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  • Gmail passwords leaked: How safe is internet usage in India? 6 days ago

    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 pre-marital 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 pre-marital 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...
  • 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 7-1 in the World Cup semifinal. ...
  • Modi unveils 10-point agenda for governance June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi has unveiled a new 10-point 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 100-day action plan. The focus would...
  • Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony: Pak Army red-flags 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 Minister-elect Narendra Modi's swearing-in ceremony. ...
  • 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. ...
  • 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. ...
  • India's Olympic Shame at Sochi: Who is to blame? February 7, 2014

    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? February 6, 2014

    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? February 6, 2014

    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? February 5, 2014

    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? January 15, 2014

    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? January 15, 2014

    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? January 14, 2014

    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? January 14, 2014

    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? January 7, 2014

    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...
  • Patna Blasts: Is terror being used for Political gains? October 27, 2013

    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 October 25, 2013

    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? October 25, 2013

    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? October 16, 2013

    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? October 16, 2013

    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? October 9, 2013

    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...