Parikshit Luthra

  • 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: Ex-CJI 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...
  • TMC MP says some BJP MPs tried to beat him, says one BJP MP was drunk 08-07-2014 03:59 PM

    New Delhi: Trinamool Congress MPs on Tuesday alleged that some Bhartiya Janta Party MPs threatened to beat them in Lok Sabha. The TMC also alleged that one of the BJP MPs was drunk but they cannot say who it was. As soon as the House assembled at 3:30 PM after...
  • Congress continues its demand for LoP post in Lok Sabha, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:17 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress continues to demand the Leader of Opposition status in the Lok Sabha with party President Sonia Gandhi on Monday saying that her party rightfully deserved the post as it was the single largest opposition party in the House. The government, however, said that the odds are...
  • Congress says it could move court if denied LOP post, BJP mocks it 07-07-2014 10:35 AM

    New Delhi: There is no end to the confusion over who will get the post of the Leader of Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Congress leaders are holding a strategy meeting to finalise its stand on the Leader of Opposition. They only have 44 seats and need 11 more to...
  • Will Congress play spoilsport as Budget Session begins today? 07-07-2014 07:54 AM

    New Delhi: The Budget Session of the 16th Lok Sabha is set to begin today with high expectations. The Modi government will be presenting its maiden Rail Budget on Tuesday and the General Budget on 10 July. A heated debate is expected in Parliament as the Opposition parties are likely...
  • Congress leaders want radical changes in the party after poll loss 05-07-2014 02:24 PM

    New Delhi: After the party's worst ever debacle in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, split within the Congress seems to be out in the open. Congress leaders across the country are demanding radical changes in the party. Party workers have slammed several top central leaders for being arrogant and inaccessible....
  • Been seeing bikinis since childhood, nothing indecent about them: Goa CM 03-07-2014 01:38 PM

    New Delhi: A day after Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar said that bikinis should not lead to public indecency, he has now clarified that bikinis are not indecent but should only be restricted to swimming. "There is no indecency about bikinis. I have been seeing bikinis in Goa since my...
  • PM should apologise for Gopal Subramanium row: Congress 02-07-2014 03:53 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing flak for the showdown between his government and the Chief Justice of India over Gopal Subramanium. "It's unprecedented for a judge to come out and speak in this manner. PM should come out and apologise. The Law Ministry is not correct if it's saying...
  • Sunanda's autopsy: Harsh Vardhan asks for report on doctor's claims 02-07-2014 03:43 PM

    AIIMS forensic department head Dr Sudhir Gupta has claimed that he was forced to say that Sunanda Pushkar's death was natural. Seeking details of the case, the Health Minister said, "I have asked the director of AIIMS to send me a detailed report in this matter." he also added that...
  • National Herald case: I-T notice to Congress over tax exemption 01-07-2014 06:11 PM

    New Delhi: The Income Tax department on Tuesday sent a notice to the Indian National Congress for claiming tax exemption, say sources. The I-T notice comes in the backdrop of court summons to Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi in connection with the National Herald case. While the Congress...
  • Senior lawyer Subramanium upset over negative stories planted against him: sources 23-06-2014 09:34 PM

    New Delhi: There has been a face-off between the Narendra Modi government and senior lawyer Gopal Subramanium as he was upset with the negative stories being planted against him in the media, sources said on Monday. Sources added that Subramanium is a judge in waiting for Supreme Court. The Central...
  • Politics takes over DU's four-year course, students remain clueless 23-06-2014 01:22 PM

    New Delhi: Amidst the confusion over the Four-Year Undergraduate Programme of the Delhi University, the Congress has questioned the University Grants Commission for telling DU to scrap it. Congress leader Manish Tewari questioned the UGC asking where it was when the university had implemented the FYUP. "Where was the UGC...