Kirti Azad

  • Over 60 per cent polling in seven Lok Sabha seats in Bihar 30-04-2014 07:41 AM

    Patna: Voters came out in large numbers in the seven Lok Sabha seats of Bihar where polling is taking place today. Over 60 per cent voters exercised their franchise. The voting percentage at 5 pm in Madhubani was 51, Jhanjharpur 52, Madhepura 57, Darbhanga 53, Samastipur(SC) 52, Begusarai 57 and...
  • BJP releases 3rd list, Sushma from Vidisha, Ahluwalia in Darjeeling 13-03-2014 09:33 PM

    New Delhi: In its third list for Lok Sabha elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday night named 75 candidates for West Bengal, Bihar, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Assam, Jharkhand and Maharashtra. Seniors leaders like Sushma Swaraj from Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh, SS Ahluwalia from West Bengal's Darjeeling and Kirti...
  • MPLAD fund: Sachin loses match to Azhar, Azad and Sidhu 27-02-2014 05:30 PM

    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...
  • Ahead of Lok Sabha polls, US may end 9-year boycott of Modi 11-02-2014 11:45 PM

    New Delhi: The US government is likely to end its 9-year long boycott of Gujarat Chief Minister and Bharatiya Janata Party's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi. US ambassador to India Nancy Powell has sought a meeting with Modi after officially boycotting him for years. The meeting scheduled on Thursday will...
  • Kirti Azad decodes proxy cult 03-01-2014 09:08 PM

    The former Indian cricketer Kirti Azad, who has been an active voice against corruption in the DDCA, tried to explain how proxy voting worked. ...
  • When cricket was played for a noble cause 14-12-2013 09:32 PM

    A cricket match was played between media persons and parliamentarians for the cause of child welfare. ...
  • News briefs: PMC makes trade licence must for shops in Patna 05-08-2013 11:41 PM

    Patna Municipal Corporation (PMC) is gearing up to put in place a system that will make licences compulsory for shops and other commercial establishments. All shops, street-vendors and even chicken and meat sellers would soon need to compulsorily get trade licences from the civic body. Shopkeepers will need Rs 2,000...
  • Lalit Modi, Kirti Azad slam BCCI over IPL spot-fixing probe 28-07-2013 09:44 PM

    Sacked IPL commisiioner Lalit Modi and Kirti Azad hit out at the IPL governing body, BCCI, for clearing the name of Rajasthan Royals' co-owner Raj Kundra and N Srinivasan's son-in-law Gurunath Meiyappan in the spot fixing scandal. While Modi called the BCCI a lame duck, Azad claimed that the cricketing...
  • Amartya Sen is a genius, he should concentrate on his work: BJP 23-07-2013 12:49 PM

    New Delhi: A Congress versus BJP war of words has erupted on over nobel laureate Amartya Sen's remarks on Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi. In an exclusive interview with CNN-IBN Deputy Editor Sagarika Ghose, Sen said that Narendra Modi is unacceptable as the Prime Minister. The BJP has said Sen...
  • Kirti Azad alleges harassment by Heathrow authorities 06-07-2013 04:26 PM

    New Delhi: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Saturday alleged he was harassed by authorities at London's Heathrow Airport. He alleged the airport authorities stopped him because of his last name "Azad". The authorities allegedly accused him of carrying a "suspicious" liquid, which Azad claimed was just water. He was allowed...
  • BJP will ask Advani what led to his resignation: Kirti Azad 10-06-2013 05:59 PM

    Former cricketer and BJP MP Kirti Azad said the party will speak to LK Advani and ask him what led to his resignation. Advani on Monday resigned from all party posts just a day after party President Rajnath Singh made Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi the chief of Central Election...
  • Former cricketers slam Dhoni for Rhiti row 04-06-2013 04:09 PM

    New Delhi: Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni has come under sharp attack from some former cricketers for his alleged conflict of interest for having stakes in the sports management company which handles him and three of his Indian team-mates. Dhoni found himself in a controversy when it came to light...
  • Has cricket board reached an eyewash compromise instead of clean-up? 02-06-2013 11:27 PM

    CNN-IBN and its experts discuss the outcomes from a BCCI meeting in Chennai on Sunday. The most important development was the Indian board's appointment of Jagmohan Dalmiya as interim president. ...
  • Shukla's resignation is a late reaction: Kirti Azad 01-06-2013 09:19 PM

    Former India cricketers react to IPL chairman Rajeev Shukla's resignation in the wake of the spot-fixing scandal. ...
  • BCCI not taking on Srinivasan because of vested interest: Azad 28-05-2013 02:39 PM

    New Delhi: In a veiled attack on BCCI vice president Arun Jaitley, cricketer-turned-politician Kirti Azad Tuesday said people in the board are not going after president N Srinivasan because "somebody wants to be the next president" of the high-profile sports body. "They (BCCI) do not want to take on Srinivasan...
  • Board members parry questions as ouster demands continue 27-05-2013 07:27 PM

    New Delhi: As demands for N Srinivasan's resignation as BCCI President continued, three important members of the cricket board on Monday parried questions on the issue even as the beleaguered chief complained that the media was hounding him. BJP MP and former cricketer Kirti Azad made an oblique criticism of...
  • IPL spot-fixing: I feel everybody knew about it, says Kirti Azad 25-05-2013 10:17 AM

    Former cricketer Kirti Azad said through betting and match fixing, people are indirectly supporting terrorism. ...
  • BJP MP Kirti Azad attacks Arun Jaitley over IPL spot-fixing scandal 23-05-2013 03:44 PM

    BJP MP Kirti Azad has targeted the party's senior leader Arun Jaitley over the IPL spot-fixing scandal. Questioning the BCCI disciplinary committee headed by Jaitley, Azad said, "Hand over the spot-fixing probe to the NIA. What is the disciplinary committee doing?" ...
  • We need to target UPA instead of fighting with each other: Kirti Azad 15-04-2013 03:58 PM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) hit out at its biggest ally Janata Dal United saying it should refrain from targeting its allies and instead focus on removing the "corrupt" United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had, in a veiled threat to the BJP, made it clear...
  • Miandad should be interrogated on Dawood's whereabouts: Kirti Azad 04-01-2013 08:56 AM

    As the government and Opposition parties spar over the Home Ministry's decision to grant visa to former Pakistani cricketer Javed Miandad, who has family ties with Dawood Ibrahim, Kirti Azad has suggested that he be interrogated in India. ...
  • Let cricket be a game, not a ball for politicians: SC 26-11-2012 08:01 PM

    New Delhi: Cricket should be kept free from politics and the game should not become a ball for politicians, the Supreme Court observed on Monday. "Let cricket be a game and not a ball for politicians," observed a bench comprising Justice RM Lodha and Justice AR Dave. The remarks were...
  • Kirti Azad lashes out at DDCA president 09-10-2012 07:21 PM

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  • FDI in retail allowed at behest of corporates: BJP 17-09-2012 01:54 AM

    Darbhanga: BJP MP Kirti Azad on Sunday alleged that the UPA government has allowed 51 per cent FDI in multi-brand retail at the behest of corporates and said it "will ruin" the small traders. "The UPA government was being run by the Congress party in collusion with foreign investors and...
  • Is resuming cricket ties with Pak a right decision? 16-07-2012 11:39 PM

    CNN-IBN's panel of experts discuss India's move to invite Pakistan for a limited overs series later this year. ...
  • DRS: The IPL needs accountability 25-05-2012 08:02 AM

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  • DDCA demands lifetime ban on Kirti Azad 24-05-2012 09:06 PM

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  • Newsmaker of the Day: Kirti Azad 23-05-2012 10:37 PM

    MP Kirti Azad said he will continue his protest against the IPL and the Cricket Board. ...