Advani

  • Snooker, billiards should be part of CWG, Asian Games: Pankaj Advani July 2, 2014

    New Delhi: Fresh from his recent World 6-Reds Snooker Championship triumph, ace cueist Pankaj Advani feels the time is right to make a push for billiards and snooker to be included in the Commonwealth and Asian Games. "I think in both billiards and snooker we have been doing well in the...
  • Any c***** can become chief minister: Yashwant Sinha on Jharkhand CM July 2, 2014

    In an apparent slip of tongue, senior BJP leader Yashwant Sinha on Tuesday used an expletive word that raised eyebrows. "Media people come and put their mike, asking who would become the chief minister. How does it matter which c**** becomes CM," said Sinha. Sinha, whose word spoken in Hindi is taken...
  • Advani welcomes Antony's 'honest soul searching' on Congress minority policy June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission of senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism is slanted in favour of minorities, calling it "honest soul searching" and said its position on the issue stood vindicated. BJP veteran LK Advani, who expressed this view while addressing the first-time party...
  • BJP hails 'honest soul-searching' by Antony on Congress secularism June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP on Sunday welcomed the public admission by senior Congress leader AK Antony that his party's secularism was slanted in favour of minorities and said that it now stands vindicated regarding its position on the issue. Addressing first-time BJP MPs on the concluding day of an orientation workshop, party veteran...
  • Pankaj Advani registers historic title win in Egypt June 29, 2014

    Sharm el-Sheikh: Indian cueist Pankaj Advani on Sunday created history by becoming the first player in the world to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker by pocketing the IBSF World 6-Red snooker Championship, here. Advani, India's poster boy of cue sports, defeated Kacper...
  • Advani all praise for Modi at BJP's Surajkund workshop June 29, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party veteran LK Advani was all praise for Prime Minister Narendra Modi who led the party to a thumping victory in the Lok Sabha elections. On Day 2 of the BJP MPs' workshop being held at Surajkund, Advani Ji called Modi Ji the captain of the...
  • Second day for BJP MP's orientation will see valedictory speech by LK Advani June 29, 2014

    Surajkund: BJP MP's Orientation's second day will see a valedictory speech by LK Advani and sessions by Cabinet ministers Piyush Goyal & Prakash Javdekar on social media. In his inaugural speech Prime Minister Narendra Modi told BJP MPs they must maintain good conduct and thoughts. He asked them not indulge in...
  • Advani deserves to be President of India: Gadkari June 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Union Minister and senior BJP leader Nitin Gadkari has said party patriarch L K Advani deserves to be the President of India, a post commensurate with his stature. Appearing on Rajat Sharma's show 'Aap ki Adalat' on 'India TV', the Union Road Transport Minister said it would not have...
  • Three terror suspects taken to Bangalore June 20, 2014

    Vellore: Three terror suspects arrested in connection with murders of several Hindu outfit leaders were on Friday taken to Bangalore on a court order by Karnataka Police for investigation in certain cases. The trio Police Fakruddin, Panna Ismail and Bilal Malik lodged in the Central Prison here were taken to...
  • Yashwant pledges to dethrone Hemant Soren government, but is BJP listening? June 20, 2014

    Buoyed by BJP veteran LK Advani's viewpoint that he was the right person for the party's chief ministerial candidate for Jharkhand, Yashwant Sinha on Thursday pledged that he would dethrone the JMM-led government through intensifying statewide agitation. "We have to show a new path of development by ending the JMM-led government...
  • Yashwant is ‘right candidate’ to be Jharkhand CM: LK Advani June 17, 2014

    BJP veteran LK Advani on Tuesday met party colleague Yashwant Sinha in jail in Hazaribagh and asked him to secure bail and lead the party in the Jharkhand Assembly elections later this year, describing him as the “right person” for the chief minister’s post. 86-year-old Advani drove to the Hazaribagh Central...
  • 'Fugly' review: The film is neither thrilling nor stirring June 14, 2014

    Cast: Jimmy Shergill, Mohit Marwah, Kiara Advani, Vijender Singh and Arfi Lamba Director: Kabir Sadanand "Yeh Fugly Fugly kya hai?" goes the title song of director Kabir Sadanand's muddled film. It's also a question you ask yourself repeatedly as you leave the cinema after a viewing, still baffled by the wildly inconsistent...
  • When will the immensely talented actor Jimmy Shergill get the acclaim that he deserves? June 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Don't be fooled by his charming looks, his smooth creamy skin or his guileless grey eyes. The chocolate-boy demeanor of Bollywood actor Jimmy Shergill becomes almost meaningless in the latest release 'Fugly', when he dons the avatar of a crooked, ruthless Haryanvi 'thulla' (cop) in Delhi. There is something...
  • 'Fugly' Tweet Review: Mohit Marwah is passive, Vijender Singh the film's surprise package June 13, 2014

    With a word as a title that most of us don't use in our schools, colleges and workplaces, the upcoming film 'Fugly' has already generated a healthy buzz around its release. With actors with illustrious backgrounds like, Mohit Marwah (nephew of Anil Kapoor, Boney Kapoor), Kiara Advani (grand daughter of...
  • 'Yeh Fugly Fugly Kya Hai': Decoding the five characters of the film June 12, 2014

    While the dictionary meaning of 'Fugly' is something which is very ugly or unattractive, Kabir Sadanand's directorial debut is the story of four friends whose life take a fugly turn. All the four characters are distinct but very much in sync with each other. The hard-hitting message at the...
  • After suspense for 5 days, LK Advani allotted a room in Parliament June 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Senior leader of the Bharatiya Janata Party LK Advani has got a room in Parliament, thus bringing the controversy over the same to an end. There had been mumurs of a shift of guard in the Bharatiya Janata Party after Advani's name plate had been removed from the...
  • Due respect must be given to LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi, says Kamal Nath June 6, 2014

    New Delhi: A day after Bharatiya Janata Party patriarch LK Advani's name plate was removed from his office inside Parliament, Pro-tem Speaker Kamal Nath has issued a statement saying that due respect should be given to him. Kamal Nath has said, "Due respect must be given to LK Advani and...
  • News 360: 17 arrested over techie's murder in Pune, Centre seeks report June 5, 2014

    The Pune police have arrested 17 people suspected to be associated with a right wing group, Hindu Rashtra Sena, for allegedly beating a 24-year-old IT professional to death in Pune on Monday in a suspected hate crime. Some of those arrested have been charged with murder. ...
  • No room for BJP leader LK Advani in Parliament, his nameplate removed June 5, 2014

    New Delhi: It is a sign of the changing times in the Bharatiya Janata Party. While the party won the Lok Sabha elections with a thumping majority, one of its founding members seems to have been sidelined. Within days of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government coming to power, senior party leader...
  • Watch: PM Modi, LK Advani, Sonia Gandhi take oath as members of the 16th Lok Sabha June 14, 2014

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi was sworn in as a member of the 16th Lok Sabha on Thursday followed by senior BJP leader LK Advani and Congress President Sonia Gandhi. ...
  • Gopinath Munde was behind BJP's success in Maharashtra: Advani June 3, 2014

    BJP patriarch LK Advani paid homage to Gopinath Munde, who died in a road accident on Tuesday morning, and described him as a stalwart of the party. "The credit for party's success in Maharashtra goes to Munde. He was tall leader. This a big loss for the party," said...
  • Advani, Joshi still capable of taking up any responsibility: BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha May 31, 2014

    The first open criticism of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's age cut-off for ministers within the BJP has come from Shatrughan Sinha. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, the senior leader said LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi are still capable of taking up any responsibility. ...
  • Rift within BJP? Shatrughan Sinha questions cut-off age for ministers May 30, 2014

    New Delhi: After reports of a rift within the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) over Cabinet berths allotted in Prime Minister Narendra Modi-led government, the party is now facing an open criticism. BJP leader Shatrughan Sinha showed his discontent over the cut-off age of 75 years set by Modi for his...
  • Not aware of any move to make me Speaker of Lok Sabha: Sumitra Mahajan May 29, 2014

    Veteran BJP leader and sitting MP from Indore Sumitra Mahajan on Thursday said that she was not aware of any move afoot to make her the Speaker of new Lok Sabha. "No one has spoken to me about making me the next Lok Sabha Speaker," Mahajan told PTI in Bhopal. The MP,...
  • Narendra Modi sidelines BJP founding members LK Advani, MM Joshi June 14, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi sidelined the Bharatiya Janata Party founding members Lal Krishna Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi as their names do not figure on the list of ministers sworn in on Monday. Even though Advani's name was doing the rounds for Lok Sabha Speaker post and Joshi's...
  • Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh meets LK Advani May 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh on Friday met LK Advani at his residence in New Delhi, raising speculation over the move. Sources said the former Union Minister, who had unsuccessfully contested against the official BJP nominee from Barmer, spent about 30 minutes with the BJP patriarch. Sources close to...
  • Narendra Modi in tears: How India saw the softer side of a tough man May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi was formally elected as the leader of the BJP's parliamentary party on Tuesday. Modi, who entered Parliament or its Central Hall for the first time, was highly emotional and for the first time perhaps, the country saw the soft side of a man known...
  • FTP: Is Modi's oratory the hallmark of his leadership? May 20, 2014

    An emotionally high Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary party on Tuesday elected Narendra Modi as its leader, officially making him the Prime Minister-in-making. The meeting saw party patriarch LK Advani and Modi break down while speaking of the party and their service. CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose asks the panel of...
  • PM Narendra Modi to take oath on May 26, Union Cabinet still a secret May 21, 2014

    New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party Parliamentary leader Narendra Modi will sworn in as the Prime Minister of the country along with other Cabinet ministers at Rashtrapati Bhawan at 6 PM on May 26. Earlier in the day, Modi met President Pranab Mukherjee along with other leaders of the National Democratic...