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  • Indira Gandhi International adjudged world's best airport 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The capital's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has been adjudged the world's best airport for the year 2014, under the category of handling 25 to 40 million passengers per annum, officials said on Saturday. Airports Council International (ACI) presented the Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award to IGIA at a...
  • First ever Maruti 800 sold in India lies unused for over a year in Delhi April 20, 2015

    The first ever Maruti 800 to be sold in India on December 4, 1983, now lies unused for over a year in Delhi's posh Green Park. The car's keys, DIA 6479, were handed over to the proud owners by former prime minister Indira Gandhi. ...
  • Delhi airport immigration officer accused of sexually harassing a woman arrested April 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Days after a Bengaluru woman filed a complaint against him of sexually assaulting her, Delhi airport senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been arrested. Vinod had been suspended by authorities for allegedly repeatedly harassing harassing a young woman passenger from Bengaluru at the Delhi Airport. After prima facie merit...
  • Delhi Police to record woman's statement allegedly harassed by IGI airport immigration officer April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi Police will record the statement of female passenger who was allegedly harassed by an immigration officer at the Indira Gandhi International airport. The Delhi Police will send a team to Bengaluru this week to record her statement. An FIR was registered against the immigration officer for sexual...
  • Robbers decamp with goods worth Rs 25 crore from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj April 2, 2015

    New Delhi: In a major robbery case, a gang decamped with goods worth around Rs 25 crore along with a truck from Delhi's Kalindi Kunj area. The daring heist took at around 1 am on April 1. The truck carrying Samsung's Electronic goods was stopped by the robbers who broke...
  • BJP government cut funds to welfare schemes, favoured corporates: P Chidambaram March 22, 2015

    Tamil Nadu: Senior Congress leader and former Union Finance Minister P Chidambaram has charged the BJP government with cutting funds to the tune of Rs 75,000 crore for various welfare schemes, including the noon meal scheme and Indira Group House scheme. "BJP government cut funds to the tune of Rs 75,000...
  • PL Punia meets families of three Dalit girls found dead in Uttar Pradesh March 22, 2015

    Deoria: Chairman of the National Commission for Scheduled Castes, PL Punia, on Sunday met families of three Dalit girls who were found dead in Deoria and assured that the commission would maintain an eye of the inquiry into the case. Punia said that he would try that the Uttar Pradesh government...
  • Why is everything in India named after just Rajiv or Indira Gandhi, asks Haryana Minister March 20, 2015

    Chandigarh: Haryana Assembly on Thursday witnessed pandemonium after Sports Minister Anil Vij said he would consider renaming sports complexes named after former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, drawing opposition from Congress which asked the BJP to apologise for "insulting" national leaders. The trouble began during Question Hour when ruling BJP member...
  • Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport bags two international awards in Paris March 16, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi's Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has bagged two awards at the World Airport Awards 2015 in Paris. The two awards, The Best Airport in Central Asia/India and Best Airport Staff in Central Asia/India to IGIA would help it in further enhancing the passenger experience, a Delhi International Airport...
  • If given a chance would love to play Indira Gandhi in a biopic: Mallika Sherawat March 7, 2015

    Mumbai: After starring in 'Dirty Politics', actress Mallika Sherawat says she would love to feature in a biopic on late prime minister Indira Gandhi. "Biopics are very challenging. I have not really thought about it but, if given a chance I would love to play Indira Gandhi," Mallika said in reply...
  • Delhi: Rain affects flight operations at airport, several areas waterlogged March 2, 2015

    New Delhi: Unusual rainfall has affected operations of flights at India's busiest and biggest airport Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) in New Delhi. According to Delhi International Airport Limited, 34 domestic flights and three International flights have been delayed due to low visibility at the airport. Visibility dropped at the...
  • Former additional S-G Indira Jaising seeks RK Pachauri's resignation, writes letter to TERI February 25, 2015

    New Delhi: Former additional solicitor general Indira Jaising has written a letter to the governing body of TERI demanding RK Pachauri's resignation. She questioned how Pachauri was allowed to have the "extraordinary benefit" of going on leave saying it adds "insult to injury". "The governing body members are well known people....
  • Delhi airport ranked best in ACI award; Mumbai's in top 5 February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi Airport has been adjudged the best, among the world's most performing airports in the 25-40 million passengers per annum category by the Airport Council International (ACI), with Mumbai Airport also figuring in the top five list. Indira Gandhi International Airport won the annual Airport Service Quality (ASQ) award,...
  • 3-member SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riots formed, likely to be announced today February 12, 2015

    New Delhi: A three-membered Special Investigation Team to probe into the 1984 anti-Sikh riots has been formed and is likely to be announced on Thursday evening. The move comes a week after a Home Ministry-appointed a committee, headed by former Supreme Court Judge Justice (retired) GP Mathur, submitted its report...
  • Ordinance row: BJP hits back at Congress, asks were Nehru, Indira 'dictators'? January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on dug up details of ordinances issued by Congress regimes in the past to hit back at it for its attack on Narendra Modi government and wondered if the party will brand Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi as "dictators". Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, however, added that...
  • Less number of flight diversions at IGIA this winter January 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Flight diversions at the Indira Gandhi International Airport (IGIA) has come down by over one-thirds this winter so far as against the same period a year ago despite longer low visibility periods owing to a better management of flight operations. The flight cancellations too declined by 53 per...
  • In pics: Chaos at IGI airport in Delhi, passengers stranded due to dense fog December 24, 2014

    There is a major chaos at the Indira Gandhi International Airport due to dense fog. Most of the flights have been cancelled and many are delayed. Hundreds of passengers are stranded. Besides, food outlets are over-crowded and no proper arrangements have been made to impart information to the passengers, adding...
  • Watch: Excerpts from AB Vajpayee's political satire on Indira Gandhi December 24, 2014

    On the eve of his 90th birthday, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee has been awarded the Bharat Ratna. Here is an excerpt from one of his political satires 'Numbar do hai kaun'. He takes a dig at former prime minister Indira Gandhi. ...
  • Delhi: Loader at IGI Airport arrested on charges of molesting a woman December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: A loader at Indira Gandhi International Airport has been arrested on charges of molesting a woman, who was on her way back from Dubai. The incident happened on late Thursday night. More details are awaited. ...
  • When Pranab got a 'dressing down' from Indira Gandhi December 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Pranab Mukherjee contested the 1980 Lok Sabha elections much against the wishes of Indira Gandhi who gave him a "vociferous dressing down" for an "interminable span of time" after his defeat but he made a dramatic entry into the Union Cabinet despite the loss. Such was the faith...
  • Indira Gandhi was not aware of Emergency provisions: Pranab Mukherjee December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: The then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi was not aware of the Constitutional provisions allowing for declaration of Emergency that was imposed in 1975 and it was Siddartha Shankar Ray who led her into the decision, says President Pranab Mukherjee. Ironically, it was Ray, then Chief Minister of West Bengal,...
  • My father will never drop a bombshell, says Pranab Mukherjee's daughter on his book December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee will celebrate his birthday on Thursday with the launch of his book 'The Dramatic Decade: The Indira Gandhi Years'. The President has chronicled the fascinating decade of the 70's, including the crucial Emergency period, in his book which will begin online sales on Thursday. Talking about...
  • Women's rights body calls for regulating app-based cab service December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A women's rights body has called for regulating operations of mobile application-based taxi services in the country in the wake of alleged rape of a 27-year-old finance executive by a Uber cab driver. "This incident not only reminds us of the harrowing Nirbhaya case but also tells us clearly...
  • IPTL lets down sea of fans in India leg December 7, 2014

    New Delhi: Roger Federer fans and plain tennis lovers, who made it for the International Premier Tennis League (IPTL) from all parts of India, feel they have not got their money's worth with some of the tickets costing as high as Rs 46000 for three days. Sunita Sigita, who is a...
  • Black money is a poll gimmick, current debate is misplaced, says Deve Gowda November 28, 2014

    New Delhi: The former Prime Minister and MP H D Deve Gowda claims that he was the first Prime Minister who made an honest effort to bring out black money by introducing the voluntary disclosure of income scheme during the United Front regime during 1997. Gowda said that the net...
  • New system to check suspicious passengers at airport from Thursday November 27, 2014

    New Delhi: An electronic system for alerting authorities about suspicious travellers will be launched on Thursday at the Indira Gandhi International Airport. The new electronic Indian Customs Advanced Passenger Information System (APIS) has been developed by the National Informatics Centre with the help of the Directorate General of Systems under...
  • Ebola patient in India: Are we Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN asks whether we are Ebola-ready and discusses it with Senior Consultant Dr. MS Jha at Primus Hospital. ...
  • Status check: Are airports Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN does a status check at three airports in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai to see what arrangements the Indian government has made for Ebola. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Rahul remembers his grandmother Indira Gandhi on her 97th birth anniversary November 19, 2014

    On the 97th birthday birth anniversary of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi pays tribute to her. ...
  • PM Narendra Modi meets school children in Fiji November 19, 2014

    Suva: Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who arrived in Fiji on a one-day visit on Wednesday, met school children after a traditional welcome ceremony at Albert Park. The event was designed to greet Modi in the proud iTaukei tradition, and also in a way befitting a leader who rose from humble...