinivasan, CSK await SC verdict in IPL spot-fixing case January 22, 2015

    Sports is a precarious profession, marked by competitive labour as players are quick to pounce on the limited tenure of contracts that come their way. The Indian Premier League (IPL) is a prime example of one such world that exists, taking most of us by surprise as fans tend to...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 22, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. ...
  • IPL Spot-fixing: Supreme Court to give final verdict today January 21, 2015

    Almost 18 months after the scandal broke out, the Supreme Court of India will give its final verdict on the IPL match-fixing scandal that shook the sub-continent. N.Srinivasan will be well placed on Thursday to know what the future holds in store for him as the former BCCI President is still...
  • Indonesia will not make public preliminary AirAsia crash report January 21, 2015

    Jakarta: Indonesia will not release to the public a 30-day preliminary report detailing its investigation into last month's crash of an AirAsia passenger jet that killed all 162 people on board, said Tatang Kurniadi, chairman of the National Transportation Safety Committee, on Wednesday. Investigators are expected to submit the preliminary report...
  • CCPA to announce the dates for the budget session today January 21, 2015

    New Delhi: The Cabinet committee on Political Affairs will meet on Wednesday to announce the dates for the budget session. According to sources, the session is likely from Febuary 23. With President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route', the government is planning to introduce the recent ordinances...