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  • Gerard Butler banned from performing daring stunts in upcoming film 09-04-2014 05:37 PM

    London: Actor Gerard Butler has been banned from performing daring stunts in his upcoming remake of 'Point Break'. The bank robbery film involves sky diving and surf riding exploits that are considered risky even for professional stunt men, reported Daily Star. The producers of the picture, who want to raise...
  • Has the law failed to check hate speech? 28-03-2014 11:51 PM

    Congress's Saharanpur Congress candidate Imran Masood, who was seen threatening to kill Bharatiya Janata Party Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi remains defiant even as a case has been registered against him. ...
  • 19-point plan for West Indies' return to No.1 spot 26-03-2014 03:09 PM

    Port of Spain: A 19-point plan that aims to establish the West Indies as the No.1 performing team in world cricket, has been approved by the country's governing Board. The plan includes the implementation of a captain's council, professionalisation of first class cricket, doubling of matches in the regional four...
  • Has the Congress become a sinking ship in 2014 elections? 21-03-2014 10:25 PM

    In a season when politicians are hopping from one party to the other, the Congress has been hit the hardest. In yet another setback to the Congress, the party MP from Garhwal, Satpal Maharaj, joined the Bharatiya Janata Party on Friday. ...
  • MPs report card: Are most MPs failing to meet expectations of their voters? 19-03-2014 12:14 AM

    In the first ever report card of incumbent MPs prepared by CNN-IBN and the Association for Democratic Reforms (ADR), performance of almost 2/3rd of the elected Lok Sabha members has been rated below average. Only 1.6 per cent MPs scored a distinction or a mark of 8 on 10. ...
  • Last day of Parliament: Has the 15th Lok Sabha been the worst performing? 21-02-2014 10:14 PM

    The 15th Lok Sabha which sat between 2009 and 2014 was marred by several disruptions and controversies, but as the last session of Parliament ended today ahead of the 2014 general elections, leaders across the political divide spoke in even tones. ...
  • Jaya's decision to free Rajiv killers: Political masterstroke or playing with fire? 20-02-2014 10:52 PM

    The Tamil Nadu government had sprung a surprise on Wednesday by announcing its decision to release all the seven convicts of Rajiv Gandhi. However, the Supreme Court has restrained the Tamil Nadu government from releasing the convicts. ...
  • Chidambaram's 10-point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy 17-02-2014 09:09 PM

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10-point agenda that would help make India the third largest economy by 2043 only behind the US and China. While presenting the interim budget for the fiscal 2014-15 in the Lok Sabha, the finance minister said the size of Indian...
  • India's Olympic Shame at Sochi: Who is to blame? 07-02-2014 10:58 PM

    The IOA was given an option to hold fresh elections before the Sochi Games and that could have seen India's athletes compete under the national flag. ...
  • Kejriwal vs Sheila: Is Kejriwal daring Congress to withdraw support? 06-02-2014 10:35 PM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has taken on the Congress with a fresh FIR in the Commonwealth Games scam case. The FIR, though, does not name former chief minister Sheila Dikshit directly. But CNN-IBN has accessed a note of the Delhi government that former Delhi chief minister says Sheila Dikshit...
  • Saffron terror: Is RSS being defamed or is there enough proof? 06-02-2014 10:05 PM

    Key terror accused Aseemanand has allegedly said in an interview to the Caravan magazine that RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat had endorsed the 2007 Samjhauta Express blasts. Aseemanand reportedly told the magazine that Bhagwat said the attacks were very important, but should not be linked back to the Sangh Parivar. ...
  • Has Congress scored its biggest self-goal by trying to divide Andhra? 05-02-2014 10:03 PM

    The battle over Telangana has reached New Delhi. There were heated protests at the Andhra Bhawan on Wednesday with pro-Telangana and anti-Telangana groups lashing out at each other. Inside Parliament as well, Congress MPs from Seemandhra stalled proceedings. Adding to the pressure, some MPs also moved a no confidence motion....
  • Is Aam Aadmi Party now becoming a divided house? 15-01-2014 11:48 PM

    From grabbing positive headlines a day to now chasing controversies with each passing hour, the Aam Aadmi Party's tryst with politics since coming to power in Delhi is steadily becoming a contentious one. ...
  • Do we really care for our jawans? 15-01-2014 11:35 PM

    It's been a tough summer for the Indian Army at the LoC with record infiltration bids, a long drawn out operation in Keran and the beheading of a soldier. CNN-IBN asks whether India really cares for its jawans. ...
  • RK Singh vs Shinde: Pure politics or security concern? 14-01-2014 11:36 PM

    CNN-IBN's interview with former Home Secretary RK Singh in which he alleged that Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde shielded a businessman close to underworld don Dawood Ibrahim, has triggered a political storm. ...
  • Rahul as PM nominee: Too little too late or a game changer? 14-01-2014 09:54 PM

    Rahul Gandhi has said in an interview to Dainik Bhaskar that he is ready for more responsibility. He is expected to be made the Congress's prime ministerial candidate at Friday's AICC session. Is this too little too late or will this be a game changer for the Congress? ...
  • LeT eyes Muzaffarnagar: Does terrorism feed on communal riots? 07-01-2014 11:18 PM

    The Special Cell of Delhi Police busted a Lashkar-e-Toiba module that was trying to recruit people from riot-hit areas in Uttar Pradesh. The statements of two men living in Muzzaffarnagar exposed the alleged plot. They say they had been contacted by two Lashkar operatives Mohammed Rashid and Mohammed Shahid who...
  • Formula One double points plan could be scrapped: Luca di Montezemolo 20-12-2013 06:50 PM

    Formula One's decision to award double points at the last race of the season could be scrapped after next year's Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, if not before, according to Ferrari president Luca di Montezemolo. The Italian told reporters attending a Christmas lunch at the Fiorano test track that he was...
  • Delhi's Connaught Place 7th costliest office market in world, Mumbai's BKC 15th: Survey 20-12-2013 03:19 PM

    Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped two notches to become the world's seventh costliest office destination due to slowdown in the realty market and fall in rupee's exchange rate, property consultant CBRE said. Mumbai s Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) is at the 15th position, while Nariman Point stood at 32nd....
  • Sebastian Vettel against double points rule change 10-12-2013 10:47 PM

    Red Bull's four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel has branded as 'absurd' a rule change to award double points at the final race of the Formula One season from next year. The 26-year-old, winner of the last four championships, told Germany's Sport Bild on Tuesday that he saw no merit in...
  • J&K: Cold wave continues, night temperature remains below freezing point 29-11-2013 04:06 PM

    Cold wave conditions continued in several parts of Kashmir as the weather remained dry and the night temperature in Ladakh region and most parts of the Valley stayed below freezing point. The minimum temperatures are expected to fall further as the MeT Department has said the weather would remain dry...
  • Scandal Point: It's all about the dirty secrets of Bollywood 06-11-2013 02:40 PM

    There is a big advantage of an insider writing a book on an industry. The readers get to know the subtleties of a world they have never been a part of. Fahad Samar is a Mumbai based writer-director whose work on the contemporary popular culture has been seen and analysed...
  • Patna Blasts: Is terror being used for Political gains? 27-10-2013 09:00 PM

    The devastation that has surfaced on the land of Patna has opened the debate as to whether heinous acts such as this are being used to gain Political advantage. ...
  • Modi's verbal assault on Rahul continues, questions 1984 riots 25-10-2013 10:30 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi continued to target Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi, questioning him over the latter's claims on Pakistani intelligence agency ISI's role in Muzaffarnagar riots and the 1984 riots in which thousands of Sikhs were killed after the assassination of the then prime minister...
  • How easy is access to drugs inside juvenile reform homes? 25-10-2013 10:00 PM

    Earlier this month, 33 inmates escaped from a Delhi juvenile home after running riot for six hours. They threw burning LPG cylinders on the staff, set fire to exit points and trashed the home before running away. This is the third escape attempt from a Delhi juvenile home in two...
  • Is CBI selectively targeting corporates and bureaucrats to protect the PM? 16-10-2013 11:00 PM

    The Central Bureau of Investigation has named Aditya Birla Group Chairman Kumar Mangalam Birla in its 14th FIR in the case. FIRs have been filed against Kumar Mangalam Birla, NALCO, HINDALCO and former secretary coal PC Parakh. Cases of cheating, forgery and financial misrepresentation have been filed. However, former coal...
  • Is Gandhi dynasty Congress' real calling card? 15-10-2013 10:30 PM

    The Allahabad Congress on Tuesday passed a resolution demanding that Priyanka Gandhi should contest polls from Phoolpur, which was once the constituency of former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru. The Allahabad Congress has forwarded the resolution to the party President Sonia Gandhi. ...
  • Encephalitis shame: What will it take to save India's dying children? 09-10-2013 11:35 PM

    At least 350 children have died due to encephalitis in Gorakhpur in Eastern Uttar Pradesh so far in 2013. The epidemic strikes 135 districts across 17 states every year but more than 70 per cent of these cases are reported from UP. In the last 33 years, 50,000 people have...
  • Has UPA's Pakistan policy been proved ineffective? 08-10-2013 11:16 PM

    Even as the Keran operations got over on October 8, almost 15 days after a large group of terrorists tried to cross the Line of Control and infiltrate into India, Army Chief General Bikram Singh blamed Pakistani Army of being behind the attempts by the terrorists to enter India. ...
  • Once Scarlett Johansson came close to quitting acting 03-10-2013 01:21 PM

    London: Scarlett Johansson may be one of the busiest Hollywood stars around but there was a time when she thought she would not make it in the world of showbiz. The 28-year-old actress, who has starred in many hit films like 'Match Point', 'Iron Man 2' and 'The Avengers' among...