Azharuddin

  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Key contests in Rajasthan May 15, 2014

    In Rajasthan caste is the most deciding factor when it comes to choosing a candidate. Seen as one of the most keenly contested in the recent history, 2014 is a role reversal for the two main parties – BJP and Congress - in terms of both seats and vote share...
  • Tonk-Sawai Madhopur residents vote for 'road, power and water' April 24, 2014

    As the Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constitunecy go to polls on Thursday, people say the main issue is the develompment of the area. ...
  • Watch: Azharuddin hopes to win Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat April 24, 2014

    The Tonk-Sawai Madhopur seat in Rajasthan went to polls on April 24. Cricketer turned politician Mohammad Azharuddin has said that he is hoping to win and will deliver growth there. ...
  • Lok Sabha elections 2014 phase 6: Key candidates in the fray April 24, 2014

    Phase 6 of the Lok Sabha elections is a big phase for many players in the fray. While the fates of 2G accused Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja will be sealed in this phase, senior BJP leader Sushma Swaraj, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Congress leaders Milind Deora...
  • Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik hits out at PCB for not reviewing his life ban April 23, 2014

    Former Pakistan captain Saleem Malik has lashed out at the Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) for refusing to review his life ban and for not recognising a welfare association in which he is actively involved to hold a benefit match at the Gaddafi stadium in Lahore. Malik said he was fed up...
  • MPs Rating: Azharuddin scores 4.7 on a scale of 10 April 16, 2014

    New Delhi: Former Indian Cricket Captain, Mohammad Azharuddin, a sitting MP from Moradabad in Uttar Pradesh has scored 4.7 on a scale of 10 in a survey conducted by CNN-IBN and ADR that rates our parliamentarians' performance. On the parameters of accessibility and trustworthiness, Azharuddin got 3.8 and 4.1 respectively. He has...
  • Mercedes, BMWs, Audis hot favourites of Indian politicians April 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Wealthy Indian politicians prefer nothing less than Mercedes, BMWs, Jaguars, Audis or gas-guzzling SUVs to scorch the road. While marquee brands like Mercedes, BMWs and Jaguars appear to be hot-favourites for the rich and mighty, home- grown SUVs like Scorpios and Tata Safaris are among other common brands....
  • LS polls: Fate of two Union ministers, Azharuddin to be sealed on Apr 24 April 9, 2014

    Two Union ministers and cricketer- turned-politician Mohd Azharuddin are among 81 candidates for Rajasthan's second phase of polling on April 24 in five Lok Sabha constituencies. Altogether 112 candidates had filed their nomination papers for the five LS seats, and after scrutiny and withdrawal process which completed on Wednesday 81 candidates...
  • 2014 Lok Sabha elections: Azharuddin confident of winning from Tonk April 4, 2014

    After initial confusion over his seat, the Congress has fielded former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin from Tonk in Rajasthan. Confident of a win, Azharuddin said his focus is now on ensuring the welfare of farmers. Here's a transcript of Azharuddin and his wife Sangeeta Bijlani's interview: CNN-IBN: This is a different pitch...
  • Cricketer Mohammed Azharuddin among 16 candidates file nomination April 4, 2014

    Cricketer-turned politician and Congress candidate Mohammed Azharuddin was among 16 candidates who filed their nomination papers on Thursday for Rajasthan's five Lok Sabha seats where polling will be held on April 24. Azharuddin filed his nomination papers from the Tonk- Sawaimadhopur Lok Sabha seat to contest against BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh...
  • I am not an outsider anywhere in India: Mohammad Azharuddin March 28, 2014

    Cricketer-turned-MP Mohammad Azharuddin has dismissed as "useless talk" reports of non- cooperation by Congress workers in his Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency for being seen as an 'outsider', saying there is no restriction on anyone to work anywhere in India. A section of the media reported that the sitting MP from Moradabad in...
  • In 2009 LS polls, 114 candidates lost by margin less than 3 pc March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Losing an election is often a not to pleasant experience for a candidate. But what if the margin is wafer thin? 114 candidates in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls lost by margins as less as 3 per cent. 19 of such candidates were from Uttar Pradesh which sends 80...
  • Ahead of polls, Azharuddin meets Kirorilal Meena, seeks support March 22, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain and Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency Mohammad Azharuddin met Meena leader Kirorilal Meena at his residence in Jaipur. Meena a member of National People's Party is a MLA from Lalsot constituency and holds considerable sway among voters of the community and Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency has...
  • Congress LS candidate Azharuddin faces opposition from party workers March 21, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency, is facing opposition from party workers who are holding demonstrations and demanding the ticket be given to a local party worker. The Congress leader, however, said that he was not aware of any such opposition by...
  • Cong LS candidate Mohammad Azharuddin faces opposition from party workers March 21, 2014

    Former Indian cricket captain Mohammad Azharuddin, the Congress candidate from Rajasthan's Tonk-Sawai Madhopur constituency, is facing opposition from party workers who are holding demonstrations and demanding the ticket be given to a local party worker. Some of the party workers burnt posters in Tonk and held demonstrations at Patel Circle on...
  • Mohammad Azharuddin says not scared to contest from Rajasthan March 19, 2014

    After expressing desire to contest from West Bengal, Congress leader and former cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin has been given a ticket from Rajasthan. Speaking exclusively to CNN-IBN, Azharuddin said that if some Congress MPs scared to contest and nervous, its good because when you nervous you give your best. ...
  • Will the IPL become more vulnerable to fixing in the UAE? March 13, 2014

    1. BCCI is doing everything to rid Indian cricket of corruption. Hmmm...okay agreed. 2. BCCI has all the money in the world to clean the game (if they want to). Agreed. 3. BCCI now has strict anti-corruption measures in place. Agreed (though not sure if practised). But if the above equates...
  • Congress may not field Kalmadi, Azharuddin, Bansal to get LS ticket: Sources March 13, 2014

    New Delhi: Just a day before the Congress is likely to release its second list of candidates for Lok Sabha elections, sources said that Commonwealth Games scam accused Suresh Kalmadi is almost out of the race as Rahul party Vice President Rahul Gandhi raised objection. The move can be seen as...
  • Moily, Azhar's candidature likely to come up at Congress meet today March 12, 2014

    New Delhi: The Congress is set to hold its Central Election Committee meet on Wednesday to work on its strategy ahead the Lok Sabha polls. The party could take a decision on the future of former Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin and Union Minister Verrappa Moily. Both Azharuddin and Moily did not...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu February 27, 2014

    New Delhi: Cricket legend and nominated member of the Rajya Sabha Sachin Tendulkar has hit the headlines for not spending even a single paisa from his MPLAD fund. Rs 10 crore is still lying in his account, waiting for his nod to spend the money on various minor development works...
  • MS Dhoni now Indian captain with worst away Test loss record February 9, 2014

    India skipper MS Dhoni, the only captain to have won all three ICC limited-overs trophy to go with the Test mace, now holds the unfortunate record of an Indian captain with most Test defeats overseas. The 40-run loss to New Zealand in the Auckland Test on Sunday was Dhoni's 11th away...
  • Want to work for Bengal, reports of joining Trinamool wrong: Azharuddin January 29, 2014

    Cricketer-turned-Congress MP Mohd Azharuddin on Tuesday announced that he will fight the Lok Sabha polls from West Bengal. He, however, denied that he was joining the Trinamool Congress or the Left. ...
  • India @ 9 with Rajdeep Sardesai January 28, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Rajdeep Sardesai on India @ 9. ...
  • News 360: Setback to gay activists, SC dismisses review petition January 28, 2014

    In yet another setback to the LGBT community, the Supreme Court on Tuesday dismissed a review petition filed by the Centre against its December 11, 2013 verdict criminalising gay sex. The court rejected the petition as it found no merit in it. ...
  • Shikhar's technical flaws could land him in trouble: Azharuddin January 28, 2014

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammed Azharuddin reckons that the Indian team's opening woes will continue to create problems during next year's cricket World Cup if Shikhar Dhawan fails to work on technical flaws that has crept into his batting. "I had observed Shikhar's problem with short ball when he played...
  • Emraan Hashmi to play Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic? December 26, 2013

    New Delhi: If reports are to be believed then Emraan Hashmi is set to play ex-cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin in a biopic. The news has been doing rounds that Hashmi has been finalised as the lead by the makers of the film. It has been said that former India captain Azharuddin, who...
  • When cricket was played for a noble cause December 14, 2013

    A cricket match was played between media persons and parliamentarians for the cause of child welfare. ...
  • Mohammad Azharuddin agrees to coach Jammu and Kashmir August 23, 2013

    New Delhi: Former India captain Mohammad Azharuddin is ready for his second innings in cricket as the coach of the Jammu & Kashmir team, Firstpost.com reported on Friday. Azhar, as he is popularly known, has accepted the offer made by Jammu & Kashmir Cricket Association (JKCA) president, Farooq Abdullah; however, it...
  • Azharuddin offered to coach Jammu and Kashmir cricket team August 16, 2013

    New Delhi: Former Indian captain Mohammad Azharuddin has been offered the job of coaching Jammu and Kashmir cricket team and he was considering whether to take it up or not, a report said. According to the report, Jammu and Kashmir Cricket Association President Farooq Abdullah offered Azharuddin the position that has...