Biharis

  • Senior party leaders not sidelined, says Venkaiah Naidu August 27, 2014

    Kochi: Union Urban Development and Parliamentary affairs minister M Venkaiah Naidu on Wednesday dismissed reports of senior party leaders being sidelined and said it was a 'generational change'. "Nobody is sidelined. It is a generational change that is taking place. It happens in a family. It...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out top veterans into token body Marg Darshak Mandal August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: It is the end of an era, finally and fully. The Atal Bihari Vajpayee-LK Advani era or whatever remained of it in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is now over. For the first time since the formation of the party, Vajpayee and Advani, who were the top two leaders...
  • Bullet News: Catch the day's top stories August 26, 2014

    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. ...
  • India @ 9 with Bhupendra Chaubey August 26, 2014

    Catch the day's top stories with Bhupendra Chaubey on India @ 9. ...
  • End of old guard in the BJP: Is it time for Advani and Joshi to retire? August 26, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. ...
  • After being dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board, a visibly upset MM Joshi avoids media August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: An angry Murli Manohar Joshi avoided the media on Tuesday as he was shunted out of the BJP's top decision-making body, the Parliamentary Board. The party veteran refused to speak to the media when asked about his reaction on the move. The leader was visibly upset at having...
  • News 360: Vajpayee, Advani, Joshi dropped from BJP Parliamentary Board August 26, 2014

    The Bharatiya Janata Party has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. ...
  • End of Vajpayee-Advani era as BJP shunts out party veterans August 26, 2014

    The BJP on Tuesday dropped Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the party's Parliamentary Board, it's highest decision-making body. A token body called the Marg Darshak Mandal has instead been created to accommodate the seniors. ...
  • Chouhan defends BJP's Marg Darshak Mandal, says seniors are their guiding light August 26, 2014

    The BJP on Tuesday created the Marg Darshak Mandal for party veterans Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi, shunting them out of the Parliamentary Board. ...
  • Marg Darshak Mandal is old age home for BJP veterans: Rashid Alvi August 26, 2014

    In what is being seen as the Narendra Modi stamp on party organisation, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Tuesday shunted out its veterans Atal Bihari Vajpayee, LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi from the Parliamentary Board and created a new body for the ageing politicians - the Marg Darshak...
  • No Advani, Joshi, Vajpayee in BJP Parliamentary Board, party makes Marg Darshak Mandal for them August 26, 2014

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped its patriarchs LK Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi and Atal Bihari Vajpayee from the Parliamentary Board. BJP leaders Shivraj Singh Chouhan and JP Nadda, on the other hand, have been included in the Board. BJP President Amit Shah has created a separate body...
  • BJP mulling age limit for Parliamentary Board: sources August 21, 2014

    New Delhi: After keeping party veterans out of the Cabinet, the Bharatiya Janata Party is now mulling an age limit cut-off for the party's Parliamentary board. Sources have told CNN-IBN that consultations are on with the BJP on the structure of the new Parliamentary board. Sources say that 75 years cut-off...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. ...
  • Bharat Ratna speculation sparks a debate, Congress pitches for freedom fighters, Sena for Savarkar August 11, 2014

    New Delhi: After speculation over who will be conferred the Bharat Ratna sparked off a row, government sources have told CNN-IBN that no decision has been taken on the award yet. While sources say that the government is likely to award the Bharat Ratna to former prime minister Atal Bihari...
  • Centre will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna: Rajiv Shukla August 11, 2014

    Senior Congress leader Rajiv Shukla said that the government will decide on who should be given Bharat Ratna. "It is the government's decision, but we can be sure only after the list is out." The remarks came in the backdrop of reports suggesting that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee...
  • Gandhi, Netaji should be kept above Bharat Ratna: Sugata Bose August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Subhash Chandra Bose's grandnephew, acclaimed historian and Trinamool Congress MP Sugata Bose disapproved of the possibility of Netaji being conferred with the Bharat Ratna this year, insisting that Gandhi and Bose should be kept above such partisan politics. "I firmly believe that Gandhi and Bose should be kept...
  • Centre considering Bharat Ratna for former PM Vajpayee, BSP founder Kanshiram: sources August 10, 2014

    New Delhi: Speculation is rife that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led NDA government is considering to honour former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee with Bharat Ratna award. Names of other icons including Bahujan Samaj Party founder (BSP) Kanshiram are also under consideration for the highest civilian honour. The announcement is...
  • Collegium wanted Madras HC judge in SC panel despite adverse IB report July 22, 2014

    New Delhi: Yet another appointment of a judge has put the Supreme Court collegium in the dock. The details of appointment of a Madras High Court judge Justice N Kannadasan reveal that his name was rejected by the Atal Bihari Vajapyee government in 2003 but the SC collegium insisted on...
  • Bihar minister blames mobile phones and non-vegetarian food for surge in rape cases July 15, 2014

    A Bihar minister on Tuesday held mobile phones and non-vegetarian food as reasons for surge in rape cases and favoured ban on cell phones among school students. "Many students misuse mobile phones by watching blue films and hearing obscene songs which pollute their mind," Bihar Art, Culture and Youth Affairs minister...
  • Rajnath Singh seeks upgradation of rail service for Lucknow July 7, 2014

    Ahead of the rail budget, union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has spoken to Railway Minister D.V. Sadanand Gowda about service upgradation of railways in Lucknow - his constituency, sources said here Monday. With footfalls at Lucknow's Charbagh Railway Station increasing every day, Rajnath Singh now wants the Gomtinagar Railway Station to...
  • 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...
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project June 3, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said on Monday....
  • Shivraj Singh Chouhan wants Narmada-Malwa link to be made national project June 2, 2014

    Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has urged Union Water Resources Minister Uma Bharti to declare Narmada-Malwa link and Bargi diversion as national projects. Chouhan, in a letter to Bharti on Sunday, also urged for early clearance of pending irrigation projects of the state, an official release said. He said that...
  • Court grants bail to minister Vinay Bihari in obscene music album case May 27, 2014

    Bihar minister Vinay Bihari was on Tuesday granted bail by a district court in a case related to composing "obscene" songs for a music album over a decade ago. Sub Divisional Judicial Magistrate (SDJM) Kishori Lal granted bail to the minister on furnishing two bail bonds of Rs 5000 each. Bihari was...
  • Ravishankar Prasad returns to cabinet with experience May 26, 2014

    Ravishankar Prasad, one of the most articulate BJP leaders and a familiar face in TV debates, returns to the union cabinet with a bagful of experience having been in charge of various portfolios for four years under Atal Bihari Vajpayee government. Ravishankar Prasad began his political career as a fiery student...
  • Interactive timeline: Prime Ministers of India from Jawaharlal Nehru to Narendra Modi May 26, 2014

    Narendra Modi has been sworn in as the 15th Prime Minister of India. This interactive timeline guides you from 1947 to 2014 showing who all occupied the post and for what period of time.Full list of the Prime Ministers of India:FromToNameParty15 August 194727 May 1964Jawaharlal NehruIndian National Congress27 May 196406...
  • Bihar minister Binay Bihari may land in trouble over 'obscene' music album May 23, 2014

    Newly inducted minister Binay Bihari in the Jitan Ram Manjhi government might land in trouble as a court case is pending against him in a Bhojpur district court in connection with an 'obscene' music album. A case was filed in the court of Bhojpur Chief Judicial Magistrate (CJM) against 13 persons...
  • Rajnath Singh forms panel for development of Lucknow May 19, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh, who won the just-concluded Lok Sabha polls from the prestigious Lucknow seat, has constituted a committee to study problems relating to infrastructure in the constituency and suggest ways and means to overcome them. The committee, led by retired IAS officer Diwakar Tripathi, will submit its report to...
  • Modi to meet RSS top brass in Delhi, may discuss Cabinet formation May 18, 2014

    New Delhi: With the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) receiving a decisive mandate and winning by a massive margin in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister designate Narendra Modi was on Saturday welcomed with open arms in Delhi and Varanasi. But with the first target now achieved, it is time for...
  • Rajnath Singh surpasses Vajpayee's victory margin in Lucknow May 17, 2014

    BJP president Rajnath Singh broke the record of victory margin held by former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee as he was declared victorious from the Lucknow Lok Sabha constituency. Rajnath Singh trounced Congress candidate Rita Bahuguna Joshi by a margin of 2.72 lakh votes on Friday night, which is the highest...