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  • Public interest should be far more important than public ownership, says Suresh Prabhu January 18, 2015

    Speaking at the Act for Growth Meet celebrating 10 years of CNBC Awaaz, Union Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu on Saturday said that the public ownership is for public interest so, if the public interest can be served without having public ownership, public interest should be far more important. ...
  • Seattle dog takes solo trips to the park via city bus January 14, 2015

    Seattle: A black Labrador named Eclipse has been riding city buses without her owner to a local dog park, local transportation officials said on Tuesday. Seattle is a pet-friendly city, and dogs are allowed on public transportation, with few restrictions, though normally they are accompanied by a human, a spokesman with...
  • Delhi's increasing road traffic, decreasing parking space: an issue political parties need to address January 14, 2015

    Delhi, a city with one of the world's highest proportions of road area. 21 per cent of its total area is given to roads. The total length of the entire road network in the national capital is at a staggering 35000 kms and the city boasts of nearly 100 flyovers,...
  • Health Ministry proposes fine of Rs 1000 on smoking in public places, ban on sale of loose cigarettes January 14, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to curb tobacco consumption, the Health Ministry has now formally proposed changes in anti-smoking law with a ban on sales of loose or single sticks of cigarettes. The ministry sought to raise the fine on smoking in public places from Rs 200 to Rs 1000...
  • Pak Army chief, students sing national anthem as Peshawar school hit by Taliban reopens January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Limping towards normalcy, the army-run Peshawar school which was ravaged by Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan nearly three weeks ago resumed its classes on Monday. Chief of Army Staff General Raheel Sharif received the students and met the parents at the school. He also attended a commemorative service held at the school and...
  • 3 weeks after Taliban attack, Peshawar schools reopen today with enhanced security January 12, 2015

    Peshawar: Nearly three weeks after the massacre at an army-run school in Peshawar, students and teachers are returning to the school, on Monday, where 148 people, mostly children were killed last month in a horrific terror attack by Taliban. Pakistan's Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government decided to reopen schools in the province with enhanced...
  • Principal held for issuing fake certificate to girl assaulted by Asaram January 10, 2015

    Pilibhit: The principal of a school in Shahjahanpur district has been arrested for issuing a fake age certificate for the minor girl who was allegedly sexually assaulted by self-styled godman Asaram, police said on Saturday. Sant Kripal, the principal of Sant Vivekanand Public School, was arrested for issuing the fake...
  • 'Sita's Sister' is a thought-provoking book on women, men and what sets them apart January 10, 2015

    Kavita Kane is back after "Karna's Wife". This time it is about "Sita's Sister". Urmila - the one who chose to marry Lakshman. The one who did not go behind Lakshman while he was in exile. Why did she choose to stay back? Kavita Kane wonderfully explores the side of...
  • Pakistan court grants bail to 26/11 mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi but he may stay in jail January 9, 2015

    Islamabad: Yet again, a Pakistan civil court granted bail to 26/11 mastermind and Lashkar-e-Toiba operative Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi in a kidnapping case against a surety of Rs 2 lakh. While Lakhvi's bail application was being heard in the court, his counsel Rizwan Abbasi argued that his client was wrongly booked in...
  • Government not to interfere in working of state-owned banks: PM Modi January 3, 2015

    Pune: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday pledged not to interfere in the functioning of public sector banks, but wanted the lenders to be accountable failing which interventions in public interest could be made. At the concluding session of the two-day bankers' meet 'Gyan Sangam' to chalk out banking reforms, Modi...
  • Lokpal: Central government employees get four more months to file information on assets December 25, 2014

    New Delhi: Central government employees have got four more months, till April next year, to file details of their assets and liabilities under the Lokpal rules. The forms for providing such declarations are also being revised by the Centre. The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Thursday extended the...
  • Pakistan authorities were warned of school attack in August December 22, 2014

    Peshawar: Authorities in Pakistan's Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province were warned of an imminent revenge attack on the army-run school in Peshawar months before a Taliban-sponsored carnage claimed 151 lives, including 131 children. A copy of the written warning, issued on August 28, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Home Ministry had stated that Taliban terrorists...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban on Peshawar school attack December 20, 2014

    Cyrus Broacha condemns Taliban for the Peshawar school attack which killed more than 130 innocent students of the Army Public school. ...
  • Arrest warrants issued against Pakistan Taliban chief, 7 others December 20, 2014

    Karachi: An anti-terrorism court in Pakistan on Saturday issued non-bailable arrest warrants against eight persons, including Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah, for the brazen terrorist assault on Karachi airport in June. An anti-terrorism court in Karachi issued the arrest warrants against Fazlullah, former TTP spokesman Shahidullah Shahid and six others. The court...
  • Pakistan: Peshawar school massacre mastermind warns of more attacks December 20, 2014

    Islamabad: The terrorist who supervised the Peshawar school massacre has threatened more attacks, if the military and the intelligence agencies do not stop anti-terror operations, media reported on Saturday. In a video with English subtitles posted on Tehreek-i-Taliban Pakistan's (TTP) website, Umar Mansoor said that on Tuesday's attack on the Army...
  • Taliban video identifies Peshawar massacre mastermind as Umar Mansoor, a father of 3 December 19, 2014

    Peshawar: The most hated man in Pakistan is a 36-year-old father of three and volleyball enthusiast nicknamed 'Slim'. His real name is Umar Mansoor and the Pakistani Taliban say he masterminded this week's massacre of 132 children and nine staff at a school in Peshawar - the deadliest militant attack...
  • Pakistan to keep Mumbai attack mastermind Lakhvi in jail under Maintenance of Public Order December 19, 2014

    Islamabad: Mumbai terror attack mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi who was granted bail by an anti-terrorism court in Islamabad on Thursday has been detained under the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO) at Rawalpindi's Adiala Jail. A report by Pakistani news website Dawn.com said that the government has also decided to appeal against...
  • Parliament live: Prime Minister speaks on 26/11 mastermind Lakhvi's bail December 19, 2014

    With the Opposition giving the government a hard time in Parliament over the alleged forced conversion row, the fate of several crucial bills hangs in a limbo. ...
  • We have killed all children, what do we do now: Pakistan school attack terrorists to handler December 18, 2014

    Peshawar: "We have killed all the children in the auditorium," one of the attackers told his handler. "What do we do now?" he asked. "Wait for the army people, kill them before blowing yourself," his handler ordered. A report in a Pakistani news website Dawn.com quotes a security official, who said...
  • Taliban lined up and gunned down Peshawar school students in front of their classmates: Survivors December 18, 2014

    Peshawar: Taliban gunmen who stormed a school in northwest Pakistan toyed with captive students by suggesting some could be let go before lining them up and gunning them down in front of their classmates, according to a new account by survivors. Terrorists rampaged through an army-run school in Peshawar and killed...
  • Pakistan's attack against terrorists will only intensify: Sartaj Aziz December 17, 2014

    Pakistan Prime Minister advisor Sartaj Aziz said that the Peshawar attack was a great national tragedy and that all political parties have come together to look into the causes. "Pakistan's attack against terrorists will only intensify," said Sartaj Aziz. ...
  • These Pakistani Taliban terrorists massacred 133 students in the Peshawar school attack December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan on Wednesday released photos of the terrorists who carried out the dastardly attack on Peshawar's Army Public School and College killing several students and teachers. The photos shows the terrorists holding automatic assault rifles and rocket launchers. The attack claimed the life of 133 students and nine school...
  • Student recalls Pakistan school carnage, says 'I saw death so close' December 17, 2014

    Peshawar: A teenage survivor of Tuesday's Taliban attack on a Pakistan school described how he played dead after being shot in both legs by insurgents hunting down students to kill. Terrorists rampaged through an army-run school in the northwestern city of Peshawar and killed 151 people, most of them children, in...
  • Peshawar school attack strengthens our resolve to stamp out Taliban from Pakistan: Army December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: In the horrific and barbaric terror strike in Pakistan, 133 children and nine staff members were killed on Tuesday after Taliban gunmen broke into the Army Public School of Peshawar and opened fire in the bloodiest massacre the country has seen for years. Pakistan army said that the attack only...
  • Pakistan military says terrorists made no demands, started killing December 17, 2014

    Islamabad: Taliban gunmen who attacked a school in northwestern Pakistan on Tuesday made no demands and started killing children as soon as they entered the building, a military spokesman said. "They didn't take any hostages initially and started firing in the hall," said Major General Asim Bajwa. But the terrorists had...
  • India condemns the barbaric Peshawar attack: Syed Akbaruddin December 17, 2014

    MEA spokesperson Syed Akbaruddin said that the government of India condemns the barbaric Peshawar attack. "Our prayers are with all the people who are dead and injured," said Akbaruddin. ...
  • Watch: School children recount horror of the Peshawar attack December 16, 2014

    School children from the attacked Army Public School and College of Peshawar says that the school was attacked by seven-eight terrorists. Tehreek-e-Taliban Pakistan claimed responsibility for the attack and said that all the terrorists are on a suicide mission. ...
  • How safe are you in your city? December 15, 2014

    The December 16 gangrape raised several questions about the safety of women in public transport. At CNN-IBN, experts discuss the measures to be kept in mind while traveling in a public transport vehicle. ...
  • Gujarat: Woman allegedly raped inside public toilet by attendant December 7, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A 40-year-old woman was allegedly raped inside a public toilet in the Memnagar area of Ahmedabad city by an attendant on Sunday evening, the police said. After learning about the incident, Ghatlodia police detained the toilet attendant, who is the prime suspect, who would be formally arrested after the...
  • Public Sector Bank employees on a day-long strike on Wednesday seeking wage revision November 12, 2014

    Mumbai: Banking operations were affected all over India Wednesday as over a million bank employees went on a day's strike in support of their various demands, including pay revision, an official said here. The strike was total in 75,000 branches of 27 public sector banks, and 25,000 branches of 18 private...