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  • Centre to set up SIT to probe 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases closed by the police 3 hours 56 minutes ago

    New Delhi: According to sources, the Centre has decided to set up a Special Investigation Team (SIT) to probe the 1984 anti-Sikh riot cases which were closed by the police and thus never reached the courts. The decision to set up the SIT will be announced after the upcoming Delhi polls. Reportedly,...
  • CPI asks non-BJP parties to unite for minimum democratic programme 2 days ago

    New Delhi: CPI, which has been advocating unity of all Left parties, has called on non-BJP parties and groups to unite for a minimum democratic programme to fight "communalism" and "anti-people" economic policies of the NDA government. During the party's national council meeting held recently in Nagpur it has been proposed...
  • Tamizhisai meets Vijayakant, says NDA to contest in Srirangam January 21, 2015

    Chennai: Amid reports of strain in ties, BJP Tamil Nadu unit president Tamizhisai Soundararajan met DMDK founder Vijayakant and said the BJP-led NDA will contest the February 13 Srirangam bypoll and its candidate would be announced in next two days. Talking to reporters outside the DMDK office here, Soundararajan said she...
  • Centre to discusses Ordinance issue after President's objection January 20, 2015

    New Delhi: The senior ministers of Central government met in New Delhi on Tuesday to discuss how to ensure that the Ordinances issued recently are followed up with legislative action in the upcoming Budget session next month after President Pranab Mukherjee voicing his objection to the 'Ordinance route. The meeting called...
  • Working with Centre to serve high expectations of the nation: ISRO January 19, 2015

    ISRO Chief AS Kiran Kumar said that they are working with all the 83 departments of Government of India to find out how the space technologies can be used by them. ...
  • Sacked DRDO Avinash Chander continues to attend office, PM unhapphy with delay in projects January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Sacked unceremoniously as Defence Research and Development Organisation chief, top missile scientist Avinash Chander has refused to comment. Sources say Chander has been sacked as Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been unhappy over delay in key defence projects handled by the agency. Government on Tuesday removed Chander, 15 months...
  • Hindu right-wing outfits creating trouble for NDA government: NCP January 5, 2015

    Shirdi: NCP leader Praful Patel on Sunday said that right-wing organisations, including VHP and RSS, were creating trouble for the Narendra Modi government through their "religious programmes". "BJP won Lok Sabha polls and formed the government at the Centre with the backing of right-wing Hindu organisations like VHP, RSS and Bajrang...
  • Bharat Ratna to departed leaders should come within a year of death: Congress January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: After the BSP charged the NDA government with discriminating against Dalit icons in awarding Bharat Ratna, Congress today suggested that the country's highest civilian honour should be given to any departed leader within one year of his/her demise to avoid any controversy. "In my view, if Bharat Ratna is...
  • To transform Delhi into a 'world-class' city government set to amend DDA Act January 3, 2015

    New Delhi: With an aim to develop Delhi into a "world-class" city, government has planned to amend Delhi Development Authority Act (DDA Act), to bring in new urban policies in tune with the new aspirations of people residing in the national capital. "To make Delhi a world-class city, lot of changes...
  • 'Amitabh ad film': Congress takes potshots at BJP government December 31, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Wednesday took potshots at the BJP government following reports that actor Amitabh Bachchan is being roped in for an ad film to stress the need to rise above religion and caste for inclusive development. It's like 'kauwa chala hans ki chaal' (It is crow trying to imitate...
  • Yearender 2014: Narendra Modi, the right man at the right place and at the right time December 30, 2014

    When 2014 dawned on India, there was widespread pessimism across the country. With high inflation, slowdown in the economy, humungous corruption allegations reaching the doorsteps of the Prime Minister's Office, policy paralysis and a society staring at a political class busy with mudslinging and finding little time to tackle problems...
  • Modi for changing laws to create jobs, bringing economy back on track December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Keen on boosting domestic manufacturing, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday promised to do away with 'ABCD' of development and adopt 'ROAD' to create jobs and bring the derailed economy back on track. "Government is generally trapped in 'ABCD' culture from top to bottom.... A means Avoid, B-Bypass,...
  • Aimed at Delhi Assembly elections, government promulgates ordinance to regularise illegal colonies December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Aimed at the upcoming Delhi Assembly elections, the Union Cabinet chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday approved regularisation of unauthorised colonies that have come up till June 1, 2014. Informing this to mediapersons, Information and Broadcasting Minister Arun Jaitley on Monday said, "The Cabinet decided to extend...
  • Cabinet approves Ordinances on land acquisition, regularisation of illegal colonies in Delhi December 29, 2014

    New Delhi: The Cabinet on Monday approved two ordinances - one on Land Acquisition and another on National Capital Territory of Delhi Laws (Special Provisions). The Bills could not be passed in the winter session of Parliament because of the ruckus on conversion issue. Informing about the ordinances, Information and Broadcasting...
  • Congress responsible for political instability in Jharkhand: Raghuvar Das December 27, 2014

    The Jharkhand Chief Minister designate Raghuvar das in and interview with CNN-IBN accused Congress party for the political stability in the state. DAS will be sworned-in as tenth CM of Jharkhand on Sunday. ...
  • Shiv Sena demands Bharat Ratna for Bal Thackeray December 25, 2014

    Mumbai: Shiv Sena today demanded Bharat Ratna for its founder Bal Thackeray, a day when the country's highest civilian honour was bestowed on former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter and educationist Madan Mohan Malviya. The party, a BJP ally, said while it was heartening to see that...
  • Gopal Gandhi describes Vajpayee as a statesman December 24, 2014

    President Pranab Mukherjee on Wednesday approved the government's request to award Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and educationist Pandit Madan Mohan Malaviya. The announcement was made just a day before Vajpayee's 90th birthday. ...
  • PMO note to ministers suggests Christmas could be a working day for government departments December 22, 2014

    New Delhi: If a consensus is arrived at among the ministers, Christmas this year may well become a working day for BJP-led NDA government at the Centre. The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) is learnt to have sent out a wish list to the ministers saying they consider making Christmas, which...
  • No one can derail development agenda of Modi government: Amit Shah December 21, 2014

    Chennai: Amid the raging controversy over a conversion bid by some Sangh Parivar outfits, BJP President Amit Shah asserted that such incidents would not derail the party-led NDA Government from its development agenda. "BJP has made its stand clear on conversions. And no one can derail the party (government) from...
  • Cartoon of the day: The Winter session 2014 December 18, 2014

    As the 2014 Winter session nears its end with only three sessions left, here is what cartoonist Neelabh has to show. ...
  • Cleared by Cabinet, GST Bill to be taken up in Parliament during Winter Session December 18, 2014

    New Delhi: The Constitution Amendment Bill on Goods and Services Tax (GST) is likely to be taken up in the ongoing session of Parliament with the Union Cabinet giving its nod to bring about long-pending indirect tax reforms. The Bill was approved by the Cabinet late on Wednesday evening and it...
  • Two years on, not a penny spent from Nirbhaya fund: report December 17, 2014

    Even two years after the government had announced Nirbhaya fund for the benefit of women in distress, not a penny has been spent from the fund, said report. Ranjana Kumari, Director of Centre for Social Research, said, "The UPA in spite of the fact that they promised Rs 1000 crore...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories December 11, 2014

    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. ...
  • Centre calls for anti-conversion law in states, Opposition stages walkout December 11, 2014

    The Centre on Thursday said an anti-conversion law was needed in all the states and the issue needed a wider debate. Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Nadu said this while replying to a debate in the Lok Sabha on the Agra conversion issue even as the major opposition parties staged a...
  • News 360: India, Russia sign seven agreement, 13 MoUs December 11, 2014

    India's strategic partnership with Russia is 'incomparable in content', said Prime Minister Narendra Modi. Russia has been "a pillar of strength" for India, said Modi after holding the annual summit talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin who is on a day-long visit to New Delhi. ...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob December 11, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Cabinet nod for Rs 5 lakh compensation to 1984 riot victims December 11, 2014

    New Delhi: A proposal to give Rs 5 lakh each to the kin of victims of the 1984 anti-Sikh riots, triggered after assassination of the then Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, has been approved by the government on Wednesday night. The decision has been taken by the Union Cabinet at a meeting...
  • NDA government under fire from opposition over alleged forced conversion by RSS offshoot in Agra December 10, 2014

    New Delhi: A major row has erupted over the alleged conversion of 100 Muslims in Agra by an offshoot of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). The Dharma Jagran cell of the RSS and Bajrang Dal have claimed that they have re-converted the people to Hinduism at a mass conversion ceremony....
  • Modi looks to Bihar for future of farming December 8, 2014

    Purnia: From his sleepy village in Bihar, Ram Narain arrives at Gulab Bagh market to sell a truckload of corn that will fetch him enough money to buy a motorbike for his son, school uniforms for his daughter and a gift for his wife. Narain and legions of farmers in the...
  • MDMK passes resolution to quit NDA, claims BJP acting against Tamils December 8, 2014

    Chennai: Six months after joining hands to form an alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party, the MDMK has passed a resolution at a meeting of the district secretaries to quit the NDA alliance. MDMK claimed that during the alliance formation, all the BJP leaders including Prime Minister Narendra Modi accepted that...