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  • Manipur activist Irom Sharmila arrested yet again while protesting against AFSPA 6 days ago

    Imphal: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila has yet again been arrested while she was protesting against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Imphal. When the police arrived at the protest venue on Friday morning, Irom and her mother resisted arrest, following which the police forcibly picked her up and took...
  • Manipur: Irom Sharmila and her mother resist arrest as police arrive at the protest site 6 days ago

    Imphal: The police in Imphal arrived at Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's protest venue to arrest her on Friday morning. However, Irom and her mother have been defiant and have been resisting arrest. Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release,...
  • Irom Sharmila likely to be detained today, heavy police presence at her protest site 6 days ago

    Imphal: Activist Irom Sharmila is continuing her protest against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act in Manipur. Soon after her release, Irom refused a medical examination. There is heavy police presence at the protest site in Imphal where she is continuing her hunger strike. She is likely to be...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: 800 accused still absconding, says SIT 1 week ago

    A total of 800 accused found involved in riot cases in Muzaffarnagar last year are still absconding, Special Investigation Team (SIT) officials said. The SIT probing the Muzaffarnagar riots had found the involvement of 1550 accused in different cases. While 750 accused have been arrested so far, 800 are still absconding,...
  • Imphal: Irom Sharmila set free, asks for mass support against AFSPA 1 week ago

    Imphal: Manipuri activist Irom Sharmila, who is on indefinite fast for repeal AFSPA in Manipur, has been released from Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Medical Science of Imphal on Wednesday evening. A Manipur Court on Tuesday had ordered Sharmila's release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court had...
  • 2G scam: All accused including Kanimozhi, A Raja, Shahid Balwa get bail 1 week ago

    New Delhi: A special Central Bureau of Investigation court on Wednesday granted bail to DMK leader Kanimozhi, former Telecom Minister A Rajai n the 2G scam-related money laundering case. Swan promoter Shahid Balwa, Asif Balwa were also granted bail in the case filed by the Enforcement Directorate. Kanimozhi had sought bail...
  • Irom Sharmila's fast against AFSPA will continue after her release, says her brother 1 week ago

    Guwahati: Manipur activist Irom Sharmila's brother has said that she will continue her 14-year-long fast against the Armed Forces Special Powers Act. This comes a day after she was acquitted of attempted suicide. "Yesterday, just after hearing the news of Sharmila's release from the court, we were very happy because at...
  • SIT report on black money pushes for overhaul of tax treaties with different countries: sources August 20, 2014

    New Delhi: The Special Investigation Team report on black money is likely to be submitted to the Supreme Court on Wednesday. Top sources have told CNN-IBN that the report has pushed for a major overhaul of tax treaties with different countries. According to sources, the report says that countries like Mauritius...
  • Manipur Court orders release of Irom Sharmila, says no proof against her in attempted suicide case August 19, 2014

    Imphal: In a big relief for activist Irom Sharmila, a Manipur Court has ordered her release citing lack of evidence on attempted suicide charges. The court has said that she should be released immediately. Though according to sources, it will take at least two days to complete the formalities of...
  • Kirori Singh Bainsla to press for 5 per cent quota for SBC August 17, 2014

    Jaipur: Gujjar leader Kirori Singh Bainsla has called for a mahapanchayat in Bayana on Sunday to press for 5 per cent quota for special backward classes. The mahapanchayat is aimed at getting a positive response from the Vasundhara Raje government in Rajasthan. The 5 per cent SBC quota has already been...
  • Maharashtra is number one in manufacturing: Prithviraj Chavan August 16, 2014

    Mumbai: Maharashtra Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan took a snipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday by claiming that the state attracts maximum number of investors. He said, "Maharashtra is number one in manufacturing, Special economic zones and employment. We also attract maximum investors." The remarks came at the inauguration of...
  • Mythological drama 'Mahabharat' to end with one-hour special episode August 13, 2014

    Mumbai: The curtains will come down on mythological drama `Mahabharat` with a one-hour special episode to be aired Saturday. Actors from the show have fond memories of shooting for the show, which used new age technology and innovative costumes to retell the story. The show is currently airing the last league...
  • Indian doctors in Nigeria want to return: Should patient care be their first priority instead? August 12, 2014

    Concerns being raised about Indians who are in several West African nations including Nigeria, that have seen several Ebola cases in the past couple of weeks. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks whether patient care should be the first priority for Indian doctors stuck in Nigeria instead...
  • Indian doctors in Ebola-hit Nigeria say they want to return but their passports have been seized August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: Concerns being raised about Indians who are in several West African nations including Nigeria, that have seen several Ebola cases in the past couple of weeks. CNN-IBN has accessed a video plea made by three Indian doctors who are in Nigeria, who have claimed that they are being...
  • STF arrests two arms smugglers with weapons August 11, 2014

    The Special Task Force (STF) has arrested two arms smugglers with weapons from a village in Bihar's Begusarai district, police said. Acting on a tip off, a STF team raided Sandalpur village on Sunday night and arrested the arms smugglers Pramod Singh and his son Ranvir Kumar and seized two regular...
  • Telangana not willing to honour Centre directive to vest special powers in Governor Narasimhan August 9, 2014

    Hyderabad: The Telangana government on Saturday locked horns with the Centre, refusing to "honour" the latter's directives with regard to special responsibility vested in Governor ESL Narasimhan for maintenance of law and order in greater Hyderabad. The Union Home Ministry had sent a letter to the Telangana government, citing the...
  • Emirates offers special fares to Indian air passengers August 5, 2014

    Mumbai: Joining the low fare war with rival Etihad, Gulf carrier Emirates announced a limited period special fares offer for its Indian fliers on Tuesday, starting at Rs 21,858 for economy class and Rs 52,312 for business class fliers to the Middle East, Europe, Americas as well as Africa. Bookings for...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: Court rejects bail plea of murder accused August 5, 2014

    A local court has rejected the bail plea of a riot accused in connection with a murder case in Muzaffarnagar. The District Sessions Judge, Vijay Laxmi has rejected bail plea of a riot accused Haim Singh saying that there are serious allegations him. According to prosecution, one Nazar Mohd was murdered in...
  • STF arrests two arms suppliers with Maoist link July 31, 2014

    Two arms suppliers suspected of having links with Maoists were arrested by Bihar special task force (STF) from a village market in Bihar's Bhojpur district. The STF team raided Narayanpur Bazar area in the district following a tip off and caught the suppliers, including a woman, police said. The two have been...
  • STF probe in MPPEB scam on right track, says Uma Bharti July 28, 2014

    Union Minister and former State Chief Minister Uma Bharti said that the Special Task Force (STF) was moving in the right direction in probing the Madhya Pradesh Professional Examination Board (MPPEB) scam. Speaking to reporters in Satna, Bharti said that she had even suggested a CBI probe into the scam earlier...
  • Odisha reviews preparedness to tackle flood July 23, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: With water level rising in several Odisha rivers following incessant rains and a forecast of more rains due to a depression, the state government reviewed preparedness to deal with possible flood. "There is a possibility of flood in Keonjhar, Jajpur and Bhadrak districts. All arrangements are being made to deal...
  • Naxal wanted in several crime cases arrested in Kondagaon July 17, 2014

    A Naxal was arrested and a cache of ammunition and electronic gadgets recovered in separate incidents in Chhattisgarh's Kondagaon district, where security personnel exchanged fire with rebels, police said. Jugdhar Muria, a member of banned CPI (Maoist), was nabbed from his native Lakhapuri village under Mardpal police station limits on Tuesday...
  • Muzaffarnagar riots: SIT seeks arrest warrant against Delhi police constable July 16, 2014

    The Special Investigation Team (SIT), probing the Muzaffarnagar riots, has moved a local court seeking issuance of an arrest warrant against a Delhi Police constable, accused in an arson and loot case here. During investigation, Delhi Police constable Anuj Kumar was allegedly found involved in the riots case at Bahawdi village...
  • CBI to look into NDA meeting for VVIP chopper; may examine its own special Director July 13, 2014

    New Delhi: After recording statements of three Governors in connection with the alleged bungling in purchase of VVIP helicopters, the focus of CBI's probe into the Rs 3,600 crore deal has shifted to meetings held in this connection in 2003 when the previous NDA regime was in power and it...
  • RPSC cancels RAS-Pre exam held in October, to be re-conducted soon July 11, 2014

    Rajasthan Public Service Commission on Thursday cancelled RAS-Pre examination held in October last year after Special Operation Group burst a gang which had leaked the paper. The decision was taken in a full commission meeting, RPSC Secretary Naresh Kumar Thakral said. The exam will now be re-conducted in two months and the...
  • UP: Court rejects CBI closure report in DSP Zia-ul-Haq murder case July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: A special court on Tuesday rejected the closure report of the Central Bureau of Investigation in Kunda Deputy SP Zia-ul-Haq's murder case in Pratapgarh district of Uttar Pradesh. The court has asked the investigating agency to re-investigate the case. UP Minister Raghuraj Pratap Singh alias Raja Bhaiyya was...
  • Railways to launch special pilgrim services July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Railway Minister D.V. Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday proposed to boost domestic tourism with special pilgrim and eco tourism services and encourage private participation in the sector. Also, the minister said, the Indian Railways is planning to take up eco-tourism and education tourism services in the northeastern States. Presenting the railway...
  • Court defers hearing in a Muzaffarnagar riots case till July 16 July 4, 2014

    A local court has recorded the statement of a witness and deferred till July 16 the hearing in the Kawal killing case. The complainant Arvind Kumar, deposed in court last evening and said that his son Gaurav and nephew Sachin were beaten to death allegedly by the accused. Additional District and Sessions...
  • BGM demands special employment package for Gujjar youth in Jammu and Kashmir July 2, 2014

    Jammu: A Gujjar organisation demanded a special employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities on Wednesday, besides a special recruitment drive for them in the security forces in the state. "We demand employment package for the youth of Gujjar and Bakkerwal communities besides a special recruitment drive for...