MINISTRY

  • Prosecution in Pakistan not using evidence to strengthen case against Lakhvi: MHA April 11, 2015

    The Home Ministry has accused the prosecution in Pakistan of not using the evidence the Indian government handed over to strengthen the case against 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said, "We gave evidence against Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi to Pakistan. The...
  • Anti-smoking warnings destroying films, hampering creativity, says Vidhu Vinod Chopra April 10, 2015

    Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra has come down hard on the on screen anti-smoking warnings. Chopra said that it's destroying his films and hampering creativity. Chopra said that he is ready to make a no-smoking advertisement for free for the Information and Broadcasting Ministry. ...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? April 9, 2015

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • Suresh Prabhu cracks the whip, promises transparency in Railways April 3, 2015

    Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu on Thursday said the government was working to make operations of the Railways fully transparent for which a system is being put in place in the ministry. ...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories March 31, 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Palki S Upadhyay March 31, 2015

    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 March 31, 2015

    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. ...
  • We report on failure in ensuring punctuality of trains to PMO, discuss this as well, MoS Railways March 31, 2015

    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 March 31, 2015

    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? March 31, 2015

    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? March 31, 2015

    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...
  • 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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob March 13, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories on India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob. ...
  • Should India snap all ties with Pakistan? March 13, 2015

    After the Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 Mumbai attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi, the Ministry of Home Affairs on Friday said the Pakistan government to take all legal measures to ensure that Lakhvi does not come out of jail. ...
  • News 360: India summons Pakistan Envoy over 26/11 attacks prime accused Lakhvi's release March 13, 2015

    India on Friday summoned Pakistan High Commissioner Abdul Basit after Islamabad High Court ordered the release of 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi. ...
  • Indian woman stabbed to death in Sydney, MEA to provide assistance to her family March 9, 2015

    Australian police have released the CCTV footage which shows Prabha Arun walking from a train station just before the incident. They have also appealed for information from the public in the case. Her husband has reached Sydney where the Ministry of External Affairs has confirmed that the consulate is providing...
  • Ban on Nirbhaya documentary: Ravi Shankar Prasad says Modi government respects freedom of press March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the government move on the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter', Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "The government headed by Narendra Modi fully respects the freedom of press and the freedom of articulation of views." ...
  • Is banning of Nirbhaya film a regressive step? March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Ban on 'India's Daughter': Writer Ruchir Joshi says ban on documentary won't any effect seriously March 5, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, Writer Ruchir Joshi said, "There was no problem seeing it and it was very clear, sound was very good, image was very clear. It's not the ban that can be put an effect seriously because YouTube may ban it but there are 100 different...
  • YouTube blocks access to BBC documentary Nirbhaya in India March 5, 2015

    After government's request, video sharing website YouTube has removed the controversial BBC documentary on Delhi gangrape - India's daughter' in the country. The YouTube link in India gives the message, "This content is not available on this country domain due to a court order." ...
  • Chetan Bhagat says Nirbhaya documentary a must-watch March 5, 2015

    Reacting on the BBC's documentary on the Nirbhaya case, author Chetan Bhagat said that it's a much watch documentary. In an interview to CNN-IBN, Bhagat said, "Forget ban, I would say it's a must watch." ...
  • Is government right in banning telecast of Delhi gangrape documentary? March 4, 2015

    After banning the screening of Nirbhaya documentary, which features an interview of Mukesh Singh who is one of the convicts in the 2012 Delhi gangrape-murder case, the Home Ministry is trying to stall the broadcasting of documentary internationally as well. ...
  • Nirbhaya case: Should the documentary's broadcast be stopped? March 3, 2015

    After furor over the interview of one of the convicts in the 2012 Nirbhaya gangrape case, the Home Ministry is in damage control mode. Mukesh Kumar, who is on death row in the rape case, showed no remorse for the rape during the interview he gave to British filmmaker Leslee...
  • BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure to get interview of rapist Mukesh Singh inside Tihar Jail March 3, 2015

    In an interview to CNN-IBN, BBC filmmaker Leslee Udwin talks about the procedure that she followed to get the interview of 2012 Delhi gangrape convict Mukesh Singh inside the Tihar Jail. "The DG of Tihar Jail was thrilled and understood objectivity of documentary. Everyone has to understand what goes in...
  • Nirbhaya case: Inside the mind of a rapist March 3, 2015

    Two years after the violent rape that horrified the nation, one of the rapists Mukesh Singh who is on death row for the rape and murder of Nirbhaya, said, "Don't fight rape, allow it..." A chilling statement from a documentary by British filmmaker Leslee Udwin details portions of a 16...
  • Parliamentary Panel rejects proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults March 3, 2015

    Parliamentary Panel rejected the proposal trying juveniles accused of heinous crimes as adults. The proposal was sent by Women and Child Welfare Ministry. The panel said such a move would compromise presumption of innocence. The panel was headed by Union Minister JP Nadda, who said that the proposal would violate...
  • India @ 9 with Anchal Vohra March 1, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Anchal Vohra on India @ 9. ...
  • Home Ministry rejects Kejriwal's choice for Delhi Chief Secretary March 1, 2015

    The Home Ministry has rejected Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's choice for Chief Secretary. Kejriwal wanted Arunachal Pradesh Chief Secretary Ramesh Negi, for the post. But the center said no because there are 12 officers ahead of him in seniority. ...
  • Lapse by Finance Ministry: Rs 10 notes printed using defective security threads February 20, 2015

    In a huge embarrassment for the previous UPA regime, an internal enquiry report has revealed that during the printing of Indian currency, security features were compromised. The lapses were kept under wraps by senior officials working under the Ministry of Finance. The incident happened in 2012. ...