Parikshit Luthra

  • Watch: Experts' opinion on PM Modi's visit to Australia 17-11-2014 10:12 AM

    CNN-IBN's Parikshit Luthra talks to the panel of experts on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to Australia. ...
  • Political war continues over Jawahar Lal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary 13-11-2014 11:52 PM

    New Delhi: The political war over commemorating national icons continues even after snubbing the PM and by not inviting the BJP or any of the NDA allies for the massive celebrations for Jawahar Lal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary. While addressing the party workers and leaders on the occasion of 125th...
  • Congress attacks BJP over Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy 13-11-2014 08:24 PM

    The political war over commemorating national icons continues even after snubbing the PM and by not inviting the BJP or any of the NDA allies for the massive celebrations for Jawahar Lal Nehru's 125th birth anniversary. ...
  • Congress to take Nehru's legacy to people in a bid to regain its foothold 13-11-2014 10:44 AM

    New Delhi: After being reduced to just 44 MPs in the Lok Sabha, the Congress is struggling to find its feet and in its hour of crisis, the party has decided to take former prime minister Jawahar Lal Nehru's legacy to the people and re-emphasise what it stood for. Congress...
  • Watch: Preparations for Prime Minister's Varanasi visit 07-11-2014 08:44 AM

    Varanasi is all decked up to welcome Prime Minister Narendra Modi who is a member of the Lok Sabha from this temple town. ...
  • Varanasi: Excitement among Jayapur residents after PM announces adoption of the village 06-11-2014 11:36 PM

    PM Modi to visit his constituency Varanasi on Friday. This will be Modi's first visit to Varanasi after taking charge as the PM. Narendra Modi will be adopting Jayapur village under his Saansad Adarsh Gram Yojana. ...
  • SC says will wait as it's a positive move to form a government in Delhi, adjourns hearing to Nov 11 30-10-2014 11:08 AM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Thursday adjourned the hearing on the government formation in Delhi to November 11 saying that Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung has made positive moves in this regard. The apex court said, "It appears that the Lieutenant Governor has made positive moves in exploring the possibility...
  • Congress's Rajiv Shukla keeps hopes alive even as party concedes defeat, says will pick up 19-10-2014 11:21 AM

    In an interview with CNN-IBN, Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the Modi wave had declined since the last Lok Sabha elections. "There are signs of improvement in Congress since the Lok Sabha elections, Congress will definately pick up, " said Rajiv Shukla. ...
  • Congress is here for the long run, looks like anti-incumbency, says Rajiv Gowda 19-10-2014 09:32 AM

    Congress leader Rajiv Gowda said that the Congress party was meant for the longer run. "The process is on and the leadership is aware of how to recognise to make it a winning party. The early trends are not looking good for the Congress. This looks like a situation of...
  • Canada backs India's stand on Kashmir, stresses on dialogue with Pak 15-10-2014 08:19 PM

    India and Canada have taken their nuclear cooperation to the next level. On Tuesday the Minister for External Affairs, Sushma Swaraj met her Canadian counterpart John Baird in the capital. Canada's CAMECO and Department of Atomic Energy are now in the process of working out commercial contracts for purchase of...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories 10-10-2014 11:43 PM

    Bullet News is CNN-IBN's non-stop prime time bulletin where we bring to you the day's top stories from around the world. Be it politics, sports, entertainment or business, catch it here, only in 30 minutes. ...
  • Assembly bypoll results should be seen in local perspective: BJP 16-09-2014 02:57 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party suffered a serious jolt in the Assembly bypolls as it performed below expectation and failed to retain some of its seats. Party spokesperson Nalin Kohli said, "We have retained Vadodara, the SP has retained its Mainpuri. Nothing has changed from the national perspective. These results should...
  • Ladakh MP says Chinese army creating permanent structures in Indian territory, urges Modi to act 15-09-2014 05:14 PM

    New Delhi: With just two days to go for Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to India, the BJP MP from Ladakh, Thupstan Chewang has said that the Chinese army is threatening people living along the Indo-China border, and is encroaching into the Indian territory, "building permanent structures" on the Indian...
  • BJP distances itself from Sakshi Maharaj's 'Madrassas teach terrorism' remark 15-09-2014 11:38 AM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has distanced itself from its Unnao MP Sakshi Maharaj's remarks on Madrassas. BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said that the party does not endorse what Maharaj has said. Sakshi Maharaj has sparked a controversy by saying children in Madrassas were being trained to become...
  • Saradha scam: SFIO completes probe, says 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes' 15-09-2014 11:32 AM

    New Delhi: The Serious Fraud Investigation Office of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs on Monday completed its probe into the multi-crore Saradha scam and said 14 firms were running 'ponzi schemes'. Investigations have revealed that primary source of payments to subscribers was collections made from newly enrolled members rather than...
  • SC reserves its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks declared as illegal 09-09-2014 04:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court on Tuesday reserved its verdict on cancellation of 218 coal blocks which were declared as illegal by it. The apex court has concluded the hearing on coal block allocations and would give the verdict later. The Centre has said that it favours the cancellation of...
  • CBI chief Ranjit Sinha accused of shielding coal scam accused, SC issues notice to him 09-09-2014 11:45 AM

    New Delhi: In a major blow to India's premier investigation agency, the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI), the Supreme Court on Tuesday issued a notice to its Director Ranjit Sinha on a plea seeking his removal from the post and a Special Investigative Team (SIT) probe against him for allegedly...
  • Appointing Sathasivam as Kerala Governor will lead to political interference in judiciary: ExCJI VN Khare 03-09-2014 01:12 PM

    New Delhi: Former Chief Justice of India P Sathasivam's name has been finalised for the post of Kerala Governor, which has led to a new controversy. Both the political and the legal fraternity have slammed the government's move calling it a bad precedent. Voicing his objection, former Chief Justice of...
  • Congress divided on retirement age in politics 29-08-2014 04:58 PM

    New Delhi: Congress seems to be a divided house on the issue of retirement age in politics. A day after senior party leader Janardhan Dwivedi suggested that politicians must retire from active politics post the age of 70, Congress spokesperson Abishek Manu Singhvi criticised the statement saying that these were...
  • 100 days of Narendra Modi government: PM keeps a check on officers, says bureaucrats must perform 27-08-2014 07:51 AM

    New Delhi: At a time when the Narendra Modi government is completing 100 days in power, CNN-IBN gets you a look at how the NDA government led by the Prime Minister has re-energised the bureaucracy to end policy paralysis. One of the first decisions of the NDA government was to...
  • Centre on the backfoot as SC questions status of LOP post in Parliament 22-08-2014 11:52 AM

    New Delhi: Pushing the Narendra Modi government on the backfoot, the Supreme Court on Friday questioned the status of the Leader of Opposition post in the Lok Sabha. The apex court has raised concerns on why there is no LOP in Parliament. The court has agreed to interpret the LOP...
  • Judicial Appointments Commission Bill 2014, Constitution Amendment Bill passed in Lok Sabha 13-08-2014 03:19 PM

    New Delhi: The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill. The Bills will now be taken up in the Rajya Sabha and the government may face hurdles in the Upper House as it does not have the required numbers to pass...
  • Voting on Judicial Appointments Bill, Constitutional Amendment Bill in Lok Sabha today 13-08-2014 08:11 AM

    New Delhi: Voting on the National Judicial Appointments Commission Bill, 2014 and Constitutional Amendment Bill will take place in Lok Sabha on Wednesday. Sources said that the government was hopeful of getting the Bill passed in Lok Sabha. Sources adding that the session could be extended if the Judicial Appointment...
  • Lok Sabha to discuss Communal Violence Bill today, all eyes on Rahul 11-08-2014 08:13 AM

    New Delhi: After Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi's outburst in Lok Sabha over the Communal Violence Bill, Parliament will discuss the rising incidents of communal violence on Monday. The Lok Sabha has listed a discussion on communal violence after the question hour and a discussion on atrocities against women and...
  • Maharashtra Sadan row: Rajan Vichare says ready to apologise to caterer 23-07-2014 03:56 PM

    New Delhi: Shiv Sena MP Rajan Vichare, who abused and forced a Maharashtra Sadan Muslim staffer to eat during his Ramzan fast, has now said that he is willing to apologies and wasn't aware of the caterer's religion. In an interview to CNN-IBN, the Shiv Sena MP said, "I apologies...
  • Muslim staffer forced to eat during Ramzan fast by Shiv Sena MPs 23-07-2014 01:29 PM

    A group of 11 Shiv Sena MPs allegedly forced a Muslim catering supervisor at the Maharashtra Sadan to break his Ramzan fast and eat a chapati. The MPs were reportedly upset about not being served Maharashtrian food at the Maharashtra Sadan. After this incident, the Indian Railways subsidiary that was...
  • Justice Katju alleges "corruption" in judiciary 21-07-2014 11:42 PM

    Justice Markandey Katju has made some sensational revelations in his latest blog where in he has accused three former chief justices of India of giving into political pressure and appointing a corrupt judge to Madras High Court. ...
  • Crisis in Congress, Haryana leader demands CM Hooda's ouster 21-07-2014 05:22 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a crisis in the Congress as the party leaders are rebelling against the leadership. After Assam, Maharashtra, Haryana Congress leader Birendra Singh is rebelling against the state government and even demanded Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda's ouster, said sources on Monday. Singh even reached out...
  • BJP cornered as Vaidik meets 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed, Congress fumes 14-07-2014 08:20 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Monday was cornered by the Congress over a meeting between senior journalist Ved Pratap Vaidik and 26/11 mastermind Hafiz Saeed in Pakistan. Even though Union Minister Arun Jaitley said that the government had not authorised the meeting, the Congress was demanding more answers....
  • Congress decides to retain Prithviraj Chavan as Maharashtra CM 11-07-2014 08:35 AM

    Mumbai: Ending speculations of a change in leadership in Maharashtra post the deafening defeat of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections, the state party in-charge Mohan Prakash told CNN-IBN on Friday that Chief Minister Prithviraj Chavan will continue to hold the top position. Speaking to CNN-IBN Prakash said, "There will...