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  • Navy evacuates 349 Indians from strife-torn Yemen, confirms Ministry of External Affairs Yesterday

    New Delhi: Sailing away from troubles, the Navy late on Tuesday night rescued 349 Indians from war-torn Yemen. The Ministry of External Affairs tweeted that Navy's INS Sumitra with evacuated Indians left from Aden late on Tuesday night and will be reaching Djibouti from where they will leave for India. Confirming...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories Yesterday

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay Yesterday

    Catch the day's top stories with Palki S Upadhyay on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: India can't rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer, says BJP MP Yesterday

    The anti-tobacco campaign with an increase in the size of pictorial warnings hits a road block after one BJP MP said that India cannot rely on surveys done abroad that link tobacco to cancer. ...
  • Cartoon of the day: Centre holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products Yesterday

    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. ...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways Yesterday

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that they...
  • Health Ministry holds its plan to increase size of pictorial warnings on tobacco products Yesterday

    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? Yesterday

    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...
  • Is PM's train delay rap the 1st step to accountability? 2 days ago

    Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether...
  • PMO pulls up Railway Ministry over failure in ensuring punctuality of trains 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Facing repeated complaints by passengers of trains running late, the Prime Minister's Office has pulled up the Railway Ministry. According to sources, the PMO has come hard on Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu over his failure in ensuring punctuality of trains. Sources say that complaints received by the PMO were...
  • Indian pilots may be subjected to psychometric tests 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Pilots of Indian air carriers may now be subjected to mid-term psychometric tests to ensure that they are mentally fit to fly, following the deliberate crashing of German airliner by the co-pilot last week. Nine commercial airlines in India employ well over 3,000 pilots who are subjected to...
  • Modi government to push for cow slaughter ban across India 2 days ago

    New Delhi: India will use all its "might" to ban cow slaughter across the country, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said in a speech to spiritual leaders, as the Hindu nationalist government moves to fulfil a poll promise of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. A renewed thrust by Modi's Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)...
  • Maneka Gandhi asks Home Ministry to consider women's quota in police 3 days ago

    New Delhi: The Women and Child Development Ministry has requested the Home Ministry to take up with the various state governments the issue of 33 per cent reservation of posts for women in police forces, official sources said on Sunday. In a letter to Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Women and Child...
  • Swine flu claims 12 more lives, death toll rises to 2,035 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Swine flu claimed the lives of 12 more persons taking the toll across the country to 2,035 while the number of people affected by the H1N1 virus inched towards the 34,000-mark. Union Health Ministry data said that till Saturday, as many as 2,035 persons had perished in various...
  • Government may decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile services in J&K, Northeast 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Government is likely to decide on Monday whether to continue pre-paid mobile phone services in Jammu and Kashmir, Assam and other Northeastern states beyond March 31. If a decision is not taken within next two days, about 33 million subscribers may be affected. A high-level committee headed...
  • 82 per cent of tribal rights entitlement cases quashed: RTI 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Under the 2006 Forest Rights Act, providing land rights to forest-dwelling communities of the country, only 15 lakh complainants out of the 39,56,262 cases filed; were given the legal recognition to their property. Responding to an RTI query, the Ministry of Tribal Affairs stated that 39,56,262 complaints were...
  • Railways aims to eliminate direct discharge toilets by 2020-21 4 days ago

    New Delhi: Aiming to eliminate direct discharge toilets from its entire fleet of passenger coaches by 2020-21, Railways has drawn up an action plan to replace them with environment-friendly bio-toilets. "While 17,338 existing toilets in trains have been replaced with bio-toilets till date, our aim is to equip the entire coaching...
  • Immigration official harrasses woman passenger, suspended after MHA's intervention 5 days ago

    Bengaluru: A senior immigration officer Vinod Kumar has been suspended by authorities for allegedly harassing a woman passenger. After prima facie merit was found in the allegations against him, the Ministry of Home Affairs ordered an inquiry into it. Earlier on Friday evening, a young woman from Bengaluru was harassed repeatedly...
  • China welcomes India's visa-on-arrival plan to its tourists 1 week ago

    Beijing: China on Wednesday welcomed India's plans to grant visa-on-arrival facility to Chinese tourists, but did not commit to a reciprocal gesture for Indians visiting the country in large numbers. "We welcome this," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying said in Beijing. Hua was responding to reports from India that an...
  • PM Modi to visit France, Germany and Canada from April 9-16 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi will embark on an eight-day tour of France, Germany and Canada on April 9 with a focus on attracting investment and enhancing overall cooperation with the three countries. Modi will first travel to France on April 9 and from there he will leave for Germany...
  • Delhi government asks IT ministry to block Uber, Ola mobile apps: official March 25, 2015

    New Delhi: The Delhi government has asked Information Technology Ministry to block mobile applications of taxi-hailing companies Uber and Ola in the capital city, a state government official said on Wednesday. On Tuesday, Delhi transport officials asked US cab company Uber and its Indian rival Ola to cease operations if they...
  • Make in India: Government plans to give away shirt pins, key chains March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: To promote 'Make in India' campaign, the Commerce and Industry Ministry plans to "give away" thousands of shirt pins and key chains with the lion logo of this ambitious initiative. These articles would be used by the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), which has also sought...
  • Vesting of coal blocks subject to outcome of pleas: Delhi HC March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Delhi High Court on Tuesday said that the Centre's final vesting orders with regard to three coal blocks would be subject to the final outcome of pleas of companies which were prior allotees and had challenged the 2014 Coal Ordinance provisions. A bench of justices BD Ahmed and...
  • 86.6 per cent more civilian casualties in J&K in 2014: Home Ministry March 24, 2015

    New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir has witnessed 86.66 per cent more casualties of civilians and 30.58 per cent increase in terror incidents in 2014 in comparison to the previous year. According to the 2014-15 annual report of the Home Ministry, there were 224 incidents of violence in Jammu and Kashmir...
  • 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...
  • I&B Ministry approves rule banning live TV coverage of anti-terror operations March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: TV channels will be barred from airing live coverage of anti-terrorist operations by security forces as per a new rule approved by the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. Broadcasters in such situations will have to restrict themselves to reporting periodic briefing by designated officers, as per the new rule. Officials said...
  • Government to borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore in first half of 2015-16 March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: The Union government will borrow Rs 3.6 lakh crore from markets in the first half of the next financial year, which is over 50 per cent of the annual target of Rs 6 lakh crore. "We will issue long-term bonds of 40 years in early next financial year....
  • Railway platform ticket to cost Rs 10 from April 1 March 23, 2015

    New Delhi: Railways have doubled the cost of platform tickets to Rs 10 with effect from April 1. The rate of platform ticket will be increased from Rs 5 to Rs 10 per ticket, and all concerned have been given instruction regarding this, according to a Railway Ministry release on Monday. Railways...
  • Sports Ministry shocked at apathy towards para-athletes March 22, 2015

    The Sports Ministry expressed shock and concern at the apathy shown by the 15th National Para-Athletic Championship organisers wherein the participants have been denied proper accommodation at the event. ...
  • Tunisian President says hunt on for third man in museum attack March 22, 2015

    Tunis: A third attacker in the deadly assault on the Bardo museum is on the run, Tunisia's president said on Sunday, declaring his country at war with the extremists who killed 21 people at one of North Africa's most revered cultural institutions. President Beji Caid Essebsi said the attack involved "three...