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  • Coal scam: Court returns CBI's closure report in Hindalco case, asks to record Manmohan's statement 5 days ago

    New Delhi: The special court probing coal blocks allocation scam on Tuesday asked Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) to further investigate a case allegedly involving former coal secretary PC Parakh and industrialist Kumar Mangalam Birla. Returning the closure report submitted by the CBI in the Hindalco case, the special court asked...
  • Centre asks J&K to consider conferment of permanent status to West Pakistan refugees December 2, 2014

    New Delhi: There would be no permanent residency for refugees from Pakistan settled in Jammu and Kashmir since 1947 unless the state Constitution is amended, the government today informed the Lok Sabha. Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said West Pakistani refugees settled in the state are not the...
  • Status check: Are airports Ebola-ready? November 19, 2014

    As an Indian national returning from Liberia has been quarantined at a special facility at the Indira Gandhi International Airport in Delhi. CNN-IBN does a status check at three airports in Mumbai, Bengaluru, and Chennai to see what arrangements the Indian government has made for Ebola. ...
  • Russia dismantles Apple statue after CEO Tim Cook announces he is gay November 4, 2014

    Moscow: A two-meter (six-foot) statue of an iPhone on a university campus in St Petersburg has been taken down in response to last week's announcement by the CEO of Apple that he is gay. In a statement, ZEFS, which according to its website owns construction, advertising, and finance enterprises in St...
  • Special status demand to be a major poll issue for JD(U) in Bihar October 9, 2014

    Patna: Seeking to revive the special status demand as its trump card for the Assembly polls next year, JD(U) on Thursday decided to hold dharna at all the district headquarters on October 20 to pressurise the Centre to grant the status to Bihar. JD(U) would launch a series of programmes in...
  • Committee for grant of third gender status to transgenders formed August 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The government has constituted an interministerial committee to pursue implementation of the recommendations of an Expert Committee, seeking "third gender" status for transgenders, Lok Sabha was informed. Minister of State for Social Justice and Empowerment Sudarshan Bhagat, in...
  • IIT Kharagpur eyeing international status July 28, 2014

    Kharagpur: Eyeing an improved international ranking, premier technology institute IITKharagpur has started inviting foreign students, faculties and even Nobel laureates every year to its campus. The first International Summer and Winter Term (ISWT) at the IIT, which ended this month, had around 10 students from Australia and at least one international...
  • Mallikarjun Kharge to meet LS Speaker on LoP issue July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress leader in the Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is expected to meet Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Wednesday as the party raised the pitch for getting the Leader of Opposition status in the House. Congress has sought a meeting with the Speaker at a time when the government is indicating...
  • News 360: Gowda presents Rail bduget, 58 new trains, focus on safety July 8, 2014

    In the maiden Railway Budget of the Narendra Modi government, Union Minister DV Sadananda Gowda on Tuesday promised to revamp the railways and cut down on populism. Gowda said the Cabinet has been asked to clear Foreign Direct Investment in railway infrastructure and new projects should be explored through the...
  • Sonia Gandhi meets President over LoP status in Lok Sabha July 8, 2014

    New Delhi: Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Tuesday met President Pranab Mukherjee in the backdrop of the UPA pitching for Leader of Opposition status for her party in Lok Sabha. Gandhi, on Monday made a strong pitch for Congress being given the post of Leader of Opposition, held a meeting with...
  • Ready to discuss LoP issue if Congress approaches: Lok Sabha Speaker July 7, 2014

    New Delhi: With Congress raising the pitch on the issue of Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha, Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Monday said she was ready to discuss the issue with the party if approached. "If somebody comes to me and talks to me, be it Congress or any...
  • Congress 'must' go to court if Speaker denies LoP status: Kamal Nath July 6, 2014

    New Delhi/Hyderabad: With no clarity on Congress getting the Leader of Opposition (LoP) status in Lok Sabha, senior leader Kamal Nath on Sunday said the party "must" go to court if Speaker Sumitra Mahajan's decision, which could be "flavoured" by BJP and Narendra Modi, went against it. Insisting that there is...
  • Modi marital status case: Offence committed but FIR cannot be filed now June 30, 2014

    Ahmedabad: An Ahmedabad court on Monday held that though Narendra Modi had committed an offence under RP Act by not disclosing his marital status while contesting Assembly polls in 2012, a petition seeking registration of an FIR against him cannot be entertained due to a timebar prescribed for such cases. Additional...
  • Jitan Ram Manjhi to remind Narendra Modi of promises made for Bihar May 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi has directed officials to prepare a charter of demands for the state which he would hand over to Prime Minister Narendra Modi reminding of the prepoll promises he had made. "After the charter of demands is prepared I will seek time from Prime Minister Narendra...
  • Article 370 must for J&K, dangerous to revoke it, says Jitan Ram Manjhi May 30, 2014

    Bihar Chief Minister Jitan Ram Manjhi on Friday warned the Narendra Modiled central government against repealing Article 370, which grants special status to Jammu and Kashmir. "The Bharatiya Janata Party government should not touch Article 370 as it will create more trouble," Manjhi told reporters in Gaya district during an official...
  • Planning Commission working on special status for Seemandhra: Jaitley May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the division of the state of Andhra Pradesh on June 2, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley on Friday said that he will honour all commitments to Seemandhra and Telangana. Jaitley said, "We will honour all commitments to Seemandhara and Telangana. The Planning Commission is working on special...
  • Modi affidavit issue: Court asks police to give report by May 21 May 6, 2014

    Ahmedabad: A local court expressed unhappiness over the "approach" of the police in connection with submission of report on the complaint of an AAP member who has accused Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi of "hiding" his marital status in his affidavit filed for 2012 Assembly polls. The court granted the police...
  • UT status to Ladakh will dilute J~~amp;amp;K's special status: Mehbooba Mufti April 16, 2014

    Peoples' Democratic Party (PDP) on Wednesday hit out at Congress for including the demand for a Union Territory status to Ladakh region of Jammu and Kashmir, saying such a move will not only divide the state but dilute its special status as well. "Such a move will not only divide Jammu...
  • Congress defends Rahul's comment on Modi's marital status April 12, 2014

    Bangalore: AICC General Secretary BK Hariprasad on Saturday defended Rahul Gandhi for his controversial remarks on the marital status of Narendra Modi, saying he did not question Gujarat CM's relationship, but the legality of concealing it from the people in last three state elections. "What Rahulji has said is not the...
  • Congress leaders take swipe at Modi over his marital status April 12, 2014

    Narendra Modi was the favourite punching bag for Congress leaders on social media on Saturday as they targeted the BJP PM candidate for finally admitting his marital status. Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh tweeted a couplet to take a veiled jibe at Modi telling him that no one has been able...
  • Rahul takes a dig on BJP, says Advani out, Adani in April 11, 2014

    Doda: Raising the pitch against Narendra Modi, Rahul Gandhi on Friday attacked him over his alleged links with the Adani group, saying the Gujarat businessman was given 'everything' while senior BJP leaders like LK Advani and Jaswant Singh were 'thrown out'. "Advani was thrown out, Jaswant Singh was thrown out (from...
  • Congress threatens legal action over Modi's marital status April 11, 2014

    Accusing Narendra Modi of misguiding people about his marital status for several years, the Gujarat unit of the Congress threatened to take legal action against him on Thursday, for providing false information in the affidavit submitted along with his nomination papers. "During assembly elections in 2002, 2007 and 2012, Modi hid...
  • Modi never denied his marital status, says his brother April 10, 2014

    The BJP's Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi has revealed that he is married - in an affidavit submitted to the election commission along with his nomination papers in Vadodara. The affidavit names a Jashodhaben as his wife. Modi's brother has now said that Narendra Modi's marital status was no secret....
  • Political parties responsible for lack of development in Jharkhand: Mayawati March 22, 2014

    BSP supremo Mayawati on Saturday held the political parties, who ruled the state, responsible for "underdevelopment" of Jharkhand and also blamed people for not electing the "right representatives". "You are also responsible. Because we are not sending the right parties and right representatives to the Assembly and Parliament to work for...
  • Coal scam: CBI to file first chargesheet in Supreme Court on Monday March 9, 2014

    New Delhi: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) will be filing its first chargesheet in the coal scam in the Supreme Court on Monday. It will also submitting a status report informing the Court about the progress made in the coal scam probe. The Supreme Court had asked the CBI, during...
  • Odisha doesn't have special disadvantage to get special status: Montek Singh Ahluwalia March 5, 2014

    Odisha does not have any "special disadvantage" to get special category status and it should focus on "other windows" to get more assistances from the Centre, Planning Commission Deputy Chairman Montek Singh Ahluwalia has said. "Special category status is accorded to a state under very special circumstances and Odisha doesn t...
  • BJP calls day-long economic blockade on Mar 7 to seek special status March 4, 2014

    The BJP has called a day-long state-wide economic blockade on Friday to press for the demand of special status to Jharkhand. "We will prevent the transportation of minerals from the state during the blockade, when all commercial vehicles as well as goods trains would be brought to a grinding halt," BJP...
  • LS polls: No question of JD(U)'s tie-up with Congress, says Nitish Kumar March 4, 2014

    Amid speculations about chance of Congress going with JD(U) instead of RJD, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Tuesday categorically ruled out this possibility and said even a last minute decision on special category status to the state could not pave way for such tie up. "Its baseless speculation...there is no truth...
  • Prakash Jha mulls film for special status for Bihar March 4, 2014

    Patna: Noted filmmaker Prakash Jha is strongly considering to raise the demand for special category status for Bihar through one of his upcoming films. "A documentary can be made on the theme or the subject could be integrated in the script of some other movie," Jha told PTI today. ...
  • Arun Jaitley backs special state status for Bihar March 3, 2014

    Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley has come out in support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar over the demand of special state status to Bihar. In his latest blog, Jaitley has slammed the Congress, saying, "The Congress in the last two years has held an olive branch to the JD(U) that...