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  • In India's grain bowl, recent rains ease weak monsoon worries for farmers and Modi government 2 days ago

    New Delhi: Recent unseasonal rainfall in India has come as a blessing for some farmers as it has replenished reservoirs in parts of the country, allaying concerns stemming from forecasts for a weak summer monsoon this year. High water levels should also help ease the pain for Prime Minister Narendra Modi's...
  • Trapped in Iraq: How many Indians yet to return 3 days ago

    It's been almost a year since 39 Punjab construction workers were abducted by the Islamic State militants in Iraq. They are yet to return despite the assurances from the Indian government ans specifically from External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj. But, the government so far has failed to secure their release. ...
  • Punjab molestation: Delhi Commission for Women chief advocates for fast-track court 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Expressing shock over the death of a teenage girl who was allegedly molested and thrown off a moving bus in Punjab, Delhi Commission for Women Chairperson Bharka Shukla on Thursday urged the government to set up fast-track court to ensure speedy justice. "Government should set up fast-track courts for...
  • No question of a rethink on Land Acquisition Bill: Government 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Stating that the NDA government would not do a rethink on the Land Acquisition Bill, which was passed in the Lok Sabha, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday said it is pro-development and in the interest of farmers and poor. "There is no question of the NDA government...
  • Government appeals to people not to believe in rumours about possible quake 1 week ago

    New Delhi: Taking note of rumours being floated in various media platforms about earthquake, the Centre on Sunday tonight appealed to people not to believe unreliable information saying only authorised persons of the government should be taken into cognisance. A Home Ministry spokesperson termed as "baseless and untruth" reports of predictions...
  • Centre may probe farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide, says Venkaiah Naidu 1 week ago

    Hyderabad: Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M Venkaiah Naidu indicated on Sunday that the Centre may order a larger probe into farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide after a getting the report of a preliminary Delhi Police inquiry. "People have raised doubts about farmer Gajendra Singh's suicide. His family wants an inquiry. So...
  • No earthquake forecast for India by NASA: Government 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The NASA has made no earthquake forecast for India, the government said on Sunday, and asked people to ignore text messages with a "fake" prediction of a strong quake to hit north India. "It is fake. The NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) cannot predict earthquakes. Such messages are...
  • Government increases compensation to Rs 6 lakh for the families of those killed in India in earthquake 1 week ago

    New Delhi: The central government on Sunday announced Rs 6 lakh compensation to the relatives of those killed in India due to the quake as Prime Minister Narendra Modi took stock of rescue and relief operations both at home and in Nepal at a review meeting and directed that they...
  • Land Bill: Venkaiah Naidu appeals opposition parties not to 'mislead' people April 18, 2015

    The central government on Saturday said that it is open to discussion on the Land Bill. Addressing media, Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu said that opposition parties should give their suggestions and not mislead people. ...
  • India's ability to absorb economic shocks is stronger: Arun Jaitley April 18, 2015

    Washington: With the vast depth and size of its market, India's ability to absorb international shocks is far stronger as reflected in the rupee remaining relatively stable, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has said. "International factors obviously have an impact. Considering the vast depth and size of the Indian market...our ability...
  • Automatic information exchange only way to tackle black money: Arun Jaitley April 18, 2015

    Washington: Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has sought urgent implementation of common reporting standards on automatic exchange of information globally, asserting that it is the only way to tackle the challenges posed by black money. The problem of offshore tax evasion and flow of illicit money can be addressed only by...
  • Sony and IFTTT roll out new recipes for wearables April 14, 2015

    New Delhi: Having a wearable device and the IFTTT app makes even more sense now. Sony has teamed up with IFTTT (If This Then That)-a service which eases the task of handling multiple apps with a single recipe, for its line of wearables. IFTTT has released new set of recipes that...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob April 9, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Is the government's action against Greenpeace India unjust? April 9, 2015

    In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Greenpeace India Executive...
  • PM Modi asks affluent Indians to give up LPG subsidy: Will you give up LPG subsidy for India? April 9, 2015

    While addressing the Urja Sangam on April 3, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged government officers and well-to-do professionals of the country to give up their LPG subsidies. "It will help many mothers and households of our country," he said. ...
  • Investment is trust in future, don't underestimate mood in Germany, says Michael Steiner April 9, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN's Foreign Affairs Editor Anchal Vohra, German Ambassador to India Michael Steiner said, "Don't underestimate the mood also because investment is trust in the future. So the psychological situation is also important. It also needs to change in practise all over the country. And my...
  • News 360: Centre freezes Greenpeace India's all 7 bank accounts April 9, 2015

    The Ministry of Home Affairs on Thursday froze all 7 bank accounts of Greenpeace India with immediate effect. Greenpeace India's accounts were frozen after serious allegations of its involvement in encouraging "anti-development" campaigns across the country. ...
  • Centre acts tough against Greenpeace India, freezes its 7 bank accounts, bars foreign funding April 9, 2015

    New Delhi: In a tough action, the Centre on Thursday barred Greenpeace India from receiving foreign funds by suspending its licence for six months and froze its seven bank accounts with immediate effect, alleging it has "prejudicially" affected India's public and economic interests. The environmental activist group was also served...
  • Will you give up LPG subsidy? April 9, 2015

    While addressing the Urja Sangam on April, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had urged government officers and well-to-do professionals of the country to give up their LPG subsidies. "It will help many mothers and households of our country," he said. CNN-IBN takes calls from across the country and asks, "Will you...
  • BJP distances itself from Union Minister General VK Singh's controversial 'presstitutes' tweet April 8, 2015

    New Delhi: BJP on Wednesday distanced itself from the controversial tweet of Union minister VK Singh, saying twitter is personal and not a party forum and the meaning of the tweet can best be explained by the person concerned. "Twitter is a personal platform and not a party platform and...
  • Government pushing land ordinance without discussions: Sachin Pilot April 7, 2015

    New Delhi: The BJP government is pushing the "anti-farmer" land ordinance forcefully without holding any discussions and it will be fully opposed by the public, senior Congress leader Sachin Pilot said on Tuesday. He also said that the government has "failed" on several fronts and has not kept its election...
  • Government orders relaxation of quality norms for procurement of wheat April 7, 2015

    The government on Tuesday asked Haryana, Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh governments to test samples of wheat jointly with FCI immediately on its arrival so that appropriate relaxation in quality norms can be considered for the procurement. The development came after CNN-IBN had reported how FCI rejected wheat crop from Kota...
  • Growth, environment can co-exist; India must lead fight on climate: PM Modi April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Seeking to scotch "lies" being floated about the Land Acquisition Bill, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday asserted that it synergized India's growth imperative with the need for environment protection, while calling for the country to demonstrate leadership in tackling the global threat of climate change. Inaugurating the state...
  • Government looking at amending Prevention of Corruption Act: Arun Jaitley April 6, 2015

    New Delhi: Stressing on the need to differentiate between "errors and corruption" in bureaucratic decision making, Finance Minister Arun Jatiley on Monday said the government is considering amending the Prevention of Corruption Act. "The Law Commission has sent its recommendations that in the changed environment it (Prevention of Corruption Act...
  • Crime against women: Telangana mulling setting up fast-track courts April 5, 2015

    New Delhi: Telangana Government is "actively considering" setting up fast-track courts to deal with offences against women and children. Delivering his address at the joint conference of Chief Ministers and High Court Chief Justices in New Delhi, Telangana Law Minister Indra Karan Reddy said the state government is actively considering to...
  • Centre insensitive towards poors, will gherao Parliament: AAP April 5, 2015

    Mau: Aam Admi Party leader and Delhi Transport Minister Gopal Rai on Sunday said that his party would gherao the Parliament on April 22 against Centre's 'anti-farmer and labour policies'. "A outline of the gherao of Parliament on April 22 is being prepared," Rai, who was on his way to his...
  • Will take final call on tobacco pictorial warning after parliamentary panel report: Health Minister April 4, 2015

    Health Minister JP Nadda on Saturday said that he will request the parliamentary panel to expedite their review after the Prime Minister Narendra Modi backed larger pictorial warnings on cigarette packets. ...
  • Microsoft to stop enabling 'Do Not Track' on its future browsers by default April 4, 2015

    New Delhi: In a bid to provide more control into the hands of the users about their privacy preferences, Microsoft has announced that it will no longer enable 'Do Not Track' (DNT) feature on the future versions of its browsers. Until now, DNT was enabled as a default setting in Windows...
  • BJP lists out its achievements: Has Modi government lived up to its poll promises? April 3, 2015

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday addressed Bharatiya Janata Party's National Executive meet in Bengaluru. The PM in his 45-minute-long speech highlighted achievements of his government during its 10-month rule. ...
  • Tobacco lobby: Will go by parliamentary panel, says Health Minister April 3, 2015

    In an exclusive interview to CNN-IBN, Health Minister JP Nadda health said that the government will go by the parliamentary panel's recommendations on pictorial warning on tobacco products. ...