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  • Trinamool Congress ups the ante, decides to skip another all-party meet called by Venkaiah Naidu 3 hours 33 minutes ago

    New Delhi: A day before the winter session of Parliament, the Trinamool Congress has upped the ante as it has decided to skip the all-party meet called by Parliamentary Affairs Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday. The TMC will skip another all-party meeting called by MoS Personnel on the UPSC language...
  • Hisar: Self-styled godman Rampal's supporters clash with police, turn ashram into a war zone 5 days ago

    Hisar: The scenes outside self-styled godman Baba Rampal's Satlok Ashram in Haryana's Hisar town resemble a war zone as his supporters have indulged in clashes with police. There are indications that hundreds of people have been detained by Baba Rampal's 'private army' in the ashram. They have been using women...
  • Congress targets PM Modi over Ram Shankar Katheria marksheet row November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress on Friday mocked at and targeted Prime Minister Narendra Modi over the row surrounding newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria over graduation marksheet, saying the "master" does not seem to be in control. Linking the issue to an earlier controversy about HRD Minister Smriti Irani's...
  • Union Minister Ram Shankar Katheria accused of forging his graduation marksheet November 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Newly-inducted Minister of State for HRD Ram Shankar Katheria is at the centre of a controversy over an allegation that his graduation marksheet was forged, a charge he has strongly denied. A case was filed in 2010 by his rival BSP candidate in Allahabad High Court charging him with...
  • Bar bribe row: Vigilance to look into charge against Kerala FM November 2, 2014

    Thiruvananthapuram: With the "bar bribe row" denting its image, the Congress-led UDF government in Kerala on Sunday asked the Vigilance and Anti-corruption Bureau (VACB) to look into the allegation by bar owners that state Finance Minister and Kerala Congress (M) supremo K M Mani had demanded and taken bribe for...
  • Wife of death-row Tamil Nadu fisherman moves High Court November 2, 2014

    Madurai: The wife of one of the five Indian fishermen sentenced to death by a Sri Lankan court on charges of drug smuggling has moved the Madras High Court seeking a direction to the Centre and others to appoint a counsel and conduct the appeal in an effective manner. In her...
  • Asiad Day 6 Analysis: Saina advances, Archers set for at least silver September 25, 2014

    India started the sixth day rather business-like fashion straightaway claiming a bronze medal in singles sculls final. Sawarn Singh finished his 2000m sculls in seven minutes and 10.65 seconds behind Iran's Mohsen Shadinaghadh and South Korea's Kim Dongyong, who got gold and silver respectively. On fifth day Dushiant Dushyant had...
  • Asian Games, Day 6: Rowers notch up two bronze, Indian men lose in hockey September 25, 2014

    Incheon: Indian rowers provided the spark with a couple of bronze medals, while the women shooters added another bronze as India maintained their 15th position in the overall standings with a tally of 15 medals in the 17th Asian Games. Armyman Swaran Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian rowers clinch two more bronze medals on Day 6 September 25, 2014

    Incheon: India picked up two bronze medals from the Asian Games rowing arena here on Thursday as army man Sawarn Singh Virk rowed his way through exhaustion to the third spot in single sculls before the men's squad added the eights title. As the rowing events ended at the ChungjuTangeum Lake...
  • Asian Games 2014: Rower Dushyant claims bronze for India in lightweight single sculls September 24, 2014

    Incheon: Indian rower Dushiant Dushyant clinched the bronze medal in the men's lightweight single sculls final A of the 17th Asian Games at the Chungju Tangeum Lake Rowing Center on Wednesday. Dushyant completed the 2,000 metre race in seven minutes and 26.57 seconds to finish third behind gold medal winner Hoi...
  • Vrindavan widows angry with Hema Malini, to talk to Mamata Banerjee September 23, 2014

    Vrindavan: Worried about their future in the holy town of Vrindavan after local MP Hema Malini's "outsider" remarks, a group of widows on Tuesday left for their home state West Bengal where they want to discuss the matter with Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee. "What Hema Malini has said is scary. Does...
  • Indian women rowers eliminated from 17th Asian Games September 22, 2014

    Incheon: The Indian women's rowing team was eliminated from the lightweight quadruple sculls event after finishing last in their repechage round at the 17th Asian Games on Monday. The quartet of Varghese Dittymol, Monalisha Chanu, Cahoba devi and Manjula Xess was eliminated after ending up on the bottom of the fivestrong...
  • 'Dear Deepika, our point of view': Times of India responds to cleavage row, asks her, 'Why the hypocrisy?' September 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Actress Deepika Padukone, who had earlier lashed out at a prominent Indian publication for using a titillating headline to describe an almost yearold footage of hers in a plunging neckline, had posted a stronglyworded statement on her official Facebook page defending her decision to call out blatantly sexist...
  • Asian Games 2014: Indian rowers qualify for final in men's eight event September 22, 2014

    Incheon: Indian rowers qualified for the final round in the men's eight event after they finished second in the heats on the second day of competitions at the Asian Games here on Sunday. The Indian team, which included Bajrang Lal Takhar, Robin Ulahannan, Ranjit Singh, Sawan Kumar, Mohammad Azad and Maninder...
  • e Lounge: Shah Rukh Khan backs Dipika over cleavage row September 16, 2014

    Shah Rukh Khan with his 'Happy New Year' team talks about the upcoming film an respective roles of the stars in the movie. ...
  • Will the decision to appoint former CJI Sathasivam Kerala Governor be open to legal challenge? September 3, 2014

    The President on Wednesday cleared the name of former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam as the new Governor of Kerala despite political opposition and criticism from the legal fraternity. Will it be open to legal challenge? CNNIBN's Arunima reports. ...
  • Review petitions by death row convicts to be heard by 3 judges in open court: SC September 2, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday laid down new rules on review petitions filed by death row convicts. The court ruled that petitions by death row convicts will be heard by a bench of three judges in an open court. Earlier, the petitions were heard in the chambers of...
  • HinduHindi row: Everybody in a democracy has a right to their opinion, says Najma Heptullah August 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Everybody in the Indian democracy has the right to their opinion, said Najma Heptullah clarifying her controversial remark that sparked outrage among the opposition, and insisted that she is proud to be an Indian. In an exclusive interview to CNNIBN, Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah said that her...
  • Live Blog: Najma Heptullah on HinduHindi comment row August 29, 2014

    Minority Affairs Minister Najma Heptullah clarified her stand on the controversial statement made on Friday. Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and that she used the word "Hindi" and not "Hindu' for Indians. Heptullah had faced flak Heptullah said that saying her words have been misinterpreted and...
  • Vernacular gives you roots, but English language helps you to branch out: Javed Akhtar on CSAT row August 25, 2014

    While students took to the streets in Delhi to protest against the alleged language bias in the Union Public Service Commission Civil Services Examination recently, several prominent names in political circle and film fraternity got busy in discussing, debating and giving their take on the CSAT row. So yes, if...
  • UPSC aspirants prepare to boycott prelim exams scheduled on Sunday August 23, 2014

    New Delhi: The hardest hit in the UPSC language row has been aspirants preparing for the exam. While many are lagging behind in preparations, some have even decided to boycott the exam and stage a walkout from the examination hall. After a rigorous round of protestations, lathi charge and detainment,...
  • Rajnath refutes Uttarakhand Governor's claim of being asked to quit August 22, 2014

    Lucknow: Government on Friday denied claims made by Uttarakhand Governor Aziz Qureshi that he had been asked to quit and said an "appropriate response" will be filed before Supreme Court soon. Talking to PTI after touring floodaffected areas of Uttar Pradesh, Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh said, "There was no move...
  • Manoharan, Mahaveer among five recommended for Dronacharya Awards August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Boxing coach G Manoharan, rowing's Jose Jacob and wrestling's Mahaveer Prasad were among five names recommended for this year's Dronacharya Award by a selection panel headed by World Cupwinning hockey captain Ajitpal Singh on Monday. According to sources in the sports ministry, veteran athletics coach N Lingappa and judo's...
  • TWTW: Cyrus Broacha's take on UPSC language row August 10, 2014

    On this episode of 'The Week That Wasn't', Cyrus Broacha takes on the ongoing language row in UPSC civil services examinations. ...
  • Allparty meet on UPSC exam row after August 24: Centre August 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Amid opposition demands for an allparty meeting during the current session of Parliament to solve the UPSC exam row, government on Friday said it is serious on the issue and the meeting will be convened after the civil services examination scheduled on August 24. "I...
  • TMC's Derek O'Brien suggests solutions for the UPSC CSAT row August 7, 2014

    A group of Union Public Service Commission Civil Services aspirants have been protesting against the alleged bias against rural, humanities, Hindi and regional language students in the Civil Services Aptitude Test paper of the preliminary stage. The issue has led to protests even in Parliament with the Centre forced to...
  • Bill to penalise discrimination against traditional clothes introduced in TN Assembly August 6, 2014

    Chennai: The Tamil Nadu Assembly has taken up a proposed law penalising establishments for discriminating against traditional clothes. The Bill says that any establishment which restricts use of traditional clothes would stand to lose its licence. It also proposes 1year imprisonment and fine of Rs 25,000 for those who violate...
  • The UPSC CSAT controversy: Have we diagnosed the symptoms rightly? August 5, 2014

    The controversies surrounding the Civil Service Aptitude Test (CSAT) are refusing to die down as multitrack factors that have been simmering for long, have come to the fore. The format of the examination is now being challenged, the alleged advantage to those who have had the benefit of pursuing a...
  • Government to take a final call on UPSC row after Narendra Modi's return from Nepal August 3, 2014

    New Delhi: As the government held marathon meetings on Sunday to find a solution to the row over Union Public Service Commission (UPSC) Civil Service Aptitude Test, BJP leaders JP Nadda, Ram Madhav and Minister of State for Personnel Jitendra Singh met party President Amit Shah at Gujarat Bhawan in...
  • Writer Taslima Nasreen seeks extension of visa duration, meets Rajnath Singh August 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Bangladeshi author Taslima Nasreen met Home Minister Rajnath Singh earlier on Saturday to request the Home Minister to extend her stay in India for longer than 2 months. The 51yearold writer had applied for a resident permit and the Home Ministry granted her the same type of visa...