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  • Is India prepared for Ebola threat? October 17, 2014

    No cases of Ebola have been reported in India so far, but several measures have already been put in place to screen Ebola cases. CNN-IBN discusses with a panel of experts if India is prepared for the Ebola threat. ...
  • Turning Point: Masand in conversation with Rohit Shetty October 11, 2014

    CNN IBN Movies Editor Rajeev Masand talks to Bollywood Director Rohit Shetty about a film that changed his life and inspired him to become a director. ...
  • English the new caste system, decides if you can have a girlfriend, job: Chetan Bhagat October 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Facing criticism for the crass Hindi lines used in his latest book 'Half Girlfriend, author Chetan Bhahat has hit out at critics saying that English has become the new caste system in India. He also went on to say that English even decides whether or not a person can...
  • Can 'Swachh Bharat' be a reality? October 2, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched the Swachh Bharat mission on Gandhi Jayanti on Thursday, exhorting his fellow citizens to make cleanliness a priority. We asked experts - Can 'Swachh Bharat' be a reality? ...
  • Delhi Metro to operate at highest point in Dhaula Kuan September 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Delhi Metro trains will now operate at a height of 23.6 meters at Dhaula Kuan under phase III, a major engineering feat in its construction history. The Metro viaduct between South Campus and Delhi Cantonment metro stations of the under-construction 59 km-long Majlis Park-Shiv Vihar corridor, which will cross...
  • Modi's big statement to CNN: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? September 19, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in an exclusive interview to CNN, said that no Indian Muslim will respond to the al Qaeda's call for recruitment. He added that their patriotism could not be questioned. We ask: Is the PM reaching out to the Indian Muslims? ...
  • What we know so far and four wildly speculative story lines for Chetan Bhagat's upcoming book 'Half Girlfriend' September 19, 2014

    New Delhi: With Chetan Bhagat's latest book release just around the corner, we are sure that all his fans and readers are aching to know what the story will be about. To make things easier for his fans, we have made a list of concrete things we know about the...
  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? September 12, 2014

    As a list of nearly 5 million combinations of Gmail addresses and passwords was made available to the public online on Tuesday, India comes to terms with developing a more stringent cyber policing and norms to deal with any such eventuality in the future. ...
  • Madras HC wants premarital tests: Is it invasion of privacy? August 28, 2014

    In a landmark ruling, the Madurai Bench of Madras High Court on Thursday suggested that prospective couples should get premarital clinical examinations to avoid impotency and sexually transmitted diseases (STD) spoiling matrimonial lives. ...
  • Six years since 26/11 terror attacks: Chabad House then and now August 26, 2014

    Six years after the gruesome 26/11 terror attacks on the Chabad House in South Mumbai, the Jewish learning center reopened on Tuesday. The house now has a Jewish Museum on the fourth and the fifth floors. ...
  • Is politics destroying the credibility of the Bharat Ratna? August 11, 2014

    It's an award that has often sparked off a row. The highest civilian honour the Bharat Ratna, this time too, has led to speculation that there could be multiple recipients and political parties are coming up with their own list of who should be given the award. ...
  • Will Justice Katju's tirade reform or tarnish the judiciary? August 11, 2014

    Press Council of India Chairman Markandeya Katju has yet again alleged corruption in judiciary, claiming that Justice SH Kapadia had received several complaints of corruption against a senior Allahabad High Court judge. Judiciary is amongst the four pillars of our democracy. Any attempt made to change the character of working...
  • Photos: The Sunset Points of India: 11 locations you must visit to watch the most breathtaking and spectacular sunsets August 11, 2014

    If you've travelled across the length and breadth of the country, you may have seen quite a few Sunset Points in your lifetime. Even if you're a movie buff, you might have noticed how every movie shot on a hill station always has a sunset point that is supposed to...
  • UPSC CSAT row: Is government bending to regional pressure? August 4, 2014

    With an unrelenting agitation to scrap the UPSC CSAT exam by civil service aspirants, the government on Monday decided that the marks in English language comprehension skills in the Civil Service Aptitude Test will not be included in preparing the merit list. However, opposition parties raised objections in Rajya Sabha...
  • Haryana vs Punjab: should states have different gurudwara committees? July 25, 2014

    The Haryana government passed a legislation earlier this month to create a separate HSGPC for the state, a decision which has angered the Punjab based SGPC which controls all the gurudwaras in the states of Haryana and Punjab.Punjab's Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal has threatened to resign and lead a...
  • Is this the end of Brazil's unquestioned supremacy in world football? July 9, 2014

    Brazil faced the most humiliating defeat in Belo Horizonte when Germany thrashed them 71 in the World Cup semifinal. ...
  • Armed criminals loot Rs 3.61 lakh at gun point June 29, 2014

    Armed criminals on Sunday looted Rs 3.61 lakh from an employee of a commercial establishment in Nawada district of Bihar. Police officers said the incident happened when Rajdeo Prasad, an employee of one Pramod Traders at Gola Road, was returning after collecting money from various retailers. "He was waylaid near Bagibardiha crossing...
  • Connaught Place eighth most expensive office place in world June 19, 2014

    New Delhi: Connaught Place in Delhi has slipped one notch to become the world's eighth costliest office destination, property consultant CBRE said on Thursday. Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) was ranked sixteenth, and Nariman Point at thirtysecond in the list of Top 50 Costliest Global Office Markets. Delhi's Connaught Place...
  • Kidnapped banker in Meghalaya rescued after gunfight June 18, 2014

    Shillong: A kidnapped bank official in Meghalaya was rescued Wednesday after a gunfight with his abductors in the West Garo Hills district, police said. Arvind Kumar, manager at State Bank of India's Ampati branch, was kidnapped at gunpoint by three unidentified men from Garobadha area while he was going towards his...
  • Modi unveils 10point agenda for governance May 29, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10point agenda for his ministers. Among other things, Modi wants his colleagues to raise the confidence level of bureaucrats so that they come with more innovative ideas. All ministers have been told to chart a separate 100day action plan. The focus would...
  • Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony: Pak Army redflags Nawaz Sharif's visit to India? May 23, 2014

    Reports have suggested that there is a clear rift between the Pakistan Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif and the country's Army over the invite given by India for Prime Ministerelect Narendra Modi's swearingin ceremony. ...
  • 10 years of Chetan Bhagat's 'Five Point Someone', possibly the world's only mostread book everyone has denied reading May 7, 2014

    No author in literary history has polarised readers as much as Chetan Bhagat since the release of his first semiautobiographical book 'Five Point Someone' that touched a nerve with readers debating both his style and the quality of his prose. Bhagat is not a literary elite but no other author has...
  • Gerard Butler banned from performing daring stunts in upcoming film April 9, 2014

    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? March 28, 2014

    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 March 26, 2014

    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 day...
  • Has the Congress become a sinking ship in 2014 elections? March 21, 2014

    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? March 19, 2014

    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? February 21, 2014

    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? February 20, 2014

    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 10point agenda to make India 3rd largest economy February 17, 2014

    New Delhi: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram on Monday unveiled a 10point 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 201415 in the Lok Sabha, the finance minister said the size of Indian...