Leaders

  • BJP to intensify LS poll campaign in Assam with national leaders 16-04-2014 07:45 PM

    BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi will be in the state for the third time to campaign for the ongoing Lok Sabha elections and will address three rallies at different places on a single day this week. "BJP has always given priority to the North East. That is why Modiji...
  • Portraits by George W Bush go on display 06-04-2014 04:12 PM

    Former President George W Bush is displaying his portraits of world leaders in the first exhibit of his work as an artist. The portraits, which include everyone from a grim-looking Russian President Vladimir Putin to a smiling likeness of the late Czech playwright and President Vaclav Havel, are part of...
  • Labour leader Homi Dazi did much more than Sumitra Mahajan, says AAP 03-04-2014 11:21 PM

    Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) candidate from Indore Lok Sabha constituency, Anil Trivedi, said in Indore on Thursday, that labour leader Homi Dazi had performed much more in merely a single term, than what BJP sitting MP Sumitra Mahajan did in her 25-year-long stint as member of the Lok Sabha. Well...
  • LS polls: Son syndrome evident in Karnataka 02-04-2014 12:14 PM

    Call it "son stroke" or a generational shift in Karnataka politics; it is all evident in the Lok Sabha elections in the state. A few old guards are paving the way for their sons to take over. The sons are steering talks, chalking out campaign strategies and setting sights on...
  • 'Impotent, hawa hawai, bimbo': You won't believe what some of these trash-talking politicians said ahead of Lok Sabha polls 31-03-2014 01:49 PM

    From calling their opponents deranged and comparing them to demons, political candidates and their party members are keeping things classy this election season. A day after Bharatiya Janata Party's PM candidate Narendra Modi criticised Agriculture Minister Sharad Pawar over the state of the hailstorm-hit farmers in Maharashtra, Pawar said Modi...
  • All university male students in North Korea are now required by law to get the same goofy haircut as supreme leader Kim Jong Un 27-03-2014 01:23 PM

    It could well be an Onion story. According to various media reports, all university men in North Korea will now have to get the same hairstyle as their Supreme Leader Kim Jong Un. The middle-parted, sides-shaved haircut isn't the greatest thing in fashion right now but the Time Magazine reported...
  • 62 candidates in first phase of Jharkhand polls 27-03-2014 01:16 PM

    The first phase of the Lok Sabha election in Jharkhand April 10 will see voting for four seats, with 62 candidates in the fray, an official said on Thursday. The four Lok Sabha seats are Chatra, Koderma, Palamau and Lohardagga. There are 20 candidates each from the Chatra and Koderma...
  • BJP is not sidelining senior leaders, says Venkaiah Naidu 23-03-2014 02:44 PM

    With veteran party leaders unhappy over denial of ticket for Lok Sabha polls, BJP leader M Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday stressed there were no differences in the party and no question of sidelining any senior leader. "There are no differences within the BJP. Party is united. There is no question...
  • TWTW: Politicians switch sides, join other parties 23-03-2014 02:37 PM

    Ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, many political leaders have joined other parties and while some are keen on contesting from two seats. ...
  • TN: Political scape witnessing sons' rise 23-03-2014 12:30 PM

    Notwithstanding the debate over dynasty politics, leaders prefer to handover baton of their political empire to their wards rather than to senior colleagues as is seen in Tamil Nadu. Be it the DMK, where its chief M Karunanidhi's younger son M K Stalin has emerged as the next in command,...
  • Leader Talk: 'Over 55 per cent banking assets led by women' 22-03-2014 06:33 PM

    Arundhati Bhattacharya, chairperson of State Bank of India asserted that over 55 per cent banking assets were led by women. However, she went on to say that it will take some time for more and more women entering the corporate world. Speaking to Rajdeep Sardesai, editor-in-Chief, IBN18 Network, Arundhati justified...
  • Key Candidates: 'Tainted' threesome Jagan, Yeddyurapppa and Sriramulu 22-03-2014 01:03 PM

    New Delhi: Several high profile 'tainted' people are also trying their luck in the Lok Sabha elections. From the South, three such names stand out. YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy from Andhra Pradesh, former Karnataka chief minister BS Yeddyurrappa from Shimoga and the infamous Bellary Reddy brothers...
  • Watch: Coversations in excellence 16-03-2014 06:56 PM

    The legends of India share their experiences and how they achieved excellence in their fields. ...
  • Congress second list of candidates out, Bansal to contest from Chandigarh 13-03-2014 07:12 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Thursday came out with its second list of candidates for the Lok Sabha elections. Of the 71 candidates named in the new list, the Congress has given tickets to 'tainted' leaders like former Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal, Veerappa Moily and Subodh Kant Sahay. While...
  • The Last Word: Should parties refrain from fielding tainted candidates? 11-03-2014 08:56 PM

    Ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, CNN-IBN's Karan Thapar discusses with panel of experts whether tainted candidates who face criminal charges but have not as yet been convicted be nominated by political parties for election or, in the wider interest of cleansing Indian politics, should this be prohibited either...
  • Congress shouldn't field tainted leaders in LS polls: Manish Tewari 10-03-2014 02:19 PM

    New Delhi: In an attempt to change the image of the Congress party ahead of the Lok Sabha elections, Information and Broadcasting Minister Manish Tewari said the party should not give ticket to tainted leaders. Tewari said, "Congress should not get into legalities and instead not give tickets to those...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Jenson Button, Marten Pieters 08-03-2014 11:58 AM

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of corporate India and sports. ...
  • Sycophancy or respect? Stalin celebrates his birthday wearing garland made of notes, supporter prostrates himself in front of him 05-03-2014 10:38 AM

    Former Tamil Nadu Deputy Chief Minister and DMK leader MK Stalin celebrated his 62nd birthday in Chennai. His supporters came to greet him and one was even seen prostrating himself in front of Stalin to get his blessing. Stalin was gifted a garlard made of notes. ...
  • Jailed leader calls for more Venezuela protests 04-03-2014 12:01 PM

    Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez urged sympathizers on Monday to maintain street protests against President Nicolas Maduro as the country's foreign minister prepared to meet the United Nations Secretary General. Lopez, who was arrested on February 18 after helping launch a nationwide protest movement, demanded top officials including the...
  • Jat leaders welcome reservation in central list of OBCs 03-03-2014 01:16 PM

    Jat leaders on Monday welcomed the decision of the Union Cabinet to include Jats in nine states in the central list of OBCs and said the move will help youths from the community in getting jobs. Ghatwala khap council head Harkishan Singh Malik and Balyan khap council head Naresh Tikait...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Stephen Fleming, Manoj Gaur 01-03-2014 05:56 PM

    In this show we talk about the leadership mantras with successful leaders from the world of corporate India and sports. ...
  • Snapshot: Sushma Swaraj tweets adorable photo of her riding a bicycle at the age of 2 28-02-2014 12:58 PM

    Bharatiya Janata Party leader Sushma Swaraj tweeted this photo of her riding pillion on a children's bicycle with her brother at the age of two. Swaraj, who tweets from the handle @SushmaSwarajbjp, said "With my brother - It is me on the pillion as a 2 year old." ...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Wasim Akram and Hari S Bhartia 22-02-2014 03:45 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Pakistan cricket captain Wasim Akram and Co-chairman and founder of Jubilant group Hari S Bhartia. "Be there when mistakes are made not to blame others," says Bhartia. ...
  • UN letter to Kim Jong Un warns on accountability 17-02-2014 09:57 PM

    Geneva: A UN panel warned North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Monday that he may be held accountable for orchestrating widespread crimes against civilians in the secretive Asian nation. It is unusual for a UN report to directly implicate a nation's leader. But in a letter accompanying a yearlong...
  • Awkward photos of Indian leaders wearing humongous garlands, some of Rs 1000 notes, some of thousands of roses 17-02-2014 05:45 PM

    Former Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Mayawati was offered a garland made up of 1000 rupee notes during the party's Maharally, organised to mark its silver jubilee celebrations. News reports said the garland was worth at least five crore. Political leaders are often felicitated at public platforms with big, fat, anaconda...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Brian Lara and Ronnie Screwvala 16-02-2014 04:02 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to Brian Lara, former West Indies Captain and Ronnie Screwvala, philanthropist and founder of UTV. ...
  • Jaitley says the nightmare is over with AAP's resignation 15-02-2014 02:53 PM

    New Delhi: Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley on Saturday slammed the Aam Aadmi government for taking an exit route rather than fulfilling their promises and said the party was without an agenda and was committed to populism and demagogue. He said, "Most of its MLAs were inexperienced. They lacked maturity....
  • Shameful to watch lawmakers break laws: Chandigarh residents on MPs 14-02-2014 11:03 AM

    The behaviour of parliamentarians in the House has shamed people across the nation. Chandigarh residents too feel that it is highly disappointing to watch lawmakers break laws in Parliament. ...
  • Leader Talk: In conversation with Saurav Ganguly and Sanjeev Goenka 09-02-2014 02:44 PM

    IBN18 Editor-in-Chief Rajdeep Sardesai speaks to former Indian cricket team captain Saurav Ganguly and Sanjeev Goenka, Chairman of RP Sanjeev Goenka Group. ...