Bobby Jindal

  • Bobby Jindal still mulling 2016 White House run July 16, 2014

    Washington: Louisiana's Indian-American Governor Bobby Jindal will not make a decision about a White House run in 2016 until after November as he tries to make his Republican Party "stop being the stupid party". "We've said it's something we're thinking about, praying about. It's something we're considering. But we won't make...
  • Jindal slams Obama, describes him as worst US president March 8, 2014

    Washington: Preparing ground for his potential presidential run in 2016, Indian-American Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal has slammed Barack Obama as the worst President in history and took a dig at his inability to stop Russia from invading Ukraine. "To President Carter, I want to issue a sincere apology. It is no...
  • 10 Indian-Americans in race for 2014 elections in US February 24, 2014

    Even as the 2014 general elections in the US are still more than eight months away, as many as 10 Indian-Americans have already announced their decision to enter the race for elected public offices, including the House of Representatives. Ami Bera, the only Indian-American Congressman and the third ever, is seeking...
  • Bobby Jindal will run for President in 2016: top US senator December 23, 2013

    Washington: Top Republican leader and current Governor of Louisiana Bobby Jindal is planning to run for President in 2016, a top US Senator from his home State has said. "I do think, he (Jindal) will run. He is being running. He would be a significant candidate," Senator David Vitter told...
  • Dev Patel is as influential as Bobby Jindal, Salman Rushdie July 18, 2013

    New Delhi: British actor Dev Patel has been listed as one of the most influential global Indians by men's magazine GQ India along with Bobby Jindal and Salman Rushdie. The list, introduced in the July issue of the magazine, also features British Indian novelist Salman Rushdie, singer Jay Sean, steel tycoon...
  • US: 1 dead in Louisiana chemical plant explosion June 14, 2013

    Geismar: An explosion and fire killed one person and injured 73 at the Williams Olefins chemical plant in Geismar, Louisiana, on Thursday, unsettling an industrial town where authorities ordered people to remain indoors for hours to avoid the billowing smoke. The blast at 8:37 am (1337 GMT) sent a huge fireball...
  • US: 19 injured in New Orleans shooting May 13, 2013

    Washington: Gunmen fired shots during an informal Mother's Day afternoon parade in New Orleans in Louisiana state injuring 19 people, two of them children, according to police. The wounded in Sunday afternoon's shooting in the largest city and metropolitan area in the state of Louisiana, governed by Indian-American Bobby Jindal,...
  • Louisiana Governor Jindal's popularity slumps after bold tax plan April 7, 2013

    New Orleans: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, one of the nation's most prominent Republicans and a possible 2016 presidential candidate, has fallen out of favor with local voters, and his bold plan to scrap the state income tax is running into trouble. Jindal was re-elected to a second term with two-thirds...
  • US polls: Indian-American candidates in the race November 5, 2012

    Washington: Six Indian-Americans are in the race for a seat in the US House of Representatives, with the latest polls and mainstream media saying that three of them have bright chances of winning. Elections will be held for all 435 seats, representing the 50 US states on November 6. The...
  • US: Jindal wins re-election as Louisiana governor October 23, 2011

    New Orleans: Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, seen as a rising star in the Republican Party, won re-election on Saturday as voters largely ignored his nine poorly funded challengers. "You've chosen to give me another four years as your governor," he told supporters at his Baton Rouge campaign headquarters less than an...
  • Don't hate Obama, defeat him: Bobby Jindal June 18, 2011

    Washington: Louisiana's Indian American Republican Governor Bobby Jindal has cautioned his party's conservative activists against demonising Democratic President Barack Obama in the fashion some liberals did his Republican predecessor President George Bush. Recalling what he said were the "shrill, absurd and negative rhetoric" employed by the left during the eight years...
  • Bobby Jindal takes on White House and wins June 4, 2010

    Houston: Midway through a news conference to lambaste the Obama administration for dragging its heels on approving a plan to fight a massive oil spill on Wednesday, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal chalked up a political victory. Standing at a podium in Venice, Louisiana, an aide handed Jindal a piece of paper...
  • BP inches ahead in latest bid to control oil spill June 3, 2010

    Venice: Robot submarines plying the dark, frigid depths of the Gulf of Mexico made halting progress in BP's latest bid to siphon off oil belching from its ruptured wellhead, but tar balls and other debris from the spill posed new threats to the region's shoreline. While BP Plc inched ahead with...
  • Governor Bobby Jindal to run for Senate: Report April 11, 2009

    Washington: Indian-American Governor of the Louisiana, Bobby Jindal will reportedly be running for the Senate. According to New York Magazine columnist who appeared on The Chris Matthews Show, Jindal is thinking about giving up his governorship and running for Senate. He would be fighting David Vitter for the seat. Apart...
  • Obama will saddle future gens with debt: Bobby Jindal February 25, 2009

    Washington: Republican leaders continued their attacks on President Barack Obama's handling of the economy on Tuesday, calling it irresponsible and certain to increase taxes and federal debt. Responding to Obama's televised speech to a joint session of Congress, top Republicans said the president relies too heavily on spending, and not enough...
  • The next change: Bobby Jindal for US Prez? January 24, 2009

    Washington: Bobby Jindal, Indian American governor of Louisiana, has been chosen to keynote the National Republican Congressional Committee's March fundraising dinner, fuelling speculation that he may emerge as the party's presidential candidate in 2012. "Bobby is a rising star and is a part of a new generation of leadership in our...
  • Bobby Jindal may be McCain's V-P choice July 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Republican presidential candidate John McCain will be campaigning in New Orleans later this week and sources say he will be meeting Vice-Presidential aspirant and Orleans Governor, Bobby Jindal. This suggests that McCain is in the process of picking his second-in-command and that the youthful Jindal is under serious consideration....
  • Jindal back in debate as McCain running mate May 22, 2008

    New Delhi: In a race of many firsts Bobby Jindal may become the first Indian-American to run for the post of America's Vice-President. He is one of the three potential running mates Republican nominee John McCain is meeting this weekend. The New York Times website reported that McCain has invited...
  • Jindal should run for VP's post: US analysts May 9, 2008

    New York: According to most political analysts in America, the presumptive Republican nominee for the US Presidential elections, Senator John McCain, needs to find a running mate who is young, a conservative and preferably from the South. Now, some conservative commentators are putting forth the name of the first ever...
  • Bobby Jindal reluctant to be McCain's VP May 6, 2008

    New Delhi: Republican strategies are said to be seriously considering the idea of fielding Bobby Jindal as John Mc Cain’s running mate. In just the last week, no less than four McCain staffers have mentioned the 36-year-old Louisiana Governor as the right choice for the Grand Old Party. Jindal, said in...
  • Bobby Jindal sworn in as Governor of Louisiana January 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Piyush Bobby Jindal has been sworn in as the 55th Governor of Louisiana in the US. Jindal is the first Indian-American to be elected to such a high political post in the United States. Pascal Calogero, Chief Justice of the Louisiana Supreme Court, administered the oath to the Republican....
  • Jindal sworn in as Louisiana governor, makes history January 15, 2008

    New York: History was created on Monday morning when Bobby Jindal became the first Indian American to become governor of a US state. He took oath as Louisiana governor at the state Capitol in Baton Rouge, at a grand inaugural ceremony attended by thousands that featured live music, a 19-cannon salute...
  • Diaspora Dilemma: Non-Indian but India's pride October 23, 2007

    Indians celebrated when Bobby Jindal, the son of Indian immigrants, was on Sunday elected the Governor of the southern American state of Louisiana. Yet another American desi had made India proud, they said. But should Indians really be taking credit for Jindal’s success? His parents moved to the US 40 years...
  • Success in the West, yet India claims triumph October 23, 2007

    New Delhi: Indian-American Bobby Jindal created history when he was elected Governor of Louisiana, becoming the first person of Indian-origin to become Governor in the US. “You can never adequately thank everybody but since I do respect my elders I want to take just a moment to thank my parents....
  • In Pics: Bobby Jindal's road to governorship October 22, 2007

    He is the youngest Governor and the first non-white to hold the state's post since the 1870s. ...
  • New Louisiana Governor Jindal spells out agenda October 21, 2007

    Baton Rouge (Louisiana): The youngest of his three children may have gone to sleep, but Bobby Jindal was very awake to the reality of becoming the Governor-elect of Louisiana with and he had a message to his cheering supporters. “I stand here tonight tremendously excited and exceedingly optimistic about the...
  • Bobby Jindal, an example for all NRIs: US supporters October 21, 2007

    CNN-IBN's Indira Kannan spoke to some ecstatic Bobby Jindal supporters. Here's what some of had to say on his victory. ...
  • Jindal's parents thanked American citizens October 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Bobby Jindal, son of Indian immigrants, became the first non-White and the youngest Governor of the US state of Louisiana when he impressively defeated his opponents in the gubernatorial poll. Bobby Jindal's parents in law thanked the American citizens for bobby's win. ...
  • Meet Jindal, first South Asian American governor October 21, 2007

    New Delhi: Republican Bobby Jindal made history today by becoming the first South Asian American governor of a US state, winning the Louisiana election. So who exactly is Bobby Jindal? Piyush Darbash ‘Bobby’ Jindal was born on June 10, 1971, in Baton Rouge, Louisiana to Indian immigrants. His parents Amar and...
  • People are ready for change in Louisiana: Jindal October 21, 2007

    Baton Rouge (Louisiana): Bobby Jindal, son of Indian immigrants, became the first non-White and the youngest Governor of the US state of Louisiana when he impressively defeated his opponents in the gubernatorial poll. A day before the result was announced, he spoke to CNN-IBN’s Anirudh Bhattacharyya about his election campaign. Anirudh...