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Independence Day: Saluting the men who saved the Tricolour in Mumbai Mantralaya fire

Mumbai, August 14: Ahead of the Independence Day, CNN-IBN brings the story of the bravehearts during the fire at the Mumbai Mantralaya. Even as a major fire raged on and people were being evacuated, seven men waited on the roof just so they could protect the Indian flag.

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Russia set to turn screws on India

New Delhi, August 14: If the government decides to bring Kudankulam's third and fourth units under the purview of the nuclear liability law, which makes suppliers liable for compensation in case of accidents, Russia will mount double pressure on India.

Russia will not only increase...

No intelligence failure, says Mumbai police chief

Mumbai, August 14: Mumbai Police Commissioner Arup Patnaik on Monday rubbished reports of intelligence failure on Saturday’s riots in the Azad Maidan area here and asserted there was enough force to control the mob. They had intelligence reports that the protest might turn ugly, prompting them to deploy additional forces.

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We are harassed in Pakistan, many keen to migrate to India: Pakistani Hindu family

Attari, August 13: Amidst confusion over the travel plans of 223 Pakistani Hindus who arrived in India in two batches on Friday and Saturday following reports of their persecution, another Hindu family - husband, wife and four children from Sibi district in Balochistan (Pakistan) said goodbye to their friends, relatives and their country with...

Baba Ramdev detained, Parliament march stopped

New Delhi, August 13: Yoga guru Baba Ramdev was on Monday detained to prevent his march, with thousands of supporters, to Parliament.

Sporting a black bandana, Ramdev said, “We had to go till Parliament. All these protestors were marching peacefully; we never intend to resort to violence. Police is...

Baba Ramdev ignored by government, but Gadkari, Sharad Yadav pay tribute

New Delhi, August 13: Senior politicians Nitin Gadkari and Sharad Yadav loaned VIP presence this morning to yoga guru Baba Ramdev's protest camp in Delhi, organised as a war-cry against corruption and unrecovered black money or undeclared income stashed by Indians in foreign bank accounts. Mr Gadkari is the President of the...

Kiran Bedi's 'small rape' remark: Women's commission seeks apology

Mumbai, August 13: Women activists want an apology from anti-corruption activist and former top cop Kiran Bedi for talking about "small rape" cases on a public stage. They have accused her of extreme insensitivity and say she shows a "feudal mentality." Ms Bedi denies she said that rape is a small crime....

As drought looms in India, fear for its cattle

August 13: Armed with the latest monsoon rainfall data, weather experts finally conceded this month that India is facing a drought, confirming what millions of livestock farmers around the country had known for weeks.

For over three months, even state agencies have been providing free...

Digvijaya Singh slams LK Advani for remarks on Assam violence

New Delhi, August 12: Congress leader Digvijay Singh has hit out at BJP leader LK Advani alleging that his comments on Assam violence were adding fuel to the fire.

Singh said that Advani's comments on illegal migration were "ill-timed" as the state was burning at that time....

'Anna clearly directed us to start forming political party'

New Delhi, August 12: Top Team Anna members today rejected criticism that Anna Hazare was forced to adopt the path of political alternative and claimed that he was fully involved in the decision to go political.

As a first step, Team Anna may test the waters in...