WINTER

  • All 50 US states feel freezing temperatures, four dead in New York 21 hours 20 minutes ago

    New York: Temperatures in all 50 US states dipped to freezing or below on Tuesday as an unseasonably cold blast of weather moved across the country while heavy snow prompted a state of emergency in western New York and contributed to the deaths of four people. Every US state, including Hawaii,...
  • Government to propose amendments to Land Act, in talks with Congress to push through changes: sources Yesterday

    New Delhi: Ahead of the Winter session of Parliament, the Narendra Modi government is reaching out to the Opposition to push through amendments to the the Land Act. Keen to avoid any negative political fallout over changes to the Act, the government is holding talks with the Congress. However, the...
  • Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan convenes all-party meeting on November 22 3 days ago

    New Delhi: An all party meeting has been convened by Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on November 22 to ensure that the month-long winter session beginning next Monday is a smooth affair. Mahajan has called leaders of various parties for discussions over dinner. The winter session of Parliament, which has a huge legislative...
  • Goods and Services Tax bill to be tabled in winter session 3 days ago

    New Delhi: Showing clear intent in reforming India's indirect tax regime within a time frame, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Monday said the government would bring in the Goods and Services Tax (GST) bill in the upcoming winter session of parliament. The finance minister made the announcement at the Citi Bank Investor...
  • Congress forms Shadow Cabinet panels after denial of LoP status November 7, 2014

    New Delhi Unfazed by denial of the Leader of the Opposition status in Lok Sabha, Congress has formed several Shadow Cabinet committees along with Twitter handles as part of moves to be an effective opposition. Seven Shadow Cabinet committees have been formed ahead of the Winter Session of Parliament beginning on...
  • Will form a united front of like-minded parties in Parliament to fight against BJP: Nitish Kumar November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: Ahead of the winter session, socialist opposition parties SP, JD-U, RJD and JD-S on Thursday announced a united front in parliament to counter the BJP led government. A luncheon meeting called by Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh was attended by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) supremo Lalu Prasad Yadav, Janata...
  • Ahead of Parliament's Winter session, Mulayam, Lalu, Nitish meet for lunch November 6, 2014

    New Delhi: With just a few days left for the commencement of Parliament's Winter Session, some regional parties are trying to put up a united front against the Narendra Modi government which enjoys a clear majority in the Lok Sabha. Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh on Thursday hosted a lunch meeting...
  • From Sonmarg in the north to Coorg down south: 10 breathtaking places where you can enjoy the Indian winter the best November 3, 2014

    The winter season is upon us and if you love the cold mornings and hill tops covered in a blanket of snow, there is no dearth of places you can visit in India. From snow covered mountains in Sonmarg in Jammu and Kashmir to the misty mornings of Coorg in...
  • SC tells UP, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan, Himachal to build shelter homes before winters October 31, 2014

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court has directed the governments of Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Rajasthan and Himachal Pradesh to build shelter homes for the homeless people ahead of winter season. The court has warned the states that it will be harsh on them if the shelters are not ready on...
  • From 'rogan gosht' to 'gajar ka halwa': 10 traditional Indian dishes that are best enjoyed during the winter season October 30, 2014

    You know winter has arrived in India when you see heaps of groundnuts being sold on every street. Winter season in India is the best time to gorge on sweets and dishes dripping with ghee because you can always hide the kilos you pile up beneath the many layers of...
  • Winter Session to commence on November 24, government hoping to clear most pending bills October 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Winter session of Parliament will start from November 24 and conclude on December 23 during which a heavy legislative agenda is on the cards. There are eight bills pending in Lok Sabha and 59 in Rajya Sabha. The government is hoping to clear most of the pending bills...
  • Over 10,000 migratory birds arrive in Odisha October 24, 2014

    Bhubaneswar: Over 10,000 migratory birds from Siberia, Iran, Iraq, Afghanistan and across the Himalayas have arrived at Odisha's Chilika Lake for their winter sojourn, an official said on Friday. The first batch of birds arrived earlier this month. The numbers are gradually going up, divisional forest officer B.R. Das said. About 3,000...
  • Winter session of Parliament likely from November 24 October 19, 2014

    New Delhi: The Winter session of Parliament is likely to start from November 24 and is expected to be a month-long affair. A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Parliamentary Affairs headed by Home Minister Rajnath Singh is scheduled on Monday. The meeting will decide the schedule and would send the recommendation...
  • J&K floods: 5 weeks on, residents try to cope with destruction October 17, 2014

    Srinagar: Five weeks after floods hit Jammu and Kashmir, residents of Jawahar Nagar in Srinagar are still trying to wade through the destruction and to salvage their belongings. Over 250 people lost their lives and many were injured when the floods ravaged the state. One Sartaj Madni and his friends were...
  • J&K: Will ensure flood victims do not suffer further in winter, says government September 14, 2014

    Srinagar: All necessary steps will be taken to ensure that the floodaffected people in Jammu and Kashmir do not suffer further miseries during winter which is going to set in less than two months, the state government has said. "We are aware of the approaching winter. We will take all...
  • Ukraine warns of painful winter due to Russian gas cut September 13, 2014

    Kiev: Ukraine warned that it will have to adopt deeply unpopular energy savings measures this winter should Russia fail to lift its suspension of natural gas sales to the Westleaning exSoviet neighbour. Russia in June halted gas exports to Ukraine after Kiev balked at paying higher prices that Moscow demanded...
  • Displaced Iraqis brace for onset of Kurdish winter September 11, 2014

    Khanke: Displaced Iraqis who escaped a jihadistled onslaught north of Baghdad during the scorching summer are braced to face another enemy: the onset of winter in the mountains of Iraqi Kurdistan. At the newest camp in Khanke, a few kilometres from the Turkish border in Iraq's Dohuk province, lorries have been...
  • PM sets up committee to identify 'obsolete' laws within 3 months August 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Moving ahead with his resolve to weed out archaic rules and procedures as part of reforms process, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday set up a committee to identify "obsolete" laws which he believes hamper governance by creating "avoidable confusion". The committee will submit its report in three months...
  • Marvel's 'Guardians of the Galaxy' rallies summer box office with USD 11.2 million opening night August 2, 2014

    Los Angeles: The 'Guardians of the Galaxy' stormed into the box office with a USD 11.2 million opening night, Walt Disney Co said on Friday, and could outperform expectations if it keeps drawing viewers with a new leading man, strong reviews and social media buzz. 'Guardians of the Galaxy,' the newest...
  • Turkish drama 'Winter Sleep' wins Palme d'Or at Cannes May 25, 2014

    Cannes: Turkey's Nuri Bilge Ceylan won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes Film Festival Saturday for "Winter Sleep", a slowburn domestic drama that mesmerised audiences despite its more than threehour length. Jury president Jane Campion, the New Zealand filmmaker, handed over the trophy to Ceylan, who beat out 17...
  • 'Captain America' becomes box office hero; sets April records at USD 96.2 million April 8, 2014

    Los Angeles: It took in less than the weekend estimates of $96.2 million, but 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' was still the weekend's box office hero, setting the record for the largest domestic April debut with a solid $95 million. The comic-book-adapted sequel, starring Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson and Samuel L....
  • Now Showing: Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero', 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier' April 5, 2014

    This week on Now Showing, CNN-IBN Entertainment Editor Rajeev Masand reviews 'Main Tera Hero' and 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier'. He also talks to legendary actor Amitabh Bachchan about his film 'Bhootnath Returns'. ...
  • Taps, scissors and safety pins: Masaba Gupta opts for quirky motifs at WIFW March 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Queen of prints Masaba Gupta took quirk to a new high with her latest autumn-winter line for Satya Paul with motifs ranging from tap, safety pins to pair of scissors. Based on the idea of deception, the collection didn't consist of the usual neons which is typical of the...
  • Shilpa Shetty walks for Tarun Tahiliani's opening show in a kanjeevaram outfit at WIFW March 26, 2014

    New Delhi: Fashion designer Tarun Tahiliani Wednesday opened the Wills Lifestyle India Fashion Week autumn-winter 2014 with his impressive collection and actress Shilpa Shetty, known for well-maintained figure, heightened the glamour quotient when she hit the ramp in a kanjeevaram outfit. Tahiliani's autumn-winter pieces were terrific. Right from ivory cascade jacket with...
  • Winter storm blasts US mid-Atlantic days before spring March 18, 2014

    New York: A late winter storm landed a final punch on the US mid-Atlantic states on Monday, dumping more than a foot of snow in some places, shutting schools and federal offices and cancelling flights. Traditional green worn on St. Patrick's Day was hidden under the winter coats of children enjoying...
  • Scarlett Johansson wowed by Chris Evan's sculpted muscles; wonders how he can put on so much bulk March 15, 2014

    London: 'Her' star Scarlett Johansson is impressed with Chris Evans' physique. The 29-year-old actress, who reunited with Evans while filming 'Captain America: The Winter Soldier', said while she was struggling really hard to stay in shape for her character it was easier for him, reported Contactmusic. "The last time I saw...
  • Mercury dips in Rajasthan, Mount Abu shivers at 3 degree Celsius March 2, 2014

    After continuous rains and hailstorm in some parts of the state in last three days, mercury again dipped by three to four degree Celsius as Mount Abu shivered at 3 degree Celsius, MeT department said on Sunday. Mercury plummeted by three to four degree Celsius at many places in north west...
  • Rains lash parts of UP, brings mercury down; Etawah coldest at 8.8 deg C February 28, 2014

    Light to moderate rains occurred at a few places in Uttar Pradesh with heavy thundershowers reported from isolated places in the state. Thakurdwara recorded seven cms of rainfall, while Billari, Handa, Naraini recorded three cms each, Mahroni, Barra, Karchana, Varanasi, Allahabad, Muzaffarnagar two cms each and Ghazipur, Churk, Amroha, Lalitpur, Sambhal,...
  • Russia pokes fun at itself by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in closing ceremony February 24, 2014

    Russia proved to the world it had a sense of humour by deliberately doing a repeat of the Olympic ring fail in the closing ceremony of the Sochi Winter Olympics this year. In the closing ceremony, dancers mimicked the expanding rings of the Olympic logo. However, similar to what the...
  • Closing ceremony paints hosts Russia in softer colours February 23, 2014

    Sochi: Sunday's closing ceremony at Russia's first Winter Olympics will aim to paint the host nation in softer colours than the muscular spectacle that kicked off the Games, organisers said. The show at the gleaming Fisht Stadium on the Black Sea coast will take viewers on a poetic journey through...